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|An asset in the Hills he hailed from|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
An asset in the hills he hailed from sns, siliguri 2 december 2020 : ram kumar yonzone, the first man from the hills to obtain the be degree in electrical engineering, had just marked his 76th birthday on l5 november, when covid-19 struck and he lost the battle against the virus on 29 november. The youngest brother of noted educationist in the hills, dr gsyonzone, he had completed the degree course from the jalpaiguri govt engineering college in 1969. Born in 1944 in sinji busty in kalimpongyonzone had his school education from the kalimpong govt high school with kbgurung, an eminent school educationist of the time, as the headmaster. After the degree and after gaining some experience from sikkim, bhutan and nepal, he finally joined the west bengal electricity board as assist ant engineer, where he use to become the lone hillman to occupy the post of the superintendent engineer in 2001 before superannuation. It was in this position as a circle manager, darjeeling distribution circle, that he was responsible for looking after the electricity distribution programme of the board in the hills and the plains of north bengal. Devoted and dedicated in discharging his responsibility with utmost honesty and faithfulness, consistently for about three decades, he succeeded in keeping the service reputation of the board flying high, while also regularly meeting up the needs of the consumers without any break. He proved himself an asset of the hill region that he hailed from. His premature demise is deeply being mourned by his family members, relatives and all those who knew him well. An extremely humble and meek person, the late yonzone leaves behind his wife, a son, a daughter, daughter-in- law and a grandson. 0 response to an asset in the hills he hailed from
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|Lab Results Dont Explain Obesity Paradox, But Bias May|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Results of standard laboratory tests performed on adult outpatients to provide an overall picture of their health are fairly consistent between those with obesity and their leaner counterparts, investigators report.
the finding negates one rationale behind whats called the obesity paradox, which is that people with obesity are known to be at increased risk for a host of health problems like diabetes and hypertension, but tend to do better with these conditions than their leaner peers, including when they get admitted to critical care for reasons like heart attack or stroke.
one thought was that patients with obesity end up in intensive care sooner because their laboratory results were already out of line with their thinner peers, and these acute health events push them higher, they report in the journal of applied laboratory medicine .
people who have obesity also have more hypertension, they get more diabetes, they get more cerebrovascular events like stroke and more heart attacks, but when they have these problems they tend to do better than when thin people get them, says dr. Gurmukh singh, vice chair of the medical college of georgia department of pathology and the studys corresponding author.
we thought maybe laboratory tests would help provide an explanation, singh says. But they didnt.
in fact, investigators found the only significantly different lab values between the outpatients with obesity and those of normal weight was that those with uncomplicated obesity had fairly consistently higher levels of triglycerides, a fat, or lipid, in the blood, that indicates risk for heart and other blood vessel disease, and lower levels of high density lipoprotein, or hdl, cholesterol, which is considered protective of cardiovascular disease. Low hdl and high triglycerides are both linked to higher risk of death from cardiovascular diseases like heart attack , heart failure and stroke.
while what their findings do mean is not completely clear, they could indicate, that often regardless of lab results, individuals with obesity are sent to intensive care sooner, perhaps because of an unconscious bias, singh says.
just why they tend to do better in intensive care remains a mystery, and became the focus of this study by mcg investigators who compared results from a common, comprehensive metabolic profileâthings like total cholesterol, blood glucose levels and indicators of the health of white and red blood cellsâon 522 adult outpatients at au medical center, the adult hospital affiliated with mcg, who were either normal weight or varying degrees of overweight.
patients who were chronically or acutely ill were not included during the one-month testing timeframe, and the investigators looked at four categories of body mass index, or bmi, a measure of body fat based on height and weight including: 18.5 to 25, considered normal weight; 25.1 to 30, considered overweight; 30.1 to 35 and greater than 35, both considered obese, by the national heart, lung and blood institute. They did not factor in whether fat was fairly evenly distributed across the body or if it was more concentrated in the abdomen and abdominal cavity, called visceral adiposity, which is considered more inflammatory and dangerous.
their premise was that people with overweight or obesity would have higher or more abnormal baseline laboratory results than their leaner peers generally, and it would take a smaller pathologic insultâlike a heart attack or strokeâto push their lab values to the point that merited critical care. In other words: they looked sicker quicker, got intensive care faster and their outcome looked better.
however their findings were inconsistent with that theory and effectively rules out this explanation of the obesity paradox, they write.
health care providers were not surveyed about their attitudes toward patients with obesity for the study, but singh says there may be a bias, albeit an unconscious bias, that may result in people with obesity being admitted to intensive care sooner than their trimmer counterparts, potentially because they are generally considered more difficult to manage. That bias could create an artifact of better outcomes, he and his colleagues write, and constitute an actual reason for some of the obesity paradox.
other theories are that people with obesity have greater fat reserve to see them through critical illness and that some of their leaner peers have actually lost a lot of weight because of illness so are really emaciated, not trim. For that reason, the investigators excluded individuals who had more than a 10% weight loss or gain in the prior three months.
next steps might include a difficult study to manage: blinding health care providers to a patients weight so only other health parameters, like objective lab values, are used to determine who gets admitted to intensive care and when, singh says.
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|Which schools leave parents with the most college loan debt?|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Poor and middle-income parents at hundreds of colleges have taken on substantial debt âamounts sometimes more than twice their annual incomeâto help their children through school, new federal figures show.Continue reading belowthe schools with the largest parent debt burdens arenât world-famous ivy league schools, a wall street journal analysis of the data found. Rather, they include art schools, historically black colleges, and small private colleges where parents are borrowing nearly six-figure amounts to fulfill their kidsâ college dreams, the analysis found.For the first time, the u.S. Education department , through its annual release of college financial data, provided information wednesday on the level of debt parents took on through a federal college loan program called parent plus.Previously, the department released information on debt levels of students at specific colleges and universities, but not the borrowing taken on by parents on a studentâs behalf.The parent plus data âprovides a more complete financial picture of how recent graduates have paid for their postsecondary education, especially if their parents took on debt to help them cover some or all of the costs,â the education department said in a statement wednesday.The amounts may be burdensome for many parents. At nearly 150 colleges, parents typically took out loans worth $50,000 or more, the data show. At more than 500 schools, the median amount they borrowed was between $25,000 and $50,000. Get fox business on the go by clicking here parents of graduates from spelman college, a historically black school in atlanta, borrowed a median $112,000âmore than any other school in the country, the data show. About half of spelman parents take out the loans through parent plus. Paying that back would cost more than $1,200 a month, the data show. In most states, that is about the cost of a home mortgage payment.These numbers donât include the loans the student took out individually. In many cases, parent loans dwarf what students can borrow through the federal government, which is capped at about $31,000 for dependent students.Many of the borrowers are low-income. Spelman parents whose children received pell grantsâtypically reserved for poor studentsâtook out a median $84,000 through the parent loan program.In a statement, spelman president mary schmidt campbell said the school has been working to address the debt load its students and their parents take on, even though the tuition is modest compared with some other private universities. âWe recognized how crippling loans can be for our families. As a result of this reckoning, three years ago, the college began an aggressive campaign to close that unfunded gap and reduce the need for loans.âThrough a donor campaign, the college raised more than $100 million in new financial aid in the past three years, ms. Schmidt campbell said. Click here to read more on fox business the data release comes as policy makers continue to debate how to provide relief to borrowers for record levels of college-loan debt. President-elect joe biden has said he will push to cancel $10,000 in student debt for every borrower with federal loans. He has also said he would forgive any student debtâamong families earning under $125,000 a yearâthat covered tuition at public colleges and historically black colleges. He hasnât said whether he would support changes to lending programs such as parent plus.The education department requires only a scant check of a parentâs credit history before extending loans, and it performs no assessment of their ability to repay. The result: some parents have taken on amounts they have little hope of repaying, student debt researchers say.The loans are often tacked onto financial-aid packages to fill the gap between student borrowing limits and the cost of tuition.âOur goals were to make sure our children go to college to get their degree so they could support themselves. That was our mission in life,â says sherina harris, a 56-year-old mother of three children from toledo, ohio.Ms. Harris estimates she borrowed about $50,000 for her daughter to attend lourdes university, a private school in sylvania, ohioâroughly double the schoolâs median debt load for parents of about $25,000 according to the data.Ms. Harris says her husband died of pancreatic cancer in 2003. She says her daughter told her the only way she could stay in school was if she borrowed from the parent plus program.Ms. Harrisâa medical assistant who at the time was earning about $40,000 a yearâsaid she was laid off during the recession that began in 2007 and declared bankruptcy. She says the government garnished her wages and tax refunds in recent years to recover unpaid debt.Starting five years ago, lourdes noticed high default rates on student loans among former students and parents, said financial aid director callie zake. The school began offering a program that pays a portion of borrowersâ loans if they earn under $47,000, ms. Zake said. Ms. Harris wouldnât qualify for the aid because she took out her loans before the loan-repayment assistance program was put in place.Some low-income parents are paying top-dollar to ensure their children can go to dream schools that score high on college rankings. Though some elite schools, such as harvard university, waive tuition, room and board for poor families, not all offer breaks that are as generous.Among those that donât: new york university. There, parents of low-income studentsâincluding those who dropped outâborrowed a median $52,500.More broadly, parents of new york university graduates took out a median $74,000 in plus loans, among the highest in the country. The university didnât return a request for comment.The new data reflect the parent plus loans borrowed on behalf of students who graduated in the 2018 and 2019 school years. The data donât include loans that parents received from private lenders, and parents of graduate students canât borrow parent plus loans.Parents have taken on a greater share of their childrenâs college costs in recent decades for several reasons. Tuition has risen far above inflation over the past 40 yearsâand far faster than household income, leading families to rely on debt in general.The median debt taken on by graduates was about $24,000 at the average four-year college in the journalâs analysis. The figures, covering about 1,300 schools, also include those students not dependent on their parents.At about half of those colleges, the median amount borrowed by parents topped the debt total of students. At more than 100 schools, the parents borrowed twice as much or more.The maximum students can borrow hasnât changed in recent years. Parents, on the other hand, can borrow any amount needed to cover tuition and living costs, amounts that are determined by their schools.
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|Columbus PD ask residents and business owners to comply with COVID-19 mandates|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Columbus police say there will be consequences for businesses and individuals who refuse to comply with covid-19 restrictions and mandates.
during a press conference today, police chief fred shelton said the police department has gotten several complaints from citizens about businesses not enforcing the mask mandate â with employees and customers. - Advertisement -
the city imposed a mandate in october. And on november 24th, governor tate reeves added lowndes county to his executive order requiring masks in public.
shelton says they are relying on businesses and individuals to comply, but if they refuse they will face fines.
âif we canât get voluntary compliance, then thatâs part of when we have to step in. We want people to understand that this is an executive order issued by the governor of the state of mississippi as well as a mandate issued from the city of columbus under that same executive order to make the public safe,â said police chief fred shelton. âThis is a public safety issue- not just an enforcement issue, but it is a public safety issue. People are actually dying from the covid-19.â
shelton also says some businesses are also violating a mandate that prohibits the sale of alcohol after 11 pm.
fines associated with covid-19 restrictions range from 300 to 1,000 dollars. Https://www.Wcbi.Com aundrea self is home-grown! She grew up in starkville and graduated from starkville high school. She earned degrees in english and mass communications from stillman college in 1996. And it was at stillman that aundrea fell in love with news reporting when she did her first story on the schoolâs renowned student choir. After graduation, aundrea began her broadcasting career in columbus as the morning show âsidekickâ on wacr radio. She continued to work in radio for six years before making the switch to television. She joined the wcbi family as the sunrise producer. She eventually began reporting, and that ultimately led to her 7-year run as co-anchor of âwcbi news sunriseâ and âmidday.â Aundrea currently anchors the five and six oâclock newscasts and hosts âmidmorning with aundrea.â Aundrea has won several associated press awards for her work. In 2004, she was honored as a âtop 40 under 40â by the mississippi business journal. A highlight of her career in journalism came in 2008 when she conducted a one-on-one interview with president barack obama as he campaigned in north mississippi. Outside of work, aundrea enjoys participating in community events. She spends much of her spare time speaking to area churches, schools, and civic organizations. She is an active member of the starkville chapter of alpha kappa alpha sorority, inc. Aundrea enjoys reading, spending time with family, and sampling her husbandâs tasty dishes! Aundrea and her husband, david, have three children: kimberly, alan, and emilee. If you want to connect with aundrea, make sure to follow her on twitter and facebook . Whatâs on
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|Wednesday Evening Brief: Animal cruelty cases spike in King County|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Also: stanford football team prepares for uw from seattle hotels, high schools an evening roundup of your need-to-know news. Visit here to view in browser . Evening brief wednesday, december 2, 2020 animal cruelty cases spike in king county; prosecutors and service organizations consider pandemics role
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|Police Officer - Lateral - Newberg-Dundee Police Department|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
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general purpose performs police patrol, investigation, traffic enforcement, and related law enforcement activities.
supervision received works under the general supervision of a police sergeant.
supervision exercised none
essential duties and responsibilities works rotating shifts performing patrol duty, traffic enforcement, and investigations, administers first aid when needed, apprehends and arrests persons involved in crimes, issues citations, and provides general public safety.
works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent. Carries out duties in conformance with federal, state, county, and city laws and ordinances.
patrols city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.
responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
interviews suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves, collects and seizes evidence. Makes arrests. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
prepares a variety of reports and records including reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, intoxilyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, miscellaneous service report, types police reports with proper grammar, spelling and in a logical and appropriate manner consistent with law enforcement police reports.
use computers for a variety of functions.
undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as crime prevention, group presentations, drug abuse resistance education, traffic safety, problem solving, etc.
participates in investigating crimes, violations, infractions of city ordinances, obtains evidence and compiles information regarding crimes, prepares cases for filing of charges and related activities.
conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, city ordinances, traffic violations and crimes.
coordinates activities with other officers or other city departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the city attorney, court administrator, and municipal prosecutors office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provide general information about department activities.
peripheral duties maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.
maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other city officials in the performance of police operating activities.
serves as a member of various employee committees.
may be assigned to perform the duties of a police detective, traffic enforcement officer, evidence officer, school resource officer or community resource officer. When assigned to perform one of these duties, the employee remains responsible to perform all duties listed within this position description, as well as those duties related to the special assignment.
performs other duties as assigned by a department supervisor.
the duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
qualifications education and experience high school diploma or equivalent. A college degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field preferred.
bilingual in english and spanish is a plus.
++ entry level ++ minimum age of 21 years at the time of hire. Ability to provide documentation of united states citizenship by time of hire. Must be able to read and write the english language. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid oregon drivers license. Must pass at 75% or higher a dpsst-certified entry level written exam. Must pass dpsst oregon physical abilities test (orpat.) Must possess a dpsst basic police officer certification within one year of hire.
++ lateral entry ++ must meet all entry level requirements listed above. Certified laterals will only need to provide documentation of prior testing. Orpat is not being offered due to covid-19 and there will be no written test needed. Must be able to be certified by dpsst as a police officer upon hiring.
special requirements: valid united states drivers license with a good driving record. Regular attendance is required. Using the court case brady vs. Maryland (1963) as a guideline, our employees must maintain the ability to provide credible testimony in a court of law. Employees must not have a record of untruthfulness, bias, or commission of crimes.
knowledge, skills and abilities: knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below. Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to learn the citys geography. Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition. Ability to wear personal protective equipment and gear. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with city staff, other organizations and agencies, public officials and the general public. Ability to meet the special requirements listed above.
tools and equipment used must be able to proficiently and safely operate a police car, police radio, radar gun, ar-15 rifle, handgun, taser, baton, pepper spray and any other weapons or equipment issued by the police department.
typical examples of such equipment: handcuffs, intoxilyzer, pager, mobile data terminal, computer, spike strips, first aid equipment and computer utilizing a word processing program. Personal protective equipment and gear.
physical demands the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the needs of a qualified individual with limitations who can perform the essential functions of the job.
while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand; walk; run, use hands, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
by use of weapon(s) or physical abilities and when lawful and justified, the employee must be able to make an arrest, protect self, protect co-workers, protect other persons, protect property, perform defensive tactics and physically control and detain suspects.
the employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to wear personal protective equipment/gear.
work environment the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
while performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, and moderately loud while in the field.
_this position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. _
selection guidelines formal application - review of qualifications, written test, physical fitness test, oral interview, background investigation, medical examination with drug screen, and, psychological examination. 21 years at time of hire. Education: high school diploma or equivalent. Experience: see criteria in description. Contact informaton
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|Lon Adams, Slim Jim jerky recipe creator, dies of COVID-19|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Raleigh, n.C. (Ap) â alonzo âlonâ t. Adams ii, the man who created the formula for slim jim beef jerky sticks, has died from complications of covid-19. He was 95.
lynn barrow of brown-wynne funeral home in raleigh, north carolina, confirmed wednesday that adams died on nov. 28. A graveside funeral service was held wednesday, barrow said.
andrew adams told the news & observer of raleigh that his grandfather contracted the virus as a resident of an assisted living facility in raleigh that had experienced an outbreak of cases. His grandfather tested positive for the virus and died about a week later, leaving behind family in raleigh, illinois and michigan.
but adams noted that he had great memories of what his grandfather accomplished.
âitâs actually crazy â every gas station in the country, i walk in and see something that my grandpa formulated,â andrew adams said.
adams was a world war ii veteran who survived the battle of the bulge despite being shot in the head. After recuperating, adams attended st. Ambrose college in his native davenport, iowa, and then obtained a masterâs degree at iowa state university.
while slim jims were first created in 1928, the current formula is adams work. It was described by the new york times in 1996 as a lengthy process that calls for processed ground beef, chicken meat and other parts, along with a range of spices and chemicals. Adams worked on the jerky recipe for more than 20 years at goodmark foods in garner, north carolina, from 1968 until his retirement in 1991.
food processor conagra brands bought goodmark foods in 1998.
adams is survived by two children and three grandchildren.
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|An ethicist untangles the morality of canceling student debt|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
An ethicist untangles the morality of canceling student debt skimel, cc by-sa 4.0 , via wikimedia commons
by kate padgett walsh , iowa state university
president-elect joe biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling us$10,000 per borrower as part of covid-19 relief measures.
such proposals are likely to be quite popular. A poll from 2019 found that 58% of voters support canceling all federal student debt.
but there are those who question the idea of debt forgiveness and call it unfair to those who never took out student debt or already paid it off.
as an ethicist who studies the morality of debt, i see merit in the question: should student debt be canceled? The moral case against canceling
educational debt is often regarded as an investment in ones future. Millennials with a b.A., For instance, typically earn $25,000 more than those with a high school diploma. College education is also generally correlated with a variety of positive life outcomes, including physical and mental health, family stability and career satisfaction .
given the benefits of college education, canceling student debt appears to some as a giveaway for those who are already on their way to becoming well-off.
canceling debt also seems to violate the moral principle of following through on ones promises. Borrowers have a moral duty to fulfill their loan agreements, the philosopher immanuel kant argued, because reneging on promises is disrespectful to oneself and others. Once people have promised to do something, he noted, others rely upon that promise and expect them to follow through.
in the case of federal student loans, a borrower signs a promissory note agreeing to pay back the government and, ultimately, the taxpayers. And so student borrowers seem to have a moral duty to pay their debts unless mitigating circumstances like injury or illness arise. The moral case for canceling
fairness and respect, however, also demand that society addresses the magnitude of student debt today, and especially the burdens it imposes on low-income, first-generation and black borrowers.
young people today start their adult lives burdened with much more student debt than previous generations. Almost 70% of college students now borrow to attend college, and the average size of their debt has risen since the mid-90s from less than $13,000 to about $30,000 today.
as a result, total outstanding student debt has jumped to over $1.5 trillion , making it the second largest form of debt in the u.S. After mortgages.
this explosion in student debt raises two significant moral concerns, as my student justin lewiston and i argue in an article published last month by the journal of value inquiry.
the first concern is that the distribution of costs and benefits is very unequal. Fairness requires equal opportunity, as the philosopher john rawls argued. Yet, while borrowing for education is supposed to create opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those opportunities often fail to materialize due to educational challenges and wage gaps in the labor market.
data show that low-income students, first-generation students and black students face much greater struggles in repaying their loans. About 70% of those in default are first-generation students, and 40% come from low-income backgrounds. Twenty years after college, when white borrowers have repaid 94% of their loans, the typical black student has been able to repay only 5% .
these repayment and default rates reflect significantly lower graduation rates for students in those groups, who typically need to work long hours while also in school and hence engage less with both the academic and nonacademic aspects of college.
but they also reflect significantly lower post-graduation incomes for such students, due in no small part to continuing social and racial wage gaps in the labor market. Black men with a bachelors degree make, on average, more than 20% less than white men with the same education and experience, though that wage gap is smaller for women. And first-generation graduates typically make 10% less than students whose parents graduated from college.
a second moral concern is that student debt is increasingly causing widespread distress and constraining life choices in significant ways. Consider that even before the pandemic, 20% of student borrowers were behind on their payments, and first-generation borrowers and borrowers of color are struggling even more.
the financial distress indicated by this high rate of delinquency is undermining both the physical and mental health of young adults. It prevents young adults from starting families , purchasing cars, renting or buying their own homes and even starting new businesses .
unsurprisingly, these negative effects are disproportionately experienced by first-generation, low-income and black student borrowers, whose life choices are especially restricted by the need to make loan payments. Avoiding moral hazard
some analysts have argued, however, that canceling student debt will create a problem of moral hazard. A moral hazard arises when people no longer feel the need to make careful choices because they expect others to cover the risk for them.
for example, a bank that expects to be bailed out by the government in the event of a financial crisis thereby has an incentive to engage in riskier behavior.
moral hazard can be avoided by combining student debt cancellation with programs that reduce the need for future borrowing, especially for first-generation students, low-income students and students of color.
one success story is the tennessee promise, a program enacted in 2015 to make tuition and fees at community and technical colleges free to state residents. This program has increased enrollment , retention and completion rates, while reducing borrowing by over 25% .
ultimately, morality requires a forward-looking as well as a backward-looking approach to debt cancellation.
looking backward at initial promises to repay can explain why people are generally required to pay their debts. But looking forward will enable policymakers to imagine how canceling student debt could help create a fairer society.
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|Announces Appointments 12.2.20|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Sacramento â announced the following appointments:
joseph w. Mccullough, 45, of wilton, has been appointed chief deputy director at the department of alcoholic beverage control, where he has served as division chief since 2019. Mccullough served in several positions at the department of alcoholic beverage control from 2001 to 2019, including deputy division chief, northern division; deputy division chief, headquarters; district administrator, stockton district office; and district administrator, special operations unit. Mccullough is a member of the california peace officers association and national liquor law enforcement association. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $172,020. Mccullough is registered without party preference.
kathryn clarkin, 28, of sacramento, has been appointed special advisor to the directorate at the california department of social services. Clarkin has been special assistant to the governor in the office of governor gavin newsom since 2019. She was a research associate for the california policy lab at the university of california, los angeles from 2017 to 2019 and a research assistant at the maxwell school of syracuse university from 2016 to 2017. Clarkin served in several positions as an appointee of president obama at the u.S. Department of energy from 2014 to 2016, including special assistant to the deputy secretary, scheduler to the deputy secretary and special assistant in scheduling and advance. Clarkin earned a master of public administration degree from the maxwell school of syracuse university. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $93,468. Clarkin is a democrat.
torene l.M. Schwab, 54, of davis, has been reappointed deputy director and chief counsel at the california department of social services, where she has served in that role since 2015. She held multiple positions at the california department of social services from 2000 to 2015, including assistant chief counsel, senior staff counsel and staff counsel. She was an associate attorney at mcdonough, holland and allen from 1995 to 2000 and at burger and plavan from 1993 to 1995. Schwab is a member of the american association of health and human services attorneys. She earned a juris doctor degree from the university of the pacific, mcgeorge school of law. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $199,368. Schwab is a democrat.
debra thomson, 60, of sacramento, has been reappointed deputy director of the adult programs division at the california department of social services, where she has served in that position since 2016. Thomson held several positions at the sacramento county department of health and human services from 2012 to 2016, including manager of the senior and adult services division and program manager for in-home supportive services. She was a staff services manager at the california department of social services from 2010 to 2012, where she was a subject matter expert for in-home supportive services from 2008 to 2010. Thomson was social worker supervisor at the yolo county department of employment and social services from 2000 to 2007. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $161,832. Thomson is a democrat.
kilolo brodie, 48, of turlock, has been reappointed to the state council on developmental disabilities, where she has served since 2013. Brodie has been a professor at california state university, stanislaus since 2010. She held several positions for the master of social work program at california state university, stanislaus from 2010 to 2020, including department chair, master of social work program director and director of field education. She was an assistant professor at california state university, east bay from 2008 to 2010, where she was the title iv-e child welfare stipend project coordinator from 2004 to 2008. Brodie was a supervised visitation program social worker at the far southeast family strengthening collaborative in 2004 and a lecturer at the catholic university of america and at eastern mennonite university in 2003. She was a family group conference project manager at columbia heights shaw family support collaborative from 2001 to 2003 and a graduate assistant at howard university from 2000 to 2001. Brodie served in several positions at the stanislaus county community services agency child protective services division from 1998 to 2000, including emergency response intake worker and family reunification case worker. Brodie is a member of nurture in nature, city of turlock and stanislaus state joint taskforce on diversity and inclusion, california state university, stanislaus disability resource services committee, american leadership forum and the delta sigma theta sorority inc. She earned a doctor of philosophy degree in social work from the howard university school of social work and a master of social work degree from california state university, stanislaus. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brodie is a democrat.
jonathan nelson, 28, of san francisco, has been appointed to the state council on developmental disabilities. Nelson has been a policy director for the community water center since 2016. He was an associate for weideman group from 2014 to 2016 and a government affairs and special projects manager for the california society of health-systems pharmacists from 2012 to 2014. This position does not require senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Nelson is a democrat.
jennifer schmid, 49, of benicia, has been appointed to the board of pilot commissioners for the bays of san francisco, san pablo and suisun. Schmid has served as lieutenant at the oakland fire department since 2018, where she has held several positions since 1998, including engineer and firefighter/paramedic. She was a deck officer for chevron and bp from 1994 to 1998. This position requires senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Schmid is registered without party preference.
karen f. Tynan, 55, of fairfield, has been appointed to the board of pilot commissioners for the bays of san francisco, san pablo and suisun. Tynan will begin her term in january 2021. She has been counsel at ogletree deakins since 2018. She was owner at the law offices of karen tynan from 2009 to 2018. Tynan was an associate at walter and prince from 2008 to 2009. She was attorney at jordan, aqui and tynan from 2005 to 2009. Tynan was deck officer at chevron usa from 1987 to 1997. She served as lieutenant in the u.S. Navy reserve from 1987 to 2000. Tynan earned a juris doctor degree from empire college school of law. She is a member of the committee for equity in womenâs surfing. This position requires senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tynan is a democrat.
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|Livestock producers thinking about cold months|
|Posted on Thursday, December 03 @ 00:00:22 PST (4 reads)|
Lexington, ky. â An early blast of cold, snow and ice arrived in the bluegrass, and that puts pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the winter assault.
âthe combination of cold air and wind create windchills that cause dangerous and emergency-category periods of livestock cold stress,â said matt dixon, agricultural meteorologist for the university of kentucky college of agriculture, food and environmentâs ag weather center .
livestock producers should make sure animals have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to make it through cold periods. Pet owners should bring pets indoors. Animals have a higher requirement for energy in the colder months, which means they need high-quality grains and forages.
âthe average horse, with a lower activity level, should eat between 1.5 and 2 percent of its body weight in feed per day to maintain its weight,â said uk equine specialist bob coleman. âThat feed requirement goes up in the winter, as horses use more calories to keep warm. He recommended providing extra hay and making sure horses have shelter to get out of windy, damp weather.â
horses must have access to clean, unfrozen water. Coleman said to check often to make sure water sources are open. A decrease in water intake affects dry matter intake.
ambient temperatures can impact the amount of dry matter cattle eat, providing an opportunity to compensate for increased maintenance energy needs. Producers either need to increase their animalsâ feed intake or increase the energy density of the diet by feeding higher quality hay or adding more grain or fat to the grain mix, uk beef specialist jeff lehmkuhler said.
lehmkuhler recommended that producers continue to monitor cows during the wintertime and make sure to maintain the animalsâ body condition.
âpoor quality hay may not provide adequate energy to maintain gestating cows that are entering the third trimester,â he said. âConsider having the hay tested to determine if you need to supplement during times of possible cold stress, especially for the enduring cold spells.â
producers should consider separating younger and thinner cows that may not have the same internal insulation as conditioned older cows and supplement them accordingly or offer them higher quality forage if available. Coleman said equine owners can employ similar strategies and separate animals according to body condition score.
âproducers should move cows to fields with natural windbreaks or provide man-made windbreaks, which are not the same as a barn,â lehmkuhler suggested. âPoorly managed barns combined with poor ventilation may actually hamper efforts to improve the environmental conditions. Energy or calories are critical. If the protein level in the forage is adequate, do not make supplement decisions based on protein level; rather purchase the most affordable calories. Stay warm and keep the waterers flowing.â
the hair coat acts like home attic insulationâtrapping air and enhancing the insulating value. Wet, muddy hair reduces insulating value and increases heat loss. As little as 0.1 inch of rain can immediately impact cold stress severity by matting the hair down reducing its insulating ability. Acclimation time, hide thickness, fat cover and other factors will also influence the degree of cold stress that animals experience.
the lower critical temperature (lct) value for cattle is the lowest temperature or wind chill at which no additional energy is required to maintain core body temperature.
âas the temperature declines below this lower critical value, the maintenance energy value for the animal is increased to maintain core body temperature,â he said. âAnimals maintain core body temperature by increasing their metabolism, resulting in greater heat production, as well as other heat conservation strategies, such as reducing blood flow to the extremities, shivering and increased intake.â
lehmkuhler said both external and internal insulation influences the lct.
external insulation is the depth and thickness of the hair coat, condition of the hair coat and thickness of the hide. Thin-hided breeds such as dairy breeds tend to have a lower insulating factor than thick-hided breeds like herefords. The condition of the hair coat is extremely important as an external insulation barrier.
dairy producers should make sure cowsâ teats are dry before turning animals out when temperatures fall below 25 degrees fahrenheit.
âif you turn out an animal with a wet udder or teats, frostbite is almost a certainty,â said michelle arnold, uk extension veterinarian . Treat signs of frostbite immediately, since damage to the teat ends can quickly lead to damage of the keratin seal and that can allow mastitis-causing bacteria to enter the udder.â
the key is to give animals a draft-free place to get out of the wind during extreme wind chill conditions.
âthe challenge is to make that space available and still provide enough ventilation to allow fresh air to circulate,â she said.
dry bedding is also very important. If cows, goats or sheep lie in wet bedding, frostbite is a big risk. Producers also need to make sure the animalsâ hair coats are kept dry and as clean as possible.
âperhaps the most important thing producers can do is to take care of themselves in extreme cold,â arnold said. âIf you get into trouble, you canât be the caregiver your livestock need keep an extra set of clothes and a blanket in the truck. An extra pair of dry boots is a great plan as well.â
â aimee nielson, university of kentucky college of agriculture, food and environment
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