Meredith Rosenthal elected to Institute of Medicine

first_imgMeredith Rosenthal, professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard School of Public Health, was one of 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Academies announced October 20, 2014. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.Read National Academies press release: Institute Of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates Read Full Storylast_img

University aspires to inspire through TED Talks

first_imgThe most innovative members of the Notre Dame community will take center stage Tuesday at TEDxUND, an event coordinated by students and faculty to inspire conversation and examine critical questions through presentations by students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents. The event will be held in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).“We really wanted to capture the spirit of innovation and creativity that we all love so much about a lot of stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame in a variety of senses,” junior Max Brown, director of student government’s department of academic affairs said.Senior student body president Alex Coccia said Brown and senior Ben Eichler, department member at the department of academic affairs, successfully joined forces with DPAC, Hesburgh Libraries, the Office of the Provost and University Communications to bring what he called an “inspiring event” to campus.“Nancy and I ran on a platform that stressed the passions of the student body,” Coccia said. “Our vision called for a student government that acts on student passions and advocates for student needs.“We do not have to look far to be inspired by the work of students at our University. … We, the students, have passion that drives us to grow, understand and truly live during our time at Notre Dame.”Paul Van Ness, marketing program manager at the DPAC, said he initially applied last February for a university license from the TED organization. The license allows Notre Dame to host a TEDx event in the style of TED Conferences and use the TEDx logo, but Van Ness said the committee on campus takes full responsibility for planning and sponsoring the event.“I’ve always considered this to be a University-wide event,” Van Ness said. “I mean it is. It has the UND. It’s not TEDxDeBartolo.“That was one of the reasons I was particularly excited to have students and the library and all these other parties involved because it truly is a university-wide event,” he said. “And so it increased the energy and the excitement and the enthusiasm and the capability of the event.”TEDxUND’s 19 speakers underwent a selection process with a committee of students and staff from the DPAC and Hesburgh libraries, Van Ness said.Sophomore and TEDxUND speaker Joel Ostdiek said he completed an initial application and follow-up interview before being selected. He said his talk will focus on the value of the arts and music education. According to the event website, the speakers will address topics ranging from the physics of the universe to foreign aid.“I’m most excited about watching all of the speakers at the event,” Ostdiek said. “I think it’ll be an awesome chance to hear what other members of the ND community are thinking about and hopefully ignite some meaningful discussions.”Van Ness said 100 people won tickets to TEDxUND through a lottery. Additional tickets to an 800-person live-streaming event in the Leighton Concert Hall will be available at the door Tuesday. He said the presentations will be streamed and later posted online, but he hopes viewers will choose to watch the TEDxUND talks with each other instead of alone.Carolyn Hutyra | The Observer “It will be recorded, and we’ll post them on the web, and so it will live on beyond the event,” Van Ness said. “That’s exciting. I really expect there to be energy and ideas and new thoughts that come out of the event and hopefully it will lead to … more connections with people that will lead to new projects, new research, maybe an additional opportunity for a student speaker.”Van Ness said the TED organization stipulated that TEDxUND seat only 100 audience members for the live presentations. He said the more intimate setting would better facilitate discussion and networking, in addition to making logistics easier.Brown said TEDxUND “definitely” has potential to become an annual fixture in the Notre Dame event calendar.“If everything goes well here, we’ll be able to make it a lot larger,” he said. “We wanted to kind of work out all the kinks and find out how the whole process works.”Brown said he hopes the “special connection” between students and their peers and mentors will make TEDxUND even more inspiring to the event’s live and virtual audiences.“There’s a lot of really cool stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame that’s really engaging and new and creative not only for the Notre Dame community but for the world,” he said. “I think this kind of moves to the forefront those ideas which will most permeate the future and help us understand the past.”Contact Lesley Stevenson at [email protected]: TED talks, TEDxUNDlast_img read more

Eric Petersen & More Start Performances in School of Rock

first_imgEric Petersen School of Rock – The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 View Commentscenter_img Related Shows From November 7, comedic actor Eric Petersen and more will pledge allegiance to the band in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest Main Stem hit School of Rock—The Musical. Petersen is set to replace Tony nominee Alex Brightman in the role of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as the show moves into its second year.Petersen has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in national tours, most notably as Shrek in Shrek: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. On TV, Petersen played Arlo Barth on TVLand’s Kristie and has been seen on Disney Channel’s Jessie, Pair of Kings and Kirby Buckets.The Kid Band, who perform Lloyd Webber’s score live at every performance, will include new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun will assume the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth will take on the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel will play Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. will play Mason, Chloe Bryan will play Madison, and Ellie Kim will join the cast as a swing.The new class of School of Rock also features Will Blum as the Dewey alternate, Jenn Gambatese as Rosalie Mullins, Becky Gulsvig as Patty, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, and Luca Padovan as Billy. The adult ensemble includes Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, John Arthur Greene, Joel Waggoner, Merritt David Janes, Nehal Joshi, Lulu Lloyd, Jaygee Macapugay, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O’Neill, Morgan Rose, Jesse Swimm, Josh Tower, and J. Michael Zygo. The kid’s ensemble features Paul Luke Bonenfant, Ava Della Pietra, Gabby Gutierrez, Gianna Harris, Jason Kisare and Jersey Sullivan.Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. The show follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.last_img read more

U.K. Details Plans For 2025 End To Coal Generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:One of the UK’s eight remaining coal power stations is expected to cease generating electricity this year, the government has said as it laid out new rules that will force all the plants to close by 2025. The coal phase-out is one of the Conservative party’s flagship green policies, and thelong-awaited implementation plan comes ahead of a speech by Theresa May on the environment [this] week.While three plants shut in 2016, and most are expected to halt operations by 2022, the last ones standing will be forced to close in October 2025 because of new pollution standards. However, the plan reveals the sector will continue to be propped up by hundreds of millions of pounds in backup power subsidies for several years, paid through consumer energy bills.Experts said allowing coal operators to continue receiving capacity market subsidies had thrown the sector an unnecessary lifeline. Dr. Jonathan Marshall, energy analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a UK-based thinktank, said: “While delivering on the top line of a 2025 closure, the government’s decision to allow coal plants to compete in the capacity market on equal footing until then looks like something of a missed opportunity.”Ministers will also retain emergency powers to suspend the phase-out in the case of an emergency shortfall in electricity supplies. But officials said it was unlikely those powers would be called on, because the gap created by the coal plants’ closure would probably be filled by old gas power stations staying open longer.The government rejected calls by campaigners and industry groups for the deadline of 2025 to be brought forward, citing cost and energy security grounds. It also rebuffed suggestions of a gradual phase-out before 2025, arguing coal use was low enough to make that unnecessary.Coal’s fall has been swift and dramatic, with power generation from the polluting fuel plunging by more than 80% since 2012.More: U.K. Details Plans For 2025 End To Coal Generationlast_img read more

Horoscopes By PsychicDeb for April 2016

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Venus & Uranus conjunct your natal Sun – a lucky social contact provides the influences that will open doors for you. You’ll appeal to someone at the top of the ladder because of your bright wit and optimistic manner. Ask questions, obtain answers; you’ll learn much. Sagittarius and Gemini are involved.Taurus – Mercury conjunct your natal Sun – a change of pace brings an intelligent, witty person into range. This person can introduce you to a more exciting social life, including much travel around your local area. Be prepared for romance, amusement, much talk and gossip. A flexible attitude is a must.Gemini – 12th house issues emphasize illusions, fantasy and make-believe. This can be productive if applied to an area of creativity or artistic expression. You’ll be extra sensitive where personal relationships are concerned. Retreat to a special hide away if pressures mount.Cancer – Pluto opposite your natal Sun – the cycle surges upward and you’ll feel like you’re in the driver’s seat. Personal enterprises pay off in a big way. Power, prestige and more money will seem worth fighting for. Don’t deal with underlings. Go right to the top with requests and ideas. Your lucky number is 8.Leo – Lunar vibrations are affecting your mood this month. If you get bothersome chores out of the way, you’ll have time for a group meeting and an unusual answer to a quandary. Cut out unnecessary frills; be practical, shrewd, and observant. Goals can be reached through inventive methods. Your lucky number is 4.Virgo – Jupiter conjunct your natal Sun – speculation, risk taking and games of chance are accented. You’ll feel lucky and ready for adventure. An optimistic mood is bound to draw friends and would-be lovers in your direction. Enjoy popularity but don’t promise more than you can deliver.Libra – your ruling planet in your 7th house – share secrets with a loved one or family member. Be compassionate; understand problems that are presented to you. A loving, caring attitude will overcome all differences. A special gourmet treat can break through barriers. Your lucky number is 6. Scorpio – your ruling planet in your 3rd house – communication requires steady effort. Follow the rules instead of adding to your own interpretation. Catch up on routine correspondences and phone messages. You’ll feel less pressure if you lighten the backlog of work. Avoid spending time in gossip.Sagittarius – Mars & Saturn conjunct your natal Sun – personal power continues at a high point. You can complete a major project and move onto bigger things. Your magnetism draws many to you, but the focus will be more on an appeal to the masses than personal relationships. Aries and Libra figure prominently.Capricorn – Pluto conjunct your natal Sun – you will be cautious, money conscious and protective of yourself and family members. Build up resources, save rather than spend. Your intuitive understanding of values and bargains give you an extra edge. Use imagination in earning a living. A Cancer plays a key role.Aquarius – your ruling planet in your 3rd house – a completion of a major cycle is about to take place. Put the past behind you; make big plans for the future. Travel, higher education and spiritual philosophy are involved in this month’s high-minded scenario. An alert aggressive person goes out of the way to gain your friendship.Pisces – Neptune conjunct your natal Sun – the accent is on new starts, great personal appeal and a possible change in appearance or body image. You’ll approach life with a dramatic, forceful attitude. Your warmth will draw love to you; don’t be afraid to make the first move. Your lucky number is 1.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.orglast_img read more

Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend cancelled for 2020, new festival to follow

first_imgIn the mean time, you may have to face the real world until it returns in 2021. For more information and updates on the project, head over to their website. “Mainly because of legal issues related to certain intellectual properties that just gave us a fight. As a small local organization, that’s not something we wanted to pursue,” said Overbaugh. After a five year run, attracting thousands of witches and wizards, Wizarding Weekend is closing its gates. ITHACA (WBNG) — Wizarding Weekend in Ithaca started out in 2015 as an event meant for fantasy fans. “We’ve been building our own branding. We have visual representations of these guys and gals, well, they’re creatures if I’m being honest,” said Overbaugh. While the weekend filled of mischief and spells is gone for this year, organizers say there’s still hope to bring mythical creatures and magic to Ithaca. “It was intended to be a local community event. Over time it grew, and up to 70 percent of our attendees are from out of town,” said GorgeKeep Festival Director Darlynne Overbaugh. center_img New creatures designed by a local artist and a chance to go on and complete quests will be part of the 2021 comeback. As a bonus, it will feature a touch of Ithaca’s enchantment. “This year, 2020, is all about connecting with the community and finding out what their stories are and how those stories can be incorporated into the GorgeKeep School of Magic, and a subsequent festival in 2021,” said Overbaugh. If the event is so popular, what spell could bring the beloved festival to an end? “It should reflect our area. It should reflect the flora and fauna of the natural area. We have a lot of gorges, hence, GorgeKeep,” said Overbaugh. GorgeKeep, organizers say, will bring a new realm to the Finger Lakes region. last_img read more

Owego’s Evee Coleman commits to Binghamton University

first_imgAs an Owego Indian, Coleman has been named All-State twice, is a two-time STAC Metro all-star, and was named All-Tioga County defensive player in 2019 and 2020. This past season, Coleman averaged 20.2 points and 12 rebounds per game. Coleman announced her commitment on Twitter Sunday night. OWEGO (WBNG) — Owego Free Academy junior Evee Coleman will continue her basketball career at Binghamton University. “They have a great family program and everyone’s so close. I know players on the team already, I’ve been to their games, everything about the way they play and the whole program is amazing.” Coleman said she was recruited by Binghamton her freshman year, and the Bearcats program aligned with everything she was looking for in a college basketball program. “She always kept me in the program and talked to me a lot, I’ve been with her since 9th grade so that’s been awesome, it really helped make my decision.”center_img Coleman said she explored other options, but recently decided staying local was the path she wanted to take. Committed— Genevieve Coleman (@evee_coleman) May 17, 2020 Coleman said she paid close attention to the Bearcats during their successful 2019-2020 season, and coach Bethann Shapiro Ord played a huge factor in her decision. “It means the world to me that I can play so close to home and have my family there. I’m just super excited to play and have my career here.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

England unlikely to tour Pakistan this winter; T20 tour considered ahead of 2021 World Cup | Cricket News

first_imgEngland are already scheduled to tour Sri Lanka and India at the start of 2021; England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) prefer a T20 tour of Pakistan in September or October as preparation for the 2021 T20 World Cup Last Updated: 16/11/20 7:53pm Wasim Akram is confident England will tour Pakistan in 2022 – but what about the chances of Pakistan playing India again? “The English players were there for the Pakistan Super League in our team, Karachi Kings – Alex Hales and Chris Jordan. They loved it, they enjoyed it, they got looked after beautifully, so the PSL is a step in the right direction.“There is a lot more to see in Pakistan than cricket and players might be frustrated staying in the hotels all the time but hopefully next year we can let them go out to cinemas and shopping centres, while there is also a lot of history in Pakistan.” England have not toured Pakistan since the winter of 2005-06 The ECB are now considering a T20 tour to Pakistan later in the year, in either September or October, as preparation for the 2021 T20 World Cup – which will be hosted by India.England have not toured Pakistan since 2005-06 due to security concerns following the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.International cricket has since returned to the country and English players have also played in the Pakistan Super League, the country’s franchise T20 tournament. 2:12 Wasim Akram is confident England will tour Pakistan in 2022 – but what about the chances of Pakistan playing India again? Negotiations have taken place over a potential England tour to Pakistan in 2021 – Advertisement – England are unlikely to tour Pakistan this winter due to player availability issues.Negotiations have taken place between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over a potential tour in January.However, there are concerns over fixture clashes – with England also due to tour Sri Lanka and India at the start of 2021.- Advertisement – Earlier this year, Wasim Akram urged England to agree to a reciprocal tour of Pakistan after Azhar Ali’s men travelled for a Test series amid the coronavirus pandemic.“You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here. They’ve been here almost two and half months in the bio-secure environment,” Akram told Sky Sports Cricket.“So if everything goes well, England should tour Pakistan. I promise you they’ll get looked after on and off the field there and every game will be a packed house. England have not toured Pakistan since the winter of 2005-06 England have not toured Pakistan since the winter of 2005-06

FAO, WHO urge vigilance in light of recent food scares

first_img See also: While the FAO and WHO pointed to two recent food safety incidents that involved food from China—the chemical melamine in animal and fish feed and unauthorized veterinary drugs in seafood imports—they also highlighted food safety gaps in developed countries. Jul 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday urged all countries to strengthen their food safety systems, a day after President Bush issued an executive order establishing a group to examine the safety of imported food and other goods. However, developed countries often have similarly fragmented food safety systems that do not cover primary production where many food safety problems originate, they said. For example, the spread of new Salmonella strains in poultry in recent years originated in developed countries and spread globally. Jul 19 FAO/WHO press release “Food safety is an issue for every country and ultimately every food consumer,” said Jorgen Schlundt, director of the WHO’s department of food safety, zoonoses, and foodborne diseases, in the statement. “All countries can benefit from taking stronger measures to fill food safety gaps in the sometimes considerable journey food takes from the farm to the table.” The text of the executive order, posted on the White House Web site, says the group’s mission is to review current procedures that are intended to ensure the safety of imported products, assess the level of cooperation with foreign governments and manufacturers about their inspection and certification procedures, and consider whether changes are needed. World Trade Organization rules require developed countries to help developing countries that export food achieve high levels of food safety needed for international trade, the organizations said. The organizations, in a press release today, said in the last 12 months they have investigated an average of 200 food safety incidents per month. Bush also asked the working group to identify additional measures US importers can take to enhance import safety and identify best practices for selecting foreign manufacturers, inspecting foreign production facilities, and inspecting the goods before distribution in the United States. Food production systems in developing countries face steep challenges, such as population growth, intensification and industrialization of food and agricultural production, sanitary conditions, and weak public infrastructure, the FAO and WHO said. Food safety legislation in those countries is often incomplete and not consistent with international regulations, and laboratories lack essential equipment and supplies. In a related development, President Bush yesterday issued an executive order establishing an interagency working group to promote the safety of products imported into the United States. The group will be chaired by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and membership will include other cabinet secretaries or their designates, as well as representatives from government budget, trade, environment, and consumer protection agencies. Jul 18 press release on Bush executive order read more

CAF Super Cup clash offers chance to forget Champions League debacle

first_img He suggested that Zamalek’s training jerseys in Qatar would be adorned with an image of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the words “Long live Egypt”, and the national flag. The Super Cup is an annual one-off match pitting the winner of the CAF Champions League and second-tier CAF Confederation Cup against each other. It was staged in Africa from its inception in 1993 until last year when it moved to Qatar. The match – with a 20,000 capacity crowd expected – may be a test for Qatar’s infrastructure but not for any of the 2022 World Cup venues as the game will be played at Al Gharafa, not one of the 2022 stadiums. It will kick off at 1600 GMT. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made African football bosses will hope Friday’s Super Cup clash between Tunisia’s Esperance and Egypt’s Zamalek in Doha overshadows the fiasco over the way Esperance qualified. Esperance won the AFC Champions League after opponents Wydad Casablanca abandoned the final in protest at the organisers’ decision not to use VAR. Esperance qualified for the African Super Cup by winning the Champions League despite a controversy over VAR Play was stopped for more than an hour with the Moroccan side insisting they had not been told the video ref would not be deployed. The Court of Arbitration for Sport named Esperance the winners after a bruising legal battle that did nothing to enhance the image of scandal-tainted African football. CAF president Ahmad Ahmad faces allegations including corruption, financial misappropriation and sexual harassment but has not commented. Friday’s fixture is fraught with political pitfalls. Zamalek initially said they would boycott. Egypt is one of four countries enforcing an economic boycott of Qatar over alleged backing for radical Islamist groups and for Iran. Doha denies the charges. Zamalek’s board voted to play the match but the club’s colourful chairman Mortada Mansour warned his players in an online video that they were “travelling to a hostile country”. – Blood and Gold vs the White Knights – Read Also: Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk new five-year deal worth £50m Esperance, known as “Blood and Gold” and “the White Knights” of Zamalek are among the giants of African football. The Tunisian side have won the Super Cup once and the Egyptian outfit on three occasions. Esperance often start as many as seven non-Tunisians, including four Algerians, although star defender Abdelkader Bedrane is reportedly injured and will not play in Doha. Zamalek rely heavily on Egyptians including star forward Mostafa Mohamed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more