Nine students receive USAID funding for development studies

first_imgThe University announced Monday that nine students have been selected to receive funding through the United States Agency for International Development to study global development challenges.The nine students who were selected include five doctoral students, Tracy-Lynn Cleary, Jenna Davidson, Catherine Flanley, Kristina Hook and Emily Maiden; two Master of Science students, Lilian Ramos and Megan Wright; and two undergraduate seniors, Lauran Feist and Samuel Lucas.“Today’s global development challenges need bold, innovative thinkers and solutions,” Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) managing director, Michael Sweikar said in a statement. “NDIGD is thrilled to once again support some of the University’s most promising students in this opportunity to develop their research and create meaningful change.”According to the statement, the students will complete their research throughout 2017 and 2018.Tags: (USAID), Notre Dame Initiative for Global Developmentlast_img read more

Donegal farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award

first_imgInch Island farmer, Boyd Bryce, has been announced as one of ten ‘Farming for Nature’ Ambassadors in the running for the overall Farming for Nature Awards for 2019. Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for their top pick, won last year by The Calvey’s of Achill Mountain Lamb.A short video has been made about each shortlisted farmer and now the public are being asked to view the films and vote for their favourite one, with voting ending Thursday, October 24th. Now in its second year, the awards are part of a wider independent Farming for Nature initiative which hopes to source, share and celebrate the stories of those farmers across Ireland who are doing great things for nature on their land and in their community.Paddy McCrossan, of Inishowen Wildlife Club, who nominated Boyd for the award, said: “Boyd has consistently pioneered and proactively demonstrated that nature and farming work hand in glove and are not mutually exclusive.“In 2018 he was proud to thin his maturing oak woodlands, to see wild grey partridge chicks born on his farm, and to open up new habitat for breeding waders, wildfowl and amphibians.” You can vote here!Donegal farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Cup: American dream falls short after 2-1 loss to Belgium

first_imgKevin De Bruyne celebrates after Belgium’s 2-1 win over USA in the Round of 16 tie They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.Kevin De Bruyne finally beat goalkeeper Tim Howard in the third minute of extra time, Romelu Lukaku scored 12 minutes later to give Belgium a two-goal lead, and the Red Devils hung on for a 2-1 victory Tuesday.”It’s heartbreaking,” Howard said. “I don’t think we could have given it more.”Before exiting, the US showed the spunk that captured America’s attention. Julian Green, at 19 the youngest player on the US roster, stuck out his right foot to volley in Michael Bradley’s pass over the defense in the 107th minute, two minutes after entering the game.They nearly tied it up in the 114th, when Clint Dempsey peeled off the ball and was stopped point-blank by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after being fed by Bradley on a free kick.But it wasn’t enough, and U.S. players fell to the field at the final whistle in their all-white uniforms like so many crumpled tissues.”You get to this point and these games are always about a play here and play there,” Bradley said.The Americans advanced from a difficult first-round group that included Germany, Portugal and Ghana to reach the knockout rounds of consecutive World Cups for the first time. Four years ago, they were eliminated in South Africa by Ghana 1-0 on a goal in the third minute of overtime.advertisementFans who had made the trek south of the equator chanting “I believe that we will win!” could hardly believe they lost, extending a World Cup winless streak against European nations to nine games over 12 years.The crowd of 51,227 at Arena Fonte Nova appeared to be about one third pro-U.S., with 10 percent backing the Belgians and the rest neutral. Back home, millions watched across the United States in offices, homes and public gatherings that includes a huge crowd in Chicago’s Soldier Field.At some large financial firms in Manhattan, 70-inch screens were brought in for employees to watch. President Barack Obama joined about 200 staffers in an Executive Office Building auditorium to watch the second half.”I believe!” he exclaimed as he walked in at the front of the hall. “I believe!”That sparked a chorus of the chant, and as Obama took a front-row seat, he said sheepishly: “I was worried that if I walked in and Belgium scored, I’d get in trouble.”Howard, playing the finest game of his career, stopped a dozen shots with his legs and arms to keep the Americans even through regulation and force an additional 30 minutes. He wound up with 16 saves.In its first World Cup under Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. had promised to play attacking soccer. But once again the Americans had trouble maintaining possession and for much of the night it seemed as if the field were tilted.Howard, at 35 one of the American veterans, kept saving his team.But when Matt Besler lost his balance on an attack down the right, Lukaku sped in alone and crossed in front of the goal. The ball rebounded off a defender, and De Bruyne controlled it, spun and beat Howard just over his right foot.Then with the U.S. pushing for an equalizer, De Bruyne burst ahead and fed Lukaku. He slotted the ball past Howard, his Everton teammate, seeming to put the Red Devils out of reach.But Green, among five German-Americans on the U.S. roster and a surprise pick, woke up the team and its fans with his first touch of the game, setting off raucous chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” But there would be no final comeback this time.Chris Wondolowski had a chance to win it in stoppage time when Jermaine Jones flicked the ball to him at the top of the 6-yard box, but with Courtois coming out Wondolowski put the ball over the crossbar.”The dream falls short, but this is an incredible group,” Howard said, “and we’ll never forget this night.”Team Lineups(from):Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen; Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens (Kevin Mirallas, 60th), Eden Hazard (Nacer Chadli, 111th); Divock Origi (Romelu Lukaku, 91st)advertisementUnited States: Tim Howard; Fabian Johnson (DeAndre Yedlin, 32nd), Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, DaMarcus Beasley, Geoff Cameron; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya (Julian Green, 105th, injury time), Graham Zusi (Chris Wondolowski, 72nd); Clint Dempseylast_img read more

Densitron: 2.8-inch mono display with exceptional brightness and ultra-wide viewing angle

first_img Continue Reading Previous ADI: plug-and-play antenna chip simplifies phased array radar applicationsNext Rutronik: advanced touch features for new RX130 MCU family Densitron has launched a new 2.8-inch monochrome display which rivals competitive products currently on the market through its optical performance, quality and cost.The HC5437 series display, with 128 x 64 dots resolution, has an exceptionally wide viewing angle providing outstanding readability and close to full view. It features different modes for day and night where the background colour is inverted to make it easier to read, while maintaining the same ultra-wide viewing angles. With blue and white backlight options, the consistent brightness of the display has exceeded customer expectations when matched against other leading displays of this kind.Ideal for any industrial application, test and measurement instruments, portable measuring devices and for use in medical equipment, the new display will easily drop into existing workflows.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Rosario Dawson Honored At GLSEN Respect Awards – New York

first_imgGLSEN, the leading education organization focused on ensuring safe and inclusive schools for all students hosted the annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York on Monday, May 21st at Cipriani 42nd Street.Rosario Dawson at GLSEN Respect Awards – New YorkCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event honored Rosario Dawson, David Henry Jacobs, Hollister Co., Stephanie Byers & E.O. Green Junior High School.Rosario Dawson received the Inspiration Award; Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), received the Corporate Ally Award; Stephanie Byers received GLSEN’s Educator of the Year Award; E.O. Green Junior High School GSA, PRISM received GLSEN’s GSA of the Year.Additional VIP attendees included Kerry Butler, Angelica Ross, Cheech Manohar, Isis King, Miss J Alexander, Laith Ashley, Nico Tortella, Molly Bernard, Tarana Burke, Kaia Burke, Valerie Smaldone and Desmond the AmazingThe GLSEN Respect Awards were introduced in 2004 by GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth. Held annually in Los Angeles and New York, the award show honors the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youthlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of April 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, April 8, 2018:Legal Notice — Planning Board — Public Hearing For Special Town Meeting ArticlesLegal Notice — Land Court — Order of NoticeLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Revere AvenueLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Hathaway RoadLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Mill Road(NOTE: The above public notices is from Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of April 15, 2018)In “Government”last_img read more

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singhs SPG cover exPM gets Z security

first_imgManmohan Singh will continue to enjoy a Z security cover.FacebookThe Narendra Modi-led BJP government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the security cover has been downgraded after a routine assessment taking the inputs of all agencies.The security cover of the former PM has been reviewed in a periodic and professional exercise based on the threat perception, according to the home ministry. However, Manmohan Singh will now enjoy a Z + security cover to be given by one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).”The current security cover review is a periodical and professional exercise based on threat perception that is purely based on a professional assessment by security agencies. Manmohan Singh continues to have a Z+ security cover,” a home ministry official said.Singh, who was the Prime Minister of the country for two consecutive terms, is personally not concerned about his security and will go by the government’s decision, reports NDTV.The SPG, which has over 3,000 personnel, provides security to Prime Ministers as well as former Prime Ministers and their families depending on the threat level. The elite group of SPG provides protection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.ReutersApart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the elite group of SPG also provides protection to three people, including Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.In the past, SPG cover for former prime ministers HD Deve Gowda and VP Singh had been withdrawn. But former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee enjoyed SPG cover until he died in 2018.last_img read more

Study Expects Exceptionally Fast Increases In Flooding Risk On Texas Coast

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:44 Listen U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.Airmen conduct search and rescue – Galveston Island, Texas, after Hurricane Ike Sept. 13, 2008.Storms could bring flooding to more homes on the Texas coast if carbon emissions continue unchecked.That’s the finding of a new study from the non-partisan research and news organization Climate Central.The study says climate change will lead to “exceptionally fast increases” in flooding for more than 30 U.S. cities within the next 30 years. Ninety cities could see more flooding by 2100.“Galveston is definitely going to be hit hard,” says Dr. Scott Kulp. He led the research, which found that by the end of the century, 45% of Galveston’s homes will have a yearly risk of flooding.View the MapKulp says across the U.S, homes considered safe today will be increasingly threatened as sea levels rise.“Very, very suddenly, instead of these areas being flooded once every 20 or 30 years, they’re going to be flooded every couple years,” he says.Other coastal cities like Texas City and Clute are also expected to see increased risks. Xlast_img read more

NMA Hosts Interactive Summit on AfricanAmerican Health Issues

first_imgHealth disparities among gender and races, and a review of the inaugural summit’s National Action Plan was the agenda for the National Medical Association (NMA) second Summit on African-American Health. The event was held April 17 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C.NMA, the nation’s largest organization of African-American physicians, and about 20 people from diverse organizations convened to address working together in raising awareness about access to healthcare and health inequalities among the African-American population.”If we in healthcare help begin to consider and discuss how those sectors of health inequalities occur and are disproportionately affecting persons of our community, we would much likely get a better quality of outcomes and would decrease the mortality rate in our community,” said Rahn Kennedy Bailey, chair of the Summit on African-American Health and 113th president of the NMA. Bailey said there is a difference in the rate of access to health care amongst the different minority populations. African-American women and men between the age range of 25 and 75 in 2006 had the largest death rate from heart disease and stroke compared to other men and women in the same age range from other ethnic populations. From 2005 to 2008, the people with the largest prevalence of hypertension age 65 were African American. The infants of African-American women had death rates twice as large as infants of White Americans in 2006.According to Bailey these statistics are inexcusable, especially as the United States has more healthcare opportunities than other countries. “The Affordable Care Act has tremendous opportunity to address issues of disparities in our community,” said Bailey to the AFRO. “Our goal would be to get everybody insured, especially in states where there is a large Medicaid population, like the South and often in the African-American communities who may be indigent or have a job that does not provide insurance.”During the summit, Michael LeNoir, summit co-chair, said, “Our purpose is not only to get a message out, our purpose is to engage our partners to give life to what they are doing.”Summit program director Sharon Allison-Ottey echoed LeNoir’s comment and agreed that collaboration between organizations sharing the same mission and values need to come together to expand the messaging pipeline.When Allison-Ottey asked how organizations and advocacy groups can collaborate to educate the community, Reginald Ware, CEO of, suggested that his organization could break the research down into a basic educational series. This breakdown would be shared on the website.Ronae Neal, 20, a Biology major student from Prince George’s Community College representing the United Black Fund, said the summit provided an immense amount of information on health issues in the African-American community. “I want to grow into the health industry, so I thought this would be great for me to come and hear about all the ideas [the good things and bad things] that the group has and the way that the health system can be improved,” she said.A working group session was later formed to engage the attendees in identifying and defining the strategies and tactics for the summit’s National Action Plan objectives that were assembled last year.last_img read more