USU Softball Announces Preliminary 2019 Schedule

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State softball announced some preliminary details concerning its 2019 schedule.The Aggies will play in five preseason tournaments while individual matchups and specific details for each tournament will be announced at a later date.Utah State will be at the Titan Classic February 8-10, hosted by Cal State Fullerton.The Aggies then compete at the Arizona State-hosted Littlewood Classic February 15-17 at Tempe, Ariz.Up next for the Aggies is the San Jose State-hosted Plus 27 tournament February 22-24.In March, Utah State competes at the Red Desert Classic of St. George, Utah March 2-3 and will then compete at the Cal Poly Tournament March 8-10 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.The Aggies commence Mountain West Conference play March 15-17 at Nevada and conclude conference play at San Diego State May 9-11.Utah State will also compete against in-state non-conference foes as they draw Weber State March 20.Additionally, the Aggies travel to Orem to face Utah Valley May 3 and will be at BYU May 7. The Aggies will host the Cougars April 9 and the Wolverines on May 5. Brad James Written by August 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Softball Announces Preliminary 2019 Schedule Tags: Cal State Fullerton/Littlewood Classic/Mountain West Conference/Titan Classic/Utah State Softballlast_img read more

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Equinor awards $188m North Sea contracts to TechnipFMC

first_img The Snorre A platform in the North Sea. (Credit: Bo B Randulff – Even Kleppa / Equinor ASA.) Oil services firm TechnipFMC has secure two contracts and a letter of intent from Equinor for pipelaying and subsea installations for three projects offshore Norway.Equinor has awarded the contracts on behalf of the license partners.The projects include Breidablikk and the gas import system for the Snorre Expansion Project as well as Askeladd Vest, for which the companies have signed a letter of intent.The contract award for the Breidablikk field development is subject to a final investment decision and a final regulatory approval.Breidablikk is a large oil discovery that will  developed as a subsea field with a tie-back to the Grane platform in the North Sea.Under the contract total value about NOK1.8bn ($188m), the firm will be responsible for fabrication and laying of pipelines, installation of subsea structures, control cables and hook-up and testing of systems.TechnipFMC to commence offshore works under the contracts during 2021-2023Equinor chief procurement officer Peggy Krantz-Underland said: “We are pleased to award TechnipFMC new large assignments within pipelaying and subsea installation on the NCS.“Giving three assignments to the same supplier enables efficiency gains and cost savings. It will also allow for a coordinated follow-up of the total delivery during the implementation phase. This creates value for all parties.”TechnipFMC has planned to complete the offshore operations under the contracts during 2021-2023.The Snorre Gas Import System is part of the ongoing Snorre Expansion Project in the North Sea and includes laying of a new 24km long 12-inch pipeline between the Gullfaks and Snorre fields.Equinor plans to use the obtained gas as pressure support to improve the recovery rate of the Snorre field.Furthermore, the letter of intent which is issued for Askeladd Vest, a segment in the Askeladd field that is part of the Snøhvit unit, is subject to a final investment decision.In April this year, TechnipFMC has secured an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract for the Lambert Deep and Greater Western Flank fields located off the coast of Northwestern Australia. TechnipFMC will be responsible for fabrication and laying of pipelines, installation of subsea structures, control cables and hook-up and testing of systemslast_img read more

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Danish Defence Select Committee Visits NATO MARCOM

first_imgDiscussions at MARCOM focused on maritime operations, including NATO counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR in the Mediterranean and counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD off the Horn of Africa.The 11 visitors also included a member of the Danish Ministry of Defence and representatives of the Danish Embassy in London. They were welcomed by MARCOM’s Deputy Commander, Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier, and Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio. The delegation was briefed in the Maritime Operations Centre.“Close coordination with our Allied national forces is critical to our ability to rapidly adapt to a changing maritime environment,” said Rear Admiral Lazio. “On the heels of the NATO Summit last week in Wales, we have much to do in the months ahead to ensure that our operations in the maritime domain fully support the Alliance’s evolving operational requirements. Denmark’s naval forces will be key contributors to those efforts.”NATO’s Operation OCEAN SHIELD is currently under Danish command of Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, aboard the operation’s flagship HDMS ESBERN SNARE.[mappress]Press Release, September 11, 2014; Image: NATO MARCOM Back to overview,Home naval-today Danish Defence Select Committee Visits NATO MARCOM View post tag: select The Danish Defence Select Committee visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) yesterday as part of a broader program of visits to UK-based commands. View post tag: committee View post tag: News by topic View post tag: visits September 11, 2014 Authorities View post tag: europecenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: MARCOM Danish Defence Select Committee Visits NATO MARCOM View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Danish View post tag: NATO Share this articlelast_img read more

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Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian

first_imgAPPLICATIONS:Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter whichincludes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names,addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavitpage (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – doesnot need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until theposition is filled, but full consideration will be given tocomplete applications received by October 4, 2020 .SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experienceBENEFITS:Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dentalplans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personaldays and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spousesand dependent children, may receive tuition remission for mostprograms at many campuses of the University System ofMaryland.ENVIRONMENT:The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located indowntown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards,Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfrontdestination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, BaltimoreCity and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for highquality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, greatneighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters,and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to publictransportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowneduniversity and educational resources.The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in theUnited States with a track-record of user-centered innovativeservices and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrantfacility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaborationand learning with resources, programs, and tools that promotediscovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 groupstudy rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, apresentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multipletechnology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu ),the UMB community has access to a full range of resources andservices. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine,Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSLalso serves as the headquarters for the National Network ofLibraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.The Library supports the 6,800 students, and over 6,800 faculty andstaff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complexconsisting of 62 buildings including the University of MarylandBioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VAHospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dentalschool, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing,pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be foundat http://www.umaryland.edu/ .UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. Qualifications :POSITION REQUIREMENTS:Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.Three years’ experience related to positionresponsibilities.Experience in program evaluation.Background or experience indicating an ability to becomeproficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools.Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Demonstrated service orientation and skills.Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a teamenvironment. Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)LibrarianHealth Sciences and Human Services LibraryUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreThe Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) atUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative,forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impactof the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research(ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational researchinitiative providing the administrative home for the jointUMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational ScienceAward (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improveclinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improvepublic health outcomes.The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB effortsmeasuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linkingfaculty and staff to content experts and core resources.Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughoutthe HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues atJHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will providea range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more informationabout the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about theICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status trackfaculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position isfunded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of theinstitute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reportingstructure between the Associate Director for Services at the HS/HSLand the Director, UMB ICTR.RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop strategies for program evaluation and for measuring theimpact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer,clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impactof traineeships.Identify and implement tools or products supporting effectivetracking of productivity.Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMBICTR funded research.Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promotingUMB ICTR collaborations and resources.Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” linkfaculty to content experts across UMB and at other institutionalpartners.Provide consultation, training, and expertise on criticalinformation and knowledge resources.Participate in the identification, selection, andimplementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating,and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areasof expertise, and grants.Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL,the University, and professional organizations, including nationalCTSA meetings and initiatives.Pursue research and professional development activities. Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, orREDCap.Experience in an academic, research, or health scienceslibrary. PREFERRED:last_img read more

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Aviation Science – Aviation Flight and/or Aviation Management (Adjunct) (Faculty/Teaching/Research)

first_imgQualifications Position Summary State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/4998 Teaching Responsibilities * Are you a Christian?YesNo The Department of Aviation Science at California Baptist Universityinvites applicants from those who wish to join a pool of adjunctinstructors capable of teaching courses in Aviation Flight and/orAviation Management. Those desiring to teach courses in Aviation Flight must possess FAAAdvanced Ground Instructor ( AGI ) and Instrument Ground Instructor( IGI ) certificates. Qualified applicants for either major musthave a master’s degree in Aviation/Aeronautics or related field andsome degree of aviation industry experience. Successful candidatesshould have a desire to work in an entrepreneurial setting within agrowing aviation program. It is expected that all faculty membersare professing Christians who are actively involved in achurch. Position TitleAviation Science – Aviation Flight and/or Aviation Management(Adjunct) (Faculty/Teaching/Research) Nondiscrimination Statement Posting Details Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Other Document If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar)last_img read more

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Academic freedom under threat as funding structure changes

first_imgOver 100 Oxford academics are protesting against proposals by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to change the funding structure of research.The academics have added their names to a 4042 strong petition against the proposals currently under consideration, joining the likes of Richard Dawkins and 6 Nobel laureates.The most controversial REF proposal is that 25% of the marks on which funding is based come from the ‘impact’ of the research – how it will effect economic, social, cultural or quality of life well-being of this country. Members of the UCU (University and Colleges Union), who drew up the petition, argue that making research conditional on perceived economic and social benefits is “counterproductive.”They point out, “It is often difficult to predict which research will create the greatest practical impact. History shows us that in many instances it is curiosity-driven research that has led to major scientific and cultural advances. If implemented, these proposals risk undermining support for basic research across all disciplines and may well lead to an academic brain drain to countries such as the United States that continue to value fundamental research.”Many Oxford academics have added their voices to the debate. Todd Huffman, Physics Lecturer and Senior Physics Fellow at LMH, explains that it can be impossible to gauge the true strength of impact before research takes place. “What is the economic impact of the unknown? Good research is, fundamentally, the exploration of the unknown and following that where it may take you. Since it is unknown you cannot make any sort of ‘impact statement’ which is anything more than a waste of time for all concerned.”Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, the Chair of the Oxford Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, agrees that the idea of ‘impact’ is somewhat flawed – “Humanities research has an impact in the long term – maybe 20 or 30 years later in some cases. The REF does not deal with such a long time-frame. In addition, a lot of research we do is into non-British cultures. This adds both to our understanding of those cultures and of those cultures’ understanding of themselves. But the REF’s impact factors take no account of impact abroad.”Drew Foxall of Christ Church worries that the proposals would encourage the wrong sort of research. “There’s a danger, I think, if these proposals go through that we’ll see an increased emphasis on impacts that may be more about the promotion of the ‘public academic’ and getting his/her message ‘out there’, rather than the promotion of processes for socially just change. The two don’t always sit happily together.” Foxall also states “contact with national international policy bodies will likely be construed as far better than local, grassroots, activism-based work”, which may well lead to far less radical change.”There are also problems with the clarity of the proposals. For example, Watanabe-O’Kelly claims that although “research in the Humanities has a huge impact, the proposals as to how to measure it are very, very vague”.The University was unable to comment on the matter, as it is still in the consultation phase.last_img read more

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WMF works on foam

first_imgWMF has launched ’Bistro! with dual milk’ following the success of its Bistro! coffee machines.The new machine enables the operator to make bean-to-cup coffee using the fully automatic, one-step process at busy times or, when a more individual feel is required, the manually operated steam wand, which can be used as part of a two-step process.The firm said the machine offers more control and consistency, thanks to a heat sensor in the steam wand, which will stop the steam when the set temperature has been reached. It offers three grades of foam: superfine an extremely dense foam with a shiny, creamy consistency, used for lattes; fine the normal standard of foam required to make cappuccinos; and standard for when volume and large quantities of foam are required.Additional features include the ability to set individual temperatures for each type of drink; and the option of having three integrated hoppers so a drinks menu can include a variety of chocolate drinks, as well as decaffeinated coffee.last_img read more

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Spread The Word Announces Family Band With Members Of SCI, Sunsquabi, Break Science, More

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, Spread The Word Music Festival has just revealed another exciting component of the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), and Spread The Word Family Band. Today, the festival revealed that the Spread The Word Family Band will feature Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Kevin Donohue (Sunsquabi), Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band), Clark Smith (Dynohunter), Ashley Niven (Tiger Party), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi).The full billing includes Magic Beans, Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant Farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, Caribou Mountain Collective, The Orcastra (The Orcastrator Live Band), Avenhart, Emma Mayes & The Hip, Dog City Disco, Cosmic Mesa, and Morsel, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra set conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes. Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.last_img read more

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Dominican Police Find Wreckage of Small Drug Plane

first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2012 Human remains and plastic objects commonly used to wrap shipments of cocaine were found by Dominican authorities at the site of a plane crash, according to the country’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD). The small plane, apparently carrying cocaine, crashed in the rugged terrain of the rural community of Barahona, in the southwestern part of the Caribbean island, and its occupants died when the plane caught fire. Roberto Lebrón, a spokesperson for the anti-drug agency, stated that the same small plane had been chased in early March 2010. On that occasion, he said, six individuals who were preparing to receive a drug shipment at a clandestine airstrip were arrested. The men were subsequently released by a Barahona court on grounds of insufficient evidence. “We’re sending wrappings and objects to INACIF [the National Forensic Sciences Institute] for the required tests, the same as parts of the human remains to Forensic Pathology,” the spokesperson explained.last_img read more

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Another Vietnamese boy reported dead of avian flu

first_imgJan 6, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The death of a 6-year-old Vietnamese boy from avian influenza was reported today, marking the second fatal case reported in Vietnam this week.The boy, from the southern province of Dong Thap, died just 3 hours after being hospitalized with a high fever and respiratory failure Dec 30, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.The Jan 4 death of a 9-year-old boy from Tra Vinh province, also in southern Vietnam, was reported by news services yesterday. If tests confirm H5N1 avian flu in both cases, they will bring the number of such deaths in Vietnam in the past year to 22.The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it had been notified that initial tests in both cases identified the H5 subtype of flu virus and that further tests were under way.The deputy director of the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Tran Tinh Hien, said tests have already shown the 6-year-old boy had the H5N1 virus, according to the AFP report.An official at the provincial hospital where the boy was treated said it was not clear how the boy had contracted the virus, because there was no evidence that he had had contact with infected poultry, the AFP story said.Another avian flu patient in Vietnam, a 16-year-old girl, remained hospitalized today in critical condition, according to the WHO. Her case was reported in late December.Meanwhile, Vietnam News, a government-controlled newspaper, today published a report that the 9-year-old boy who died this week did not have avian flu. The story quoted an official at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Min City as saying the boy, named Thach Phung, had died of hepatitis.The story said doctors at the hospital “have rejected initial fears” that the boy had avian flu, but it gave no explanation for the conflicting reports.The WHO said, “All three of these most recent cases have occurred in the southern part of the country, where poultry outbreaks have been recurring since December of last year.”The agency said close contacts of the three case-patients are being monitored for signs of illness and health authorities in Vietnam have taken steps to improve case detection.See also:Jan 6 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_01_06a/en/last_img read more

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