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first_imgAdam Cowden, a 2012 Notre Dame graduate, has received one of 40 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge starting Oct. 1.“An opportunity to study at Cambridge wouldn’t have been possible without the scholarship,” Cowden said. “There’s a really cool opportunity [at Cambridge] to build community and collaborate to solve the world’s issues.”Cowden, a political science major and philosophy, politics and economics minor, described the intensive, thorough selection process that narrows a field of 800 to a final group of 40.According to Cowden, the departments at Cambridge create a shortlist of applicants of about 200. The Gates committee then review and select about 100 for interviews in Seattle. Cowden said that the Gates committee only selected 90 this year.At the interviews, Cowden said the experience was friendly.“They go out of their way to encourage you to enjoy Seattle and engage with the other finalists,” he said.“You have a panel interviewing you. Mine was social sciences. [The panel] includes some professors from Cambridge, past Gates Cambridge Scholars and others,” Cowden said. “They asked what I thought about policy and if I drafted a policy, what would it be and why.”Cowden said his initial reaction was a mix of surprise and relief.“I didn’t think that my interview went well,” he said. “I was really surprised and happy. I studied in London while at Notre Dame, and I’m excited to go back.”At University of Cambridge, Cowden will pursue a master of philosophy in planning, growth and regeneration. He said he wants to apply his studies in the future.“In the short term, I could be interested in going on to a Ph.D. Right now, I’m living at Su Casa Catholic Workers,” he said. “I think I would like to work in public policy that regenerates economically desperate neighborhoods. Or else, I could end up finding something else and being completely surprised.”Cowden thanked specific members of the Notre Dame community for helping him along his journey to Cambridge.“I would say that certain people as opposed to classes or a major helped me the most,” Cowden said. “I took a Latin American politics class with Fr. Tim Scully. I had to write a paper in that class that became the inspiration of my senior thesis.“Dr. Jeff Thibert at CUSE really helped me through the actual scholarship process.”Beyond the application process and classes, Cowden said the community aspect of dorm life at Notre Dame helped him along the way.“We had a housekeeper in Sorin, Senja Begic. She was basically my second mom,” he said. “There was one time that I fell on God Quad and she tended to my wounds for two weeks. She helped us get through college.”Cowden said he would encourage other students to apply for scholarships following college.“Number one, make sure that you have a good reason for applying to the program,” he said. “Second of all, if you do have those reasons in place, don’t sell yourself short. Don’t think there’s no chance at getting it. I thought I had a very small chance, and it worked out for me.”Tags: Adam Cowden, Class of 2012, Gates Cambridge Scholarshiplast_img read more


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first_imgVermonter Produces Top Radio Spot In NationalCompetition(Montpelier, VT) An independent audio producer andvoice-over talent from Montpelier recently produced asixty- second radio commercial for Vanguard Recordsthat earned “Best Radio Spot” in a nationalcompetition. The National Association of RadioMerchandisers (N.A.R.M.) awarded the prize toVanguard Records for the commercial promoting theirartist Mindy Smith. The spot was produced and voicedby Jody Petersen.Petersen says “The N.A.R.M. award means a lot,considering the competition. These are big time musicpeople judging the ads- Im just thrilled thatVanguard hired me to produce a spot for an artist likeMindy Smith.” N.A.R.M. is a not for profit tradeassociation who’s nearly 400 member companiesrepresent retailers, wholesalers, and distributors ofprerecorded music in the United States. Its mission isto promote the visibility and image of theentertainment software industry. The annual NARMAdvertising Awards recognize outstanding achievementfor ads promoting music, video and other prerecordedentertainment software products.Petersen, former Music Director, Disc Jockey andProducer for WNCS/ The Point, now works independentlyat her own studio in Montpelier. Her long associationwith record labels has carried over to production ofradio and television commercials to promote their newC.D. releases. Vanguard’s head of radio promotion, ArtPhillips said, “Jody Petersen is my ‘go to’ personfor production. She understands our artists and getsto the heart of our records in sixty seconds.”Jody’s voice-over work extends nationally through anISDN connection. From her Montpelier location she canvoice spots for studios as far away as Orlando,Florida.Paul Kaza of Paul Kaza Associates, a well-establishedBurlington ad agency reflects, “since Day One she wasa national caliber voice. I considered it a privilegeto utilize Jody and have done so consistently as ouragency grew.” -30-last_img read more


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first_imgVermont’s Congressional Delegation ‘ Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Congressman Peter Welch (D) ‘ Friday reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing $3.3 million more in home heating assistance to Vermont. The Vermont lawmakers have been pushing for this funding and more, which they say Vermonters will need before the winter’s through.The grant is part of a nationwide release of $2.68 billion in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to help eligible families pay for the cost of heating their homes. The funds are the second installment of regular LIHEAP block grants to be released this fiscal year. Because Congress has not yet approved budget bills for the coming year, initial allocations from the agency were about 40 percent less than last year’s levels.Sanders and Leahy have urged leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to fund the program for seniors and low-income families at last year’s $5.1 billion level and Welch has been urging the same in the House.In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch said: ‘As many Vermonters prepare for the winter months ahead in this tough economy, we must do all we can to provide crucial, basic resources, like home heating, to those in need. While this funding will help many Vermonters stay warm this winter, we are continuing to fight for additional LIHEAP funds in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget to ensure than nobody in our state is forced to face the choice between food or medicine and heat.’Separately, Leahy, Sanders and Welch signed letters to the House and Senate Appropriations committees last month urging them to maintain the funding for LIHEAP at the Fiscal Year 2010 level of $5.1 billion.After Congress doubled funding for home heating assistance in 2009, a record 8.3 million households nationwide received aid. This winter, as a result of the lingering recession, many more families are expected to need help keeping the heat turned on.last_img read more


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first_imgLast weekend in Rome, the only world guide for extra virgin olive oils with proven quality Flos Olei 2019 was solemnly presented.This year, the presentation was especially interesting for Istria, considering that the new edition of the famous guide includes as many as 79 Istrian olive growers, making Istria the best region of extra virgin olive oil in the world for the fourth year in a row.In addition to the aforementioned success, Istria was celebrated with another significant award in the category TOP 20 the best oils in the world. It is about the Vodnjan company Oleum Maris, which was declared the best “company on the rise” in the world.U glavnoj prezentacijskoj sali ekskluzivnog hotela Westin Turistička zajednica Istarske županije raspolagala je prostorom za promociju na kojem se djelio informativni materijal te su se prezentirali brojni autohtoni proizvodi Istre koji su izazvali velik interes prisutne publike.”It was a very useful opportunity to meet many buyers and dealers of EDMU in the world, which will certainly contribute to the fact that Istria is even more positioned and branded as a world destination of extra virgin olive oil.”Point out from the Tourist Board of Istria.In addition to the Istria County Tourist Board, the Poreč-based company Agrolaguna from Poreč and the Bura Brew brewery, the Vodnjan olive grower Chiavalon, the Novigrad olive grower Al Torcio and the award-winning Oleum Maris were also present.Side dish: List of the 500 best Flos Olei 2019RELATED NEWS:FOR THE SECOND TIME A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE RED GUIDE MICHELIN IS ISSUED IN ITS ENTIRETY,Side dish: List of the 500 best Flos Olei 2019RELATED NEWS:FOR THE SECOND TIME A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE RED GUIDE MICHELIN IS ISSUED IN ITS ENTIRETYlast_img read more


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first_imgPeople’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker Bambang Soesatyo has urged the Education and Culture Ministry to reassess its decision to allow the reopening of schools in regions still deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission.He called on the government to prioritize the health and safety of students and teachers, saying that the ministry should have consulted with the national COVID-19 recovery committee and epidemiologists before allowing in-person learning to resume in “yellow zones”.“I urge the government, in this case the Education and Culture Ministry, to thoroughly reassess its policy, and to take into account the feedback from the national COVID-19 recovery committee so as to prevent new COVID-19 [infection] clusters,” Bambang said in a written statement on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com. In-person learning, he said, should serve as a last resort only if remote learning proved to be unfeasible.He went on to say that yellow zones, or moderate-risk areas, could potentially turn into areas with higher transmission risks, namely orange or red zones, without strict adherence to existing health protocols.The ministry has previously issued a joint ministerial decree (SKB) along with the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Health Ministry and the Home Ministry that allows the reopening of schools in regions designated as green and yellow zones.Read also: Decision to reopen more schools draws ire from teachers Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makariem said on Friday that school reopening in green and yellow zones must be done in compliance with the procedures established by the local COVID-19 task force in the respective regions.“In-person learning in green and yellow zones is permitted as long as the local COVID-19 task force gives its approval,” Nadiem said.“Schools may not resume in-person learning if there’s no approval from the local administration or parents.”He noted a number of online learning hindrances that had made the process less than optimal for students, teachers and parents alike, such as lackluster access to decent internet connection and increased psychological pressure due to isolation.The Federation of Indonesian Teachers Associations (FSGI) criticized the new policy, saying that the change risked creating new infection clusters at schools. The group has received reports of at least 180 teachers and students from across the nation who have tested positive for the virus.Official data shows 57 percent of Indonesian students currently live in red and orange zones, while the remaining 43 percent are in green and yellow zones across 276 cities and regencies. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more


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first_img Comment Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 24 Apr 2019 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link259Shares Arsenal have come to an agreement to sign Martinelli (Picture: Instagram @ituanofc)Arsenal are so confident Gabriel Martinelli will be a success at the club that they will set a date for the 17-year-old to make his debut for the club, reports say.Unai Emery is on the verge of completing his first summer transfer signing having agreed a fee with Martinelli’s club, Ituano.Along with a host of Brazilian clubs, Martinelli was tracked by Manchester United and Barcelona and trained with both clubs.Yahoo Brasil claim the transfer fee will be £6million and the forward will be unveiled when he turns 18 in June.ADVERTISEMENT Emery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top fourTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:21FullscreenEmery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top fourhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-previews-wolves-game-gunners-make-push-four-1910990/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Emery’s plan is to first allow Martinelli to assimilate into Arsenal’s youth set-up and the club will have a route in place for him to move into the first-team.AdvertisementAdvertisementThere will be a date in mind for Martinelli to make his first-team debut and there will be a push by the Gunners to get his European passport in place so a work visa can be granted.Martinelli qualifies for an Italian passport, but hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil. Arsenal will set debut date for Gabriel Martinelli once transfer is complete Emery must be strategic with his spending this summer (Picture: Getty)Although the coup of Martinelli will serve as an excellent start to the window for Emery, the Arsenal boss must be frugal this summer.Arsenal could hand Emery a transfer budget as little as £45m, should the Spaniard fail to deliver Champions League football.Emery needs to replace Aaron Ramsey, who is joining Juventus, and is also on the hunt for a left-back and wide forward.Arsenal have been linked with a host of bargain options this summer, including Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser.MORE: Arsenal board add major restrictions to Unai Emery summer plansMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force held its first meeting today to review the strengths and weaknesses of the current juvenile justice system and determine the next course of action for the group.“My thanks to the members of the Task Force for sharing their time and expertise to begin the process of designing a juvenile justice system that works for all Pennsylvania youth,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “I look forward to seeing the progress of the Task Force – what they learn, gather and share during this process.”Gov. Wolf, judicial and legislative leaders announced the Task Force in January as part of a larger effort in partnership with Pew Charitable Trust to deliver a report with data-driven findings and policy recommendations to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to leaders by Nov. 30.The bipartisan and interbranch Task Force members were selected for their expertise in various areas surrounding the juvenile justice system, including youth members who bring a unique perspective and experience to this timely topic.In addition to governor-appointed members, the Task Force is co-chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Tarah Toohill, and Rep. Mike Zabel. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts appointed Judge Douglas Reichley, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas and Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, 5th Judicial District.In addition to developing the report to leaders, the Task Force will spend the next year assessing the state’s system, gathering diverse stakeholder input and determining how the state’s juvenile justice system can best align current practices for the most successful outcomes. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 05, 2020center_img Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Holds First Public Meetinglast_img read more


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first_imgWorld Radio Switzerland 4 Oct 2012One in four people who accompany someone to commit assisted suicide suffer massive psychological distress, according to a new study by the University of Zurich.Researchers at the university spoke to 85 people who went with a family member or close friend to an EXIT euthanasia clinic.A quarter suffered from post traumatic stress disorder while 16 percent had depression. Five percent were found to have long-term grief.The interviews were carried out one to two years after the assisted death of loved ones.The results state that problems can surface 14 to 24 months later and that a death not from natural causes was a heavy burden for those who supported the deceased.Although the research didn’t include a direct comparison with the effects of a natural death on a loved one, the study was compared to others.This showed the researchers that post traumatic stress disorder was more common for people close to an assisted suicide case rather than a natural death.The results have been published in the October issue of the journal European Psychiatry.http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/study-assisted-suicide-helpers-distressed.shtml?32735last_img read more


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first_imgNational Review Online 1 Oct 2012The October issue of Journal of Marriage and Family published an analysis by Charles Lau of a British probability sample, “The Stability of Same-Sex Cohabitation, Different-Sex Cohabitation, and Marriage.”Lau found that cohabiting same-sex couples in Great Britain are twice as likely to break up as cohabiting opposite sex couples — and married couples (all opposite-sex in Great Britain) are at least five times more stable than same-sex couples:Compared to married couples, the dissolution rates for male and female same-sex cohabiters were seven and five times higher, respectively. Among cohabiters, the differences were smaller: The dissolution rate for male and female same-sex cohabiters was approximately double the rate for different-sex cohabiters.He also reports no increase in stability of same-sex unions between the 1958 birth cohort and the 1970 birth cohort.This of course cannot tell us how children fare on average when they are raised by stable same-sex couples, or whether gay marriage will significantly increase stability in same-sex couples. It can tell us why Professor Mark Regnerus’s study turned up so few: They are rare.http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/328991/how-common-are-stable-same-sex-couples-maggie-gallagherlast_img read more


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first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: You’re a coward, Real One taunts Joe Boy GOtv Boxing Night 20: Oladosu’ll see something worse than Hell- Joe Boy GOtv Boxing Night 19: Boxers in war mood Former national boxing coach, Jerry Okorodudu, has tipped Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu to dethrone Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph as the African Boxing Union lightweight champion.Real One, who is the West African Boxing Union champion, is due to fight Joe Boy for the ABU title at GOtv Boxing Night 20 on 12 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.    Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Okorodudu, who represented Nigeria at the 1984 Olympics and won a bronze medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, said he is convinced that Real One will win because he is a better boxer.   He said: “I worked with both of them in the national camp and I know them well. Oladosu, I can tell you, is a fantastic boxer. He is really good and I believe will defeat Joseph.”He admitted that Joseph is also good, but relies solely on his punching power to overwhelm opponents.            “Joseph is a hard puncher. That is his main weapon. If allowed, he can easily win by a knockout. But if the fight lasts the distance, Oladosu will win. He only needs to avoid being knocked out,” explained the former Olympian.                                              Despite tipping the WABU champion, said he expects the encounter to be close run because both boxers are familiar with each other.                                                        GOtv Boxing Night 20 will feature eight fights with some of the biggest names on the domestic scene set to be in action. Among these are Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, national super featherweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, WABU welterweight champion; Tope “TP Rock” Musa and Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, national light heavyweight champion. Others are Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi and Sadiq Adeleke.Tags: ABU titleJerry OkoroduduOto “Joe Boy” JosephRilwan “Real One” Oladosulast_img read more