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first_imgThis week’s news in briefCareer change wish More than a quarter of staff claim they are unfulfilled in their currentcareer and need a new challenge, in a report by careers consultancy PennaSanders & Sidney. Taking the Plunge polled 1,000 people and reports thatfinancial considerations and age are the biggest barriers to a career change.  www.e-penna.comCouncils ignore Net Socpo’s president has urged local councils to introduce e-recruitment aftera survey shows local authority staff expect councils to use the Internet.”It is disappointing to see that many councils are not seeking theadvantages of the Internet for recruitment. To make sure we are a modern andattractive employer we must make it as easy as possible for candidates toapply,” said Keith Handley.  www.socpo.org.ukOffice party snub One in seven employees would rather clean their house than attend theiroffice Christmas party, according to research. Nearly a fifth would rather notsocialise with colleagues, while 11 per cent felt that they had no choice andhad to go to the works festive bash to further their careers. Lambeth BoroughCouncil, however, has done the exact opposite and is spending nearly £160,000on a Christmas party at the London Hilton Metropole for 400 staff.  www.jobs.telegraph.co.ukEquality Bill advance A private members Bill to outlaw age discrimination got its second readinglast week. The Age Equality Commission Bill, introduced by MP Candy Atherton,calls for an age equality commission to be set up to examine all aspects of ageequality in society. The Employers Forum on Age welcomed a debate on thecreation of a commission. Prize draw winners The winner of the prize draw for entering Personnel Today’s Refugees inEmployment survey (News, 20 November) is Laura Storr, personnel assistant at APInformation Services. Laura wins a year’s gym membership at LA Fitness. Abasket of Body Shop products goes to Nicholas Bowry, senior personnel officerat Edinburgh University. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 27 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/7/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPhiladelphia 2 Minnesota 1Tampa Bay 3 San Francisco 0Boston 1 Arizona 0AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 15 Baltimore 3Cleveland 3 Toronto 1Detroit 3 Kansas City 1Seattle 12 Chi White Sox 5Houston 9 Oakland 8LA Angels 7 Texas 2NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 12 NY Mets 9Atlanta 4 Miami 3Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 5Milwaukee 4 Chi Cubs 2St. Louis 4 San Diego 1LA Dodgers 12 Colorado 6NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOT Toronto 117 Miami 109San Antonio 112 Cleveland 90Oklahoma City 132 Minnesota 126Charlotte 104 Detroit 91Brooklyn 108 Indiana 96OT Dallas 129 Memphis 127Milwaukee 115 Atlanta 107Houston 149 Phoenix 113NY Knicks 113 Washington 110Orlando 116 Boston 108Golden State 131 L.A. Clippers 104New Orleans 133 Sacramento 129Portland 115 Denver 108L.A. Lakers 113 Utah 109MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERKansas City 1 FC Cincinnati 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/7/19center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Director of the Integrated Imaging Center (IIC)

first_imgThe Johns Hopkins University invites applications for Director ofthe Integrated Imaging Center (IIC) Facility located at theHomewood campus. This is a full-time, salaried staff position (withoption as untenured research faculty), supported by the School ofArts and Science (KSAS) and the Whiting School of Engineering(WSE). The Integrated Imaging Center Facility housesinstrumentation serving the diverse research interests of JohnsHopkins University. Equipment and capabilities of the facilityinclude fluorescence confocal microscopy, light-sheet microscopy,conventional electron and cryo-electron microscopy, scanningelectron microscopy, flow cytometry/cell sorting; and 3DBioprinting. The IIC serves ~150 labs across Hopkins andneighbouring universities with instrumentation totalling ~$12.5million.The Director will manage and grow the IIC as follows: The successful candidate should have a PhD degree, a minimum of 3years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent in biologicalimaging and technical areas of microscopy, and strong peoplemanagement and communication skills.Candidates should include a cover letter describing their principalexpertise and accomplishments, a complete resume, and the names andcontact information for at least three references.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 Supervise 3-4 staff membersAssist and coordinate activities with research labsCoordinate and write grants with faculty input for newequipmentOversee new equipment procurementAdminister the IIC budget, including user fees and maintenancecontractsManage instrument maintenance and repairDevelop standards and practices for safe and ethical use ofshared equipmentDirect and provide training on instrument operationsDirect periodic technical workshops on recent advancesProvide consultation on experimental designAdvertise and publicize IIC capabilitiesPursue optional collaborative or independent research onimaging technologieslast_img read more

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Oxford poet wins prestigious award

first_imgPoet and director of Oxford Business College Dr Padmesh Gupta is to receive the Padmabhushan Moturi Satyanarayan Award for his poems written in Hindi.Dr Gupta said: “It was a great honour when I found out. My poetry touches base with simpler life and smaller incidents, which I pick up on. Every day inspires me.I feel that people living outside India, when they write in Indian languages, bring that culture and literature to so many people.”The award is similar to the Order of the British Empire, and recognises exceptional contribution to Indian literature. It is part of the Hindi Sevi Samman Awards which are given for the promotion of Hindi abroad.Dr Gupta, who also owns Eurobar on George Street, has lived in Oxford since 2006. He has been writing poetry for more than 30 years, and has published and edited the Hindi magazine Purvai for 18 years.He will receive the award along with one other non-resident Indian in May. The winners are awarded with a prize of around £7000, a citation and a shawl from President Pranab Mukherjee.last_img read more

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Bill To Give Attorney General Power To Prosecute Local Cases Advances In Senate

first_imgTheStateHouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—County prosecutors and defense attorneys were united Tuesday in opposition to legislation that would allow the attorney general’s office to pursue criminal cases that locals decline.In spite of overwhelming testimony against Senate Bill 436, the proposed legislation passed the Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee by a 6-3 vote. It now heads to the full Senate for action.Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, right, chairs the Corrections and Criminal Code Committee and authored the bill allowing the attorney general’s office to assume jurisdiction over local prosecutors in some cases. Photo by Victoria Ratliff, TheStatehouseFile.com.The amended version of the bill, authored by Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, would allow the state’s attorney general to name a special prosecutor to pursue criminal cases when local prosecutors decide against filing charges.David Powell, a senior council of Prosecuting Attorney’s Council, was adamant in his opposition to the bill.“The one thing I can say without hesitation, having been involved for almost four decades in this business, is prosecutorial discussion is the holy grail,” Powell said, adding that it should be up to the local prosecutor to decide what to charge or not charge.Much of the discussion about the bill focused on the decision last year by Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears to not prosecute people arrested with small amounts of marijuana in their possession.David Powell of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council opposed legislation that would usurp the authority of local prosecutors. Photo by Victoria Ratliff, TheStatehouseFile.com.Michael Moore of Indiana Public Defender Council said that SB 436 overrides the voices of local voters who might have selected a prosecutor because he or she declined to prosecute certain low-level crimes. He noted that many times people of color or living in poverty are disproportionately affected by the prosecution of low-level crimes.Young said he began working on the bill after learning some prosecutors are failing to pursue some crimes.“What gives me concern is this growing trend throughout the country where prosecutors aren’t simply prosecuting crimes as a whole, as a policy,” Young said. Some examples he gave were damage to one’s property by rioting and stealing less than $900 from a business or person among other crimes.During the hearing, 15 people testified and only Parvonay Stover of the attorney general’s office wasn’t opposed to it. She said the attorney general is neutral on it.“That being said, if the General Assembly decides to move ahead with this concept, then we are ready and willing to help in whatever way we can,” Stover said. “But we think it’s merely a band aid to the underlying problem.” She did not elaborate.Katie Blair, director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, said the legislation would undermine the power of voters to hold local prosecutors accountable for their actions.Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, said that she found the bill to be “amazingly wrong” and unconstitutional. She is a member of the committee and voted against the bill.“It’s going to be incredibly hard to determine what is an announced categorical refusal versus a practice that may be done quietly, and not be announced,” she said. “I think one of the things this bill will do is to encourage prosecutors to do something and not make it transparent.”FOOTNOTE: Lacey Watt is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. By Lacey Watt FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Indiana Conservation Officer named as 2016 PELA Leader Award recipient

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indiana Conservation Officer Captain Zach Mathews has been selected by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as the 2016 Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) Leader’s Leader Award.Mathews completed the PELA Academy in 2016 and received accolades from PELA facilitator, Dr. Neil Moore, for his classroom contributions and leadership perspectives.  “Captain Mathews is one of the superior police leaders in Indiana at this time and a great role model for any police agency”, said Dr. Moore.  “Capt. Mathews is exploring leadership principles from such diverse places as the Disney Corporation, Chick-fil-A and several other private sector organizations with an eye toward applying those principles in a policing environment.”Captain Mathews is a native of Columbus Indiana.  He was hired as an Indiana Conservation Officer in 1998 and was assigned to Bartholomew County.  Mathews was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 2003.  He was promoted to Captain of Investigations in 2005 and was placed in command of Training Section in 2011.Mathews will be presented with the award at the PELA graduation and Awards Ceremony on January 25, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis.“It is an honor for Indiana Conservation Officers and “THE” DNR Law Enforcement Division to receive recognition for the police leadership role our officers and staff have achieved”, said Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Division Director.  “Captain Mathews is an outstanding example to his colleagues and to police agencies across the state.”last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: OPPOSED TO LIBRARY DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

first_imgOPPOSED TO LIBRARY DRAG QUEEN STORY HOURby THERESE FINNMy name is Therese Finn and I live in Evansville. I do not support the drag queen story hour plans with the library.  I presently have my own business but also have a college background in Child Development and Family life as well as having raised 4 children.I think as tax payers and as voters we as citizens have the right to know where our leaders stand on this issue and what if anything you are willing to do about it.  Along with many things I could say about the harmful effects this has on our child’s brain and developmentI also am appalled at the library’s obvious liberal agenda. I do not believe that Evansville wishes to follow the same path as some other states like New York and California who have been an avid proponent of this project. As a business owner I am very aware that the reason people move out of some of these areas and into the Midwest is because we have common sense conservative values that support both business and family life in a positive way.  This program does not support the voters and taxpayers in any way and is an embarrassment to the values and goals of this area.I would also like to say that if there are positions on the EVPL board that are open I would be willing to consider serving in this capacity.Sincerely, THERESE FINNFOOTNOTE: The City-County Observer posted this article with bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Soft robots go for color, camouflage

first_imgLast year, a team of researchers led by George Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, broke new engineering ground when they developed soft, silicone-based robots inspired by creatures like starfish and squid.Now, they’re working to give those robots the ability to disguise themselves.As demonstrated in an Aug. 16 paper published in Science, researchers have developed a system — again, inspired by nature — that allows the soft robots to either camouflage themselves against a background, or to make bold color displays. Such a “dynamic coloration” system could one day have a host of uses, ranging from helping doctors plan complex surgeries to acting as a visual marker to help search crews following a disaster, said Stephen Morin, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and first author of the paper.“When we began working on soft robots, we were inspired by soft organisms, including octopi and squid,” Morin said. “One of the fascinating characteristics of these animals is their ability to control their appearance, and that inspired us to take this idea further and explore dynamic coloration. I think the important thing we’ve shown in this paper is that even when using simple systems — in this case we have simple, open-ended micro-channels — you can achieve a great deal in terms of your ability to camouflage an object, or to display where an object is.”“One of the most interesting questions in science is, ‘Why do animals have the shape and color and capabilities that they do?’ ” said Whitesides. “Evolution might lead to a particular form, but why? One function of our work on robotics is to give us, and others interested in this kind of question, systems that we can use to test ideas. Here the question might be: ‘How does a small crawling organism most efficiently disguise (or advertise) itself in leaves?’ These robots are test-beds for ideas about form and color and movement.”Just as with the soft robots, the “color layers” used in the camouflage start as molds created using 3-D printers. Silicone is then poured into the molds to create micro-channels, which are topped with another layer of silicone. The layers can be created as a separate sheet that sits atop the soft robots, or incorporated directly into their structure. Once created, researchers can pump colored liquids into the channels, causing the robot to mimic the colors and patterns of its environment.The system’s camouflage capabilities aren’t limited to visible colors though.By pumping heated or cooled liquids into the channels, researchers can camouflage the robots thermally (infrared color). Other tests described in the Science paper used fluorescent liquids that allowed the color layers to literally glow in the dark.“There is an enormous amount of spectral control we can exert with this system,” Morin said. “We can design color layers with multiple channels, which can be activated independently. We’ve only begun to scratch the surface, I think, of what’s possible.”The uses for the color-layer technology, however, don’t end at camouflage.Just as animals use color change to communicate, Morin envisions robots using the system as a way to signal their position, both to other robots, and to the public. As an example, he cited the possible use of the soft machines during search and rescue operations following a disaster. In dimly lit conditions, he said, a robot that stands out from its surroundings (or even glows in the dark) could be useful in leading rescue crews trying to locate survivors.Going forward, Morin said, he hopes to explore more complex systems that use multiple color layers to achieve finer control over camouflage and display colors, as well as ways to create systems — using valves and other controls — that would allow the robots to operate autonomously.“There are a number of directions this technology could go in,” he said. “Some of them are similar to the course we have taken thus far, but I think there are other aspects to explore – such as how the robots interact with their environment — that are related to what soft robots may be doing in the future.“What we hope is that this work can inspire other researchers to think about these problems and approach them from different angles,” he continued. “There are many biologists who are studying animal behavior as it relates to camouflage, and they use different models to do that. We think something like this might enable them to explore new questions, and that will be valuable.”last_img read more

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Big Brother is Watching! 1984 to Transfer to London’s West End

first_img View Comments April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. The cast at the Almeida currently includes Mark Arends, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Matthew Spencer, Gavin Spokes, Mandi Symonds and Hara Yannas. 1984 has design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid. The show will conclude its run at the Almeida March 29. 1984 is set to transfer from London’s Almeida Theatre to the West End. Based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel and adapted and co-directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the show will run April 28 through July 19 at the Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is set for May 8.last_img read more

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Selden Man, 19, Dies in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 19-year-old Selden man died Wednesday night after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in his hometown, Suffolk County police said. Daniel O’Brien was heading east on Route 25 in Selden when police said he crashed into a 2006 Ford Freestyle that was traveling westbound on the same road. The fatal collision occurred when O’Brien’s motorcycle slammed into the Ford as its driver was attempting to turn left into a shopping center at 9:24 p.m., police said. O’Brien, who was riding a 2009 Kawasaki, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. The driver of the Ford was uninjured, police said. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Police said the investigation is continuing. Detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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