President-elect Biden Fractures Foot After Slipping While Playing With Family Dog

first_imgAdam Schultz / Biden for President / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden’s doctor says he will likely require a walking boot after slipping while playing with his family’s dog over the weekend.Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s primary care doctor since 2009, says the 78-year-old has a hairline fractures in his “mid-foot.”“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Sunday. “Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks.”Earlier Sunday, Biden’s office announced he was going to be examined by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution” after he twisted his ankle playing with his dog Major on Saturday. Biden, who celebrated his 78th birthday on November 20, is set to be the oldest president in US history.During the campaign, the Biden campaign released a summary of Biden’s medical history, which showed the former vice president was healthy and fit for the presidency.The Biden family has two dogs, Major and Champ, both German Shepherds.The Bidens fostered Major from the Delaware Humane Association and made his adoption official in November 2018. Champ joined the Biden family during the presidential transition in December 2008, weeks after Biden became vice president-elect.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Lion King Breaks Down a Performer’s Athleticism by the Numbers

first_img View Comments from $75.00 Related Shows India Boldscenter_img The Lion King Nine characters, 14 costume changes, 2.7 miles traveled—and that’s only during one performance of The Lion King. Imagine doing that eight times a week! Lion King ensemble member India Bolds recently teamed up with ESPN’s Sport Science for a look behind the scenes at the amount of athleticism and stamina required to perform in the Tony-winning tuner. During a single performance, Bolds was hooked up to a bioharness, which pulled impressive stats, including the fact that her average heart rate peaks at 192 beats per minute and that she travels farther throughout the show than NBA MVP Stephen Curry does in a single game. Check out the impressive breakdown below!last_img read more

Corn Boil

first_imgThe University of Georgia faculty and staff at the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville will host the center’s annual corn boil and open house on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Every year the center grows acres of sweet corn as part of a sustainable farming research project. During harvest, the center invites the public to partake in the fruits of their effort and learn about the work that is being done at the center.Guided farm tours, which are free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Attendees will learn about solar pumps for livestock water troughs, rainfall simulation and erosion, satellite guided tractors, living mulch systems and cover crops.Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. and include corn, hot dogs and accompaniments. Attendees should park at 1420 Experiment Station Road for lunch and for tour shuttles.After the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center in August 2012, UGA took over management of the facility.It has since become a hub for researchers across disciplines to study ways to make farming more sustainable.The center’s fields, pastures and labs allow UGA faculty to continue research into sustainable agriculture and natural resources conservation. It currently houses about 30 ongoing UGA research projects on sustainable farming systems, nutrient cycling, water quality, organic production, livestock grazing systems, forage breeding and variety trials.The Campbell Center also serves as a center for hands-on education through the office for UGA Cooperative Extension in Oconee County.For more information about the J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center visit read more

Marine Task Force to Deploy to Central America

first_imgBy Dialogo June 13, 2016 The Marines will deploy in various stages starting this week. With the approval of the Government of Honduras, the unit will be based out of Soto Cano Air Base and their deployment will last through November. The Marines are postured to quickly consolidate personnel and equipment throughout the region if called upon to respond to an emergency situation. Special-Purpose Marine, Air, Ground Task Force-Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) is set to deploy to Central America over the next several weeks as the rapid response force assigned to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. In addition to the security cooperation events, Marine engineers with the SPMAGTF will conduct community service projects in Gracias a Dios, Honduras. center_img Approximately 180 of the nearly 300-member unit will remain in Soto Cano as part of the headquarters element, logistical element, and aviation element that will support the four CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters with the SPMAGTF. The remainder of SPMAGTF-SC will be dispersed among Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, at the invitation of their governments to conduct training and security cooperation engagements that are tailored to each partner’s needs. SPMAGTF-SC-16 is assigned to respond to and assist partners within the region in the event of a major disaster. This deployment coincides with hurricane season, which is the most likely emergency the unit could respond to during their time in the region. For more information on SPMAGTF-SC, please contact the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Public Affairs Officer, Maj. Armando A. Daviu, email:, phone: 305-437-2554, or the Public Affairs Chief, GySgt. Zachary Dyer, email,, 305-437-9014.last_img read more

NCUA defines supervisory priorities: Cybersecurity, IRR top 2015 list

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Cybersecurity, interest-rate risk and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance head the National Credit Union Administration’s supervisory priorities for 2015. This is according to a letter (15-CU-01) sent Tuesday to federally insured credit unions.According to the NCUA, the letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations, and states “as always, agency field staff will be focusing on areas of highest risk in the credit union system and compliance with new regulations.”The priorities are:Cybersecurity: The NCUA plans to “redouble” efforts to ensure the credit union system is prepared for a range of cybersecurity threats. This includes focusing on proactive measures to encrypt sensitive data and develop an information security policy and more. Field staff will also evaluate a credit union’s capacity to recover from a security breach;Interest-rate risk: Field staff will continue to use existing guidance to assess credit unions’ interest -rate risk, and the agency is currently in the process of updating such guidance. Staff will also evaluate compliance with the NCUA’s interest-rate risk rule; continue reading »last_img read more

Social is no longer optional

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It used to be that having social media as part of your marketing strategy was optional. In those days, blogs debated the existence of social ROI, and experts questioned which networks would survive in the battle for users. Those days are over.Consumers expect brands to not only have a universal presence on social media, but also to provide service through these networks. Customer conversations are happening on social whether you’re there or not. Megabanks know this and it’s reflected in the millions of dollars they dedicate to supporting these channels. That’s not a luxury most of us have.So, how can community institutions stay competitive? If you’ve spent 10 minutes on Twitter, you know that it is more than a “micro-blogging” site – it is a stream of conscience attempt to connect. People announce the mundane moments of their life (like what they had for breakfast), celebrate every minor victory, and vent on every trivial frustration. What’s more,because this is a public setting, they are begging brands like yours to engage.Despite the massive resources available, megabanks are literally too large to engage consistently on a personal level. The big-brand banks simply cannot keep up with the volume of these thoughts. Catching every mention, monitoring millions of people across dozens of streams, and then authentically engaging and listening with the consumer – it’s too large a task. So they automate, outsource, and systematize. It’s the stereotypical experience of being an account holder at a megabank. continue reading »last_img read more

Do these things immediately after being laid off

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Job security is important to all of us and when we are laid off, it can be a devastating experience. In this emotional time, it may be hard to get your ducks in a row, but it’s vital that you summon the strength to move forward. In the event that you’re let go, immediately doing the following things will help you formulate a plan for the future.Take a dayAs stated above, your emotions will be going wild after being let go. When you’re reeling from this unexpected career disappointment it will be quite difficult to make wise decisions. Instead of starting the job search process as an emotional mess, take a day (or two) to reflect and regroup. Let yourself experience the disappointment and anxiety you’re feeling but, don’t get lost in the negativity. After you’ve taken a little time, find the strength needed to keep going.Request a recommendationIf you’ve left on good terms nothing says you can’t use your employer as a reference for future opportunities. If you contact your colleagues or your manager and ask them to provide you with a recommendation they will undoubtedly do what they can to assist you in your job search. If your employer feels uncomfortable and declines, move on to someone else that can make your skillset shine. Remember a good rule of thumb is to have more than enough references on hand as you don’t know exactly how many will be needed for each potential position.Have a game planSearching for a new place of employment can be a full-time job in itself so it’s important you have a good plan in place. It’s natural to come out of the gate with guns blazing but pace yourself so you don’t get burned out and turned off by the job search process. Settle on how many positions you will apply to daily and when the day is done, evaluate your progress and what you want to do differently tomorrow.last_img read more

Paul Newman, millennials and the CU passage to lending in the future

first_imgHave you ever tried Newman’s Own salad dressing? Most of us have at one point or another and, if you haven’t, chances are you’ve heard of it. It’s owned and operated under the Newman’s Own brand—a brand that gives 100% of its profits to charity. Since its conception in 1982, the organization has donated more than $525 million to charity. What a fine example of a company that believes in people helping people!Companies like Newman’s Own are typically what millennials flock to based on their philanthropic efforts. However, millennials could actually be fading the Newman’s Own brand out. Sure, this company has droves of loyal fans out there, but with more than 80 million millennials in the consumer space, every brand needs buy-in from that group to survive.What’s the hang up? What is keeping millennials from relating to Neman’s Own and jumping on board to support this grand philanthropic effort?The answer lies with what made the brand popular in the first place: Paul Newman, himself. Yes, Paul Newman, whom most of us know as the beloved actor who starred in dozens of film classics including Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and who launched the brand and continues to be the brand’s image. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How to NOT get overwhelmed in 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » It’s 2020! A new year! A new decade! Get excited people!Such is the theme of many articles this week. You’ve likely read at least one of them, and yes, we’ve written a few of them ourselves.But as you’re getting set for this new year, new decade and new you, it’s equally important to pause and determine how you’re going to get there.Goals without set action plans don’t happen, and if you have a lengthy mental list about all the things you want to do in 2020 (we know that people who write down their goals are roughly 1.4 times more likely to accomplish those goals) without a framework, then you’re setting yourself up for burnout right around Valentine’s Day.You don’t want you to crash and burn, and we don’t want you to either. Here are four guiding principles to help you NOT get overwhelmed in 2020.last_img read more