Keep it Simple is the mantra for game-planning in the Pac-12

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe Pac-12 is having to keep it simple in a season marred by cancellations and player absences.Coaching staffs across the league are chucking the game planning for opponents that don’t materialize and then cramming for their replacements. They’re adjusting to not having key players available in practice and for games.That means that playbooks are whittled down. Written by Tags: Pac-12 Associated Press December 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Keep it Simple is the mantra for game-planning in the Pac-12last_img

Postdoctoral Fellow

first_imgPosting Details Preferred Qualifications Hours/Week Additional Information Normal work days Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Required Qualifications We seek talented applicants with a recent PhD in CancerBiology/Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology or closely related fields.Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biologytechniques. Experience with DNA cloning, IHC, IF, and viruses alongwith mouse breeding, and mouse tumor studies is required. Organizational Overview Resource CriticalNo Special Instructions to Applicants Remove from posting on or before Position NumberP00001 Normal work hours Position TypePost Doc Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae along withthe names and contact information of three references to: Dr.Sumitra Deb, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,Virginia Commonwealth University, Massey Cancer Center, GoodwinResearch Laboratory, 401 College Street, Richmond, Virginia 23298,Fax 804-827-1427, Email [email protected];[email protected]; http://deblabs.org/. Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Job CategoryLaboratory Job Open Date01/06/2021 Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Sensitive PositionNo Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99138 Description of the Job At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. CampusMCV Campus Working TitlePostdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral research positions are available to work on an NIH-funded project devising and optimizing strategies for specificallytargeting cancer containing gain-of-function mutant p53.The research involves studies on mechanism of gain of oncogenicfunction by mutant p53 as well as innovative targeting of GOFmutant p53 for therapeutic benefit. These positions provideexcellent mentoring and training opportunities. DepartmentBiochemistry Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Open Until FilledYes Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of Applicationlast_img read more

Farmington Selectboard reviews revised budgets

first_imgFARMINGTON – Selectmen met Tuesday evening to look at revised budget proposals, and to discuss procedures for a tentatively rescheduled Town Meeting.Farmington Fire Rescue faces a difficult situation in terms of their proposed budget. The department had originally requested adding two full-time firefighters and one additional per diem firefighter to the team, taking the department from four full-time positions to six. Those positions would have added $217,491 to the department’s Personnel Services cost, bringing it up to $601,759.Chief Terry Bell told the board that in an effort to lower their proposed budget, he recommended revoking the requested per diem position, but the full-time positions are still a high priority need for the department who faces a major lack of man power. Currently the evenings of Sunday and Monday are unstaffed, and filled by per diem firefighters when available.“Our biggest problem is the man power. By having those two more full timers we’ll be able to have two people here 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Bell said. “Of the whole budget, I feel it is the most important to add those two positions.”In an attempt to commit to lessening the burden for tax payers, the department suggested using the entirety of the reserve account, which currently has about $75,000 according to Town Manager Richard Davis. Even with the reserve account funds, the overall budget would still be $68,673 more than the previous fiscal year. Bell trimmed down other areas of the budget as well, resulting in a newly proposed budget of $603,896.With the current crisis faced by the state due to COVID-19, Davis said the town is making it a priority to lessen the burden on tax payers.“It’s hard to have good financial practices and add personnel at this time,” Selectboard Chair Joshua Bell said. “Everybody understands the dilemma you’re in, and we all agree that we need to do something in the very near future. But the flip side is, is this the time to be adding more?”Bell and the board agreed to look closer at the idea of adding one full-time position, while trying to keep some funds in the reserve account for unanticipated emergencies. The department will present a revised proposal at the next meeting.Farmington Police Department Chief Jack Peck also presented a revised budget, in an attempt to lower the figure presented to tax payers later this summer. After making reductions in several areas, including reducing a full-time posted position to half time, and cutting down vehicle expenses by half, the final number would save $71,733. Peck said the budget is a work in progress.Difficulties with traffic lights have caused an increase in the proposed budget; Davis said several issues have caused the budget line to go over by $7,000. The town is proposing increasing the Traffic Light Maintenance budget by $10,000, bringing it to $20,000 total.Much remains up in the air as far as the annual town meeting goes, but Davis suggested tentatively planning to hold some kind of vote on July 20. The state primary vote has been moved to July 14 and the board agreed that it would make sense to hold the selectmen’s ballot on the same day. If social distancing is still encouraged by July 20, Davis said a referendum vote could take place in lieu of a regular town meeting, or they could look into keeping social distancing practices in place.last_img read more

Michigan Sprint Cup Series qualifying order

first_img44 READ: All news from Michigan 42 SANY Chevrolet Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 1 Travis Kvapil 32 David Gilliland 23 Michael McDowell David Stremme Belle Tire Toyota 39 5 2 41 4 Plinker Tactical Toyota Matt Kenseth Austin Dillon(i) Kasey Kahne 1 29 83 33 5-hour Energy Toyota Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 15 No Label Ford Phil Parsons Racing Ford 35 Target Chevrolet 36 MDS Transport Ford 36 Miller Lite Ford 27 24 15 12 10 Kyle Busch 27 Scott Riggs 11 38 22 Ryan Newman GoDaddy Chevrolet 44 56 43 13 55 FedEx Express Toyota Car 14 Greg Biffle 30 6 Tony Stewart 37 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Joe Nemechek(i) 38 34 Juan Pablo Montoya * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 31 AJ Allmendinger Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota Marcos Ambrose 47 17 GEICO Ford Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 19 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet Caterpillar Chevrolet Gordon first, Mears last in qualifying runs for the Quicken Loans 400 Widow Wax Toyota 25 Denny Hamlin 24 Taco Bell Ford 88 Jeff Burton National Guard/Man of Steel Chevrolet 20 31 Fastenal Ford Team 18 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 87 READ: Post-Pocono driver reports Brad Keselowski 40 39 Stanley Ford Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet Jimmie Johnson 19 3M/Give Kids a Smile Ford Budweiser Chevrolet READ MORE: M&M’s Toyota READ: Power Rankings Week 14 43 David Ragan 14 7 9 Carl Edwards Menards/CertainTeed Chevrolet Quicken Loans Chevrolet Danica Patrick # Jamie McMurray 8 51 Kurt Busch 16 American Ethanol Chevrolet 21 Eckrich Ford David Reutimann Chevrolet 32 Ken Schrader Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Clint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mark Martin 98 93 Trevor Bayne(i) 17 Mike Bliss(i) 9 35 Lowe’s Chevrolet 78 Martin Truex Jr. Driver Zest Ford NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Jeff Gordon 30 11 5 26 33 99 # Long John Silver’s Ford 16 3 13 2 7 29 JJ Yeley Joey Logano Casey Mears 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford 48 42 10 Dave Blaney Josh Wise(i) 20 34 18 McDonald’s Chevrolet Charter Toyota 21 Home Depot Husky Toyota Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola Federated Auto Parts Ford Paul Menard READ: Michigan Paint Scheme Preview Bobby Labonte 28last_img read more

Listen To The Movement’s New Jam ‘Dancehall’ Ft. Mr. Williamz – Premiere

first_imgThere’s a reason this band is called The Movement. One listen, and you’re sure to be moving and grooving along to their reggae-influenced tunes. With a new album, Golden, due out on April 8th, and a major cross-country tour in support of it, there’s just no telling how high this band can climb.Based out of Columbia, SC, The Movement’s newest album takes its inspiration for the inter-connectedness of the galaxy and human DNA. “I really started to like the idea behind the Fibonacci Code, the Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, Golden Spiral,” says guitarist/vocalist Joshua Swain. “I liked the idea of searching for order and commonality in the chaos. Add to that the idea of requiring a “heart of gold” to inject beauty and goodness into the order and using the word golden as a synonym for perfect… It just made sense to me.”We’re happy to share the very first track from this new release, a song entitled “Dancehall.” Stream the new jam, featuring Mr. Williamz, below:We asked Swain to shed some light on the track’s origins. “Dancehall started out as a slow acoustic ballad, but we felt it wasn’t really living up to its name, so we had to spice it up a little. We were fortunate enough to link up with Mr. Williamz, and with three distinct parts in both style and tempo, we created a unique tale of lost love, music, and magic in the Caribbean,” he said.Golden is not only due out on April 8th, but it will mark the first release on the Rootfire Cooperative, a not-for-profit record label that is owned and operated by artists. Rootfire founder Seth Herman passionately states, “I hope the Rootfire Cooperative can provide micro-financing with the effect of boosting the artists business; and make a positive effect on an entire genre of music.”Check out the full tracklisting for Golden, and don’t miss the band on tour. Full dates can be seen below, and more information is available via the band’s website.Golden Tracklisting 1. Blinded 2. Dancehall (feat. Mr. Williamz) 3. Golden (feat. Elliot Martin) 4. Fair Warning 5. Smoke 6. Rescue 7. On Top (feat. Leilani Wolfgramm) 8. Through the Heart 9. Home 10. Retriever  11. Habit 2016 (feat. Collie Buddz & Bobby Hustle) 12. Wild TimeGolden Hearts Tour DatesMarch 19 @ St. Pat’s in Five Points – Columbia, SC March 23 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL March 24 @ Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL March 25 @ Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL  March 26 @ Hooked On Music Festival – Fort Pierce, FL  April 09 @ California Roots: The Carolina Sessions – Myrtle Beach, SCApril 13 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MOApril 14 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NEApril 15 @ Cervantes Other Side – Denver, COApril 16 @ Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, COApril 18 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UTApril 20 @ The Reef – Boise, IDApril 21 @ The Goodfoot – Portland, ORApril 22 @ Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WAApril 23 @ WOW Hall – Eugene, ORApril 24 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WAApril 27 @ Humbrews – Arcata, CAApril 28 @ The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CAApril 29 @ Slims – San Francisco, CAApril 30 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CAMay 03 @ Winston’s – San Diego, CAMay 04 @ Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CAMay 05 @ Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CAMay 07 @ Reggae On The Block – Orlando, FLJuly 09 @ Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield, MA[Photo via Steven Vandergriff]last_img read more

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Announce “The Meeting Of The Spirits” Tour

first_imgWell this is huge news! Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin and Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring will team up for a major tour throughout November and December of 2017, with each musician performing solo sets before coming together for collaborative encores each night. Herring & McLaughlin are easily two of the most influential guitarists of our time, and seeing the two join forces on a nightly basis is the stuff of dreams for fans.The tour will see McLaughlin digging into his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, playing some of the music that means the most to him. “The music of Mahavishnu is part of my personal and musical history, and as such it is inseparable from me,” McLaughlin reflects in a statement. “To return to these pieces with the experience I’ve had for the past 45 years, since the majority of those pieces were played all those years ago, is very exciting.”The tour will also mark Herring’s return to solo performing, as the WSP guitarist hasn’t released a solo album since 2012. Both artists will be touring with their full bands for this exciting tour, but it’s the extended collaborative encore jams that have us the most excited about it.“John’s influence on me is far-reaching. When first hearing him, I was struck by the raw emotion and technical prowess he has,” says Herring in a statement. “If you listen to John long enough, the layers of all the things that make him unique will reveal themselves…Inner Mounting Flame changed my life and the way I heard music. By the time I heard it in 1980, John had long since moved on and recreated himself, as he has done many times throughout his career. It is an honor and a privilege to do this tour with John and the 4th Dimension.”The shows are McLaughlin’s first extended tour dates in seven years, and are also expected to be McLaughlin’s final live shows in America. While dates have not yet been announced, we’re beyond excited for what will be a showing of enormous talent.To get in the mood, check out this video of McLaughlin sitting in with Herring and the Aquarium Rescue Unit below.Check out the artwork below.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Emma Thompson Eyes Beauty and the Beast & More

first_img Have a happy Holiday weekend! Stage Vet Sheridan Smith Tapped for The Huntsman Two-time Olivier winner Sheridan Smith is set to star in The Huntsman, reports The Daily Mail. Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron will headline the movie, which is the sequel (without Kristin Stewart) to Snow White And The Huntsman. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Emma Thompson Eyes Beauty Emma Thompson may join the previously reported Emma Watson in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. According to The Daily Mail, the Oscar winner is in talks to play Mrs. Potts in the Bill Condon-helmed movie musical. The role of the singing teapot was famously played by screen and stage legend Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated incarnation. Remind yourself of Lansbury’s rendition of “Tale As Old As Time” below! Annie Potts’ Family Fortune Broadway alum Annie Potts (Pippin, God of Carnage) is in demand—as well as leading a tour of Ann next year, she has been tapped to soon appear in ABC’s comedy pilot Family Fortune. According to Deadline, the show, executive produced by Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock, will follow a well-liked gym coach (Fortune Feimster), who comes out of the closet. Potts will take on the role of her Mom.center_img View Comments Theater Exhibition Set for London & New York An exhibition celebrating theater will be shown at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in February 2016 before transferring to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in September 2016. The New York Times writes that the exhibition is provisionally named Curtain Up! and will be designed by Tom Piper.last_img read more

Fighting Against the Harmful Effects of the “White Lobster” and the “Square Snapper”

first_imgBy Dialogo August 17, 2011 Much has been written about the problem of psychotropic drugs in our hemisphere. Nevertheless, there are phenomena that cause grave damage on the local and international levels. These are methods like “mules,” secret compartments in vehicles and ships, and also fishing for “white lobster” and “square snapper.” These terms, used in honor of two highly profitable products of the oceans, the lobster and the snapper, refer to drugs received as payment for logistical support for the illicit transportation of cocaine, in the first instance, and also to fishing for packages of drugs cast overboard to be retrieved later by false fishermen or low-level drug sellers. Historically known as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica today is a business destination for considerable shipments of cocaine and for crack use. This creates a serious security problem, with the potential to affect international relations and cause major losses to Costa Rica’s most important economic sector, tourism. In January 2009, Commissioner Erik Lacayo, a former director of the Costa Rican Public Force, affirmed in an interview with a Costa Rican daily that this phenomenon had influenced the development of the domestic market for drugs such as cocaine and crack. Lacayo also affirmed that this plague was reaching alarming levels. National and international reports indicate that the drug cartels continue modernizing their tactics in the search for new routes, new markets, and new methods of distribution and marketing. What is unclear is whether this phenomenon could have an effect (positive or negative) on bilateral relations, especially with the United States, Costa Rica’s largest trading partner. The 1999 Joint Patrol Act, bringing together Costa Rica and the United States, is one of the strategic alternatives being used in the fight against drug trafficking. Under this agreement, the U.S. Coast Guard, together with its Colombian counterparts, is responsible for enforcing the law, with specific missions to detect, deter, and halt this threat at sea. These challenges have grown since the arrival of the “white lobster” along the coasts and its subsequent street sale. Gerardo Lascares, deputy minister of public safety in President Arias’s administration, affirmed that crack use has become epidemic. We do not know whether this was part of an expansive marketing plan or simply a fortuitous event whose collateral consequences have resulted in new markets. What we are sure of are the palpable effects evident in the jump in crimes such as robbery, theft, and murder at the national level and of transnational crimes such as money laundering and the creation of a launching pad for other destinations. These variables may also have harmful effects on tourism, on local and international trade, and still more on the national motto, “Pure Life.” Bruce Bagley, author of the book Drug Trafficking in America, indicated in an interview in Costa Rica that this phenomenon could negatively affect tourism. He based his assertions on two sets of facts. First, police and military operations in Mexico have caused major losses that the cartels desire to recover. Second, the drug traffickers are constantly seeking new launching pads. The resulting collateral effects could lead to the transformation of a country known as a paradise for surfers into an unsafe place. For that reason, it is important to urge the reader to examine the problem in greater depth than a simple technique of payment in kind. We must remember the collateral effects and the potential to undermine the societies and economies of nations like Costa Rica. The correlation between the rate of drug use (especially cocaine and crack) and the rise in crime is evident. Faced with such a panorama, what are we doing? One defense mechanism is training that draws on resources like those of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), in Georgia, in the United States. WHINSEC is among the pillars for confronting strategic, operational, and tactical challenges. From the beginning, hundreds of Costa Rican police officers have passed through the institute’s classrooms to study anti-drug operations and intelligence and take courses designed for non-commissioned, mid-ranking, and senior officers. Professionalization is key to confronting the challenges posed by a flexible, fast-moving, and well-financed enemy. “The work is still not done,” we were told by Capt. Gerald Camacho, a tactical instructor at WHINSEC. Costa Rican Deputy Security Minister Walter Navarro commented on his last visit to the institute that the police leadership is constantly lobbying for the adoption of legislation of all kinds that has the purpose of eradicating this evil.We are talking about an illicit phenomenon in Costa Rica and its repercussions. We conclude by urgently inviting social scientists and police officers to conduct further research into this topic. About the author Lt. Col. Samuel López Santana is an instructor in the Command and General Staff Officer Course at the School of Professional Military Education, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). The correlation between the variables of drug consumption (especially cocaine and crack) I had the opportunity to meet Lieutenant Colonel Samuel López Santana, at a Conversation Roundtable and learn a bit more about the CTOC Support Program, I think it’s an innovative program which is fundamental for the Armed Forces.last_img read more

WHINSEC Installs International Command Sergeant Major

first_imgBy Lee Rials, WHINSEC Public Affairs May 18, 2017 Two “firsts” were achieved when the first Peruvian Army Senior Enlisted Advisor, William Villacorta, was installed as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation’s (WHINSEC) International Command Sergeant Major (CSM) in the first Change of Responsibility ceremony for the international CSM at the institute on May 5th. Brazilian Army CSM Lindomar Tabaczeniski passed the saber symbolizing the international CSM’s responsibilities to WHINSEC Commandant, U.S. Army Colonel Keith W. Anthony, who then put it in the hands of CSM Villacorta. CSM Tabaczeniski has completed his tour as an instructor and the international CSM and will be returning to Brazil soon to be the senior enlisted advisor to a general officer there. CSM Villacorta has served 32 years in Peru’s Army, starting as an electronic communications technician. He has been a leader in multiple units and at all levels, an instructor in multiple schools, and a UN Peacekeeper.last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: What we can learn about leadership from Ellen DeGeneres

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Ellen DeGeneres has had a tough month. Multiple news outlets have been circulating employee and celebrity stories accusing Ellen of not living up to her mantra of “be kind to one another.” I don’t know if these stories are true, but they are certainly compelling, given the various shared anecdotes of Ellen being more mean-spirited than kind-hearted.Ellen’s current predicament is a great leadership lesson for all of us. It’s not the words you say that matter; it’s the actions you take.This reminds me of an interaction I experienced several years ago at a chapter meeting for the National Speakers Association. A well-known speaker was presenting to the group on the importance of building rapport with an audience when he happened to mention the town he grew up in. Immediately, I felt a connection to this speaker; he grew up in a small town in upstate New York just ten minutes from my hometown.“What are the chances?!” I thought.last_img read more