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Few U.S. studies compare one drug to another

first_imgComparing medical treatments to find the best and the cheapest may be a pillar of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, but very little such research is being done, according to a report published on Tuesday…“Most of the comparative effectiveness studies we reviewed simply tested whether medication ‘x’ is better than medication ‘y,’ rather than addressing fundamental questions such as: How can we use this medication more effectively? When is this medication better than surgery? Which among two effective approaches is the safest?” said Dr. Danny McCormick of Harvard Medical School in Boston, who led the study…Read more herelast_img read more

Student senate discusses effectiveness, representation

first_imgAt its weekly meeting Wednesday evening, the Notre Dame student senate focused on issues of representation and reflected on its effectiveness in serving the student body. The session began with a conversation about race and reactions to Walk the Walk Week.“I think this is a really valuable time, especially during Walk the Walk Week, to reflect on how we can do a better job as individuals and as a senate and as a campus in combating racism, combating injustice and prejudice as it exists on our campus,” student body vice president Patrick McGuire said.Alumni Hall senator Jack Rotolo mentioned the candlelight prayer service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday night, at which the Carroll Hall rector spoke about a book called “Black Domers.”“One of the students was constantly asked, ‘Are you studying abroad? Do you plan to study abroad?’ and her answer was, ‘I feel like I am abroad,’” Rotolo said. “I feel like that’s something we really, especially as senators, need to keep in mind because we’re supposed to represent not only our dorms, we’re also supposed to represent the University. … We always have to make sure we’re going out of our way to make sure that everyone feels that this is home for them as well.”Allan Njomo, Stanford senator, brought up the difficulty as an African American man of getting a haircut on campus and how small inconveniences can add up.“There’s little things like that that maybe we can do more work to see if we can bring in a barber who has experience with natural hair,” Njomo said. “There’s stuff where we can try to foster a conversation. … There’s little issues like that that are dispersed throughout where it would be cool if senate said, ‘Maybe we can help with that.’”McGuire segued the conversation into a discussion of senate’s internal conversations and whether it is fulfilling its role as representatives of the Notre Dame student body. Junior class president Sam Cannova pointed out the “self-editing” nature of senate resolutions.“We really need to see how we can expand our roles as senate beyond writing our own resolutions but serving as a conduit for others to do that,” Cannova said. “I think one of the big misconceptions or misunderstandings or lack of understandings on campus is what Student Gov does and how it does it. … It would be really neat to see how we can partner with students at large to sponsor resolutions and statements. So finding people who are passionate about particular issues and then empowering those voices using our roles as a conduit.”Director of constitutional procedure Thomas Davis compared student senators to United States senators who bring the concerns of their constituents to the table, saying club members and hall residents are those constituents.“Your voice represents your constituency, not just yourself,” Davis said.McGuire asked how senators engage with their dorm communities and how strong that engagement is. While Dunne Hall senator Keegan McArdle offered the example of informal and good-natured debates as a way in which he engages with his community members, other senators pointed out a sense of apathy. Lyons Hall senator Gabrielle Grant mentioned the off-campus senior exclusion policies as a key factor in that.“There’s a big feeling that nothing can be done to change anything and that we’re all powerless as students and student leaders and the administration will just do what they will,” Grant said. “I feel like that has contributed to the lack of enthusiasm. Maybe part of it is making people more aware of what actually can be done.”Off-campus senator Quentin Colo added senate has not been particularly ambitious this year in the discussions it has taken on, while Fisher Hall senator D.C. Morris said senate should not be afraid to take on larger issues, even if it is just to make student voices heard in the form of statements and resolutions. Rotolo pushed back on the idea that senate is powerless, saying expressing student voices is important and powerful.“I think it’s fair to say that we do have some power over what at least the administration is, what’s being brought up to them and what they’re seeing and really try to let them know that this is the issue students care about,” Rotolo said. “Maybe we can’t physically change that, but we can definitely make an effort to get the conversation started and then change it.”No resolutions were passed and the senate will reconvene Wednesday evening.Tags: Notre Dame Student Government, Senatelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: At Home with Sutton Foster & More

first_img View Comments Night Manager’s Tom Hollander to Lead TravestiesStage and screen star Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) will headline a new production of the Tony-winning Travesties at London’s buzzy Menier Chocolate Factory (it was behind the Tony-winning The Color Purple revival). Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution features James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin as remembered—and misremembered—by Henry Carr (Hollander), a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917. Directed by Patrick Marber, the production will play a limited engagement September 22 through November 19 and officially open on October 4.Bryan Cranston Set for Power RangersTony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will play mentor Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers film. And before you go around thinking this is an unusual choice for the Oscar-nominated actor, he actually voiced roles for the Power Rangers TV series back in the 1990s. The big screen version is scheduled to hit movie theaters on March 24, 2017.Gordon Connell Dead at 93Gordon Connell, a character actor best remembered by Broadway audiences for his performance as Mark Twain in the hit musical Big River, passed away on June 12 in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 93 years old. Other Broadway credits included Hello Dolly and Subways Are for Sleeping, while on screen he was seen in Bewitched, The Jeffersons, Sex and the City and more. Connell’s wife, Jane Connell, a character actress whose work included the Main Stem’s Mame, passed away in 2013; they are survived by their daughters Melissa Connell and Maggie Connell.Sneak Peek of RunawaysSwitching gears, Runaways will play Encores! Off-Center July 6 through July 9 at New York City Center. Go behind-the-scenes of the upcoming production below. P.S. Despite initially being renewed, HBO has now decided not to go forward with a second season of Vinyl, which was led by Broadway favorite Bobby Cannavale. Come back to the Great White Way soon please, Mr. Cannavale—we miss you! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. At Home with Sutton FosterCheck out this fun video below, where Sutton Foster takes you on a tour of the New York apartment she shares with hubby Ted Griffin. Along with a very important pink couch, there’s her two Tonys, and some artwork that will bring a tear to your eye. You’ll next be able to see Foster on America’s birthday on PBS for A Capitol Fourth; the third season of her series Younger is scheduled to premiere on TV Land on September 28. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Brazil Makes Progress on Anti-Terrorism Legislation

first_img If the bill on the new Brazilian Penal Code is approved by the House of Representatives, the country will make significant progress, particularly on the issue of terrorism, a crime that had not been considered or classified by the previous regulation. The bill also adapted the legislation to some resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, such as banning the use of chemical and biological substances for reasons other than peaceful uses. A very important factor is the extensive range of motivations for terrorist acts on national territory, among which are political, ideological, philosophical, or religious reasons; and punishes those who sponsor or acquire resources to benefit political organizations and armed groups who manifest against the constitutional order and the Democratic State of Law. The new additions to the text include punishment against those who use or threaten to use, transport, keep, carry, or bring explosives, toxic gases, poison, biological contents, or other means that can be harmful or promote mass destruction (UN Resolution 1540/2004); sabotage the operation of or takeover, with severe threat or violence against people, of total or partial control, even if temporary, of the media or means of transportation, ports, airports, railroads, highways, hospitals, clinics, schools, stadiums, public or local facilities where essential public services are performed, facilities that generate or transmit energy and military facilities; to incinerate, to destroy, to loot, to explode or to invade any public or private asset, to interfere and to commit sabotage, or to damage computer systems and databases. It also establishes that the punishment, of eight to 15 years of confinement, will be increased by half if the conducts are committed during large sports, cultural, educational, religious, entertainment, or political events, national or international. This is a very important step, which provides legal support to the security forces and the Judiciary Branch, allowing them to take action, especially when the country will host important international events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. By Dialogo October 11, 2012last_img read more

Farmingdale Crash Sparks New Road Safety Measures

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In response to last weekend’s tragic early-morning head-on crash that killed five Farmingdale teenagers, New York State has installed speed control trailers on Conklin Street that blare drivers’ speeds, while other safety measures are in the works to help prevent additional fatal crashes in the area.In letter dated Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Farmingdale Village Mayor Ralph Ekstrand that he was “deeply saddened” when he learned of the deadly crash, adding that as a father of three daughters, “I know all too well the importance of keeping our roads safe.”The recently installed speed control trailers are meant to serve two functions: inform drivers as to how fast they’re traveling and encourage them to obey the speed limit.Meanwhile, Cuomo’s office is looking into other safety measures it can pursue, such as using radar devices that will switch traffic lights to red when they identify a speeding vehicle, forcing the driver to stop. Cuomo wrote that the state is planning to install the first of those devices at the corner of Conklin and Walnut Street in the coming weeks.Additionally, the state’s Traffic Safety Committee will work with traffic boards and Nassau and Suffolk police to come up with further recommendations. Those may include warning drivers of the dangers of drag racing, though police have not yet said if that was a factor in the crash.A Nassau County police spokeswoman said Thursday that the department doesn’t “have anything further at this time.” The investigation is continuing.The state will also review the feasibility of lane modifications.“Enforcement and education are important elements that need to be addressed as well to support any engineering on the roadway,” Cuomo wrote.The five victims were all either current or past Farmingdale High School students. They were all traveling in the same car just after midnight on Saturday when it crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with an SUV, police said. Two of the passengers died instantly.Friends and family mourned the victims at a vigil on Mother’s Day, and a makeshift memorial replete with colorful bouquets of flowers, balloons, photos and candles has sprouted up near the scene of the horrific crash.The victims were identified as:Tristan K. Reichle, 17, of FarmingdaleJesse J, Romero, 18, of South FarmingdaleCarly Lonborg, 14, of South FarmingdaleNoah Francis, 15, of FarmingdaleCody Talanian, 17, of FarmingdaleRead the letter:Cuomo Letter to Farmingdale Village Mayor Ralph Ekstrandlast_img read more

Understand business members’ technology pain points

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If operating a small business wasn’t challenging enough, take a moment to imagine what it must be like to run a business in 2016.Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen some of the biggest brands on the planet get hit with data security breaches and theft of private data. What might be most concerning to the small-business community is that this has happened to companies with multimillion-dollar information technology (IT) budgets.If this could happen to a Fortune 500 company, what hope does a small business have?As a trusted partner to its business members, credit unions should understand some of the pain points and challenges that are unique to small business owners, particularly when their businesses do not have the resources to adequately focus on IT security or address risks to a major security event.More importantly, understanding these challenges could provide additional opportunities to strengthen your relationship with business members. continue reading »last_img read more

How to know if you’re a bad leader

first_imgBeing a leader can be a difficult and exhausting job at times, but anyone who is doing it right will tell you that it is all worth it. So are you a good leader? Well if you ask your staff or those around you and they say yes, you might be. Or you might not be a good enough leader for them to feel comfortable sharing the truth with you. Here are some of the biggest tells of a bad leader for you to compare to your own style.Having to be rightAll good leaders leave their ego at the door because the willingness to be wrong exponentially improves culture. Think about it this way. If you already know all the answers then you are shutting everyone else out instead of inviting their engagement. If you are constantly trying to prove your superiority over others, you’re a leader who is missing out.Refusing to delegateIn some circles, doing all of the work yourself is admirable. This can be a noble effort to avoid giving too much work to others, but think further into that. You have others around you to handle this work, and by taking it all on yourself you are neglecting something else. Not to mention, you may be sending a message about how much you trust others to get tasks completed.Desire for the spotlightLet me clarify something. There is nothing wrong with getting recognition for something you’ve accomplished. In fact, it can be a great motivator. However, when you desire recognition to the point where you are taking it away from others or not properly sharing it around, you’re doing a disservice to all those around you.Not making your expectations clearNo one can read your mind. If you ask an employee for something and receive the finished product only to be disappointed that it’s not like you imagined it would turn out, you might be to blame. You know what you want and if you don’t share, don’t be surprised when what is delivered doesn’t meet those unspoken standards. Not to mention how detrimental having to redo a task can be to that employee’s motivation.The need to fix everyoneEmpathy can destroy a workplace. Don’t get me wrong, being a sensitive leader is not a bad thing, to a certain extent. If you find yourself constantly people pleasing and avoiding difficult conversations, then you might be a bad leader. Stop taking on other people’s emotional problems and try to pick out when you are being inauthentic with your responses just to keep others happy. Not being who you need to be because you are walking on egg shells can lead to poor performance across the board. 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: Detailslast_img read more

Maintaining loyal members with mobile

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When it comes to investing in mobile, credit unions need to consider what type of technology consumers engage with as a whole. Identifying how consumers interact with their favorite mobile applications can provide insight on how credit unions can create similar experiences and ensure consistency for their members. Consumer expectations are evolving and products have to meet the needs of members. There are various factors that drive mobile investments for credit unions in order to maintain loyal members.Credit unions should view mobile banking as an opportunity to take a dreadful member experience, such as what may occur in an instance of fraud, and create a delightful one. Mobile devices should not only provide basic self-service functions, such as the ability to view transaction history and schedule payments, but also to provide another avenue for members to solve problems.As a CUSO, PSCU offers an Alerts and Controls solution that can reduce fraud losses by setting alerts for spending limits and merchant transactions. Fraud alerts continue to be the most popular type of alert, used by 55% of mobile phone owners1. By providing members with robust in-app features, they can easily report suspicious transactions that do not belong to them on their mobile device. Doing so gives the member the capability to solve the issue without having to physically go into a branch or make an inconvenient phone call. Additionally, if a member loses a card, he/she can report that loss and request a new one directly on a mobile device.last_img read more

Championing women’s leadership: Why credit unions can’t afford to wait

first_img“People helping people.” It’s a credit union philosophy that defines our industry and promotes our responsibility of community engagement. It’s also a philosophy that should be applied internally to champion the individuals we work with every day.Currently, there is a great deal of discussion within the credit union industry about one particular sector of workers: women. This is good – but it’s almost always being done by women.To some, it would seem odd for a man to attend a women’s leadership event. But we should challenge ourselves to consider the far greater implications of men’s absence from women’s empowerment discussions. After all, good leadership is the embodiment of culture. And it’s important to recognize that having more women in leadership roles is about relatability and community reach, not just parity. This is why credit unions cannot afford to wait when it comes to empowering more women to lead. If we consider how the communities we serve are comprised, we should ask ourselves, “Why don’t our credit unions look more like the people we serve?”Since the April 2019 launch of the African American Credit Union Coalition’s (AACUC) Women’s Power Series, sponsored by PSCU, attendance for each session has grown steadily and interest continues to increase among AACUC members, as well as the credit union community at large. This webinar series is a testament to the power of partnerships. Collaboration and teamwork are fundamental to advancing the credit union movement and empowering employees, members and other players to be part of the change and betterment of the industry. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

IMF, World Bank to hold April meetings in ‘virtual format’

first_imgThe spring gathering of finance ministers and central bankers held in Washington in April will be shifted to a “virtual format” due to the coronavirus epidemic, the IMF and World Bank said Tuesday.The twice-yearly meetings of the development lending institutions attract thousands of officials, journalists and private sector participants from 180 member countries — just the kind of gathering health authorities say should be avoided.IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass said in a joint statement that “given growing health concerns related to the virus,” they will switch “to a virtual format” for the meetings set for April 16-18. The flagship event is the release of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, which will be in the spotlight given the expected slowing of growth, especially in China, due to the broadening epidemic. The IMF already warned global growth was fragile, even before the outbreak. “We remain fully committed to maintaining a productive dialogue with our stakeholders and will leverage our IT-related and virtual connection capabilities to the fullest to hold our essential policy consultations with the membership,” the statement said.This was the latest in a series of major events that have been canceled or postponed, including the ASEAN summit the US President Donald Trump was scheduled to host later this month.The IMF and World Bank hold their spring meetings yearly in April and their annual meetings in October, where finance ministers and central bank governors discuss global economic and financial developments.But the meetings include a host of side gatherings, panels, conferences and related events all around in Washington — except every third year, when the October meeting is moved to a member country. The official participant count is about 10,000.center_img Topics :last_img read more