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Conference Sponsorship by OECD Cooperative Research Programme

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. July 21, 2014 Published by tatjana WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE Conference Sponsorship by OECD Cooperative Research Programme Reddit ← Cinema Competition in Austria: Innsbruck Nature Film Festival LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Tweetcenter_img Share 0 D-Prize Challenges Senior Programme Officer at FAO Pocket Deadline: 10 September 2014Open to: research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheriesGrant: travel lump sum for invited speakers, 3050€ towards the publication of the proceedings of the ConferenceDescriptionThe Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) calls for Applications for funding international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) in 2015.Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for funding towards a a conference (or workshop, symposium, etc) to take place in a member country of the Co-operative Research Programme. The aim of the Conference Sponsorship scheme is to inform policy makers, industry and academia of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities in these areas.Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes:The Natural Resources Challenge;Sustainability in Practice;The Food Chain.EligibilityConsideration for support is given to scientific meetings of various sizes and structure ranging from small, focused Workshops to larger Conferences or Congresses, provided they are relevant to the CRP objectives.Only scientists who are citizens or permanent residents of participating Member countries are eligible for support: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.GrantA Travel Lump Sum for invited speakers from OECD participating Member Countries covers: travel to and from the Conference, accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses for the invited speakers and the SAB member(s) to participate in the Conference. It is paid directly to the Speakers to be Funded. CRP funding usually covers a maximum of 12-15 speakers.A contribution of 3 050€ towards the publication of the proceedings of the Conference. This contribution is paid directly to the publishers of the proceedings. OECD CRP requires 60 copies of the proceedings to be sent to the Secretariat and one copy to be provided to each of the funded speakers.ApplicationApplication deadline is 10 September 2014.Interested Conference Organisers are requested to complete the electronic form and submit it together with the required documentation.For further information visit the official website HERE. +1 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowships →last_img read more

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Advanced Programme in Law and Economics in Riga

first_img Tweet Advanced Programme in Law and Economics in Riga Pocket Apply for the Google Conference and Travel Scholarships 2021 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit June 2, 2015 Published by michal Deadline: 6 July 2015Open to: Public officials, representatives of civil society and academia from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.Venue: 28 September- 18 December 2015, Riga, LatviaDescriptionRiga Graduate School of Law, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other partners, offers an Advanced Programme aimed at public officials in the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) countries and Central Asia, which will be open also for representatives of civil society and academia.This programme is funded by the government of Latvia together with the governments of Luxembourg, Sweden and the United States of America. It is offered with a special focus on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries and Central Asia. The specific beneficiary countries covered are set for each programme period. The eligible countries for the autumn 2015 programme are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The objective of the programme is to provide a training that promotes the relations between on the one hand the international community and the European Union, and on the other hand the ENP countries and Central Asia. It is also the intention to provide a knowledge transfer that is based on the experience of Latvia and the other donors in their international relations.EligibilityPublic officials, representatives of civil society and academia from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.FundingThe programme is offered free of any cost by the government of Latvia and the international donors. Cost coverage for the participants will include travel to Riga and accommodation during the 12 week period of the programme, as well as a modest per diem for living expenses in Riga. Travel and other costs will also be covered for study visits.How to apply?Applicants are required to supply the following:Motivational letter;Description of present job function;Curriculum vitae, which should include at least 2-3 years of professional experience;Copies of university diplomas;Recommendation letter, preferably from the current employer;Confirmation of the ability to undertake studies in English.Applications should be submitted online and the deadline for submission is 6 July 2015.For more information, please check the official web-page. Harvard Innovation Challenge SouthEast Asia IIcenter_img ← Institut Pasteur PhD Research Scholarships +1 Share 0 LinkedIn 0 ‘The World Order in the 19th Century’ Conference at CEU → Similar Stories Reporting on the European Forum Alpbachlast_img read more

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Call for Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainability Development Goals Application

first_img Pocket December 25, 2019 Published by Bojana The FbStart Accelerator-Research Programme Indie Games Accelerator LinkedIn 0 Reddit +1 Deadline: 5 January 2020Open to: startups that are based in Europe, the Middle East, and AfricaBenefits: six-month program, travel expenses coveredDescriptionThe goal of the Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals is to empower technology startups to build and scale viable social impact companies to solve the world’s biggest problems with the best of Google: their people, their network, and their advanced technology. They expect to run multiple cohorts of startups through this accelerator over the next several years. Over time, they want to gather a portfolio of startups from around the world that are collectively working on the full range of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.EligibilityFor the first class, they have chosen to focus on startups that are based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. They are interested in working with startups that meet the following criteria:Startups should have a technology-based product. In particular but not exclusively, they are best positioned to work with startups that address a unique problem with data/artificial intelligence or machine learningStartups should have some level of market traction with their product/service. They are best positioned to help startups that are past the “idea stage” and have some initial customer validationStartups should be able to identify a large market opportunity for significant impact. They are best positioned to help startups grow in order to address a large, identified marketStartups should equally be driven by both the business case for the product/service and the social impact that their product/service can have.The startup’s founding team and/or key team members should be able to demonstrate that they have the technical skills, business skills, and social impact mindset to grow a company in the social impact sector.BenefitsStartups accepted into the sustainability accelerator can expect the following equity-free support from Google:1:1 mentoring and support from a combination of Google mentors and carefully chosen external mentorsAssistance with technology, product, design, growth (including fundraising), and leadership trainingPairing with a Google Startup Success Manager to help connect your startup with specific resources within and outside GoogleInspirational keynote talks, panel discussions, and workshops with relevant expertsMembership in a collaborative, supportive community of relevant social impact partnersGoogle does not invest cash in your startup and do not take any equity in your company.Google will cover travel expenses for the 3 weeks when traveling is required.How to apply? To apply please click on the following link.For more information, please visit the official web page. Share 0 Miller Center Women’s Economic Empowerment Online Accelerator 2021 Similar Stories The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest → Tweet Call for Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainability Development Goals Application ← The ALECS Fellowship Programmelast_img read more

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Australia’s first redeployable large-scale hybrid PV plant up and running in one week

first_imgAustralia’s first redeployable large-scale hybrid PV plant up and running in one weekConstruction group Laing O’Rourke has erected the first large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant in regional Queensland. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency describes the plant as a “versatile alternative to diesel powered generators.” March 24, 2015 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Laing O’Rourke, Australia’s biggest privately owned construction company, has assembled the country’s biggest redeployable large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant in the state of Queensland.The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) partnered with Laing O’Rourke by providing $410,000 in support for the feasibility and design work and a further $450,000 for the $1.4 million demonstration project.The 1 MW hybrid solar diesel plant includes 144 kWp of solar PV and is supplying power to a 350-bed accommodation village for a large construction project in Queensland. The system was delivered, unpacked and fully functional in one week, according to ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht.Frischknecht said the plant – understood to be the world’s first fully redeployable large-scale hybrid plant — was a clear demonstration of a versatile alternative to diesel powered generators.“The Laing O’Rourke solution is a real game-changer – it provides off-grid locations with a viable energy alternative to a portion of expensive, trucked-in diesel and overcomes the barriers and risks associated with permanent, fixed framed solar installations,” Frischknecht added.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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One North Hudson firefighter injured battling 3-alarm North Bergen blaze

first_img By John Heinis – March 12, 2017 11:31 am 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne CommunityNorth Bergen/Guttenberg CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Facebook Twitter Previous articleAt 1st tax reval info session, Fulop still says Jersey City was chosen selectivelyNext articleLETTER: Sires says GOP answer to Obamacare is ‘cruel piece of legislation’ John Heinis One North Hudson firefighter injured battling 3-alarm North Bergen blaze RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR One North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue firefighter was injured battling a three-alarm blaze in North Bergen early this morning, with the department fighting flames as well as frigid winter temperatures. Based on a Facebook video posted by local resident Jasson Lozano (embedded above), heavy smoke emanated from the attic of a two-story home located at 801 87th St.The fire was reported at roughly 1:25 a.m. and fire companies evacuated the building and police and the North Bergen Office of Emergency Management relocated them, according to NHRF&R Chief Frank Montagne said.The fire chief further stated that the below 20-degree weather and heavy wind made the task that much more difficult.He concluded that the fire was under control by 3 a.m. and one firefighter was transported to the HackensackUMC Palisades for undisclosed injuries.The cause of the fire remains under investigation, authorities said. Community TAGSnorth bergen firenorth hudson regional fire & rescue SHARE Bayonne Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief sayslast_img read more

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Nightmare scenarios as travelers attempt to fly with pets amid coronavirus

first_imgCourtesy Elizabeth Johns(SAN DIEGO) — BY: CLARA MCMICHAELWhat started as a complicated international move for Elizabeth Johns, an Australian hairstylist who has lived in Mexico for the past 10 years, has become a $40,000 nightmare as she tries to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with her pets — four Persian cats and one dog.Last July, Johns began planning to move back home to Australia with her pets because Mexico had become too dangerous a place to live, she said. Australian customs won’t allow animals to be imported directly from Mexico, so in early February, Johns drove north to San Diego, her cats meowing the entire trip in the back seat. She planned on staying in California for two months while getting the tests and vaccinations for her pets to comply with Australian regulations.As fears of the pandemic spread, the window for Johns to leave the U.S. tightened. Five days before she was scheduled to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Qantas canceled her flight and she was stranded in San Diego.“I feel like a nomad,” Johns said. “I’ve got nowhere to go, I’m just kind of stuck in the middle of nowhere in a country that’s not mine.”Traveling internationally with pets is hard under normal circumstances. Many countries have vaccine requirements for animals and it’s common for nations to require animals to be quarantined before entry to make sure they are disease-free.The biggest challenge for pet owners is that airlines limit the amount of space for animals — whether that’s in the cargo hold or the cabin. Many airlines have temperature requirements for animals in the cargo, so depending on the weather, the pet will not be allowed to fly.“On a given Tuesday, [traveling with pets] could be a pretty difficult situation outside of any other shutdowns that may occur,” according to Katie Hartman, a travel adviser based in Edmond, Oklahoma.Johns’ move was even more problematic because of her Persian cats. “The cats with the squishy faces,” she said.Snub-nosed animals, which include Persian cats and dogs like pugs and bulldogs, have trouble breathing because of their shortened nasal passages and elongated soft palates. Airlines must ensure that they have proper respiratory conditions during the flights. Hartman says that because of this, the animals are a higher risk and the airlines see them as a liability. Many carriers have banned snub-nosed animals entirely.Because of the pandemic, airlines have tightened their pet regulations, with some of the larger carriers suspending all international pet travel, only allowing pets in the cabin as carry-ons or not allowing animals on flights with connections. As a result, owners around the world have found themselves in tough situations.Sally Smith, owner of Airborne Animals, says that she shipped a bird on April 6 from New York to London. That was the first animal she’s moved in six weeks.Lisa Durnford, an elementary school teacher from Thunder Bay, Ontario, was scheduled to receive her new black lab puppy from Warsaw, Poland, in mid-April. The flight was canceled due to the pandemic. Later that month, flights opened up between Warsaw and Chicago, so Durnford flew the puppy, named Rush, into Chicago on April 29. She and her husband took a flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto, and then from Toronto to Chicago. Once they picked Rush up from the airport, they drove him across the border and 10 hours back home to Thunder Bay. Durnford and her husband are now self-isolating for 14 days.“What should’ve been a normal, direct flight to Toronto … turned into all this,” Durnford said.To fly Rush directly to Toronto would have been about $1,200. With the added price of airline tickets, a rental car, and the duty of importing the dog, Durnford estimates she paid about $3,000.Hartman recommends that travelers flying with a pet plan early and preferably use a travel adviser. If a change must be made in the reservation, passengers can’t just hop on the next flight — they have to find the next flight that will allow their animal.Despite all her planning, Johns has spent $40,000 on her travel and living expenses.“I’ve spent so much money on this, it’s just ridiculous, and it never seems to end. It’s kind of a breaking point,” Johns said.Johns’ travel agency, Pet Express, is searching for a way to get her home, looking at options like transporting the animals on the empty leg of a private jet or on a 747 cargo plane. According to Scott Williams, the owner of Pet Express, the cargo planes have been flying nonstop in order to keep worldwide supply chains open. They’re only stopping long enough to refuel.“The sheer shortage of aircraft in the skies at the moment is making pet transport near impossible,” said Williams.If Johns manages to get to Melbourne, her pets would have to quarantine for 10 days, and she herself would have to quarantine for 14 days, before driving the eight hours to her home outside of Adelaide.That’s just wishful thinking at this point.“I don’t know what the future is going to be with me and my animals,” said Johns. “If we don’t get home, I may need to put them up for adoption because I won’t be able to afford to stay here … I really don’t want to be separated from them.”For now, Johns is still in San Diego. She and her five pets are milling about her apartment, counting down the days and dollars until they can go home. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Kansas mayor resigns amid backlash for supporting mask mandate

first_imgABC NewsBy ALLIE YANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mayor Joyce Warshaw of Dodge City, Kansas, resigned Tuesday after receiving an onslaught of harassment and threats following a mask mandate that she helped pass weeks ago.She told ABC News that stepping down “was a tough decision, but it was the right one,” because she didn’t “feel safe.”“I was afraid. I didn’t want to go to City Hall anymore,” Warshaw told ABC News. “[I was] just worrying about who was going to show up there or who’s going to meet me out in the parking lot.”Warshaw took part in passing the mask ordinance on Nov. 16. Unless the city’s commissioners vote to reverse it, the mandate will be in effect until Feb. 15.The mandate requires Dodge City residents to wear a mask indoors, if 6 feet of distance between people of different households cannot be maintained at all times. Mask wearing would also be enforced while residents are in line waiting to enter a public space, such as a grocery store, and while waiting for and using public transportation, ride-share or livery services.Warshaw said the decision came after a second wave hit the community at the end of October without a mandate from the county level.“It ultimately fell on our shoulders as the city [as] the largest entity in Ford County,” Warshaw said. “We knew that it was time for us to step up to the plate… It was quite a venture leading up to Nov. 16 when we passed the mandate.”She added that two doctors from the city spoke to the commission, and that the leaders also reviewed research from the University of Kansas before they made their decision.“When I looked at the science and I did my own scientific research, there was no doubt in my mind that we as a society have to step up to the plate and do what we could for our fellow citizens,” she said.In the coming weeks, she said she was bombarded with harassing and threatening messages from residents who opposed the ban. She said many were “aggressive” and called her a liar.“Even though it was just verbiage … the state of affairs where we’re at now with the pandemic, with the political unrest, so on and so forth, who’s to say that those words couldn’t ultimately become actions?” she said. “We’ve seen that happen across the nation.”In her resignation letter, she wrote, “[I] am hopeful in removing myself [from] this anger, accusations and abuse will not fall on anyone else and will calm down.”There are exemptions to the mask rule, including children under 5 years old and people with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.The city said that those who don’t comply could face a maximum fine of $25.In Warshaw’s letter, she wrote that she has “no regrets” about any of the decisions she made as mayor, and that she believes the mandate was passed in the “best interest of all of you and Dodge City.”The commissioners will have 60 days to pick a new mayor. If they miss the deadline, there may be a special election for the position.As part of the ordinance, the commissioners had agreed to meet at the end of each month to review the mandate. Their next one will be Monday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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CO Clinical Nurse

first_img Maryland, United States Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Save CO Clinical Nurse Salary Not Specified LinkedIn Nursing Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified General Summary/Purpose:The Clinical Nurse in the departmentof Gastroenterology is responsible for making decisions regardingpatient care; serves as patient advocate; demonstratesresponsibility and accountability with patients, family members,other providers and support personnel regarding patient care/and orunit operations. Exercises independent, professional judgment anddecision making on a consistent basis. Adapts to changes intechnology and software to ensure efficient office practice. Willattend our didactic curriculum which includes weekly conferences,monthly grand rounds, monthly journal club, and monthly M&Mconferences.Specific duties &Responsibilities:This position’s primary duty will be to provideclinical support to Gastroenterology and Hepatology Physicians. Theindividual will provide direct patient care based on the nursingprocess; works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health careteam to optimize team performance.Ensure patient and physician calls are returned in atimely manner, and all patient interactions are documentedappropriately in EPIC.Triage patients, responding as needed, or forwardinga detailed message to the appropriatephysician.Answer questions from patients regarding physicianinstructions, medications, prescription refills, biopsy results,and/or other aspects of clinical care.Retrieve diagnostic results, coordinate physiciansign-off of results, and call patients with results according toclinic protocol. Assumes responsibility for own professionaldevelopment and remains current in clinical practice by attendingrelevant continuing education. Assist physicians in theclinic.Essential JobFunctions:Assumes responsibility andaccountability for time management, professional relationships andinterpersonal interactions. Regularly attends all outpatientclinics, assisting with patient management whennecessary.Assists physicians inconducting comprehensive, age appropriate and episodic healthassessment of patients/families with real, potential, acute and/orchronic health problems, which may include the psychosocial,cognitive and personal assets and limitations of the patient/familywith an emphasis on wellness.Assesses and/or managesfollow-up plans, specific to the age of patientserved.Regularly gives effective,complete and accurate instructions regarding good healthmaintenance including disease prevention and home health careaccording to department guidelines and under the supervision of aphysician.Records and documents healthassessment data necessary to maintain, coordinate and/or expediterequired services. Acts as a resource to health care staff andimplements educational programs to improve health status ofpatients/families, taking into consideration the developmentalneeds of the patients and families.Regularly attends medicalrounds with physician or members of medical staff uponrequest.Consistently requestsconsultations with appropriate departments whennecessary.Minimumqualifications (mandatory):Individual must be aregistered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state wherepracticing. Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related disciplinepreferred.Current CPR certificationrequired.Must maintain current licensure and certificationduring duration of employment.Completion of the JHH credentialing process isrequired prior to start date.Preferredqualifications:Two years of direct patientcare experienceTwo years of specializedexperience in GastroenterologySpecialKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:Demonstrated problem solvingskills required.Demonstrated ability forself-direction and initiation required.Demonstrated ability tofunction as a leader and team player required.Extraordinary customerservice skills required. Basic computer skillsrequired.Knowledge of Microsoft Officeapplications required.Knowledge of EPICpreferred.Classified Title:Clinical NurseWorking Title: CO ClinicalNurseRole/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range:$60,945- $83,865; commensuratewith experience.Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM GastroenterologyPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus CO Clinical Nurse Johns Hopkins University Save CO Clinical Nurse Similar jobs Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Twitter Save CO Clinical Nurse Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Facebook CO Clinical Nurse CO Clinical Nurse last_img read more

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Pots are ready for Men’s EHF EURO 2016 draw in Krakow!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe European Handball Federation announced the Pots for the upcoming EHF EURO 2016 draw which will take place in Krakov on June 19 (14.30 hrs). The 16 best European teams will fight for the glory and try to overtake title from the French golden team led by Claude Onesta.A live stream will be available at the official event website www.ehf-euro.com.Pot 1: France, Denmark, Spain, CroatiaPot 2: Iceland, Poland, Sweden, HungaryPot 3: Russia, FYR Macedonia, Germany, BelarusPot 4: Serbia, Norway, Slovenia, MontenegroEHF decided that Poland will meet their rivals in Krakow (Group A), while Croatia (Group B) will be a home team in Katowice, Germany in Wroclaw (Group C) and Denmark in Gdansk (Group D).The EHF EURO 2016 takes place from 15 to 31 January 2016. The preliminary round takes place in Krakow, Katowice, Wroclaw and Gdansk.The main round will be played in Krakow and Wroclaw, and the semi-finals and the final in Krakow only.The draw procedure can be downloaded here. Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

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Monster Mash Festival Cancels Tedeschi Trucks, Santana Performances

first_imgWe’re very disappointed to announce the sad cancellation of Friday’s show, but HAVE NO FEAR! Saturday and Sunday’s shows…Posted by Monster Mash Music Festival on Friday, October 23, 2015 The Monster Mash Festival in Tempe, AZ has released some unfortunate news, as the festival has been forced to cancel all performances on next Friday, October 30th. Bands slated to perform on that day included Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Fogerty, Santana.The festival is still planning to host Tool’s only performance of 2015, along with Primus, Coheed & Cambria, and more. The October 31-November 1st performances are still on as scheduled.Below, read the statement from Monster Mash regarding the cancellation:last_img read more

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Fantasy update: Last-minute Kansas lineup advice

first_imgKevin Harvick won the Busch Pole Qualifying Award and will start in the top position in Saturday’s KC Masterpiece 400 (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kansas Speedway. After a nearly two-and-half-hour practice session for this race, we’ve dissected the numbers and 10-lap averages to offer a suggested lineup worthy of your Fantasy Live consideration as you go to make roster decisions for the 12th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of 2018.Note: There will be a competition caution on Lap 30.Cars to the rear: Kyle Larson (tire change)RJ Kraft’s revised Fantasy Live lineup following practices and the lineup being set:1: Kevin Harvick2: Ryan Blaney3: Aric Almirola4: Kyle Busch5: Daniel SuarezGarage: Martin Truex Jr.PLAY NOW: Set your Fantasy Live lineup | How the new Fantasy Live worksMORE: Fantasy analysis for Kansas | Driver stats | Full lineup | 10-lap averagesAnalysis: I had the front row duo of Harvick and Blaney in my original lineup and see no reason to move away from it. Harvick has two intermediate wins (out of his four total victories) already in 2018 and Blaney has three top-five finishes in his last four Kansas starts. I’m also sticking with Suarez in my lineup in large because I’ve yet to use him. He finished in the top 10 here last spring and has four straight top-11 finishes in 2018.The big move for me is putting Kyle Busch into my lineup in place of his brother Kurt. He has five top-five finishes in his last six Kansas races — including a 2016 victory in this race. He’s been strong all season at the intermediate tracks — picking up a victory at Texas last month to kick start his run of three straight victories in April. Add in that the 2015 champion posted the second-best 10-lap average and best 15-lap average (thanks to FS1 and @mikejoy500 for sharing the 15-lap data) and I need to get him in my lineup. Playing Busch, though, does come at a cost in that I am now down to only five uses with him.In an effort to somewhat save a driver, I’m sticking Martin Truex Jr. — the winner of the past two Kansas races — in my garage. Despite Truex not picking up where he left off last year on the 1.5-mile tracks — he has led just seven laps on that track type in 2018 — I think its too risky to sit him entirely especially when races that involve shifting from daylight to night are a 78 team speciality. I don’t plan on using all three of Harvick, Busch and Truex when my lineup locks at the end of Stage 2. The two that are running the best will stay in and I will shuttle the third of that group into the garage. If something goes haywire elsewhere in my lineup, I potentially have a tough decision to make and I’m willing to live with that potential outcome.In a quest for significant stage points, I’m adding Almirola into my lineup in place of Erik Jones. He authored his best qualifying effort of the season on Friday — will start fourth and had the third-best 10-lap average and 15-lap average in the lone practice session. With nine top 15s in 11 races, Almirola has been solid all year. But with that starting position (and minimal usage on my rosters thus far), I’m looking for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver to score well in the stages (he currently sits 12th in that category so far in 2018).last_img read more

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Watch Queen, Adam Lambert, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Perform “Fat Bottom Girls” [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Queen and vocalist/frontman Adam Lambert offered up a performance at Dallas, TX’s American Airlines Center as part of their 2019 summer tour. The band was joined by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for a special rendition of “Fat Bottom Girls” towards the end of their one-set show.Queen and Lambert worked through a 29-song career-spanning setlist of fan-favorites including “Killer Queen”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and “Under Pressure”. Following “Tie Your Mother Down”, the band rolled into “Fat Bottom Girls”, off of Queen’s 1978 Jazz album. Midway through the song, the local NFL cheerleaders emerged from behind the stage as they ran through a choreographed dance in-sync with “Fat Bottom Girls”. Guitarist Brian May stepped front and center and took a soaring solo surrounded by the cheerleaders. Queen and Lambert brought the set to a close with “Bohemian Rhapsody” before offering up a two-song encore of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”.Watch pro-shot video of Queen and Adam Lambert’s performance of “Fat Bottom Girls” with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders below:Queen + Adam Lambert ft. the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – “Fat Bottom Girls”[Video: Queen Official]Setlist: Queen + Aadam Lambert | American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX | 7/23/2019Set: Now I’m Here, Seven Seas of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Hammer to Fall, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited, Somebody to Love, The Show Must Go On, I’m in Love With My Car, Bicycle Race, Another One Bites the Dust, Machines (Or ‘Back to Humans’), I Want It All, Love of My Life, ’39, Doing All Right, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, I Want to Break Free, You Take My Breath Away, Who Wants to Live Forever, Last Horizon, Guitar Solo (Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony (#9)), Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls (with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders), Radio Ga Ga, Bohemian RhapsodyEncore: We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Gardeners Team Up to Grow 60,000 Pounds of Produce for New Mexico Food Pantries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn 2008 Leslie Davis suggested to her mother, a Master Gardener in New Mexico, that in addition to cultivating flowers for worthy causes, she might try growing fresh produce for the community, especially since the recent recession had left so many people unemployed and so many food pantries overburdened.That discussion five years ago grew like a seed into a thriving bounty of volunteers who harvest thousands of pounds of produce, sometimes in a singe weekend, for people in need.Led by Penny Davis and dozens of Sandoval County Master Gardeners, the happy band of do-gooders labor to feed their neighbors under the non-profit banner Seed2Need. (Watch a video at the bottom) 80 of them recently gave up their Saturday in the town of Corrales, near Albuquerque, to sit in the dirt planting the seedlings that would grow to fill two lush acres with tomatoes, green chiles, cucumbers, melons, green beans, carrots and zucchini. The project originally started with a small plot of land donated in the nieghbor’s horse corral but now the group works in a large irrigated field where boy scouts, families and retired folks together can plant and cover 2000 tomato plants in just over two hours. Two weeks later 3500 green chile plants were also dug in.“It was a demonstration of the power of teamwork,” said Penny, who last year saw their labor of love generate a whopping 65,200 pounds of fruit and vegetables, with an estimated market value of $82,000. All of it was was donated fresh off the vine to fifteen food assistance programs in Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties.“It’s so fresh that dirt is still clinging to the tomatoes,” says Leslie Davis who moved back to the state after leaving her old job. The social camaraderie and sense of helping others has sparked a passion in the younger Davis.She recounted with pride the story of a local man who owned an orchard. Last fall he offered 80 pristine trees to Seed2Need for the picking. A group of high school students had to go back three times to finish collecting the 11,000 pounds of flawless apples. Participating food pantries were overwhelmed with apples in the first week. There were so many that the central food bank of New Mexico was called in to distribute to other regional pantries.“Two to three hours and all of a sudden you have 4000 pounds,” Leslie Davis told the Good News Network. “They had to send a huge truck.”To keep down the costs and control quality the Master Gardeners grow their own seedlings in a greenhouse that, of course, was built and assembled by volunteers. With the tending of their skilled hands, the healthy organic plants thrive.“Little cub scouts are hidden by these bushes picking from tomato plants that are 5-and-a-half-feet tall,” recalls Leslie, who has noticed over the years of volunteering, the little boys growing up, too.Seed2Need also provides an easy drop point for residents and farmers in late summer looking to unload their excess harvest. Tons of produce were collected this way last year both at the Corrales farmers market and from individual donations.With the ongoing drought in the Southwest, the cost of produce is likely to climb, making projects like these crucial to those facing food insecurity.If you would like more information, or would like to help, please visit their website at www.Seed2Need.us or visit the Seed2Need Facebook page.Photo credits: Seed2NeedAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Legacy campaign raises funds

first_imgNotre Dame’s Class of 2013 will make a collective donation back to the University through the annual Senior Legacy Campaign. The Senior Legacy 2013 aims to give the class the “opportunity to bridge the gap between [their] experience as students and [their] plan to give back to the University after graduation,” according to the campaign’s website. Senior Mia Genereux, campaign co-chair, said student appreciation lies at the heart of the effort. “It is our way of showing gratitude for our time here, as well as stepping into our new role as Notre Dame alumni,” Genereux said. The campaign this year will donate its collections toward financial aid scholarships for University students, Genereux said. “Through establishing the Class of 2013 needs-based scholarship fund, we will be supporting future students for whom a Notre Dame education would otherwise be financially out of reach,” she said. Genereux said the senior class participation and amount of collected donations have been lower than usual, likely because students were only asked to make a one-time donation via a mass mailing system. Genereux said she hopes the implementation of a “three-year pledge” will engage greater participation from future alumni. “We want to improve senior class participation as well as young alumni participation rates through a revamped campaign, which includes a three-year pledge and a peer outreach system,” Genereux said. “Seniors can pledge to give back in the next three years at various levels of giving.” Senior Daniel Leicht, the other campaign co-chair, said he also believes this long-term plan will facilitate participation and donations. “We are confident that this pledge system will help seniors develop a long-term plan to give back to the University, keeping them engaged over a number of years rather than just the year that they graduate,” Leicht said. Additionally, the 2013 campaign hopes a peer invitation structure will help increase senior participation, Leicht said. “Each senior will be contacted by a fellow member of the class of 2013 to discuss the Senior Legacy and invite them to participate with a three-year pledge,” he said.   Genereux and Leicht said the goal is to have 75 percent of the senior class participate in the campaign this year. If they achieve at least 60 percent participation by the end of the school year, Leicht said the group will host a basketball tournament with “surprise celebrity emcees.” Leicht said he hopes interest and excitement for the scholarship fund will further encourage senior involvement. “[Through the scholarship fund], our class can provide the same opportunities to potential students that we have enjoyed in our time as students at this great University,” Leicht said. Contact Carolina Wilson at [email protected]last_img read more

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Bearkats mark start of Cards’ homestand

first_img The Bearkats (11-8, 5-1 SLC) are officially in a three-way tie for second, just a half game back of Nicholls State for the overall lead. SHSU is currently two games up on Big Red in the league chase.Since dropping their Southland opener at Abilene Christian on Dec. 30, the Bearkats have rattled off five-straight wins. Sam Houston is coming off an impressive victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday in Huntsville, but road games have been a different story for the Bearkats this season.While the Bearkats have posted a near perfect record at home 2017-18, they have struggled away from Huntsville. The Bearkats enter the weekend matchup with a 2-5 (.286) road record. The Cardinals have been very strong at the Montagne Center, but have lost their past two contests and are 6-3 (.667) on the season.The Cardinals trail the all-time series to SHSU, 30-34 (.469), and have struggled in the series lately. The Cardinals have dropped nine of the past 10 meetings but are coming off a four-point overtime victory over SHSU last season in Beaumont. The Cardinals are 20-13 (.606) all-time in games played in Beaumont. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar will have another opportunity to climb a rung of Southland Conference ladder Saturday when it faces Sam Houston State.After putting an end to a three-game skid – which saw the Cardinals (11-8, 3-3 Southland) fall from the top of the league standings to the outside looking in (in terms of the SLC postseason tournament) – the Cardinals will look to take another step forward on Saturday.Big Red moved into a tie for eighth place in the league standings with its road victory at Incarnate Word on Wednesday. The victory not only put an end to a three-game slide, but was the team’s first over UIW in San Antonio in school history. Not the Cardinals turn their focus to a Sam Houston squad that is one of four teams tied atop the Southland standings with only one league loss. The Cardinals are averaging nearly 77 points per game from an offense that is led by three players in double figures, and four players averaging 9.7 points or better. Senior Colton Weisbrod ranks among the league leaders in scoring and rebounds for a second consecutive season and is coming off a 26-point, nine-rebound effort at UIW on Wednesday. As a team the Cards rank among the league leaders in scoring defense (68.26 ppg).SHSU is averaging 70.4 points per game led by Chris Galbreath’s 14.7 points per game. The Bearkats hang their hat on defense and lead the Southland surrendering less than 66 points per game to their opponents.Saturday’s contest will tip off at 4:30 p.m. from the Montagne Center. It can be heard live on Newstalk 560 KLVI and seen live on ESPN3.last_img read more

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

first_imgRapha Cycle Club San Francisco is now open through July 31, and they’re hosting live screenings of the final days of the 2011 giro d’Italia this weekend starting at 6:30am Saturday. They’ve also got some great Gentleman’s and Ladies’ rides starting this weekend.Found: Google Books scans of Mountain Bike magazine from 2008 and earlier, and they’re searchable. Click here to see what was cool three or four years ago.London school children got to name four sections of the Olympic mountain bike course in Essex following a schools competition. The features on the three mile (5km) course in Hadleigh will be known as Rabbit Hole, Leap of Faith, Deanes Drop and The Breathtaker. Article here.Richard Schwin is lined up to present “Schwinn Paramount – Handmade Legend” at the Heartland Velo Show in Madison, WI, this August 27-28. Framebuilding teacher Doug Fattic will host a live brazing demonstration, too, showing dreamers and newbies alike how to build a bicycle.Think you’re a pro behind the lens? The Pinkbike Deep Summer Wildcard Search is giving you the chance to compete against five professional action sports photographers at this year’s Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, BC. Based on a submission of three photos, one photographer will be chosen to compete.  Submit your photo entries here by midnight, June 3, 2011.Help a kid in need and add to your valuable BMX collection with the Mike Buff I Ride For Tyler Blick eBay Benefit Auctions. Tyler is the son of Steve Blick of Oakley, who is 5 years old and has been diagnosed withLeukemia. Old school BMXer Mike Buff is putting on the auctions starting today and all proceeds will go to help Tyler. Almost all the items are cool old BMX memorabilia that has been signed by guys like Mike Buff, Stu Thomson, Bob Osborn, Bob Haro, Jeff Kosmala, etc.The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is inviting sports and cycling fans to create the national and host city commemorative posters for the inaugural international cycling competition August 22-28.  Entrants can submit their artwork through the event’s Facebook page now until June 19, 2011.  The winners will be announced on July 19, 2011. Click on the Facebook page link for more information and contest rules.The second lucky pair of cyclists to be chosen for the Just Be. In Holland. 10-City Bike Tour are well underway on their 10-city tour of Holland. Follow their daily postings on the Holland and KLM FB pages to win daily prizes and a possible grand prize of tickets for 2 to Amsterdam and 3 nights at a hotel. We could all use a free vacation, right!?last_img read more