The Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation, Departmentof Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and HealthProfessions at the University of Florida, invites applications fora full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Lectureror Clinical Assistant Professor to serve as a Driver RehabilitationSpecialist. The successful applicant will contribute to the DriverRehabilitation Therapy program ( https://drt.ot.phhp.ufl.edu/ ),funded research ( https://mobility.phhp.ufl.edu/category/research/) and clinical driver evaluations and interventions at SmartDriver( https://ufhealth.org/uf-smartdriver-rehab).The Department of Occupational Therapy ( http://ot.phhp.ufl.edu/ ) is atop-ten ranked Department among all other occupational therapydepartments in the USA, according to the 2020 U.S. News and WorldReport, and a national leader in occupational therapy education andresearch. Home to the Institute for Mobility, Activity andParticipation ( https://mobility.phhp.ufl.edu/), the Department has active and federally funded research programstargeting assessment and intervention in the areas of drivingrehabilitation and community mobility, learning and developmentaldisabilities, and aging. The Department offers outstanding academicprograms that include a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, aPh.D. in Rehabilitation Science program, a BHS-OTD acceleratedprogram and a post-professional certificate in DriverRehabilitation Therapy. The Department of Occupational Therapy ishoused in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (http://phhp.ufl.edu/ ) and theUF Academic Health Science Center. The academic environmentprovides a rich context for instructing in the onlyuniversity-affiliated Driver Rehabilitation Therapy program in theU.S., conducting research on medically-at-risk populations, andrendering Driver Rehabilitation Services at UF’s SmartDriver.The University of Florida, ranked 6th for public universities inthe 2020 U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive doctoralresearch-extensive university that includes a full range ofacademic departments and programs (www.ufl.edu). It has a longhistory of established programs in international education,research and service and is one of only 17 public, land-grantuniversities that belong to the Association of AmericanUniversities. The College of Public Health and Health Professionsis part of the University’s Health Science Center, which alsoincludes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry,and Veterinary Medicine.Gainesville ( http://www.cityofgainesville.org/and https://www.visitgainesville.com/) is a mid-sized vibrant college town located in North CentralFlorida halfway between both coasts of Florida. Gainesville is aprogressive university community with art/cultural institutions,small local businesses, multiple active spiritual communities,community policing models, and a diverse school district with K-12Magnet programs. Natural areas surround the city, offering manyopportunities for outdoor recreation.Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have an entry-levelprofessional degree and be licensed/license-eligible as anoccupational therapist or other regulated and licensed health careprofessional in the state of Florida. Master’s level degree hirewill be appointed at the Clinical Lecturer title while a Ph.D. orequivalent is required for the Clinical Assistant Professorlevel.Preferred Qualifications: Preferred applicants will be a certifieddriver rehabilitation specialist (CDRS), or a driver rehabilitationspecialist eligible to complete the certification examination ofthe Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED),shortly after being hired. Two years of driving rehabilitationexperience is essential.The University of Florida’s Department of Occupational Therapyseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection ofour commitment to serve the diverse people of Florida, to maintainthe excellence of the University, and to offer our students richlyvaried disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing andlearning.To apply, submit an application packet including a CV, letter ofinterest, and list of three references or reference letters.Application review will begin immediately and continue until theposition is filled.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#Category=259The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
The UK arm of Irish sandwich chain O’Briens’ has been bought from administration by a newly formed company.O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bars (Franchising) UK now operates the brand in the UK, supporting the chain’s 101 franchise stores in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Irish company’s UK operation was put into administration last June in an effort to renegotiate rents and restructure the business across its 109 franchise outlets in the UK. It was subsequently bought by the new company.The O’Briens brand and intellectual property is owned in the Republic of Ireland by Impless, a newly formed subsidiary of fast food group Abrakebabra Invest-ments, which bought the Irish business out of liquidation before Christmas. In other news, TV chef and author Rachel Allen is to front an O’Briens TV and radio advertising campaign in the Republic of Ireland for Impless. “Rachel will be retained as a creative consultant to O’Briens and, across the year, will create delicious ’Signature Sandwiches’, which will be on sale from January 2010 in O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafés in Ireland,” said the company.
Secretary of State Michael Gove said: Granting of 89 flexible water abstraction licenses by the Environment Agency for farmers to safeguard food production and animal welfare. The majority of applications received have been approved. Publishing guidance for 40 Countryside Stewardship options which can be adjusted for this year without penalty if agreement holders notify Natural England by the end of 2018. Waiving penalties for farmers who fail to establish EFA catch crops by 20 August. Communicating to farming groups that they are able to graze fallow land without need for a derogation. Farmers affected by this summer’s dry weather have been offered further assistance by the UK government.New flexibility from the EU Commission has been secured, which will help farmers increase the amount of feed they can grow for their livestock.The dry weather earlier this summer has meant many livestock farmers have not had enough pasture to graze their animals on, with some having to break into their winter feed supplies early.From today, farmers will be allowed to grow grass and other edible forage in areas that are not usually allowed for grazing.This is after the UK government secured a derogation from the EU’s Ecological Focus Area (EFA) winter crop requirements, which stipulates that certain areas must be left fallow or sown with crop mix that cannot be grazed.This is the latest in a series of practical solutions to help farmers affected by the dry weather, including: The government will continue to monitor the situation and listen to industry as we move towards the autumn and winter months. We have had one of the driest summers since modern records began in 1961, and it is only right that we do what we can to support farmers who have been placed under the most pressure. I am pleased that the flexibilities announced today will offer some help to livestock farmers by opening up new sources of fodder ahead of the winter. I am also glad that we are continuing to discuss the industry’s ideas for longer-term resilience.
Up close and personal with fungi gills. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Grazing on a sunny afternoon in Vienna. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)As the the leaves turn. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Chipmunk yoga: the Guinea Pig pose. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Little Chip’s morning scratch. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Here’s looking at you.This was taken at sunrise Wednesday September 25 at Holbrook Road New Vineyard. Springside Farm. (Jill Bates)Early fall color on a young red maple. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin)Friday, Sept. 27 evening drive to Weld and Kineowatha. (Bernadette Harvell)(Bernadette Harvell)(Bernadette Harvell)A bear took a selfie on my game camera! (Dennis York)Starting to look like fall. (Dennis York)Snowy Egret in Carthage. (Dennis York)Egret with a nasty neck injury in Carthage. (Dennis York)Canada Geese heading south over the fields at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Pine Warbler in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Hairy Woodpeckers at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Cedar Waxwing eating berries at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)
If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen.Amidst this time of social distancing and WFH, we created a quick Special Edition of the #BakersHalfDozen. We talk about virtual coffee breaks, barking dogs, and digital makeup. Be safe and be good to one another!Episode Special Edition Show Notes: Item 1: Impact of WFHItem 1.5: Kids & Pets welcome!
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act can be modified to address most of is generally consistent with Senate Banking Chair Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) concerns in a manner consistent with the narrow objectives the bill was designed to achieve, CUNA wrote to Crapo Friday.In response to the Chair’s request for feedback on the cannabis legislation, CUNA noted that-with the exception of the Chairman’s proposal to add public health and safety requirements to the enforcement responsibilities of financial institutions-the SAFE Banking Act is already consistent with the Chair’s positions and would benefit from his proposed clarification language reinforcing the bill’s intent.CUNA urged the Chairman to advance the bill through the consideration process in order to allow his proposed changes to be offered as amendments that all of the members of the Senate Banking Committee can vote upon and responded to a series of proposals Crapo issued on the SAFE Banking Act and urged him to continue to advance the bill through the Senate Banking Committee’s consideration process.
“Whether it be training on Blackboard where most of our online classes are being held or counseling services, transfer services that have now all moved online,” she said. “In a traditional setting we show off the campus, we go to different divisional buildings, and we show off our housing,” she said. “Students can’t come to the campus right now, so we can’t show off everything we have available.” Szostak also tells 12 News that the school plans to hold more virtual panels for prospective students throughout the spring and summer. (WBNG) — With the fall semester fast approaching, SUNY Broome’s Interim Director of Admissions Maja Szostak wants you to imagine trying to show prospective college students why your school is the one they should choose without them ever setting foot on campus. “I know that students are very concerned about what’s happening in the fall semester, ‘will my classes be online or are they going to be in person?'” she said. “We’re trying to have those very honest conversations about how things might go, how we might be able to help students during that time, and also just providing students with more information about the support services we do have.” She says while panelists answered some of the usual questions like those about dorms or on-campus food options, they also leaned more heavily on introducing students to online services than in previous years. “We’re taking guidance like everyone else from officials, from the SUNY department, and just rolling with it as we go along, we’re taking it one day at a time,” she said. The solution she says was to have the colleges first-ever virtual open house. Prospective students were invited to a Zoom panel where they were able to send in questions to various faculty and staff members. As for whether fall classes will be online or in person, she says it’s too early to tell, but the college will be turning to federal, state, and local officials for guidance when the time comes to making a call.
Source: Dr. Franjo Tuđman AirportPhoto: Facebook Dr. Franjo Tuđman Airport Domestic airline Croatia Airlines announced the introduction of flights to two new destinations, Sofia and Podgorica. Both destinations will be available through three flights a week starting in May. From June, Zagreb and Kiev will be connected by a direct flight of Windrose Airlines three times a week. In addition to opening new destinations, additional flights are being introduced to many existing destinations, and so on Air France from May it introduces the second daily flight on the route Zagreb-Paris. Together with the daily flight of Croatia Airlines, Zagreb and Paris will be connected by three routes a day. British Airways adds another four weeks of flights from London (ZL Heathrow) to Zagreb which will ultimately be a total of 11 flights per week. Croatia Airlines will also increase seat capacity on flights to Brussels, Skopje and Copenhagen by using more A319 aircraft instead of the current CRJ1000 aircraft. In addition to these scheduled flights, negotiations are underway with two new carriers from Africa and Asia for charter routes during the summer flight schedule in 2020. The situation with the coronavirus has a certain negative impact on traffic in Zagreb, so at the Franjo Tuđman Airport they monitor the situation and are in regular contact with all companies, following their update of the flight schedule on some direct flights to Zagreb. Croatia Airlines is adding another weekly flight from Amsterdam, which will offer passengers a total of 8 flights a week from Zagreb to Amsterdam. Air Serbia adds two more weeks of flights from Belgrade, which is a total of 13 flights a week on the route Belgrade – Zagreb. Aegean changes the type of aircraft and will fly an Airbus A400 aircraft instead of a Q319 (turboprop) aircraft in the summer flight schedule, and will double the seat capacity on the route to Athens. Franjo Tuđman Airport marks a positive start in 2020. Passenger growth of 6,2% was recorded in January, while February brought growth of 2%, despite the impact on traffic related to coronavirus. In this year’s summer flight schedule, flights to three new destinations and a dozen additional flights to existing destinations have been announced.
Source: Jan De Nul Delivering a cumulative output of 43,200 kW, the common-rail engines will each feature an enhanced, MAN-supplied SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system for IMO Tier III-compliance, and will also meet the Euro Stage V-compliant NOx-emission limit. The enhanced NOx-reduction rate is essential for the newbuilding to fulfill the exacting ULEV (Ultra Low Emission vessel) standard for better air quality, characterised by very low NOx and particle emissions, MAN said. Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine Sales – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “MAN Energy Solutions has previously worked with Jan De Nul Group on many of its vessels and recently provided four 12V32/44CR engines to CMHI for a major semi-submersible project. We look forward to working with our partners again in the commissioning of such a noteworthy vessel that truly begins a new era for the offshore installation sector.” According to MAN, another key 32/44CR characteristic is that high engine-output is available even at high ambient temperatures, as well as at the high exhaust-gas back-pressures resulting from the extensive exhaust-gas treatment equipment, which is mandatory for the ULEv notation. Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting, and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. The main features are a main crane of 5,000 tons, a deck loading capacity of 61,000 tons, and a deck space of 9,300 square metres. China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) has ordered 6 × MAN 12V32/44CR main engines for Jan De Nul’s 5,000-tonne floating installation crane vessel Les Alizés. Installing Next-Generation Wind Turbine Foundations Thanks to her dimensions and lifting and loading capacities, Les Alizés will be able to load out, transport, and install multiple units of the largest and heaviest wind turbine foundations, Jan De Nul said. In addition, as a crane vessel that floats, it will be able to install heavier and larger foundations into deeper waters and in more challenging seabed conditions. Les Alizés will be built at CMHI’s shipyard in Jiangsu province, eastern China, and is scheduled for delivery in 2022. The engines for the vessel will be delivered with the MAN’s ECOMAP feature. The CR-system’s flexibility permits the engine to be programmed to run along different fuel-consumption-versus-power characteristics, with each having its efficiency optimum at a different load point, the company said.
Share Share Tweet People’s National Party (PNP) chairman Robert PickersgillKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s ruling People’s National Party (PNP) has released a statement saying it was the organisation that received US$1 million from convicted Ponzi scheme operator, David Smith in the run up to the 2007 general election and not P.J. Patterson, a former party president and former prime minister of Jamaica.According to the PNP, its investigation has established that US$1 million was received in an account on its behalf from Smith’s investment firm Olint and spent in the party’s election campaign.“Though the party has not yet received documentary evidence as to the source of this sum, our information is that it came from Olint,” party chairman Robert Pickersgill said in the statement.Pickersgill also said the party’s investigators confirmed the truth and accuracy of the statement previously released by Patterson that he did not get any money from Olint.“This was an account of which the former party president, PJ Patterson, had no knowledge or control,” Pickersgill said. “Our enquiries confirm that he neither obtained nor received this amount or any portion of it, in cash or kind. All the available evidence reveals that at no time was he told or made aware of the deposit or any disbursements made from it.”Pickersgill said in view of these findings, the PNP will be advising the authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), so that the recipient of the funds is not wrongly identified.In a Confiscation Order dated April 25, 2012, the TCI Supreme Court ruled that a number of payments made by Smith, a former banker in Jamaica, are “tainted and caught by” the Proceeds of Crime Ordinance 2007.Payments made by Smith to political parties and individuals in Jamaica are recorded by the court as follows:US$5 million to the Jamaica JLP PartyUS$2 million to the Jamaica PNP PartyUS$1 million to former prime minister of Jamaica, PJ PattersonUS$100,000 to an unnamed political candidate for Mandeville, JamaicaUS$50,000 to the former information minister in Jamaica, Daryl VazUS$190,000 to Dwaine WilliamsMeanwhile, the PNP said that regarding the Confiscation Order’s reference to a gift of US$2 million to the party, so far its investigations have not identified any such amount, or any other amount as having been received on its behalf from Olint or David Smith.Pickersgill said that the PNP’s attorneys-at-law have written to the authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands to request that they provide the PNP with any relevant information that may assist in the investigations.Caribbean News Now NewsRegional Jamaican ruling party admits receiving $1m ‘tainted’ gift by: – June 18, 2012 15 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring!