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Ducks defensemen Cam Fowler, Kevin Shattenkirk reach milestone together

ANAHEIM — Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk first met in the summer of 2008, at a Team USA camp for the upcoming World Junior Championship. They were teenagers at the time, hoping to make a good impression on the coaching staff. Days, weeks and years passed and they became good friends, golfing buddies, Olympians, defense partners and NHL stalwarts. They had a mutual friend, Nick Bonino, Fowler’s Ducks teammate and Shattenkirk’s roommate at Boston University. Fowler and Shattenkirk each played in...
Tags: New York City, Sports, Sport, Soccer, AHL, NHL, Honda, Detroit, Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim-ducks, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Boston University, Team USA, Kevin Shattenkirk

Picking the Men’s NCAA Tournament Field: February 23rd Edition

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Updating from last week, various people on the NCAA Tournament Committee have further clarified/walked back the idea of using the Pairwise this year to specify that they meant they’ll use it within each conference to determine the rankings of that conference. Which is terrific, but not entirely helpful since, with an exception or two, that’s already pretty easy to do. The real difficulty in this process is going to be de...
Tags: Sport, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Omaha, Michigan, Hockey, Ohio State, UConn, Providence, Bobcats, Boston University, UMD, Bulldogs, Falcons, Quinnipiac

Is Automation Improving the Employee Experience?

Figures alone are incapable of telling the full story of automation. It’s made up of nuances and exceptions, like what type of jobs will need replacement, and how soon. Industry demands, employee skill level, job training, and resource redeployment can vary the outcome. Is it possible for automation to go too far—to render employees obsolete? Automation has no universal effect, but it does have a measurable one. This is evidenced by MIT Researcher Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo of Boston Un...
Tags: Business, Technology, Labor, Management, Ap, Mit, Automation, Goldman Sachs, Right Now, Boston University, Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo, Lauren Ruef, Nvoicepay, Hyland Software Accounts Payable, Equipping AP

Survey reveals high prevalence of depression and anxiety in college students

A survey by a Boston University researcher of nearly 33,000 college students across the country reveals the prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people continues to increase, now reaching its highest levels, a sign of the mounting stress factors due to the coronavirus pandemic, political unrest, and systemic racism and inequality.
Tags: Health, Boston University

COVID-19 in Africa is severely underestimated, finds Zambia study by Boston University

A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study in Lusaka, Zambia's capital, challenges the common belief that Africa somehow 'dodged' the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings indicate that low numbers of reported infections and deaths across Africa may simply be from lack of testing, with the coronavirus taking a terrible but invisible toll on the continent.
Tags: Science, Africa, Zambia, Boston University, LUSAKA Zambia, Boston University School of Public Health BUSPH

Boston Barber Seriously Injured After Stabbing Himself In Freak Accident; Client, Colleagues Jump Into Action

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Hockey East Announces Playoff Format and New Ranking System

Hockey East officially announced changes to both the format and seeding structure of their league playoff for both the men’s and women’s league necessitated by the ongoing pandemic. This year’s Hockey East playoffs will be single elimination all the way through, with all games played at the home venue of the higher seed. The league will play mid-week play-in games for teams seeded 7-10, while teams seeded 1-6 will receive a bye to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will take place th...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Vermont, Boston University, Boston College, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Catamounts, HEPI

Why David Bowie’s songs inspire Louis Chude-Sokei’s memoir ‘Floating in a Most Peculiar Way’

Louis Chude-Sokei has described himself as half-Nigerian, half-Jamaican and half-African American. “Bad math, but absolutely accurate,” he says Chude-Sokei, 53, has spent years struggling with his own sense of identity. Raised in Los Angeles, he traces his roots both to Jamaica, where his mother was born and where he spent a chunk of his childhood, and to his father’s homeland of Nigeria.  “I spent so many years trying to be a member of certain kinds of identities but failing or being rejecte...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, West Africa, Jamaica, Brian Eno, Gabon, Caribbean, Bowie, Tom

Picking the Men’s Tournament Field: February 8th Edition

How do you like me now? | Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Here’s where we were the last time with last week’s tournament watch. We’re now another week closer to the tournament. Let’s check in to see how things are going this week: The B1G and NCHC are doing single-site playoffs. The NCAA tournaments in women's hockey, men's and women's basketball and volleyball all will be at single sites.As of now, the NCAA men's hockey tournament is still planning...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Miami, Ncaa, Omaha, Michigan, Hockey, Ohio State, Denver, Notre Dame, UConn, Boston University, Gophers, Boston College

Zoombombing countermeasures are ineffective in the vast majority of cases (ars technica)

Enlarge As the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, colleges, and businesses to limit in-person meetings, the world quickly adopted video conferencing from services such as Zoom and Google Meet. That, in turn, gave way to "zoombombing," the term for when Internet trolls join online meetings with the goal of disrupting them and harassing their participants. Meeting services have adopted a variety of countermeasures, but a new research paper finds that most of them are ineffective. The most common...
Tags: Google, News, Dan Goodin, Boston University, State University of New York, Binghamton

Trevor Zegras ready for AHL debut; Ducks fans want more

ANAHEIM — The Ducks’ present will be on display Friday at Honda Center, where they play host to the rival San Jose Sharks. Meanwhile, their future is set to reveal itself about 15 minutes away at Great Park Ice in Irvine, where the San Diego Gulls play their AHL season opener. Trevor Zegras, a left wing who was the Ducks’ top selection in the 2019 draft, is one of four first-round picks expected to be in the Gulls’ lineup when they host the Bakersfield Condors, after he led the team with six ass...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Harvard, Canada, Soccer, Kings, AHL, NHL, Orange County, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anaheim-ducks, Anaheim, Boston University

Taking a Guess at the Men’s NCAA Tournament Field: February 1st Edition

These guys are probably fine. We’re now down to just 50 days until the field is supposed to be selected for the 2021 men’s ice hockey tournament. Obviously it’s a weird year and the Pairwise can’t be used with almost zero interconference data points. But if this tournament is going to be played—and even if this year feels like nothing like a normal year and will probably forever carry an asterisk, I still hope it is played for the players’ sake—somebody is somehow going to ha...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Omaha, Michigan, Hockey, Clarkson, Denver, UConn, Providence, Badgers, Boston University, Berry, UMD

Some Capitol insurrectionists didn't vote in the 2020 election that they tried to overturn by force: report

County officials are speaking out to say some locals involved in the insurrection did not vote in the election they were trying to overturn by force. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images CNN analyzed voting records for 80 insurrectionists arrested in connection to the Capitol Siege. They found that several did not vote in the election they were trying to overturn by force. A Florida man arrested was likely unable to vote because of unpaid court fines. Visit Business In...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Voting, Washington Post, US, Alabama, Trends, Cnn, Tennessee, Trump, Boston University, Capitol, Griffith, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Jessica Stern

Taking a Guess at the NCAA Tournament Field: February 1st Edition

These guys are probably fine. We’re now down to just 50 days until the field is supposed to be selected for the 2021 men’s ice hockey tournament. Obviously it’s a weird year and the Pairwise can’t be used with almost zero interconference data points. But if this tournament is going to be played—and even if this year feels like nothing like a normal year and will probably forever carry an asterisk, I still hope it is played for the players’ sake—somebody is somehow going to ha...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Omaha, Michigan, Hockey, Clarkson, Denver, UConn, Providence, Badgers, Boston University, Berry, UMD

How coronavirus damages lung cells within mere hours

Boston University team has revealed the most comprehensive map to date of all the molecular activities that are triggered inside lung cells at the onset of coronavirus infection. They also discovered there are at least 18 existing, FDA-approved drugs that could potentially be repurposed to combat COVID-19 infections shortly after a person becomes infected.
Tags: Science, Fda, Boston University

I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned

Back in March, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University thought that it might be useful to begin thinking about “the day after coronavirus." For a research center dedicated to longer-term thinking, it made sense to ask what our post-COVID-19 world might look like.In the months that followed, I learned many things. Most importantly, I learned there is no “going back to normal." My season of learning The project took on a life ...
Tags: London, Money, Climate Change, China, Singapore, Public Health, Harvard, Britain, United States, Nato, Pakistan, Italy, Innovation, Thomas Piketty, Cia, Salesforce

Biden revokes Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ report that downplays America’s role in slavery

By COLLIN BINKLEY | AP Education Writer President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The Ne...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Yale, New York Times, Lausd, Biden, Donald Trump, Social Justice, Capitol Police, Trump

Broadway Vet Exits Theater Career to Become a Teacher After COVID

Kate Elliott has been working in and around New York’s theater scene for about 20 years, after graduating from Boston University with a BFA in sound design and music. Most recently, she was at RCI Theatricals as the general manager of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill” (pictured above), the national touring company of “Oklahoma” and the […]
Tags: New York, News, People News, Broadway, Oklahoma, Bfa, Boston University, Our Town, Kate Elliott, RCI Theatricals

Hockey East Moves to Week-to-Week Schedule

In a fitting sign of just how well things are going, Hockey East, after weeks of multiple cancellations, postponements, and schedule adjustments, finally said screw it and announced they were throwing out their initial composite league schedule on both the men’s and women’s side, and would instead be scheduling games on a week-to-week basis for the remainder of the regular season. The goal at this point, is to try and get as many games in as possible, rather than worrying about any se...
Tags: Massachusetts, Sport, New Hampshire, Maine, Hockey, UConn, Vermont, Ncaa Tournament, Providence, Boston University, Boston College, Bu, MERRIMACK, NESN, Umass Lowell, Hockey East

Non-invasive electrical brain stimulation reduced OCD behaviors

Neuroscientists at Boston University saw long-term positive results from stimulating the brains of people who exhibit OCD-like behavior. From Scientific American: The researchers carried out a similar set of experiments on another set of volunteers: 64 people who did not have a formal OCD diagnosis but who exhibited symptoms such as checking, hoarding and obsessing. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, OCD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Boston University, Brain Stimulation, Brain Waves

Investing for inflation means choosing assets that keep pace with rising prices - here's how to inflation hedge to protect your wealth

If your money isn't earning a return, inflation will eventually erode its buying power. Certain investments can be inflation hedges though, offering growth or income to beat an inflationary environment. PeopleImages/Getty Images Inflation (rising prices) lowers the value of cash savings and fixed-income investments. Investing for inflation involves picking assets that appreciate, are tangible, or pay variable interest. Good inflation-hedging investments include stocks, TIPS, and tangib...
Tags: Real Estate, US, Trends, Markets, Commodities, Williams, Tips, Inflation, PPI, CPI, Federal Reserve, Collectibles, Freelance, Reit, Boston University, Mark Williams

Tucker Carlson mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for thinking she might die during the Capitol riot in which 5 people died

Fox host Tucker Carlson mocked the danger lawmakers' faced during the Capitol insurrection. Screenshot/Fox News Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at one of his favorite targets on Thursday night: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He called the congresswoman a "vacuous little totalitarian moron." Carlson mocked the Democrat's claim that many lawmakers and staffers "narrowly escaped death" during the violent riot, during which five people died and dozens of police officers w...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Fox, Gop, United States, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Riot, Trump, Mike Pence, Tucker Carlson, Boston University

Despite New Stimulus, More Than 3 Million Renters Facing COVID-19 Unemployment Bear Extreme Housing Cost Burden

– Recently finalized stimulus package will help, but rent burdens continue to exceed affordability threshold – Zillow estimates more than 3 million renters who were employed last March remained unemployed as of November, largely due to widespread layoffs in high-contact industries like hospitality and restaurants. – Unemployed U.S. renters will typically spend 43% of unemployment insurance income on rent because of $300 weekly payments in the newly passed stimulus package, down from 81.2% ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Jose, University of Pennsylvania, Zillow, Oklahoma City, Chicago Il, Birmingham Al, Seattle Wa, New York Ny, Boston University, Houston TX

The most famous football player from every state

From left to right: Lawrence Taylor, Tom Brady, and David "Deacon" Jones. Focus on Sport/Getty Images, Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images, Vic Stein/Getty Images As the NFL playoffs get underway, we look back at the most famous football player from every state. Small towns across America have produced some exceptional football talent, including Eatonville, Florida (Deacon Jones); Castle Rock, Colorado (Christian McCaffrey); and Rand, West Virginia (Randy Moss). From Tom Brad...
Tags: Sports, Features, Football, Football Players, NFL, 50 States, Sport, Tom Brady

Young professionals despair over the siege of the Capitol, but many say it's now up to them to 'fix what's broken'

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis On January 6, pro-Trump rioters looted the Capitol building and clashed with police, sending congress into hiding and temporarily preventing certification of Joe Biden's presidential win. The siege left five people dead and ended with at least 80 arrests. Insider spoke to a diverse set of 12 young pro...
Tags: Facebook, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, Michelle Obama, Dallas, Michigan

Ducks prospect Trevor Zegras set gold standard at World Juniors

Trevor Zegras’ swagger was impossible to miss Tuesday in Edmonton. He stood for a TV interview with an American flag draped over his shoulders. He wore a World Junior Championship gold medal around his neck. He smiled broadly while answering a round of questions. What does this mean for you? “It’s the greatest day of my life,” he said. “It’s the greatest day of my life.” Then he laughed. He had called his shot. Zegras, the first of the Ducks’ two first-round draft picks in 2019, scored one goal ...
Tags: Sweden, Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Soccer, United States, Kings, NHL, Orange County, Ducks, Edmonton, Anaheim-ducks, University Of Michigan, Southern California

Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

Senti Biosciences, a company developing cancer therapies using a new programmable biology platform, said it has raised $105 million in a new round of financing led by the venture arm of life sciences giant, Bayer. The company’s technology uses new computational biological techniques to manufacture cell and gene therapies that can more precisely target specific cells in the body. Senti Bio’s chief executive, Tim Lu, compares his company’s new tech to the difference between basic programming and o...
Tags: TC, Biology, Stanford, Cancer, Tech, Mit, Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Synthetic Biology, Head, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Jim Collins, Bayer, Boston University, Lu

Dual smoking and vaping doesn't cut cardiovascular risk: Boston University study

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with smoking cigarettes. But as use of e-cigarettes ("vaping") becomes more popular, including as a way to cut back on cigarettes, little is known about its effect on cardiovascular health. Now, a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study, published in the journal Circulation, finds that vaping may not cut risk of cardiovascular disease in the way that most adults use them--in combination with cigarettes.
Tags: Science, Boston University, Boston University School of Public Health BUSPH

Hockey: Farinacci, Knight lead US past Slovakia 5-2 in IIHF World Junior quarterfinal

  United States’ Matthew Boldy (12) reacts as the puck go in past Slovakia goalie Simon Latkoczy (30) during the second period of an IIHL World Junior Hockey Championship game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) United States players celebrate their win over Slovakia in an IIHL World Junior Hockey Championship game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) Sound The gallery will resu...
Tags: Sweden, Germany, Russia, US, Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, Soccer, United States, Finland, Slovakia, Hockey, Edmonton, Boston University

Ducks like what they have seen from prospect Trevor Zegras at World Juniors

Trevor Zegras received his marching orders from Ducks general manager Bob Murray in the form of a motivational phone call earlier this week. Zegras wasn’t with the Ducks to start training camp in Irvine, but he was playing with Team USA at the World Junior Championship in Edmonton. “I reminded him (Wednesday) night that the reason he’s at World Juniors starts (Thursday),” Murray said, referring to the Americans’ final preliminary round game against Sweden. “He’s got to help lead that team and ge...
Tags: Sweden, Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, United States, Finland, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Slovakia, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Edmonton, Anaheim-ducks, Murray