MuchLoved in memoriam site offers Facebook app

first_imgMuchLoved in memoriam site offers Facebook app  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital in memoriam About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. In memoriam giving site MuchLoved.com has introduced a free Tribute Fund Facebook App for its charity partners. They can install it as a tab on their charity’s Facebook page to promote in memoriam or tribute fund giving.MuchLoved has helped 368 charities, including Pilgrims Hospices, Barnardo’s, MNDA, Shelter and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign raise over £2,644,000.www.fundraisinginmemory.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 13 January 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Peter Pan coins mark 90 years of the story’s support for Great Ormond Street Hospital

first_imgThe coins’ creation was marked by an event at the Tower Mint on Saturday, where GOSH patient Olivia had the honour of ‘striking’ the first of 10,000 collectors’ single, silver coins with full colour illustration.Olivia, whose father Elliot works for the Tower Mint, has the rare genetic disorder Williams Syndrome and has been under the care of GOSH since she was three years old.Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, was at the event. She said:“We’re so grateful to The Westminster Collection and the Tower Mint for commemorating the special legacy of JM Barrie’s gift to GOSH. The money raised from the sale of these coins will help to support the seriously ill children and young people who are cared for at GOSH, children just like Olivia, who did such a fantastic job striking the first coin on Saturday.” Advertisement Did you know? The rights to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead were initially donated by Tom Stoppard to the Oxford Theatre Group which gave it its premiere in 1966, before it transferred a year later to the National Theatre. The gift enabled subsequent Oxford University undergraduate actors, comedians, technicians, and arts administrators (including myself) to mount a range of productions for many years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  533 total views,  1 views today Commemorative Peter Pan coins have been created to celebrate the 90th anniversary of JM Barrie gifting his rights in his story to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Scottish-born Barrie gifted the copyright of his book and play, Peter Pan, to GOSH in 1929 and the hospital has received royalties from productions of the play, as well as sales of Peter Pan books and other products ever since.Over the last 90 years the adventure of Peter Pan and the Darling children has helped to support the hospital.Indeed, it is such a significant gift that it received a special amendment proposed by former Prime Minister Lord Callaghan that was successfully included in 1988 in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.  The rights for GOSH in the UK and Europe had lapsed the previous year, but the amendment in the legislation secured the right for the charity to royalties within the UK in perpetuity.Six 50p coinsThe collection includes six legal tender Isle of Man 50p coins, each featuring a well-known character and quote from Barrie’s story. Coin illustrations donated by David Wyatt, approved obverse of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Peter Pan coins mark 90 years of the story’s support for Great Ormond Street Hospital The illustrations on the coins were first produced for the 2007 Oxford University Press Edition of Peter Pan and have been donated by David Wyatt for this special collaboration. The coin is completed with the approved obverse of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. GOSH patient Olivia presents the first Peter Pan 50p coin. Tagged with: corporate fundraising Money About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  534 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Main image: Coin illustration donated by David Wyatt, approved obverse of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. The special collection has been produced by The Westminster Collection in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) to help support the hospital and the seriously ill children from across the UK who are cared for there.A donation from each set or single Peter Pan 50p sold will go directly to GOSH Charity to help support the hospital’s “most urgent needs”, presumably indicating that income is unallocated. Howard Lake | 11 June 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Boykin, Doctson among 14 football players graduating Saturday

first_imgFacebook Connie Beltran ReddIt ReddIt printStarting quarterback Trevone Boykin said the highlight of his time at TCU has been “getting to play on Saturdays and getting to step in Amon G. Carter Stadium.”“From the time I stepped on campus, all I wanted to do was just play,” he said.Boykin said the game day experience will be one of the things he will take away from his time in TCU.For wide receiver Josh Doctson, his experience at TCU has been “more than a dream.”He appreciates the knowledge and hands-on experience he has received as a film major, Doctson said.The fall commencement ceremony is at 1 p.m. on Dec. 19 in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.Below is a list of the 14 football players that will be graduating:TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Trevone Boykin, from Dallas, will be graduating with a general studies major. He has broken TCU records. This season, Boykin has completed 257 out of 396 pass attempts, passed for 3,575 yards, and gained 31 passing touchdowns and nine rushing touchdowns.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Colten Christensen, from California, will be graduating with a health and fitness degree. Christensen made his first touchdown against Stephen F. Austin this season.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Aviante Collins, from Houston, will be graduating with a major in criminal justice. He was recognized as All-Freshman Team honorable mention by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2012.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Josh Doctson, from Mansfield, will be graduating with a major in film, television and digital media. During his time at TCU, he has made 215 receptions and 34 touchdowns. Doctson has been absent the last two games due to injury. He hopes to return for the bowl game, he said.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Running back Aaron Green, from San Antonio, will be graduating with a general studies major. Green made the winning catch against Texas Tech with less than a minute left in the game to finish 55-52. During his time at TCU, he has made 21 touchdowns and has rushed for 2,430 yards.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Devin Killpatrick will be graduating with a criminal justice major. He is from Pearland, TX.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Wide receiver Kolby Listenbee, from Arlington, will be graduating with a major in communication studies. During his time in TCU, he has made 73 receptions and nine touchdowns. He has also been a part of TCU track and field.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Michael MacCrory will be graduating with a sport psychology degree. He is from Houston, TX.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Jamelle Naff, from Oklahoma, will be graduating with a major in sociology. He started in all games of the 2014 football season.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Kicker Jaden Oberkrom, from Arlington, will be graduating with a psychology degree. In his time at TCU, Oberkrom has scored 436 points with 75 field goals and 211 extra points.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Defensive tackle Davion Pierson, from Oklahoma City, will be graduating with a general studies major. He recovered a fumble against Kansas State this season.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Ja’Juan Story, from Florida, is graduating with a degree in criminal justice. During his time in TCU, he has made 33 receptions and three touchdowns.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Bobby Thompson will be graduating with a major in history. He is from Midland, TX.TCU Football picture day inside the Sammy Baugh Practice Facility on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Michael Clements.Defensive end Mike Tuaua, from California, will be graduating with a sociology major. During this season, he has totaled 24 tackles. Twitter + posts Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Linkedin Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Students paint bacteria in cross campus learningcenter_img Art, science departments to continue zoo enrichment course Connie Beltran is a senior at TCU majoring in journalism and minoring in French. She covers the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering for TCU 360. McKinney Church hosts study day event Linkedin Previous articleSGA says: ‘It’s okay to not be okay’Next articleTCU now offers certificate in diversity Connie Beltran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Students prepping for research symposium Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/last_img read more

Net censorship reaches sub-Saharan Africa

first_img Follow the news on Uganda Organisation February 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Net censorship reaches sub-Saharan Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemned filtering of a radio website imposed by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on 16 February 2006 – the first such case of Internet censorship in Uganda. The move came just days before voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on 23 February. ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News to go further News News UgandaAfrica Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily UgandaAfrica News On its home page, Radio Katwe advises the use of tools such as guardster or proxify to get round the censorship imposed by the authorities. Reporters Without Borders has elsewhere published, in November 2005, a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents, which gives practical advice on how to counter filtering. Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemned filtering of a radio website imposed by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on 16 February 2006 – the first such case of Internet censorship in Uganda.The move came just days before voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on 23 February.The Radio Katwe news website accepts contributions from Internet-users and posts content that is extremely critical of the government. Just before it was censored, it had attacked the accumulation of wealth by the family of President Yoweri Museveni.“Blocking access to an online publication is an important decision, which should be taken only by a judge and then as a result of an independent judicial procedure“, the press freedom organisation said.“It is not acceptable for an organ of government alone to decide on this kind of step. In any case, the managers of radiokatwe.com should have the opportunity to appeal against the UCC decision, which has not happened so far,” it added.“It is the first time a news site has been filtered in Uganda, apart from a temporary block put on the site of the independent daily The Monitor during just one day, on 18 February. It is among the first cases of net censorship in Sub-Saharan Africa.All the country’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs), MTN, UTL, Africaonline, Spacenet and Busnet have made the site inaccessible. UCC officials justified the decision, saying that Radio Katwe “was spreading rumours” and damaging the country’s “security and harmony”.Local ISPs filtered the site by blocking its IP address (the identity number of its server that hosts it on the Internet). According to a test carried out by Nart Villeneuve, head of research at Toronto University, they at the same time blocked nearly 700 other sites hosted by the same server, which is based in the United States. June 4, 2021 Find out more Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Materials management supplies MCH

first_img WhatsApp Local News They work behind the scenes, but Medical Center Hospital’s Materials Management Department is an integral part of the inner workings of the facility. Director of Materials Management Cheryl McQueen said her department is made up of three areas — shipping and receiving, which intakes everything from supplies to capital equipment; the central supply department that supplies items to the hospital’s nursing unit; and a purchasing department that is responsible for placing all the orders to the hospital and overseeing the contracts for supply items that the hospital is part of. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, McQueen said Medical Center had vendors they placed orders with and they knew the time frames for items to be received into the system. The hospital has a distributor that it gets a truck from four times a week and that’s where the majority of the supplies come through, McQueen said. Supplies took two or three days to arrive before the pandemic, depending on the geographical location of that warehouse. Now, things have changed, she said. “That’s ever-evolving. It depends on what the supply chain is doing. We’re dealing with unprecedented allocations of supplies which are throughout the entire nation and we’re also dealing with raw material shortages and freight issues …,” McQueen said. The ease or difficulty of finding supplies has gone in cycles, she said. “I’ll tell you, all PPE has been hit throughout the entire nation,” McQueen said. “There really hasn’t been one PPE item, or one personal protective item, whenever it comes to your face shield and your mask or your shoe covers and your gloves that has not been impacted by this and the impacts are different. Some are shipping and receiving impacts of getting it through the borders or the docks and some are raw material issues that we come across.” “It’s ever-changing. I think through the process our biggest hurdle was validating reputable vendors. We had our tried and true vendors that we had contracts with. They were stretched to their limit and started having to place the entire nation on back orders, or allocations, I should say and you were only allowed to purchase what your historical usage was before. When you have an increase in patients and you need to up their levels, you have to vet different vendors out to ensure that they’re reputable and that they’re able to provide a product that is safe,” she added. She noted that their priority in materials management is safety for our patients, to ensure the products that they bring in are safe for them to use and for clinicians to have what they need. “… We do take that to heart,” McQueen said. “We know that the products that we bring in are going to be the products that are going to be used to take care of this community. We go above and beyond to ensure the highest quality of products that we can bring into the institution for that.” Director of Public Relations Trevor Tankersley said going through the vetting process to make sure sources of materials are reputable is something most people probably wouldn’t think about. “We had to vet out many things and learned very early on to put together a clinical team of experts that could quickly help us look at a product, validate it and ensure that it was” acceptable to use, Queen said. Since the pandemic began, local vendors and businesses offered donations. “It gave me great pride to work here and to work in this community and see that as a whole when the situation in the beginning was ever-evolving they were willing to step up and make donations and pull from their own stock to ensure that we had what we needed and that gives me great pride to be a part of this community,” McQueen said. McQueen said departments were being told to plan seven to 14 days in advance. “I would say that right now we’re on a 10-to-14 day rotation of being able to place an order and get something in house. And all of that can change at a moment’s notice, just depending on what’s happening or what news breaks. The majority of what causes this is an influx of requests into the system which causes more allocations and more difficultly getting the supply,” McQueen said. There have been numerous times when the hospital placed an order and received confirmation that it was on its way only to find out the truck had been pulled over, those supplies had been sequestered and removed and then taken to another location somewhere in the country that was a COVID hot spot. “… I know early on, some of the companies began tracking the trucks with a Google Maps. They would watch the trucks … and a lot of them would have to call us and say your truck has been stopped and the supplies have been sequestered and they’re on their way to another location. We’ll try to replace your order and get supplies to you as quickly as we can.” McQueen said it was something they had to face, although when she was interviewed they hadn’t had to deal with it recently. “But that’s not to say with the increase in COVID patients that that’s not something we wouldn’t be faced with again,” McQueen said. Physicians guide the hospital on reusing items. The vetting involves an algorithm which helps determine if companies are valid vendors or not. MCH also works with other hospitals. “… We are members of the Texas Purchasing Coalition, which is made up of 11 hospitals,” McQueen said. “The majority of those are in the state of Texas. We have weekly calls with them in regard to supply chain disruptions that they are seeing their area and disruptions that we’re seeing in our area and absolutely vetting out and helping each other. (If) somebody comes across a vendor that is a reliable source, we share that information to help each other out. …” Supplies also are monitored closely. “… Every single day we’re counting inventory levels,” McQueen said. “We’re communicating with the local, state, federal, our public health partners and to try to optimize our procurement and maintain the levels that we need to. I think that through this entire process we’ve worked out a system that seems to be working well for us now …” Tankersley said if Materials Management wasn’t there or obtaining supplies ahead of time, MCH wouldn’t be able to treat COVID patients or give them the care they need. “In light of the current pandemic, they’re behind the scenes but not really. They’re the unsung of what we’re doing here because if it weren’t for them we would not have the appropriate gear and the appropriate supplies to treat these patients the way they need to be treated, so we just want the community to know that.” McQueen has 20 people who work in her area. “I can honestly tell you this normally doesn’t happen for me, but I’m kind of at a loss for words at the amount of pride that I have in my team and what they have done,” he said. “They’ve worked countless hours … If we’re having to open up another area, it’s all hands on deck getting the appropriate supplies there so that the clinicians have what they need and the buyers.” “I think people assume it’s like Amazon shopping. You just go and click on there and get what you need. They’re really having to think outside the box and put on an investigative hat and really look at resources that they’ve not looked at before to make sure that they uncover every stone to find the PPE that everyone in this nation and the world is looking for and trying to sequester to make sure their community is safe,” McQueen added. She added that the pandemic has offered clarity to the roles on her team and what they do. McQueen said they have the ability to change gears at a moment’s notice. “… We will probably carry these life lessons that we’ve learned during this situation with us for the rest of our lives. I’m honored to be leading this team. The people who deserve all the credit in this area are the people who are out there working this every day and that’s the shipping and receiving department, central supply and purchasing department. I have an amazing team and they make it very easy for me to do what I need to do,” she said. 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TN Moves SC For Implementation Of 50% Reservation For Backward Classes In Medical College Seats [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesTN Moves SC For Implementation Of 50% Reservation For Backward Classes In Medical College Seats [Read Petition] Nilashish Chaudhary2 July 2020 5:52 AMShare This – xThe Tamil Nadu government has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Supreme Court against the non-implementation of reservation for Backward Classes in admission to those seats shared by the State to the All India Quota (AIQ) in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Discontented with the inaction of the Centre, the State government had moved the Apex Court earlier, which had, on June…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Tamil Nadu government has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Supreme Court against the non-implementation of reservation for Backward Classes in admission to those seats shared by the State to the All India Quota (AIQ) in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Discontented with the inaction of the Centre, the State government had moved the Apex Court earlier, which had, on June 11, asked them to approach the Madras High Court instead. The High Court, however, based on the representations made by the Union Health Ministry, Human Resource Development Ministry and the Director General of Health Services, adjourned the matter till July 9. Upon being served notice, the aforementioned parties had informed the High Court that they had filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court, in a seemingly similar matter (Saloni Kumari v DG Health Services), stating that they would be implementing reservation under OBC quota for the AIQ seats on a state to state basis. They also apprised Court that this matter would be taken up by the Apex Court on July 8. Aggrieved by the High Court’s lack of appreciation regarding the urgency of the issue, the State has again knocked on the doors of the Top Court. The petitioner seeks directions to provide 50% reservation for Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and the Denotified Community in admission to shared seats in undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma medical and dental courses in Tamil Nadu. Claiming that the High Court was wrong to have given in to the representations of the Centre, the State has asked the Supreme Court to direct the High Court to expeditiously hear and dispose of the matter. “…the Hon’ble High Court has erroneously acceded to representations made by the Respondents and unjustifiably kept in the Petitioner’s writ petition in abeyance till this Hon’ble Court issues orders in an ostensibly identical matter in Saloni Kumari v Director General Health Services & Ors bearing W.P.(C) No.596 of 2015 which is tentatively listed for 08.07.2020. …The fact that the High Court has adjourned the matters to 9.7.2020 indicates that the High Court is awaiting the result of Saloni Kumari.” The petitioner contends that High Court has effectively declined to take up the matter despite the Centre having virtually conceded to the prayer sought for in the petition. It is thus pointed out that there is no rationale in adjourning the matter before the High Court in view of the specific stand taken by the Centre in their affidavit that they were also looking to implement OBC quota reservation in the AIQ. “The Hon’ble High Court did not take into consideration that the prayers sought in Saloni Kumari is for implementation of reservation which the Respondents themselves agree that they are ready and willing to implement. In addition, the Hon’ble Court failed to appreciate that there is no order of stay or injunction from this Hon’ble Court from implementing OBC reservation in AIQ seats.” Additionally it is submitted that the High Court ignored the fact that the Supreme Court itself granted the petitioners liberty to approach the High Court for relief. It is pointed out that if the Court had wanted the petitioners to await the result of the Saloni Kumari matter, it would not have granted leave to approach the High Court in the first place. In this light it is further highlighted that “Saloni Kumari pertains to reservation for OBCs under seats surrendered to AIQ by medical colleges located in the State of Uttar Pradesh and not to the rest of India or to Tamil Nadu.” Thus, the Court could not have intended for the present matter to wait till Saloni Kumari was decided, argues the Petitioner State. Informing the Court that the process of allocating seats is currently ongoing after the second round of counselling took place, the State has pressed upon the need to provide provisional reservation for the concerned Academic Year urgently. “The allocation of medical seats for the academic year 2020-2021 is already under way and on 16.06.2020 the results for second round of counselling were announced. The candidates are in the process of reporting to the allotted Institute/College.” -informs the petition “Court may provide for provisional reservation for OBCs to seats surrendered by the State of Tamil Nadu to the All India Quota for academic year 2020-21 as the final allocation of seats is imminent.” -thus pleads the petitioner for interim relief It is contended that not allowing such a prayer would deny hundreds of seats to deserving OBC candidates, thereby further reinforcing their social and educational disadvantage, and further perpetrating mass inequality in the State of Tamil Nadu.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

Rusnak, Rimando help Real Salt Lake beat Red Bulls 1-0

first_imgMarch 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rusnak, Rimando help Real Salt Lake beat Red Bulls 1-0 Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty kick in the opening minutes and Nick Rimando had his MLS-leading 138th career shutout to help Real Salt Lake beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday night in the snow.David Horst drew a foul, conceded by Carlos Rivas, just inside the penalty area and Rusnak converted from the spot to give Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) the lead in the fourth minute.Rimando, a five-time MLS All-Star, finished with four saves, including a pair of spectacular diving stops. The 38-year old made a diving one-handed stop of a half-volley by Vincent Bezecourt in the 26th and another diving save in the 54th minute, turning away Bezecourt’s header from just outside the 6-yard box.The Red Bulls (1-1-0) are winless, including two losses, in their last three games against RSL.Chris Wingert, who played 14 MLS seasons and was a starter for Real Salt Lake’s 2009 MLS Cup championship team, was honored at halftime. The defender, who played 10 seasons for RSL, announced his retirement on Feb. 19.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Australian Collins-class sub completes revised maintenance

first_img View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today First Australian Collins-class submarine completes revised maintenance regime View post tag: HMAS Farncomb Authorities HMAS Farncomb, Royal Australian Navy’s second Collins-class submarine, returned to the fleet after completing a two-year full cycle docking.Farncomb is the first in its class to undergo the new and revised maintenance regime since the Coles Review into submarine sustainment.Previously, a full cycle docking of a Collins submarine could take in excess of three years. The new operational cycle allows 10 years of operation before a two-year docking period.The return of Farncomb as the fifth submarine in fleet service also marked a key milestone in the increased availability and lethality of the Australian submarine force as the nations principle strategic deterrent.According to the Royal Australian Navy, Farncomb will soon be put to sea for the first time with her new crew and working towards an exciting program later in the year.Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, announced Training Authority – Submarines had trained a record number of new submariners during the last year.Able seaman acoustic warfare analyst submariner Mitchell Cowling said that the crew were excited to put the boat through her paces prior to full operational status in early 2017.“We as a crew have made some very positive steps forward and well on our way to achieving Mariners Skills Evaluation in late July. It’s encouraging seeing the progress we’ve made since January, and we look forward to sailing from Adelaide as a worked up crew,” Cowling said.Australian Submarine Corporation, the company in charge of carrying out the maintenance, invested AU$12.3 million to build a maintenance support tower alongside the submarine to bring the people and materials closer to the boat in order to improve efficiency.“We’ve cut the hull of the submarine completely in half, removed the main motor and diesels, tested and refurbished them off the boat before reinstalling them and rewelding the hull.”“We’ve built a state of the art diesel generator test facility at Osborne, which has been used to test and validate the diesels off the boat, simulating real world service conditions. This has reduced the risk to schedule later in the maintenance activity and improves the reliability of the submarine delivered to the Navy,” ASC Interim Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said in October 2015. View post tag: Collins-Class First Australian Collins-class submarine completes revised maintenance regime August 3, 2016 Share this articlelast_img read more

US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea

first_img View post tag: Philippine Navy View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea July 3, 2017 The U.S. and Philippine navies completed a coordinated patrol in the Sulu Sea at the invitation of the Government of the Philippines, July 1.During the operation, crews from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the Del Pilar-class Frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats to maritime security.“These patrols enhance regional peace and stability,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73. “Our at-sea operations with the Philippine navy demonstrate our commitment to the alliance and deter piracy and illegal activities.”As part of the operation, a group of Philippine navy sailors embarked aboard Coronado to coordinate communications and movements between the two ships. The Philippine sailors also exchanged best practices with their U.S. counterparts in visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) techniques and information sharing.The patrol strengthened maritime security cooperation between the U.S. and Philippine navies and enhanced both navies’ ability to respond to piracy and transnational criminal activity at sea, demonstrating U.S. commitment to the security of the Philippines and enduring U.S. interest in promoting stability and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Just prior to the coordinated patrol, Coronado completed the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama with the Philippine navy in the vicinity of Cebu. The exercise provided opportunities to sharpen tactical skills in maritime security operations that were employed during the coordinated patrol. The U.S. and the Philippines continue to work together on a number of initiatives and conduct regular military exchanges through routine participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises such as Balikatan, the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama, Southeast Asian Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), the Asian Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus), and other bilateral subject matter expert exchanges. center_img US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea Share this article Training & Educationlast_img read more

Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

first_imgIf you have issues uploading documents, please email them [email protected] Overview:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to educationalphilosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professional peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department,college, and university committees as requested. Preparesdepartmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service,and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined in the tenureand promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.Teaching, research, department/school and university service isexpected. This position is a full-time, tenure trackposition.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Philosophy professors teach a variety of introductory core coursesper semester (Intro to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking,Contemporary Moral Problems) as well as upper-year undergraduatecourses in several areas of the discipline. The teaching load is4/4. Applicants must be willing to teach in a variety ofinstructional formats as appropriate (face-to-face, hybrid,online).Submission Requirements:Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample, teachingportfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of coursestaught, and two syllabi), diversity statement, and degreetranscripts for all degrees (Initial applications may beaccompanied by unofficial transcripts).Preferred deadline: December 17, 2020. Additionaldocumentation many be requested at a later date. If you haveconfidential letters of reference, please instruct senders orletter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference [email protected] These will be uploaded to your applicationfile.ATTENTION CANDIDATES: All faculty searches at the University ofCentral Oklahoma have been paused while further review is conductedby Academic Affairs. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hopeto resume our search as soon as possible.QualificationsExperience Required:A completed PhD in Philosophy from a regionally accredited orinternationally recognized institution by the beginning of theappointment.Experience Preferred:The ability to teach upper division courses in some area ofnon-Western philosophy (e.g., African/Africana Philosophy, ArabicPhilosophy, Asian Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, NativeAmerican Philosophy) is strongly preferred. The ability to teachcourses in other under-served areas of philosophy is also valued,as is experience teaching diverse student populations.Additionally, applicants are asked to provide a statement thatspeaks to their lived experience, knowledge, skills, orachievements in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within ortransferrable to a higher education setting.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Familiarity with use of online learning management systems (forexample, D2L). Competence in a European language is desirable fordepartment study tours.Physical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.last_img read more