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first_imgThe Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will host its fifth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum tomorrow in the Jordan Hall of Science. Thomas Loughran, a professional specialist in the Department of Physics and member of NDeRC, said the event is designed to enhance interaction between local K-12 teachers and University administrators. The forum fosters a vibrant science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community between the educators, he said. “The forum presents a broad spectrum of engagement opportunities for STEM professionals for both researchers and educators at the university and K-12 levels,” Loughran said. “We’re trying to foster an integrated STEM community.” Loughran said a functioning STEM community is essential for both teachers and students. “Teachers and administrators know one another and have a sense of belonging to the same social entity, and because they belong, they give invitations to students to belong too,” Loughran said. “That issuing of effective invitations into the STEM community is the model of STEM education we are working with.” To reach teachers, Loughran said the NDeRC emails registration invitations to approximately 350 Michiana STEM educators. The event promotes conversation among professionals from local schools and universities. Loughran said the forum averages around 150 teachers every year. “In years past we had 25 spots for our BioEYES initiative, a study of the development of zebrafish, and received 100 applications,” Loughran said. “At another forum, we launched a blog and got 100 subscribers over the weekend.” Loughran said the forum’s commitment to building STEM education and research locally is gaining momentum. “It’s an enduring atmosphere,” Loughran said. “You know the community is alive because we keep meeting and collaborating.” The Collaborating for Education and Research Forum will be held tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jordan Hall of Science.last_img read more

first_imgFrom Lady Day to Queen of Soul? If anyone can, Audra McDonald can! In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, 18-time Grammy-winning music legend Aretha Franklin revealed she’s still in negotiations to have her life portrayed on film, and she wants the Tony winner to play her. “It would be her job to bring it home,” she said. “The question is whether she has that ability.” View Comments In addition to Lady Day, McDonald has won Tony awards for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. On screen, she has appeared in The Sound of Music Live!, Annie, Private Practice and Wit. She is rumored to be attached to the projects Corrina, Corrina and Night, Mother opposite Oprah Winfrey. This isn’t the first time Franklin has expressed this sentiment. Franklin reportedly put McDonald on her shortlist in 2012 after attending a performance of Porgy & Bess on Broadway. But fear not, Franklin. McDonald has proven herself a performer who can expertly channel beloved musical icons. In June, she took home her record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. In an interview with Broadway.com last year, McDonald praised Franklin, saying, “She’s a deep, amazing person with a great history and legacy.” Of potentially playing her on screen, she said, “It would be an honor to play her. If it happens, great. If not, I’m sure someone else will do her justice.”last_img read more

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Back-to-school season is often equated with deadlines. Deadlines for homework assignments. Deadlines to have permission slips signed. For those of us in the payments industry, however, a deadline on our minds is that of the October 2016 EMV ATM liability shift.After October 1, financial institutions (FIs) processing ATM transactions for MasterCard-branded cards will be liable for any fraud occurring on chip-enabled cards at non-chip-enabled ATMs. (The deadline for Visa-branded cards is October 1, 2017.) As FIs prepare to upgrade their ATMs to meet this deadline, there are a few things they should keep in mind. Below are five key steps to readying ATMs for EMV. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img The agency said ground beef from the company was used at a Virginia Scout camp where E coli recently broke out. Virginia health officials said in an online update today that 25 E coli cases have been confirmed out of about 84 reported illnesses in Scouts who recently attended the camp in Goshen, Va. Eight scouts have been hospitalized. Aug 7 FSIS news releasehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_027_2008_Release/index.asp The contamination was discovered through a joint investigation by the FSIS and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the FSIS said. In July the USDA announced it would soon begin listing the names of retail stores that receive food products involved in class 1 (high-risk) recalls. The new policy is to take effect this month. “We have 11 culture-confirmed cases of E coli, and 5 of those have a PFGE [pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or DNA fingerprint] pattern that matches some of the leftover product at the camp, which was produced by S&S Foods,” Metz told CIDRAP News today. She said no cases elsewhere have been linked to S&S Foods products so far. See also: VDH spokeswoman Cheryle Rodriguez said the reason Virginia and the FSIS have mentioned different numbers of confirmed cases (25 versus 11) is that some of the cases have not yet been tied to ground beef. “Those are cases, yes, but we have not confirmed that they’re associated with the ground beef,” she told CIDRAP News. “Right now that’s the main thing we’re looking at, but we look at all possibilities.” S&S Foods of Azusa, Calif., is recalling 30-pound boxes of frozen ground beef because of possible E coli contamination, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a news release. The products were sold to food services and institutions, not retail stores, the FSIS said. Aug 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak at a Boy Scout camp in Virginia has been linked to ground beef from a California company, prompting the firm to recall 153,630 pounds of beef, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported today. Virginia’s Jul 31 news release with latest updatehttp://www.vdh.state.va.us/news/PressReleases/2008/073108ecoli.htm The ground beef products were shipped to distributors in Allentown, Pa., and Milwaukee, the FSIS said. The 30-pound boxes carry the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and the individual packages are labeled “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK.” “Through our trace-back we confirmed that the camp had some of the S&S food products, and that’s what was used in dinners at the camp on certain days,” leading to the recall, said Emily Metz, an FSIS spokeswoman in Washington, DC. USDA spokeswoman Laura Reiser said the agency will not be releasing a list of establishments that received the meat, as it was not sold in retail stores, according to a Washington Post report published today.last_img read more

first_img‘Well, I was surprised first of all because it isn’t a common thing to see at the start!’ said Arteta. ‘To be fair, I didn’t like too much that image in public, but then I understood what happened and I understood how much both of them wanted to play and their level of frustration they were managing. ‘I really liked the way things were resolved, though. First of all between them personally, and then publicly with that picture. It was the end of the story and now we can learn from that and move on.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You can see the way Dani and Eddie came on the pitch in the last few minutes and how committed they were and how much they wanted to play. ‘I cannot demand the players all the time to be 100 per cent and pushing, but then to be soft and have a really bad body language during the rondos. ‘If you give me the choice, I don’t want them to kill each other! But it’s okay, it’s not bad!’MORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos is too ‘weak’ and will get found out this season, claims Tim SherwoodMORE: Mikel Arteta makes decision between Houssem Aouar & Thomas Partey due to tight Arsenal budgetFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mikel Arteta speaks out on bust-up between Arsenal team-mates Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 18 Sep 2020 1:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Commentcenter_img Arsenal team-mates Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos clashed during the warm-up ahead of last weekend’s win over Fulham (Picture: BT Sport / Instagram)Mikel Arteta confessed he was shocked to see two of his Arsenal charges scrapping with each other ahead of last week’s victory over Fulham.The pair almost came to blows and had to be separated after the Spaniard, who has only recently returned to the north London club on loan from Real Madrid, went in late on the England Under-21 international during a rondo exercise.After the match, a routine 3-0 victory for the Gunners, Arteta refused to address the incident, claiming he hadn’t seen it. The notoriously spiky Ceballos, meanwhile, attempted to downplay the suggestion of any lingering bad blood, posting an image of himself standing next to Nketiah accompanied by the caption ‘no problems here my brother’. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNearly a week on from the flash point, Arteta has had time to reflect and was content with how the altercation was resolved and was happy to see such passion and enthusiasm from two players who started the game at Craven Cottage on the substitutes’ bench. You don’t see this every day 👀Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah got into a heated exchange during a pre-match training routine 👜 pic.twitter.com/u1qMPuZ8Ux— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 12, 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with members of the governor’s cabinet and legislators, today announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PRC), created to educate the public, members of law enforcement and criminal justice, and policymakers on why supporting prisoner reentry efforts is essential to reducing crime and violence. The council will provide a forum for the sharing of best practices on reentry and will help to identify barriers to successful reentry for persons with criminal records.“In Pennsylvania, 90 percent of the prison population will return to their community,” Governor Wolf said. “And if we are not successful at getting them the services they need to make it home, then all of our work, all the rehabilitative programming, all the money we’ve spent to get them ready to return home is rendered useless. Pennsylvania has had a large but fragmented network of reentry services, but today with the announcement of the Reentry Council, we can unite the state’s multiple reentry partners into one statewide reentry council.”“For too long, we’ve relied solely on incarceration to prevent crime and violence,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “By working collaboratively with law enforcement, state and local government and communities, we can create new strategies to expand opportunities and assist returning citizens as they reenter their communities, and make our commonwealth safer as a result.”The Department of Correction (DOC), the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP), the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), 21 regional reentry coalitions, and numerous reentry services providers work regularly to improve the outcomes of reentrants and increase public safety—but often in silos and without clear direction.Members of these state agencies and the departments of Human Services, Labor & Industry, Education, and Transportation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Office of Victim Advocate, and the existing 21 regional coalitions will be part of the new PRC, which will be the center of reentry efforts for the commonwealth to establish common goals, promote evidence-based practices, and encourage collaboration and coordination across all stakeholder groups. PRC will build on the individual successes of reentry organizations and identify and eliminate weaknesses.The PRC will work to promote collaboration between federal, state, local, and community reentry stakeholders and identify and implement successful evidence-based reentry programs.“The reentry process begins upon an individual’s admission into the correctional system and continues through release and into their community,” Governor Wolf said. “To continue Pennsylvania’s historic inmate reduction – over 2,000 individuals since January 2015 – we must expand reentry services and build on the good work already being done by stakeholders. The new Reentry Council will do just that.”“One of the most impactful ways to lower our recidivism rate is meaningful re-integrative services and removing the barriers to re-integration,” Representative Jordan Harris said on behalf of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. “We applaud the governor and the Attorney General for their foresight to establish this council and look forward to working with the council for the betterment of our commonwealth.”At the state level the Wolf Administration continues to implement policies and expand services to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety. Among those efforts, Governor Wolf introduced a ‘Ban the Box’ Fair-Chance hiring policy for state agencies that will remove the criminal conviction question from both civil and non-civil service employment applications for agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction. Ban the Box allows for reentry services in Pennsylvania to work by providing applicants a fair chance to be judged on their qualifications, not their criminal history.Also, Governor Wolf signed Act 5 of 2016 into law, which removes barriers to employment by sealing minor criminal records for those who have been crime-free for 10 years. Farther reaching ‘clean slate’ legislation is anticipated later this year to provide for “automatic” sealing of non-violent misdemeanor records after 10 years.Following the press conference, the first meeting of the Reentry Council was held at the Attorney General’s Office. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Launch of Reentry Councilcenter_img May 15, 2017last_img read more

first_img77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersTHIS Commodore Drive mansion commands the most attention in its waterfront neighbourhood, with a dramatic design built around a central atrium and a glass roof. The 1989 home has been through a succession of high-profile hands including the Sunland and Raptis groups, a rich Japanese businesswoman and a company with Malaysian links. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMr Collie said he added solar panels, a veranda, new double doors to the front entry and repainted the home.“It was originally black and grey,” he said. “I never imagined changing the home structurally because it has such a unique and beautiful design.”77 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters4 5 4Price: $4.85 millionFeatures: Outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and atrium Area: 870sq mAgent: Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri, Joseph Douglas Realty, Surfers Paradise 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“Over the years I have made some of my own upgrades and put our own style to it.“I have lived in a number of homes, some of them were the same size as this but the design was nowhere near as clever as this home.“It is a very easy home to live in, and it is comfortable while still being elegant.” 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe current homeowners, Kiwi couple Wayne and Elaine Collie bought the residence in 2004 after they looked at almost 100 homes between Noosa and Coolangatta. “We were living in New Zealand at the time and looking for a home on the coast which was close enough for our daughter Nadia to go to Bond University,” the businessman said. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“It was important to find a home that was well located in the middle of town and had a good neighbourhood, but this property also had a certain jaw-dropping presence about it.“When we stepped inside, the foyer really captured our attention.” Floor-to-ceiling glass in the lounge provide views of Main Beach and Southport.Dolphins are regular guests at the waterfront property, swimming up to the pontoon. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoDespite its luxurious style, Mr Collie said it was a practical home above all. “I can be in the study while we have a full house and I won’t notice it because of the space and clever floor plan,” he said. “There are always friends or family over.” The home is designed with two separate wings with bedrooms on either side. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe four bedrooms have a hotel style and the main bedroom features a private balcony. Mr and Mrs Collie have not had to pay an electricity bill in eight years.“For a luxury home it is sustainable too,” Mr Collie said.last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Kalinago Chief, Lorenzo Sanford, is optimistic that the addition of Kalinago Day to the independence calendar will increase Kalinago participation in Creole celebrations.He told Dominica Vibes that Kalinago culture is not as highly recognized as creole culture but that could change.He said, “We believe the more dominant culture overshadows our Kalinago culture- and for obvious reasons, we are the minority.“However, that will change when Kalinago Day is officially recognized as part of the calendar of events during the independence period.”The Chief says that this addition to the calendar has been celebrated by Kalinagos for years but they are now looking to have this observance nationally recognized.Chief Sanford added, “We celebrate September 19th which marks the Kalinago uprising of (the) 1930’s in the defense of having the right to self-governance and other basic human rights. We have been calling for that day to be recognised as the official Kalinago Day.“We are pleased to know that at the inauguration of the Council, the Hon Prime Minister made the commitment to recognize that date as the official Kalinago Day, after consultation with the people.”Chief Sanford also wanted to clarify that the Kalinago people are Dominican citizens, and therefore do participate in the independence activities.“We were first to inhabit Dominica. It means therefore that we were always free and had autonomy over our actions and a right to self-governance.“…We were driven from our native settlements and given a small section of the island. Statehood was achieved thereafter, and Dominica became an independent nation. Ideally, as Kalinagos, we too are Dominicans and so we pay tribute to Dominica being an independent state, and we also participate in the activities.”center_img Share 247 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNews Kalinago Day for Independence 2020 Calendar by: – October 28, 2019last_img read more

first_imgLausanne: Experienced Australian lawyer and judge James Wood has been appointed as the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee. He has replaced Britain’s Jonathan Taylor.The 78-year-old’s appointment was made at an extraordinary WADA Executive Committee meeting — the first to be chaired by new WADA President Witold Banka — at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters on Thursday.New Zealand’s Ben Sandford was confirmed as chairman of the WADA Athlete Committee.WADA’s Executive Committee also confirmed the appointment of Singapore’s Ser Miang Ng, a member of the IOC Executive Board, as chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee.Miang Ng, who chairs the IOC’s Finance Commission, succeeds Association of Summer Olympic International Federations President Francesco Ricci Bitti. IANS Also Read: Hollywood actor Daniel Craig confirms his time as James Bond is endingAlso Watch: Ajmal Foundation distributes 10 Computers to Axom Sahitya Sabha in Guwahatilast_img read more

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Rutgers looks to sweep Wisconsin SUPER SENIORS: Wisconsin has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Nate Reuvers, D’Mitrik Trice, Aleem Ford and Brevin Pritzl have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 67 percent of all Badgers points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Trice has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 29 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Rutgers has dropped its last four road games, scoring 62 points and allowing 66.8 points during those contests. Wisconsin has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 68.2 points while giving up 61.4.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Badgers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Scarlet Knights. Wisconsin has an assist on 49 of 74 field goals (66.2 percent) over its past three contests while Rutgers has assists on 30 of 71 field goals (42.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Rutgers defense has allowed only 61.6 points per game to opponents, which is the 16th-best mark in the country. The Wisconsin offense has put up just 66.5 points through 26 games (ranked 272nd among Division I teams). Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRutgers (18-9, 9-7) vs. Wisconsin (16-10, 9-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Rutgers goes for the season sweep over Wisconsin after winning the previous matchup in Piscataway. The teams last met on Dec. 11, when the Scarlet Knights shot 46 percent from the field en route to a seven-point victory. February 21, 2020last_img read more