Binghamton University speaks out on death of professor

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University has responded to the death of 30-year-old Dominic Davy, a professor on the campus. A statement from Binghamton University can be read below: The campus is saddened to learn of the death of Dominic Davy, a doctoral student in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and adjunct lecturer at Binghamton University.“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this young father and veteran whose students have called him selfless and inspirational,” said President Harvey Stenger. “His loss is a loss for our entire campus community.”For those in need of counseling services, the University Counseling Center (UCC), along with the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team, can offer support. To reach someone after hours or for emergencies, students should call 911 or the UCC after-hours counselor by calling 607-777-2772 and selecting #2.During business hours, students who would like to speak to someone should reach out to the UCC by calling 607-777-2772 or the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling 607-777-2804.Faculty and staff seeking assistance should contact the Employee Assistance Program at 607-777-6655 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. An off-campus coordinator can be reached after hours by calling the 24-hour EAP call line at 1-800-822-0244.The Binghamton University Interfaith Council is also available to students, faculty and staff via email at [email protected] The university says it is planning a public Zoom event for those mourning the loss of Davy.center_img Details for the event will available later, the university says. Davy was found dead along the Susquehanna River in Owego Monday morning. He was reported missing to the Endicott Police Department on April 10.last_img read more

Walsh back in racecourse action

first_img As a course and distance winner, Indevan could easily provide the eight-time champion jockey with a winning return to action, despite having to concede weight away all round. In studying the form for the Grade Three Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle one might do well to keep a wet weather forecast in mind. It certainly won’t be any surprise if the going description of good changes by the time racing is staged. Like the aforementioned Indevan, Cillian’s Return has been victorious previously over track and trip and unlike many of his rivals he certainly doesn’t have an issue with winter-like terrain. Tony Martin’s charge is short on hurdling experience, but he has the talent to come out on top. Maybe other winners at ‘the junction’ in the past, Rich Coast and Storm Away, will emerge as Cillian’s Return’s biggest dangers. Mark Walsh rides Cillian’s Return and he could also be on the mark for JP McManus on Top Spin in the Woodlands Hotel Adare Handicap Hurdle. This fellow cost 175,000 guineas when bought out of the John Murphy yard back in 2011. He’s slowly getting the hang of things over timber and is one to watch in the market now. Murphy himself has an eyecatching newcomer in Alguazil for owner Kirsten Rausing in the opening Athassel House Stud EBF Maiden. This race will likely house plenty of future winners. Ruby Walsh eases himself back into action with the one ride at Tipperary on Indevan in the Grade Three Like A Butterfly Novice Chase. The jockey has worked hard rehabilitating his reconstructed shoulder. Plenty of ligament damage reportedly had to be tidied up and the fall Walsh suffered off Abbyssial in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham “was the straw that broke the camel’s back”. He went back riding for eight weeks and thankfully didn’t get a fall at Punchestown or in France. The Kildare man hasn’t been in action on the racecourse since June 8, when Diakali finished fourth in the French Champion Hurdle. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Former Raider Neiron Ball is dead at 27

first_imgNeiron Ball, a former Raiders linebacker who has been in a coma since December of 2018 as the result of a rare congenital brain condition, has died, the family announced.“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. The Ball family is forever grateful for the prayers, donations, and immense support of Neiron and his recovery. Neiron was a very special and loving … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicelast_img

Should Elephants and Lions Be Reintroduced to North America?

first_imgBelieve it or not, some scientists think large mammals that existed in North America in prehistoric times should be brought back.  This is called “rewilding,” in hopes of healing some of the ecological disruption caused when early humans “played a significant role in their demise 13,000 years ago.”  A dozen scientists provided a detailed proposal for the restoration of North American megafauna, reported EurekAlert. Starting with giant tortoises and wild horses, then moving toward lions and elephants, the authors provide a number of case studies for “Pleistocene Rewilding” and argue such introductions would contribute biological, economic, and cultural benefits to North America.  The authors acknowledge that there are substantial risks and challenges; the risks of inaction may be even greater, however, including the continued global loss of megafauna.Those risks and challenges were recently highlighted in a news story on Fox News.  In Kenya last Monday, a British tourist was trampled by an elephant on his honeymoon.  (That was the man’s honeymoon, incidentally, not the elephant’s.)Let’s think this through in evolutionary terms.  After all, evolutionists must be consistent.  Since evolution is what evolution does, the early human inhabitants of North America merely showed their fitness after the emergence of evolutionary innovations such as spears and knives.  Since many species have gone extinct, why should we weep over the loss of a few more?  And what would be the impact on today’s native megafauna (mountain lions, bison, bears) with the introduction of new, larger competitors?    If the insinuation in this story is that our forebears did something bad by killing them off, and therefore we need to perform penance to rectify past mistakes, then the argument switches to moral philosophy.  Since there are no morals in Darwinism, this is really a synonym for theology.  Let the evolutionists repent and be converted, then we could have an interesting discussion on stewardship of the environment – but not until.  After all, evolutionists must be consistent.    But then, why must evolutionists be consistent?  Consistency is a virtue, and there are no virtues in Darwinism.  In their world view, they could play any intellectual game to get what they desire.  The only acceptable compromise in a pluralistic society would be to give them their own territory for their experiments.  Put the Darwinists in the same pen with the lions and elephants, and let them play survival of the fittest to their heart’s content.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

United Airlines emergency at Sydney

first_imgA United Airlines 747-400, flight 840, was forced to return to Sydney today after it blew several tires on take-off for Los Angeles.Upon its return after dumping fuel it was stuck on the main north south runway causing major delays to other flights.Sydney Airport released a statement saying passengers and crew on board the plane are in the process of returning to the terminal.“This has caused delays to some international operations however all domestic flights are operating as scheduled,” the statement said.“Passengers travelling internationally are advised to contact their individual airline to confirm their flight details.”Pictures obtained by show a number of tires were shredded.The pilots needed to dump fuel to reduce the aircraft’s landing weight to 295 tons. The aircraft’s maximum take-off weight is 396 tons althought it is not known if the 747-400 was at its maximum take-off weight.last_img read more

4 ways that AI is enabling today’s IoT revolution

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Redg Snodgrass Long past the buzzword stage, both AI & IoT have surged to the forefront of corporate consciousness. But what do the two acronyms have to do with one another practically?For a chance to discuss AI and IoT in person, get your IoT Revolution Symposium ticketIn a presentation tonight hosted by Western Digital in partnership with ReadWrite, Accenture Managing Director Tom Stuermer took on that exact topic.Here are 4 key highlights from his presentation:#1. Leaders believe IoT is going to be essential, but don’t have a strategyA huge percentage of executives – 95% surveyed – expect their companies to use IoT within the next 3 years, but while nearly 3 quarters of them are “exploring” the space, only 7% have a comprehensive IoT strategy.#2. The data created by connected devices creates immense opportunities, but huge complexityThe gap between perceived importance and practical strategy could come quickly to haunt the group as consumer and commercial use of connected devices surges. Analysts expect 50B devices, 212b sensors, 6.1b app users and 31 Exobytes of mobile data per month by 2020.Part of the reason for that surge in data is that, in the new era, everyday physical objects are becoming uniquely identifiable. This allows information and data from one device and one context to effortlessly move to another. If (and only if) there is the right plumbing and piping to get it there. Increasingly, this falls outside traditional human and even traditional computing capacity. Enter AI.#3. AI is the enabler of IoT that makes that data usefulArtificial intelligence is the perfect system for “sensing, comprehending and acting” to take the data from one connected device to another, opening up unique capacities.While it’s early days, there are still many examples of companies already using AI & IoT to change their operations. Uber started leveraging AI to match drivers and passengers but has continuously evolved its technology to better recognize consumer behaviors and prepare for the autonomous driving era. Siemens, meanwhile, used AI & IoT to automate production lines, giving them the capability to run unsupervised for weeks, self-organizing to improve a process.#4. To leverage AI to take advantage of IoT demands new training systemsIn this context, training means both training artificial intelligence to understand its job as well as to continuously improve its own process, as well as training humans to provide the right sorts of interventions, while still allowing AI to avoid human mistakes.One of the most important tools in the training arsenal is crowdsourcing and distributed open-source processes.Training around AI and IoT promises to be one of the most important areas of focus for corporate leaders and strategists in the years to come. For more on this topic,  join us for IoT Revolution Symposium in San Francisco, CA on July 11th. AI is one of the many topics you’ll get explore as we bring together 400+ leading corporate execs, investors, founders, analysts and dealmakers in IoT.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Follow the Puck Tags:#Accenture#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#top Related Posts last_img read more

A new school year is about to start – here are some back-to-school resources from Cooperative Extension.

first_imgAcross the nation, schools will officially be back in session for our military students. Going back to school can be an exciting time, but for both students and parents, it can also be stressful.To help foster healthy and resilient futures for our military families and youth, here are some back-to-school resources for success in school by Cooperative Extension.BACK TO SCHOOLHere are proven tips, strategies and insights on how to successfully and safely navigate the back-to-school season from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension and their land-grant University:Plan ahead to manage back-to-school costsCalming those new-school-year jittersSafely walking and riding a bicycle to schoolTips for packing safe school lunchesBreakfast helps set the stage for academic successExtracurricular activities help kids make the grade and learn life lessonsMake healthy choices for after-school snackingFor parents, empty nest can be full of promiseCollege students should budget, tooSUCCESS IN SCHOOLHere are resources to help with success in school from Minnesota Cooperative Extension and their land-grant University:School Transitions provides resources to help you help your child through a school transition.Supporting Learning provides resources to help provide positive and constructive learning experiences for children outside of school.Parent-school Partnerships provides resources to help with meaningful dialogue between parents and teachers, which creates mutual understanding and enhances both parents’ and children’s experiences with school.Research is Minnesota’s Cooperative Extension’s research and evaluation about success in schools.last_img read more

West Indies to provide Joe Root’s in-form England side with fresh test

first_imgWest Indies cricket team features Share on Facebook “Pride and Industry” is the national motto of Barbados and they are words that run through Jason Holder, the West Indies captain who hails from the island, like those in a stick of rock. It helps that the 6ft 7in right-armer is in the form of his life too, having spent 2018 taking 33 Test wickets at 12 runs apiece.With the brawny Shannon Gabriel set to hit splices hard and Kemar Roach having successfully converted himself into a bowler of high skill after losing the pace that once sent Ricky Ponting to the hospital with a broken elbow, England’s batsmen face a significantly different challenge from Sri Lanka provided the pitches are not dull.The question will be whether the home side’s batting, recently refurbished with a recall for Darren Bravo and two uncapped players in John Campbell and Shamar Brooks, stands up to scrutiny. Shai Hope, the Bajan right-hander who made his debut at the Kensington Oval four years ago – but his name with twin hundreds at Headingley in 2017, – will be the most prized wicket and Shimron Hetmyer, the destructive Guyanese, is another to watch.If England keep that pair quiet, and play judiciously with the bat themselves, then the hordes of supporters who stroll off the planes and giant cruise ships and into the region’s so-called mecca of cricket should have plenty to sing about. Two years ago Eoin Morgan’s surging one-day side broke new ground when completing a 3-0 clean sweep in bustling Bridgetown, an important staging post in their rise to No 1, even if the opposition were suffering in the format. But in Test cricket the most recent visit to these shores offers a useful reminder that it remains a tough citadel to storm.Bowled out for 123 in their second innings en route to a five-wicket defeat, Alastair Cook’s side blew the chance to take the 2015 series and had to settle for a draw. There were consequences for a set-up still reeling from an abject World Cup too, chiefly the botched sacking of Peter Moores as head coach less than a week later in Ireland.There are six English survivors from that match – Root, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson – who will doubtless be warning the others against complacency. But after the 3-0 win in Sri Lanka last November, four days spent dismantling a West Indies Board President’s XI during the week and with a heavily-lacquered Dukes ball they fancy should swing a good while, optimism seemingly abounds.Having whittled the squad down to a 12, Root and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, will examine the pitch at training this week and make their final selection. It appears to be between the left-arm swing of Sam Curran or Adil Rashid’s leg-breaks, with Broad and Anderson back in tandem here following bit-part roles on the last tour. Either call would see England bat all the way down to No 9, but it is the top, not the bottom, that will be under the microscope this series.Despite looking to divert talk away from the Ashes this summer, Root admitted he had been keeping a close eye on Australia’s recent defeat by India and he will be keen that Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns cement their opening partnership before those particular hostilities resume. Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Jack Leach and Adil Rashid may become victims of England’s strength in depth Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Topics Reuse this content Share on Messenger Read more England in West Indies 2019center_img Trevor Bayliss hopes for England Ashes and World Cup double before he quits England cricket team Share on WhatsApp Over the next few days an estimated 9,000 England supporters will have arrived in Barbados, packing out the hotels, bars and sun-kissed beaches before descending on the famous Kensington Oval for Wednesday’s first Test against West Indies.They would come in their droves regardless of England’s chances, such is the appeal of the Caribbean island known colloquially as “Bim”. But the expectation among them this time is that a team starting to play in the image of its captain, Joe Root, will begin an all-important 2019 by making it successive series victories away from the cold back home. Cricket Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Share via Email For all the negativity that can surround West Indies at times the Caribbean remains verdant by way of cricketing talent. The challenge is still how this gets channelled through the sport’s three different formats given a global economic landscape that can often feel heavily stacked against the region.Richard Pybus, an Englishman with a relatively low profile at home after forging his career overseas, was in charge of this as the West Indies director of cricket until 2016, but he has now returned as the national team’s interim head coach to a touch of disquiet following the suggestion he was unilaterally hired by the board president, Dave Cameron.On Friday night, as the early travelling supporters were heading to Oistins Fish Fry for a evening of fresh food and rum punch, Cricket West Indies felt moved to issue a statement reaffirming that the appointment met standards of good governance. Enoch Lewis, the Leeward Islands Cricket Board president who has been most vocal in the criticism, was also to be referred to its ethics committee.While this all sounded a bit 1984 – the book, sadly, not the year of the 5-0 whitewash of England under Clive Lloyd – the team itself, though fresh from a recent 2-0 defeat in Bangladesh after crumbling against spin, are not to be underestimated at home. England, after all, have won only a single Caribbean Test series (2004) in the last 51 years. Former West Indies coach Stuart Law says old charges can trouble England Read more Since you’re here… The Observerlast_img read more

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progress

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progressby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with the progress of Dwight McNeil.His latest impressive performance came against Everton on Saturday where he got the better of a duel with Toffees full back and Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.“Dwight was very good again, he continues to defy the logic of young players because when they go in they often have a quiet spell and it might still come but it hasn’t so far,” said Dyche after the Clarets’ victory on Saturday.“His quality meant he has taken on a full back who has played hundreds of games in the Premier League and is an international player and gave him a challenge as he has done with many others.“He is a very, very good player and continues to improve.” last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Wants To Talk, Mike Mayock Is Having None Of It

first_imgUrban Meyer tries to talk but Mike Mayock stops him.Urban MayockUrban Meyer is part of the NFL Network’s draft coverage this evening. After the Dallas Cowboys took Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round, it was brought up that Smith’s brother, Rod, is on the Cowboys. Rod Smith also played at Ohio State for Meyer before getting dismissed in 2014. Meyer apparently wanted to talk about that fact tonight, but NFL Network expert Mike Mayock wouldn’t let him get a word in. Watch Meyer point to himself as if he’s saying, “can I talk?” It’s pretty funny. Urban trying to get in to talk about Jaylon Smith’s brother Rod (former Buckeye) and Mike Mayock having none of it— Lloyd Ribner III (@LloydRibner) April 29, 2016The NFL Draft is currently airing on both ESPN and the NFL Network.last_img read more