Celebrating Holden’s Bill to Eliminate the Achievement Gap

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Professors deal with flooding, find high levels of E. coli in floodwaters

first_imgTags: 100 year flood, 500 year flood, August 2016 flooding, E. Coli, February 2018 flooding, flooding While the rain poured down Tuesday, Feb. 20, one Saint Mary’s professor of biology found refuge in a dorm on campus.Laura Kloepper, unable to get home because of the flooding on Angela Blvd., Ostemo Place and Iroquois St., among others, spent the night with her two dogs in the same building as many of her students. Mary Bernard | The Observer A street corner in South Bend is engulfed by floodwaters after heavy rains last month. Many local residents, including Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame faculty, had to deal with floodwaters in their homes.“There were rumors that we may have forced evacuations [from our houses] where they were going shut off the power and the water,” Kloepper said. “I have two big dogs and I wouldn’t know where to go … so I spent the night in a Saint Mary’s dorm.”Unsure of how long she would need to stay campus, Kloepper packed her bags and brought her dogs to a dorm room which one of her students, a RA, had helped to arrange for her.“I had a little pajama party with my students,” Kloepper said. “I think every professor should spend the night in a dorm. It was a really fun experience.”The next day, Kloepper went home and realized that the sewer was backing up into her basement, leaving three feet of standing water.“There was so much water pressure and the sewer system is pretty outdated and in need of repair,” Kloepper said. “I have a pretty big basement and it was coming up at a rate of an inch and a half an hour.”A group of students from Saint Mary’s came to Kloepper’s neighborhood to help her and her neighbors put sandbags in front of their houses to divert the water away from the homes. Luckily, a plumber was helping a neighbor and was able to rid Kloepper’s basement of the water with an industrial pump. Her furnace, hot water heater and dryer were ruined by the water.Kloepper estimates she has around $5,000 or $6,000 worth of appliance repairs and replacements. However, that is just a fraction of the tens of thousands that some of her neighbors estimate to have lost.Kloepper’s basement also flooded in August 2016, prompting her to take precautions to avoid future damage in the case of another flood.“I put everything in my basement up on shelves or in bins, so that if it ever happened again, all my personal belongings would be okay,” Kloepper said.Before removing the water from her basement last week, Kloepper took a water sample to Reena Khadka, an assistant professor of microbiology at Saint Mary’s, to test the levels of E. coli and determine the kind of fecal matter in the water.“Since it was the backup from the sewer, I was really interested to see ‘how contaminated is this water?’” Kloepper said.Kloepper and Khadka found 450 colonies of E. coli per milliliter of water. Kloepper said the levels in the water are about 200 times the levels that are considered safe for human swimming, but still lower than the levels found in the St. Joseph River.“It gave us an idea of what we were dealing with, and then I helped communicate that to my neighbors so everybody would be really careful,” Kloepper said. “Sometimes you look at water and you just think it’s muddy … but really, when it’s that contaminated, you need to sterilize anything that came into contact with that water.”Although Kloepper was able to prepare for the flood and bleach the surfaces that possibly were contaminated by the water, the citywide lack of preparation has frustrated her neighbors, Kloepper said.“Two events within two years is not good for the residents that are there,” Kloepper said. “I know there’s a lot of people in my neighborhood that are really frustrated with this situation. … there’s a lot of people in my neighborhood that are talking about wanting to move out of the neighborhood now because of this.”Notre Dame business professor Bruce Harris lives a few blocks from Kloepper and also experienced both the 2016 and the recent flooding.“I got up and I saw that water was trickling into the basement when I went to class,” Harris said. “It hadn’t filled up, it was still draining. And then the drain started flowing backwards.”By the time he got home, Harris said he found several feet of water in the basement. Harris used pumps and hoses to remove the water, but rain on Thursday brought several more inches of water into the basement.“A lot of times, the water will continue rising after it rains,” Harris said. “It’s coming all the way up from Michigan, so everything that’s happening up there is draining in. It could start rising again even when it’s sunny out because the water keeps creeping out of the ground.”The neighborhood in which Harris and Kloepper live, the Northshore Triangle, have been using the Nextdoor app to communicate about the flood damage and reparations.“Everyone’s posting. [Kloepper] put the lab test out there,” Harris said. “People were really good in terms of helping out all the neighbors. Everyone kind of watches out for each other.”Harris recently rewired his basement because of the damage caused by the 2016 flood, but he moved the outlets from the floor to chest-level, narrowly escaping further electrical damage by a few weeks.“The last one ‘16, they called that a 100-year flood. The water gets up that high, and it’s this much damage, only once in 100 years,” Harris said. “This was a 500-year flood, so I figure we’re good.”However, the increase of frequency and intensity of storm events due to climate change might merit a new way to categorize storms, Kloepper said.“They called this a 500-year flood, and that means it’s supposed to happening once every 500 years. But, with climate change … extreme weather events are supposed to happen more often,” Kloepper said. “Even though it’s called a 500-year flood, with climate change we can expect these things to happen more and more.”last_img read more

Future of banking: Physical, digital, or both?

first_imgThis begs the question – as things get back to normal, will digital replace the physical branch all together? We think not, and here’s why. Recent events (global pandemic, anyone?) have been shining a spotlight on digital banking solutions in a major way. Financial institutions of all shapes and sizes have been scrambling to find new, innovative ways meet customer and member needs in the context of social distancing. continue reading » When it comes right down to it, people are, well, people. We are always going to crave that human-to-human interaction, especially now. Celent and Accenture research agrees that while consumers love digital for routine banking transactions, when it comes to key financial moments, individuals of all ages and demographics prefer in-person interactions with a brand they trust. That’s saying something. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

WHO confirms 2 human bird flu cases; dozens suspected

first_imgFeb 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Two human cases of H5N1 avian flu have been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in recent days—one each in Iraq and Indonesia—and dozens of sick people in several countries are being tested.In addition, the WHO said today that studies of the human H5N1 cases in Turkey have produced no clear evidence that the virus has changed its behavior in humans or improved its ability to spread from person to person.The newly confirmed cases in Iraq and Indonesia had been reported earlier when initial testing indicated H5N1. Their confirmation brings the global total of avian flu cases to 171 cases with 93 deaths, although the WHO’s case count hadn’t been updated to reflect the Iraqi case at this writing.Indonesia’s 19th fatal human case involved a 23-year-old man from East Jakarta who sold eggs at a wet market, WHO said today. He became ill on Feb 5 and died Feb 10. His was the 26th human infection in Indonesia. None of his contacts appear to have contracted the illness, WHO said.Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Feb 18 that the government was boosting its stockpile of the antiviral drug oseltamivir, which has been used to treat people suffering from the H5N1 infection.In addition, authorities are urging Indonesians to close down backyard farms to lessen the risk of infection from birds, AFP reported. The suggestion pales in comparison with measures in Hong Kong, where governmental orders led to the culling of all backyard flocks, despite homeowners’ objections.In Iraq, a 39-year-old man who died Jan 27 in Sulaimaniyah was confirmed as an avian flu victim by the WHO on Feb 17. His 15-year-old niece had died of H5N1 illness on Jan 17. She had the first confirmed human case in that country.Those two cases may be the harbinger of many more, authorities fear. The Iraqi Ministry of Health yesterday said that tests were under way in 13 new suspected human infections in the southern governorate of Missan, and an additional 12 suspected cases were being investigated in Sulaimaniyah, according to a story by the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).”They’ve been showing symptoms very similar to those of bird flu,” said Ibtissam Azize, spokesman for the avian flu program at the health ministry.Tests were negative in another 14 suspected cases, said WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng, speaking to IRIN from Geneva.No human cases have been found in India, where poultry outbreaks have been confirmed. However, concern is high and at least one farmer has been tested for H5N1 infection, Reuters news service reported yesterday.The Indian government said that as of Feb 18, six people from Navapur were known to have “upper respiratory tract infection with mild fever” along with a history of poultry deaths in their backyard farms, Reuters reported. Two of them were under hospital isolation.Reuters reported today that another three children from Nanandurbar district in Maharashtra state were quarantined.The government said about 100 samples had been sent to two laboratories in India, and results were expected within 4 days, according to a Feb 18 Reuters report. Despite the concern about the possible spread of H5N1 to people in India, the report said poultry workers were burying culled chickens with their bare hands.In a separate statement today, the WHO said that recent evidence of mutations in some H5N1 viruses isolated from humans has not been accompanied by a change in the epidemiology of the disease in humans.In January the agency reported that hemagglutinin mutations had been found in some human viruses isolated in 2005 and from one of the four fatal cases that occurred that month in Turkey. Officials expressed concern that the mutations might make it easier for the virus to jump from birds to humans. Turkey has had 12 confirmed human cases, which emerged rapidly in January, raising fear that the virus had changed.Today the WHO said, “The effect of these changes on transmissibility of the virus, either from birds to humans or from one person to another, is not fully understood. Moreover, recent studies show that these mutations were transient and did not become fixed in the circulating viruses.”The statement went on to say that scientists don’t know which specific mutations it would take to enable the virus to spread easily from person to person.”Assessments of the outbreak in Turkey, conducted by WHO investigative teams, have produced no convincing evidence that mutations have altered the epidemiology of the disease in humans, which [in Turkey] was similar to the pattern consistently seen in affected parts of Asia,” the WHO said. “There is no evidence, at present, from any outbreak site that the virus has increased its ability to spread easily from one person to another.See also:Feb 20 WHO report on Indonesiahttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_20/en/index.htmlFeb 20 WHO statement on significance of H5N1 virus mutationshttp://www.who.int/csr/2006_02_20/en/index.htmlJan 12 CIDRAP News story “H5N1 virus change may ease jump from birds to humans, WHO says”last_img read more

Man City to discipline Walker after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

first_img Walker is the second high-profile Premier League player to have been caught flouting the government’s guidelines after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. The Villa captain went to a party last weekend and was pictured next to a road in slippers, just hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media. Grealish apologised and was fined and disciplined by Villa. Football is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak and City will now look into Walker’s conduct. A club statement said: “Our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS (National Health Service) and other key workers in fighting the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts. read also:Do As I Say: City’s Walker wants public indoors but hosts sex party “We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure in the coming days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The England defender, 29 has apologised after the Sun newspaper reported that he invited two call girls to his flat on Tuesday. On Wednesday Walker posted on social media, urging the public to follow government guidelines on social distancing. Britain reported 621 more deaths from COVID-19 as of 1600 GMT on Saturday, taking the total toll to 4,934. “I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” Walker said in a statement. “There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.”Advertisement Loading… Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a “sex party” even though he has advised people to stay at home. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more