Fr. Scully wins award for work in education

first_imgFr. Timothy R. Scully, the Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and a professor of political science at Notre Dame, received the William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship on Tuesday at a ceremony in New York.  The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a public policy think tank, awarded Scully the prize for his work in founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).  According to the program’s website, ACE sends recent college graduates from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and selected other Catholic universities to more than 100 Catholic parochial schools across the country to teach for two years. Scully said he credits the teachers and benefactors of the ACE program for its success.   “Talk about feeling humbled and delighted,” Scully said. “Obviously, I mean, [the prize] isn’t for me. It’s for the whole team of people who over the years … [has] built an amazing, amazing institution.”  Scully said the Manhattan Institute first recognized ACE last year when the program was nominated for the Institute’s Richard Corunelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship, a $25,000 prize for outstanding social change organizations. ACE did not receive the Corunelle Award, so Scully said he was surprised to receive the news that ACE had been awarded the Simon Prize.  “It was a funny experience,” Scully said. “Maybe two months ago, I got a phone call out of the blue from [the] Manhattan [Institute], and they said, ‘Well, we didn’t tell you the whole thing last year … We want you to get the Simon Prize.’” Scully received the Simon Prize before 160 people at the University Club in New York.  “The room was just full of foundations and social entrepreneurs and others who are very actively engaged in trying to improve the lives of ordinary citizens – a true volunteer effort,” Scully said. “It made me feel so humbled and honored to be among their company.”  Scully, who is chair of the Education Commission of the Congregation of Holy Cross, said the $100,000 prize will help fund Holy Cross missions in South Asia.  Scully is on a countrywide bus tour celebrating ACE’s 20th anniversary until the end of May. The tour, which Scully said would pass through almost 50 cities, began in Dallas on Oct. 5 at the Shamrock Series football game against Arizona State and will end in Seattle in spring 2014.  “We’ve simply decided to hit the road in order to celebrate and thank our many hundreds of partners across the country who are doing the hard daily work of keeping these wonderful little miracle schools alive and vibrant,” Scully said.  As for the next 20 years of ACE, Scully said he hopes to “see more kids in more great schools.”  “I just hope to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit as we’ve tried to be over the last 20 years, and just to respond with boldness to the invitation to strengthen and sustain Catholic schools across this wonderful land,” he said.  Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edulast_img read more

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Vermont utility board votes against renewing Vermont Yankee license

first_imgWashington Electric Cooperative Inc,The Board of Directors of Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) has called on the Vermont Legislature to vote against authorizing continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant after its current operating license expires in 2012. They further urged legislative leaders to vote on the matter early in this legislative session.In a resolution adopted unanimously at its January 27th meeting (attached), the WEC board cited several reasons for its position, expressing concerns about Vermont Yankee owner Entergy s poor track record in operating the plant, its proposed spin-off of plant ownership to a debt-laden entity Enexus, the growing on-site stockpile of high level radioactive waste, insufficient funding for decommissioning potentially worsened by recent leaks of radioactive materials, as well as WEC s potential liabilities for paying part of these costs.In a letter to members of the Vermont House and Senate, after urging legislative leaders to vote against extending the plant s license past 2012, WEC s Board President Barry Bernstein stated:  Our Board feels strongly that a timely decision on the plant s continued operation by the Vermont Legislature is critically important. It would enable state utilities and regulators to plan for an efficient transition from current dependence on the plant to a safe and sustainable energy future for Vermont. Washington Electric Co-op is a consumer-owned utility serving over 10,000 member households and businesses in 41 towns in Orange, Washington, Caledonia and Orleans Counties. The Co-op s nine-member Board of Directors is elected by its member/owners. Source: WEC. 1.28.2010### AttachmentSize WEC_VY_press_release__resolution.pdf259.76 KBlast_img read more

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Ecuadorean GEOs Receive Training with 9-mm Pistols at the Huancavilca Military Fort

first_imgBy Dialogo August 16, 2011 The Special Operations Group (GEO) began a training course in shooting techniques and tactics with 9-mm pistols at the Huancavilca Military Fort, a course intended for the officer corps of the Guayas 5th Infantry Brigade. The objective of the exercise is to increase the trainees’ levels of reaction and precision, with a view toward future situations in which they might be required to use their service weapon. The commander of the 5th Brigade, Colonel Arias Monteros, highlighted the importance of the exercise, in that it will improve his men’s skills in the use of this weapon and in response to scenarios such as those of the fight against arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and organized crime. I am a 15 year old young lady, my dreams and aspirations have always been to be a part of the Ecuadorian army. …please help me…last_img read more

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Dominican Republic ups fight against narcotics, organized crime

first_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The early October seizure of more than a metric ton of cocaine by Dominican counter-narcotics agents is another sign of the Caribbean country’s success in fighting transnational organized crime groups. The Caribbean’s biggest transhipment point for illicit drugs going to the United States and Europe, the Dominican Republic also is leading the way in the battle against drug smuggling. With a series of recent seizures, Dominican authorities said they are on pace to break the record nine tons of cocaine seized in 2012. Maj. Gen. Julio César Souffront Velázquez, president of the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), recently said Dominican counter-narcotics forces are “committed not to allowing drug trafficking and its tentacles take ownership of a society that aspires to follow the path of healthy and peaceful development.” He said various arms of Dominican law enforcement were working together against drug smuggling, which has resulted in a series of successful counter-narcotics operations. On Oct. 9, the authorities seized more than a ton of cocaine from a small boat 14 nautical miles off the country’s southern coast in another major raid. Agents arrested three men after a counter-narcotics operation involving aerial, maritime and terrestrial arms of the Dominican military. Aboard the blue, bi-motor Eduardoño vessel, agents found 1,060 packets that tested positive as cocaine, making the 1,110.5-kilogram shipment one of the largest seized by Dominican authorities in months, according the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (INACIF). Miguel Medina, a spokesperson for the DNCD, said the operation required coordination among the Dominican Navy, Air Force and a tactical unit of the Sensitive Investigations department that “combed the land searching for possible accomplices” while the raid was carried out at sea. Medina highlighted the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Coast Guard as well. The successful operation comes amid an increase in trafficking through the Caribbean, as 27 metric tons of cocaine was shipped through the Dominican Republic in the first half of the year – a 23% increase compared to the same period a year earlier – according to the DEA. The country is the main transhipment point in the Caribbean, a region responsible for trafficking 14% of cocaine into the United States during the first six months of the year, according to the DEA. But traffickers have taken note of the Dominican Republic’s sizable busts and are beginning to move elsewhere, according to Daurius Figueira, a Trinidad-based narcotics researcher and author. “You’re going to see a dramatic tapering off in interdictions in the Dominican Republic because what has happened now is that Colombian and Venezuelans using go-fast boats to bring drugs to the country’s coastline is going to become a thing of the past,” said Figueira, author of the recently published Cocaine Trafficking in the Caribbean and West Africa in the Era of the Mexican Cartel. In the Dominican Republic, “the wild days are over,” he said. The Dominicans effectively eliminated illicit drug flights from South America, which had been bombarding the country with hundreds of bundles of cocaine, causing traffickers to shift to maritime routes. With the help of U.S. radar that can spot suspect vessels, Dominican officials have recorded major seizures off the southern coast. On Sept. 4, authorities seized roughly 446 kilograms of cocaine and arrested more than a dozen alleged drug traffickers after a dawn raid on a maritime shipment resulted in a deadly gunfight. The operation capped a run in which Dominican authorities made three major narcotics busts within the span of three weeks. In mid-August, DNCD agents seized 1,500 pounds of cocaine from speedboats presumably coming from Santo Domingo. On Sept. 2, Dominican authorities busted a clandestine cocaine laboratory that was discovered on a farm in a small town 40 kilometers west of the capital, Santo Domingo. Police seized 225 kilograms of cocaine paste, enough to make 2,000 kilograms of cocaine. It was the first such facility discovered in the Caribbean country. Dominican Republic, Colombia work together to combat narcotics Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón visited the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, and held high-level meetings with his Dominican counterpart, Adm. Sigfrido Pared Pérez, and Dominican President Danilo Medina on Oct. 3. Colombia has offered to share more intelligence with Dominican security forces and to coordinate on missions against drug trafficking and organized crime, the defense ministers said in a press briefing following the meetings. “The collaboration offered by the Colombian government is aimed at training personnel, as well as maintaining and improving levels of information they share with intelligence agencies [of the Dominican Republic],” Pared said in the briefing. The agreement with the Dominican Republic comes amid a “security diplomacy” tour by Pinzón. A day before he met with Dominican officials, Pinzón signed an agreement with Guatemala to work together to secure maritime, narco-trafficking routes. “We have been touring brother countries in Central America and the Caribbean principally looking for ways to cooperate and ways to help each other … to improve security and peace for our citizens,” Pinzón said. By Dialogo October 16, 2013last_img read more

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Ward Melville HS: Brownies Sicken Students, 1 Arrested

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Five Ward Melville High School students were treated at a hospital Tuesday and one was arrested after eating brownies obtained by a fellow classmate, school officials and police said.The tenth grade students were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital after complaining of elevated heart rates, the Three Village Central School District said in a statement. The symptoms “were the result of the consumption of brownies potentially containing harmful toxins,” the school district said.Suffolk County police investigated the incident and arrested one student on an unrelated charge. A police spokeswoman said the student was arrested for illegal possession of a gravity knife.All of the students were released from the hospital.The school district said it will conduct an internal investigation into the incident and “appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as necessary.”“The district’s utmost concern is for the safety and well-being of these students,” the district said.last_img read more

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PIN on glass is not yet acceptable for debit payments?

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Entering a PIN on a physical pad of numbered buttons has just surpassed being a 50-year old technology, created with the first ATMs. The current security requirements around PIN management and transmission, ISO 9564, dates to 1991.Today’s smartphone users are accustomed to tapping PINs on their screens, to unlock the phone and access mobile banking. But to make a debit transaction, the consumer still needs to press the buttons on the PIN pad. Security certification of dedicated hardware-based PIN pads assured that the PIN could not be compromised, and could be transmitted securely. “PIN on glass” implies entering PINs on many different phones, tablets, built-in screens on gas pumps, kiosks, etc. This represents a new challenge, because these screens are inherently software devices that potentially can be modified remotely, infiltrated by malware, or hijacked by fraudsters.There is definitely a market demand for PIN on glass. Self-service kiosks at quick-service restaurants, tablets at the table at casual sit-down restaurants that enable ordering and paying, next generation fuel pumps with touchscreen access, and the proliferation of self-checkout lanes at big box hardware stores and member clubs, all clamor for the ability to enter PIN on glass. continue reading »last_img read more

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3 takeaways from the Ongoing Operations digital incident response joint exercise

first_imgRecently, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a Digital Incident Response Joint Exercise hosted by Ongoing Operations and TruShield. Cybersecurity workshops for credit unions have become more important than ever. Bob Miles, Managing Director of the Information Security Group at Ongoing Operations, Paul Caiazzo, CEO of TruShield, Aaron Hensinger, Digital Forensic Incident Response Lead at TruShield were the other co-facilitators of the event.Massive cyber-attacks continue to make headlines for affecting computers across the globe. We know for sure that these malicious acts will not stop, and their devastating effects have ignited concern for information security among Credit Unions. If you haven’t considered the need to integrate Digital Forensics into your IR (Incident Response) Plan, you’re likely corrupting and missing valuable evidence and creating additional analysis time for your IR Team. Because tabletop cybersecurity trainings have proven an effective way to test procedures and playbooks, discover communication conflicts that may arise, and challenge decision-making processes, we put on this free event. While we discussed the importance of updating your credit union’s IR Plan to include Digital Forensic Planning and Techniques into your processes to improve analysis time and provide a more comprehensive investigation, we also had an open dialogue on recent investigations into high security breaches, spear phishing/whaling, wire fraud and sophisticated file-less malware affecting Point of Sale (POS) entities.Here are the top 3 takeaways from the event if you were unable to make it.Define ahead of time what is an incident and what is not. This is imperative. Next, test these incidents out in tabletop exercises. If you don’t test your incident response plan, then it may as well be useless. Hopefully your credit union has created a “paint-by-numbers” system that makes it extremely easy to decide during an event if something is a real incident or not. This will greatly affect how your team deals with the event.“4th Party Vendors”. If you aren’t thinking about this, you need to be. Now, what is a 4th Party Vendor? This is a vendor of a third party vendor. Now, why is this important? This is critical when assessing your security posture. Your credit union must ensure that new contracts have verbiage about sub-contractors and other vendor partners of your credit union’s third party, specifically around SLA violations and data breaches.Data classification is becoming more and more important. While not yet required, it will be eventually. Get ahead of the curve with metadata on your files and classify what sensitivity each file has. After that is done, review where all of that data lives and make sure that you are comfortable with the risk around that storage. If you have any questions or would like any additional information on the topic covered, please reach out to robbie@ongoingoperations.com. Subscribe to the Ongoing Operations blog today to stay up to date on the information that matters to credit union leaders such as yourself.Also, stay up to date on upcoming Ongoing Operations events. We hope to see you at the next one! 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Wright An Oregon native, Robbie was born and raised in Portland. He attended Portland State University and Western Oregon University and received a B.S. in Business Management and Finance and … Web: https://ongoingoperations.com Detailslast_img read more

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With the renovation of the Morosini-Grimani castle, Svetvinčenat plans to become a year-round destination

first_imgSource / photo: Glas Istre The “KulTERRA” project, which is financed from European Union funds, envisages the revitalization of two castles. The company manages part of the castle Morosini-Grimani, which, in addition to sightseeing the fortress, also offers a special experience “Escape Castle Svetvincenat”. The company is also one of the partners in the “KulTERRA” project. The reason for that is the creation of quality staff who will take over the complete management after the completion of the project, which would put the renewed cultural property for tourist purposes, concludes Stanić. “Of course, apart from Savičenta doo, some of the key partners for further cooperation and management of the castle are the local Historical Association Kaštel and the association Istra Inspirit, whose members participated in fencing, archery and storytelling education within the KulTERRA project, with the aim of spreading and improving their knowledge. and the skill to create new tourist products and events that will be able to take place in the renovated castle throughout the year.” “The purpose of the project is ultimately to make Svetvincenat and Buzet culturally and historically recognizable tourist destinations throughout the year. This will lead to the complete renovation and equipping of both castles”, Said Igor Macan, project manager. Medieval festival in Savičenta / AUTHOR: JOSIP MADRAČEVIĆ In December 2017, the “Visitor Center – House of the Witch Mare ” in which the legend of the witch Mare and the legend of the unknown horseman are interpreted with the help of modern technology. The other part of the visitor center is under renovation co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism. RELATED NEWS:center_img The society, in addition to individual visits, also organizes group ones such as school, kindergarten programs and teambuilding, through which various activities are combined. ISTRIAN SVETVINČENAT BECAME THE FIRST PLACE IN THE WORLD WITH THE APPLICATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN SIGHTSEEING Through the project, new products inspired by cultural heritage were designed and developed based on traditional beliefs in supernatural beings, as well as souvenirs inspired by the history of real people. Various manifestations of revived history, such as performances and performances, have been conceptually designed, and a completely new tourist product has been developed. Namely, it is a sparkling wine “Konfini”, for the realization of which the Istrian winemaker Ivica Matošević is responsible. After the completion of the reconstruction of the Morosini-Grimani castle in Svetvinčenat, the resources offered by the fortress will be managed by the company Savičenta doo It is a company wholly owned by the Municipality of Svetvinčenat, engaged in activities related to tourist spending in the municipality. The company specializes in the management of tourist attractions owned by the Municipality of Svetvincenat, but also for networking of existing tourist and catering facilities in the destination, designing and coordinating programs, organizing special themed evenings, group visits and sightseeing and the like. “In order to achieve the purpose of existence, ie systematic management of the destination and creating potential for a better life of the local population, it is necessary to network existing attractions in the Municipality of Svetvincenat, because only through such a system of experiences the destination has the power to attract visitors. Savičenta doo has a key role in creating the motive for arrival, with a focus on longer stays, whose main role is networking content, ie creating products, especially on the basis of existing content, but also encouraging the development of new tourist and catering facilities in the destination. Another important role of Savičenta doo is promotion in target markets, ie cooperation with all attractions in order to create joint programs, clear cooperation, and thus the main “products” that will be recognized as attractive enough to come to the destination, especially outside the main season.”, Explains Matea Stanić, director of Savičente doo Reconstructions are planned for the Svetvinčenat castle Morosini-Grimani and the Buzet castle Petrapilos in order to increase the attractiveness and recognizability of the Municipality of Svetvinčenat and the City of Buzet through the valorization of cultural heritage, Glas Istre reports.last_img read more

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Good restaurants 2019: announced winners of the Good restaurants

first_img“Grand Prize” nagradu za višegodišnju izvrsnost dobio je Pelegrini iz Šibenika, a “Restoran Prijatelj vina” je Restaurant 360 iz Dubrovnika. Nagradu za “Chefa godine” primio je Tvrtko Šakota iz Nava, a “Nagradu “Andrej Barbieri” za najbolje mladog chefa” Bruno Vokal iz Restauranta 360. U kategoriji “The best restaurants of creative urban cuisine” osvojili su Corto Maltese iz Splita, Brokenships iz Zagreba i Bokeria iz Splita. Najbolji “Tradicionalni restorani” su Alla Beccaccia iz Fažana, Terbotz iz Štrigove i Johnson iz Mošćeničke drage. The “Good Restaurants” project started eight years ago, and was launched by Jutarnji list and Vinart in order to objectively evaluate the best restaurants from year to year and encourage as many actors on the gastro scene to competitive spirit and excellence in quality and service. In order to encourage competitiveness and raise the quality of service in restaurants, the overall impression of the restaurant was monitored and evaluated, which included the quality of food and drinks, service and the atmosphere that completes each catering story. This year’s selection of “Good Restaurants”, which presented the best on the Croatian gastro scene, ended with the award ceremony at the Esplanade Hotel. Cover photo: Pexels.com, Victor Freitas Source: Jutarnji list  In a group of hotel restaurants high categories, najbolji od najboljih je, restoran Zinfandel, gastronomska meka okusa pod jurisdikcijom chefice Ane Grgić, koji se nalazi u zagrebačkom hotelu Esplanade. Drugo mjesto pripalo je à la carte restoran Alfred Keller, smještenom u Boutique Hotelu Alhambra, a treće mjesto pripalo je Wine Vaultu, hotelskom restoranu rovinjskog hotela Monte Mulini. Što se tiče kategorije “The best haute cuisine restaurants“, prvo mjesto odnio je Boškinac iz Novalje, drugo Restaurant 360 iz Dubrovnika, a treće Draga di Lovrana iz Lovrana. Struka je nagrađivala restorane u četiri kategorije: restoran visoke kuhinje, hotelski restoran visoke kategorije, tradicionalni restoran te restoran kreativne urbane kuhinje. last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe

first_imgMesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe The 31-year-old is determined to see out the final year of his contract and then intends to leave on a free transfer next summer.Ozil’s decision means Arsenal stand to fork out around £18million on his salary over the next 12 months even if he does not play a single minute of football.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe World Cup winner will then be free to begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January onwards, though he has already whittled down his options.Ozil has told pals that he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey as he looks to wind down his career. Read More Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 / Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Full Screen Skip SPONSORED Read More 1/1 Read More Read More Top articlescenter_img by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story View 5 comments Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling PLAY The former Real Madrid and Schalke star is a third-generation Turkish-German and was eligible to play for the former nation but opted for the country of his birth, while his wife is former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was even present at their wedding.Ozil has endured a difficult campaign this season, once again struggling with back issues, and has scored only once and laid on just three assists in 23 appearances in all competitions.Despite not picking Ozil in recent matchday squads – even though he is now allowed nine subs – Arteta opened the door for his reintroduction saying ‘there is always a place for a player of his quality’ in the Arsenal team.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy with Arsenal role after complaints from striker’s brotherFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip Ad Video Settings The German playmaker has not featured since the football season restarted (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil will resist attempts from Arsenal to sell him this summer and intends to see out the final year of his £350,000-a-week contract despite being axed from the squad, according to reports.The German playmaker has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the football season was restarted despite being a regular in the side before the disruption, not even making the matchday squad for the last three Premier League fixtures.Arsenal are believed to be keen to offload Ozil – and his enormous, club-record salary – if they can find a buyer, though the player himself is less keen despite appearing to be frozen out. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March, before the season was suspended (Picture: Getty)According to The Sun, Ozil has told friends that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain at the club even if he is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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