In his book, “Liminal Thinking,” Dave Gray uses the term “The Obvious” to refer to our individual view of the world. “The Obvious” is a map that we’ve built up over time to navigate the world around us, and it influences most of the conscious decisions we make in a given day. We trust our map implicitly, even take it for granted, but rarely to think about how that map came to be.The Pot Roast Story is an example of relying on ”The Obvious.” In the story, a woman, for years, diligently follows a family recipe that calls for cutting the ends off a pot roast before cooking. When the woman decides to find out why the recipe calls for cutting off the ends of the roast, she finds out it was less about the result than the original circumstances.Every day we make decisions in our life and in our work based on our individual map, on what we consider “The Obvious.” What if we looked deeper? What if we started to ask why we do the things we do? What is it we are actually trying to accomplish?Cooperative Extension, like other adult education programs, has a mission, though the exact mission and wording varies state by state. The word cloud below captures the most common words in Extension mission statements from 32 states found on websites in October 2016. What stands out to you?Viewing just the word cloud, we surmise that Extension is associated with universities, and uses education and research-based knowledge to improve and strengthen people, families, and communities. But why do we believe education and research-based knowledge will improve and strengthen people, families, and communities?The answer, for many adult education programs, is grounded in the theory of Diffusion of Innovation. This theory provides an underpinning for much of what Extension does, and a substantial body of peer-reviewed literature has developed around it.In a nutshell, “Diffusion is the process through which an innovation, defined as an idea perceived as new, spreads via certain communication channels over time among the members of a social system.” – A Prospective and Retrospective Look at the Diffusion Model, Everett M. Rogers, Journal Of Health Communication Vol. 9 , Iss. Sup1, 2004Extension has developed as a system to communicate innovations (broadly defined) to our audiences, with the assumption that this will lead to the audience adopting innovations that will “strengthen and improve their lives.”Diffusion of innovation theory is implicit in the logic model, which posits changes in knowledge lead to changes in action which lead to changes in condition. While it seems self-evident that people require knowledge before their behavior will change, do we do enough to consider, and affect, the other complex factors that influence changes in behavior?We encourage you to read more about the diffusion of innovation, and ask if it sufficiently answers your “why question.” If it doesn’t, then what does? The next step is to delve a bit deeper with the diffusion of innovation theory and ask questions, e.g.:Where does the innovation come from?What is the role of Extension in developing or discovering the innovation?What is Extension’s role in communicating that innovation?Are there steps beyond communicating that will lead to adoption of the innovation?In our next post, we will look at some of these questions, particularly through the lens of networks. In our view, networks can play a key role in facilitating the discovery and spread of innovations.Authors: Bob Bertsch (@ndbob), Karen Jeannette (@kjeannette), and Stephen Judd (@sjudd)
Jesus and Mary College is a part of Delhi University but has initiated a separate admission procedure. The admission form of JMC will not be a part of the common application form of Delhi University.JMC offers the following honours courses: EconomicsEnglishHistoryHindiMathematicsPolitical SciencePsychologySociologyOther than the honours degree in Commerce, JMC also offers a professional degree programme called Bachelor of Elementary Education. It is a four-year course which enables students to teach at elementary level (Grade I to Grade VIII).Seats available: JMC offers 2,400 seats for regular students in various courses.General Rule applicable to all departments:Admissions will be on merit and on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the applicant in Class XII. Aggregate marks will be calculated on the basis of best four academic subjects including English.ADMISSION PROCEDURE:Students can obtain online admission forms available at http://www.jmc.ac.in from June 2nd, 2014 for applying for admissions in JMC.An applicant can fill only one form; three preferences can be marked on one form. Students who fill more than one form will be disqualified even at a later stage.Students applying under sports category shall be required to appear for sports trials along with all original documents/certificates as per the schedule to be put up on the college website / notice board. Minimum eligibility for appearing in trials is I/II or III position at the zonal level or I/II or III position at the State level.Students applying under ECA category shall have to appear for ECA trials along with all original documents /certificates.Admissions will be done according to the rules and regulations of the institution and the Delhi University and the decision of the college in this regard shall be final.The cut off lists of the selected candidates will be put up on the college website/notice board as per the Delhi University schedule.NOTE: Prospectus is available on the college website http://www.jmc.ac.in.advertisement
Toshiba Memory Europe announced the launch of the RC100 Series at International CES 2018, a new line of NVMe (NVM Express) M.2 solid state drives for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone. Starting with Toshiba’s own 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC BiCS FLASH and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimised storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6Gbit/s and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1620 MB/s and 1130 MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS, all without requiring on-board DRAM.Ideal for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing – from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between – RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22 x 42mm) form factor and available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty to ensure peace of mind.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous AAEON: embedded Box PC with scope on surveillance or factory automationNext DDC: cost and space saving 280W IFEC & PED aircraft power solution
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to establish a fun atmosphere at the Premier League club in order to achieve his objectives.The 59-year-old Italian replaced compatriot Antonio Conte who was sacked, a year after leading the team to the title, after Chelsea failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.”My goal is to have fun and be competitive in all the competitions until the end,” Sarri told a news conference on Wednesday.”If a team has fun, often the fans have fun too. This is very important. We want to reach high-level objectives, but first we must have fun.”Spanish media have linked Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with Real Madrid and although Sarri wants to keep the duo at Stamford Bridge, the former banker is happy for the club’s hierarchy to handle transfer business.”Clearly we would like to keep the strongest players…this is what any manager and club wants to do,” the former Napoli boss added.”I am much more a pitch manager than a general manager. I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market. Our task as managers is growing the players that we have.”With players involved in the World Cup yet to join the club for pre-season training, Sarri will need time to embed his philosophy at Stamford Bridge.”I play in a slightly different way (from Conte) so it will take some time for the squad,” said Sarri. “Many players still have to come back from the World Cup.advertisement”I hope this initial time can be shortened. I hope the quality of the players will allow me to have the results.”Italian midfielder Jorginho has followed Sarri from Napoli to become Chelsea’s first signing of the close season and the manager is keen to strengthen his midfield further.”I spoke with the club and I said a pinch of quality is lacking in our midfield for a certain kind of play,” he said.Chelsea open their campaign in the Community Shield against champions Manchester City on Aug. 5. They visit Huddersfield Town in their league opener six days later.(With Reuters inputs)
10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the liquor we’re drinking is getting darker, and jack-o’-lanterns are slowly appearing on stoops and porches across the country. But pumpkins aren’t just for carving—as one of the most delicious and nutritious fall foods, they’re great for eating too. Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids—known to strengthen the immune system—and beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Not to mention they’re super great for eye health, full of fiber and contain the vitamins zinc and potassium.To snag some of the best pumpkin recipes to make at home this season, we hit up Chef Joel Gamoran for inspiration. Gamoran is the Senior Resident Chef at Sur La Table’s Hell Kitchen store in New York City where he teaches cooking classes to make culinary dreams a reality for customers year round. He’s an alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, Culinary Institute of Florence, and University of Connecticut, and has made countless television appearances. Check out some of Sur La Table’s signature recipes he features during in-store classes to fully embrace the season before the last leaf falls.Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter SauceYields: 4 servingsThe sweetness of the pumpkin filling complements the richness of the brown butter sauce. You can substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin if you prefer. You can also make a double batch of ravioli and freeze them in an airtight container for up to one month.For the filling:1 small (2 pound) sugar pumpkin, trimmed, cut in half, seeds removed2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed1 large shallot, finely minced1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 recipe Fresh Pasta Dough (recipe follows)For the sauce:1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter2 tablespoons sherry vinegar2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh sageMethod:To make ravioli filling: Preheat oven to 400°F and place a rack in the center. Arrange pumpkin, cut side down, on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and roast until the pumpkin is tender when pierced with a paring knife–about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow pumpkin to cool. Using a spoon, scrape the roasted pumpkin flesh into a potato ricer and rice the pumpkin into a large bowl. Place butter in a large skillet and heat over medium heat until butter foams. When foaming subsides, add shallots and cook, stirring frequently until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add shallot mixture and grated Parmesan cheese to pumpkin, stir well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.To make the ravioli: Lay one rolled out pasta sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Measure 2 inches in from one end of the pasta sheet and 2 inches down from the top edge and place 2 teaspoons of filling on that spot. Continue to drop 2 teaspoons of the filling, spaced 2 inches apart, until you come to the end of the pasta sheet. Using a small pastry brush, lightly brush pasta dough around and between the filling mounds with water. Lay a second sheet of pasta on top and press down around the filling to press out any air. Using a fluted pasta cutter or knife, trim the border of the dough and cut between the mounds to create ravioli. Repeat with the remaining pasta sheets and filling.To make the brown butter sauce: Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally, until the milk solids turn golden brown and the butter takes on a nutty aroma. Whisk in sherry vinegar, sage, and taste, adjusting seasoning with salt and pepper.To cook ravioli: Heat a large pot of water over high heat until boiling. Generously season the water with salt. Add the ravioli and cook until the pasta is al dente and the filling is heated through, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or spider, remove the ravioli from the water and transfer to serving platter. Spoon the brown-butter sauce over the top, season with salt and pepper and serve.Fresh Pasta DoughYield: 4 servingsFresh pasta dough is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you never did before. If you can find Italian “00” flour, use it to make very delicate, yet chewy pasta. If not, bread flour works really well.Ingredients:2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 ounces) “00” flour, plus more for dusting1 teaspoon kosher salt4 large eggs1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilTo make dough: Place flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Make a “well” in the center of the flour mixture and add eggs and oil. Using your fingers, blend the eggs into the flour mixture, stirring the flour in from the sides of the well and working outwards. When the pasta dough is thoroughly mixed, turn it out on a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough until it is smooth and flexible but not sticky, adding small amounts of flour as needed; about 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes or up to an hour at room temperature.To roll dough: Secure a pasta machine to the edge of a long countertop. Using a bench scraper, cut the dough into three pieces. Keep extra dough covered in plastic wrap while working with one piece. With a rolling pin, roll the piece of dough into a rough rectangle so that it will fit inside the widest setting of the pasta machine. Roll the dough through the machine, catching it with one hand as you roll with the other. Take the dough and trifold it like a letter. Turn the dough so one open end faces the machine and roll it through on the widest setting again. Fold, turn, and roll once more on the widest setting.Continue rolling the pasta through the machine without folding, adjusting the rollers to a smaller setting each time, until the desired thickness is reached. If the pasta sheet becomes too large to handle, use a bench scraper to cut it into more manageable lengths and continue rolling. Cut sheets to desired shapes and sizes, toss with semolina flour and set aside covered with a clean kitchen towel. The pasta can be cooked immediately or covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before use.To cook pasta: Heat a large pot of water over high heat until boiling. Generously season water with salt. Add pasta and stir immediately to prevent the strands from sticking together. Boil until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Reserve about a cup of pasta water and drain pasta through a colander. Toss hot pasta with your sauce of choice, using reserved pasta water to thin the mixture and coat the pasta as needed. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.Roasted Pumpkin, Caramelized Onion and Stilton TartYield: 1 (9-inch) tartFlaky Tart Dough:1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes3 to 4 tablespoons ice waterFor the filling:3 large eggs1/2 cup whole milk1/2 cup heavy whipping cream1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, more to taste2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 tablespoon unsalted butter2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced2 cups pumpkin, peeled and diced in 1/4-inch pieces6 ounces stilton or other creamy blue cheese, crumbled3 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, thinly slicedPreheat oven to 425°F, with rack positioned in the middle of the oven. Butter a 9-inch tart pan or pie dish, set aside.To make the pastry: Place flour and salt in a food processor or large mixing bowl. By pulsing or using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of small peas. Sprinkle ice water, a tablespoon at a time, over the flour mixture. Pulse or stir mixture until large clumps form. When enough water has been added to allow the dough to hold together, transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Gather the dough together to form a ball. Flatten the dough into a disk about 6-inches wide, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.To make the filling: In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper; whisk to combine and set aside to warm to room temperature. (This will ensure quicker and more even baking.) In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon each of oil and butter. When foaming subsides, add the onions; cover and cook for 5 minutes, remove lid and sauté until onions are tender and browned, about 10 minutes.Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the pumpkin with remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes, set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Generously flour a work surface and place the chilled dough disk on the flour. Dust the top of the dough with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll chilled dough into a circle, turning and flipping the dough as needed with a bench scraper to prevent sticking, until the circle measures 14 inches wide and 1/8-inch thick. Starting at one edge, roll the dough around the rolling pin and transfer to tart pan. Gently press the dough into the bottom and sides of the pan. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to trim the dough so it overhangs the edge of the pan by 1 inch. Fold the overhanging dough under itself around the pan edge, then crimp or form a decorative border. Chill prepared crust while assembling the rest of the ingredients.To finish and bake: Add caramelized onions and roasted squash to the egg and cream mixture. Stir in stilton and sage; pour filling into prepared crust. Bake tart until golden brown and set in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving warm or room temperature.Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart with Gingersnap CrustYield: 1 (11-inch) tartChocolate and pumpkin is a flavor match that’s made for the holidays. Topped with roasted pumpkins seeds, this tart is a stunner!For the crust:1 3/4 cup (about 30) gingersnap cookies1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 tablespoons light brown sugar1/4 teaspoon kosher saltFor the filling:1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin purée3/4 cup packed light brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger1/8 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste8 ounces crème fraiche3 large eggsFor the chocolate ganache:1/2 cup heavy whipping cream6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened2 tablespoons roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for garnish (optional)Method: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Butter an 11-inch tart pan or 10-inch pie dish. Set aside. In a food processor, pulse the gingersnaps until evenly crushed. Add the flour, melted butter, sugar, and salt; pulse until combined. Press mixture into a buttered tart or pie pan, about 1/8 inch thick. Place tart shell on prepared sheet pan. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt; whip to combine. On medium-low speed, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla and crème fraiche; mix until smooth. Pour filling into the prepared crust. Bake until edges are set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. If crust browns too quickly while baking, cover with foil. Let tart cool completely.For the ganache: In a small saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat to a simmer. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl and pour hot cream over the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute. Slowly stir chocolate mixture with a silicone spatula to combine. Add butter and whisk mixture until smooth. Pour onto the cooled pumpkin filling. Lift the tart and swirl it around until the ganache completely covers the filling. Sprinkle with pepitas and chill for 30 minutes to set the chocolate before serving.All recipes courtesy of the Sur La Table test kitchen. The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations
Internationally acclaimed supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen has customized a single edition Shamballa Jewels bracelet for an auction benefiting Operation Smile.Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for over 200,000 children around the globe, allowing them healthy lives, and helping them smile.Helena Christensen said, “Supporting any organization that changes a child’s life for the better is in my opinion worth anyone’s commitment, effort and time. I think it’s important for companies to set an example and raise awareness about any cause, let alone one that focuses on children’s happiness, literally. There is nothing more beautiful than a child smiling.”The bracelet was exhibited and introduced for auction at the Vs. Magazine “Better” exhibition, a collaboration with auctioneers Gavel & Grand, on March 11th, 2014 at Dillon Gallery, New York City. Selected artworks from the magazine’s current issue – for which Helena Christensen is the guest editor – are also going under the hammer as part of the “Better” auction, benefiting Christy Turlington Burns’s Every Mother Counts, Chernobyl Children International and David Lynch Foundation.The Auction started March 11, 2014, and ends March 21st, 2014, with bids starting at $12,000Shamballa Jewels Bracelet customized by Helena Christensen.Christensen’s bracelet features Shamballa Jewels signature pavé of pink sapphires in the center, grey moonstones, blue sapphires, brown diamonds and Star of Shamballa beads in 18K rose gold. The bracelet has been set and braided by hand in Copenhagen, Denmark.“At Shamballa Jewels we make spiritually inspired fine jewelry with the aim to encourage people to find their inner Shamballa- a mythical kingdom of peaceful and compassionate people. We believe that all humans emanate heat and light, and we can shine just like the stars in the universe. We believe that a beautiful thought or vision creates a genuine smile that shines like a star, which is why we support Operation Smile. Helena Christensen has a history of amazing philanthropic work, and we are honored that she accepted our request to customize the bracelet, ” said Mads Kornerup, Creative Director of Shamballa Jewels.
Rabat – Morocco “is betting on digital transformation to achieve a qualitative leap in economic and social development,” Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said Friday in Rabat.El Othmani, who was chairing the second board of directors of the digital development agency, said King Mohammed VI has kept insisting through his speeches on the need to take advantage of information technology to accelerate reaching national development goals, according to a statement El Othmani’s department issued after the meeting.The meeting aimed to evaluate the digital development agency’s work a year after its launch and discuss the agency’s future contribution to the national digital agenda. Read Also: Morocco in African Digital Development’s Top TenThe head of government stressed that “Morocco needs, more than ever, an integrated vision that reflects the envisaged digital transformation in the country, guarantees the maximum use of digital technologies, and offers more comfort to citizens in their relations with the public administration.”The digital transformation will increase the competitiveness of companies especially in the field of the digital economy, he added.El Othmani mentioned some important achievements of the government in the digital sector such as electronic tax reporting for large and medium-sized businesses, the digitization of customs procedures, and mobile payment through a public-private partnership.Read Also: New Judges Trained in Tamazight, Digital Justice to Join Moroccan CourtsThe government official emphasized the need for an “updated and integrated digital strategy” by developing digital infrastructure, a training program for human resources in the digital sector, and adequate legal texts.At the end of the meeting, the board adopted the agency’s action plan and its 2019 budget, approved by the audit committee and the investment committee.Several ministers attended the agency’s meeting, including the education minister, the industry minister, the delegate minister in charge of the national defense administration, and the delegate minister to the interior minister. The secretaries general of the relevant sectors, directors of public institutions and companies, and some private sector representatives also took part in the meeting.
The Government today said it will brief Parliament on the alleged offshore accounts of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that the Prime Minister will need some time to gather the information related to the accounts in order to brief Parliament. He said that while Senaratne had revealed details of the bank accounts another Government Parliamentarian had claimed he had seen the account details.Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had said this month that the United States Federal Reserve is assisting Sri Lanka in the probe on large scale offshore accounts managed by key members of the former Government. He was responding to a question raised by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake on statements made recently by cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on the alleged offshore accounts of Rajapaksa and his family. Dissanayake told Parliament that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must make a clear statement to Parliament on the offshore accounts. Senaratne said that the Federal Reserve has informed Sri Lanka that it needs time to gather information related to the offshore accounts maintained by the former Government members.Rajitha Senaratne said that once the information is obtained from the US Federal Reserve the Government will take the next step.He claimed that there are three major offshore accounts maintained by former Government members, including a member of the family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette)
Driver almost collides with OPP cruiserA motorist was clocked driving over 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on Brantford Road in Windham on June 8 around 9 p.m.Police say the vehicle was travelling southbound at this speed in the northbound lane, narrowly missing the OPP cruiser that was in the northbound land.Police have charged a 19-year-old male driver from Norfolk County with stunt driving.“Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are dangerous behaviours and remain a leading cause of fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads,” said Inspector Joseph Varga, Norfolk County OPP Detachment Commander.Riding lawnmower stolenA riding lawnmower was stolen from a property on New Lakeshore Road in the Port Dover area.It is described as an Ariens riding mower with a 42 inch cutting deck and is orange in colour. the stolen mower is valued at about $800.Police say it was removed at some point between June 1 and 8.Licence plates stolenA rear licence plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked on Court Street, Simcoe, on June 8.Police say that the rear plate was removed between 2 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.OPP are reminding vehicle owners to check their plates are still on their vehicle before driving.
Leah BradshawPolitical Science Professor Leah Bradshaw knows what’s at stake for graduate students who apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program.“For many students, winning an OGS is a decisive factor in pursuing graduate studies,” said Bradshaw, who was appointed recently to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Selection Board for a two-year term.The nine-member board oversees the application and award process for one of Ontario’s principal sources of external funding for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences.“Making sure that process and procedure in administering the OGS program is fair and diligent is a big responsibility,” Bradshaw said. “Competition for grants from these agencies is stiff and the quality of applicants very high.”The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the post-secondary institution. The province contributes two-thirds of the value of the award. The university provides one-third.An OGS is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms. The value is $5,000 per term, and each year, 3,000 scholarships are awarded. For 2011-2012, the province will provide about $30 million towards these scholarships and eligible institutions will provide $15 million.Bradshaw has a background in political theory. She is a graduate faculty member who teaches and supervises master’s students in the Political Science and the Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts programs. She has been at Brock since 1986 and in that time has supervised 14 graduate students. Next year she expands her graduate faculty role as a participant in the new PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities.“It’s important for Brock to have a representative on a committee that has a broad mandate in guiding and advising on all matters of the OGS award program,” said Marilyn Rose, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies. “Professor Bradshaw has a breadth of knowledge in the graduate sector and has had great success in mentoring students across an array of backgrounds. Her experience will be valuable to the board and its role in serving a large constituency that includes students, faculty members, deans of graduate studies and ministry officials.”Bradshaw served as a referee for OGS in 2007. Referees carefully read submissions for scholarships in one’s field and rank them to determine a list for final assessment and award decisions.“It is a very tough job, and I take it very seriously,” Bradshaw said. “I remind myself of those anxious years as a graduate student when I would be waiting for the results of these competitions.”
Members of the OSU football team huddle around coach Urban Meyer during the first day of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer took to the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday afternoon and discussed topics ranging from his team’s depth chart to the Buckeyes’ weekend matchup with Cincinnati and an HBO “Real Sports” episode featuring the third-year OSU coach scheduled to air Tuesday night.The Buckeyes are 2-1 on the season coming off a bye week following a 66-0 win against Kent State on Sept. 13.As he has in the past, Meyer said the offensive line is “still a work in progress.” He said the coaching staff is looking for the best five or six guys at the position to put out on the field.He said the depth chart is mostly set outside of the offensive line, apart from a couple of positions where players still rotate in and out.Meyer said he didn’t know the path the HBO “Real Sports” interview would take when he accepted it. Ended up focusing largely on health concerns towards the end of his coaching stint at Florida. He said those health concerns only came towards the end of his tenure with the Gators. “Most of my career I was very health conscious, and I’m doing that right now.”Meyer said “academic people have a lot of respect for” junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington. Added that Washington is a “very good student” but still has a ways to go to reach his potential as a player, “because he is a really talented player.” Said he is close to becoming a “special player,” just needs to find his way onto the field as an every-down guy.He said the best players want to go against the best competition in practice. Named junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker wanting to take on sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa as an example.Meyer said senior cornerback Doran Grant is “night and day” from where he was last season as a leader and player. “He’s always been a decent person and a pretty good teammate, but he was never a great player.”He said OSU’s game against Cincinnati on Saturday will be Grant and the pass defense’s first legitimate challenge of the season. “This will be a giant test for us.”Meyer said the matchup with the Bearcats will be a “great environment” for recruiting.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Cincinnati on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
The show put on by the WWE for Monday Night Raw in Nationwide Arena can be a tough act to follow.But with the faint smell of pyrotechnic smoke and testosterone wafting through the air, Columbus Blue Jackets fans were treated to a 3-2 victory over their rivals, the Nashville Predators.Defying expectations, Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock went back to struggling goaltender Steve Mason in net against the Predators. After Mason gave up a soft goal to the Minnesota Wild in the Jackets’ last game, a 4-2 loss, Hitchcock was widely expected to give Mathieu Garon the start.“It’s my decision. I like the way he reacted after the third goal,” Hitchcock said. “It was a bad goal and he knows it. We can keep bailing on people or ride it out.”Mason, playing in his 100th career NHL game, justified his coach’s confidence with 29 saves.The game opened as so many others have this season for the Jackets: With Columbus trying to find new and unusual ways to shoot themselves in the foot.In the early minutes of the first period, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jan Hejda passed the puck to line mate Mike Commodore; a nice thought. The only problem was that Commodore was no longer in possession of his hockey stick.Commodore gamely tried to pass the puck soccer-style to a teammate with his skate, but the end result was a turnover deep in the Blue Jackets’ own zone.In spite of the early miscues, Columbus fought the Predators to a draw in the first period. It was a victory of sorts for the struggling Jackets, who had given up a goal in the first four minutes of play in each of the last seven games. Mason had seven saves in the period.The second stanza saw a boost in the action.After Columbus forward Chris Clark drew a hooking penalty in the early minutes of the period, Mason was forced to make several spectacular saves during the ensuing Predator power play. One saw him dropping into the butterfly position as he made a glove save on a Nashville laser shot.Center Derick Brassard broke the scoring deadlock at the 16:10 mark of the second period.Columbus defenseman Milan Jurcina fired a slap shot from just inside the blue line in the Predator’s zone. The puck was re-directed by Brassard from the middle of traffic in front of the net and slid through the five-hole of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. OSU product R.J. Umberger also assisted on the play.“I parked myself in front of the net,” Brassard said of the goal. “You get yourself there and good things can happen.”Columbus continued the scoring in the third.Following a hooking penalty on Nashville captain Jason Arnott, Jackets’ left-wing Kristian Huselius cashed in on the power play opportunity with his 16th goal of the season.The goal came on a special teams’ play that would have pleased Hickory coach Norman Dale, of the Hoosiers movie fame.While set up in their power play, Columbus made five crisp passes between each Jacket player on the ice, before Huselius took the shot and put the puck in the net. Thirty-nine seconds later, Fredrik Modin extended the Blue Jackets’ lead to three, as Rinne lay helplessly on his back after a collision in front of the net.The Predators bravely hung in, converting on two scoring chances as the third period winded down.First Martin Erat beat Mason high and left with a wrist shot, and then Patric Hornquist drew Nashville to within one with a rebound goal.The Jackets’ faithful began to get a little restless. They had seen this scenario before.But Mason was up to the challenge as he withstood the onslaught of Predator shots to make the lead stand up and deliver the victory for Columbus.Hitchcock was effusive in his praise of his goalie following the game.“Our goalie was the best player on the ice and we needed him today,” Hitchcock said. “He can win games by himself.”The Jackets’ coach confirmed that Mason will get the start again against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. With the Kings bringing a 4-1 record in their last five games, they’re sure to need another stellar game from him.
Visitors can see the original Beowulf manuscriptCredit:British Library Examples of expert craftmanship are on showCredit:Ashmolean Museum It is popularly held as a period when Britain and the rest of the world fell into a deep decline.But according to the British Library, the Dark Ages were anything but. The curator of a new exhibition has suggested the term unfairly maligns a time of great creativity and enlightened thinking.Dr Claire Breay said that objects in the “once-in-a-generation” exhibition, which opens on Friday, show that Britain was sophisticated and pioneering. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––She told The Telegraph: “I think people always think of this time as the Dark Ages. “We are trying to show the public and encourage them to engage with the literary and artistic evidence of the [Anglo-Saxon peoples’] complex and sophisticated lives.”At the time, she said, Britain lead the world in areas such as poetry, shown by texts like Beowulf, medicine, and organisation of land and taxes, which is shown by the Domesday Book. Displayed together for the first time are outstanding illuminated and decorated manuscripts, spanning six centuries from the eclipse of Roman Britain in the 5th century to the Norman Conquest of 1066. The intricate jewels worn by the rich can also be seen, with a notable example being the bright Alfred Jewel, surrounded by delicate gold carvings. Britain’s literary tradition is also on display; four principal manuscripts of Old English poetry are shown together for the first time, with the British Library’s unique manuscript of Beowulf displayed alongside the Vercelli Book returning to England for the first time from the Biblioteca Capitolare in Vercelli; the Exeter Book, and the Junius Manuscript.Visitors can also see music scores written for horns to be played centuries ago, displayed alongside an original instrument.There are many firsts to see in the exhibition; from the first political biography of a woman, to the first English letter.Dr Breay added: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to see an outstanding array of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and objects produced over six centuries, which demonstrate the sophistication and interconnected European world of Anglo-Saxon art, literature and history.” Dr Breay added: “That’s what made Britain so attractive for other countries to invade – it was prosperous and well-organised.“The exhibition shows many examples of just how sophisticated our literary tradition was.“Not only that but the Domesday Book shows the degree of the administrative sophistication we had.”Many of the objects show expert craftsmanship which has stood the test of time, most notably the brightly-decorated manuscripts which still glow and gleam in their original coloured ink. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a man in his late 60s who was struck by a car in Carrigtwohill, Cork this evening.The incident occurred at around 6.45pm on the Carrigtwohill to Midleton Road.One lane of the road currently remains closed while a forensic team examines the scene.Investigating gardaí say no other person was injured in the collision.They are appealing for witnesses to contact Cobh Garda Station on 021-4908530, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.
Four decades later, Clark County District Court Judge James Swanger still remembers the moment he decided to pursue a career in law.He’s a little fuzzy on the details, such as his age and grade in high school, but what he does remember is flipping through a catalog from the University of Washington School of Law that his older brother brought home.As he read through the course descriptions, he fixated on constitutional law. “It was really interesting to me,” he said.Law always fascinated Swanger, he said, so he decided to give it a shot. Ironically, his brother chose to pursue business instead.Swanger’s other career option was a doctor. “But the math and science just wasn’t there,” he said.Not that it matters, because after serving 18 years on the bench — the first six as a District Court commissioner — he doesn’t regret his decision.And now, Swanger, 62, will retire Tuesday.The Clark County Bar Association is sending him off Saturday with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during its annual Barrister’s Ball.“He was nominated for the work he’s done for the community outside the courtroom as much as inside the courtroom,” said Christie Emrich, a criminal defense attorney and trustee of the Clark County Bar Association.Emrich said Swanger is known for treating everyone who comes before him with respect and for his pleasant demeanor.“On the bench, he’s respected by litigants who stand in front of him, the attorneys who’ve had the pleasure of working with him,” she said.
Scott Heuiser, Soldotna Store Manager: “We are keeping the money local. 100% of our beverage sales on News Years day will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna.” Baristas at Kaladi Brothers will be donating their wages, tips, and total sales towards the Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kaladi Brothers employees at the Kobuk store in Soldotna will once again be spending New Year’s Day volunteering their time to support a local non profit. Last year the store donated over $1,000 towards Royal Family KIDS- Kenai camp. Heuiser: “It’s all about investing in the future of children so their futures can be brighter.” The Royal Family KIDS camp is a network of people giving up their time to make a difference in the lives of local orphaned and abandoned children.
After almost 20 years online, CNET is looking to print to expand its brand. Today the CBS Interactive tech website revealed its new quarterly magazine, which will feature exclusive content separate from the Web.The first issue rolls out with an introductory $5.99 cover price, which is priced a bit higher than several newstand issues, but lower than several quarterly or biannual SIPs. Readers also have the option to pre-order the winter issue, which arrives in March, but no other subscription options are available yet.The New York Times reports that CNET is guaranteeing advertisers a circulation of 200,000 for the initial release. It also reports that the rate card prices a one-time four-color full-page ad at $40,000.CNET is looking to capitalize on a Web-to-print trend that is becoming quite common as of late. WebMD, Pitchfork and AllRecipes are just a few brands that are leveraging the analog medium.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 12, 2019:#1) Last Day Of SchoolIt’s over. Wilmington Public Schools is holding an early release day for all students.#2) Wilmington School Committee MeetingThe Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Group Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Board Of Appeals MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.#5) One-Woman Play About Christine McAuliffe At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a play about Christine McAuliffe at 6:30pm. Ask anyone about Christa McAuliffe and they will tell you exactly where they were when the Challenger shuttle launched; however, few people understand who Mrs. McAuliffe really was. American’s Teacher in Space was an educational pioneer and her goals and accomplishments are explored in this multi-media performance experience, which debuted in 2016 in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the challenger launch. Kalaora, Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play, has garnered nationwide attention for her one-woman, living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women. Her performances have received accolades from journalists, actors, and historians alike and have earned statewide and national recognition, as CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa was honored by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, and is produced with the support and approval of both the McAuliffe and Corrigan Families. This family-friendly program is suitable for anyone grades 1 and up. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
A vital voice of KYUK’s programming, John Active died on June 4, 2018. (Katie Basile / KYUK)On Thursday, June 7, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta gathered to honor and lay to rest Alaska’s own beloved legendary broadcaster and storyteller, John Active.Listen nowThe funeral services began at 2 p.m. as over 300 friends and family packed the Bethel Moravian Church to say “Tue-i-ngunrituq,” or “this is not the last time,” to John Joseph Aqumgaciq Active.“A lot of people know John. He has that voice that has knowledge,” Reverend Clifford Jimmie, who opened the service, said. “He will be missed, especially by the co-workers, because everybody used to hear him on KYUK.”“As Ted Stevens was Alaska, John Active was KYUK,” longtime KYUK employee Chris Ho, a close friend of John’s who recited the eulogy, said.“We appreciate everyone who shared their life with our brother, uncle, brother in-law, friend, soul mate and uppie, John Joseph Active. With love from the Active family,” Ho said.Following Clifford Jimmie’s sermon, songs and prayers, a last viewing and the burial, everyone gathered back at the church to eat and reflect.“So when the feasts like this, when he was able to make it to the feasts, we used to try to sit together.” Anna Kinegak, one of John’s cousins said. “He would eat and then he would go – [makes slurping noise – laughs]. Good memories of him; he was always very kind.”“Always treated me like family, even though I barely knew him, but he was my mom Eliza Jacobs’ half brother,” Fritz Gunlik, who was named after John’s brother, said.“Whenever I’d hear his voice, I’d hear him say, ‘if I was rich, I’d have somebody pick berries for me. Yeah, that’s him: always funny, always joking, always smiling, always teasing,” Gunlik said.Some shared memories, but wished to remain anonymous.“Dan Rather was 60 Minutes, but we have our own 60 Minutes, and he knows it. John Rather, KYUK, 60 Minutes. He always used to get a crack outta that. He was such a good character,” the man said.“Even if I’m having a gloomy day, listening to him, he’d make me laugh and I’d feel so much better, so he makes my day,” Teresa Slats said, adding, “I’m gonna miss him.”Joli Morgan worked on “Tundra Terror Theater” with John, coming up with creative ways to introduce the movies.“And John came up with the idea of a man-eating tree in Bethel. So we really sort of hyped that, and then we took the cameras out and we found a tree and John began to eat it,” Morgan said. “He was a very creative person.”“I’m glad he started ‘Ketvarrluku,’ the talk shows,” Ruth Evon said. “That was really good. You know, a lot of wisdom came out of that and from the elders. It’s good to have known him and he won’t be forgotten.”In memory of our colleague, elder, and friend, John Active.In partnership with Bethel Community Services Foundation, KYUK has put together a Memorial Scholarship in honor of John Active’s legacy, which will be awarded to a college student with “social ties to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta” who is working toward a degree in journalism, indigenous language, multimedia, or communications.