Post-doctoral research position in Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University ofMaryland, BaltimoreA full-time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han in the Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the Universityof Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore as of November 1, 2019(until filled).The Han lab uses Drosophila and human cell lines to study geneticdiseases affecting heart, kidney, blood, muscles, metabolism andaging. We combine genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, cellbiology, developmental biology, and bioinformatics to study themolecular mechanism of disease, identify / validate disease causinggenetic variants, and test potential therapeutic drugs based on thedisease mechanism.We are seeking highly motivated researchers with a PhD degree inrelated area, with an interest in developing animal models forhuman diseases and potential therapeutically treatment. Candidatesshould have at least 2 years of biomedical research experience, beable to work independently, have critical thinking abilities, andgood written and oral English communication skills. Previousexperience with Drosophila genetics or bioinformatics are preferredbut not required.If interested, please email a CV, a short personal statement todemonstrate your interest and qualification, and the names andcontact information for three references to Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han atEmail: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.Qualifications :We are seeking highly motivated researchers with a PhD degree inrelated area, with an interest in developing animal models forhuman diseases and potential therapeutically treatment. Candidatesshould have at least 2 years of biomedical research experience, beable to work independently, have critical thinking abilities, andgood written and oral English communication skills. Previousexperience with Drosophila genetics or bioinformatics are preferredbut not required.If interested, please email a CV, a short personal statement todemonstrate your interest and qualification, and the names andcontact information for three references to Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han atEmail: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.
The team from Sporting Images have compiled photographs from the 2007 Open and 20 Years and Senior National Touch League Tournaments for purchase on their website. Please click on the link provided to go directly to the 2007 National Touch League photographs.http://sportingimages.com.au/gallery/Touch/ or www.sportingimages.com.au
Touch Football Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Youth squads who will be vying for positions in the Australian Youth teams to take on New Zealand in January, 2015. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls’ divisions from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. TFA also wishes to congratulate the following coaches on their appointments for the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series:18’s Boys – Dave Nolan 18’s Girls – Craig Morrow 20’s Boys – Phil Gyemore 20’s Girls – Justin Creighton TFA wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads in the lead up to the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Australian 18’s Girls squad Rae BarkerLucy BottenChloe CheneyShenae CiesiolkaTayla CliffordMadison CroweRachelle DavisNakia Davis-WelshKasey DragisicDominique du ToitLaura GleesonLily GoodchildMia JohnstoneStephanie MaioloTaylor MasonJemma Mi MiZara NicholasAbbey PapenhuyzenGeorgina RackemannStephanie ReidShannon RoseMackenzie SadlerEmma SykesBailey ToleafoaLaura WaldieAustralian 18’s Boys squadTjadyn AshbyTristan BroadbridgeJustin CridlandJarrod CrookMatthew EganCoen FieldingJake GrechCampbell LovellIvan LynchJackson MillsFelix MoliDamon MooreJayden NgamanuRyan PapenhuyzenKalyn PongaCallum PurdonDavid RichardsCorey RussellJordan SarmentoAndrew SearleKai SimbolonRegan WalshChristopher WilliamsMatthew WilsonThomas WongAustralian 20’s Girls SquadDanielle DavisHannah DyballMaddison FisherStephanie JamesAshleigh KearneyJordan LovejoyYasmin MeakesCaitlin MoranPaige ParkerLaura PeattieAshleigh QuinlanSamantha RodgersTayla RosinBrea SingmanTanisha StantonKatherine StevensMaddison StuddonKimberley Sue SeeTamika UptonAustralian 20’s BoysJames BaartzMichael BeattyCameron BogaSam CarmodyMatthew ClunePaddy CoelhoMichael FallonCormac HochLachlan HochJonathon HuskinsJed IbbotsonJeremy KingTom KronkJayden LoveTheo MajidLewis McAlisterRob McCarthyGrant McDonaldRohan MesserJosh RozairoCiaran TonerJames Western Related Filesaustralian_youth_squads_announcement-pdfRelated Links2015 YTT Squads
Aston Villa boss Smith reveals face-to-face Abraham talks about Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith has urged Tammy Abraham to stay and fire them into the Premier League.Smith talked face-to-face with the 21-year-old on-loan Chelsea striker to find out if he was still keen on a temporary switch to Wolves.“Monday was an agreed day off for Tammy,” said Smith. “He came back in on Tuesday. I spoke to him then about his attitude, and it’s been spot-on since then.”He’s been happy here. I asked if he was looking to go elsewhere and he reiterated he was happy to be at Villa , was enjoying playing here and enjoying scoring goals — and nothing more was really said to him. I’ve said right from the outset I couldn’t see him going anywhere, and I’d have been amazed if he had.“The way I look at it, he’s scored 23 goals in this league before with Bristol City. He’s got 16 now. He’s got 20 games to go, if he scores another ten he’s never playing in the Championship again. He’s a Premier League player who’s here, playing in the Championship with us. We’re hoping he can score the goals to take us to the Premier League.”On the prospect of Wolves taking Abraham on-loan, Smith added: “I don’t believe a recall to send him on loan again would have made sense. He’s been on loan three times already. He’s enjoying his football here and long may that continue.“I think everyone knew there was a release clause if Chelsea wanted to pull him back. But my understanding is that if they had activated it it would be for him to play for them, because they had no intention of selling him.“His state of mind is fine. This has been going on for two or three weeks now and he’s scored goals in that time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Guidance Counsellor at the Clonmel Primary and Junior High School, Charmaine Forbes, says the plan has her full endorsement. Story Highlights It was launched on February 8, in Port Maria, St. Mary, by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson. Educators are welcoming the Government’s $5.9-million incentive programme, which is aimed at increasing secondary-school attendance by students benefiting under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). Educators are welcoming the Government’s $5.9-million incentive programme, which is aimed at increasing secondary-school attendance by students benefiting under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).The programme, dubbed ‘School Days Count’, is a two-year initiative and will roll out between February and April in 34 institutions that have below-70 per cent attendance levels.It was launched on February 8, in Port Maria, St. Mary, by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson.Speaking with JIS News, Principal of Jackson Primary and Junior High School in St. Mary, Michelle Thomas, highlighted that it was a positive a move that will result in added benefits to the children.“It is a very good initiative, and it will increase the attendance,” she states.Guidance Counsellor at the Clonmel Primary and Junior High School, Charmaine Forbes, says the plan has her full endorsement.“I am glad that they are rolling it out so that everybody can buy into it,” she shares with JIS News.For his part, Teacher at the Port Maria High School in the Parish, Joel Bromfield, welcomed the initiative and notes that students who attend school on a regular basis, generally tend to perform better.“I am appealing to the parents… send them out, because you want them to succeed and this increases the likelihood of them achieving more,” he states.The Programme will offer a range of cash and non-cash incentives to parents and schools to boost student turnout. These include 10 scholarships, each valued at $250,000, to students who will be starting tertiary studies in September 2018.In addition, there will be a combination of initiatives such as a media campaign; Attendance Fairs in 13 of the most affected schools; and ongoing parent education and interactions in the 34 schools that have recorded attendance compliance rates of below70 per cent.There will also be a ‘Never Been Absent Stars’ (NBA) competition within the targeted schools, aimed at identifying PATH beneficiaries who have not been absent over the period September 4, 2017 to March 28, 2018.All winners will be awarded NBA badges, and will be eligible to compete for one of five book vouchers valued at $15,000. Additionally, under the Competition, ten grade-11 PATH beneficiaries, will be identified and awarded scholarships.Meanwhile, Minister Robinson tells JIS News that the culture of seeing Fridays as not important for children to attend school must be broken.“Friday is an important day, and we are depending on the Councillors, the Members of Parliament, [and all] positive role models who can instil in students and parents that staying in school is important,” she reasons.She cited a survey which found that as many as 72.2 per cent of non-compliant PATH students oftentimes do not attend school on Fridays, adding that up to 53.2 per cent of them stop attending school prior to the end of the term.Also, administrators at PATH have noted with concern the decline in attendance among its beneficiary students at the secondary level, particularly over the last five years, with compliance rates as low as 35 per cent in some schools, during academic year 2015/2016.Minister Robinson states that her Ministry’s safety net assessments have indicated that a child with an annual 85 per cent attendance, would have missed the equivalent of up to six weeks of classes, or 180 lessons.“It follows therefore that the onus is on all parents to ensure that their children attend school, at all times, to ensure that they benefit optimally from the education opportunities being offered, whether they are PATH beneficiaries are not,” she states.Director of PATH, Elsa Marks-Willis, says that while public education surrounding the consequences of chronic absenteeism is critical, “it must be balanced with promotion of the benefits of regular attendance”.PATH is an initiative by the Government of Jamaica with support from donor partners such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and other multilateral and bilateral agencies.It is aimed at delivering benefits by way of cash grants to the poorest and most vulnerable persons in the society.The programme is administrated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the main objectives are to increase educational attainment and improve health outcomes of the poor, break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, reduce child labour by requiring children to have minimum attendance in school, and serve as a safety net by preventing families from falling further into poverty in the event of adverse shock.
Herat (Afghanistan): Afghanistan’s women are demanding a seat at the table in negotiations over the country’s future, determined to prevent the gains they have made since the 2001 fall of the Taliban from being bargained away. But already, they are meeting resistance to having a strong voice in the talks. Women’s rights activists are not just concerned about the Taliban, who were notorious for their repression of women during their rule. They are just as worried that religious conservatives, warlords and strongmen who dominate Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed leadership and whose attitudes toward women often differ little from the Taliban will trade away their rights to reach a deal. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportPressure is on for a peace accord as the United States seeks to end its long military presence in Afghanistan. For women, the stakes are high. The advances they have made are important for example, women are now members of parliament, and their rights are enshrined in the constitution, including the right to education. But the gains are fragile and limited, and nearly 18 years after the U.S.-led coalition ousted the Taliban, Afghan women still live under a crushing weight of discrimination. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsWhat laws that do exist are little enforced, activists say, giving male relatives and tribal councils almost complete say over women’s and girls’ lives. That leaves them vulnerable to violence, early marriage and exclusion from work and education. The 2018 Women, Peace and Security Index rated Afghanistan as the second worst place in the world to be a woman, after Syria. Strong participation in talks is “not a gift, it is our right,” said Suraya Pakzad, an activist. “We, the women of Afghanistan, are suffering, fighting to bring peace in Afghanistan, to change Afghanistan.” “We will not allow anyone to push us, to force us to go back,” she said. “We know how to raise our voices.” Activists are pressing for at least a third of participants in any negotiations to be women. But so far, the door has been largely closed to them. President Ashraf Ghani appointed only five women to a 37-member council created to shepherd negotiations.
No Zika reports for TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jabn 2016 – The Caribbean is getting more Zika ready with the help of CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). When Magnetic Media questioned the CHTA and CTO panel on the public safety issues and public health concerns of a modern world, including the new to the region, Zika virus, the six deaths in Tobago from swine flu and how crime is affecting tourism, there was confirmation that plans are activated. One of those plans included that CARPHA has issued a guide book for hotels on how to deal with Zika. Frank Comito, CEO of the CHTA exposed that there have been some cancellations of vacations as a result of the health notices in North America but there has been no hysteria. On the matter of crime, CHTA members have been proactive with visitor safety initiatives including better lighting, better landscaping, addition of CCTV, liaising with local officials and in the case of The Bahamas, there is now a Tourism Police unit. Related Items:carpha, frank comito, ZIka Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , Seaport Village Revitalization Plans March 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDevelopers of a project to revitalize Seaport Village had to change their plans after discovering an earthquake fault line running right through the project.GAFCO CEO, Yehudi Gaffen, joined us in studio to talk about the new plan and what it could mean for the future of San Diego. Posted: March 27, 2018