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FD Webinar|Picking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity

first_imgPicking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome InfidelityDate: August 11, 2016Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EasternLocation: Picking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome InfidelityFlickr [IMG_2625 by Vortexas32, March 29, 2012, CC BY-ND 2.0]This session is being presented by Emily Brown, LCSW.  Emily is the director of Key Bridge Therapy Center in Arlington, VA. She works with individuals, couples, and families regarding the underlying issues in relationships, marriage, divorce and betrayal. In this webinar, Emily will be assisting service professionals in the identification and treatment of affairs in couples. This will include special difficulties for military families when it comes to affairs in addition to the different types of affairs, how to handle the surfacing of an affair, how to intervene and work with couples effectively, and how to assist with forgiveness and closure. Join us on August 11th at 11:00 am Eastern!We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Dalit man killed in Gujarat for keeping a horse

first_imgDalit man killed in Gujarat for owning horseA 21-year-old Dalit man was allegedly murdered in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district after he bought a horse a few months ago and rode it in the village. Pradeep Rathod’s family has alleged that his keeping a horse was not liked by people from upper castes, who had threatened him.last_img

Missing Indian American Family Feared Dead as Items Emerge from Rain-Soaked Eel River; Victims, Vehicle Still Submerged

first_imgA tragic break in the search for an Indian American family from Southern California, who went missing seven days ago as they returned home from a spring break vacation in Oregon, occurred April 12, as the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office announced it had found items believed to belong to the family.An April 12 press statement from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office lists Sandeep Thottapilly, 41; Soumya Thottapilly, 38; Siddhant Thottapilly, 12; and Saachi Thottapilly, 9, as victims in the search and rescue operation which began April 6. The family was driving a maroon Honda Pilot.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img

India’s Regulators Seek to Rein In Internet Giants

first_imgIn India, U.S. companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer.For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation — which was ruled by Britain for a century until 1947 — is being conquered by colonial powers all over again.And they are determined to stop it.“As a country, we have to all grow up and say that, you know, enough of this,” Vinit Goenka, a railways official who works on technology policy for India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party, said at a conference last week.In recent months, regulators and ministers across India’s government have declared their intention to impose tough new rules on the technology industry. Collectively, the regulations would end the free rein that U.S. tech giants have long enjoyed in this country of 1.3 billion people, which is the world’s fastest-growing market for new internet users.The proposals include European-style limits on what big internet companies can do with users’ personal data, a requirement that tech firms store certain sensitive data about Indians only within the country, and restrictions on the ability of foreign-owned e-commerce companies to undercut local businesses on price.The policy changes unfolding in India would be the latest to crimp the power — and profits — of U.S. tech companies, and they may well contribute to the fracturing of the global internet.In May, Europe put into effect a sweeping new privacy law that gives Europeans more control over what information is being collected on them. In the United States, California just passed a privacy law that gives state residents more protections than Americans at large.As India sets the new rules of the game, it is seeking inspiration from China. Although India does not want to go as far as China, which has cut off its internet from the global one, officials admire Beijing’s tight control over citizens’ data and how it has nurtured homegrown internet giants like Alibaba and Baidu by limiting foreign competition. At the same time, regulators do not want to push out the U.S. internet services that hundreds of millions of Indians depend on.For Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, India’s moves would curb a lucrative business avenue — especially after so many of them were blocked in China. India had become the companies’ next frontier for growth.Salman Waris, an expert in international technology law at TechLegis in New Delhi, said India was trying to establish strong data protections for its citizens, as Europe did, while giving the government the right to obtain private information as it sees fit, much as China does. Foreign tech companies will have little choice but to go along.“Everyone is going to fall in line and do what is necessary,” Waris said. “These companies have to do it in China and Europe, and they will do it here.”India’s new policies are still a work in progress, with competing government agencies jousting with foreign and domestic lobbyists and policy advocates to shape them.But new restrictions are definitely coming, said officials and industry executives involved in the process. The country’s Supreme Court declared last summer that Indians have a fundamental right to privacy and pushed parliament to pass a data privacy law. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party have embraced an India-first economic nationalism to address weak job growth before elections next year. Law enforcement authorities are also demanding more legal tools to extract private customer data from WhatsApp, Facebook and financial firms.“We don’t want to build walls, but at the same time, we explicitly recognize and appreciate that data is a strategic asset,” said Aruna Sundararajan, the nation’s secretary of telecommunications, who has been deeply involved in the policy discussions. “There is a strong feeling in many quarters that the reason that India has not been able to develop a Tencent or Baidu or Alibaba is because we have not been nuanced in our policies.”The Indian government, which sees data as vital to a whole new generation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, appears particularly determined to reel in Facebook and its WhatsApp messaging service.Officials were furious after the Cambridge Analytica scandal this year revealed that Facebook had shared private information on 87 million users, including 560,000 Indians, with a political consulting firm that had sought to influence Indian elections.More recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has demanded that WhatsApp create a way to track and stop mass messages, such as a series of false items about child kidnappers that led to the murder of two dozen innocent people by angry mobs.WhatsApp has refused, saying that building such technology would break the encryption that keeps messages private. The government, for its part, is holding up a new Indian payments service from WhatsApp until it complies with local laws, including a new rule that requires financial data to be stored only in India.More broadly, the Indian government says it wants to ensure that Indian and foreign companies have to follow the same rules on taxes, data storage, security, pricing and cooperation with law enforcement.For example, Indian travel agencies complain that current tax laws allow foreign services such as to avoid collecting hotel taxes, which can run as high as 28 percent of the room price. The disparity, they say, gives foreign firms a price advantage.“It’s not about protectionism. It’s about saying if 10 laws apply to me, the 10 laws should also apply to someone else operating in India,” said Rameesh Kailasam, chief executive of, a newly formed lobbying group that represents local investors and startups, including MakeMyTrip and the ride-hailing company Ola.In a statement, said it made a “full effort” to comply with Indian tax laws.The big U.S. technology companies are trying to fend off or dilute the regulations behind closed doors. Many consider the topic so sensitive that they refused to discuss it on the record.In private, the companies say that the proposals would raise their costs, dampen their ability to use Indian data to improve services and dissuade investments like Walmart’s recent $16 billion deal to buy control of Flipkart, the country’s leading online retailer.They also warned that India has fewer legal protections than the United States against government searches and data requests, so private data stored in the country could more easily end up in the hands of the police.The issue may become a topic in trade and economic discussions between the United States and Indian governments scheduled for the fall.Mukesh Aghi, the chief executive of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a policy group whose board includes top executives at Cisco, Adobe, and Mastercard, said India risked hurting its own economy by imposing stringent rules on foreign tech companies. Forcing data to be stored in India, for example, could prompt similar rules from the United States, which would hurt India’s big outsourcing companies.India also needs multinational companies to build its tech economy, he said.“It requires deep pockets. It requires world-class technologies. It requires a global supply chain,” said Aghi. “These companies are creating jobs.”Ajay Sawhney, the information technology secretary, who is helping to draft the regulations, said the government was keeping an open mind as it developed the final rules.“Our framework will be fair to all stakeholders,” he said. “We deeply appreciate the value that the tech companies and their platforms bring to our country.”© New York Times 2018 Related Itemslast_img read more

Don’t Worry About the Stench in Victory

first_imgThis is a “historic” convention. That may be true for all the reasons we know so far. A historic candidacy, an energized grass roots of the party and so on. But it may be the most interesting event if it can maintain the aura of new approaches, and new politics, all of which have been drummed into us for months and weeks.It is historic in a different sense as well. Unlike past elections, there is now an “echo” chamber on the left, a rather concerted array of blogs, web sites and even some television shows (and perhaps networks) aligned to chime in at the right time. If all that works, it could well change the dynamic of this convention and indeed this election.In the past several years, the right has succeeded in orchestrating a marvelous coordination between their talking heads, op-ed writers, some web sites and think tanks to raise the level of suspicion of candidates on the other side. We saw John Kerry reduced to his own caricature as they exploited his best assets and made them look like liabilities. You have to give it to the Right. They are champions in creating large dust clouds, coordinating attacks and performing to the beat of talking points. It is a machine with few parallels and is one of the most salient achievements of the media age.The left lacks this coordination, this ability to dance to the same rhythm and the energy or trust to jump on the same things at the same time. May be things are changing. They have been successful and the so called Obamites are very passionate.We will see how all this unfolds. A new book titled Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi, the right wing hack who swift-boated John Kerry in 2004 elections is now out. It is already a best seller. It will take much to repel that attack. For us, spectators, it will be curious to see how the Democrats counter-attack. Forget the politics of reconciliation and all that goofy stuff. This is politics and it is dirty. The one who comes out on top is called victor and no one bothers about the stench around his victory.   Related Itemslast_img read more

PBA D-League: Che’Lu, Marinerong Pilipino post third win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director GALLERY: Michael Dasmariñas, Samuel Salva earn world title shots at ‘Rising Stars’ PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Rey Suerte came through in the clutch to lift Che’Lu Bar and Grill over McDavid, 109-99, in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSO Gym in Cubao.Suerte scored six of his team’s last eight points as the Revellers withstood a late fightback by McDavid.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The Skippers climbed to 3-2 in the Foundation Group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Suerte finished with 26 points as Che’Lu improved to 3-1 in the Aspirants Group.Chris Dumapig added a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Robbie Manalang and Jessie Collado tallied 13 points apiece.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, logisticsIn the other game, Marinerong Pilipino bounced back with a 91-72 rout of Trinity University of Asia.Santi Santillan led the Skippers with 29 points, 13 of which came in the third quarter where Marinero pulled away. Santillan also grabbed 10 rebounds.last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2019, The League of Champions: Viv Richards, Michael Clarke light up Lord’s

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Miami’s Top Wideout Is Not At Practice, Rumors Swirling Regarding His Status On The Team

first_imgMiami players running on the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Fortunately for the Miami Hurricanes, this inconsistent season will come to an end on Saturday. However, the program couldn’t even get through the final week without drama, as rumors are swirling about Jeff Thomas.While the Hurricanes don’t possess consistent play at the quarterback position, Thomas has constantly shown he’s a threat on the outside. The sophomore wideout has 35 receptions for 563 yards and three touchdowns.Although it’s just speculation as of now, there is growing concern that Thomas is leaving the team. This news is coming off the heels of his recent absence at Miami’s practice.BREAKING: Miami Hurricanes’ leading receiver Jeff Thomas not at practice as rumors swirl he’s left the team@Manny_Navarro has the scoop:— The Athletic (@TheAthleticMIA) November 21, 2018The report states that Thomas and the coaching staff previously had a fallout.Considering that Miami kept him out of the starting lineup against Virginia Tech over the weekend, perhaps tension is rising between the two sides.Despite all this controversy, the Hurricanes have told the media that Thomas remains a member of the football team.As of this moment, before we go out to viewing, we have been told that Jeff Thomas is still a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) November 21, 2018With the Hurricanes playing the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, the timing of this news is quite bizarre. Either way, it’ll be worth monitoring Thomas’ status with the team.last_img read more

Science fair fun could lead to serious future

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe 14th annual Manitoba First Nations science fair kicked-off in Winnipeg.It’s hoped the event will increase awareness and interest in science and get students thinking about science-related careers.APTN’s Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

Manchester Citys Sergio Agüero to Be Away For a Month Due

New York – Argentina national team’s forward Sergio Agüero will be away for a month due to a tear in his left hamstring, an injury he suffered on the pitch on Thursday.The Manchester City star hurt himself during the first half of the Argentina vs Ecuador match in Buenos Aires on Thursday, where the ‘Albiceleste’ was defeated (0-2).A video playback by Marca TV, shows the Argentine star running while trying to beat an Ecuador player to the ball, when he tore his hamstring. Agüero immediately felt the pain, stopped moving and started rubbing his leg. The pain overcame him and he was forced to sit on the ground where he was later assisted. The 27-year-old will undergo his one-month recovery in England. The injury might cause him to miss the Argentina vs Brazil match on November 12 in Buenos Aires.The ‘Sky Blues’ striker was wearing Argentine superstar Lionel Messi’s No. 10 jersey during Friday match. Earlier this week, Agüero said that Messi, who is also away due to injury, sent him a message telling him to wear it in his absence from the South American World Cup qualifiers.This incident comes at an unfortunate moment for the Man City forward who was quoted as saying: “This is the best moment of my sports career….Since a year and a half ago, I’ve been constant.”The ‘Citizens’ player was instrumental in the British club absolute win (6-1) against Newcastle last weekend, as he scored 5 out of the 6 goals that consolidated Manchester City its leading standing at the Premier Leauge.Argentina’s national team can add Agüero to its long list of injured players which include, Biglia, Messi, Marcos Rojo, Ever Banega, Fernando Gago and Roberto Pereyra. read more

UN tribunal denies request to refer former militia leaders case to Rwanda

Yussuf Munyakazi is alleged to have planned, instigated, ordered, participated in and otherwise aided and abetted the killing of Tutsi civilians who took refuge in several churches in Rwanda’s Bugarame commune, where he led an Interahamwe militia between April and July 1994.Mr. Munyakazi, who was also a prominent local businessman and farmer, was arrested in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2004 and brought before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).Announcing its decision yesterday to deny the prosecution application to refer the case to the Rwandan court system, the ICTR said that while the country has abolished the death penalty, its sentence of life imprisonment in isolation potentially contravenes international human rights standards.Additionally, the tribunal expressed reservations about Mr. Munyakazi’s right to a fair trial. In particular, it voiced concern regarding the independence of the judiciary. 29 May 2008The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 Rwandan genocide has announced that it has turned down an application to refer the case of a former militia leader to the legal system of the small African nation. read more

CPPIB and Brazilian partner to spend up to US400 million on office

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is expanding its stake in Brazil by forming a new joint venture with one of the country’s largest office property owners that will spend up to US$400 million on real estate purchases.Canada’s largest pension fund manager said it is attracted to Latin America, especially Brazil, the continent’s largest country, which is experiencing an economic rebound.Toronto-based CPPIB and long-term partner Cyrela Commercial Properties S.A. also announced Wednesday a portfolio exchange.CPPIB has acquired a 33 per cent stake in its partner’s office portfolio in Sao Paulo’s prime office district in exchange for selling its 50 per cent equity stake in their existing logistics joint venture.CPPIB says it has $9.9 billion invested in South America, including $2.9 billion in Brazil. read more

Two Jaffna uni students freed

“I believe the rehabilitation program they underwent was a success. The other two students are still undergoing rehabilitation,” he said.The two students who were freed, were handed over to their parents in the presence of Jaffna university officials. Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi told the Colombo Gazette that the two students underwent an extensive rehabilitation program within a short period of time following their arrest. Amnesty International had said last month that P. Tharshananth, Sanmugam Solaman, Kanesamoorthy Sutharsan and K. Jenemajeyamenan were arrested without warrants in Jaffna.The human rights group said that the students were being questioned about their alleged involvement in a petrol bomb attack on the office of a local political organization, as well as their involvement in organizing demonstrations.Amnesty International said there were concerns for their well-being given evidence of the persistent use of torture in TID custody. (Colombo Gazette) Two students of the Jaffna university who were arrested together with four others last November by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), were freed today.Both students had been sent for rehabilitation to the Welikada rehabilitation center following their arrest. The TID had arrested four students after a tense situation arose at the university last November. The four students were arrested under the anti-terrorism laws. Human rights groups had campaigned for their release both in Sri Lanka and overseas. Report by Easwaran Rutnam read more

Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

SAN FRANCISCO — A popular app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves is under fire for privacy concerns.Security researchers say that only photos users specifically select to be analyzed are accessible by FaceApp. Other photos in smartphone’s libraries are not being accessed, even if they show up in a display within the app.But the app isn’t free of privacy concerns. Each selected photo is uploaded to the cloud to be processed — which FaceApp does not explicitly tell users.FaceApp says it is deleting most of these photos quickly, but it is unclear how many it is keeping and what they are being used for.By Rachel Lerman, The Associated Press

Team USAs World Baseball Classic Championship Didnt Come Easy

DATEROUNDTEAMALL-TIME SRS RANKUSA’S RESULT 3/22FinalPuerto Rico5thW 8-0 Team USA’s path to the championship Team USA finally did it. Buoyed by a tremendous pitching performance from starter Marcus Stroman — who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning — the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 in Wednesday night’s title game of the World Baseball Classic, securing America’s first-ever championship at the event.Going from mediocre (they went into 2017 with a 10-10 all-time record in the tournament) to championship worthy wasn’t easy for the U.S. Although the American roster was stacked with major leaguers, the team once again found itself facing elimination after losing to Puerto Rico last Friday. Keeping its tournament hopes alive meant beating the Dominican Republic — the second-best team in WBC history by my calculations,1I used the Simple Rating System to rank every team in WBC history. (and one that had roared back to beat the U.S. a week earlier) — in a do-or-die qualifier, then beating Japan (the greatest team in WBC history) in the semis, and then turning the tables in a rematch with Puerto Rico (who were undefeated and playing as well as any WBC team ever).Talk about a difficult path to a championship: 3/11Round 1Dominican Republic2ndL 7-5 But the U.S. persevered through it all, and now they are WBC champions. And who knows — perhaps the win will even persuade more marquee players to represent America at future World Baseball Classics.Now, if only they could do something about those painfully ’90s-looking uniforms. Share on Facebook OPPONENT 3/18Round 2Dominican Republic2ndW 6-3 3/17Round 2Puerto Rico5thL 6-5 3/12Round 1Canada17thW 8-0 3/15Round 2Venezuela9thW 4-2 The Simple Rating System (SRS) adjusts a team’s per-game run differential for strength of schedule. This SRS ranking uses data from all WBC matches since 2006, with extra weight applied to games in later rounds.Source: Wikipedia 3/10Round 1Colombia11thW 3-2 3/21SemisJapan1stW 2-1 read more

If Youve Ever Played Football You May Have Brain Damage

first_img We’ve known that football is super bad for brains for a while. It’s gotten the National Football League in a lot of hot water recently, too. The organization has been slow to adapt or adopt new rules or standards that could protect players, but a new study might just light a fire under their collective asses.A team analyzed the brains of 202 football players who had donated their bodies to science. Of them, 177 had brain damage. In that sample, there were 111 NFL players and all but one showed severe brain damage.Specifically, the researchers were looking for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. That’s a type of disorder caused by repeated blows to the head. Even relatively minor shocks can potentially cause the brain to knock against the walls of the skull. When playing sports, particularly full-contact sports like football, those kinds of hits are a lot more common. Scientists suspect that this could very well mean that footballers are a lot more likely to develop the condition over time.The study seems pretty damning, but it’s also worth noting a few things. First, players tend to donate their brains to research when they’re already suspected of having the disease. This leads to what we, in the fields of science, call selection bias.This means there are some conclusions we definitely cannot make from this. For one, we don’t really know how common the disease is among average people. Unfortunately, you can only screen for it after someone has died. And most people don’t have a reason for someone to give their brains a long hard look after death. Maybe jogging or running, in general, can cause it. We simply can’t say. We also don’t know what could be done to make it better for football players. Would better helmets work? Maybe. Again, it’s impossible to say. What we know now, is that football is a definitive and obvious risk factor. Or, as the study authors put it: “In a convenience sample of deceased players of American football, a high proportion showed pathological evidence of CTE, suggesting that CTE may be related to prior participation in football.”That’s not nothing, certainly, but it’s also not solid. For now, we need more studies. It certainly couldn’t hurt, though, for the NFL to begin seriously looking at how to protect their players proactively, particularly because symptoms of CTE can be really, really bad. Many have mood disorders, dementia, and severe cognitive problems. It’s suspected that these could cause players to be more violent, harming others and themselves. It also seems to life expectancy quite a bit, down to 66 years, on average. With results like that, these issues might not necessarily spawn from football, but they are nothing if not chilling.It’s hard to know what, if anything, could change from this, though. Fans tend to like the idea of football as a rough-and tumble game, and many players (though certainly not all) know that there are all kinds of medical risks with full-contact sports. As long as that remains the case and as long as the evidence isn’t absolute, there’s little chance we’ll see American football start using flags, for example, overnight. Might not be as brutal, but it’s probably a helluva lot safer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeBasketball Pro Suspended When Drug Test Revealed He Was ‘Pregnant’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

Jewish youth organization nabs 25 million gift to help empower young women

first_imgYonat Shimron YonatShimron Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — A global Jewish youth organization has received one of the largest single gifts in recent Jewish organizational history — $25 million to help support women in their young adult lives.The gift from Chicago businessman and philanthropist Theodore Perlman, and his wife, Harriette, to BBYO will allow the 95-year-old organization to start a women’s leadership initiative connecting Jewish women through their college and early professional careers with mentorship and training.The initiative is named in honor of his mother, Anita M. Perlman, who founded B’nai B’rith Girls, or BBG, in 1944.“My mother had the foresight to know, even decades ago, the capabilities of young women and their desire to move into positions of leadership,” said Perlman, 82.Perlman is the founder of the HAVI Group, a 40-year-old logistics firm that supplies chains such as McDonald’s, KFC and Subway with packaging and toys, including those found in McDonald’s Happy Meals.For Jews worried about the age-old problem of Jewish assimilation and the growing disaffiliation from Jewish synagogue and institutional life among younger millennial Jews, the gift offers a partial solution.BBYO, which grew out of the B’nai Brith International, a Jewish service organization, has been independent since 2002. It consists of youth-led groups who gather for various activities in homes, Jewish Community Centers, synagogues or coffee shops.  It has 33,000 members globally, the majority in the U.S.BBYO allows Jewish teens of all stripes — including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and unaffiliated — to join. The organization encourages members — ages 13 to 18 — to develop their own programming and leadership. There are 600 groups in the U.S., with an average size of 40 young people.Noga Hurwitz, one of two teen presidents of BBYO, said she came from a secular Jewish home but joined BBYO in the eighth grade and has been active ever since.“I wasn’t expecting to find a Jewish identity when I joined BBYO, but I think I absolutely have cultivated a sense of Judaism,” said Hurwitz, 19, who begins college in the fall in a joint program offered through Columbia University and Jewish Theological Seminary. “Being able to discover that in a pluralistic environment has been impactful to me as a Jew.”Matthew Grossman, the BBYO CEO, said the Perlman gift will allow graduating high school women to connect with the organization’s alumni in their communities and create a fellowship program. It will also fund an endowment. Share This! By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Biblical guide marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! News Share This! TagsB’nai B’rith International BBYO Theodore Perlman,You may also like News • Photos of the Week By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Yonat Shimron Yonat Shimron is an RNS National Reporter and Senior Editor.,Load Comments,Faith is no excuse for skipping vaccines, says med school professor Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Newslast_img read more

China Top US in Global Supercomputing Power

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. China has reached a new supercomputing high: According to the latest TOP500 list, the country outpaced the US in total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 143.The Asian superpower’s good fortune, however, is America’s blight.Six months ago, the United States led with 169 systems to China’s 160. Now, China boasts its highest-ever volume of supercomputers, while the US shrinks to its lowest level in 25 years.Despite the role reversal, America remains in good standing, with little competition from other countries: Japan is in third place with 35 machines, followed by Germany with 20, France with 18, and the UK with 15.The top 10 systems remain largely unchanged since the June 2017 TOP500 list—with some notable exceptions.Behind stalwarts Sunway TaihuLight (China), Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2, China), and Piz Daint (Switzerland), the upgraded Gyoukou supercomputer from Japan eked into the No. 4 spot.A ZettaScaler-2.2 system deployed at the Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, it marks the highest level of concurrency ever recorded on the TOP500 rankings of supercomputers.Still the largest system in the US, five-year-old Titan—a Cray XK7 machine installed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee—slipped to No. 5, just ahead of another American system, the Sequoia IBM BlueGene/Q, deployed at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.Two Cray XC40 supercomputers—Trinity, operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories; and Cori, installed at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)—are now the seventh and eighth fastest machines in the world.Japan rounds out the top 10 with its Oakforest-PACS at the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing, and Fujitsu’s K computer, in operation at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS).The country is also making waves in the new Green500 rankings, taking the top three positions with new, efficient supercomputers. California’s DGX SaturnV Volta system, installed at NVIDIA headquarters in San Jose, is the fourth most environmentally friendly machine, followed by Gyoukou.center_img IBM’s Watson Simplifies Tax SeasonNew Japanese supercomputer is the world’s most powerful last_img read more

How to Avoid Getting Hacked Infographic

first_imgClick to Enlarge+ Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min read August 22, 2013center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global According to data compiled by online security company Hotspot Shield, 12.6 million people were victims of identity theft last year, losing a total of $21 billion.With a problem that big, it’s important to know not only how hackers can find your personal or business information, but how to protect yourself.The infographic below illustrates the most common ways hackers access data and the mistakes consumers make that leave them vulnerable to becoming victims. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img

Two lots for sale in San José de la Montaña BarvaHeredia

first_img Previous Image Facebook Comments info heading info content Next Image Price: $193,779Province: HerediaCantón: BarvaLand: 7177m2Located in front of the luxury condominium “Monte Lagos” and 800m west of Rest. La Campesina.Residential zoningLot 1 – 7073m2 = $190,971 NegotiableLot 2 – 7177m2= $ 193,779 NegotiableBargain priced at $27 x m2Perfect for building your own house in the mountains or cabins with plenty of green space.See this and other listings in the new Tico Times Real Estate section here.COD: 1112Email: realestate@ticotimes.netPhone: +(506) 2258-1558 Related posts:Colonial estate in a Gated Community for sale in Hacienda Los Reyes Guácima, Alajuela Precious house for sale in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia Contemporary First Floor Condominum, Escazú, For Rent Beautiful home for sale or rent in Escazú, reduced from $1.1 million to $750,000last_img read more