Southern Illinois shocks Weber State 34-31 in first round

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Stone Labanowitz lofted a rainbow of a fourth-down pass to the back corner of the end zone for Branson Combs with under a minute left and Southern Illinois upset Weber State 34-31 in the first round of the FCS playoffs.The Salukis, making their first playoff appearance since 2009, answered Weber State point for point in a frantic fourth quarter and sealed the upset when Raquan Lindsey sacked Weber’s Bronson Barron as time expired.The four-time Big Sky Conference champion Wildcats were making a fifth-straight appearance in the playoffs. Written by Tags: FCS Playoffs/Southern Illinois Salukis/Weber State Wildcats Football April 24, 2021 /Sports News – Local Southern Illinois shocks Weber State 34-31 in first round Associated Presslast_img read more

UK: First Female Sailor to Take Command of One of Navy’s Major Warships

first_img View post tag: first View post tag: Naval View post tag: one View post tag: Warships Sarah West is first and foremost a Royal Navy Officer. She is emphatically not a woman in a man’s world.That she is the first woman to be given Command of one of the Navy’s major warships might be historically significant.But to Lieutenant Commander West it is simply career progression. In April of next year, on promotion to Commander, she will assume command of HMS Portland, a Type 23 frigate.It is a command she won on merit and in the face of tough competition. Her superior officers said that she showed “leadership, confidence, moral courage, sound judgement and exceptional people skills”.She has demonstrated these qualities as Commanding Officer in a succession of Sandown Class mine hunters, namely HMS Ramsey, HMS Pembroke, HMS Penzance and HMS Shoreham.“It is what I signed up for, Sailors should want to go to sea.” She said.She knows Type 23s well enough; she has served in HMS Somerset and subsequently as Operations Officer and then Executive Officer on HMS Norfolk.“They are very versatile and capable ships and I am delighted and very proud to be taking command of HMS Portland. I start training for my new appointment in the New Year and I am very much looking forward to it.”Lt Cdr West, 39, was born and educated in Lincolnshire and she graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with an Honours Degree in Mathematics.She was sitting in an office at work one day, wondering what the future held, when she glanced as a newspaper advert.“The next thing I knew I was walking through the doors of the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth to begin my training as a Warfare Officer,”she said,“and I have loved every minute of it.”The Royal Navy first allowed women to go to sea in 1990, five years before Lt Cdr West joined up – so she knew what she was doing and she knew she wanted to go to sea.In her first two years she had served with HMS Battleaxe, HMS Sandown and, with HMS Sheffield, had been deployed to the Gulf.She joined HMS Cottesmore in 1997 after selection as a small ship navigator and then it was back to Sheffield as Officer of the Watch and on to HMS Somerset as Navigating Officer.She successfully completed the Principal Warfare Officers’ Course, specialising in under water warfare and then joined HMS Cornwall as a Principal Warfare Officer.“I certainly had plenty of opportunities to go to sea, but as I say, it is what I signed up for.”In 2005 she was appointed to the Commander Amphibious Task Group as the under water warfare specialist and her job there included the planning and execution of operations and exercises around the world, including the evacuation in Beirut.2007 saw her move to the staff of the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood where she helped coordinate UK operations in the Balkans during the time in which Kosovo declared Independence.Moving to the Middle East Operations Team, her responsibilities included coordinating the maritime contribution of Operation Telic in Iraq.And during this busy period in her life, she also found the time to complete an Honours Degree in Law.Sarah is one of approximately 3,300 women in the Naval Service, of whom 620 are officers. This compares with almost 32,000 men, 5,990 of them of officer rank.That’s just over 10 per cent – and this ratio is continued at sea.As it happens, Shoreham’s current crew is otherwise made up entirely of men, but there will be women on HMS Portland.She said:“Actually, when I joined up, of the three services I thought that the Royal Navy offered the best opportunities for women.“I have never experienced the slightest hint of any attitude in the Navy that prefers men over women.“Of course, not everyone who joins the Navy wanting to be a captain will end up one.“Not everyone in newspapers gets to be an editor in Fleet Street. That’s the nature of the lives we live.“But I have worked hard and I have enjoyed my career so far and I have fulfilled my ambitions to go to sea and to command warships.”She spent eight and a half months with her team in the Gulf – Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs) are small, with a crew of less than 40.They are made up from the Sandown Class Mine Hunters and the Hunt Class which can both sweep and hunt for mines.The CO of a small ship has to ensure that there is a camaraderie that might not be present in a larger warship.The sailor in her admitted:“When we joined the ship we were flown out to the Gulf, which is not nearly as much fun as making the 7,000 mile transit by sea, across the Bay of Biscay and into the Med via Gibraltar, then through the Suez Canal.“When Shoreham goes back to the Gulf next year, she’ll sail and her new Commanding Officer will get the ideal opportunity to train and develop his, or her crew – and more importantly, to get to know them.”Lt Cdr West, who is single, has enjoyed a rich and rewarding career and she isn’t finished yet.“I have no particular ambitions, save to do the very best I can. But if there are glass ceilings in the Navy I haven’t encountered them yet.“Portland is a fine ship and I am very much looking forward to taking Command. I have seen the world and I have loved every minute of my 16 years in the Service.“I have recommended the Navy to my friends and I am proud to say that some of them have taken my advice and joined up.“They are all doing very well. It’s a great life.” [mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 22, 2011; Image: royalnavy View post tag: major Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: First Female Sailor to Take Command of One of Navy’s Major Warships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Command View post tag: Navy Share this article Authorities View post tag: take View post tag: UK View post tag: Sailor View post tag: Female View post tag: Navy’s UK: First Female Sailor to Take Command of One of Navy’s Major Warships November 22, 2011last_img read more

Assistant or Associate Professor

first_imgPosting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Position NumberF63840 Type of Search RankOpen The mission of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department is toprovide the highest quality clinical care in both general andspecialty Obstetrics and Gynecology to the women of CentralVirginia. In addition to the clinical mission, the department hasthe allied goals of providing undergraduate and graduate medicaleducation in the field, and advancing the field through basic andclinical research.The Department is committed to enhance diversity among its faculty,staff and students. Finally, Department faculty have aresponsibility to provide service to their profession and to theUniversity Community. 1. TeachingTeaching activities shall include medical students, dentalstudents, graduate students, allied health students, residents,fellows, and colleagues where appropriate. Teachingresponsibilities also shall be considered to include preparation ofinstructional materials, evaluative materials, testing andmaintenance of personal professional skills through continuingeducation, advising and mentoring trainees, and participation inacademic reinforcement programs.2. ResearchFaculty member will initiate clinical research projects in the areaof general Obstetrics and Gynecology and Addiction Medicine. Theyare expected to participate in and facilitate other collaborativedepartment research. In addition, they will mentor bothundergraduate and graduate students in their research activities.The faculty member is encouraged to secure research funding tosupport these activities.3. ServiceFaculty member will serve on departmental, Medical School, and/orUniversity committees as necessary, as well as in a professionalcapacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer,etc.4. ClinicalThe faculty member will see patients in clinic, perform diagnosticprocedures and will have an appropriate practice in Obstetrics andGynecology and Addiction Medicine. Clinical practice will befocused on ob/gyn, prenatal care and addiction treatment forobstetric patients. Faculty member will participate in nighttimecall duties as appropriate.5. Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.)The staff member will participate in department and institutionaladministrative activities as assigned by the division head andchair. Date Posted03/21/2019 * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) Proposed Hire Date08/01/2019 Diversity Statement Information Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Mission or Goal of Unit * How did you learn of this position?vcujobs.comProfessional / Field Group {e.g., Academy of Management}Chroniclevitae.comDiversejobs.netHigherEdJobs.comIndeed.comLinkedIn.comVCU Recruiter / Search FirmReferral / Word of MouthOther (See Next Question)Unsure School/UnitSchool of Medicine Application Process/Additional Information Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/87928 Position Responsibilities Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligiblecenter_img Working TitleAssistant or Associate Professor Preferred Qualifications Grant funded position?No DepartmentOb/Gyn Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Application Deadline Date • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU .• Completion of training in OB/ GYN residency trainingprogram.• Medical license in Virginia.• Completion of ABOG Board requirements in a timely fashion.• Board certification in Addiction Medicine• Potential for scholarship or creative expression to complementand expand existing expertise in the Department of Obstetrics andGynecology This position is a non-tenure eligible faculty position in the areaof obstetrics and gynecology and addiction medicine. This positionwill include in and outpatient consultation and performance oftherapeutic procedures. The faculty member will support thedepartment with teaching responsibilities with both residents andstudents. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Open Until FilledYes Posted Salary Number of Months12 Required Qualifications Interested candidates should apply online at https://vcujobs.com.For additional information, please contact Dr. Susan Lanni,Search Committee Chair, VCU Medical Center, Department of OBGYN,Box 980034Richmond, VA [email protected] 804-628-3585last_img read more

Oxford Union plans memorial event for Jackson

first_imgThe Oxford Union is planning to host a memorial talk in honour of Michael Jackson. The singer, who spoke at the society in 2001, died last Thursday in Los Angeles.Committee members are already contacting Jackson’s friends, family and entourage. Illusionist Uri Geller has indicated he will take part in the event if available, describing it as “a great idea, a gallant idea, and daring and sensitive.”James Dray, the president of the Union said, “Our new programme starts on October 10 and we would like to schedule a talk.”He added, “Michael Jackson’s visit was quite an important day in the history of the Oxford Union, and we want to stage something to mark that occasion.”last_img read more

Henry Li ’16 wins Barrett Award

first_imgHenry Li ’16 was presented with the Joseph L. Barrett Award on May 6, by the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC). The award commemorates Joseph L. Barrett ’73, by honoring exceptional students who generously give their time to support their peers in developing more meaningful college experiences.Li was honored for developing and coordinating three writing for personal development groups this academic year, jointly offered by the BSC and the Harvard College Writing Program. The workshops provided an opportunity for students to use writing and group discussion to explore and reflect on their personal experiences of life, learning, and growth at Harvard College, as well as fostering a sense of community among the participants. Working together with BSC counselors, Li was instrumental in facilitating meaningful reflection and discussion within each group by being introspective and open, thus inviting other participants to do the same. Themes that emerged from the group discussions included authenticity and enlivenment, change and transformation, motivation and mastery, and greatness and gratitude.last_img read more

Shifting markets, renewables put the kibosh on a 1,000MW Rhode Island gas plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:After days of hearings this summer, Rhode Island regulators voted to deny Invenergy a key permit and made clear they thought a new gas plant is unnecessary. But the written order issued Tuesday provides more insight into the decision, including the delays caused by the company. During the time Invenergy’s application was pending, regulators said there was a reduction in peak load due to efficiency, along with growth of renewables and storage and offshore wind procurements in the region.Experts “presented strong and credible evidence demonstrating that the need for this type of facility would likely decrease in the coming decade” the board said. And reports that were referenced during testimony on the plant “revealed plans forecasting a significant increase in renewables and a continued decrease in peak load.”“The market changes that accrued over the four forward capacity auctions conducted during the pendency of Invenergy’s application undercut the credibility of Invenergy’s original arguments on the issue of need.”The Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) on Tuesday issued a final order denying a new gas-fired power plant proposed by Invenergy, pointing to lengthy delays in the proceeding that allowed market changes and the growth of renewable energy to overtake any need for the project.Regulators pointed to the New England ISO’s decision in September 2018 to terminate a capacity supply obligation with Invenergy for one of the plant’s units, calling it “an extraordinary choice” the grid operator had never before made.The EFSB initially rejected the 850-1,000 MW plant in June; company officials say they are reviewing the final order and mulling next steps. The decision can be appealed to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.More: Renewables growth, market changes tanked Invenergy’s Rhode Island gas plant, regulators say Shifting markets, renewables put the kibosh on a 1,000MW Rhode Island gas plantlast_img read more

Supreme Court opens its doors to artists

first_imgSupreme Court opens its doors to artists Supreme Court opens its doors to artists Associate Editor Every lawyer dreams of going all the way to the Supreme Court.But Florida lawyer Kat Silverglate arrived at Tallahassee’s stately halls of justice in a most creative way.“Fifteen years of interrogatories, trials, and briefs, and it took a paint brush to get me to the highest court of Florida,” Silverglate quips.Silverglate’s art exhibition titled, “Reflections of Freedom: One Lawyer’s View from the Inside Out,” is on display on the first floor outside the courtroom, and on the second-floor rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as part of the Arts in the Court program.“For many years now, we have transformed public areas of the court into a showcase for Florida artists, including lawyer-artists,” said Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead.“It is one of our most successful programs and has taken once empty spaces and turned them into public galleries for Florida art. Our current exhibition is especially significant because it consists of the work of Katherine Silverglate, a Florida lawyer and chair of The Florida Bar’s Committee on Professionalism, whose work highlights significant points of law and legal history. We are hopeful that courthouses around the state will also utilize these means to enhance one of the community’s most important and central public spaces.”The Arts in the Court Program began with a court order on December 10, 1996, as part of the court’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, under then-Chief Justice Gerald Kogan, now retired and living in Miami. The program started as a joint project of the chief justice and then-Secretary of State Sandra Mortham. The Committee on the Arts in the Court was created to help carry out the court’s policy that “courts should be a place where communities come together to appreciate the artistic achievements of Florida’s residents, including both musical and the visual arts.”Justice Kogan placed the program under the leadership of now Chief Justice Anstead, who recently met with Secretary of State Glenda Hood.Plans are underway for making the Supreme Court more user-friendly for art enthusiasts by locking the doors that lead to the justices’ chambers so browsers at the rotunda gallery don’t need to be accompanied by a marshal, said Sandy Shaughnessy, co-chair of the Arts in the Court Subcommittee and arts administrator of the Division of Cultural Affairs.She added that the subcommittee is also reviewing a walking tour brochure of Tallahassee’s downtown cultural offerings. The first stop on the walking tour is the R.A. Gray Building. The second stop is the Supreme Court.“Hopefully, this brochure will generate traffic into the court,” Shaughnessy said.In the meantime, anyone wishing to view the art at the Supreme Court may call Joan Cannon for an appointment at 922-5520.On display through January is Silverglate’s art that she describes as “a combination of photography, acrylic paint, and editorial. I first take an original high resolution digital image; edit it graphically for color, contrast, depth, and frame; print it on fine art canvas; stretch it over a museum wood frame and then paint it with acrylic paint. The finished product looks like an oil painting or acrylic painting,” Silverglate said.The art on display blends Silverglates’ love of language and love of law through words that accompany each of the 28 pieces that tell a story about freedom.For example, next to “Umbrella of Freedom, ” from an original photo of Kathy Rymer’s torn and tattered fabric patio umbrella in Atlantic Beach, are Silverglate’s words: “Freedom without challenge does not exist. And not challenge from the outside, either. No. Quite the contrary. It is challenge from within — challenge by the very people who stand beneath the protection of our freedom umbrella — that makes our freedom beautifully real. True freedom is the ability to live beneath the umbrella of protection and seek to make it better by criticism, debate, disagreement, and passion. It is the holes and tears that make this umbrella of freedom beautiful.”How did a lawyer find her creative outlet?As Silverglate explains: “Truly, I believe that God has used everything in my life for good. Even the hard stuff.. . . no, especially the hard stuff. Ever since surviving brain surgery at 18, I’ve looked at the world through a different lens. Every day is a gift. And at 18, I tried to discover and use all of the gifts and desires God placed in me for this short time on earth. Strangely, my true dream has always been to be a judge. That is truly where the heart of my dreams remain. But when the JNC [judicial nominating commission] took a pass on me after making three rounds of interviews, I turned to art.“While I was devastated, my husband said, ‘Thank God for unanswered prayers!’ Spencer, my soul mate of 21 years, was wise enough to realize that my passion for art would remain dormant unless I gave it 110 percent. So, when Justice [Raoul] Cantero suggested that I submit my work for consideration by the Supreme Court, Spencer is the one who said ‘go for it.’” For more information on Silverglate’s art, contact her by e-mail at [email protected] or visit her Web site at PhotosByKat.com. November 1, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Paying for votes at your credit union – for a good cause

first_imgHow Conexus Credit Union increases participation in its board electionsby: Karen BankstonMembers who vote in the board elections of Conexus Credit Union, Regina, Saskatchewan, are not only exercising their democratic rights as owners but also supporting a worthy community cause. This year, the credit union donated $1 for every vote cast to the Saskatchewan Cooperative Youth Program.In addition to connecting the board election to the CU’s commitment to community, Conexus CU offers electronic voting through its online banking channel and has engaged in intensive recruiting of director candidates, says CUES member Jacques DeCorby, EVP/marketing and communications for the $6.5 billion credit union serving 118,000 members.In one of five districts, the credit union fielded eight candidates for two board seats in 2014. The wide choice generated a lot of interest, especially since Conexus CU posts candidate profiles online so members can make a more informed choice, DeCorby notes.Encouraging participation in board elections is ingrained in the credit union DNA, he suggests. “It’s part of what makes us different, one of our democratic principles.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Your credit union’s Cinderella story

first_imgI play in a tennis league where last season I went 4-1, and this season I’ve started out 2-0. I got a backhanded compliment once (no pun intended) that I was the “largest gazelle” they had ever played. Well… I am a man of “larger carriage” and I can cover the court pretty well. More recently, my two wins came against extremely lean, fit, athletic guys in their 20s.But I promise, I’m no “baller.” Maybe it’s the shoes. I do love my YMC Blue Diadoras.Nope. The reason I keep winning, and they keep struggling, is the same reasons credit unions win or lose at strategic marketing. Let me explain.They only see what they want to seeWe’ve encountered many credit unions that work hard for a low-income designation, but when it comes time to serve the underserve, they freeze. The worst judgement you can make is a “pre” judgement, and too many credit unions miss out on who should be their ideal member. It’s also important to note that great marketing can get good prospects in the door, but a dishearten frontline can destroy those efforts. And lest we forget, our members are more than a credit score! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Police: Body found near Susquehanna River, no foul play suspected

first_imgPolice say the body was found by a person walking by around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. It was located between Avon Road and Laurel Avenue on Binghamton’s west side. The department says its unsure if drugs were involved. They are waiting on autopsy results to determine more information. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department suspects no foul play in an investigation into a body being found along the Susquehanna River.last_img

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