Hums delivers his ‘Last Lecture’

first_img “Professors actually live through their students,” he said. “You’ll never know how much your successes mean to us.” “Friends are there forever.  They will help you get through your journey,” he said. “And colleagues help you do the heavy lifting. They are the people who lift you up continuously when you have your down days.” Hums told students to pick out one professor each semester and to take the opportunity to really get to know that professor. Hums said he still remembers when he was first accepted to Notre Dame as an undergraduate and how his mother cried when she heard the news. “You should always take the time to recognize who is walking with you,” he said in the lecture at Washington Hall.  “The three ‘P’s,’ parents, priests and professors, are especially important in your journey here at Notre Dame.” Hums encouraged students to think about the little butterfly effects in their lives. Hums told the students it’s okay if they encounter difficulties with the material in their classes.  The student government-sponsored Last Lecture Series gives Notre Dame professors the opportunity to share their life lessons and experiences outside of the classroom setting.  “You never know what experiences you may share with him or her or what doors it will open to you in the future,” he said. Hums said he believes the priests at Notre Dame are great resources of faith for the students to turn to in times of need. He also discussed the relationship between the professors and the students, drawing from his personal experience as a faculty member at the University.  “You have to understand that not only can you learn, but you can also enjoy it,” he said. The gap between students and professors at Notre Dame has grown, and Hums said he is said about that. “Never underestimate your parents’ love for you and make sure you reciprocate your love for them,” he said. Hums also said students should have a strong support system of friends and colleagues.   Everyone is on a journey and the most important part of that journey is the path that you travel along the way, accounting professor Ed Hums said Thursday evening at the fourth installment of the 2010-11 Last Lecture Series.  “There are a lot of people out there who struggle, and it’s okay,” he said. “You may get B’s or C’s, but you will still turn out well.” “There are so many simple events that lead you to great things,” he said. “It’s important to recognize them.”last_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Mountain Biking Wipeouts

first_imgEvery thrill-seeking downhill biker dreams of big drops and sweeping scenery on a beautiful day. When you snag a rock or lose your footing, however, a messy fall can leave you grounded by a tree, waiting for your buddies to bring bandaids or the ambulence. This week’s Trauma Tuesday features some epic mountain biking fails.Red Bull’s Rampage Contest is one of the toughest downhill events in the world. Here are some of the worst crashes they compiled.Some serious blunders here in this 3 year compilation of wipeout footage.Downhill racing can be insanely dangerous, and this edit shows just how.From the film “ReUnion.”There is crazy, and then there’s this.last_img

Wear a pink tie: Be a he for she

first_imgWhy wear a pink tie?Female CEOs are uncommon at large credit unionsA significant pay gap still exists for women todaySome men do not recognize the need to empower womenWomen can be obstacles for other womenSupport Sister SocietyI wear a pink tie.   I choose to wear a pink tie because it represents being a man who supports the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN).  The Oklahoma City GWLN Sister Society launched on Thursday, August 21, 2019. Sixty-three women (and two men) from eight credit unions were in attendance at the first Oklahoma City meeting. My colleague, JC Reavis (Chief Operating Officer at Allegiance), and I were those men.   Why should a man choose to wear a pink tie and attend Sister Society chapter meetings?   Female CEOs are uncommon at large credit unionsI choose to wear a pink tie to support women’s empowerment.   While 2018 figures indicate that more than half of all credit union CEOs (52%) in the United States are women, the figure is only true for credit unions of smaller asset size – the numbers drop drastically as the asset size of the credit union increases.   For credit unions under $250 million USD in assets, 57.7% of CEOs are women. With asset sizes between $250-750 million USD that proportion drops to $18.9%, $750 million to $1 billion USD in assets decreases to 16.4% and $1 billion to 3 billion USD declines even more to 14.2%.   A significant pay gap still exists for women todayAdditionally, a significant pay gap exists between men and women in the United States.  A PayScale report found that women still make only $0.79 for each dollar men make in 2019. A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) analysis discovered that in 2018, median weekly earnings for female full-time wage and salary workers was 81% of men’s earnings.  The PayScale report also found that the largest pay gap is for black female executives who earn only $0.63 for every dollar a white male executive earns. Women, on average, had to work from January 1, 2018 through April 2, 2019 to earn pay equal to what their male counterparts made in 2018.  Black women had to work through August 22, 2019.Some men do not recognize the need to empower womenI choose to wear a pink tie because when the Sister Society in Oklahoma City was forming, I heard a few murmurings from male colleagues that Sister Society was unnecessary because our industry is female dominated.  The statistics I shared should be enough for any man who believes in the values and principles that credit unions represent to pick up a pink tie in solidarity and advocate for the cause of women, especially peers in the credit union movement.Women can be obstacles for other womenI choose to wear a pink tie because sometimes women themselves can be a bigger obstacle to other women than men.  A loan officer from another credit union in town heard through word of mouth about the new Sister Society and excitedly attended the first chapter meeting.   Two female senior “leaders” from her credit union who were also in attendance questioned her as to why she was there because she was not one of the employees “selected” to attend.  This made the young lady feel unwelcomed and embarrassed. Fellow women treated a woman this way at a women’s empowerment event. A free, after-work event open to everyone in the credit union movement.   Empowered women empower other women and I believe that is exactly what Sister Societies will do; empower women to empower other women.Support Sister SocietyI choose to wear a pink tie because men can use their position of gender privilege to advocate and influence other men.   If you’re reading this and you are a man, what can you do?Attend the next Sister Society meeting near you.If you do not have a Sister Society near you, encourage and support women from your credit union and your community to get in touch with WOCCU and work toward starting one.Invite and support women in your credit union to attend Sister Society.Invite and influence other men to attend Sister Society and advocate for women. Wear a pink tie.  Be a He for She!Article BackgroundOn October 13, I had the privilege of serving as the off-continent representative on a panel of men talking about the He for She Campaign at the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOCSA) 20th SACCA Congress.  Randy Smith, CUInsight Co-founder, was able to eloquently capture his experience at SACCA Congress in a recent article.   Be sure to read it if you haven’t already!  ACCOSCA asked me to write a few words about why, as a male, I attend Sister Society meetings and I wanted to share that here as well. 89SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brent Rempe Brent Rempe is the SVP/Growth & Strategy at Allegiance Credit Union. His career began in secondary education with stints at schools in Portland, OR, Kansas City, MO, and Tulsa, … Detailslast_img read more

Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video Will Now Be Regulated by the Government

first_imgJavadekar has been citing the need for regulation for a while now, having brought up the government-imposed censorship environment of countries such as China and Singapore in a meeting with representatives of streaming services back in March. – Advertisement – Now, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind signed into law a new amendment [PDF] to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 on November 9, which adds the two following lines to the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:VA. Digital / Online Media22A. Films and Audio-Visual programmes made available by online content providers.22B. News and current affairs content on online platforms.These additions will come after “V. Films” section in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 [PDF, page 98]. Online content providers and online news platforms now sit alongside cable television, All India Radio, and Doordarshan as entities that fall under I&B’s regulatory framework.Just over two weeks ago, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar had hinted that the government could regulate online platforms. Speaking to The Indian Express, he said: “I have called them twice to talk about a credible self-regulation method, but they have not come up with a proposal.”- Advertisement –center_img Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar are now going to be under regulation by the government. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting now has jurisdiction over online content providers (such as the aforementioned three streaming services) and online news platforms, a cabinet secretariat notification dated Monday states. Until now, there was no government body that regulated the content of digital media platforms, and this is something that the Information and Broadcasting minister has previously said was required.Other forms of content are regulated by bodies like the Press Council of India, the News Broadcasters Association, the Advertising Standards Council of India, and the Central Board of Film Certification.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Saudi man has third vCJD case found in US

first_img The diagnosis was confirmed in late November by the Clinical Prion Research Team at the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center, the CDC said. Researchers based their findings on study of the man’s adenoid and brain biopsy tissues. September 2005 Emerging Infectious Disease report on vCJD confirmation in a Saudi Arabia resident The brain-wasting disease is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. CDC officials declined today to list the man’s condition or other details, citing his family’s request for privacy. Nov 29 CDC report on a newly confirmed case of vCJD in a patient from the Middle East The CDC said the man has no history of receiving blood, having neurosurgery, or living in or visiting European countries. The view that he was probably exposed during childhood is based on the record of a previously reported Saudi case-patient who was thought to have consumed BSE-contaminated meat in Saudi Arabia and on the fact that the incubation period for food-related vCJD is longer than 7 years, the agency said. According to the CDC, 200 people with vCJD have been reported worldwide, including 164 diagnosed in the United Kingdom, 21 in France, 4 in Ireland, 3 in the United States (including the current patient), 2 in the Netherlands, and 1 each in Canada, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Of all reported vCJD patients, all but 10 had lived either in the United Kingdom or France for at least 6 months between 1980 and 1996. Jun 22, 2004, CIDRAP News article “Florida woman dies of probable vCJD” Dec 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A third case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has been reported in a US resident, but health officials believe he contracted the disease in Saudi Arabia when he was a child. “This US case-patient was most likely infected from contaminated cattle products consumed as a child when living in Saudi Arabia,” the CDC said. The previous case of vCJD in a resident of Saudi Arabia was described in a 2005 Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) report. The 33-year-old man was hospitalized in Saudi Arabia, and his brain biopsy specimen was sent to the US National Prion Disease Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University for confirmation. The report said the patient might have briefly visited the United Kingdom, though he likely contracted the disease in Saudi Arabia after eating BSE-contaminated cattle products imported from the United Kingdom. The two previous vCJD cases in the United States involved people who were thought to have contracted the disease in their native Britain during the country’s BSE outbreak in the 1980s and 1990s. One was a 30-year-old man who lived in Houston for 4 years before he was diagnosed with vCJD in 2005. The other was a 25-year-old woman who died in Ft Lauderdale in 2004; she had moved from England to Florida with her father in 1992. Neither patient was known to have had invasive procedures or have received blood, both of which are other possible transmission routes for vCJD. The patient is a young man who has lived in the United States since 2005 but was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, according to a Nov 29 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The man occasionally stayed in the United States for up to 3 months at a time since 2001 and made a shorter visit in 1989. Nov 22, 2005, CIDRAP News article “Briton has second vCJD case found in US” See also:last_img read more

Second Salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes

first_img The organism typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week. A case-control study the CDC launched in response to the S Newport outbreak revealed that about 35% to 40% of patients were hospitalized, she said. The outbreak, first reported Nov 28 in the Produce News, involves restaurant tomatoes contaminated with Salmonella enterica serotype Newport. Most of the S Newport cases occurred on the East Coast, Olson said. Pennsylvania, with 20 cases, had the highest number of illnesses. Though the S Newport outbreak geographically overlaps the S Typhimurium outbreak somewhat, she said the CDC wasn’t aware of any people who were coinfected with both strains. Olson said S Newport as been associated with tomatoes before. “We’re trying to determine how best to prevent this type of contamination in produce,” she noted. A multidrug resistant strain of S Newport has been responsible for cases of ground beef contamination in recent years. See also: Editor’s note: The Salmonella serotype involved in this outbreak was incorrectly listed as Norfolk in this story when first published.center_img The S Newport outbreak marks the second Salmonella outbreak in tomatoes this fall. In early November, the CDC confirmed that an outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, which sickened 183 Americans in 21 states, plus two Canadians, was linked to restaurant tomatoes. The US Food and Drug Administration is working on a traceback investigation to determine the source of the S Newport contamination, Olson said. Dec 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials are investigating a second Salmonella outbreak linked to restaurant tomatoes that occurred over the summer and early fall, sickening 106 people in 19 states. CIDRAP overview of salmonellosis Christine Olson, MD, MPH, an epidemiology intelligence service officer with the enteric diseases epidemiology branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told CIDRAP News that the outbreak was detected by PulseNet, an electronic network for sharing molecular fingerprinting (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) data. She said the outbreak began in June and appears to have ended in October. She said the bulk of cases occurred in August and September; 15 cases were reported in October.last_img read more

Indonesian citizen tests positive for COVID-19 in India, nine others awaiting results

first_imgIndonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Suryodipuro said the embassy was closely monitoring the case.“We have received a confirmation from Telangana’s health authority that one of the Indonesian citizens tested positive. Nine other Indonesians will be tested later [on Tuesday] and the result will be announced tomorrow [on Wednesday],” he told The Jakarta Post.However, he provided no further details about the chronology of the case.The news outlet reported that the Indonesians alongside three Indians were staying in a mosque after arriving in Karimnagar.  The Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi confirmed on Tuesday that an Indonesian citizen had tested positive for the coronavirus and was now under intensive care at a hospital in India’s city of Hyderabad.Local news outlet The New Indian Express reported on Tuesday morning that a total of 10 Indonesians and three Indians had been brought to Hyderabad’s Gandhi Hospital on Monday after they were suspected to have contracted COVID-19.The police said the 10 Indonesians belonged to an Islamic outreach organization and had arrived in Karimnagar – a city in Telangana state in southeast India – on Saturday from Delhi. As the Indian government has restricted international arrivals into the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities who had received information regarding the arrival of the Indonesians began to look for them and later took them to the nearby hospital for COVID-19 tests before taking them to Hyderabad.Sidharto pointed out that the embassy would guarantee that the Indonesian citizens’ rights were protected in accordance with Indian law.The Indonesian embassy will provide interpreting services for them. “I have also spoken to the Telangana state’s director of public health. They said our fellow Indonesians were being taken care of in the hospital,” Sidharto added.“The embassy is ready to cooperate with Indian health authorities to ensure the well-being of people around us,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent on tonight

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews 2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent on tonight by: – February 15, 2012 Leroy “Wadix” Charles. The 2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent will get underway tonight however reigning Stardom Monarch of the Tent, Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier will not be defending her crown.She said her decision stems from agreements that others should be given a chance at the title.Marketing Coordinator for Stardom Tent Leroy “Wadix” Charles says the show will feature a number of former Monarchs of the tent, calypso finalists and new comers.This will be the final Stardom tent for the carnival season. “Exceptional stage antiques, potent vocal variations, thunderous applause and excellence Calypso performances will culminate into Calypso extravaganza at the Sisserou Hotel this evening. The stage is set for another calypso epic battle for royal supremacy of the Stardom Tent. The climax, the grand finale, the monarch of the tent,” he said. The event will commence from 8:30 at the Sisserou Hotel.Some of the Calypsonians scheduled to perform include Hunter, Scrunter, Caressa, Observer, Intruder, Man Himself, Twana, Lady Star, Pawol Energizer, Pickey, Jama B, Lugaz and Energizer.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Police report on successes in crime fighting

first_img Share 28 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Police report on successes in crime fighting by: – June 14, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Police Chief, Cyril CarettePolice Chief, Cyril Carette, has assured citizens that the Police Force is working feverishly and robustly to solve all criminal activities on the island.At a press conference on Thursday, Carette reported successes in three major departments namely maritime, the task force and the drug unit.The Marine Unit of the Police Force which is responsible for “securing of the maritime borders” has seized “3 open keel boats valued at about ec$210,000.00, 79 rounds of ammunition and large sums of money totalling ec$335, 260.00 for the year 2012”.The Unit was also called to investigate a report of an alleged plane crash in the Salybia area which Carette said “was later proven to be false”.He also reported that the recently formed task force has “contributed tremendously to minimizing criminality” through policing events and patrolling of the City of Roseau and its environs.According to Carette, the Task Force has recovered several offensive and illegal weapons through stop and search operations.“It has conducted several stop and search operations which have resulted in the seizure of hundreds of offensive weapons to include (knives, cutlasses, scissors, batons to name a few) and has recovered 2 firearms for the year and 57 rounds of ammunition”.Meanwhile the Drug Squad has recorded a high rate of seizures of illegal drugs and weapons such as marijuana and cocaine through its covert operations.During the year, the drug unit has had successes in several operations conducted. It has recorded seizures of:• Cannabis trees 43 318• Cannabis weed 787 327 grams• Cannabis seeds 5.102 grams• Cannabis hashish 9.5 grams• Cocaine 1, 119.7 grams• Weapons 5 Carette also placed “on record” his gratitude to all police officers who “heeded the call to duty to work tirelessly and with diligence to respond to complaints by the citizens with a view to minimising criminal activity”.While he noted that there are “still some areas that require improvement” with regard to fighting crime, he sought to “discourage” the “anti-sentiments that are being expressed about the police”.“Let us instead work in partnership to bring about a safe and secure environment. Remember to support your local police – report a crime today. Call the hotline: 1 800 (hint) – 1 800 4468,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Atchison County Raceway will add IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars next season

first_imgATCHISON, Kan. ­– Atchison County Raceway will feature Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on regular Friday night programs beginning in 2016.A couple spring specials are to be scheduled before the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season begins at the 1/5-mile oval on April 29. Point races on the 1/5-mile dirt oval continue through Aug. 26. “We had wanted to go with IMCA since we opened (in 2012) but things just didn’t work out,” said owner and promoter Phil Birkinsha. “We have had IMCA drivers race with us before. Now they’ll be able to come here on Fridays and race for IMCA points.” Located in the extreme northeast corner of Kansas, Atchison County Raceway was built at the former site of an asphalt plant two miles north of Atchison. The high-banked racing surface is 80 feet at its widest. “Stock Cars put on the best show around with the rule package IMCA has,” noted Birkinsha. We haven’t run Modifieds here before weekly but have run specials. When IMCA allowed Modifieds to use quick changes it made it possible for drivers to go from a big track to a smaller one and not have to spend as much money.”The March 18-19 Tag Team Challenge pays $1,000 to the winner and $1,000 to the top team of two Modifieds, based on combined points. Stock Cars race for $750 to win and $500 to the top team.A tag team special ­– two drivers in the same division vie for higher payouts based on their combined finishes in qualifying races and their main event – will be scheduled during the spring while Atchison’s fourth annual Stock Car Smackdown will be held on a Sunday in August. Already underway is a new lighting project in the pit area. “We’re really excited about next season,” Birkinsha said. “We’re only about 45 miles from Thunderhill Speedway. Drivers will be able to race here on Friday and Saturdays at Mayetta for IMCA points.”Both tracks are part of the Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds and the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars.last_img read more