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3 trends in biotech to watch in 2019

first_imgBiotech As 2019 begins, STAT reporters are taking a look at the stories they’re most eager to track during the year. Find all our “three to watch” series here. On paper, biotech had quite a year in 2018. Tags biotechnologycancerdrug developmentrare diseaseSTAT+Three to watch @damiangarde Damian Garde About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Hyacinth Empinado/STAT National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. 3 trends in biotech to watch in 2019 By Damian Garde Dec. 26, 2018 Reprints GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it?last_img read more

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Remember the Game: Wicklow stun Laois U-21s in 2008

first_img Facebook Pinterest Council Facebook By Odhran Delaney – 2nd March 2019 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Remember the Game: Wicklow stun Laois U-21s in 2008 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ TAGS2008Remember the Game Community Previous articleBig-hearted Laois man Paddy Phelan speaks about giving up his home to help a young familyNext articleFour candidates for three positions as Fine Gael to select team for European Elections Odhran Delaney Twitter Community Laois 0-3  Wicklow 1-11Leinster U-21 FC Quater-Final 200811 years ago, Laois U-21s were up against Wicklow in the Leinster Quater-Final.Laois came into the game looking for another successful campaign having previously won the championship in 2006 and 2007 – so they were hoping for three in a row.Wicklow showed they meant business by claiming the throw in and releasing Seanie Furlong to fist over the first of his scores inside a minute.Conor Meredith replied with an incisive run following an exchange of passes with Scott Conroy to blast over an equaliser on three minutes.This, however, was to be their last score of the half as they amassed a tally of seven wides. Wicklow were equally as wasteful with a spate of wides but as the half wore on their confidence visibly grew.Given what had been witnessed, it was expected that then manager Sean Dempsey would ignite his charges with a few carefully chosen words in the half-time dressing room but it was quickly apparent that Laois were in freefall.With the scores at 1-7 to 0-2, the game was up for the young O’Moore men and their body language fairly affirmed that.The trio of Jason Moore, Simon Shortall and Kieran Delaney were all sprung from the bench but it was to no avail as Laois continued to buckle under the intense pressure.Scott Conroy, who with better supply could have offered more, pointed from 30 yards which to be was their last score with 11 minutes remaining.This game will always go down as a shock defeat for Laois mainly due to the talent in the team with the likes of John O’Loughlin, who still plays for Laois, and Conor Meredith, Scott Conroy, Ger Reddin and Ambrose Doran all going on to play for the Laois seniors after their U-21 careers.It also contained a certain Zach Tuohy who moved abroad a year later for a career in the AFL which has seen him play for Carlton and Geelong.SCORERS – Laois: Conor Meredith (one free) 0-2, Scott Conroy 0-1 Wicklow: John McGrath (four frees) 0-5 Seanie Furlong 1-1, Paddy Byrne 0-2, Ciaran Walsh (one free) 0-2, Darren Hayden (one free) 0-1LAOIS: Darren Maher, Joe Murphy, Mark Delaney, Brian Meredith, Richie Ryan, John O’Loughlin, Kevin Smith, Cathal Og Greene, Ger Reddin, Conor Meredith, Zach Tuohy, Stephen O’Leary, Scott Conroy, Diarmuid Flaherty, Daithi Carroll Subs: Jason Moore for Flaherty (39 mins), Simon Shortall for Ryan (39 mins), Kieran Delaney for Carroll (41 mins) and Ambrose Doran for C Meredith (55 mins)WICKLOW: Billy Norman; Ronan Keddy, Anthony McLoughlin, Padraig Higgins; Sean O’Neill, Rory Finn, Rory Nolan; Niall Gaffney, Gavin Murphy; Donal Fitzgerajd, Sean O’Brien, Paddy Byrne; John McGrath, Seanie Furlong, Ciaran Walsh. Subs: Sean O’Brien for Hayden (52 mins), Michael Brown for Byrne (56 mins), Sean Metcalfe for Furlong (59 mins) and Harry Mangan for McGrath (62 mins)Referee: Brian O’Shea (Dublin)The scoreboard says it all as Laois lost to Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey.John O’Loughlin, Laois flies over Seanie Furlong, Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park. in 2008Picture: Alf Harvey.Zach Tuohy on the attack for Laois against Sean O’Neill, Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey.Jason Moore on the attack for Laois against Anthony McLoughlin, Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey.Laois manager Sean Dempsey sees his side lose to Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey.Scott Conroy on the attack for Laois against Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 FC at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey.SEE ALSO- Gardaí warn parents of terrifying ‘suicide game’ hitting Ireland Twitter WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Wicklow stun Laois U-21s in 2008 We Are LaoisRemember the Gamelast_img read more

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65 Per Cent of Mined Out Lands in Agricultural Production

first_imgRelated65 Per Cent of Mined Out Lands in Agricultural Production 65 Per Cent of Mined Out Lands in Agricultural Production AgricultureMay 20, 2009 Related65 Per Cent of Mined Out Lands in Agricultural Production Related65 Per Cent of Mined Out Lands in Agricultural Productioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Sixty five per cent of mined out lands in the bauxite producing areas, has been put to productive use in agricultural endeavours, Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson has reported.Speaking at a Town hall meeting on May 19, at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, the Minister also revealed that less than one per cent of Jamaica’s land mass has been mined.To encourage the productive use of mined out lands by the residents of Manchester and other bauxite communities, Mr. Robertson said that the Government will be addressing matters, such as securing land titles and support services offered by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).He further pointed out that issues affecting residents will be addressed through the existing 15 Bauxite Community Development Councils.According to the Minister, two “energetic” young persons from his office have been assigned to work with, and assist the 15 existing Councils, including Manchester Plateau, Kirkvine Joint, Porus/Harmons, Mt. Oliphant/Victoria Town and Mile Gully.These councils are responsible for providing the main forum for the resolution of issues arising from bauxite/alumina operations, the Minister pointed out.Turning to the limestone industry, Mr. Robertson said Jamaica has millions of tonnes of limestone, which are of “exceptionally good quality,” and that the Ministry has been approached by the owners of six companies claiming that they have markets for some $1 billion worth of limestone export over the next five years.“That is a huge figure and when we spell it out for you, you are going to understand that there is hope,” the Minister told the gathering.This was the first in a series of Town Hall meetings being staged by the Government to explain the implications of the 2009/10 budget. Others are scheduled for Portmore, St.Catherine, St. James, St. Ann and St. Mary.Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding headed the list of speakers at the meeting. Also participating were Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, and Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications, Hon. Daryl Vaz. Advertisementslast_img read more

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British Ambassador visits Chiquimula

first_imgBritish Ambassador visits Chiquimula This is the first visit of the Ambassador to Chiquimula. Last year, the department suffered the impact of two storms, which destroyed key infrastructure and damaged livelihoods. Most recently, the department saw the arrival of many Honduran immigrants travelling north, whilst the authorities also are coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.Ambassador Whittingham discussed these issues in meetings with local authorities. He met with the Governor of Chiquimula, Ferlandy Mario Roberto Caceres Palma; the Mayor, Rolando Aquino; and representatives of the academic community, including the National University’s Eastern Centre (CUNORI).The Ambassador stressed the UK’s commitment to keep working with Guatemala on tackling climate change to prevent and mitigate the impacts of extreme weather. This will be critical during this year’s Global Conference on Climate Change (COP26), hosted by the UK, and an opportunity to explain Guatemala’s vulnerabilities and environmental commitments.Finally, Ambassador Whittingham emphasised the importance of bolstering free trade between our economies to overcome the impacts of the pandemic, whilst we continue protecting our populations. As from 1 January of 2021, the UK has in force a free trade agreement with Central America due to further spur Guatemalan exports, such as well-demanded fruits produced in this part of the country. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Ambassador, america, British, Central, climate change, community, conference, Eastern, free trade, Government, Guatemala, immigrants, infrastructure, UK, UK Government, universitylast_img read more

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First Look: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A display at the Vancouver Auto Show in 1917.  Vancouver Archives Cars weren’t cheap; prices ranged from $280 to $4,000, at a time when the average annual wage was about $600. Even the entry fee of 50 cents was steep, but 48,000 people visited the week-long show. Most arrived in horse-drawn vehicles and had never driven a car, and there was an indoor track for them to take their first spin behind the wheel. That was shelved the following year, when a flood of new exhibitors didn’t leave enough room for it.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2GM’s “Parade of Progress” travelling show in the 1930s featured a fleet of specially-built buses that held displays inside. Trending in Canada General Motors We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” FCA Torontonians were becoming serious about automobiles, and the 1910 display at the CNE was the last to include horse-drawn carriages. It became known as the National Motor Show and, in 1929, moved into the brand-new Automotive Building, which featured cars until 1967. The building is now the Beanfield Centre convention facility.Montreal held its first auto show in 1906, while Vancouver added an auto display to its annual exhibition in 1912, when there were 1,769 motorized vehicles registered in the city.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Firefighters unveil the new 2007 Jeep Wrangler at the 2006 New York International Auto Show. ‹ Previous Next › As soon as the first cars were built, automakers had to market them. Many people got their first glimpses of new technologies at local fairs and travelling expositions and the solution was obvious: display these newfangled machines at dedicated auto shows.The first major auto exhibition in North America was held at Madison Square Gardens in New York City on November 3, 1900. Several auto clubs had formed across the country, primarily to lobby for road construction, and the show was held by the Automobile Club of America. It was the oldest in the U.S. and two years later it joined with eight other clubs to form the American Automobile Association (AAA), best known today for its roadside assistance program. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 1913 auto show in Toronto’s Transportation Building.Toronto Public Library Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Canadian National Exhibition’s Automotive Building opened in 1929.CNE Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Displays set up in the Automotive Building at the 1954 Canadian National Exhibition.Toronto Public Library Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chrysler’s display at the 1936 Canadian National Exhibition was unusual, to say the least.FCA Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Early cars had fabric inserts because automakers couldn’t stamp out a full-size roof; when the 1935 Chevrolet featured an all-metal roof, dancers proved its strength at an auto show.General Motors Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The new Corvette makes an appearance at GM’s Motorama car event in 1953.General Motors Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The BMW 501 is introduced at the 1951 Frankfurt Motor Show.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was shown at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show in New York by Max Hoffman, who initially imported Mercedes-Benz into the United States.Mercedes-Benz Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Volkswagen’s Beetle display at the first IAA in Frankfurt in 1951.Volkswagen Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Visitors enter the Tokyo Motor Show in 1977.Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan’s booth at the 1973 Tokyo Motor Show.Nissan Chicago held its first show in 1901, while Los Angeles waited until 1907. That city made headline news in 1929 when an electrical short-circuit ignited a blaze and the show, held in four large tents, burned to the ground and destroyed more than 300 cars inside. Against all odds, the organizers cobbled together a smaller show nearby that opened the next day. The tents had been next door to an auto wrecking yard, whose owners simply pulled down the fence between them and hauled the burned vehicles away.Toronto residents reportedly got their first public look at an automobile in 1897 at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Five years later the annual fair added a Transportation Building, but to accommodate vehicles that hit the market after the summer CNE closed, another show was held later in the year at the nearby Armoury Building. In addition to automaker displays, it included one from the T. Eaton & Company department store, which briefly sold cars. It dropped them because of the spotty reliability of early vehicles, which caused an issue with the store’s “goods satisfactory or money refunded” guarantee.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford showed off its new Mustang in its display at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. General Motors The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img Throughout the years, as cars gained popularity, so did the shows. Automakers entered into a symbiotic relationship with other new technologies, and large auto displays were part of various World’s Fairs held around the globe. In 1936, General Motors created its own travelling show, dubbed the Parade of Progress, which not only showcased cars but such radical new equipment as microwave ovens and television. Three years later, its parade included Futureliners, a fleet of twelve purpose-built buses with displays inside their folding side panels. Following the Second World War, the company held a series of travelling auto shows it called the GM Motorama, but with the increasing popularity of television, it made more sense to take its money there for national advertising.Auto shows were also popular worldwide. Berlin held its first Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung show in 1897 at a hotel. It was interrupted by the two World Wars, and in 1951 was moved to Frankfurt, where it carries on today as one of the world’s largest motor shows. The Geneva International Motor Show, another important global exhibit today, dates back to the 1905 Swiss Motor Show, when 17,000 visitors checked out 37 display stands.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2An advertisement for GM’s 1961 Motorama. See More Videos Trending Videos Japan held the first Tokyo Motor Show in 1954, with 547,000 visitors checking out 267 vehicles, most of them trucks and motorcycles. By 1964, the vehicles had more than doubled, and 1.16 million people came through the doors. The early auto industry was packed with small new companies, and 69 of them – none of which are still around – attended that first show. Automakers were still unsure which fuel would take the crown, and electric and steam-powered cars outnumbered gasoline ones. The brands on display included Locomobile, Winton, and a prototype from Oldsmobile, still independent from the not-yet-formed General Motors. RELATED TAGSNews Auto shows had long been a “first look” at new models, but the rising popularity of the Internet and its sneak-peeks, along with the financial crisis of 2007-2008, put a dent in attendance. Recently, some automakers have pulled out of shows – most notably at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will move its event from January to June in 2020 – to spend their advertising dollars elsewhere. Whether auto shows survive as we know them remains to be seen, but they certainly have their history behind them. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Fordlast_img read more

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Eleven 90+ Point Wines for Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

first_imgTwitter Pinterest Share Home Industry News Releases Eleven 90+ Point Wines for Reustle-Prayer Rock VineyardsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessEleven 90+ Point Wines for Reustle-Prayer Rock VineyardsBy Press Release – March 11, 2020 193 0 Email TAGSReustle – Prayer Rock VineyardsWine Enthusiast Linkedin Facebook ReddIt AdvertisementIn April, Wine Enthusiast will award eleven of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards wines 90 point or higher ratings. Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards received an email confirming the ratings stating they would be published in March 2020 when Wine Enthusiast Magazine hits the newsstand.Mr. Reustle was pleased to share the following results:93 Points – Editor’s Choice 2017 Gruner Veltliner 93 points – 2017 Gruner Veltiner – Green Lizard 92 Points – 2017 Riesling  (only 200 bottle left)92 Points – Editor’s Choice 2018 Matrix92 Points – Editor’s Choice 2018 Viognier (SOLD OUT)91 Points – 2017 Syrah – Winemaker’s Reserve 90 Points – 2017 Pinot Noir – Winemaker’s Reserve90 Points – 2017 Tempranillo – Winemaker’s Reserve90 Points – 2017 Pinot Noir 90 Points – 2017 Malbec 90 Points- 2017 SyrahPleased with these ratings, Owner/Winemaker, Stephen M. Reustle commented, “My wife Gloria and I, as well as the whole Reustle Team, are so excited to receive such nice scores. Anytime you a scores above 85 points it is a solid wine. To receive a 90 point rating is outstanding…and to receive 11 ratings of 90+ is surreal.”  Mr. Reustle continued, “Consistent scores, across a wide spectrum of wines validates the hard work and effort of the Reustle team – SDG.”Advertisement Previous articleBlended Festival Postpones Huntington BeachNext article2019 Statewide Grape Crush Report Released, Lake County Winegrape Production and Pricing Remain Strong Press Releaselast_img read more

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NMIA remains open

first_imgRelatedNMIA remains open RelatedNMIA remains open FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Norman Manley International Airport remains open and continues to operate normally. Any change in status will be communicated via media bulletin.Re Cancellation of flights – passengers are being asked to make direct contact with the respective airlines. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedNMIA remains open NMIA remains open TransportNovember 4, 2010last_img

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Golden Jubilee Village the Place to be August 1-6

first_imgRelatedGolden Jubilee Village the Place to be August 1-6 RelatedGolden Jubilee Village the Place to be August 1-6 Golden Jubilee Village the Place to be August 1-6 CultureJuly 31, 2012 RelatedGolden Jubilee Village the Place to be August 1-6center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Independence Park complex will be transformed into the centre piece of Jamaica 50 celebrations August 1 to 6. The highly anticipated opening of the Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village will take place on Emancipation Day, August 1, and for six days a slew of activities will be held at Independence Park, which will signal the pride and creativity of Jamaica. This site will be abuzz with events, as it hosts hundreds of performers and thousands of patrons of all ages from across the island and by extension, the world. [MORE: JUTC Offers Park and Ride Service for Golden Jubilee Village] All this is in celebration of the momentous journey of Jamaica as an independent nation since 1962. Comprising a piano bar and a main stage, in addition to an exciting Children’s Village, the Golden Jubilee Village will be replete with entertainment and thought-provoking conversations. Programmes Director, Jamaica 50 Secretariat, Joan Young Davis, says the events are geared toward wholesome family entertainment and will be tweaked each day to keep patrons entertained. [PHOTO: See Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village Master Plan] “Starting on August 1, we’ll be having a whole slew of activities with magicians, fun Olympics, storytelling, quiz and giveaways…We’ll be giving the children an opportunity to get a little taste of our folk forms which is the quadrille and maypole, and we’ll also be having what we call roamers, who will move through the village at schedule times to give the feel of something happening every day,” she explains. Mrs. Young Davis says Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village will feature a range of family oriented activities, all designed with the children in mind. “An additional feature of the village will be the usual rides. We’ll also be having huge tents where children will be afforded the opportunity to experience a petting zoo, face painting, the magicians and storytelling…in a safe environment that is conducive to families coming together,” she notes. The programme of activities will begin at noon each day, going up until 1:00 a.m. on August 1 to 5. On Grand Gala day, August 6, the hours will be adjusted, with the village closing at approximately midnight. Parking will not be permitted around the Jubilee Village; as such, patrons will therefore have to park at one of three locations prepared for this purpose, then use the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) shuttle to get to and from the village. General Manager, Independence Park (Park and Ride Manager), Major Desmon Brown  informs that park and ride locations will be at King’s House east grounds, Up Park Camp (Duppy Gate entrance) and Jamaica College (JC). “JC will operate on the 1st, 2nd, 5th and the 6th, the others will operate all the days. The frequencies will range from 10 minutes up to 20 minutes and we are going to assure you that we will have enough buses, so you don’t have a long time to wait,” he says. He points out that special arrangement will be made for persons with disabilities, who will be asked to use the facilities at King’s House. “We are asking persons with a disability to go to the park and ride at King’s House. We’re going to have an area there very close to the pick-up, which will be reserved for them to park. In addition, the JUTC will operate the bus with the wheel chair lift that will transport persons. As required, that bus will stay there and will only be used when persons with disabilities require them,” Mr. Brown says. With regard to security, Safety and Security Manager, Jamaica 50 Secretariat, Bobby Finzi Smith, assures that safety will be a number one priority during the events and as such, a number of measures will be put in place to create a secure and family oriented atmosphere. He says that in addition to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and Jamaica Defence Force, personnel from approximately seven private security companies will be deployed at the facility. “We have asked a number of security companies, which have been chosen based on their expertise. We have chosen security companies that are very good at backstage work, because of their experiences. We have chosen security companies that are good at access control, not only because of their firmness, but also because of their politeness,” he says. Mr. Finzi-Smith is urging licensed firearm holders to leave their weapons at home, adding that dialogue is being undertaken with the Stadium Police to store the weapons if called on to do so. Restricted items throughout the village include: offensive weapons, such as firearms, knives, umbrellas with sharp tips; large coolers; and glass bottles. He is encouraging patrons to be as co-operative as possible, to ensure that the events run smoothly. The Golden Jubilee Village (Independence Park Complex), is the place to be this Independence period. Giant screens will be available at the Village on August 6, to allow persons to watch the grand gala at the National Stadium. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Local bus driver wins 32K on Who Wants to be a Millionaire

first_imgHomeFeaturedLocal bus driver wins 32K on Who Wants to be a Millionaire Nov. 06, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsLocal bus driver wins 32K on Who Wants to be a MillionaireClara Harter7 months agobus driveressential workerwho wants to be a millionareA Santa Monica BBB employee was recently featured on a national game show. Courtesy photo. When Santa Monica bus driver Eric Bailey received a message from an ABC Instagram account inviting him to participate in Who Wants to be a Millionaire, he assumed it was a fraud “like one of those Nigerian prince schemes,” he said. Little did he know he would soon be walking out of Sony Studios $32,000 richer.Bailey is one of several frontline workers featured in this season of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. During the show, which was released on Nov. 1, Bailey successfully answers 10 consecutive questions on a wide range of subjects from K-pop, to SNL, to air fresheners.“I approach a lot of situations with far more confidence than I should—it’s both a gift and a curse that I’ve had throughout my life,” said Bailey. “I think that’s why I was able to get through as many rounds as I did.”Bailey faced Kimmel’s questions with confidence and bravery, which is the same attitude he has used to navigate life as an essential worker during the pandemic.“You can’t really convert driving a bus to a working from home type of job,” said Bailey. “Of course there are those concerns of safety and health, but one: I still had a duty to do, and two: I still had a family to provide for, so I had to go out there and keep doing my job.”As for his $32,000 prize money, Bailey intends to set it aside to help buy a house one day for his wife and three-year old child. During the filming Bailey got the chance to chat and joke with Jimmy Kimmel who also has a three-year old and shares many of the same parental joys and struggles.The filming of the show this season looks a little different than in prior years. The guests are either essential workers or celebrities playing for charity. Although there is no live audience, contestants had the chance to invite an expert guest to come with them on set and help them answer questions.Bailey invited his friend Alberto Argueta to be his guest who he described as “definitely the smartest person I know.” Bailey met Argueta at his first ever job working as a ticket seller at universal studios, and the two have been friends for the past sixteen years.Bailey is originally from Lynwood and has worked as a Santa Monica bus driver for seven years. While Covid-19 has brought new challenges and stresses to the job, Bailey said he enjoys working for the city and looks forward to the eventual return of its tourists.“There’s not a lot of jobs where you can meet somebody that lives off 4th and Wilshire, but the next person you meet grew up in Melbourne, Australia,” said Bailey. “It’s been really fun seeing literally everyone from all over the globe come to this city just to check the pier out.”Who Wants To Be A Millionaire airs Sundays at 9:00pm on ABC and can be streamed on FuboTV and Hulu + [email protected] :bus driveressential workerwho wants to be a millionareshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNoteworthy – FROM TRAGEDY TO FAMINE RELIEFYour Column HereYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agolast_img read more

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Idaho GOP Gets Ready to Nullify Health Care Reform

first_imgBOISE, Idaho – After leading the nation last year in passing a law to sue the federal government over the health care overhaul, Idaho’s Republican-dominated Legislature now plans to use an obscure 18th century doctrine to declare President Barack Obama’s signature bill null and void.Lawmakers in six other states — Maine, Montana, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming — are also mulling “nullification” bills, which contend states, not the U.S. Supreme Court, are the ultimate arbiter of when Congress and the president run amok.It’s a concept that’s won favor among many tea party adherents who believe Washington, D.C., is out of control.Though a 1958 U.S. Supreme Court decision reaffirmed that federal laws “shall be the supreme law of the land,” Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is promoting the idea, too. In his January 10 State of the State speech, he told Idaho residents “we are actively exploring all our options — including nullification.”Sen. Monty Pearce, an Idaho GOP lawmaker who plans to introduce a nullification bill early next week, wanted to be the first one to give Otter a recently published book on the subject, “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.”But Otter beat him to the punch.“I took that copy and tried to give it to the governor,” he said, pointing to a copy on his desk. “He already had a copy.”Sick of just passing largely symbolic resolutions decrying federal encroachment on states’ rights, proponents like Pearce say their bills will ratchet up the pressure on the feds: This isn’t just some piece of paper to wave about; if it passes — and there’s plenty in Idaho to suggest it will — this would become the law of the state, Pearce says.It’s been tried before, a long time ago.Back in 1799, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his “Kentucky Resolution,” a response to federal laws passed amid an undeclared naval war against France, that “nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts… is the rightful remedy.”Three decades later, South Carolina Sen. John Calhoun pushed nullification of federal tariffs that many in the South deemed discriminatory toward agricultural slave states. President Andrew Jackson readied the military, before a compromise defused the situation.In 1854, Wisconsin also sought to nullify the federal Fugitive Slave Act that forced non-slave states to return escapees.And more recently, Arkansas defied the federal government’s order to desegregate public schools after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.In a unanimous 1958 ruling rejecting Arkansas’ position, the High Court wrote that states were bound by the Constitution’s Article VI mandating U.S. laws, when vetted by justices, “shall be the supreme law of the land.”David Gray Adler, who directs the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research, said nullification proponents ignore the fact that one Supreme Court decision after another has gone against them.What they seem to be advocating for, he said, is a return to the state sovereignty that existed under the Articles of Confederation — exactly what the Constitution’s framers in 1789 sought to replace because it had failed.“The premise of their position and the reasoning behind it are severely flawed and have no support in our Constitutional architecture,” he said.After passing its “Health Care Freedom Act” last year, Idaho is already among 27 states now suing the federal government over the constitutionality of what health care overhaul foes deride as “Obamacare.”Supreme Court justices haven’t yet weighed in on questions like whether residents can be compelled to buy health insurance.But Thomas E. Woods, Jr., author of the 2010 book “Nullification” that Otter and Pearce have in their Idaho Capitol offices, argues states have the final say on the gravest issues, like when the government forces citizens to spend their hard-earned money.If the U.S. president, Congress, and the Supreme Court get it wrong, Woods said, then Jefferson had it right back in 1799 when he wrote that states, as creators of the federal government, “being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction.”“What do we do when we don’t get proper relief in the court?” Woods told The Associated Press from his home in Auburn, Ala. “We can’t just throw up our hands and say, ‘We tried.’ The creators had to have some way of not having that system destroyed.”For Idaho’s Pearce, Obama and the Democratic-led Congress are destroying the American system.“There are now 27 states that are in on the lawsuit against Obamacare,” Pearce said. “What if those 27 states do the same thing we do with nullification? It’s a killer.” Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Kalispell School District Begins Massive Multi-Year Undertaking at 10 Sites

first_imgExcitement resonates in Superintendent Mark Flatau’s voice when he describes the latest chapter for Kalispell’s schools. The city’s public school district is embarking on its largest undertaking in history by developing $54 million worth of upgrades and construction at all 10 schools.The extensive, multi-year plan is coming into focus four months after voters approved two school bonds, a $25.28 million request for the elementary district and $28.76 million for the high school district. Sweeping changes are in store for every facility, including Flathead High School and the Agriculture Education Center. At a Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, Flatau explained the tentative plans for tackling the various projects.The process will begin this summer with the groundbreaking of a new elementary school on the south end of Kalispell. The $15 million facility is surfacing 30 years after the town’s last elementary site, Edgerton, was built and will relieve the congestion that is plaguing the other five schools. It is tentatively designed and awaiting a general contractor, who will be selected soon. Aiming to address the chronic overcrowding first and foremost, the school district says site construction will begin in May with a completion date set for Aug. 24, 2018.“We’ve started this project right off the bat,” Flatau said. “It is the project we wanted to get done first, by fall of 2018.”“It’s going to be a great building with a lot of neat features,” he added. “This school will be very different than any elementary we have.”The new facility, located on a 25-acre property along Airport Road, will incorporate a 21st century learning model that is common at schools across the U.S. This framework focuses on developing a variety of learning spaces beyond the traditional classroom concept.The new school will be located on the northwest corner of the property, and the district is leaving the lower portion empty for the potential development of another site in the future.“We’ve reserved that for a future middle school,” Flatau said. “We will eventually need another middle school and will already have property.”Kalispell Middle School, the lone public school for sixth- through eighth-graders in town, is the largest in Montana with more than 1,100 students.A project manager was hired to oversee the largest and most complicated projects, such as the new elementary school, and the district will manage the smaller developments to keep costs low, Flatau said.“Anytime you spend $54 million of taxpayer money, you want to make sure you’re being prudent and it’s on budget,” he said.As a way to help the local construction industry, the school district will hire multiple contractors through separate bids for the various projects, Flatau said.“Our goal is to engage as many local contractors as we can,” he said.The district and its school board will have to reshape the boundaries from five elementary sites to six, and that process is likely to begin in the coming year, Flatau said. Also, the district will hire additional staff for the new elementary school by adding site-specific positions such as officer managers and custodians and a principal, but teachers from other schools will likely be moved to the new facility.“We could never hire an entirely new staff for that building,” Flatau said. “We just don’t have the budget to do that, nor would we.”The other school projects will include a $19 million renovation and expansion at Flathead High School. Funds are being set aside to purchase an adjacent property that an owner has offered to sell to the district to help increase parking in the residential neighborhood. New classrooms and an auxiliary gym will be built at the school, and design plans will begin this spring. Construction is slated to start in April 2017.“That’s a fairly complicated project,” Flatau said.The Agriculture Education Center will receive a $4.65 million upgrade and expansion, with four new classrooms, a new welding shop and a science lab along with a commons area and new restrooms.“From my perspective, this will be fun to see how this develops,” Flatau said. “It will really allow hands-on, constructive learning experiences for our students.”Each of the five elementary sites will receive upgrades, many of which are basic needs and deferred maintenance, such as failing roofs and heating systems. Adding space where it’s possible will also be a priority, Flatau said.Linderman Education Center, inside one of the oldest buildings in downtown, will receive a $3.44 million renovation, including a roof replacement.Kalispell Middle School will receive $411,300 for roof repairs and parking lot upgrades. Glacier High School will receive $426,000 to address parking drainage issues and other parking and sidewalk needs. Legends Stadium will undergo a $958,000 upgrade with a new synthetic turf and repairs to the bleachers and locker rooms.In good news for taxpayers, interest rates remain low, which likely means the estimated property tax burden will be slightly lower than expected. Flatau said the school district is planning to sell the 20-year bonds in March, either all at once or in portions.Taxpayers in the elementary district with a home valued at $170,000 — the city median — would see an annual tax increase of $91, which is nearly $8 less than expected. In the high school district, a home valued at $170,000 will see property tax increases of roughly $57.75, which is about $4 less than initial estimates.Kalispell’s school district is poised for action in the coming years as it begins a new chapter.“The key is to make sure it’s thorough and all the people who need to be involved are involved,” Kalispell school board member Jack Fallon said after Flatau’s presentation. “It seems like we’re making sure that happens.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

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News / Bankruptcy triggers new container contract culture

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 11/04/2012 Just before the Easter holidays began, the container shipping industry experienced one of its own regular rebirths as the World Container Index – one of the composite freight rate indexes that bankers, brokers, shippers and even some lines are using as a tool to conduct container derivative freight rate swaps – hit a new high, with its Asia-Europe segment growing by 28% in the space of single week.Run as a joint venture between Drewry Maritime Research and the Cleartrade Exchange, the WCI Shanghai-Rotterdam leg rose by $754 per feu to reach $3,408 per feu, following a series of general rate increases from lines that, remarkably given the recent history of the trade, appear to have stuck.Drewry director Philip Damas said: “This week’s rate increase results not only from the reduction in Asia-Europe operated capacities, but also from the new carrier behaviour of announcing and sticking to large rate increases.”He added: “Looking ahead, we must question how sustainable these high Asia-Europe freight rates are, given the latent capacity currently parked by carriers and tramp owners, and given the expectation of deliveries of large new ships from the shipyards.” It would be fair to say that everyone is questioning how sustainable these rates are. While forwarders are certainly happy to see them climb, it is also clear that many shippers were completely unprepared for the giddying speed with which they have risen.And neither has other trades been immune from this trend. It is happening on virtually every route, which crucially includes the transpacific Asia-US leg. This is important because now is the time that carriers and major shippers are engaged in their annual round of contract rate negotiations, which commonly use the spot market as a guide. The higher the spot rate, the higher the contract rates are likely to be.However, historically, the contracts, which are filed confidentially with the Federal Maritime Commission, have often been worth little more than the paper they were written on, as was so clearly demonstrated in the latter half of 2010 and most of 2011 when rates fell precipitously and several of the smaller carriers went to the wall.But this may change, if one case currently working its way through the Bankruptcy Court of the southern district of New York, has the effect that some predict.The Containership Company was a niche, ‘no-frills’ container carrier launched by a group of ex-Maersk executives which operated a service between the Chinese ports of Ningbo, Taicang and more latterly Qingdao and Los Angeles from May 2010 onwards.It had minimum quantity commitments in contracts from shippers for around 130,000teu for its first year of operations and things were looking rosy. But along came huge amounts of new capacity and the spot rate market went into freefall.The majority of its contract customers simply did not honour their MQCs and went to other carriers enticed by lower spot rates, and TCC eventually carried around 30,000teu in the year, blowing a hole in its finances so ruinous that it went into administration in July last year.However, in an unusual move – for the liner shipping industry at least – TCC, and its administrators, are now suing those shippers it said reneged on their MQCs. Originally the list was 77-strong, and amounted to $25m in lost earnings for the company. Many of those subsequently came to private arrangements with the company, but a group of 22 – including UPS Ocean Freight, Ceva and Pantainer – and later joined by another dozen launched a motion to stay the case, arguing that it should be put before the FMC and that in any case, TCC had failed to uphold its end of the contract by going out of business.That argument was dismissed by Judge Sean Lane at the end of February on the grounds that while the contracts themselves are the jurisdiction of the FMC, breach of those contracts is not, especially if that breach results in the one of the companies ending up in the bankruptcy court.The very possible upshot of all this is that it will set a precedent whereby the contracts that carriers and shippers sign in a few weeks’ time may well hold more weight than they ever have done before… although it will all be too late for TTC of course.last_img read more

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Fellowships in International Human Rights

on September 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm Log in to Reply Dear Dino, When in doubt, ask google – http://www.google.com/search?client=browser-rockm…. Kind regards,DijanaMladiinfo Similar Stories ← The European Regional Master Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe Fellowships in International Human Rights hi i have a question, regarding the letters of recommendation, is it necessary to be sent from the person who writes it or can i attach it to the other documents, and is the subject of the unedited sample about human rights, and can be written anything and my point of view of that issue?thnx in advance Pocket LinkedIn 0 on August 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm Dear Sophie, I am afraid that I can not answer your question since it is too specific. Here, at Mladiinfo we are not involved in the application processes. You will have to direct your inquiries to [email protected] Kind regards,DijanaMladiinfo Log in to Reply What does it mean “cover letter”? on August 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm By Mladiinfo says: By besa says: 7 thoughts on “Fellowships in International Human Rights” Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Reddit well, this is a perfect opportunity, thank you Mladiinfo for posting up such interesting and exciting information. I was just wondering since the felowship is targeted for the year of 2012-2013 would it be possible to participate since I am still undergraduate but plan to receive my Bachelor in may 2012 and fellowship begins in September 2012? In addition I do not see the Diploma as a requirement enumerated within Application section, I could still send a letter from University stating that I do graduate in May 2012? I would appreciate your answer a lot. regards, Sophie on September 9, 2011 at 11:13 am Hi, I have one more question – what does it mean “no legal briefs, please” ? My dear friend Google won’t help me… on August 31, 2011 at 12:26 pm Log in to Reply Deadline: 6 October 2011Open to: Graduates of Law, Journalism or International RelationsSalary: $55,000Human Rights Watch is now seeking applications from recent graduates of law schools or graduates in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines for award of 2012-2013 fellowships in International Human Rights. Human Rights Watch is an organization working to support and protect human rights across the world. Human Rights Watch monitors the status of human rights in different countries and reports the incidents of human rights violations after much in-depth investigations. Fellowships begin in September 2012.DescriptionUnrestricted Fellowships:Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch, this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies.Arthur Koenig Fellowship – Is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level or above) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.Restricted Fellowships:NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW – This fellowship is open to 2012 J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship – Established in memory of Judge Leonard H. Sandler, a 1950 Columbia Law graduate with a lifelong commitment to civil rights and liberties, this fellowship is open to recent J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only. Applicants must be available for interviews in New York from late November to mid-December 2011.Job DescriptionFellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch typically in New York or Washington, D.C., or in some instances in another location. Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.EligibilityApplicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights. Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required. Field experience in human rights is strongly desirable.Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur.Applicants should be highly motivated and well-organized; able to work quickly and well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team; juggle multiple tasks; and meet tight deadlines. The Fellowship year will require creativity, initiative, perseverance, and flexibility while maintaining HRW’s high methodological standards.Depending on the fellowship for which they wish to apply, prospective fellows must be recent graduates of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies, or must provide evidence of significant, comparable, relevant work experience.SalaryThe salary for 2011-2012 fellows is US$55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. The salary for 2012-2013 is currently under review and may be increased.ApplicationYou must send:cover letterresumetwo letters of recommendationat least one unedited, unpublished writing sample (no legal briefs, please)an official law or graduate school transcript (applicants in one-year graduate programs should supply an undergraduate transcript with a list of their graduate school courses)Applications should be sent by e-mail, under single cover (in one email) and preferably as one PDF file (or, at a minimum, as separate PDF files), to [email protected] with the name of the fellowship in the subject line.The Official Website on August 29, 2011 at 11:31 am Log in to Reply Dear Dino, This is what I found when I searched for “legal brief”: A legal brief is a document used to submit an argument to a court. Briefs are generally written by lawyers and are intended to persuade the court to rule in your favor on a particular issue.I am not sure that this definition will help you, so I would advise you to direct your inquiry here – [email protected] Kind regards,DijanaMladiinfo Log in to Reply Tweet Share 0 August 11, 2011 Published by Site Default +1 By Mladiinfo says: Human Right Watch Fellowships By Mladiinfo says: By Sophie says: Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship 2020-2021 By Dino says: Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By Dino says: on September 8, 2011 at 12:15 am Commonwealth Foundation’s Civil Society Responsive Grants → read more

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Creativity and innovations are ringing loud in the silence of lockdown

first_imgThere is a well known saying that “Nothing is permanent in this temporary world”.Life will never be the same again. Everyone in this world is trying their best to create, innovate, and update with the changing times. Lockdown has given us the chance to do interesting things, think inside, and learn new skills and knowledge to create rather than consume. It is one of the most valuable time to break the pain barrier, allow the flow of ideas to get over your boredom. Experiments are going on to handle the pandemic as necessity is the mother of invention. It’s very important to stay positive and inspired during the lockdown. Amid the ongoing corona crisis , people have been forced to think more deeply keeping their minds engaged in doing creative things in productive ways. One must learn to embrace boredom, people are writing poetry, blogs, short stories, creating vlogs . More and more people are making connections with the outside world as a way to express themselves and cope with the situation. Online users who are previously listeners or readers are turning to writers. An increase is seen in the volume of the relevant content and reading time online. One positive thing about being home is that one can finally spend time reading, listening to music and audiobooks, teaching, watching recipes on online platforms, playing games, accepting fitness challenges online, finding new ways to help the vulnerable, and many more ways to contribute during the outbreak. it’s magical, people recognize that lockdown has given them enough time to prepare for the future, and the opportunity to do something different.last_img read more

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Physician-Chief, Anesthesiology, Uniontown Hospital – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) Chief, Anesthesiology, Uniontown HospitalWest Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department ofAnesthesiology seeks a Chief, Anesthesiology at Uniontown Hospital.(ranks available: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, orProfessor). The successful candidate will be expected to practicein Uniontown, Pennsylvania.Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also beassigned to provide services at additional worksites in WestVirginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travelwould be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at theseadditional sites.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofAnesthesiology. The Chief of Anesthesiology will be responsible foradministering anesthesia, as well as administrative duties, i.e.,continuing education, policy development, operating roomefficiency, quality control, and implementation. Day to dayoversight and positive leadership over our anesthesia team.Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible for state medical license. Successfulcandidate must have completed Anesthesiology residency program.Successful candidates must be board certified / eligible inAnesthesiology. All qualifications must be met by the time ofappointment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of fourteen member hospitals and seven hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Uniontown Hospital is a compassionate, dedicated community hospitalproviding a full range of medical care to residents of FayetteCounty and the surrounding areas for more than a century. Healthcare services provided at our acute and specialty care hospitalinclude an award-winning Cardiology Department and catheterizationlab, an award-winning Stroke Center, and a state-of-the-art WoundHealing Center. Uniontown, PA is located 1 hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and 30 minutes north of Morgantown, WV. Outdoorrecreation is one of the most popular reasons people love to cometo our area including hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, rafting,skiing, and much more.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one.For additional questions and to apply, please contact Angel Dunn,Senior Physician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.last_img read more

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Academic and Career Programming Coordinator

first_imgThe University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliancewith the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individualsto apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protectedstatus, including veteran and disability status. The University iscommitted to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants andemployees with disabilities. To request an accommodation inconnection with the application process, please contact us [email protected] or 541-346-5112.UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,and gender expression in all programs, activities and employmentpractices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, andpolicies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may bereferred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil RightsCompliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement ofnon-discrimination.In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon preparesan annual report on campus security and fire safety programs andservices. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report. jeid-631656c92a0199449a22e34f306eab53 Academic and Career Programming CoordinatorJob no: 526034Work type: Officer of AdministrationLocation: Eugene, ORCategories: Academic Advising/SupportDepartment: Tykeson College and CareerAdvisingAppointment Type and Duration: Regular,OngoingSalary: $50,000 – $55,000 per yearCompensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year2020-2021FTE: 1.0Application Review BeginsFebruary 15, 2021; position open until filledSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsTo be considered for this position, please upload the followingdocuments with your online application:A resumeA cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills andexperience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, andqualifications outlined in the job posting.The names of at least three professional references, theire-mail addresses, and telephone numbersResponse to the following supplemental question (750 words orless):Describe a time when you played a leadership role in developingand/or implementing a strategic project or program. How did youaddress diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work?Department SummaryThe Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS)promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement andachievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on theeducational trajectory of the student by providing opportunitiesand services essential for progress toward scholastic objectivesand intellectual development. UESS departments and programs servethe entire population of UO undergraduate students and partnerclosely with other campus units to support student success andengagement.The College of Arts and Sciences has nearly 50 departments andprograms, spanning the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and SocialSciences, and comprises about two-thirds of all faculty, graduatestudents, and undergraduate majors on campus.Position SummaryAt the University of Oregon, Academic and Career Advisorscollaborate with students to help them achieve their personalgoals, academic potential, and professional success. Ourcoordinated approach to advising strives to be student-centered,caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware.Advisors specialize in one of six thematic collections of majorscalled “Flight Paths” which are designed to better advise andcommunicate to students the many academic and career pathsavailable at the University of Oregon. Under the supervision of theCollege and Career Advising Associate Director, the Academic andCareer Programming Coordinator in Tykeson Hall serves as anadministrative leader on the team to coordinate specialized andstrategic academic and career advising programming for the sixflight paths. The coordinator also works alongside academic andcareer advisors to provide integrated academic and career advising,services, and activities to assist students with academic and/orcareer planning.Tykeson Advisors and Coordinators are cross-trained to advisestudents who are at various stages in their academic career, froman integrated first-year experience to major and career explorationand selection. Advisors are focused on promoting student success,retention, and completion. They use tools and resources to gaingeneral knowledge of UO majors, and also specialize in a FlightPath to better counsel students and provide information about themany academic and professional options available that areconsistent with their interests, abilities, and passions. Advisorswill help students develop academic and career plans and goals, andleverage available resources to achieve academic success. They workin a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office settingdelivering advising services on a year-round basis in bothone-on-one and group settings.In collaboration with the Director for College and Career Advisingand the Associate Director, Coordinators will also work withdepartmental, program, and advising leaders to implement a newframework for integrated academic and career advising, developstrong referral practices, and promote the dissemination ofinformation and advising practices.Coordinators must be able to work with first-generation, lowincome, underrepresented, international, and transfer students.They must be skilled in addressing the needs of re-entry students,students in crisis, and students experiencing scholasticdifficulty.Coordinators must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in ateam environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive,accessible, and professional atmosphere in the office. This personmust exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability andcommitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree.Four years’ experience in a college, university, counseling orsimilar setting providing academic advising, advising support,student services, career counseling, or counseling.Professional CompetenciesA broad working knowledge of student developmentprinciples.Ability to develop, implement, and assess specialized advisingprograms/services.Ability to use data and professional literature to guidepractice.Understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g.low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented students ofcolor, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).Strong written and oral communication skills.Ability to set operational goals from strategicplans.High-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritizeand multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail-oriented andtime-sensitive environment.Ability to attend to details and pursue quality inaccomplishing tasks.Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative andmoves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, orsituations.Ability to anticipate next steps and executeindependently.Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar).Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, datareports, and presentations.Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverseinternal and external constituencies.Knowledge of university policies and procedures.Preferred QualificationsA master’s degree in education, counseling, studentservices/student affairs, higher educationleadership, or related field.Experience in leadership of special projects, project teams,staff, and or students.Experience in program coordination and development in acollege/university environment.Ability to work effectively with stakeholders and buildpartnerships.Knowledge of university systems and structures.FLSA Exempt: YesAll offers of employment are contingent upon successfulcompletion of a background inquiry.The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. For more information aboutbenefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.center_img To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/526034/academic-and-career-programming-coordinatorlast_img read more