ISJC Signs Memorandum of Understanding

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The International Show Jumping Officials Club (ISJC) has become the second of the former FEI Associate Members to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FEI.The ISJC was formed in 1998 and brings together over 270 Judges, Course Designers and Stewards from 60 countries.Working closely with the FEI, National Federations and Organising Committees of international Jumping events, the independent organisation has representatives in more than 60 countries and offers members the opportunity to share experiences, improve knowledge of Jumping and other disciplines and exchange ideas to help develop the sport.“The International Show Jumping Officials Club has been a valuable asset for the Jumping world for the last fifteen years”, said Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General. “As we continue to experience rapid global growth of Jumping, we look forward to many more years of collaboration with the ISJC and its expanding membership”.“The ISJC unites our officials in a worldwide network, and ensures they are well-prepared to meet the challenges of today’s fast-growing sport at both international and national level”, explained ISJC President Stephan Ellenbruch (GER).“We supply our members with the tools to perform their demanding roles with the professionalism that all amateur and professional athletes in our sport expect and deserve. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with the FEI is another milestone in the development of the ISJC, and this alliance will certainly benefit our members and all those connected with show jumping as we head into a bright future for equestrian sport”. Tags: FEI, Stephan Ellenbruch, Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, International Show Jumping Officials Club, ISJC, FEI Associate Member, SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: 1 million in NYC possibly exposed to virus, health official says

first_imgvchal/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 185,000 people worldwide. Over 2.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopskins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.  Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 843,000 diagnosed cases and at least 46,838 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:11:29 a.m.: China pledges $30 million donation to WHO fundingChina has pledged to donate $30 million in funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the agency’s effort to fight the pandemic, the state-run Xinhua reported.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang backed the WHO’s handling of the pandemic, saying at a briefing that it played an important role in assisting countries in responding to the outbreak and boosting international cooperation.The pledged donation comes amid criticism from President Donald Trump and his administration of the WHO.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the WHO did not enforce its rules regarding data that China shared. However, the United Nations agency does not have enforcement ability.Trump also said he would halt all funding to the WHO. Senior U.S. officials said Wednesday that while existing work would continue, “new funding” would be paused while a review is conducted.Xinhua reported that in March, China donated $20 million to the WHO.11:02 a.m.: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s eldest brother dies after testing positiveThe eldest of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s three older brothers, Don Reed, died Tuesday night, three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 86.Warren confirmed the news in a statement and tweet.“I’m grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him, but it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close. I’ll miss you dearly my brother,” she tweeted, in part.Warren, a former Democratic presidential contender, spoke proudly of her brothers on the campaign trail.Reed was a U.S. Air Force veteran and one of her two Republican brothers. Though he and his siblings only appeared once on the trail with her when she was in Oklahoma, they never spoke to the press. They did appear in a campaign video for their little sister.Warren had not previously mentioned her brother’s diagnosis, but she has been outspoken about the pandemic’s grip on the world. 10:32 a.m.: Around 1 million New Yorkers could have been exposed to COVID: Health commissionerDespite what appears to be slow progress in New York City, the mayor and health commissioner gave a sobering look at how many New Yorkers most likely have been and will continue to be affected by the pandemic.Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said that she would not be surprised if “close to a million New Yorkers” had been exposed to COVID-19. In the city of about 8.3 million, there have been at least 138,000 confirmed cases, Barbot said Thursday during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daily press briefing.De Blasio also offered a stark statistic: he expects that an additional one million residents could become food insecure under the pandemic, putting the total number of food insecure New Yorkers at around two million.He said that by the end of April, the city is expected to have served out about 10 million meals. For May, de Blasio said that number could rise to 15 million.De Blasio offered hope to New Yorkers, saying he believes the city will persevere, but also warned that “we’re still very much in this fight.”The number of people admitted to New York City hospitals with suspected COVID-19 cases was down again, from 252 to 227, according to the mayor. The number of people in ICUs was also down, but de Blasio noted that 796 people admitted to ICUs was still “way too many people.”He said the city is on track to conduct 20,000 to 30,000 tests per day in May. De Blasio continued to say that testing is the key to reopening the city and keeping New Yorkers safe.7:02 a.m.: All frontline workers in Los Angeles can now get tested for COVID-19The city of Los Angeles is expanding its criteria for who is eligible to get free testing for the novel coronavirus.Starting Thursday, all of the city’s frontline workers can get tested for COVID-19 whether they have symptoms or not.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who made the announcement at a press briefing Wednesday night, said the frontline workers include health care professionals, first responders, grocery store workers and critical government personnel.“We wish we could open that up to everybody, but I think we all know that we have firefighters and police officers, doctors, nurses, janitors at hospitals, folks that are in grocery stores and pharmacies that are putting themselves out on the line,” Garcetti said. “And we want to make sure they are healthy, that they have the peace of mind knowing they’re healthy, and because they interact with so many people, that we can make sure they are not spreading it.”The city’s public testing sites have the capacity to test 12,200 people per day, according to Garcetti.6:25 a.m.: France wants all retailers to reopen next monthThe French government wants all shops — except bars, cafes and restaurants — to be able to reopen once a nationwide lockdown ends next month.“We want all retailers to be able to open on May 11 in the same way out of fairness,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told France Info radio on Thursday. “I would only set aside restaurants, bars and cafes that will need special treatment because they are a place of mixing.”Le Maire noted that protocols would have to be implemented to protect both workers and customers. It’s still unclear whether the reopening would be feasible nationwide or only by region, he said.French President Emmanuel Macron announced last week that the country’s lockdown, which was put in place on March 17 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, will be extended until May 11 and gradually lifted thereon.France has recorded more than 157,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and over 21,000 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.5:50 a.m.: Germany is on ‘thinnest ice,’ Angela Merkel warnsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that her country is “still at the beginning” of the coronavirus pandemic and citizens must maintain discipline.“We are still far from out of the woods,” Merkel said while addressing the German parliament Thursday.More than 150,000 people in Germany have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 5,315 of them have died from the disease so far, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. It’s a relatively low death toll compared to other European countries like France and Italy that have similar caseloads but fatalities have soared past 20,000.Germany’s federal and state governments recently agreed to relax some of the social distancing measures put in place to combat the outbreak, including permitting smaller shops to reopen this week.“It is precisely because the figures give rise to hope that I feel obliged to say that this interim result is fragile,” Merkel said. “We are on thin ice, the thinnest ice even.”3:30 a.m.: American Red Cross will soon use antibody tests to ID plasma donorsStarting next week, the American Red Cross will offer antibody tests for people who suspect they were previously infected with the novel coronavirus and are interested in donating their blood plasma — a potential game-changer in the treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients.“That completely changes the landscape,” Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer for the American Red Cross, told ABC News in an interview Wednesday.While there is no guarantee that antibodies to this new virus actually provide immunity, doctors are hopeful that patients severely sickened with COVID-19 can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from those who have recovered from the disease. The therapy, known as convalescent plasma, is a century-old technique used for treating epidemics.At the moment, an individual who wishes to donate blood plasma for the experimental convalescent plasma therapy must have documentation of a positive COVID-19 test. The lack of diagnostic tests available has led hospitals and donation centers to say they are in desperate need of donors.“Qualifying and getting the right donors into our centers to donate is one of the biggest hurdles in this in this endeavor,” Young said.More than 30,000 people have requested to donate on the American Red Cross website, but only 2 to 3% actually qualify and meet the current criteria set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That donor pool could increase dramatically with the implementation of antibody testing at American Red Cross donation centers.“All of those (potential) donors who don’t have confirmed testing can now be tested,” Young said. “We can really cut through that time, which is so important.”Young explained that researchers and medical professionals have been in uncharted territory, “building the plane as you’re flying it.” But she said they’ve been working around the clock to streamline the process.“We really didn’t know what we were dealing with at the beginning as we were standing this up,” she told ABC News. “Now we’ve really resourced this project.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

White supremacist terrorism ‘on the rise and spreading,’ State Dept. says in new report

first_imgAlex Wong/Getty ImagesBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — The threat of racially or ethnically motivated terrorism, especially white supremacist terrorism, is “on the rise and spreading geographically,” according to a new report by the State Department, as the threat from ISIS and other radical Islamist terror groups evolves.The annual report, released Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, details by country and terror organization the threats emanating around the world.While 2019 saw some banner accomplishments in counter terrorism, according to Pompeo, like the killing of ISIS’s founding leader and the fall of its caliphate, the threat of terrorism has morphed and expanded to new regions, especially the Sahel in northern Africa.This year’s report put even greater focus on white supremacist terrorism, just weeks after the department designated a white supremacist group as a foreign terrorist organization for the first time. In 2019, there were several high-profile attacks motivated by the ideology, including the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shooting in March; the El Paso, Texas, shooting in August; and the Halle, Germany, synagogue shooting in October.That kind of “violence (is) both on the rise and spreading geographically, as white supremacist and nativist movements and individuals increasingly target immigrants; Jewish, Muslim, and other religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; governments; and other perceived enemies,” the report said.According to U.S. ambassador-at-large for counter terrorism Nathan Sales, that threat has expanded since 2015, but he praised the Trump administration for taking it on.“It took this administration coming into power to really prioritize stepping up efforts against this threat here in the case of the FBI and DHS, but also abroad where this department comes into play,” Sales said.In April, the State Department designated the Russian Imperial Movement, a white supremacist group, as a “foreign terrorist organization” for the first time, barring U.S. individuals from supporting the group.While that action was unprecedented, President Donald Trump has also downplayed the threat of white supremacist groups, telling reporters last year, “It’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.”The State Department also announced Wednesday that it was increasing its reward for information leading to ISIS’s new leader, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, who is also known as Abu Muslim al-Turkmani. The U.S. government will now provide up to $10 million for details leading to his whereabouts, Pompeo announced, adding, “We’re undaunted in our pursuit of bringing terrorists to justice.”Although ISIS’s caliphate fell and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in 2019, the threat from the terror group has “evolved,” according to Sales — calling it now “a global network that reaches every inhabited continent” and continues to conduct and inspire attacks.That includes in Iraq and Syria, once home to ISIS’s caliphate, where Sales said, “We have to keep our eye on the ball … to prevent any ISIS remnants from reconstituting, to prevent them from continuing attacks.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgDegree and Area of Specialization: Please include a current CV and letter of interest thatspecifically addresses your qualifications for the position and besure to highlight the following:- Leadership and management style and vision- Diagnostic pathology experience- Leading and managing within a quality program- Working with improvment of equity, inclusion and diversity withinan organization- Business acumen to provide appropriate growth and development toguide expansion and contraction of diagnostic servicesSalary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensuratewith the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellentbenefits package is also included.Anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2021. The anticipatedstart date is an estimated date. The actual start date will dependon when an offer is made.Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring theireligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen ornational of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, aforeign national authorized to work in the United States withoutneed of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date ofappointment.To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received byno later than 11:55pm CDT, on June 1, 2021. Applications receivedafter the this date may be reviewed until the position isfilled.The WVDL is committed to providing an environment of mutualrespect, integrity, trust and accountability where employment isdecided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.The WVDL believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammatesis critical to our success as a lab, and we seek to recruit,develop and retain the most talented people from a diversecandidate pool. We strive for continuous improvement by setting ourgoals high and expecting high standards using our corevalues. 55% COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT OF PATHOLOGY SCIENCES ANDPROFESSIONAL VETERINARY SERVICES PERSONNEL AND FUNCTION AS ADIAGNOSTIC PATHOLOGISTThis Section Head position is responsible for the oversight,management, and mentoring of professional veterinary staff thatincludes diagnostic pathologists and client services veterinarians.This position is also responsible for the Pathology Sciences staff,which includes a Pathology Sciences Supervisor who supervisesnecropsy technical staff, histology, and transmissible spongiformencephalopathy (TSE) diagnostics. Provide oversight and managementof resources necessary for gross pathology, biopsy tissuemicroscopy, toxicology of pathogens and/or diseases of domesticlivestock, wildlife, and companion animals. Prioritize theinitiation or development of new technologies or testprocedures.Management of section personnel includes staff development andtraining, performance evaluations, necropsy floor work schedulesincluding the management of the Madison and Barron necropsy andbiopsy services, recruitment, evaluation of equipment purchases,policy development and expectations, and cost analysis of testprocedures. Monitor caseload to develop strategic plans forstaffing, expansion or contraction of services. Coordinate theefforts of pathologists, histology preparation, necropsy staff,toxicology, ancillary laboratory services, TSE/IHC slide readinginterpretation coordination, and generation of reports that meetcustomer needs. Direct the Environmental Monitoring program fornecropsy, including swab sites, establishing sentinel organisms,cleaning and disinfection protocols.Ensure reliable and timely diagnostic testing results within ourrobust quality system and the American Association of VeterinaryLaboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) Accreditation. Cross sectioncollaboration is important for day-to-day operations and to fostera strong team-based mentality and culture. Collaboration is alsoimportant for staff between the Madison and Barronlaboratories.Client communication is of high importance for exceptional customerservice and maintenance of our outstanding reputation for qualityand as a valued partner to Wisconsin veterinarians, public health,and the agricultural industries.Participate in a regular rotation, with minimum service of 1 dayper month, as a diagnostic pathologist responsible for grossnecropsy, microscopic examination of tissue sections,identification of cases needing additional or more sophisticatedtest procedures, investigation of forensic or medical/legal cases,and identification of potential foreign or reportable disease.Generate accurate and timely case reports. Provide consultative andinterpretive services to practicing veterinarians. Identify casematerial of value to teaching and research activities of WVDLpersonnel and SVM faculty.20% LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIESAct as the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)administrative back-up to the WVDL Director. Maintain day to dayoperations in the absence of the WVDL Director. Participate as anadministrative core team member for strategic and fiscal decisionsfor the WVDL.Although the majority of this position is rooted in leadership andmanagement, significant opportunity is available at the WVDL, UWSchool of Veterinary Medicine, and the UW in general for scholarlyactivity. These include basic and applied research, teaching andoutreach. Publication and involvement in local, national, andinternational scientific groups is encouraged. These activities areconsidered for purposes of professional development andsatisfaction.Stakeholder engagement is important with producer groups andagribusiness and this position will collaborate with WVDL team andSVM colleagues to strengthen ties with stakeholders. Coordinatedevelopment of applied research within the laboratory and withcollaborators at the School of Veterinary Medicine or other UWcampuses. Establish goals for publication in referred journals andpresentation of information at national meetings.10% QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROLAcknowledge documents, perform document reviews, and write orrevise documents as assigned; complete and acknowledge training asrequired; initiate non-conformances, participate and leads inCAR/PAR activities and problem solve as part of the improvementprocess; monitor controls for tests performed and maintain qualitycontrol records; maintain records for duties assigned.15% SUPERVISORY QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROLOversee staff training and records of training; review internal andexternal competency and proficiency programs; review and evaluatequality control (QC) data and test results for completeness andvalidity; ensure that the QC data is acceptable before approvingtest results; maintain QC records, lead supervisor and lead workersin their quality duties; facilitate completion of remedial,corrective and preventative actions for the section, includingfollow up, verification and trending; plan and evaluate testqualification activities. Management and continual processimprovement of environmental monitoring program. Principal Duties: Contact: License to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin(or eligibility to obtain) is desirable though not required. Ongoing/Renewable The primary duties and responsibilities include those related to aleadership position in the Pathology and Professional VeterinaryServices section dedicated to professional veterinary anddiagnostic pathology services and pathology sciences for theWisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL). This positionalso serves as back up to the Director. The incumbent will be theSection Head and provide intellectual and practical workingknowledge involving diagnostic veterinary pathology and pathologysciences. The WVDL is committed to and expects the incumbent tocontribute to continued improvement in the diversity of our teamand to support our core values of respect, integrity, trust, andaccountability.In carrying out these responsibilities, the incumbent willsupervise and direct professional, doctoral and technical staff inperformance of diagnostic veterinary diagnosis and pathology,histology, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, and necropsy.As back-up to the director, this position will assist with NationalAnimal Health Laboratory (NALHN) duties and activities as directedin collaboration with the WVDL NAHLN Coordinator. Other dutiesrelated to this leadership position with supervisoryresponsibilities include active involvement in our laboratoryquality system, performance evaluations, recruitment, and trainingand education of staff.In addition to holding regular section meetings, the Section Headis an active participant on the WVDL Administrative Team whichincludes supervisors, other WVDL section heads, and administrativestaff, and takes on other work and projects as needed.This position directly supervises nine professional and doctoralstaff and indirectly supervises nine technical staff. One pathologyposition is at our Barron facility and the incumbent will beexpected to travel to Barron to facilitate leadership andmanagement of diagnostic necropsy in Barron. This position worksunder the general supervision and the scientific direction of theWVDL Director.This position will hold an adjunct appointment within theDepartment of Pathobiological Sciences in the UW-Madison School ofVeterinary Medicine (SVM). Information about this process will bemade available to interested candidates. Full Time: 100% Job no: 233280-ASWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: WVDL/MSN PATH-TOXI/PATHOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and LifeSciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician,Research Specialists, Management/Supervisory, Research,Scientific Significant experience and demonstrated interest, aptitude, andcapability in mammalian and avian diagnostic pathology, diseaseinvestigation, and in the interpretation of diagnostic test resultsare required. Additional skills and experience with evidenced basedscience and hypothesis driven research is preferable.Substantial experience with supervision and/or leadership ofveterinary necropsy and biopsy services or equivalent experience ispreferred.The incumbent must possess excellent leadership and managementskills, oral and written communication skills, and a demonstratedability to work with colleagues, technical and professional staff,and laboratory customers in a collegial and respectfulmanner. Additional Information: Work Type: Department(s): JULY 01, 2021 Keith [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Instructions to Applicants: The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) is a highvolume laboratory that provides a broad range of veterinarydiagnostic testing services. The WVDL is accredited by the AmericanAssociation of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and isa NALHN Level 1 laboratory as a part of our national defenseagainst livestock disease disasters. The principal objective is toprovide animal disease testing services for export, regulatoryrequirements, infectious disease surveillance and clinicalconsultation to veterinarians and stakeholders of the WVDL.The WVDL works closely with an array of professional entitiesincluding the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); theWisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and ConsumerProtections, Division of Animal Health (DATCP); the NationalWildlife Health Center (USGS); the Division of Public Health of theDepartment of Health Services (DHS); the Wisconsin Department ofNatural Resources (DNR): the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene(WSLH); the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine(SVM); the American Association of Veterinary LaboratoryDiagnosticians (AAVLD); and the Wisconsin Veterinary MedicalAssociation (WVMA). These alliances provide for cooperation andinformation transfer as each organization pursues its mission. Asignificant part of WVDL’s work involves surveillance testing forthe USDA and DATCP, as well as extensive testing for the nationallivestock genetics industry, much of which is located in Wisconsin.The WVDL has laboratories located in Madison and Barron,Wisconsin. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusioncenter_img Official Title: Minimum $120,000 ANNUAL (12 months)Depending on Qualifications Salary: Employment Class: Position Summary: Anticipated Begin Date: License or Certificate: Applications Open: Apr 22 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Jun 1 2021 11:55 PM Central DaylightTime Institutional Statement on Diversity: A882600-WIS VET DIAGNOSTIC LAB/MSN PATH-TOXI/PATHOLOGY CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) or CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN) Job Number: Academic Staff-Renewable DVM or equivalent veterinary medical degree with 5 years ofveterinary diagnostic laboratory experience or relevant workexperience, and board certification by the American College ofVeterinary Pathologists is required; MS, MBA, MPH or Ph.D. degreein related field is desirable though not required. 233280-AS Appointment Type, Duration: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilitieswill remain the same. For more information please visit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:last_img read more

Report: Office market won’t return to glory until 2025

The analysis predicts that office vacancies across the world will continue upward (iStock)The office market won’t reach pre-Covid levels until 2025, a brokerage report has found.The analysis by Cushman and Wakefield predicts that office vacancies across the world will continue upward, reaching 15.6 percent in 2022, Bloomberg reported. About 95.8 million square feet of space will become vacant in the next two years.Before the coronavirus, the world’s average office vacancy rate was 10.9 percent, according to the report. After employees spent months working remotely, adjusting their living spaces to work from home, there has been limited enthusiasm for returning to the office, despite appeals from business leaders and New York City landlords to bring employees back.ADVERTISEMENTThe brokerage report sees U.S. office rents falling 6.5 percent next year and 2.3 percent in 2022. The vacancy rate will continue to rise, but job gains will resume in 2021.Despite the grim outlook for the office sector, office workers will still fare better than those in the service industry, it forecasts.In Europe, rents are predicted to fall 7.8 percent next year and 1.7 percent in 2022, but the vacancy rate is expected to top out at 10.5 percent. Office-job losses in Europe will also not be as pronounced as in the U.S.Office rents in Greater China, where the pandemic began, will fall 8 percent this year and 5.2 percent in 2021, but will pick up after that. Office vacancy rates will linger at about 25 percent until 2024, when job growth will raise demand for office space, according to the report. [Bloomberg] — Georgia Kromrei  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now read more

“HERCULES” GOES HOME: Milutin Dragicevic is back to RK Metaloplastika Šabac!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsA few years ago the best player of the Danish Championship, Serbian line-player Milutin Dragicevic (30), where he got the nickname “”Hercules”, decided to get back to the roots – his first proffesional team in Serbia – RK Metaloplastika Šabac. He signed a three years contract with the twice Champions Cup winner from the 80’s.Dragicevic has played in Romanian Constanta HCM, but the best days he had as a member of Danish BSV Silkeborg, where good performances put him in position to sign contract with German THW Kiel. Unfortunately, he spent only a season in Germany (2011/2012), after his star began to fall. He couldn’t find the “old form” in the last two seasons… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment Recommended for you Damir Doborac to HCM Constanta ShareTweetShareShareEmail Ahlm suffers knee injury – Dragicevic will get a chance THW Kiel and Milutin Dragicevic – The End! Related Items:Milutin Dragiceviclast_img read more

Vote for the Handball Moment of the Week #2

first_imgClick to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you NEGATIVE MOMENT OF THE WEEK (2)? GISLASON CRITICS OVER JICHA NOKA SERDARUŠIĆ VS SOME PLAYERS HCM BAIA MARE – THE END? DANISH REFEREES IN ZAGREB GUIGOU TO LEAVE MONTPELLIER AFTER 17 YEARSView Results Related Items:Handball moment of the Week  Loading …  Loading …GISLASON CRITICS OVER JICHAAlfred Gislason publicly shared his negative opinion about the way how Filip Jicha left the club…NOKA SERDARUŠIĆ VS SOME PLAYERSPSG Handball coach Zvonimir Noka Serdarušić was negative in comment about some of his players, who should leave the club in his opinion…HCM BAIA MARE – THE END?Romanian Baia Mare major and the first men of TOP handball teams accused for tax evotion…DANISH REFEREES IN ZAGREBDanish pair GJEDING and Hansen “lost control” over the EHF CL clash in Zagreb between PPD and VeszpremGUIGOU TO LEAVE MONTPELLIER AFTER 17 YEARSMichael Guigou will leave Montpellier after 17 years at the end of season… POSITIVE MOMENT OF THE WEEK (2)? 14.200 FANS IN ZAGREB LAZAROV’S 1000 GOALS XAVI SABATE NESTVED – ROAD TO HALLView Results Vote for the Handball Moment of the Week asking visitors to choose the “Positive” and “Negative” handball moment of the week. Here are the candidates…MOMENTS OF THE LAST WEEK14.200 FANS IN ZAGREBEHF Champions League Match between PPD Zagreb and MVM Veszprem is the most attended in season so far.LAZAROV’S 1000 GOALSMacedonian star Kiril Lazarov became the first man who scored 1000 goals at the VELUX EHF Champions League. He did it last weekend with FC Barcelona in win over PICK Szeged.XAVI SABATEThe assistant of Antonio Carlos Ortega, who had to cover period before appointment of the new coach in Veszprem, did a great job with important wins over Flensburg and Zagreb.NESTVED – ROAD TO HALLOne of the host cities of the Women’s World Championship 2015 marked the road to the WCH 2015 hall with “pink balls” all around the city. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Changes to Oxford Bus Co’s X90 service

first_imgThe Oxford Bus Company has modernised its Oxford-London X90 luxury coach service, to include lower fares for passengers and a new online booking platform.A new timetable, fare structure and website are being introduced to reflect changes in public transport provision between Oxford and London. The new website will provide passengers with an online seat reservation service.Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, says: “We have listened to customer feedback and reduced our prices to ensure we are competitive in the public transport market on this route. Adjusting the frequency of our X90 service has enabled us to offer better value fares.last_img read more

The Most Anticipated Acts At Gathering Of The Vibes

first_img****  Check here for ticket, camping, full lineup, and additional Gathering Of The Vibes information *** WilcoAlready one of the best and most unique alt-rock bands in the world today, Wilco definitely knows how to keep things interesting as they just surprised the music world by releasing a full album of new music, titled Star Wars, for free the other day. The reason? Just because. As lead man Jeff Tweedy said, “It felt like it would be fun. What’s more fun than a surprise?” Listen to the album below, and download it for free HERE. Oktopus ft. Todd Stoops and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident)A new project that will be making its debut at Vibes, this should make for an interesting late-night set. While the pair have never performed together as Oktopus, anyone who was at The Capitol Theatre for SCI’s performances last November will certainly enjoy reliving this sit-in from Stoops on the song “Rosie”.Billy & The KidsGrateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann brings along his “kids”, JRAD/American Babies’ guitarist Tom Hamilton, Disco Biscuits’ keyboardist Aron Magner, and Tea Leaf Green bassist Reed Mathis. Breathing new life into classic music, the quartet formed last year and has been on a tear ever since. Check out full show footage from their set back in March at the Cap, which included some additional guitarwork from Robert Randolph.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Karl Denson is the man. After a full fledged tour with The Rolling Stones, his Tiny Universe band is sounding funkier than ever. Not to mention the return of Alan Evans (Soulive) behind the kit! Here they are with frequent Stones collaborator, pianist Chuck Leavell.LettuceIf you want to get funky, there simply isn’t a group better in the game right now than our boys in Lettuce. The Brooklyn based ensemble just wrapped up a run with Umphrey’s McGee, bringing the heat with collaborations and high energy each and every night. These guys will funk you up! ElectronIf you are looking to get your late-night dance on then make your way over to Electron after the String Cheese Incident ends. The side-project of The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, American Babies/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton and Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield will keep things going as the band jams out Brownstein-penned Biscuits songs and some covers along the way. Watch their recent face-melting VIP set from Electric Forest here. With the 20th anniversary celebration of Gathering of the Vibes right around the corner, we wanted to take a good look at some of the highly anticipated acts on this top notch lineup. These acts and many more will be gracing the stage in Bridgeport, CT from July 30th – August 2nd for what is sure to be yet another weekend of great music and vibes.Tickets and more information can be found on the festival’s website!The String Cheese Incident w/ David Grisman and Peter RowanIf there is one band in the jamband scene that knows how to bring the right vibes, it is the String Cheese Incident. It’s hard to believe the Colorado-based group has never played the festival before, but we are happy to see them on the bill this year. And they are bringing along fellow Jerry Garcia partners in crime David Grisman and Peter Rowan for a special tribute set. This is a definite must-see performance. Please play the Rowan-penned “Sweet Melinda”!Greensky BluegrassThe boys from Greensky are on fire right now, and don’t sleep on this early day set. We know, it’s an earlier Saturday day set, but just get your butt over to the main stage and thank us later. These guys transcend the entire bluegrass genre and are taking it to new places, with Paul Hoffman’s smooth vocal delivery and the band’s knack at story-telling taking their music to great heights. There is a reason their last album, If Sorrows Swim, was L4LM’s #1 album of 2014. Check out “Windshield” below:Doyle Bramhall IIIf you are not familiar with Doyle Bramhall II, get familiar. This Texas-born guitarist is blues to the bone, as his father played drums for legendary bluesmen Lightnin’ Hopkins and Freddie King and was a lifelong collaborator with childhood friends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. The southpaw guitarist, who plays his axe strung upside down, has made quite the name for himself as he has toured and recorded with the likes of Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Elton John and Jimmy Vaughan over the years. Check out the video of Bramhall performing his own “Smokestack” below, and at the end of the video as the band is jamming you can hear some Hendrix-like licks taking place.Warren Haynes ft. Railroad EarthOne of the most anticipated albums of the year brings with it one of the most anticipated live shows of the year. We don’t think it’s a stretch that they go hand in hand with one another, right? The 13-track album, Ashes & Dust (check L4LM’s review here), spearheaded by Haynes (who was backed by Railroad Earth on the album) is unlike anything we have heard from the Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers guitarist. This should be a great set!Warren Haynes & The Seaside All-StarsHaynes will be leading a band consisting of George Porter Jr., Branford Marsalis, Joe Russo, Jackie Greene, Marco Benevento and “Friends” (just that word makes our minds race with the possibilities). As this is the first time this collaboration is playing together, we have no videos to show you, and no idea what magic this ensemble is going to create on stage. Just use your imagination, and we are sure everything will be just fine.last_img read more

Christian Eckes soaks in Texas lessons from Kyle Busch, finishes career-best second

first_imgThe frustration in Christian Eckes’ cool-down lap communication to his team was telling, a groaning, angst-heavy curse followed by an admission that he hasn’t quite reached the level of Kyle Busch — his mentor, teammate and team owner. The post-race thumbs-down for the FOX Sports cameras gave his emotions a visual.What Eckes had to show for his Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway was a career-best second place in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The rookie led four times for 52 laps, but his Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18 Toyota came up just shy of carrying him to a breakthrough victory in his first full season as Busch scooted away in a 10-lap sprint to the end.RELATED: Official results | 2020 Gander Trucks schedule“I definitely gave it my best effort,” said Eckes, who claimed his second top-five finish of the season. “Looking back on it, there’s probably a few things I could’ve done just to side-draft him and try to clear him, but I did my best. He’s so damn fast at aero games, and I’m not yet. So I’ve got a little bit of learning to do for Kansas, but overall really proud of my team.”Eckes started seventh and made gains through handling adjustments that helped his truck come to life in the second and third stages. In the final green-flag cycle of pit stops, Busch provided a lesson on entering and exiting pit road, putting his truck out front by a significant margin.Busch led by nearly four seconds before a late caution period bunched the field for the dash to the end.“Led a bunch of laps, missed my marks on pit road I guess a little bit,” Eckes said. “I thought I hit it right, but Kyle was a straightaway ahead of me by the time I got out of the corner. It is what it is.”Busch eventually took the upper hand in their late-race scramble, fending off Eckes by .777 seconds at the finish. But he remained impressed by the 19-year-old driver’s growth, a development curve unaided by extra track time from practice or qualifying in the series’ six races since COVID-19 at-track protocols were established.His previous career-best was third, achieved three times in the last two seasons. Saturday, Eckes did one better.“What can you say about Christian, he’s getting better each week,” Busch said. “Every time out, they get that chemistry going more and more with (crew chief) Rudy Fugle and those guys. Real proud of that Safelite Tundra running fast and being there to challenge us at the end.”last_img read more