Emily Claire Provost Broussard Dobbs

first_img She opened her home to anyone who came through her door as well as grandchildren who lived with her.We look forward to honoring her legacy for the rest of our lives and wait for the day to see her again in Heaven.We love you our dearest Mom, Momems, Momils, Memoms, Mims and M&M.Emily was a true matriarch, leaving behind her children: Niki and Larry Breedlove and their 3 children; Patti and Danny Castille and their 3 children; predeceased by her son Kim Jude Broussard; Terri and Tom Vogds and their daughter; Lori Broussard; Sindi and Bruce Terrien and their 2 children; Marci and Mark Simpson and their 8 children; Brit and Barbara Broussard and their 3 children; and Jody and Martie Broussard and their daughter and her stepdaughter Pam Perkins. Emily Claire Provost Broussard Dobbs (aka Mom, Momems, Momils, Memoms, Mims and M&M) met Jesus Christ Saturday, June 6, 2020, along with meeting her son Kim who died at age 10, her husband Chuck, parents, sisters and brother, and many other friends and family.She was a mother of nine and adored by all.This woman was simply beautiful with so much love such that she made each and everyone of her offspring feel like her favorite. We were all her favorite. She was absolutely our favorite.She loved like Christ did and does and was a light to all when times were dark.She was always there for us. Always.center_img That would be 21 grandchildren, 8 grandchildren-in-law, 16 great-grandchildren.She was the wife of Charles H. Dobbs and George S. Broussard.She was the daughter of Velma and Emile Provost, sister of Laura Ann Provost and Emile Provost, Jr (Son) and his wife Myrthie and many nieces and nephews, countless friends and her newest fans at Holland Place Assisted Living and Heart of Texas Hospice.She was deeply loved and will be immensely missed.How appropriate that she left us on D-Day as we are sure she is “storming” the beaches in Heaven right now to the point of St. Peter needing to call Jesus for back up so he might get a word in edgewise!We love you Momems!!Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 pm at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.Visitation will resume on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 11:00 AM till Noon with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in Port Acres at 1:00 PM with Rev. Rejimon E. George serving as celebrant.Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Those who wish to attend the Mass, are required to wear mask at the church.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to St. Theresa the Little Flower Church in Port Acres, Texas.last_img read more

Vermont loses petition to keep Emergency Response Data System at Vermont Yankee

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Vermont Business Magazine The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) panel assigned to review the State of Vermont petition regarding the preservation of the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has denied the petition in a 2-1 decision. (The ASLB is a quasi-judicial arm of the NRC that handles hearing requests and petitions and conducts hearings.) The ASLB panel states in the decision that ERDS, which provides a direct electronic data link from plants to the NRC and allows the agency to monitor critical plant parameters during an emergency, is only required for plants with operating reactors under existing regulations. Vermont Yankee went off-line in December. There is a dissenting opinion from one member of the three-member panel. The state has 25 days to appeal the decision.Vermont had argued that either (1) ERDS must remain operational while Vermont Yankee is permanently shut down; or (2) Entergy must provide an alternate means similar to ERDS to supply Vermont with radiation monitoring information, meteorological information, and containment parameters relevant to spent fuel pool conditions for as long as fuel remains in the pool.RELATED: Vermont Yankee goes off-line for last timeHowever, the Board wrote in its decision: “In our view, the relief sought by Vermont is inconsistent with the exception provision in 10 C.F.R. Part 50, Appendix E, Section VI.2, which exempts “all nuclear power facilities that are shut down permanently” fromproviding an ERDS link.” It said, in addition, that Vermont’s “assertion ignores the plain language of the exception provision, which unequivocally exempts licensees of “all nuclear power facilities that are shut down permanently” from providing “onsite [ERDS] hardware.”In dissenting from the other two members of the Board, Dr Richard E Wardwell wrote: “In its LAR, Entergy asks permission to reduce its staffing upon the shutdown of Vermont Yankee to levels that are predicated in part on the premise that the ERDS link will be retired pursuant to Entergy’s reading of Section VI.2 of Appendix E to 10 C.F.R. Part 50 (Section VI.2). Vermont contests Entergy’s right to disconnect the ERDS without adequately demonstrating that this would not reduce the margin of safety by increasing the potential consequences from emergency actions during an accident due to the loss of crucial data. The majority opinion accepts Entergy’s and NRC Staff’s (Staff’s) claim that Vermont’s proposed contention is a collateral attack on NRC regulations, while Entergy and Staff also maintain that it is not within the scope of the proceeding and Entergy claims that it lacks material support.”The majority’s opinion (rejecting Vermont’s contention) rests on an interpretation of the first sentence of Section VI.2, which states that “[e]xcept for . . . all nuclear power facilities that are shut down permanently or indefinitely” (exemption clause), operating plants must provide the hardware for an ERDS, and electronically assemble and transmit the data. The majority maintains that the “exemption clause” not only excuses those plants that were inactive at the time of rulemaking from installing and operating an ERDS, but also allows licensees of plants that installed and operated an ERDS to shut down the system at decommissioning without seeking further agency approval.”I disagree. A more logical reading of Section VI.2 is that the “exemption clause” only applies to those plants that were already shut down at the time of the rulemaking and not to plants at which an ERDS was later installed. Moreover, in my opinion, under either interpretation of Section VI.2, Entergy must still adequately assess the impact of shutting down its active ERDS before taking such action to assure no reduction in the effectiveness of its emergency plan and, in turn, no adverse impact on public health and safety. Therefore, I would find Vermont’s contention admissible and must dissent.”last_img read more

Verkuil named UM’s interim dean

first_img V erkuil named UM’s interim deanPaul R. Verkuil has been named interim dean for the University of Miami School of Law, replacing Dennis O. Lynch, who served as dean since 1999 and stepped down at the end of this academic year.Verkuil assumed the post August 1 and will serve for one year while the search for a permanent dean is resumed.Verkuil, senior counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and professor of law at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, served as dean of Cardozo law school from 1997 – 2001, where the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law was established in his honor. He also served as president of the College of William and Mary, dean of Tulane Law School, and president and CEO of the American Automobile Association. The U.S. Supreme Court appointed him special master in the case involving the sovereignty of Ellis Island: New Jersey v. New York. A life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the American Law Institute, Verkuil’s academic interests include government regulation and the protection of individual rights. He is a leading scholar of law and regulation and has published more than 65 articles in the field. His fourth book: Outsourcing Sovereignty: How Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do About It, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. Verkuil named UM’s interim dean August 15, 2008 Regular Newslast_img read more

Support the crowdfunding campaign for the first cafe in Croatia to employ people with Down syndrome – Buba Bar

first_imgToday, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on the Indiegogo platform, with the noble goal of opening the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with Down syndrome – Buba Bar.She launched the campaign Bubamara Association from Vinkovci, which cares for over 1.400 people with disabilities in Vukovar-Srijem County, employs about 245 people, and has successfully applied for and implemented over 80 projects. Part of the funds for equipping Buba bar was provided by HEP, and part is planned to be provided through a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo which began today. As of this morning, since the campaign was active, over 20 percent of the planned $ 10.000 has already been raised. But that is only the first goal and enough only for the minimum conditions to make Buba Bar functional. All financial resources that exceed the initial limit will also be intended for the additional arrangement of Buba Bar.Buba Bar will employ people with Down syndrome and it will be the first cafe in Croatia where guests are served by people with disabilities. Alen, Domagoj, Dario, Ivana and Marija have been diligently practicing and honing their skills for three months now in order to make their start as successful as possible. They are ready to express themselves and show their talents to everyone, and their excitement about starting work at Buba Bar is hard to put into words. “Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, and to encourage society to accept people with disabilities as its equal members. We want Buba Bar to break the ice, and soon every city in Croatia has its own Buba Bar! We want to give young people with disabilities the opportunity to live life like everyone else. We want them to be able to work. ” point out the Association Bubamara, which with its excellent results unofficially holds the title of the most successful association in Croatia, and is an excellent example of the development and operation of associations.Also, as part of this year’s Advent in Vinkovci, a temporary Buba bar has started operating in which guests are served by people with Down syndrome, and this is a real practice for a real Buba Bar, which I hope will open successfully thanks to the ongoing Indiegogo campaign. The potential of the Buba Bar cafe was also recognized by the City of Vinkovci, and the Bubamara Association was given an attractive space in the city center. size of 500 square meters which previously needs to be adapted precisely by means of a crowdfunding campaign. “We will invest the entire amount of collected donations in arranging and equipping the space that will be fully adapted for people with disabilities, and a pleasant environment will provide the wider local community with the opportunity for quality socializing and joint activities. ” They need $ 10.000 to get Buba Bar up and running as soon as possible. Join this great initiative and be a part of this great tourist story. “Help us create a place of equal opportunities for all – us on the other side, and you on the other side of the bar. ”They conclude from the Association Bubamara from Vinkovci.Like, share and most importantly its own by donation help the Ladybug Association in opening the first one a cafe in Croatia where top quality coffee will be served by people with Down syndromeDONATE HERE  BUBA BAR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGNlast_img read more

General support for science doesn’t always correlate with attitudes toward specific issues

first_imgShare on Twitter Share LinkedIn Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img U.S. adults perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most measures of science knowledge and support science in general, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, attitudes toward some specific issues, such as climate change or genetic engineering, may be shaped by factors such as values and beliefs rather than knowledge of the science alone. Despite popular assumptions, research shows that increasing science literacy will not lead to appreciably greater support for science.The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report said that science knowledge is only one component of science literacy, which also encompasses understanding scientific practices, such as forming and testing hypotheses, and understanding science as a social process, such as the role of peer review.“Historically, assessments of science literacy have focused on individuals, but we see now that communities can engage in science and produce scientific knowledge in a way that transcends any individual’s ability,” said committee chair Catherine Snow, Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. “Furthermore, the structural features of a society can impede or enhance individuals’ or communities’ development of science literacy.” Pinterest Communities can demonstrate science literacy by leveraging individuals’ diverse knowledge and skills to achieve specific goals, the report says. For example, AIDS activists in the late 1980s to early 1990s developed scientific knowledge to demand modifications to drug-testing procedures and drug-approval policies and worked together to successfully advocate for expediting the delivery of drugs to consumers in health emergencies. In addition, communities can meaningfully contribute to science knowledge through engagement in community action, often in collaboration with scientists. For instance, activists in a community may work together to detect and address links between environmental hazards and cancers.Individuals with limited economic resources and limited access to high-quality education have fewer opportunities to develop science literacy and health literacy, the report says. This lack of access disproportionately affects some demographic groups including Latinos and others who speak English as a second language, African-Americans, and children growing up in low-income families.Limited evidence shows that populations around the world have positive attitudes toward science and support public funding for scientific research, and these attitudes have been generally stable over time, the committee found. In addition, there is an overall high level of trust in scientists and in scientific institutions.The report presents a research agenda with questions about creating new measures of science literacy and expanding the information available to clarify: 1) the relationship between science knowledge and attitudes toward science; 2) how science literacy is used and measured in different contexts; 3) the relationship of science literacy to other literacy skills; and 4) the role of science literacy for citizens as decision-makers.last_img read more

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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Baked Goods With Members

first_imgMembership is $20 annually for those 50-59, but free for anyone 60 and up. Our first gathering was at the Pyramid Café and the staff was gracious in hosting us for our first event. The October events will be open to the public in hopes of finding some new faces. Oct. 11, at 9 a.m., we will meet for coffee at the Pig and Fig in White Rock. Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m., we will meet here at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, for some interactive games. If you can donate some art supplies for the free program, we’d love to have them. You can contact us at 505.662.8920 or drop supplies off, at either center. The item most in need is 24” X 18” paper, cardstock and drawing materials. Sign-ups for the program will be available at the front desk of both centers, but interested parties are welcome to just drop by and come and go as you please. I recall wanting to be a member about 12 years ago when I attended meetings at the White Rock Center, and saw they had people that also loved to bake. Sherwood is a student from Southwestern College Santa Fe, who will take those skilled or unskilled in art, through a discussion based art program. The ability to create, in a safe place, enhances wellbeing, self-esteem and more. Sherwood, along with fellow art therapy student, Jane McConnell hosted a successful art based grief group and plan for more in the future. Those wishing to learn more about dates and availability can also contact me for plans to offer a similar program. Baked goods from Pig & Fig Cafe. Courtesy image Those needing a boost in their wellness can try a new Monday program, starting the Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., also for adults 50 and up. Art As Wellness, will be hosted by Art Therapy student Lauren Sherwood. I decided to host the Fun, Fellowship and Friendship events on Fridays for October, to entice a few laboratory folks over who might be off on a Friday. You see, not everyone is retired that joins in our merriment, but I am happy to recruit you once you turn 50. My role is perfunctory, I set the event, get it kicked off, then remove myself. I will however be game master on the 25th. To have your name added to the list, contact me at [email protected] We discuss any topic, compliment or complaint and suggestions for programming they would like to see. The first event had a senior asking me if I would start a singles group. While it took me a few months to get on my feet, the month of September held their first event. It is open to those 50 and up and you must be a member to learn about certain events. By BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLARSOWhen I arrived at the local seniors centers, I began a one-hour monthly stint, at each center. I call it, Baked Goods with Bernadette, which finally gave me the ability to bake once a month, and spend time with our members.last_img read more

Forum On Tick-Borne Diseases

first_img Share Dr. Christy Benari, physician’s assistant Gerald Simons, Dr. Patricia Coyle, Dr. Max Minnerop, Robert Chaloner, Dr. Scott Campbell, and Anna-Marie Welling participated in a forum on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, July 6.last_img

VIDEO: Boskalis Wraps Up Açu Port

first_imgRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), has just released a video about the Açu Port Project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the largest port-industry projects in Latin America.The new port consists of two terminals: T1, an offshore terminal for handling iron ore and oil; and T2, an onshore terminal built around the inner navigation channel which accommodates offshore supply companies and will handle bauxite, general cargo and vehicles.Boskalis was awarded the Açu Port contract back in August 2011. The scope of the work included dredging of an access and inner channel, turning basin and harbor basin, land reclamation works as well as construction of the revetments at the harbor’s entrance.After four years of work, Boskalis successfully completed this mega project in September 2015. During the project, over 43 million cubic meters of material was dredged from the area, part of which was used to reclaim land for the construction of the port facilities.last_img read more

Dart Submits Application for Beachrock Removal

first_imgDart Real Estate has submitted a coastal works application for partial removal of beachrock immediately offshore the area north of Kimpton Seafire and Tiki Beach on Cayman Islands.This site has been identified as the preferred location for a five-star resort and residences, Dart said in its release.The rationale for the proposed shoreline improvements is to remove exposed beachrock, which is soft rock comprised of cemented sand, where it protrudes along the shoreline, impeding beachgoers’ ability to enter the sea and swim.This will enhance the recreational quality of the beach for residents and visitors and will facilitate development of the luxury tourism property with a conceptual program of 225 hotel rooms, 80 residences and 10 villas, Dart said.The Coastal Works Application follows a beachrock trial which was approved in November 2016 and executed on 7 December 2016.Coastal engineering consultants Calvin Giordano & Associates and Applied Technology & Management Inc. evaluated the project using advanced computer modelling and found that the proposed beachrock removal would have minimal impact on the beach in the project area and would allow the beach to recover naturally after storm activity.[mappress mapid=”23591″]last_img read more