16 Nov

DORDT COMPLETES CHANGE FROM COLLEGE TO UNIVERSITY

first_imgDordt College is now officially known as Dordt University.The announcement for the name change was made a year ago, but became official on Monday.Brandon Huisman, Vice President of Enrollment for Dordt, says there are three primary reasons for the name change:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DORDT1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….than a college. :18Huisman says Dordt has expanded its various graduate Master’s programs, which is another reason for changing the name of the Sioux Center school:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DORDT2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..the next year. :19International students now make up nearly 11 percent of the enrollment, which he says relates to the word “university” better than the word “college.”Dordt University has an enrollment of around 1600 students.last_img read more

14 Sep

Minna Rhee Is Out at SourceMedia

first_imgA little over a month ago, CEO Doug Manoni informed staffers that he intended to step down and transition to executive chairman after eight years at the company helm. Minna RheeSourceMedia’s chief product and audience officer, Minna Rhee, has left the company after four-and-a-half years, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Folio:.Rhee joined SourceMedia late in 2103 as chief digital officer, at the time a new role created amid the company’s ambitious and subsequently well-documented digital expansion.She served for a time as chief digital and marketing officer, overseeing initiatives like the company’s relaunch of its digital platforms under a unified CMS before shifting to chief product and audience officer, her most recent title, around the time Matt Yorke was brought in from IDG as chief marketing officer, in January 2017.Representatives for SourceMedia didn’t go into detail on the circumstances surrounding Rhee’s departure, and Rhee declined to comment, but her name and title appear to have been removed from SourceMedia’s corporate homepage as well as the mastheads of its various brands, including The American Banker and Financial Planning, at some point over the last three weeks.last_img read more

11 Sep

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between October 11, 2018 and October 17, 2018:Thursday, October 11Philip P. Perry (63, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor (2nd Offense); Marked Lanes Violation; and Failure To Signal. (9:26am)Friday, October 12Erick J. Benson (41, Worcester) was arrested on a warrant. (9:26am)Saturday, October 13Giovannie Williams (30, Dorchester) was arrested for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License (Subsequent Offense) and Speeding In Violation Of A Special Regulation. (2:22am)Sunday, October 14NoneMonday, October 15NoneTuesday, October 16NoneWednesday, October 17None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

10 Sep

Steve Jobs gets weird in new music video about a technobondage dream

first_img Share your voice GIF by Leslie Katz/CNET A new music video folds Steve Jobs and classic Macs into a song that makes hard drives and hotspots a lot more suggestive than they’re probably meant to be. “You know I got that Macintosh where you want it, so take your hard drive back me up on it,” rhymes Psycho Flower MC from the group Xia Xia Technique (X.X.T.), dressed in a black turtleneck, 501 jeans, New Balance shoes and wire rim glasses. “You can use my hotspot. I’m your Wi-Fi wifey type. Like it when you pinch and swipe.” Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 0 Music Steve Jobs Applecenter_img Apple • Tags reading • Steve Jobs gets weird in new music video about a ‘technobondage dream’ The video also features David Dastmalchian, one of a small number of actors who’ve been in films and shows based on comic books from both Marvel and DC: Ant-Man, The Dark Knight and TV shows like Gotham and The Flash. In the video, Dastmalchian plays a “technobondage dream” Psycho Flower MC creates with a program on her old computer. He rises from a stretcher in the same signature Jobs getup Psycho Flower MC wears and at first seems like a scientific success. Then an old-school neon-green error message flashes on screen and he starts bumping into walls, tries to bash his inventor over the head with a keyboard and ties her up with computer cables. All ends well, however, as the computer detects empathy in Psycho Flower MC’s Frankenjobs creation.  Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See Alllast_img read more

9 Sep

New capital budget is much lower than previous budgets

first_imgA conceptual rendering of the Knik Arm Bridge. Construction industry advocates support the project, but Gov. Bill Walker hasn’t pursued it. (Image courtesy Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority)State lawmakers who voted to pass the capital budget Thursday said it will help the economy. But it will provide less help than it did just a few years ago.Listen nowIt was more than twice as large then — $3.6 billion in 2013, in contrast with $1.4 billion in the new budget.When oil prices fell in 2014, so did the amount of money available for Alaska to repair and expand roads and other infrastructure.The state spent more than $2 billion on the capital budget in 2013. The new budget includes less than a tenth of that.Fairbanks-based Exclusive Paving contract administrator Sarah Lefebvre noted the state has stopped funding its own construction projects.Now, most of the capital budget comes from federal spending.“Once upon a time, the state was able to do state-funded transportation and infrastructure projects,” Lefebvre said. “That would include not just highways, but airports and that type of things. … Those state-funded projects are done.”This decline has contributed to an overall decline in construction jobs across Alaska.According to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there’s been a one-sixth drop in construction jobs over the past three years.Some trades have been hit particularly hard.Juneau district representative Corey Baxter expressed anguish on the effect on the members of his union, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302.“It’s huge for our members,” Baxter said. “I’d say over 90 percent of our work has to deal with the capital budget. And with the huge cut we’ve had over the last couple of years, it’s hurt us big time. A lot of our members are thinking of moving out of state.”The capital spending decline has hit regions in different ways. Southeast Alaska already was affected by the overall decline in state spending.Rain Coast Data director Meilani Schijvens said the region lost roughly 50 construction jobs last year and could lose a projected 100 this year.“You’re having an enormous impact, a negative downward impact on jobs, on population, on spending, and so it’s been really frustrating and disappointing to watch,” Schijvens said.Without a sudden surge in oil prices, the state won’t be able to fund projects like it used to.There are steps that the Legislature can take to increase capital spending, according to some construction industry advocates.Associated General Contractors of Alaska executive director John MacKinnon said state support for three often-maligned mega-projects would help. They are the Juneau Access road, the Knik Arm bridge and the Susitna-Watana dam.Gov. Bill Walker has decided against pursuing the projects.MacKinnon said $150 million in state spending for those projects would draw much more federal spending that would put contractors to work.“If you look at some of the greatest projects that have been done in this country – the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the coastal highway that went down through the Florida Keys – the projects were done in and around the depth of the Depression,” MacKinnon said.MacKinnon’s wife Anna MacKinnon is a Republican senator who oversees the capital budget as co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.John MacKinnon said the capital budget decline has affected private spending.“Part of that has to do with the optimism out there of investors, private investors and private money,” MacKinnon said. “You don’t see a lot of private money being spent out there.”But the oil price decline has also had a large effect on private construction.The Institute of Social and Economic Research at University of Alaska Anchorage projects overall construction spending will be down $700 million dollars this year.Most of the decline is from the private sector.last_img read more

3 Sep

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

first_imgMap of Haiti. Photo: Google MapA 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck just off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people and causing damage to buildings in the Caribbean nation, authorities said.The epicentre of the quake was located about 19 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported.Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis told AFP that 11 people were so far reported dead, seven of them in Port-de-Paix, the capital of Haiti’s Nord-Ouest department.Four others were killed in the town of Gros-Morne, about 50 kilometres to the southeast.The quake, which was felt across the country, struck at 8:10 pm (0010 GMT Sunday) at a shallow depth of 11.7 kilometres.Haiti’s civil protection agency said two minor aftershocks were registered, adding that no tsunami warning was issued in connection with the quake activity.The tremor rattled the capital Port-de-Prince, sparking emotion among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 earthquake that left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more wounded.”I urge the population to remain calm,” President Jovenel Moise said on Twitter, adding that local and regional authorities were assisting those in need and that some damage had been reported.Prime minister Jean-Henry Ceant is heading up an inter-ministerial disaster response task force, he said on Twitter.”The injured are being treated at area hospitals,” the civil protection agency said late Saturday, noting that some of the injuries were sustained when people panicked after the quake.The agency confirmed that some homes were destroyed or damaged, without offering specific figures.Images of damaged homes and partially destroyed buildings were circulating on social media, but AFP was not immediately able to confirm their authenticity.The Nord-Ouest department is the poorest part of impoverished Haiti, with many isolated areas due to the dire state of the roads.The devastating 7.0-magnitude quake in January 2010 left more than 1.5 million people homeless. Tens of thousands remain in makeshift camps.The damage caused was worth an estimated 120 per cent of GDP in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.Longer-term reconstruction has been hampered by lingering political chaos in the nation of nearly 11 million people, and by a deadly cholera epidemic introduced by infected Nepalese UN peacekeepers sent in after the quake.last_img read more

2 Sep

Astros Win Thriller 1312 Take World Series Lead 32

first_img– / 8 I’m positive you can hear Minute Maid Park from space right now @astros #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/kA17sJSf6u— Ron White (@Ron_White) October 30, 2017 UPDATED: 9:10After Los Angeles added another run in the top of the fourth to take a 4-0, it was finally the Astros turn to show some offensive production. George Springer led off with a walk. After Alex Bregman flied out, Jose Altuve singled. Then came Carlos Correa. He doubled down the left field line scoring Springer. It was a close play at second base which the Dodgers challenged, but Correa did in fact just beat the tag to be safe at second with just one out.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29233908/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-11.15.53-PM.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Brad Peacock strikes out Austin Barnes to start 8th inning Share However, Logan Forsythe single to left field scoring two runs, and then the Astros missed an opportunity to throw out Forsythe trying to steal second, and that allowed Hernandez to score from third base.Through one inning LA leads 3-0.UPDATED 8:30Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has settled in on the mound after a rocky first inning allowed the Dodgers to take a 3-0 lead in Game Five. Keuchel retired the Dodgers in order in both the second and third innings. Unfortunately for Astros fans, LA starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been dominant. Kershaw has allowed just one hit, a leadoff single by DH Evan Gattis in the bottom of the third. Gattis was immediately retired when Marwin Gonzalez hit into a double play.Through three innings LA leads 3-0.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29224543/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-10.30.57-PM.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Catcher Brian McCann grounds out to end 6th inning. Game Five of the World Series was supposed to be a pitchers duel between to of the game’s best. Instead, the Astros won 13-12 in ten innings. Clayton Kershaw was taking the mound for Los Angeles. He’s a seven-time All Star, three time Cy Young award winner (the award goes to the best pitcher in the American or National League) and the 2014 National League MVP. The Astros were countering 2015 American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel. Both pitchers were allowing three runs or less per nine innings in the 2017 post season.However, Game Five didn’t go according to script. Instead the Dodgers jumped to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning. They added another in the fourth and looked like they were going to cruise back to Los Angeles with an easy victory. Not so fast my friend.Six times during the course of the game, one team scored at least three runs in an inning. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says the excitement became exhausting.“There’s a lot of pressure on you when you’re out there and you want to win a game and you want to win the World Series. So, hopefully we can win one more game, and then take a break because this is hard on me,” said Correa.The Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. Three of the runs came on a Yuli Gurriel home run.The Dodgers scored three more runs in the fifth inning. The Astros matched them. The Dodgers scored a run in the seventh. The Astros took their first lead of the game by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh. That three run lead looked comfortable, even in the eighth inning when LA scored a run, because the Astros also scored a run in the eight. Then came the ninth.A crowd which had been standing and cheering all game was ready for the final three outs and a comfortable win. Instead the Dodgers scored three runs to tie the game.Finally in the bottom of the tenth inning. Catcher Brian McCann was hit by a pitch and went to first. He was moved to second when George Springer drew a walk. That brought Alex Bregman to the plate. Bregman hit the first pitch to left center field to score Derek Fisher, who pinch ran for McCann when he got to second base. Finally after more than five hours the Astros finished their final game of the season at Minute Maid Park by sending the home fans happy.Second baseman Jove Altuve told the media post game the Astros were not about to give up.“We came back twice, and we took the lead. They tied the game and we did it again. So, this is the team we are, this is the team we’ve been all season long. And I’m really proud of every single guy in that clubhouse because tonight everybody did something to help us win the game,” Altuve said.The victory, and maybe even more specifically, the exciting nature of the game  was fitting. Much has been made about Houston’s relationship with its baseball team. The Astros donned #HoustonStrong patches on their jerseys immediately after Hurricane Harvey. Coaches and players said it was important that they do something to help those who suffered because they had been encouraged by their fans.Astros fan Mike Dunlap says the three games in Houston provided the fans a diversion they needed. “It gives the city something to rally behind after knowing, every person in this stadium has somebody was personally affected by the storm,” said DunlapFor Jamie Phillips it was more than an escape from thoughts of her recently flooded neighborhood, and she’s grateful her friend brought her to the game. “It’s on my bucket list and I’m turning 40, so I was like, Oh my God she’s literally marking a box for me,” Phillips says.The friend who brought her, Carlin Dunphy, also brought her eleven year old son to Game Five because she knew he’d remember the experience. Considering the game is being discussed as one of the best in World Series history by media, he’ll have a memory he can cherish.The series moves back to Los Angeles for Game Six on Tuesday.  The Astros had better hope they’re much more successful against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. The Texas native allowed just three hits, one run while striking out eleven Astros batters in LA’s 3-1 win in Game One of the World Series.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29195420/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-5.12.29-PM.mp400:0000:0000:27Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dodgers “personality” Justin Turner “stretches” before Game 5. Sunday night with the Series tied at two wins apiece, All Star Dallas Keuchel allowed three first inning runs to the Dodgers. Center fielder Chris Taylor started the game by delivering a single up the middle. After Keuchel struck out Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez both walked to load the bases. The Dodgers Game Four hero, first baseman Cody Bellinger, followed Turner with a strikeout and the Astros were an out away from getting out to the inning without allowing a run.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29195445/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-7.38.23-PM.mp400:0000:0000:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dallas Keuchel strikes out Dodgers Cody Bellinger Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel then came to the plate with runners on second and third. Gurriel quickly deposited a Kershaw pitch off the stadium’s left field windows above the Crawford Boxes, and the score was tied at four after four innings.How’s everybody’s heart rate? 😅 pic.twitter.com/qlCTgPlMnP— Houston Astros (@astros) October 30, 2017last_img read more

30 Aug

Tumblrs David Karp on Why NYC Beats Silicon Valley

first_imgMay 17, 2012 In the drudge match for finding top tech talent, David Karp, the 25-year-old CEO of Tumblr calls his company’s New York City home his best asset.Karp sat down with Webby Awards Executive Director David-Michel Davies to discuss the growth of the micro-blogging site and the evolution of Tumblr, among other things. The “fireside chat” was part of Internet Week New York, a festival of more than 250 tech-focused events around the city that runs through May 21.While many on the West Coast talk about the area being the future, Karp says instead that New York is where it’s at. Referring to the Big Apple, as the “heart of the creative world,” he adds that his company’s location allows him to be closer to the people that are important to Tumblr, a.k.a. creative types.Plus, its NYC setting has helped the company lure some top talent from big tech companies, boasts Karp. Half of the Tumblr team of 100 people are “relos,” or individuals that relocated to the area. Even as Apple and Facebook are offering up highly competitive packages, he says it’s become easier to sell people on Tumblr, in part, because of what the city of more than 8 million people has to offer. NYC is just plain “cooler than Palo Alto,” Karp says.Related: A Note to Young Treps: Put Down the RamenOf course it might also have to do with the company’s dazzling success. During the chat with Davies, the grey hoodie-clad Karp threw out some nuggets like how the microblogging website has more than 55 million blogs and over 17 billion pageviews each month.After signing up 75,000 new users in its first week, the platform grew amid a community of loyal hackers and designers that were already embracing bite sized media. In recent years, however, Tumblr has gone more mainstream — landing praise from individuals and brands alike, including Newsweek and The Hunger Games movie.Today Karp notes that the company’s millions of users can expect one Tumblr to be reblogged 9 times. Meanwhile, he claims that WordPress averages 0.8 comments per post.Related: From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-year-old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley That uptake among users, has helped the now five-year-old company reach a valuation of $800 million.Not bad for a guy that started the platform, as a means for self-expression. In 2007, Karp was hoping to participate more in the blogging process, though he didn’t fashion himself a writer.”I don’t enjoy writing,” he told the audience. But, at the time, he says, blogging platforms were fashioned towards writers requiring a witty headline and a real editorial voice. Looking to share his interests outside of the “vanilla” Facebook page, Karp came up with the idea that has grown in its popularity due to the ease of sharing texts and visuals.”The non-ambitious thing about Tumblr is that it is a tool for me,” Karp says. “I didn’t expect anyone to use it. It wasn’t intended to be viral or popular. It was just intended to be useful.”Related: Going Out Tonight? Zoom in, Point and Click As for the other uber-popular sites like Pinterest, Karp says he isn’t worried about sharing any headlines. Karp told YoungEntrepreneur.com that he tries to avoid viewing things in the industry too competitively. “For me, it’s not about wanting to dominate the market. It’s wanting to make sure we’re not wasting our time.”What do you think has most helped Tumblr rise to success? Let us know in the comments below.Should you follow @YoungTrep on Twitter? Absolutely. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more