E.O. Wilson awarded highest external honor by U.Va.

first_imgE.O. Wilson, the Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus at Harvard, has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, the highest external honor given by the University of Virginia.Best known for developing and popularizing the fields of sociobiology and biodiversity, Wilson has promoted the concept of “biophilia,” which suggests that, as humans co-evolved over millennia with nature, they needed direct contact with nature to thrive. This concept creates a challenge for designers and planners to look for effective ways to integrate green features and elements into buildings and neighborhoods of the future.Wilson is the author of more than 20 books, many of which have received national and international recognition. He has two Pulitzer Prizes for general nonfiction, one in 1979 for “On Human Nature” and the other in 1991, which he co-authored with Bert Holldobler, titled “The Ants.” In the study of ant behavior discussed in the latter work, Wilson argues for a sociobiological explanation for all social behavior on the model of the behavior of social insects.To read more, visit the University of Virginia Web site.last_img read more

Lotus collection

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s favorite gardener, Walter Reeves, looks at exotic flowers, turf tips, seeds and weeds on “Gardening in Georgia” Aug. 23 and 25.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting television stations statewide each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.Reeves travels to Savannah, Ga., to visit with Stephen Garton, superintendent of the University of Georgia’s historic Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Garton shows the garden’s collection of Asian and native lotuses. These exotic aquatic flowers have been prized for thousands of years.One of the easiest ways to kill a lawn is to mow too low. UGA turf specialist Clint Waltz explains why this is true and shows Reeves the proper mowing height for all of Georgia’s common lawn grasses.Tomato seeds are easy to see in the gooey pulp of the fruit. It would seem easy to collect them for planting next year. But there’s an extra step to saving tomato seeds, Reeves says. You have to ferment them!Finally, Reeves identifies three more weeds that are common in Georgia. To know them may not be to love them, but it surely is handy when you need to control them.”Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on “Gardening in Georgia,” visit www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

NAPIL fellows come to the aid of the less fortunate

first_img September 15, 2001 Regular News NAPIL fellows come to the aid of the less fortunate NAPIL fellows come to the aid of the less fortunatecenter_img Two women are working hard to help those less fortunate, thanks to a partnership between the National Association for Public Interest Law and The Florida Bar. In November 2000, 10 new lawyers embarked on year-long fellowships with community-based, nonprofit organizations throughout the state, with half of the funding provided by NAPIL. The Florida Bar, the Bar Foundation, and Greenberg Traurig (with help from Lowndes, Drosnick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, the Quantom Foundation, and other individual contributors), formed a partnership to provide matching funds — all totaling $880,000. Through its contributions last year, the Bar helped send Barbara Stallings, a 1999 graduate of Stetson University College of Law, and Laverne Largie, a 2000 graduate of Nova Southeastern University law school, to work at legal services programs in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale, respectively. “I have visited with both of them and I’m really impressed with the results they’ve obtained in their projects,” said Paul Doyle, director of Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Programs at The Florida Bar Foundation. “They’re both highly motivated, intelligent, and promising lawyers. They really attacked their projects with a lot of vigor and insight. I think both of them are providing significant benefit not only to their clients, but also to their profession.” Stallings and Largie released their six-month reports recently, chronicling the halfway point in their fellowships. “I have grown personally and professionally,” Stallings said of her work with Bay Area Legal Services’ Relative Caregiver Advocacy Program. She estimates she has directly assisted 26 individual clients and their families, trained almost 150 people at seven separate events, and reached over 4,500 people in the community through educational materials she produced. “I think it’s remarkable what she’s doing, helping to place children with caring family members instead of in foster homes,” Doyle said. Despite her success, Stallings isn’t satisfied. . . yet. “Although I am very pleased with this accomplishment,” she said, “I would like to increase the number of clients that I am able to provide direct services.” And she’s already taken steps to do just that. Largie also has tasted success, through her work with the Broward Employment and Training Administration project of Legal Aid Services of Broward County — a welfare-to-work program that helps low-income residents get education and jobs to boost their standard of living. “The past six months have been a great, rewarding, learning, and growth experience for me,” she said. “My project has had a great impact on the surrounding community.” Doyle agreed Largie’s project is “a really critical project in terms of helping to make welfare reform work. She’s had a lot of success in making sure it works for the people involved.” Largie was able to provide direct non-litigation services (consultation, intake, and referrals) to more than 100 members of the community she serves. She reached an additional 284 people through community education and training, and more than 1,000 people have received educational materials she has produced. “I have learned to overcome obstacles, to fight for what I believe is just, and to never give up when it looks hopeless,” Largie said. “Professionally, I’ve learned a lot about public interest law, constitutional law, and have had experience filing suits against several agencies.” The women were asked to convey in their reports their most gratifying experiences as fellows. During the initial months of her fellowship, Stallings received a referral from the Bay Area Legal Volunteers Program involving nine children orphaned by their biological parents. The parents had died as a result of AIDS, and seven of the nine children were separated following the death of their parents. Stallings helped the children’s aunt and uncle, who opted to become the children’s primary caregivers, receive social and economic benefits needed to care for the children — two of whom are HIV-infected. “These experiences have enhanced my legal skills and my knowledge base regarding community resources,” she said. “As such, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous organizations and individuals and enhance my knowledge of relative caregiver issues, and to ensure my clients receive the support services that they desperately need and deserve.” Largie filed a suit on behalf of a single parent of four children who was denied education and training. The client was denied services because he had already obtained a bachelor’s degree, which Largie argued was a lack of due process. The organization had previously provided training to other degree-holders. A settlement agreement was reached as a result of Largie’s advocacy, and the client was awarded a training stipend and other support services to help him get through school. More importantly, according to Largie, due process procedures are being established for Broward County residents who encounter similar problems. “I have grown to truly love what I am doing,” she said. “I feel like I’m doing good work on behalf of my community and others.. . . I think that I’ve grown the most in my realization of client difficulties. I have been able to realize that it is extremely hard sometimes for my clients to be able to focus on an education when they have to also worry about things like food, domestic violence, evictions, clothing needs, and drug and alcohol abuse problems.”last_img read more

Build a modern banking experience for your members

first_img continue reading » According to a LinkedIn study, Millennials will change jobs an average of four times in their first decade out of college, compared to about two job changes by Gen Xers in their first ten years out of college. This in contrast to their parents and grandparents, who seemingly “stuck it out” for longer, with the mentality of “why leave a perfectly good job for an uncertain one.” even if the promise of greater money and benefits was appealing. While the reasons for younger generations to job hop more frequently are not limited to just factors of pay and benefits, a study by Utah-based Thrive Communications found that over 20 percent of Millennials would actually quit a job if the employer did not offer fast in-office technology. Technology is such a central and crucial aspect of this generations’ lives that businesses who do not adopt new technologies will not keep the hearts of younger generations for long. It is not so much a lack of loyalty as it is a shift in priority. For this very reason, credit unions who wish to attract and keep Millennial members must build a modern banking experience, and do it well.An overall digital strategy and implementation is not accomplished overnight, nor without a significant amount of planning and execution. The Financial Brand published an article recently entitled “5 Ways to Craft a Modern Banking Experience in Digital Channels,” outlining how to deliver compelling user experiences across digital channels. The suggestion is that providing this experience will deepen the relationship with this generation known for being prone to jump ship, and build greater brand loyalty. Here are some ideas on how credit unions can follow suit: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

West end boys

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LIME blackberry customers get free apps from RIM

first_img Share Tweet Share 12 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews LIME blackberry customers get free apps from RIM by: – October 18, 2011 Roseau, Dominica–18th October, 2011: LIME BlackBerry customers will get free premium apps (software applications) courtesy of BlackBerry Operators Research In Motion (RIM) as an expression of appreciation for their patience during the recent service disruptions. RIM will be offering premium apps, worth in excess of US $100, free of charge to subscribers over the coming weeks on BlackBerry® App World™ until December 31, 2011.*“Our global network supports the communications needs of more than 70 million customers,” said RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. “We truly appreciate and value our relationship with our customers. We’ve worked hard to earn their trust over the past 12 years, and we’re committed to providing the high standard of reliability they expect, today and in the future.”“We always aim to exceed our customers’ expectations so when our partners at RIM experienced interruptions with BlackBerry service we supported them while they worked to get things back on track as soon as possible. Some customers were unfortunately inconvenienced but we are indeed happy that our customers will be rewarded for their patience and understanding. This is yet another example of superb partnership at work,” said Grace Silvera, Regional Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications. The complete selection of premium apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World over a period of four weeks beginning Wednesday, October 19th. The selections over this period will include the following:• SIMS 3 – Electronic Arts• Bejeweled – Electronic Arts• N.O.V.A. – Gameloft• Texas Hold’em Poker 2 – Gameloft• Bubble Bash 2 – Gameloft• Photo Editor Ultimate – Ice Cold Apps• DriveSafe.ly Pro – iSpeech.org• iSpeech Translator Pro – iSpeech.org• Drive Safe.ly Enterprise – iSpeech.org• Nobex Radio™ Premium – Nobex• Shazam Encore – Shazam• Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant – VlingoRIM’s enterprise customers will also be offered one month of free Technical Support. Current customers will be offered a complimentary one month extension of their existing Technical Support contract, and customers who do not currently have a Technical Support contract will be offered a one month trial of RIM’s BlackBerry Technical Support Services – Enhanced Support, free of charge. Additional details about the program and information about how to register will be available at www.blackberry.com/enterpriseoffer.“We are grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers for their patience,” added Lazaridis. “We have apologized to our customers and we will work tirelessly to restore their confidence. We are taking immediate and aggressive steps to help prevent something like this from happening again.”Press ReleaseLime Dominicalast_img read more

Copa del Rey semi-final draw sets up possible Basque derby final

first_img Gaizka Garitano’s Athletic will now face Granada, who knocked out holders Valencia in the quarter-finals, while Sociedad will meet Segunda Division side Mirandes. Loading… Read Also: Real Sociedad shock Real Madrid in Copa Del Rey Athletic and Sociedad will host their respective first legs, which take place on February 12, with the return fixtures scheduled for March 4. The final is expected to be held on April 18 at La Cartuja in Seville, which last hosted a major club football match in 2003, when it staged the UEFA Cup final between Porto and Celtic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Athletic Bilbao will face Granada in the Copa del Rey last four, with Real Sociedad taking on second-tier Mirandes. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad could meet in the Copa del Rey final after the Basque rivals were kept apart in the semi-final draw.center_img Sociedad secured their place in the last four with a thrilling 4-3 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday, with Athletic beating Barcelona 1-0 hours later thanks to a last-gasp Inaki Williams header. It marked the first time in 65 years that LaLiga’s top two clubs were eliminated from the Copa on the same day. Promoted ContentPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explainlast_img read more

Football Sectional Finals

first_imgAt 7 p.m. tonight four area schools will be vying for a sectional championship.  In 4A East Central (9-2) will host Seymour (5-6).  The Trojans are heavily favored in this game.  In 3A Batesville (10-1) will host Lawrenceburg (7-4).  Batesville is a slight favorite in this contest.  In the final area matchup, West Washington (10-0) visits North Decatur (8-3).  West Washington is favored in this game.Good luck to our area schools as they try to win a sectional championship this year.  Go out and support your favorite school.  Three of the schools playing for a championship are EIAC schools.last_img

EPL: Villa snatch last-gasp win over Watford

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal Tyrone Mings’ last-gasp winner lifted Aston Villa out of the relegation zone and ended Watford’s recent revival in dramatic style. The defender grabbed a fortunate deflection on Ezri Konsa’s shot in the fifth minute of stoppage time with virtually the last touch of the game to snatch a 2-1 victory. Douglas Luiz had earlier come off the bench to level in the second half, just as Villa looked like they would be plunged into further trouble. It cancelled out Troy Deeney’s opener as Watford’s six-match unbeaten in the top flight was ended. Victory – just Villa’s third in 11 Premier League outings – moved them up to 16th and two points clear of the drop zone while the Hornets slipped back into the bottom three. There was little sign of the late drama to come in the early stages though. Watford’s eight clean sheets this season is only bettered by leaders Liverpool, and Villa rarely looked like finding a breakthrough. The hosts failed to test Ben Foster while Watford, despite decent possession, could not find a way through during a combative but forgettable opening. Anxiety was rife among the home fans, with Villa having lost three of their previous four games at home and conceding 13 goals. It took until the 30th minute for Villa to have the game’s first serious shot, Matt Targett’s mis-hit straight at Foster, before Anwar El Ghazi drove over soon after. But the game got the goal it so desperately needed when the visitors struck seven minutes before the break. Their attacking threat had been blunt but the Hornets carved out a fine opening when Gerard Deulofeu exchanged passes with Abdoulaye Doucoure on the right. The winger skipped to the byline and stood up a cross for Deeney to power in a header from five yards. Smith’s side needed a response and Kortney Hause headed over five minutes after the restart. The defender drilled wide from distance before Pepe Reina bailed Villa out after 55 minutes. Adam Masina’s cross found Deulofeu and his scuffed volley was parried by Reina straight to Deeney, but the AC Milan loanee redeemed himself with a superb block to deny the Watford captain a second. It was hard to see where a Villa leveller was coming from as they continued to live dangerously at the back and struggled to create going forward. But, almost out of the blue, Villa finally equalised after 68 minutes. Jack Grealish, again Villa’s best player, was at the heart of it when he fed Targett on the left and the defender’s shot was parried by Foster for Luiz to smash in at the far post. Villa finally had some momentum but dogged Watford defending kept them at bay until the fifth minute of stoppage time. They failed to deal with a deep free-kick and when the ball ran to Konsa, his shot clipped fellow defender Mings to fly in.Tags: Aston VillaTyrone MingsWatfordlast_img read more

Van Gaal eyes top team in England

first_img Press Association Van Gaal has already been linked with taking over at Tottenham – current boss Tim Sherwood is experiencing some difficulties – while some reports have gone as far as to say he could replace David Moyes at Manchester United. “My ambition is to coach a top team in the Premier League. I have never experienced the atmosphere in England,” he told German newspaper Bild. Having won titles in Germany, Spain and his native Holland, he added: “I want to win the league title in a fourth country. That’s my objective and I want to fulfil it. Either that, or I will retire and move with my wife to Portugal.” Van Gaal, known for running a tight ship, has no desire to return to Germany to manage either. “Of course, I like the Bundesliga a lot, but I have already won the German title. I now want to win a major trophy in another country,” he added. The 62-year-old will leave his post with Holland once the Brazil tournament is over, in order to return to club management. With Champions League, Primera Division and Bundesliga titles high on his resume, the former Barcelona coach is likely to be in high demand and he is hoping there is interest from England. center_img Louis van Gaal has confirmed his desire to move to the Premier League after the World Cup.last_img read more