Watch Students Go Nuts When Classmate is Accepted into Cornell

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNo man is an island – especially not Brendon Gauthier when he found out that he was accepted into his dream college. Click To Share The Sweet News With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Brendon is a senior at TM Landry College Prep in Louisiana. It has always been the student’s dream to go to Cornell University – so when he and his fellow classmates finally viewed his acceptance letter together, their excitement was immeasurable.WATCH: Boy Throws Opening Pitch at Baseball Game 1 Year After Double Hand Transplant In a video that has been viewed millions of times on the school’s Facebook page since December, the teacher can be seen hoisting Brendon onto his shoulder while the other students scream their congratulations.The school reportedly only plays host to about 100 students grades 1 through 12, but every graduate is set to go to a 4-year university.(WATCH the video below)last_img read more

Panelists debate corporate taxation

first_imgThree Notre Dame professors debated the limits of corporations’ responsibility to pay taxes Wednesday night in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business in a panel discussion titled, “Greed and Taxes in Business,” the third part of the Berges Lecture Series on Ethics. Professor Joseph Holt, Professor Brian Levey, and Professor Kenneth Milani, all faculty of the Mendoza College of Business, examined the issue from different perspectives.  Levey, a business law professor, spoke first from a largely legal perspective and argued that corporations should pay as little taxes as they can. “It is the duty of a director of a corporation to promote value of the corporation and, to do so, pay as low taxes required,” Levey said. “If I were still in practice, I would still not advise my client to pay more in taxes than they are legally required.”  Deficits are the fault of the government, Levey said, citing that the 2011 tax code was 72,530 pages and that America’s inordinately high tax rate is 35 percent compared to the world average of 14 percent. Milani called upon his experience as an accountant to describe the tax situation for businesses.  “Taxes are [the] third or fourth largest expenditure of business after wages, salaries, materials and advertising,” Milani said. “But here’s the rest of the story … they are telling you half-truths … It is true that the corporate tax rate is 35 percent but no country hands out credits like we do … The key is effective tax rate, which is 12 percent. “And it makes my blood boil when [people representing corporations] go on talk radio and throw that number a lot.” Holt addressed corporations’ taxes from a moral standpoint.  “Look to the principle maximum … Society runs off of business and business runs off of society and business cannot succeed where society is failing,” he said. “… There is a difference from not being in trouble and being exemplary.” The next lecture in the series will take place Sept. 30. The topic of the next lecture will be “Long Term Principles in a Short Term World,” given by John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T Technology and Network Operations.last_img read more

Tickets Are Now on Sale for The Inheritance on Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows The Inheritance Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway transfer of Matthew Lopez’s Olivier-winning two-part play The Inheritance, which will arrive at the Barrymore Theatre this fall. Tony and Olivier winner Stephen Daldry will direct the production, set to begin previews on September 27 with an opening night slated for November 17.A modern adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End, The Inheritance gives a panoramic view of gay life in New York City today, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis.The Inheritance will feature scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti and original music by Paul Englishby. Casting will be announced at a later date.Matthew Lopez’s plays include The Whipping Man and the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning The Legend of Georgia McBride. He is currently at work on a new stage-musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2020last_img read more

Gophers look to keep momentum rolling in final home meets

first_imgReiter is set on it not happening again, and his teammates and coaches have taken notice.“I know he’s got a little more motivation this time,” Kuhlman said. “I know he wants to show him that last year, beating him ” it’s not going to happen again. And it’s just kind of a drive inside him that makes a difference. You’ll see coming through the week he’ll be pushing a lot harder.”Russell said, “It will be easy for him to get fired up for that match.”Russell also said Travis Lang and Kuhlman likely are Minnesota’s starters for the rest of the season at 125 and 197, respectively.He said finally having all the starters set will with help the team’s continuity.“As of right now they’re the guys,” Russell said. “It’s getting so late in the season it would be hard to change. Obviously you don’t want to mess with a guy’s psyche this late in the year. Hopefully it’s settled. If it’s not settled already, hopefully it’s settled soon.”And that’s exactly what Minnesota is looking for out of its final home weekend ” continuity, momentum and getting everything in order in a friendly environment for that push to the finish.If you ask the Gophers, they don’t envision it happening any other way.“I don’t see us facing a letdown,” Lang said. “I just think we’re wrestling too well to have that get in the way. And as long as we keep going at guys and keep going at the pace we have been the last couple months, I see us doing very well.” Gophers look to keep momentum rolling in final home meets David McCoyFebruary 3, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAt 16-0, Minnesota is off to its best start since going 19-0 in duals in 2001-2002.It’s been much longer since Minnesota’s Sunday opponent, Indiana, has beaten the Gophers in Minneapolis.In fact, the last time the Hoosiers beat the Gophers in Minneapolis was more than 35 years ago.But the Hoosiers also are the best they’ve been in years. Ranked 13th, Indiana (11-2, 2-2 Big Ten) will try to do what it hasn’t done since Jan. 20, 1968, and all Minnesota wants out of the weekend is a little more momentum.“It’ll help us carry over,” 197-pounder Mitch Kuhlman said. “It’s very good momentum that we’ll need. We’ve got two big duals in the next two weeks, and we’ve just got to build on it.”With the next two Sundays featuring tough duals against No. 2 Oklahoma State on Feb. 12 and No. 4 Michigan on Feb. 17, Minnesota is looking to gain a helpful push in its final two home duals of the season ” at 7 tonight against No. 24 Wisconsin and at 2 p.m. Sunday with Indiana, both at the Sports Pavilion.“It’s really for momentum,” assistant coach Joe Russell said. “We’re on a roll right now and we need to keep it going, sending positive statements for us and letting the rest of the country know that we’re going to be a tough team to wrestle. We definitely want to keep sending those statements.”What the Gophers don’t want to keep doing is what they did the past two years against the Badgers ” lose.Wisconsin won 18-17 largely on the strength of then-12th ranked Tom Clum’s 6-3 upset of then-fourth ranked Mack Reiter at 133 pounds.Out of all his successes, Reiter never has beaten Clum, losing to him twice ” in last year’s duals and in the third place match at NCAAs ” though ranked higher than Clum both times.last_img read more

SAAR announces commercial real estate event in April

first_imgFor the past two years, hundreds of attendees have gathered for the Scottsdale Commercial Real Estate Summit. Attendees walked away with a knowledge of current and planned commercial developments in and around Scottsdale, as well as a better understanding of how commercial development both effects and is impacted by job growth, transportation issues, economic development, residential housing, tourism, and other factors we face in Arizona.This year, the 3rd annual Scottsdale Commercial Real Estate Summit features keynote speaker Chris Camacho, CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), an address by Mayor Jim Lane, and economic updates from Lee McPheters of ASU and Dennis Smith of Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). You’ll also hear from national speakers on the latest regulatory changes affecting commercial real estate, including 1031 exchanges. Plus, learn about the billions of dollars invested in Arizona businesses by Canada and other global partners.What: 3rd annual Scottsdale Commercial Real Estate SummitWhen: Thursday, April 16, 2015Where: Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Dr., Scottsdale 85255Who: Open to all those interested in attendingSponsored by leaders in the industry, such as CoStar Group, AZRE/AZ Big Media, and Xceligent. All those interested – in learning about commercial developments, what attracts new businesses, and how Scottsdale is uniquely positioned to serve global markets – are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is $55 before April 1, $65 April 1-15, or $85 at the door, and includes the full program, breakfast, lunch, an expo and a hosted mixer.last_img read more

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52

first_imgFollowing a visit by top World Health Organization (WHO) officials to the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the WHO yesterday called for free and secure access for responders working in the affected conflict-affected area.Over the past few days the DRC’s health ministry confirmed 8 more cases, one of them a health worker from Mangina, the outbreak epicenter.  According to an update yesterday, the outbreak total has risen to 52 cases, reflecting 25 confirmed and 27 probable cases. In addition, health officials are investigating 48 suspected infections. Two more deaths have been reported, lifting the fatality count to 39.WHO mission highlights complex security issuesIn a statement yesterday, the WHO said over a 2-day visit in the outbreak zone that was accompanied by the DRC health ministry, the group’s leadership saw first-hand the complexities responders face in implementing Ebola activities in North Kivu province. They visited the city of Beni and the Mangina health area, the location of most confirmed cases reported so far.A range of armed groups are active in the area, creating challenging security issued for health teams who need to go deep into communities to identify and monitor possible cases, the WHO said. Conflict settings can also discourage community members from coming forward for treatment.The health ministry outbreak said in its response plan, posted by the WHO on Aug 10, that the far northern part of North Kivu province is relatively peaceful, but the situation near the outbreak area is unpredictable. The area dominated by armed conflict with a risk of deliberate attacks and acts of hostility against facilities, personnel, and property during times of tension. North Kivu—home to 8 million people—is one of the DRC’s most densely populated provinces.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, the WHO’s director-general, said, “All of those participating in the response must be able to more freely and safety in conflict areas to do the work that is needed to bring the outbreak under control. The population must also have access to treatment centers that save lives and stop the spread of the disease.”Health worker exposures raise worries of worsening outbreak phaseOf the 8 latest confirmed cases reported since Aug 9 by the health ministry, 5 are from Mabalako, two are from Mangina, and 1 is from Beni.One of the cases from Mangina reported yesterday is a health worker from the Mangina Reference Health Center, the health ministry said in its statement yesterday. About 74 of the health center’s staff members have been identified as contacts of Ebola cases have been have been temporarily discharged and will be monitored for 21 days, the health ministry said in its Aug 11 statement.As another response step, the ministry said it has finalized a plan through a World Bank-funded project to offer free healthcare in three health zones around the outbreak epicenter—Mabalako, Blessed, and Oicha—to remove financial barriers to care and encourage resident to seek care as soon as the first Ebola symptoms appear.In Twitter posts today, Peter Salama, MD, the WHO’s deputy director-general of emergency response, said sadly, many health workers in Mangina were exposed to Ebola early in the outbreak. And since health worker infections are known to amplify Ebola outbreaks, health officials expect the current DRC outbreak to get worse before it gets better. “Given complexities, we ask all partners to support government-led response with their most experienced staff,” he said.Salama said the event is on an “epidemiological precipice” and that there’s a crucial time-limited window of opportunity to prevent the Ebola outbreak from taking hold in areas that are much more difficult to access due to security concerns. “There is not a minute to lose,” he said.Authorities to deploy experimental antibody treatmentHealth officials are preparing to use an experimental antibody treatment called mAB114 in the latest outbreak Steve Ahuka, MD, PhD, a virologist from the DRC’s National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) told Reuters on Aug 11.The monoclonal antibody treatment was developed in the United States and is based on antibodies of a patient who survived Ebola during an outbreak in the DRC city of Kikwit in 1995, according to the Reuters report. Ahuka said the DRC’s ethical committee has approved the use of mAB114 and that it could be used within days. He also said other experimental treatments could also be used.mAb114 was one of five experimental treatments that the DRC health ministry ethics committee approved for compassionate use during the earlier outbreak, pending finalized study protocol details. In May, a WHO expert group evaluated five therapies—including mAb114—that could be used in the earlier DRC outbreak. It said though early data on mAB114 look promising, more were needed before recommending it for compassionate use.Remaining vaccine questions, immune response after natural infectionKey scientific questions remain in efforts to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to scientists from the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination (PREVAC) who wrote a perspective piece that appeared in the Aug 10 issue of The Lancet. The team is currently conducting a phase 2 trials in West Africa to evaluate three Ebola vaccination strategies in people age 1 year and older.In reviewing the status of the wider research landscape, they said 36 trials of Ebola vaccine candidates have been completed and another 14 are active. Focusing on four vaccine candidates (Ad26-ZEBOV, MVA-BN-Filo, chAD3-EBOV, and GamEvac-Combi), they said more data are needed in pregnant women, children, and people with immune compromise, including those with HIV and the elderly. Also, they note that more research is needed on the durability and speed of immune responses prompted by the different vaccine approaches. The team also called for studies to identify correlated of protection and large-scale trials to fully gauge safety and efficacy of the experimental vaccines.In other medical literature developments, tests on the blood of 15 Ebola survivors found that antibodies from some of them neutralized Ebola viruses from four different strains, as well as Marburg virus. Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases today, a team from the United States and the DRC they described the experiments they did on the blood of survivors of a 2014 the DRC. Three survivors had a strong response against four filovirus glycoproteins, including that of Marburg virus.Though they said the mechanism of action of the response requires further study, the data suggest that a pan-filovirus vaccine might be achievable and that it might be possible to isolate human monoclonal antibodies that neutralized all filoviruses.See also:Aug 12 WHO statementAug 10 WHO outbreak response planAug 12 DRC health ministry updateAug 11 DRC health ministry updateAug 10 DRC health ministry updatePeter Salama Twitter feedAug 11 Reuters storyJun 6 CIDRAP News story “DRC probes 5 new possible Ebola cases; WHO details experimental drugs”Aug 10 Lancet viewpointAug 10 National Institutes of Health press releaseAug 13 J Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

Urban wildlife may add to antibiotic resistance threat

first_imgWildlife in urban areas may be potential vectors for antimicrobial resistant (AMR) organisms, according to a study today in The Lancet Planetary Health.Researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); in Nairobi, Kenya; and at the University of Liverpool found that urban wildlife in Nairobi had a high burden of clinically relevant AMR bacteria.Analyzing feces from 75 wildlife speciesThe research was conducted during an epidemiologic survey of the city, which sampled 99 households randomly selected and stratified by income.In total, the researchers analyzed fecal samples from 75 wildlife species (849 animals), 13 livestock (656 animals) species, and 333 humans collected in 2015 and 2016. The team cultured Escherichia coli from the specimens and tested a single isolate from each sample for sensitivity to 13 antibiotics.In general, wildlife carried a low prevalence of E coli isolates susceptible to all antibiotics tested (45 [9%] of 485 samples) and a high prevalence of clinically relevant multidrug resistance (252 [52%] of 485 samples), the authors said.Birds, rodents, and bats were the most common animals cultured, and some wildlife showed resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and synthetic fluoroquinolones, considered by the World Health Organization as essential human medicines.”252 (52%) of 485 samples from wildlife sampled in Nairobi carried multidrug-resistant E coli; eight (2%) of 485 wildlife isolates (all originating from birds) carried E coli resistant to agents belonging to at least seven of the antimicrobial classes tested; and E coli isolated from a single avian sample was resistant to all antimicrobials tested,” the authors wrote.Though wildlife in the study demonstrated higher rates of AMR than did livestock and people, the authors said the phenotypic diversity found in wildlife was lower than in humans, livestock, or the external environment.Developing cities as AMR breeding groundsThough the study did not show any direct threat to human health, the findings do suggest future pathways of AMR.Animals in the study, especially rodents and birds, that had more contact with human and livestock waste were more likely to carry resistance to multiple drugs, which suggest a city’s waste management practices are an important intervention site for combatting AMR.”We tend to think of AMR in primarily medical terms, of developing new drugs and better using old ones,” said senior author Eric Fevre, PhD, MSc, in a University of Liverpool press release. “But we need to take an ecological approach to addressing this threat. Urban cities can address this by better urban planning, better waste disposal, better livestock husbandry practices. This can go far toward disrupting AMR exchange between wildlife, livestock and humans.”Fevre is a joint appointee at ILRI and professor of veterinary infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool.Nairobi, Fevre said, is representative of several developing African cities, which house booming human populations and a complex mix of informal livestock and wildlife.See also:Jun 19 Lancet Planet Health studyJun 19 University of Liverpool press releaselast_img read more

Land Securities sell Portman House

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Air Water bangs double-digit growth

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Airgas preferred supplier thanks to, ‘personal, local service’

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