• Malta’s Speaker of Parliament tries to censor news site

    first_img News Organisation Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the speaker of Malta’s parliament ordered The Shift News, an independent news website, to amend a report about a parliamentary debate. This is an unprecedented act of censorship by one of the highest institutions of the state, RSF said. According to the website’s report of the parliamentary debate, recent revelations by Reuters and the Times of Malta about the alleged payment of bribes to Maltese politicians were dismissed by Bedingfield as “opposition lies” and “disinformation.” MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Speaker Anglu Farrugia issued the order on 20 November at the request of Glenn Bedingfield, a ruling party representative who claimed that the report published by The Shift News two days before misrepresented his statements. But instead of suing the website or asking to use his right of reply, Bedingfield demanded a correction. “If the parliamentarian thought his statements were misrepresented, he should have used his rights under the media law instead of asking parliament to simply censor the press report.” The Shift News told the speaker on 26 November that it “declined” to change the content of its coverage of the parliamentary debate and the recent revelations about 17 Black, a mysterious company said to have channelled bribes to Maltese politicians. “We strongly condemn this latest press freedom violation in Malta, in which the representative of one of the highest institutions of the state is trying to censor a media outlet, violating its independence with the aim of intimidating it,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF EU-Balkans desk. November 29, 2018 – Updated on November 30, 2018 Malta’s Speaker of Parliament tries to censor news site RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassment center_img Follow the news on Malta After a joint visit to Malta in October, a year after journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, RSF and five other press freedom and free speech NGOs were of the view that the Maltese authorities are not complying with their obligation to protect press freedom. News Speaker Anglu Farrugia issued the order on 20 November at the request of Glenn Bedingfield, a ruling party representative who claimed that the report published by The Shift News two days before misrepresented his statements. But instead of suing the website or asking to use his right of reply, Bedingfield demanded a correction. to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts This latest incident confirms that assessment. Malta is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 18 places lower than in 2017. June 2, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Pasadena Artificial Intelligence Company Continues Chinese Expansion

    first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Districts News Pasadena Artificial Intelligence Company Continues Chinese Expansion From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 6:09 pm Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News ObEN Inc., a Pasadena-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, signed new entertainment partnerships and launched new celebrity-based Personal Artificial Intelligence avatars as part of its continued expansion into China’s market.ObEN announced its official Chinese name roughly translating to “Celebrity Crew,” in a nod to its growing presence in the country’s entertainment industry, according to a Jan. 22 press statement.The new name also celebrates the Lunar New Year, when the company plans to release several new celebrity avatars created for the Chinese market.In December, ObEN collaborated with the Chinese music group SNH48 on the world’s first human-PAI song and music video. Using its proprietary full-stack AI technology, ObEN created avatars for six of the group’s most popular members. The avatars joined the group members as they sang and danced in the music video for the song “Now and Forever.”ObEN’s state-of-the-art AI technology uses simple selfies – or 3D face scans for higher quality output – and a few short voice recordings to create digital avatars that look and sound like an individual user. Coupled with natural language processing technology, these avatars can serve as intelligent virtual chatbots that can even behave and converse after the person they are modeled on.In November of 2018, the company showcased its PAI technology, competing toe-to-toe with Microsoft’s Xiao Ice AI on the popular Chinese show My Future. The company gained widespread recognition for the PAI of famed actress Dai Chunrong it featured on the show.ObEN was invited to exhibit at the Shanghai World AI Conference, showcasing its work to executives, government leaders, and tens of thousands of attendees.The company debuted the world’s first PAI concierge at Shanghai’s K11 Art Mall, transforming K11 founder and chairman Adrian Cheng into a virtual concierge guiding visitors through a dual exhibit featuring works from American ceramic artist Betty Woodman and acclaimed Chinese painter Zhao Yang.ObEN’s growth is backed by several Chinese investors including Tencent, K11, and with venture capital from funds that include Cybernaut, DunAn, and E3 Capital.To learn more about Personal AI, visit HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stufflast_img read more

  • Capco and Envizage Announce Strategic Partnership

    first_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Capco, the global management and technology consultancy, and Envizage, the London-based analytics software provider, today announced a new partnership that will see the two companies working together to deliver the benefits of Envizage’s simulation-based holistic advice engine for financial services. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Matt Hutchins, Capco (Photo: Business Wire) Established by three former Morgan Stanley partners, Envizage supports banks, insurers, pension funds and retail wealth and asset managers through its patented methodology and technology acquired from Morgan Stanley, which is a minority stakeholder in the company. Delivered as an API, Envizage’s advice engine addresses all financial products in the context of a customer’s future life goals. Envizage simulates ‘real life’ outcome risks across different customer age groups, from millennials to retirees, using probabilities based on a range of factors, including inflation, longevity, mortality, health and liquidity. Envizage promises to future-proof clients’ digital or hybrid distribution strategies at scale and reduces platform, compliance and distribution costs, with data-related benefits having the potential to considerably reduce BAU costs. Matt Hutchins, Partner and Insurance Lead at Capco, said: “Envizage offers one digital foundation across many products, channels and countries. This is a highly complementary partnership from Capco’s perspective in terms of our respective areas of industry focus and our data and digital capabilities. The ability to use data analytics to improve financial awareness and planning for customers, and to help businesses improve customer personalisation and cross-selling through different channels – mobile, desktop, contact centre agents or advisors – was particularly compelling given Capco’s focus across insurance and banking markets.” Vinay Jayaram, CEO and Co-founder at Envizage, said: “Envizage is delighted to announce this new partnership. Capco’s deep domain expertise, broad delivery capabilities and strong relationships with leading financial services organizations globally will be invaluable as we look to deliver value to our clients across the banking, insurance, retail investment and wealth management, pensions and at-retirement sectors. In these challenging times, millions of people around the world are seeking a clear path forward to build financial security for themselves and their families, and yet the advice gap has never been more apparent. We look forward to working with Capco to address that disconnect and to drive a step-change in financial planning, customer personalization and cross-selling opportunities for our mutual clients.” About Capco Capco is a global technology and management consultancy specializing in driving digital transformation in the financial services industry. With a growing client portfolio comprising of over 100 global organizations, Capco operates at the intersection of business and technology by combining innovative thinking with unrivalled industry knowledge to fast-track digital initiatives for banking and payments, capital markets, wealth and asset management, insurance, and the energy sector. Capco’s cutting-edge ingenuity is brought to life through its Innovation Labs, and award-winning BYAW culture and diverse talent. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn Instagram, and Xing. About Envizage Envizage is a financial technology company whose core solution is a simulation-based holistic advice engine, delivered through a configurable API. Envizage’s clients are banks, insurers, pension funds, and retail asset managers, who build applications for their customers and members powered by the Envizage API. Envizage serves clients worldwide, helping them engage their end-user customers so they can achieve better future outcomes. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn. View source version on CONTACT: Capco Tim Steele Head of External Communications [email protected] Claire Brown [email protected] KEYWORD: SINGAPORE NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC CANADA EUROPE UNITED KINGDOM THAILAND MALAYSIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Capco Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 03:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 03:00 AM By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Previous articleImaginAb and NEUVOGEN Announce Licensing Agreement for CD8 ImmunoPET TechnologyNext articleThree UK Selects MATRIXX Software and Salesforce Communications Cloud to Support New Digital Pre-Pay Service Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Local NewsBusiness Capco and Envizage Announce Strategic Partnership WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

  • Elevian Adds Stroke Clinical Advisory Team

    first_img ALLSTON, Mass., Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Elevian, an emerging biotech company developing new medicines that target the GDF11 pathway, announced the addition of a stroke clinical advisory team to advance development of recombinant GDF11 (rGDF11) to promote recovery post stroke. The team includes Steven Cramer, M.D., Seth Finklestein, M.D., Teresa Kimberley, Ph.D., P.T., Daniel Laskowitz, M.D, MHS, David Lin, M.D., and Gary Steinberg, M.D. “We have assembled several of the leading experts in the emerging field of stroke recovery, bringing together knowledge and experience about the clinical implications of stroke and emerging therapies,” said Mark Allen, M.D., CEO of Elevian. “Together we have mapped out a clinical strategy using rGDF11 to promote recovery post stroke.” “Stroke is a massive, unmet medical need. It is the second leading cause of death worldwide and the number one cause of long-term disability,” said Seth Finklestein, MD, Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Chair of Elevian’s Stroke Clinical Advisory Board. “Elevian has produced exciting preclinical efficacy data demonstrating that rGDF11 promotes motor function recovery post stroke. These data, if translated to humans, could provide an important new therapy for patients who have suffered a stroke.” Dr. Finklestein is currently a Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Former Head of the CNS Growth Factor Research Laboratory at MGH and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also Former VP and Head of the Neuroscience Division at Viacell, Inc., former CEO of Biotrofix, Inc., and current CEO at Recovery Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Finklestein is a graduate of Haverford College and Harvard Medical School. His major interest is brain repair and recovery after stroke. Dr. Steven C. Cramer is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the Director of Research at California Rehabilitation Institute, and co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network. Dr. Cramer received his medical degree from University of Southern California, his Residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA, and completed his Residency in Neurology and a Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cramer also earned a Master’s degree in clinical investigation from Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on neural repair after central nervous system injury in humans, with an emphasis on stroke and on recovery of movement, with a major emphasis is on translating new drugs and devices to reduce disability after stroke, and on individualizing therapy for each person’s needs. Dr. Cramer has been awarded the Stroke Rehabilitation Award from the American Heart Association and the Barbro B. Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery from the World Stroke Organization. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, Ph.D., P.T., is a professor and director of the Brain Recovery Lab, in the department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has an appointment as Research Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Neurology, and as Core Faculty in the Center for Neurotechnology and NeuroRecovery. Kimberley received her bachelor’s in Physical Therapy and her doctorate in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her lab’s focus is on understanding the pathophysiology of motor impairment and develop novel rehabilitation interventions for neurologic disorders, such as dystonia and stroke. Her research helped pioneer the use of neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation in the investigation of rehabilitation-related areas. Dr Laskowitz is a Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology at Duke University where he serves as the Medical Director for the Neurovascular Laboratories and leads the Neuroscience Medicine program at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He received his MD and his Master of Health Science in clinical research from the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. His perspective on drug development is shaped by the compelling unmet needs in the care of his patients with acute and chronic brain injury. His research focus is on the role of genetic influences on neuroinflammatory responses, secondary neuronal injury, and recovery from ischemic and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Laskowitz has been involved with several translational trials evaluating new therapies in stroke and acute brain injury. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and American Neurological Association and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Lin is a critical care Neurologist and Neurorehabilitation specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Director of the MGH NeuroRecovery Clinic. He is also an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. In his clinical practice, Dr. Lin cares for patients with acute neurologic injuries including stroke, brain hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, seizures, and spinal cord injury in the MGH Neurosciences Critical Care Unit and he provides recommendations to facilitate best possible recovery at the MGH NeuroRecovery clinic. Dr. Lin’s research involves understanding mechanisms of brain plasticity in patients order to guide recovery after stroke and other acute brain injuries. Dr. Steinberg is the Founder and Co-Director of the Stanford Stroke Center, former Chair of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Stanford Moyamoya Center. His 33 years of experience in basic and translational neuroscience research has focused on hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, as does his neurosurgical clinical practice. Dr. Steinberg received his medical degree from Stanford University and did residencies at Stanford University, for General Surgery and Neurosurgery, and at Santa Clara Medical Center. His lab investigates pathomechanisms of cerebral ischemia, develops neuroprotective agents, and employs novel approaches to enhance post-stroke functional recovery. He has successfully translated his preclinical work into several stem cell clinical trials for stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, as well as leading numerous other clinical cerebrovascular trials. About Elevian, Inc. Elevian is an emerging biotech company developing medicines that target the GDF11 pathway, with the potential to treat and prevent many age-related diseases. Elevian’s lead program uses recombinant GDF11 (rGDF11) to promote recovery post stroke. The company has established additional programs focused on the use of rGDF11 to treat diabetes and obesity, and the regulation of GDF11 via novel molecules. Media Contact Evan Wicker, Ph.D. Russo Partners, LLC 212-845-4235 [email protected] Olipriya Das Ph.D. Russo Partners, LLC 646-942-5588 [email protected] View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE Elevian, Inc. 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  • Local Bankruptcy Rule Updates for the Eastern District of Michigan Effective February 1, 2016

    first_img Bankruptcy Michigan 2016-02-16 Marcy Ford By Marcy Ford and Kim RattetEffective February 1, 2016, Local Bankruptcy Rules for the Eastern District of Michigan were extensively amended.  Several substantive changes that directly impact local practice in consumer bankruptcy cases include the following highlights; however, for a full breakdown of changes, please contact Marcy Ford at [email protected] or Kim Rattet at [email protected] RequirementsAll transfers of claim must include the claim number (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 3001-1).Stipulations for Relief From the Automatic Stay (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 4001-1) must be signed by all interested parties (i.e., the Debtor, Trustee and any other party with an interest in the property) or a  Motion to approve the stipulation must be filed. As a result, there will be no advantage in terms of the time frames to file a motion for relief vs. a stipulation.There is now an established procedure for Ex-Parte Motions seeking to redact protected private information. Under E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 9037, access to the pleading will be restricted while the motion is pending. A properly redacted replacement document must be filed within 7 days of the motion being granted.Chapter 7Reaffirmation agreement coversheets. E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 4008-1 requires that a reaffirmation agreement be accompanied by a coversheet, Offical Form B427. A copy may be found here.Chapter 11Where the Debtor has filed a combined plan and disclosure statement, the deadline for an 111(b) election is 7 days prior to the first scheduled date of the confirmation hearing (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 3014-1).Chapter 13Procedures upon Chapter 13 Plan Completion (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 2015-3)Section (a)(3) previously, included language in the discharge order that “any pre-petition or post-petition defaults have been cured and the claim is in all respects current, with no escrow balance, late charges, costs or attorney fees owing.” That language has been changed to read only that “any pre-petition or post-petition defaults have been cured.”Section (a)(7) that provides the debtor is not discharged from any obligation on any continuing secured debt payments that came due after the last contractually due payment to which the trustee’s last disbursement is applied.E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 2015-3(a)(4) clarifies that the requirement of a response to a notice of final cure under F.R. Bankr. P. 3002.1 no longer applies where the stay has been terminated as to a creditor. About Author: Marcy Ford in Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago February 16, 2016 1,527 Views Marcy J. Ford is the executive vice president and a partner of Trott and Trott, PC, and serves as the chairperson of the firm’s executive committee. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association of the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Ford is also a board member and vice president of the USFN – America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys, which is a 50-state trade association serving the mortgage banking industry. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on foreclosure and bankruptcy issues in mortgage servicing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Kim Rattet Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Bankruptcy Michigan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kim Rattet has been with Trott since May 2002, where she served as a staff attorney before being promoted to supervising attorney in 2003. Rattet graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Eastern Connecticut State University and received her Master of Science in forensic science from the University of New Haven. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude with a concentration in litigation. Home / Featured / Local Bankruptcy Rule Updates for the Eastern District of Michigan Effective February 1, 2016 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/16/2016 Next: Mortgage Defaults: New Year, Same Old Rates Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Local Bankruptcy Rule Updates for the Eastern District of Michigan Effective February 1, 2016 Payment changes (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 3001-2(d)) was added that allows for a Notice of Inability to Comply with Timing Requirements. This applies to a creditor whose claim is secured by a mortgage for which the amount of the debtor’s payment obligation is subject to change more frequently than once every 60 days. Such a creditor may file a “Notice of Inability To Comply With Local Rule 3001-2(a) Deadline” as an attachment to any statement of proposed payment change filed under subpart (a) of this Local Rule. Upon the filing of a notice under this subpart (d), unless there is an objection filed within 14 days or the court orders otherwise, the trustee must effectuate the payment change stated in the notice of payment change rather than 21 days after service of the notice.Any pre- or post-petition plan that provides for surrender of property (E.D. Mich. L.B.R. 3015-1 and 3015-2) must include a statement that the requirements of Local Rule 3001-2 are terminated upon confirmation of the plan and that the co-debtor stay, as applicable, must be terminated. Subscribelast_img read more

  • Pay-back time in wage ruling

    first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers flouting the minimum wage have paid out £500,000 in back pay tostaff as a result of government action.The Inland Revenue has taken four tribunal cases and issued 66 enforcementnotices against firms since the pay law came into force in April last year,government figures show.Enforcement notices require employers to pay back money owed to staff. Allof the firms issued with the notices complied.A total of 3,436 complaints were made in the eight-month period. Pay-back time in wage rulingOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • This week’s feedback

    first_imgWinston Sotubo-Duncan, head of HR, Radio-communications Agency“The CIPD should be paying more attention to its members. It should consult more with them so it knows what issues to address.” Previous Article Next Article Bob Carlyle, HR director, Coats Viyella Clothing“More people will be drawn towards the profession. The CIPD must continue to promote our role as HR professionals so people can identify us.” Clare Curran, personnel director, University of Teeside“Gaining chartered status has raised the profile of the personnel profession and greatly improved how we are seen. The profession has come a tremendous way from its roots in welfare.” Philip Tomkins, HR manager, Allied Leisure“[The chartered status] has made no difference to me at all.” Lorraine Mercer, personnel officer, Van Den Bergh Foods“It has gone from strength to strength – to be made a chartered institute has boosted the profile of the profession.” Comments are closed. This week’s feedbackOn 31 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today We asked delegates at the CIPD conference if chartered status raised the profile of the institutePaul Harrop, European HR director of pharmaceuticals development company Kendle International“The CIPD gaining its chartered status has been a major development because it will gain recognition for personnel people. It is also a major leap forward because it will gain us more recognition in Europe.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Daytona 500 driver Ryan Newman in serious condition following fiery crash

    first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in serious but non-life-threatening condition following a fiery crash at the end of Monday night’s Daytona 500, officials say.“Ryan Newman is bring treated at Halifax Medical Center,” said a statement by Newman’s racing team, Roush Fenway Racing. “He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.” Newman was leading the race into the final lap when he skidded out while trying to avoid his pursuers. His car slammed into a wall and flipped over, then was struck by at least one car from behind, causing the vehicle to fly through the air.After landing, the car slid on its roof as sparks flew, then it briefly burst into flames as it came to rest upside-down on its roof.Newman was inside the car as crews raced to extinguish the flames and free him from the vehicle. He was extracted from the car and taken to the hospital.Denny Hamlin won the race for the second year in a row. Hamlin began celebrating his win after crossing the finish line, but became more somber when he saw the crash.“It’s a weird balance of excitement and happiness for yourself — but obviously, someone’s health and their family is bigger than any win, in any sport. So we’re just hoping for the best,” Hamlin told ESPN in an interview after the race.NASCAR drivers and racing fans sent words of support for Newman and his family. Jeffrey Earnhardt, who lost his grandfather Dale Earnhardt in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500, tweeted that he was praying that Newman was OK.“Never good to see a wreck like that,” he said.The race began Sunday but was postponed midway through because of rain. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 18, 2020 /Sports News – National Daytona 500 driver Ryan Newman in serious condition following fiery crashcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • USS Hopper Enters Dry Dock at PHNSY & IMF

    first_imgUSS Hopper (DDG 70) entered dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) for a major maintenance period, July 18.Personnel from PHNSY & IMF, a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity, are overseeing and supervising the project. NAVSEA’s four public shipyards play a major role in maintaining America’s fleet and provide wartime surge capability to keep the nation’s ships ready for combat.“We have a very robust, integrated schedule and testing plan to de-conflict work for all of the various maintenance and modernization activities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mitch Perrett, Hopper DSRA project officer. “The effort put forth into getting this right will really pay off in execution.The Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) encompasses more than $25 million of work, making it one of largest work packages conducted by the command on an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.NAVSEA continuously improves its maintenance and modernization processes to ensure capability is delivered in a cost-effective way.“We’re looking forward to a safe, high-quality availability to keep USS Hopper fit to fight, said Perrett.”PHNSY & IMF is a full-service naval shipyard and regional maintenance center for the Navy’s surface ships and submarines. It is the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii with a combined civilian and military workforce of about 4,850 and an economic impact of $925 million.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 27, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Dry Share this article View post tag: Hopper View post tag: Dock Industry news July 27, 2012center_img View post tag: enters USS Hopper Enters Dry Dock at PHNSY & IMF View post tag: PHNSY Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Hopper Enters Dry Dock at PHNSY & IMF View post tag: USSlast_img read more

  • Professor

    first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).SummaryBaylor College of Medicine’s Scott Department of Urology and theBCM Faculty Group Practice (FGP) are seeking to hire a full-time,board-certified, fellowship- trained urologic trauma surgeon.The Scott Department of Urology is renowned for high quality,personalized patient care; nationally recognized research in thearea of urologic trauma; and a strong commitment to the educationof future physicians and healthcare providers.This position includes:• An established Urology Department dedicated to professionalgrowth and advancement of faculty• A dynamic patient focused clinical practice that offers sub-specialty care in Urology• Comprehensive base salary with guarantee and production bonusoptions• Liability malpractice insurance coverage• Daily resident interaction and active participation in allaspects of the professional education of learners In the clinicalsetting, in the OR at our affiliated hospitals.Job Responsibilities:• Develop and implement plans to ensure comprehensive, timely, andhigh quality patient care services with maximum operatingefficiency.• Participate in college, hospital, and community outreachactivities to promote the Department of Urology and BCM.• Ensure safe and effective care to patients adhering to policies,procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications,including time management, supply management, productivity, andaccuracy of practice.• Promote individual professional growth and development by meetingrequirements for mandatory/continuing education and skillscompetency• Provide Urology call coverage for Harris Health System and BaylorSt. Luke’s Medical Center• Support department-based goals which contribute to the success ofthe organization.• Serve as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experiencedfaculty, staff, and learners.• Attend required department, college, and hospital professionalmeetings.Job Qualifications:Position Qualifications:• Medical degree from an accredited medical school.• License to practice medicine in the State of Texas.• Completion of orthopedic surgery residency training and traumafellowship training from programs certified by the AccreditationCouncil for Graduate Medical Education or equivalent.• Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Urology• Demonstrates expertise in patient care and male trauma andreconstruction• Experience providing medical care within an academic setting orequivalent practice.• Desire to teach residents, medical students, and otherlearners• Willingness and ability to utilize an electronic medical record,EPIC preferred.• Evidence of effective communication skills in a collaborativegroup practice environmentBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.493CA; CHlast_img read more

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