first_imgShare on Twitter LinkedIn Email Share on Facebook “Unlike previous studies, ours is able to show that millennials’ lower religious involvement is due to cultural change, not to millennials being young and unsettled,” said Twenge, who is also the author of “Generation Me.”“Millennial adolescents are less religious than Boomers and GenX’ers were at the same age,” Twenge continued. “We also looked at younger ages than the previous studies. More of today’s adolescents are abandoning religion before they reach adulthood, with an increasing number not raised with religion at all.”Compared to the late 1970s, twice as many 12th graders and college students never attend religious services, and 75 percent more 12th graders say religion is “not important at all” in their lives. Compared to the early 1980s, twice as many high school seniors and three times as many college students in the 2010s answered “none” when asked their religion.Compared to the 1990s, 20 percent fewer college students described themselves as above average in spirituality, suggesting that religion has not been replaced with spirituality.“These trends are part of a larger cultural context, a context that is often missing in polls about religion,” Twenge said. “One context is rising individualism in U.S. culture. Individualism puts the self first, which doesn’t always fit well with the commitment to the institution and other people that religion often requires. As Americans become more individualistic, it makes sense that fewer would commit to religion.”center_img Pinterest In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans’ religious involvement, researchers led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six decades, and possibly in the nation’s history.The researchers — including Ramya Sastry from SDSU, Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs from Case Western Reserve University and W. Keith Campbell from the University of Georgia — analyzed data from 11.2 million respondents from four nationally representative surveys of U.S. adolescents ages 13 to 18 taken between 1966 and 2014.Recent adolescents are less likely to say that religion is important in their lives, report less approval of religious organizations, and report being less spiritual and spending less time praying or meditating. The results were published this month in the journal PLOS One. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe event was held in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress. REFORMA members from various parts of the country, including two of Congressman Luján’s constituents from New Mexico, were present for the event. The announcement of the award was made the previous day during the one-day REFORMA Institute and at the onset of the American Library Association Annual Conference both held in Washington, DC. Luján gained the attention of the REFORMA Legislative Committee when he introduced U.S. House Bill H.R. 3496 (Public Library Innovation Space Act) to promote the development of maker-spaces in public libraries. Although the bill did not become law, REFORMA and the library community acknowledges the work that Congressman WASHINGTON, D.C. ― REFORMA – The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking has named Assistant Speaker U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico Legislator of the Year for his ongoing commitment to improving library services at the national and local levels. During the acceptance speech, Luján said, “Libraries are the cornerstone of where learning should be taking place. My advocacy comes from librarians who made a difference in my life when I was young. Librarians, everyday, you pull students aside–people of all kinds, answering questions about what this administration might do to them because they’re afraid of what will happen to their life because they were born on the other side of the line. Libraries, in my opinion, are the answer. “This is only the second time REFORMA has awarded this honor and we are excited to recognize Congressman Lujan’s work for Latinos and libraries,” REFORMA President Madeline Peña said. Luján has done to improve library services for all, including the Latino and Spanish-Speaking communities in his area. REFORMA acknowledges the Congressman’s actions to help secure and ship 1,500 titles from the Library of Congress after the La Farge Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library lost 2,000 children’s books and Spanish books due to floods. REFORMA named U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Legislator of the Year. Courtesy photo “The Congressman always signed the Dear Appropriator Letters in the past to support LSTA funding and I know we can continue to depend on his support in the future,” said Mario Ascencio, chair of the American Library Association Committee on Legislation and Chair of the REFORMA Legislative Committee. “Congressman Luján has demonstrated enormous support for libraries at the national level and in our home state of New Mexico. We are ecstatic that he is receiving this honor,” said Flo Trujillo, president of the REFORMA de Nuevo Mexico Chapter and Youth Services Coordinator at the Farmington Public Library. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd at the REFORMA event in which he was named Legislator of the Year. Courtesy photo In addition, REFORMA acknowledges his support for DREAMers by being a proud co-sponsor of the American Dream and Promise Act to keep the doors of opportunity open for DREAMers and to keep our families together; bringing stability to the 17,000 individuals across New Mexico and hundreds of thousands of people across the country. CONGRESSIONAL News: Established in 1971, REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino-oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos. For more information on REFORMA, visit reforma.org.last_img read more

first_imgSpeaking at a breakfast in Mayfair’s Sketch restaurant Dickenson said the company, which promotes the interest of London’s internationally renowned shopping trinity of Oxford, Regent and Bond Street, said the company would try to boost sales with a series of events and campaigns.Difficult conditions ‘It’s not looking too clever when the Bank of England has to loan the banks £50bn,’ he told the gathering of retail heads. ‘We are also facing competition internationally for our customers’ discretionary pounds as well as new shopping centres opening closer to home.There will be a 20% increase in our marketing budget over the next year in light of the current marketing conditions.’Dickenson said there would be six major marketing campaigns over the year including a Luxury London campaign focussed on the opulent goods on offer.There will also be West End Summer and Christmas campaigns and a ‘100 Years of West End Style’ campaign. Customers concernsDickenson also said the company would focus on tackling the two major concerns of shoppers, congestion and crime, with measures including a wider use of CCTV technology and a new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus.The event was opened with a speech from Mike Hussey, managing director of Land Securities’ London portfolio and a board member of the New West End Company, who emphasised the need to view the area as a cultural, as well as retail, Mecca.The area has around 200m visitors a year spending £5.5bn.last_img read more

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first_imgAt this weight, and with the dimensions of 4.1 m high, 14.5 m long and 3.44 m wide, route surveys had to be completed, which focussed on bridge and power line clearances along the way.The main issue came with a bridge close to the delivery site which had to be crossed, but was not strong enough to take the total weight and had to be strengthened with specialist polymer injections.Starting from Gdynia port, the movement was around 100 km in total to the delivery site, where the cargo was unloaded and will be used to process waste from the region.www.vandervlist.comlast_img read more

first_imgWith latest release of ANSYS AIM, organizations can accelerate product design through upfront simulation, mitigate late-stage design changes, and reduce the number of costly physical prototypes. ANSYS AIM 17.2 enhances engineering simulation for thermal management, extends collaboration between designers and analysts, and brings upfront simulation to Japanese engineers in their own language.AIM enables design exploration for every engineer by providing intuitive, guided workflows, accurate simulation results, and customization in a complete simulation tool covering a broad range of physics. Its ease-of-use simulation environment minimizes training and allows engineers to quickly become productive with simulation. Upfront simulation improves productivity of design engineers, by enabling them to make informed decisions early in the product’s lifecycle, minimizing the need for re-work and re-design later in the process.Highlights available in ANSYS AIM 17.2 include:Thermal Management AdvancesOptimizing heat transfer and thermal stress is a critical design issue for many industry applications, including heat exchangers, thermal mixing valves, engine components and electronic devices. Accurate predictions of the temperature and heat transfer in both the fluid and solid regions is essential to accurately predict the thermal and thermal-stress performance of the design. The new version of AIM builds upon its existing, combined fluid thermal and solid thermal-stress capabilities, supporting upfront simulation to optimize the thermal and fluid performance of product designs.Momentum and heat sources are now available for fluid and conjugate heat transfer analysis, enabling simulations to include such features as electronic package power sources, fans and filters. Heat loads from a magnetostatic solution can also be applied. Additionally, the new thermal transient simulation of solids allows time-dependent effects to be considered for solid thermal models with convection and radiation boundary conditions. Thermal effects can now also be included in polymer extrusion simulations. Combined, these new features and more improve the speed and fidelity of upfront simulation for thermal management.Better Bolted ConnectionsBolted connections between components are common elements in construction and machines. Accurately simulating bolt tightening sequences and the resulting contact pressures as well as frictional stresses between the parts is required to accurately predict the structural performance of bolted connections. This software provides new options for optimizing bolted connections that allow engineers to correctly model loading and bolt tightening sequences for structural assemblies.  Enhanced CollaborationMany of today’s industry leaders are working to improve their product creation processes by having design engineers perform upfront simulation. As part of these initiatives, design engineers may need to pass their simulation models to analysts to perform more advanced simulations or to validate their results. By leveraging the power of the ANSYS Workbench platform, AIM now enables collaboration among design engineers and simulation analysts through the drag-and-drop transfer of AIM simulation models to the flagship ANSYS Mechanical environment.Support for Native LanguagesMost product design engineers are more comfortable and productive when working with software in their native language. It introduces a Japanese language user interface, making upfront simulation more accessible than ever to Japanese-speaking engineers.last_img read more

first_imgThe CenterPhil Montessori secondary boys’ basketball team. CENTERPHIL FACEBOOK PAGE CENTERPHIL Montessori added another championship to its cap after ruling the Province of Iloilo Interschool Sports Competition secondary boys’ basketball at the Iloilo Sports Complex.CenterPhil dominated Alimodian National Comprehensive High School – the 2nd CDSA champion – 76-50 in the final round Saturday night.Jose Rey Tuya and Lester Valn Paraico led the scoring for CenterPhil with 22 and 16 points, respectively. Jay Loquiano and Adrian Germinal also contributed 17 markers.As a bonus for capturing the championship, CenterPhil has qualified to the 2nd Governor’s Cup Regional Basketball from Dec. 15 to 18. Mentored by Andee Ticson, the Silver Knights managed to reach the final leg of the tournament after ruling the Zone 3 qualification round last week at the Pototan Astrodome in Pototan, Iloilo.In the semifinal round Saturday morning, CenterPhil defeated Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School while Alimodian ousted Assumption-Passi.This was the third straight title for the CenterPhil basketball team after previously capturing the Zone 3 qualifiers crown and its eighth consecutive title in the 3rd Congressional District Sports Association Meet./PNlast_img read more

first_imgHoffstatter, whose playing time in the preseason and early part of the 2018 schedule was curbed due to injury, broke out with three goals from in less than 12 minutes out of the halftime break. The Argos (3-2-1, 2-0 GSC) led 1-0 when he got a steal deep in the CBU end in the game’s 49th minute, beating keeper Viktor Hoestbo for his third goal of the season. #ARGOSPrint Friendly Version PENSACOLA, Fla. – Sean Hoffstatter netted a hat trick to power a 4-1 win over Christian Brothers for the UWF men’s soccer team Sunday at the UWF Soccer Complex. The win was the third straight for the Argos and pushed the team to 2-0 in conference play this season. Next Game: The outburst followed an early goal by Ed Chappe. The redshirt sophomore gave the Argos the lead in the 27th minute on a perfectly placed restart boot just outside the CBU box into the side of the net. The goal was the first of the season for the Reading, England native. BOX SCORE UWF returns to action vs. Pensacola Christian (0-7) Friday at 7:30 at the UWF Soccer Complex. A live stream of the match will be available at goargos.com/live. Full Schedule Roster A late goal by Luiz Dutra spoiled the shutout effort by keeper Jacob Murray and the UWF defense. Murray remained mostly untested in the game, facing just three shots. Hoestbo allowed four goals on five shots before being replaced in the game’s final minutes. The loss was the fourth straight to start the season for CBU (0-4-0, 0-1 GSC), which faced a pair of top-10 teams to start the season before having a game vs. Spring Hill postponed last Friday.  Pensacola Christian 9/21/2018 – 7:30 p.m. center_img “To come out here and score three goals, obviously I couldn’t do it without my team,” said Hoffstatter, who was limited by knee injuries over the first two years of his UWF career. “It feels great. I hope to keep going and score as many as I can from here.” The junior from Fort Walton Beach added a penalty in the 59th minute after being clipped down in the box. He followed less than two minutes later on a header off a Barrett Mills corner to complete the hat trick. “To see him have a breakout weekend like this, I couldn’t be happier,” UWF head coach Bill Elliott said of Hoffstatter’s performance. “If there’s anyone I’d want it to happen for, it’s definitely him.” Watch Live Hoffstatter’s hat trick was the first by a UWF player since Erick Rivera netted three Oct. 27, 2016 vs. Auburn Montgomery. For the latest information on West Florida men’s soccer, follow Argo athletics on Twitter @GoArgos. Preview Live Statslast_img read more

first_imgSaturday at UAH, 2 pm: LIVE VIDEO | LIVE STATSMonday at Lee, 5 pm ET/4 pm CT: LIVE VIDEO | LIVE STATSA week after defeating Tuskegee and Columbus State at home, the UWF women’s basketball program heads north to Alabama Huntsville and Lee for the only meeting of the year as Gulf South Conference play will take center stage for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.ABOUT UWF* UWF resumes GSC play with a 7-2 overall record and 1-1 against conference competition. The Argos are 0-1 in true road games, falling to No. 14 North Georgia 77-71, and 3-1 in games away from Pensacola, picking up neutral-site wins over Fort Valley State, Albany State and Georgia College.* UWF has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 47-32.7 this season & ranks third nationally in rebound margin (14.2) and second in defensive boards (35.0).* UWF’s 3-point defense ranks fourth in the NCAA, allowing opponents to make just 22.3 percent of their shots for 4.9 per game.* The Argonauts’ four seniors – Belle Bistrow, Toni Brewer, Anna Hall & Halee Nieman – continue to lead the offense with each scoring between 9.6-20 points per game. Brewer has seven double-doubles in nine games, while Hall has two double-doubles and is tied for the lead among all NCAA Divisions with two triple-doubles – with her most recent one coming against Tuskegee last Wednesday.* Bistrow, Hall, Nieman and sophomore Danielle Norquest have all made at least 45 percent of their 3-point shots & help UWF rank 13th nationally and first in the GSC with a 40 percent 3-point field goal percentage and 7.6 makes per game.ABOUT ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE* Alabama Huntsville is 4-4 on the season and 2-0 in GSC play. They split a pair of games earlier this week, defeating Spring Hill 75-53 in Mobile on Monday before dropping a 69-65 decision at home to Anderson.* UAH shoot 42 percent from the floor to rank fourth in the league. The Chargers are second in the GSC with 30 defensive rebounds per game.* Aryn Sanders leads the team in scoring with 16.2 points per contest and is second with 7.8 rebounds per game. Baylee Johnson is second in scoring at 12.0 ppg.* Katie Speegle leads the GSC with 1.3 blocks per game and leads the team with 7,9 rpg and is third in scoring at 11.1 ppg.* UWF has won the last three meetings, including a pair at The Stable in Huntsville. UAH had won 13 of the previous 18 dating back to the 2007-08 season.ABOUT LEE* Lee enters the weekend with a 7-2 record following a 84-37 win over Shorter. The Lady Flames will host Valdosta State on Saturday before hosting the Argos on Monday at 5 p.m. ET.* The Lady Flames have one of the best defensive units in the country, ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring defense (2nd, 46.4 ppg), field goal defense (3rd, 31.3 pct.) and turnovers forced (11th, 23.8).* Lee ranks second in the GSC in blocked shots per game at 3.0* Freshman Haley Schubert and junior Abby Bertram lead the offense with 11 points per game. Bertram and junior Taylor Boggess lead the team in outside shooting, with each player making 15 on the season.* UWF is 3-8 all-time against Lee. The Argos are 0-5 at Lee.UWF USES BIG COMEBACK TO DEFEAT COLUMBUS STATE*  Halee Nieman scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to help UWF erase an 11-point deficit and power the Argonauts to a 79-73 win over Columbus State.* Nieman finished with 25 points and nine rebounds while UWF shot 54 percent in the final period and held CSU to 20 percent. The Argos outscored the Cougars 29-12 in the last 7:49 of the game.* Toni Brewer went for 17 points and a game-high 18 rebounds to collect her seventh double-double of the year. Belle Bistrow was the third Argonaut player in double figures, finishing with 18 points and four 3-pointers, including a crucial one with 2:19 left that gave UWF a lead they never lost.* UWF outrebounded CSU 55-37 overall and 14-6 in the final period. The 55 boards tied a season high.HALL WITH TWO DOUBLE-DOUBLES AND A TWO TRIPLE-DOUBLES* Anna Hall transferred to UWF in the offseason from Saginaw Valley State following a strong career in three seasons for the Cardinals, finishing with 658 points, 405 rebounds, 265 assists and 143 steals in 82 games. But in just eight games with the Argonauts, she has improved up those numbers.* Last Wednesday against Tuskegee, she totaled 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to record her second triple-double of the year and tie for the national lead among all three NCAA divisions. The senior was 5-of-9 from the floor and also had two steals.* Hall is averaging 9.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game. She currently ranks 34th in the GSC in scoring, and in the top five in rebounding, assists and steals.BREWER PICKING UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF IN 2016-17* Senior Toni Brewer redshirted last season and through the first month of this year, hasn’t missed a beat from the play that earned her 2016-17 All-America honors.* Brewer currently leads the team with 12.6 rebounds per game and seven double-doubles, while ranking second with 16.0 points per game. She is third nationally in double-doubles and eighth in rebounds per game.* She enters the weekend with 1,293 points and 979 rebounds and ranks in the top six in UWF history in both categories.POINTS1. 2,104 – Kristi Jernigan (1989-93)2. 1,472 – Erin Vierling – (2002-06)3. 1,446 – Jennifer Baas (1993-97)4. 1,444 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)5. 1,346 – Katie Bobos (2013-17)6. 1,293 – Toni Brewer (2014-17, pr.)7. 1,256 – Tanisha Rickman (1998-99)REBOUNDS1. 1005 – Katie Bobos (2013-17)2. 979 – Toni Brewer (2014-17, pr.)3. 941 – Courtney Meyer (2014-18)4. 798 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)5. 685 – Jennifer Bass (1993-97)REBOUNDING CONTINUES TO BE A STRONG POINT FOR UWF* Over the past four seasons, the Argonauts have always been a strong rebounding team. This year is no different as UWF ranks second in Division 2 with 35.0 defensive rebounds per game and is third with a 14.2 rebound margin.* The Argos have finished the year no lower than 22nd in rebound margin over the past four seasons.UWF STRONG AT HOME UNDER YELTON* UWF has combined to win 62 games at the UWF Field House in 6-plus seasons under Stephanie Lawrence Yelton. The Argos are 56-17 in the last 5-plus years with a .768 winning pct. They have won at least 10 games four times in the last five years, going 10-2 in 2017-18 and 12-2 in 2016-17.GSC FEATURES 20-GAME SCHEDULE* The 2018-19 Gulf South Conference schedule will have teams play 20 league games for the second-consecutive season. Each of the 13 teams will play the other 12 once, with eight opponents in a home-and-away series.* UWF’s single-game opponents are its first four league games – Christian Brothers and Union at home and UAH and Lee on the road. UWF PICKED THIRD IN GSC PRESEASON COACHES POLL* The UWF women’s basketball team received one first-place vote and was picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference preseason poll. * UWF is coming off an 18-12 2017-18 campaign that saw the Argonauts go 11-9 in conference play before advancing to the GSC Championship game for the second-consecutive season.* Defending regular-season and tournament champion Union was picked first with 10 first-place votes and 142 total points. Valdosta State received two first-place votes and 124 points, just three ahead of UWF’s 121.* Lee was fourth with 115 points, while West Georgia, West Alabama and Delta State were in a close group of fifth through seventh. Alabama Huntsville and Christian Brothers tied for eighth, followed by Mississippi College, Auburn-Montgomery, Shorter and Montevallo.BREWER, NIEMAN NAMED PRESEASON ALL-GSC* Seniors Toni Brewer and Halee Nieman were each named to the 5-person preseason All-GSC team in a vote by the league’s head coaches.* Brewer, who redshirted in 2017-18, was an Honorable Mention All-America selection as a junior in 2016-17 when she averaged 13.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, while registering 19 double-doubles. The Huntsville, Alabama native enters her final season with 1,149 points and 866 rebounds.* Nieman was a Second Team All-GSC selection last year and is the second-leading returning scorer in the league with 14.7 points per game. She had five double-doubles and scored in double figures in 23 times.YELTON IN HER SEVENTH SEASON IN PENSACOLA* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton is in her seventh season at UWF in 2018-19 and has a 112-72 overall record. Her 112 wins rank third in program history.* The Argonauts have five-consecutive winning seasons and have averaged 20.4 wins in those five years.* The 102 wins from 2004-18 are the most in any 5-year stretch in program history.YELTON NAMED TO WBCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton was voted onto the WBCA Board of Directors as one of two Division II representatives in the summer. The BOD has eight members of the Executive Committee and 21 board members from all levels of women’s college basketball.* This is her first stint with the board and adds to her resume that includes serving on the NCAA South Region Advisory Committee and as a voter on the WBCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.FORMER DIVISION I HEAD COACH JOINS UWF COACHING STAFF* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton added former Presbyterian head coach Todd Steelman to her staff in the off season. The Blue Hose won 25 games overall and 19 Big South Conference contests during his time at the Clinton, S.C. school.* Former assistant coach LaQuanda Quick was named the head coach at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more