Faculty Council meeting held on Sept. 30

first_imgAt its third meeting of the year (Sept. 30), the Faculty Council heard a review of the Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine. The council also continued a discussion of the nomenclature of the Harvard Extension School and its degrees, as well as a proposal to change some of the procedures of the Administrative Board of Harvard College.The council’s next meeting will be Oct. 21. Due to the holiday schedule, the preliminary deadline for the Oct. 27 faculty meeting is Oct. 9 at 5 p.m.last_img read more

Trackside Live is back in action at New Hampshire

first_imgTrackside Live is back at The Granite State this weekend! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for an action-packed race weekend, including two Trackside Live shows.The live shows will be Saturday, July 20th at 7:45 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. ET with drivers Ryan Preece, Chris Buescher, Erik Jones, Camden Murphy and Corey LaJoie scheduled as guests over the two shows. NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress is also scheduled to make an appearance on stage.WATCH: Trackside Live | MORE: Full schedule for New Hampshire | Buy ticketsThe Trackside Live crew are coming prepared with lots of games, Q&As with drivers, prizes and a lot of family fun for everyone to be a part of. Join in on this unique experience, take home some great stuff and even better memories in advance of Sunday’s Foxwoods Casino Resort 301 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Aren’t able to make it to the track this weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! You don’t have to miss a second of the Trackside Live fun as the entire show will be streamed live on NASCAR.com here.last_img read more

9-Year Old Uses CPR To Save Brother

first_imgWhen Tabitha Hearn pulled her unconscious 2-year-old from the family’s backyard pool Thursday night, she was so shaken up, her older son stepped in.“I just said, ‘Move,’ ” said 9-year-old Logan, who saved his brother Brendan’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Brendan had sneaked outside his family’s Joliet home when he was discovered by his mother in the pool, “floating, face down” and “blue.”Hearn pulled Brendan out of the water and called 911, but then she panicked.That’s when Logan took over. “He kind of pushed me aside a little, and just did it,” Hearn said.Logan, who is trained in CPR, blew two breaths into Brendan before the younger boy started coughing. Then, Logan noticed his brother’s chest moving and also noticed shallow breathingBrendan was taken to an area hospital after paramedics arrived. He remained unconscious until Friday morning, when he was nudged by his pint-sized hero.“Come on, buddy. You’ve got to wake up,” Logan told his sibling, rubbing his arms.And with that, Brendan opened his eyes.“It means a lot to me to know that my son has the confidence and training to react in a situation like that,” the boys’ father, Brent Hearn, said of Logan’s quick reaction.“And I’m very proud of him.”last_img read more

GreenStep Cities Sprout in Minnesota

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSt. Anthony used to dump 18 water towers’ worth of storm runoff and other water into the Mississippi River each year. Then it turned around and pumped 24 towers’ worth of groundwater to sprinkle the lawns of Central Park and City Hall.This project, along with 1,600 others have been catalogued for a Minnesota program called GreenStep Cities which aims to provide step-by-step instructions for environmental and cost-effective projects to city and small-town leaders.The water project in St. Anthony has also improved the quality of life with its three fountains that hide the water reuse tanks and provide a background for local wedding and anniversary photos.(READ the story from the Star-Tribune)Photo by Louis du Mont via CC license on FlicrAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

US Senate opposes change in Social Security calculation

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said today that a Senate vote showed overwhelming opposition to President Barack Obama’ s proposal to cut benefits for Social Security recipients and disabled veterans. The Senate early Saturday passed a budget resolution that included Sanders’ amendment against switching to a so-called chained consumer price index which would cut cost-of-living adjustments by changing how inflation is measured. ‘ This is a strong signal that when push comes to shove the Senate is going to oppose any effort to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, disabled veterans and their survivors,’ Sanders said after the vote. By adopting the amendment, the Senate went on record against the change that would cut Social Security benefits for more than 55 million Americans as part of what the White House calls a ‘ grand bargain’ with Republicans in Congress. Typical 65-year-old retirees would lose more than $650 a year by their 75th birthday and more than $1,000 a year would be cut from their benefits once they reach 85. The proposed change also would affect more than 3.2 million disabled veterans receiving disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who started receiving VA disability benefits at age 30 would have their benefits reduced by $1,425 at age 45, $2,341 at age 55 and $3,231 at age 65.  Benefits for more than 350,000 surviving spouses and children also would be cut. Groups supporting Sanders’ amendment included AARP, the AFL-CIO, National Organization for Women, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and others. Sanders is chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus. Source: BURLINGTON, Vt., March 25 ‘ Sanders officelast_img read more

Millennials less knowledgeable about credit scores

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A survey report released Monday shows that millennials – people 18-34 years old – know less than other adult Americans about which businesses use credit scores and who collects the supporting data.The report, released jointly by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions LLC, a NAFCU Services Preferred Partner, also shows millennials are more likely to erroneously think credit repair companies can always or usually be useful in correcting errors and improving scores.The survey also showed millennials are much less likely than other adults to have ever obtained a free credit report. In the survey, 49 percent of millennials said they had obtain the free reports, while 74 percent of older Americans had.In other survey results:18 percent of millennials and 32 percent of older consumers correctly indicated that all six of types of businesses noted (from credit card issuers to landlords to cell phone companies) might use credit scores.47 percent of millennials and more than 60 percent of those 45-64 years old know age is not used in calculating credit scores. continue reading »last_img read more

The More We See Fake News, The Less Fake It Becomes

first_imgA new study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science examined people’s motivations for sharing fake news articles. Read the whole story: Forbes But what about fake news? What empowers people to feel ethically licensed to share information they know to be blatantly untrue? There are many reasons why people share articles online. Sometimes it is to demonstrate an expertise or interest in a certain area. Sometimes it’s an attempt to change people’s minds. Other times, it is simply to share with the world something that brought them a moment of joy or inspiration.last_img read more

Compressed Gas Association to celebrate centennial

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Suretank wins hearts with offshore containers for Brazil

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Abydee Butler Moore named Butler Gas President

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