Notre Dame has been given a $25 million gift to establish the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, according to a University press release Friday.The institute will expand Notre Dame’s data-based academic programs and serve as “an interdisciplinary, university-wide hub that will connect faculty, students and research across existing data science and analytics programs on campus,” according to the release.University provost Tom Burish said the Lucy Family Institute will work with University’s existing data-driven academic and research programs to bring data science to a broader range of disciplines, including health, business and the social sciences. The institute will also be host to academic publications and conferences, and seek partnerships with outside entities.Alumnus Robert Lumpkins and his wife, Sara, who graduated from Saint Mary’s, donated the $25 million gift.“We are exceedingly grateful to Bob and Sara for their past generosity in helping Notre Dame keep pace with emerging trends in data science and business analytics,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “With this latest gift, they have ensured that our undergraduate, graduate and professional students will wield the latest tools, knowledge and innovations to better society and the world.”The Lumpkins have previously helped fund endowed faculty positions, scholarships and business, science and mathematics programs.“We are pleased to support Notre Dame’s vision in this endeavor, which meshes with our values,” Sara and Bob Lumpkins said in the release. “We believe data science and analytics offer a powerful opportunity to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and learning at the University, and that Notre Dame is uniquely positioned to bring an ethical perspective to its use for the good of society.”Tags: data analytics, data science, Lucy Family Institute, Lumpkins
Tomorrow, Boo Ray, native of Western North Carolina and wayward country troubadour, is set to release Sea of Lights, his most recent record, on vinyl.Released digitally last year, Ray has teamed with Kindercore Vinyl, based in Athens, Georgia, for this project. Kindercore is pushing the vinyl technology envelope. with a goal of offering vinyl pressings free of petroleum products within the foreseeable future. Sea of Lights is the very first pressing from Kindercore, and the collaboration between the company and Boo Ray is set to continue, as a series of duet singles is already in the can and ready to be released.I recently chatted with Boo about sharing tape machines with Bob Dylan, tattoos, and working with Kindercore.BRO – You recorded Sea of Lights on the same machine Bob Dylan used to record Nashville Skyline. That’s good company, right?BR – You bet. I believe in the ghost in the machine. My producer and great friend, Noah Shain, got that old Ampex 300 and called me as soon as he had it up and running. These old tape machines are quite the contraptions. They’re all pulleys, levers, and springs, and it takes half an alchemist to really operate one well. It’s just not about the tape machine, though. It’s about the relationship between the engineer/producer has with the tape machine and the entire signal chain. API consoles and Ampex tape machines were apparently made for each other and are a great pairing. These records I’m making with Noah are designed on the front end to be manufactured and listened to on vinyl.BRO – How did you develop a relationship with Kindercore?BR – I’ve been kicking around Athens on and off for years and Kindercore has always been real cutting edge with acts like Maserati and Japancakes. Kindercore and I are Athens townies.BRO – What can you tell me about the duet series you have planned?BR – It’s an A-side/B-side vinyl single collaboration series with other singer/songwriters. So far, the way it’s going down is the A-side is an original song I write with the other singer and the B-side is a cover song we do together. It’s getting interesting. Stylistically, it’s allowing me to do some things a little outside what you’d expect to hear on one of my records. We’ve covered some interesting songs and written songs I am really proud of. So far, I’ve finished collaborations with Elizabeth Cook, Lilly Winwood, Critter Fuqua, Wade Sapp, and Rachel Rowland. We’ve got a few others we’re excited to announce. These singles begin releasing sometime real soon.BRO – We are featuring “Sea of Lights” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?BR – That song’s the relief I needed as my life was falling apart just when I got the call from Noah Shain to come to Los Angeles and make a new record. It’s about my ongoing love affair with Los Angeles and the long haul. You know, you just can’t tell what’s around the corner. You never know what worse luck your bad luck saved you from.BRO – I’ve noticed you sport two full sleeves. What was your first tattoo? Any plans for your next?BR – Yeah, I am pretty covered in tattoos. My first couple of big tattoos were from Freddy Negrete and Marcus Kuhn. And, yes, I am scheming on some new ink. Mastering engineer/record producer Pete Lyman and I are fixing to get tattoos at Chris Saint Clark’s Kustom Thrills. I’m an official endorser of Olathe Boot Company and they sent me the stitching design that goes on their boots. I’m going to have the Olathe toe medallion stitching pattern tattooed on the tops of my feet.You can check out all of Boo Ray’s tattoos and tunes from Sea of Lights tonight and tomorrow around Nashville.For more information on Boo Ray, the new record, or when he will be hitting a stage near you, check out his website.And if you want to learn more about the cool things going on at Kindercore Vinyl, surf here.
If you’re struggling to save or pay down debt, you might think it’s because you’re no good with money. But the truth is, plenty of the good habits you practice in other areas of your daily life can also help you build an emergency fund, pay down your credit card debt, and stick to a monthly budget. You just need to apply the good habits that you already have to money management.Here is a look at the five good money management habits that you might be surprised to learn you already have.1. The Household ScheduleYou know that you should build an emergency fund of savings, stashing away enough dollars to cover at least six months of daily living expenses. That way, if you lose your job or if your furnace suddenly goes on the fritz, you won’t have to turn to your credit cards to survive. But you just can’t seem to find enough money at the end of every month to build that emergency fund. continue reading » 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The Crown Estate has shared its updated proposals for Round 4 offshore wind leasing, at its latest stakeholder engagement event.The updates include The Crown Estate’s proposed refinement of available seabed regions – within which developers would have the opportunity to identify and propose sites.This work, underpinned by a detailed assessment of spatial constraints and developed in collaboration with statutory stakeholders, identifies:Five regions that The Crown Estate proposes to include in plans for a new leasing round, on the basis that they are technically feasible, include sufficiently large areas of available seabed for offshore wind development and have lower levels of development constraint.Four regions which The Crown Estate proposes to take forward for further consideration, on the basis that additional work is required to build the evidence base and engage with technical stakeholders about these areas, in order to better understand the seabed resource and constraints and confirm their inclusion.Nine regions that will not be taken forward as part of Round 4, on the basis that they are impacted by significant development constraints, which would be challenging to mitigate, namely: defence ranges and exercise areas; visual sensitivity (i.e. where development would predominately or entirely be within 13km of shore) and overlap with shipping routes that contain traffic of more than 10,000 ships per year.As plans progress, The Crown Estate will continue to engage with technical stakeholders and build the evidence base on the nine regions being taken forward at this stage. This will enable it to finalise the regions to be offered to market, ahead of confirming the launch of Round 4, and later, help to inform developers in their identification of sites.To reach this point, The Crown Estate has undertaken extensive spatial analysis of technical resource and constraints, including other sea users and environmental sensitivities, through a combination of Geographic Information System (GIS) and qualitative analysis.The detailed analysis that underpins the regions refinement work will be published later this month, including: a Methodology Report, GIS model outputs, associated draft Characterisation Reports for each of the nine regions being taken forward at this stage and an Interim Summary Stakeholder Feedback Report.Other updates to The Crown Estate’s proposals shared at the event included:Capacity likely to be increased from 6GW to 7GW, in light of strong market appetite and the desire to ensure a sufficient pipeline is in place.Available regions to be extended from 50m to 60m water depths, after feedback from industry confirmed appetite for development of fixed foundation turbines beyond the 50m initially proposed.Following statutory stakeholder feedback, The Crown Estate is also commissioning additional work on key issues of uncertainty, including further assessments on marine protected area sensitivities, ornithology and visibility analysis.A parallel engagement event with the market will take place on 26 November, at which The Crown Estate will share further detail on the proposed tender design. Registration for this event, which is targeted at potential leasing process participants, is open until 21st November.Jonny Boston, Senior Development Manager at The Crown Estate, said: “We are pleased to share the work we’ve undertaken since the summer to refine our initial proposals for Round 4, building on the extensive and constructive feedback we received from statutory bodies and the market.“To reach this point, we’ve undertaken significant analysis, in close engagement with statutory stakeholders, to help build a detailed picture of seabed resource and constraints around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We will continue to refine this work as we progress with our plans, helping build the evidence base to reduce consenting risk, balance a range of needs on the seabed, and ensure developers are well placed to bring the strongest possible projects forward.”
American Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown, a recording artist, dancer, and actor came home Wednesday night to find a naked woman in his bed, problem is he had no idea who she was. He called the police and they carted her away.They found a woman named Amira Ayeb inside the home, according to an advisory from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Brown told police he didn’t know Ayeb, and she didn’t have permission to be in his home.Brown was a little more explicit on his Instagram account.“I get home and find this crazy individual in my house,” he wrote. “She had broken the hinges off the doors. She Found time to cook her several meals. She wrote ‘I love you’ on the walls. She threw out my daughters clothing as well as my dogs stuff. Then had all these crazy voodoo things around my crib. goes to show you how crazy people are crazy! And she painted her name on my cars!!!! I love my fans but this is some on some real real crazy shit! I pray she will get help.”
Italian football returned last night with Juventus’ clash against Coppa Italia opponents AC Milan. “I think that, studying the method and form, that is a possibility in July,” Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health Zampa told Radio Kiss Kiss.Advertisement Italy’s Ministry of Health representative, Sandra Zampa, has said crowds could return to local stadiums in July. Loading… “It all depends on social distancing and a temperature check. I will just say that, as we all know, from June we’ll have the reopening of theatres and open-air cinemas, maintaining distances. We’d need the fans to take on the responsibility and the clubs to really check that social distancing guidelines are being followed in stadiums. “An embrace after a goal would be putting people’s health at risk and cannot be allowed. If we want something and are prepared to take responsibility for our actions to make it happen, then it’s entirely possible. read also:Italian govt gives all-clear to Serie A training “We need a study to quantify how many fans are allowed in, how to ensure the social distancing and create a simulation before giving the all-clear.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Beloved First Ladies Of All TimeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWhy Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?
BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 7) – Mark Elliott exorcised a lot of race demons Thursday night.Elliott led every lap in winning the Night of 1,000 Stars special for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Hancock County Speedway. His share of the purse totaled $7,000, including $3,500 for the victory and $2,500 in lap money, plus another $1,000 for leading at halfway.The top-paying event of the 2014 XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour drew 84 entries from 10 states and Canada.“What really helped us win tonight was a long month of July. We did the Dakota Classic Tour, then Speedweeks, and missed five of the shows,” the new 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier said. “We went back to work on the car and everybody, my crew, my family and my sponsors, stayed focused on winning.” “Maybe the stars aligned,” he added. “We had the right amount of luck and it all worked out for us.”Also the 2006 and 2009 race winner, Elliott won his heat race despite a back row start and then drew the outside front row spot for the main event.He drove past Kevin Stoa and Clayton Christensen and was still in front when the race was stopped for the mandatory front stretch pit stop halfway through the 50-lapper.“We were prepared to change everything but the kitchen sink. I’ve got a veteran crew that’s been with me a long time. They added fuel, checked my tires and told me I was good,” Elliott said. “I didn’t even get out of the car. I sat there thinking that we’d had a pretty good first half of the race and wished that it had been the second half.” Benji LaCrosse pressured Elliott before the break but wound up repeating as the Night of 1,000 Stars runner-up. Ryan Ruter, defending race winner Kyle Strickler and hard charger Jeremy Mills completed the unofficial top five. Mills made the main event field as a provisional starter and advanced 26 positions. Randy Brands was the $700 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner. First place was good for $500 for Ben Kates in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Andy Boeckman in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Friday’s Night of 10,000 Stars special at Britt boasts a guaranteed $7,000 and a total possible $10,000 to the IMCA winner.The 2011 tour champion, Elliott became the seventh different winner in as many Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season. The Thursday checkers were his HDT career fifth.Next up for the Hawkeye Dirt Tour are shows on Monday, Aug. 18 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton and Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.Unofficial feature results – 1. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 2. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 3. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 4. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 5. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 6. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 7. Mike Jergens, Plover; 8. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 9. Kevin Stoa, Clear Lake; 10. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 11. Clayton Christensen, Spencer; 12. Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; 13. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 14. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 15. J.J. Wise, Garner; 16. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 17. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; 18. Jeff Ignaszewski, Wells, Minn.; 19. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 20. Levi Nielsen, Mason City; 21. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 22. Greg Elliott, Webster City; 23. Rob Rose, West Des Moines; 24. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; 25. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 26. Jeff Dolphin, Britt; 27. Troy Swearingen, Thompson; 28. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 29. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 30. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 31. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; 32. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 33. Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; 34. Stacey Mills, Webb; 35. Mike Mullen, Green Bay, Wis.; 36. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 37. Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.Heat winners were Jimmy Gustin, Wise, Smith, Stoa, Hogan, Christensen, Mark Elliott, LaCrosse, Kile and Ruter.1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Nielsen; 2. Blochlinger; 3. Reutzel. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Noble; 2. Turnbull; 3. Richie Gustin. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Marriott; 2. Beckendorf; 3. Greg Elliott. 4th “B” feature – 1. Mullen; 2. Shute; 3. Ignaszewski. 5th “B” feature – 1. Rose; 2. Dailey; 3. Schroeder. 6th “B” feature – 1. Strickler; 2. Sean Jerovetz; 3. Troy Jerovetz.Tour provisionals – Van Genderen and Sobbing. Sponsor provisionals – Jeremy Mills, Stacey Mills, Swearingen, Ward, Dolphin and Jergens. Long tow provisional – Marks.
Now unbeaten in five starts, and subject to what is believed to be a high seven-figure transfer to Qatari owner Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani after she lifted the French Oaks, Treve has provided priceless moments to all those involved with her and, joyously, looks set to remain in training next season. Drawn wide, Treve (9-2) was unable to get any cover and pulled her head dramatically curving around the back of the course but still appeared to have so much to offer as she rolled to the lead turning into the home straight. All renaissance man Jarnet needed to do was point her in the right direction as his mount was never remotely in danger as she stretched right away. Head-Maarek is already the only woman to have trained the winner of the Arc, thanks to another filly Three Troikas back in 1979, and her latest was bred by her father, Alec. “I want to say thank you to Frankie Dettori as he rode an amazing race on her in the Prix Vermeille. I said to save her for today and he did,” she said. “A big kiss and thank you to Frankie, I am sorry he is not here today. “The way she won was incredible. She was wide the whole way and was travelling so easily the jockey just said he just let her go. I’m surprised how well she won, as we’ve never pushed her. “I thought she had six gears, but today she put the seventh one on.” Fillies have taken France’s signature race on many occasions – including the last two in Solemia and Danedream and stylishly by Zarkava in 2008 – but rarely do they assert such superiority over the colts as Criquette Head-Maarek’s marvel did by obliterating Orfevre by five lengths. All those at Longchamp on this international afternoon could only stop and admire Treve – she was even applauded sportingly by the thousands of Japanese visitors who had to settle for second best yet again – and perhaps the only person who will have been truly distressed is Frankie Dettori, who had to give the winning mount to Thierry Jarnet after breaking his ankle on Wednesday. Press Association What had been billed as the most fascinating and complex Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in some years was simply reduced to a one-horse show as Treve offered up a quite astonishing performance in Paris. The humble and highly popular trainer went on: “I’m so proud for papa and for the Sheikh. “When he bought her, he said ‘I want you win an Arc’, I said ‘I cant promise but I’ll do my best’. “I’d like to ask the Sheikh if I can give her a rest. If there’s one race for her it would be Hong Kong. “I am going to speak with the Sheikh with the objective of keeping her in training next season and preparing her to win the Arc again.” Alec Head said: “I won the Arc with two fillies, but I think she is ahead of them all.” Jarnet, 46, secured the second of his previous Arcs way back in 1994. “It was a different era when I was riding for Andre Fabre and I’m just pleased to show I can still be effective,” he said. “This is beautiful, more in a way for the filly than for myself, as I have a strong affinity with her.” Christophe Soumillon, distressed when Orfevre appeared to give away last year’s Arc to Solemia, felt Treve was on another level. The Belgian did not do anything wrong and the powerful chestnut, who was the 2-1 favourite but shorter in the Pari Mutuel due to his nation’s support, was a head in front of Intello and two lengths clear of his compatriot Kizuna in fourth. “I got a good position but unfortunately the pace was not too strong,” Soumillon said. “I was trying to give him a good blow coming into the straight, but Treve took off at the 350 and we couldn’t follow her. “I was hoping she would stop, but she didn’t. His attitude was really great, I’m very sorry for the Japanese fans, owners and trainers who want to win this beautiful race and keep finishing second. “I think he’s a great champion but unfortunately Treve was just too good.” Roger Charlton’s Al Kazeem was sixth, one place in front of one of Aidan O’Brien’s two Classic winners, the Derby hero Ruler Of The World. Ryan Moore’s mount was a little short of room but never near enough, while the supplemented St Leger winner Leading Light was 12th. O’Brien said: “It was messy but they finished off their races well and they are two nice horses to look forward to next season.”