Pocket Tweet Deadline: 29 January 2017Open to: young university graduates from EU member states, candidate countries and limited number of non-member countriesRemuneration: a training grant of 1,309 EURO per monthDescriptionTraineeships at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) involve work experience in the Foundation’s departments and are offered throughout the year. The traineeships last six months. The traineeship at the Foundation is open to young university graduates, without excluding those who, in the framework of lifelong learning, have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career. Candidates must have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications. They should have not already benefited from in-service training in another European institution, or had any kind of employment within a European institution or body.EligibilityNationals of the 28 Member States of the European Union and of candidate countries. However, a limited number of nationals of non-member countries may be accepted;Completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;Thorough knowledge of one EU language and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU languageRemunerationA training grant of 1,309 Euro per month is awarded to the trainee.How to apply?Applications should be submitted online.More information in the official call. Internship Announcement at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum Reddit One thought on “Traineeships at the EUROFOUND” +1 Log in to Reply LinkedIn 0 January 9, 2017 Published by kristyna The EU websites simply do not work! I have tried to submit 2 applications via 2 different EU websites and they do not work. Unbelievable! Please do write to inform them because I am not sure that they are going to read my emails, too. I do not think that I was the first to encounter this problem and this is why I suppose that they do not respond to complaints about this issue. on January 16, 2017 at 8:27 am Similar Stories Share 0 By Liz says: Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← Communications Officer in the EASO, Malta Greenpeace EU Economic Adviser International Cooperation Grants for EU-Ukraine Cultural Projects Traineeships at the EUROFOUND Lifesaver Essays: Online Essay Writing Contest →
Full line-up confirmed for Develop in BrightonKeynotes from Kojima, Bossa and Hunicke – GI.biz reader discount still availableDan PearsonFriday 3rd June 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleDevelop ConferenceRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The full complement of speakers has been confirmed for Develop in Brighton 2016, with Hideo Kojima, Bossa Studios and Robin Hunicke leading the charge. Over 100 speakers will address 1800 attendees over the course of 90 sessions and three days, including the indie-focused Evolve track on Tuesday, which will this year be accompanied by two dedicated funding events. The Games Funding Forum will offer practical, relevant advice for developers of all scales interested in discovering new sources of funding and making the most of existing ones, whilst the Pitching & Funding Workshop is “an all-day practical workshop designed especially for micro studios and start-ups to help prepare for fundraising.”In addition to the main track keynoters, Develop will feature eight dedicated tracks on Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Design; Indie,including a free Indie Bootcamp for students and start-ups; Marketing and a brand new VR track. If you’ve not yet bought your tickets, early bird prices are available until June 8 from the show’s website, with a special extra discount available for GamesIndustry.biz readers who use the code DEV16GI at checkout. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSpeaker submissions for Develop:Brighton are now openApplications to speak at October event must be submitted by June 2By Danielle Partis 21 days agoNinja Theory dominates the Develop AwardsMeanwhile, EA’s Jade Raymond recognised with inaugural vanguard award By Haydn Taylor 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Cloud streaming: complement, not competition, to next-gen consolesMicrosoft’s decision to bundle xCloud as part of Games Pass Ultimate is the smartest decision anyone has made in cloud streaming so farRob FaheyContributing EditorFriday 17th July 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWhile the list of things we don’t know about the next-gen consoles has been growing mercifully short in recent months, there remain some pretty huge gaps in that landscape. Some of those open questions pertain to the console launches themselves, starting obviously enough with how much it’s all going to cost. Others, however, are broader questions about the strategies being pursued by the platform holders and other major players in the industry, and how they’re going to shape the industry’s business models and the experiences of players over the coming five to ten years. This question is more salient in the upcoming generation than in the past few, because this is the first generation in some time where the rival companies are really articulating different visions of the future. Success or failure in recent console generations has largely come down to a question of valence; the major firms were all promising to do broadly the same things, so the winner was the company that did those things most competently and effectively. There’s no bigger wildcard in the deck for next-gen consoles than the role of game streaming This time around there are a lot of different possible futures in the mix, and I’d argue that there’s no bigger wildcard in the deck than the role of game streaming. Both Microsoft (with xCloud) and Sony (with PlayStation Now) have embraced the notion of game streaming to some extent, while industry giants NVIDIA and Google are both also pitching for a slice of this as-yet-hypothetical market with GeForce Now and Stadia respectively. Amazon, the world’s largest cloud services provider, will probably also want in at some point, perhaps once all of its efforts in the gaming space stop resulting in some form of public tripping over its own feet.The question that remains entirely up in the air is where on earth streaming sits alongside all of the other technologies, platforms and services that make up the infrastructure of modern video games. The initial assumption — which still seems to lie at the heart of the thinking of some of streaming’s most fervent ideologues — was that the model would replace our existing ways of delivering and playing games just as completely and seamlessly as video streaming has replaced DVD rental. Consoles and their ilk would be removed from the equation entirely in favour of thin software clients on low-powered hardware devices that would stream games from powerful silicon stacked up in data centres. xCloud always seemed like a more sensible take on the role streaming could play in the future of gaming This vision never entirely made sense to me; powerful computing devices get cheaper and smaller and more ubiquitous by the year, to the point where a majority of consumers in the developed world now have a couple of devices more than capable of playing pretty high-spec video games. That’s not quite the same as owning a dedicated games console, of course, but it illustrates the point that the evolution of cheaper, faster, better consumer technology, often far outstripping the evolution of cheaper, faster, better network connectivity, hardly seems to be a context that screams for local processing to be replaced entirely with something on the end of a broadband connection.Microsoft’s xCloud initiative, which is currently in beta, always seemed like a more moderate and sensible take on the role streaming could play in the future of gaming. Rather than being an attempt to replace powerful consoles or gaming PCs, it is positioned as a kind of filling that goes into the spaces between those devices — a way to engage with games on your phone, your laptop, or some other device you have with you at a time when it’s not possible or convenient to play a game on a console. With Game Pass now and even stronger proposition, the question is what Sony plans to do with PlayStation NowThat makes an enormous amount of sense. The possibilities it opens up are enormous, especially for future games which actively seek to take advantage of this kind of play-anywhere paradigm, and it allows streaming to function as an extension of consumers’ existing experiences rather than an attempt to replace something that’s actually working pretty well already.The one thing that didn’t seem to fit together in this scenario — the puzzle piece that just wouldn’t slide into place — was the business model. The appeal of being able to stream a game to your phone or other device when you’re not around your console is clear enough, but convincing consumers to pay a subscription for that functionality always seemed like a hell of an uphill struggle. That makes Microsoft’s announcement this week that xCloud isn’t actually going to be a separate service at all, and will instead be part and parcel of the Game Pass Ultimate service, into something of a eureka moment. As with several aspects of the next generation, we end up looking to Sony for a response rather than a lead Game Pass is already an incredibly important part of the value proposition of Xbox, and making xCloud into part of that is a great example of that so often roughly abused term, “synergy”. The cloud service adds extra value to the Game Pass library of games, making them easier to access and play in more places. That library, in turn, gives meaning to xCloud and shifts its role in consumers’ eyes from being a hard-to-justify standalone service to being a potentially crucial part of Xbox’s premium offering.It goes without saying, I guess, that this isn’t the streaming future that technology advocates have dreamed of. There will be some people for whom streaming being reduced to a “snack between meals” will be a bitter disappointment, and the much grander aspirations of something like Google Stadia will continue to find adherents as a consequence. For now, though, Microsoft’s decision to turn xCloud into a component of its broader Game Pass strategy is by far the most realistic and promising move any firm has made with game streaming technology — a move that fully acknowledges the limitations of streaming, both commercial and technological, while still keeping the door open to the opportunities and benefits it can provide down the line.It remains to be seen how other players — and potential players — in the game streaming sector will respond to this move. It’s arguably a splash of cold water on the plans of other companies; Game Pass with xCloud built in is a value proposition that few of them are in a position to rival even if they wanted to. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games As with several other aspects of the run-up to the next generation, we end up looking to Sony for a response rather than a lead. The firm hasn’t been forthcoming about how it sees PlayStation Now fitting into its next-gen plans, and while there’s some potential to the notion of a kind of “retro” service that allows people to access the extensive PlayStation back-catalogue over streaming, for example, it’s not clear whether there’s really an audience for that independently of the existing audience for PlayStation Plus. This suggests that a similar merger of services could well be in the future on Sony’s side of town as well.At least with this announcement, one more piece of the puzzle slides into place. Streaming is absolutely going to be a part of the next generation of gaming, but it takes its place as a cautious evolution rather than the revolutionary overthrow of local processing power some few had expected. In many ways, though, this is a more exciting possibility; by making streaming into a feature a large proportion of users will have access to, it allows developers to think about how to leverage that remarkable new portability in the plans for their next-gen titles, rather than merely treating it as a headache of how to make their existing titles playable with bad input lag and video encoding artifacts. Perhaps, as something complementary to consoles rather than something seeking their overthrow, streaming might deliver a minor revolution of sorts after all.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 53 minutes agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 2 hours agoLatest comments (1)Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing 9 months ago Have a subscription instead of buying every game.Browse the catalog and instantly play a few games via streaming.Settle on a game, download it over night, enjoy less lag and sharper picture while completing it.After a decade of hunting for whales, MIcrosoft might be ready to go fishing with a big dragnet again. Not to mention that putting Windows 10 on the Series S would essentially annihilate any offering the big OEMs such as HP and Dell have in the office computer space. No other company has such a big gap between what it could do and what it actually does.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyRobert Bantin Snowdrop Audio Architect, Massive Entertainment5 months ago It’s here in case anyone is interested:https://intonal.io/textdocs/welcome_to_intonal0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Elastic Audio announces Intonal, a new audio programming language for gamesCEO Andrew Beck says Intonal would allow game sound design to be as reactive and adaptive as graphic designRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 3rd November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareElastic Audio CEO Andrew Beck wants audio design to function more like graphic design.In graphic design, he describes in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, you can take, say, an asset of a car. As a player drives it down a highway, developers have techniques to allow the car to visually react in meaningful ways to elements such as light, shadow, dampness, frost, fire, bumps and scrapes.But currently, he says, there isn’t any way to do the same thing with audio in games. Though there are audio programming languages, the ones that exist generally focus on music or other areas of use. Which is why Elastic Audio is announcing a new programming language for audio development called Intonal, which allows developers to edit or create audio using text-based code through a web browser.Beck compares Intonal to graphics shaders. In the same way that the code running on a graphics card is the same code for every single game, he wants to do the same thing for audio: create a common language to describe audio.”What that means in practice is, if you take something like a car sound, you can just play a pre-recorded sound file of a car,” he says. “[But] there are no animations to lean on that give it the weight and feeling and how it reacts to what the player is doing. So when you change gears, or you drive up a hill, you’re getting a different type of material. All of that has to react to what the player is doing to come up with the sounds to like, make it feel like you’re actually driving it, right? If you just play a sound file over it, they won’t react to it at all right? So is what we call generative audio. It’s thinking about audio as a system.”It’s like film. In film, [a sound is] always going to play back the exact same way, Something hits the ground, you just have one sound, because it’s always going to hit the ground at the exact same way it was recorded. Whereas in the game, it could fall on any side, any speed, it can scrape.”There’s one game that I was helping out on recently, where the sounds of boxes hitting stuff was over 1500 individual sound files. Because you need to have every single variation of how it could hit, fall over, scrape. And enough of them that it doesn’t get boring, and you [don’t] hear the same sound again and again and again. So what we’ve developed is basically like GPUs for audio.”Intonal’s visual interface in actionIn theory, Beck says, developers using Intonal could simply pick sounds out of an asset store and tweak them using a text or visual editor just like they would an object asset, in the same way they might change lighting textures or animations. Or, he adds, designers could reuse and readjust their own crafted audio effects infinitely. Effectively, Intonal works as a middleware platform that allows all the sound in a game to work together and adjust itself based on whatever is going on in the game at the time.Elastic Audio has been working on the core technology for Intonal for the last year and a half, now supported by Epic’s MegaGrants program, and is currently looking to partner with studios who would be interested in using it for production. Beck says they aren’t quite ready to let Intonal be used without his team’s hand-holding just yet, and while they plan to work with AAA and mid-sized studios in a more traditional way down the line, he’s considering more affordable ideas for indies as well, such as a subscription service giving limited access to content, including a visual editor to build out sounds with.The ultimate goal is to eventually have a tool that developers can use out of the box that will work with engines such as Unreal and Unity, and will include a marketplace for developers to share and publish their own sounds. The idea is to make audio design easier for everyone from AAA studios of thousands to tiny teams doing Game Jams.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “If you just search for ‘how do I make a spaceship sound?’…people get very confusing answers about how to put sound inside of the game,” Beck says. “It’s either like, download something from freesound.org or hire somebody. One is going to sound pretty bad most of the time, and the other one is too expensive for most developers anyway. So we want to make it easier for people to put sound [in games] and also anything that people use Unity and Unreal for even if it’s beyond games — animations and other things.”As far as what we want to bring to professionals — when you start a project with a big team, the first week is head in the clouds. Everybody is full of great ideas. And it’s always the best week, because after that you get into the nitty-gritty of development, and you’re just trying to keep your head above water, and you can’t get to do the things that you want to do.”There are all these cool things happening with audio, but it’s really hard to [recreate] them because of the lack of a shared language. You can go to GDC and hear about, like, Spider-Man[‘s audio]. But you can’t really easily reproduce that stuff, because you have to build it all from scratch yourself. So we want to make it so that it’s easy to reuse your stuff, it’s easy to build on previous innovations.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 3 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments (2)Robert Bantin Snowdrop Audio Architect, Massive Entertainment5 months ago Can we get to see the code editor and some syntax please? The graph view is kinda standard affair these days.
Figures across space and time are relative and not absolute numbers.When we say Europe is growing at 2%, it does not mean much unless it is compared over time or with other economies. The growth rate of less than 7% for an economy like India means sub-optimal growth rate while a growth rate of more than 3% means a very high growth rate for a developed economy.Similarly, when we say the Indian economy grew by 6%, it means the growth rate is less. But when we compare this with the growth rate during the 1950’s and ’60s, it shows a high rate.You cannot compare the growth rate between agriculture and services sector. Both have very different growth rates.You cannot compare a company of the size of Reliance Industry with a startup.Similarly, while 50% marks scored in some exams means a lot, 98% in some exams is considered less.While 80% marks scored in 70’s and 80’s in class X was considered to be good, it is average or below average nowadays.So, what is important and relevant is the comparison over time and space. It is also important to compare between comparable. Absolute number just gives a number. It becomes relevant only when it is relative.
FreeholderAssault By John Heinis – December 4, 2020 4:00 pm 3 Booker a fake Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say 3 COMMENTS Maybe Romano can shove them out of the way. Or is shoving just for women? Bayonne Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chair Anthony Vainieri (D-8) says that it’s “infuriating” that U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker “parachute in now” and call for an end to county agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Senator Menendez and Senator Booker have had two years to work with Hudson County leaders on finding a path forward regarding the ICE contract that would be fair to both county taxpayers and the detainees themselves,” Vainieri began in a statement.“And it’s infuriating after all of this time and after the vote has already been taken to parachute in now and try to tell Hudson County government how it should operate. Where have they been? To my knowledge, they have never even contacted anyone in county government about this issue and they offered no prior notification that they planned to speak out on it publicly late last night.”County Executive Tom DeGise had said in September 2018, shortly after the freeholders approved a two-year renewal of their partnership with ICE, that he planned to “phase out” their relationship – though softened his stance last month over the possibility of Joe Biden becoming president.Booker and Menendez both put out statements Thursday night asking county government’s not to work with ICE any longer due to “inhumane, xenophobic policies designed to terrorize and rip apart immigrant families.”The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders renewed their deal with ICE by a vote of 6-3 after nearly 10 hours of discussion, over nine of which were activists speaking out against the agreement, at their November 24th meeting.The agreement with the federal law enforcement agency has been on the books in some form since 1996 and earns the county $120 per detainee, per day and the latest iteration can run for up to a full decade.Menendez said in 2018 that he applauded Hudson County for figuring out an exit strategy with ICE, while Booker stated something similar a little more than a year ago – also mentioning Bergen and Essex Counties.Nevertheless, Vainieri accused both senators of suddenly pandering to the progressive wing of the party – who made it a point to make the aforementioned freeholder meeting last 12-and-a-half hours in total.“The senators have had a long time to constructively engage and work with us and failed to do so, and their statements are nothing but an attempt to shield themselves from criticism from activists who do not speak for the majority of Hudson County residents,” he continued.“Even more disturbingly, Senator Booker just ran for reelection on the same ticket as the entire Hudson County Freeholder Board — if he felt this way about this issue, why did he wait until after the election to talk about it?”Vainieri further stated that the county government is committed to working with President-elect Joe Biden and the new leadership he appoints at ICE and take their lead on the future of the contract.“We will take their lead as to the future of the contract and how ICE operates, and we have faith in their ability to accomplish the agency’s mission in a humane way,” he added.“We have made tremendous investments in our facility and provide a full range of services to detainees, from free legal representation to English as a second language classes and much more. We will not back out of this agreement without a solid plan ensuring that these detainees will have continued access to the important services we provide for them, that they will be kept close to their families and that Hudson County taxpayers will be protected.”He also called on Menendez and Booker to work together with the county on future issues in order to facilitate the best possible outcome, rather than “inflaming the situation even more” as the freeholder chair believes they did here.In response, Menendez said Vainieri is “deeply misinformed” and that the facts speak for themselves.“With all due respect to the Freeholder Chairman, he is deeply misinformed and the record speaks for itself. It was Hudson County that announced more than two years ago that it was phasing out its ICE contract before it chose to ignore the fierce objections of county residents and suddenly reverse course. And while, as a United States senator, I have zero role or authority in the development of contracts between the county and ICE, I have repeatedly made my concerns known to Hudson officials both publicly and privately,” he said.“No one should be shocked by my opposition to these contracts when I have spent decades in public service fighting for the rights of immigrants; working to reform our broken immigration system; and advocating ICE end its inhumane detention policy that targets families over felons and sows fear and distrust in the community.”Additionally, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37), the speaker pro tempore of the lower house, announced plans this afternoon to a introduce a bill that would seek to limit new ICE detention facilities and contract renewals in New Jersey.“New Jersey is a state that stands for justice and equality, and ICE’s actions do not align with those values. We must put an end to ICE detainment in our state,” he said in a statement. December 4, 2020 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm Comments are closed. BayonneCommunityHobokenJersey CityKearnyNewsNorth Bergen/GuttenbergPolitics & PolicySecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest HudsonWest New York Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSanthony vainieribob menendezcory bookerhudson county board of chosen freeholdersu.s. immigration and customs enforcement SHARE AA Editor’s note: This story was updated with a response from U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. Bayonne Facebook Twitter So are we supposed to believe that Menendez didn’t know what was going on with this contract when his best bud Abe Anton balances the county’s budget? 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Biology: Assistant Teaching Professor (two positions) in Ecologyand Community-Based Conservation beginning Fall Semester 2021. Eachprofessor to teach four courses per semester in ecology,environmental biology, conservation biology, community engagementin science, and evolutionary biology. The positions also requireadvising of students and service to the institution. These arenon-tenure track positions but they are renewable and haveopportunities to promotion that include long-termcontracts. The Assistant Teaching Professors will teach courses deliveredonline for Project Dragonfly graduate students and in-personlecture classes on the Oxford, Ohio campus for undergraduatebiology majors and non-majors. In addition to academic-year duties,the Assistant Teaching Professors are eligible to apply to instructsummer online courses and Earth Expeditions field courses inAfrica, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. (http://miamioh.edu/biology)Advising duties would include guiding undergraduates andgraduate students in course planning and scheduling. Service to theinstitution would include involvement in departmental anduniversity committees.Required: Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, orclosely related field by date of appointment.Consideration may be given to applicants with experience inteaching ecology, evolution or environmental biology, involvementin community-based conservation, advancing diverse and inclusivepublic engagement in science, learning across formal and informalsettings, ethnoecology, or involvement in international research;experience with web-based courses and instruction; familiarity withcollaborative/instructional tools such as Zoom, Skype, Google apps,and creation of video/instructional media.Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teachingphilosophy to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498404/assistant-teaching-professor.Department will request letters of recommendation from referenceslisted in application. Inquiries about the position may be directedto Dr. Douglas Meikle at [email protected] Screening ofapplications will begin April 13, 2021 and will continue until theposition is filled.Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protectedveterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami Universityprohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basisof age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity orexpression, genetic information, military status, national origin(ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as aparent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteranstatus in its application and admission processes, educationalprograms and activities, facilities, programs or employmentpractices. Requests for reasonable accommodations fordisabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] 513-529-3560.As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthyand safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourageyou to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire SafetyReport at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html,which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics,and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed toprevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs andalcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policiesdesigned to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence,dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notificationof this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolledstudents. Written notification is also provided toprospective students and employees. Hard copies of the AnnualSecurity & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the MiamiUniversity Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminalbackground check is required. All campuses are smoke- andtobacco-free.
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, spread some much-needed joy on Instagram earlier this week when she led an all-star lineup of notable entertainers including Will Ferrell, Sia, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Natalie Portman, and more through a rendition of John Lennon‘s famed single, “Imagine”, from her self-quarantine location.The video, which compiled individual clips of the various participants singing a line or two from their own self-quarantine locations, came at a time when the world needs it most. For the past weeks and months, whole countries have found themselves on lockdown as the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Gadot started the video by describing her current situation on day six of a self-quarantine. She explained that the past few days have had her feeling philosophical before providing viewers with the inspiration behind the video.Related: COVID-19 Concert Cancellation Tracker: Gauging How Long The Event Shutdown Will Last [Updates]“I ran into this video of this Italian guy playing the trumpet in his balcony to all of the other people who were locked inside their homes,” she said with the post. “He was playing ‘Imagine’ and there was something so powerful and pure about this video, and it goes like this,” she continued before singing the first line of Lennon’s hit, “Imagine there’s no heaven.”The video then cuts to Wiig who sings the next line. Clips of Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Benjamin, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Lynda Carter, Amy Adams, Leslie Odom, Pedro Pascal, Chris O’Dowd, Dawn O’Porter, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne, and Annie Mumolo follow before Gadot closes with “And the world will be as one.”Watch the entire video below:Gal Gadot & Friends – “Imagine”
INDIANAPOLIS – Officials report that the paramedic injured in Saturday’s ambulance crash that claimed an EMT has succumbed to his injuries.JEMS: Fatal Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Claims EMT Specialist Paramedic Cody Medley died at Wishard Hospital early Sunday morning. Troy Riggs, director of the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety stated, “We grieve with our IEMS family as we learn of the passing of Specialist Cody Medley,” and “Please keep his family and his friends in your thoughts and prayers.”WISH-TV reports that EMS officials will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. Sunday to talk about Medley’s passing. Medley joined the agency in 2010. He previously served as a member of the Sunman Fire Department before joining the IEMS. Officials announced Saturday that IEMS Private Timothy C. McCormick, 24, had died from injuries sustained in the crash. Police state that the ambulance was struck, while going through an intersection, and that the ambulance had the right of way. The force of the impact caused the ambulance to slide into a parked vehicle.
Escape to Margaritaville View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 1, 2018 An original Broadway cast recording of Escape to Margaritaville, the new show featuring the music of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, will be released on February 16, 2018, the morning of the show’s first Broadway performance. The album, which will be recorded this month in Chicago, features both original songs along with many of Buffett’s classics.Escape to Margaritaville recently premiered in New Orleans and Houston, and will play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from November 9-December 2 before appearing at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. Opening night is set for March 15.”It is a strange and wonderful feeling to hear your songs sung by others with the new and exciting mission to create a melodic ship on which the story of Escape to Margaritaville can sail,” said Buffett. “I marvel at how our crew and their interpretations of both classic and new songs are taking the good ship Margaritaville towards a new and exciting port of call: Broadway.”The cast of Escape to Margaritaville includes Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard, Eric Petersen, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Autumn Guzzardi, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart and Brett Thiele.Escape to Margaritaville includes Buffett classics like “Come Monday,” “Volcano” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” With a book by Emmy winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, the musical is choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine and directed by Tony winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.Get a sneak peek at Escape to Margaritaville in the Broadway.com Show segment below. Related Shows
James T. Lane(Photo provided by Polk and Co.) Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés’ 1969 musical Promenade. The previously announced two-night production, directed by Laurie Woolery, choreographed by Hope Boykin and music-directed by Greg Jarrett, will run at New York City Center on July 10 and 11.The company will include James T. Lane (Kiss Me, Kate!) as 105 and Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) as Miss Cake, with Mark Bedard (Pride and Prejudice) as Jailer, Becca Blackwell (Hurricane Diane) as Mayor, Eddie Cooper (The Cradle Will Rock) as Mr. R, Daniel Everidge (Found) as Mr. T, Carmen Ruby Floyd (After Midnight) as Miss I, Marcy Harriell (Rent) as Miss U, Bryonha Parham (Prince of Broadway) as Servant, Don Darryl Rivera (Aladdin) as Soldier/Driver, Soara-Joye Ross (Les Misérables) as Miss O, Steve Routman (The Shaggs) as Soldier/Injured Man, Saundra Santiago (The Glass Menagerie) as Mother and J.D. Webster (Porgy and Bess) as Mr. S. Casting for the role of 106 will be announced at a later date.Promenade follows two escaped prisoners, known only as 105 (Lane) and 106, as they run through the city, mingling with an assortment of characters from the poor and homeless to the extremely wealthy.Preceding Promenade at Encores! Off-Center will be a new staging of Working (June 26-29); closing out the season will be a production of Road Show (July 24-27). View Comments
Vermont Business Magazine The Attorney General reached a settlement(link is external) today regarding a security breach involving the Social Security numbers of 660 Vermont Health Connect users. SAManage USA, Inc, a technology company that provides business-support services, agreed to alter its information security and legal compliance programs and to pay a penalty of $264,000. In July 2016, SAManage’s IT ticketing system allowed an excel spreadsheet containing the 660 social security numbers to be viewed publicly without requiring authentication.A Microsoft Bing web crawler discovered the URL of the spreadsheet and incorporated it into its search results, where it was found by a Vermonter, who reported the breach to the Attorney General. The Attorney General then investigated the SAManage breach. It appeared that due to a miscommunication within the company, this breach would have gone unreported were it not for the Attorney General’s intervention.“My office takes data breach very seriously,” said Attorney General T.J. Donovan. “Vermonters are increasingly aware of the dangers of mishandling Social Security numbers, and we will continue to protect them by enforcing our data breach and consumer protection laws,” he said. “This is an appropriate penalty given the given the specific facts of this incident and that the company fully cooperated with our investigation.” More information about the Attorney General Donovan’s efforts to protect consumers and address data breaches can be found at http://ago.vermont.gov/focus/consumer-info/privacy-and-data-security1.php(link is external).Published: Sep 29, 2017
Errata January 1, 2017 Errata E rrata Turns out there are 44 lawyers in the Florida Legislature, not the 43 reported in the December 15 News. The News missed Rep. Nicholas X. Duran, D-Miami, who was elected in 2016. Now counting Duran, there is one more lawyer serving in the Legislature than a year ago. Also in the December 15 News, a story on on Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, mistakenly got Christina Spudeas’ first name wrong and erroneously said Spudeas, executive director of Florida Children’s First, was a member of the Bar’s Legal Needs of Children Committee. She is not, although members of her organization are or have been members.
Flu activity rose sharply last week, with 36 states now reporting widespread circulation and other markers such as clinic visits for flu and positive respiratory specimens also showing steep increases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest update.The new report underscores a warning that came from the CDC 2 days ago about steadily climbing flu dominated by H3N2, a subtype known for its heavy impact, especially on seniors and young children. Between that and known gaps in H3N2 protection in seasonal flu vaccines, the CDC also reminded providers that antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense in treating flu.Closer look at rising US flu markersIn its report today, the CDC said since its last report, the number of states reporting widespread flu activity—encompassing a broad swath of the country—jumped from 23 to 36, and the proportion of respiratory samples testing positive for flu at clinical labs rose from 14% to 22.4%.Nationally, the percentage of clinic visits for flu—which climbed from 3.5% to 5%—has been at or above the national baseline for 5 weeks so far this season, the CDC said, adding that in recent seasons, flu has been at those levels for an average of 13 weeks.In its chart comparing clinic visits this year to the past five seasons, the pattern seems to be closely following the moderate-to-severe 2014-2015 season, which was also dominated by H3N2.High flulike illness activity, another marker of clinic visits for flu, was reported in 21 states, with regional activity reported by 13 states and Puerto Rico.Flu hospitalizations are rising steadily, and last week were at an overall rate of 8.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 population. The levels were much higher in seniors, at 35.8 per 100,000 population.Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, raising the total to 12 this season. One was from an unsubtyped influenza A virus, while the other two were linked to influenza B.Overall deaths from pneumonia and flu, an indicator that typically lags other flu markers, are below the seasonal baseline.In tests last week at public health laboratories, 89% of positive flu specimens were influenza A and 11% were influenza B. Of the subtyped A viruses, 88.1% were H3N2. Analysis of a subset of H3N2 viruses shows extensive genetic diversity with many clades and subclades circulating, most of them similar to a cell-propagated reference virus that is a component of Northern Hemisphere flu vaccines.Flu in Canada and EuropeCanada, which has also been experiencing early flu activity, reported a notable increase in flu outbreaks and hospitalizations in the most recent update from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), covering the week ending Dec 16.Though H3N2 is the dominant strain, Canada is seeing a substantially greater number of influenza B illnesses for this time of year compared to past seasons. Levels of hospitalizations and deaths are highest in seniors, and since early November, surveillance has reported above-average hospitalizations for flu among children.In Europe, where flu activity began more slowly, disease levels are on the rise in western, northern, and southern Europe, according to a joint report covering the week ending Dec 24 from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Europe. Both influenza A and influenza B viruses are circulating, with mixed patterns detected across the region, including higher proportions of influenza B than influenza A and more 2009 H1N1 than H3N2. An analysis of a small number of H3N2 viruses suggests that the circulating viruses belong to the vaccine virus clade.At sentinel healthcare sites, the percentage of respiratory specimens that tested positive for flu rose from 28% to 32% compared to the previous week.See also:Dec 29 CDC FluView updateDec 29 CDC situation updateDec 27 CIDRAP News story “Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder”Dec 22 PHAC updateDec 29 Flu News Europe report
Today the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said four people in the eastern part of the country tested positive for Ebola virus, 1 week after the country declared an 11-week outbreak in the western region over.The DRC said there was no evidence to suggest the new outbreak was connected to the previous event, which resulted in 54 confirmed illnesses, 33 of them fatal.Mobile lab team dispatched to outbreak siteOly Ilunga, MD, of the DRC’s health ministry, took to Twitter today to announce the cases, which are centered around Beni in the Magina health district. He said a mobile team of 12 will be arriving in Beni tomorrow to set up a laboratory.”We knew a #10 Ebola outbreak was inevitable because of the presence of the virus in the Equitoreal Forest but we did not know it woudl happen so quickly,” a tweet from Ilunga said. The original tweet was in French.”Ebola is a constant threat in the DRC,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, in a statement sent to media. “What adds to our confidence in the country’s ability to respond is the transparency they have displayed once again. Working closely with the Ministry of Health and partners, we will fight this one as we did the last.”At least 20 dead reported in conflict zoneAccording to a statement from the ministry of health, of 26 people with hemorrhagic illness signs, 20 people have died in an area 100 kilometers from the border with Uganda. The province, known as North Kivu, is a conflict zone and is home to 1 million displaced people.”This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were operating in the northwest,” said Peter Salama, MD, WHO deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response. “This is an active conflict zone. The major barrier will be safely accessing the affected population.”According to an African media report on Monday, the outbreak began in early July, and symptoms included fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and nose bleeds. The DRC said 26 people have reported illnesses.See also:Aug 1 DRC health ministry statementAug 1 WHO press releaseJul 31 CIDRAP News scanOly Ilunga Twitter feed
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