Written by Beau Lund April 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Mike Trout to travel with Angels to Texas following groin injury FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Mike Trout will be with the Los Angeles Angels in Texas Monday as the team readies to begin its series against the Texas Rangers, the Angels said Sunday.The 27-year-old outfielder has been out of the lineup after sustaining a groin injury last week. The injury caused him to miss traveling with the team to Chicago this past weekend.It is still unknown if Trout will be penciled in for Monday night’s game against the Rangers. The Angels said ultrasound images showed improvement to his injury.Trout is currently listed as day-to-day.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Job DescriptionThe Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at VirginiaTech seeks a skilled and focused leader for the position ofDirector of the new Animal Cancer Care and Research Center. ThisCenter is located in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute onthe Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences Campus in Roanoke,Virginia. The facility provides comprehensive cancer care forveterinary patients in the Commonwealth of Virginia and surroundingstates with a strong emphasis on comparative oncologyresearch.Vision: To unify one-health cancer research and be the model forunparalleled care of pets and their families to accelerate curesfor all.The Animal Cancer Care and Research Center occupies 18,680 squarefeet on the first floor of the new Virginia Tech CarilionBiomedical Research Addition. The center includes client receptionand waiting areas, exam rooms, offices and touch-down space forfaculty, graduate students/house officers, conference room,research labs, reception/business offices, animal treatment rooms,chemotherapy delivery and chemotherapy preparation rooms, surgicalsuites, anesthesia induction room, sterile prep room, anesthesiarecovery ward, multiple animal holding wards, linear acceleratorvault and control room, radiation treatment planning room,radiology suite, ultrasound suite, and a tissue collection room.The center contains a state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery(SRS) linear accelerator, a general diagnostic digital x-raymachine with a 50 KW three-phase high frequency x-ray generator,and an ultrasound machine with color doppler capability. The centeris immediately adjacent to the Fralin Biomedical Research Instituteimaging core in order to facilitate shared use of advanced imagingequipment. This imaging core includes advanced CT, MR and PETimaging capability.The Director will have authority for fiscal, administrative,fiduciary, and programmatic functions of the center. She/he will beresponsible for ensuring proper business practices and internalcontrols to ensure compliance with university policies andprocedures. This person will be a member of the college’s ExecutiveBoard and will report to the Dean. The director will also maintaina reporting line to the Executive Director of the Fralin BiomedicalResearch Institute. She/he will serve on boards in the FralinBiomedical Research Center and the Academic Health Center tofacilitate research collaborations and to advance the researchmission of the college and the institute. The Director will have amajor role in the fundraising efforts of the college and theAcademic Health Center to advance the clinical and translationalresearch enterprise, including travel and high-level strategicconversations with donors and prospective donors. This positionwill have an academic appointment in the Department of Small AnimalClinical Sciences. This position will be approximately 85%administrative with a 15% clinical or research commitment insupport of the Center’s mission.The Director will serve as chief medical officer for the AnimalCancer Care and Research Center. The center has three medicaloncologists, two radiation oncologists, two surgical oncologists,as well as residents and interns. The staff is comprised of apractice manager, radiation therapist, part-time radiationphysicist, multiple licensed veterinary technicians and veterinaryassistants, business office assistants and a patient carecoordinator. There will be a variety of students working in thecenter including DVM students rotating through oncology andsurgery, house officers (residents and interns), graduate students,MD students and undergraduate students working on researchprojects.Required Qualifications- DVM or equivalent degree- Diplomate of an AVMA recognized specialty college- Demonstrated achievement in oncologic teaching, service, andresearch/scholarship- Previous administrative experience, exceptional communicationskills, and leadership qualities that facilitate and encourageengagement and faculty development- Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration- Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in an academicenvironmentPreferred Qualifications- Graduate degrees (MD, PhD)- Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine,American College of Veterinary Radiology, or American College ofVeterinary SurgeonsPay BandFacultyAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateNovember 1, 2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact April Hylton [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 businessdays prior to the event.Advertised: September 29, 2020Applications close:
Corpus Christi students are facing the prospect of having their rent fees increased by 9%, which would be applied as early as the upcoming academic year.Suggestions for the increase were announced by Ben Ruck Keene, Estates Bursar for Corpus Christi, at a meeting with the college JCR last Wednesday, June 9th.“On the one hand, the college and the University in general are trying to encourage those from all backgrounds to apply to Oxford. On the other hand, they make it increasingly difficult for those who are less well off to feasibly see this through” says Corpus Christi JCR Equal Opportunities Rep Jahan Meeran.“There seems to be an element of hypocrisy in all of this,” Meeran added. ” We won’t take this lying down.”A petition has been put forward by the JCR, which has been signed by over 76 students, including the OUSU Rent Officer. 78 people have emailed complaints to the Corpus Christi JCR President.A further discussion between the Domestic Bursar and the student body is scheduled for this upcoming Monday. The meeting will take place just two days before the college governing body is expected decide at a fees review whether to approve the suggestion for a rent increase.Seb Baird, Corpus Christi JCR President, described the 9% increase as “unfair” and said “the fact that the bursar waited until seventh week to tell us this figure is worrying.”“In real terms, it represents £300 per year or 10 days part time work in the vacation. Students should pay for somewhere to live, not to protect college from running a deficit.”This proposed increase would result in accommodation fees being higher than the current student maintenance loan threshold for some students.However, Baird feels that students should “shoulder some of the burden.” He thinks the JCR and MCR have proposed a 5% rent increase instead. This suggestion would amount to £56,500 less than a 9% increase.One of the reasons stated for the call for higher rent fees is that the Corpus Christi income streams have been reduced. The college has also increased its expenditure on building repairs and on giving the non-academic staff a raise. The rent rise has been suggested in order to avoid decreasing the College’s endowment, which is currently estimated at £58 million.Corpus Christi OUSU Representative Sarah Santhosham commented “While I fully support proposals to increase the wages of non-academic staff, I think it is unfair to pass on the cost of this to students, particularly when student loans have been frozen for the academic year 2010-2011.”OUSU Rent Officer, Charlotte Carnegie, also expressed concern about “the impact this will have on the welfare and financial security” of students.Carnegie said, “Student loans are frozen, the college is also freezing its bursary system, and a rent rise of this magnitude will affect the budgets and financial stability of members of college at a time when they will find it difficult to receive support.“In my opinion the college should look to its endowment first, and be reluctant to pass on deficit costs to students.”David and Ed Miliband have commented on the rent negotiations, see the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQy3ChICeYM&feature=player_embedded
Oxford University has been rated number one in the UK for the quality and volume of its research.The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), a large-scale assessment reviewing the quality and impact of research in different subjects at universities across the UK, found that Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country.52,000 academics at 154 institutions across the UK were included in the two year long public assessment of university research output.2,409 members of Oxford University’s academic staff were submitted for assessment in the REF, researching in 31 academically diverse areas. The analysis, produced by Research Fortnight, graded the research using a four star system, where four stars was the best (world-leading), and one star represented research that was recognised nationally. 48.1 per cent of the University’s research was categorised as four stars, while a further 39 per cent was rated 3 stars.The University also ranked first in 12 individual academic subjects for volume of world-leading research. These covered all the University’s main academic divisions: the medical sciences, humanities, the social sciences and maths, physics, and the life sciences.Furthermore, the University performed strongly in the new impact category of the REF. Examples of the impact of Oxford University research ranged from a new malaria treatment which has helped save more than a million lives globally to a major database of ancient pottery and gems, used by museums and the antiquities trade around the world.Professor Andrew Hamilton, the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, said, “I welcome our superb REF results, which clearly reflect our outstanding world-leading research. It is pleasing to be ranked in first place, but even more pleasing to see recognition of the fantastic contribution Oxford researchers make to knowledge across a huge range of subjects and of the real impact they have on health, prosperity, policy formation and culture around the world.”“It is vital — if the full economic, social and cultural benefits of this research excellence at Oxford, and elsewhere in the higher education sector are to be realised — that strong and sustained public investment in leading university research is maintained and indeed increased.” On Twitter, the University of Oxford declared itself to be “very proud”.We’re number 1! We’re very proud to have the largest volume of world-leading research in the UK in today’s #REF2014 http://t.co/EjHdQBQmKy— Oxford University (@UniofOxford) December 18, 2014The results of the REF are to be used by the four UK higher education funding bodies to allocate £2billion of block-grant research funding to UK universities from 2015–2016. As Oxford ranked first, it is set to accept the largest share of the funding.The periodic assessment of the quality and impact of university research in the UK ensures funds are distributed selectively on the basis of quality and volume of research carried out at each university. This was previously known as the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and was last conducted in 2008, where Oxford also placed first.However, despite Oxford remaining in the top position, London universities are dividing Oxbridge. University College London, which in 2008 ranked 3rd, is now placed 2nd, between Oxford and Cambridge, thus breaking up the historic dominance of these universities.The London School of Economics was found to have the highest proportion of world-leading research, with 49.9 per cent of its research given four stars (compared to Oxford’s marginally inferior 48.1 per cent, and Cambridge’s 46.8 per cent). Oxford was ranked higher in the REF due to a greater of research, and for a higher score in the impact category.Students have reacted positively to Oxford receiving the highest funding for research of any UK university. Second year Chemistry undergraduate, Harry Bush, commented: “as an undergraduate it’s evident I had no contribution towards this, but it really excites me for the prospects of being part of some world class and novel research in my 4th year and perhaps beyond”.Meanwhile, James Blythe, OUSU VP for Access & Academic Affairs, and Louis Trup, OUSU President, were also pleased with Oxford’s performance.Breaking my Xmas twitter silence to say a massive well done to @UniofOxford for coming top in #REF2014. Credit to staff & research students— James Blythe (@OUSU_AcAff) December 18, 2014#Oxford absolutely bossed #REF2014 – Well done everyone. http://t.co/u9aTQpvtiM @UniofOxford— Louis ‘OUSU’ Trup (@OUSU_Pres) December 18, 2014HEFCE release the exact funding respective universities receive in Spring, so, as the University commented to Cherwell, “While we are clearly in a strong position, we will not know exactly how HEFCE works out the formula until it is announced in March.”
Wolves vs Logsby Rev. Jerry WirthThe problem before us is not that of mote vs log but one of wolves vs lambs. While Jesus did indeed warn us of the folly of judging the speck in the eyes of others while being blind to the log in our own eyes, He also warned us of the ravenous wolves and the need for and duties of good shepherds. The good shepherd protects his flock from the wolves and does not allow wolves to enter in and dwell among the sheep.Kim of North Korea and radical Islamic leaders are not good shepherds. They do not love their flocks; they eat their flocks. It is the duty of our shepherds, our leaders, to protect us from these wolves in sheep’s clothing. I have no more issue with preventing tyrannical nations from achieving nuclear capabilities than I have in keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals. But for some the log in their eye is so obstructive, and they are so focused on the speck in eyes of others, that they can not see the wolvesOur nation is a good nation. When tested with the possession of the world’s most powerful weapon, we used it as necessary for the protection of our own people but not for world dominance and the eradication of our enemy. In our strength we made peace. Despite our problems, our faith and our constitution corrects us. We value those among us, even those with whom we disagree, because that diversity corrects us and keeps us straight. But there are wolves who abuse and oppress their own sheep and if allowed the capabilities and opportunity would dominate and oppress the world.The problem in Islam is not just a different view of Christ. The problem is a systemic problem within Islamic theology where violence and oppression becomes its nature. The more faithful a Muslim becomes, the more radicalized and violent the person becomes. Good Muslims are bad people, and bad Muslims are good people.When we see the violence and oppression committed in the name of Islam, we must ask if that person is following the teachings of Islam or sinning against it? If they are sinning against it, then how will their sins be atoned for under Islamic soteriology? In fact, does not radical Islam teach that salvation is achieved in acts of violence? And if they are obeying Islam’s teachings, then, being as Muhammad is the last and greatest prophet of Islam, who will correct Islam as Christ corrects Christianity? There is no Christ to come and save and correct Muslims except the Christ of Christians. But that that does not mean we become oppressors of Muslims. Jesus says love your enemy. But to love your enemy, you must also know your enemy.So the question is not one of a “speck in your brother’s eye” problem; it is a knife at the throat of the world problem.by Rev. Jerry WirthVanderburgh CountyFOOTNOTE: Posted by the CCO Editor without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The Real Bread Campaign has announced it will be organising the first ever National Real Bread Maker Week from 1-9 May, to encourage people to re-engage with home baking and to dust off one of the nation’s most neglected kitchen appliances.Chris Young, organiser of the campaign, which is backed by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food programme, said: “Dusting off and plugging in your bread machine allows you to seize control of your daily bread, freeing you from reliance on factory loaves.”The National Real Bread Maker Week website will be launched in March for people to view and share bread machine recipes, tips and photos with the chance to win a VIP pass to The Real Food Festival on 8 May. Also, a big bake-off will be judged by an expert panel of master bakers and celebrity chefs. The campaign is set to take place a week prior to the Real Food Festival in Earl’s Court, London, on 10 May. “Baking Real Bread in a machine with flour from an independent mill is a great way of supporting Britain’s real food producers and knowing what your family is eating while keeping an eye on your budget,” said festival organiser Philip Lowery.Meanwhile, as part of National Mills Weekend 8-9 May, traditional wind and water mills around the country will be inviting visitors to picnics, classes, competitions and other activities to help get the best out of locally milled flour bread machine loaves.
Natural Gas Industry Joins Fray Against Coal Bailout FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:The natural gas industry joined with other energy market participants to defend the sector’s reliability and decry the U.S. Department of Energy’s grid resilience initiative as “uneconomic” in comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.The department specifically highlighted the value of having a 90-day on-site fuel supply, a criterion that is much more readily met by coal and nuclear generators than by gas-fired ones.“[T]he DOE [notice of proposed rulemaking] is a transparent attempt to prop up uneconomic generation that is unable to compete due largely to sustained low prices for natural gas and that is not otherwise needed for reliability,” a group of 20 energy industry associations and individual companies said in comments to FERC posted Oct. 23.Along with the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and the Natural Gas Supply Association, the group included independent power producers, renewable energy developers, advanced technology interests, vertically integrated utilities and industrial customers.The state of the U.S. power grid does “not justify the rushed nature of the proposal,” the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, or INGAA, said in separate comments, calling the agency’s approach to resilience “unduly discriminatory” and saying it “displays no awareness” that it would be a departure from FERC’s historical approach to grid reliability.More ($): Gas groups join coalition calling DOE grid proposal ‘transparent’ favoritism
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU today is hosting a free webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern for members and nonmembers with NCUA Examination and Insurance Director Larry Fazio on the agency’s revised risk-based capital proposal, or RBC2.Fazio is the chief architect of the new proposal, which is out for a 90-day comment period. He will be joined in the webcast by NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long and Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon.The webcast will give attendees a multi-faceted look at the proposed rule’s impact on credit unions; attendees will be able to ask questions of Fazio and the NAFCU representatives. Members and nonmembers may attend; registration for the free webcast is open now.NAFCU published a Regulatory Alert Wednesday on RBC2 and is asking members to provide their input to the association by April 3. On Tuesday, NAFCU released its new member-only risk-based capital calculator with a feature that NCUA doesn’t include on its own version: five-year forecasting based on estimated return on assets and asset growth rates. continue reading »
The PSI’s confirmation came shortly after the Gerindra Party announced on Monday its decision to support the President’s son in the mayoral race, following the signing of a recommendation letter by party chairman Prabowo Subianto and secretary-general Ahmad Muzani.Gerindra executives had previously expressed their intention to support Gibran’s ticket in the race even months before the PDI-P officially nominated Gibran to run as a pair with Teguh Prakosa, the secretary of the PDI-P’s branch in Surakarta, in the city’s mayoral election, slated to take place on Dec. 9.Read also: Many Indonesians fed up with political dynasties: ‘Kompas’ survey”We are firm in supporting Gibran and Teguh [in the race],” said Ardianto Kuswinarno, the head of Gerindra’s branch in Surakarta, as quoted by kompas.com. The PSI was among political parties supporting Jokowi’s reelection in the 2019 presidential race, in which he went head-to-head with his erstwhile rival Prabowo and the Gerindra Party. The latter has since joined the ruling coalition, after Jokowi tapped Prabowo for the position of the defense minister in October last year.Yogo of the PSI said that the party threw its support behind Gibran since, as a strong contender in the race, they saw that he had a clear vision and passion to build Surakarta.He denied that Gibran’s nomination for the race was part of establishing a political dynasty, arguing that the President’s eldest son was not appointed to the position.”We agreed that it’s not a practice of political dynasty. As the son of the president, Gibran also has the right to vote and be elected,” Yogo said.”If he was appointed as a commissary of a state-own enterprise, a minister or any other public position, maybe we could have called it a form of political dynasty, but he will compete fairly [in the election]; the people have the freedom to choose him or not,” he added. (nal)Topics : The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) and the Gerindra Party have officially declared their support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s eldest son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, to run in the upcoming Surakarta mayoral election in Central Java.Antonius Yogo Prabowo, the head of the party’s Surakarta chapter, said PSI chairwoman Grace Natalie had signed the recommendation letter for Gibran, whose nomination was backed by the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).”What’s left now is only technical details; either Mas Gibran comes to the [PSI] executive board headquarters to get the letter or our representatives will go to Surakarta to deliver the letter to him,” Yogo said on Thursday.
NZ Herald 29 October 2013The Labour Party conference in Christchurch this weekend looks set to approve a remit that will require its list to “fairly represent” gays and lesbians among candidates.At present, the constitution says there shall be no barriers to nominees on the grounds of sexual orientation or marital status. But a remit proposed by the party’s ruling New Zealand Council would require the list-ranking committee to pro-actively ensure that its list fairly represents “sexual orientations”, as well as tangata whenua, gender, ethnic groups, people with disabilities, age and youth.The New Zealand Council is also proposing a Maori-only list ranking committee to rank its Maori candidates for the next election.Under another remit, Labour’s list-ranking committee decisions will also have to aim for a caucus of at least 45 per cent of women next year and at least 50 per cent in 2017. That target was foreshadowed earlier this year when former leader David Shearer ditched the controversial so-called “man-ban” remit, which would have allowed for women-only selections in some electorates.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11147719