Harvard Medical School (HMS) Instructor in Anesthesia Wasim Malik has been awarded the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology’s (CIMIT) Miles and Eleanor Shore Fellowship for 2011. Malik is also a faculty member of the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory at MIT.Given to an early-career HMS faculty member who represents the CIMIT values of academic excellence, this career development award recognizes individuals who seek careers focused on near-term impact on patient care, and whose philosophy embraces innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration.Malik will receive up to $50,000 to undertake research in the highly interdisciplinary field of neural prosthetics, which encompasses neuroscience, clinical research, electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics. He will focus on designing a new generation of brain-machine interfaces to restore function in patients with limb loss or paralysis. He intends to develop robust neural prosthetics with considerably simpler signal processing, which will have a high potential for transition from the laboratory to the clinic.For more on this award, visit CIMIT’s website.
It’s hard to imagine anything more heartwarming than happy, learning children. Butsometimes it’s hard to imagine anything harder than keeping them happy or learning.For the people who try, the Early Childhood Institutes have been offering bright, newideas for more than a decade now. The three institutes offered in September will carry onthat tradition.”The institutes help caregivers learn new andexciting ways to help young children grow and learn,” said Diane Bales, a Universityof Georgia human development specialist who coordinates the program. “They also givecaregivers opportunities to network and share stories and ideas with other child-careprofessionals.”The ECIs provide training for child care providers who work with infants, toddlers,preschoolers and school-age children. They help caregivers discover new ideas to sharewith the children and families they work with.Three Institutes in SeptemberThe three institutes offered this fall will be in Tifton Sept. 9, Atlanta Sept. 16 andMacon Sept. 30. Child-care professionals will receive 5 hours of DHR-approved training.CEUs will be available.Each site offers four concurrent sessions and 12 workshops. Each also offers tracks ofworkshops ranging from infants to school-agers and from administrators to new providers.There’s even a track of topics “of interest to everyone.”Many of the workshops are active, hands-on programs with the opportunity to try out newmaterials and learn new activities to use with children. All sites will include workshopson stress management and time management.To sign up for an ECI, call (912) 386-3416. People who preregister can select the workshops they want most. They will be assignedon a first-come, first-served basis.Each site offers hot lunches and plenty of free parking. The fee for each is $35 ifpostmarked by Aug. 11. It’s $55 after that. The fee covers the workshops, lunch, breaksand a copy of the proceedings.
CVEDC AWARDS PRESENTED AT 27TH ANNUAL MEETINGOnion River Sports, a Montpelier and internet based company was recently awarded the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporations Small Business of the Year Award. Business owner Andrew Brewer accepted the award from former CVEDC President, Francis Topper McFaun. McFaun praised the company for their growth and community involvement. Past recipients of the award include L&D Safety Markings, Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Granite Industries of VT, Connor Contracting, Small Dog Electronics, and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.The CVEDC Community Service Award was presented to the Board of Trustees of the O.M. Fisher Home, Inc. The award was given in recognition of their selfless hours of volunteer work on a 52 unit retirement housing complex, Westview Meadows at Montpelier. Trustee President William Callnan accepted the award on behalf of the group. The Board of Trustees include: Vice President Charles Haynes, Secretary Barbara Prentice, Treasurer Charles Wiley, David Pinkham, Judith Gendron, Paul Harrington, William Cody, Director Emeritus Marilyn Johnson and Joy McNeil.The CVEDC Directors Award was presented to Waterbury, Vermonts Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., for their commitment and dedication to the Central Vermont area as well as the companys ability to maintain a strong year round workforce. On behalf of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Paul Comey, Vice President of Environmental Affairs accepted the award at CVEDCs Annual Meeting.Viateur Vic Fecteau of Fecteau Homes, in Berlin accepted CVEDCs Presidents Award for his family business that has supported and participated in a variety of projects and organizations, which have positively affected the lives of many Central Vermont residents. Fecteau Homes provide 70-90 homes annually.
At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the College of St Joseph, President Frank G Miglorie announced that he will resign at the end of the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Miglorie came to CSJ in 1970 and served on the faculty for nine years. He was then appointed Academic Dean, a position he held for four years. In 1983, the board of trustees installed him as the college’s fourth president. Miglorie was the first lay person and the first male to serve in this position at the Catholic college founded by the Sisters of St Joseph. Now entering his twenty-eighth year as leader of the College, Miglorie is perhaps best known for his entrepreneurial spirit, expansion of the college’s programs and campus, and his conservative financial management of the college’s resources.During his tenure, Miglorie introduced a number of curricular innovations to better serve the needs of the region and the state. Most significant among the group are: 2 accelerated bachelor degree programs for working adults, the Master of Science in Psychology with a variety of tracks leading to professional licensure, and the Master of Business Administration. The initiative of which Miglorie is most proud is the development of the STEPS program, a special program for Vermont foster youth that enables them to secure a college education at CSJ. This world class program is unique in New England and is one of the most innovative in the country.Over the course of Miglorie’s presidency, he has radically transformed CSJ’s campus. He oversaw the construction of a second-story addition to St. Joseph Hall which added an additional 15,000 sq. ft. to the academic building. He added a new athletic center, a new student center, and a new library to the campus as part of a major building campaign. Most recently, he directed a major renovated the college’s two residence halls to improve their energy efficiency. Finally, Miglorie negotiated the acquisition of the Clementwood estate from the Sisters of St. Joseph. This purchase added 27 acres to the campus along with six buildings, the most notable of which is ‘Clementwood’, a mansion built by Charles Clement in 1863 which is now listed on the national historic register. Under Miglorie’s direction Clementwood has been completely renovated and brought back to its original splendor.Under Miglorie’s leadership the college has substantially strengthened its economic base. He has consistently operated the college with a balanced budget. He has built an institutional advancement program that has resulted in two highly successful capital campaigns and an annual fund program that has grown over the years. He established an endowment fund which is now approaching 5 million dollars. The college’s long-term debt has been reduced to 2.6 million and is secured at the highly favorable rate of 2.58% for the remainder of its term.Miglorie is unique among college presidents today on two counts. He is one of the longest seated presidents of a college in Vermont, New England, and the United States. And, throughout his long tenure as an administrator, he has continued to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. On June 30, 2012, Miglorie will have served the college in various capacities for 41 years.Norman Lash, immediate past chairman of the CSJ Board of Trustees, acknowledges, ‘The College exists as it does today because of President Miglorie’s vision, hard work, and dedication. Not only has the organization served its alumni well, but it is also become one of the area’s largest employers and an integral part of the Rutland community. The next president will indeed have huge shoes to fill. During my tenure as chairman of the board of trustees, it has been an absolute pleasure and learning experience working with Frank. To say that he will be missed is indeed an understatement.’John ‘Jack’ Facey, new chairman of the CSJ Board of Trustees has announced that a presidential search committee will be formed in the near future. The college will launch a national search to find Miglorie’s successor with a goal of installing a new president by the end of June 2012. www.csj.edu(link is external)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Mattituck woman was arrested for drunken driving after she crashed her car with her 17-month-old baby aboard in Jamesport early Tuesday morning, Riverhead Town Police said.Lindsay Marino was driving on Main Road when she crashed her vehicle near the corner of Tuthills Lane at around 1:30 a.m., police said.Officers who responded to the scene found her to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.She and the infant were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center as a precaution and then released.Marino was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years old or younger, a felony under Leandra’s Law.She will be arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Smithtown man was fatally struck by a truck in Selden over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Shuming Fan, 46, of Queens, was driving a Ford van eastbound on Route 25 when his vehicle hit a pedestrian near the corner of Bicycle Path shortly after 11 a.m. SundayThe victim, Sean Slatterly, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly later. Fan was not injured.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car on the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway in North Massapequa late Wednesday night.Nassau County police said the man was driving a Nissan Maxima southbound on Route 135 when he sideswiped a Nissan Altima, causing the Maxima to hit a tree on the side of the road near exit 5 at 11:17 a.m.The driver of the Maxima was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available. The other driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a world that battles competition ruthlessly, every single day, the philosophy guiding credit unions comes as a whiff of fresh air. It isn’t a profit-centric mentality that guides this industry but an all-inclusive “for the benefit of members” approach. This sense of community is extremely inspiring in the day and age we live in. But how can credit unions make sure that they can keep this philosophy alive and stay relevant amidst such hectic digitization? On top of that, how can credit unions guarantee member loyalty and growth?The secret lies in managing the member experience. Member experience takes into account all the feedback from members and puts it into perspective in order for credit unions to address issues and tackle them. By working on member feedback, you convey to your members that “sense of community” is not merely a trending phrase but a sacrosanct philosophy which you respect and value. Managing member experience, however, doesn’t end with collecting feedback. It starts there and culminates in loop closure.Ideally, managing member feedback should involve the following stages: continue reading »
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Originally utilized in 1969, LIBOR—the London Interbank Offered Rate—was officially adopted by the British Bankers Association in 1986 as a benchmark rate and has subsequently become the global standard for the rate at which banks lend to one another. LIBOR rates are set by banks daily, with each bank providing the estimated rate at which it expects to borrow funds at a series of maturities (as well as a variety of currencies, which has led to Euro and Yen LIBORs, among others).The presence of such a robust interest-rate setting process led market participants to adopt LIBOR rates as the basis for a wide variety of financial products. Current estimates place LIBOR as the reference rate in over $200 trillion of active financial contracts in the cash and derivatives markets. LIBOR exposure can most commonly be found in the investment portfolios of banks and credit unions in the form of variable rate mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations.With no guarantee that LIBOR will continue to be published as of the end of 2021, global financial regulators have drafted plans to facilitate floating rates in the post-LIBOR world. In the United States, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee has chosen the secured overnight funding rate as the replacement for LIBOR, and in our previous article we discussed the differences between the two benchmarks and the challenges to a smooth transition. Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac have recently released a joint playbook and timeline outlining the LIBOR transition, which should help ensure a smooth transition from LIBOR to SOFR. continue reading »
FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Sidelined Philippine priest ‘sorry’ after hoverboard Mass stunt by: Associated Free Press – December 30, 2015 200 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet A screengrab from video footage of the priest riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews. (Photo: rt.com)MANILA, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippine Catholic Church has apologised after a priest was filmed riding a hoverboard in church while celebrating Christmas Eve Mass.In clips that have gone viral on YouTube and social media sites, a middle-aged man in a white cassock sings a Christmas song while riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews.The diocese of San Pablo said the priest rode the hoverboard inside his Miraculous Medal church in the town of Binan, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Manila, “as a way of greeting his parishioners”.“That was wrong. The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence… it is the Church’s highest form of worship,” the diocese said.Its statement was released to AFP on Wednesday by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, which named the priest as Father Albert San Jose. “Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people,” the statement added.“The priest said that it was a wake-up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event,” it said, adding the priest also offered an apology.The Philippines is a conservative bastion of the Catholic Church in Asia, the only state outside the Vatican to ban divorce. About 80 percent of its 100 million people are members of the faith.