Luncheon with visiting scholar Francis Beckwith

first_img St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church is hosting a brief lunch and conversation with Francis Beckwith, the Conservative Thought and Policy program’s visiting scholar for the 2016-17 academic year, at noon Wednesday, Nov. 30, in UMC 245.If you goWhen: Wednesday, Nov. 30, noonWhere: University Memorial Center, room 245 Beckwith’s talk, titled “Juris, Fides, et Ratio: What Judges and Some Legal Scholars Miss About Reason and Religious Beliefs,” will discuss how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by powerful actors in our public life (e.g. legal scholars and judges) and how those beliefs and believers are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion and religious citizens in politics or the formation of law.The Conservative Thought and Policy program began in 2013 as a way to promote intellectual diversity on campus and is supported entirely by private funds. The program seeks highly visible scholars who are deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both. Visiting scholars may hold the title for one or two years and are expected to teach a load commensurate with his or her field and offer public lectures, public seminars and/or informal discussions with students and the public.There is no charge or reservation required for this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary-Kate Rejouis, rector at St. Aidan’s, at [email protected] Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 21, 2016 center_img Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Fauci says meetings with Trump have ‘dramatically decreased’

first_img10:15 a.m.: Fauci says his meetings with Trump ‘have been dramatically decreased’Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said his meetings with President Donald Trump “have been dramatically decreased” in recent days.In a new interview with Stat, an American health-oriented news website, Fauci said the task force used to hold meetings every single day, even on the weekends, and would usually meet with the president afterwards.“But as you probably noticed, that the task force meetings have not occurred as often lately,” he told Stat. “And certainly my meetings with the president have been dramatically decreased.”Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the comment when Stat asked whether the president talks to him often about vaccine development, to which Fauci replied, “No.”He also told Stat that idea of having a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year is “aspirational, but it’s certainly doable.”9:21 a.m.: France prepares to lift more coronavirus restrictionsFrance will enter its second phase of easing coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday after two months of lockdown.Cafes and restaurants will be allowed to reopen in the country’s so-called green zones, areas where the novel coronavirus is deemed least actively circulating. Parks, gardens and restaurants terraces only will reopen in Paris, now an orange zone, as inside dining rooms must remain closed. France no longer has any red zones, which denoted areas where the virus was actively circulating.Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has released a list of streets that can be closed to traffic to allow bars, cafes and restaurants to expand their seating outdoors.“In this crisis, Paris needs to support its restaurants and bars,” Hidalgo told French daily newspaper Le Parisien on Sunday. “They are the heart of our city.”The Louvre museum is set to reopen in Paris on July 6.France began the initial easing of lockdown measures on May 11. The European nation has reported more than 189,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 28,805 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.8:13 a.m.: Russia reports over 9,000 new cases for second straight dayRussia’s coronavirus headquarters said Monday it had registered 9,035 new cases of COVID-19 and 162 deaths in the past 24 hours.It’s the second straight day that the country has reported more than 9,000 new infections during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest daily caseload is still down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported on May 11, during which Russia registered over 10,000 new cases per day over a 12-day period.Nearly 2,300 of the new cases reported Monday were in Moscow, the hardest-hit city in the nation’s outbreak. The Russian capital has accounted for about half of all coronavirus infections in the country.Nevertheless, parks, shopping malls and small businesses such as dry cleaners and repair shops reopened in Moscow on Monday after two months of lockdown. The relaxed restrictions follow Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that the country’s epidemic had passed its peak. Cafes, cinemas and restaurants will remain closed in the capital for now, and mass gatherings won’t be allowed through June 14 when the citywide quarantine is set to expire.Russia has conducted 10.9 million tests for COVID-19, including 279,000 in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s public health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.With more than 414,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, Russia has the third-largest total in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.6:47 a.m.: Armenian prime minister tests positive for COVID-19Armenian Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinyan revealed Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“I didn’t have any symptoms,” Pashinyan said in a live video on Facebook. “I decided to take a test as I was planning to visit the front line.”The prime minister said his entire family has also been infected.Armenia, which has a population of around three million, has reported more than 9,400 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 139 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.6:08 a.m.: Sweden reports no new deaths for first time in 11 weeksSweden has reported zero coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 13.Just last week, the Scandinavian nation reported the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe per capita over a seven-day period.Sweden has drawn both international praise and criticism by choosing to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic rather than instituting a policy of lockdown.More than 37,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 4,395 have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.4:57 a.m.: India sees highest single-day rise in infections as lockdown easedIndia reported a record spike in coronavirus infections on Monday, as the government eases lockdown restrictions across much of the country.The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare registered 8,392 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — the largest amount the country has identified in a single day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. That brings India’s tally of diagnosed cases to 190,535, which is the seventh most worldwide, surpassing Germany and France.The latest daily caseload shattered India’s previous record of 8,380 cases recorded Sunday.There were also 230 coronavirus-related deaths registered in the last 24 hours, bringing its toll to 5,395. More than 60% of the fatalities have occurred in just two of India’s states — Maharashtra, the country’s financial hub and second-most populous state, and Gujarat, the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Although coronavirus infections are increasing rapidly in India, the country began its three-phase reopening on Monday as the nationwide lockdown became unbearable for millions of daily wage earners who had no means of income under the restrictions. The lockdown was lifted in most places except for the containment zones, which are now isolated.3:52 a.m.: US sends two million doses of hydroxychloroquine to BrazilThe United States has sent to Brazil more than two million doses of an antimalarial drug touted by President Donald Trump as a possible “game changer” treatment for COVID-19, even though there’s no evidence the medication is safe or effective for preventing or treating the disease.In a joint statement released Sunday with the Brazilian government, the White House said the doses of hydroxychloroquine had been sent “as a prophylactic to help defend Brazil’s nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals against the virus.”“It will also be used as a therapeutic to treat Brazilians who become infected,” the statement added.The United States and Brazil are launching a joint research effort that will include randomized controlled clinical trials to “help further evaluate the safety and efficacy” of hydroxychloroquine for both the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19, according to the statement.Last month, Trump announced that he was taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine as a safeguard against contracting the novel coronavirus after two White House staffers tested positive. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a close ally of Trump, has also been promoting the drug as a treatment for COVID-19.So far, no large scientific studies have backed up using the drug for protecting against and treating COVID-19. Moreover, one recent study of more than 96,000 coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world found that those who were treated with chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine had a considerably higher risk of death than those who did not receive the antimalarial drugs. The findings, published last Friday in The Lancet medical journal, prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.Last week, Trump suspended travel to the United States from Brazil as the South American country emerged as a new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic. The new rule does not affect trade between the two nations.As Latin America’s hardest-hit country, Brazil now has one of the highest number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the world, second only to the United States.The White House said it will also soon be sending 1,000 ventilators to Brazil. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 372,000 people worldwide.Over 6.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with nearly 1.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 104,383 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:last_img read more

Hellas Verona FC establishes esports division with Outplayed deal

first_imgItalian football club Hellas Verona FC has partnered with Outplayed Esports to launch its official esports division, Hellas Verona FC Esports. Previously operating under the moniker Outplayed Euphoria, Hellas Verona FC Esports will compete in FIFA and eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer. Image credit: Hellas Verona FC EsportsRELATED: ACF Fiorentina enters esports through Hexon partnershipHellas Verona FC Esports will compete in FIFA’s eSerie A against Roma, Fiorentina, and Sassuolo, and in eFootball PES versus Bologna, Sassuolo, and Lazio.Marco Pistoni, Chief Revenue Manager of Hellas Verona FC, spoke on the venture in a release: “The eSerie A TIM is an innovative competition that brings Italian football into a new dimension. Esports [is] becoming an increasingly important and relevant reality, for this reason we have decided to take the field with Outplayed, a structured and prepared partner to face this new [challenge] together with Hellas Verona in a young and dynamic world.”RELATED: Fnatic partners with GamerzClass to produce educational coursesHellas Verona FC’s fellow Italian football club ACF Fiorentina recently established its own esports division through a partnership with Hexon Esports, similarly competing in both FIFA and eFootball PES.Simone Benedetti, Co-owner of Outplayed Esports, added: “We are very honored and happy with this partnership. Hellas Verona immediately proved to be a forward-looking and proactive company towards the world of esports and young people. The eSerie A TIM is a great opportunity for our sector and we look forward to joining Hellas Verona in its path.”Esports Insider says: Scoring a partnership with a football club is a huge win for any organisation. It’s a fantastic opportunity to expose a broad base of football fans to esports on the side of Outplayed, and a decent first step into the space for Hellas Verona.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Super Slam to kick off

first_imgBy Nick Creely All 18 Victorian Premier Cricket clubs are officially locked in to a new and exciting Twenty20 competition,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway GAA Fundraising Draw Fast Approaching On August 11th

first_imgThe 2018 Galway GAA Fundraising Draw will take place in the Lough Rea Hotel And Spa in Loughrea on August 11th. The draw is to raise funds for Galway’s football and hurling teams at a critical stage of the season for both. The Galway Minor and Senior Hurlers are both in action on Saturday in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, The Minor Footballers face Clare on Sunday in the All-Ireland Quarter Final and the Senior Footballers have a minimum of two games left. The Final Super 8’s game on Saturday week with Monaghan in Pearse Stadium and the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final on the 12th of August against possibly Tyrone or Donegal.Galway GAA PRO Seamus Finnerty came into Studio and spoke to John Mulligan. He started by telling John that it has been an amazing year for Galway GAA…Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/SEAMUS%20FINNERTY%20GALWAY%20FUNDRAISER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tickets are on sale NOW!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Weekly Galway Athletics Report

first_imgCastlegar Open Cross-Country Races – Next Saturday 22nd September sees the Castlegar AC organized Open Cross Country take place from 12 noon in Merlin Woods City Park, Doughiska. There is a full Juvenile programme of events, adult relays, a 2km introductory race, Ladies 4km, and the blue riband event, the Senior Mens 6km on the schedule, with the final race off at 3pm.Galway Primary Schools Races – The annual Galway Primary Schools Cross Country races will take place in Nolan Park, Renmore, firstly on Tuesday 25th September with the Semi Finals, where all schools in the county get the chance to try out cross country, with races for 3rd/4th Class and 5th/6th Class pupils. Tuesday 2nd October will see the Primary Schools Finals, again in Renmore. All Galway Primary schools have received entry forms which are due to be returned by Friday September 21st at the latest.Fit for Life – Galway City Harriers Fit for Life running programme resumes this week, with new beginners welcome to join. The headquarters for registration is Westside Library, at 7pm sharp, Thursday next 20th SeptemberCoaching Workshops – Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer Paul Byrne hosts the second ofthree coachingworkshops at NUIG Athletics Track, Dangan, this Thursday, September, 20th, from 6 to 8 pm. This week’sworkshops will cover the basics of each of the following event groups; High Jump and Javelin with the final week featuring Long Jump,). Hurdles, Please contact [email protected] for any further questions. Coaches can register on the Athletics Ireland websiteprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email World Masters Outdoors – Galway’s top Masters athletes finished off an arduous two-week championship in Malaga in Spain at the World Masters Outdoor championships. Tommy Farragher of Corofin placed eleventh in the Throws Pentathlon at Over 65 level, a five-event competition, with his best placings being second in the Weight throw and third in the Hammer. Justin Lane of Tuam in his first championships produced strong performances in the Pole Vault (16th), 110 Hurdles (15th) and High Jump (19th) at O45 level. Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC competed well in very high quality 1500m and 5000m races clocking 4.50 and 18.47 at O40 level.last_img read more

Where Does Real-Time Matter? In Viewing the Stream or Searching It? (Facebook Bets on the Latter)

first_img“Real-time” – as in the “real-time web” – has certainly become the buzzword du jour. It’s even possible that the move of web services to support a real-time, immediate flow of information is what will ultimately define the next version of the web…if you’re someone who likes to attach version numbers to something that’s in as much constant change as today’s Internet, that is. Still, it’s easy to see the benefits of real-time in action, especially when it comes to disseminating news…as was apparent when the immediacy of Twitter trumped CNN’s coverage of the Iranian elections and subsequent riots. Yet exactly how a company should integrate “real-time” into their service is something that’s not always easy to grasp. It’s clear that Facebook, for one, is still trying to figure it out. Facebook Tests Real-Time SearchIn a Facebook blog post, the company announced that a limited, private beta of a new search interface is being rolling out to a small group of folks on the social network. The new interface will allow those fortunate enough to have access to it the ability to search for content from people, organizations, and other public figures as soon as they share it on Facebook. They’ll also be able to search through their News Feed for status updates, photos, links, videos, and notes for items being shared by friends, by pages of which they’re a fan, or by those who have chosen to leave their profile open. Again, this is described as “up-to-the-minute” search results. In other words, Facebook is testing a real-time search engine. Ironically, Facebook’s other attempt at real-time didn’t go quite as well. After March’s site redesign which was responsible for the real-time stream of updates on users’ homepages, Facebook faced protests by hundreds of thousands of users within days of the revamp. Apparently, those complaints didn’t fall on deaf ears. According to a recent article on VentureBeat, Facebook is moving away from that real-time homepage stream, but towards what isn’t exactly clear. All we know is that Facebook did acknowledge that their users “missed the News Feed in its former structure.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… It’s also being rumored that Google may be working on a real-time search engine that would pull in results from Twitter and other microblogging sites. Perhaps “real-time” works in search because the stream is focused on one subject, not a chaotic mass of disjointed thoughts and links. Or then again, maybe it works because even though they’re real-time, search results don’t move across the screen in a constant flow – you have to refresh the page to see the new ones. Questions about Real-TimeSo does this mean that real-time doesn’t work in streams but only in search? Can we just not process a rapidly updated flow quickly enough for it to make any sense? Or does it all come down to some magic number of people we follow that determines how much new input we can stand to see streaming by in real-time? Or maybe the problem is that real-time is simply too raw, without filters we miss seeing the updates that matter the most. Do you agree? Or do you feel that real-time streams are indeed the future, but unfortunately the masses (as in the majority of Facebook users) just haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. Or that real-time is just so new that no one has mastered the ideal UI for following a real-time flow? It seems like we don’t really have all the answers just yet, the only thing to do is experiment and see what works. Just like Facebook is doing now. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts center_img sarah perez Real-Time: Good for Search, Not for Streams? That just goes to show that real-time doesn’t always make sense everywhere, in every service. Unlike FriendFeed, who boldly bet on real-time and made it the new default for their stream, mimicking that same feature over on Facebook was a recipe for disaster. (It could be argued that real-time updates don’t work on FriendFeed either, but that may be just a personal opinion).Even in Twitter, where information flows in immediately to the service, the Twitter.com homepage doesn’t constantly auto-refresh for you, forcing you to see the updates as they happen. And Twitter desktop clients tend to poll for updates on a scheduled basis…so, not quite real-time there either. Where real-time does work is search, something we’ve learned not only from using search.twitter.com but also from using some handy Twitter greasemonkey scripts that add Twitter results to a traditional search. (Here’s one for Google and one for Bing). Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#Trends#web last_img read more

East Bengal becomes first Indian club to win ASEAN Cup in Jakarta

first_imgStick together: The boys after the ASEAN winHold on to your hilsas – East Bengal netted a very big fish in July.One of the pillars of Kolkata football, EB became the first Indian club to win a club title on foreign soil, winning the ASEAN Cup in Jakarta beating Thai,Stick together: The boys after the ASEAN winHold on to your hilsas – East Bengal netted a very big fish in July.One of the pillars of Kolkata football, EB became the first Indian club to win a club title on foreign soil, winning the ASEAN Cup in Jakarta beating Thai giants BEC Tero Sasana 3-1.The Thais are Asian Club Championship finalists but the boys from Bengal didn’t show them too much respect.Baichung Bhutia played pivot and piston and the maverick ways of coach Subhash Bhowmick went mainstream.last_img

The Jets Are Bad But Are They 016 Bad

When receiver Quincy Enunwa suffered a season-ending neck injury recently, the number of NFL-caliber receivers on the New York Jets’ active roster dropped from one to zero.Taken together, the Jets’ top five remaining wideouts — Robby Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, Chris Harper and Frankie Hammond — average 1.4 years of NFL experience, 18.6 career receptions and 223.8 receiving yards.The Jets have arguably the worst quarterback group in the NFL, an offensive line that lost its left tackle (Ryan Clady) and center (Nick Mangold) from last season’s 5-11 squad, and a pass defense that last year ranked 31st in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA). With games scheduled against teams from the stacked AFC West and NFC South divisions, it’s no wonder that people are saying the Jets are headed for an 0-16 season.But a winless season takes more than a terrible roster; it also takes terrible luck.The 2008 Detroit Lions are the only NFL team to go winless in the NFL’s 37 years of 16-game regular seasons.1The NFL adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978, but strikes in 1982 and 1987 caused those seasons to be shortened. Last season’s Cleveland Browns came pretty close — making it to 0-14 before picking up their only win in dramatic fashion in Week 16. The 2008 Lions and 2016 Browns have something else in common: The numbers say their results were profoundly unfortunate.Pro-Football-Reference.com’s “expected wins” calculation measures what a team’s record should have been based on how many points it scored and allowed. It’s a simple formula that essentially assumes that a team’s close wins and losses should balance out. And it turns out that assumption is mostly right: Deviations between a team’s actual and expected records have a tendency to evaporate across seasons.According to expected wins, the 2008 Lions should have had 2.8 wins and the 2016 Browns should have had 3.5. In fact, only 11 teams have finished a 16-game season with one or no wins — and those teams averaged 3.0 expected wins. In other words, teams that flirt with zero wins usually have the talent to win a few more games, but they also catch a lot of (bad) breaks, losing more often than could reasonably be expected from the way they played.So if 0-16 is partly bad luck — which we can’t really predict — and partly bad talent, how do the Jets stack up in the latter department? Let’s start with the 2016 version of the team and then compare it with the four teams since the 2002 realignment that have won zero or one games: the 2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Lions, 2009 St. Louis Rams and 2016 Browns. We’ll focus on two power ratings: PFR’s Simple Rating System (SRS), which adjusts a team’s scoring margin for the strength of its opponents, and DVOA, which measures how well (or in this case, poorly) a team plays on a per-play basis. The 2016 Jets scored 17.2 points per game, more than each of the four one- and zero-win teams did. Last season’s Jets also allowed 25.6 points per game, fewer than any of the four. The Jets posted an SRS of -8.5 — awful, but better than all but the 2007 Dolphins among our list of possibly comparable teams. The 2016 Jets had 4.5 expected wins, also the highest among the group. DVOA was less kind — the Jets’ -32.4 percent is worse than the 2016 Browns’ -30.4 percent and well below that of the 2007 Dolphins’ -21.4 percent.By these measures, the 2016 Jets were at least as good as, if not significantly better than, all the one- and zero-win squads of this era.So the Jets were bad last season, but they weren’t 0-16 bad. Knowing nothing else, that means they’d have to have a ton of bad luck to go winless this season — or they would need to suffer a disastrous offseason.But when it comes to offseason talent gains and losses, the Jets arguably held steady: Free-agent tackle Kelvin Beachum was brought in to offset the loss of Clady, and free-agent cornerback Morris Claiborne was signed to replace Darrelle Revis, who was released. With their first two draft picks, the Jets selected safeties, bolstering their pass defense with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.It wasn’t all positive, of course — these are the Jets, after all. The team tried to address the free-agency loss of top wideout Brandon Marshall by drafting pass-catchers with their next three picks. But middle-round wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen and tight end Jordan Leggett almost certainly won’t replace the production of Marshall, a six-time Pro Bowler, let alone Enunwa’s.The Jets’ air attack is likely to be less effective in 2017 than it was in 2016, even if the motley trio of Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg can combine to be better than the Jets’ league-worst quarterback corps (67.6 team passer rating) from 2016.But for the Jets not to win a single game this season, their 2017 offense will have to be far less effective than the 2016 version, their defense even weaker — and their on-field luck much, much worse. So take heart, Jet fans: Even with the worst team in football, 0-16 is a tough feat to pull off. read more

Football Wideout Terry McLaurin implies he will return to Ohio State for

The first-time captain in 2017 finished the season as one of Ohio State’s top targets with 29 catches, 436 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He has received frequent praise from head coach Urban Meyer for his ability to block downfield.He will join H-backs Parris Campbell, C.J. Saunders, Demario McCall and K.J. Hill, as well as wide receivers Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack, Johnnie Dixon and Jaylen Harris among the returning receivers. That depth took a hit when sophomore Trevon Grimes opted to transfer to Florida due to family health issues. Ohio State junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) celebrates after running the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorRedshirt junior Terry McLaurin indicated Monday evening that he will return to Ohio State for his fifth season in a scarlet and gray uniform with a post on Instagram with the caption, “Thank you Lord for another opportunity. #last1.” read more