Kaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily rounds

first_imgKaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily roundsThe non-profit healthcare provider makes pledge to purchase 70 MW of PV from NRG Renew, signs PPAs with NextEra Energy to lower its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30%. February 18, 2015 Ian Clover Installations Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the U.S., Kaiser Permanente has announced it is to make a series of major wind and solar energy purchases as it seeks to lower its nationwide greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. In two separate announcements, the healthcare leader revealed plans to generate as much as half of the electricity it uses in California from clean energy sources, and also confirmed it will purchase as much as 70 MW of onsite solar production from independent power producer NRG Renew. The former announcement entails a series of power purchase agreements (PPAs) by Kaiser Permanente to support the construction and operation of three renewable energy projects that will generate 590 million kWh of clean power a year. Scheduled to come online in 2016, the PPAs will be signed as 20-year contracts with NextEra Energy Resources, one of which will see Kaiser Permanente purchase solar power from NextEra’s 110 MW Blythe Solar Energy Plant in Riverside County, California. Kaiser Permanente will also purchase energy generated from NextEra’s 43 MW Golden Hills wind farm in Alameda County. Solar deal with NRG RenewThe solar arrangement with NRG Renew could amount to the addition of 70 MW of solar PV generation capacity onsite at many of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals and campuses in California, with 170 sites earmarked for some sort of rooftop or ground-mounted array. The site-selection process is already underway, with construction on the first phase of onsite PV systems due to begin in the first quarter of this year, running right up until the end of 2016. NRG will finance, build, own and operate the solar systems, distributing the solar power back to Kaiser Permanente over the 20-year term of the contract.NRG Renew has confirmed that the majority of systems will be installed atop carports and parking structures on Kaiser Permanente grounds. Combined, the installations are forecast to offset 6%-8% of Kasier Permanente’s load across California, and once complete will represent the third-largest commercial solar portfolio nationwide. “This massive project underscores Kaiser Permanente’s leadership position in the healthcare industry, demonstrating the company’s commitment to improving human health by addressing climate change while showcasing NRG Renew’s capabilities to execute large, multifaceted solar projects in partnership with the nation’s leading companies,” said NRG Renew president and CEO, Tom Doyle. Kaiser’s green leadership goalsHaving received an award in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of solar power at 11 of its hospitals, Kaiser Permanente intends to dramatically expand its investment in renewable energy. The company uses 1.5 billion kWh of electricity each year, emitting 806,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A 30% reduction would see emissions fall to just 617,000 metric tons by 2017, generating enough clean energy to power more than 82,000 U.S. households annually. “Climate change isn’t a distant threat,” said Kaiser Permanente’s environmental stewardship officer Kathy Gerwig. “The health impacts of a changing climate can be felt today in the form of increasing rates of asthma and other respiratory ailments. “By addressing climate change for the future, we are improving the health of communities today.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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WHO collaborates with African innovators to fight COVID-19

first_imgEight innovators from Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Guinea and Kenya presented their pioneering solutions, all of which have already been implemented in their respective countries, with significant potential to be scaled up further across the region. The virtual innovation sessions also aim to build on WHO’s inaugural “Hackathon”, hosted in April, which tasked small groups of participants with developing scalable concepts aligned with one of the eight pillars of WHO’s current COVID-19 response strategy: coordination; surveillance; risk communication and community engagement; points of entry; laboratory; infection prevention and control; case management and continuity of essential health services; and operational and logistics support. The three highest ranking groups were awarded seed funding to begin implementing their innovations. WHO will look to provide further operational support to some of the best innovations highlighted in the virtual sessions. Read more aboutAfricaInnovationCOVID-19 AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to evolve in Africa is still a work in progress, and the response is constantly being adapted to the African context. Solidarity and the exchange of knowledge, ideas and resources across the region remains an integral part of this process. WHO aims to continue integrating African innovators into the regional response strategy. “There is already an overwhelming demand from other innovators who wish to be a part of this event going forward. There is a wealth of innovation talent in Africa and sustaining this kind of platform should be part of our DNA as an organization,” said Dr Moredreck Chibi, the WHO regional innovation advisor, who facilitated the event. Generation TAGSCOVID-19Innovation Previous articleMadagascar: Sahofika hydropower BOOT scheme to get 4 million Euro loanNext articleAlgeria announces 4GW plan to grow solar capacity ten-fold by 2025 Pamela Largue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “That is why supporting innovation is a critical component not only in our collective efforts to combat diseases in Africa, but to provide adapted solutions to ensure better health for all,” said Moeti. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter WHO has routinely called for a multifaceted and multisectoral approach to combatting and containing the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Providing ongoing support and a regular platform to African innovators is a key facet of this, according to the organisation.center_img Featured image: Stock Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The inaugural virtual innovation showcase put out a public call for submissions to the extensive network of WHO African innovators. In addition to those presenting, about 350 innovators and other interested parties joined the session, with many participating in a lively Q&A. “Innovation propels human advancement. In times like these when we are confronted with a major public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that our hope for a better tomorrow lies in finding creative, ground-breaking or avant-garde solutions,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa. Finance and Policy BRICS The innovations ranged from interactive public transport contact tracing apps and dynamic data analytics systems to rapid diagnostic testing kits, mobile testing booths and low-cost critical care beds. On 20 May 2020, WHO in the African Region hosted the first in a series of virtual sessions for innovators across the region to showcase home-grown creative solutions aimed at addressing critical gaps in the response to COVID-19. A community of African innovators is stepping up support to the continent’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop solutions to help contain the spread of the virus. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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SA committed to infrastructure developments for economic reform

first_imgIn order to improve access to African markets, the country’s six busiest border posts will be upgraded and expanded, the minister stated, adding that “these will be significant infrastructure interventions using the PPP [public-private partnership] model.” Finance and Policy Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Generation “We will not rest until we have fundamentally altered the structure of this economy by lowering barriers to entry, broadening ownership patterns, raising productivity and lowering the cost of doing business.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mboweni also said the National Treasury continues to work with industry bodies to promote South Africa as a financial hub for Africa. From 1 March 2021, companies with a primary listing offshore, including dual‐listings, will be aligned to current foreign direct investment rules, which the South African Reserve Bank will oversee.   Have you read?Top four risks of doing business in South Africa in 2021 According to the finance minister, government has committed to a R791.2 billion in infrastructure investment drive. “We are already partnering with the private sector and other players to rollout infrastructure through initiatives such as the blended finance Infrastructure Fund. However, all these efforts to expand infrastructure will be wasted if the end user does not pay a cost‐reflective tariff for usage,” he said. Image: Yuttana Jeenamool© 123RF.com In terms of the progress on economic reform, he said: “…we are making meaningful progress in the implementation of our structural economic reforms. Our structural weaknesses limit the rate at which our economy can grow. Our structural reform agenda, as articulated in the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, is aimed at removing these brakes on growth.   AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read the full speech. TAGSeconomic transformationSouth Africa Previous articleEnergy efficiency is imperative for 5G networks efficacy – reportNext articleFinal call for Africa’s low carbon entrepreneurs for Ashden Awards Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Mboweni further stated that sub‐Saharan Africa is forecast to grow by 3.2%. In this context, the South African economy is expected to rebound by 3.3% this year, following a 7.2% contraction in 2020, and average 1.9% in the outer two years.   Global economic growth is expected to rebound to 5.5% in 2021 before moderating slightly to 4.2% in 2022, spurred on by the expected rollout of COVID‐19 vaccines and other additional policy measures. Infrastructure interventions BRICS This is according to the remarks made by finance minister Tito Mboweni while delivering the 2021 Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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Romano on Hoboken mayor’s race: ‘We have a chance to grab…

first_img Who do you support MTB? Yea we believe you.And Lenz was there with Soares on his shoulders too! LiabelRedux Romano on Hoboken mayor’s race: ‘We have a chance to grab the brass ring’ October 12, 2017 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm MTB October 13, 2017 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm Bhalla Team should talk, Ravi’s culture is an arranged marriage Caste system where children can not marry who they chose, but are introduced by parents to their future brides who must be the same “class” of wealth as the groom.Ravi talks about LGBTQ support but will he marry a same sex sikh couple or any same sex couple if he’s elected? October 13, 2017 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm Bayonne October 11, 2017 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm NHSA Commissioner Kurt Gardiner a.k.a. “Breeders4Bhalla”Funny, my site wasn’t a “smear website” when it advocated for you in your various political endeavors, such as your run for Hoboken Freeholder. It wasn’t a “smear website” when it endorsed you for the NHSA.In fact, folks. Kurt Gardiner began a campaign of harassment by text, attacking my First Amendment right to advocate for the candidate I am supporting, Ravi Bhalla. Kurt Gardiner made distasteful Sikh puns, was abusive, and ended his last text with “I’ll be watching you.” If Kurt Gardiner disputes any of this, I will publish them all. In fact, Kurt Gardiner posted a photoshop of me as a sex toy (blow up doll) labeled with my name, next to the mayor’s husband. On MSV. He was pleased with his handiwork. So pleased, that when I replied that his image was deviant and disgusting, he posted another identical image, with a different caption. So, all in all, Kurt Gardiner has initiated a campaign of harassment and indecency against me personally offline and online. The fact that he posted the comment I am responding to now, is part and parcel of his bizarre, obsessive campaign. I on the other hand, do not want any communication at all with him or about him. If people are commenting about Kurt in a manner which offends him, he is only reaping what he has sown By John Heinis – October 11, 2017 2:24 pm 28 Kurt Gardiner, do not communicate with me online, offline anywhere. Final warning. October 12, 2017 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm Alison Yes, Brian Stack’s parks and environmental services is a role model for the Cities of JC and Hoboken’s (under Zimeer-Grossbard) lame shucking of essential services. Hudson County has been always on top of Columbus Park so much so that Team Zimmer uses the County park as a back drop in their campaign advertising. October 11, 2017 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm GA T&S Inferiors PacoLoco October 12, 2017 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm NiceTryFatt October 11, 2017 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm You decide October 12, 2017 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm October 11, 2017 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm October 12, 2017 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm You decide Lame Facebook Twitter HandsOut Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NastyStalksJen ElectionsHoboken MTB i thought this leftist dictador was also suppose to represent Hoboken and parts of Jersey City. Hasn`t done anything to benefit your city and never will. Great example why dual job holding doesn`t work, if Stevie girl in J.C and and your next mayor would grow some conjones and endorse someone else than maybe you might see better results TAGS2017 hoboken mayoral raceanthony romanocharles matthewsDave Mellolaini hammond SHARE Ron D Dear Demented and Deranged Nancy Pincus-Stop with the false narratives. We did have a private text exchange where you fed me a big lie over and over again about a fake Facebook endorsement that was posted and withdrawn but never was reposted. It still has not. And from time to time I would ask you the status of endorsement that never came because you are simply a shill for Team Ravi and do not check facts before publishing. In that private exchange I did in fact use a pun that you shared with other posters and I did not write that publicly. The pun does not make me a racist but I knew you would try and make it so because that is part of the divisive Bhalla campaign strategy you have bought into. I used it as a test to prove you were feeding narratives and our private conversations to your commenters and you took the bait. It is a simple fact that I am far more strategic than you could ever be. That confirms to me that you and some of the commenters are to some extent in cahoots. The ‘watching you’ reference was about your website content and not you personally and it is from a Police Song. Get some culture. Stop the insane paranoia please. Nancy, you are absolutely the one who started the personal attacks on my private life. You mentioned that I neeeded or use a blow up doll in response to a poster that was not me.My response was meant to be a joke and I found a harmless image from Spencer’s that sells gag gifts and made a meme that poked fun at your stupidity and false allegations. I said that I do not in fact own a blow up doll but if I did it would be named Nancy. It was a joke but since you can dish it but can’t take it why am I surprised you are lying about the context in which it was created again and again and again?Nancy you initiated the personal attacks and I responded to correct the record. I will stand up to cyber bullies such as yourself that bring in that vitriol and can’t police their own website.Over and over again it is your website that makes reference to the sex lives of others that are not on team Bhalla. It’s not just me and it’s not just once. Keep up the good work. I’ll bet Ravi loses some voters with that celibacy club reference. You really know how to win them over.You are the initiator. Get it straight. BIGlots Wow-weeeee October 13, 2017 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm If Tony ever does make good on all his legal threats, the discovery backfire will be so juicy, it’ll make Lane’s pajamas e-mails look like an air-duct cleaning manual. Can’t wait to hear him on the hot seat!Maybe the u-haul will be at the Skyline? October 12, 2017 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm October 13, 2017 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm Jake, stop obsessing about Hoboken, you live in Pennsylvania.Don’t you work in finance? Can’t wait until Anybody but Bhalla wins and you see the defense for the Carmelo lawsuit cut!HA HA Bayonne HandsOut Let us be clear, Zimmer is the divisive force and Giatinno, Bhalla, Doyle are merely rubber stampers. As rubber stampers, no unity existed between them, nor did they share common values. Therefore there is no spoiling at election time. Their differences and self-serving has been there all along. October 12, 2017 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm October 11, 2017 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm October 12, 2017 7:28 am at 7:28 am 28 COMMENTS CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network ReforumusNotSoGigantus That’s awful DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Jake, aren’t two lawsuits enough for you?THe place you are basing your slanderous pun on is owned by a partner at Genova Burns….Just sayin’ LOSERStay in PA on your pig farm Breeders4Bhalla On a recent thread on smear website Grafix Avenger people who were named and singled out for being single were personally attacked by being named to a “celibacy club”.Another divide and conquer strategy by Team Bhalla? Seems like a losing strategy to alienate single voters. Or maybe it’s just those that don’t want to go along with Zimmer’s spineless, Backroom coronation? It would appear that some of the Ravi Bhalla crew are a bunch of demented freaks obsessed with other people’s sex lives. Or is that just Pinkers herself frustrated by the fact she is losing out to Japanese Anime Porn in her own home life? I don’t know and I don’t care but perhaps her child would be better off raised by wolves.Time to move back to the issues but my advice is to not give one click to a sychophant and vitriolic person who has no shred of reality or integrity left. Boycott Grafix Avenger for the nattering nebob of negativism she is. Dear reader, you will be told throughout this website how awful this person and her blog is. But for political reasons you will never be told where to find it. They fear you might reach a different conclusion on your own. Here’s the link. Decide for yourself. Don’t let agenda-driven commenters decide for you. Good luck.https://grafixavenger.blogspot.com October 12, 2017 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm October 13, 2017 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm “Kindredspirit” I did not post anything about Tony Soares at that link. Obviously you are trying to make trouble. JakeGGarcia October 11, 2017 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm Boy oh boy!Ravi Super fan Grafix Avenger is really going after her old friends in sick and twisted ways.After this is over, she probably will have to move Maybe she and the Bajardis can share a U-Haul? SpitInTheWindGA A friend told me she overheard a couple of political types talking about how DeFusco people were looking for better place to land. They said Raia met with Fisher and Giattino at the coach house diner to work out a deal.Im not sure I believe it. It seems like an unlikely combo given Fisher and Fallick’s supposed hatred of paid for votes but some people’s ethics are flexible.Let the games begin. You don’t like when you’re attacked… Oh booooo hoooooo….Go make use of that Cooper Union education, maybe you can design some ugly buildings for Jim Doyle to approve if they use a certain law firm. Gardiner4Hoboken Pablo for the win!!…. thank you Giatino for splitting the Zimmers!!# Jenny the spoiler!! October 12, 2017 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm GA Wow the man of a thousand screen names seems determined to race to the bottom on insults. Guess we’ll just have to oblige.Can we please have at least a little decorum? Or is that too much of a tall order? McVictim October 11, 2017 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront That’s awful MTB Looks like someone went there?Welcome to the Club Ravi. They’ve been attacking Mike’s personal life for months. It was awful then, it’s awful now. ArrangedMarriage October 12, 2017 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm Previous articleSwibinski: June poll in Bayonne shows Davis has big lead over O’DonnellNext articleLETTER: Guttenberg 7th and 8th graders will continue to go to school here John Heinis Community Yea, but Stick wants TWO Brass Rings October 12, 2017 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm October 11, 2017 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm Sad, pathetic, sweaty lowlife October 13, 2017 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm So Deb Hulbert the nasty sewer mouth has crawled out of her hole and decided to go batty over Jen.Guess someone as pretty as Jen get’s Ms Hulbert all flustered, but then again … Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) rallied a group of supporters to get involved in the mayor’s race during a fundraiser last night, telling them “we have a chance to grab the brass ring.” [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47moDgpg7Rg&feature=youtu.be[/fve]“As Pablo said, we’re here, we’re 28 days out, and we have a chance to grab the brass ring. I was in a debate today with the other mayoral candidates and it’s intense, to say the least,” Romano said in front of a room of about 85 people at The Shepherd & the Knucklehead.“We have to get to the finish line. We need messengers, we need volunteers, we need drivers with vehicles the day of the election: we need everyone’s help to make this happen.”Romano appeared cautiously optimistic, a reasonable demeanor given the six-person race that includes three other elected officials and no incumbent – not to mention an escalating blood feud with 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco.While it feels like anybody’s ball game less than a month out, the retired police captain’s running mates seemed to like their chances and feel confident in Romano’s leadership.“I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I’ve lived in Hoboken for 10 years now and I could not be more honored to be on Anthony Romano’s slate,” said Councilwoman-at-Large candidate Laini Hammond.“We moved here because this was a great place, a vibrant place we want to live in and it’s really caused me a lot of distress: we’ve got some great things done in the last eight years, we’ve also seen divides and we’ve seen people not representing all of Hoboken,” added Councilman-at-Large Dave Mello, who said Romano is known for bringing people together.Charles “Buddy” Matthews, a popular retired coach in Hoboken, stressed the need to continuing to help people, a sentiment that echoes throughout team Romano.Again reflecting on a debate from earlier in the day, Romano recalled what he wanted to see the thoroughfares of Hoboken, particularly Washington Street, look like.“When I go up at the top of the viaduct and I get to Palisades Avenue, I look down at Mayor [Brian] Stack’s city and I see clean streets, paved streets, well-lit streets: that’s what we deserve and should have in Hoboken and we’ll work to get that done.”While Romano and Stack, also the state Senator of the 33rd Legislative District, had a major failing out early in the campaign season, the Hoboken mayoral hopeful has remained cordial and taken the high road when speaking about the North Hudson power broker.The Hoboken municipal elections are on November 7th. Agreed. But then you accuse and make puns?You have a “nose” for that sort of stuff GA Dear reader, you will be told throughout this website how awful this person and her blog is. But for political reasons you will never be told where to find it. They fear you might reach a different conclusion on your own. Here’s the link. Decide for yourself. Don’t let agenda-driven commenters decide for you. Good luck.https://grafixavenger.blogspot.com Someone with a big hatred for a small person physically! Wow, so I guess its true that Bhalla’s supporters are as nasty as they say!Attack people on positions not appearances because after all nobody is winning a beauty contest if we are looking at the core supporters of any of the candidates. Well maybe Jen’s Team October 12, 2017 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm RudyDeb October 13, 2017 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm Comments are closed.last_img
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Officers who killed Stephon Clark won’t face federal civil rights charges

first_imgKXTV(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Two police officers in Sacramento, California, are back on duty after federal authorities cleared them of federal criminal civil rights charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark.U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Special Agent-in-Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI’s Sacramento Division said there was insufficient evidence “to prove beyond a reasonable doubt” that officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet violated a federal statute.“The tragedy that took place after a 911 call to our communications center will always have a profound effect on our department and community as a whole,” Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said in a statement. “We are forever dedicated to finding reasonable alternatives that may prevent similar tragedies.”Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI met with Clark’s family to inform them of their decision on Thursday.Clark’s death, which led to contentious protests throughout the California capital, should not result in charges, Hahn said, because every investigation of the shooting turned up the same results.“This incident has been thoroughly investigated by law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels,” Hahn told ABC Sacramento station KXTV. “Every one of these independent examinations has reached the same finding: The use of deadly force in this case was lawful.”“The officers involved in this case will return to full, active duty,” Hahn said in a statement.While authorities look to put the incident behind them, Clark’s family said it doesn’t make sense to already have the offices back on duty.“My brother was killed, unarmed, in my grandmother’s backyard, and the same cop who killed him is back on the streets patrolling other communities, running through other people’s backyards,” Clark’s brother, Stevante told KXTV. “I’m uneasy with that. My heart is broken.”“Justice delayed is justice denied,” Stevante wrote on his Facebook page.Clark was killed March 18, 2018. He was shot eight times by officers who later said they mistook Clark’s cellphone for a gun as he moved toward them with his arms extended, ignoring their commands, while in his grandmother’s backyard. Twenty rounds were fired.Police said they had been chasing Clark after receiving reports of someone breaking car windows in the nearby neighborhood.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

first_imgSweet Briar College, a women’s collegeincreasingly defined by innovation, has launched a bold academicprogram that integrates the liberal arts with women’s leadership toprepare graduates to address the challenges facing our world.Faculty are committed to cultivating the habits of mind—in problemsolving, decision making, and creativity—that are critical forleaders. These values are embedded in the College’s institutionalvision and supported by our confidence that academic excellence,small classes, and dedication to empowering young women willposition Sweet Briar and its graduates to thrive.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College iscommitted to enhancing our community and encourages applicationsfrom qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences andideas who would increase the diversity of the College.Job Title:  Assistant or AssociateProfessor of EducationClassification:  Full-time, one-year,benefits eligible faculty position, with the possibility of tenuretrack/tenure appointmentReports To: Social Sciences and HumanitiesDivision HeadJob Summary/Objective:Sweet Briar College invites applications for a full-time,one-year position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Educationwith the possibility of appointment to tenure track or with tenurefor an exceptional candidate. The successful candidate will be anengaged scholar-teacher with expertise inthe areas of curriculum,assessment and differentiated instruction and action research.Preference will go to candidates who are able to model backwarddesign and differentiated curriculum and instruction. The facultymember will also responsible for supervising clinical and studentteaching experiences and advising undergraduate and graduatestudents in our Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Previousexperience with national accreditation of education programs ispreferred.  Teaching load is 3 course equivalents persemesterAt Sweet Briar College, elementary education and teaching majorsmay earn a B.A. and licensure in four years or earn a M.A.T. withlicensure in a five-year program.  Students also can earnteacher licensure in secondary education in biology, chemistry,English, history and social science, or mathematics and PreK-12education in dance arts, theatre arts, or visual arts through theM.A.T. Program.Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body areespecially welcome. Sweet Briar prides itself on creating alearning environment that encourages young women to fulfill theirhighest potential. Leadership in all walks of life is fosteredby the special connections our faculty make with their students,and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences intointeresting and important lives.Required Qualifications:A Ph.D. or Ed.D. Candidates completing a terminal degree willalso be considered;At least three years of K-12 teaching experience;Demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduatelevel;Demonstrated interest in working across disciplines andengaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service;andExcellent communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with national accreditation of education programsthrough the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP).How to Apply:To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: https://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/.All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3)statement on teaching philosophy and research interests; and 4) astatement highlighting contributions to or future plans forpromoting diversity and inclusion through work in this position; 5)the names and full contact information for three professionalreferences. Items should be submitted in a single PDF file. Reviewof applications will begin immediately and will continue until theposition is filled.last_img read more

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Over 70.000 votes for WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016 in first 72 hours!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:World Handball Player 2016 Handball Planet ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAnother fantastic year of WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016 is ahead of us. Traditional voting Contest for the best handball player on the Earth and BEST 7 of World Handball began last Friday. Handball journalists and experts from 32 countries made nominations, while the last member of the Jury are handball fans across the Globe.As in previous years, handball community has outstanding reaction on voting process delivering over 70.000 votes for the first 72 hours!Keep voting until December 8!Vote for HP WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016 until December 8last_img read more

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Pearl Jam Sets a Ticking Clock Countdown on Website

first_imgThere’s a countdown. We don’t know why or what for but its causing a buzz. Having recently re-vamped their entire website, Pearl Jam has included a digital countdown on their main page that will end sometime next Monday. Some are speculating that the countdown is for the release of their new single which is reportedly to be called “Mind Your Manners”, but some full on tour dates would be just as welcome, if not more, as the only scheduled dates at the moment are their upcoming Chicago and Ontario Canada shows. I guess we will just have to wait until Monday, until then your guess is as good as ours.[via GlideMagazine.com]last_img read more

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Brigham face transplant recipient goes home

first_imgJames Maki, a 59-year-old who became the nation’s second face transplant recipient in April to repair injuries from a horrific subway accident, left Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday (May 21), thankful for what he called a “new chance to build my life.”Maki, whose April 9 surgery at the Harvard-affiliated hospital received wide news coverage, appeared in public for the first time Thursday morning at a Brigham news conference. With him was Susan Whitman-Helfgot, the wife of donor Joseph Helfgot, who died at age 60 during heart transplant surgery.Maki expressed his gratitude to the Helfgot family and the doctors at the Brigham and said he hopes his story highlights the importance of organ donation. Maki, whose place of residence was kept confidential, asked for privacy as he continues his rehabilitation and takes steps to start his life again.“They did not know me. Clearly it was a deeply held belief in helping others that led them to their decision,” Maki said of the Helfgots. “I will be forever grateful.”Maki, a Vietnam veteran who moved to Amherst, Mass., from Seattle when he was in high school, was injured in 2005 during an accident at the Ruggles stop on Boston’s subway Orange Line. Maki fell onto the tracks and came in contact with the electrified third rail. The contact burned away much of the middle of Maki’s face, including his upper lip, hard palate that makes up the roof of the mouth, and his nose.Reconstructive surgery after the accident left Maki able to survive, but with a hole in his face where his nose used to be and difficulty speaking and eating.His partial face transplant gave him a new nose, hard palate, upper lip, nasal structure, facial skin and the muscles and nerves that move the skin and give it sensation.He received the transplant during a marathon 17-hour procedure that involved 35 doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other clinical personnel working in two operating rooms to harvest the tissue and transplant it.Maki said the transplant is pain free and the first thing he thought when he looked at his new face was that his new nose looks like his old one.Whitman-Helfgot also spoke Thursday, describing her husband as someone who grew up in poverty but sought out an education, earning a doctorate. He became a father and worked in Hollywood as a marketing adviser on such films as “Iron Man,” “X-Men,” and “Spider-Man.” She declined to share details of the family’s discussions as they weighed whether to permit the transplant, but urged everyone in the room to sign up to become organ donors, saying her husband’s heart transplant failed because he had to wait too long for a donor heart.Seeing Maki, she said, helps take some of the sting out of losing her husband. She called Maki’s transformation “a miracle and a blessing.”Also speaking Thursday were Elof Eriksson, chief of the Brigham’s Division of Plastic Surgery and Joseph E. Murray Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Bohdan Pomahac, a plastic surgeon at the Brigham and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School; and Richard Luskin, president and chief executive officer of the New England Organ Bank.Pomahac, who led the surgical team for Maki’s transplant, first met Maki the night of his injury, when he was the surgeon on call. The thought of doing a face transplant didn’t occur to Pomahac, since the first such operation, in France in 2005, hadn’t yet been conducted.Maki faces a lifetime on antirejection drugs to ensure his body doesn’t reject the donor tissue as foreign. Because those drugs suppress his immune system, they could make Maki more susceptible to infection. He may also face additional surgery to trim excess skin, Pomahac said, though that hasn’t been determined yet. It will take months before the swelling goes down and enough nerve regrowth occurs to give Maki sensation in his new tissue. After that happens, further steps will be considered, Pomahac said.“We will not let our guard down because we’re in uncharted water with [this] transplantation,” Pomahac said.The operation was just the second of its kind to be conducted in the United States and among just a handful worldwide. Since the first partial face transplant in 2005, similar procedures have been performed in France, China, and at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.The recipient of the world’s first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, a French woman who had been mauled by a dog, visited Maki at the hospital recently. Leaders of the Brigham team had met Dinoire before, when they traveled to France in preparation for Maki’s surgery.Pomahac said it is likely that more such surgeries will be performed. He estimated there are several hundred people in the United States who could benefit — including more than 100 wounded soldiers. Face transplant surgery, he said, could become an infrequent but regular procedure performed in extraordinary cases.“Right now I strongly believe this is a way to treat the worst facial deformities,” Pomahac said.The Brigham has had a pioneering role in the history of transplantation. The first ever organ transplant was performed there in 1954 when Joseph Murray, today a professor of surgery emeritus at Harvard Medical School, transplanted a kidney from one brother to another. Murray won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on organ transplantation. In 2006 alone, more than 100 kidney transplants and 30 lung transplants were performed there.last_img read more

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NASCAR bolsters international efforts with personnel moves

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2018) – NASCAR today announced key leadership appointments across its growing international business landscape and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Jim Cassidy has been named to the new leadership position of Chief International Officer, reporting into Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. Charged with growing the NASCAR brand of racing internationally, Cassidy will oversee all international competition and commercial operations, building on the success of NASCAR’s three international series with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.“Jim brings nearly two decades of racing operations and industry leadership experience. He has worked tirelessly to grow our existing motorsports properties outside of the U.S and will lead our efforts to identify important growth opportunities internationally for our sport and its growing fanbase,” said O’Donnell.“NASCAR racing is broadcast in over 185 countries and territories, with race fans engaging stock car racing in person at events in Canada, Mexico and across Europe. The demand for NASCAR racing internationally has never been stronger and we look forward to bringing our sport closer to race fans everywhere,” said Cassidy.Joining Cassidy in these efforts will be Chad Seigler in the new position of Vice President, International Business Development. Seigler will draw upon a decade of successful industry sales experience to oversee all international sales and partnership marketing. Celeste Griffin-Churchill in the new position of Senior Director, International, Joe Balash in his current role as Director, International Competition, and Bob Duvall in his position as Senior Director, International & Weekly/Touring Business Development will play key roles in this area.NASCAR additionally announced that Ben Kennedy has been named to the leadership position of General Manager, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy will oversee all aspects of NASCAR’s popular truck series, working closely with Brad Moran, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Managing Director, and Jeff Wohlschlaeger, Managing Director, Series Marketing to continue to deliver great racing, fan experience and marketing across this series. Kennedy will report into Elton Sawyer, Vice President, Competition and will work closely with O’Donnell and Steve Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer.“Ben will draw upon his years of experience across NASCAR’s grassroots and national series to bring valuable commercial and competition insights to our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. With promising young drivers and experienced veterans battling it out in close, side-by-side racing, Ben truly understands from experience that every lap matters and we are excited about his future leadership in this important national series,” said Brent Dewar, President, NASCAR.last_img read more

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