Kennedy honors two

first_imgA health care entrepreneur and the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress are the latest recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award.Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy and Rebecca Onie, co-founder and chief executive of Project HEALTH, were honored during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday (Nov. 23).Murphy served in the Army as a prosecutor and instructor of constitutional law at West Point, but after 9/11 volunteered to deploy, eventually serving as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division in Bosnia and Iraq.He described how he thought of his fallen comrades as he took the oath of office as a Democratic congressman in 2006.  “I remember feeling a lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes,” he told the audience. “I remember a feeling of determination not to let them down, to honor them, and their sacrifices.”Murphy said his congressional service has required moral courage, such as his difficult opposition to funding for the Iraq War and his leadership in the fight to repeal the armed services’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay troops from serving.Rebecca Onie ’98, J.D. ’03, began Project HEALTH when she was a sophomore at Harvard. Her interest in poverty, she told the audience, had led her to work in the housing unit at Boston Legal Services. But she realized that health issues were often to blame for the housing problems she saw.The nonprofit she created, Project HEALTH, helps to connect low-income clients with the social resources they need to be healthy, such as housing, food, heating oil, child care, and legal advocacy.“Even though it is well documented … that access to basic resource needs profoundly affects health outcomes, we do not have a health care system that is designed to address those needs,” she said. Project HEALTH’s aspiration, she said, “is to change how health care is delivered in this country.”Project HEALTH now operates in six cities, where volunteers from colleges and universities serve more than 4,000 families.“Congressman Murphy and Rebecca Onie are remarkable young leaders who share my father’s belief that one person can make a difference,” said Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a member of the senior advisory committee of the Institute of Politics.The award, created in 2004 by the John F. Kennedy Library and the Institute of Politics, honors Americans under age 40 who have made special contributions through public service.They are named for a term famously used by John F. Kennedy during his acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention to describe his upcoming administration’s progressive aspirations. Recipients of the award receive a ship’s navigational compass in a wooden box, with an inscription from Kennedy’s speech: “We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier … I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier.”Past winners of the award include Wendy Kopp, founder and chief executive of Teach For America, and Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.last_img read more

Griffin Campus Director

first_imgLew K. Hunnicutt, an administrator who oversees two campuses of Frank Phillips College in Texas, has been named assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus. Hunnicutt serves on several committees at Frank Phillips College, including the president’s cabinet, the college’s strategic committee on planning and evaluation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation leadership team. His community outreach includes service on the boards of the Perryton Rotary International, the Ochiltree County United Way and the Ochiltree County 4-H Advisory Board. “I am excited that Dr. Hunnicutt will be leading the UGA-Griffin campus,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “His extensive experience in administering instruction, research and outreach — particularly at a college with multiple campuses — will serve UGA-Griffin and our community partners well.” Hunnicutt joined Frank Phillips College in 2003 as the director of its Perryton campus. In that role, he managed a $3.8 million capital campaign to build a permanent campus that opened debt-free in 2005. He served as dean of the campus and was named the college’s service area liaison to broaden his responsibilities to include building relationships with communities and businesses in its nine-county, 9,400-square-mile service area. As vice president of extended services, a position he has held since 2013, he oversees extended education programs throughout the college’s service area. The assistant provost and campus director of UGA-Griffin is a new position, and Hunnicutt will oversee all research, Cooperative Extension and instructional programs at UGA-Griffin. He will report dually to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost to support instructional missions of the campus and to the dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to support the research and Extension missions of the college. Hunnicutt began his academic career as an assistant professor in the department of agriculture at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and later joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. Hunnicutt, whose appointment at UGA is effective Nov. 1, is currently the vice president of extended services at Frank Phillips College in the Texas Panhandle, where he is responsible for the operation of branch campuses in Perryton and Dalhart and where he oversees extended education programs such as continuing education and corporate development.center_img “Dr. Hunnicutt has a proven record of linking campus resources with community-identified needs,” said Provost Pamela Whitten. “He is ideally suited to lead UGA-Griffin in its vital mission of expanding educational opportunities and conducting research and outreach that contribute to the economic vitality of our state.” Located 40 miles south of Atlanta, the UGA-Griffin campus was established in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station. It is one of three campuses that house Cooperative Extension services for the people of Georgia as well as internationally recognized research programs. In 2005, it launched academic programs to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Undergraduate degree-completion programs as well as graduate degrees at UGA-Griffin are offered through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Education, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Terry College of Business. “To say I am excited about being chosen to lead the Griffin campus would be a grand understatement,” Hunnicutt said. “I feel my entire career has been preparing me for this position, and I consider it a distinct privilege to join the UGA family and Griffin campus team. The Griffin campus holds many opportunities, and I know we will all be proud of the outcome.” He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and holds master’s degrees in reproductive biology, animal science and general agriculture. He earned his doctorate in animal science from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. UGA-Griffin is internationally known for its research in agriculture, food processing and food safety, among several other fields. Notable research centers at UGA-Griffin include the Center for Food Safety, the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, the Center for Urban Agriculture, and a Turfgrass Research and Education Facility. For more information on UGA-Griffin, see campus.griffin.uga.edu.last_img read more

What’s New This Fall at Virginia State Parks

first_imgPeak leaf season is right around the corner. You can follow all the drama across the state by viewing our Fall Foliage Reports. Each week throughout the season, we’ll be sharing current conditions with you from parks across the state. You can sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest updates on Foliage Reports, tips on where to go and what to see, our newest blogs and more. Special Bulletin: Leaf Reports If you’ve not tried one of our yurts, autumn is prime time for a yurt stay. Yurts aren’t climate controlled and make for cozy evenings. Each comes with a few parking spots, a fire ring and picnic area to get your grill on. If you want to explore your parks a little longer this fall, there’s still time to plan a weekend getaway. Make a Reservation It’s leaf peeping season! Fall foliage hikes, rides and paddles are well underway. If you’ve not visited a park near you, now is a good time to get out and take your “best” photos, because the fall colors won’t last long! Paddling at a state park using Avenza Maps The app is especially useful for paddlers looking for their put-in and take-outs, and for our “long-trail” parks like New River Trail and High Bridge. With features like point to point navigation and route tracking, you’ll always know how far you’ve gone and how much farther you have to go. Our camping cabins offer a similar experience—uninsulated, no frills shelters. They’re great for those who want to spend the day exploring and come back to a sturdy place to sleep.center_img New park? No problem! Check out Avenza Maps on your mobile device and download the geo-referenced PDF maps of Virginia State Parks. Avenza uses the built-in GPS device on your mobile phone and works even when you don’t have mobile service. As you move through the park, your location, indicated as a blue dot, will move in real time on the map. Avenza will help you figure out which trail to take and where the nearest restroom is. It’s basically like having a park kiosk in the palm of your hand. Full-service and primitive campsites are available at many of our parks and are a great way to experience the season. Fall weather tends to be favorable for tent camping and the scenery is tough to beat. Get out and experiment with some new gear or take your friends out for a socially distanced hang at a park near you. Go in Confidence! Fall Trail Hike at Natural Tunnel State Park Douthat Lake State Park in the fall Know Before You Go For the latest information on your favorite park’s recreation opportunities and potential closures, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov/besafe.last_img read more

Flanders Man Shot Dead in Home Invasion

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old man was shot to death in his Flanders residence during an armed home invasion early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.Southampton Town Police officers responded to a 911 call reporting that armed men had broken into a Priscilla Avenue home and shot a man at 3:15 a.m.Upon arrival, police found Demitri Hampton with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead where he was pronounced dead.The case is the sixth armed home invasion in Suffolk County in nearly two weeks. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

McWatters supports supplemental capital provision in RBC proposal

first_imgNational Credit Union Administration board member J. Mark McWatters supports including supplemental capital in the agency’s risk-based capital (RBC) proposal set to be issued for a 90-day comment period at the Jan. 15 NCUA board meeting.McWatters confirmed that to the Credit Union National Association Wednesday.  He also raised this issue with members of the New Jersey Credit Union League Tuesday at the NCUA’s headquarters. The NCUA board member said he would support a provision within the RBC proposal that would allow credit unions to access more sources of capital.CUNA has urged the NCUA to allow any federally insured credit union to use supplemental capital to meet RBC requirements, which could be permitted without statutory changes. CUNA also supports statutory changes to permit the use of supplementary capital to meet Tier I net worth requirements. Currently, only low-income designated credit unions may use supplemental capital for net worth requirements.On the legislative front, CUNA supports the Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act (H.R. 719). Introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the bill would allow the NCUA to determine what forms of supplemental capital could be offered. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

9 actions of a successful leader

first_imgIf you were to walk into a room of strangers, how would you be perceived? Would your actions tell them that you are leader?John Rampton, Entrepreneur contributor, stresses in his recent post that whether a person is a real leader is determined by his or her actions, not title. He then lists nine actions that successful leaders take every day. His list states that leaders:1. Clearly communication their vision and performance expectations. Leaders are known for their excellent communication skills.2. Make lightning-fast decisions. Leaders are expert decision makers.3. Put the spotlight on others. Good leaders make sure they acknowledge the hard work and dedication of others, and they show gratitude when necessary.4. Put themselves last. If necessary, a good leader will even sacrifice something for their teams.5. Accept full responsibility and share the credit. Leaders don’t make excuses. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Germania connects Croatia and Switzerland: The first line Zadar – Zurich is established

first_imgThe Airbus A319 aircraft was solemnly greeted with the traditional “baptism” of water cannons of the fire brigade, while the director of Zadar Airport, Josip Klišmanić, expressed his satisfaction with the established cooperation with Germany.We are very proud of the arrival of a new company in Zadar and a new line to Zurich. It is extremely important that Zadar Airport has a connection to such an important European airport hub as Zurich.Said Klismanic.Germania’s planes will connect Zadar and Zurich three times a week, on Wednesdays and two rotations on Saturdays. On Wednesdays the plane arrives from Zurich at 09:20, and the return is at 10:05, while on Saturdays there are two routes on offer. Arrival from Zurich is at 09:20 and departure at 10:05. The evening plane from Zurich arrives at 20:20 and departs at 21:05.German Finance Director Jörg Adenmatten pointed out that the expansion of the flight network to Croatia is becoming an increasingly important part of Germamia’s strategy. “The establishment of this line is a new and important step in expanding our offer in this beautiful region. There are long ties between Croats and Swiss throughout history. We are proud to be able to offer a direct flight to the large community of Croats in Switzerland, and to the citizens of Switzerland who come in large numbers to Croatia on vacation.”Zadar twice a week connected with FrankfurtAfter Munich, this is the company’s second line to Zadar Airport and the ninth destination of the Lufthansa Group. From today, Zadar will be connected to Frankfurt twice a week by Airbus A319 aircraft, on Saturdays and Sundays.After last year’s record of 589.000 passengers at Zadar Airport, this year is expected to be between 5 and 7 percent higher traffic compared to 2017. This Saturday, May 12.05.2018, XNUMX, the independent airline Germania established a new route to Zadar Airport and connected this part of Croatia with Zurich.last_img read more

Arsenal eye Real Betis star as Dani Ceballos replacement

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona star Coutinho seeks Premier League returnThe 26-year-old has netted seven goals and provided three assists in his 23 matches for Betis since his landmark summer switch from French club Olympique Lyonnais.Indeed, that signing was viewed as a significant coup for the Seville-based club and it has been widely reported that another club could swoop this coming summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 El Desmarque cites a report in the Daily Star that the Gunners even held discussions with him last summer before he left Lyon but was already set on a move to Seville. Arsenal have identified Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir as a replacement for Dani Ceballos, whose loan deal expires this summer.Advertisement Loading… center_img Ceballos is approaching the end of his season-long loan deal in North London from Real Madrid and there have even been suggestions he could return to Betis this summer.It follows a similar report in fichajes.net that Real Madrid are interested after he played a starring role in the most recent La Liga match – a 2-1 win for Betis at home to Los Blancos.Meanwhile, last week a report in Diario AS claimed that Milan also held an interest in the France international but their €40m valuation of the player was unlikely to be enough.Los Verdiblancos are likely to miss out on European football this season and will therefore need to sell star players – Giovani Lo Celso, Pau Lopez and Junior Firpo were among those to depart last summer. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

DTI to hold online mentoring for WV MSMEs

first_imgThe mentees and mentors will cap their sessions on September 9. “The mentoring sessions will be every Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.,” said Alian.  Meanwhile, Alian said that Antique mentees who were part of the batch that began last March 6 but sessions were suspended due to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 will have to repeat from the first module. The first batch of the 2020 KMME will start with an orientation about the program, Alian added. Mentors who are accredited by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship will discuss 10 modules in total. Among them are Entrep Mindset and Values Formation and Marketing Mindset. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will commence its first regional online mentoring for interested micro, small and medium entrepreneurs on July 15. “The mentees will no longer have to meet their mentors personally in one venue. They will have their virtual mentoring,” Wilson Alian, in charge of the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) program of DTI-Antique, said on July 10. According to him, 14 mentees from this province will join 26 other mentees from Aklan and Iloilo provinces in the virtual sessions that will be hosted by the regional office of the DTI based in Iloilo City. “There will be six mentees who will have their virtual mentoring at the San Jose de Buenavista Negosyo Center (NC) and five others at (the) Sibalom NC,” he said, adding that three other mentees from this capital town, Sibalom and Patnongon opted to have the sessions either in their homes or offices. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

​Premier League to foot £4m cost for coronavirus testing kits

first_imgPremier League faces a significant bill of £4 million for COVID-19 testing kits if they wish to resume the season. Everyone involved with the reopening plans recognises that significant and frequent testing is the only way to ensure footballers and staff, and their families, are safe. The Daily Mail reports the league is willing to foot the bill for the testing kits that would ensure everyone can get tested twice a week after the resumption of group training. But there are ethical concerns among medical professionals.Advertisement Loading… Staff are worried about the way it would look if football is using so many testing kits when the average person or even some healthcare workers are struggling to get tested. There will be another Premier League shareholders’ meeting on Friday to discuss their plans to resume play to finish out the season. read also:Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awards Games will be behind closed doors, but no confirmed date has been set for the resumption of play. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more