View post tag: News by topic HMAS Anzac Pays Visit to France View post tag: europe View post tag: France View post tag: HMAS Anzac Authorities The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in France, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and most recently the North Atlantic en route to France where she is visiting Le Havre and then Brest.During the five month deployment, the ship has represented Australia at Centenary of Anzac commemorative events in the Sea of Marmara, Cape Helles, Gallipoli and Italy and Malta.Anzac’s first stop in France was Le Havre, where members of ship’s company participated in ‘D-Day’ commemorations at Ranville, Pegasus Bridge and Bayeaux, and visited the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery at Bayeaux.Together with the Australian Embassy in Paris, Anzac will co-host an official reception, and the ship will also exercise with the French Navy following the visit to Brest.[mappress mapid=”16169″]Image: Australian Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Anzac Pays Visit to France View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy June 8, 2015 Share this article
Job DescriptionThe Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is in a periodof dramatic growth and opportunity. With substantial multi-yearinvestments from the Commonwealth of Virginia and infrastructureinvestments by Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple facultymembers at all ranks and in all areas for several years. We seekcandidates for tenured or tenure-track positions who are motivatedto contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community. Weembrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): weare committed to research, education, service, and inclusivity thatmakes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities,and the world.We seek candidates at all ranks and in all areas of computerscience, and from all backgrounds and lived experiences. Thepositions include packages and resources to enable success. Our newcolleagues will benefit from the department’s highly-focusedfaculty development and mentoring program, as well as numeroussuccessful collaborations with government, national labs, andindustry partners. Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D.in computer science or a related field at the time of appointmentand a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration incomputing research. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expectedto initiate and develop independent research that isinternationally recognized for excellence, conscientiously mentorresearch-oriented graduate students, teach effectively at bothgraduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the university andtheir professional communities.The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment toincrease faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure awelcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; toadvance our research, teaching, and service mission throughinclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformationthrough institutionalized structures. We cultivate a workingenvironment that respects differences in gender, race, ethnicity,sexual orientation, physical ability/qualities, and religiousstatus. We strongly encourage applications from traditionallyunderrepresented communities to join us in this criticalendeavor.The department currently has 57 faculty members, including 47tenured or tenure-track faculty, 15 early career awardees, andnumerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD,Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. CS faculty members directseveral interdisciplinary research centers, including the Centerfor Human-Computer Interaction and the Discovery Analytics Center.The department is home to over 1,200 undergraduate majors and over300 graduate students, with university commitments to grow allprograms significantly. The department is in the College ofEngineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduateprogram ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR).Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in anarea consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.In addition, our program in the Washington, D.C., area offersunique proximity to government and industry partners and is alsoexpanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new InnovationCampus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. Candidates forfaculty positions at the Innovation Campus are encouraged to applyto the separate announcement for those opportunities.The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings.Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior toemployment. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, searchcommittee chair, at [email protected] QualificationsAn earned PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at thetime of the appointment and a rank-appropriate record ofscholarship and collaboration in computing research.Record of significant research accomplishments (e.g. publications)and rank-appropriate record of professional service.Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching mission.Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated interest in collaborative research in fieldsrepresented by department’s existing faculty or plannedhiring.Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively withfaculty from a variety of disciplines.Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline andexperience in working effectively with a diverse studentpopulation.Recognition of research excellence as demonstrated by e.g. bestpaper or society awards.Instructional experience in higher education.Appointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date12/2/2020Additional InformationCandidates are required to submit a CV, Cover Letter, TeachingStatement, and Research Statement. A Diversity Statement may besubmitted consideration, but it not required.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . 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A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 30, 2020Applications close:
III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS D.ORDINANCE R-2019-11 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 5.01 Acres Directly West of 1603 S. Tekoppel Petitioner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Owner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Requested Change: A.ORDINANCE R-2019-16 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2809 Broadway Avenue Petitioner: Robby Pennell Owner: Robby Pennell Requested Change: C2 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Steve Bohleber, Bohleber Law II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET XI.ADJOURNMENT IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY V.CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS C.ORDINANCE R-2019-18 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1603 S. Tekoppel Avenue, Evansville, IN Petitioner: David Properties, LLC Owner: David Properties, LLC Requested Change: C4 w/UDC to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law B.ORDINANCE R-2019-17 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1700 E. Morgan Avenue, Evansville, IN Petitioner: Robert Scott Stodgill and Julia A. Stodgill Owner: Julia A. Stodgill & Robert Scott Stodgill Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Steve Bohleber, Bohleber Law VII.REGULAR AGENDA: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS C.RESOLUTION C-2019-11 A Resolution of the Common Council Approving Extension of Interlocal Agreement with Knight Township Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: Brinkmeyer Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS Memo Attachment: R-2019-13 Attachment: R-2019-11 Attachment: R-2019-15 Amended Attachment: R-2019-18 Attachment: C-2019-10 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-05 An Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.40 (Unsolicited Materials) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): McGinn, Mosby, Weaver Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 5/13/2019 Agenda Attachment: F-2019-13 Attachment: B.ORDINANCE F-2019-12 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 E.ORDINANCE R-2019-12 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Part of 2800 Colonial Garden Road Petitioner: ANB Investments, LLC Owner: ANB Investments, LLC Requested Change: B.TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS: Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance C-2019-11 Attachment: A.RESOLUTION C-2019-09 A Preliminary Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for Redevelopment located at 606 and 607 East Iowa Street, Evansville, Indiana Carpenter Court, L.P. (c/o Pioneer Development Services, Inc.) Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 F.ORDINANCE R-2019-13 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 706 Wessel Lane, Evansville, IN 47712 Petitioner: Chad Sander Owner: Grimm Property Holdings LLC Requested Change: R1 to R2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Chad Sander, Real Property Management Results R-1to C-4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law G.ORDINANCE R-2019-15 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 313 S New York Ave Petitioner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Owner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Requested Change: R4 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Tanisha Carothers, Carothers Law I.INTRODUCTION C.ORDINANCE F-2019-13 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Repeals, Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 G-2019-05 Attachment: C-2019-09 Attachment: X.COMMITTEE REPORTS F-2019-12 Attachment: R-2019-17 Attachment: R-2019-16 Attachment: R-1to M-1 w/UDC Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2019-12 Attachment: TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2019-10 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana, Authorizing Affordable Housing Funds for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. New Construction Single-Family Projects in the City of Evansville, Indiana in an Amount Not to Exceed One-Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 City Council MeetingJuly 22,20191 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. ROOM 3015:30 P.M.AGENDA FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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John Salem | The Observer Show Some Skin presented four monologues exploring aspects of identity and shared experience, and directing listeners to campus resources.Senior Elizabeth Steiner, Show Some Skin’s associate producer for community outreach, said the event offered participants the opportunity to explore similarities and differences within the community.“Show Some Skin is a student-run monologue series that explores identity and difference in the Notre Dame community,” Steiner said. “We take anonymous submissions from students, faculty or alumni about their identities and allow other students to perform them in order to share the original story while allowing the person who submitted it to remain anonymous.”Show Some Skin worked with student government to select certain monologues that would promote discussion and direct students experiencing similar situations to campus resources, Steiner said.“For example, we take a story about LGBTQ+ students who feel unheard, and we pair that with resources such as ND Prism and others,” she said.Steiner said the event was put on to let students know they are not the only ones who are dealing with a specific issue or feel a certain way.“Here at Notre Dame, it can feel like our campus is somewhat homogeneous and that everybody has the same identity and experience,” Steiner said. “I hope this event showed students the amount of diversity there is on campus and the amount of resources there are for students to get the help they need.”Student government was also heavily involved in putting on the event, which is now in its third year of existence.Senior Nicholas Ottone, director of university policy for Notre Dame student government, said “Notre Dame: Unfiltered” starts important conversations. (Editor’s Note: Nicholas Ottone is a former Observer writer.)“The purpose of the event is to connect students to each other and existing campus resources related to race, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+ and mental health,” Ottone said.Sophomore Ben Fecher said he attended the event to learn more about different perspectives at Notre Dame.“I attended because at Notre Dame, the minority voices are not always heard from the community, and I think this event is a great opportunity to hear what those voices have to say,” he said.Tags: campus resources, LGBTQ, Mental health, Notre Dame: Unfiltered, show some skin, socioeconomic, Student government Notre Dame student government and Show Some Skin collaborated in hosting “Notre Dame: Unfiltered,” a free performance showcase and dinner held in the LaFortune Student Ballroom on Tuesday.The event consisted of four monologues, each touching on different aspects of identity, performed by Notre Dame students. Following each monologue, facilitators seated at the tables with the attendees led group discussions about the respective monologue.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY – During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus.The Governor also confirmed 32 additional cases, bringing the statewide total to 76.Additionally, the Governor directed the New York State Department of State’s Consumer Protection Division to launch an investigation into reports of unfair price increases of consumer products such as household cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, and launched a toll-free hotline – 1-800-697-1220 – for New Yorkers to report suspected price gouging.“As we continue to provide essential updates and encourage people to act upon the facts on coronavirus instead of the hype, I have officially done a declaration of emergency which gives us certain powers to help local health departments that are very stressed,” Governor Cuomo said. “As the local health departments continue to monitor and quarantine people, we have a more expedited purchasing protocol to get them all the tools they need to contain the virus spread. In the meantime we are cracking down on price gouging which continues to be a problem, and I want businesses to be aware that you could lose your license because we are very serious about this.” This state of emergency declaration allows, among other things:• Expedited procurement of cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and other essential resources• Allowing qualified professionals other than doctors and nurses to conduct testing• Expedited procurement of testing supplies and equipment• Expedited personnel onboarding• Expedited leasing of lab space• Allowing EMS personnel to transport patients to quarantine locations other than just hospitals• Providing clear basis for price gouging and enforcement investigationThe 32 new cases identified today are located in New York City and Westchester and Saratoga counties. Of the 76 total individuals in New York State who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:Westchester: 57New York City: 11Nassau: 4Rockland: 2Saratoga: 2In addition, the Division of Consumer Protection has also created an online consumer complaint form, where New Yorkers can report suspected price gouging or concerns about improper delivery of quantity. Consumers who wish to file a complaint can visit https://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/.All credible complaints will be referred to the New York State Attorney General’s office.At a briefing yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced travel insurance companies and travel agents will offer New York residents and businesses the ability to purchase coverage when making travel plans that would allow them to cancel a trip for any reason, including for reasons related to COVID-19.The Department of Financial Services issued guidance allowing travel agents and travel insurers to offer this type of coverage after DFS received consumer complaints that such polices were not available in New York State. This new action is designed to provide reassurance to New York businesses and residents who are seeking to make plans that may involve travel to locations that are not currently under travel advisories due to COVID-19.Six global and national insurance companies have agreed to offer “cancel for any reason” coverage to travelers, including: Allianz, Nationwide, Starr Indemnity, Berkshire, Crum & Forster, and Zurich.DFS also directed New York State travel insurance issuers to proactively reach out to individuals and businesses who bought their policies to let them know what is covered.
Present Laughter Stage and screen stars Cobie Smulders, Kate Burton and Kristine Nielsen will join Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Kline in the upcoming revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. Performances will begin on March 10, 2017 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre; opening night is scheduled for April 5. Moritz von Stuelpnagel will direct.Smulders will take on the role of Joanna Lyppiatt. Best known for her work on screen in How I Met Your Mother and The Avengers, she appeared off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore. Burton will play Liz Essendine; she made her Broadway debut in a 1982 production of Present Laughter and picked up Tony nominations for The Constant Wife, Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man. She received Emmy nods for Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Nielsen is set to appear as Monica Reed. Tony nominated for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, she last appeared on Broadway in You Can’t Take It With You.Coward’s comedy, which first premiered on Broadway in 1946, follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright. The play was last revived on Broadway in 2010 with Victor Garber in the role of Essendine.The St. James is currently home to Something Rotten!, which will close on January 1, 2017. Disney Theatrical has confirmed that the musical adaptation of Frozen will play the same space in spring 2018. Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on July 2, 2017 Kristine Nielsen Cobie Smulders (Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images) View Comments
Vermont Legislative Council Announces New Director and Chief Council(April 17) The Vermont Legislative Council has announced that EmilyBergquist will become the new Director and Chief Counsel of theLegislative Council on July 1, 2008. Bergquist was selectedfollowing a national search to lead the Office of the LegislativeCouncil, which assists the legislature in drafting bills, providingresearch and analysis of legislative and policy issues, and supportinglegislative committee work.”The Vermont legislature sought a leader with a deep appreciation andknowledge of the institution, and the vision and readiness to meet thechallenges we face in a changing world,” said House Speaker GayeSymington. Ms. Berquist has all of these qualities and I lookforward to working with her as she assumes her new position.Bergquist has worked as an attorney with the Vermont LegislativeCouncil since 1994, with particular expertise in the areas of taxationand education finance. Previously, she served as Deputy TaxCommissioner and General Counsel for the Vermont Department of Taxes,managing the legal staff and handling major personnel matters for theentire department. Prior to joining the Vermont Department of Taxes,Emily was an associate in several law firms. She graduated fromWellesley College and has a Masters in Philosophy from RutgersUniversity. She received her JD from the University of Michigan.Bergquists hire follows the retirement of Bill Russell,Legislative Chief Counsel, who is stepping down at the conclusion ofthis years legislative session after 35 years of service to theVermont legislature. There will be a public reception in BillRussell’s honor Thursday, May 1 from 2-4 pm in the StatehouseCafeteria. All current and former legislators and staff, statehouseregulars, as well as members of the general public, are encouraged toattend to thank Bill for his many years of exceptional service, andwish him well in his retirement.
Peru – From 2008 to 2009, the amount of land used for coca crops rose 6.8%. 2008 – 30.500 Hectares 2009 – 30.900 Hectares Colômbia – 43% Peru – 38% Bolívia – 19% 2008 – 842 Tons 2009 – 1.111 Tons Colômbia – 103,000 (39%) Peru – 119.000 (46%) By Dialogo July 01, 2010 I think the world’s authorities should unite behind one goal: STOP DRUGS, DESTROY PLANTATIONS. I TOLD YOU SO! 2008 – 81,000 Hectares 2009 – 68.000 Hectares Coca-leaf harvests in the Andes dropped 5.3% in 2009, thanks in large part to the 16% decline in Colombia. However, the U.N. warns of a growth trend of the crop in Peru. Crops in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru declined 5.3%. Colômbia – From 2008 to 2009, the coca harvest fell 16%. Although Colombia remains the country with the largest amount of land employed for coca crops, ahead of Peru, the latter is now the largest producer in the Andean region. Cocaine production in the Andean region in 2009 (in tons) Farmed area 2008 – 167.600 Hectares 2009 – 158.800 Hectares Bolívia – From 2008 to 2009, the coca harvest rose 1%. 2008 – 56.100 Hectares 2009 – 59.000 Hectares Production (in tons)
Great news for all islanders, comes to us from the Agency for Coastal Line Transport and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.Namely, in order to encourage an increase in passenger and certain categories of passenger vehicles to the islands in the off-season, the Coastal Transport Agency, in agreement with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, prepared a pilot project tickets on weekends, ie from Friday to Sunday.The measure will be implemented in the period from January 19 to March 18, 2018, and the recommendation of the Management Board of the Agency was accepted by Rapska plovidba and Jadrolinija, so on the ferry lines maintained by these shipowners, they will pay 20 percent less:- persons- children from 3 to 12 years- passenger car (up to 9 seats) up to 5,00 m long and / or 2,00 m high- passenger car (up to 9 seats) over 5,00 m long and / or 2,00 m high- motorcycle, moped- motorcycle with trailer, tricycle, quadricycle- a bikeDepending on the effects of the implementation of this recommendation addressed to shipowners, upon its completion, the possibility of further application will be considered, especially taking into account the indicators of increasing the capacity utilization of ships and the financial effect of the application of the recommendation.Related news: Brac and Solta are connected by a boat line for the first time