Whether drafting a plan to help patients make healthier food choices or designing an electronic medical records system, the more public health professionals know about the personal preferences of those who will use the end product, the more likely the initiative will be successful, Patrick Whitney (pictured at right), told an overflow HSPH audience January 17, 2012 in Kresge G2.Called a “design visionary” by Business Week, Whitney is dean of the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. He has published and lectured throughout the world on making technological innovations more humane, linking design and business strategy, and designing interactive communications and products. “People have varied aspirations and activities. Your offering has to fit their lives,” Whitney said in his talk, “Designing Healthy Lives and Other Wicked Problems.”View a webcast of the lecture.In his introduction, Dean Julio Frenk said he invited Whitney to deliver the first talk in the 2012 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series to encourage listeners to “think outside the conventional boundaries of public health.” While at HSPH Whitney also addressed students in a new course on innovations in public health taught by Gerald Chan, S.M. ’75, Sc.D. ’79.
Revamping foreign language curriculum evaluation. Nicole Mills, Stacey Katz Bourns, and Virginia Maurer (FAS) will organize a new symposium and series of workshops for faculty to explore contemporary approaches in evaluating and renewing foreign language curricula.Spark Grant awards range from $5-$15K and are designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality. HILT will announce the recipients of the Cultivation Grants in May. New course on creativity. Michael Van Valkenburgh (GSD) will develop a new interdisciplinary course, involving leaders in landscape architecture and other fields paired with faculty at Harvard to examine originality, authenticity, and invention, and develop a model for courses that spark students to develop their own creative voice. The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) awarded five Spark Grants to projects that will be pursued over the year:Improving student statistics literacy. Abha Ahuja and Melanie Stefan (HMS) will study misconceptions about statistics in a high-enrollment life science course and develop a related computer-based module. Online learning models matrix and working group. Bill Wisser (HGSE) will convene a group of faculty and staff to study and document the current range of online learning models and disseminate a matrix of findings that will inform pedagogical strategies and production activities. Open review platform. Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko (FAS) will, within several physics courses, test, assess, and refine a promising education tool that facilitates student and faculty collaborative annotation of scholarly materials.
How do you stay in the game when your heart’s not in it?I ran a tough race a couple of weeks ago. Tough in that the competition was fierce and the course relentless. But even tougher in light of the fact that my heart and mind just weren’t in it. And it was a long race. It’s one thing to gut it out for the twenty minutes it takes to run a 5k – another thing all together when you’re facing ten-plus hours on the trail. I knew I had a long day ahead of me.You might ask why I would run a race when motivation is flagging. Good question – and one that I asked myself many times over the eleven hours it took me to cover the course. The best explanation that I could come up with was that I had been psyched about the event…when I entered months ago, during all of my workouts, the night before at packet pick up, even standing on the line the morning of. But as soon as the starting gun fired, all of that excitement dissipated and I found myself thinking, “Why am I doing this?”The first hour of the race was spent in an internal debate about quitting. Part of me really, really wanted to pack it up and call it a day. I could hang out at the finish and cheer for the finishers, and still be part of the excitement of the race. Or I could go home and take my dog for a walk. Or go downtown and while away the hours in a coffee shop. Anything but push my mind and body to do something it really didn’t want to do.While those thoughts were appealing, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to live with a DNF, especially since nothing was really wrong with my body. So I eventually made up my mind that quitting was not an option. The debate was over and I was going to continue. My next question was how to make this as enjoyable (and competitive) of an experience as possible.The first thing I did was to remind myself how fortunate I was to be out there. As grueling as ultramarathons can be, they are also a luxury. I am lucky to have the health, the family support, the time, and the finances that allow me to spend an entire day out in the woods. I have friends who would give anything to have a healthy, strong body like mine. To have childcare or a spouse who would support them taking a weekend off to themselves. To have money for entry fees and gas. So even though I wasn’t having the race I wanted to have, I wasn’t going to allow myself to wallow in a puddle of self-pity. 1 2
Credit unions in the path of Tropical Storm Sally are advised to take precautions as the storm intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Credit Union Administration said today.“Credit unions in the path of Tropical Storm Sally should to take measures to protect their staff and secure their operations,” NCUA Chairman Rodney E. Hood said. “The NCUA will be closely monitoring the storm’s progress, and we stand ready to assist credit unions with maintaining or restoring operations, if necessary. We encourage everyone to be alert for official announcements and media reports as the storm draws near.”Tropical Storm Sally is expected to hit the central Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane as early as tomorrow morning.The NCUA maintains a hurricane and disaster information page on its website as well as on MyCreditUnion.gov. The National Hurricane Center has regular updates on the storm as it approaches landfall, and the Department of Homeland Security has additional information on being prepared for hurricanes. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI have a common sense solution to school shootings. At the start of the school day, each student will be given a loaded handgun, .22 caliber for grades K-6, .38 caliber for grades 7-12. The guns will be returned at the conclusion of the school day. Problem solved.The only way to stop a bad kid with a gun are good kids with guns. God bless the NRA and its spineless AR-15-loving whores in the Republican Party.Paul SatorGloversvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Broadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 06, 2015 Government That Works, Proclamations Harrisburg, PA – In appreciation of the important work that state employees perform for Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 6, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’“State employees deserve the utmost appreciation and admiration for the great work that they do every day to deliver important and vital services to their fellow citizens,” Governor Wolf said. “Serving as revenue secretary and now governor, I know that state employees are some of the hardest working Pennsylvanians across our commonwealth. Because of that, I know that we can achieve great things together and create a government that works for everyone.”“As governor, it is my honor to support and work alongside tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who have chosen careers in public service.”In his proclamation, Wolf gives examples of the many duties state employees fulfill, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.The governor also lauded state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raises approximately $3 million for charitable organizations each year.“State employees are the key to having government that works,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we want to engage state employees at all levels in our efforts to do things better and more efficiently across government.”PROCLAMATIONSTATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAYMay 6, 2015WHEREAS, Commonwealth employees are committed to public service and perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, dedication and pride; andWHEREAS, Commonwealth employees perform a variety of challenging and important duties, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining transportation infrastructure, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical and cultural resources; andWHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians rely each day upon the services provided by Commonwealth employees; andWHEREAS, Commonwealth employees serve as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds by supporting efforts to reduce costs, boost efficiency and productivity, and enhance the delivery of services throughout state government; andWHEREAS, many Commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including millions of dollars contributed annually to hundreds of worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA); andWHEREAS, Commonwealth employees are essential to achieving Government that Works in Pennsylvania; andWHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of Commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the week of May 3-9.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2015 as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY in Pennsylvania and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, on this first day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand and fifteen, and of the Commonwealth the two hundred and thirty-ninth.TOM WOLFGovernorMEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # # Governor Wolf Proclaims May 6 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’
June 18, 2018 Healthcare, Human Services, Medicaid Expansion, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today joined a bipartisan group of governors to issue the following statement in response to proposed changes in health care policy for those with pre-existing conditions:“Everyone in this country deserves access to affordable, quality health insurance. The Administration’s disappointing decision to no longer defend this provision of federal law threatens health care coverage for many in our states with pre-existing conditions and adds uncertainty and higher costs for Americans who purchase their own health insurance.“Helping our neighbors get health insurance even though they have a pre-existing condition is something Americans support and the Administration’s action will hurt families in our states. This is not right. We’re asking the Administration to reverse their decision and instead work with Congress and Governors on bipartisan solutions to protect coverage and lower health care costs for all Americans, all while protecting those with preexisting conditions.”The eight other governors who joined this statement includes:John R. Kasich, Governor of OhioJohn W. Hickenlooper, Governor of ColoradoBill Walker, Governor of AlaskaBrian Sandoval, Governor of NevadaRoy Cooper, Governor of North CarolinaSteve Bullock, Governor of MontanaJay Inslee, Governor of WashingtonLarry Hogan, Governor of MarylandStatement from Governor Wolf: “I am proud to continue working across the aisle with other governors to present a path forward for our health care system that protects consumers, creates more choice and lowers the cost of insurance and care. It is beyond time for Washington to stop trying to strip health care access and protections from vulnerable Americans and get to work on the bipartisan solutions laid out by governors and other health care advocates to stabilize the market and help consumers, hospitals and health professionals.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Joins Eight Bipartisan Governors in Support of Pre-Existing Conditions
For its €500m European small-cap allocation, the fund has turned to Fidelity, Montanaro Asset Management, Standard Life Investments and Threadneedle Asset Management.Going more locally, CM-CIC Asset Management, CPR Asset Management, Generali Investments Europe, ODDO Asset Management and Sycomore Asset Management will split the €400m in French small to medium-cap investments.Both strategies will run for four years, with the option for a fifth.Laurent Deltour, chairman and founder of Sycomore AM, said: “We are delighted with this new success, especially as Sycomore AM is the only specialised, independent investment boutique in the five firms selected.” The Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR), the €33bn French public sector pension fund, has concluded its manager search for a range of active equity mandates, making nine appointments.The fund began the search for two active equity investments, European small cap and French small to medium cap, in May last year.Combined, the mandate awards will see FRR push €800m of assets into the equity classes, following on from its €1bn into US equity.In a similar strategy, the fund equally split the mandate into a value strategy and a growth strategy, both looking at US mid to large-cap equity funds.
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 99 Views 4 comments LocalNews GAP recommended to health specialists in Dominica to reduce levels of HBP & Stroke by: – March 12, 2012 Bishop Bill Daniel“Everything that God created has its reason. I think we need to look at what we have locally and use it and GAP is one of them!” These are the words of Bishop Bill Daniel who is the local distributor for GAP; Garlic, Aloe and Parsley, which is being recommended to health specialists in Dominica.GAP is manufactured in the United States and is being marketed as the best blood cleanser on the market. Daniel told an interview with Dominica Vibes News that the product guarantees clean blood which in turn lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels, giving better circulation throughout the body.“The product is called GAP; it is the acronym for Garlic, Aloe and Parsley. I am sure you will agree that these are herbs that we heard about since when we were growing up as a child. They all have a lot of health benefits. I have been selling this products and I think that it is a product that everyone should have. It takes care of a number of things; it purifies the blood. There are some people who are very fat and have sticky blood and most times what the doctors do is they ‘thin’ your blood. What the GAP does, it purifies your blood and takes away the dirty, sticky stuff and purifies it so that you have a constant flow of blood.” Daniel said as a consumer of the product, he strongly recommends that our health specialists and pharmacists sell this product which has the potential to assist many persons.“After using the product and you see the results; I can guarantee that just ten minutes after taking the GAP, you will begin to see great results. I would like to recommend that the pharmacists carry this product at their drug stores because people are asking for the product. A lot of the medications that we have, they have side effects. With this product; the GAP it has no side effects. It is a natural product and everyone who uses it can attest to that.” Daniel also pointed out that evidence shows that cleaning one’s blood on a regular basis reduces the risks of heart attacks and strokes, which seem to be very common in Dominica today.“We also have a large percentage of people diagnosed and dying from high blood pressure because their blood is not functioning right. We advise people especially those who have high blood pressure and those with large veins on their legs to use this product to normalize it. It gives energy and strength and I think that it is a product that everyone should purchase and keep at their homes”.GAP is packaged in a small bottle in the form of pills, which has one hundred (100) capsules and costs $120.00. He pointed out that it can be used with other prescribed medication as it has no side effects.“You can take it anytime, before your meals, after your meals or even during your meals. It can also be taken with other prescribed medications; it doesn’t have any side effects at all. I can give you the names of a number of persons who can testify about the benefit of the product. Just this morning, somebody that I gave a bottle came in this morning to tell me how this product is doing wonders for him. He used to have pressure problems, his pressure normally is high. It can also help people who get strokes or have strokes; this product will help you get your limbs back on track.” GAP can be purchased at the People’s Pentecostal Family Church at Goodwill, Your Choice Restaurant on Hillsborough Street, Fevrier’s Merchandise at Independence Street , the Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies office on the corner of Independence and Hillsborough Street in Roseau, Shalom’s Minimart at Marigot and Austrie’s at Calibishie.Dominica Vibes News Share
Moore is accused of murder in the shooting death of Nancy Hershman in a West Ellis St. home in late December 2012.The trial of a woman accused of murdering a Milan resident will be delayed a bit longer.23-year-old Allison Moore is charged with murder and is facing life without parole in connection to the shooting death of Nancy Hershman in December 2012.On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul suppressed the statements Moore made to police officers in January 2013. The defendant requested the motion after claiming the State did not honor her right to remain silent nor provide appropriate Miranda warnings.According to the motion filed Monday, “The State never effectively stopped asking questions of the Defendant after she unequivocally communicated her right to remain silent not did the State provide an additional advisement and waiver of her Miranda rights.”Based on the court ruling and the timing of it, the prosecution asked for a continuance of the trial so a possible appeal could be explored and further evaluation of the case, Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel explained.