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Australia: Williamstown Shipyards Gets Two Major Navy Jobs

first_img(vhereilive)[mappress]Source: vhereilive, March 1, 2011; THE two largest ships to be commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy will be partly constructed in Williamstown, the Defence Department has… Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Williamstown Shipyards Gets Two Major Navy Jobs View post tag: gets Share this article View post tag: Williamstown March 1, 2011 View post tag: Jobs View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Shipyards View post tag: two View post tag: major View post tag: Navy Equipment & technology Australia: Williamstown Shipyards Gets Two Major Navy Jobslast_img read more

Associate Professor – Epidemiology & Population Sciences

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.630CA; CH Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualificationsStatement of research goalsCurriculum vitae Division: Medicine (80001010)Department: Medicine – Epidemiology & Population Science(90008176)Employment Duration: Full-timeBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).BCM is among the largest biomedical research institutions in thenation with resources and scientists focused on a diverse array offields. The faculty have the opportunity to collaborate withgeneticists, biologists, and clinicians and its affiliatedhospitals in the Texas Medical Center. These hospitals includeTexas Children’s, the Houston VA Medical Center, CHI Baylor St.Luke’s Hospital, and Ben Taub General Hospital. Collaborations withfaculty in health services research at our Center of Excellence atthe VA Medical Center and with MD Anderson Cancer Center areencouraged.The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) at BCM hasstrong research programs in the basic, population, clinical, andtranslational sciences. The Center for Precision EnvironmentalHealth Medicine and Human Genome Sequencing Center, HumanMicrobiome Center and the Children’s Nutrition Research Center atBaylor provide other important resources for collaboration. TheDLDCCC is further supported by a broad array of shared resourcesincluding the Population Sciences Biorepository that providesbiospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled withclinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancersas part of our growing molecular epidemiology program andcomputational biology and bioinformatics.SummaryThe Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences in theDepartment of Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) inHouston, Texas is seeking population science researchers’ at allacademic levels, with specialties in epidemiology (cancer or otherdiseases), implementation science, survivorship, nutrition, andcomputational science.Job Qualifications:Successful candidates must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent,and have relevant research training and experience. We seekacademic researchers who can contribute immediately, as evidencedby a history of peer-reviewed funding and publications. Preferencewill be given to candidates who have demonstrated prior leadershipand mentoring skills and have engaged in successful collaborative,multidisciplinary research. Academic rank will be commensurate withexperience and qualifications. The position is tenure-track. Salaryand start-up funds are highly competitive.To Apply:Please visit our careers webpage at https://www.bcm.edu/careers ,locate the faculty tab, and submit an application for desiredposition in Epidemiology and Populations Sciences.Or email the following documents to [email protected] [email protected] :last_img read more

Ocean City Hockey Team Edges EHT

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Red Raiders field hockey team battled to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Egg Harbor Township Eagles on Wednesday night under the lights at Carey Field.The win improved Ocean City’s record to 5-2, while the Eagles dropped to 4-3 on the season.The lone scorer for the evening was Junior Captain Tara McNally for the Red Raiders.Under blustery conditions, the Red Raiders struggled to find the back of the net in a game where they were awarded 12 corners to the Eagles’ 2.Ocean City Head Coach Kelsey Mitchell said in a post-game interview that the score wasn’t representative of the game in her book.“I don’t think that the score portrays what the game was. We had 12 corners, they had two. One-nothing is disappointing in that it looks a lot closer than it was, but we played a good game,” Mitchell said.Ocean City’s defense charges out on a penalty corner for EHT.With approximately half of the first half behind them, and the score still knotted at zero, the Red Raiders called a time out. Taking it one minute at a time, they stepped up their aggression and competitive spirit to keep battling the Eagles for scoring opportunities.With under a minute to play, Ocean City was awarded a penalty corner. Tara McNally found the back of the net off a pass from Morgan DeCosta. It would prove to be the game winner.Ocean City used technically proficient passing to move the ball up the field, utilizing the width of the turf as well as the speed of its players to keep Egg Harbor Township on the defensive.The Eagles did not go down without a fight, though, playing hard until the final whistle. Both teams had a fire about them, playing tough one-on-one battles all over the field.Red Raider Sophia Ruh, left, battles with an EHT Eagle for the ball.Solid play was contributed by Morgan Pizagno and Nya Gilchrist, whose hustle and heart made a difference throughout the entire game.The Red Raiders will be back at practice Thursday preparing for their next showdown, an away game against Haddonfield on Saturday morning.Ocean City scrimmaged Haddonfield in the preseason to a 1-1 draw, so Mitchell is prepared for another tough fight.“It’s going to be a good game on Saturday,” she said. “Hopefully it shows us some positives and exposes some negatives, so we know where we stand.”The Red Raiders will be back on their home field Monday evening to take on Absegami.Ocean City Junior Captain Tara McNally gets ready to fire away for the game’s only goal. Ocean City’s Nya Gilchrist carries the ball up the field with speed.last_img read more

NCAA to allow limited number of fans during March Madness

first_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – February 20, 2021 0 161 Previous articleIMS President: Still too early too tell about fans at The 500Next articleMishawaka restaurant suffers damage from invading mob Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Pinterest Facebook By Batistaya (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The NCAA will allow a limited number of fans at the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, including all rounds and the Final Four. The decision to allow up to 25% capacity with physical distancing was made in conjunction with state and local health authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event capacity will include all participants, essential staff and family members of each participating team’s student-athletes and coaches and a reduced number of fans. All attendees must wear face coverings and physically distance during the event. Thorough cleaning, disinfecting and safety measures will be a priority in all venues.“This year’s tournament will be like no other, and while we know it won’t be the same for anyone, we are looking forward to providing a memorable experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans at a once-in-a-lifetime tournament,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball. “After the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, we are happy to welcome some fans back to all rounds of the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.”The entire Division I tournament will be played in Indiana, at Purdue’s Mackey Arena and IU’s Assembly Hall, along with Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Lucas Oil Stadium. Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter NCAA to allow limited number of fans during March Madnesslast_img read more

Lindsay Lohan Confirmed for London’s Speed-the-Plow

first_img View Comments Lohan will play Karen, the role originated by Madonna in the 1988 Broadway production. She rose to fame as a child actress in The Parent Trap. She later starred in Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded and Georgia Rule. Last year she starred in the film The Canyons opposite Broadway alum Nolan Gerard Funk. On TV, Lohan has guest-starred on King of the Hill, That 70’s Show, Ugly Betty and Glee. Dates are announced; all the notoriously tardy leading lady has to do now is turn up on time for eight shows a week. As previously speculated, Lindsay Lohan will headline David Mamet’ Speed-the-Plow in London. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the Mean Girls star will make her stage debut at London’s Playhouse Theatre. The limited engagement will begin performances on September 24 and run through November 30. Press night is set for October 2.center_img Speed-the-Plow focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives, Charlie Fox and Bobby Gould, who have come up from the mailroom together. Charlie brings Bobby a surefire hit with a major star attached. Bobby seems certain to give the green light, until his beautiful new secretary gets involved. The play received its London premiere in 1989 and was revived in the West End in 2000 and at The Old Vic in 2008. A Broadway revival played the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2008. No word yet on further casting or who is understudying the role of Karen.last_img read more

How healthy are credit unions?

first_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tom Glatt Jr Tom Glatt, Jr. is founder of Glatt Consulting, a credit union consulting firm specializing in strategy consulting for credit union leaders. Tom applies his 19 years’ experience in the credit … Web: www.glattconsulting.com Details In 2007 my firm was asked by a client credit union to assist them in finding a suitable merger partner. They faced multiple challenges due to the recession, and because they were seeing their net worth decline at an ever-accelerating pace, they knew they needed to find a partner in short order. The problem, however, was finding a partner that was healthy enough to support not only their present situation but their likely future one as well.To aid in the search, we created a system that allowed us to grade the performance of any given credit union, identify whether that credit union’s “grades” were rising or falling, and to determine a short list of potential merger partners for our client credit union to meet with. Ultimately the credit union made a wise choice, one that preserved services and value for thousands of credit union members.The conclusion of that project, however, meant that we had one less client to serve … but it also led to the realization that we had a dynamic new tool to use to assess credit union health. Over the next year we began to fine tune the tool, establishing a formal grading scale (0 is poor, five is great), settling on the metrics that would be graded, and migrating the scoring system from a spreadsheet platform to a database. As the tool matured we even gave the output a name: The Credit Union Industry HealthScore.I tell this story as a prelude to sharing some very exciting news about the health of the credit union community, as well as some basic concerns. First, let’s celebrate the good news.The credit union community is healthy and is getting healthier every day. The latest HealthScore, an average of the individual HealthScores of all credit unions, now at sits at 2.512 – an improvement of 4% over year-end scores from 2013. This represents the fourth highest year-over-year improvement in score going back to 2004. We’re seeing building strength in the credit union community, a trend that is very exciting indeed.But that isn’t the best part. That overarching HealthScore is an average of the scores of the 11 different metrics making up our scoring system. What is really impressive is that each of the 11 metrics saw positive year-over-year improvement. Why so impressive? We’ve never seen it before. For every quarter dating back to 2004 there is almost always a dip in three to five out of the 11 scores. This time, every score improved over the prior year.To provide some basis of comparison, at the height of the recession the industry’s overall HealthScore was 2.224, and eight out of the 11 metrics showed year-over-year declines. To say that the industry has turned itself around since then would be an understatement.Now to the challenges… namely, industry consolidation and problems with membership growth. Let’s start with industry consolidation. The year-over-year decline in the total number of credit unions (Q4 2013 to Q4 2014) was 4.26%. This number represents the largest year-over-year negative percent change in the total number of credit unions in more than a decade. While the accelerated consolidation has likely trimmed unhealthy credit unions from the ranks, thereby improving industry health, the pace of decline is a concern. Broad diversity of credit unions, in terms of market speciality, service philosophy, even size, is good for consumers. Rampant consolidation oftentimes results in minimal differentiation amongst competitors, and little in the way of distinct choice for consumers. It would be better to work for the survival of credit union diversity than for accelerated consolidation, though I acknowledge that many of the forces driving consolidation are beyond the direct control of the broader industry (lack of proper strategic and succession planning at smaller credit unions, regulatory/compliance burdens, changing consumer behaviors to name a few).As for membership growth, while the industry is rightfully touting large gains in total members served, 54% of individual credit unions experienced negative membership growth in 2014. Without membership growth, a credit union will either tap out loan growth opportunities to existing members, or be forced to substantially loosen underwriting standards to keep the loans flowing. The net result of either strategy can be a less-healthy credit union as income declines and/or delinquencies, charge offs, and associated servicing expenses rise.All credit union leaders should work to ensure industry preservation and stability, and the best way to do that is to lead a healthy, growing credit union. For inspiration, we suggest you take a look at the credit unions listed below. They represent the top 5 healthiest credit unions according to our Q4 HealthScore calculation results.The highest score was shared by $2.5B Redwood CU out of California and $902M Kemba Financial CU of Ohio. Each scored 4.636 – and each were also in the Top 5 in the 3rd quarter.Three credit unions shared the second-highest overall score of 4.545. Sandia Area CU, a $516M credit union out of New Mexico (also in our Q3 top 5), $2.1B Community First CU out of Wisconsin (they were 12th in Q3, but pushed their way into the top 5 with their stellar Q4 performance), and Consumers Cooperative CU out of Nebraska. Unlike their fellow list leaders, Consumers Cooperative is not in Peer Group 6. Rather, they are $24M in assets making them by far the smallest credit union in our Top 5.These credit unions, all scoring well over 4, are doing something right, and are destined to be among the survivors in an ever-shrinking credit union community. Incidentally, only 225 credit unions have scores over 4. That’s a mere 3.5% of the industry. The credit unions above could be considered the best of the best – at least for the moment.While our industry is healthy and getting healthier day by day we should be aiming higher still. Our challenge to the more than 6,000 credit unions scoring below the top 5, or even below the 225 that have reached a score of 4, is simply this: find a path that leads to sustainable growth. Such paths exist, and as proven by the highly successful Consumers Cooperative Credit Union, they exist for even for the smallest of credit unions.last_img read more

How CU Social Good became a formidable bastion of benevolence for credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CU Social Good used to be a quaint, feel-good blog reporting heart-warming, philanthropic efforts credit unions are conducting within their communities nationwide. Just a really cool site that oozes with, well, goodness. Now this sweet sheep has shed its wool and turned into a well-oiled wolf (aka: a powerful communications machine for good) by leveraging all this positive data to tell the credit union story like never before. continue reading »last_img read more

ITB Berlin 2020 is still held, but as a virtual ITB convention

first_imgThe tourism network is based on artificial intelligence, is a learning system and constantly offers users relevant contact information for the travel industry. The Travel network can be accessed by all registered participants of the ITB Berlin 2020, ie trade visitors, congress participants, exhibitors and media representatives who have purchased a personalized ticket from the ITB store. Soon after launch, the network has a large number of subscribers. Numerous stakeholders have already registered, who previously received a personal invitation by email before the original opening date. Those who previously did not plan to visit the show in Berlin can also register now. Passenger network users can set up a profile, reconcile interests, contact and network. They can also follow other users, share contact information, talk and organize meetings. Virtual rooms where users can hold meetings, which they have scheduled before ITB Berlin, are available online. The video connection allows face-to-face meetings, and it is possible to communicate only via an audio connection. Under the headlines “Insights” and “News”, itb.com contains the latest news and reports on world travel and news trends ITB Berlin. Travel network – a new travel network of the B2B tourism industry At the advanced events of the Virtual ITB Convention, leading speakers will discuss how the global tourism industry can leverage intelligent strategies to ensure it survives in the future even in a challenging environment. Ahead of the latest developments, discussions on how the industry can deal with the coronavirus will play a key role. Between March 5 and 11, 2020, viewers can watch more than 20 exclusive live broadcasts and videos in English and German, some in real time and some with a delay on itb.com. Videos will then be available upon request. The extra will explain how trends affect personalization and individualization in the eTravel market; one of the sessions will study the topics “Voice Commerce: Selling Passenger and Hotel Rooms via Amazon, Alexa and Google Assistant” and “Instagram, Influencers & Co: An Underrated Challenge for Destinations”. Today, a new itb.com platform is launched: networking, industry news and the ITB Virtual Convention. itb.com is now open to everyone – 365-day platform for networking and content in English – ITB Virtual Convention March 5-11, 2020 with more than 20 exclusive live broadcasts and on-demand videos. In another keynote address, Eric La Bonnardière, co-founder of Evaneos, will address the topic of tourism and how local tour operators can deal with the phenomenon. Source and photo: itb.com (ITB Berlin) Nils Müller, CEO of TrendOne, will give his keynote address originally scheduled for the ITB Convention on Top 8 Trends in Tourism and Travel, asking “What trends, technologies and developments do you need to know and how to combine them to be successful in the future?” The recordings will take place in a specially equipped studio on the Berlin exhibition grounds, where numerous sessions will be broadcast live. Some speakers will join from remote locations via Skype. Viewers can also join: under the hashtag #ITBvirtualcon they can exchange opinions about the sessions and discuss them on social media.center_img At the forums of the Forum for Catering Technologies, which is run by the Catering Club, experts will deal with revenue management, sustainability in catering and the future of network distribution. At the sessions in which top experts participate, topics such as the establishment and restructuring of brands will be discussed in detail, as well as “Catering 2025”. Despite canceling this year, ITB is offering digital services 365 days a year by launch itb.com. The world’s leading travel fair is establishing an entirely new online platform for the global tourism industry. This global website is expected to be a bridge between actual meetings and digital networking, and features innovative tools for business, networking, and exclusive content. The new Data Talks interviews, originally scheduled for ITB eTravel World, will discuss best practices on personalization and a network of multi-platform travel in the future. Other sessions will include a discussion in Berlin, attended by representatives of bookingkit and VisitBerlin, who will ask “What drives the industry in 2020?” The following events from the ITB Berlin Convention are also taking place: Sharry Sun of Travelzoo will present the eagerly awaited empirical study on “Global Customers of Luxury and Sustainability” conducted by the company together with ITB Berlin. This live session will be streamed from CubeClub. Caroline Bremner of Euromonitor will talk about the “future of the tourism industry” and respond to the devastating challenges facing the industry, including over-tourism, climate change and insolvency as in the recent case of Thomas Cook. A day later, her lecture will also be available in English. IPK World Travel Monitor® is based on about 500.000 interviews and is the world’s largest travel survey. Rolf Freitag, CEO of IPK International, will present the latest forecast figures for global and European travel trends – a necessary decision-making tool for the entire tourism industry. Throughout the program, fascinating contributions from ITB Digital and Tourismuszukunft can be followed online until Friday, March 6th. In addition to examining how the industry deals with coronavirus, the sessions will also look at New Work, AI, blogging and open data. Virtual ITB Convention: Extraordinary Sessions on Current Topics The streaming and video program will be updated regularly over the next few days to provide additional content. Details and upgrades are available on ITB.com at any time.last_img read more

Parkes-managed fund to spend $350m in Europe

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Japan eyes partial reopening to business trips: Yomiuri daily

first_imgJapan may restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand in the next few months, easing an entry ban to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Thursday.Up to 250 business travellers a day will most likely be allowed into Japan from the four countries, which have seen their infection situations stabilize, the newspaper said, without citing sources.Prospective visitors will be required to submit a document ahead of their trips to Japan showing they are not infected, and will be asked to go through a PCR, or polymerase chain reaction test, upon entry, the paper said. Japan, which bans entry from more than 100 countries, will negotiate with the four countries with a view to a partial reopening in the summer, it said.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said nothing specific had been decided.”It is important to resume comings and goings of people partially and gradually,” the government spokesman told a regular news conference.”Relevant ministries are looking into the matter, while taking into consideration infection situations in and outside of Japan and exchanging views with various countries.” In another step to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, the Tokyo metropolitan government is set to lift the “Tokyo alert”, issued last week to urge residents to keep their guard up, and allow more businesses to resume operations, public broadcaster NHK said.The capital saw 22 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, up from 18 on Wednesday. The average daily infection tally over the past week has remained below the capital’s threshold of 20 for the easing of restrictions.The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to advance its business resumption process to “step 3” on Friday, after holding talks with medical experts, NHK said.Under the new phase, such businesses as videogame arcades and amusement parks will be allowed to reopen. center_img Topics :last_img read more