first_imgDonna Spiegelman, professor of epidemiologic methods at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has received a Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of 10 researchers honored, Spiegelman is believed to be the first epidemiologist and biostatistician, and the first faculty member from a school of public health, to receive the award.The five-year $500,000 prize recognizes “individual scientists of exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering, and possibly transforming, approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research,” according to the NIH website. Recipients, along with other awardees in the NIH Common Fund High-Risk High-Reward program, will be honored at a symposium held December 15-17 at the NIH.Spiegelman intends to use this opportunity to focus on the development of new methods needed to advance the field of implementation science — an area of research that seeks to establish through rigorous quantitative methods which public health interventions directed at achieving the same goal are most effective in the real world.She will develop a software and data platform for monitoring and evaluating large-scale disease prevention projects in real time. The methods in this toolkit will be general enough to be applicable to a variety of types of interventions, such as those aimed at preventing obesity, reducing maternal mortality, and increasing the use of cleaner cooking stoves in developing countries. Read Full Storylast_img read more


first_imgNFL Stock Image.NASHVILLE – The NFL announced Wednesday that they’ve postponed the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans matchup Sunday to either Monday or Tuesday.The league says that a new game date and time will be announced as soon as possible, adding that the postponement will “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel.”This is the first game to be postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Titans reportedly had four players and five staff members test positive for the virus. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTupelo Music Hall in White River Junction is partnering with the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce to help the many area victims of Tropical Storm Irene. The music venue is presenting a full weekend of music, ‘A Weekend of Giving,’ to benefit the Chamber’s efforts to raise funds to be turned over to The Upper Valley Haven to get food, clothing, building materials, and whatever storm victims may need directly into their hands.Tupelo will kick off the weekend with a great night of music and dancing with the Gully Boys on Thursday, September 8 at 8 pm. Tickets for the General Admission show are $10, with all proceeds going to the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce’s fund for residents of Hartford who were affected by Hurricane Irene. To purchase tickets, call 802-698-8341 or visit www.TupeloHallVermont.com(link is external). The show is presented with the support of Yellow House Media.The popular Upper Valley band will play the first hour “unplugged” and finish up with a classic set of Grateful Dead and originals. The band’s line-up includes band leader Bill Temple on vocals, Rich Meijer and Al Romero on guitar, Dave Clark on bass, and Jimmy Brewer on drums. Tupelo continues their ‘Weekend of Giving’ by donating $5.00 of every ticket sold from their upcoming shows: Leo Kottke 9/9, Renaissance 9/10, and Ellis Paul 9/11 to local families in need of assistance from the devastation of Hurricane Irene. ‘Tupelo is grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received in the community in our first year, and since we are a part of the community, it’s only natural to help when our neighbors are in need,’ said Scott Hayward, owner of Tupelo Music Hall.  ‘I’m thrilled that Tupelo wanted to work with the Chamber to help coordinate this wonderful event to benefit our community. We are stronger when working together,’ said Mollie Martin, Executive Director of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about this event and HACC’s Hurricane Irene Relief Fund, please call 802-295-7900.last_img read more


first_img September 1, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Bar board sends unbundled rules to the Supreme Court Bar board sends unbundled rules to the Supreme Court Senior EditorPraising them as model rules that will help both clients and lawyers, the Bar Board of Governors has passed amendments to specifically allow unbundled legal services in family law cases.At its August 16 meeting in Sarasota, the board endorsed without any changes the recommendations of the Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II and forwarded them to the Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the court asked the Bar to formulate proposals allowing lawyers to handle only parts of cases for litigants in family law cases.The court, however, noted it has not reached any conclusions that such rules are needed but said it wanted such proposals when it considers the issue later this year.“This is really an access to the court issue,” said board member Sharon Langer, who chaired the first unbundled services committee and was vice chair of the second. “The ABA has found that unbundling is the number one way of increasing access. And it’s a way to get lawyers back into the mix where clients are doing it all themselves.”Board member Arthur Rice said he had initially opposed the effort but the final draft won his support. He added, though, that there should be monitoring if the rule changes eventually are adopted by the courts.Langer said the Family Law Section, the Family Courts Steering Committee, and the Conference of Circuit Court Judges supported the amendments. The Small Claims Rules Committee, the Trial Lawyers Section, and the Young Lawyers Division opposed the alterations. The Family Law Rules Committee supported the rules with some suggested changes, which were made.“We don’t think there can be sufficient safeguards to have the clients’ interests served,” YLD President Juliet Roulhac told the board. “We don’t know that this is the best rule, the best format.”YLD President-elect Mark Romance added that the YLD board had doubts that a lawyer could handle only one aspect of a case without affecting other areas. For example, he said, equitable distribution issues might affect child support.But board member Henry Latimer disagreed, noting most cases don’t have equitable distribution issues. “I think over 70 percent of litigants in family cases go unrepresented,” he said. “It’s a very, very good rule and a good place to start.”He said lawyers who now get a call to help with a custody issue might be reluctant to get involved because they would become responsible for the entire case. With the proposed changes, they can help out on that crucial issue without getting bogged down in other details and issues, and hence will be more likely to help, Latimer said.Langer told the board there are three main proposed changes:The first is to Bar Rule 4-1.2. “Basically the rule will clarify that limited representation in this state is allowed, the limited representation must be reasonable, and an attorney-client relationship is in fact formed,” Langer said.All the Bar rules on the attorney client relationship would apply, she said, adding the rule also requires the limited representation agreements be in writing.Changes to Rules 4-4.2 and 4.4-3 are identical, she said. They clarify when opposing counsel may or may not contact the party directly when there is limited representation. Basically, the opposing attorney must contact the party’s attorney of the parts of the case where the attorney is providing limited representation, Langer said.The third change is to Rule 12.040 of the Family Law Rules of Procedure.“This is to meet what the Supreme Court is asking us to do,” Langer said. Among other things, the rule allows limited representation in court and out of court, requires court permission to switch from full representation to limited representation, mandates that if an attorney assisted a pro se litigant in preparing a pleading or other document the document must say so, although the attorney’s name need not be given, and allows the attorney to file a notice of completion when the limited representation is concluded. Judicial approval is not needed to leave the case when the limited representation is finished.The Official Notice detailing the exact wording of the proposed rules changes can be found here.last_img read more


first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Training your brain to think positively will boost your effectiveness at work.Optimism is one of the greatest predictors of someone’s success, Harvard professor and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor said during a keynote address Monday at the CUNA CFO Council Conference in New Orleans.Believing that your behavior matters can transform not only your productivity but the effectiveness of those around you, says Achor, whose research on the impact of rational optimism in the business world appears in his book, “The Happiness Advantage.”Among the many examples Achor cites: Doctors with a positive outlook arrive at correct diagnoses 19% faster than those with negative or neutral emotions, and the 10% most optimistic insurance agents at MetLife outsell the other 90% combined.“The greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain,” he said.In fact, the underlying principle taught to many business leaders—that if you work harder you will be more successful and happier—is fundamentally flawed, according to Achor. continue reading »last_img read more


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first_imgBeach replenishment operations, undertaken as a part of the ongoing restoration efforts in the San Elijo Lagoon, are now underway at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, reports Build NCC.The City of Solana Beach confirmed yesterday that the sand pumping operations began Saturday, April 28th and are anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete.During the works, crews will be pumping beach quality sand onto Fletcher Cove Beach located along South Sierra Avenue in the City of Solana Beach.“Beach replenishment operations will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crews will pump 146,000 cubic yards of sand from the lagoon and place it on Fletcher Cove Beach, continuing the process of replenishing a portion of the North County shoreline,” the City said.The city also added that during the beach replenishment, beach-goers can expect limited access around work areas and nearby residents and businesses can expect intermittent noise and lights.[mappress mapid=”25093″]last_img read more


first_imgThe East Central Trojans Wrestling team will be hosting the #1 team in Southwest Ohio, The Elder Panthers on Friday, January 24th as part of their Alumni Night.The meet will be taking place at The EC Performance Arts Center. The JV will start at 6 PM and The Varsity will get underway at 7. There will be a special meal from 5-6.Coach Adam Wolf’s grapplers are undefeated (34-0) and The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference champions wrestlers will take on Elder for the first time. Free admission.last_img read more


first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died after suffering from coronavirus, his club has announced. The club tweeted: “It is with great sadness that Olympique de Marseille learned of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club’s history.” The club had earlier revealed the 68-year-old, who was also a former LFP official, had been suffering from coronavirus. A statement at lfp.fr read: “The Ligue de Football Professionnel has learned this evening with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf at the age of 68. “Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille from 2005 to 2009, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football. “A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director. “In this moment of immense sadness for French football, the LFP offers its condolences to his family and those close to him, and to Olympique de Marseille.” During the Senegalese’s time at the club, Marseille twice finished second in Ligue 1 and also reached two Coupe de France finals. The club tweeted earlier on Tuesday: “All Olympiens send strength and positive thoughts toward our former president Pape Diouf, who was affected by the #Covid19.” Former France striker Djibril Cisse played for OM when Diouf was in charge, with the president going through with his signing from Liverpool despite a Cisse breaking his leg while playing for France. Cisse was quick to pay tribute after news of his death emerged, writing on Twitter: “Today French football has lost a great man. My sadness is great today. “Merci mon Pape… Rest in peace.”Tags: Djibril CisseLiverpoolOlympique de MarseillePape DioufThe Ligue de Football Professionnellast_img read more


first_imgJoe Schmidt offered a nod of sympathy to predecessor Declan Kidney after being appointed Ireland head coach until 2016. Kidney was told last month that his contract would not be renewed in response to a poor RBS 6 Nations that saw the team finish fifth, their worst championship performance since 1999. However, his final six months in charge were undermined by an appalling injury list that bordered on the farcical at times. Schmidt, who will oversee the remainder of double-chasing Leinster’s season, acknowledges the challenging landscape in which Kidney was forced to operate, and he said: “I certainly sympathise with the recent Irish performances and the results that didn’t go their way can be mitigated by the number of key players who were missing.” Press Associationcenter_img He added: “It’s been the same at Leinster this season. If you have injuries you’re compromised and have to fight your way through those periods. “Look at the way Munster have recharged themselves recently following the return of key players. I hope that with Ireland we’ll have less injuries and give the performances that will meet the expectations of our supporters.” Schmidt guided Leinster to consecutive Heineken Cup crowns in 2011 and 12 and it was that success that identified him as the outstanding candidate for the Ireland job. The 52-year-old New Zealander will officially begin work on July 1 with Les Kiss – the attack coach under Kidney – overseeing the summer tour to the USA and Canada. “When I came to Leinster in 2010 I didn’t really want to be a head coach, but I’ve really enjoyed the experience since,” he said. “I’m really motivated by challenge and this is a super but intimidating one. “If you’re going to find out what you can bring to a group, what better way than to take on one of the big jobs in world rugby. “I’ve had a good look at a lot of Ireland’s players and when we get our collective together, we’ll try to improve performance and make us as competitive as possible.” last_img read more