Bees Outlast Rainiers

first_imgAugust 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Outlast Rainiers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Bees gave up three runs in the ninth inning but held on to outlast the Rainiers 8-7 at Smith’s Ballpark.Jared Walsh and Jabari Blash each homered for Salt Lake in the win.The series continues tonight. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

Dental Hygiene Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgGeneral Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. The Institution Beginning and/or Ending Dates Conditions Quicklink Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Job Posting TitleDental Hygiene Adjunct Assistant Professor Work YearN/A Application Instructions * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (Recommended).5. Letter of Interest (Recommended).*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Work Schedule SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Physical Demands Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Licenses/CertificationsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5 Total Hrs per Week/Day * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.center_img How and where to apply Minimum Qualifications Posting Date10/17/2017 Closing Date Assignment Responsibilities LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Posting NumberF00278P Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries should be emailed [email protected] * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Department Location All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Open ContinuouslyYes AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees through our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat support students at our four colleges and provide welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Each and every district andcollege department strives for the highest quality in all programs,services, and activities, and is focused on improving educationaloutcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Position Summary Special Requirementslast_img read more

US judge reviews Muslim don’s ban

first_imgA US judge has heard arguments regarding the case of prominent Oxford Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan about whether he should be granted permission to enter America.Ramadan, who is a Swiss citizen and visiting fellow at St Anthony’s College, was banned from the US in 2006 on the grounds that he aided terrorist activity by donating money to a Palestinian charity between 1998 and 2002.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ramadan in 2006 against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for denying the scholar a foreign visa. The ACLU has championed Ramadan’s case as an example of how the US government is attempting to prevent foreign scholars from coming into the county to express their views. In 2004, the US government revoked Ramadan’s work visa, preventing him from taking up a professorship at the Kroc Institute of Peace Studies, based at the University of Notre Dame. He then attempted to gain a temporary visa so he could attend conferences and deliver lectures but his application was refused.Ramadan opposes defining Islam in opposition to the West, and has called for the formation of a new European Islamic identity that embraces western society.At the hearing last week the ACLU said the decision to deny Ramadan a US visa was politically motivated and represented a serious violation of free speech and academic debate. ACLU attorney Jameel Jaffer, who is representing Ramadan in the case, accused the US government of banning the academic from entering the country due to political motives rather than a concern for national security.”We have charged that Ramadan, a leading European academic whose work addresses critical issues including Muslim identity and the role of Islam in democratic societies, has been banned due to his political ideas. The government has banned Tariq Ramadan not because of his action but because of his ideas,” he said. Jaffer said the decision represented a serious threat to free speech and set a dangerous precedent. “The ideological exclusion of scholars like Tariq Ramadan impoverishes political and academic debate inside the United States and violates the First Amendment of those who seek to meet with foreign scholars, hear their views, and engage them in debate. Ideological exclusion is a form of censorship and it should not be tolerated in a country committed to democratic values.”ACLU challenged the government’s continued exclusion of Ramadan based on small donations he made to a Palestinian charity, saying that the group was only blacklisted in 2003, a year after Ramadan stopped giving money. Melissa Goodman, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project, said, “Professor Ramadan’s small humanitarian donations were completely permissible at the time he made them, and he had no reason to know that the charity was supporting Hamas, if indeed it was.”The government seems to be grasping at straws to prevent US audiences from engaging with Professor Ramadan and his ideas” she added.Ramadan’s Oxford colleagues have denounced the US government’s actions. Dr Walter Armbrust, a fellow at the Centre and Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, said the allegations were unjustified and that Ramadan was a victim of an American neoconservative campaign, and that in his opinion, “The allegations are products of neo-conservative propaganda, mainly from the United States,” he said. “The neocons prefer a polarized world that opposes the United States to an essentially ‘Muslim Civilization’. Tariq Ramadan works to overcome this polarization and this makes him dangerous to the neocons.””Read his books. You may or may not agree with him, but that is beside the point. What is important is that you will find yourself engaged with a thoughtful and utterly non-violent interlocutor,” he added. Dr Avi Shlaim, a fellow at the MEC, praised Ramadan’s academic achievements and contribution to the centre. “I think he is a first rate scholar and America’s loss is our gain. He is a wonderful colleague and we are delighted to have him at the MEC,” he said.Emma Tracey, Development Director at St Antony’s, added, “St Antony’s governing body considers his research to be a great asset to the College’s intellectual activity and hence appointed him as a Senior Research Fellow.last_img read more

Notre Dame fifth-year student named Rhodes Scholar

first_imgNotre Dame fifth-year student Prathm Juneja was named the University’s 20th Rhodes Scholar, the school announced in a Saturday press release. The Edison, New Jersey native will begin his time at the United Kingdom’s Oxford University next October. Juneja, along with seniors Matthew Schoenbauer and Nicholas Ottone, was one of three Notre Dame students who were Rhodes finalists this year.“Notre Dame could not be prouder of Prathm Juneja because he was selected not for his scholarly achievement alone, but — in the words of the Rhodes Trust — ‘for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead,’” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release.Jeffrey Thibert, who serves as the director the Notre Dame Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), said Juneja represents a growing group of Notre Dame alumni continuing on to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars.“We are so happy to congratulate Prathm Juneja on his selection as a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Since 2016, only six U.S. institutions have produced more Rhodes Scholars than Notre Dame,” Thibert said. “This is a testament to the excellence of the undergraduate educational experience at Notre Dame and the fundamental alignment of the University’s mission with the Rhodes ideal of ‘standing up for the world.’”Juneja is in the fifth year of the Reilly Five-Year Dual Degree Program, studying political science and computer science. In addition to being named a Rhodes Scholar he is also a Newman Civic Fellow, College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Fellow, Hipp-Beeler Scholar and Glynn Family Honors student, according to the release.On campus, Juneja has formerly served as chief of staff and director of national engagement and outreach for Notre Dame’s student government. He is also a member of NDVotes and the Building Bridges Mentoring Program. He has also done work for the South Bend Mayor’s Office and is currently an “innovation associate” at Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. He is also involved in local Democratic politics.“I am so grateful for the support of Dr. Jeff Thibert, Elise Rudt and everyone at CUSE who guided me throughout this entire process with kindness and support,” Juneja said in the release. “I’d also like to thank my recommendation letter writers, Professor Bradley Malkovsky, Professor Shreya Kumar, Professor David Campbell, Professor Paul Ocobock, Brian Coughlin, Rosie McDowell, Santi Garces and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Without their support over these past four years, I know I would not have this opportunity.”According to the release, the Rhodes Scholarship is designed to “[recognize] American students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories for their scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good and potential for leadership.” This year, of the 963 students who applied, 32 applicants were selected for the program.Tags: CUSE, prathm juneja, Rhodes Scholar, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shows 60 Minutes Around the Room Where It Happens

first_img Related Shows Star Files Hamilton View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony-winning certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on 60 Minutes on November 8 to discuss with Charlie Rose a little show called Hamilton. Like you, presumably, Miranda can recite the entire Hamilton cast recording (because, uh, he wrote it), but when exploring his childhood home, the composer showed off an impressive collection of cast albums while reciting a bevy of Camelot lyrics. Have you ever heard anyone else say that show has the “dopest beat”? Rose is impressed by his encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater lyrics, but Miranda, ever humble, revealed that while he can fire off “The Lusty Month of May,” he doesn’t know his own Social Security number. Take a look at the segments from CBS, which also feature interviews with Miranda’s parents, biography writer Ron Chernow, members of the cast and more, to see why Hamilton has transcended the Broadway community and gotten the attention of celebrities, political figures and the hip-hop world. But don’t think that’s gone to Miranda’s head. “At my age, Hamilton was treasury secretary and creating our financial system from scratch,” he quipped. “I wrote two plays.” from $149.00last_img read more

In the Heights Movie to Begin Production in the Spring

first_img The In the Heights movie is on! The big screen adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is set to begin production in the spring, produced by the Weinstein Company. According to Variety, Miranda won’t reprise the role of Usnavi, however he is likely to appear as another character, either new or pre-existing.Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the 2008 Tony-winning musical, has penned the screenplay, while the previously speculated Jon M. Chu has been tapped to direct.Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (coincidentally the home of Hamilton as well) in 2008 and marked Miranda’s Broadway debut. The show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score for Miranda, who was also nominated for his performance. In the Heights follows the story of three days in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.Miranda is also working on another, as yet untitled film with Hudes; additional upcoming projects include Moana and Mary Poppins Returns. Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘In the Heights'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Costa Rican Legislature Lets USS Rentz Dock, Turn Over Alleged Smugglers

first_imgBy Dialogo August 26, 2013 SAN JOSÉ — Costa Rica’s legislature has voted to allow the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz to dock in Costa Rican waters. The U.S. Navy vessel promptly turned over three prisoners — two Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan — to Costa Rican authorities along with nearly a ton of cocaine worth $78 million seized from their ship, the Capitán Erson. The Aug. 11 seizure occurred in international waters, 216 nautical miles off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island. It came less than a week after the Rentz’s deployment. The Capitán Erson later sunk during a storm, with the three prisoners and the contraband safely aboard the gunship. “We are very fortunate to have the USS Rentz and embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment on patrol conducting counter-transnational organized crime operations,” 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris said. “This major seizure in the first week the ship is on station is a clear indicator that illicit activities are taking place and must be addressed.” The USS Rentz was deployed along with other U.S. Coast Guard and Navy ships as part of Operation Martillo. The counternarcotics program is a coordinated aerial and maritime effort among U.S., European and Latin American forces to monitor busy drug trafficking routes throughout the region. USS Rentz is first foreign artillery ship to dock in Costa Rica Since its creation in January 2012, Operation Martillo — which covers 42 million square miles of ocean — has led to the seizure of 318,133 pounds of cocaine and 25,052 pounds of marijuana. In early August, Operation Martillo resulted in several other major drug busts, including the seizure of more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine valued at $24 million. That operation was a joint effort between the British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement. Since June, the Costa Rican government has allowed 41 U.S. patrol ships to dock in Costa Rican waters. Costa Rica disbanded its military in 1948, and the docking of the USS Rentz marks the first time an artillery ship has been permitted to put ashore anywhere in the country. Officials say the approval marks a shift in the Costa Rican government toward a firmer stance against drug trafficking, and re-affirms the country’s previous agreements regarding joint patrols. “In reality this is a global problem. The drugs that come through our coasts go on to cause problems in other countries,” Costa Rica’s minister of public security, Mario Zamora, said in a press conference. “We have to respect the fact that this is not just our problem.” Homicides up 22.8 percent in 2013 Though widely considered one of the region’s most stable countries, Costa Rica has seen a sharp increase in drug-related violence in recent years. Homicides during the first half of 2013 increased by 22.8 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police [Organización de Investigación Judicial, or OIJ]. Many of those homicides were drug-related. The jump in violent crime has prompted Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security to step up coastal patrols. With only two helicopters, six patrol boats and 11,000 police officers to cover both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is looking abroad for assistance. In fact, Operation Martillo is just one of several joint patrolling efforts in Central America. In May, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón visited San José to reaffirm Colombian-Costa Rican patrol efforts. During that visit, he offered help to Costa Rica’s National Guard. The United States and Costa Rica have had joint patrolling agreements since 1999.last_img read more

Delaware County Sheriff receives reports of NYSEG scam

first_img(WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is warning all county residents of a NYSEG phone scam. Authorities says the scammers used a technology to make it appear as if the call is coming from a NYSEG phone number. They want to warn residents that NYSEG does use automated calls ahead of scheduled maintenance, but they do not use it to ask for bank account information. The Sheriff’s Office says they have been receiving complaints regarding robotic calls and messages telling residents they have been overcharged by NYSEG.  They say the messages offer the customer 30% off their next billing cycle and asks the victim to enter their bank information so that a refund could be sent via direct deposit into their account.  They advise that if a customer receives a call like this, hang up and call the NYSEG customer service phone number, (800) 572-1111 or visit the NYSEG website: for more advise.last_img read more

On Earth Day, COVID-19 a ‘wake-up call’ to reinvigorate nature

first_imgRead also: Humans to blame for spread of coronavirus and other ‘zoonosis’“The mismanagement of our country and of Mother Earth has made us realize that the planet we live on is no longer safe; the Earth is no longer able to sustain the environmental damage of greedy investments,” Walhi wrote in a statement on Earth Day.As the global community commemorated the 50th annual Earth Day on Wednesday, COVID-19 continued to cast a pall over most of the world’s countries, dampening the celebrations.Further research is required to determine all the factors that have caused the pandemic, but so far, much of the scientific world suspects that bats and pangolins have acted as carriers of SARS-CoV-2, said Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) microbiology researcher Sugiyono Saputra on Tuesday. COVID-19 should serve as a wake-up call for Indonesia to better preserve its natural environment, activists say, as scientists have linked environmental degradation to the spread of the zoonotic diseases.On Wednesday, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) blamed the country’s capitalist economy and the greed of corporations and investors for the environmental damage that they said had caused COVID-19 to “haunt” the Earth.The group was referring to a 2016 United Nations Environment Program report, which found that the risk of emergent and fast-spreading diseases increased as encroachment upon natural habitats by mankind intensified. The proximity enabled pathogens found in wild areas to spill over into livestock and humans. SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus strain that causes the pneumonia-like disease, which has infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide and killed almost 170,000, according to World Health Organization data on Wednesday.A cartoon depicting Earth Day 2020. (JP/Budhi Button)The virus is believed to have first emerged in animals sold in a wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, although newer studies have cast doubt on this assumption.Read also: Wuhan’s ‘wet markets’ struggle after virus lockdownIndonesian researchers have urged the government to implement stronger measures against the cross-border wildlife trade to anticipate the possible spread of COVID-19. Animal rights organizations have also called on the government to close all markets that slaughter or sell illegal wildlife.A coalition of several animal rights groups wrote in late January that they had visited a “good number” of animal markets where the “conditions are the same as those being described by scientists as the perfect breeding grounds for new and deadly zoonotic viruses”, potentially exposing thousands of people in Indonesia every day to a variety of diseases originating from animals.Many rural communities across Indonesia still have an appetite for wildlife, such as bats, snakes, wild boar and dogs, putting those who eat them at risk of contracting zoonotic diseases.Read also: Monitor wildlife trade as certain animals ‘have potential’ as coronavirus carriers, warns LIPIThe Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a panel of United Nations experts on biodiversity, estimates that zoonotic diseases kill about 700,000 people a year.The virus that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic – which also originated in China and killed about 800 people worldwide in 2002 and 2003 – originated in bats, civets and raccoons. The virus that caused the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, which killed 282 people in Saudi Arabia in 2014, was transmitted from camels to humans.Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) senior scientist Herry Purnomo urged urban dwellers to refrain from eating the cuisine of rural communities to keep interactions between wild animals and humans at a minimum and prevent such diseases from spreading in the future.“When we do damage to nature, nature will find a new balance that humans may not like,” Herry said on Wednesday.He also advised tightening protocols and certifications to ensure food safety in wild animal consumption but warned that illegal markets might thrive if the wildlife trade was banned outright.UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in New York that while the impact of COVID-19 was both “immediate and dreadful, […] there is another, even deeper emergency: the planet’s unfolding environmental crisis”.“We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption,” he said in a statement circulated on Wednesday.“The current crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call.”This diptych demonstrates the side effects of the physical distancing policy on air quality in Jakarta. The first photo (above) shows a view from Central Jakarta on March 11, with a hazy skyline. The second photo (below) shows the Jakarta skyline around Jl. Sudirman on April 3 with much clearer skies. ((above) JP/Dhoni Setiawan/(below) Antara/ Galih Pradipta)The pandemic has not been all bad news for the environment. Factory shutdowns and travel bans have curbed carbon emissions and made the skies clearer in many countries, including Indonesia. However, experts say the cleaner air may be short-lived as economies will likely try to make up for lost time.Reports of wild animals roaming some of the world’s biggest cities have also emerged as people retreat into their homes and more countries go under lockdown, AFP reported.Indonesia is still miles away from resolving its environmental and wildlife problems. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) data shows that land and forest fires ravaged 942,484 hectares of the country in 2019, almost double the area in 2018 – gutting natural habitats and biodiversity.Read also: Nature takes back world’s empty city streetsTopics :last_img read more

Domino’s head sells tri-level Hamilton house for $3.2m

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago103 Crescent Rd, HamiltonThe five bedroom, four bathroom, four car space property, which sits on a 604sq m block, was built in 2011.According to CoreLogic the median price in Hamilton has jumped 11.9 per cent in five years. 103 Crescent Rd, HamiltonMr Meij had owned the property along with Jennifer Meij since September 21, 2014.He has since moved on to one of the most stunning homes in the blue chip suburb, a grand Hamptons-inspired estate he bought off Fone Zone co-founder David McMahon for $8.61m.Mr McMahon and former wife Vita Group head Maxine Horne had kitted out the property as their dream home, but parted ways and homes in a recent divorce. 103 Crescent Rd, HamiltonQUEENSLAND success story Don Meij of Domino’s Pizza has settled his five-bedroom Hamilton home, at a rebated sale price of $3.26 million.The home at 103 Crescent Road, Hamilton, was sold in May last year with settlement coming through on December 1.center_img 103 Crescent Rd, Hamiltonlast_img read more

Drewry: Freight Rates Entering Calmer Waters

first_imgCarriers’ lack of success implementing spot market freight rate increases in September is less worrying than it appears, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.As lines managed to tame some of the volatility, Drewry’s World Container Index has shed around USD 190 over the past six weeks, just over the sum it had previously added in a single week at the start of August.On the surface the characteristics of this year’s spot market are no different to previous years. Weekly price cuts are common and, just as in the past, the tendency has been that the weekly erosion is punctuated by the life-giving properties of a general rate increase (GRI) at the start of a given month.The difference this year is that the GRI inflation has been lower – averaging USD 120/40ft versus USD 160/40ft in 2016 – but the weekly decreases have been much shallower.Carriers have experienced fewer highs but less alarming lows this year. The end result of this greater calm is that freight rates along some of the main East-West headhaul trades are up by as much as 50% year-to-date.While carriers have become accustomed to weekly decreases they have always needed the monthly GRIs to give life to sagging rates and prevent a prolonged tailspin.“Missing out in September is obviously not what they wanted, especially after having also failed to get any traction in June, but it is important to add some context before we rush to pronounce the market’s collapse,” Drewry said, adding that it is not uncommon for GRIs to come and go without success, only for the pattern to re-establish itself very quickly.In any case, the importance of GRIs and their successful adoption is over-stated. In reality GRIs have always been a rather crude device to raise rates (usually only temporarily) without much basis in real supply-demand economics. Their size and success rate has in the past more often depended on how well carriers pleaded poverty when rates sunk to non-compensatory levels.With freight rates expected to remain profitable, GRIs will become less important and more modest in size, more proportionate to the prevailing supply-demand dynamics.“Using this criteria a measure of industry health, carriers are undeniably winning right now. Freight rates have been profitable for most of the year and are significantly higher on average than last year, supported by solid supply and demand dynamics,” Drewry said.last_img read more

What’s the Deal with Our Unhealthy Food Fascination?

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle What’s the Deal with Our Unhealthy Food Fascination? by: – December 13, 2011 Tweet Share Mac and CheeseLast year, Twitter started a tradition of publishing a “Year in Review,” a look at the hottest tweets, topics, retweets, and stories of the year, including a category on food.And of the top seven “hot food topics” this year, none were healthy. In the number one spot was McDonald’s McLobster, a menu item not currently available nationwide. The second: fried Kool-Aid, enough said. Coming in third: Starbuck’s Trenta, the chain’s new mega-sized 31-ounce option. The fourth and fifth spots both belong to beer (Devassa and Guinness); at number six, three simple letters: BBQ; and rounding out the bunch: good old mac and cheese. So why is it that unhealthy food gets so much buzz? Why aren’t the hot topics things like exotic fruits, ancient grains and ethnic spices? Here’s my take on why we’re so taken with unhealthy fare:It represents reckless abandonIn my private practice work, some of my clients are able to make the connection that the draw toward super unhealthy foods is really about the desire to throw caution to the wind and feel completely carefree . Most of us deal with so much responsibility in our day-to-day lives, including circumstances we can’t change. It’s human nature to look for an outlet, and let’s face it, fantasizing about (or actually eating) decadent foods has become a prime way to escape reality.It’s part of pop cultureEvery era has its trends in fashion, music, and food. If you’re not old enough to remember Crystal Pepsi (a.k.a clear Pepsi), check out this commercial on YouTube and the Saturday Night Live parody. Keeping up with what’s new is amusing, and as much as I cringe at things like fried Kool-Aid, it’s fun to be “in the know.”It makes us feel good by comparisonFinding out that a drink size is larger in volume than the capacity of an adult’s bladder can make you think, “I am not the worst eater in the world.” Unfortunately, the more egregious the trend, the healthier you may feel, even if you’re not! On that note, here’s a link to one more of my favorite skits that pokes fun at our over the top tendencies: SNL’s Taco Town.What do you guys think? Why are we so interested in everything unhealthy? By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living Sharecenter_img 63 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ralph “Loyd” Morgan, 90

first_imgRalph “Loyd” Morgan, 90, died July 29, 2018, at Aspen Place in Greensburg.  He was born at Clarksburg, Indiana, July 28, 1928, to parents Frank L. and Mary (nee Wilson) Morgan.  In 1946, he graduated from Clarksburg High School.  September 2, 1947, Loyd married his childhood sweetheart, Martha Frances Cupp.  With the exception of three years living in Brookville, they resided in Clarksburg.  Loyd was brilliant at fixing almost everything, and that led him to begin his career as a mechanic working for his brother, Layman, at Morgan’s Garage in Clarksburg.  In 1952, he went to work for Hillman Bros. Ford in Brookville, where he was service manager for over 20 years.  Loyd then worked for D & M in Connersville as a forklift mechanic, retiring in 1990.  He was quite the do-it-yourself person, whether it was plumbing, electricity or carpentry.  He loved “tinkering” in his garage doing fix-it jobs, and refurbishing used and antique cars.  He also used his talents to help others by repairing cars, mowers, tractors – you name it – for family, friends, church, etc. Loyd was a longtime, faithful member of the Clarksburg Christian Church, serving as Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and in many other capacities.  He was a past volunteer fireman with the Clarksburg Fire Department, and overseer of the Clarksburg Cemetery for many years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years, serving in many positions in the Lodge, including Master of Clarksburg Masonic Lodge #124.  Loyd was a man of few words, but could bring a smile to those with whom he shared his quick, dry wit.  He was a constant presence in his family’s life, and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. Loyd is survived by his devoted and cherished wife of almost 71 years, along with their three children:  George Morgan, Carole (Mike) Holbrook, and Janet Shields, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers:  Layman, George and Calvin, and his son-in-law, Jack Shields.  Visitation will be held at the Clarksburg Christian Church July 31, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will also be held at the Clarksburg Christian Church August 1, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., with pastor Jerran Jackson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Clarksburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church ladies’ group, “The Loyal Circle,” or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Soca Warriors suffer second straight loss in five days

first_imgSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors suffered their second defeat in five days when they went down 3-1 to Honduras in their second game of the CONCACAF final round 2018 World Cup qualifiers here Tuesday night.The visitors conceded first half goals through Romell Quioto in the 16th minute and Emilio Izaguirre in the 19th to be down 2-0 at the break, before pulling one back seven minutes following the interval courtesy of Carlyle Mitchell.However, any hopes of a comeback were squashed when Eddie Hernandez netted in the 81st minute.The defeat comes on the backs of last Friday’s 2-0 loss to Costa Rica at home and left the Trinidadians one form bottom of the six-nation group without a point.“We gave up two early goals and allowed them to get on top of us. I thought both goals were preventable,” head coach Stephen Hart said.“If I remember correctly, for one of the goals we were just physically manhandled. I am not pleased with the level of commitment. Maybe it’s the level of fitness, I would have to see the game again but we are not closing up space quick enough in the transition and getting back into our defending shape after we attack.“When we do attack, we’re leaving people in isolation so our filling of space both defensively and offensively, we have to put way more physical effort.”T&T fell behind when goalkeeper Marvin Phillips, a fifth minute replacement for Jan-Michael Williams, failed to keep out Quioto’s shot from just outside the box.Three minutes later, Phillips found himself beaten again this time through Izaguirre’s left-footed volley.The visitors hauled themselves back into the contest through Mitchell’s corner in the 52nd but T&T could not find the second goal to pull level.There was disappointment for them nine minutes from time when substitute Hernandez, who had earlier struck the crossbar with a header, put the cap on the performance with a clinical close range finish.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | Dream11 Predictions

first_imgNew Delhi: The seventh game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will feature Afghanistan and Sri Lanka locking horns with each other at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff on Tuesday. Both the team will be looking to register their first win of the tourno after losing one match each.On one hand, Sri Lanka faced embarrassment when they lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets. The Lankan innings crashed to 136 all out while the Kiwis chased down the total in the 16th over itself. From Sri Lankan side, only the skipper Dimuth Karunaratne could manage to put decent score on the board by hitting half centuryOn the other hand, Afghanistan lost their opening match to the defending champions. The match was held on June 1 at the County Ground in Bristol. Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan managed to put just 207 runs on the board which Aaron Finch and Co chased down easily with David Warner scoring half-century in his returning game in the Yellow jersey.So, if you were looking for the perfect Dream 11 team, then you should have one look at this team: Wicket-keeper: Kusal Perera, Kusal MendisBatsmen: Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai (VC), Dimuth Karunaratne (C)All-Rounder: Gulbadin Naib, Thisara PereraBowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Lasith Malinga. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more