July 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Has Maui Invitational Schedule Released Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAHAINA, Hawaii-Thursday morning, the 2019 Maui Invitational schedule was released, which features BYU men’s basketball against UCLA November 25 at 11:30 pm MST.This is the Cougars’ fourth all-time appearance at the Maui Invitational, having previously competed at the event in 1992, 2004 and 2014.The loaded field of this perennially prestigious tournament also features college basketball blue-bloods Kansas and Michigan State.The field also features unofficial host Division II Chaminade and Georgia, Dayton and Virginia Tech.The Cougars have traditionally fared well against the Bruins, only trailing the storied program 11-10 all-time.BYU’s last game against UCLA was December 18, 2010 when the Bruins ended BYU’s 10-0 start to the season with an 86-79 win at the Honda Center of Anaheim, Calif.The Cougars are also 2-0 at the event against the Division II Silverswords and are 1-3 all-time against Kansas. BYU’s only victory against the storied Jayhawks came in 1960 at Provo.The Cougars are a respectable 4-4 against Michigan State, 4-0 against Virginia Tech, 2-1 against Georgia and 2-0 against Dayton. However, should the Cougars and Flyers cross paths on the islands, it would be their first meeting since January 3, 1959, a 70-62 BYU victory. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Chaminade/Dayton/Georgia/Kansas/Maui Invitational/Michigan State/UCLA/Virginia Tech Written by Brad James
The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Environmental Healthand Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positionsfocused on Innovative Clean Water Technologies for the 21stCentury. Candidates should have core expertise in the broad areasof water and/or wastewater treatment with an emphasis on novelcost-effective and energy efficient technologies. Specific areas ofinterest include but are not limited to: physico-chemical orbiological processes to advance technologies for recovery and reuseof impaired waters, resource recovery from wastewaters, novelsensors and diagnostic tools for monitoring water supply andtreatment infrastructure, and novel materials. Candidates shoulddemonstrate the ability to develop broad interdisciplinarycollaborations to address water challenges in a global context, byleveraging technological advancements in other fields such asutilizing the JHU Materials Characterization Processing (MCP) CoreFacility, or incorporating life-cycle/systems analysis andsustainability concepts into analysis and design, and consideringsocietal and environmental impacts and resource circularity.Individuals who integrate the above areas with public health orpolicy are especially encouraged to apply.The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, which spansthe Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School ofPublic Health, has 49 tenured/tenure-track and 40 non-tenure-trackfaculty members. We embrace the vision outlined in the 2018National Academy report Environmental Engineering for the 21stCentury: Addressing Grand Challenges. We strive to positionJHU as a world leader in understanding how environmental changeaffects human health and welfare, and in finding solutions thatimprove the health of the environment, the planet, communities andpeople, together as linked goals. We invite candidates who shareour vision to apply for this position. More information about theDepartment of Environmental Health and Engineering can be found athttps://ehe.jhu.eduThe Whiting School of Engineering comprises over 200 full timetenure-track, research, and teaching-track faculty in nine academicprograms with a total annual research budget of over $100 million.The Bloomberg School of Public Health is the number 1 ranked publichealth school in the country with over 670 full time tenure-trackfaculty in 10 academic departments with an annual budget of over$500 million.Research partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Krieger School of Arts andSciences make the Whiting School of Engineering a unique researchand educational environment. Student enrollment exceeds 1800 at theundergraduate level with over 1000 full time MS and PhD students.The Engineering for Professionals program enrolls over 2000 parttime continuing education students and is the largest program ofits kind in the country.Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field bythe time their appointment begins. Candidates must havedemonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent researchand establish a strong internationally recognized research program.Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse bodyof students at all levels is required. Applications at all levelswill be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate withqualifications and experience.Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement,a teaching statement, three recent publications, and completecontact information for at least five references. Applications mustbe made on-line through the Interfolio by clickng the “Apply Now”button. 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Carrs Flour Mills is celebrating 175 years in the business by opening a £500,000 brown flour blending plant.MD Duncan Monroe told British Baker that increased sales of wholemeal and brown bread had prompted the investment. “It gives us better quality wholemeal and brown flours, and also enables us to add ingredients such as bran with a greater degree of accuracy, which is what customers want.”It won’t result in huge growth for the business as we’re pretty busy anyway, but our product mix will better reflect what’s happening out there in the supermarkets and craft bakeries.”The company celebrated its anniversary by inviting 800 guests, including staff, former employees and consumers, to a range of events at its Carlisle base, where they had the chance to look around the 1904 steam engine which used to drive the mill.The business was founded in 1831 by Jonathan Dodgson Carr who set up the flour mills and Carrs Water Table Biscuits (since bought by United Biscuits).Said Monroe: “A lot of planning went into the events and we were keen to involve former staff – we think he would have approved.”
Premium chocolatier House of Dorchester has been acquired by confectioner Charbonnel et Walker.The former was owned by private-equity firms Maven Capital Partners and Albion Ventures alongside the chocolatier’s former management team since 2002. According to British Baker’s sister title The Grocer, the private equity firms exited their investment in late July and Charbonnel et Walker has already appointed new management.House of Dorchester makes bespoke chocolates for hotels, restaurants and shops, and counts Tesco and Waitrose as two of its biggest customers.The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Albion’s portfolio shows that the firm has marked down the value of its Dorchester investment by 45% from June 2012 to a year later.
Notre Dame employees may now receive contraceptive coverage through the University’s third-party insurance administrator as of Jan. 1, in compliance with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate.Nevertheless, the University is continuing its legal action against the mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, with the hope of ending that coverage.Emily Hoffman The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied Notre Dame’s third request for relief from the mandate, which required nonprofit religious organizations to start to provide contraceptive services on New Year’s Day.Paul Browne, the University’s vice president for public affairs and communications, said Jan. 2 that Notre Dame advised its employees that its third-party administrator would cover contraceptives.“As part of an ongoing legal action, however, the program may be terminated once the University’s lawsuit on religious liberty grounds against the HHS mandate has worked its way through the courts,” Browne said.Hours before the mandate was set to take effect, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked enforcement of the mandate against an order of nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and certain other Catholic nonprofit groups, according to The New York Times.A substantive ruling on the Little Sisters case is pending, but Browne said without a ruling by the full Supreme Court, Sotomayor’s order applies only to that particular case and not to Notre Dame.Browne said if Sotomayor rules in favor of the Little Sisters, Notre Dame might ask the Seventh Circuit to reconsider the University’s case. If she rules against the Little Sisters, Browne said, Notre Dame will continue its appeal as planned.Junior Mark Gianfalla, president of Notre Dame College Republicans, said his club supported the University’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate.“The College Republicans believe that Notre Dame’s lawsuit had standing and was a valiant effort by the University to thwart an unconstitutional encroachment of government into the arena of religious liberties,” Gianfalla said.The president of Notre Dame Right to Life, junior Erin Stoyell-Mulholland, said her club also stood behind the University’s litigation.“Women deserve better than abortion-inducing drugs and contraception,” she said.Junior Sean Long, co-president of College Democrats of Notre Dame, said formulating an official stance on the HHS mandate is one of his club’s priorities this semester.“We are currently organizing an issue briefing that presents both sides of the argument, and we will hold an inclusive conversation with many Democratic voices at Notre Dame,” Long said. “We hope to emerge with a clear articulation of Notre Dame College Democrats’ stance on the issue that takes into account the diverse voices of our Democratic community.”Tags: Affordable Care Act, Contraception, Health care, HHS Mandate, Little Sisters of the Poor, Notre Dame College Democrats, Notre Dame College Republicans, Notre Dame Right to Life, Paul Browne, University Lawsuit
How was your tomato crop this year? Was it good, bad or awful? Fall is a good time to evaluate your effort.Did you grow one of the standards or try anything new? Were you happy with the cultivar grown? If not, remember that next year and try a different one.Did you have the right fertility program? Did you have white, hard spots in your tomatoes? Were the fruits small, or did they fall off in the bloom stage? All of these problems are a results of your fertility program.Soil TestRemember, the soil test is one of the most important parts of tomato growing. You need to test a soil sample in November or early December.Did you have blossom-end rot? If you did, the calcium level from the soil test is critical. This problem results from inadequate calcium levels, along with water fluctuations.Speaking of water, fall is a good time, too, to get that drip irrigation you were going to put in the garden for next spring. Drip is the ecological way to save water. It will reduce the chances of some diseases, too, by keeping the foliage dry.Clean CagesAnd before you put up those tomato cages, spray them with a 15-percent bleach solution. That will prevent carrying over this year’s diseases.Finally, remember where you planted tomatoes this year. Next year, change places. That, too, will reduce chances for disease and insect buildup.To get a soil test kit, see your nearest county office of the University of Georgia Extension Service.
By Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo January 30, 2020 More than 90,000 people are imprisoned in Cuba, the country with the largest prison population per capita in the world, with 794 inmates for every 100,000 inhabitants. One out of every three Cubans has been imprisoned at least once, says Prison Insider, a French nongovernmental organization (NGO) that advocates for political prisoners.In November 2019, Cuba asked Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service to train their jailers on “practices and methodologies,” Valeri Maximenko, the institution’s deputy director, told the press.“Now, Havana violates human rights with a genuine Russian-style penitentiary system, characterized by inhumane treatment,” Jorge Serrano, a security expert at the Center for Higher National Studies in Peru, told Diálogo. “These are governments that are experts in using torture, terror, and subhuman conditions as methods to enforce social control in prisons, where Russian and Cuban dissidents end up.”“Security staff will reinforce their repressive methods for inmate control,” Luis Enrique Ferrer, overseas representative for the Cuban Patriotic Union, the largest Cuban opposition group in the world, who is in exile in the United States, told Diálogo. “This is why the dictatorship doesn’t ask for help from free nations or from Latin American countries that have a democracy.”“There is physical and psychological torture in the island’s prisons, especially for those who criticize, even in subtle ways, the Cuban economic and political model,” said Luis Enrique Ferrer. “Beating, solitary confinement, poor diet, and lack of medical assistance, together with questionable charges, long waits before trials, and unfair rulings are part of the hell that inmates go through on the island.”José Daniel Ferrer, Luis Enrique Ferrer’s brother, was arrested without any formal charges on October 1, 2019, and remains in solitary confinement at Aguadores Correctional Center, Santiago de Cuba province. “Ferrer’s case is shocking, but like his, there are hundreds of political prisoners and thousands of non-criminal prisoners on the island,” said Leopoldo López Gil, coordinator of the European Parliament subcommittee on Human Rights.The NGO Human Rights Watch says that detainees are not separated from convicted prisoners in many Cuban jails, nor are youth prisoners separated from adult inmates. The system doesn’t recognize the different status of political prisoners, and punishes them if they refuse to undergo doctrinal re-education or report human rights violations.“Our Cuban colleagues care about doing their job in a fairer and better way to help those who end up in these institutions due to the will of fate,” said Russian Army General Anatoly Rudy, first deputy director of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service, during his visit to a Cuban penitentiary facility in August 2019. “Work that breaks the will of thousands of prisoners and destroys their spirit,” Luis Enrique said.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of the biggest myths I’ve seen in leadership is this: the people with titles are the best leaders.The truth is, you don’t have to be the one calling the shots in order to lead your team. Your credit union or community bank needs leaders now more than ever.As John Maxwell said, “Everyone is a leader, because everyone influences someone.”It may be difficult to think about having influence when you’re not “the leader,” so keep reading.Here are the wrong answers to leading when you’re not the leader. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Students at Long Island schools marked National Coming Out Day three days early on Friday since the LGBT awareness event held annually on Oct. 11 this year falls on Sunday, when schools are closed.Long Island LGBT Services Network staffers fanned out to 83 local schools—up from 60 schools last year—as a part of a campaign that includes seminars to talk about the issues and handing out palm cards detailing statistics such as 80 percent of LGBT kids reporting being bullied either at school or on their way in the past year.“I’d really like to see every single school on Long Island have a [Gay-Straight Alliance],” said David Kilmnick, CEO of the nonprofit group. “We really want to start educating from the earliest age about diversity and different kinds of families. I think everyone in schools needs to be talking about these issues and have things in place to support the students, their friends and families.”Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are promising to change laws and policies reversing LGBT equality—suggesting that despite gains, equality remains elusive.“After all, we are in the business of education,” said one Suffolk County school employee, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media. “So, why not extend education to social and emotional issues?”As a part of the campaign, more than 80,000 students—LGBT youths and allies alike—are walking from class to class through colorful poster-plastered hallways, proudly donning rainbow ribbons or supportive ally stickers.“I think in general,” Kilmnick continued, “when there’s a high visibility of anything LGBT, people think we have an agenda. The only agenda is making sure every kid is safe in school.”With all the gradual change in society, coming out seems like a fading necessity. Kilmnick, however, doesn’t think so.“There’s still an assumption that everyone is heterosexual.”It’s called “sexual profiling”—the assumption of someone’s sexual orientation—and it actually works both ways: straight masculine women or feminine men presumed as homosexuals or, as Kilmnick described, simple things such as restaurants mistakenly bagging a same-sex couple’s leftovers in separate bags.“It’s innocent but very telling,” said Kilmnick. “That may be hard for some people to understand, but it’s those little actions that still say a lot. We still have a long way to go and until people change their minds and don’t make assumptions about people’s sexual orientation, people will always need to come out.”In the meantime, awareness and education through efforts like the National Coming Out Day awareness campaign hope to address these and other issues.While many public locations such as libraries host Gay-Straight Alliances, Kilmnick advised anyone – student or staff – interested in starting a GSA club to reach out to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Network through their website or to call their Bay Shore office at 631-665-2300.
Advertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and have not offered the Gabon international an extension to his current deal, according to ESPN. The 30-year-old has around 13 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and reports on Monday morning in France suggested Arsenal had offered him an extension to ward off interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Chelsea. However, ESPN claim a deal is not on the table and perhaps more worryingly for Arsenal fans, that discussions over a new deal have not even started.Aubameyang was made club captain following Unai Emery’s decision to strip Granit Xhaka of the armband in 2019 but that move appears to have had little influence on the forward’s desire to stay at the club. ADVERTISEMENT Aubameyang has attracted attention from Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea (Picture: Getty)The former Dortmund ace is desperate to play Champions League football and has not done so since his £57m move from the Bundesliga giants in 2018. AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Aubameyang turns 31 later this month and with Arsenal looking unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, he faces the prospect of another year outside of Euope’s elite competition by staying at the club.Arsenal now find themselves in a difficult position as they’re desperate to keep the forward but are unwilling to let him leave on a free in 2021.Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie have all either left for free or for cut-price figures in recent years dues to Arsenal’s inability to get them to sign new deals.Chelsea, Barcelona and PSG have all registered interest in Aubameyang and Arsenal’s preference would be to sell abroad should they be forced into a decision to offload their star man.However, Aubameyang is believed to be happy in London and a move across the capital to rivals Chelsea cannot be ruled out.MORE: Real Madrid make decision on signing Chelsea star Willian Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jun 2020 10:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Arsenal yet to offer new deal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Chelsea links