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Activists complain of weakened voting security standard

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — Election integrity activists and computer security experts are complaining that leaders of federal agency that oversees voting technology have quietly weakened a key element of standards due for a vote next week designed to improve security. The Election Assistance Commission’s leadership says the change _ removing a ban on wireless hardware _ doesn’t mean future voting systems will be less secure because they will be prohibited from running wireless software. It says the change lets voting equipment vendors continue to purchase cheaper off-the-shelf components, boosting competition in an industry dominated by a handful of privately held companies.last_img read more

Week fosters positive body image, eating habits

first_imgAt a University full of talented students, athletes and leaders, a group of psychology students are taking the initiative to remind their peers of the importance of positive body images. These students are bringing what they’ve learned in the classroom to the student body in hope of educating students about the causes and dangers of eating disorders as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Senior Carolyn Bates, a psychology major currently studying eating disorders in an upper-level psychology class, said Notre Dame’s competitive environment can leave students susceptible to developing unhealthy body images. “We’re hoping to raise awareness of the fact that as students on this campus we’re always trying to be the best in every area of our lives, and have overly critical cultural opinions on body images,” Bates said. “We want to be sure that while trying to be the best that we still keep everything in perspective.” Bates said she and her co-organizers are bringing the message of positive body images to the student body from a number of directions. “All of us are doing things to raise awareness on campus: Some girls are doing things in the dorms, some girls will be at the dining halls with a pledge about ending negative body talk, and [senior] Suzy [Fanuele] and I wrote a Viewpoint article for [Monday’s] Observer,” Bates said. “Some girls are planning on doing some art with sidewalk chalk to get positive body messages out there … It seemed like a lot of our class wanted to focus on helping positive body affirmations reach a larger population of the students at Notre Dame.” Bates said these disorders can be difficult to distinguish from a healthy diet or exercise regimen. “We’ve been talking a lot in class about how sometimes it can be a blurry line between normal behavior, trying to live healthfully, and stepping into this zone where you’re engaging in a disordered way of living,” Bates said. “There sometimes can be a fuzzy line between doing that and having that be a supplemental way to live healthfully and having that take more control of our lives.” Bates said she hopes the Notre Dame community learns more about the resources available on and off campus for those struggling with a disorder. “The goal of these activities is that we’re doing something to get attention and to give people the opportunity to get more information to help themselves or their friends,” Bates said. “Also, a lot of these activities will have either more information from the national eating disorders awareness website or from the University Counseling Center.” Bates said she encourages any student struggling to maintain a positive body image to visit the Counseling Center. “It’s free, completely confidential, and you can go in anytime without being diagnosed with anything,” Bates said. “You can talk to someone about anxiety, stress or whatever’s bothering you … You can learn great techniques for students struggling with everyday stresses as well as students with something more serious going on in their lives.” Coordinator of Eating Disorder Services at the University Counseling Center Valerie Staples said the Counseling Center tailors its aid to fit the specific needs of students. “The Counseling Center provides individual and/or group counseling services to students struggling with eating or body image concerns … That may be experiencing disordered eating or may have a serious eating disorder,” Staples said. “For many students, these eating behaviors may be a symptom of other concerns as well that must be addressed: difficulty with emotional expression, stress, perfectionism, relationship/family issues … Therapy can help students develop healthy ways of managing these concerns and develop an improved sense of self.”last_img read more

Perdue Visit

first_imgSecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a group of select Georgia 4-H’ers on Friday, Oct. 6, in recognition of National 4-H Week, held Oct. 2-6.Perdue and the students toured the 4-H exhibits at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia, the former Georgia governor’s hometown. He also heard presentations from three Georgia 4-H’ers: Amelia Day of Houston County, Angel Austin of Ben Hill County and Evie Woodward of Coffee County.Day received the 2017 Youth in Action Award from the National 4-H Council for creating Operation: Veteran Smiles, a nonprofit organization that delivers handmade cards and toiletries to patients at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.Austin, an ambassador for 4-H’s healthy living programs and vice president of Georgia 4-H, turned her memories of gardening with her grandmother into a community garden revitalization project in her county.After learning about food-insecure children in her county, Woodward began bagging snacks to send home with students before weekends away from school. As a result, the Bagging Hunger program was created. More than 3,500 snack bags have been delivered to date.Perdue said that these 4-H’ers are proof that “you don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to make a difference.”The secretary told the students that one of U.S. agriculture’s greatest needs is public education about the growth and production of the country’s food supply.“We need great communicators,” he said. “Young people have more innocence and credibility, which gives you the power to make a difference. (The agriculture community) can no longer sit behind the farm fence and farm. We have to communicate with consumers and let them know that our families eat the food we grow, too.” State 4-H Leader and Director of 4-H Arch Smith thanked the secretary for visiting with Georgia 4-H members during National 4-H Week.“Secretary Perdue has been a supporter and friend of 4-H throughout his time in public service,” Smith said. “His interaction with 4-H members was very genuine, and he impressed upon the 4-H members present the importance of their service to others and the need to communicate the importance of productive American agriculture in feeding the world’s population.”Perdue told the 4-H’ers that growing up on a diversified farm in Georgia taught him about hard work. He encouraged 4-H’ers who live on a farm to invite their friends home to get a first-hand glimpse of agriculture.“Farming is meaningful, purposeful work. I was doing very responsible jobs at a very young age,” he said. “My motto now (as Secretary of Agriculture) is to do right and feed everyone.”To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to Georgia4H.org.last_img read more

Gainsborough-Morrison tie-up

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EU must play global role in virus crisis, says Merkel

first_img“Of course I’m aware that the cooperation with America is currently more difficult than we’d like,” Merkel said, pointing to differences with President Donald Trump’s administration on trade, climate change and the importance of international bodies like the World Health Organization. Nevertheless, she said the transatlantic relationship was a “key pillar” of Europe’s foreign policy and security interests that needed to be upheld and strengthened.Germany had initially planned to put relations with China at the center of its six-month EU Council presidency before the pandemic pushed its way to the top of the agenda.The German leader, who is in the twilight of her chancellorship, said it was important for the bloc to maintain “constructive dialogue” with the increasingly assertive Asian giant — seen as both a vital trading partner and a major rival.The European Union has “a great strategic interest” in working with China and “actively shaping” the relationship, Merkel said.The chancellor said she would push for progress on a long-sought investment agreement with Beijing, aimed at leveling the playing field between Chinese and European firms, as well as tackling climate and health issues. Topics : German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said the European Union should take more global responsibility in the coronavirus crisis, especially as ties with the United States were currently “difficult”.In a speech outlining Germany’s priorities when it takes over the EU’s rotating presidency in July, Merkel said the economic and social upheaval from the pandemic has turned the world upside down.She welcomed the European Commission’s proposed 750 billion euro coronavirus recovery fund for the bloc but said more should be done to help other countries.center_img “Especially in times of crisis I want the European Union to show solidarity on a global level too and take on more responsibility,” she told the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung think tank by video link.”In many places, the pandemic will intensify existing conflicts and problems and will therefore also become a stress test for the European Union.”She called on the bloc to speak up for the values of “democracy, freedom and the protection of human dignity”.Europe could not tackle the world’s problems alone, however, and she said the United States remained Europe’s “most important partner”.last_img read more

BLOG: Organizations Announce Support for Governor Wolf’s Anti-discrimination Executive Orders (ROUND-UP)

first_imgRead more posts about the fight to end LGBT discrimination in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 11, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Equality,  Non-discrimination,  Round-Up,  The Blog While continuing to urge the legislature to pass a statewide anti-discrimination bill, Governor Wolf signed two executive orders last Thursday that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity. The protections under the executive orders apply to state employees and, for the first time, employees of businesses contracted by the state.“What happened in North Carolina, and what is going on in other states, should be a call to pass non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania now,” the governor said. “We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people”Since the signing of the orders, Governor Wolf has received support and praise from a number of organizations who share his goal to have anti-discrimination legislation passed statewide and ensure protection for all Pennsylvanians.Take a look at the statements:ACLU: ACLU of Pennsylvania Applauds Governor Wolf for Expansion of Non-Discrimination Protections“This is an issue of fundamental fairness,” said Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. “To be competitive in a 21st century economy, Pennsylvania workers need to know that they have protection in their place of employment. We are grateful that Governor Wolf has shown leadership on this issue.”Anti-Defamation League: ADL Praises Governor Tom Wolf for Expanding Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBT Pennsylvanians“We offer our heartfelt thanks to Governor Wolf for expanding non-discrimination protections for LGBT Pennsylvanians,” said Nancy K. Baron-Baer, ADL Regional Director.Equality Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Issues Historic Orders Impacting LGBT PennsylvaniansTed Martin, Executive Director of Equality PA said this today: “Today is an historic moment as Gov. Wolf signs an executive order that protects all Commonwealth employees and contractors from employment discrimination no matter who they are or who they love.Human Rights Campaign: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf To Sign LGBT Non-Discrimination Executive Orders“While the governors of North Carolina and Mississippi have signed into law deplorable legislation targeting LGBT people, Governor Wolf is standing up and sending a completely different message – one that tells the world Pennsylvania is a welcoming state that values diversity and human dignity.” [said HRC President Chad Griffin]National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: NGLCC Applauds Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania For His Two Pro-LGBT Business Executive Orders“We applaud Governor Wolf for these proactive orders that will have dramatic economic impact on his state.  He clearly agrees with NGLCC that an economy only succeeds when its workforce and supply chains are fully inclusive, free from fear and discrimination,” said NGLCC President & Co-Founder Justin Nelson.City of Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney and Philadelphia City Council Joint Statement on Governor Wolf’s Anti-Discrimination Executive OrdersMayor Jim Kenney said: “I am proud to stand with Governor Wolf in his fight to end discrimination against Pennsylvania’s LGBT individuals, families and businesses.”center_img BLOG: Organizations Announce Support for Governor Wolf’s Anti-discrimination Executive Orders (ROUND-UP) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantlast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Olympians On The Links

first_img——————————————Junior Varsity Scoring for Batesville:Jacob Vogelsang 44Jake Flaspohler 50Brandon Rose 43Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert. Individual Scoring for Batesville:Dominique Schildknecht 42Alec Giesting 43Henry Luchow 35Ryan Harmeyer 43Thomas Hatcher 43Billy Carroll 51Medalist: Henry Luchow-Batesville Batesville vs Columbus EastCourse: Otter Creek (North Course)Team Scoring:Batesville: 163Columbus East: 150last_img

Car Crashes Into Semi in Osgood Saturday

first_imgThe crash occurred as a car was turning onto Buckeye St. from Olive St. in Osgood. (Image: Provided)OSGOOD – A mother was injured in a two vehicle crash in Osgood over the weekend.Breanna Huntington, 22, was driving a 4-door passenger car onto N. Buckeye St. from Olive St. around 11:40 a.m. Saturday.Michael Miller was traveling north on Buckeye St. in a semi. Police said Huntington pulled out in front of Miller and the semi struck the driver’s side.Huntington was flown to the hospital for treatment of head and leg injuries. She had a 9 month old in the vehicle who wasn’t injured but was taken to Margaret Mary Health for precautionary measures.Miller was no injured in the accident, police said.last_img read more

Eagles Harriers Battle Chargers

first_imgNorth Decatur vs. Jac-Cen-Del Cross Country results at North Branch Golf Course.Boys:  JCD 20, ND 38.Race Winner:  D. Hughes (JCD) 19:31.ND Runners:  3. Daniel Dollinger 20:03, 6. Craig Adams 21:07, 7. Logan Kramer 21:19, 10. Tristan Ingmire 22:42, 12. Andrew Holloway 24:16.Girls:  JCD 19, ND 42.Race winner:  S. Bellingham (JCD) 22:27.ND Runners:  2. Brianna Snider 22:29, 7. Bailey Tomson 26:31, 11. Bobbie Bialk 28:18, 12. Mackenzee Mauer 30:54, 15. Ember Burford 34:41.JCD vs. ND CC (8-29)‘Times weren’t too bad considering that the course, located on the Prairie 9 at the golf course, is pretty hilly and was also very wet today. Lots of standing water.  Jac-Cen-Del has a nice team. We will keep working and continue to strive to improve.’ Chargers Coach Scott Johnson.Next for ND at South Decatur September 7th.Courtesy of Eagles Coach David Bradshaw.last_img read more

Ronaldo committed to Juve

first_img Loading… This season, Ronaldo has scored 28 goals in 28 Serie A games, the first Juventus player in 60 years to score above 25 in a single season. His two penalties against Atalanta on Saturday currently leaves him one goal behind Immobile in the goalscorer standings, as the Lazio forward has bagged 29 goals in 31 games for the Aquile. read also:Police open probe after Ronaldo’s son is filmed riding jet ski alone Ronaldo has scored 32 goals across all competitions this season, which leaves him 19 goals behind Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 11 goals only in the Champions League this term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently aims to overtake Ciro Immobile in the Capocannoniere battle, is reportedly committed to continue at Juventus. Tuttosport writes that Ronaldo will not entertain the rumours of a move to Paris Saint-Germain and aims to set further records with the Bianconeri. The Turin based newspaper claims the Portuguese superstar, who arrived for €117m from Real Madrid in July 2018, is content at the Allianz Stadium and is not looking to move on after the campaign. There are two years left of his current contract with the Old Lady, as his lucrative deal expires in June 2022.Advertisementlast_img read more