Northwestern Ohio Officials Develop Workforce Vision

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials in northwest Ohio last week held a two-day workshop to generate ideas to expand job creation opportunities and assist businesses and workers harmed by defense cutbacks at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima.The participants first learned that existing workforce development efforts in Allen County have a cohesive structure, according to Future iQ Partners, the consultant hired by the county through a $220,000 grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).“You don’t have dysfunction here,” said David Beurle, the firm’s CEO. “You’re not broken … and you’re not starting at zero. You’ve got momentum,” he told the two dozen participants.One challenge, however, is that private sector and community efforts aren’t closely linked, reported limaohio.com.“Just a few spokes needed tightened up on the wheel a little bit,” said Denny Glenn, the Allen County Commissioners’ project manager for the grant.Future iQ Partners next will draft an action plan that will be used in a proposal for another grant from OEA. Additional funding would be used to implement the initial stages of the action plan, according to the story.Options for the second phase include forming a local leadership team, creating a position or organization to focus on workforce needs, streamlining marketing and promotional tools for the region, and hosting an event focused on the manufacturing workforce.The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that produces tanks and military vehicles.last_img read more

Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This Fall

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Fall Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the school’s pool entrance.Lessons run from Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019, with no classes on Columbus Day weekend. Class times are staggered between 9am and 1pm.EIGHT 30-minute lessons for beginning swimmers cost $88. EIGHT 60-minute lessons for more advanced swimmers cost $176.Click HERE for the registration form. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Jay Tildsley at jtildsley@shawtech.org.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Announces Summer Swimming LessonsIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”last_img read more

Will users find LinkedIns Trending Storylines interesting

first_imgWorld’s largest professional network LinkedIn is here to keep its more than 400 million users engaged and spend more time on the site by suggesting topics that they might find interesting. It has launched a new feature called Trending Storylines to provide its users a window to go deeper into the topics of their interest, which will in turn expand its horizon in advertising department.Trending Storylines curates interest-based feeds that provide developing stories to users with an aim to help them discover and discuss news, ideas, and diverse perspectives from professionals, publishers and editorial voices.Also read: Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn cleared by EU commission”Over the past year, we have completely rebuilt the LinkedIn Feed experience. We redesigned it from scratch so you can fully curate your professional experience to keep you informed on top conversations from people you are following and your connections,” said LinkedIn in a statement.It went on to say that the company, which has been acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion in June 2016, has seen over 40 percent increase in year-over-year engaged feed sessions weekly and “referral traffic to some of our top publishers on LinkedIn has doubled or tripled in that same time range.”The Trending Storylines helped the company in engaging with the users better as it feeds personalized trending stories based on what the site knows about them like their profession, helps users discover, learn and explore more about the story being discussed within each storyline, and helps the members see a perspective shared by a renowned healthcare expert, an article in a top medical magazine, or a similar post shared by someone you follow. You can also join the conversation through the hashtags created for each story.LinkedIn uses algorithms and its editorial team to bring Trending Storylines to its users. The users will also be able to follow people and interesting topics within storylines.last_img read more

16YearOld Migrant Boy Dies In Government Custody In Texas

first_imgEric Gay/APIn this Aug. 11, 2017, photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol vehicle passes along a section of border levee wall in Hidalgo, Texas.A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday.The boy crossed the border near El Paso, Texas, on April 19, and was taken to a shelter in Brownsville a day later, according to Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry.He did not appeal ill when he was transferred to the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement from the Administration for Children and Families, the division within HHS that cares for migrant children who cross the border alone. But the next morning, he had fever, chills and a headache and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released that day.When the teen didn’t recover, he was taken to a second hospital and transferred to a children’s hospital. Guatemalan officials said he had a severe infection in his brain and had emergency surgery, but never stabilized and died Tuesday. The cause of death was under review, as was the incident. His name was not released.The boy’s brother and Guatemalan consular officials visited him while he was hospitalized, and hospital staff frequently updated his family in Guatemala, according to Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Administration for Children and Families.It was the third death in government custody since December, as the U.S. deals with a surge of unaccompanied children and Central American families arriving at the southern border. Two other children died while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after they arrived at the border.Trump administration officials have said the surge has strained resources beyond the breaking point, but immigrant advocates and some Democrats say part of the crisis is due to President Donald Trump’s own hardline rhetoric and failed border policies.The 16-year-old was from the municipality of Camotan in the eastern area of Chiquimula. The Guatemalan Consulate in McAllen tried to get humanitarian visas so the parents could be with their son, but they were too old to travel, the foreign ministry said. The boy’s body will be repatriated, but it’s not clear when.In December, 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died on Christmas Eve from influenza and a rapid, progressive infection that led to organ failure shortly after crossing the border. His death was two weeks after that of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who also had a bacterial infection that quickly led to sepsis and organ failure.Both of those children were also from Guatemala but arrived with a family member and were in Customs and Border Protection custody, not the care of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with dealing with the care of migrant children who arrive at the border alone. The agency also managed the children who were separated from their parents by the Trump administration last summer.The last time a child died in the custody of Health and Human services was 2015.The teen’s death comes as the Trump administration asks for $4.5 billion in supplemental funding for the border mostly for humanitarian aid. The official request said Health and Human Services will exhaust its resources by June. The funding request includes $2.8 billion to increase shelter capacity to about 23,600 total beds for unaccompanied children.There were 50,036 unaccompanied children encountered during the last budget year, and so far this budget year there have been 35,898 children. The highest number was in 2014: 57,496.Their average length of stay in a government shelter is 66 days, up from 59 during fiscal year 2018 and 40 in 2016’s fiscal year.Associated Press writer Sonny Figueroa in Guatemala City contributed to this report. Sharelast_img read more

First AfricanAmerican Top Network Executive Exiting ABC

first_imgBy Lynn Elber, AP Television WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network’s shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.Her decision announced Nov. 16 comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the planned reorganization of Disney’s television units.In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Channing Dungey arrives at the Women In Film Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Dungey, who became the first African-American programming chief for a major broadcast network when she was named to the job in February 2016, will be replaced by Karey Burke, head of programming development at ABC sibling cable channel Freeform since 2014, the network said.Dungey will remain during a transition period as Burke takes over.Burke’s resume includes overseeing production of NBC prime-time series including “ER” and “The West Wing” from 1999 to 2003, during which time she developed “Scrubs,” ”Freaks & Geeks” and other shows.In a statement, Dungey said she could have called ABC home for many more years but wants to tackle new, unspecified challenges.Under Dungey, both as president and in her previous job as head of ABC’s drama development, the network became the home of “Scandal,” ”How to Get Away With Murder” and other multiethnic shows from powerhouse African-American producer Shonda Rhimes.But Rhimes, whose shows own ABC’s Thursday prime-time schedule, and another prominent producer, Kenya Barris of the network’s sitcom “black-ish,” have both jumped ship for lucrative streaming deals.More recently, Dungey made news for her quick action in canning Barr from her revived namesake show “Roseanne” after the actress-comedian posted an insulting tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American. Barr apologized, but the show, which had been an immediate success for ABC, was revamped without her and debuted this fall as “The Conners.”In October, Disney said it was bringing in Fox executive Dana Walden as chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.Burke will report to Walden after the Fox acquisition is completed, with Burke’s replacement at Freeform to be announced, ABC said.In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger lauded Dungey for her “curiosity, passion and creativity” and predicted she will be successful at whatever she chooses to pursue.Burke, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, said she was honored to continue Dungey’s legacy of “excellent storytelling that touches so many people’s hearts.”last_img read more

Study offers explanation for earthquakes setting off distant quakes

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Second University of Naples has developed a model that may help explain how it is that some earthquakes set off other earthquakes up to a thousand miles away. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they constructed a physical model, watched how it behaved under stress and then came up with their theory. More information: Dynamic Weakening by Acoustic Fluidization during Stick-Slip Motion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 128001 – Published 15 September 2015. dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.128001ABSTRACTThe unexpected weakness of some faults has been attributed to the emergence of acoustic waves that promote failure by reducing the confining pressure through a mechanism known as acoustic fluidization, also proposed to explain earthquake remote triggering. Here we validate this mechanism via the numerical investigation of a granular fault model system. We find that the stick-slip dynamics is affected only by perturbations applied at a characteristic frequency corresponding to oscillations normal to the fault, leading to gradual dynamical weakening as failure is approaching. Acoustic waves at the same frequency spontaneously emerge at the onset of failure in the absence of perturbations, supporting the relevance of acoustic fluidization in earthquake triggering. © 2015 Phys.org Earthquakes, as most everyone knows, happen when compressed rock slides against other rock along a fault line—but what researchers have struggled to understand is how or why some earthquakes seem to cause other earthquakes to occur, that are too far away to be chalked up to mere ground vibrations.To better understand what happens, the researchers set up some rocks in their laboratory, with some round granules between them—then applied pressure. As the rocks finally slipped, mimicking a real earthquake, the team recorded what happened with the grains between them. They found that they emitted acoustic waves. Next, they tried a similar experiment, but this time, broadcast a variety of acoustic waves in the vicinity of the grains—doing so revealed that for certain frequencies, the acoustic waves caused what the team describes as “lathering” where fluid-like motion occurred resulting in a sudden reduction in friction, causing the rocks on either side to slide against one another earlier than they would have otherwise. And that, the researchers suggest, might be what happens when one earthquake sets off another a long distance away—the sound waves created by one earthquake travel long distances to another site, cause the grains in a fault line they encounter to lather, and that is what sets off another earthquake. The lathering occurs, the researchers suggest, due to waves bouncing back and forth inside a fault.The results beg the question: Why don’t all earthquakes set off lots of other earthquakes in distant places? The answer, the team notes lies in the frequency of the acoustics waves—lathering only occurs for any given fault line within a certain narrow frequency range, and the impact they have will depend on the state of other fault lines—they have to be near ready to slip on their own.The idea put forth by the team should not be too difficult to study in real situations, as acoustic recordings that occur in the vicinity of earthquakes could be compared with those captured at distant sites that have what appear to be, related seismic events. Explore furthercenter_img Seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts, USA. Credit: Wikipedia Megathrust quake faults weaker and less stressed than thought Citation: Study offers explanation for earthquakes setting off distant quakes (2015, September 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-explanation-earthquakes-distant-quakes.html Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more