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Harvard Magazine selects two Ledecky Fellows

first_imgHarvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year will be Brittney Moraski ’09 and Christian Flow ’10, who were selected after a competitive evaluation of writing submitted by student applicants. The fellows, who join the editorial staff during the year, contribute to the magazine’s “The Undergraduate” column and also initiate story ideas, write news and feature items, and edit copy before publication.Moraski, of Bark River, Mich., resides in Dunster House and concentrates in history and literature, with a focus on gender in the 19th and 20th centuries and modern American intellectual history. A past Crimson reporter and current admissions office tour guide and modern books and manuscripts assistant at Houghton Library, she plans to spend the summer doing research for her thesis, beginning work with Harvard Magazine, and continuing her job at Houghton.Flow, of Baltimore and Eliot House, is concentrating in classics, with a focus in both Latin and Greek. A Crimson reporter, he currently helps to cover the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. During the summer, he will serve as a residential assistant for the Center for Talented Youth program at Johns Hopkins University. He also has designs on rediscovering exercise, one of his great passions.The fellowship is supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83 and named in honor of his mother.last_img read more

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JEMS Looks Back at Superstorm Sandy Coverage

first_imgToday marks the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the East Coast. Hearing-Impaired Patients Require Special Consideration During a Disaster How NYC REMSCO Helped Coordinate Large-Scale Evacuations During Superstorm Sandy Above photo: The view of Superstorm Sandy damage of New Jersey’s beaches, taken on Nov. 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo Sonya N. Hebert) There were at least 182 deaths in the U.S. and Caribbean, including 48 in New York and 12 in New Jersey, according to the Associated Press. The storm was also responsible for more than $71 billion in damage to the U.S.center_img New Jersey EMS Task Force Response to Superstorm Sandy There were also many lessons learned by EMS providers after the destructive and life-changing storm. Click the links below to see how JEMS covered it. Regional EMS Operations During Superstorm Sandylast_img read more

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Nederland Police arrests & blotter: Oct. 21–Nov. 3

first_img Oct. 29Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 500 block of South 17th Street.Found property was reported in the 400 block of South 14th Street.An officer assisted another agency in the 1500 block of Lamar.Oct. 30Criminal mischief was reported in the 1000 block of Nederland Avenue.Theft was reported in the 1200 block of North 18th Street.Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of Nederland Avenue.A death was reported in the 3300 block of Seattle.Oct. 31Criminal mischief was reported in the 2700 block of Helena.An information report was made in the 1200 block of South 29th Street.A person was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the 600 block of South 25th Street. Nov. 3Leaving the scene of an accident was reported near North 13th Street.A person evaded arrest/detention in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.A death was reported in the 200 block of North 10th Street.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 1100 block of Kent. Nederland Police Department arrests: Oct. 21 to Nov. 3Ontario Renfro, 30, warrant other agencyTracy Gregory, 25, Nederland warrantsYamanica Freeman, 40, Nederland warrantsGarrett Hammond, 23, warrant other agencyAndrew Evans, 21, driving while intoxicatedRaymond Desmond, 47, driving while intoxicatedPaul Sanford, 27, assault-family violenceShannon Jones, 39, warrant other agencyJacob Gates, 33, Nederland warrants/warrant other agencySean Garcia, 25, warrant other agencyTaylor Thompson, 26, Nederland warrantsJeremy McQuillin, 37, warrant other agencyJose Fuentes, 38, assault causes bodily injury-family violenceCaleb Abshire, 21, driving while intoxicatedJeanine Ceja, 58, warrant other agencyCory Head, 36, warrant other agencyMax Morell, 33, warrant other agencyNederland police responded to the following calls from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3:Oct. 28A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 3300 block of Memphis.Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of North 17th Street.Burglary of a vehicle and theft of a firearm was reported in the 3300 block of Avenue M.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 2800 block of Avenue H.Burglary of a vehicle and theft of a firearm was reported in the 2800 block of Avenue H.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of North 31st Street.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 3400 block of Avenue L.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 3400 block of Avenue L.A deal was reported in the 800 block of North 33rd Street.A person was arrested for assault causes bodily injury — family violence in the 1800 block of Avenue J.center_img Nov. 1A person was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 1600 block of FM 365.A person was found to be in possession of marijuana in the 1600 block of FM 365.Assault causes bodily injury-family violence was reported in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.Forgery was reported in the 2300 block of South U.S. 69.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 1400 block of South Twin City Highway.Nov. 2Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 3300 block of Avenue H.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 1200 block of Helena.last_img read more

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Procter & Gamble signs as major sponsor of US Olympic Team

first_img Related Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser, has signed up as a major sponsor of the US Olympic Team for the forthcoming winter and summer games. The deal means that Cincinnati-based P&G will be a corporate partner and sponsor for the US teams in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and London 2012 Summer Games.The deal comes a month after P&G agreed to a major NFL sponsorship. Four P&G brands, including Gillette shavers, are ‘official products’ of NFL locker rooms, and eight others can carry the NFL logo in retail marketing under a multiyear contract that begins this football season in America. The USOC deal is also a big boost to the US Olympic Committee’s efforts to attract sponsors in the current recession.Financial details were not released, although it is estimated that such deals with companies of this size are typically worth at least US$15 million (€10.5 million).The Olympics tie-in involves 17 P&G brands, from Olay skin care to Pantene shampoo to Pringles snacks.”It’s a very significant announcement for us,” said Lisa Baird, USOC’s Chief Marketing Officer. “It goes to the depth of marketing that a company like Procter & Gamble can bring to our athletes and the Olympic movement.”The USOC recently lost General Motors and The Home Depot as sponsors and is reportedly trying to renew deals with Bank of America and AT&T. The federation had previously signed smaller deals with Ralph Lauren, Acer, Adecco and Deloitte.Baird said more sponsorships are in the pipeline and that the addition of P&G could help attract others. “Obviously, Procter & Gamble is a leading marketer, and other companies look to them,” she added.The P&G deal includes individual athlete partnerships; digital, print and television advertising, and Team USA-logo merchandising.P&G brands have had smaller Olympic sponsorships in the past, including the support of US gymnasts in the Beijing Summer Games in 2008. However, P&G officials said this will be their most extensive Olympics involvement to date.Kirk Perry, P&G’s Vice President for North America, said the company was attracted by the Olympics’ strong appeal for women, teens, 18-to-34-year-olds and other key demographic groups.”We always talk about meeting our consumers where they are, and this is certainly where they are,” Perry said.P&G spends some US$8 billion (€5.6 billion) a year on advertising.www.pg.comlast_img read more

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Minnesota takes two titles in Arkansas

first_imgDerek Wiebke and Shane Streich competed in the 1,500 meters. Wiebke ran for third at 3:45.03 and Streich finished fifth at 3:45.59.Jonathan Tharaldsen threw for 60 feet, 10 inches in the shot put, coming in sixth. He broke a personal record, moved him into ninth all time in program history.Minnesota made its mark in the relay competitions as they finished sixth out of 16 competing teams resulting in 13 points for them.The relay team of Tracy, Trapp, Trotter and LaRance finished runner-up at 7:28.66 in the 4×800 meter relay race. In the 4×400 meter relay, Jonathan Webb, Matthew Baker, Ben Psicihulis and Jackson Wellenstein finished sixth at 3:07.80 receiving three points. Minnesota’s seventh place finish in the 4×1,500 meter relay race gave the Gophers the two points as Sam Carlson, Owen Hoeft, Jack Manderscheid and Jordan MacIntosh finished with a time of 15:47.57.“Some of these events have some quality guys,” head coach Steve Plasencia said. “You have to step up your game and we felt that we saw that in some areas.” Minnesota takes two titles in ArkansasObsa Ali and Sammie Houston both won event titles this weekend.Courtesy of Gopher AthleticsRedshirt sophomore Sammie Houston competes at the Field House. Kaleb MedhanieApril 30, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSammie Houston said a victory in the national relays gives him confidence going forward. He’ll need that confidence as Minnesota heads to the postseason.The Gophers competed in the National Relays Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, with just one meet until the Big Ten Outdoor championships. Minnesota left Arkansas with two first-place titles, including one from Houston when he won the triple jump at 49 feet, 3 inches Saturday.On Friday, Obsa Ali won the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Friday at a time of 8:51.25. The time ranks second in the Big Ten this year. Alec Basten came in second at 8:57.32.“The main goal was just go out there run a time that qualifies me and my teammate, [Basten], for a regional mark.” Ali said.Mason Roomes finished second in the long jump at a mark of 24 feet, 11 inches, a personal record for Roomes who is now fifth all time in Gophers history.In the 800 meters, Minnesota put four players in the top eight. Dawson LaRance finished third at a time of 1:50.05, Josh Tracy finished fifth at 1:51.13, Chris Trotter came in sixth at 1:51.15 and Lucas Trapp rounded out the group at eighth at 1:51.46.last_img read more

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Researchers find possible missing link between sleep and improved memory

first_imgShare Email LinkedIn To test this idea, Mednick and the team of researchers added a memory component to a well-known creativity test called the Remote Associates Test (RAT). In between two RAT testing sessions, they gave people a nap and measured the quality of sleep and heart activity.In the first part of the study, 81 healthy individuals were presented with RAT problems consisting of three seemingly unrelated words (e.g., cookies, sixteen, heart) and were required to find another word (e.g., sweet) that links the three words together. Some participants were also asked to complete an unrelated analogy task. The answers to the analogy task served as primes for solving some of the problems in the second RAT test that occurred after the nap. After completing these tasks, 60 of the participants took a 90-minute nap, while the remaining subjects watched a video. Later in the day, all the participants returned to the lab and completed RAT problems for a second time. The problems were either identical to the previous test (repeated condition), completely new (novel condition) or had the same answers as the analogy task (primed condition).Individuals who had a nap were more likely to answer the creativity problems in the afternoon with words that were primed by the morning analogies task compared with people who didn’t nap. In other words, a nap helped the experimental subjects think more flexibly and combine primed words in “new and useful” combinations. Importantly, while approximately 40 percent of the performance improvement due to the nap could be predicted by the amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when the researchers considered heart rate activity during REM, they could account for up to 73 percent of the performance increases.“The findings suggest that ANS activity during REM sleep may be an unexplored contributor to sleep-related improvements in memory performance.” said Mednick. These results have implications for understanding the mind/body connection and relationships between sleep, cardiovascular health and cognitive functioning. Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation – the process of converting information from short-term to long-term memory – during sleep.The groundbreaking study, “Autonomic Activity During Sleep Predicts Memory Consolidation in Humans,” appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Mednick and her team demonstrated, for the first time, that increases in autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity during sleep is correlated with memory improvement.“Sleep has been shown to facilitate the transformation of recent experiences into long-term, stable memories,” explained Mednick. “But, past studies produced contradictory evidence about which specific sleep features enhance memory performance.” According to Mednick, this suggests that there may be unidentified events during sleep that play an important role in this process. Because memory during waking hours is enhanced by ANS activity, Mednick tested whether the ANS could be the missing link that explains how sleep promotes memory consolidation. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Introducing Calvary Chapel Of Los Alamos

first_imgBy Senior Pastor Pat KestellCalvary Chapel The world is full of broken individuals; the church is no different. Rather than hide behind masks of pretentious righteousness or of, “having it all together”, our goal is to continue the work of Jesus and, “Mend the Broken”, beginning with ourselves and reaching to all.Calvary Chapels endeavor to “Simply teach the Bible simply” as we search the heart of God. We do this through Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., an informal sit down Sunday night study 6:30 p.m., and various small groups, which put relationships at a premium. There are, of course, loving staff and volunteers in children’s church and nursery dedicated to the care of each precious child.Calvary Chapel may be known in the community for our ministry of serving free coffee, lemonade, and water at the Friday night concerts as well as our annual free Pumpkin Patch in October just to show love to all in our community.Our goal is not merely to GO to church but to BE the church. Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Healthcare: Get well soon

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Legal: the fluctuations of Brexit in building contracts

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Strong Q2 at Panalpina

first_imgEarnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 58.4 percent year-on-year in Q2 2013 to CHF52.1 million (USD56.05 million). Consolidated profit recovered 43.6 percentage points to CHF24.1 million (USD25.98 million).”Our second quarter results show a slight recovery of our business,” said ceo Peter Ulber. “All our products managed to gain market share. Ocean freight and logistics show double-digit growth in terms of gross profit, and also air freight is growing again, albeit moderately.”Panalpina saw gross profit increases in all regions – the EMEA saw an increase of 9 percent to CHF196 million (USD211.3 million); Asian export volumes to Europe saw moderate growth and gross profit in Asia Pacific rose by 8 percent to CHF81 million (USD87.31 million). Gross profit in the Americas, driven by strong Latin American trade, grew by 12 percent year-on-year to CHF122 million (USD131.5 million).According to Panalpina, ocean freight volumes are growing continuously and it shipped 5 percent more teu than in Q2 2012, setting a new company record for second quarter volumes and outperforming the market average of 2 percent growth in process.In the air freight sector, Panalpina reported 3 percent volume growth as demand from healthcare and oil and gas customers rose substantially. It is the first volume increase after nine consecutive quarters of decline in the segment.www.panalpina.comlast_img read more

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