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Seller resigns from IFC advisory panel

first_imgSeller resigns from IFC advisory panel  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amanda Seller has resigned as chair of the IFC Advisory Panel.She said it was a ‘natural decision’ that followed on from the resignation of Tony Elischer as a key volunteer for the IFC late last year. “I love the Resource Alliance and the IFC,” she said, “and I’ve done my best to give the best advice I can. The Resource Alliance is choosing to take the IFC in a different direction and they will have someone who can better reflect the direction they’re choosing.”Consultant Geoff Peters has taken over as Chair for 2011 with Paul Farthing, director of fundraising at Age UK, as vice-chair. Both have been panel members for a couple of years, according to Resource Alliance chief executive Neelam Makhijani. She said: “We are very confident that the next Congress will be a splendid event and meet expectations of all the participants.“We appreciate Amanda’s commitment to the IFC. However, her stepping down will not have any impact on the IFC.The International Fundraising Congress takes place from 18-21 October in The Netherlands.www.resource-alliance.org/ifc About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Resource Alliancelast_img read more

Pasadena Robotics Company Helping Improve Hygiene in Restaurant Kitchens

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Robotics Company Helping Improve Hygiene in Restaurant Kitchens By ARON BENDER Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 2:50 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  40 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena-based company behind Flippy, the burger-cooking robot, is adding a hand scanner to its autonomous kitchen assistant to try to help improve hygiene in restaurants.Miso Robotics says it will include PathSpot hand scanning technology in restaurants and foodservice locations where Flippy will be deployed.Flippy made its debut in March 2018 at CaliBurger at 245 E. Green St. in Pasadena.The idea is an employee would wash his/her hands, then use the PathSpot device for a two-second cleanliness check. If contaminants are detected, the employee would be instructed to rewash and rescan.Dr. Ryan Sinnet, Miso Robotics Chief Technology Officer, told Pasadena Now the tech doesn’t sterilize or clean hands, but “can identify if there’s any contamination … did they actually clean their hands thoroughly.”PathSpot says its technology has helped its customers reduce contamination rates by 97 percent after six months.Buck Jordan, CEO of Miso Robotics, said in a statement, “PathSpot’s hand scanning devices, paired with Flippy, take things one step further in reducing food contamination, giving consumers and workers the confidence needed to reignite takeout and delivery, while giving restaurants a way to attract customers back to their locations. We are excited about this strategic partnership that will get both of our solutions into the hands of some of the biggest name brands in food service.”Sinnet said the Flippy-hand scanner combo is expected later this year. “We’re planning to roll out with a new customer, which we haven’t announced yet. A recognized national brand.”He said a price point has not been established, but considering many restaurants have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, “financing is an amazing option.” HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to Discuss Economy Amid Pandemic

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to Discuss Economy Amid Pandemic STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 2:01 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership and Cal Poly Pomona are teaming up to host an online presentation with a Washington Post columnist and a CPP economist to discuss the state of the local economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The SGVEP’s annual forecast and analysis took place March 4, just as the novel coronavirus was reaching the U.S., according to the organization.“The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership is taking the unprecedented step of hosting a second forecast six months later, given the economic upheaval of this year,” the SGVEP said in a written statement. The event has been titled: “COVID-19 Aftershocks: Where Do We Stand Now?”The virtual forum was scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.Featured speakers include Washington Post political columnist Henry Olsen and CPP’s Robert Kleinhenz, who serves as an executive fellow at the university’s College of Business Administration and principal economist with the firm Kleinhenz Economics. Kleinhenz will provide an “up-to-the-minute economic forecast,” according to the SGVEP.Sponsors include the Citrus Valley Association of Realtors, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Charter Communications and Andelson, Atkinson, Loya, Ruud, and Romo, organizers said.The event is being held on a “pay what you like” basis. Those interested can register online at sgvpartnership.org/SGVEconUpdate. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Eric Garner case: NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill’s speech regarding firing Daniel Pantaleo

first_imgMarco Curaba/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill announced on Monday the decision to fire the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen putting Eric Garner in a chokehold before he died.That 2014 incident, which led to Garner’s death, prompted outcry against the police, but it wasn’t until Monday that O’Neill announced Pantaleo was fired.Over the past five years, Pantaleo has been working on desk duty. O’Neill announced that he will be immediately terminated, allowed to keep any contributions he put into his pension, but will not be able to keep the vested pension.Here is the full text of O’Neill’s speech as prepared for delivery:Good afternoon, everyone.Today, I’m here to announce my decision in the disciplinary case of Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is accused of violating NYPD policy while helping effect the lawful arrest of Eric Garner in Staten Island on July 17, 2014.It is a decision that necessarily requires fairness and impartiality for Mr. Garner, who died following that encounter with police. It is also a decision that requires fairness and impartiality for Officer Pantaleo, who was sent by this department to assess a situation and take appropriate police action.First, I will discuss how I reached my decision, and then I will answer any questions you have on this topic.For some time prior to July 17, 2014, neighborhood residents purposely avoided the area in and directly around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island. The conditions at that time arose from an array of criminal activity: Drug dealers worked the edges of the park, and across the street, selling narcotics. A handful of men regularly sold loose cigarettes made cheaper by the fact that New York State taxes had not been paid on them. A liquor store nearby sold alcohol to people who would drink that alcohol in the park – people who would sometimes use drugs, urinate, and pass out on benches there.That summer, the week before, there had been reports of theft and two robberies in the park. There were 911, 311 and other complaints from residents and merchants on an ongoing basis. In some cases, warnings or summonses were issued. In other cases, arrests were made.And that was the situation at Tompkinsville Park on the day Officer Pantaleo was sent with another officer to conduct an enforcement operation. When the second officer observed Mr. Garner hand out cigarettes in exchange for money, they approached Mr. Garner to make an arrest. That offense could have resulted in a summons, but Mr. Garner refused to provide identification, which meant he would have to be brought to the precinct for processing.For several minutes on the widely-viewed video, Mr. Garner makes it abundantly clear that he will not go willingly with the police officers.He refused to cooperate with the arrest and to comply with lawful orders. The video also makes clear that Officer Pantaleo’s original efforts to take Mr. Garner into custody were appropriate – in that he initially attempted two maneuvers sanctioned by the police department.Officer Pantaleo first grabbed Mr. Garner’s right wrist and attempted an arm-bar technique in preparation for handcuffs to be used. Mr. Garner immediately twisted, and pulled and raised both of his hands while repeatedly telling the officers to not touch him. Officer Pantaleo then wrapped his arms around Mr. Garner’s upper body.Up to that point in the tense and rapidly-evolving situation, there was nothing to suggest that Officer Pantaleo attempted to place Mr. Garner in a chokehold. But what happened next is the matter we must address.The two men stumbled backward toward the large plate-glass window of the storefront behind them, and Officer Pantaleo’s back made contact with the glass, causing the window to visibly buckle and warp. The person videotaping the episode later testified at the NYPD trial that he thought both men would crash through the glass. It is at that point in the video, that Officer Pantaleo is seen with his hands clasped together, and his left forearm pressed against Mr. Garner’s neck in what does constitute a chokehold.The NYPD court ruled that while certainly not preferable, that hold was acceptable during that brief moment in time because the risk of falling through the window was so high. But that exigent circumstance no longer existed, the court found, when Officer Pantaleo and Mr. Garner moved to the ground.As Mr. Garner balanced himself on the sidewalk on his hands and knees, Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldonado found that Officer Pantaleo “consciously disregarded the substantial and unjustifiable risks of a maneuver explicitly prohibited by the department.”She found that during the struggle, Officer Pantaleo “had the opportunity to readjust his grip from a prohibited chokehold to a less-lethal alternative,” but did not make use of that opportunity.Instead, even once Mr. Garner was moved to his side on the ground “with his left arm behind his back and his right hand still open and extended, [Officer Pantaleo] kept his hands clasped and maintains the chokehold. Mr. Garner’s obvious distress is confirmed when he coughs and grimaces.”Moreover, Trials Commissioner Maldonado found that Officer Pantaleo’s conduct caused physical injury that meets the Penal Law threshold, and that his “recklessness caused multi-layered internal bruising and hemorrhaging that impaired Mr. Garner’s physical condition and caused substantial pain and was a significant factor in triggering an asthma attack.”For all of these reasons taken together, even after reviewing Officer Pantaleo’s commendable service record of nearly 300 arrests and 14 departmental medals earned leading up to that day, Trials Commissioner Maldonado recommended that he be dismissed from the NYPD.“In making this penalty recommendation,” she wrote, “this tribunal recognizes that from the outset Mr. Garner was non-compliant and argumentative, and further notes that the Patrol Guide allows officers to use ‘reasonable force’ when necessary to take an uncooperative individual into custody. What the Patrol Guide did not allow, however, even when this individual was resisting arrest, was the use of a prohibited chokehold.”As you know, a number of external authorities have asked many of the same questions we have about this incident:On August 19, 2014, about a month after Mr. Garner’s death, the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office announced it would empanel a grand jury and present evidence on the matter. On December 3, 2014, those 23 Staten Island residents voted to not indict Officer Pantaleo, clearing him of criminal wrongdoing.That same day, the United States Attorney General announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would conduct its own investigation into Mr. Garner’s death, and weigh bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Pantaleo.In the intervening years, the Justice Department made ongoing requests to the NYPD – asking us to delay our internal disciplinary process until its civil rights investigation was complete. And we honored those requests as their process stretched from one administration to the next, with no action by federal prosecutors.And so, on July 21, 2018, we decided to begin NYPD proceedings. Members of the public, in general, and Mr. Garner’s family, in particular, had grown understandably impatient. The trial began on May 13, 2019.On July 16, 2019 – one day before the five-year statute of limitations expired, the Justice Department announced it would not file federal charges against Officer Pantaleo.Then, on August 2, 2019, with Officer Pantaleo’s NYPD trial concluded, Trials Commissioner Maldonado ruled that: “[Officer Pantaleo’s] use of a prohibited chokehold was reckless and constituted a gross deviation from the standard of conduct established for a New York City police officer.”After noting that Officer Pantaleo had admitted he was aware that chokeholds are prohibited by this department, she further concluded:“With strongly-worded and repeated warnings about the potentially lethal effects of chokeholds found throughout multiple sections of the training materials, it is evident that the department made its 2006 recruits keenly aware of the inherent dangers associated with the application of pressure to the neck. Given this training, a New York City police officer could reasonably be expected to be aware of the potentially lethal effects connected with the use of a prohibited chokehold, and be vigilant in eschewing its use.”From the start of this process, I was determined to carry out my responsibility as police commissioner unaffected by public opinions demanding one outcome over another. I examined the totality of the circumstances and relied on the facts. And I stand before you today confident that I have reached the correct decision.But that has certainly not made it an easy decision.I served for nearly 34 years as a uniformed New York City cop before becoming Police Commissioner. I can tell you that had I been in Officer Pantaleo’s situation, I may have made similar mistakes. And had I made those mistakes, I would have wished I had used the arrival of back-up officers to give the situation more time to make the arrest. And I would have wished that I had released my grip before it became a chokehold.Every time I watched the video, I say to myself, as probably all of you do, to Mr. Garner: “Don’t do it. Comply.” To Officer Pantaleo: “Don’t do it.” I said that about the decisions made by both Officer Pantaleo and Mr. Garner.But none of us can take back our decisions, most especially when they lead to the death of another human being.I was not in Officer Pantaleo’s situation that day. I was chief of patrol and, later that year, chief of department. In that position, I proposed our Neighborhood Policing model so that the same cops would be in the same neighborhoods every day, so that relationships would replace preconceptions, so that problem-solving and prevention would become tools officers were trained in and supported in using.And, therefore, one of the great challenges of the policing profession, here in New York City and elsewhere, will always remain arresting someone who intends to resist that arrest. Communication and de-escalation techniques are employed where possible, but – more often than the police and the public, alike, would prefer – varying levels of force are used to ensure compliance. Society gives our police the legal authority to use acceptable levels of force, when necessary, because police cannot otherwise do their jobs.Every day in New York, people receive summonses or are arrested by officers without any physical force being used. But some people choose to verbally and/or physically resist the enforcement action lawfully being taken against them. Those situations are unpredictable and dangerous to everyone involved. The street is never the right place to argue the appropriateness of an arrest. That is what our courts are for.Being a police officer is one of the hardest jobs in the world. That is not a statement to elicit sympathy from those we serve; it is a fact. Cops have to make choices, sometimes very quickly, every single day. Some are split-second life-and-death choices. Oftentimes, they are choices that will be thoroughly, and repeatedly, examined by those with much more time to think about them than the police officer had. And those decisions are scrutinized and second-guessed, both fairly and unfairly.No one believes that Officer Pantaleo got out of bed on July 17, 2014, thinking he would make choices and take actions – during an otherwise routine arrest – that would lead to another person’s death. But an officer’s choices and actions, even made under extreme pressure, matter.It is unlikely that Mr. Garner thought he was in such poor health that a brief struggle with police would cause his death. He should have decided against resisting arrest. But, a man with a family lost his life – and that is an irreversible tragedy. And a hardworking police officer with a family, a man who took this job to do good – to make a difference in his home community – has now lost his chosen career. And that is a different kind of tragedy.In this case, the unintended consequence of Mr. Garner’s death must have a consequence of its own.Therefore, I agree with the deputy commissioner of trials’ legal findings and recommendation. It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer.In carrying out the court’s verdict in this case, I take no pleasure. I know that many will disagree with this decision, and that is their right. There are absolutely no victors here today – not the Garner family, not the community at-large, and certainly not the courageous men and women of this police department, who put their own lives on the line every single day in service to the people of this great city.Today is a day of reckoning but can also be a day of reconciliation.We must move forward together as one city, determined to secure safety for all – safety for all New Yorkers and safety for every police officer working daily to protect all of us.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Stress – the emerging risk

first_img Comments are closed. Stress – the emerging riskOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Results from a recent HSE-sponsored survey has shown that afifth of the workforce in Britain – over 5 million people – is suffering frompsychiatric problems brought on by work-related stress. Previous Article Next Article To help combat this growing problem, Iosh joined forces withthe Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and the Association of Insurance andRisk Managers (AIRMIC) to hold a seminar, Stress – The Emerging Risk. The aimof the event, held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, was to providean understanding of stress, its incidence and causes and to discuss differentmethods of managing occupational stress. Stress is clearly an issue that will not disappear and Ioshwill be further exploring the issues raised at the seminar at its annualconference, to be held in Bournemouth in March 2001. It will be interesting tosee how policies and practices concerning this perennial problem haveprogressed in the intervening eight months. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Healthrepresents 25,000 safety and health professionals in industry, commerce and thepublic sector. Tel: 0116-257 3100; www.iosh.co.ukcenter_img Delegates heard a series of presentations from leadingprofessionals in the occupational health field. Topics included understandingand identifying stress, stress from a union and white-collar perspective,employee-assisted programmes, the human and monetary costs and arisk-assessment approach to mental wellbeing at work. Stress-related conditions can lead to a downturn in anemployee’s performance, output and health, and are estimated to cost £7bn and6.5 million working days in the UK a year. A recurring theme throughout the day was that stress is notprejudicial in who it affects, and that recognising stress as an occupationalhealth issue and approaching it as such is a fundamental part of any OHstrategy. Stress itself is not a new phenomenon – it was defined byHans Selye in the 1930s, as “the non-specific response of the body to thedemands placed upon it”. However, in light of the recent Department ofHealth document Occupational Health and the new HSC proposals to tackle stressin the workplace, occupational stress should now be identified as a serioushealth and safety issue. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lil Wayne pays $15M for LA mansion

first_img Share via Shortlink Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Lil Wayne and his Hidden Hills home (Getty, Redfin, iStock)Lil Wayne is the latest star to pay big bucks for Los Angeles residential real estate.The rapper dropped $15.4 million on a 12,000-square-foot home on Lasher Road, according to Dirt.The mansion was completed in 2019 and sits on 3.3 acres. It’s in the modern farmhouse style, which is becoming the go-to for spec developers around L.A. The home has seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, and there is a guest house.Lil Wayne — whose real name is Dwayne Carter — joins a slew of celebrities in the neighborhood. The Kardashians have long owned homes in the area. Three family members bought new properties there in the last 12 months; all of those homes were formerly owned by the Ponzi schemer Robert Shapiro’s now defunct Woodbridge Group of Companies.Kylie Jenner paid $15 million for a development site in the neighborhood in May. Meanwhile, her sister Khloe, and mother Kris Jenner bought neighboring spec mansions a few months apart later in October.Rapper French Montana spent $8 million on NBA star Paul George’s compound in the neighborhood in late December.[Dirt] — Dennis Lynch  Celebrity Real EstateHidden HillsLA luxury real estatelast_img read more

Signals of atmospheric pollution in polar snow and ice

first_imgIn their upper layers, the polar ice sheets contain a detailed record of changes in the atmosphere over the industrial period. Measurements from air bubbles in ice have shown that the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased by 25% in the last 200 years, and that of CH4 has more than doubled. Ice core records have demonstrated a close correspondence between greenhouse gases and temperature during the last glacial cycle. Profiles of radioactive species in snow clearly document nuclear bomb tests in the atmosphere, and the recent Chernobyl accident has also left a signal in Northern Hemisphere ice. Nitrate has more than doubled in Greenland snow over the industrial period, while sulphate has more than trebled. No significant trend is seen in Antarctic snow for these anions. Pb increased 100-fold until the 1970s in Greenland snow, but concentrations appear now to be declining. A small increase is also recorded in Antarctic snow. Organochlorine compounds offer great potential for pollution studies in snow. The ability to study global scale pollution in polar ice could be hampered if there is significant local pollution. In Antarctica, impact on the atmosphere from local human activities is still mainly confined to small areas near stations.last_img read more

Pre-freeze mortality in three species of aphids from sub-Antarctic Marion Island

first_imgUnderstanding the mechanisms by which aphids survive low temperature is fundamental in forecasting the risk of pest outbreaks. Aphids are chill susceptible and die at a temperature close to that at which a small exothermal event is produced. This event, which can be identified using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), normally occurs at a higher temperature than the supercooling point (SCP) and has been termed a pre-freeze event (PFE). However, it is not known what causes the PFE or whether it signifies the death of the aphid. These questions are addressed here by using a sensitive DSC to quantify the PFE and SCP and to relate these thermal events to the lower lethal temperature (LT50) of sub-Antarctic aphids acclimated to low temperatures. PFEs were observed in each of the 3 species of aphids examined. They occurred over a narrower temperature range and at a higher temperature range than the SCP (−8.2 to −13.8 and −5.6 to −29.8 °C, respectively). Increased acclimation temperature resulted in increased SCPs in Myzus ascalonicus but not in Rhopalosiphum padi. The LT50 reduced by approximately 1 °C from −9.3 to −10.5 °C with reduced acclimation temperature (10–0 °C). The LT50 was close to the temperature at which the PFE occurred but statistically significantly higher than either the PFE or the SCP. In the majority of cases the PFE exotherm occurred well before the main exotherm produced by the bulk of the insect’s body water freezing (SCP). However, in a few cases it occurred at the same temperature or before the super-cooling point making the term, pre-freeze event (PFE), rather misleading. The possible origins of the PFE are discussed.last_img read more

Edward B. Burling Chair in International Law and Institutions

first_imgThe Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced InternationalStudies (SAIS) seeks candidates to fill a tenured faculty position,the Edward B. Burling Chair in International Law and Institutions.Named after Edward Burling, a colleague of SAIS founders Paul Nitzeand Christian Herter, the position is particularly suited tointernational law scholars whose research relates to world politicsor the global economy. The previous three holders of this chair,Stephen M. Schwebel, Christoph Schreuer, and Ruth Wedgwood, weredistinguished policy advisers and eminent scholars. We are seekingcandidates with similar–or the prospect of similar–achievements,who will be the principal face for the study of International Lawat SAIS.Applications must include the following: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and may bedirected to Professor Deborah Brautigam, c/o The Office of FacultyAffairs, attention Isabelle Talpain-Long ([email protected]), theNitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 MassachusettsAvenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. Review of applications will beginon November 1, 2020, and continue until the appointment is filled.The appointment will commence as early as July 1, 2021.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.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 A cover letter addressed to Professor Deborah Brautigam, SearchCommittee ChairA curriculum vitaeA list of three referenceslast_img read more

OCTC Extends Season With ’60s Musical ‘Shout’

first_imgThe Ocean City Theatre Company presents the musical ‘Shout!’ on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 10 and 11) on the Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ. Photo by Nicholas & Partners Photography The Ocean City Theatre Company gives a nostalgic nod to London’s swinging sixties on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 10 and 11) with “SHOUT! The Mod Musical.”Shows are 7:30 p.m. each night on the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets on the Ocean City Boardwalk). Tickets are $20 (or $18 for senior citizens and children age 12 and under). Call 609-525-9300 or visit the online box office.Since the original production debuted off-Broadway, this hip musical comedy revue has sold out all over the U.S. and U.K .and promises to get audiences movin’ and groovin’ into the fall.“We are thrilled to extend our professional Broadway Series into the fall,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director of the Ocean City Theatre Company. “I am confident that we have assembled the best of the best talent to takes us back in time and I hope audiences support us as we take the risk to extend programming into the shoulder season.”The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called “Shout!” — “The magazine for the modern woman” — as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, “Shout!” unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade.“Shout!” contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, “These Boots are Made for Walkin’ ,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Goldfinger,” “I Only Wanna Be With You,” “To Sir With Love,” and, of course, “Shout!” The songs, and each girl’s own unfolding story, are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period —- from ’60s advertisements for anything and everything — to lonely hearts letters answered by “Shout!” Magazine’s advice columnist, who thinks each girl’s problem can be solved with a “fetching new hairstyle and a new shade of lipstick.”http://oceancitytheatrecompany.com/last_img read more