Mary Ellen Konieczny, the Henkels Family associate professor of sociology, died Saturday at the age of 58 due to complications from cancer, the University announced in a press release Monday.Konieczny served as a faculty fellow of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She was working on a book called “Service before Self: Organization, Cultural Conflict, and Religion at the U.S. Air Force Academy” and developing a research project in Rwanda on connections between post-genocide reconciliation and religion.“Mary Ellen Konieczny was a distinguished sociologist of religion in a department known as a national leader in that area,” Dean of the College of Arts and Letters John T. McGreevy said in the release. “Her scholarship on Catholic parishes helped us better understand tensions and strength in individual congregations just as her uncompleted work on religion in the military probed the overlap between religious and civic identity.”Konieczny graduated from Notre Dame in 1981 and earned a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology before working in ministry for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and eventually pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Chicago.“We will remember Mary Ellen for that scholarship, but perhaps even more for her high spirits and sense of joy, which undergirded her teaching and research and proved a constant source of inspiration to colleagues and students,” McGreevy said.Tags: College of Arts and Letters, kellogg institute for international studies, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Master of Divinity
Cotton and peanuts, two of Georgia’s top row-crops, joined forces earlier this month for the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, spotlighting research projects funded by the Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission.In this episode of “In the Field” Brad Haire speaks with John Beasley, peanut agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, about the field day.Watch Cotton, peanuts join forces to spotlight UGA ag research.(Note to editor: “In the Field” is a video news series produced by Brad Haire, news director with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, providing timely, reliable information about Southern agriculture, and showing it in action. The series is available for your use on YouTube. Higher-resolution files are also available for broadcast.)
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Fraud exposures continue to plague our industry, many of which are tied to the expanded use of remote transaction channels. And with COVID-19, these crimes have only gotten worse.What’s the deal with HELOC Fraud? HELOC fraud crimes pose a potentially expensive fraud risk to credit unions, sometimes resulting in as much as six figure losses. Fraud criminals are aware of the fact that these open-ended loans can offer a lot of financial gain. They also know these loans are often not monitored as closely as an auto loan, mortgage loan, or credit card loan, and are therefore easier targets for an undiscovered attack.HELOC attacks performed via remote channels have ramped up during COVID-19. Credit unions will want to take extra steps to review their controls surrounding HELOCs to prevent these dangerous attacks.
No other information was released. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Police Department is asking residents in Oneonta to be vigilant following “numerous” vehicle break-ins. Authorities are asking people to call 911 if they see suspicious activity. In a Friday news release, authorities are reminding individuals keep valuables out of their vehicles and to keep them locked. The department says troopers have reported items being taken.
EZVIZ C3X isn’t your typical home security camera. That’s because it’s designed to give you colorful, detailed images at the time when it’s most difficult to record them: nighttime. And it does that without the help of harsh supplemental lighting. Also, its AI algorithms provide accurate alerts when people and vehicles appear in your designated zones, decreasing the likelihood that you’ll get false notifications. In the box, you’ll receive the C3X 1080p Wi-Fi Camera, Drill Template, Cat5 Waterproofing Kit, Power Adaptor, Quick Start Guide, and Screw Kit. So it comes with pretty much everything you need to get it up and running right out of the box.See colored images, even at nightYes, it’s possible to get high-quality color vision at night from a security camera. The C3X achieves this thanks to its Dual-Lens Color Night Vision. This technology allows one lens to record ambient brightness while another captures color information. The two images then merge to create visuals with incredible detail and realistic color. These are the images you want to see before you check your camera one last time before bed.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside with treesGet intelligent person and vehicle detection- Advertisement – EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside during the day – Advertisement – But this AI security camera isn’t just about visuals. It’s also quite intelligent. Its built-in algorithm doesn’t require an additional subscription and lets the C3X identify movement from humans and vehicles. This ensures that the alerts it sends to you are relevant to your home’s security. Finally, you’ll have a smart home device that’s truly clever; it can take a shift for you when no one’s watching.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside of a homeProtect the areas that matterWith this security system, you can make sure that specific areas surrounding your property are protected. Draw designated zones in your camera’s field of view where you want it to keep people, cars, or both out. When the camera detects objects in those areas, it will sound a large siren and flash a strobe light to frighten intruders. Also, it’ll send you a notification in less than a second during those scenarios.– Advertisement – Do you wish you could get a clearer picture of your property or business at night? It’s possible when you have the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered security camera. This unique home security gadget gives you vivid, color footage in the dark and even has a learning algorithm that detects humans and vehicles.If you’re a home or business owner, you know that it’s important to see what’s going on around your property at night. The trouble is, most security cameras have pretty sub-par night vision capabilities. In most cases, when you check your security camera in the dark, all you see are black and white images without much detail. Is that shape at the end of your driveway a bush or an intruder? You hope for the best. But when you have a home security camera, you shouldn’t have to just hope everything is ok; your camera needs to reassure you. And it’s this assurance that the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera hopes to provide. It’s an AI security camera that provides vivid, colorful nighttime images. EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera in useSet customizable voice alertsThis AI security camera even talks to guests—both the welcome and unwelcome kind—when it detects activity. You can personalize messages to warn off trespassers or welcome friends when they visit. Or if visitors park in off-limits areas, the C3X can instruct them to leave their cars in another location.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera on an exterior wallChoose a weatherproof security camera with free 24-hour storageYou won’t have to worry about the weather affecting this smart home security camera. It has a whole metallic enclosure and an IP67 rating. This means it can withstand rainy, stormy, sunny, and even snowy conditions. Another cool—and cost-friendly—feature is the C3X’s free, 24-hour cloud storage. It lets you view footage for the past 24 hours at no cost. All information recorded by the device to the server is protected with bank-level encryption and IOS/IEC 21001.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera close upEnjoy top-of-the-line home securityAccording to EZVIZ, this AI security camera is a fully-featured security system that goes beyond a conventional home camera. It includes Full HD image quality, two-way audio, customizable alarms, intelligent AI algorithms, and color night vision. So it’s one gadget that provides complete security coverage.The EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera provides unparalleled color nighttime images. And that’s a feature that really makes this camera a worthwhile investment; there’s nothing worse than seeing something unfamiliar—and indiscernible—on your security camera at night. This AI security camera also lets you set specified zones and has Intelligent Person and Vehicle Detection. It’s a complete home security setup and one that families, businesses, and property owners everywhere can appreciate. It’s a gadget that’s sure to boost security wherever you place it.The EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera costs $99.99, and you can orders yours.What do you look for in a security camera? Let us know your thoughts or if you already own a home security camera you love in the comments. Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. – Advertisement –
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Week 4 was incredibly frustrating from a fantasy football perspective. In the early games, there were a bunch of no-name players scoring touchdowns, the Browns surprised the Ravens on the road, Patrick Mahomes didn’t record a single touchdown, the Patriots’ defense carried them to victory once again, and the Atlanta Falcons continue to disappoint. Week 4 was definitely an unfortunate series of games with a few takeaways for the your waiver wire and FAAB pickups, including some guys you may need to rush back out to get before Week 5 that you may have dropped.The following players are the hottest additions heading into Week 5. DOMINATE YOUR LEAGUE: Get the Fantasy Alarm NFL Season Pass!Fantasy Football FAAB targets: QuarterbackJacoby Brissett IND; FAAB Bid: 5%: There are some possible quarterback streams this week — Kirk Cousins (@ Giants) and Andy Dalton (@ Cardinals) in particular – but Brissett might be a good matchup play this week who turns into a hold going forward. He’s thrown for at least two touchdowns in every game this season, and he’s done some of that with T.Y. Hilton dinged up. When he has his full complement of receivers, the Indy passing game should function pretty well all season, and a potential shootout with Kansas City awaits in Week 5.WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPPLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 5 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWFantasy Football FAAB targets: RBRonald Jones II TB; FAAB Bid: 20%: Both Jones and Peyton Barber found the end zone in a shootout with the Rams on Sunday, but Jones led the team in carries with 19 compared to Barber’s nine. Jones has more than 200 all-purpose yards on 35 touches over his past two games, and he’s played a role in the awakening of the Tampa Bay offense. Believe it or not he actually has three games with at least 70 rushing yards so far, which you’ll take from a guy available on waivers. He only has one touchdown through four games, but more should come. A big concern for Jones and Winston is that Tampa’s travel schedule is absolutely brutal the next few weeks, as they travel back from Los Angeles, then go to New Orleans, Tennessee, Seattle, and London. The NFL subjecting a team to that kind of schedule is completely asinine.Jordan Howard PHI; FAAB Bid: 15%: This recommendation is coming largely because of his big game Thursday night against the Packers. He finished with 87 yards rushing and three touchdowns, giving him four in his past two contests. He’s gradually seen more carries as the games have progressed, so hopefully this is a sign that Howard is becoming the lead back in Philadelphia. Miles Sanders has still seen double-digit touches in each game, but he hasn’t done much with them (including scoring). This situation is fluid, but things are heading in the right direction for Howard. (Note: He’s owned in 56 percent of Yahoo leagues.)WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsFantasy Football FAAB targets: WRJamison Crowder NYJ; FAAB Bid: 12-15%: Crowder’s stock took an immediate hit once Sam Darnold started missing games. Don’t forget that Crowder saw a whopping 17 targets in Week 1, and then Darnold got mono and ruined my mojo. Crowder has struggled with the subpar quarterbacks the Jets have started the last couple games, but hopefully Darnold is a full go next week. It would be great for his fantasy prospects just to see him get back to eight or nine targets each game with a promising young quarterback throwing him the ball.Geronimo Allison GB; FAAB Bid: 10-12%: Allison is a pretty interesting waiver addition if Davante Adams has to miss any time with his turf toe injury. The Packers don’t believe the injury is serious, but both Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allison proved to be pretty valuable once Adams left last Thursday’s game. The Packers offense hasn’t been as explosive as we’ve seen in previous years, but last Thursday’s game just might be a push in the right direction for this team.WEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerGolden Tate NYG; FAAB Bid: 7-8%: He was mentioned last week, and he’s coming off his suspension so he’s ripe for the taking. Daniel Jones has developed some solid chemistry with Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, but there’s an opportunity for Tate to get a good amount of targets, as well. He was a pretty big free agency acquisition for the Giants, so they’d obviously like to get their money’s worth out of Tate, and another weapon at Jones’ disposal can’t hurt. The Giants have some tough games coming up against the Vikings and Patriots, so he’s a bit risky to play right away, but he’ll likely pay off over the long term.WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endA.J. Brown TEN; FAAB Bid: 4-5%: Brown doesn’t get many targets. He has just 17 through four games. However, he had a very big game on Sunday against Atlanta, turning two of his three targets into touchdowns. Hopefully this chemistry-building exercise with Marcus Mariota blossoms into some more looks. He has some nice big-play potential with 10 catches for 223 yards through four games. His teammate, Corey Davis, is available in shallower leagues, and if you want him you’ll have to spend some more money. But Davis only has 18 targets through four games and just one touchdown. We’ve seen his upside and it’s solid, but he and Marcus Mariota can just never string it together consistently.Mohamed Sanu ATL; FAAB Bid: 2-4%: In a surprising development, Sanu actually led the Falcons in targets this past Sunday. Matt Ryan looked his way a dozen times, and Sanu turned it into nine catches for 91 yards. He hasn’t scored yet, but through four games he now has 24 catches on 31 targets for 239 yards. He’s seeing enough work to warrant consideration as a deeper league flex play in PPR leagues, and hopefully he finds the end zone sooner rather than later.MORE WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderFantasy Football FAAB targets: Tight EndBenjamin Watson NE; FAAB Bid: 6-7%: Players returning from suspension is quite the theme this week. Watson, like Tate, is available to play now. Tom Brady certainly is missing a big body target to get the ball to in the red zone since Rob Gronkowski retired. Watson will be a breath of fresh air, since things haven’t gone well with Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo. Watson turns 39 in December, but there’s a need for a big target in this offense to help move the chains.Jason Witten DAL; FAAB Bid: 5-6%: It’s not a great week when you’re looking to add Witten off of waivers. He has at least three receptions in each game this year. He scored a touchdown in each of his first two games and then had 54 receiving yards last week. He’s not a great option, but he’s serviceable in deeper leagues. He does have a tougher game next week against the Packers, but he should still get his typical workload, which can provide for a decent floor.Tyler Eifert CIN; FAAB Bid: 3-5%: This is if you’re looking to get a jump on the Cardinals’ next opposing tight end. The Cardinals once again failed to defend an opposing team’s tight end well, as Will Dissly finished Sunday’s game with seven catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. They’ve now given up a touchdown to a tight end every week. Life now has three guarantees: Death, taxes, and the Cardinals sucking wind against tight ends.DOMINATE YOUR LEAGUE: Get the Fantasy Alarm NFL Season Pass!Fantasy Football FAAB targets: D/STUnfortunately the Dolphins are on bye next week, so they cannot be picked on. We’ll get through this together, though. There are still a few good streaming options next week, but they aren’t particularly overwhelming. Tennessee Titans: The Titans host the Bills next week, and Josh Allen’s status for the game is currently up in the air. Allen left last week’s game against the Patriots with a potential concussion, so he might not even play in Week 5, which means Matt Barkley might get the spot start in a tough road game against Tennessee. The opening line has the over/under at 38.5, the Titans have allowed just 62 points through four games, and they just held the Falcons to 10 points and 58 rushing yards while sacking Matt Ryan five times. They shouldn’t have any trouble next week if the Bills are without Josh Allen .San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers host the Cleveland Browns on Monday night, and they’ll be fresh off their bye week. After three games, the 49ers ranked second in defensive DVOA according to Football Outsiders with nine sacks and seven forced turnovers. The Browns hit their stride this past week against the Ravens, but let’s see how they fare in another prime-time game. Their last two offensive performances on national television didn’t go well, and it doesn’t appear as if enough people realize the 49ers have the makings of a solid defense.Cleveland Browns: Oh, hey, look at that — the 49ers opponent made the list too. It’s not so much hedging against the 49ers as it is recommending a good D/ST. Myles Garrett alone has six sacks on the season, and the Browns defense just held the Baltimore Ravens’ explosive offense to ten points through three quarters. The Ravens got a little more aggressive in the fourth quarter and garbage time so they padded the stat sheet a little bit. This Monday night pairing currently has an over/under of 47.5, which is a little too high for a couple of good defenses.
Marshawn Lynch has never been one to mince words, but this time his mouth has him in hot water.The former Raiders and Seahawks running back hosted a youth football camp July 28 in Seattle through his Fam 1st Foundation.At the camp, he began instructing the kids — some as young as 9 — using foul language, including a racial slur, according to TMZ Sports.TMZ said some of the children began crying, and that’s when a mother went down to the field to remove her son from the camp. The …
Media literacy has been a component ofSouth African schooling for some years.(Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jaco du ToitUnesco regional office, Windhoek+264 61 291 7221RELATED ARTICLES• Unesco, AU to boost African journalism• Unesco lauds SA literacy project• Social development in SOuth Africa• SA celebrates media freedomJanine ErasmusA three-day regional teacher workshop to be held in early November 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa, aims to boost literacy in new media and information skills. The workshop is a joint project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) and the University of Pretoria.At least 20 teacher trainers from countries in the Southern African region, including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia, are to attend. Similar regional events will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to cover teacher training institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean; as well as in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for teacher training institutions in the South Asia region.The event centres on Unesco’s draft media and information literacy (MIL) curriculum for teacher education, which is soon to be piloted in teacher training institutions in at least eight developing countries.Trainers at the African event will be brought up to speed with the latest developments in the field of media and information literacy as it pertains to teacher education. They will also have the opportunity to discuss the draft curriculum and give their feedback on it, both as a whole and for specific modules. This feedback is expected to enhance the draft.The development of the MIL programme is steered by an international expert group. Local media education expert Professor Fackson Banda, the SABMiller-Unesco Chair of Media and Democracy at Rhodes University’s journalism school, represents the country in this group. Visiting professor Albert Boekhorst, an information scientist connected to Pretoria University’s Department of Information Science, also works on the project.The group meets regularly to review the curriculum’s progress and make recommendations for its further improvement. The upcoming workshop is an extension of the ongoing validation process.Media expert Professor Birgitte Tufte of the Copenhagen Business School names South Africa as one of the world’s leading countries in media education, along with Australia, Canada, and Great Britain. Other countries slowly following suit include the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Austria, and Switzerland.South Africa held its first media education conference in 1990 and has seen an increasing demand for media education since the arrival of democracy in 1994.Understanding the mediaThe Alexandria Proclamation says that information literacy and life-long learning are “beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom”. The proclamation was drawn up at a colloquium on information literacy and life-long learning held in Alexandria, Egypt, in November 2005.Media and communication technologies, says Unesco, are crucial in keeping people informed so that they can competently assess, process and use media, in a variety of forms, in their personal lives and careers.This competency allows citizens to participate usefully in democratic societies. It also allows them to create their own functional media messages.Media and information technologies also stimulate creativity and debate on a range of issues, but their effectiveness is entirely dependent on the audience’s ability to understand, process and use the information while filtering out propaganda and bias.The MIL programme aims to foster literacy in mass media as well as information and communication technologies among the youth of the world, who are today’s most eager media consumers, according to Unesco. These children obtain their news not only through traditional channels but also through new platforms such as social networking sites, where they interact with their peers.However, because of their tender age, these consumers are also most vulnerable to the dangers of misusing or misinterpreting the media.Before media literacy programmes are included in school teaching, a number of obstacles must be overcome, including overworked teachers and already full curricula. South Africa’s own school curriculum has undergone a number of revisions since 1994, when the controversial outcomes-based system was phased in. The 2008 group of matrics was the first to write their final exams under the new system.Teachers themselves need media and information literacy education to be able to understand the role and importance of media, and to be able to equip their pupils with the same skills.Unesco will work towards the inclusion of media literacy in national teacher training curricula, thus creating a ripple effect that will eventually filter down to pupils of secondary education level. The results and effectiveness of eight pilot projects will be shared with government education departments, and will determine the level of integration into national curricula.The integration of libraries into the programme is another crucial step, as libraries offer an environment with valuable resources and services, and play an important role in the life-long learning process.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#iCloud#iOS 7 If you have been interested in getting a feel for the upcoming release of iOS 7, but haven’t wanted to run a beta release of the mobile operating system on your Apple device, there’s now a pain-free way to get a taste of the iOS to come.Apple’s iCloud, the browser-based cloud service that provides Apple ID account holders tools to supplement their mobile experience, has a new beta site that displays some of the new design elements of iOS 7.Find My iPhone in iCloud BetaGone is the dark-grey linen background with shadowed icons that shouted skeuomorphism, and in its place is a much flatter, cleaner interface that leans towards a lighter end of the spectrum.Six of the available apps in the beta iCloud site also show the iOS 7 look-and-feel (the three beta iWorks apps—Pages, Numbers and Keynote—are still mired in the current interface.Numbers and rest of iWork apps are still grounded in past.Poking around the apps, I found the overall design to be appealing. The Mail app was reflective of the changes throughout all of the updates apps: extremely clean lines, light design elements, and an emphasis on the text through the use of the sharp-looking Helvetica Neue font.The Calendar app was especially nice: entering appointments is not rocket science for other calendars, but it was far more painless using the iCloud Calendar app.Calendar for iCloud BetaOne thing that kind of stuck out for me as I walked around the apps was the distinct reminder of another interface I’ve seen lately: Office 365. The color scheme on the Calendar app seemed the most overt reminder of the Office apps. This is not necessary a bad thing, but it’s definitely a resemblance, though slight.If this is indeed the way ahead for iOS 7, then it’s a change to which I’m going to be looking forward. But I can’t help wondering how much effort it will take other app developers to get their apps’ look and feel to come close to this design. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology brian proffitt Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts