Annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House underway on 95.3 MNC

first_img Pinterest Annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House underway on 95.3 MNC (Photo supplied/St. Margaret’s House) The annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House takes place on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 on 95.3 MNC.St. Margaret’s House is a day center at 117 N. Lafayette Blvd. in South Bend that welcomes women who live in economic poverty.With the help of dozens of volunteers, the leaders of St. Margaret’s House provide meals, address immediate needs, and help women acquire skills through programs, such as Bridges Out Of Poverty, Steps For Success and Parenting.They provide a community of support and help the women who come to St. Margaret’s House take concrete steps forward to a better life.This year’s radiothon comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in March and radially changed how St. Margaret’s House has been able to support the people who need it most.95.3 MNC’s Casey Hendrickson will host the entire radiothon, from early morning to late afternoon on both days.To donate, call (574) 999-8896 between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Donations are also being taken online at the St. Margaret’s House website.Check out more pictures from inside the walls of St. Margaret’s House WhatsApp WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 19, 2020 0 341 Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter Previous articleMost South Bend city, St. Joseph County offices closed to the publicNext articleBody in river identified as that of man reported missing Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Among first in the nation

first_imgBy Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia is among the first schools in the nation to offer a graduate course on using cutting-edge technology to determine the ways chemicals affect the body.”The University of Georgia and Colorado State are the only universities training students to apply pharmacokinetic models,” said Jeffrey Fisher, head of the environmental health science department in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The physiologically-based modeling class focuses on where chemicals go in the body and how fast they’re metabolized. The equations predict the uptake, distribution and elimination of chemicals from the bodies of humans or laboratory animals.”The formulas are used for risk assessment and to establish exposure guidelines for use by federal government agencies and private industry,” Fisher said.Some models taught in the class were developed for pesticides commonly used in farming and household chemicals.”This is a quantitative toxicology class versus a descriptive, memorization-type class,” Fisher said. “Students learn what doses affect the organs as a result of exposure due to inhalation, contact by the skin or ingestion.”Students can learn how to use these models to assess health risks in sites around the state. Guest speakers from federal agencies visit to discuss real-world applications.The class is made up of pharmacology, toxicology and environmental health science students.(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

SBA to resume accepting PPP loan applications 10:30 ET Monday

first_imgAdministrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday authorizing an additional $310 billion for the PPP.“We encourage all approved lenders to process loan applications previously submitted by eligible borrowers and disburse funds expeditiously. All eligible borrowers who need these funds should work with an approved lender to apply,” Carranza and Mnuchin said in a joint statement.According to the SBA, the PPP has supported more than 1.66 million small businesses and protected over 30 million jobs since it began accepting loan applications April 3. Those loans include tens of thousands from credit unions, with early estimates indicating that credit union loans averaged around $64,000 per loan. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Stoke v Chelsea: Baba and Mikel start

first_imgBaba Rahman and Mikel start for Chelsea in the Capital One Cup fourth-round clash at the Britannia Stadium, where Blues keeper Asmir Begovic faces his former club.Mikel starts in midfield, where Chelsea are without the suspended Nemanja Matic, while Baba gets a chance to impress at left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta making way. Kurt Zouma is again deployed at right-back.There is also a starting place for Oscar, who replaces Cesc Fabregas, while Loic Remy is among the substitutes after shaking off an injury.Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross makes his first appearance of the season after overcoming a back injury.Striker Mame Biram Diouf, who has been on compassionate leave, also returns for the Potters.Stoke: Butland; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Muniesa; Whelan, Adam; Diouff, Afellay, Arnautovic; Walters.Subs: Given, Ireland, Odemwingie, Wilson, Sidwell, Shaqiri, Crouch.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Baba; Ramires, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Amelia, Djilobodji, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

African leaders pledge climate talks unity

first_img5 May 2011Meeting at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, the leaders of South Africa, Gabon and Kenya have pledged to take a united stance at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban in November.“The question for us leaders is how committed we are to be a little less selfish and to think of the community as a whole,” Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba said in a session on the second day of the meeting on Thursday. “It is important for us as Africans to get together,” Ondimba said. “We will be determined to speak with one voice.”COP 17 will aim to shape a legally binding agreement on global warming to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to end next year.Failure in Durban ‘not an option’“There are parts of the world where the challenge [of climate change] is very severe,” South African President Jacob Zuma told delegates in Cape Town. “For some, it is a question of life or death. The question that faces all of us is how we respond: are we ready to have a legally binding agreement that would try to accommodate all of us?”Failure in Durban was not an option, said Kenyan President Raila Odinga, with rising food and energy prices, due in part to climate conditions, adding to the urgency. “There is a need to act now; there is no need to wait,” Odinga said.To succeed in Durban and in the broader fight against global warming, governments must work with both business and civil society, the leaders agreed. “It is important to get the business community on board because financing is important,” Ondimba said. “Government cannot shoulder the whole burden.”Business ‘ready to play its part’The business community is prepared to play its part, said Pat Davies, chief executive of South African petrochemicals giant Sasol. “We need a Team Africa approach to make this a success.”However, Davies added, whatever agreement is reached by governments “must not compromise competitiveness, growth and the alleviation of unemployment and poverty.” It was important to balance mitigation and adaptation efforts with economic development and growth, he said, warning against setting hard targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions without a clear understanding of their impact.‘People first’South Africa should lead the talks in Durban with the principle of putting people first, said Sheila Sisulu, deputy executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, stressed the need to address the impact of global warming on women and children.“We have to look at the social dimensions of climate change,” Sisulu said. “If Team Africa fails to fight for the inclusion of people, it would be more than unfortunate.“The point is to act now,” Sisulu said, “not to act after Durban and an agreement is reached. This is not about what will happen. It is happening now.”Noting that Africa’s potential as a global breadbasket could be compromised by climate change, Anand Sharma, India’s minister of commerce and industry, told participants that, as the international community aims to agree on a post-Kyoto framework, “equity is vitally important.”There had to be equitable sharing of technology and resources, Sharma said. “Responsibilities cannot be compartmentalized. It has to be a team effort, a global partnership. No country or group of countries can address a problem of this magnitude.”Source: World Economic Forumlast_img read more

Is The World Ready For Consumer Mobile Technology In Emergency Services?

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Government#mobile christina ortiz Related Posts center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces If you spot your local boys in blue chatting on a smart phone don’t worry – they’re probably not just chatting with their spouses. It turns out that giving emergency services access to consumer-style mobile devices like tablets and smart phones is a shift many government agencies are making to boost cost-effectiveness and improve responsiveness. The future of emergency services is headed in a very mobile and digital direction, even the fed is starting to notice. The Department of Homeland Security asked a team of futurists from the agency’s Science and Technology Directorate to brainstorm future technological needs of emergency workers and first responders. The prognosticators came up with a ton of scenarios where existing technologies could help police, firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians do their jobs. Most of them were super-technical, like cops using Google Glasses to scope out suspects from a distance, but the overall message was clear: Accessibility and interconnectivity is key in making emergency services work faster and more efficiently. The Mobile Future Is NowMaking these changes seems daunting and expensive, but it’s already happening in significant ways. For example, the Chatham-Kent police force in Ontario, Canada, is participating in a pilot project using a Blackberry Playbook (remember, it’s Canada)  to control squad cars. The tablet is used to record evidence and look up information at crime scenes and can connected with smartphones, PCs and on-board printers through Bluetooth. It even controls the siren and lights of the vehicle. Microsoft has displayed a similar application through its Modularis prototype that runs on Windows 8. Paramedics at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota use the SafetyPad tablet to file reports previously done on paper. The tablet serves as a one stop spot for information on current emergencies by displaying location information from 911 operators. It also keeps track of patient vitals and provides key questions for the EMTs to get the best treatment options for the situation. The hospital receives messages from the tablet to better prepare for the patient’s arrival in the Emergency Room.  All of this data is stored in a database that can be accessed at any hospital and is also used for charting medical trends and billing purposes. Mobile Helps Them Help You So how does all of this benefit the average citizen? Mostly by saving precious time. Instead of a cop having to go back to the station to look up information, she can access it on site and spend more time in communities and on the streets. (It might also make it easier and faster for the Highway Patrol to write you a ticket, sorry.)For EMTs and hospitals, saving time could mean more lives saved. Time travelled from the scene of an accident to the hospital is vital for collecting information, and there are big advantages in disseminating it that information on the fly. Wait times at the ER could potentially be shorter because the information staff needs is already available, not hanging out on a sheet of paper in a clipboard. Money Is Always An IssueCost-effectiveness is also an issue, of course, though it’s conveniently left pretty vague in reports. The DHS told the Science and Technology Directorate  think tank that it should forget about the fiscal constraints of our current economy and imagine a “a ‘blue sky’ scenario, where anything might be possible.” The study released by Blackberry about the Chatham project mentions only that the Playbook system is a “cost-effective method of putting information in the officer’s hands.”Still, relying on relatively inexpensive consumer technology should sae money, and industry after industry have already learned that going mobile means less paper, fewer expensive man-hours and overall greater efficiency.Still, with all that’s on the line, expect emergency services organizations to be cautious about embracing consumer mobile technology before it has fully proven its value and reliability. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. last_img read more

Become a Master of Blending Modes in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgUsing Blending Modes in Final Cut ProStep 1: Select Your FootageBlending modes in Final Cut Pro only work if there are two or more video layers stacked on top. If your footage is in your timeline, simply select the footage layer that’s on top.Step 2: Navigate the InspectorThe Inspector is the panel located in the top right of your Final Cut Pro window. In the Inspector, you’ll see a video and info tab. Select the video tab.Step 3: Select Your Blending ModeSelect your blending mode by navigating to the bottom of the Inspector. Locate the section labeled Compositing, where you’ll see a menu next to the term Blend Mode. Select that menu and choose your blending mode of choice. The blending mode you select will depend on what video effect you’re going for. Some of the more popular blending modes are multiply, screen, overlay, add, and color burn.Want to learn more about Final Cut Pro? Check out the rest of our exclusive Final Cut Pro tutorials over on our Final Cut Pro Editor Kits page.What is your favorite blending mode? Share in the comments below. Add quick stylization to your video projects with blending modes in Final Cut Pro X. Learn the technique with FREE stock footage and music from Shutterstock and PremiumBeat.Using a video element with a blending mode is one of the fastest ways to add a custom look to your project. If you’re not already familiar with the term, a blending mode tells Final Cut Pro how to interpret the colors and luminance of a video layer. For example, the screen blending mode will completely remove black pixels in your video.There are dozens of different blending modes in Final Cut Pro X that can affect your footage in different ways. Let’s check out a few of our favorites in a new tutorial.But don’t just watch the clip… fire up Final Cut Pro X and make some blending-mode magic! We’ve teamed up with Shutterstock to give you FREE assets so you can follow along.You can download the free footage, music, and assets from the Final Cut Pro X page here on PremiumBeat.Download Free Blending Mode Assetslast_img read more

Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving.center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more