first_imgNorth Park Library960 Koehler Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th McCollough Library5115 Washington Ave.Monday thru ThursdayFriday  Noon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th LOCATIONS DAYSTIMESDATES Red Bank Library120 S. Red Bank Rd.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Election OfficeCivic Center Room 214Saturday8 am to 4 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Salvation Army1040 N. Fulton Ave.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Central Library200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. BlvdMonday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30thcenter_img Election Office Civic Center Room 214Monday thru Friday8 am to 4 pmOct. 6th to Nov. 2nd at noon FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Today begins early voting.  I wanted to make sure you had a copy of all early voting locations.  Don’t risk not being able to vote on Election Day, vote early and make sure your voice is heard!2015 GENERAL MUNICPAL ELECTIONEARLY VOTINGVOTE CENTERSEarly voting is for voters who choose to vote early at the Election Office, Libraries or the designated Vote Centers.  Early voting is from Oct. 6, 2015 through Nov. 2, 2015 at noon in the Election Office.  Any questions call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. Oaklyn Library3001 Oaklyn Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Northeast Park Baptist Church1215 N. Boeke Rd.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31stlast_img read more

Guidance: EU Third Health Programme funding if there’s a no-deal Brexit

first_imgThis guidance is no longer valid. See EU Health Programme for current information.,This guidance is for UK organisations, universities and businesses that currently receive EU Third Health Programme (Health for Growth) funding or are bidding for funding.It provides information on the government’s funding guarantee – and the extension to that guarantee – for projects if there’s a no-deal Brexit, and what UK organisations that receive funding need to do to prepare.last_img

A quake data clearinghouse

first_imgWithin hours of Japan’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami, Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis was working to help, creating a web-based portal for information that acts as a clearinghouse for disaster responders and academics alike.The Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal was created by research manager Merrick Lex Berman at the center, based on templates developed in prior earthquakes, the 2008 one in China and last year’s in Haiti and Chile. While it took weeks to create the first site, each subsequent one went live more quickly. For the Japan quake, it took just about an hour to create the site and another hour to begin populating it with data.The site features a bright orange and blue “energy propagation map” of the Pacific Ocean basin, a map created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The site includes news feeds from various sources, a link to the main Japanese government disaster web page, and GIS information data sets that connect to geographic information points.Berman and Wendy Guan, the center’s director of GIS Research Services, said the site is not intended to host all the available information on the quake and tsunami. Instead, it provides some GIS data and links to other useful sites across the web. The site is continuing to add data. Guan sent out an e-mail Friday afternoon seeking geospatial material such as satellite images, aerial photos, GIS data sets, and other files that contain location references. The effort is being sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Guan said.Guan said she hopes the site will prove useful both for relief workers and for academics seeking to understand the disaster’s impact on their areas of expertise through geographic information. Furthermore, she hopes that those who use the data to conduct analyses will return to the site and post their findings, or links to sites containing them.“The purpose is to give people a staging platform to share,” Guan said. “They come here to find something useful, and, hopefully, come back when they produce something useful.”Guan and Berman said each disaster has its own context. In Haiti, volunteer efforts to create, provide, and coordinate data proved critical because little of it existed to begin with, and what did was inaccessible because government offices in Port-au-Prince were devastated by the quake. In Chile and China, the governments remained in control and helped to coordinate relief and the information that guided assistance.Berman said it is interesting how volunteer efforts over the Internet have altered data flows and responses to such events. Even now, individuals in an array of academic, government, and nonprofit settings around the world are looking at data and producing information and analyses that may prove useful in the emergency response.For example, Berman said, satellite imagery companies typically produce detailed portraits of disaster zones within a day and provide those images for free to responders. When that data becomes available, Berman said, he will make sure to provide links to it on the portal.last_img read more

Harvard case study exposes Facebook’s slow response to privacy vulnerability in messaging app

first_imgA new case study released today in the inaugural edition of Technology Science published by Harvard University examines Facebook’s response to the discovery of a glaring privacy vulnerability in its popular messenger app.The case study comes from Harvard University senior Aran Khanna, who lost an internship with Facebook after discovering a vulnerability in the platform’s Android-based messenger app – a glaring gap which tracked, with unprecedented specificity, the geolocation of users as they sent messages. Khanna drew attention to the privacy gap with his Marauder’s Map, a tool that allows users to plot the actual locations of friends with whom they’re chatting. Over the long-term, this type of data would make it easy for anyone to predict an individual’s specific location on any given day and time.News of this tool, which mapped out the locational data of others within a meter, spread rapidly. About 85,000 people downloaded it, much to Facebook’s annoyance. The company demanded that the tool be taken out of distribution, which Aran did, and within days Facebook made geolocational data an opt-in feature.Sharing the geolocational tool prompted Facebook to remove its employment offer to Aran, saying the author fell short of the “high ethical standards” expected of interns. Aran’s experience raises the question of whether one can reasonably expect Facebook or others with an interest in collecting and sharing personal data to be responsible guardians of privacy. Read Full Storylast_img read more

David Simon and Pam Grier among 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Medalists

first_imgPam Grier and Jessye Norman are among those who will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors. They, along with the 1966 Texas Western Miners Men’s Basketball Team, the first all-black starting lineup to win an NCAA national championship, and others will be honored with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. The Hutchins Center Honors, presented by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, will take place on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass.The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture, and more broadly individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world.Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center, said, “The Hutchins Center is driven by the guiding spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois, Harvard’s first black Ph.D., who gave us so many gifts, but chief among them were his spirit of inquiry and his illumination of hidden histories and achievements, both of individuals and groups. This year’s medalists exemplify the Du Boisian sense of curiosity and revelation.”Glenn H. Hutchins, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm Silver Lake and the chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Hutchins Center, said, “The study of the history of people of color—as well as their inclusion today—is central, not peripheral, to Harvard’s mission. No place engages in this pursuit more broadly, deeply, or rigorously than the Hutchins Center. This year’s Hutchins Center Honors recognizes and celebrates transcendent contributions to this endeavor across disciplines, arenas, purposes and decades.”The 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal recipients are:Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation.David L. Evans, Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard University.Pam Grier, actor and activist.Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, hiphop artist and activist.The 1966 Texas Western Miners Men’s Basketball Team, represented by players David Lattin and Willie Worsley.Jessye Norman, opera soprano and recitalist.David Simon, writer and producer.The Hutchins Center includes the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute; the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art; the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute; the Afro-Latin American Research Institute; the Project on Race & Cumulative Adversity; the Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine; the History Design Studio; the Image of the Black Archive & Library; the Jazz Research Initiative; and two publications, Transition and the Du Bois Review.last_img read more

Observer elects next Editor-in-Chief

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected current Associate Sports Editor Ben Padanilam as Editor-in-Chief for the 2017-2018 term Saturday.Padanilam, a junior resident of Morrissey Manor, is a major in the program of liberal studies (PLS) with minors in the Glynn Family Honors Program, business economics and philosophy, politics and economics (PPE).“Ben has done excellent work during his time at The Observer,” outgoing Editor-in-Chief Margaret Hynds said. “He has been a constant presence in the office, and brings his enthusiasm and talent into his work every day. I can’t wait to see what he does with the paper in the next year.”A native of Toledo, Ohio, Padanilam has served as Associate Sports Editor since March 2016, helping to coordinate The Observer’s sports coverage and covering both football and women’s basketball at Notre Dame. Prior to that, he served as a beat writer covering women’s soccer, swimming, women’s tennis, softball and Saint Mary’s athletics.“I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to lead The Observer for the next year,” Padanilam said. “We have an incredible group of people on our staff, so I am really excited to play my part in learning as much as possible and looking to improve our coverage wherever we can.“This year’s Editorial Board — and really the paper as a whole — has accomplished so much this year, so I am really looking forward to helping us build off that as we continue our coverage of all the issues which affect this campus and its students,” Padanilam said.Padanilam will begin his term as Editor-in-Chief on March 5.Tags: Editor-in-Chief, New Editor, The Observerlast_img read more

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor the Late Marian Seldes

first_img Seldes made her Great White Way debut in 1948 in Medea. She went on to appear in numerous Broadway productions before winning a Tony Award for A Delicate Balance in 1966. She was also nominated for Father’s Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon and Dinner at Eight. She entered the Guinness Book of World Records for Deathtrap, having not missed a single performance for the play’s 1,809 performances. She most recently appeared on Broadway in Deuce in 2007. In 2010, Seldes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. “Marian Seldes’ name is synonymous with theater,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “Her persona on the Broadway stage was as real as her genuine grace and kindness off stage. Her lovely elegance and iconic talent will be deeply missed by her family, friends and fans.” Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Wednesday, October 8 to pay tribute to Marian Seldes. The Tony winner and stage icon died on October 6 at the age of 86. Marquees will go dark for exactly one minute at 7:45 PM.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

4 mortgage staffing essentials

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Applying the best in ‘people practices’ can help CUs do well in the home loan marketby: Dennis HardimanCredit unions have long prided themselves on their outstanding member service. Their mortgage business is no exception. However, as the cost, complexity and risk involved with originating mortgages continue to climb, many credit unions are struggling to keep up with larger institutions.The good news is that much can be done to build up a mortgage staff to help make a credit union’s mortgage operation successful. The following four steps are ones leveraged by Embrace Home Loans and the team at Affinity, our outsourced mortgage solution. You can apply them at your credit union, too.1. Recruit the right talent. First and foremost, your credit union must ensure it is recruiting the right loan officers and mortgage staff. With national banks continuing to lay off their mortgage teams, there is a growing talent pool of professionals with extensive experience. For instance, Wells Fargo is cutting more than 1,000 lending jobs this year, presenting credit unions with an opportunity to scoop up top talent.Location-agnostic talent can also be a benefit by virtually supporting your credit union’s goal to provide members with mortgage loans. As an example, Embrace Home Loans is recruiting work-at-home underwriters. continue reading »last_img read more

No need for science museum in Albany

first_imgRecently, there was a proposal to have the state fund a new science museum in Albany. Rest assured that we are completely opposed to this proposal, nor do we see any likelihood that there will be funding in the state budget for it.Albany already has the State Museum, the State Library, the Albany Institute of History and Art, The Times-Union Center, and the new state-subsidized Capital Convention Center. In addition, the city of Albany received $12.5 million in state funding this year to close a budget shortfall.While Albany is the capital city and deserves our support, this idea goes too far. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Certainly the city of Schenectady has a far more historic relationship with science than Albany, and it doesn’t have to start from scratch. Less than 20 miles from Albany, it already has miSci (the Museum of Innovation and Science) that is currently only supported by the local community and would soar with state funding.It’s neither realistic nor fair to the entire Capital Region to make a pie-in-the-sky proposal without a realistic sense of where the revenue is going to come from to fund it, especially when there are more viable alternatives available.Angelo SantabarbaraPhil SteckSchenectadyThe writers are members of the New York State Assembly.More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsAnderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winlast_img read more

Batan employee identified as owner of radioactive substances found in South Tangerang house

first_imgThe fragments also contained caesium-137.Separately, Batan chairman Anhar Riza Antariksawan confirmed that SM was an employee of the agency.“Batan does not allow employees to illegally keep any radioactive substance for personal interests,” Anhar said in a statement on Friday.He added the nuclear agency had handed the case over to the police: “Batan fully supports the police’s investigation,” he said.Read also: This company wants to build Indonesia’s first commercial nuclear power plantAs of Friday, Batan had secured 400 drums of contaminated soil and vegetation from the area around the vacant lot as part of its decontamination efforts, as reported by Antara. The agency recorded that the radiation exposure in the area had dropped significantly from 0.14 millisievert (mSv) per hour to 0.002 mSv per hour.The International Committee on Radiological Protection recommends that people not be exposed to more than 20mSv per year.The police are still looking for those responsible for dumping the radioactive fragment in the vacant lot. (hol)Topics : The police have identified a National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) employee, identified as SM, as the owner of the illegally possessed radioactive substances recovered from a house in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten.“He could be charged under articles 42 and 43 of Law No. 10/1997 on nuclear energy for illegally storing radioactive materials in his house, which carry a maximum punishment of two years’ imprisonment and a Rp 100 million [US$7,154] fine,” National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said on Friday, as quoted by Antara news agency.The Batan employee remained a witness in the case as of Saturday. However, Asep said the police could still name him a suspect. The law stipulates that a permit is required to use, possess or store radioactive substances.A joint team from the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and the National Police discovered the radioactive substances, containing caesium-137 and other isotopes, in a house in the housing complex. Caesium-137 is commonly used for industrial purposes.Read also: Two people living in South Tangerang exposed to radioactive waste: Nuclear agencyThe team made the discovery after Bapeten first detected high levels of radiation in the Batan Indah complex during a routine check at the end of January. Between Feb. 7 and 8, a joint team from Bapeten and Batan found several radioactive fragments in a vacant lot next to a volleyball court in the housing complex.last_img read more