“Having students from our district come to the Statehouse to page is one of my favorite parts of the legislative session,” Houchin said. “This opportunity allows students to get a glimpse of how their state government works firsthand and will hopefully spark an interest in public service for years to come.”The 2017 Senate Page Program will run from Jan. 23 through mid-April. Positions fill quickly, so it is important to sign up early. Pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the legislative session starting at 8:30 a.m. and dismissing at 3:30 p.m. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.For more information or to apply, visit www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/page-program.-30- State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the Page Program.This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor, and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.
IT Solutions That Improve Employee Productivity and Business EfficiencyI just had my very first personal experience using one of Intel IT’s immersive video conferencing rooms to conduct an internal inverview for a position I am hiring for. We had struggled to find a way to quickly get an employee to interview in person with a remote team. Personal schedules and a variety of other issues kept getting in the way and delaying setup of this one interview and it was important to not delay the interview process further for business reasons. So someone on the team suggested we use the Intel IT supported video collaboration rooms to conduct the interview. Good suggestion. It was easy and the quality was exceptional – it definitely mirrored a real face to face interview. In the process we saved roughly $1,000 plus in travel and expense, saved the interviewing employee time, helping him be more productive that sitting on a plane for 4-6 hours traveling across the country – and we did not sacrifice the quality of a face to face interaction.Now I understand the business value of our video conferencing strategy much better. Intel IT has deployed a worldwide portfolio of video collaboration based on user needs, including immersive video conferencing, standard high-definition rooms, and basic video including desktop. This remains a core initiative for Intel because 65% of our employees work on three or more teams and 69% work across different time zones. Based on internal studies, in 2009, the Intel IT video conferencing efforts eliminated an estimated USD 14 million in travel expenses and saved employees over 43,000 travel hours. Internal studies show that 75 percent of meeting attendees report that video meetings are as effective as in-person meetings. (source: 2009 Intel IT Annual Performance Report)Video conferencing is one of many initiatives focused on improving collaboration and delivering green IT benefits inside our business. Like all businesses, Intel IT employees have a high need for collaboration and we have found that virtual conferencing helps improve employee productivity and create business efficiencies. Virtual conferencing enables employees to share ideas and collaborate with peers anytime, anyplace without leaving the office … and now I can state this from personal experience that is it pretty cool, very effective and cost efficient.Does your IT organization support video conferencing?Have you ever used video conferencing in the office? What did you think?Chris
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—As the Arctic warms, Greenland’s fringe of glaciers is thinning and melting—but the future of the Greenland ice sheet remains a giant question mark. Until recently, that was also true of the ice sheet’s past: Scientists have long debated whether it might have shrunk away to nothing during Earth’s warmest periods. Now, a new study suggests that Greenland was entirely ice free at some point in the last 1.25 million years.“We should be worried about the Greenland Ice Sheet,” says Joerg Schaefer, a geochemist from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, and lead author of the findings, presented yesterday at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting here.Scientists have been keeping a wary eye on Greenland’s ice sheet, which holds in its frozen waters the equivalent of 7.4 meters of sea level rise. Many of the glaciers that jut out into the ocean are thinning, but whether the ice sheet itself has remained stable and intact, even during warm interglacial periods, is a matter of considerable debate. So scientists are keen to learn more about the icy island’s past. One period of particular interest is a warm, wet interglacial stage known as the Eemian that occurred from 124,000 to 119,000 years ago, featuring average global temperatures about 2°C warmer than today.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Using data from a 3053-meter-long core of ice and bedrock collected from the center of the island in 1993, Schaefer’s team has found valuable clues to what the period held. In particular, the 1.55 meters of bedrock at the core’s base revealed much about the island’s history of glaciation, Schaefer says, in atoms that chronicle exposure to the elements. Earth’s surface is constantly bombarded by cosmic rays, high energy particles streaming into Earth from space. They collide with atoms in Earth’s atmosphere as well as in the uppermost centimeters of its rocks, producing new particles. Some of those particles have a particularly useful set of properties: They don’t naturally occur in the rocks, and they are radioactive. Thus, they can act as a sort of clock, marking time since the rocks were last ice free and exposed to the atmosphere.Schaefer and his colleagues measured the abundance of two cosmogenic isotopes, aluminum-26 and beryllium-10, in grains of the mineral quartz that they found within the bedrock. Each isotope is produced at a different rate by cosmic rays and has a different half-life. Once the rocks are no longer exposed to the atmosphere—for example, buried by ice—the ratio of 26Al to 10Be in the rocks changes because of their differing half-lives. Schaefer and his team found that the ratio in the bedrock was simply too low for the site to have remained buried continuously over the last 1.25 million years—suggesting that it had been exposed and ice free at least once during that time.Schaefer says he is certain the findings show that Greenland was ice free at one point—but, he says, “we need to understand what happened and how it happened.” More cosmogenic studies of the bedrock, for example, could further narrow the dates of exposure. He finished his presentation with an appeal to other researchers: If you’re going to retrieve an ice core, consider getting some bedrock while you’re at it.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Benevento broke away at the top of the Serie B table after an ill-tempered win, as Empoli and Crotone stalled, while Chievo leapfrogged Ascoli. Click here for the full Serie B section, including results, fixtures and tables. Benevento 1-0 Perugia Armenteros 20 (B) Sent off: A Tello 53 (B), Carraro 83 (P) Chievo 2-0 Ascoli Armenteros 20 (B) Sent off: A Tello 53 (B), Carraro 83 (P) Empoli 1-1 Cremonese Stulac 22 (E), Soddimo 56 (C) Sent off: Arini 66 (C) Pisa 1-1 Crotone De Vitis 30 (P), Golemic 71 (C) Sent off: Gigliotti 80 (C) Frosinone-Livorno To be played on Monday Cittadella 1-3 Cosenza Vita 2 (Ci), Brucchini 57, pen 63 (Co), Baez 71 (Co) Entella 1-1 Trapani De Luca 41 (E), Taugourdeau pen 68 (T) Juve Stabia 4-2 Pordenone Mezavilla 8 (JS), Misuraca 13 (P), Forte 16 (JS), Calvano 20 (JS), Canotto 28 (JS), Calò og 85 (P) Pescara 1-2 Spezia Machin 23 (P), Bartolomei 69 (S), Gudjohnsen 71 (S) Venezia 1-0 Salernitana Bocalon 43 (V)
City now have matters in their own hands with a game in hand and a superior goal differenceThe Premier League title race swung back in Manchester City’s favor Sunday as the team took full advantage of Liverpool slipping up against Chelsea.Liverpool still tops the standings despite losing 2-0 to Chelsea, which is now only two points behind with two games remaining.But it’s City that now has matters in its own hands after winning 2-0 at Crystal Palace. Despite still sitting third in the table, three points behind Liverpool, the 2012 champions have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.With City playing at Everton on Saturday, Liverpool needs a huge favor from its neighbors at Goodison Park to regain the initiative in the title race. It’s a race which is likely to go down to the final day on May 11.City has Yaya Toure back from a thigh injury at just the right time. The influential midfielder scored one goal and set up City’s second to overcome a Palace side that had secured its Premier League status by winning its previous five games, including against Chelsea.Toure whipped in a cross in the fourth minute in south London that Edin Dzeko headed into the net. Just before halftime, Toure started and concluded a collective attacking advance by sending a curling shot past Julian Speroni.”It was a tricky game but we did well,” Toure said.The match at Anfield wasn’t as lively – despite the same score-line – as a resilient Chelsea side successfully nullified a team on an 11-game winning streak.advertisementLiverpool gifted Chelsea the opening goal in first-half stoppage time. Captain Steven Gerrard, usually the reliable heartbeat of the team and inspirational one-club player, slipped near the halfway line, giving away the ball to Demba Ba.With Gerrard unable to chase him down, the Senegal striker advanced unchallenged before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.After Chelsea withstood a series of attacks, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge lost possession in the 90th minute to allow a rapid counterattack that Willian completed.It was Liverpool’s first league loss since a trip to Chelsea four months ago, and manager Brendan Rodgers was frustrated at the way counterpart Jose Mourinho set up his team.”They obviously sat very deep – I think there were two buses parked today, never mind one,” Rodgers said. “It was clear that they’d come certainly not wanting to win the game, with the time wasting.”Mourinho, who rested some players ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, took on critics of his game-plan.”When a team defends well you call it defensive display,” he said. “When a team defends badly and concedes two or three goals you don’t mention a defensive display.”The day’s biggest-scoring game saw Sunderland rout 10-man Cardiff 4-0 to climb out of the relegation zone and send the Welsh club bottom.Connor Wickham made it five goals in three games by heading Sunderland in front in the first half, and then nodding in the northeast team’s fourth late on.Juan Cala was sent off for a challenge on Wickham and Fabio Borini converted the resulting penalty on the stroke of halftime.Emanuele Giaccherini received a through ball from the Italian striker to score in the 76th and then set up Wickham for the fourth as Sunderland survival hopes were boosted.”I talked about miracles, let’s see if in two weeks’ time I am here telling you that miracles happen,” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said.
Kane Williamson hit a century and Luke Ronchi smashed 24 runs off one explosive over when the match was still in the balance to steer New Zealand to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday.Sri Lanka set New Zealand a testing victory target of 277 to win the match at Saxton Oval after being bowled out for 276 in 49.3 overs and the Black Caps reached the mark with 11 balls to spare for the loss of six wickets.Williamson continued his rich run of form with the bat, scoring 103 off 107 deliveries to provide the backbone of New Zealand’s innings. He was well supported by Corey Anderson, who made a quickfire 47 before being run out in the 46th over with the home team still needing 32 for victory.New Zealand required 25 off the last 18 balls when Ronchi tied the scores in the blink of an eye, blasting three sixes, a boundary and a two off the 48th over from Thisara Perera.Daniel Vettori spanked a boundary off the first ball of the next over to end the match, leaving Ronchi unbeaten on 32 from 15 balls.”Really good effort from the bowlers to give us a score under par,” New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said at the post-match presentation.”Kane showed how experienced he is and how he can formulate a game plan. Also finished off well by Corey and Ronchi.”Sri Lanka’s big three batsmen all made significant contributions to their total but the tourists did not get enough runs from the rest of their lineup on a good batting wicket. Mahela Jayawardene fell just six runs shy of a century and Kumar Sangakkara made a swift 76 after Tillikaratne Dilshan gave the Sri Lankans a solid platform with 44.advertisement”After the start we got, I thought the lower order batted poorly,” Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said.”I thought Dilshan, Sangakkara and Mahela batted beautifully. It was a very good wicket, didn’t turn as much or slow up, but it was a good batting track.”Fast bowler Adam Milne was the pick of New Zealand’s attack with 2 for 28 from seven overs, while opening bowler Tim Southee was expensive but finished with 3 for 59.New Zealand lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after they shared the first two games and the third match in Auckland on Saturday was rained out.
Akshay Jagtap Leading from the front, skipper Jaffer Mansoori dished out an impressive performance to help St Stanislaus enter the semi-finals of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA)-organised boys U-16 Div-I football tournament with a solitary goal win over St Mary’s ICSE (Mazagaon) at Cooperage yesterday. After a goalless first half, Jaffer broke the deadlock in style. In the 31st minute, he received a corner kick from teammate Shayne D’Costa and executed a neat half-volley finish into the goal. Jaffer, who showcased some good dribbling skills and beat the opposition defence often, should have scored a couple of goals more, but missed out. St Stanislaus skipper Jaffer Mansoori Stanislaus coach Roy Fernandes heaped praise on his captain but also mentioned that he needed to fine-tune his finishing skills. “He has got good speed. The only problem is his finishing. He has to improve on that. Today, had he finished better, he could have scored four goals. He probably gets a little impatient in front of goal,” said Fernandes. Stanislaus will face Bombay Scottish (Mahim) in the semi-final on Wednesday. The Mahim outfit beat Christ Church (Byculla) 5-4 via the tie-breaker yesterday after the match finished 1-1 at the end of regulation time. The Scottish lads conceded an own-goal after which Ayaan Mishra drew parity to ensure the match ended 1-1. In the tie-breaker, Ayaan, Arihaan Das, Craig Daniel and Jadon Collins scored for Scottish, only Ahmed Khan, Hriday Gemawat and Mohammed Jasdanwala converted from the spot for Christ Church. Earlier, in another quarter-final, Ninad Kamble scored to help Don Bosco (Matunga) beat St Pius X (Mulund) 1-0. The Matunga team will play Cathedral and John Connon in the semis. Cathedral beat Army Public School (Colaba) 1-0, with captain Jaden Irani scored the match-winner. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
Posted on January 19, 2011June 20, 2017By: Roy Jacobstein, Medical Director, EngenderHealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following post is also published on the Global Health Council blogEarlier this month, The Guardian reported that nearly 600 UK women had become pregnant while using Implanon, a contraceptive implant that is inserted beneath the surface of the skin. The January 5 article alarmed many women, who questioned whether their implants—known to be more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy—are actually working.The reports of unplanned pregnancies among Implanon users elicited both substantial interest and dismay. Contraceptive failure, particularly with highly effective methods such as implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), female sterilization, and vasectomy, is rare and unexpected. But no method, even sterilization, is 100% effective. When properly inserted, however, the success rate of Implanon ® and other hormonal implants (Jadelle®) has been proven to be greater than 99%—far exceeding the effectiveness of either oral contraceptive pills or condoms.While the investigation in the United Kingdom is still ongoing, it appears that the errors likely occurred months or years before—at the clinic where health practitioners may have improperly inserted the device. If it is the case that provider error is responsible (either clients were already pregnant at the time of insertion or the device was improperly inserted), these unfortunate events only reinforce the critical importance of quality training for health professionals tasked with inserting implants or other contraceptive devices. Clinics providing implants must maintain robust training standards and curricula for correctly inserting and removing implants to ensure that clients, whether in London or Lomé, receive the highest quality of care possible.But regardless of the investigation’s outcome, the fact remains that Implanon is a very safe, effective, and popular method of contraception. Millions of women choose implants because they are highly effective and easy to use. Like other long-acting contraceptive methods (e.g. IUDs), Implanon is quickly reversible with prompt return to fertility and is very convenient in that it doesn’t require women to remember to take daily pills or to convince their partners to use condoms in order to prevent pregnancy. But it does require the skill of a well-trained health professional.Since the Guardian story was published, several health service providers have issued statements clarifying the sources of the failures and advising women on where to seek help if they are concerned about their implants. It is also very important to keep these reports in context: More than 1.3 million units of Implanon have been prescribed in the United Kingdom since 1999, and the number of failures reported to date, regardless of cause, was less than 600. Globally, Implanon is also an increasingly popular method. For more information on what EngenderHealth is doing to promote long-acting family planning methods in countries like Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Bangladesh, visit our web site.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
West Ham defender Oxford remains on Gladbach radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Reece Oxford remains on the radar of Borussia Monchengladbach chief Max Eberl.Oxford spent part of last season at Gladbach and is ready to leave West Ham next month in search of regular first team football.The youngster has been linked with Everton, while German media sources say Eberl has also left the door open to a return after comments last night.”Our squad is well positioned in terms of both quality and quantity,” he said. “That’s why as it stands today, we’re not planning a new signing.”It’s suggested Eberl was giving himself some wriggle room by refusing to deny they could still be active over the winter market. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan chief Ausilio makes ‘first’ check on Brescia midfielder Tonaliby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan chief Piero Ausilio attended Brescia’s stalemate with Fiorentina last night.Corriere dello Sport says Ausilio took in the 0-0 draw to check on Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.Tonali has long been on the radar of Europe’s biggest clubs and the Nerazzurri manager wanted to make a first personal check on the youngster.Brescia president Massimo Cellino slapped a €30m price-tag on the teen over the summer.However, after a full season in Serie A, Cellino is expected to seek double that valuation next summer.