IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Local students eligible for Indiana Sheriff’s scholarship WhatsApp Previous articleAntibody cocktail from Eli Lilly showing promise to reduce effects of COVID-19Next articleNew, affordable dental facility opens in Goshen Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – January 28, 2021 0 464 Facebook Pinterest (Photo Supplied/Indiana Sheriff’s Association) The Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding scholarships to students pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.To qualify, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).The association will award approximately 40 $750 scholarships to students throughout the state.To apply, pick up an application from your high school counselor or at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on County Road 26. The scholarship application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website, indianasheriffs.org.All applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1. Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSapplicationcriminal justiceElkhartIndianaIndiana Sheriff’s Associationscholarshipstudies
Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier is bringing his southern-bred grooves to Brooklyn Comes Alive! The pedal steel guitar player will lead bassist Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), and Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) through a game-changing mix of covers that is not-to-be-missed.Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. Having shared many stages with legendary acts like the Allman Brothers, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, and so many more, Collier is ready to step in front of any crowd and consistently deliver a jaw-dropping performance.The Roosevelt Collier New York Get Down promises funk, soul, blues, and rock and roll. With these five incredible players sharing a stage, there’s no telling what’s in store.Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.So far, BCA has officially announced the following supergroup formations:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis’s Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikEarth, Wind and PowerJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J DillaStay tuned for more lineup announcements over the coming weeks! In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following artist list:Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Full Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Artist-At-Large)Showcase Sets:RIPEOrgan Freeman
Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal‘s Circles Around The Sun project had added another date to their schedule. The group has announced it will play Railroad Earth‘s Horn o’ Plenty Getaway at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25th and 26th).As you may or may not know, Casal, joined by fellow CRB brethren keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer Mark Levy and bassist Dan Horne, created the setbreak music for the Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field last summer. With plenty of positive feedback after the Dead shows, it prompted the group to release Interludes For The Dead in proper album format.After playing their first official live performance at Lockn’ recently, the group announced a show at Brooklyn Bowl on Nov. 23rd.Tickets for RRE’s Plenty O’ Horn Getaway can be purchased here. [via Jambase]
Transplant surgery is entering an era of new complexity, where complex surgeries will become standardized and the goal will be restoration of pre-injury form and function rather than merely reconstruction, the surgeon who led Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s face transplant team said Monday.Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation at the Brigham and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said that today’s surgeons owe a debt to those who came before, as long ago as World War I, when surgeons used tissue from other parts of the body to rebuild facial structure lost through burns, injury, or wounds.Though those tissues saved lives and allowed some function, they fell far short of a complete restoration to what existed pre-trauma. Patients lived, but were often disfigured.“They had to use tissues that don’t belong to the face, that don’t look like the face, and shouldn’t be there,” Pomahac said.Even as earlier organ transplants restored pre-injury function, the face transplant surgery pioneered at a handful of institutions today, including the Harvard-affiliated Brigham, has as its aim the restoration of form and function. Though the surgeries conducted so far are designed for each individual, Pomahac said he expects face transplant procedures to become standardized and the 15- to 20-hour operation to become more streamlined.“Now we’re thinking, ‘How can we stay awake for so long?’ Ten years from now, we’ll look back and say, ‘What … were we doing for so long?’” Pomahac said.Pomahac spoke at the Brigham’s Bornstein Amphitheater at a research symposium sponsored by the hospital’s Center for Regenerative Therapeutics. The center, part of the Brigham’s Biomedical Research Institute, aims to boost research into transplant and regenerative medicine.The event opened with a look at the hospital’s illustrious transplant surgery past, with comments by Joseph Murray, professor of surgery emeritus at Harvard Medical School, who performed the world’s first organ transplant at what was then the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1954. That surgery avoided the problem of tissue rejection by transferring a kidney between identical twins, but Murray continued to work on the problem of rejection, developing the first anti-rejection drug several years later. He won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1990 for his work.That first surgery was a team effort, Murray said, involving other surgeons, support personnel, and the hospital administration, which backed the effort and created an environment that made the Brigham “a unique world resource” in transplantation surgery. The surgery also wouldn’t have happened without the selflessness of Ronald Herrick, the twin brother who gave a healthy kidney to his ailing sibling, Richard, in a procedure that required soul-searching for all involved.Despite his death being imminent without receiving a transplant, Richard told his brother the night before the operation to go home and not come back. Ronald opted to stay. Though the doctors were sure they had perfected their technique at the Surgical Research Lab at Harvard Medical School, Murray said they had ethical reservations because they would be performing a procedure on an otherwise healthy man who had nothing physically to gain from the procedure.“We physicians are taught to do no harm,” Murray said. “To perform a surgical operation on a healthy patient for no benefit [to him] was a radical situation.”Joseph Murray performed the world’s first organ transplant at what was then the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1954.The surgery was considered so groundbreaking that several years later a kidney transplant between minors, 12-year-old twins, needed the blessing of the Massachusetts Supreme Court before it could proceed, Murray said.Brigham President Elizabeth Nabel delivered opening remarks at Monday’s session, saying she hopes the research programs supported through the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics would allow the Brigham to play a leadership role in regenerative medicine nationally. Nabel said research into stem cell biology and regenerative medicine has great promise to produce results with a rapid transition from the lab to the patient.Other speakers reviewed an array of advances in the field, including the discovery of a protein that can serve as an early indicator of kidney damage, work toward understanding and boosting the kidney’s innate ability to heal itself, the discovery of lung stem cells and their work in repairing damaged lungs in mice, the use of natural models in areas like new kinds of surgical adhesive, and the growing understanding of the importance of blood vessels in controlling cancer.
It sounds like a story nearly all elementary schoolchildren can tell: A group of colonists, many of them simple farmers fed up with being unfairly taxed and ruled by a sovereign thousands of miles away, rises up against their colonizers, earning the right to rule themselves.It may sound like the American Revolution, but this story takes place almost a century before the first shots were fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord.As told in “Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico,” a new book by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Matthew Liebmann, it’s the story of the Pueblo Revolt, the most renowned colonial uprising in the history of the American Southwest.Unlike most histories of the revolt, which typically focus only on the colonial period just before the uprising and the Spanish return to the region a dozen years later, Liebmann’s book offers a first-of-its-kind look at how the Pueblo people lived during their independence.“There have been histories written about this period, but I call them bookend histories,” Liebmann said. “What my research does is fill in the gaps by studying the archaeological record, because the Pueblos didn’t keep written records during this period.”Working in close collaboration with the Pueblo people who still live in the area, Liebmann spent years gathering artifacts, producing maps, and using ground-penetrating radar to examine four villages in the Jemez Valley of New Mexico, located about an hour northwest of Albuquerque.Surprisingly, Liebmann said, while he found evidence of Pueblo people abandoning Spanish architecture and turning toward precolonial village organization, he also found signs of Spanish influence being subsumed into Native American culture.“What I would contend is that although there are elements of them turning toward this ancient past, there are a lot of new elements there as well,” Liebmann said, pointing to depictions of Mary, mother of Jesus, as a “kachina,” or native spirit being, and the use of some Christian iconography.“The whole revolt fits into the rubric of a revitalization movement,” he continued. “This is a type of recurring event in human history in which a charismatic leader emerges and preaches a message of profound change, or a new way to live life, and as that message spreads you see a rapid shift in the culture.“This is a model that fits with the establishment of most of the major religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam, and I would argue that the Pueblo Revolt fits this model as well,” Liebmann added. “Most of the literature in anthropology is focused on what causes these movements, but what I’m interested in is what comes afterwards.“We know these movements happen, but archaeologists haven’t really identified too many of these in the archaeological record. One of the goals of my research was to take a historically documented revitalization movement and identify an ‘archaeological signature’ for it, which other researchers can use to determine if other sites may fit into these types of movements.”
In an election year like no other, many in the Harvard community have stepped up to register voters and campaign for candidates or causes. And a number of students, faculty, and staff have signed up to work at election offices and polling stations on Nov. 3. The Harvard Votes Challenge has recruited more than 150 affiliates to work the polls as part of its partnership with the Safe Elections Network and Power to the Polls. The Gazette spoke to a handful of students and staff about why they decided to get involved.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
By Dialogo January 06, 2011 Cooperation among troops from many nations and the reintegration into Afghan society of a growing number of war-weary insurgents are adding to success in northern Afghanistan, the commander of Regional Command North said. German army Maj. Gen. Hans-Werner Fritz and his deputy commander, U.S. Army Col. Sean Mulholland, briefed reporters at the Pentagon during a video teleconference from their headquarters in Mazar-e-Sharif. “I think the influence of the Taliban is diminishing, definitely,” Fritz said. “They are leaving the area. If they don’t leave, they are killed. They are handing themselves over to us … by the reintegration program. So they are simply giving up,” he added, noting that the “security bubble” around Kunduz and Baghlan provinces and further west is permanently expanding. The 11,000 troops of Regional Command North include Germans, Norwegians, Swedes, Hungarians and Turks. U.S. forces are based in the area as part of the Afghan army and police training effort. The regional command is using special operations forces in shaping operations before conventional troops enter the area, Mulholland said, “and we’ve had great success winning the hearts and minds of civilians once the conventional forces have gone in.” “We’ve been able to hold large expanses of terrain and also build COPs — combat outposts — and [forward operating bases] to secure and anchor those areas that have been gained through the winter time,” he added. As an adjunct to that, Mulholland said, the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Program has taken off in Regional Command North as people have decided to side with the Afghan government or simply don’t want to fight any more. The reconciliation program is one of two the regional command offers, Fritz said. The other is the Afghan Local Police program. “The reconciliation program allows them, after they’ve been forgiven [by their communities] and enrolled in the program, the opportunity for vocational training,” Mulholland said. “While they’re going to training, they receive a stipend of $88 a month to keep food on the table.” When applicants sign into the reconciliation program, Mulholland said, they are vetted by the local police and the provincial chief of police and are forgiven by the people from their village. The program allows them to learn one of several vocations, such as teaching. It also allows them, if they meet legal requirements, to join the Afghan Local Police. “The ALP is actually a job,” Mulholland said. “It’s a program they can stay enrolled in for two to five years.” Both programs, he added, “are good alternatives to what they’re doing now.” All applicants for both programs must register, must agree to live by the Afghan constitution and Afghan law, and must accept the Afghan government’s authority. The regional command monitors an area that has experienced a growth in Taliban activity along with an increase in combat troops. The U.S. Army’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, and the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team from Fort Drum, N.Y., Fritz said, serve in the area along with two German battle groups. An example of the close working relationships among the diverse troops occurred in October, Fritz said, during a day of fierce fighting. “A suicider attacked a German position — these were paratroopers from my division in Germany,” he said. The suicide attacker killed one German soldier and wounded many more. The troops called for medical evacuation, and two U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Fort Campbell, Ky., answered the call. “As we say in German, there was a lot of iron in the air,” Fritz said. The helicopters recovered the wounded and took off, he said, then the crews realized a dead German soldier remained on the ground. “They came back under fire, they recovered the soldier and they said, ‘We are taking home a fallen hero,” Fritz said. “And I can promise you, the German paratroopers, the German ‘Fallschirmjager,’ will never forget that. This is the quality of cooperation we are talking about.” Fritz said his regional command has momentum against the Taliban and aims to keep it. “If we can,” he added, “we will fight the winter through to make sure that all the foxholes are closed when one or the other of the Taliban might come back in, in spring.”
Mosaic Property Group is extending its reach in South-East Queensland with luxury freehold terraces in Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula.A LUXURY enclave of 36 freehold terraces is set to sit in Stockland’s $590 million masterplanned community at Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Lure by Mosaic will be built in one of the last greenfield sites left on the Peninsular, with three precincts now registered by Mosaic Property Group.Construction of the terraces will start after individual lots have settled, with an approximate build time of 20 to 24 weeks.Mosaic managing director Brook Monahan said the Newport project was a prime opportunity to showcase Mosaic’s high quality built form capabilities within a first-class masterplanned community. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoLure by Mosaic, at Newport.“Our decision was supported by Stockland’s sound reputation for delivering highly successful master planned communities, and their genuine commitment to environmental and social sustainability, objectives that reflect Mosaic’s own philosophy,” Mr Monahan said.“The panoramic views of Moreton Bay, cooling ocean breezes and an expanse of green, open space underpin real estate values in this area. “The direct rail line from Newport to the Brisbane CBD, coupled with the fact that new residential opportunities of this quality and scale are becoming more scarce, make Newport one of the most highly sought after communities in Southeast Queensland.”Mosaic plans to deliver two-storey, luxury freehold terrace homes, incorporating a mixture of 20 three-bedroom homes and 16 spacious four-bedroom residences. The price for three-bedroom homes start from $520,500, with four-bedroom homes starting from $570,500 and ranging in total size from 204sq m to 252sq m.Each terrace will include a multipurpose room, double garage, separate laundry, internal courtyard-style patio, open-plan living and a large deck space. The Newport masterplanned community has been designed, developed and evaluated against the Green Star rating system to meet standards of excellence across a wide range of environmental, economic and social sustainability measures. This will include a proposed 2.9ha eco-corridor and five parks and playgrounds, four of which are on the waterfront.
“Upside down” regulation and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) interest rates are a threat to the survival of European pension funds, according to Philippe Desfossés, chief executive of ERAFP, France’s €25bn public pension fund for civil servants. Commenting on the French government’s plans to allow insurers to move their occupational pension business out from under Solvency II to a new regulatory framework, Desfossés said pension funds had to “deal with issues far more challenging” than Solvency II. Muc more pressing, according to Desfossés, is the low-return environment making it more and more difficult for pension funds to cover their liabilities.“From a fiduciary perspective, I cannot buy government bonds now because I’m buying something that is paying less than what I have promised on the liability side of my balance sheet,” he said. If the ECB keeps interest rates at the current level, “you will see the nuts and bolts of all pension funds and life insurers blasted away”.“How can life insurers and pension funds survive in an environment where money is being paid to the debtor?” Desfossés asked. “For me, it’s a trainwreck in slow motion.”But the central bank is caught between a rock and a hard place because, if it normalises rates, “the problem won’t be so much with pension funds but with debtors, especially governments”.The “huge problem” facing pension funds is that they have pledged to make payments based on a fixed interest rate but are unable to invest in assets that generate returns matching their commitments.“So, in France, to talk about Solvency II alternatives […] that’s not the issue,” he said, calling instead for a redesign of the “whole architecture”.“You have to put in place real pension funds, and by that I mean some sort of collective defined contribution scheme and not some sort of 401k à la française.”More fundamentally, current regulations are encouraging pension funds to waste their long-term resources by investing in shorter-duration assets, he said. “If ERAFP invests in French bonds today, not only does it not get returns but that investment means destroying the wealth of the pension fund by reducing our coverage ratio,” he said.He criticised that, while banks were financing long-term projects with short-term money, pension funds with liabilities of up to 30 years were encouraged to invest in short-term bonds. “It’s totally upside down,” said Desfossés. “We are wasting precious long-term capital. Pension funds don’t issue money, banks do – and that’s why they are much more dangerous.”He suggested that, to help pension funds restore their funding ratios, they be allowed to increase their exposure to volatile or illiquid assets. Regulatory constraints limiting such investments would have to be relaxed, he said.“In parallel,” Desfossés added, “pension funds, when they have cash issues, should be able to get direct credit from the ECB as long as they can prove they have set a credible recovery plan.”
In the pension fund association FVPK’s latest quarterly Pensionskassen newsletter, chairman Andreas Zakostelsky highlights that bond markets also contributed to performance.“Corporate bonds showed positive development, and emerging market bonds even yielded double-digit returns,” he said. Bonds still make up the lion’s share of Austrian pension fund portfolios, at just over 60% on average.As at the end of June, their portfolio share increased to more than 68% as equity allocations came down.The three and five-year averages for portfolio volatility stood at 4.62% for Austrian schemes, increasing to 4.7% over the last 10 years.The improving year-to-date figures should help Austrian Pensionskassen push combined assets under management above the €20bn mark later this year – a sum exceeded for the first time at the end of 2015.In 2015, Austrian schemes returned just under 2.4% on average. Earlier this year, the FVPK presented proposals on how to boost the country’s second-pillar pension system, such as by including incentives in collective bargaining agreements and possibly creating a new long-term savings vehicle. Rebounding stock markets this summer helped Austria’s Pensionskassen to improve on their performance for the first half of the year, with Q3 returns raising the year-to-date performance to 3.3% on average.Market volatility in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union had dampened returns over the first six months of 2016, with Austrian pension funds returning 0.22% on average.In the intervening months, however, average equity allocations of 30% have helped bolster year-to-date returns.In recent years, over most quarters, average equity allocations have tended towards the 30% mark, but, in June 2016, they stood at 25% on average, according to official asset allocation statistics collected by the OeKB.