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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Lieutenant Governor-elect Crouch Finishes Tour of All Indiana Counties

first_imgLieutenant Governor-elect Crouch Finishes Tour of All Indiana CountiesDECEMBER 16TH, 2016 MATT PEAK INDIANA Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch marks the end of her visits to all 92 Hoosier counties.Crouch was back in Warrick County Friday for the last stop.  It is also where the lieutenant governor-elect started her trek. A graduate of Mater Dei High School, Crouch says she wanted to start and end her journey here in southern Indiana.She found that during her trek across the Hoosier State local budgets are a problem. Crouch says she looks forward to being a watch dog for local government on the state level.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Craft baker heads up bakery skills delivery strategy

first_imgA well-respected baker has been tasked with driving the design of new industry training courses developed by the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Food and Drink Manufacturing, part of sector skills council Improve.Ian Thomson, a second generation Master Baker and proprietor of Thomson’s bakery in Newcastle, has been appointed chairman of the NSA’s bakery steering group, which is made up of leading industry employers and stakeholders.The steering group works alongside the NSA bakery network, a group of top-quality learning providers that specialise in training for the baking industry, in shaping the development of training programmes to ensure they respond to employers’ needs, with relevant content and an appropriate method of delivery.Thomson takes over as NSA bakery steering group chairman from former Finsbury Foods boss Dave Brooks, whose tenure came to an end at the start of the year. Alongside wife Jan, Thomson has run Thomson’s Bakery for the past 30 years, after taking over from his parents who established the business in 1956. The firm has grown to become one of the leading artisan bakeries in the north-east, employing a workforce of 15 and making a variety of specialist breads and cakes for a diverse range of customers. As well as managing Thomson’s full-time, Thomson has worked as a bakery lecturer at Newcastle College, and also enjoyed a term as chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers Training and Education Committee. “The bakery steering group has a great responsibility, but also a wonderful opportunity to restore bakery employers’ faith in training and skills delivery,” said Thomson. “The myriad of different national training programmes over the past 20 years or so has led to confusion amongst employers, and the sector no longer has a culture of training embedded in it. “We all know that this situation isn’t sustainable – training is vital to boost productivity and profitability, and to ensure that our skills are passed down through future generations. The NSA provides us with a clean sheet from which to start from scratch – to look at what employers want and need, and to make sure that it can be delivered.” The NSA bakery network is currently in the process of developing a new entry-level training course. The steering group is working with network champion Campden BRI, along with Leeds Thomas Danby and other network providers, to develop the course, which will be available from September. The qualifications delivered by the course will ultimately be accredited within the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), a flexible system that allows employers to build tailored training programmes for their staff, based on individual units of assessment covering job-specific skills and competencies. The introduction of the QCF, which is being led by Improve, marks the most far-reaching reform of vocational qualifications in the past 20 years. The units of assessment are being developed by employer technical groups, and Thomson is a member of the group responsible for shaping the bakery units. He said: “Any new course that we develop through the NSA must deliver nationally accredited qualifications in order to have worth among employers and employees. The introduction of the QCF is a very positive step, as it recognises that no two companies and no two trainees are the same, and it provides the flexibility for employers to put in place tailored skills development plans for their staff. “We have been fortunate in that the initial work of the NSA bakery network is coinciding with the introduction of the QCF. This gives the industry a great deal of power in developing new qualifications that reflect the everyday needs of the workplace.”last_img read more

Widespread Panic Announces Acoustic Performances In Nashville, Halloween Shows New Orleans

first_imgWidespread Panic will return to Nashville and New Orleans for a run of special performances later this year.Announced on Monday afternoon, Widespread Panic will set up shop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for a three-night run of acoustic performances on August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Following their end-of-summer acoustic run in “The Music City”, the veteran rock band will then head to New Orleans for three nights of music at the UNO Lakefront Arena on October 31st, and November 1st-2nd for their annual Halloween celebration.Related: Widespread Panic Welcomes Marcus King, Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins On Trondossa’s Final Night [Videos]Speaking of New Orleans, the band was just down in The Big Easy where they paid tribute to Dr. John with help from local legend George Porter Jr. of The Meters during the second weekend of this year’s Jazz Fest.“You can’t really make things happen, you can do as much as you can to put yourself in position to have a good show and to communicate well, and stuff like that,” WSP’s John Bell told Live For Live Music in a recent interview. “Beyond that, you set yourself up for a positive experience and then you also got to lose any rigidity you might have and fall into the music and see where that takes you.”Tickets to the Nashville performances go on sale this Friday, May 17th, at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets for all three Halloween shows in New Orleans will go on sale beginning August 9th. Until then, fans can catch the band on tour throughout the summer months.Fans should head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.last_img read more

Brendan Arnold Maher

first_imgBrendan Maher combined, in near perfect balance, extraordinary intelligence, restrained skepticism, an uncanny ability to detect foolishness, and an inspiring style of leadership throughout a long, distinguished career. Brendan added to this quartet impeccable integrity, a wry sense of humor, and a wisdom that colleagues, collaborators, and   generations of students admired.  Brendan was at home in both the laboratory and the seminar room. Many doctoral students found in Brendan the paramount example of teacher, advisor, and scholar, and junior faculty appreciated his belief that senior faculty had a responsibility to their junior colleagues.Brendan’s scholarship centered on the complex theoretical and empirical problems surrounding human psychopathology, especially the mental illness known as schizophrenia. One of Brendan’s seminal contributions was to bring the experimental strategies of the laboratory to research in this domain. His 1966 monograph, Principles of Psychopathology: An Experimental Approach, which was reprinted many times and translated into several languages, was a transformational work. Principles provided the intellectual and methodological framework for what would become the field of experimental psychopathology. Brendan insisted on the inherent value of counting phenomena rather than rating them in a subjective manner. He preferred to quantify the precise level of motor control in the hand movements of a patient with schizophrenia rather than rely on a global or subjective rating. This strategy created a paradigm shift in psychopathology research, replacing description and speculation with quantitative methods. It also provided the foundation for contemporary efforts to link specific genes for schizophrenia to less complex phenomena that could function as endophenotypes that mediated between the symptoms of the disease and the biology to which the genes contributed.Another major contribution was an explanation of delusional thinking. Brendan’s interpretations of delusions reflected an ability to transcend popular assumptions. Rather than regarding delusions as bizarre expressions of madness, Brendan realized that, in many cases, a delusion was the patient’s attempt to understand unusual personal experiences. In other words, delusions were not false beliefs that arose from defective inferential abilities. Rather, they reflected the patient’s efforts to make sense of anomalous personal internal or external experiences. A patient’s subjective experience that his thoughts were being broadcast to others might therefore foster the delusion that the FBI had implanted a radio transmitter in his brain.Brendan’s scholarship included many empirical reports, nine books or edited volumes, and service as editor for a journal and several influential volumes.  Brendan was instrumental in founding the Society for Research in Psychopathology in 1986 and served as its charter president.He was born in Lancashire in 1924, but his parents came to England from County Tipperary, Ireland. Hence, it is appropriate that he left us on St. Patrick’s Day in 2009.  Brendan joined the Royal Navy as an Ordinary Seaman, rose to the rank of Lieutenant, and was the navigating officer in the lead minesweeper during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, clearing a path for the troops that landed at Sword Beach. With his wife’s help, he chronicled that extraordinary day in a moving memoir, A Passage to Sword Beach: Minesweeping in the Royal Navy. During a later assignment to clear the mines from Rotterdam harbor, one mine exploded as he was removing it from the water and wounded him seriously. An MRI scan conducted later in life revealed that some shrapnel from that explosion remained in his body.After the war, he attended Manchester University for his bachelor’s degree and then went to the Ohio State University on a Fulbright Scholarship for his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. It was there that he met the woman with whom he spent a mutually gratifying 56-year marriage. He completed his clinical internship at the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute, an affiliate of the University of Illinois Medical School, where he worked under the direc­tion of David Shakow, who was studying the nature of schizophrenia.After serving one year as a prison psychologist back in England, Brendan returned to Ohio State as an instructor, then to Northwestern University, Louisiana State University, and then to Harvard in 1960 as a Lecturer in the former Department of Social Relations. Brendan left Cambridge for eight years, first to go to the University of Wisconsin and then to Brandeis University as professor of psychology and, in succession, Dean of the Graduate School and Dean of the Faculty.  In a conversation shortly before his death, Brendan smiled when he spoke about his unusual position as an Irish dean of a Jewish-founded university. Brendan returned to Harvard as professor of personality in the newly reconfigured Department of Psychology, served as Chair on two occasions, and as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1992. He retired in 2004 as the Edward C. Henderson Professor of the Psychology of Personality.  He received an honorary degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1991, and the Joseph Zubin Award for Distinguished Research in Psychopathology in 1998.Brendan Maher enjoyed the reputation of being an academic statesman of the first rank. He navigated the unpredictable straits of academia, while providing wise counsel to many colleagues, department chairs, university administrators, and students. This keen observer of the eccentricities of academic life wrote an essay on the meaning of quality in humanities scholarship titled Facts, Irish Facts, Mythofacts, and Interesting Possibilities, which has become “required reading” for administrators.Brendan is survived by his wife, Winifred (Barbara) Brown Maher; five children; and five grandchildren.Respectfully submitted,Irving Gottesman (University of Minnesota)Jill HooleyMark Lenzenweger (State University of New York at Binghamton)Richard McNallyJerome Kagan, Chairlast_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program

first_imgTechnology changes, it’s a fact of life, and sometimes making a multi-year commitment can be a difficult decision.  The Dell EMC Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program gives you additional peace of mind with guaranteed satisfaction and investment protection for those future technology changes.The program covers the Dell EMC Storage Portfolio including; VMAX All-Flash, XtremIO X2, SC Series, Dell EMC Unity, Data Domain, Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), Isilon and Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) appliance.Dell EMC Storage and Data Protection offers unbeatable value with a modern, efficient and feature rich product portfolio at no additional cost to you with purchase of a support agreement.Brian Henderson (@BHendu), Storage Portfolio Marketing Director, gives us the details on the 3-Year Satisfaction Guarantee, Hardware Investment Protection and Predictable Support Pricing along with 4:1 All-Flash Storage Efficiency Guarantee, Never-Worry Migratio, All-inclusive Software and Built-In Virtustream Storage Cloud.  www.dellemc.com/futureproofGet Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

SMC bookstore signs contract with Follett

first_imgSaint Mary’s College recently contracted Follett Higher Education Group to assume operations of the Shaheen Bookstore, Richard Speller, vice president for finance and administration at the College said. Follett will officially begin administration of the bookstore Oct. 20. According to an e-mail sent to the student body Monday from Mike Hicks, director of campus stores, the bookstore will close Oct. 17 for training and inventory purposes and will reopen Oct. 25. Speller said the College elected to discontinue managing the bookstore on its own for financial reasons. “Bottom line, this move will save the College money,” Speller said. “The College will not have to anticipate demand, purchase and store large inventory in the form of textbooks, apparel and other merchandise.” Speller said the College’s finance officials reviewed three different management companies and decided on Follett. According to Speller, Follet has more than 1,600 independent campus stores, and is the leading supplier of bookstore services and used books in North America. Speller said the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College both use Follett to manage their campus bookstores. The college also selected Follett to operate the bookstore for its textbook rental program, according to Speller. “Follett will offer new choices for students, most notably the option to rent textbooks,” Speller said. “Follett’s Rent-A-Text option, available to Saint Mary’s for the spring 2011 semester, could save students up to 50 percent on books.” Speller said Follett will also offer students Caféscribe, a digital textbook program. “Caféscribe gives students, and faculty, the freedom to search, highlight, take notes, cross-reference, sort text and connect with others using the same eTextbook,” Speller said. Though the store’s management will change, Speller said students, faculty and staff can still expect to see quality merchandise within the store. “They will not only bring in merchandise specific to Saint Mary’s College’s input and research, but the best practices and trends across higher education and the collegiate marketplace,” Speller said. “As a result, customers can expect to see top quality merchandise available both online and in the Shaheen Bookstore in the Student Center.” Speller said even though new management will take over in mid-October, customers may not notice many changes until spring semester. “When students return to campus in January, they will find that the store … is more spacious, with better traffic flow,” Speller said. According to Speller, Follett will pay for the renovations made to the Student Center. Renovations include expanding into the space now occupied by the C-Store. Follett plans to make these changes during fall break.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Lady Gaga, Bryce Pinkham & Kristin Chenoweth

first_imgHey, you, wearing gym shorts to brunch—you look you’re about to mow your parents’ lawn. Grab some quarters and start a load of laundry. You’ll need to look good when you hit the town this week. A ton is going down including Bryce Pinkham’s return to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Broadway in Bryant Park, and Lady Gaga getting the Broadway treatment. Get ready for this week’s picks! Star Files Kristin Chenoweth Join Bryce Pinkham’s Family ReunionBegins July 28 at the Walter Kerr TheatreBryce Pinkham is a man of his word. After leaving to star in The Heidi Chronicles, the Tony nominee has made good on his promise to return to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder as Monty Navarro. It’s like the old saying goes: When a stage door closes, the gods of Broadway open a ticket booth? A casting call? Whatever. You get the idea. Click for tickets! Hear Broadway’s Best Go PopJuly 27 at 54 BelowLady Gaga is Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator John Cameron Mitchell’s choice to play the transgender rock star, but sadly, she still hasn’t made her Broadway debut. Until then, check out “54 Sings Lady Gaga,” where a roster full of Broadway and cabaret stars pay tribute to America’s favorite meat dress-wearing chanteuse. Click for tickets! View Commentscenter_img Do Lunch and a ShowJuly 30 at Bryant ParkOne of the perks of being a working adult is getting to eat lunch wherever you want, yet so many times we stick to the same spots: cubicle, lunch room that resembles an interrogation room, park benches that would make a proctologist squirm. Why don’t you treat yourself? Head down to Broadway in Bryant Park, where the casts of Matilda, On the Town and Les Miz are slated to perform today. See Kristin Chenoweth’s Evil SideJuly 31, Disney ChannelYou may have seen that Kristin Chenoweth is in Descendants and thought, “Why is Disney remaking that George Clooney movie?” Well, thankfully, they’re not. It’d be weird to see Kristin as Maleficent in a depressing family drama set in Hawaii. Instead, it’s a family movie featuring the progeny of Disney villains and heroes at a prep school. That not only makes sense, it sounds like ideal curl-up-on-the-couch entertainment. Take a Day Trip to EuropeBegins July 27 at Lincoln CenterEastern Europe has enriched our cultural lives in ways beyond Yakov Smirnoff and evil geniuses in innumerable action movies. Through August 2, the Lincoln Center Festival offers two riveting plays as examples: Georgian writer Rezo Gabriadze’s Ramona, about two trains in love, and a present-day adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 forbidden love drama Miss Julie, set in Russia. Click for tickets! Bryce Pinkhamlast_img read more

Courts face fresh challenges in funding implementation plans

first_img July 15, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Courts face fresh challenges in funding implementation plans Senior EditorWhile the Florida justice system fared well in the legislature’s Article V revision bill this year, the real test comes when those changes are incorporated into next year’s state budget, according to Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead.And that could be a challenge, considering budget cuts this year have hurt the state court system, particularly in its ability to help children in trouble, Chief Justice Anstead told the Judicial Luncheon held at the Bar’s Annual Meeting.“Florida remains the finest justice system in the United States of America,” Anstead reported to the several hundred lawyers and judges at the luncheon. “But it is a justice system at risk.”There’s no more ominous sign of the risk that the new budget just passed by the legislature, he said. Holding up the June 15 edition of the Bar News, Anstead said the damage was best shown by the headline on the front page on how children’s programs with the court were severely reduced.Particularly hard hit were the pilot dependency courts operating in five circuits, which Anstead said had cut in half the time children had to spend in foster care. Lawmakers, since they didn’t have money to extend the program statewide, excised it from the budget.“When we do have times of stress and economic hard times, why is it always seemingly the ones who are least able to help themselves that are hit the hardest?” Anstead said. Noting some have said there is no silver bullet that will fix social ills, he added, “I don’t believe that for one moment and the closest thing we have to a silver bullet in our society is the way we treat our children, all of our children. This [the funding cut] is a tragedy that hopefully with your help will not be repeated next year.”The Article V revision bill came subsequent to Revision 7, the constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1998 mandating that the state take over from counties more of the financing of trial courts. The legislature must accomplish that by July 1, 2004.HB 113A, passed in the first special session, incorporated the recommendations of the trial judges for handling that change, Anstead said. He noted that Gov. Jeb Bush signed the bill on June 25, the day before the Judicial Luncheon.“Although the legislature has now adopted the scheme we recommended. . . the actual dollars will come in the next legislative session, in 2004,” the chief justice said. “That is the critical year we must all address. That is when we will know whether our outstanding trial system will take a hit and move back, or whether they will continue to move forward.”It’s ironic, Anstead said, that in the wake of September 11, President Bush has touted the rule of law as the antidote to terror as well as problems in the Mideast. Yet state courts around the country, where 95 percent of all cases are handled, continue to struggle.“Wouldn’t it be a tragedy of the first magnitude that while our president is going around the world calling for the rule of law. . . that back home in Florida, the fourth most populated state, a state led by his brother, Gov. Bush, that the rule of law would slip and go backwards?” he asked.“In Florida, the quality of justice that is dispensed in those courthouses is of the highest kind. It is by example that we provide President Bush this model,” Anstead added. He called on “everyone in this audience to go to your chief judge and this chief justice and offer to do whatever you can to see that the rule of law remains at the same high standards it is today.” Courts face fresh challenges in funding implementation planslast_img read more

Pixel 4a Gets a New Limited Edition Barely Blue Colour Variant: Price, Specifications

first_imgPixel 4a has got a new limited edition colour variant called ‘Barely Blue’ and is currently up for sale on the Google store in the US “while supplies last.” The new variant adds to the ‘Just Black’ colour variant that’s already on sale. As of now, the Barely Blue variant is not listed on Indian retailers and as per Google Pixel phone specifications page, is currently exclusive to the US market. The phone is priced the same as the Just Black variant and comes with the same specifications as well.Pixel 4a Barely Blue priceThe Google Pixel 4a is now available in Just Black and a limited edition Barely Blue colour option in a single configuration – 6GB + 128GB priced at $349 (roughly Rs. 26,000). The new colour variant is currently available in the US till stocks last and as per the official Google Pixel specifications page, there is no information on if and when it will be available in other regions.- Advertisement – Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. The Google Pixel 4a has 128GB of onboard storage that is not expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back.The phone is backed by a 3,140mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. There are also stereo speakers and two microphones, along with noise suppression support. Lastly, the phone measures 144×69.4×8.2mm and weighs 143 grams.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – In India, the Pixel 4a comes in the single Just Black colour variant that is priced at MRP Rs. 31,999.Pixel 4a Barely Blue specificationsAs mentioned earlier, the new variant of the Pixel 4a comes with the same specifications. The Google Pixel 4a runs on Android 11 and features a 5.81-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 443ppi of pixel density. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, paired with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM.In terms of optics, the Pixel 4a has a 12-megapixel camera sensor at the back with an f/1.7 lens. There is also optical image stabilisation (OIS). For selfies, the phone has an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front with an f/2.0 lens housed in a hole-punch cut out located at the top left corner of the screen.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more