The dot com slump and closures of technical companies is good news for some US charities. Those collecting donated goods such as office furniture and PCs have seen an upsurge in donations over the past year. Read Startup Leftovers Piling Up by Joanna Glasner at Wired News. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tech company closures benefit charities Howard Lake | 22 December 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more


first_img Corn planted in Indiana jumped to 82% from 62% the week prior in USDA’s latest weekly update. Soybeans planted jumped from 50% to 69%. Both are ahead of the five year average.The average temperature for the week was 70.0 degrees Fahrenheit, 5.4 degrees above normal for the state. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 2.02 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.43 inches. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 23.A hot, relatively dry week allowed Indiana farmers to make excellent corn and soybean planting progress last week. Both crops are now ahead of both last year and the 5 year planting averages. Hay producers utilized the excellent hay making weather to cut more than 25 percent of the first cutting of alfalfa last week. Conditions were perfect for making high quality hay, though some producers expressed concern that late frosts and freezes this spring had hurt their alfalfa stands. The dry weather helped to push wheat development and the crop remained in relatively good condition. Wheat growers were beginning to consider the timing of a fungicide application.Other activities for the week included herbicide and fertilizer applications, equipment maintenance, and marketing livestock.Source: Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office  82% of Indiana Corn, 69% of Indiana Soybeans Planted Previous articleUSTR Begins USMCA Dispute Panel on Dairy Trade with CanadaNext articleHoosier Native, Stump, to Lead National FFA Organization Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News 82% of Indiana Corn, 69% of Indiana Soybeans Planted Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 25, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more


first_img Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsEvents InternetUnited Nations July 10, 2019 International community finally alarmed by online threats denounced by RSF News Help by sharing this information The Information and Democracy initiative launched by RSF began a diplomatic process. Now backed by an alliance of 20 democratic governments, it aims to develop an international partnership and a civil society forum tasked with its implementation. RSF_en Organisation Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Commission’s co-chair, also welcomed the new awareness emerging in London. “This is the moment to emphasize the technological disruptions affecting the global information and communication space, including the changes in media business models or the danger of shutting oneself within certain kinds of content on online platforms,” Ebadi said. “We are pleased to see that the international community is now beginning to talk about the subjects that we have been raising for months.” “The disinformation that prevents citizens from taking informed decisions, the algorithmic bubbles that undermine pluralism, and the unfair competition between content that conforms to journalistic ideals on the one hand, and propaganda and rumour on the other – these all pose challenges to freedom of opinion and expression,” said Christophe Deloire, who is RSF’s secretary-general and co-chair of the International Commission on Information and Democracy. “They have emerged at the same time as the opportunities provided by the online economy, as this important declaration points out.” By recognizing the power that private corporations exercise over the online environment and the threat this poses to free speech, the Joint Declaration echoes the Information and Democracy initiative that RSF launched last November. Formulated by an internationally renowned commission, the initiative calls on all stakeholders, including governments and platforms, to work with civil society in developing new guarantees and solutions for reliable and pluralistic information in the digital age. Thomas Friang, the head of RSF’s advocacy department, said: “RSF’s initiative creates an enabling environment in which all stakeholders can work together to find concrete responses to the phenomena that can jeopardize the timeless principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration adds to the support of the 12 governments that we brought into this initiative in November 2018.” The control that private-sector companies exercise over the Internet poses a major threat to freedom of expression, four international special rapporteurs said in a joint declaration today as a two-day Media Freedom Conference got under way in London. The views they expressed are very similar to the positions taken by the international initiative on Information and Democracy that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched in November 2018. Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsEvents InternetUnited Nations Released for the start of the London conference, which is being organized by the British and Canadian governments, this “Twentieth Anniversary Joint Declaration” was issued by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye; the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Désir; the Organization of American States’ special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Edison Lanza; and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ special rapporteur on freedom of expression and access to information, Laurence Mute.  The joint declaration has come at a good time. It insists on the importance of independent monitoring and control by civil society stakeholders and confirms the importance of the Information and Democracy initiative ahead of the G7 summit due to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August, and the next UN General Assembly in New York in September.last_img read more


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first_imgColumnsIntersection Of Artificial Intelligence, Copyright And COVID Justice Prathiba M. Singh25 Jun 2020 6:57 AMShare This – xThe topic for today’s discussion at first look can appear extremely confusing and hazy. However, a deeper analysis would show that the topic is extremely well thought out and relevant. The term Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been used in recent years in almost every field of human life. Every social and economic aspect seems to have some benefit from the use of AI. What…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe topic for today’s discussion at first look can appear extremely confusing and hazy. However, a deeper analysis would show that the topic is extremely well thought out and relevant. The term Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been used in recent years in almost every field of human life. Every social and economic aspect seems to have some benefit from the use of AI. What is AI? Intelligence is a gift which human beings have been vested with naturally. The level of intelligence varies from species to species and generations to generations. However, when intelligence is embedded in a machine, not naturally but by enabling it in the form of input, analysis and output, it is machine intelligence or AI. The advantage of artificial intelligence or AI as is commonly known is the capability to be able to process and analyse very high volumes of data for arriving at conclusions based on some pre-determined parameters. For example, if an AI software is run on this particular event, by giving it the relevant data i.e., the footage, at the end of the event, the software can throw up results as to how many attendees were attentively listening, how many attendees had simply logged in and how many attendees were actually yawning and were bored 😊. Thus, AI can be utilised for the most mundane jobs such as starting the microwave or the washing machine at a pre-determined time upon a simple command, or predict the outbreak of a pandemic. As per the WHO’s website, it received information from Wuhan about the virus on the eve of the new year i.e. 30th December 2019. A week thereafter, the first alert from the WHO about the coronavirus outbreak was issued. Flights were however continuing across the world and movement of people was not stopped. The pandemic was finally declared as a PANDEMIC on 11th March 2020. However, a Canadian AI company called BlueDot had used AI- powered algorithms to analyze information from a multitude of sources to identify disease outbreaks and forecast how they may spread. By sifting through 100,000 news reports in 65 languages a day, BlueDot recognized patterns between health outbreaks and travel, and made predictions about the COVID outbreak on 31st December, 2019. If this prediction had been immediately transmitted across the world and international travel had been curbed, maybe the pandemic could have been contained. The speed of AI though, sometimes threatening and overwhelming, can be used in certain areas for the betterment of society and humanity as a whole. So how does AI work and what is its interface with Intellectual Property and with Covid-19? As the world continues to wrestle to find a prevention or cure for the virus, AI can be and, is in fact being utilised, for analysis, research of large quantum of data to identify various aspects of the virus. For example: AI uses data based on news reports, social media platforms and government documents to identify, track and forecast outbreaks;AI algorithms help in developing drugs by understanding the protein structure of the virus;AI mathematical models are used to predict a flattened curve;AI tools are also being employed by social media platforms to detect and erase fake news about the pandemic to ensure clean information;Companies have created medical platforms to map ICU beds/patient count in hospitals;In India, the Aarogya Setu app has been developed. Data received by the App using mobile phone with GPS is fed to the AI to track travel and secondary contact information in order to track the transmission. The challenge with AI is three-fold – 1) The availability of data, which could be privacy protected data or copyrighted datasets 2) The parameters or inputs required to analyse the data. 3) Finally, the treatment to be meted to the conclusions of the said analysis. During the outbreak of Covid-19, reports have been received in respect of various strains of the virus, which have affected people. The strains are not identical and neither are the symptoms nor the intensity of the disease. While research is taking place in separate pockets across the world, there is no humanly possible way to analyse the global data emanating from the virus without the use of AI. The sheer magnitude of analysis of this data can be imagined by considering the large number of players/ entities, who are involved in the diagnosis, management, treatment, prevention and cure of this disease. Diagnostic laboratories, government departments doing contact-tracing, the various applications and the data collected by the said applications, the medical records of all those persons who have undergone testing, the nature of treatment given in different parts of the world, the mortality data, the recovery data, quantities of masks, PPE kits etc. being used to predict the required demand and to correlate this with production – all this data cannot be analysed without the power of AI. Thus, AI can be an extremely efficient tool in finding a fast and effective solution to this unprecedented pandemic outbreak. The global community is conscious of the power of AI. Hence, there are various steps that have been taken to facilitate the use of AI for the protection of public health. Various AI tools such as CORD-191, COVID-19 Research Explorer,2 COVID Scholar3 are all AI-based tools, which are made available to scientists and medical researchers to give the input data and to obtain answers to their various queries. So long as the data is not copyright protected, it can be used for analysis and research and for providing positive outcome. Interface between Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence: The interface between IP rights and AI can be of two kinds: 1) IP can be a barrier, which shields data from being used by AI softwares. 2) IPR can be used to protect the outcomes of AI Thus, IP rights can be both a sword and a shield while dealing with AI. To ensure that IP is not a barrier, it is important to make access to copyrighted databases easy and possible. Organizations across the world are conscious of the need for making copyrighted databases easily available. Various endeavours have been made by right-holders to not insist on IP rights during the Covid-19 outbreak. Examples of these endeavours are as under: University of Kyoto COVID Pledge – Won’t assert any patent, design or copyright against any activities aimed at stopping the spread of COVID 19 including diagnosis, prevention, containment as well as treatment. Open COVID Pledge – Top acquires of IP and multinational companies like IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Fujitsu, Uber, SAP Labs, amongst other have joined this Creative Commons backed project, to ensure availability of their resources to fight against the COVID 19 pandemic.Publishers and Journals have been significantly adopting open publishing practices, making content freely available, in order to share their findings related to COVID rapidly. More than 50 publishers have made all their COVID related publications freely accessible, resulting in more than 50,000 research articles being available for open access at PubCentral. Using AI technology, a group of research scientists (at Institute of Cancer Research) have also developed a digital coronavirus knowledgebase, to organise large amounts of COVID research as and when it keeps becoming available.Search Platform: WIPO has recently announced a search platform to aid during the pandemic. The search platform is part of WIPO’s established PATENTSCOPE online search database that allows users to look for published worldwide (PCT) applications. This facility is available for keyword search to search, retrieve and analyse the selected technologies in 10 languages making it accessible to some extent. Changes in Copyright Law: In addition, various countries have enacted special provisions in their copyright laws to make Text and Data Mining (TDM) easier. Countries such as UK, Japan, and the EU have incorporated specific fair dealing and fair use provisions to enable use of copyrighted material and also reproduction of lawfully accessed copyright materials for use in AI systems. Examples of such statutes which have been amended are · Section 29A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of UK: “Copies for text and data analysis for non-commercial research (1) The making of a copy of a work by a person who has lawful access to the work does not infringe copyright in the work provided that— the copy is made in order that a person who has lawful access to the work may carry out a computational analysis of anything recorded in the work for the sole purpose of research for a non-commercial purpose, and (b) the copy is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement (unless this would be impossible for reasons of practicality or otherwise). ….” · Article 30-4 of the Copyright Act of Japan “(Exploitation without the Purpose of Enjoying the Thoughts or Sentiments Expressed in a Work): It is permissible to exploit a work, in any way and to the extent considered necessary… … (iii) if it is done for use in data analysis (meaning the extraction, comparison, classification, or other statistical analysis of the constituent language, sounds, images, or other elemental data from a large number of works or a large volume of other such data” · Articles 3 & 4 of the European Copyright Directive “Article 3: Text and data mining for the purposes of scientific research: 1. Member States shall provide for an exception to the rights provided for in Article 5(a) and Article 7(1) of Directive 96/9/EC, Article 2 of Directive 2001/29/EC, and Article 15(1) of this Directive for reproductions and extractions made by research organisations and cultural heritage institutions in order to carry out, for the purposes of scientific research, text and data mining of works or other subject matter to which they have lawful access.…..” “Article 4: Exception or limitation for text and data mining 1. Member States shall provide for an exception or limitation to the rights provided for in Article 5(a) and Article 7(1) of Directive 96/9/EC, Article 2 of Directive 2001/29/EC, Article 4(1)(a) and (b) of Directive 2009/24/EC and Article 15(1) of this Directive for reproductions and extractions of lawfully accessible works and other subject matter for the purposes of text and data mining.….” Insofar as India is concerned, a database is protected as a literary work under Section 2(c) of the Copyright Act. In view of the fact that databases, which are currently being assimilated in various organizations, would not be individual-centric but machine-centric, these databases would be computer-generated databases. Thus, the author of these databases under Section 2(d)(vi) would be the person or entity who is causing the work to be created. Thus, in the case of laboratories, hospitals, government entities, research organizations, university etc. who are collecting and assimilating data, the respective entities would be the authors of these collective databases and would be the owners of the copyright in respect of these databases. The use of these databases for the purpose of research would be permissible so long as it constitutes fair dealing under Section 52(1)(a)(i). Insofar as the law of fair dealing is concerned, the legal principles governing fair dealing are quite well-settled4. These judgements clearly lay down that fair dealing is permissible, especially if the use is of a transformative nature. Broadly, the purpose of the use of the work, the commercial nature of the exploitation, the competition that it may provide to the original owner, the character of use etc. would determine as to whether the use is fair or not. Thus, insofar as the use of copyrighted datasets is concerned, the respective entities, who own the copyright therein, can do their own research using AI softwares. If any independent researcher wishes to use the same, it may be permissible if it is fair dealing. One word of caution would be the use of medical records of patients available in laboratories and in hospitals. Recently, Justice Srikrishna who headed the Committee for drafting India’s data protection law, while speaking at a Webinar on the challenges in personal data protection, said that in the situation of Covid, where data is necessary for statistical probability, the law should ensure data anonymisation, where only numbers and no personal information can be utilised. IP Protection to Outcomes of AI: Coming to the second aspect i.e., the outcome of use of AI, what are the rights and who owns the rights in the same? Various rights could be generated from the outcomes of AI. Several copyrightable data sets may be created. Diagnostic tools, better pandemic management products, quicker manufacturing using a combination of AI and 3D printing, potential vaccines and drug molecules etc., may be generated using AI analysis. The rights in these outcomes would belong to the organisations which have undertaken the research using AI. All outcomes of AI are initiated by humans who are in turn employed by organisations. The same rules as are applicable to other forms of IP generated by these organisations would be applicable even here. The fact that AI may be used, does not vest the IP in the computer or the AI tool. AI and Law: Coming now to AI and law – how AI can be used to speeden up dispensation of justice, there are various solutions that are available to use AI as an effective tool for justice dispensation. AI softwares would primarily require input data and analytical parameters to arrive at a conclusion. In law, the input data would be the facts and documents relating to a particular case, the parameters for analysis would be the settled judicial precedents and the applicable statutes. The outcome would be the recommendation of the AI system as to what the order or judgment should be. To put it simply, if the facts and the documents of a case are fed into the AI system and the AI system is pre-programmed with the relevant statutes and the case laws, it would apply the facts to the law and give the most suitable conclusion based on the said parameters. An algorithm would be, therefore, required to be developed at 2 levels. Level 1 would be the structure of such an AI system, which could be a constant for all legal disciplines. Level 2 would be the parameters for a specific area of law or discipline. Each AI system developed in this manner could be used for expedited adjudication of the cases, especially in areas which are not so complex. For example, in case of traffic challans, complaints under the Negotiable Instruments Act, bail applications, and other similar areas, AI tools can be easily used to predict the outcome. There could be concerns such as bias in the parameters which are programmed and the lack of a humane touch in adjudication. It is not in every case that a human touch would be required to adjudicate a dispute. There are various examples wherein AI has been used for granting a bail, or for resolving a traffic challan and has been proved to be extremely effective. For instance, the validity of outcome by an AI based bail recidivism tool (COMPAS) was judicially upheld by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in US in the case of Loomis v Wisconsin.5 The Court said that if used properly with an awareness of the limitations and cautions, a circuits court’s consideration of a COMPAS risk assessment at sentencing does not violate a defendant’s right to due process. The interface between AI and law is one that could provide a very effective solution for expedited adjudication of certain categories of cases where human intervention can be minimal. The use of AI in law could be easily described as PAC- Law: Processing, Analysis and Conclusion. The conclusions, which are arrived at using AI systems, can also be supervised or monitored by a fully qualified Judicial Officer. The time required to simply monitor or supervise, even on a random basis, would be much less than what is spent today. AI systems in law can provide enormous assistance to Judges, who require research on a daily basis in particular fact situations. The data that is collected on the National Judicial Data Grid can, if subjected to an AI analysing software, produce miraculous results in terms of reducing the inconsistency in decision making, contradiction in decision making, and inefficiency in decision making. Thus, PAC can be an effective AI tool used in the field of law for the purpose of processing analysis of facts and law to arrive at a just conclusion. Every technological tool comes with its own risk. However, before employing such tools, the risk-benefit analysis would have to be done in a gradual and a phased manner so as to ensure that the AI tool or system does not bypass the Judge. For those who have read Dan Brown’s Origin, where an AI software bypassed its creator to create havoc, the picture can be bleak. However, the sheer large quantum of AI tools being currently used in the world in almost all fields, clearly, shows that such outcomes as in this book are at best, fictional. Adequate controls can be placed to ensure that AI is used just as digital technologies for greater efficiency, better solutions with a human face.  Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Kenny calls for review of GoSafe costs after €26 million “loss” Gardai paid a speed camera operator 26 million euro more than it got through its fines in the space of three years.Between 2017 and 2019, the gardai paid GoSafe 44 million euro.But the revenue generated in fines from its detections was 18.1 million euro.An Garda Siochana says the main purpose of these speed checks is to save lives – not generate money.But Sinn Féin’s justice spokesman, Martin Kenny, says the arrangement should be reviewed…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mkgosafe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – April 1, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleAudio update – Niall Blaney elected to SeanadNext articleHIQA to assess which nursing homes are at risk of Covid-19 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more


first_img You Might Like Primary absentee voting deadline nears The final day to register to vote in the June 1 primary election is May 21 and the deadline to… read more Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration More than 500 fourth-grade students from seven different schools in Pike County learned Wednesday that there is more to water than meets the eye.The students attended the eighth annual Pike County Groundwater Festival at Troy University and learned facts about water through hands-on activities.“The earth is about 70 percent water, but there’s not much of it that we can drink,” said Abbie Barron of Banks Middle School. “Just a drop in the bucket.”center_img Sponsored Content Dr. Neil Billington, Troy University instructor of biological and environmental sciences, told the students that protecting the ground water is most important and they should be mindful of ways the groundwater can be polluted.“Farmers are very careful about the chemicals that they put on the ground and when they should be applied,” Billington said. “But often homeowners are not. They will sometimes put buckets of pesticides and other chemicals on their lawns. Much more than they need. Then, these chemicals are washed into streams and aquifers.”So … Billington asked, the students, “What should we do?”“Take care of our groundwater! It’s what we drink!” the students shouted in unison. The students constructed aquifers using ice cream and “oil.” “Oil? Ugh!” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:39 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Groundwater fest attracts 100 plus students But, chocolate syrup was substituted for oil and, when the students “pumped” their aquifers, they enjoyed the sweet taste of chocolate and better understood the meaning of aquifers and the role aquifers play in their daily lives.The theme for the 2010 Pike County Groundwater Festival was “Water Connects Everything.”One aspect of the festival is a T-shirt design contest. Leading up to the festival each year, fourth-grade students are encouraged to submit designs. This year, Atiana Jones at Pike County Elementary School was the overall winner and each participating student received a T-shirt bearing her design.Funding and in-kind support for the Groundwater Festival come from a variety of sources, including the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Legacy and local donors. “In addition to ADEM and Legacy, the Pike County Groundwater Festival, has enjoyed support over the years from both the city of Brundidge and the city of Troy,” said Janet Gaston, science education advisor in the Troy University department of biological and environmental sciences. Numerous businesses and organizations including Wal-Mart DC7019, Sanders Lead, BFI, Lockheed Martin, The Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority, the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District, Sodexo, the Federation, Mayfield Ice Cream, the Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper have also supported the Pike County Groundwater Festival.”“The festival would not be possible without Troy University’s provision of facilities and many thanks go to the faculty and students in Troy University’s College of Arts and Sciences,” Gaston said. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Latest Storieslast_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Patrick Rodgers, SGA vice president of campus activities, said the donated funds were raised through the SGA’s Tailgate for Troops, a Troy University Homecoming event.At Tailgate for Troops, student organizations prepared food items and wristbands could be purchased to sample the food. The funds raised were designed for troop support.”“We read that the American Legion was packing baskets to help homeless veterans when homes were found for them,” Rodgers said. “We thought that would be a worthy use of the money that was raised through Tailgate for Troops. We are glad to have this opportunity to support and serve our veterans.”Hale said Post 70 and Unit 70 are continuing to collect items for the basket for homeless veterans. SGA donates to homeless vets Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016 “The SGA recognized the need and responded in such a wonderful way,” Hale said. “This donation will go a long way in purchasing items needed to help homeless veterans. When the hospital finds them a place to live, whether it’s an apartment or a house, they have little except the baskets that have been packed for them.”Hale said it is encouraging to know that young people are willing to reach out to homeless veterans.“There are many more homeless veterans than you would imagine,” she said. “They served us and we need to do what we can to help them. We thank the Troy University SGA for this generous donation.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Once homes are found for these veterans, and there may be as few as one or as many as 10 a month, the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital has the responsibility of providing bedding, towels, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies and other items needed for housekeeping,” Hale said. “The baskets are a way help those who are helping our veterans.”Those who would like to donate items or funds to the efforts of American Legion Post 70 and Unit 70 to assist homeless veterans are encouraged to call Katie Hale at 334-465-1765 to make arrangement for the collection of the donated items. The items may also be delivered to the America Legion Post home on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy on the second Saturday of the month. Troy University SGA made a donation to American Legion Post 70 and its auxiliary in support of homeless veterans. Pictured from left, Katie Hale, auxiliary president; Patrick Rodgers, SGA, vice president of campus activities, Ashelee LaRamore, Homecoming director, and Bob McLendon Post 70 commander.American Legion Post 70 in Troy and its Auxiliary Unit received a boost from the Troy University Student Government Association in its efforts to assist homeless veterans associated with Tuskegee Veterans Hospital.The SGA presented a check in the amount of $587 to Post members with the funds designated to assist with the packing of baskets for homeless veterans for whom the hospital is dedicated to finding “living quarters.Katie Hale, Post 70 auxiliary president, and Bob McLendon, Post 70 commander, accepted the donation and expressed appreciation for the interest and support of the SGA. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troy to host summer camps Troy University will host several camps throughout the summer, offering a variety of educational opportunities for students and adults. Troy… read morelast_img read more


first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to $422 million for Friday night’s drawing after there were no winners Tuesday night for the top prize.This is the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million and now the sixth largest prize in the game’s history, lottery officials said in a news release.Although the jackpot is still up for grabs, there were some winners from Tuesday night’s drawing. Three $1 million tickets were sold Tuesday night in Florida, New Jersey and Oklahoma, according to lottery officials.Two other historic Mega Millions jackpots have been awarded this year. A 20-year-old Floridian won $451 million in January and a food production manager from New Jersey won a whopping $533 million in April.Friday night’s drawing will take place at 11 pm ET.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgOn RADARSAT imagery, the southern margin of the onset zone of Bindschadler Ice Stream,West Antarctica, manifests a multi-banded feature, with brightness varying across the bands andoscillating along each band. Ground-based radar profiles across the margin reveal folds in the firnstratigraphy associated with this pattern and provide evidence for correlation between the depth ofshallow isochrones and the RADARSAT backscatter intensity on each profile, allowing us to interpret thebanded feature for firn-layer geometry in three dimensions. We use a kinematic model of isochronedepth evolution to show how layer folding and the band expression may result from deformation andadvection in the near-surface flow field at ice-stream margins, even with steady flow. The model predictsthe formation of longitudinally patterned bands when the ice-stream acceleration fluctuates along flow.Concerted study of the planform and stratigraphy of other RADARSAT-detected features on the icesheets may help us understand their origin.last_img read more