New book on late University President explores contributions

first_imgA new book shedding light on parts of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh’s life that were previously unknown was published March 12. Written by Notre Dame professor of history Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble, “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh,” explores the many roles and contributions of Hesburgh.His contributions range from higher education, to the civil rights movement and to his work as an advisor to popes and presidents. A Notre Dame faculty member since 1988, Miscamble said he wrote the book in order to gain a better understanding of Notre Dame’s evolution under Hesburgh’s influence. “It was both a desire to understand the Notre Dame story and also to track something of these amazing involvements he had beyond Notre Dame,” Miscamble said. “I was curious about how Notre Dame had developed and evolved, and I thought a good way to understand that story would be to study the person who had led it for such a long period of time.” Additionally, as a specialist in American foreign policy since World War II and the role of Catholics in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations and public life, Miscamble said he was excited by the opportunity to write about Hesburgh’s rich and extensive history. “I knew that Fr. Ted had been involved in so many activities beyond Notre Dame in American public life and in the life of the Catholic Church, so I knew it would be an interesting story to track him. To follow his life would allow me to look at his involvement in the whole range of issues — from the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower all the way up to to Bill Clinton’s — and to his connections to the various popes from Pius XII through to John Paul II,” Miscamble said.  Miscamble said he had been planning to write Hesburgh’s biography for quite some time. However, when he initially sat down with Fr. Hesburgh to discuss writing the biography, Miscamble said Hesburgh had misgivings.“At the outset Hesburgh demanded, ‘How could any single person, let alone a busy one like me, investigate with care the records of the various commissions and agencies on which he served,” Miscamble said in the preface of his book. Over time and many meetings with Hesburgh, however, Miscamble said he slowly accumulated the stories necessary for his work. Miscamble admitted it took an incredible amount of perseverance and work.“It was a matter of gathering my research, doing all of the hard work of research and then sitting down and having to write up a story. You’ve got to put yourself in your chair and go to work,” Miscamble said. One of the many benefits of Miscamble’s work is it uncovered some things which Miscamble said he had not previously known about Hesburgh. Hesburgh’s relationships with the Kennedy’s and Lyndon Johnson, for example, were not what Miscamble had anticipated.“You might think, ‘oh the first Catholic president, Father Ted would be enthusiastic etc.’ But he [Hesburgh] found that the Kennedys were not as supportive on civil rights as he had hoped and that there was some friction there… he had a great affection for Lyndon Johnson because he believed LBJ had actually pushed hard on civil rights and got the 1964 and 1965 legislation through,” Miscamble said. “And second, looking more at the internal operations of Notre Dame, were the challenges he felt in the late 1960s trying to maintain order on the campus. The extent of that and how it weighed on him surprised me a bit.” When asked whether some might have a negative reaction to his book, Miscamble acknowledged that a mixed reception was possible. “I’ve tried to write a serious book and an honest book, and my book is not a hagiography. I am trying to look at the strengths but also the limitations of Fr. Hesburgh and to weigh him as a real person not as an icon. I would think some folks might have reservations about that so I’m curious to find out what the reaction will be,” Miscamble said. “I’m excited now to get the book out and to hopefully have it discussed and for it to be something that stimulates further discussion.” Miscamble said this discussion is important to him as a Catholic professor of history, and he recognizes the importance of reflection and discussion of the past. “I think far too many people operate just in a present moment without having a good understanding of how things came to be as they are,” he said. “I believe history can provide us with a certain perspective and wisdom to address our contemporary circumstances, so I do hope students will pick up this book and realize something of how Notre Dame came to be the place that it is today — with its strengths, but also its limitations.” Tags: book, Fr. Hesburgh, history, Notre Damelast_img read more

GAO findings show early costs of Dodd-Frank regulatory burden

first_imgThe U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has taken an early look at the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on credit unions and community banks.This investigative arm of the U.S. Congress has found suggestions of “moderate to minimal initial reductions in the availability of credit” among those responding to various surveys on the subject.CUNA has consistently warned of the serious costs to credit unions and consumers represented by the burden of rules that sprang from the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.CUNA has delivered that message as testimony in congressional hearings, letters to and meetings with members of Congress, and meetings with and letters to government agency officials and their staffs–both before and since the act was signed into law in 2010. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How the UK is protecting kids from harmful pornographic content

first_imgSky Broadband (the largest) applies ISP level filters (by default to subscribers)Parents can turn the filters off70% have left the filter TURNED ON. This 70% corresponds with the number of families with children in the UK. The ‘70%’ is self-reported by Sky Broadband – Liz Walker 15 March 2017Family First Comment: The UK have already started the process of protecting young people…“Challenges aside, doing nothing is a failure to exercise due diligence to protect children. It is only right that we demand higher standards for ISPs, tech and porn companies to implement technology-related child protection buffers to prevent exposure to harmful pornographic content.”www.porninquiry.nzAt the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People Symposium held in February 2016, Dr David Sandifer spoke on the UK model. It has been a lengthy process, but investigations by our Chair, Liz Walker, reveals that the UK has implemented some fantastic measures to keep kids safe.In the UK, 95% of the market is held by the biggest ISPs. [1] Each mobile phone number is an account in its own right (irrespective of the device or handset into which the SIM card is installed). Every account is assumed to belong to a child and therefore access to adult content is restricted unless and until the account holder completes an age verification procedure.ISPs: the “Big Four” ISPs all make filtering tools available to their domestic customers and they fund a public education initiative (which the BBC and Google have also joined). Learn more from OFCOM here and here.Digital Friendly WiFi set the safety standards for venues worldwide offering public WiFiFurther to these measures, the UK Digital Economy Bill is currently in Parliament. It has finished in the House of Commons. It is now in the House of Lords. It has a much broader scope than ISP filters:“Make provision about electronic communications infrastructure and services; to provide for restricting access to online pornography; to make provision about protection of intellectual property in connection with electronic communications; to make provision about data-sharing; to make provision about functions of OFCOM in relation to the BBC; to provide for determination by the BBC of age-related TV licence fee concessions; to make provision about the regulation of direct marketing; to make other provision about OFCOM and its functions; to make provision about internet filters; to make provision about preventing or restricting the use of communication devices in connection with drug dealing offences; to make provision about payment systems and securities settlement systems; to make provision about qualifications in information technology; and for connected purposes.”Embedded within the UK Digital Economy Bill is open communication and agreements between government and porn companies to implement age-verification processes. To maintain privacy, verification is to be carried out by a third-party. [1] It is even being reported in mainstream media that age-verification is something porn companies are supporting. Not surprisingly, their rationale relates to a clearly defined business model that hopes to increase profit margins by restricting access to minors.Myths about child protection buffersOften the argument against child protection buffers is that kids will find a way around it. This argument is no excuse – only a very small minority of 12-15s say they have disabled filters or parental controls. According to a report by OFCOM in November 2016, despite most children having information about staying safe online, a small number of 12- 15s say they are engaged in potentially risky online activities. They are marginally more likely than in 2015 to say they have deleted their history records (17% vs. 11%), amended the settings to use a web browser in privacy mode (10% vs. 6%) and disabled any filters or controls (3% vs. 1%). This means that 97% of kids don’t know how or have not bothered to disable filters.The other strong argument against child protection buffers is that kids access to porn on their mobile devices. Following the approach taken in the UK, assuming the SIM belongs to a child alleviates this point of access.The UK is being watched by the world as they implement measures that many people scoffed at and said were impossible. There is no doubt, significant challenges relating to social media sites that are also easy access points, and this plus other questions are currently being debated with the UK Digital Economy Bill. Rightly so, because like Australia, recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children has risen by almost 80%.Challenges aside, doing nothing is a failure to exercise due diligence to protect children. It is only right that we demand higher standards for ISPs, tech and porn companies to implement technology-related child protection buffers to prevent exposure to harmful pornographic content.Rather than allow conversations to be quickly shut down by very noisy and well-resourced entities whose best interests are in maintaining a profitable industry, we must act.READ MORE: read more

StopSpillet received 722 calls during 2019

first_img Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has released figures from the first year of its StopSpillet initiative, which revealed that the helpline had received 722 calls since last year.According to the regulator, the number of calls are ‘more than expected’ and confirms ‘that there is a great need for a national helpline providing advice and counselling about responsible gambling.’“We can see that most of the players who call fall in the categories of problem and compulsive gamblers. In other words, we get through to those who need us and are able to help many of those who have ended up in an unhappy situation because of gambling,” said Director of the Gaming Authority Birgitte Sand.Head of Division at StopSpillet, Linda Lomborg, added: “Compared to other types of addiction, compulsive gambling is not immediately visible and may be hidden for a long time to the outside world. This emphasises the need for a helpline such as StopSpillet, offering confidential conversations about a problem that can be associated with a lot of guilt and shame.”Since December 2019, StopSpillet has been trialling a live chat function which allows gamblers to reach out to the helpline online. The trial period is due to conclude in March. Share Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch June 26, 2020 Share AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

100 Coloured Thin Hair Elastics IN8710 : Great elastics for finishing of a plait

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Egypt: Tor Use Skyrocketing as Users Route-Around Internet Blocks

first_imgTags:#hack#Tools As we reported yesterday, the Egyptian government appears to be locking down Intrernet access in Egypt. Access in or out of the country seems to be blocked. GigaOm provides some analysis on how this might work.However, some Egyptian Internet users are still able to access the outside Internet. The Washington Post lists some ways that Egyptians are still accessing the Internet. Meanwhile, use of Tor, a free Internet anonymizer, is skyrocketing.Here’s a graph from the Tor Metrics Portal: 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts klint finley According to the Post:Noor Data Networks, the provider used by the Egyptian Stock Excahnge, is unaffected by the Internet blackout.Some are using dial-up access routed through other countries, though there are reports that some landlines are down.Some are using virtual private networks.It’s being widely retweeted that a French ISP called French Data Network is offering free dial-up to Egyptians: “Free dialup internet access for egypt : on +33172890150 login toto password toto #jan25 #egypt MASS RT PLZ”Many people on Twitter are calling for people in other countries to setup Tor relays.It’s probably worth revisiting the failure of Haystack, an interesting but badly flawed attempt at anonymizing Internet traffic. Perhaps this will also rekindle interest in projects like Freenet and Netsukuku. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

In Dwyane Wade’s final game in San Antonio, Heat snap Spurs’ 9-game win streak

first_imgMiguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Wade couldn’t wait to open the gift the Spurs gave him, which included signed jerseys from Duncan, Parker and Ginobili.“Legends,” Wade said. “Hall of Famer jerseys in those boxes with the Big Three here in San Antonio. Guys I have so much respect for with Duncan, Ginobili and Parker. I appreciate those jerseys.”Wade also exchanged jerseys with DeRozan at halfcourt following the game. The crowd serenaded him with “D-Wade” chants as he did a postgame interview and as he walked into the locker room.“It’s an honor,” DeRozan said of Wade’s gift. “It was an honor being able to play against him for 10 years of my career, especially me being in the East all those years.”TIP-INSHeat: Miami’s previous win at San Antonio was March 31, 2013, when Chris Bosh scored 23 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, to stun the Spurs 88-86 as Wade and LeBron James sat out for rest. … Miami is 17-16 on the road after finishing 18-23 last season. … Justise Winslow missed the game with a bruised right thigh.Spurs: Mills played in his 521st game with the Spurs to move past Danny Green into the top 10 in franchise history for games played. Bruce Bowen is ninth with 630 games played for San Antonio. … Marco Belinelli became the 11th player in NBA history with 400 3-pointers off the bench.UP NEXTHeat: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.Spurs: At the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wade, who is retiring after 16 seasons, has been honored in his final game at visiting arenas. This one was special, though, given his history against the Spurs, coach Gregg Popovich and their vaunted Big Three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.Wade was key to the battles between Miami and San Antonio in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals. The Heat rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 20.3 seconds to force overtime and win Game 6 on their way to capturing the 2013 championship. San Antonio won the title the following season against Miami to avenge that defeat.The Spurs honored Wade before the game with a 1½-minute video, including their tussles in the NBA Finals. After the video played, Popovich presented Wade with a gift box that included signed jerseys from Duncan, Parker and Ginobili.“That’s dope,” Wade said. “I didn’t know it was going to be before the game. I like the music swag they had on it and the videos they put up. It was really cool. I’m so thankful and I’m so appreciative. I don’t expect those things to happen to me at all. I just came out and did my job every night and I’m thankful for the relationships that I have. I have a great one with Coach (Popovich) and I just appreciate what they did.”San Antonio also gifted Miami the first half, falling behind by as many as 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ LATEST STORIES James Harden’s 57 points not enough as Grizzlies overcome Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, and San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan pose for photographers after exchanging jerseys following an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in San Antonio. Miami won 110-105. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — Dwyane Wade was upset, ecstatic, tenacious and gracious in his final battle with the San Antonio Spurs.It was the perfect ending to Wade’s fiery showdowns with San Antonio, albeit an unusual one with the fans serenading him with cheers as he walked off the AT&T Center court after one final win over the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT The Spurs rallied from a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to pull to 108-105 on Rudy Gay’s floater with 1:07 remaining, but a turnover by DeMar DeRozan and a pair of free throws by Kelly Olynk sealed the victory.“We had a shot in the fourth quarter, but for three quarters they whipped us physically and discipline-wise,” Popovich said. “They deserve the win for that reason.”The Spurs had six players in double figures, but only two starters. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points and DeRozan added 16. Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli added 17 apiece.San Antonio held opponents to 101.3 points per game during its winning streak but Miami reached 100 with 9 minutes remaining.DeRozan was given a technical foul after screaming at an official for not calling a foul when he was stripped by James Johnson on the baseline with the Spurs trailing 103-98 with 4:12 to play.Wade picked up a technical 2 minutes later after berating an official for a non-call on his missed fadeaway over Mills. Aldridge’s free throw pared Miami’s lead to 106-103.Wade responded by banking in an off-balance, fadeaway, left-handed runner.“A shot I’ve never seen him practice or ever attempt,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said, still in disbelief, “I guess sometimes that’s what great players can do, just manufacture something out of absolutely nothing. He was bottled up, Aldridge just had him jammed and that just gave us the breathing room at the end.”Wade finished with 11 points, including a running 3-pointer from halfcourt that brought the crowd to its feet in celebration of one of the Spurs’ fiercest competitors.HALL OF FAME SWAG Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Goran Dragic had 22 points and the Miami Heat snapped the Spurs’ nine-game winning streak with a 110-105 victory Wednesday night, sending Wade home a winner in what was likely his final game in San Antonio.“We’re playing as good as a group together as we’ve played since I got back here,” Wade said. “It’s fun playing basketball with these guys this way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDion Waiters added 18 points and Josh Richardson had 15 for Miami, which won its third straight game to remain eighth in the Eastern Conference.San Antonio saw its 11-game home winning streak come to an end but remained fifth in the West. It was the Spurs’ first loss since Feb. 25 in Brooklyn as part of their 1-7 Rodeo Road Trip.last_img read more

Saskatchewan facing 116 active wildfires

first_imgJulien Gignac and Larissa Burnouf APTN National NewsThere are 107 wild fires burning in northern Saskatchewan, according to a provincial report issued Friday.Thursday saw 116 active forest fires across the province, according to a Saskatchewan wildfire management report posted on a provincial website. The report said 51 of the fires had spread across more than 100 hectares.The report said 14 fires have been extinguished, but 12 new fires have since flared up.The fires have so far forced the evacuation of 51 communities, including the Clearwater River Dene Nation. The number of evacuees is estimated to exceed 5,000.There have been 552 fires recorded this season alone, 360 more than all forest fires reported in 2014.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall had to abandon his flight plans to tour the northern Saskatchewan community of La Ronge earlier this week because of heavy smoke and reduced visibility caused by over 100 wildfires burning in the area.Heavy smoke is not only causing problems for flights into La Ronge, but helicopters and water bombers cannot take off from land or lakes in the community due to the low lying smoke cover. Highways and roads in the region north of Prince Albert are also closed due to reduced visibility from heavy smoke and wildfires jumping the highways and fresh burns igniting constantly.Weather forecasts also predict very little rain in coming days.General and high risk evacuation orders have been issued for dozens of northern Saskatchewan communities, with more than 4,600 evacuees registered throughout La Ronge, Weyakwin and La Loche fire areas earlier this week.Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson believes those numbers could be substantially higher.“Hundreds of families have fled the heavy smoke to stay with family and friends in southern communities.  Many haven’t reported to the evacuation centers or the Red Cross,” she said.Cook-Searson said more than 2,000 evacuees from her region have been sent to Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, with more evacuations being made throughout the day.The communities of Grandmother’s Bay and Sucker River are under general evacuation and only essential services workers, fire crews and a handful of volunteers stayed behind.In La Ronge, the surrounding reserves, Hall Lake and Little Red River reserves, all have high risk evacuation orders issued.Northern highway stretches have been cordoned off due to unpredictable fires.South of La Ronge on Highway 2, a portion of the road has been closed due to fire and heavy smoke.The communities of Montreal Lake Cree Nation and Weyakwin have been evacuated.Councillor Darryl Naytowhow said the fire in the vicinity of his community is “estimated at 300 hectares and still not contained.”He said the “fire went through the community but with great effort, no houses were burned.”He said 906 people were evacuated from both communities and more were being sent to shelters in Regina, as the shelters in Prince Albert and Saskatoon were already full.Donations are greatly appreciated for his community members as “many left in such a hurry that they forgot many essential items,” said Naytowhow.La Loche Mayor Georgina Jolibois said her community is working in collaboration with the Clearwater River Dene Nation and surrounding communities including Garson Lake and Ducharme Lake.Jolibois said there are four fires surrounding her community.She said 2,569 people have registered for evacuation, but 1,500 to 1,700 people have been sent south to Prince Albert and Saskatoon so far, with more convoys being coordinated.The communities of Ile-a-la-Crosse, Beauval, Pinehouse Lake and other surrounding northern villages have begun with high risk evacuations as the heavy smoke continues to move south.A fire ban has been implemented since June 26. The ban targets all northern provincial parks and recreation sites until the situation improves.An air quality statement produced by Environment Canada on Friday says to expect “widespread smoke across all of Saskatchewan.”Large amounts of smoke may cause health risks, particularly when it is close to ground, said Environment Canada.Saskatoon also registered high risk for air pollution, according to Environment Canada’s Air Quality Health [email protected]@aptn.calast_img read more

10 of Stuart Scotts Most Memorable Clever Catch Phrases

On television, Stuart Scott represented Black people’s creativity, soul, mind, humor, style and overall culture. That’s part of the legacy he leaves behind as an ESPN personality—a quick-witted, clever, smart and engaging broadcaster who made you smile as you watched sports highlights, using everything from pop culture to street slang to get across the point in an entertaining way. Not everyone can do that. Only a few can, in fact. Scott might have been the best at it. Here are 10 of his on-air catch phrases that made you smile.“You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get The Heck Outta Here”Anyone who has partied at a nightclub has heard the deejay, near the end of the event, use that expression. No one heard it on television until Scott used it to describe a buzzer beater or strike out in baseball.“See, what had happened was. . . “Hilarious. Ever try to awkwardly explain to someone an error in that way? Sure, you have. Scott came with it when a player made a particularly glaring mistake. The humor of it lightened the magnitude of the miscue. read more