University, College of the Holy Cross create collaborative program in data science

first_imgNotre Dame, in partnership with the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has created a new collaborative degree between Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science, the University announced in a press release Friday.“Integrating online professional-graduate education with an undergraduate liberal arts experience is a new frontier,” Elliot Visconsi, associate provost and chief academic digital officer at the University, said. “Notre Dame is thrilled to partner with the College of the Holy Cross to explore innovative educational models, deepen our shared commitments and welcome superbly trained Holy Cross students into the Notre Dame family.”The program will allow College of the Holy Cross undergraduate students to begin Notre Dame’s online data science courses, which are supported by AT&T, during their senior year. Following their graduation, students will continue in Notre Dame’s online Master’s program and receive their graduate degree the following spring from the University. “This partnership helps Holy Cross to expand our curriculum in a high-demand field and connect our liberal arts model with professional graduate training, all while maintaining the deeply residential quality of the undergraduate experience,” Margaret Freije, provost and dean of the faculty at College of the Holy Cross, said. “We are delighted to collaborate with Notre Dame to support our students in achieving their post-graduate goals and to cultivate ‘three-dimensional’ data scientists.”Tags: college of the holy cross, data science, master of sciencelast_img read more

John Dossett Starts Performances in Pippin on Broadway

first_img Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. In addition to Rubinstein, the current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, Priscilla Lopez as Berthe, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Dossett was most recently seen on Broadway as Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies. He earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Herbie in Gypsy opposite Bernadette Peters. His additional Great White Way credits include Mamma Mia!, Ragtime and Fifth of July. Pippin Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 John Dossett begins performances on August 26 as Charles in the Broadway production of Pippin. The Tony nominee takes over from John Rubinstein in the Diane Paulus-helmed revival, who is joining the show’s national tour.last_img read more

Pertamina Foundation distributes hand sanitizer, sinks, in fight against COVID-19

first_img“We also encourage people to always wash their hands and perform social distancing to prevent the contagion of the virus,” Pertamina president director Agus Mashud S. Asngari said in a press statement on Wednesday.Read also: Some good COVID-19-related news you might have missedThe organization, which focuses on the education and environment sectors, previously distributed portable sinks on Monday to the athletes village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. The sinks will later sent to public spaces such as hospitals, markets and bus stops. The move was aimed at increasing public sanitation as well as awareness on the importance of hand washing to face the pandemic, Agus said.Furthermore, he also called on members of the public to contribute to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The public could start small by taking care of their health and their environment, he said.“The effort carried out by the Pertamina Foundation is only a small contribution out of all the elements of society that have helped each other to fight COVID-19,” Agus added.“Little efforts could be bigger efforts that involve everyone. We must support this positive energy to be a big energy for Indonesia until the end of the pandemic.”Topics : As part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pertamina Foundation is distributing hand sanitizer, portable sinks to those in need in capital city Jakarta to promote awareness of cleanliness, which is key in the fight against the respiratory disease.The foundation gave hand sanitizer to several Islamic boarding schools and orphanages in Jakarta such as As Surur, Sa’adatud Darraain and Al Amanah.Pertamina Foundation also delivered posters with messages to encourage residents to carry out safety precautions amid the pandemic. The non-profit organization, tasked with managing the CSR funds of state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina, handed over two jerrycans containing 5 liters of hand sanitizer to each Islamic boarding school and orphanage.last_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals what’s most impressed him about loan signing Dani Ceballos

first_img Comment Advertisement Nicolas Pepe is in contention to play on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s £72million summer signing Pepe could also feature against Newcastle, but Emery says he will be ‘patient’ with the Ivorian forward.‘Each day for him and for us is information we can save,’ he said.‘We hope he can be [available] for this match. With him, I want to be patient.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He is in the same situation as the other players who have been coming in the last days.‘For example, Lucas Torreira, after one week of training today has his first ten minutes.‘With Pepe it’s the same. It’s better to be training and be working with us.’Which signing will have the biggest impact for Arsenal?Pepe0%Ceballos0%Luiz0%Tierney0%Martinelli0%Saliba0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mason Greenwood can become a superstar in turbulent times at Manchester United Dani Ceballos could make his Premier League debut for Arsenal at Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has praised Dani Ceballos’ mentality and ‘hunger’ ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League opener away to Newcastle.Ceballos completed a season-long loan move from Real Madrid to Arsenal in the summer and the 23-year-old midfielder made two appearances for the north London outfit in pre-season.Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also joined the Gunners in a busy transfer window for the club.Ceballos took a heavy kick to his ankle during the Gunners’ defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp and Emery feared the worst for his new player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Ceballos returned to training the following day and is in line to make his first-team debut at St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Ceballos’ mind is very strong,’ Emery said ahead of the match.‘His mentality. Last Sunday, when he received a big kick on his ankle I thought “oh, it’s broken”.‘But after, on Monday, he was training – (he said) “I’m fine and want to train”.‘He is showing us every day his ambition, his hunger is big. I think we need players like this.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 9:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link142Shares Advertisement Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals what’s most impressed him about loan signing Dani Ceballoslast_img read more

Bordeaux preparing a second summer raid on Arsenal for out-of-favour midfielder Mohamed Elneny

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 26 Aug 2019 10:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link309Shares Comment Bordeaux preparing a second summer raid on Arsenal for out-of-favour midfielder Mohamed Elneny Mohamed Elneny hasn’t featured at all for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Bordeaux are looking to follow up the signing of Laurent Koscielny by landing his former Arsenal teammate Mohamed Elneny, according to reports in France.The Ligue 1 side purchased Koscielny for €5m at the start of the month and have now set their sights on Elneny with the Egyptian midfielder firmly out of Unai Emery’s plans.Elneny barely featured during Emery’s first season in charge making only eight Premier League appearances in total while he is yet to make a matchday squad this season.Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos, Lucas Torreira and youngster Joe Willock are all ahead of Elneny in the pecking order and Arsenal would be open to offloading him this month.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Elneny could link up with his former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny at Bordeaux (Picture: Getty)Bordeaux have reportedly been monitoring Elneny for a number of weeks and could now make their move for him with only a week remaining in the European transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementElneny joined Arsenal in a £7m deal from Swiss club FC Basel in January 2016 but he has rarely been a first-team regular at the Emirates under either Arsene Wenger or Emery.Despite staying injury-free for much of his time at the Emirates, Elneny has never featured more than 14 times in a Premier League campaign and has played 89 times in total.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Arsenal smashed their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, the club is operating under slight financial constraints and are open to selling fringe players.Alex Iwobi, David Ospina and Carl Jenkinson are among those to have been moved on this summer while Nacho Monreal is expected to sign for Real Sociedad in the coming days.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Repsol’s Gyda incident ‘could have resulted in loss of life’

first_imgGyda fieldThe Gyda field is located in the southern North Sea between Ula and Ekofisk. It has been developed using an integrated facility with a steel jacket located in water depths of 66 meters.Repsol took over operatorship of the Gyda field through the acquisition of Talisman Energy in 2015. The field was discovered in 1980, and the plan for development and operation was approved in 1987.Gyda was developed with a combined drilling, accommodation, and processing platform with a steel jacket. Production started in 1990.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has completed an investigation into an incident involving a dropped object and personal injury on Repsol’s Gyda field in the North Sea.Gyda; Photo by: Banja-Frans Mulder; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY 3.0 licenseThe incident occurred on May 15 when a derrick skid on the Repsol-operated Gyda platform and as a result, a side plate came loose from the skid jack.The 480-kilogram side plate dropped from a height of about three meters near two workers which were in the area. Neither was hit by the object, but one of them was injured when he backed away and fell to another deck about 1.5 meters below.The PSA said on Thursday that it had completed its investigation of the incident and that it had identified breaches of regulations.In its investigation, the safety body determined that, under slightly different circumstances, this incident could have resulted in the loss of human life.The PSA added that the direct cause of the incident was heavy wear on parts of the skidding system, which in turn overloaded the mounting bolts which held the side plate in place.The investigation identified non-conformities regarding maintenance of the skidding systems and skid beams as well as information acquisition related to operation and maintenance of the skidding system.The PSA also observed improvement points concerning information on operational conditions, personnel training, risk assessment for positioning the control panel.The offshore safety watchdog told Repsol to explain how the non-conformities would be dealt with. It also told the company to give its assessment of the improvement points observed by October 7, 2019.last_img read more

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Marijuana use continues to climb

first_imgNational Families in Action – The Marijuana Report https://www.nationalfamilies.org/ 20 August 2019Family First Comment: The latest stats are in“When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday… Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups.. In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.”Those who oppose marijuana legalization predicted that a commercial marijuana industry would drive marijuana use up in order to increase profits. Six years after the first two states legalized marijuana for recreational use, that prediction is proving true.When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday.Moreover, 27.7 million Americans used marijuana in the past month in 2018, up from 18.9 million 2012.And 8.7 million used the drug daily or near daily, up from 5.4 million in 2012.Legalization proponents say use among 12- to 17-year-olds is lower than it was in 2012. While true, that claim misses the point that adolescent use started ticking up from 3,676,000 in 2016 to 3,806,000 in 2017 and 3,823,000 in 2018.Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups, another indicator that the uptick of use among adolescents is likely to continue.In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.About the only good news in the new survey is psychotherapeutic drug use, including pain relievers, is beginning to decline, and marijuana use among pregnant women dropped by half since last year.Access the 2018 survey here.last_img read more

Injured William Troost-Ekong to miss clash against Moses

first_img The former Bursaspor ace in the course of the match won three aerial battles and made just one successful tackle, none of which was able to stop the hosts scoring  a 19th minute goal through Riccardo Gagliolo before Dejan Kulusevski doubled in the 34th minute. The loss compounded Udinese’s woes as they suffered their third straight defeat across all competitions and second in Serie A after last week’s 3-2 loss to AC Milan. Read AlsoOpoku leaves Udinese Though there is no official statement from Udinese concerning the injury, there are fears that the Nigerian may not be fit when the club hosts Victor Moses’ Inter Milan at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong suffered an apparent knee injury in Udinese’s 2-0 Serie A defeat to Parma last weekend. The Nigeria international made his 19th league appearance at the Stadio Ennio Tardini and was in action until the 79th minute when he was fouled by Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella. The 26-Year-old was then replaced by Sebastien De Maio a minute later as he could not continue with the encounter. This is the first time the Udinese strong man will be subbed since May 2019. Parma players jubilate after the 2-0 win over UdineseAdvertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A Role7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresseslast_img read more

Weather Forcing 2013 Trick-Or-Treat Changes

first_imgImage: National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationThe weather forecast for Halloween calls for rain, and possibly a thunderstorm.Local communities are making adjustments to trick-or-treat hours to allow children to stay dry on Thursday evening. The following towns have announced changes:Batesville: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Brookville: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Cedar Grove: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Dillsboro: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Greensburg: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Hamburg: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Holton: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Laurel: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Milan: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Napoleon: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The community party has also been cancelled.Oldenburg: Friday 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Osgood: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Sunman: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Versailles: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Bull On Blue Creek Road Located

first_imgUpdate (2:00 p.m.)The bull is no longer on the run, authorities confirm.First Report (11:05 a.m.)FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. – Police are advising drivers to use caution on Blue Creek Road due to one cow on the loose.Its near Prophet Road.A dispatcher said, “We just want people to be aware because the road has a lot of curves.”Deputies are trying to get in contact with the livestock owner and they say the bull is currently not on the roadway.last_img