Cynthia Sturgis Landrum to Speak at UE Andiron Lecture in March

first_imgCynthia Sturgis Landrum, CEO and director of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, will be the speaker for the University of Evansville Andiron Lecture on March 1. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, in Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. All of the Andiron lectures are free and open to the public.Landrum’s topic will be “Toward a New Nostalgia for Public Libraries: Engaging, Inquiring, and Empowering.” During her talk, she will discuss the roots of library nostalgia. When and how was our nostalgia for libraries lost? Most importantly, how can we rediscover it for the greater good of our communities?Landrum earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Northwestern University, her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a doctoral candidate in managerial leadership for the information professions at Simmons College.She is councilor-at-large on the Council of the American Library Association, past president of the Arizona Library Association and former board member of the Institute for Science Education and Technology. Her professional mission is to empower individuals to reach their highest potential so they can transform communities. As one example of this commitment, she tutors K-12 students from Chicago public schools, providing homework assistance with a primary focus on reading.The Andiron Lecture series is sponsored by the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. Korb. For more information, call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.Cynthia Sturgis Landrum, CEO and director of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, will be the speaker for the University of Evansville Andiron Lecture on March 1. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, in Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. All of the Andiron lectures are free and open to the public.Landrum’s topic will be “Toward a New Nostalgia for Public Libraries: Engaging, Inquiring, and Empowering.” During her talk, she will discuss the roots of library nostalgia. When and how was our nostalgia for libraries lost? Most importantly, how can we rediscover it for the greater good of our communities?Landrum earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Northwestern University, her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a doctoral candidate in managerial leadership for the information professions at Simmons College.She is councilor-at-large on the Council of the American Library Association, past president of the Arizona Library Association and former board member of the Institute for Science Education and Technology. Her professional mission is to empower individuals to reach their highest potential so they can transform communities. As one example of this commitment, she tutors K-12 students from Chicago public schools, providing homework assistance with a primary focus on reading.The Andiron Lecture series is sponsored by the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. Korb. For more information, call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Two men arrested on weapons charges after traffic stop, pursuit in South Bend

first_img Previous articleGoshen Health ICU at capacity as hospital has record number of COVID-19 patientsNext articleMotorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Toledo Road in Elkhart Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – November 23, 2020 0 440 Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) They didn’t have a permit for the guns they had on them, so police in South Bend took them to jail.James Stewart, 19, and Marcellus Taylor, 26, were pulled over by police in South Bend.The officers said the car they were in appeared to have a phony license plate. Stewart ran away from the traffic stop — one of the officers was able to keep Taylor from doing the same.The other officer was able to catch Stewart.The officers searched the car and found two guns, which they did not have a permit for, and some pot.Both of them are still waiting to be formally charges, but they are in the St. Joseph County Jail looking at drug and gun charges. WhatsApp Two men arrested on weapons charges after traffic stop, pursuit in South Bendlast_img read more

Core integrations are hurting credit unions

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Core Integrations are the technical barrier that is hurting credit unions and their members. This is not just a bold statement but it is our reality. Credit unions now operate in a world multiple vendors (30+ vendors for most credit unions) requiring integration into core. Plus all of this third party data must be visible for a credit union to understand their business, member and processes.Today these integrations are costing credit unions and their chosen vendors thousands upon thousands of dollars and are slowing down our speed to market.This Technical barrier must go away.The credit union reality today is our members can change financial institutions with a point and click. New vendor applications, products and services that our competition is launching are needed by credit unions if they want to keep members and to get them more engaged. We used to think our competition was the bank down the street, but today our competition is not a block away but a point and click away. To stay relevant credit unions are facing an integration crisis that has a direct member impact. They have to choose less than “best of breed” products and services because of this cost of integration or if they decide to choose the “best of breed”, they are put into development queues that are very long and costly. continue reading »last_img read more

Kingston Harbor Dredging Complete

first_imgThe dredging of the Kingston Harbor entry channel has been complete, according to the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL).The deepening of the channel, performed under phase one of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) expansion project, was finished six weeks ahead of the schedule, reported the KFTL.The company also added that the handover of the upgraded entry channel will take place over the next couple of weeks, pending the completion of verification surveys and “the reinstatement of navigational aids“.Sodraco SAS – subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group – was part of a consortium that performed the $150 million worth Port of Kingston dredging project.For the Kingston dredging, JDN mobilized 6 vessels; the cutter suction dredger Marco Polo with four accompanying split barges and the trailing suction hopper dredger Pedro Alvares Cabrál.The dredging campaign which began on January 5th 2017 involved removal of approximately 7 million cubic meter of dredged material.last_img read more

Ulster claim impressive away win

first_imgUlster secured one of the most memorable away Heineken Cup wins as they comprehensively beat last season’s quarter-finalists Montpellier 25-8 in southern France. Andrew Trimble crossed for Ulster’s only try on 11 minutes before Ruan Pienaar paved the way for victory with 15 points from his boot. Paddy Jackson also added five points. Ulster had waited 15 matches in the Heineken Cup to beat a French side on their own soil when they edged Castres 9-8 to reach the last-eight last season, but this was a far more impressive triumph to show how much they have grown. The score cut the gap to two points, but the conversion attempt failed to level the scores. That could have been the springboard for a major revival from the Montpellier side, but they were never able to get on top of the dogged Ulster pack. They wasted one glorious try-scoring opportunity, but generally made far too many mistakes for their own good. All the while Pienaar made them pay as he kicked three penalties to stretch the visitors’ lead to 22-8 before Jackson added the coup de gras with a sixth penalty with the final kick of the game to leave his side in very good shape after two rounds. Not only did this win move Ulster two points clear of Leicester Tigers – who they beat last week – in Pool Five, but it also prevented Montpellier a point of their own Yves du Manoir stadium. The French side were in good form heading into the match having opened their own European campaign with a useful away win over Benetton Treviso while they sit level on points at the head of Top 14 with Toulon and Toulouse. They were also unbeaten at home this season but trailed at half-time after Trimble’s try. A brilliant counter-attacking move involving four back-line players, which started on their own 10-metre line, ended with a score to remember for the Irish winger. Jonathan Pelisse gave the home side an encouraging early lead with a penalty, but that was much less than their early endeavour should have brought. Ulster rode the expected early storm and came thundering back into the contest with Trimble’s try. A long kick down field was gathered on his 10-metre line by Jarad Payne. His long pass opened up an avenue on the left touchline and Trimble took a pass from Darren Cave on the outside, passed inside to Tommy Bowe and then took a return ball from his wing partner before cutting inside to score a try which Jackson converted. There were three missed penalties from Ulster, and a wayward drop-goal attempt from home fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc before half-time and the game was evenly balance at 7-3 at the break. Pienaar then opened the second half with a long-range penalty before TMO Gareth Simmonds confirmed there had not been a knock-on in a build-up to a breakaway try for winger Yoan Audrin. Press Associationlast_img read more

Smith, Warner to gel with Australian squad before IPL

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Australia captain Steve Smith and David Warner might not be a part of the ODI squad for the series against Pakistan, but coach Justin Langer wants both the players to spend some quality time with the squad in Dubai before they head to India to join their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.While Smith is set to play for Rajasthan Royals, Warner will ply his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad.Speaking to IANS, informed sources said that the move was aimed at allowing the players to gel together keeping the World Cup on the mind. The showpiece event will now see the return of Smith and Warner into the national set-up.“Justin Langer wants the duo to join the squad in Dubai so that they can mix with the boys and the process of integration is smooth. The World Cup is coming up and there should be complete bonhomie in the camp as Australia look to defend the title,” he explained. Smith and Warner were banned for 12 months following their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy in South Africa along with opening batsman Cameron Bancroft.While injuries have seen both players out of action in recent times, they are now back in action. While Warner has even played matches, Smith is back at the training ground and has recently spoken about how his elbow is shaping up well, even though there is still some time before he is 100 per cent fit.The duo made a slow and steady return to the gentleman’s game towards the end of their ban as they played T20 cricket across the world before injury halted their smooth return.Even as Australia are busy playing the last ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla, Langer has his mind set on the showpiece event in England and that is one of the reasons why both Matthew Hayden and Mitchell Johnson have been seen working with the squad in India.“This is how Langer likes to function. He likes to get the services of former players to share their experience with the current squad,” the source revealed. (IANS) Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Cricket News ICC ODI Rankings: Chahal enters Top 10, Bumrah’s new high, Virat Kohli’s masterclass – Get Full List HERE

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian leggie Yuzvendra Chahal broke into the top-10 bowlers list of the latest ICC rankings, while opener Shikhar Dhawan slipped four places in the batsmen list after a torrid home series against West Indies. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who bagged a staggering 453 runs in the ODI series against the Windies and completed his 10,000 ODI runs, retained his position as the top-ranked batsman in the world.Kohli earned 15 points, which took his points tally to 899, 28 ahead of his second-ranked team mate and deputy Rohit Sharma, who collected 29 points after a brilliant home series against Windies in which he scored 389 runs. Rohit’s point tally of 871 is his highest to-date.Dhawan, who didn’t even score a half century in the five-match series against the Windies, has slipped four places to be ninth.In the bowler’s list, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya made huge strides, with No.1 ranked Jasprit Bumrah achieving a career-high of 841 points, which is the highest since Shaun Pollock’s 894 in 2008.Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav also hit a career-high points of 723, while his team mate Chahal broke it into the top 10 for the first time in his career by rising three places to eighth. While, Jadeja has climbed 16 places to move to 25th spot after notching seven wickets.ALSO READ: Monkeygate incident behind downfall in international cricket: SymondsFor Windies, talismanic duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer are the biggest gainer in the batsmen rankings. The duo are having their best career rankings and are separated by only nine points.However, England are the numero uno side, with India being the second. The Men in Blue trail England by five points and lead the third-ranked New Zealand by nine points.ICC ODI BATSMEN RANKINGS:1 Virat Kohli      IND    8992 Rohit Sharma IND  8713 Joe Root        ENG  8074 David Warner AUS    8035 Babar Azam    PAK    7986 Ross Taylor NZ      7857 Kane Williamson NZ   7788 Quinton de Kock SA   7699 Shikhar Dhawan IND 76710 du Plessis     SA 753ICC ODI BOWLERS RANKING1 Jasprit Bumrah IND  8412 Rashid Khan AFG   7883 Kuldeep Yadav IND 7234 Trent Boult NZ   6995 Josh Hazlewood AUS 6966 Kagiso Rabada SA    6917 Imran Tahir SA    6858 Yuzvendra Chahal IND 6839 Adil Rashid     ENG 68310 Hasan Ali         PAK 681 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

USC should embrace student-athlete pay

first_imgProviding just compensation to student-athletes — who, aside from their scholarships and a few nominal stipends, are locked out of the revenue created by the $13 billion college athletics industry — constitutes important rationale for laws challenging the NCAA’s amateurism system. However, it’s clear that the competitive atmosphere of college sports is also playing a role in the ongoing political intervention into NCAA amateurism. Since the California State Legislature took the reins of the college amateurism debate last September, enacting a bill that would allow California student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness starting in 2023, political intervention has emerged as a key tool to pressure NCAA reform. Obviously, the California state legislature’s willingness to tackle the issue of NCAA amateurism would not benefit USC in relation to rivals UCLA, Cal and Stanford, which are also located in California. But an advantage over programs in other states would give USC (along with the other California schools) a competitive boost at a time when they are struggling to maintain national relevance in football and men’s basketball, the two sports that would be affected most by updated amateurism rules due to their huge revenue-producing capacity. Last year, the California law presented the NCAA with two unappealing options: punish the California NCAA schools for non-compliance with its amateurism rules when the law goes into effect in 2023 or risk giving the California schools a competitive advantage by allowing their student-athletes to profit from name, image and likeness while student-athletes at schools in other states cannot. In the end, the NCAA caved, promising to reconsider its amateurism rules altogether to comply with the California law. Now, other states are considering laws that would, in turn, give their own in-state NCAA programs a competitive advantage and possibly pressure the NCAA into further reform. Also, from a competitive standpoint, USC Athletics is poised to benefit from further changes to the NCAA’s amateurism model. California’s passage of the name, image and likeness law demonstrates its status as a state at the forefront of new, innovative legal thinking and hints that it will continue to mount the most aggressive challenges to amateurism, regardless of whether they comply with NCAA rules. This will benefit USC and other California universities, allowing them to offer student-athletes the most generous compensation.center_img The NCAA’s submission to the will of the California State Legislature seems likely to usher in a period of upheaval for the NCAA’s amateurism model, which should be welcomed by college sports fans. After years of rejecting pleas to fairly compensate student-athletes, the NCAA clearly will not reform on its own accord. While some proposed state laws relating to student-athletes’ rights to compensation are not ideal, coercive action by state lawmakers is a necessary means of dismantling the unsustainable status quo in college sports. 2020 will likely prove to be a pivotal year for the future of the NCAA, with over two dozen state legislatures currently deliberating similar laws. Some of the proposals being debated, including a bill under consideration in New York that would allocate a share of ticket revenue as payment for student-athletes, would go even further than the law California passed. Jake Mequet is a junior writing about sports and law. His column, “Court in Session,” runs every other Monday.last_img read more

Celtic injury headaches ahead of Europa League clash.

first_imgAnthony Stokes is out of Celtic’s Europa League clash with Astra tomorrow night.The Republic of Ireland striker was deemed to unwell to travel to Romania for the game.Stokes’ absence diminishes Ronny Deila’s striker options still further, with top scorer John Guidetti ineligible to play and Kris Commons and James Forrest injured. Meanwhile Celtic assistant manager John Collins says Aleksandar Tonev is itching to play again.The winger, who’s on loan from Aston Villa, missed the Scottish Premiership win over Inverness because he’s serving a seven match ban for racial abuse.Tonev is available for the trip to Astra.last_img read more