Improved iClicker+ available for spring semester

first_imgiClicker+ Benefits for StudentsThe new iClicker+ will offer students a variety of advantages:Compatibility: For students who already have an iClicker 1, it will still work! It is not necessary to upgrade to the iClicker+.Cost:  The iClicker+ will cost the same as the former campus-standard iClicker 1.Smaller and lighter:  It’s easier to handle and store, and uses less plastic and packaging.Better battery:  It uses two AAA batteries instead of three, while offering the same battery life as the iClicker 1.Better keypad:  A clearly marked power button is recessed, to help avoid accidental power up or off, and is set apart from the A-E buttons. In addition, the A-E buttons are large, clearly labeled and contain Braille characters.Improved voting:  LED lights next to each button provide better voting confirmation.Frequency memory:  It remembers the last frequency used, so students only have to reset the frequency when attending a different class. Many instructors opt to use iClickers to conduct live Q&A sessions in class with students. Starting this spring, the improved iClicker+ will be available to students for purchase in the campus bookstore. Faculty members who use iClickers should ensure they have the latest iClicker software on their computer. If you are using version 6.1.6 on the Mac or PC, you are current. If you have any prior version, visit this page on the OIT website to download and install the current software. Certain old versions could experience issues with vote counting. iClicker+ Tested by Departments and StudentsCU-Boulder’s Physics department has been leading testing of the new iClicker+ both on campus and nationally, with good results. They’ve also tested favorably with several CU-Boulder student groups. Based on the positive feedback, CU-Boulder selected iClicker+ as the new technology standard. Compatible with Current InfrastructureThe iClicker+ is completely compatible with the current infrastructure in CU-Boulder classrooms. There is no need to change base stations, instructor software or instructor clickers on campus. Purchasing iClickersStarting in the spring semester, the iClicker+ will be available in the bookstore. Students who do not already own an iClicker1 may purchase an iClicker+ for any classes that require clickers. For those who already have an iClicker 1, it will remain compatible with current campus infrastructure, so upgrading is not necessary.center_img Published: Jan. 9, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Registering iClickersIt is important for students to register their iClickers with CU-Boulder, so faculty can accurately assign voting results to students. Please remind students to register any new iClickers with CU-Boulder; instructions to do so are available at https://www.colorado.edu/oit/CU-iClicker-registration. Students should not register devices with the commercial iClicker registration page.last_img read more

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Severe storms move through Southeast as heat wave begins in West

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms moved through the Plains and the Southeast Tuesday, with seven tornadoes touching down in Colorado and Minnesota.Winds gusted to 80 mph in Nebraska and 82 mph in Kansas, where semi-trucks were flipped over on I-70, blocking traffic on the interstate.Huge hail up to 5 inches in diameter was reported in Colorado, and 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in central Illinois, causing flash flooding in some areas. Flash flooding was also reported in the Minnesota’s Twin Cities, where a quick 1 to 3 inches of rain flooded streets.In the Carolinas and Tennessee, severe storms produced gusty winds near 60 mph, leading to damage near Nashville.On Wednesday the greatest severe storm threat continues into the Great Plains, from Kansas and Colorado into Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota, where huge hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible.Summer HeatHouston reached 103 degrees Tuesday, marking the warmest temperature in the city since 2015. Some of the heat will break in the mid-South as the storms move in Wednesday afternoon, but a lot of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tallahassee, Florida and even into Atlanta will continue to be dangerously hot and humid.Seven states from Texas to South Carolina are under a Heat Advisory Wednesday, with the heat index expected to reach near 110 degrees.The heat wave is just beginning in the West, where California, Nevada and Arizona are under heat warnings and advisories. Some areas in the Southwest could reach higher than 115 degrees.Even the usually cool San Francisco Bay area is under a Heat Advisory, with temperatures possibly reaching into the mid to upper 90s.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Video: Armed Man Confronts Police at Utah House Fire

first_imgWest Jordan police on Friday were investigating how a New Year’s Eve domestic disturbance escalated into responding officers battling with an armed arsonist as his house was gutted by flames.Public safety dispatchers say the initial 911 call came in about 5:40 p.m. Thursday from the residence near 6700 South and 3200 West.Armed with a weapon West Jordan police would not initially specify, the man fought with several officers, who reportedly suffered minor smoke inhalation while subduing him.However, it was too late to save the home, deemed a total loss from the blaze allegedly set by the man. West Jordan firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property.The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of both smoke inhalation and purported self-inflicted injuries.Other residents of the home had fled before police arrived.West Jordan Police Sgt. Jeff Jukes said the incident was still under investigation on Friday, and he did not know the suspect’s name or current condition, or when he might be booked into [email protected]: @remimslast_img read more

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Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

first_imgShare Share on Twitter Email Pinterest For the study, the Montreal team recruited people with Alzheimer’s along with healthy seniors to study their ability to perceive faces and cars in photos that were either upright or upside down. Dr. Joubert explains the team’s findings: “The results for people with Alzheimer’s were similar to those in the control group in terms of answer accuracy and the time to process the upside-down faces and cars. To perform these tasks, the brain must perform a local analysis of the various image components perceived by the eye. However, with the upright faces, people with Alzheimer’s were much slower and made more mistakes than the healthy individuals. This leads us to believe that holistic face recognition in particular becomes impaired. Subjects with Alzheimer’s disease also demonstrated normal recognition of the upright cars, a task that in theory does not require holistic processing. This suggests that Alzheimer’s leads to visual perception problems specifically with faces.” What’s also surprising about this impairment is that it is observed in the early stages of the disease.Overall, Dr. Joubert’s study better explains the mechanism involved in the problem that people with Alzheimer’s have with recognizing the faces of family members or celebrities. The fact that impaired facial recognition might stem from a holistic perception problem–and not just a general memory problem–opens the door to different strategies (such as the recognition of particular facial traits or voice recognition) to help patients recognize their loved ones for longer.center_img Alzheimer’s not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their loved ones. A recent study has demonstrated that, beyond causing memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease also impairs visual face perception. This finding may help families better understand their loved one’s inevitable difficulties and lead to new avenues to postpone this painful aspect of the disease.Research in this area by the team of Dr. Sven Joubert, PhD, a researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and a professor with the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal, will be published tomorrow in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.Face perception plays a fundamental role in human communication, which is why humans have evolved into experts at quickly detecting and identifying faces. This faculty is thought to depend on the ability to perceive a face as a whole. Also known as “holistic perception,” this ability is in contrast to the local and detailed analysis required to perceive individual facial features, such as the eyes, nose or mouth. Dr. Joubert’s study has demonstrated that the holistic ability to perceive faces is impaired by Alzheimer’s disease. Share on Facebook LinkedInlast_img read more

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CRP Automotive Names Marie Yeager As Product Manager For Pentosin And Ajusa

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCRP Automotive has announced the appointment of Marie Yeager as product manager for the Pentosin and Ajusa brands. In this role, Yeager will be responsible for managing product line life cycles from strategic planning to tactical activities, developing product sales and providing technical support as a subject matter expert.Michael Palm, vice president of marketing and brand management at CRP Industries Inc., made the announcement and stated, “Marie Yeager’s expertise in the chemical business and her experience in the development and marketing of new products for a wide variety of markets will be of great benefit to our product team and will help us to grow our Pentosin and Ajusa brands.”Prior to joining CRP, Yeager spent 11 years as a product manager with Elementis Specialties, a global specialty chemicals company specializing in high-value functional additives for a variety of industries including architectural and industrial coatings, personal care and oilfield. In this role, Yeager also was responsible for product life cycle management, new product forecasting, product development, analysis and marketing.AdvertisementYeager holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from Rider University and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Middlesex County College. She is a Red Cross Disaster Relief Responder and a member of the Phi Sigma Tau sorority. Yeager also earned a Customer Service Certification from Rockhurst University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Manchester United fans vote on Jose Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement toNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs54tj9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9xmi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tq00cWould you ever consider trying this?😱6rk5wsCan your students do this? 🌚455mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement While Jose Mourinho has hinted that he wants to remain at Manchester United till the end of his contract in 2020, fans at Old Trafford cast their votes to settle the crucial question of whether Mourinho should remain or leave as Manchester United manager.As Mourinho was busy managing his side against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, supporters flocked to Old Trafford to have their say on Jose Mourinho’s future as voting got underway in The Sportsman’s Manchester Referendum.Advertisement In a first-of-its-kind ballot, the voting is believed to continue running throughout the focal week for The Special One as his side prepare to face Juventus at home in the Champions League on Tuesday night, shutting at midnight after the match against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.Many voters have made their voice heard,  casting votes online and by post with early polling showing ‘leave’ ahead at 54%.Advertisement There were opinions from both parties as a fan wearing a ‘Mourinho Out’ shirt said: “I’m a die-hard member of the Mourinho Out camp. He’s more than had his time here and the sooner he leaves and we strike a deal with Zidane the better.”I’m confident the people will see sense and ignore the spin from the ‘In’ side who blame everyone but the gaffer for our current dire situation.”However, one, John Kelly, 39 spoke in Mourinho’s favour:  “It’s the board that needs to go not Jose. He’s one of the best managers in the world and with a bit more money and some time he can turn the corner.”The out campaigners are getting vocal so I urge everyone who wants him to stay to come and show their support and make their voices heard.”Harris Simpson of The Sportsman, the Manchester-based publisher behind the campaign, commented: “The Mourinho In/Out debate has never been more intense so we thought to settle it once and for all we needed to let the people have their say.”Here is the link of the poll from The Sportsman’s Twitter account:    Advertisementlast_img read more

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Nelson, Davie spark Leafs past Spokane Braves

first_imgEllliot Piourde opened the scoring for the Braves midway through the opening frame.However, even playing shorthanded with seven regular out of the lineup, and Kootenay Ice net minder Curt Doyle between the pipes, the Leafs took over the game scoring three times in the final eight minute of the period.Jordan Davie, Levi Hulston on the power play and Cleary Ambrose with his first of the season, game Nelson the lead heading into the period break.Samuel Weber increased the margin to 4-1 early in the second before Nelson went to work on the power play with his first of the game.Kurtis Redding cut the margin to 5-2 before Nelson scored his second of the game before the period concluded and finished off the hat-trick in the third.Nelson was missing forwards Blair Andrews, Rayce Miller, goalie Josh Willams and defencemen Ainge McGeady-Bruce and Dash Thompson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Creston Valley Thunder Cats pay a visit to the NDCC Arena. Kolten Nelson scored three times on the power play and Jordan Davie collected four points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The victory salvaged a weekend where Nelson dropped two games to the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson had lost eight of nine games entering Sunday’s contest.last_img read more

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Poc Fada 2017 Winners

first_imgArron Dolan – Craughwell. Being presented by James Burke. Coisté Iomána na nÓg. 1st 2ndPatrick Burke – Oranmore/Maree.Being presented by Kevin Egan, Coisté Iomána na nÓg. 3rdAdam Nolan –  Kilnadeema Leitrim.Being presented by John McDonagh. Coisté Iomána na nÓg.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

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McNeese State Earns 2-1 Victory at LSU

first_imgMcNeese RecapMcNeese State 2, LSU 1BATON ROUGE, La. – Marisa Taunton’s RBI single to left centerfield in the top of the seventh proved to be the winning hit in the Cowgirls’ 2-1 win over LSU.The win by McNeese is only the third overall over the Tigers and only the second win in Baton Rouge. McNeese’s other wins over LSU came in a 2-1 nine-inning win in Lake Charles in 2011 and the last win by McNeese in Baton Rouge was a 3-0 win in 2010. The victory extends the Cowgirls’ winning streak to seven games.Taunton’s single scored Kim Kennedy who reached base on a head first slide into first, beating out the throw from second baseman Allison Falcon.“We do a lot of mental training and we prepared for moments like this,” said Taunton.Kennedy moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Lakeyn Fontenot before scoring on Taunton’s hit.McNeese ended the game with four hits and Taunton had two of those hits.  Lauren Langner and Kennedy had the other Cowgirl hits.Jamie Allred threw a complete game to improve to 17-5 on the year.  Allred gave up five hits, walked three and struck out two. “We never panicked.  We believe we can play on the same field as them and there wasn’t any panic in the dugout.  We got our base runner, we executed the sacrifice bunt and manufactured the run.  I am so proud of these girls,” said head coach Mike Smith.Langner broke up the no-hitter in the first inning with a single to short but was stranded after Ashley Modzelewski flew out to left and Emily Vincent struck out swinging.LSU threatened to score in the second when Kellsi Kloss led the inning off with a double.  After a pop out to third by Sandra Simmons and fly out to left by Allison Falcon,  Tammy Wray singled to put runners on the corners.  A walk by Simmone Heyward loaded the bases but Allred got out of the inning by striking out A.J. Andrews.LSU’s Jacee Blades led the third inning off with a single followed by a single by Sahvanna Jaquishes single that just missed going over the centerfield wall by inches.  Bianka Bell drew a walk to load the bases.  A catcher’s interference was called on McNeese, advancing the runners and scoring Blades from third for a 1-0 LSU lead.  A double play by the Cowgirls ends the inning.McNeese ties the game at one all in the top of the fifth on a bases loaded walk to Langner that scores Katie Roux.  Roux reached base after being hit by a pitch.  McNeese missed a golden opportunity to score more runs when Modzelewski stuck out to end the inning with bases loaded.McNeese took the lead in the top of the seventh and Allred got LSU to pop out for the first two outs.  The game ended when Blades grounded out to third.McNeese will return to Southland Conference action this weekend when they will travel to San Antonio, Texas to face Incarnate Word in a three-game series.“We will enjoy this win for two or however long it takes us to get home then back to work tomorrow preparing for this weekend.last_img read more

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Annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run at Wildwood Park draws 201 runners

first_img2015 Marshfield Elementary School Fun RunGirls (115 participants)Top 10: 1. Ashlyn Barwick (Washington, Grade 4) 6:53; 2. Calleigh Kanitz (Washington, Grade 4) 6:54; 3. Elianna Kanitz (Washington, Grade 6) 6:57; 4. Michaela Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) and Janelle Haupt (Columbus, Grade 6) 7:32; 6. Emily Sternitzky (Washington, Grade 6) 7:36; 7. Megahn Esker (Washington, Grade 6) 7:42; 8. Niah Jakel (Washington, Grade 6) 7:43; 9. Blair Bennington (Washington, Grade 2) 7:47; 10. Aubrey Waldhauser (Columbus, Grade 3) 7:48.Boys (86 participants)Top 10: 1. Dylan Reimer (Our Lady of Peace, Grade 5) 6:28; 2. Chase Hinson (Grant, Grade 6) 6:44; 3. Brett Franklin (Washington, Grade 5) 6:48; 4. Michael Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) 6:49; 5. David McKey (Nasonville, Grade 6) 7:04; 6. Trevor Foemmel (Grant, Grade 5) 7:15; 7. Bennett Lang (Grant, Grade 5) 7:19; 8. Henry Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 6) 7:23; 9. Owen Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 3) 7:24; 10. Jacob Kolstad (Grant, Grade 5) 7:27. Ashlyn Barwick, Dylan Reimer win one-mile racesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterOur Lady of Peace fifth-grader Dylan Reimer won the boys race at the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.MARSHFIELD — A total of 201 runners competed in the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.Athletes from kindergarten through sixth grade — 115 girls and 86 boys — competed in the one-mile, cross country run around the Upper Pond at Wildwood.Dylan Reimer, a fifth-grader at Our Lady of Peace, won the boys race in a time of 6:28, 16 seconds ahead of Chase Hinson, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary (6:44).The girls race was won by Washington Elementary fourth-grader Ashlyn Barwick, who finished in 6:53, just one second ahead of fellow Washington fourth-grader Calleigh Kanitz.The run was coordinated by the Marshfield High School cross country team and coach Dan Akin.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

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