By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS Accountability and TransparencyWe recognize that public disclosure is the key to ensuring our institution remains accountable for our values and how we operate—we need to be transparent and hold ourselves accountable first. Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusiness Financial Literacy and Responsible BorrowingWe ensure students have access to the practical resources and knowledge necessary to understand available financial aid options and make informed financing and borrowing decisions. NAPERVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– DeVry University is announcing its Accountability Principles, which reflect the University’s pledge to keep transparency, student service and career readiness at the core of its work. DeVry’s mission is to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers that will be shaped by continuous technological change. To that end, the University is focused on empowering students to meaningfully improve their lives through innovative programs, relevant partnerships and exceptional care. The Accountability Principles are the foundational pillars around which DeVry will both fulfill its mission and build upon to continue to do right by its students. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005861/en/ “Student service has long been at the core of this institution, and in 2016, DeVry began to formally – and publicly – hold ourselves accountable to do more and do better, and create opportunities for reflection and improvement. As part of our longer-term planning process, we saw an opportunity not only to renew our commitment to students, but to update and rearticulate these Accountability Principles as one important way of holding ourselves accountable for the success of our students and the health of our sector,” said Tom Monahan, President and CEO at DeVry University. “We owe it to our students to adhere to high standards of excellence and work tirelessly to exceed our own standards again and again—and we owe it to higher education to lead by example in doing so.” DeVry University will strive to meet and exceed these benchmarks of student service:Responsible Recruiting and EnrollmentWe empower prospective students to make informed decisions about investing in higher education and the career pathways it affords. Twitter DeVry University Takes Point on Transparency and Accountability Twitter The full text of the Accountability Principles is available at: https://www.devry.edu/newsroom/student-commitments.html “With the tumultuous events of 2020, higher education needs to come back strong in 2021 to keep students engaged and prepared,” adds Monahan. “If we are to better serve students, who are among those most impacted by the pandemic, we all must commit to prioritizing transparency and accountability. Through that effort, we can create fully informed and equitable access to the learning necessary to spark recovery in this critical moment.” About DeVry University DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org/ ). To learn more, visit devry.edu. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005861/en/ CONTACT: Anne Unger DeVry University [email protected] 630-353-7009Natalie Berkey Communications Strategy Group [email protected] 720.726.5459 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION OTHER EDUCATION CONTINUING UNIVERSITY TRAINING ACCOUNTING SOURCE: DeVry University Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005861/en Proactive Academic and Student SupportWe provide the support students and graduates need to help them be successful in their careers and lives—our institution exists to help students succeed, and we must support their career and life readiness. Pinterest Previous articleSearch for Your Lost Identity as Xenon in New MapleStory M UpdateNext articleNew Survey Finds Model-Driven Culture Is Critical for Data Science Success Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A series of storms is moving through the Atlantic, marking the first time in almost 50 years there are five tropical cyclones simultaneously.A tropical wave is over the Gulf of Mexico, while Hurricane Sally is getting closer to making landfall in the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, Hurricane Paulette and Tropical Storms Rene, Teddy and Vicky are out further in the Atlantic Ocean.The Gulf Coast is on alert for Hurricane Sally Monday, which strengthened to a hurricane mid-morning Monday with winds of 85 mph. As of 12 pm ET, the storm is about 135 east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.A hurricane warning has been issued from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi and Alabama border as well as Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency, saying “bad weather is nothing to take lightly.”The latest path takes Sally just near the mouth of the Mississippi River sometime Tuesday morning as a Category 1 hurricane but, as of Monday morning, it’s hard to say if it will make landfall there.The storm is expected to slow down and move toward the Mississippi coastline on Tuesday afternoon, and then, possibly, make landfall. This could all change depending on how much it slows down and its turn to the north.Storm surge still remains a big threat even though it will likely be only a Category 1 storm as it makes landfall. Because of its slow motion, more water could pile up in the bays and inlets along the Gulf Coast.Storm surge warning is in effect for Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to the Alabama/Florida border, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and Lake Borgne, as well as Mobile Bay.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed the Texas A&M Task Force 1 to Louisiana at the request of FEMA in preparation for Sally.Flooding from rainfall is another major threat with Sally because of its slow motion, and some areas could see 15 to 20 inches of rain in the next several days with locally some areas seeing more than 20 inches.Elsewhere, Hurricane Paulette hit Bermuda and is moving away from the island as of mid-morning Monday. Strong winds and torrential rain is still impacting the island.The hurricane is expected to head east and not make further landfall.Elsewhere in the tropics, there is a new tropical storm, Teddy.Teddy is forecast to become a major hurricane by this weekend as it moves in the general direction of Bermuda, but it is too early to say if Bermuda will get hit again.Additionally, Tropical Storm Vicky formed in the eastern Atlantic, becoming the 20th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. That storm is currently in open ocean and not threatening any major landmass.Vicky is the earliest 20th named storm on record. The previous record for reaching 20 named storms in a hurricane season was in 2005 — on Oct. 5.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
This week we look at edible poo and the danger of biscuits when in the wrong hands. Biscuit rageImagine a weapons amnesty. You could expect to see guns, knives, machetes, maybe a biscuit or two? Yes, you read that correctly – biscuits are now among the list of weapons, according to Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner.It comes after a woman threw a biscuit at a man, which left him with a small red mark.Stephen Bett, of Norfolk police, said: “I am sure people will find these examples of what the police are having to record as violent crime hard to believe, to say the least.”And he would be right.A bum ideaDisney World has trumped itself by selling poo-shaped and coloured desserts. The theme park’s newest café, Zuri’s Sweets Shop, offers a line of baked goods inspired by animal droppings – and why not? Well, you could say because it’s bit disgusting.But Disney doesn’t think so. Head to Zuri’s shop for elephant poo with oats and peanut butter, and tamarin poo with pretzels and fudge. Is $3.99 a reasonable charge for edible faeces?Concealing cakesSo cool are baked goods now, that they have even made headlines about prison breaks.A pair of convicted murderers (not the usual fuzzy Stop the Week topic) escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York and bakery played a major role. For months before the escape, prison tailor Joyce Mitchell used baked goods to win favours for convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat. He smuggled items including hacksaw blades to the criminals in foods such as hamburgers.The two convicts cut holes through steel cell walls, then sneaked along catwalks and through pipes before clambering out of a manhole beyond the prison gates and disappearing on 6 June. The manhunt continues.
Sonnax Industries,Vermont Business Magazine Sonnax Industries, an auto parts manufacturer based in Bellows Falls, has been sold to its employees. The previous owners, Tommy Harmon and Rick Fritz, sold 100% of the company stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company employs about 150 people.”The ESOP is the ultimate way to reward our employees for their contributions to the success of Sonnax,” said Sonnax President and CEO Tommy Harmon. “From now on when customers, suppliers, or other stakeholders are interacting with Sonnax personnel, they will be dealing with an owner.””The overriding benefit of the ESOP is that it allows employees to participate in the growth and success of the company. Additionally, the ESOP should be instrumental to Sonnax in attracting and retaining the best talent in our industry,” Harmon added.Tommy Harmon will retain his position as CEO of the company, and Harmon and partner Rick Fritz will remain on the company’s board of directors. The existing management team will remain in place, and the company is committed to remaining in Vermont, where it will continue as a significant employer in the area.Sonnax is a diversified supplier of specialized drivetrain products to the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, and to industrial sectors utilizing drivetrain technology. Sonnax is headquartered in Bellows Falls, Vermont and has sales offices and tech centers in strategic locations around the world. RELATEDSonnax owner sells company to managers | Vermont Business Magazine. Jul 31, 2005
“After more than two years of talks between Dubrovnik Airport and Qatar Airways, we finally managed to achieve our goal by establishing this line that will enable direct connection of Dubrovnik with the countries of the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. In 2019, Qatar Airways was named the best business class airline in the world by Skytrax, and also won five other top awards for excellence.”, Said from Dubrovnik Airport. Qatar Airways has announced two new routes that will start operating in the first half of 2020. Flights to Dubrovnik, the airline’s second destination after Zagreb, will begin on April 20 next year. “We are pleased to announce that Dubrovnik and Santorini will join our global network in 2020. We are committed to providing our passengers with as many direct links as possible”, Said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. As another destination, the company announced Santorini. Qatar Airways thus becomes the first Gulf carrier to establish a direct flight to that Greek destination. Flights will begin on May 20, 2020. Source / photo: Qatar Airways; Dubrovnik Airport; Pixabay The flight will operate three times a week from April 20 to May 18, and from May 18 to September 30 five times a week. From September 30 to October 24 again three times a week. It will operate an Airbus 320 aircraft with 12 seats in business class and 132 seats in economy class.
By Terri Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubThe Nelson Curling Club curlers are happy to return from the Christmas break to two exciting events. One is the Mixed League, which focuses on curlers of all ages and varying levels to curl in social and non-competitive games. One only has to drop by on a Friday evening to watch the fun games while music blares out on the ice with curlers laughing and chatting it up the whole evening. Because they want to share all this fun with everyone, they are hosting an evening for curlers to invite friends to join in their games this Friday night. If you don’t know a curler, just come to the rink and before you know it, you will know many, many curlers. We look forward to seeing you this Friday (January 10) at 6:45 p.m. Please bring clean indoor shoes and curling equipment will be provided. The second event, is a bit more competitive with the Kootenay Zone playdowns for the Senior Men’s qualifier for the B.C. Provincials being hosted January 17-19. Drop by to watch as the runner-up in last year’s provincials, Tom Shypitka, defends his berth (Nelson’s, Fred Thomson is third on this team). Teams who are challenging Shypitka for the opportunity to represent the Kootenays are, Fahselt, McHargue and Bothamley from the East Kootenays and Nichol, Salviulo and Ferguson from the West. These teams promise to provide us with entertaining games and the public is invited to come and watch.Standings for the first half of the curling season are:Tuesday Mens:Beaudry (14); Meadows (11); Savliulo (11); May, R. (10); Zelonka (9); Cutler (8); Marsh (8); Thomson (8); May, A. (7); Haynes (4)Thursday Mens:Salviulo (14); Zelonka (14); Lewis (13); Wudkevich (10); McLellan (9); Cutler (6); Barnhart (6); Meadows (6); Richardson (6); Burch (4)Ladies:DeTremaudan (16); May (13); Sutherland (11); Walgren (11); Cowden (10); Dreher (5); Prentice (4); Mackenzie (0)
The latest deciphered scroll contains references to the 364-day calendar used by the sect, as opposed to the lunar calendar used in Jewish religious practice today.It also refers to annual wine and olive harvest festivals no longer observed in Judaism.Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, where Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. Photo by David Coppedge.Interestingly, a student of Bible dating assumed a 364-day calendar for Jews in pre-Christian times, and got many remarkable correlations of Old Testament dates that had been puzzling to chronologists. Although CEH cannot vouch for the conclusions, you can inspect Jim Liles’ 12-year research project at TheSacredCalendar.com.New Cave Has Possible New ManuscriptsIt’s remarkable that more caves may hold textual treasures in the wilderness of Israel so many years after the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Biblical archaeologist Randall Price and Oren Gutfeld believe that they have found a 12th cave used to store scrolls. Live Science reports that it looks empty on first glance, but the two are excavating the site because they found some artifacts present that suggest earlier use.In 2017, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 12th cave, though they said the cave had been looted in the mid-20th century. Inside the cave, they discovered only one blank scroll, along with the remains of jars, cloth and a leather strap that would have been used to wrap and store the scrolls, according to the team, led by Oren Gutfeld, an archaeologist with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology.Gutfeld and Randall Price, of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, are now leading an archaeology team that is excavating this newfound cave.“Dr. Gutfeld and I have been at Qumran since December, working with our team on excavating a new cave in the Qumran area,” Price told Live Science in an email. No other details about this “new cave” have been released, but the team will release a statement soon, Price said.Archaeologists must be secretive because of the danger of looters. The articlesays this is an ongoing risk:In 2016, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced that it is carrying out a program to find and excavate any undiscovered caves in the Judaean Desert. In the past few years, there have been a number of instances in which looters have been caught carrying the remains of scrolls.Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority say it’s possible that more scrolls will be found in caves that are yet to be discovered.Randall Price is author of The Stones Cry Out, a layman’s guide to archaeological findings that corroborate the Bible. Price is careful to distinguish what archaeology can and cannot do. He has also participated in excavations on Mt. Ararat, but no certain remains of an ark have been yet found.Inside Cave One, where the Isaiah Scroll was found in a clay jar. Photo by David Coppedge.One of the most important implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls was to confirm the accuracy of the Masoretic Text, which dates to almost a thousand years later and was the only basis for translations of the Old Testament from the Hebrew (although the Greek Septuagint provided some corroboration). Most of these scrolls, including the great Isaiah Scroll found in Cave One, were inscribed before Christ. This means that the stunning passage about the ‘Suffering Servant’ in Isaiah 53, which could hardly refer to anyone than Jesus Christ, could not have been written after Christ as some kind of emendation of Isaiah after Christ suffered, died, and rose from the dead as described in the chapter. Indeed, the Isaiah Scroll, now housed in the Dead Sea Scrolls Museum in Jerusalem, indicates that Isaiah was a real eyewitness of the events during Hezekiah’s reign, some 700 years before Christ. Read that chapter here and ponder its significance in light of these amazing archaeological discoveries. Two separate articles discuss new findings about the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the most significant archaeological find of the 20th century.Ancient Text Pieced TogetherMore than half a century after they were discovered, some 60 tiny fragments of text from a cave have been pieced together and deciphered. The Telegraph UK reports that researchers from Haifa University figured out they all belonged to a single scroll. Parts have been deciphered. What does it say? (Visited 810 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Corn & Wheat is hosting its annual Tallest Stalk Contest at the Farm Science Review, September 20-22, 2016. All Ohio farmers are encouraged to participate.Stalks may be checked-in between 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. on Tuesday, September 20, or 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.“The Ohio Corn & Wheat Tallest Stalk Contest does more than just provide farmers an opportunity for friendly competition,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat. “It gives them an opportunity to showcase their hard work from this growing season.”Judging will occur on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. Winners will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Ohio Corn & Wheat’s website. Cash prizes are awarded to the top five stalks, with first place receiving $300.Visit ohiocornandwheat.org for contest rules.
For Maja’s confirmation in 2005 she asked for one gift that would mean the most to her: a dog. She then named her dog CITO.Maja with CITO the dog thinking about trackablesCITO the dog upon hearing someone did not pickup trash while geocaching #Geocaching15 in 15 – Farogdatter Share with your Friends:More 2004 Geocache Finds: 34 2005 Geocache Finds: 533 2006 Geocache Finds: 1103 2006 Geocachine Finds 1103 2007 Geocache Finds: 1552 2008 Geocache Finds: 2175 2009 Geocache Finds: 2376 2009 Geocache Finds: 2376 2010 Geocache Finds: 2560 2011 Geocache Finds: 2656 2012 Geocache Finds: 2987 2013 Geocache Finds: 3171 2014 Geocache Finds: 3522 2014 Geocache Finds: 3572 May 2015 Geocache Finds: 3,591 <> Editor’s Note: Geocaching HQ holds an all company meeting once a month. The 80 folks from HQ discuss all things geocaching. The meeting changes each month. But there’s one constant. Every meeting starts with a geocaching community story. A Geocaching Life in Pictures is the story we shared in our meeting today. Kristian and Maja, a father and daughter team from Denmark share their #Geocaching15 story in 15 pictures. In 2004, Kristian thought of an innovative way to connect with his growing daughter. He found geocaching by reading an article while waiting in the doctor’s office. Eleven years later the duo is known as Farogdatten and have collected more than 3,000 finds. Maja has grown from a 13-year-old to owning a house near her parents.Kristian says they still geocache together from time to time. But one note he wrote to her teachers years ago helps explain their adventure.I took her out of school two days, to prolong a weekend, but wrote a note to the teachers, that I would guarantee for her learning history, math, language and gymnastics on our geocaching trip. They had never before had an honest note like this and I am told the note was pinned at the teachers wall for a long time. Kristian says geocaching still inspires and unites his family, “Well – the most important lesson, we learned, is, that it is still surprising, that geocaching can bring us new surprises.”Farogdatten geocoin – 2007Celebrate 15 years of Geocaching by sharing your #Geocaching15 pictures and stories with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram – and leave your favorite #Geocaching15 stories here on the blog in comments.Share your story and we might just send you one of these Geocaching car flags for your #Geocaching15 road trip SharePrint RelatedGeocacher Finds Lost Wedding Ring and Searches for OwnerApril 28, 2015In “Community”Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme CoincidenceOctober 7, 2013In “Community”November Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentDecember 13, 2013In “Community”
Football governing body FIFA has exonerated its president Sepp Blatter of all corruption charges but has suspended senior executives Mohammed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner over bribery allegations.The FIFA ethics committee met to deliberate over the most damaging corruption crisis to have hit the sports body.They provisionally suspended the two senior officers amid allegations that they bribed voters in the presidential election campaign.A full blown investigation will now be conducted and if found guilty, the executive council members could be banned for life from all football activity.Blatter, who had been accused of purposely ignoring the bribery, was cleared by the committee.The FIFA chief will now stand unopposed for a fourth term of presidency.