Indiana Grown Launches Online Marketplace

first_img Indiana Grown Launches Online Marketplace Facebook Twitter Previous articleKron Touts Health Care Success During Convention Address on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articlePurdue Professor, Department Head Mark Russell Receives Indiana Farm Bureau’s Hovde Award Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 14, 2020 SHARE On Monday, Indiana Grown launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace. The free service will be offered to all qualifying Indiana Grown members providing them with an additional sales outlet during a time when online retail is critical to the success of many farms and businesses in our state and nationwide.Indiana Grown is housed within the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and offers free resources to farms and businesses who grow, raise, produce or process an agriculture product  in the state of Indiana. Members range from traditional row crop farmers to wineries to artisans to value-added food producers.“One of my favorite activities during the Indiana State Fair is shopping at the Indiana Grown Marketplace,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “I am continually amazed at the variety and quality of products that Hoosier farmers and producers provide, and consumers should have access to those items every day.”Consumers will initially find nearly 40 vendors with more than 100 products to purchase on the platform with an increased selection available as new vendors and items are added daily in categories such as cheese, honey, coffee and skin care. With the popularity of the Indiana Grown Marketplace at the Indiana State Fair, the online store will allow the public to purchase local products year-round from anywhere.“This project has taken months of hard work to ensure it will truly benefit our membership,” said Indiana Grown Program Director Heather Tallman. “We often get asked how to purchase from our members, and we are thrilled to see the consumer response to this exciting solution.”The new marketplace will help the Indiana Grown program accomplish its goals of helping Indiana farmers and producers have a greater market for their products and educating consumers on the importance of buying locally grown, raised, processed and packaged items.“Having celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer, Indiana Grown is stepping up its ability to serve its members and consumers,” said ISDA Director Bruce Kettler. “This new benefit of Indiana Grown membership is addressing the ever-changing needs of Indiana’s agriculture community.”Indiana Grown is also partnering with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC), which provided support to fuel the e-commerce platform leveraging relief funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Indiana SBDC, which provides no cost, expert guidance and resources that farms and small businesses need to grow, has launched a number of programs and initiatives to help entrepreneurs and business owners access relief funding and adapt to the new economic climate. Through this collaboration, Indiana SBDC and ISDA are helping farms and small businesses tap into larger consumer markets, and the Indiana SBDC will serve as a trusted resource for Indiana Grown members that may need customized assistance related to COVID-19 recovery, e-commerce, market research or export assistance.“With more than 520,000 companies employing 1.2 million Hoosiers, small businesses play a critical role in fueling Indiana’s economic engine,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “As more small businesses shift their operations online, the Shop Indiana Grown marketplace will provide an important tool for Indiana companies to reach new customers and elevate Hoosier-made goods in new markets. We’re excited to partner with Indiana Grown to continue providing the support small businesses need to compete and lead in today’s 21st century economy.”The Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace is another way Indiana Grown can promote all forms of agriculture in the state and allow its members to share the stories behind their farms and businesses.Visit www.shopindianagrown.org to begin supporting local farmers and producers in your community. Find more information about Indiana Grown at www.IndianaGrown.org.Source: Indiana Grown news release Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Grown Launches Online Marketplace SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ArgentinaBrazilColombiaMexicoPeruAmericas Reports and statisticsMedia independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression June 7, 2021 Find out more ArgentinaBrazilColombiaMexicoPeruAmericas Reports and statisticsMedia independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression Organisation December 4, 2019 Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) “Who controls the media in Latin America?” will be launched in December in Brazil by the Reporters Without Borders and Intervozes organizations News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Americas Reports News to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information In Latin America, the media are under the control of the corporate sector and business families who are linked to economic and political elites and use their ability to influence public opinion as capital. This is what concludes the research “Who controls the media in Latin America?”, which will be launched by Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação Social and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza, on December 3 and 5, with a round table with experts. The study analyzed media concentration in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.  In Argentina, for example, the 52 mainstream media are in the hands of 22 companies.  In Colombia, the three media groups control 57 percent of the content that society can access on radio, TV, online, and print media. In Peru, unparalleled data: 68% of the estimated online news audience in the country is in the hands of a single group. While media power in Mexico goes hand in hand with politics, half of the public budget for advertising money is allocated to only 10 of the media groups analyzed in this study. Despite all the regional diversity in Brazil and the continental dimensions of its territory, the top four media groups concentrate an outrageous national audience on each segment analyzed (TV, radio, print and online), surpassing 70% in the case of open television, the most consumed means of communication in the country.The Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), is a mapping methodology that generates a publicly accessible and continously updated database hat lists owners of all relevant mass media outlets. The aim is to shed light on the risks posed by concentration of ownership to media pluralism and diversity. MOM also qualitatively assesses market conditions and the regulatory environment.”Media groups greatly influence the dynamics of power. At a time when Latin America is experiencing intense conflict and mobilization, it is important to revisit the role of groups that historically exercise the fundamental power of scheduling discussions, transmitting information to the population and overseeing the government. All with little or no room for the plurality and diversity of ideas and opinions”, highlights Helena Martins, professor at the Federal University of Ceará and member of the Board of Directors of Intervozes.To Emmanuel Colombié, RSF Latin America Office Director, “Economic pressures and concentration of ownership may limit journalism’s ability to hold those in power accountable.  With our research, we want to provide a tool for all citizens to better understand the interests, power and challenges that define the environment in which the Latin American media operates”, he points out.To discuss the impacts of media conglomerates on journalism and democracy in Latin America, the dialogue “Challenges to withstand concentration and promote plurality” will be held in the cities of Sao Paulo and Fortaleza with Emmanuel Colombié, Regional Director of the Reporters Without Borders office for Latin America; Gerardo Aranguren, of Tiempo Argentino, partner organization for the implementation of MOM Argentina; Luís Brasilinio, editor of Le Monde Diplomatique Brazil; as well as members of  Intervozes who conducted MOM Brazil will. On the occasion, a booklet with policy proposals for the promotion of plurality and diversity in the media will be presented.  Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

State Senator Anthony Portantino Recognizes 10 Women of the Year

first_imgGovernment State Senator Anthony Portantino Recognizes 10 Women of the Year Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 11:46 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. On Sunday, March 26, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) had the privilege of honoring ten exemplary women from Senate District 25 in the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall. The California State Legislature first recognized March as Women’s History Month in 1987 and has continued the tradition. Each year members of the State Legislature recognize the exceptional women in their district with a celebration commemorating their efforts.This year’s honorees of SD25 are different in age and unique in their advocacy. The strength of their efforts is reflected in their success and their life accomplishments.• Alta Skinner — San Dimas, Alta Skinner is a community advocate, a compassionate volunteer and strong supporter of children with special needs in education.• Angela Aguirre — Pasadena, Angela Aguirre is a Chicana Feminist poet who enjoys mentoring youth and using her creativity in meaningful ways.• Claire Bogaard — Pasadena, One of the founding members of Pasadena Heritage, a community based historic preservation organization.• Dr. Geraldine Perri — Glendora, Superintendent and President of Citrus College since 2008. She has over 30 years of college administrative and faculty experience.• Juanita De Vaughn — Altadena, A natural leader, she has dedicated her life to her community and its needs.• Alma Hernández — Glendale, Executive Director for SEIU California, an organization dedicated to electing candidates and passing policies that benefit SEIU’s 700,000 members and their families in California.• Lisa Pitney — La Crescenta, Vice President of Government Relations of the Walt Disney Company since 1996. She represents the company to city, county and state governments throughout the U.S.• Marsha Ramos — Burbank, Small business owner of Geosystems, an environmental, geotechnical and land consulting firm, serves on the Board of the Metropolitan Water District, and a community leader• Mary Najarian — Glendale, A passionate supporter of her Armenian community, always responding to its call.• Sheri Bonner — Pasadena, Sheri Bonner has been a part of the Planned Parenthood family for over 25 years and has served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.“It is such an honor to be able to recognize the 2017 Women of the Year from Senate District 25 today,” commented Senator Portantino. “Their advocacy and service to the community serves as sterling example for us all.Pictured in attached photo (L to R): Back row – Lisa Pitney, Marsha Ramos, Alta Skinner, Claire Bogaard, Dr. Geraldine Perri; Front row – Angela Aguirre, Sheri Bonner, Mary Najarian, Sen. Portantino, Alma Hernandez, Juanita De Vaughn Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Covid-19: Following Bombay HC’s SOP For Subordinate Courts, CMM Court Issues Circular With Precautionary Measures For Litigants & Advocates [Read Procedure]

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid-19: Following Bombay HC’s SOP For Subordinate Courts, CMM Court Issues Circular With Precautionary Measures For Litigants & Advocates [Read Procedure] Nitish Kashyap7 Jun 2020 9:47 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for subordinate courts in Maharashtra, Goa, Union Territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu dated June 3 declaring that Courts in Goa and the Union Territories are set to begin functioning with 50% staff and all subordinate courts in Maharashtra will function at 15% staff. From tomorrow, subordinate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for subordinate courts in Maharashtra, Goa, Union Territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu dated June 3 declaring that Courts in Goa and the Union Territories are set to begin functioning with 50% staff and all subordinate courts in Maharashtra will function at 15% staff. From tomorrow, subordinate courts within municipal limits of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Malegaon, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amaravati and Nagpur will begin functioning in two shifts totalling 6 hours with the first shift being between 10 am to 1 pm and second shift from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm with 15% of the staff present in each shift on rotation. Apart from matters falling under the urgent category, these Courts shall also deal with all bail applications which were filed prior to the lockdown, also matters where witness action is not required (e.g. Cases fixed for Judgment / Order), Appeals and Revision Applications, which are fixed for final hearing and cases posted for judgments, and hearing of interlocutory applications and such other matters. The office working shall be of four hours in each shift, i.e. half an hour before and after the judicial working hours. Following the SOP, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Esplanade Court, Sayali T Dande issued a circular on Saturday with precautionary measures to be adopted by court staff, advocates and litigants at metropolitan courts in Mumbai. The SOP issued by the High Court and CMM’s circular, both recommend all advocates, staff members and litigants to download the Aarogya Setu App. The SOP and the circular state- “Each and every visitor (including Advocates and staff members) desirous of entry in the Court Hall shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu App in their mobile handsets. Any exemption in this regard shall be considered by the concerned ACMM/ MM (Incharge Administration) or the Judicial Officer authorized by him, upon his subjective satisfaction as to the cause put forth for such exemption.” Moreover, persons who may have symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, running nose or breathing difficulty are advised to restrain themselves from visiting the Court premises. Any visitor found with temperature above 38 degree Celsius or having apparent symptoms of Covid-19 or coming from a containment zone shall not be allowed entry in the Court premises. Wearing masks within the court premises is mandatory and a minimum of 2 metre gap between people has to be maintained while queuing and on entering the Court building. Also hand sanitizing stations shall be installed in office premises (especially at the entry) and near high contact surfaces. Judicial Officers may, if the situation demands, use face shield as well transparent acrylic sheets partitioning the dais from the addressee. Click Here To Download Procedure[Read Procedure]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Something for nothing?

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Something for nothing? Skip Anything really worth quoting was said by either Mark Twain or Will Rogers. So, I don’t know who said “You can’t get something for nothing.” Certainly not either of those two because it’s just not true.You can get something for nothing.The other day, I ran into the grocery store for one item – a loaf of bread. I had a five-dollar bill. “If I’d just brought my saver card, I could have gotten this whole loaf of bread for a penny,” I announced to a dozen people who didn’t give a flip. “One penny for a loaf of bread, now that’s incredible in this day and time.”Folks just looked at me and walked on by.I walked away from the bread counter carrying the loaf of sandwich bread like a heavy burden.Then, I heard someone call my name. “I’ve got a saver card,” said Suzanne Compton, opening her wallet and pulling the card out of the “bill” fold.I graciously – but half-heartedly – refused but she insisted, “I’m not going to use it.”She assured me that she was sure she had no intentions of using the card. And I sure was much obliged. A whole loaf of fresh, sandwich bread for one penny. One Abe Lincoln. Something for almost nothing.As pleased as punch, I made my way to the checkout counter. I reached in my pocket in hopes of finding a penny that had been left behind. But no luck. A heavy sigh escaped by being. I was going to have to break a five-dollar bill for one measly, little penny.But right about then, I thought I recognized the young man in line in front of me. Young men in baseball caps all look the same, so I wasn’t 100 percent sure. I leaned down to look up under his cap and squinted my eyes tight enough to get a good look. It was Glen Adkins.I’ve known that young fellow all his life.“Glen, do you have penny?”He reached in his pocket and scramble around.“No, ma’am, I don’t.”“I just owe a penny for this loaf of bread – I’ve got a saver card and I just didn’t want to break a five dollar bill,” I whined.He didn’t blame me and he wished he had a penny. We chitchatted a bit and he paid for his groceries. When, he got the change back, he reached back and handed me a penny.I said my “thank yous” and he said his much obliges.I handed the clerk the penny. She sacked the loaf of bread and I walked out of the IGA-Piggly Wiggly with a loaf of fresh, sandwich bread that had cost me absolutely nothing. Not a red dime. Not a single penny.Something for nothing.Come to think of it, maybe what I’d done was beggin’ sort of or maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it’s just the way people do when they live in small towns where everybody knows everybody and they’re not just neighbors, they’re friends.So, those who want the hustle and bustle of big city life are welcome to it. I’m a small town gal and I wouldn’t have it any other way.In small towns, the best things in life are free and sometimes you can even get a loaf of fresh, sandwich bread for nothing – if you whine enough when friends are around.Jaine Treadwell is features editor at The Messenger. Email her at [email protected] Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Halloween holds a special place in memories Having grown up in a time when youngun’s believed in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman… read more Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder When you shop the IGA-Piggly Wiggly (it was the IGA now it’s the Piggly Wiggly), they give you trade stamps and it take 10 stamps to fill a card. Then you can trade the card for a discount on specified groceries.The loaf of bread I wanted was 99 cents but, with a filled trade card, you could get the whole, fresh loaf of sandwich bread for one cent – one copper penny. What a deal – if you had a filled card.I whined as a child and it’s carried over to my mature years. I started whining to anybody within earshot. Published 6:32 pm Friday, December 10, 2010 Latest Stories Print Articlelast_img read more

Flash flooding threatens East Coast after parts of Virginia see half a foot of rain

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 35 million people from Georgia to Vermont remain at risk of flash flooding Friday morning, as the heaviest rainfall is expected to shift northeast with gusty thunderstorms possible.Lynchburg, Virginia, saw nearly 6 inches on Thursday, necessitating water rescues. Rain fell at a rate of more than 2 inches per hour, flooding roadways and part of the town. Also in Virginia, a 10-year-old girl was killed after a tree fell on her home, possibly because the ground was saturated, authorities said.Damaging winds also were reported in parts of the Carolinas and New England. A Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in New Jersey was delayed because of storms.Flash flood watches are expected to remain in effect most of Friday for major cities such as Atlanta, Washington, and Albany, New York. Widespread thunderstorms are expected throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Between now and Sunday, some parts may see 2 to 3 inches of rain.The East is expecting to dry out early next week as the Southeast sees a few scattered showers. Starting next week, temperatures in the Northeast will approach the 90s.Severe weather may strike parts the upper Midwest on Friday, from Nebraska to North Dakota, meaning strong wind, large hail and brief tornadoes are possible.Fire danger continues out much of the West despite a monsoon that hit Phoenix on Thursday with winds exceeding 60 mph, knocking out power and causing flooding in northern Arizona and southern Nevada.There are 63 large wildfires burning in 14 states from Texas to Alaska. The Carr Fire is now the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, with 1,500 structures destroyed and 126,000 acres burned. It’s about 35 percent contained.New evacuations were ordered in California on Thursday for the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has consumed 110,000 acres already. The Taylor Creek Fire in Oregon has burned 31,596 acres and is about 30 percent contained. The South Valley Fire, at 20,000 acres, is threatening 172 homes, with 516 people forced to flee.Dangerous fire conditions are expected to linger as a frontal system kicks up winds out west. More heat is expected in California, with temperatures at or above 100 expected for much of the state. Highs next week could approach 110 degrees.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

DNA metabarcoding uncovers fungal diversity in soils of protected and non-protected areas on Deception Island, Antarctica

first_imgWe assessed soil fungal diversity at two sites on Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica using DNA metabarcoding analysis. The first site was a relatively undisturbed area, and the second was much more heavily impacted by research and tourism. We detected 346 fungal amplicon sequence variants dominated by the phyla Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Mortierellomycota and Chytridiomycota. We also detected taxa belonging to the rare phyla Mucoromycota and Rozellomycota, which have been difficult to detect in Antarctica by traditional isolation methods. Cladosporium sp., Pseudogymnoascus roseus, Leotiomycetes sp. 2, Penicillium sp., Mortierella sp. 1, Mortierella sp. 2, Pseudogymnoascus appendiculatus and Pseudogymnoascus sp. were the most dominant fungi. In addition, 440,153 of the total of 1,214,875 reads detected could be classified only at the level of Fungi. In both sampling areas the DNA of opportunistic, phytopathogenic and symbiotic fungi were detected, which might have been introduced by human activities, transported by birds or wind, and/or represent resident fungi not previously reported from Antarctica. Further long-term studies are required to elucidate how biological colonization in the island may be affected by climatic changes and/or other anthropogenic influences.last_img read more

Government Agrees to Removal of Gender Restrictions from ADF Combat Roles

first_img View post tag: Gender View post tag: government View post tag: Navy Authorities Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon today announced that the Government has formally agreed to the removal of gender restrictions from Australian Defence Force (ADF) combat roles.Women will now be able to work in any position in the ADF, including combat roles, provided they have the ability to meet all of the demands of the role.Women currently are eligible to serve in 93 per cent of employment categories, are now serving in command positions and on military operations overseas. More are reaching senior levels.This decision follows on from the Minister for Defence’s announcement on 11 April that the Chief of the Defence Force would bring forward for implementation by the Government the opening up of all roles in the ADF to women on the basis that determination for suitability for roles in the ADF is to be based on their ability to perform in the role, not gender.Roles to be open in the future to women from which women were previously excluded are: Navy Clearance Divers and Mine Clearance Diver Officers; Air Force Airfield Defence Guards and Ground Defence Officers; and Army Infantry and Armoured Corps and some Army Artillery roles.Mr Smith said a comprehensive implementation plan will now be finalised by Defence for the integration of women into combat roles. This will be considered by Government by the first quarter of next year.Defence will draw on the experience gained from opening more categories and positions to women over the last two decades and undertake additional research to enable implementation of the Government’s decision.This new policy will be fully implemented within five years. Implementation is a high priority for the Government and for Defence, and Defence will provide regular reports to Government on implementation progress.Mr Snowdon said women have a long and proud history of serving in the ADF. “This decision is a positive step, enhancing equality among the men and women who proudly wear the uniform.”“Defence is committed to creating a work environment where all personnel are treated fairly and with respect. Developing the implemented plan is central to this,” Mr Snowdon said.As at 1 August 2011, 335 women were serving on current overseas operations representing more than 10 percent of the total overseas deployed force.[mappress]Source: navy, September 28, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Government Agrees to Removal of Gender Restrictions from ADF Combat Roles View post tag: Removal View post tag: to View post tag: from September 28, 2011 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Combat View post tag: of View post tag: agrees View post tag: News by topic Government Agrees to Removal of Gender Restrictions from ADF Combat Roles View post tag: Restrictrictions View post tag: Roles View post tag: Naval View post tag: ADFlast_img read more

GERIATRICS HEALTH SERVICES CLINICAL RESEARCH & CLINICAL CARE FACULTY

first_imgJob Number: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN) Work Type: Principal Duties: Degree and Area of Specialization: A534255-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV 225031-FA Appointment Type, Duration: Employment Class: Ongoing/Renewable The ideal candidate will have a successful record of researchproductivity and clinical service. Candidates’ background shoulddemonstrate an established research interest with a focus in healthservices or related area, as well as interest in providing care forolder adult populations. Fellowship training in a relevant field isdesirable. MD/DO or equivalent required. Must be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license and board eligibleor board certified in Internal Medicine. BE/BC in Geriatricspreferred. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Sanjay [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. ) Position Summary: 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 andInclusion The University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Geriatricswelcomes applications for a new tenure-track faculty position. Themajor mission of the successful applicant will be to develop anAlzheimer’s Disease care research and/or Health Services researchprogram that is self-funding and complements the existing strengthsof our patient centered care programs, dedicated to the dementiaand aging adult population. This new position would reside withinthe Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at the UW Schoolof Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).In addition to research, the position will include clinical careresponsibilities within existing clinical programs focused on theolder adult population. Clinical service assignments will dependupon candidates’ training and interests, and may includeopportunities in areas such as palliative care and dementia careservices. As a UW-Madison faculty member, this position will alsoinclude teaching responsibilities, both within the context ofclinical practice and in the classroom setting or mentorship ofstudents and trainees.The UW Geriatrics Division is nationally renowned for its extensiveexpertise and innovative programs in aging and dementia research.It is expected that the successful candidate will dedicate themajor share of their time to research and will be able to bringexisting external funding to the position. In addition, thecandidate will work to pursue additional funding in collaborationwith Dr. Amy Kind and other colleagues as part the UW HealthServices and Care Research (HSCR) Program. Preparation ofsuccessful grant applications, presentations, and peer-reviewedpublications will be expected.UW-Madison is also widely known for its unique culture ofinterdisciplinary collaboration and dedication to public service.The new faculty member will be encouraged to collaborate withfaculty across the university on interdisciplinary research andtraining that will enhance program support and develop our nextgeneration of geriatrics care providers. Active participation inprofessional, public, and university service appropriate to thefaculty rank will also be expected.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Instructions to Applicants: Conduct research, both independently and in collaboration withother SMPH and UW faculty, within a specialized field of interestincluding dementia care research, health services, or relatedfield. Provide clinical patient care and clinical teaching ofresidents, medical students and fellows. Mentor graduate studentsand postdoctoral fellows and teach graduate-level courses inrelevant fields as appropriate. Participate in professional,public, and university service appropriate to the facultyrank.center_img To apply for this position, please click “” to begin the process.You will be required to upload a letter of interest and yourcurrent CV, along with a 2-page statement to outline your visionand strategy for developing, supporting, and sustaining a programof research.The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 31, 2021;however, this position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. 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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Institutional Statement on Diversity: Contact: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Department(s): Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: License or Certificate: Salary: This position is being advertised concurrently with a non-clinicalposition (225032-FA) for candidates holding a PhD. Only onecandidate will be hired in total. Please apply to the positionappropriate to your qualifications. Faculty Official Title: Job no: 225031-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEVLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific JULY 01, 2021 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 in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment 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 . Applications Open: Jul 10 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Oxford vaccine offers “minimal protection” against South African variant but prevents serious illness

first_img The vaccine’s efficacy against moderate-severe infection, hospitalisation or death could not be determined due to the study’s young demographic, with the average age of the some 2,000 participants being 31. The results were published by Oxford this week prior to the study’s scientific peer-review.  As a result of the news South Africa have halted the rollout of the Oxford vaccine. The country were delivered 1m doses at the end of January – the first vaccines they had received, and had hoped to begin their immunisation programme shortly afterward. However, Professor Shabir Madhi, who spearheaded the study, was optimistic about the Oxford vaccine’s ability to prevent severe cases of the South African variant. He noted that a similar vaccine, produced by Johnson & Johnson, reduced severe infection by 89%. Professor Madhi is Director of the Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Analytics research unit at Witwatersrand. The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was announced by the University in December to have an efficacy of 90% against the original coronavirus variant after a full then half dose. Subsequently, research by the Oxford AstraZeneca team concluded that it remained effective against the Kent variant, the dominant variant in the UK.center_img In a study led by researchers from the South African University of Witwatersrand and the University of Oxford, the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has been found to have “minimal protection” against mild to moderate cases of the South African Covid-19 variant. Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford, has said that new variants are being tackled by vaccine modifications, commenting that “efforts are underway to develop a new generation of vaccines that will allow protection to be redirected to emerging variants as booster jabs, if it turns out it is necessary to do so.” As of February 8th, there were 147 cases of the South African variant in the UK. The UK imposed a travel ban on South Africa in December, adding 9 other southern African countries to it this week.last_img read more