The strengths and weaknesses of credit union MPLS networks

first_img continue reading » Each day, thousands of credit union members generate critical personal financial data. They swipe their debit cards for coffee in the morning, pull money from an ATM in the afternoon, and manage their accounts in the evening. Members trust that credit unions keep that data safe. So, is your credit union MPLS circuit secure?If you’re considering MPLS for your credit union, you may want to consider a few strengths and weaknesses to the system. Reviewing the security of your credit union MPLS (or MPLS-to-be) will protect your members. As a bonus, the NCUA will give you a big thumbs up!MPLS for Efficient CommunicationOne of the biggest benefits to MPLS circuits is the mesh concept. Essentially, in a MPLS network, all branches and headquarters have fast, efficient access to one another. When speed and ease of communication is key, MPLS is for you. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Phishing attacks are on the rise: Don’t take the bait!

first_imgPhishing attacks continue to be a major concern for organizations and consumers around the country.It is imperative your institution continues educating your employees and consumers about these types of attacks, so you can all play a role in detecting and preventing these crimes.What is a phishing attack, exactly?Phishing Explained SimplyPhishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.To perform these attacks, cybercriminals craft professional-looking and sounding communications – such as emails, social media messages, text messages, and phone calls – to trick individuals into providing private or financial information. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Caribbean countries taking more than just passing interest in tsunamis

first_imgSENDAI, Japan, Nov 5, CMC – With the frequency of earthquakes in the Caribbean these days, regional countries are taking more than just a passing interest in World Tsunami Awareness Day, which is being observed today. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) describes a tsunami as an ocean wave or series of waves caused by a sudden disturbance of the ocean floor that displaces a large amount of water. SRC says tsunamis are caused generally by earthquakes, less commonly by submarine landslides, infrequently by submarine volcanic eruptions and very rarely by large meteorite impacts in the ocean. You may be interested in… CXC Chairman Convenes Independent Review Team Sep 28, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 CDB Approves Grant to Enhance Remote Learning for The UWI… UK provides further support to CDB Special Development Fund… Aug 25, 2020 The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is observing World Tsunami Awareness day with the release of its “Know the Tsunami Warning Signs Vi”. The locally produced video featuring a number of popular local singers, was funded by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) under the Country Directed Fund (CDF). NEMO will also hold an exhibition on Monday, saying that the main purpose of the exhibition is to heighten awareness on tsunami and other geological hazards such as landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. NEMO is involved in a Tsunami SMART Schools and Communities Project in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Ministry of Education and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) with funding from the European Union through CDEMA’s Country Directed Fund. Through this project, the NEMO is working with six schools — Kingstown Anglican School, Clare Valley Government School, Colonaire Primary School, Union Island Secondary School, Mary Hutchinson Primary School and Stephanie Browne Government School –to develop tsunami evacuation plans. The project is also piloted in the communities of Rose Place and Union Island. “The residents, business operators in these communities and surrounding areas and also the staff and students of the beneficiary schools under this project were trained in tsunami science and developing tsunami evacuation plans and procedures for their businesses, schools and the communities,” the emergency response agency said. Earlier this year, NEMO conducted tsunami evacuation drills involving residents from several communities as part of “CARIBE WAVE 18”, the annual tsunami warning exercise for the Caribbean and adjacent regions.The Tsunami SMART Schools and Communities Project will end in December 2018 with the placement of tsunami signs in the beneficiary communities. The United Nations says tsunamis are rare events, but can be extremely deadly. It notes that in the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 per disaster, surpassing any other natural hazard. The highest number of deaths in that period was in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. It caused an estimated 227,000 fatalities in 14 countries, with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand being hardest-hit. At a building converted from an elementary school to a tsunami education centre after the March 2011 disaster, Yoshiaki Ootomo, assistant director of Sendai’s Disaster Risk Reduction Promotion Section, told participants in the 2018 Caribbean Pacific Journalists Programme that the tsunami claimed the lives of 10 per cent of Arahama’s 2,200 residents. All of the students and staff, along with residents who sought shelter at the school, were rescued. They had moved to the rooftop after the waters rose to the second floor of the building, one of the few that survived the tsunami’s onslaught. The death toll in Arahama and other areas could have been higher had it not been for the Sendai Bosai Leaders (SBL) — “bosai” being the Japanese word for “disaster preparedness”. The SBLs are at the apex of a network of 600 volunteers, with each SBL being in charge of 10 neighbourhood groups. These groups have been trained to respond in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.Takeshita Hasegawa, an SBL, says that the groups help to manage evacuation centres and to ensure that evacuees are as comfortable as possible. In addition to community leaders, general knowledge of how to protect oneself and others also played a significant role in saving many lives. The director of Kaigan Park (Seaside Park) Adventure Field, Akira Nemoto, was at work when the tsunami came ashore at the park, located about a half mile from the coast. He said it was ironic that people came to the seaside park because of its location, although it was impossible to see the sea from there. The view was interrupted by the tall, dense pine trees — only a handful or so of which survived the 27-foot tsunami. But on that day when the tsunami came ashore, persons who were at the park heard the sound of the advancing waves as it mixed toppled pine trees with other debris into a soup of destruction that flattened almost everything in its path. A Self-Defense Forces helicopter rescued five persons, a dog, and a cat who had sought refuge at the highest elevation at the park. The park then remained closed until just three months ago, having been used as a temporary storage ground for debris. The park was also elevated so as to reduce the extent of flooding from any future tsunami. As a result of the (earthquake and) tsunami, 19,301 persons died (or went missing) and 121,805 homes were destroyed, according to Sendai municipal government statistics. As in many Caribbean countries, the beach was a magnet for visitors in Arahama, which attracted 40,000 visitors the summer before the tsunami. Its technological advancements — including an early warning system — and frequent drills notwithstanding, Japan still recorded a high number of deaths as a result of the tsunami. But the country is drawing on the experience to prepare, and try to prevent another catastrophe should a similar event occur. Akira Saitou, assistant director of Sendai’s Disaster Prevention Section, said that since the tsunami, 11 evacuation towers, each 33 feet high with concrete rooftop accessible by stairs and wheelchair access, have been constructed. Sasayashiki Tsunami Shelter in Arahama is a three-storey tower that can accommodate 300 people on the second floor and flat rooftop. Residents of Sendai are told that in the case of a tsunami warning, people should drive inland to higher ground, Saitou said. The evacuation towers are intended for persons who can get to them on foot within 15 minutes of a tsunami warning — or from as far as half a mile away. Soil liquefaction often occurs after an earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, this phenomenon occurs when saturated sand and silt take on the characteristics of a liquid during the intense shaking of an earthquake. This can cause buildings to collapse. Therefore, Arahama’s tsunami shelters are built on piles driven into the bedrock. The Sasayashiki tsunami shelter doubles as a facility for fire fighters. When not in use, the shelter is locked, but can be opened easily by breaking plastic sheeting near the lock.Vandalism of tsunami shelters is not a consideration in this country, where there is little crime and respect for public property is widespread. Inside the tsunami shelters, evacuees will find food and water enough for three meals for 300 persons. The food and water have a five-year shelf life. The centre is not intended as an emergency shelter, so people who flee there are expected to be evacuated elsewhere before a fourth meal is required. There are blankets, heating stoves complete with cans of gas to power them — should a tsunami strike in the winter — and an air conditioner should one occur during the summer. The shelter has solar panels on the roof and there is also an electricity generator. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Trinidad and Tobago, is one Caribbean country that has been experiencing, almost on a daily basis, earth tremors with the biggest scare occurring in late August when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 sent people scampering out of buildings, destroyed some homes and brought with it the possibility of a tsunami. SRC Director Dr. Joan Lutchman has said that Trinidad and Tobago, like several other Caribbean countries are overdue for a major quake and the recent string of tremors has only served to heighten awareness of the possibility of a tsunami hitting the oil rich twin island republic. She says there has been a pattern of quakes building over the years and this is what bolsters the argument to look out for the really big one to come. “So we can consider this as another one of those events that keep us aware that our region, our area here is seismically active and strong earthquakes will occur, can occur and will occur and even stronger than what we have had will occur at some stage,” she said following the quake that rocked Trinidad in August. Sendai, the city in north-eastern Japan offers a lasting reminder of the potentially devastating power of tsunami waves. More than seven years have passed since the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami ravaged the region. But in places like Arahama, a small seaside community in Sendai, the scars are still visible.The waves unleashed that day were so large and powerful that they breached a 21-foot-high sea wall and travelled more than half a mile inland. All told, the earthquake and tsunami left 19,301 people dead around the Tohoku region, and 121,805 homes were destroyed, according to the Sendai City government. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is home to an active volcano, La Soufriere, which last erupted in 1979. Further, the submarine volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny, located between Grenada and St. Vincent, puts both nations at risk, should an eruption result in a tsunami. Tropical Storm Laura severely impacts Haiti’s South… Aftershocks ripple through CaribbeanSeveral Caribbean countries reported aftershocks Wednesday morning in the wake of the strong earthquake Tuesday afternoon. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said that a 5.9 magnitude aftershock was felt in Trinidad and Tobago about 9:30 on Wednesday morning. The Centre said that no tsunami warning was in…August 22, 2018In “Barbados”Unusual weather across Region sparks concern; but no tsunami threatEven as preparations are underway for the upcoming hurricane season that is predicted to be another active one, concern is high across the Region at the manifestation of the changing climate. Over the past few weeks, the Caribbean has been experiencing unusually high tides, massive waves, flooding and coastal erosion.…March 6, 2018In “Anguilla”Take tsunami preparedness seriously – Hugh Riley urges Caribbean states(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) PARIS, France (24 Oct. 2018) – Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a…October 24, 2018In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

M7 acquires six asset pan-UK portfolio

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Dead Whale Found Floating at Port of Long Beach

first_img Author: Priyanka Ann Saini The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a dead whale floating in a channel in Long Beach Harbour on Wednesday night. A fire department boat crew found the animal near TTI’s Pier T container terminal, and at the request of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), they secured it to a wharf so that marine biologists could examine it the next day.NOAA said that the 50-foot mammal was a juvenile fin whale, a species that migrates past California at this time of year. The agency’s marine biologists found abrasions on the animal’s midsection, which could have resulted from a ship strike, according to NOAA spokesman Michael Milstein.Whale strandings and whale strikes are not uncommon on the West Coast, port officials told local TV news that it was the first time in a decade that a dead whale has been found within the harbour.The animal was likely struck by a merchant vessel off the coast and carried into port on the bulbous bow, according to Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a marine biologist who is a member of NOAA’s stranding team. “That’s almost certainly why it’s here,” she told the local Daily Breeze. “They don’t go in the harbour.”Biologist Bernardo Alps said that he would like to tow the animal to a beach in order to perform a full necropsy, which would help establish the cause of death.The fin whale is an endangered species: its numbers were much reduced in the early 20th century, when the advent of steam power allowed whalers to catch up with the speedy animals. An estimated 700,000 fin whales were taken in the Southern Ocean between 1905 and 1975, with the annual harvest declining quickly in the 1970s. The IWC banned hunting the Southern Hemisphere and North Pacific populations in 1976, and the fin whale’s numbers are on the rise again – especially off the U.S. West Coast, where NOAA estimates that their numbers have increased five-fold since 1991.Sea News, December 29last_img read more

Henry admits Rangers were ‘unprofessional’

first_imgKarl Henry has admitted that QPR were “unprofessional” in their astonishing 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool.Widely criticised prior to Sunday’s game, Rangers were much more competitive and were desperately unlucky to lose.Manager Harry Redknapp praised them after the match but was less impressed by basic errors that led to a couple of Liverpool’s goals.AdChoices广告 See also:Redknapp defiant after gut-wrenching lossQPR’s worry increase as duo are injuredUnlucky QPR beaten after incredible finaleRangers confident Onuoha will face VillaQPR v Liverpool player ratingsTaarabt lambasted by furious QPR boss “That was the best I’ve seen us play since I’ve been at the club.”Harry Redknapp after Sunday’s lossHis team switched off in the build-up to the first, protesting against the award of a free-kick as it was taken quickly, while a stray free-kick taken by Leroy Fer at the other end led to the visitors’ winner in the final seconds.“Harry was not happy. We’ve thrown it away and he’s not happy,” said R’s midfielder Henry.“It’s naïve from us – unprofessional. It can’t happen. It wouldn’t happen in an Under-11s game.“The goals we conceded were shocking goals to concede when we put so much in.“I think they were shaky – they didn’t like us pressing them high. We were getting results from that and to throw it away the way we did, everyone’s disappointed.“For the first goal, it’s a free-kick and we’re asleep – ridiculous. Then there’s them breaking on us, them running out of their box quicker than we do.“They have four or five bodies from their box in our box and we’re not with them. That should not be possible.“So, that’s unprofessional from our point of view. You get to 2-2 late on in a game and you don’t concede.Eduardo Vargas looked to have secured a deserved point for Rangers“We dropped the free-kick short rather than putting it in the stand or making sure it’s long in the corner or somewhere else, and it’s unprofessional.”With Rangers bottom of the table, Redknapp’s position had been under scrutiny before the game.But the vastly improved performance suggested a corner may have been turned despite the result.Henry added: “We’re fighting for the manager, we’re fighting for ourselves and we’re fighting for the club.“It’s a good job we have here and it’s well documented that footballers get paid well. We know the situation we’re in and we’re giving it everything, and any suggestion that we’re not, we’re not happy about.“We know we were almost there. The performance was good and we can’t fault anyone’s effort I don’t think – we left everything our there. I don’t think I could run another yard.“We all put in everything we had and if perform like that and make sure it’s over 90 minutes, not 82 or whatever it was, we’ll get results.”center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Music festival played on despite government HuronWendat opposition over possible sacred sites

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National News ORO-MEDONTE, Ont. – As The Killers played their last song Sunday wrapping up another year of the massive WayHome music festival, the event’s legal troubles played on.The township says it is investigating the festival for allegedly breaking its permit for the second year in a row, allowing 35,000 campers to set up their tents on portions of the property outside of what the permit allowed.Only this year there was something more at stake.The 500-acre property may have sacred Indigenous villages and burials, something learned earlier this year.The township’s permit, like last year, only allowed the festival to operate on 92 acres of the 500-acre property.The festival’s owner – Burl’s Creek Event Grounds – had applied to the township for a permit allowing complete access.But the township said it would only approve the full permit if the Huron-Wendat gave the go-ahead.That’s because the Wendat believe their ancestors used that land up until about 1650, about 20 minutes north of Barrie, Ont.And where the Wendat lived, they also buried their dead.It would be “a risk the Nation simply cannot take” and didn’t give their support.The province opposed the festival, too, because the Wendat are potentially right.An archaeologist hired by Burl’s Creek found there was potential for sacred Indigenous sites on the property, and recommended further tests of the soil, known as a Stage 2 archaeology assessment, throughout portions of the property in a March 2 report.That report found there are two confirmed pre-contact Indigenous archaeology sites within one kilometre of the Burl’s Creek property.At those sites, pottery fragments, stone axes and a human skull were found.‎Based on this, the province couldn’t support the full permit according to a letter sent to Burl’s Creeks’ archaeologist Jamie Lemon of Golder Associates on May 18 from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport.“The cumulative effects of driving and parking on an archaeological site can include rutting, soil displacement and compaction which can be significant on as-yet-to-be discovered archaeological sites,” said Blair Rohaly, manager of the MTCS archaeology unit.But still the township issued the restricted permit on July 6, a few weeks before the three-day festival started, with booked acts including Arcade Fire and popular Indigenous group A Tribe Called Red.‎Campers at WayHome Friday.Mayor Harry Hughes said the special events permit was issued because the 92-acre portion was properly zoned.“They are camping and they are parking on land that has not been zoned and they’ve been given notice if that does occur we would enforce our bylaw. That’s what will happen,” said Hughes Saturday.He said the council had some idea the festival was going to use all the property, as similar issues happened last year on the site resulting in fines of $200,000. ‎“The possibility of them using the land again was a possibility that could well occur,” said Hughes. “Our bylaw officers are on site and they are monitoring the area.”He said bylaw officers were keeping notes to file a report to council for consideration of laying fines for allegedly breaking the permit.He said the decision to issue the permit was one council shouldn’t have had to make.Burl’s Creek had applied to the Ontario Municipal Board for a temporary use bylaw before the Stage 2 assessment, hoping to postpone it to the fall, when the festival season was over.The OMB is a place to settle municipal disputes and agreed to hear the case.But midway through the two-week hearing in the spring it was disrupted when Burl’s Creek planner had to be away for vacation, according lawyer David Donnelly, who represents the community group Save Oro that has been fighting to stop the festival for two years.The OMB postponed the hearing to October 25, leaving the decision to the township.Donnelly doesn’t think the township should have issued the restricted permit based opposition from MTCS and the Wendat.“It’s totally disgusting to First Nations,” said Donnelly Sunday in a phone interview from Prince Edward Island where he’s vacationing. “The province of Ontario (MTCS) told the concert promoter do not hold camping and parking as part of the concerts.”Donnelly said he wrote MTCS July 13 asking a stop work order based on the Ontario Heritage Act, which is supposed to protect sites subject to archaeology assessments.“We request your immediate attention to the above requests,” Donnelly wrote, but the concert proceeded as scheduled.Festival-goers at the WayHome music festival Friday.According to the letter, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation does not oppose the assessment waiting to the fall. But during the OMB hearings Lemon, the archaeologist for Burl’s Creek, testified the site and potential burials are most likely Wendat.The Rama would have been involved because they are the closest First Nation to the site which needs to be consulted as per the Heritage act. APTN wrote Rama council Sunday seeking confirmation, but haven’t heard back.APTN spoke to Grand Chief Konrad Sioui Sunday and he confirmed the Wendat didn’t approve waiting to the festival season was over until the Stage 2 was completed. Sioui said they were disappointed the festival went ahead.On Friday, local residents of Save Oro held a protest across the road from the main entrance, at the home of Bruce Wiggins.Save Oro has complained of noise from the concerts and opposed the land being used for concerts as property is largely zoned farm land, outside of the 92 acres.Wiggins said ignoring those complaints is bad enough, but add in the new revelations of the sacred sites, it’s all just too much for him.“I want the respect First Nations deserve. There should be a Stage 2 already, but no they are desecrating it even further by having these events on the land,” he said Friday.Save Oro protesters Friday greeting people as they arrived to WayHome.Burl’s Creek didn’t respond to questions Sunday on using land outside of the permit for camping and parking, or what precautions the WayHome festival was taking to protect the lands requiring additional archaeological testing.In fact, Burl’s Creek stopped responding to APTN after ordering reporters to leave the grounds Saturday. A spokeswoman said they were upset APTN filmed inside the festival for a story on a protest held by Save Oro Friday afternoon.Inside, reporters filmed campers meandering around the grounds and throughout large fields of tents.APTN also had its accreditation revoked by WayHome as it was originally given to do a story on A Tribe Called Red who performed at the festival Saturday.‎On Friday, Burl’s Creek did provide this statement:‘Although it is disappointing, it does not surprise us that Save Oro would inappropriately and disingenuously take their own notes from our OMB case out of context to deliberately mislead the public.  Burl’s Creek Event Grounds has been hosting concerts and major events since 1984 and the original footprint, which is used as the main entertainment spaces for Boots and Hearts and WayHome is all zoned accordingly,’ the statement said.‘Having applied for temporary rezoning in April 2015, we expected our OMB hearing to be completed prior to this festival season. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  No archeological sites or artifacts have been identified on the properties.  We have been following due process in regard to First Nation’s interests and will continue to engage with them as we work though our rezoning.’ATCR also canceled their interview after seeing the protest story saying they didn’t know enough about the issue to comment. Their performance was on land properly zoned and cleared for concerts. ‎APTN wrote them again Sunday as it obtained more information, including the letter from the MTCS opposing the full permit. ‎“We do not have any further comments on this matter but appreciate you are doing this investigation work,” said manager Guillaume Decouflet.The bylaw investigation isn’t the only one facing Burl’s Creek, as their promoter for WayHome is subject to a private prosecution launched in December in the provincial offence court in Orillia by local resident Wendy McKay.McKay alleges alteration of lands without approval, such as roads through the property, and violation of the bylaw over camping and parking.A justice of the peace is scheduled to rule whether the private prosecution can proceed Sept. 14.Another festival is scheduled for early August that will see the biggest names in country music converage on the lands and thousands of people to catch the [email protected]‎‎@afixedaddresslast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh cast vote in Ggn

first_imgGurugram: At around 7:30 am Virat Kohli voted in Pine Crest school situated in DLF Phase -1 area. Not only Kohli but even Yuvraj Singh another famous cricketer has his residence in the same ward of Gurugram as that of Kohli.A society where creme-ala -creme of not only Gurugram but the country resides, the polling booth has seen a spurt in voting percentage over the years yet at the end, it just barely crosses in the percentage of mid-’50s. The polling percentage in Sunday ‘s turnout was registered at 53 per cent. In 2014, the ward according to the election officials had seen a polling percentage of 59 per cent. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to polling agents the polling booth witnesses more polling during the Lok Sabha elections than in municipal and the state elections. They have also expressed optimism that unlike posh areas where voting percentages are mostly dismal. While the information of Virat casting his vote from the Pine Crest school began to be circulated widely it was only after the mid-afternoon that the voting actually picked up. What led the voter’s turnout were the young voters residing in the area. The election commission of Haryana further tried to cash in on increasing the voting percentage by encouraging them to have a selfie from the same stand where earlier Kohli had posed with the inked finger. There was also a separate pink booth that was designated in the polling station to encourage women, voters.last_img read more

Video game event fundraises rare diseases

The Buckeyes will challenge Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas and Georgia in a video game competition set up by Uplifting Athletes Sunday, Feb. 28, in efforts to raise money for rare diseases.Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research education, and advocacy.Scott Shirley is the founder of Uplifting Athletes. He was a student-athlete at PSU. While there, his dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer. His teammates rallied around him and started to raise money and awareness for kidney cancer.Because of the support of his teammates, Shirley founded Uplifting Athletes. Pennsylvania State University was the first chapter of the organization. Uplifting Athletes has gained four more schools since its humble beginnings. There are five university chapters in total: Penn State, OSU, Boston College, Colgate and Maryland.Each chapter has the opportunity to choose a rare disease. Chapters often select a cause that is personal to the team. OSU’s chapter has selected to raise money and awareness for Charcot-Marie-Tooth.CMT is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately one in 2,500 people in the United States. OSU quarterback Tyrelle Pryor’s father has the disease.CMT is a neurological disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves. The damaged nerves carry signals from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and relay sensations. This causes pain to the spinal cord from the rest of the body.Some symptoms of CMT are muscle weakness and wasting, stiffened joints because of abnormal tightening of muscles and associated tissues and some loss of sensation in the feet, the lower legs, the hands and the forearms. CMT can also cause curvature of the spine, also known as scoliosis.The unique part of this organization is that OSU’s chapter network is run by current football student-athletes. These athletes are provided with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact. Students can make donations to Uplifting Athletes by coming to the event. OSU’s defensive back Donnie Evege is the chairman of this event. It will be held at Damon’s restaurant at 3025 Olentangy River Rd. from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the door.Tickets for the event can be purchased online www.upliftingathletes.org. Donation for CMT can also be made by going to the Web site and clicking on the OSU chapter. read more