CENTCOM releases video of US Navy BAMS-D shoot down

first_img View post tag: Iran View post tag: US Navy The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that a US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system. It has released a video of the shoot down.The command said the aircraft was operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019.CENTCOM refuted Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran.According to a New York Times report, preparations for a retaliatory attack by the US had been well underway when they were abruptly called off. The strike was to take place in the early morning hours of June 21 to minimize risk to the Iranian military and civilians. Other reports said US Navy assets in the region had been put on a 72-hour standby for a potential strike.The BAMS-D is a RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and is a predecessor to the MQ-4C Triton, which had initially been suspected to have been shot down in the attack’s immediate aftermath.The video below, released by CENTCOM, shows the purported drone shoot-down.Iran has also released footage of the event in a video which allegedly shows the launch of a surface-to-air missile on June 19.#Breaking Iran releases video of shooting down US RQ-4 drone, also flight path of the drone. pic.twitter.com/oOqExLvq5X— Amirhosein (@Amirh_91) June 20, 2019 View post tag: strait of hormuz View post tag: RQ-4A Global Hawkcenter_img View post tag: MQ-4C Triton Photo: File photo of an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle conducting tests over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Face mask order in St. Joseph County extended through end of 2020

first_img Google+ Pinterest Face mask order in St. Joseph County extended through end of 2020 By Jon Zimney – September 5, 2020 0 465 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) The face mask order in St. Joseph County that was set to expire on Monday has been extended through the end of the year.The St. Joseph County Health amended the order to specifically calling for face masks to fit over one’s nose and mouth and snugly against the sides of one’s face.They’ve also now just suggested face masks for children ages 2 through 5, instead of requiring them to wear masks. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleLaPorte County police looking for woman with 11 active warrantsNext article$1,000 reward offered for the arrest shooting suspect connected to child’s death 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. Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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Listen To Phil Lesh Discuss Every Year Of The Grateful Dead’s History

first_imgGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh just finished a two-year-long series of performances at Terrapin Crossroads, each honoring a specific year in the Dead’s history. From 1965 through 1995, Phil Lesh recruited his Family Band and recreated a show during each year, taking fans on a journey down through memory lane.Each show also started with a discussion of that year in the Dead’s history, where Lesh would sit down with acclaimed Grateful Dead photographer Jay Blakesberg and talk about the band, the culture, and so much more. With interesting tidbits and trivia, these chats became an endearing tradition to accompany Lesh’s reworking of classic Grateful Dead shows.With the series now complete, a new playlist compiled by Osty Gale chronicles each of these intimate yearly chats. Listen to the full playlist, or pick and choose your favorite years, below.Talking Grateful Dead History With Phil Lesh1965 (Date of TXR Performance: 01/02/2015 Recreated Show: Early Repertoire)1966 (Date of TXR Performance: 01/03/2015) Recreated Show: 12/01/66 (mostly)1967 (Date of TXR Performance: 01/16/2015) Recreated Show: 03/18/67)1968 (Date Of TXR Performance: 01/29/2015) Recreated Show: 02/14/68)1969 (Date of TXR Performance: 02/06/2015) Recreated Show: 02/22/691970 (Date of TXR Performance: 02/07/2015) Recreated Show: 5/24/70 (electric portion only)1971 (Date of TXR Performance: 03/01/2015) Recreated Show: 12/14/71)1972 (Night 1) (Date of TXR Performance: 03/28/2015) Recreated Show: 03/26/72)1972 (Night 2) (Date of TXR Performance: 03/29/2015) Recreated Show: 12/10/72)1973 (Date of TXR Performance: 04/27/2015) Recreated Show: 02/28/73)1974 (Date of TXR Performance: 04/28/2015) Recreated Show: 05/14/74)1975 (Date of TXR Performance: 05/04/2015) Recreated Show: 08/13/75)1976 (Date of TXR Performance: 05/27/2015) Recreated Show: 06/04/76)1977 (Date of TXR Performance: 06/13/2015) Recreated Show: 06/09/77)1978 (Date of TXR Performance: 07/16/2015) Recreated Show: 07/08/78)1979 (Date of TXR Performance: 07/19/2015) Recreated Show: 09/02/79)1980 (Date of TXR Performance: 08/27/2015) Recreated Show: 06/21/80)1981 (Date of TXR Performance: 08/30/2015) Recreated Show: 09/12/81)1982 (Date of TXR Performance: 01/19/2016) Recreated Show: 02/17/1982)1983 (Date of TXR Performance: 02/11/2016) Recreated Show: 05/13/83)1984 (Date of TXR Performance: 02/22/2016) Recreated Show: 10/12/84)1985 (Date of TXR Performance: 03/25/2016) Recreated Show: 6/30/85)1986 (Date of TXR Performance: 04/12/2016) Recreated Show: 12/31/86)1987 (Date of TXR Performance: 05/24/2016) Recreated Show: 09/18/87)1988 (Date of TXR Performance: 06/07/2016) Recreated Show: 07/31/88)1989 (Date of TXR Performance: 06/28/2016) Recreated Show: 10/09/89)1990 (Date of TXR Performance: 07/20/2016) Recreated Show: 03/29/90)1991 (Date of TXR Performance: 07/21/2016) Recreated Show: 09/14/91)1992 (Date of TXR Performance: 08/16/2016) Recreated Show: 12/16/92)1993 Talk (Date of TXR Performance: 09/20/2016) Recreated Show: 09/28/93)1994 show (Date of TXR Performance: 10/17/2016) Recreated Show: 10/13/94)1995 (Date of TXR Performance: 11/07/2016) Recreated Show: 06/24/95)*Note: The 1992 & 1993 talks are included on the 1994 talk, as Blakesberg had other commitments upon those scheduled shows, so they had the 1992/1993/1994 talks together.last_img read more

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5 Key Behaviors for a Successful Digital Transformation

first_imgFor the senior IT manager looking to stay ahead of digital transformation trends, the scope of responsibilities have dramatically changed from just a few years ago. For a successful digital transformation, this means taking on new responsibilities in addition to managing traditional roles. In the whitepaper, “The Modern CIO: Digitally Delivering Business Transformation,” I’ve laid out five key areas that contrast the CIO’s traditional responsibilities with corresponding new behaviors that can help you drive effective business transformation.1) Manage total cost of ownership (TCO) AND create value and revenueDecades ago, early digitization projects focused on implementing financial software in order to streamline costs. Lower TCO ever since has been one of the key measurements for IT project success. Flash forward several decades and IT spend in many organizations has now moved outside of the official IT organization. Leading analysts have seen at least 29% of IT spend now taking place outside the IT organization on initiatives that have direct revenue impact.The trend to digitalization has caused IT to change from a cost center to a profit generating business driver. 63% of CIOs today see their key focus now is to make money as opposed to mainly saving money for the company.2)  Manage business processes AND deliver business decisionsBig data and data analytics are key cornerstones to many digital transformation projects. Mobility, Internet of Things, and social media are resulting in an explosion of data. All of this data provides an enormous opportunity for you to gain business insights that can produce greater revenue and profitability through efficient, data driven decision making.Sensus, an energy and utilities business, is an excellent example of this. By creating a data lake they were able to use the Dell EMC PowerEdge 730xd to manage the huge amounts of data they were gathering to make faster decisions on devices they have in the field. They took a process analyzing over 200 terabytes of real-time data, and shortened analysis time to less than a minute. Using IT as a business driver enabled them “to provide faster and more accurate results to the business so that we make really good decisions with real data.”3) Maintain internal IT focus AND increase customer focusSenior IT management still is the point of contact for the internal IT infrastructure, but in this new era you also need timely insights into what your customers care about. In a recent survey, CIOs stated that better engagement with customers was a key priority with 40% of CIOs spending at least one day out of their week outside of IT.Following this trend, Anana, a contact-center organization, used IT to gain closer customer interaction by deploying a cloud solution with a strong social media platform using the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX architecture. Anana offers an excellent example of how to convert customer contact away from telephony and toward social media, web chat, and mobile apps. This can enable you to reduce costs and directly improve your customer’s experience.4) Block external security threats AND internal security exploits As the physical and virtual infrastructures of businesses have blurred, the potential increase for cyber-security breaches has grown exponentially. There was a time when having a strong firewall and updated anti-virus software was considered sufficient to secure valuable business data. This was an outside in approach. With the growth of mobility and IoT, the list of “insiders” for you to worry about has expanded. Once security exploits gain entry, malware can rapidly spread through east/west data center traffic throughout your IT environment.Modern security requires proactive security features built directly into the IT infrastructure. The Dell EMC integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) brings security right into the hardware. It offers an inside out approach from deployment, to repurposing, monitoring, upgrading, and decommissioning. It’s a lifecycle of security built directly into the DNA of the IT infrastructure.5) Utilize customization AND automation An inadequate skillset has been cited as one of the top barriers to digital transformation. Many organizations find it difficult to hire employees with the skills needed, delaying their business transformation goals. As a result, they often turn to expensive third parties to provide time-intensive customization work required for the transformation.Automation offers a key solution to the skills shortage. By deploying automation tools, your skills shortages can be alleviated and time to transformation can be accelerated. Liaocheng University is an example of an organization that completed a digital transformation product by creating a “smart city” solution based on the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2. They were able to manage their skill shortage by automating application deployment and in the process decreasing deployment time by 85%!Check out the whitepaper for other great examples of how to do big things for your business with digital transformation and Dell EMC PowerEdge server technology.last_img read more

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Trail Mix – Steep Canyon Rangers Chat & Ticket Giveaway!

first_imgMany years ago, while still living in Charlottesville, a buddy of mine buzzed me and made a simple query . . . . Want to go see this bluegrass band at the Prism Coffeehouse tonight?I did, we went, and I have been a fan of that band that neither of us had ever heard of before – Steep Canyon Rangers – for nearly twenty years now.Two decades later, the Rangers have established themselves as a bluegrass force, playing to appreciative crowds across the country, touring and recording with legendary comedian Steve Martin, and garnering multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and a Grammy for their 2012 release Nobody Knows You.This week, the band celebrates the release of its brand new record, Out In The Open, with a special hometown show in Asheville.Trail Mix caught up with banjo player Graham Sharp to chat about the new record, band changes, and their record release show this weekend.BRO – You guys are well into your second decade as a band. Is there any way to explain how what began as a hobby, and now includes a Grammy, turned into a career?GS – When you really enjoy something, putting in the hours, the months, the years doesn’t feel like work. This career is a blessing, and has its own challenges, but being there with this group of guys, I can’t help but remember how far we’ve come and still have to go.BRO – With Charlie leaving, the band experienced its first significant personnel shake up in a long time. What does your new bassist, Barrett Smith, bring to the group?GS – Barrett has been part of the Steep Canyon Ranger extended family since the band was founded, so it’s kind of like our favorite uncle just moved in with us and brought a suitcase full of musical brilliance and personal warmth.BRO – You will feature members of the Asheville Symphony at your release show. How big is the jump from bluegrass to symphonic arrangements?GS – We’ve been working with an arrange named Jonathan Sacks, who has worked on the Toy Story movies and with Metallica, to really integrate the symphony sound with ours. It basically feels like normal, except with a freight train of sound at your back.BRO – We are featuring “Going Midwest” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?GS – I wrote “Going Midwest” a year or two ago, and it is loosely based on Nick from The Great Gatsby. We had been playing it all sorts of ways, but one day Mike Ashworth and Woody were playing it, just the two of them in this large, tiled locker room backstage somewhere. The sound was big and beautiful and it’s how we’ve done it ever since.BRO – Got anything special in store for the hometown crowd this weekend?GS – We’re going to put on a high energy show, and we’ve got a couple new tricks up our sleeves. We’ll get everybody dancing and warmed up this weekend. River Whyless, an amazing young band from Western North Carolina, is opening the show, so get there early!Steep Canyon Rangers take to this stage of the Explore Asheville.com Arena this Saturday, January 27th, and you can snag a pair of tickets right here! Take a shot at the trivia question down below. Send your answer to [email protected] A winner of two tickets to the show will be chosen from all correct answers received by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 25th!Trivia Question . . . . I dug way back for this one. From the song “Call The Captain,” off the band’s 2008 release Lovin’ Pretty Women, where does the narrator say he won’t be going?For more information on Steep Canyon Rangers, the new record, and where near you their tour might be bringing them, surf on over to the band’s website.Be sure to check out “Going Midwest,” along with tracks from Luthi, Ben Miller Band, David Myles, and Heather Maloney on this month’s Trail Mix.Photo by Jimmy Warshamlast_img read more

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Destroy your credit union marketing plan and re-build it!

first_img 95SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Kassing Jay Kassing is President of MARQUIS, a Texas based provider of marketing analytics solutions including MCIF/CRM software, MCIF services, profitability, compliance, consulting and direct mail creative/fulfillment. Jay has … Web: www.gomarquis.com Details Jack Welch once said, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Is your financial institution changing how you spend money to acquire clients – is it changing as fast as the market is changing around you? If not, then pay close attention to the following 600 words or so. And take heed – now is the time to destroy your credit union marketing plan and rebuild it!The Financial Brand recently outlined the breakdown of marketing spending at financial institutions. In this research, they found that most marketers still plan to allocate and spend over 50% of their budgets on traditional media (Radio, TV, Billboard and such) even through 2017. Does your marketing fit this profile?The rate of change is faster at other institutions. Marketers elsewhere have embraced data analytics and action, and leveraging the digital world. Are you the problem for your institution’s lack of change? Is your management holding your marketing back? Maybe your institution is still living with the notion that nothing has really changed. Change is everywhere. Marketing is centered on the digital world today. And this change requires a constant and substantive understanding of client data.The pace of spending growth in the digital world is without comparison. Further, the growth of data analytics and proven results via these digital methods is rendering traditional marketing virtually obsolete. As a marketer, you must understand how you will gather the right information, leverage predictive analytics and automate action, so that you can leverage digital one-to-one marketing ASAP and rebuild your marketing budget to match.Scared? Good. Fear is often the most direct catalyst for change.As a marketer, are you comfortable collecting and analyzing data? Can you discern the relevance of the information and identify trends, patterns and meaning from client information in the context of the market(s) you serve? Even if you can do this, a better question might be, is data analytics where you find your joy? There is zero shame in saying “no.” Of course, all of this even presumes you have the time…Data scientists/analysts are unique creatures. They have the uncommon skill of understanding not just the data, but the marketing context and value held in the data. These folks are very left-brain/right-brain co-dominant species, and very hard to find. In August 2014 The Wall Street Journal described people with this skill set as “unicorns.” Clearly this implies that effective data analysts are as hard to find as the mythical unicorn. It would also stand to reason that if you don’t have the talent for data analytics; it is neither surprising nor even unusual. Very few marketers are built this way, which is why the “unicorns” among us are so unique.It’s important to note that you don’t have to do data analytics yourself. And you don’t even have to add a unicorn to your staff. You can outsource this skill set to get all the value and benefits from data analytics and action, without the life sucking responsibility of doing it yourself. Great, right!?!There are outside experts who can do this for you. Hire a unicorn that will work for you on an outsourced basis. They will collect your data, analyze it, refine it, and make extremely specific recommendations that will enable them to take targeted action on your behalf…every day. Doing this isn’t hard. Mutual communication about your goals and objectives – and proof that action taken from the information is working – is required. It is all about results. Nothing else matters. (Yes, full disclosure – our OnTrax product is perfect for this unicorn need.)You can embrace OnTrax (or another firm’s version) and see how quickly the pace of change in your organization’s marketing efforts will exceed what others are doing… better yet, provable revenue and profit growth will inspire your senior management to give you even more budget to invest.But you will likely have to destroy your marketing plan, and rebuild it!last_img read more

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CUNA following appropriations bills, DOL overtime hearing

first_imgCUNA will be watching two appropriations bills this week for amendments that may affect financial services. The U.S Senate is expected to resume consideration of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2028), while the House may consider the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 4909).Also this week, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will conduct a hearing examining the U.S Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, starting at 10 a.m. (ET).The DOL proposed changes in overtime pay in 2015–changes that would increase the threshold of overtime pay eligibility by more than twice the current rate. CUNA, in its comment letter, said the proposal would make it extremely difficult for credit unions to comply with the rule.CUNA has backed House and Senate bills, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/H.R. 4773), that would require the DOL to fully analyze the impact of the proposal. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Leo CapobiancoLong Island’s biggest export is its students, as the joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen colleges and universities offering degrees in virtually every field of study.From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task.Here, with detailed descriptions and summaries of every Long Island college and university to make the decision easier…The Long Island Press’ Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and UniversitiesUNIVERSITIES Hofstra University1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead. 516-463-6600. hofstra.eduLocated in Hempstead, Hofstra University offers more than 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate degree program options, from studies in communications, business, engineering, math, sciences, and so much more. Hofstra University consistently ranks among the top national universities for its rigorous coursework and academic programs. The university maintains a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, and averages a 61.6 percent acceptance rate. The school has nearly 7,000 undergraduate students enrolled as of 2016. Students have the option to live in student dorms or live off campus. Slightly more than half of its students live off-campus. Hofstra is home to 17 collegiate Division I sports teams, with the “Hofstra Pride” widely recognized for its lacrosse and wrestling programs. UFC fighter and former middle weight champion Chris Weidman wrestled for The Pride. Hofstra offers a broad array of clubs and organizations for students, including academic groups, Greek organizations, multicultural and media clubs, religious organizations, and many more.LIU Post720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. 516-299-2900. liu.edu/postLocated in Brookville, LIU Post offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from studies in business, science, environmental studies, humanities, education, and more. LIU Post has consistently ranked as one of the best regional universities for its academic programs. The university prides itself on having a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and maintaining small class sizes to help students forge relationships with professors and receive more personalized attention. The university averages an 82.9 percent acceptance rate. The undergraduate population consists of more than 7,000 students as of 2016. Students have a choice whether to live on or off campus. All of the dorms on campus are co-ed, and are separated by floor or wing based on gender. LIU Post is home to 22 collegiate Division II sports teams. The Pioneers boast a number of national championship titles in multiple sports. The campus also has over 60 organizations that students can join including, Greek organizations, club sports teams, service organizations, performance-oriented organizations and many more.Adelphi University1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.eduLocated in Garden City, Adelphi University sits in a suburban neighborhood on 75 acres. The school offers a wide range of programs for students to choose from, including the arts, business, the sciences, education, counseling and more. Adelphi has been ranked in the top 155 national universities for its overall quality by US News and World Report. The university’s population consists of over 5,000 students. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Students report that the school has small class sizes and accessible professors. Adelphi averages a 72.4 percent acceptance rate. More than 1,300 students live on campus while the majority of the students commute. The school participates in collegiate Division II athletics with the exception of the women’s bowling team, which competes at the Division I level. In addition, Adelphi offers over 80 student organizations including both academic and social-oriented groups.Stony Brook University100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-6000. stonybrook.eduStony Brook University, a prestigious member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has 16,480 undergraduate students as of 2016. The campus spans 1,454 acres in Suffolk County. US News and World Report ranked Stony Brook as the 89th best school among National Universities and as the 37th best public school in the nation. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. Stony Brook consistently has a 41 percent acceptance rate, making it one of the more selective universities in the nation. It is considered to be the best public university on Long Island. The university boasts almost 200 undergraduate programs for students to choose from that cover subjects such as the sciences, health professions, business and more. About 60 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned housing. Stony Brook competes at the Division I level in sports and has 18 teams. In addition, the university has over 300 student organizations, including service-oriented groups, academic-oriented groups and Greek organizations.COLLEGESFarmingdale State College2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-2000. farmingdale.eduAs SUNY’s largest college of technology, the 380-acre campus near the border between Nassau and Suffolk counties instructs about 8,600 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked Farmingdale State College as the 32nd best college in the northern region. The college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. The college offers degree programs in business, engineering, homeland security and health professions. About 46.6 percent of students who applied to Farmingdale were accepted, making it one of the more selective schools on Long Island. About 8 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned property. The college competes at the Division III level with 17 different athletic teams. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus that will allow them to do community service, socialize, and heighten their academic experience. The college is also notable for its Solar Energy Center, the first accredited center in the Northeast.Molloy College100 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-323-3000. molloy.eduMolloy sits on a 30-acre campus that hosts 3,336 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 36th best college in the northern region and the 28th best college in the nation for veterans to attend. The school offers over 50 academic programs. The most popular majors are health professions, education, business, management, marketing and related support services, homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, public administration and social service professions. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Its acceptance rate averages at about 75.4 percent. About eight percent of students live in campus-owned dorms on-campus property. In addition, Molloy competes at the Division II level of the NCAA with 17 teams. The school also offers more than 50 clubs and organizations, ranging from academic organizations to service organizations and cultural groups.St. Joseph’s College155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. 631-687-5100. sjcny.edu/long-islandSt. Joseph’s College sits on a 30-acre lake-side campus in Suffolk County. The college hosts about 3,300 students as of 2016. The college maintains a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. St. Joseph’s College offers 45 majors and programs for its students to choose from. Over 85 percent of the students who attend the school receive financial aid, making the institution affordable. US News and World Report ranked St Joseph’s College as the 74th best college in the northern region. The school averages a 70.7 percent acceptance rate. As of fall 2017, St. Joseph’s college will offer on-campus housing for students. The dorms will be co-ed, but they will be separated by gender by floor. The college competes in the NCAA at the Division III level with 21 athletic teams. Students have the opportunity to get involved with over 78 clubs on campus, including student government, academic organizations, service societies, etc.Touro College1700 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-665-1600. touro.eduTouro College was originally established as a Jewish-sponsored institution. Its goal was to perpetuate Jewish heritage and maintain the Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. At its Bay Shore campus, Touro College’s School of Health and Sciences offers degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician’s assistant. In addition, the school offers Associate and Bachelor Degree programs in a number of undergraduate programs. At its Central Islip venue, the college runs Touro Law School. Touro College does not offer any on-campus or school-owned housing. All students who attend are expected to commute. The school maintains a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The college averages a 37.1 percent acceptance rate. US News and World Report Ranked Touro as a Tier 2 school in the northern region. Touro does not offer any athletic programs. New York Institute of TechnologyNorthern Blvd. And Valentines Lane, Old Westbury. 516-686-1000. nyit.eduNYIT is located on 215 acres in a suburban setting in Nassau County. Almost 4,300 undergraduate students attend the university as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked NYIT as the 41st best college in the region. The polytechnic institute offers over 90 degree programs that focus on the technical arts and applied sciences. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and keeps class sizes relatively small. About 21 percent of the student population lives in on-campus and campus-owned housing. Around 69 percent of students who applied to the institute were accepted. With the exception of its baseball team, which competes at the Division I level, NYIT competes in Division II athletics. The NYIT Bears Athletic program consists of 12 sports teams, which have performed well in recent years, winning multiple national championships and making a number of play-off appearances. The university has many organizations for students to join, including Greek life, ROTC programs, service organizations, academic organizations and many more.SUNY Old Westbury223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. 516-876-3000. oldwestbury.eduSUNY Old Westbury offers its students over 50 programs, which cover the humanities, sciences, math, social sciences, visual arts and more. The small liberal arts college sits in a scenic setting on 604 acres near scenic Nassau’s North Shore. The school has almost 4,500 undergraduate students as of 2016. The university maintains an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio coupled with small class sizes, making it easier for students to seek help with their school work. SUNY Old Westbury has an average acceptance rate of 62.4 percent. SUNY Old Westbury is ranked by US News and World Report as a Tier 2 national liberal arts college. About 1,000 undergraduate students live in on-campus housing while the majority of students live off campus. SUNY Old Westbury participates in Division III collegiate athletics with 14 programs. Students are offered many social and academic organizations to join, including Greek life, intramural sports, ROTC programs, academic oriented clubs and many more.Webb Institute298 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-671-2213. webb.eduWebb Institute is the oldest school in the United States devoted to naval engineering. The 26-acre campus overlooking Long Island Sound houses and instructs 90 students, as of 2016, who are studying for a career in maritime engineering. The institute is considered to be very selective and admits about 33 percent of its applicants. Every student who attends Webb Institute graduates with a dual-degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. All students are given four full years of tuition scholarship. All students are required to live in on-campus housing. The school’s small size helps maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Webb competes in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in five different sports, depending on student interest. All students have the opportunity to compete in varsity sports as well as a number of intramural sports. In addition, students are given a free membership to the local YMCA.U.S. Merchant Marine Academy300 Steamboat Rd., Kings Point. 516-773-5258 usmma.eduThe U.S. Merchant Marine academy is one of the five U.S. military service academies. The overall goal of the academy is to prepare its students to become officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, students graduate with a U.S. Coast Guard License and an Officer’s Commission in the U.S. Armed Forces. The academy has about 940 students on its 82-acre campus beside Long Island Sound as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 3rd best college in the northern region. The academy keeps a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The academy is very selective, with an average acceptance rate of 22.3 percent. All students are required to live on campus for all four years. In addition, the Merchant Marine Academy, which competes at the Division III level of the NCAA, has 18 varsity teams. In addition to its varsity program, students have the opportunity to join nine different club sports teams.COMMUNITY COLLEGESNassau Community College1 Education Dr., Garden City. 516-572-7501. ncc.eduNassau Community College sits on a 225 acre campus near Nassau’s Museum Row and instructs over 23,300 undergraduate students as of 2016. It is the largest single-campus community college in New York State. The two-year college offers students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in 62 different programs. NCC’s most popular programs include liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, business, management, marketing and related support services, and health professions and related programs. The school boasts that its professors hold doctorates at twice the national rate for community colleges. In spite of its large student population, NCC keeps its student-to-faculty ratio at 21:1. The average class size at NCC consists of 22 students. The college has an open admissions policy allowing all eligible students to enroll. NCC awards the most associate degrees in New York and the third most in the United States. The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 24 athletic teams.Suffolk County Community College533 College Rd., Seldon. 631-451-4110. sunysuffolk.eduSuffolk Community College, the largest overall community college in New York State, instructs about 27,000 students as of 2016 at its three campuses in Brentwood, Riverhead and its main campus in Selden. The two-year college offers associates degrees in over 100 programs of study in 20 different fields. The school has an open admissions policy for all eligible students who wish to enroll. The community college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 24:1. The college also offers an honors program for highly motivated, academically oriented students. This program is designed to prepare its students to transfer to nationally competitive universities by giving them challenging and in-depth coursework. SCCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 21 athletic teams. In addition, students have the opportunity to choose from over 90 clubs and organizations to enhance their experience at the college. The school offers six honor societies and many academically oriented, spiritual and social clubs to join.last_img read more

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Rodgers regrets Ndidi’s absence

first_imgLeicester City Manager, Bredan Rodgers, has confessed that he really missed the absence of Nigeria wonder-kid, Wilfred Ndidi, after their defeat against Southampton on Sunday. Ndidi makes 100 Premier league appearances Leicester slumped to their fifth defeat of the season against Southampton, putting in an underwhelming performance against a side that they had hammered 9-0 back in October. The Foxes’ performance was worrying and starkly exposed Brendan Rodgers’ reliance on the brilliant Wilfred Ndidi. Although Jamie Vardy has stolen most of the headlines, the real epicenter of Leicester’s success this season has been the ever-reliable Ndidi. Operating as a defensive midfielder in Brendan Rodgers’ devastating 4-1-4-1 formation, the 23-year-old has frequently acted as Leicester’s ‘get of jail free card’ for their expansive tactical style. His rangy, almost octopus-like legs, his telepathic reading of the game and his marathon runner levels of stamina, equipping with the attributes to sweep the entire width of the pitch in front of the Foxes defence. The Nigerian’s influence really cannot be overstated. His role is indispensable to the team, helping each one of his teammates perform more effectively. Ndidi’s stoic and energetic defensive performances have allowed full-backs Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira to bomb forward, while also offering James Maddison and Youri Tielemans significant creative freedom in midfield. Thus, when the news broke that Leicester’s talisman would be out until February there was more than a few City fans who were worried. The Foxes’ performance against Aston Villa in midweek did little to arrest these fears. In response to Ndidi’s absence, Rodgers re-jigged the side – fielding a 3-5-2 formation which included a central midfield three of Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans and Maddison. Both Belgians in this trio had underwhelming games with Tielemans in particular looking completely off the pace – suggesting that the huge amount of games he has been involved in this season are beginning to take their toll on his performances. He was eventually dragged off for Marc Albrighton but it would be Praet’s replacement that changed the game: the often forgotten Hamza Choudhury. Industrious, technical-sound and aggressive, the England Under 21 international helped Leicester take control of the midfield, sparking some muted calls for the player to receive a senior Three Lions call up. Choudhury was a passenger for the majority of the game, dropping far too deep and inviting pressure from the visitors. There were period were he retreated as far as Leicester’s defensive line with Jonny Evans having the urge to the youngster to push up on more than one occasion. Leicester also surrendered possession constantly in one of their least dominant displays of the campaign. Choudhury was partly to blame. The 22-year-old was not proactive enough in creating passing options for his teammates as Ndidi does so effectively and was guilty of overplaying – particularly in the second half. Choudhury’s usual combativeness was also curiously absent from his performance with both Praet and Pereira leading him in possession gained by some distance. The Saints’ performance revealed an issue that Leicester fans have been fearing for a long time. How does this thin squad keep up their Champions League challenge alive in the face of injuries to their star names? Ndidi’s surgery successful, says Rodgers Yes, Choudhury is only 22 and yes, he will improve as he gets more game time over the next several weeks, but he is clearly nowhere near disciplined or talented enough to play Ndidi’s highly specialised role in the 4-1-4-1 system. Rodgers may need to go back to the drawing board tactically because a few more performances like this and Leicester’s comfortable lead over fifth place is going to disappear at an alarming rate. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Despite playing just 45 minutes, Hamza Choudhury won more tackles vs. Aston Villa (3/3) than any other Leicester City midfielder. Rodgers would admit after the game that he had made a mistake in not trusted the Foxes youth academy graduate to fulfill Ndidi’s role in the 4-1-4-1, an error that he responded to by starting him in Leicester’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton this afternoon. Loading… Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existlast_img read more

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Arsenal complete Salah’s namesake transfer

first_img Loading… Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Feyenoord starlet Salah-Eddine on a free transfer. And Gunners fans were quick to joke that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah better watch out for his 17-year-old namesake. Salah-Eddine, known as ‘Salah’, will join the club’s youth set-up and compete for a spot in Arsenal’s Under-23 side. Predominantly a central midfielder, the Dutchman spent his youth career in the Netherlands and came through the ranks at Feyenoord. He said: “It feels great to join a massive club like Arsenal. “It’s a good environment for me to work on my development and hopefully through the academy I can become a first-team player. “They first contacted my dad and then I went there for a week just to see what the club is all about, and after that they didn’t really have to say anything. I immediately knew that it was the right club for me.” Arsenal fans were quick to welcome Salah to the club and many joked that his Anfield namesake should be worried. One wrote: “Not the player we were waiting for but regardless he is now the best in world football with the name Salah.” Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone Baffled6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?center_img Another added: “Mo Salah is no longer the greatest Salah in England.” Arsenal’s Salah, meanwhile, revealed he is looking forward to the challenge of establishing himself at the Emirates He said: “I’m a central midfielder and I like to play box to box. Offensively I’m a creative player and I can play with my left or right foot. read also:Neymar’s €36m salary covers entire Atalanta squad wages “I score goals and get assist, and defensively I like to think I do my bit too, especially in the transition. “First I want to become an important player in the under-23s and then eventually get involved with the first team in some capacity. “I want to see what that’s like, but above all else, I want to have a really good season with the under-23s. “Maybe if I do that then I’ll be able to join the first team here and there in training. Those are my targets.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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