FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior guard Both Gach has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.He is a transfer from Utah. Gach switched schools to be closer to his family during the COVID-19 pandemic.The 6-foot-6, 183-pound Gach is a native of Austin, Minnesota, about 100 miles south of Minneapolis.He will likely start for the Gophers. Gach was second on the Utes as a sophomore in scoring at 10.7 points per game. Tags: Both Gach/Minnesota Golden Gophers/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written by November 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local NCAA approves transfer Gach to play right away for Minnesota Associated Press
Back to overview,Home naval-today Photo: Indian Navy destroyer fires BrahMos missile View post tag: TROPEX Authorities February 6, 2017 View post tag: BrahMos Share this article View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: INS Chennai Photo: Indian Navy destroyer fires BrahMos missile Indian Navy’s final Kolkata-class destroyer INS Chennai fired the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile during the fleet-wide theatre level readiness and operational exercise (TROPEX).The 30-day drill started on January 24 and involves ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands, including assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard.In addition to the BrahMos firing, exercises conducted so far included gunnery shoots and surface to air missile engagements.The high-point of the exercise was large force engagement (LFE) by the fleet units against threat simulated by air element from Indian Air Force comprising AWACS, SU 30s, Jaguars and IL 78 (AAR). These threats emanated from different directions and were neutralised by using beyond visual range (BVR) missile capabilities of MiG 29Ks, the integral air arm of the Indian Navy, operating from INS Vikramaditya in coordination with other fleet units.The area of operations for TROPEX 2017 spans across the Arabian Sea and North Central Indian Ocean and serves as an opportunity to validate the Indian Navy’s concepts of operation.As a part of the exercise, niche capabilities of the Marine Commandoes (MARCOs) and Army Special Forces, including Airborne Assault and Combat Free Fall were undertaken from IAF C-130 aircraft. Naval forces, while enforcing sea and airspace control all around the affected islands, undertook beaching and heli-borne operations for landing of follow-on forces. The exercise culminated with restoration of sovereign control over the affected islands, by the Armed Forces. During debrief of the exercise, CNS and COAS discussed various options to further enhance the effectiveness of the joint exercise.
December 17, 2018 By Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s revenue for the next two years is expected to fall short of the money needed to fund everything from the Department of Child Services to teacher pay raises. David Reynolds, a senior fiscal analyst for Senate Republicans, presented a revenue forecast to the State Budget Agency early Monday that better defined this reality for lawmakers and state budget advisers. The report showed legislators will have nearly $16.6 billion to work within the general fund in the fiscal year 2020, a 2.7 percent gain in the fiscal year 2019. Combined with the estimate for the fiscal year 2021, lawmakers have approximately $33.6 billion to use through the next biennium overall. However, if the state keeps its promise to revitalize the DCS, this funding won’t last long. Officials for the agency have asked for approximately $300 million in additional money each year. In the last two-year budget, the department received about $600 million a year from the state’s $32.3 billion spending dollars. Additionally, the SBA learned today from state Medicaid Director Allison Taylor that the federally mandated program might soon need the state to step in to further supplement federal funding and to assist in providing treatment to a rising number of Hepatitis C patients. An estimated 9,000 members currently have Hepatitis C, up from 1,200 in the fiscal year 2018. Analysts said it costs about $48,000 to treat each patient. The agency is requesting around $121 million in 2020 and $123 million in 2021. These commitments don’t include promises by state leaders, including Gov. Eric Holcomb, to provide extra funds to K-12 education, teacher pay and school safety, all areas that will have to make do — if the current plan persists — with $321 million in new revenue acquired in 2020 and $263 million the following year. Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen, said the data provided today might trigger renegotiations with the DCS. He is also SBA chair.“We need to meet with DCS and find out a way to lower that number and be a little more efficient,” Mishler said. “That’s probably the first thing we need to do.” The senator later issued a written statement noting that while the revenue forecast was “positive,” the DCS will put significant pressure on those writing the budget without a solution. “My colleagues and I will be taking a very careful approach this year, as we do every year, to be sure to fund our priorities — including protecting our state’s most vulnerable youth and supporting education — while living within our means,” Mishler said in the statement. Though concern remains for securing teacher pay raises, long-time budget leader Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, said the decision should be left to school boards. “We keep hearing all the time about what are the responsibilities of the local board and the local board is very much over the hiring of the staff and the paying of their staff, so it’s their responsibility,” Brown said. Rep. Todd Huston, R-Fishers, co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, added that while the reported revenue might not cover all of the state’s top initiatives, its growth indicates a better situation for the economy overall. “The good news out of this budget forecast today is that the economy is going strong,” Huston said. “We’re increasing the forecast for this year because of better than expected revenue, so that’s very, very encouraging”But Tom Jackson, a principal economist for IHS Markit, a global information provider that compiled the state’s latest economic forecast, offered a different perspective. For example, the Market report shows international trade decisions like tariffs and downfalls in the auto and manufacturing sectors are some of the factors that could harm Indiana down the road.Indiana Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent said in a statement, too, the state’s current plan will pose a challenge to his department and the governor. “With this information, we will work to introduce a budget that continues Indiana’s strong fiscal position and maintains the reserves needed to withstand a downturn in the economy,” read the statement. “There is a lot to consider as we prepare the governor’s budget submission in January.”The state’s two-year budget will be written in the 2019 legislative session, which opens Jan. 3. FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Bryan Theiss (3rd from right) preparing for start of the Men’s Paddleboard Race.* All photo credit: Dale Braun After a postponement of the races from last Friday due to weather concerns, the 35th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard races were held Monday evening, July 9, 2018 in Wildwood Crest with all 10 beach patrols participating. With clear skies and choppy water, the Ocean City Beach Patrol won 4 of 7 races and came in second place in two races. OCBP Maggie Wallace, 2018 CMC Women’s Swim and Women’s Paddleboard Double Champion.OCBP’s Maggie Wallace, a recent OCHS graduate, won two individual races back to back in both the Women’s Swim and the Women’s Paddleboard races. OCBP’s Bryan Theiss won the individual Men’s Paddleboard race and the OCBP’s Surf Dash Team ((Bryan Theiss, Ryan McCrossan, Rich Richmond, Pat Cusack (OCHS alum) and Kat Soanes)) won it’s event as well. In addition, OCBP’s Frank Brady (OCHS alum) and Matt Garbutt came in 2nd place in the Men’s Swim and Singles Row races, respectively. The following are the race results: Ray Conover and Brian Pasternak preparing for Doubles Race.Doubles Row Race: 1st – Upper Township2nd – Wildwood3rd – Cape May Bryan Theiss coming in 1st place in the Men’s Paddleboard Race.Men’s Paddleboard Race: 1st – Ocean City – Bryan Theiss2nd – Wildwood3rd – Cape May Frank Brady (3rd from left) at the start of the Men’s Swim Race. Frank came in 2nd place.Men’s Swim Race: 1st – Wildwood Crest2nd – Ocean City – Frank Brady3rd – Wildwood Maggie Wallace (2nd from left) at the start of the Women’s Swim Race. PhotoWomen’s Swim Race:1st – Ocean City – Maggie Wallace2nd – Wildwood3rd – Cape May Maggie Wallace coming in 1st place in the Women’s Paddleboard Race. PhotoWomen’s Paddleboard Race: 1st – Ocean City – Maggie Wallace2nd – Wildwood Crest3rd – Wildwood Matt Garbutt at the start of the Singles Row.Singles Row Race:1st – Avalon2nd – Ocean City – Matt Garbutt3rd – Upper Township OCBP Pat Cusack, Kat Soanes, Bryan Theiss, Ryan McCrossan and Rich Richmond, 2018 CMC Surf Dash Team Champions.Surf Dash Team Race: 1st – Ocean City – Bryan Theiss, Pat Cusack, Rich Richmond, Kat Soanes and Ryan McCrossan2nd – Wildwood Crest3rd – Stone Harbor Team Totals: 1st – Ocean City – 32 points2nd – Wildwood Crest – 20 points3rd – Wildwood – 16 pointsOCBP Bryan Theiss, 2018 CMC Men’s Paddleboard Champion.OCBP Matt Garbutt, 2018 2nd place Singles Rower.OCBP Frank Brady, 2018 CMC 2nd place Men’s’ Swimmer. Ocean City Beach Patrol, 2018 CMC Lifeguard Races Champions. Photo Credit: Dale Braun
As more women enter the knowledge economy, they face an uphill battle in having their knowledge fairly appreciated — and the slope is so steep it amounts to “a war against women’s brains and thoughts,” a Wake Forest University professor told a Harvard College audience on Monday.In “Intersections of Irrelevance: Violence Against Women’s Intellect in a Knowledge-Based Economy,” the fourth annual Anita Hill Lecture on Gender Justice, Melissa Harris-Perry told the audience at the Harvard College Women’s Center that today’s employers are “most interested in trading ideas and thoughts,” more interested in “what’s happening in your head rather than with your body.” Nonetheless, she said, that interest is better rewarded when the body is male.Harris–Perry said that even with greater participation by men, women still do most of the unpaid labor in the home, taking on an average 12 household duties to men’s three. Women of color not only are expected to perform these duties at home, but historically often made their living from them, for little reward, she said. Traditionally women-held jobs, such as maids and childcare providers, continue to be low-paid, and employers rarely cover health care, social security, and other benefits.“Low pay is a systemic problem in the domestic work industry,” Harris-Perry said. “Twenty-three percent of all domestic workers [are] paid below state minimum wage [and] 67 percent of live-in workers are paid below the state minimum wage.”Harris-Perry acknowledged that more women have entered into the knowledge economy, but said current statistics show that even women earn less than men, about 77 cents on the dollar. “Over time,” she said, “it is more noticeable at the intersections. Black and Latino women earn even less.“Individual striving is insufficient to address the inequality,” she said. The pay gap is greater in higher-paid positions, and still worse for women of color, she said. But among gender inequalities, she said, “The hardest for me is the education one — it may not have anything to do with income. The notion that the payoff will be the same with education does not hold up.“Evidence suggests that college degrees alone do not provide short-term wealth protection, nor do they guarantee long-term wealth accumulation” for women.Harris-Perry addressed the obstacles that women face in being taken seriously. Photo by Jay ConnorEven with women bringing knowledge to the job, Harris-Perry said how that knowledge is valued is still subject to gender-based discretion. “The current knowledge economy limits women’s work, leadership, and earning. We come to know that women are less valued because men are in power,” she said. “Women sense irrelevance. If we think women don’t know anything, we won’t listen to them.”As an example, Harris-Perry pointed to the water crisis in Flint, Mich. One of the first people to complain about the water quality was LeeAnne Walters, whose four children had been poisoned by the water supply, and she was largely ignored.“Throughout most of 2015, the city and state maintained there was nothing to worry about,” Harris-Perry said. In addition, she said, the director of the pediatric residency program at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center “Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha headed a study that found the proportion of children under five in Flint with elevated lead levels in their blood nearly doubled following the water switch” from Detroit to the Flint River. “State officials dismissed those findings. Described her as a quack.”Harris-Perry also cited the example of the lecture’s namesake, projecting a picture of Anita Hill taken during her testimony during Clarence Thomas’ hearings before the U.S. Senate in 1991. The Senate approved Thomas’ nomination for the Supreme Court despite Hill’s accusations that he had sexually harassed her when they both worked at the U.S. Department of Education. The picture was headlined: “What if they had taken her seriously?”“What if the Senate took seriously the sexual harassment?” Harris-Perry reiterated. “What would be different?”The lecture was introduced by Hill herself. Now a professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Hill said the classes Harris-Perry teaches at Wake Forest made her “wish I could be 17 again.”“She made serious nerdiness cool,” Hill said in a nod to Harris-Perry’s former MSNBC television show, which she frequently dubbed “nerdland.”Naisha Bradley, director of the Harvard College Women’s Center, said the talk “was dynamic and impactful. [Harris-Perry] effectively highlighted how our economy devalues women’s (particularly women of color’s) intellect, citizenship and work and gave us a starting point to discuss tackling this issue.”“I was so impressed by Professor Harris-Perry’s ability to bring together policy and theory and make it accessible,” added Harvard College senior Brianna Suslovic. “Her data and conclusions about the silencing of marginalized voices … felt incredibly relevant and urgent to me.”
Read Full Story There are a lot of scary threats in the world — extreme weather, terrorist attacks, deadly infectious diseases, mass shootings — but if health care organizations plan ahead for such disasters, lives can be saved.That was the key message from emergency preparedness expert Paul Biddinger, who spoke to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health audience in Kresge G-2 on July 31, 2018 as part of the Hot Topics summer lecture series.Biddinger is director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and vice chairman for emergency preparedness in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), medical director for emergency preparedness at MGH and Partners Healthcare, and director of Harvard Chan School’s Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program.The first step for health care organizations preparing for emergencies is to accurately assess the kinds of hazards they may face, such as flooding, power outages, or violence, Biddinger said. They have to develop a plan that takes those hazards into account. They need to train staff about the plan and hold exercises that simulate disasters. “No plan ever looks in practice the way it looks on paper,” said Biddinger. “You have to train and exercise constantly and everybody has to know what the plan looks like.”In 2005, consultants from Israel who had dealt with bombings that resulted in mass casualties taught Biddinger and colleagues that the average time for the first bombing victim to reach the closest emergency department is four minutes after the explosion. Experts from other cities that had dealt with bombings — including London, Madrid, and Mumbai — confirmed that events unfold incredibly fast during a disaster. Realizing that there wouldn’t be time to do much of anything once a disaster struck, Biddinger and his colleagues developed a plan so that hospital staff would know what to do during a disaster without having to be told.“It becomes muscle memory,” Biddinger said.In 2013, the Boston Marathon was bombed, injuring 275 and killing three. “None of us ever thought someone would bomb the Boston Marathon,” said Biddinger. “Why would you bomb a road race?” But Boston-area emergency responders’ planning and preparation helped. Not a single person who wasn’t killed at the scene died later at a hospital, Biddinger said.When Biddinger meets people at cocktail parties and they realize he works in emergency preparedness, they invariably ask: “Well, are we prepared?” He said there’s no “yes or no” answer to the question.“We will never have enough money, enough time, enough resources, to be fully prepared for everything,” he said. “Therefore, we have to do the best we can with what we have … We try to identify our greatest threats, identify our greatest vulnerabilities, improve our plans, test our plans, learn lessons, and do it all over again.” Ideally, he added, the plans are guided by the best available science, “so that hopefully we get better and better and better.”
Professor Donald Loewen, department chair and associate professor of Russian at Binghamton University in New York, spoke Thursday night about the politically-charged and controversial history of Soviet poetry in the 1960s. Annette Sayre “Let’s just take a minute to remind ourselves to some of the things that was going on in those years,” Loewen said. “In the Soviet Union, it was a time of unsettled change in many ways. Joseph Stalin had died a few years earlier and after his death many of the anchors of Soviet reality really started to come loose.”Loewen said those changes affected the realm of Soviet lyrical poetry.“So, tens of thousands of people who have been locked up in Soviet prison camps for anti-Soviet behavior were suddenly released, and the author, Ilya Ehrenberg, provided a name for this changing world when his novel, ‘The Thaw,’ was published [in 1954],” Loewen said.Loewen said “The Thaw” inspired creativity and expression in an era of Soviet history when the government was set on instituting censorship and propaganda.“‘The Thaw’ also found its way into literature and in a particular way into lyric poetry,” he said. “For years, Soviet lyric poetry has been dominated by really an intense pressure to focus on the state and state priorities.“In 1946, the Central Committee … decided to reinstitute a policy that laid out fundamental principles that poets and prose-writers were expected to support. The decree stated fairly unequivocally that Soviet poets should not concern themselves with private or personal interests. … It was only in 1953 that open and explicit resistance to this decree started to attract notice.”Loewen said that resistance manifested years later into a movement of impassioned, live performances with intense rhetoric, which Loewen demonstrated by showing his own performances and video recordings of poetic live performances from the 1950’s.“It’s an incredibly powerful story when told in the context of the 1950’s and the early 1960’s when all around [the performer] people were trying to rethink, ‘What if history could be different?’” Loewen said, “One of the really amazing things that these clips show was how important these poetry readings were and the importance of these live performances, because live performances allowed [poets] a special opportunity to engage their listeners.”
A bipartisan group of senators has released draft legislation to reform aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), specifically targeted at anti-money laundering (AML)-combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements. The draft comes as the House Financial Services Committee is set to markup a bill related to beneficial owners.The draft from Senate Banking Committee members Mark Warner, D-Va., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., aims to modernize the AML-CFT regime and create a more transparent cooperate ownership system.According to a release from the senators, the draft legislation would, among other things:establish federal reporting requirements mandating that all beneficial ownership information be maintained in a comprehensive federal database, accessible by federal and local law enforcement; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
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April 19, 2018 Governor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in Pittsburgh Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Representative Jake Wheatley, Senator Jay Costa, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and other state and local leaders for the official groundbreaking ceremony of “The Highline,” a historic riverfront terminal building in Pittsburgh’s South Side that will be renovated into modern retail and office space.“My administration is proud to celebrate our partnership in the development and revitalization of the terminal into the new Highline,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This transformational community development will remake a historic building and create a new retail and office complex in the heart of this neighborhood while creating a new icon in the city of Pittsburgh.”This project, developed by Pittsburgh’s McKnight Realty Partners, involves the adaptive reuse of the nearly 1 million square foot Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse and Transfer Company building into a creative, modern office and retail complex to fit today’s work environment and Pittsburgh’s growing economic vitality. The rehabilitated complex will be made available to a wide range of tenants, including new economy innovators, businesses, and artists seeking affordable creative space, and will include office and light industrial space, creating new public spaces and riverfront connectivity.“We are extremely honored to bring these historic buildings into the next phase of Pittsburgh’s growing economy,” said McKnight Realty Partners CEO William Rudolph. “What was once considered the largest, most efficient cargo warehouse between New York City and Chicago, will now become one of Pittsburgh’s most desired business locations.”The public space improvements along the river will include a public walkway and river overlook, a bicycle hub, and new connectivity from East Carson Street to the Monongahela River below. Additionally, outdoor public space will be created for use in a number of novel ways, such as by food trucks, a farmers’ market, and various public gatherings.“I thank the governor for his support, which will not only allow us to continue to preserve such a historic structure but create and maintain quality jobs on what will be a critical gateway on the South Side riverfront,” said Rep. Wheatley.“This is an exciting project for our community, and I’m happy to be here today,” said Sen. Costa. “Creating and preserving green spaces is a worthy investment, and the addition of a bike trail will make this area enjoyable for local families for many years to come.”The project is supported by $15 million in New Markets Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.This project is expected to generate at least 242 temporary construction jobs. Another 254 indirect jobs and 674 induced jobs will be supported through construction spending. It’s estimated that 717 new, full-time positions will be created at the Highline. These 717 new jobs are expected to pay an average wage of more than $20/hour. The project will also be retaining existing tenants that are estimated to employ 667 people directly and indirectly.*Project rendering by Indovina Associates Architects. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter