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Alex Morgan scores, US women beat China 1-0

first_img Tags: Alex Morgan/Soccer/USWNT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Alex Morgan scored on a header in the 57th minute and the U.S. national team beat China 1-0 in an exhibition match Thursday night.The teams also will meet Tuesday night in Cleveland.China has already qualified for the 2019 World Cup in France. The United States, the defending World Cup champion, is preparing for CONCACAF qualifying in October.Megan Rapinoe fed Morgan with a well-placed free kick that Morgan popped past China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng. Morgan has 13 goals in her last 14 appearances with the national team. It was Morgan’s 86th international goal.Midfielder Tobin Heath was brought into camp for the game, but was not in the starting lineup or available as a sub.Heath hasn’t played with the national team since appearing as a substitute in a friendly against New Zealand last September. She had surgery to remove bone growth on her right ankle in early January.She has returned to play for her club team, the Portland Thorns.Also returning to the national team is Julie Ertz, who missed a pair of April exhibition matches against Mexico because of a knee injury. Ertz started against China.Amy Rodriguez, who missed 2016 because of the birth of her son and 2017 with an ACL injury, and Christen Press, left off the roster for the teams’ last two matches because she was not on a club team at the time, were both used as subs.Press, who was traded to the Houston Dash in the offseason but never joined the National Women’s Soccer League club, has been playing in Sweden with Goteborg.Forward Alex Morgan wore the captain’s armband, but gave it to Carli Lloyd when she subbed in for Rapinoe after Morgan’s goal.Crystal Dunn played three different positions in the game.Ly Ying’s hard strike in the 34th minute was saved by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.Attendance was announced at 13,230. June 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Alex Morgan scores, US women beat China 1-0 Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

first_imgPh.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field anddemonstrated excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison is growing its faculty in the areasof solid-state electronics and quantum technologies, and optics andphotonics, and is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position inthe area of wide-bandgap and ultrawide-bandgap semiconductorphysics, materials, and devices. The department is specificallyinterested in candidates with a strong background and experimentalexpertise in the growth and synthesis of III-nitride materials fordevice applications in power electronics and sustainable energysystems, bioelectronics and biophotonics for healthcaretechnologies, and optoelectronics for computing and communications.Candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries areespecially encouraged.The ECE Department’s mission is to foster a diverse and inclusivecommunity that advances the frontiers of engineering, disseminatesdiscoveries and inventions, and prepares students to make the worlda better place for all. Candidates who have specific goals andplans that are aligned with this mission and whose research andteaching interests fall within the areas described above arestrongly encouraged to apply. Appointment Type, Duration: Full Time: 100% Contact: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Principal Duties: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Instructions to Applicants: Job Number: Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptionalpotential in establishing an internationally recognized researchprogram in next generation electronics and optoelectronics,specifically in the area of wide-bandgap or ultrawide-bandgapsemiconductor devices (e.g., III-nitride materials), and acommitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instructionand mentoring. The ECE Department at the UW-Madison has a long tradition ofexcellence in educating, mentoring, and inspiring future leaders;conducting research that is of vital importance to society; andserving Wisconsin, our nation, and the world through professionalpursuits. The Department currently has 43 full-timetenure-track/tenured faculty (more than 20% of which are women),approximately 300 graduate students, and roughly 900 undergraduatestudents. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are all ranked inthe top 10 among all public institutions in the U.S.The Department’s five-year strategic plan includes the followingpriorities: increasing and embracing diversity, and cultivating athriving and inclusive community that is welcoming, supportive andrespectful. The Department is committed to having a diversefaculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from traditionallyunder-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged toapply.Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion . Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and contributing tocurriculum updates and innovations; supervising graduate studentresearch and mentoring graduate students; developing and directinga strong, extramurally funded research program; participating indepartmental and university faculty governance; and contribution toprofessional and public service. AUGUST 23, 2021 228707-FA Anticipated Begin Date: Work Type: Official Title: A192500-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGcenter_img Additional Information: Faculty Ongoing/Renewable NegotiableACADEMIC (9 months) Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Salary: Degree and Area of Specialization: Job no: 228707-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: ENGR/ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGLocation: MadisonCategories: Engineering, Research, Scientific ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN) Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Please apply directly to the website by clicking on . Upload aSINGLE PDF document containing 1) a cover letter, 2) a detailed CV,and 3) research and teaching statements describing how theapplicant’s research and teaching goals fit the solicitationdescribed above. Submitted materials should convey, in anintegrated manner, the candidate’s previous activities and futureplans in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in relevantsections of the application. Candidates will also be asked toprovide the names and contact information for 3 professionalreferences.The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 3, 2021.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position willremain open and applications may be considered until this positionis filled.A criminal background check will be conducted prior tohiring. Employment Class: Department(s): Amy [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Applications Open: Nov 6 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

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Bill Could Expand Indiana’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

first_imgBill Could Expand Indiana’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ LawJANUARY 29TH, 2019 MEGAN DIVENTI INDIANAA 2017 case in Indianapolis is being used as an example of why some say Indiana needs a change in its ‘Stand Your Ground Law.’ Two years ago, Kystie Phillips shot and killed a man who was attacking a police officer during a traffic stop outside her home in Rising Sun, Indiana.Prosecutors said she acted lawfully, but she’s now being sued by that person’s family.A proposed House Bill is now being debated in Indiana and would keep people like Phillips from being sued. State Representative Jim Lucas introduced House Bill 1284 and more or less it would create a ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law in the Hoosier state.There are plenty of passionate opinions on both sides of this debate.“I couldn’t just stand there and watch a police officer murdered in front of my eyes when I had the ability to help that day, and so I helped,” says Kystie Phillips, being sued.Monday, Phillips went before state lawmakers stating her case for expanding the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law which is exactly what one Hoosier lawmaker is trying to do.“The only thing we want to do is just protect the victim and not force them to go bankrupt defending themselves in a justified use of force,” says State Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour.That’s where House Bill 1284 comes in. It would expand the law and keep people like Phillips from being sued after using justifiable force.“I think that’s wonderful. We have a natural right to defend ourselves, our families,” says Curt Mardis, Doc’s Guns owner.Mardis says gun owners have a right to protect their home in self-defense.“I think we all know there are lots of frivolous lawsuits in our society and there are people who are looking to take advantage of unfortunate situations and I think civil protections are very needed,” says Mardis.Indiana laws currently provide immunity for justifiable use of force protecting themselves, their property, or someone else protecting them from criminal penalties, but not civil.“I think that’s one of the biggest dangers is homeowners think they want a gun to protect themselves, they buy a gun, they buy the gun, they take it home, and they don’t pursue any kind of training with that firearm. That’s something that’s something that the homeowners need to be more proficient and more knowledgeable on the weapon that they have in their home,” says Chief Daryl Saltzman, Boonville Police Department.As of now the committee has decided to table the bill and will bring it up for discussion at a future date.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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County Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra

first_imgThere is a new addition at the Cape May County Zoo that has the staff and visitors excited. Zebra parents Ziggy and Greta welcomed to the Zoo family a female foal on Monday night.Veterinarians and zookeepers are keeping their distance and a watchful eye on the foal and mother at this time, and they are both healthy and doing well.The zoo is home to three resident zebras that live in the Savannah section of the zoo and roam the zebra yard freely during the day.Greta and her foal are already out and about, and visitors are welcome to catch a glimpse of them as the foal gets acclimated to her new environment.Foals can run within an hour of birth.While the veterinarians knew Greta was expecting, they were watching for the delivery. Gestation is about one year, between 345-390 days. Nearly 50 percent of wild calves are lost due to predation.“After the past few months, dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and the closing of the Parks and Zoo, it’s a great pleasure to deliver some good news and announce the arrival of the zebra foal,” said Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, liaison of the Parks and Zoo.Currently, the zoo has one male and two females zebras. Ziggy, the stallion, was born in Michigan in 2012 and called the Cape May County Zoo home in 2018.Gracie was born at the zoo on June 10, 2003. Greta was also born at the zoo on June 22, 2000.Zebras are not considered endangered. They have no major threats. But habitat loss and over hunting have led to localized declines. While not specifically protected they are common in many national parks such as Kruger National Park, which is protected.The foal has not been named yet.A group of zebras is called a zeal or a dazzle.“The Zoo staff is planning to conduct a naming contest and the public will be encouraged to enter and help name the new addition. I encourage residents and visitors alike to come out and enjoy the Parks and Zoo and meet our new arrival,” said Hayes.She continued, “The Cape May County Zoo is one of the biggest attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages. Our Zoo staff is doing a tremendous job caring for the animals and grounds. Our award-winning Zoo is AZA and ZAA accredited and well known throughout the state and beyond,” Hayes added.The Cape May County Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. during the summer months. The Park is open from 7 a.m. until dusk.The Park and Zoo are free, but donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. For the protection of staff, guest and animals, masks, or face coverings are required at the zoo for visitors over the age of two. Mom Greta and dad Ziggy with their newborn foal at the Cape May County Zoo. (Photos courtesy Cape May County)last_img read more

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Europe to get universal gluten-free symbol for packs

first_imgAs sales of ‘free-from’ goods rocket, the UK’s leading coeliac body has sealed a Europe-wide agreement to promote one universal front-of-pack symbol for gluten-free products.Currently, a confusing mish-mash of logos dominate branded and own-label bakery food packs, but the Association of European Coeliac Societies has agreed to adopt Coeliac UK’s ‘cross-grain’ symbol to standardise gluten-free labelling across Europe.  The aim is to promote the logo as the universal quality standard for gluten-free products. Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK told British Baker, “We have just concluded a European-wide agreement to share the symbol and its quality assurance measures.“It has huge potential as the commonly-used symbol on packs, because all coeliac consumers recognise it. In the UK, while we have licensed that symbol to the likes of Warburtons, the supermarkets have gone their own way and produced their own symbols. “My colleagues in Europe are getting a lot of interest from big players like Carrefour and the German discounters, who are looking to take up that symbol licence. That may put pressure on supermarkets in the UK to adopt it too.”Within Europe, the UK has the largest percentage of consumers who avoid gluten as part of a health-focused diet and lifestyle. The total UK gluten and wheat-free market is now worth £135.9m, with sales soaring 15.5% year on year (Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 w/e 4 September, 2011).Qualitative research on gluten-free consumers conducted by McCallum Layton (Sep 2011) supported calls for a clear, industry-wide symbol, with interviewees complaining of ambiguous pack symbols and product labels that require careful study. Similarly, a survey conducted at The Allergy & Gluten-Free Show 2011 found that 80% of people thought ‘free-from’ symbols were helpful, with 85% wanting to see specific logos such as ‘wheat-free’ flashed on the front of products.“I think it would be hugely beneficial for consumers if there could be some agreement about logos,” said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of gluten-free information website Foodmatters. “The current situation is both confusing and potentially dangerous for those with health issues; it’s just confusing for everyone else.”last_img read more

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Press release: UK and Welsh governments reach agreement on EU Withdrawal Bill

first_imgThe UK Government and the Welsh government today confirmed that they have reached an agreement on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill that will be tabled in the UK Parliament tomorrow and that means the Welsh Government will now recommend that the National Assembly for Wales pass a Legislative Consent Motion for the Bill.The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington MP welcomed the agreement saying it was a ‘significant achievement that will provide legal certainty, increase the powers of the devolved legislatures and also respect the devolution settlements.’ The Minister said that the Government would now table amendments to the Bill on Wednesday along with the publication of a related Inter Government Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding.The EU Withdrawal Bill will significantly increase the powers of the devolved administrations in the UK as powers currently controlled by the EU are returned to the UK. The UK Government has been in detailed discussions with the devolved administrations for some time now about putting in place the necessary arrangements for the 153 policy areas returning from the EU to Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast in a way that strengthens and respects the devolution settlement but also protects the vital UK internal market.The deadline for tabling changes to Clause 11 of the Bill at the House of Lords Report stage is tomorrow (Wednesday). No agreement has been reached with the Scottish Government.The UK Government had already proposed changes to the Bill that mean the vast majority of EU powers that intersect with devolved competences will go directly to the devolved parliaments and assemblies when we leave the EU. There would also be a provision for the UK Government to maintain a temporary status quo arrangement over a small number of returning policy areas where a new UK framework had not been implemented in time for EU Exit. This is to protect the UK internal market and ensure no new barriers are created within the UK for consumers and businesses.David Lidington said: I am very pleased that the many months of detailed negotiation have got us to a point where we have now reached an agreement with the Welsh Government on changes to the Bill. This is a significant achievement that will provide legal certainty, increase the powers of the devolved governments and also respect the devolution settlements. The UK Government has made considerable changes to the EU Withdrawal Bill to address issues that have been raised in Parliament and by the devolved administrations It is disappointing that the Scottish Government have not yet felt able to add their agreement to the new amendments that Ministers and officials on all sides have been working on very hard over recent weeks. I thank them for that effort and hope that they may still reconsider their position. All governments agree that it would be best for all parts of the UK if we had an agreed way forward on the EU Withdrawal Bill.last_img read more

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Championing Pride Across Borders Year Round

first_imgThis guest post is written by Jacob Palalay, Senior Director of Corporate Relations for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).In the U.S. alone, the LGBTQ+ community wields a massive $900B in spending power, and an estimated 1.4M LGBTQ+ -owned businesses generate more than $1.7 trillion for the economy.Despite this immense power, the LGBTQ+ community, much like other minority communities, continues to battle for full equality, both professionally and personally.Organizations like ours, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), can provide the necessary partnership and guidance to help companies, like Dell, identify best practices to support LGBTQ+ businesses.Dell is not only committed to supporting diversity amongst its team members, but with its suppliers as well. Dell spends more than $3 billion with certified women-owned, minority-owned suppliers (including LGBTQ+) and small businesses. Dell established supplier diversity champions throughout the organization, to help suppliers navigate throughout the company, gain access to opportunities and network and build relationships. These champions meet monthly to ensure the company is tracking toward their commitments to facilitate supplier diversity.NGLCC has worked with more than 1,000 organizations on everything from corporate advisory on diversity and inclusion to establishing better procedures for engaging with diverse suppliers. Education is a major part of what we do. I wanted to share a few core pieces of our framework to helping organizations better understand the issues that the LGBTQ+ community face and how they can be addressed.Although Pride month has officially ended, businesses and communities must continue to ask the questions:How can we better support the LGBTQ+ community?How can we ensure all groups are provided the same respect and resources needed to thrive in society?Intersectionality: No Identity Operates in a SiloBefore you can understand how to support the LGBTQ+ community there are two things that should be made clear:No individual holds a single identity, and any individual whose identity includes any minority group likely faces or has felt the challenges endured by minority populations.All rights movements could not exist without the strides made by other groups. The civil rights and women’s liberation movements, for example, have opened the door for many subsequent movements. Diversity drives diversity, and one group’s progress can provide a great roadmap for other communities.For example, Dell’s Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) voted to include LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) as part of their billion-dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses. Just by expanding their definition of “diverse” the LGBTQ+ community will benefit exponentially.For Businesses – Collaboration is KeyWith that in mind, businesses of all sizes must consider how company actions and policies impact the LGBTQ+ community. Whether conscious of it or not, everyday decisions could leave a lasting impact for team members or communities. The first step in progress is acknowledging this.The second step is finding the right place to start paving a more equitable path.Engaging with organizations like the NGLCC can help identify existing blind spots in your diversity strategy and assist with implementing changes to better support all team members.Dell has partnered with us on a variety of levels, including:Corporate Procurement Council, which focuses on LGBTQ+ suppliersCorporate Advisory Council, which focuses on Employee Resource GroupsMentorship program, where large corporations mentor an LGBTQ-owned supplier about how to work with large organizationsMarketplace Expo, where companies can showcase products to LGBTQ and small businessesBillion Dollar RoundtableConferences are also a great arena to listen to leaders in the space, network with other businesses, and build relationships that can shape your company’s future. A few (emphasis on few, as there are many other great conferences out there) include:NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference (August 14-17, Philadelphia) – Our annual conference attracts 1,300+ entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, chamber leaders and government leaders for keynotes, workshops and general expo.Out and Equal Workplace Summit (October 1-4, Seattle) – The summit will have more than 90 workshops, panels, roundtables, mixers and more to share strategies and best practices to create inclusive workplaces.Billion Dollar Roundtable (August 21-22, Providence) – BDR members, like Dell, and guests discuss best practices to support supplier diversity and inspire cross-industry change.Citizens, Join the CauseAnyone can take action, regardless of corporate affiliation.The NGLCC has a multitude of affiliate chapters, and if your area is not represented you can connect with your local government to learn how you can get involved and to educate yourself on the issues most relevant to your area.The HRC Corporate Equality Index is also a great resource to ensure you’re working with or supporting companies that have demonstrated a commitment to supporting all publics.Celebrate Pride Across Borders, Today and Every Day If your business is looking to take its diversity initiatives to the next level, we’re here to help. While we specialize in the LGBTQ+ community, we have a broad network to find the best partner.Let’s make strides in the corporate realm to truly be proud for Pride 2019. Jacob Palalay serves as the NGLCC Sr. Director of Corporate Relations by managing established corporate partnerships, sponsorships and corresponding benefits. Additionally, he leads the Corporate Relations team in managing NGLCC’s two corporate councils, programming and events. His passion focus at NGLCC is sustainability, specifically, the social and economic sustainability of diverse suppliers and the LGBTQ community.Palalay received his B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication with a secondary focus in Public Relations from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. He made the move to NGLCC after several years of working on political campaigns, starting as a field organizer in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia where he was born and raised, and eventually working as a campaign manager on a congressional primary in the greater Boston area.last_img read more

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Vidal, Devine to present report on mental health resources to Board of Trustees

first_imgErin Rice | The Observer On Thursday, student body president emeritus Lauren Vidal, student body vice president emeritus Matthew Devine and student body chief of staff emeritus Shannon Montague will present recommendations to the Board of Trustees for how the University can improve mental health resources for students.Each spring, the outgoing student body administration has the opportunity to present recommendations on an issue they are passionate about to the Board, Vidal said.Vidal said her administration has been working on the mental health issue for quite some time; she, Devine and Montague gave a “preliminary report” to the Board of Trustees on stress and student wellbeing in October.Vidal said the former administration began the report by assessing the resources on campus and how students use them.“We found that we have all if not more resources than what universities across the nation have, so in that respect we are doing a good job,” she said. “I think what we need to do differently is the promotion of our resources and how to bring students in by reducing the stigma.“So we approached that for a year. We thought, how can we really change this on campus?”In the final report this Thursday, the group will recommend the following:“Strategic consolidation of all University health resources for easier access, recognition and usage through the centralized web portal: IRISHEALTH”“Streamlining of the reporting system for individuals (faculty, staff, peers of fellow students) who are concerned about the wellbeing of a student”“Incorporation of a consolidated web portal of health resources in the curriculum of the Moreau First Year Experience course”“Reevaluation of the physical space in St. Liam’s Hall to redefine the hall as a ‘house of health.”These recommendations came from the group’s observations and findings about the current state of campus, Vidal said.The purpose of the IRISHHEALTH portal, Vidal said, would be to combine the existing information and resources that are currently available on the University Counseling Center (UCC) website, the University Health Services (UHS) website and the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being website as well as making it easier to navigate for students.“We’re going for rebranding and consolidation,” Vidal said.The second recommendation revolves around the Campus Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) program that, among other things, is a resource for people on campus concerned about a student’s wellbeing and also to assist students applying for readmission to the University. Vidal said many on campus were unsure of how these resources worked.The Moreau First Year Experience course will replace the current Physical Education and Contemporary Topics curriculum. The group has proposed that part of this curriculum detail the resources available for mental health and wellness and how to find and use them.Finally, the group has recommended that the space in St. Liam’s be reevaluated, particularly regarding waiting rooms. Vidal said the group suggested that the waiting rooms for the UCC and UHS be consolidated into one, in order to help students feel more comfortable. Vidal said she had received the most positive feedback on this point out of all the recommendations.The report also detailed a number of findings. One of the notable points concerned populations on campus especially vulnerable to “excessive stress levels and the associated mental health consequences,” the report reads.“We identified two; the first is first-year students … The second is international Asian students; we have found a lot of research to support that,” Vidal said.According to the data presented in the report, only 3.7 percent of students enrolled in the First Year of Studies visited the UCC in the 2013-2014 academic year, compared with 22 percent of Arts and Letters students, 9.9 percent of Architecture students, 11.5 percent of Business students, 16 percent of Engineering students and 18 percent of Science students.Additionally, they found based on UCC data and national averages that the University has higher percentages of students with psychotropic medication, alcohol abuse, ADHD and eating disorders compared to other mid-size universities.Official findings of the report include the following:“Misconceptions about postgraduate opportunities lead to unrealistic views on ‘necessary’ academic and extracurricular involvement, which contribute significantly to student stress.”“Students primarily connect with resources online and look to the Internet first when searching for information.”“The University does offer a number of counseling and support resources, but there is a lack of awareness of these resources among students.”“The stigma surrounding mental health may prevent students from getting the help they need.”“There are reporting structures in place, but faculty members still remain generally unaware of how to recognize students who may be struggling emotional and how to get them the help they need.”Tags: Board of Trustees, CLC, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Mental health, UCC, Vidal + Devinelast_img read more

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Randolph Man Charged After Allegedly Choking Woman During Dispute

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Image.RANDOLPH – A Town of Randolph man is facing several charges after allegedly choking a woman until she lost consciousness during a domestic dispute.New York State Police say James Olson, 36, was drunk when he hit and choked the female victim until she passed out during an incident last Friday.Troopers say Olson fled the scene but was apprehended soon after at a nearby residence.Olson, police said, was arrested and taken to the New York State Police Barracks in Jamestown. He is charged with second-degree strangulation and second-degree harassment.Olson was arraigned in the Town of Conewango Court and released on his own recognizance with an order to stay-away from the victim.last_img read more

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Control Plant Diseases

first_imgThe same fungal, bacteria and viral diseases that affect vegetable farmers can have the same detrimental impact on backyard gardeners’ spring and fall gardens.Whether it’s a disease like phytophthora that strikes in wet years or a virus like tomato yellow leaf curl that thrives during warmer conditions, these common pests can undermine months of hard work. To avoid these culprits, University of Georgia Extension vegetable horticulturist Timothy Coolong encourages gardeners to select vegetable varieties that are resistant to common diseases and to look for signs of disease early in the season. “There are some chemicals available to the homeowner, but they are generally not nearly as effective as those available to commercial growers,” Coolong said. “Because of that and (because) of the extreme insect and disease pressure we have, homeowners are probably going to want to combine a resistant variety with a spray program.”Tomato varieties with resistance to nematodes or fusarium and verticillium wilt are commonly available for home gardens. Most plants or seeds will have a disease resistance labeling that includes code letters for certain diseases. This can be a useful tool to help gardeners grow a more successful crop. Viral diseases tend to be more prevalent in the fall because of increased populations of insects that transmit plant diseases such as thrips, whiteflies and aphids. But these diseases can also damage tomatoes and many other popular garden vegetables like squash and cucumbers, Coolong said. “Once you get these viruses in a plant, there’s not much you can do about them,” he said. “Really the best way to manage those viruses is to control the insect vector, or to incorporate resistance to those viruses into the crop.” Viruses aren’t as much of a problem during the spring because cooler weather keeps insects less active. But gardeners should plan ahead to control aphids, thrips and white flies or plant resistant varieties. For some crops, like yellow squash, there are several good virus resistant varieties available.Before buying seeds or transplants, visit the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at caes.uga.edu/publications to find varieties recommended for each part of the state and see which diseases to guard against. Search by vegetable to find the proper publication. For more gardening help, call your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASKUGA1.last_img read more

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