Volleyball falls in hard-fought battle with Florida Atlantic, 3-2

first_imgFacebook TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staff TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ + posts ReddIt Previous articleVolleyball blanked by Colorado State for first loss of seasonNext articleVolleyball swept by Florida State, finish winless in Fight in the Fort Tournament TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks center_img Twitter Facebook Linkedin Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Pantone: Color of the year 2020 printTCU dropped their closest match of the season 3-2 to FAU in the second game of the Fight in the Fort Tournament. Photo by Caroline Durham.After getting swept by Colorado State in their first match of the Fight in the Fort Tournament, TCU volleyball dropped a highly-contested match 3-2 to Florida Atlantic for their second loss of the weekend, 3-2. First-years Audrey Nalls and Julia Adams combined for 31 kills and six blocks in the match.The match was close from the beginning. The teams traded shots, with the score tied at 18 in the first set. TCU would take a late lead on back-to-back aces by middle blocker Afedo Manyang, but the Florida Atlantic offense would prove too strong for TCU in the end.The Owls narrowly won the first set 25-23 to put the Horned Frogs behind in the match.The second set started with another kill from Adams and the Frogs took the lead early. Defensive specialist Dani Dennison kept the Frogs ahead with her early back-to-back aces.After the score was tied at 10, neither team held a lead of more than three points for the rest of the set. The contest was back-and-forth down to the wire, continuing past the 25-point mark. Small mistakes were made on the TCU side of the net and the talented Owls would end up taking the set 31-29 to go up 2-0 on the match.Despite their deficit, TCU would not go down without a fight. Nalls and Manyang paired up for a couple of blocks to put the Frogs up early in the third set.This strong defensive play carried TCU to a 25-18 to give them life in the match. The Frogs held the Owls to just a .038 hitting percentage in the set.Going into the fourth set, the Horned Frogs needed someone to pick up their energy after a long match. Middle blocker Sarah Swanson was the player for the job, hustling to balls from the get-go and stepping up when it was her turn to put one down. With a quick set from Irem Ucar, Swanson put down a thunderous kill, shifting the momentum towards TCU once again. The Frogs were diving on the floor and going for anything they could to keep themselves in the series. Midway through the fourth set, Manyang took a bad step when landing from a hit and was taken out of the game. Coach Kramer summoned Sarah Langs as the middle hitter for the rest of the game for the Frogs.Florida Atlantic put up a good fight, but TCU did just enough to pull off a 25-22 victory to tie the match at two sets apiece. At this point, the student section was rattling the Rickel, and the Horned Frogs looked in the zone to get one more win against the Owls.Florida Atlantic took a 5-1 lead early and never looked back. The Frogs were not able to put up enough offense to keep with the Owls, losing the set 15-10 and the match.Florida Atlantic leads Conference USA in kills, with 99 in seven sets (14.14), and hitting percentage (.324).The Frogs will finish off the Fight in the Fort tournament when they play the Florida State Seminoles at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/last_img read more

Panda Express Co-founders Give $30 Million to Caltech for Medical Engineering

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Giving Back Panda Express Co-founders Give $30 Million to Caltech for Medical Engineering Andrew and Peggy Cherng saw opportunity to invest in their community and in the future of health care From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 11:40 am Community News For the Cherngs, making a $30 million gift to name and endow the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech was a matter of heart and mind. During more than four decades working as business owners and entrepreneurs in Pasadena, they have developed a strong appreciation for the institutions and people who call this city home.As co-chairs and co-CEOs of the privately held Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., the Cherngs operate some 2,000 Panda Express restaurants across the country and around the world. But their first family restaurant, Panda Inn, opened its doors in Pasadena. “We were warmly welcomed,” says Andrew Cherng, who established the restaurant with his father, master chef Ming-Tsai Cherng, on Foothill Boulevard in 1973.Building on the success of Panda Inn, the Cherngs grew a business enterprise that has afforded them the opportunity to give back. And they elected to direct their first major philanthropic investment to another prominent Pasadena institution. “We wanted our first major commitment to make a meaningful connection, so we gave to a school that is located in the same city where we started,” says Andrew Cherng, adding that many Caltech faculty became regular Panda Inn guests over the years. “I got to know Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Fredrik Zachariasen—we seem to be most popular with physicists,” he laughs.“We always thought of Caltech as a shining star of Pasadena,” Peggy Cherng adds. So, when one of the couple’s friends, David Lee (PhD ’74)—chair of Caltech’s Board of Trustees—invited her to get involved, her interest was piqued.With an MS in computer science and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, Peggy Cherng has a mind for science and engineering. She worked in software development at McDonnell Douglas’s aerospace division and Comtal/3M before joining the family business in 1982. Then, she says, “I took a different career path.” Nevertheless, she leveraged her engineering background to streamline operations at Panda by developing systems to track inventory, purchasing, and customer feedback.Peggy Cherng was elected a member of Caltech’s Board of Trustees in 2012, and has seen herself as an ambassador for the Institute ever since. As they learned more about Caltech, the couple also wanted to support Break Through: The Caltech Campaign, a fundraising effort that aims to raise $2 billion to secure Caltech’s future as a source of transformative discovery for the world.“Andrew and Peggy Cherng’s story is a quintessential example of success rooted in Pasadena and impact felt across the world,” says Caltech president Thomas Rosenbaum, the Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “In the same way, their extraordinary gift to support the country’s first medical engineering department here at Caltech will enable new discoveries and cures, rippling out to improve human lives everywhere.”The Cherngs have a keen interest in the pioneering work of Caltech’s scientists and engineers, from planetary explorations conducted in partnership with JPL to climate dynamics research using robotic ocean gliders. But the couple elected to focus their personal philanthropy on medical engineering because, as Peggy Cherng explains, “In between the sky and the sea, Caltech is also uniquely positioned to make a difference for humans on earth.”The Cherngs’ gift is congruent with their commitment to “paying it forward” to improve the quality of life for people in their community and around the globe. Caltech’s medical engineers apply multidisciplinary engineering principles in the health sphere to design and fabricate devices and systems for translational medicine—including diagnostics, therapeutics, implants, and non-invasive imaging—that will lead to cheaper, more effective, and more accessible health care.“We are here to build the American dream, but not just for us,” Peggy Cherng elaborates. “We want to give to the right cause, and medical engineering will help others. I see Caltech helping to create a bright future ahead.”The Cherng Department of Medical Engineering, one of seven departments in Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) and 21 overall at Caltech, is the first of the university’s departments to be named and endowed. Augmenting the potential impact of their contribution, a portion of the Cherngs’ gift will create a leadership chair fund that the department head can allocate flexibly and quickly to advance the most promising research and educational initiatives.“From the beginning, one of the strengths of this department has been that it draws upon the expertise of faculty members across engineering and science disciplines,” says Ravi Ravichandran, holder of Caltech’s Otis Booth Leadership Chair in EAS and the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. “I am very grateful to the Cherngs for this gift, which will allow us to sustain and build upon the transformational research and educational approaches of this department, and seed future breakthroughs.”From a practical standpoint, Peggy Cherng considers it an advantage that Caltech doesn’t have its own medical school. “This way, research is not restricted to the expertise of one place, no matter how great it may be,” she explains. “Caltech forms dynamic collaborations with many hospitals.”Currently, Caltech researchers are partnering with colleagues at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and City of Hope on projects ranging from ocular microimplants to mechanical heart valves. The Cherngs have a personal connection and appreciation for the work done at City of Hope, since Andrew Cherng’s father received care there in 1981.“In 2014, Peggy and I worked with the then-division chair of EAS, Ares Rosakis, to host a full-day seminar that brought together investigators from Caltech and physicians from City of Hope to report on promising areas of research and development,” recalls David Lee, who serves as co-chair of the Break Through campaign in addition to chairing the board. “She heard specific examples of how scientists and engineers are collaborating with physicians to break open complex medical problems in order to develop new diagnostic and treatment options. I believe that was when she saw the potential impact and began thinking about how to support these endeavors.”The Cherngs’ decision to endow the medical engineering program at Caltech aligns with their overall approach to philanthropy and corporate responsibility. Through Panda Cares, for example, the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group, they have supported health care, education, and disaster relief efforts since 1999. Additionally, they have cultivated a giving spirit in their restaurants by prominently displaying donation boxes and asking associates to conclude every guest transaction with an inquiry about making a donation. Five years ago, the Panda Express giving program raised just over $1 million; by 2016, guest donations reached $21 million.The Cherngs have been inducted into the National Restaurant Association Hall of Fame and were named Los Angeles Business Journal’s Business Persons of the Year. In 2015, Panda Restaurant Group was included in Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers.Andrew Cherng, who was recognized by Forbes magazine in its list of 25 notable Chinese Americans in 2008, is a member of the Committee of 100—an organization of Chinese Americans dedicated to the spirit of excellence and achievement in United States. He holds a BS from Baker University and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in recognition of his innovation, entrepreneurship and community outreach.In addition to serving on the Caltech Board of Trustees and its Technology Transfer Committee, Peggy Cherng is a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch. Your email address will not be published. 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BBB: Be wary of tax collection scams

first_img Twitter BBB: Be wary of tax collection scams Pinterest By admin – March 18, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest BBB Scam TrackerThere is just over a month left to file your taxes by the April 17th deadline if you have not done so already. This time of year, is also peak season for tax collection scams, and the longer you wait to file your returns, the more chances a scam artist might have to use your information to steal your money or personal information. According to Time, close to 20 percent of Americans still wait until April to file their returns.Tax-related scams are among the most stubborn cons out there. Although, they are no longer one of the top ten riskiest scams, according to Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Risk Report, there has still been more than 3,500 reports filed on BBB Scam Tracker since January 2017. They reappear often, each time with a slightly different spin.In the most recent version of this scam, which triggered an urgent warning from the IRS last month, thieves use phishing and other schemes to steal client data from tax professionals. Then, using that data, they file fraudulent tax returns and use the taxpayers’ real bank accounts to deposit erroneous tax refunds. Finally, the thieves, posing as IRS, debt collection agency officials or law enforcement, call attention to the error and ask taxpayers to return the money to them.These imposters often go to great lengths to appear real. The scammer may give a fake badge number and name. Your caller ID may look like the call is coming from Washington, D.C. In many instances, these scams start with a serious and official sounding “robocall” recording.Another scam to look out for is tax identity theft. This occurs when a scammer uses your Social Security number to file a tax return in your name and collect your refund. It can also be someone using your information to get a job. Consumers don’t usually realize they have been victims of tax identity theft until they get a written notice from the IRS saying that more than one tax return was filed, or they were paid by an employer they don’t know.BBB Serving the Heart of Texas has the following tips to avoid becoming a victim of this all-too-common scam:1. Be wary if you are being asked to act immediately. Scammers typically try to push you into action before you have had time to think. The IRS will give you the chance to question or appeal what you owe.2. The IRS doesn’t call, text or email. The IRS won’t call about payments or overdue taxes without first contacting you by mail.3. Don’t wire money or use a prepaid debit card. The IRS says it will never demand immediate payment, require a specific form of payment, or ask for credit card or debit card numbers over the phone.4. Get an IP PIN. You can get an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS before you file your return. This is a six-digit number, which, in addition to your Social Security number, confirms your identity. This can be done at IRS.gov.If you are the victim of tax identity theft in the U.S., contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490. You can also file a report at BBB.org/scamtracker. Facebook Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Facebook Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: And the band played onNext articlePERRYMAN: Keeping the Texas economy on track adminlast_img read more

The State of Refinance at Fannie and Freddie

Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The State of Refinance at Fannie and Freddie About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Check-in for Q4 Next: Engaging the American Homefront Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 15, 2019 3,332 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSEs HARP loans mortgage Refinance in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Rising mortgage rates in the previous months resulted in a decrease in the total refinances at the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in December 2018, according to the Q4 Refinance Report released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).The report found that the GSEs completed 245,620 refinances in the fourth quarter compared with 253,135 in the prior quarter. Of these loans, 1,390 loans were refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) during the quarter.It also indicated that the refinances done through HARP which ended in December 2018 would gradually taper off in 2019. In fact, at the end of the fourth quarter, HARP refinances represented just 1 percent of the total refinance volume at the GSEs. Borrowers completed 1,390 refinances through HARP bringing the total refinances through this program to 3.4 million from its inception.Looking at the year-to-date impact of the program, the report found that borrowers with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios that were greater than 105 percent accounted for 16 percent of the volume of HARP loans and that 33 percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for 15- to 20-year mortgages that are known to build equity faster than the traditional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Breaking it down by state, the report indicated that more people opted for HARP in Florida and Illinois where it represented 2 percent of the total refinance volume compared with the national average of 1 percent.In December, 9 percent of HARP loans had an LTV that was greater than 125 percent. The report also found that borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did not refinance through the program. As of June 2018, “nine states and one territory accounted for 70 percent of the nation’s HARP-eligible loans with a refinance incentive.”From April 2009 through December 2018, 2,918,957 loans refinanced through HARP were for primary residences, 110,887 were for second homes and 464,551 were for investment properties, the report indicated. Sign up for DS News Daily Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The State of Refinance at Fannie and Freddie Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSEs HARP loans mortgage Refinance 2019-02-15 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago read more

Gardai at scene of crash on Pearse Road, Letterkenny

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook By News Highland – May 1, 2019 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleCouncil seeks expressions of interest for new renewal schemeNext articleDonegal beef farmers take part in national protest today News Highland Gardai are currently at the scene of a crash on the Pearse Road area of Letterkenny.The collision involving a cement truck and a car occurred a short time ago.Gardai confirmed that there are no injuries.The road is expected to be cleared shortly. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai at scene of crash on Pearse Road, Letterkenny Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Poe shares about House of Hope at Exchange Club

first_img You Might Like Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits CHAMPIONS: Patriots sweep Glenwood to claim crown Trevor Barron dove across home plate to score the 11th and final run in Pike Liberal Arts’ 11-1 win over… read more From there, these women will transition into the community.“They will go to church in the community and, hopefully, find employment,” Poe said. “The length of time they will spend at the House of Hope will depend on how long it takes them to make that transition — for them to put their lives back together after struggling with addictions.”Tracy Schenck, who is a Teen Challenge graduate, will be the director of House of Hope.“Tracy is already a part of the community,” Poe said. “She attends The Vine church in Troy. She has been successfully completed Teen Challenge and is the one to successfully direct House of Hope.”Poe said, if all goes as planned, House of Hope will open in July.“We still have a lot of work to do and there are needs to be met,” she said.Two air conditioning units are needed, as are furniture and household items.“Volunteer labor would be greatly appreciated,” Poe said, with a smile.Monetary donations may be made to House of Hope at Troy Bank & Trust locations. Checks should be made to Tennille United Methodist Church, Adult/Teen Challenge, Brundidge. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Published 3:00 am Friday, May 11, 2018 “Eighty-two percent of those who successfully complete the program remain free of their addictions after five years,” Poe said.The House of Hope is a facility for up to 10 women who have alcohol and drug additions. There are two aspects of the Brundidge facility.“One aspect is crisis situations,” Poe said. “When a person needs immediate attention, she can be evaluated at the House of Hope and recommended for one of three Adult/Teen Challenge recovery facilities in the state. The time that she spends at the House of Hope will be limited.“The other aspect is that women, who have successfully completed the Adult/Teen Challenge recovery program at another facility but are not ready transition into the community, will come to House of Hope.”center_img By The Penny Hoarder Poe shares about House of Hope at Exchange Club The vacant house on the corner of South Main and Lee streets in Brundidge caught Poe’s eye and she knew almost immediately that it was a house where hope could abide.The couple purchased the house and is in the process of renovating it as a women’s Adult /Teen Challenge facility.Poe told the Exchange Club members that Adult/Teen Challenge is an addiction recovery program that has the highest success rate of any addiction recovery program. Mary Poe, co-founder of House of Hope with her husband, Bobby, was the program guest at the Troy Exchange Club Thursday. She is pictured with Chris McVay, Exchange Club, president-elect, and Donna Jones, right, club member and Alabama District Exchange Club president. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Where there is opportunity, there is hope.Mary Poe and her husband took advantage of an opportunity. Now, there is the House of Hope.Poe, the featured speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the Troy Exchange Club, told the club members that, when opportunity presented itself, she and her husband, Bobby, were more than willing to take advantage of it. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

1 year after Blaze Bernstein’s killing, parents look to turn alleged hate crime into ‘movement of hope’

first_imgKABC(LOS ANGELES) — Blaze Bernstein was a bright student, loyal friend and passionate culinary aficionado who spent the fall of 2017 as a sophomore taking pre-med courses at the University of Pennsylvania and acting as a managing editor of the school’s culinary magazine, friends and family recalled.“He was always so involved in ‘Penn Appétit’ and he absolutely loved food,” said classmate Rachel Prokupek. “He always got super passionate and in-depth into whatever he was writing about.”Gideon Bernstein, Blaze’s father, said his son had a “gift for creative writing.”“He applied and auditioned to get into a performing arts and creative arts charter school called Orange County School of the Arts,” he told ABC News this month. “That’s really where he got a lot of his development for his amazing writing skills, which was really how he was able to get into the University of Pennsylvania.”But just a couple of weeks after completing his third semester at school, Blaze Bernstein’s promising life was cut short back home in California.Wednesday will mark a year since Bernstein, 19, who was gay and Jewish, was stabbed to death in an alleged hate crime while home for winter break.His devastated parents said they’ve spent the year battling the “uncharted grounds of losing a child” as they struggle to come “to grips of being the victims of an incredible tragedy” that captured the nation’s attention.As their son’s former high school classmate prepares to go on trial for murder, the Bernsteins say, amid their grief, “We’re trying to take a moment of hate and turn it into a movement of hope.”Through a campaign encouraging people to participate in acts of kindness, Gideon Bernstein says, “We want his name to be remembered as somebody who reminds people of the hope for the future.”A week-long searchThe hard-working teen was home in Southern California with his family for winter break when he vanished on Jan. 2, 2018.His worried parents reported him missing the next day.Blaze Bernstein was last seen driving with a friend to Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch, authorities said initially.Over the next week, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials combed through the park. A group of professional and amateur drone users even offered to help in the search.Blaze Bernstein’s body was found on Jan. 9 in the brush surrounding Borrego Park, the sheriff’s department said.His body was left near his elementary school, where he’d play soccer and the library he used to visit, his mother said.An alleged hate crimeIt was Sam Woodward, a former classmate of Blaze Berstein’s from the Orange County School of the Arts, who had allegedly picked up the teen from his parents’ home that night, Orange County prosecutors said.At some point, prosecutors believe Woodward stabbed Bernstein 19 times and buried his body in the dirt.Woodward, then 20 years old, was arrested on Jan. 12 and charged with murder.Woodward’s cell phone allegedly revealed racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic thoughts and intentions, prosecutors said. He was linked to a neo-Nazi organization, according to a source close to the case.Woodward is accused of targeting Blaze Bernstein because of his sexual orientation. A hate crime sentencing enhancement was added to the murder charge in August.Woodward, who has pleaded not guilty to murder, also faces a sentencing enhancement of personal use of a knife; he has denied both enhancements.Robert Kohler, a public defender who is defending Woodward, confirmed his client pleaded not guilty but did not comment to ABC News on the ongoing case.For Gideon Bernstein, it’s “been hard to be able to come to grips with” the “realization” that “there’s still a lot of people out there that just have some reason to hate.”The number of sexual orientation-based hate crimes reported in 2017 increased 5 percent from 2016, according to FBI data, said Michael Lieberman, Washington counsel for the Anti-Defamation League. Beyond sexual orientation, hate crimes overall increased 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, FBI data showed, according to Lieberman.One of the most monumental steps to combat sexual orientation-based hate crimes was the 2009 signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which added crimes motivated by the victim’s gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and disability to the federal hate crime law.“There has been tremendous progress on addressing hate violence since the passage of the Matthew Shepard Act in 2009,” said Lieberman, who was involved in the push to pass the act.It was named after 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who in 1998 was abducted, tied to a fence and fatally beaten in Wyoming for being openly gay. It was also named after James Byrd Jr., a black man murdered by three white supremacists in Texas in 1998.“It took us 13 years to pass the Matthew Shepard Act,” Lieberman said, “because we insisted that sexual orientation be included. Sexual orientation is always the third or second most frequent hate crime behind race and religion.“There has been improved training, education awareness of sexual orientation crimes since Matthew Shepard,” Lieberman said.He stressed, however, that “it would be really important to have complementary federal initiatives to prevent bullying” because “the best way to address hate crimes is to prevent them.”Lieberman said the Trump administration has “taken their eye off the ball on the prevention side,” something he hopes to fight in 2019.‘We can’t bring him back’As Woodward’s case inches toward trial, the Bernsteins haven’t attended the court appearances.The slain teen’s mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, said she’ll only go if it will help bring justice.“As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing that … will come out of us being there,” she told ABC News. “It will not fix the problem. And the problem is my son is gone. We can’t bring him back. So whatever happens, I just want the resolution to protect the safety and welfare of our community, so that this person, if it is found that he did this, that he is not allowed out in our society again to hurt anyone else.”Woodward, now 21, returns to court on Jan. 25. If convicted, Woodward faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.‘A movement of hope’Instead of focusing on the crime, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein said her family is “focused on things that we can fix, and things that can improve the quality of life for everyone, which includes tolerance education.”“We’re trying to take a moment of hate and turn it into a movement of hope,” Gideon Bernstein said. “That’s hope for humanity, and hope for other people to help to make this world a better place now that our son is no longer here. And we’ve been doing everything in our power to try to focus on that.”The Bernsteins consider one of their most significant accomplishments this year the “Blaze it Forward” campaign, which aims to honor their son by encouraging people to participate in community service and other acts of kindness.On the “Blaze it Forward” Facebook page, participants share their good deeds in Blaze’s memory and to inspire others.One woman recounted how she and her mother bought gloves and socks for a young homeless man they often see near their home.“We handed him all these items and told him the story of Blaze and reason for why we wanted to do this for him. We left him speechless,” she wrote in the December post. “Thank you Blaze for the inspiration to do good for all mankind.”Another woman wrote, “Inspired by the stories here, I decided to sell my glass artwork during the holidays and am sending 100% of the proceeds to support cancer organizations.”In addition, the Blaze Bernstein Memorial Fund was launched to support charities that protect kids from violence and other charities Blaze would have been involved in. A scholarship in Blaze’s name has also been started to support local, college-bound students who have overcome struggles and contributed to their community.“We want his name to be remembered as somebody who reminds people of the hope for the future,” Gideon Bernstein said. “What was taken from us, that they have to replace that by doing other things to help people out and make this world a better place. And that keeps us going.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Freshwater fluxes through the western Fram Strait

first_imgTwo hydrographic and δ18O transects across Fram Strait (Aug–Sept 1997, 1998) are used to examine freshwater contributions to the East Greenland Current (EGC). The EGC featured up to ∼16% meteoric water in both years, but was made comparatively more saline through the formation of up to ∼11 m of sea ice. We derive meteoric water fluxes of ∼3680 km³yr−1 in Aug‐Sept 1997, and ∼2000 km³yr−1 in Aug–Sept 1998. The 1997 and 1998 data show a long‐term mean sea ice flux through Fram Strait around half the long‐term mean meteoric water flux. A 1991 δ18O section [Bauch et al., 1995] yielded a very similar ratio. Our 1998 section reveals fresh, low‐δ18O water on the East Greenland shelf whose comparatively large volume constitutes a potentially significant contribution to the total freshwater flux through Fram Strait. Such fluxes are important to the regional and global thermohaline circulation; we suggest that efforts towards monitoring both the EGC and East Greenland shelf waters are thus required.last_img read more

US Navy receives first operational MQ-4C Triton

first_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman delivers first operational MQ-4C Triton to US Navy Authorities November 13, 2017 View post tag: MQ-4Ccenter_img Northrop Grumman announced it has delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton aircraft to the US Navy facility at Point Mugu.The company also said it expects to deliver the second operational Triton aircraft later this year.Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu is home to the maintenance detachment of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP)19. Maintainers will prepare the first two operational Triton aircraft for its employment to Guam, scheduled next year.VUP-19, the Navy’s first unmanned patrol squadron, is based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Pilots and operators will fly the unmanned Triton aircraft from NAS Jacksonville.“This aircraft represents the beginning of a new era for Naval aviation,” said Doug Shaffer, vice president, Triton programs, Northrop Grumman. “Triton is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned system that delivers a critical autonomous capability to the Navy, expanding the service’s maritime patrol mission. We are proud to be a part of this historic program.”The navy has earlier announced plans to deploy Triton to NAS Mayport, Florida, NAS Sigonella, Italy and the Middle East in the future.Flying upwards of 55,000 feet for up to 24 hours at a time, Triton aircraft can combine to fly an orbit, with one plane on station and another en route, providing the navy with near-constant coverage of huge swaths of ocean and littorals.The program of record ultimately calls for Northrop Grumman to deliver 68 aircraft to the Navy. Back to overview,Home naval-today Northrop Grumman delivers first operational MQ-4C Triton to US Navy View post tag: UAS Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgHow were you made aware of this opportunity?AU Employment websiteEmployment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)Veterans Assistance ServicesDisability Assistance ServicesNewspaperProfessional JournalListservHR emailSocial MediaState Employment ServiceWalk-inOther Are you a Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Alabama oreligible to obtain license within 12 months of completion ofdoctoral degree?YesNo Position DetailsRequisition NumberS096PHome Org NameStudentCounselingPsychologicalScvsDivision NameStudent AffairsPosition TitlePsychologistJob Class CodeAE74Appointment StatusFull-timePart-time FTELimited TermNoLimited Term LengthJob SummaryThis is a pool posting for future vacancies in this jobclassification. Applications will be considered active for a periodof six months from the posting dateStudent Affairs at Auburn University is seeking candidates for theposition of Psychologist in Student Counseling & PsychologicalServices. The Psychologist is responsible for providing counselingand psychological services for students with mental health issuesand providing information regarding mental health services andprograms.Essential FunctionsEssential functions of this position include, but are not limitedto:- Providing psychological services to students, includingindividual therapy, group therapy, emergency/crisis intervention,psychological assessment, treatment planning, diagnosis, andconsultation with stakeholders.-Documenting, reporting, and maintaining confidential records andinformation from counseling-related services including individualtherapy, group therapy, emergency/crisis intervention,consultations,and psychological assessments.-Evaluating and developing comprehensive treatment plans forindividuals including assessment, diagnosis, coordinating treatmentwith other professionals, and providing community referrals whenindicated.-Clinically supervising psychology interns and graduate practicumstudents; may clinically supervise unlicensed senior staffclinicians.-Planning, developing, and presenting outreach presentations,workshop programs, and educational seminars related to mentalhealth issues and available services to students, staff, faculty,and other campus stakeholders.Education LevelPh.D. or Psy.D.Field of StudyPh.D. or Psy.D. in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited academic program and having completed a doctoralinternshipORMaster’s Degree (or equivalent) from an APA -accredited academicprogram with all doctoral degree requirements completed except thedissertation. Completion of the dissertation and graduation fromthe doctoral program is required within 12 months of hireYears of ExperienceArea of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsEducation LevelField of StudyYears of ExperienceArea of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsMinimum Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differencesin ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation;and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affectivedisorders.Minimum Technology SkillsMinimum License and CertificationsLicensed as a Psychologist in the State of Alabama or eligible toobtain license within 12 months of completion of doctoraldegree.Desired QualificationsDesired qualifications include: Completion of an APA -accreditedPre-Doctoral Internship; additional years of experience inproviding counseling and psychological services to a collegestudent population.Salary GradeSalary Range$51,900 – $86,400Job CategoryStudent AffairsWorking Hours if Non-TraditionalMonday-Friday 8 am-5 pmList any hazardous conditions or physical demands required bythis positionPosting Date02/12/2020Closing DateEEO StatementAUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease utilize the attachment feature of our online employmentsystem and attach the following: cover letter, resume, andreferences. Only complete applications will be considered.A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment isrequired.Quick Link for Internal Postingshttps://www.auemployment.com/postings/6378Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterOptional DocumentsLetter of RecommendationPortfolioOtherSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Do you have knowledge of human behavior and performance;individual differences in ability, personality, and interests;learning and motivation; and the assessment and treatment ofbehavioral and effective disorders?YesNo Do you have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or ClinicalPsychology from an APA-accredited institution?YesNoWill obtain within 6 monthsMaster’s Degree (or equivalent) from an APA-accredited academicprogram with all doctoral degree requirements completed except thedissertation.last_img read more