USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians

first_img October 10, 2011 USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians View post tag: to View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: ship View post tag: station View post tag: Civilians View post tag: News by topic For the first time since the Sept. 9, 2001, terror attacks, the public was invited to board a ship at Naval Station Norfolk. View post tag: Naval Training & Education (therepbulic)[mappress]Source: therepublic, October 10, 2011 View post tag: Tour View post tag: opens Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians View post tag: Navylast_img

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Mohs Surgeon (55170)

first_imgThe Department of Dermatology invites applications for a part-timefellowship trained Mohs surgeon to pursue a career with theDepartment of Dermatology in the College of Medicine at theUniversity of Florida. This is a part-time .50 FTE clinical trackposition. Primary duties include providing care for dermatologypatients at UF Health Dermatology Deerwood Park in Jacksonville,Florida. It will be expected that the candidate participates inteaching dermatology residents/fellows, medicine residents andmedical students.Applicants must have a M.D. degree, board-certified orboard-eligible in Dermatology and have completed a Mohs fellowship.Applicant must be eligible for a Florida Medical License. Rank willcommensurate with experience.Please upload a CV, cover letter and three letters ofrecommendation in order to be considered for this position.Application review will begin immediately and will continue untilthe position is filled.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Press release: Major new research investment set to provide boost for UK’s Creative Industries

first_imgA new Policy and Evidence Centre has also been established that will address gaps in the evidence base on the national economic strength of the UK’s creative industries. Led by global innovation foundation Nesta, it will develop independent evidence that will inform decision-making across the creative industries and underpin future policy decisions.Hasan Bakhshi, Director, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, said: StoryFutures – Driving innovation in creative, immersive storytelling; connecting businesses, creating jobs and developing next-generation talent as the sector seeks to harness data-driven personalisation, smart devices and AI to reach audiences in new and complex ways.Led by: Royal Holloway with other institutions and commercial partners including the BBC, HTC Vive, nDreams, Plexus, Punchdrunk, Sky UK, Pinewood Group, BFI, Endemol Shine, Heathrow Airport, and the National Film and Television School. The UK’s creative industries have had a stellar growth performance in recent years, but to navigate the economic uncertainties ahead they will need rigorous evidence. This is where the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre will step in, producing research and formulating policies to support the sector’s future growth. Notes to EditorsEach of the nine clusters emerged from an open, rigorous and peer-reviewed selection process that began a year ago. They bring together a range of educational and commercial partners to tackle unique R&D challenges identified by a specific area of industry.The nine clusters are: Combining world-class arts and humanities researchers with our globally renowned creative industries will underpin growth in this vibrant and rapidly expanding sector within the UK economy. These pioneering partnerships between industry and universities are providing a huge vote of confidence for a sector that is vital to the future prosperity of the UK. Future Screens NI – Growing the creative industries in Northern Ireland, particularly the extant animation and games clusters, by developing new hardware and software solutions.Led by: Ulster University with other institutions and commercial partners including: Northern Ireland Screen, the BBC, RTE, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Catalyst Inc., Causeway Enterprise Agency, Belfast City Council and Digital Catapult. Future Fashion Factory – Transforming the fashion industry’s capacity for creative innovation and reducing lead times and waste by embracing digital technologies in the design process.Led by: University of Leeds with other institutions and commercial partners including the Royal College of Arts, Burberry, Wools of New Zealand and the British Fashion Council. This investment, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and industry, offers support to the UK’s globally important creative industries, which are already worth over £92 billion to the UK economy and export an estimated £46 billion in goods and services each year. The aim is to create jobs and drive the creation of companies, products and experiences that can be marketed around the world.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Collaborative R&D – Partnership Delivering sustainable growth for the business of fashion, textiles and technology through innovation and adaptation.Led by: University of the Arts London with other institutions and commercial partners including ASOS, Clarks, British Fashion Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, Centre for Fashion Enterprise and the V&A. Bristol and Bath Cluster (B+B)XR+D – Creating jobs, companies and products in the Bristol and Bath region’s screen and performance industries by helping them adapt to emerging technologies.Led by: the University of the West of England with other institutions and commercial partners including Watershed, Aardman Animations, Audible, the BBC, and the RSC. Clwstwr Creadigol – Transforming the screen and broadcast industries in the Cardiff region of South Wales by helping them innovate and compete.Led by: Cardiff University with other institutions and commercial partners including BBC Cymru, S4C, Boom Cymru, ITV Cymru Wales and Sony UK Technology Centre. Creative Industries Clusters in Bristol, Leeds, London, York, Cardiff, Belfast, Dundee and Edinburgh will bring together creative hubs with researchers and businesses to boost their world-leading status.Aardman, Burberry, Sony and the British Fashion Council are some of the brands involved in the Programme Developing the Clusters is a key deliverable in the Industrial Strategy’s Creative Industries Sector Deal.Some of the UK’s best performing and world-renowned creative businesses are to come together with researchers and organisations to explore new ways of enhancing their sectors. They aim to increase the use of digital technologies to improve audience experience in the screen and performance industries, and shorten production times in the design industry.Led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council within UKRI, the £80 million programme comprises nine creative clusters across the UK and a new Policy and Evidence Centre, led by Nesta in partnership with 13 universities. The programme will bring together world-class research talent with companies and organisations, including household names such as Aardman, Burberry and Sony, in a first-of-its kind research and development investment.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Creative Media Labs – Establishing the screen industries of Yorkshire and the Humber as a centre of excellence in immersive and interactive storytelling.Led by: University of York with other institutions and commercial partners including Screen Yorkshire, New Moon Studios, BT, Sony, BFI, Duck Soup, Warp Films, Game Republic and the BBC. Explore the 9 clusters in our google map.The Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. It sets out how the UK Government is building a Britain fit for the future – how it will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation, funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: archaeology, area studies, the creative and performing arts, design, digital content, heritage, history, languages, philosophy and much more. This financial year we will spend approximately £98 million on research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides economic, social and cultural benefits to the UK, but contributes to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe. Creative Informatics – Seeking to put businesses and creative entrepreneurs in the driving seat of data-driven innovation in Edinburgh’s lively design and advertising sector.Led by: University of Edinburgh with other institutions and commercial partners including Creative Edinburgh, Festivals Edinburgh, The List, the BBC, National Museums Scotland, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Royal Bank of Scotland. InGAME – Delivering new products, start-ups and training opportunities in the video game sector, and intensifying growth, diversification and cultural engagement.Led by: Abertay University in Dundee with other institutions and commercial partners including DC Thomson and Co, Sony, deltaDNA, Scottish Enterprise, Microsoft, TIGA, Creative Scotland and Dundee City Council. The creative industries are a fantastic British success story creating millions of jobs and business opportunities across the country. The sector currently contributes £92 billion a year to our economy and through our modern Industrial Strategy we are investing further to enable the sector to keep on growing and bringing the benefits to all corners of the United Kingdom. Professor Andrew Thompson, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, said: Britain’s creative industries are an economic and cultural powerhouse and the Creative Clusters will ensure they continue to thrive in different regions across the country. These partnerships between business, academia and industry will encourage the use of future technology to develop new products and experiences, and boost employment opportunities across the breadth of the UK.last_img read more

HBS’s Paul. R. Lawrence, 89

first_imgPaul R. Lawrence, a renowned sociologist and a pivotal figure in the intellectual history of Harvard Business School (HBS), died Nov. 1 in Bedford, Mass. He was 89.Lawrence was one of the world’s most influential and prolific scholars in the field of organizational behavior. At the time of his death, he was the School’s Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior Emeritus. His research, published in 26 books and numerous articles, dealt with the human aspects of management. In particular, he studied organizational change, organization design, and the relationship between the structural characteristics of complex organizations and the technical, market, and other conditions of their immediate environment.“One of the early and most important figures in organizational behavior, Paul Lawrence legitimized it as a field worthy of study at a business school,” said HBS Professor Michael Tushman, who holds the chair at Harvard Business School named in honor of Lawrence in 1999. “He was a pioneer in creating a body of work, a cadre of students, and a doctoral program in organizational behavior that has aspired to do research that is both professionally rigorous as well as relevant to practitioners. Paul was a role model to those of us fortunate enough to be his students. He was also a role model to the field of organizational behavior. With a remarkable lifelong intensity about his research, he never let up in his quest for understanding organizations in our society. I am honored to hold the Paul R. Lawrence Professorship, a constant reminder of his role in my life as my mentor and friend. He is the standard to which we all should aspire.”In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lawrence’s memory to the Cambridge Community Foundation (c/o Bob Hurlbut), 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139. Those who wish to share their remembrances of Lawrence’s life are invited to do so on his blog, www.prlawrence.com.A memorial service will be held on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Story Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.To read the full obituary.last_img read more

Chefs and scientists partner to promote healthy, sustainable food

first_img Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health nutrition researchers teamed with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 2013 to create the Menus of Change initiative, which integrates the latest findings from both nutrition and environmental science into a single set of recommendations for the food service industry. The initiative provides guidance to help culinary professionals and food service companies make informed choices and become successful in the business of healthy, sustainable, delicious food.“We need culinary professionals working with nutrition professionals, the supply chain, the agriculture community and the environmental community. You have to engage a lot of people in the conversation to find the right directional guidance to move forward,” the CIA’s Amy Myrdal Miller told the Christian Science Monitor in an April 3, 2014 interview.The second annual Menus of Change Leadership Summit will be held June 9-11, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. Read the initiative’s annual report, published in conjunction with last year’s summit.last_img read more

Head lice

first_img“The quality of a nit comb makes a big difference,” Guillebeau said. “The best are made out of steel. Inexpensive plastic combs are just not as good.”When parents use a nit comb, Pettis said it’s best to dip the comb in warm, soapy water after each sweep through the child’s hair.“The biggest take-home message to parents is to encourage schools not to spray pesticides,” she said. “Sprays expose children to unnecessary risks and aren’t effective for head lice management. And always use a nit comb. It’s an essential part of lice removal.” By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaEven Paul Guillebeau scratches his head when talking about head lice. The tiny creatures are his focus, especially when it comes to reducing students’ exposure to pesticides associated with the insect’s control.Guillebeau is an Extension entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He and his colleague, Gretchen Pettis, are preparing for the onslaught of calls they’ll receive as soon as children across the state return to school.“Something like 15 million people get head lice each year,” said Guillebeau, who also serves as the college’s integrated pest management coordinator. “Additionally, there are numerous reports of head lice populations that are resistant to commonly available head lice shampoos.”It doesn’t matter what kind of socio-economic background or ethnicity a person has. Head lice aren’t selective when it comes to choosing a new host. But the negative connotation is still there.Guillebeau recalls one instance in particular. A mother called him because she said her children had head lice and the infestation was so bad “they were jumping off the cabinet.” He replied that head lice can’t jump, hop or fly. They can, however, crawl. This particular desperate mother had tried everything she could think of to get rid of the head lice. But they kept coming back. It turns out that her sister’s children had head lice, and her sister wouldn’t admit it so the children were being reinfested each time they played with their cousins.“The perception is always hard to overcome,” Pettis said. “Just because a child has head lice doesn’t mean that the child or the school is unclean.”The danger of a head lice outbreak isn’t the insect itself, because it doesn’t transmit diseases or cause illness. It’s the way schools and parents try to combat head lice.“The health risk is people doing foolish things with pesticides,” Guillebeau said.Pesticide sprays do little or nothing to control lice, a point Guillebeau and Pettis make in the head lice publications, “A Parent’s Guide to the ‘Nitty Gritty’ about Head Lice” and “A School’s Guide to the ‘Nitty Gritty’ about Head Lice.” The pamphlets are both available on the Web at http://entomology.ent.uga.edu/online_pubs.htm.The best way for school officials to combat an outbreak is to clean items like headphones and other objects that touch a student’s head. Students’ jackets, hats and scarves should also be stored separately. Guillebeau and Pettis also encourage early intervention by identifying children who have an infestation and notifying their parent or guardian.Head lice can’t form colonies in carpet or anywhere else in a home, Guillebeau said. They require a human host to spread an infestation and can “live off the body no more than a day or two.”Unlabeled treatments, such as kerosene and yard chemicals, applied to a child’s head can be dangerous. And medicated head lice shampoos won’t kill all the eggs, known as nits, Pettis said. The only way to get rid of head lice completely is with a combination of the shampoos and manual removal. To remove the nits, a parent or guardian must comb through each section of a child’s hair from the root all the way to the tip. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Balancing the practice of law and life

first_img September 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Balancing the practice of law and life Senior EditorA lawyer took his family skiing in the mountains. But rather than relishing the perfect scenery and refreshing exercise, he found himself scheming for ways to buy local real estate or a condominium.He wasn’t, author and lawyer Mike Papantonio said, enjoying the experience but instead was trying to figure out how to exert control — and in the process ruining his enjoyment.The lesson? “The best we can do for our family and the best we can do for our community is enjoy the moment we have now,” Papantonio said.Papantonio, sometimes showing a revival preacher’s fervor, brought that message to the Board of Governors at its August meeting. The lawyer and author of Resurrecting Aesop’s Fables and Searching for Atticus Finch was the luncheon speaker at the board’s Sarasota gathering and said his goal is to help lawyers bring balance to their lives.Papantonio has spent years surveying lawyers about what they like and don’t like about their lives and profession. Much of what he has found is that lawyers pour too much effort into their practice to the exclusion of other parts of their lives. And that eventually affects their personal, civic, and even professional activities.His talk was peppered with findings of surveys he’s taken of lawyers over several years. Among the findings:• 76 percent of respondents “said they dramatically needed to improve their quality of life.”• 97 percent “said addictive, destructive ambition is threatening to destroy the profession.”• “84 percent said “that lack of balance [in their lives] was causing problems, but no one was doing anything about it.”• “82 percent find it difficult to say they have enough.”• “80 percent characterize themselves as raising expectations after every accomplishment, no matter how unrealistic” those expectations are.• Only 16 percent said they ever took a course other than CLE.The result is lawyers spend so much time being lawyers, that their lives lose balance, their personal and family lives suffer, and they even wind up losing the perspective that makes them good lawyers, Papantonio said.As an example, he cited Clarence Darrow. Perhaps the most famous lawyer of the 20th century, Darrow quit the only regular legal job he had because he found it incompatible with his lifestyle. And despite handling slews of high profile cases, he always made time to travel extensively, and he wrote more than 50 books.Those diversions, especially traveling, didn’t hurt Darrow’s courtroom performance, but lent perspective and understanding, Papantonio said.“Sometimes we have to reject what has been handed down to us on how we’re supposed to lawyer and how we’re supposed to live,” he told the board. “How dare you tell young lawyers that it’s good for them to bill 3,000 hours a year. How dare you tell a young lawyer his future depends on the number of cases he brings in.”Lawyers frequently get caught up in the trap of seeking more personal wealth and possessions and more power, only to find they can never get enough of either, he said.“People don’t have a picture of how much is enough and whether their expectations will be satisfied and leave them alone,” Papantonio said. “One author called it the hamster syndrome — they’re running on a wheel, not quite sure when they are going to get off.“The basic problem is it’s driven by ego, it’s driven by unhealthy ego,” he added. “It’s driven by not having enough just for today, but enough for 20 years. And do they have more than the other guy.. . . It’s always a matter of trying to move into the next income bracket. It’s illusory. You can do it all your life and you won’t get there.. . . We’re addicted to having more than the other guy, and we’ve never thought about it in 30 years of professional life.”And the reason it’s particularly a problem, Papantonio said, is because De Tocqueville was right: Democracy works only because lawyers work. And that means problems in the profession mean problems for democracy.He urged board members to find balance in their lives and those of members of their firms.“Don’t wait until your next project comes in. Don’t wait until you’re elected to the next big office. Your family doesn’t care, and your community doesn’t care,” he said. Balancing the practice of law and lifelast_img read more

Flood Watch in Effect with Heavy Rain Expected on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s going to be another wet day on Long Island.The National Weather Service’s Upton office said Thursday’s forecast calls for heavy rain and possible flooding, with some of the storms producing gusty winds and potential thunderstorms. A flood watch is in effect for the entire Island through the afternoon and a coastal flood advisory for the south shore will last until 9 p.m., the weather service said. In a statement, the weather service said rainfall could be heavy at times before gradually decreasing Thursday night.“Thunderstorms with locally heavier rainfall rates of at least 1 inch per hour are possible, especially during this afternoon,” the agency said.Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible, forecasters said. Flooding of vulnerable shore roads is possible, said the weather service, which also warned of minor coastal flooding around the times of high tide. While the heaviest rain is expected to stop falling in the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the evening. Friday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers in the afternoon. The good news is the weekend is expected to feature sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s.last_img read more

Broome County announces roadwork plans

first_imgBroome County Executive Jason Garnar and Highway Commissioner Sue Brown released a list of planned road projects beginning Monday. Projects include: (WBNG) — Motorists can expect road construction in parts of Broome County this week.center_img The Highway Division will be paving Day Hollow Road thru a contractorThe Highway Division will perform patching on Cloverdale Road and Old Route 17Ditching will be performed on along County Roadways Pierce Creek, Tunnel, Beartown and Tracey Creek roadsThe Highway Division will be working on drainage on West ChenangoBrush & tree cutting will continueThe Highway Division will be striping county and town roadways with paint truckThe mow crew will continue mowing the Right of Way along County Roadway systemlast_img