Putna helps Real Salt Lake keep pace with Minnesota United

first_imgSeptember 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Putna helps Real Salt Lake keep pace with Minnesota United Tags: Andrew Putna/Minnesota United/Real Salt Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Putna made seven saves for Real Salt Lake in a scoreless draw with Minnesota United on Sunday night.Putna denied a pair of on-point shot attempts by Emmanuel Reynoso early in the second half.Real Salt Lake was shut out for the sixth time this season, four of them draws. Minnesota maintained a point advantage over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference standings. Written by Associated Presslast_img

Laboratory Manager

first_imgOtherThe applicant must have excellent organizational skills with greatattention to detail and be capable of independent as well ascollaborative work, possess outstanding interpersonal skills andthe ability to create and maintain excellent working relationshipsin a team environment. Multitasking abilities, flexibility, andadaptability to changing and challenging environment are essential.The lab manager will also be responsible for occasional minisymposium organization with in TMC.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5643CA; CH Job PurposeA Lab Manager position is available in the Laboratory forRegenerative Tissue Repair within the Department of Surgery at theTexas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The applicant willparticipate in a variety of ongoing basic science, modeldevelopment, bioengineering, and translational studies. Mustpossess laboratory skills in cell and tissue culture, microscopy,image processing and analysis, rodent colony management andhandling, histological, molecular biology, and biochemicalanalyses. As lab manager, the applicant is responsible forfostering the efficient use and flow of the laboratory’s financialand scientific resources to improve technical activities as well asassisting in formulating and implementing short and long-term goalsfor the operation of the laboratory.Job DutiesThe lab manager will assist with necessary administrative andscientific reporting and project management responsibilities offunding contracts and awards, handling the laboratory’s financesand resources including intramural and extramural grant awards anddevelopment funds and gifts, and coordinating all communicationwithin the lab as well as with external collaborative groups. Thelab manager will be responsible for maintaining the laboratoryequipment, supplies, protocols and procedures, communicating withvendors, ordering supplies and keeping track of deliveries and theassociated budgetary issues related to various projects, as well asgenerating and maintaining accurate inventory lists of labsupplies. In addition, the lab manager will manage the backup ofmaterial and data, accuracy of lab books, and incorporation ofmaterials and reagents into the lab’s databases. Will maintain labwebsite with regard to lab news, publications, arrivals,departures, and CVs and be responsible for lab safety, complianceprograms and the lab’s online presence.The lab manager will also interface with Department of Surgeryleadership to provide financial reporting to ensure timely andaccurate financial management of the grants and lab and personnelexpenses.Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or related field. Fouryears of related experience may substitute for degreerequirement.Five years of relevant experience, with prior supervisoryexperience. Experience working in a laboratory setting heavilyinvolved in basic science research with multiple animal/ diseasemodels with in vitro, in vivo and in silico work is required. Preferred QualificationsThe ability to write materials and methods of manuscripts,working on ancillary grant documents, such as but not limited to,biosketches, equipment and facilities, budget justification andauthentication of key biologicals, letters-of-support drafts isexpected. Content development for communication of lab discoveriesand editing manuscripts and grants is desired.Candidates with a Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experienceor candidates with advanced doctoral degrees with expertise inbasic science research will also be considered. Previous experiencein grant writing and submission process is desired.Experience managing grant finances and budgetary reporting isalso preferred.last_img read more

Guidance: Primary Dental Services Statements of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2018

first_img implementation of the 2018 to 2019 pay and expenses and training allowances settlement for dentists insertion of the applicable up-to-date statutory maternity allowance (SMA) rate NHS England flexibility payments to dental contractors The changes implemented in the directions for 2018 relate to:last_img

Watch A Free Live Stream Of “A Very Jerry Christmas”, Hosted By The Cris Jacobs Band

first_imgGuitarist Cris Jacobs is set to host A Very Jerry Christmas at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC tonight, performing music inspired by Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead for the local fans. Jacobs recently released a new album, Dust To Gold, and has been riding an awesome wave of success followings it release.Thanks to Will Urquhart, we’re happy to share a free stream of video and audio from the show tonight! Tune in below and watch the magic as it unfolds.last_img

Six characteristics of successful young leaders

first_imgIt is a great time for credit union young professionals (YP) in pursuit of growth and leadership.For one, there is an incredible amount of development, recognition and networking programs out there for credit union YPs, including: the CU Times and their Trailblazer program, CU Magazine and their Rock Star recognitions, CUNA and their affiliated Marketing Councils, and CUNA in partnership with the Cooperative Trust. In addition, all the YP workshops and conferences hosted and supported every year by trade organizations and other organizations including NAFCU, WOCCU, Filene Research and CUES, to name a few (and many others I didn’t list!).There is also a clear and intentional focus from the current credit union leadership to develop the next generation of leaders. And all of this is in support of a movement that is mission-focused and filled with a large group of passionate individuals who love cooperative finance.And at the same time all of this is occurring, two more critical events are creating additional opportunity for the aspiring young leader:Current leadership retirement – Credit union CEO’s and senior managers are retiring at a fast pace after a lifetime of leadership service. Only a simple search on Google for “Retiring credit union CEOs” is needed to tell the story. This trend is opening up opportunities all along the leadership chain for eager and capable young professionals.Chart overhaul – As the credit union merger trend continues, new opportunities and positions will present themselves as departments and chains of command evolve to incorporate new staffing and skillsets. Less focus will be placed on the tenure of an employee and more on their capability.So the question IS NOT whether leadership opportunities will be available, the question is WHICH young leaders will be chosen for those opportunities, and WHY?I’ve been blessed to work with a large amount of young professionals through speaking, consulting and my time working in credit unions. And I have found a common set of characteristics that seem to be embodied by those who are chosen for leadership as young professionals.Their names are different, and their work is, too. But the characteristics that they embody typically are not.Here are six characteristics that you will find in many of the successful young professionals who will be called upon to lead the credit union movement forward:Young leaders are humble – Humility is the most priceless asset for young professionals. Frankly, we don’t know what we don’t know. The problem is that we are missing two crucial resources needed for leadership: experience and wisdom. Humility helps the young professional navigate blunders and acts as a buffer for them. When I reflect back on my largest career blunders, I can usually trace them back to an arrogant or prideful approach I took to the situation. Oversight is often done from the pedestal of pride. We all will make mistakes, but the young professional who makes them with pride and arrogance, falls harder from the pedestal and finds little grace from those around.Young leaders speak well of others – When we create a habit of talking negatively about others, it undermines our ability to lead. Young leaders speak highly of all. Nobody trusts a workplace gossiper – not even their closest colleagues. When we speak well of those who are not in front of us, we build trust with those who are.Young leaders have positive attitudes – There is a direct relationship between success and a positive attitude. Extensive research has been done on this correlation. People literally can only achieve what they think they are capable of achieving. The optimistic young leader can navigate frustrating situations knowing that they are transient, situational and specific. But the negative and pessimistic young professional can be faced with the same exact situation and give up –falsely believing that the situation is personal to them, permanent and pervasive.Young leaders pursue mentors – Young leaders intentionally pursue two types of mentors: Those who have done what they want to do, and those who embody who they want to become. They seek out conversations and ask for advice, feedback and guidance. They express their gratitude often.Young leaders express gratitude – Gratitude has a crazy ROI. We are never the sole reason for our success. Successful young leaders focus on acknowledging those around them who have helped them along their path. They express this gratitude often and freely. They share with their mentors when they have used tools and lessons that they have learned from them. They practice “random acts of gratitude.” As a result, their mentors invest even more in them growing them and propelling them further past their peers.Young leaders leverage the Feedback Loop – Successful young leaders leverage the four steps of the Feed Back Loop: (1) Ask for, (2) Act on, (3) Report Back, (4) Repeat. By using this process, the young leader gains valuable and ongoing perspective from the point of view of others. The Feedback Loop also helps YPs build advocacy with those they seek feedback from. 123SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Josh Allison Josh Allison is the founder and Chief Ideator for Think Café and a Senior Consultant for FI-Strategies, LLC. He has spoken and worked with organizations from Hawaii to New York … Web: www.fi-strategies.com Detailslast_img read more

Local Little League hopeful they can get the ball rolling

first_imgOriginally, Chesna said they were hopeful for a June 1 or June 15 opening date, but with the announcement schools across the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Chesna said it may be pushed back. Chesna said based on the information he’s read, his understanding is if we reach a “Phase Two” level of reopening, recreational sports would be able to open. Chesna called the cancellation of the Little League World Series disappointing, but added playing any type of season would be a win. If there is a season, the league is working to implement new policies to keep the kids safe. Jude Abbadessa is a sophomore at Union-Endicott High School, and was a member of the 2016 Maine-Endwell Little League championship team. Maine-Endwell Little League President Joe Chesna says while the World Series and regional tournaments are canceled, the decision to have a regular season is up to individual states. Jude said being part of that experience changed his life, and it wasn’t just winning that brought he and the team together. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The Little League World Series may be canceled, but there is still hope for a local season to be played. center_img “I was just talking with my brother yesterday when I heard the news. I was like ‘imagine if I never won the Little League World Series. I’d be a different person, I’d have different friends. I’d have a different outlook on life and baseball.” Chesna also said they were exploring a phone app so parents can live stream games, rather than attend in person. “We’re looking at changing our game times to not have as much overlap, different options to have the kids outside the dugout, catchers being more removed from home plate, maybe they have to bat with a mask on.” While the waiting game to play baseball continues, Jude has advice for the young boys and girls hopeful they can have a season. “Keep working hard. It’s a minor setback for a major recovery. Instead of looking for the Little League World Series, strive for the College World Series, Major League World Series. Hit off a tee in your garage, set up a net, keep throwing. Don’t let this make you a worse player, get better.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

Boeing eyes production pause as virus spreads: Sources

first_imgTopics : As cases rise, so too have angst and anger among some rank-and-file machinists, insiders say. A number of workers have used an “Imminent Danger, Stop Work” contract clause to halt specific jobs until safety concerns are addressed.One 777 work crew was sent home earlier this week due to concerns of infection, and mechanics on the next shift refused to work on the same jet because they were not sure the area was cleaned properly, one person with knowledge of the matter said.Confirming a Reuters report, Boeing said last week it was freezing hiring and industry sources have said layoffs or furloughs are likely as virus concerns peak.Boeing suppliers, already reeling from a production halt on Boeing’s 737 line due to a year-old safety ban, face an even slimmer workload as flight cancellations mean less airline demand for spare parts and services.Aircraft parts shortages were likely, while productivity could take another blow from enforced minimum distances between workers inside factories, industry sources say.Boeing representatives have been contacting parts suppliers to remind them to follow guidance from US health officials, gather information on personnel and contingency plans, and warn firms to restrict visitors while also meeting contractual obligations, supplier sources said.Airbus plans to resume output at French and Spanish plants on March 23 but industry sources say there are doubts over how long either planemaker can maintain the previous levels of output because of scattered shortages in the supply chain. Boeing Co is leaning toward a temporary work stoppage at its twin-aisle jetliner factories due to the spread of coronavirus, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, echoing a similar move by European rival Airbus SE.The US planemaker has not made a final decision on the timing and duration of a potential work stoppage as it weighs health guidance and broader impacts to its supply chain.Boeing would use a stoppage of a few days to conduct a deep clean of its Washington state and South Carolina twin-aisle factories, but seems broadly committed for now to keeping production lines running after the suspension, the people said.center_img A Boeing spokesman declined to comment.The fast-spreading coronavirus has disrupted life across the United States, hammering the economy and virtually wiping out air travel demand.Airbus announced plans earlier this week to halt operations at its plants in France and Spain for four days, after Reuters reported it was studying plans to slow or halt production.Boeing, which employs 70,000 people in Seattle’s Puget Sound area, has some 14 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday, many reported at its Everett hub north of Seattle.last_img read more

Institutional investors call on carmakers to come clean on lobbying

first_imgSweden’s AP funds and the UK’s Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) have called on some of the world’s largest car manufacturers to disclose any lobbying undertaken over forthcoming emissions legislation.Coming in the wake of Volkswagen’s admission it used software to beat emissions tests, institutional investors worth £625bn (€842bn) wrote to nine automobile companies – including Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler – asking for the disclosures.Catherine Howarth, whose responsible investment charity ShareAction coordinated the letter, said she was pleased her organisation was helping investors acquire “risk-relevant” information on manufacturers’ relationships with regulators and politicians.“The share price carnage brought on by the defeat-devices scandal has focused the minds of shareholders of automobile firms,” she said. VW’s share price has fallen by 32.6% since the US Environmental Protection Agency raised questions about how its diesel engines behaved during emissions testing.The letter – signed by AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP7, as well as the EAPF, Finland’s Ilmarinen and AXA Investment Managers – calls on the nine companies to disclose their position on EU legislation on CO2 and the US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) regulations.Volkswagen, BMW, Honda, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Peugeot and Toyota have also been asked to disclose their contributions to industry associations, and detail work undertaken with the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (EAMA), which ShareAction alleges was “obstructing” the EU legislation.The letter follows similar efforts by ShareAction for fossil fuel companies to be more transparent on lobbying done on their behalf by oil and gas industry groups.A separate letter has been sent to Nissan and Renault, whose chief executive Carlos Ghosn is currently chair of EAMA, asking for him to engage with investors.In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, third-party litigation funder Bentham Europe said it was in discussions with institutional investors to bring a lawsuit against the German car firm.last_img read more

Switzerland’s ASIP backs AV2020 reforms

first_imgASIP represents 935 Swiss Pensionskassen, who in turn represent around two-thirds of the country’s population covered by workplace pension plans. Of the 188 members that participated in ASIP’s survey, 159 were in favour of the reform package and 29 against. Of those registering their support, 60 did so with reservations, mainly because of concerns about a CHF70 (€64) monthly top-up of statutory pensions for future pensioners.“On the basis of these results and after weighing the pros and cons, ASIP says ‘yes’ to the compromise,” the industry association said in a statement.Given the different structures of ASIP’s member schemes, the association said it was up to each individual pension fund to decide how to position itself in the campaign and how it wanted to inform its members.ASIP said it would not join any campaign committee, but it would still be involved in the referendum campaign, mainly by running a digital education and fact-checking campaign.This would highlight the pros and cons of the proposed reform and the consequences of a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ vote, it said.ASIP’s goal was to improve understanding of pensions-related matters and counter false information, it said.ASIP has already been running a website pressing the case for reform. Its public position had been to argue that reform was necessary and urgent, and that all stakeholders needed to compromise. After the parliamentary vote in March it said the second pillar amendments should be accepted.The Swiss general trade union association came out in favour of the reform package, saying that, on balance, it was positive for employees. Employer and commercial federations have come out against the reform. The insurance association has not said backed either side, instead choosing to communicate that it has reservations and considers the proposed reform package “unsatisfactory”.See IPE’s May magazine for more views about the upcoming referendum Switzerland’s occupational pensions association has decided to back the country’s reform package, AV2020.At its general assembly today, ASIP announced its support for the proposals agreed in parliament earlier this year, after seeking its members’ opinions on the Altersvorsorge 2020/Prévoyance vieillesse 2020 (AV2020/PV2020) reform package.After considerable back-and-forth, the reform was approved in March. It will go to a referendum, to be held on 24 September.ASIP said it would focus its referendum campaign efforts on “fact-checking”.last_img read more

Danos wins Gulf of Mexico deal with Shell

first_imgDanos, a Louisiana-based oil and gas service company, has been awarded a contract with Shell to provide maintenance services on three Gulf of Mexico production hubs and associated subsea infrastructure.Danos said that it would, under the terms of the contract, provide project management, construction, automation, fabrication, and scaffolding services on Shell’s Auger and Ram Powell tension-leg platforms and the Enchilada and Salsa fixed-leg platforms.The company added that it would mobilize nearly 100 Louisiana-based employees for this project.Mark Danos, vice president of project services for Danos, said: “Danos is committed to providing world-class, competitive project management services to our clients like Shell so they can continue to safely operate their Gulf of Mexico deepwater assets. With this contract, we are providing Shell with a fully integrated team that can maximize efficiencies and share best practices across facilities.”Danos and Shell have worked together for more than 46 years on developing the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas resources. Danos is also under contract to support Shell’s Unconventionals business in the Permian and Appalachian regions.last_img read more