Late Cretaceous extinction patterns in Antarctica

first_imgNew correlations of marine clastic sedimentary rocks exposed within the James Ross Basin, Antarctica have shown that the mid-to late Cretaceous succession is in excess of 5 km thick. Plotting the ranges of the principal molluscan macrofossils against the revised stratigaphy indicates that inoceramid bivalves are totally absent, and dimitobelid belemnites extremely rare, throughout an extensive 1400 m thick Maastrichtian succession. These early extinction patterns are interpreted to be due to both a regional shallowing event and a pronounced phase of high-latitude, Campanian–Maastrichtian cooling. Cool polar bottom waters may have been forming by as early as mid- to late Campanian times.last_img

Vanessa Bryant seeks to name LA County deputies who shared photos of Kobe Bryant crash site

first_img Written by February 28, 2021 /Sports News – National Vanessa Bryant seeks to name LA County deputies who shared photos of Kobe Bryant crash site Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/naveen0301BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is seeking to publicly name the Los Angeles County deputies who allegedly shared the photos of the helicopter crash site that killed her husband, daughter and seven others.In September, Vanessa Bryant sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over the sharing of the “unauthorized” photos, seeking damages for negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.Vanessa Bryant’s lawyers filed an amended complaint on Wednesday that added the deputies and the Los Angeles County Fire Department as defendants in the lawsuit.The new court documents detailed an internal affairs report by the sheriff’s department that states one deputy took up to 100 photos at the scene, several of which were then quickly shared by text and other phone messaging apps over the next two days by deputies.The names of the deputies were blacked out in the complaint. The court will decide whether the complaint should be sealed.“These specific deputies need to be held accountable for their actions just like everyone else,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in an Instagram story on Saturday.Lawyers for Los Angeles County have argued to keep the deputies’ names sealed because releasing them would make personal information, such as home addresses, public as well, increasing the likelihood that they should be targeted by hackers who may try to gain access to their personal devices and publish the photos, the Los Angeles Times reported.The county’s lawyers also argued that if the defendants were to remain anonymous, the “public will still be able to review the relevant allegations,” according to the Times.The lawsuit also alleged that Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva personally assured Vanessa Bryant shortly after the crash that deputies were securing the scene to protect her privacy. The complaint alleged that Villanueva later told Bryant that when he found out deputies took and shared photos he ordered them to be destroyed to prevent them from becoming public, calling the deputies’ conduct “disgusting” and “wildly inappropriate.”After the initial lawsuit was filed in September, Villanueva said that the actions the department took “were the correct ones in extraordinary circumstances.” Villanueva has also noted repeatedly that the photos did not circulate wider because of his actions, the Times reported.Several deputies and county firefighters shared images from the crash site from the personal phone, the complaint alleged. One deputy trainee who was guarding a trail that lead to the crash site allegedly shared multiple photos he received of Kobe Bryant’s remains to members of the public, including a woman and bartender at a bar later that night, according to the lawsuit. A bar security camera allegedly showed the trainee zooming into the photos as he shows them, and the bartender loudly boasted to patrons and other employees that he had seen Kobe Bryant’s body, the complaint states.Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven others — two teammates of Gianna’s, their parents and the helicopter pilot, were killed on Jan. 26, 2020, when the Sikorsky S-76B crashed onto a hillside in Calabasas, California.Days after the crash, Vanessa Bryant released a statement saying she was “devastated” over a report by the Los Angeles Times that deputies who responded to the scene shared photos of the wreckage and victims’ remains.In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsome signed a bill into law making it illegal for first responders to take unauthorized photos of dead people at the scene of a crime or accident.The NTSB investigation into the crash, released earlier this month, found that the pilot, Ara Zobayan, became disoriented while flying in thick fog. Zobayan also did not follow training and violated visual flight rules, the investigation found.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Eddyfi/NDT acquires Irish pipeline inspection company NDT Global

first_imgNDT Global is an ultrasonic pipeline inline inspection (ILI) and data analysis supplier for onshore and offshore pipelines Eddyfi/NDT completes the acquisition of NDT Global (Credit: CNW Group/Eddyfi/NDT) Eddyfi/NDT, along with Novacap and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has completed the acquisition of NDT Global.NDT Global is an ultrasonic pipeline inline inspection (ILI) and data analysis supplier for onshore and offshore pipelines.With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and main operations in Stutensee, Germany, the firm provides geometry and deformation inspection, metal loss and crack inspection, defect assessment as well as fitness for purpose investigations worldwide.NDT Global president and CEO Richard Matthews said: “Joining with Eddyfi/NDT offers a tremendous opportunity to leverage our respective technologies to develop even better solutions.“At NDT Global we want to continue our trend of being a technology disruptor whilst delivering new and never seen before solutions to our customers through out of the box thinking, creativity and collaboration – we believe Eddyfi/NDT will help us materialize this vision.”Eddyfi/NDT now has more than 1,000 employeesWith the completion of the acquisition, Eddyfi/NDT now has more than 1,000 working in 20 global offices and serving customers in 110 countries.The combined entity will have its global headquarters in the advanced NDT hub of Québec city.It consists of high-end technology business units operating in two different segments that include NDT Equipment and Application-Specific Integrated Inspections.To complete the acquisition of NDT Global and pursue other strategic opportunities, Eddyfi/NDT has raised CA$600m ($451.5m).In a new round of equity financing with Montreal-based Novacap, Eddyfi/NDT has raised CAD163m ($122.6m).  CDPQ, which made its initial investment in Eddyfi in March 2017, has invested an additional amount of CAD107m ($80.5m).CDPQ president and chief executive officer Charles Émond said: “Québec SME expansion and globalization is a key aspect of our strategy, and our support for Eddyfi over the years reflects that.“Since our first investment, the company has experienced tremendous and sustained growth, becoming one of the largest private companies in the Greater Québec City area today.”In February last year, Eddyfi Technologies acquired Inuktun, a developer and manufacturer of remotely operated crawlers and camera systems.last_img read more

Sr. Programmer Analyst

first_img Twitter The Paul H. NitzeSchool of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a leadinggraduate school of international relations, educating students forprofessional careers in government, business, journalism,international organizations, academia and nonprofits. SAIS enrollsabout 600 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in theschool’s two-year Master of Arts program. Approximately 30 percentof the students are non-U.S. citizens coming from more than 70countries. About 190 students study at the Bologna Center in Italywhile about 200 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center inChina. To learn more about SAIS, visitwww.sais-jhu.edu.GeneralSummary/Purpose:The Sr.Programmer Analyst is responsible for the creation, implementation,maintenance, performance, production support and documentation ofvarious departmental and enterprise- wide application systems andreporting assets. This includes but is not limited to theinstallation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgradedapplications (packages or home grown), operating systems, filestructures, hardware, communication devices, and productivitytools. This position applies analysis techniques and procedures togather and then translate business requirements intofunctional/technical specifications and designs. Using functionalspecifications and designs, The Sr. Programmer Analyst produces allor part of the deliverables. This position maintains databases andapplication system code.The Sr. Programmer Analyst worksclosely with the functional personnel to support, enhance andmaintain multiple modules of the Integrated Student InformationSystem (SIS) system, the financial aid system (PowerFAIDS), theadmissions CRM (Slate), support and enhance Hyland’s OnBaseEnterprise Document Management System, as well as other systemsthat are integrated with SIS, Slate, PowerFAIDS, OnBase andSharePoint for all 3 campuses of the Johns Hopkins School ofAdvanced International Studies. He or She also workscollaboratively to build; code and test technical specificationsthat accurately reflect the SAIS business processes. The candidatewill also be responsible for developing functional reports andmodels using SSRS, Tableau, and PowerBI for the offices ofAdmissions, Financial Aid, Billing and Registration. These reportsinclude standard, statistical, ad-hoc, condensed or detailed typesand will be used by Senior Management to support high-levelstrategic decisions. The candidate will also develop, maintain, andenhance reports related to the Dean’s Executive Dashboard andotherSr. level leadershipoperational dashboards. The candidate isrequired to have at least intermediate knowledge of the .NETFramework and the C# language in order to support SAIS onlineapplications that interface with the SIS system via web services.In addition, the Analyst will work with University InformationSystems (UIS) staff and divisional counterparts to design andmaintain the SIS system throughout JHU.Specific Duties &Responsibilities: Conducts thoroughanalysis in regard to technical systems and application programs;documents findings and proposes problem resolutionalternatives.Requirements gathering, implementation, andtesting for new Degree/Program types across all of our softwaresystemsAnalyze business requirements, design and developreports and report models for multipleapplications.Implement and support new reporting and datavisualization tools like Tableau and MicrosoftPowerBI.Gather requirements, mine, clean, and organizedata, design and implement reporting solutions to support Dean’sExecutive Dashboard initiative.Perform data analysis and data mining tosupport strategic planning initiatives.Manage technical aspects of student scoring andnormalization initiatives.Support budgeting and forecasting initiativesin the SAIS Office of Finance andAdministration.Support enrollment modeling andpredictive/prescriptive analytics efforts for Admissions andFinancial Aid.Serve as project leader of any project fromdefinition to implementation; ability to manage daily tasks andtechnical resources and to communicate in a manner that ensuresproject work is verifiably accurate and onschedule.Able to work at the highest level of all phases ofprogramming on multiplesplatforms.Defines; documents and maintains data interfacedefinitions and data integration between various applicationplatforms.Implements SQL code that accurately reflects SAISbusiness processes.Critically reviews all programs, reports, etc. priorto implementation to verify consistency and conformance withestablished departmental guidelines, policies and practices as wellas industry standards guidelines.Performs acceptance testing and programimplementation for assigned systems and/orprojects.Implement, support, and maintain solutions thatare critical to scheduled business operations like tuitioncalculation, anticipated aid posting, bidding, and student recordmigration between systems.Annual and OngoingUpdates/Rollover/Configuration of SystemsMeets with functional personnel regularly to gain athorough and complete understanding of the functional businessprocesses at SAIS.Serves as a technical resource for any tier II/IIItechnical issues that may arise for all applications he or she isengaged with to ensure the accurate and timely flow of data insupport of the SAIS businessprocesses.Works closely with UIS technical staff and SAISfunctional staff to ensure functional staff can perform all aspectsof their business processes using SIS and other supported andhigh-profile applications.Gathers report requirements in collaboration withfunctional users.Collaborates with functional users to test andconfirm data integrity, identifying issues and proposing technicalsolutions to resolve them.Maintains and enhances existing reports and reportmodels.Serves as a technical representative for UIS modulemeetings.Reviews disaster recovery plan regularly to ensurecompleteness and accuracy to quickly restore all applications inthe event of a disaster or otherinterruption.Keeps DBO and other project and support team membersapprised of the status of all problems, tasks and assigned projectson a regular basis.Performs other duties asassigned.Minimum Qualifications(Mandatory):Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science,engineering, information technology or related field and threeyears of related work experience with computer systems andapplications required.Additional experience may be substituted foreducation and additional education may substitute forexperience.Master’s degree in computer related field preferredbut not required.Project Management Professional Certification isdesired but not required.PreferredQualifications:5+years experience building SQL queries, stored procedures, views,and user defined functions.5+years experience as a developer in a larger-scale ERP environment,building SQL objects and reports for theenvironment.2+years of relevant hands-on work experience with SharePoint portaland development.Experience with third party Workflow and BusinessIntelligence tools.Special Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:Strong database design and datamodeling skills. Demonstrated proficiency in developing ASP.NET webapplications with Visual Basic.NET or C#. Thorough knowledge of,and demonstrable experience with Microsoft SQL Server; 2000/2005(including T-SQL, views, stored procedures, user defined functions,etc.), Active Server Pages (ASP)/ASP.NET, XML/XSL; reportdevelopment experience with SQL Reporting Services (preferred),Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI. Experience with student informationsystems or university administrative applications a plus. Strongknowledge of Microsoft SharePoint solution development usingSharePoint Designer, InfoPath forms and Visual Studio, preferably2010 versions. Experience with implementing and customizing orextending vendor-provided solutions. Experience with the followingproducts is highly desired but not required: Sungard’s MatrixStudent Information System (SIS); Hyland’s OnBase; Hobson’s EMTConnect and Apply Yourself; Technolutions Slate, College Board’sPowerFAIDS. Demonstrated proficiency in developing reports andreport models using SSRS, Tableau, PowerBI and other similar tools.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability towrite documentation and reports as needed and interface effectivelywith all stakeholders and peers. Ability to clearly communicatetechnical concepts to non-technical users.SupervisoryResponsibility:NoneBudgetAuthority:NoneClassified Title:Sr. ProgrammerAnalystWorking Title: Sr. ProgrammerAnalystRole/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range:Commensurate withExperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 37.5 hours Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 60005651-Operations Personnel area: SAISThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Maryland, United States LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Computer Services & Information Technology Not specified Full Time jobs in Washington D.C. Salary Not Specified Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Washington D.C. 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Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Facebook Sr. Programmer Analyst Sr. Programmer Analyst Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Sr. Programmer Analyst You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Sr. Programmer Analyst Save Sr. Programmer Analyst Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Washington D.C. More searches like this Salary Not Specifiedlast_img read more

BRIEFS

first_imgOfficials respond to video of JC cops, WNY manIn response to a video that showed police allegedly kicking and dragging someone from a fiery car crash after a long pursuit through Jersey City this weekend, the Hudson County Prosecutor said on Thursday that the matter is being investigated. ×Memorial High School students Karla Somoano and Piero Manrique were each awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. The students were congratulated by Nikki Mederos, director of External Affairs at Palisades Medical Center, and Memorial High School Principal Scott Wohlrab. (See brief) Memorial High School students Karla Somoano and Piero Manrique were each awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. The students were congratulated by Nikki Mederos, director of External Affairs at Palisades Medical Center, and Memorial High School Principal Scott Wohlrab. (See brief)center_img “There have been many inquiries about a video being utilized by several media outlets concerning Sunday night’s police involved shooting in Jersey City,” said Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez in a release issued to the press. “I’d like to thank the individual who came forward with this video and I’d like the public to know that we welcome their help. This video is now part of all the evidence we are considering as we investigate the actions of all individuals who were involved with the events of Sunday night in Jersey City. Our investigators have reviewed the video and we believe with certainty that this man is the bystander from West New York who suffered burns, not the individual pursued by police. As I previously said, we will utilize all resources available to the Prosecutor’s Office for a full and thorough investigation as we seek to bring this matter to a rightful conclusion.”  Suarez encouraged any of readers or viewers with video or information about this incident, however insignificant, to contact the Prosecutor’s office. Investigators can be reached at 201-915-1345 or video can be sent to [email protected] To leave an anonymous tip for the Prosecutor’s Office, go to hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.”Police officials said a 48-year-old suspect led police on a six-mile chase from the Greenville section of Jersey City to the Jersey City Heights.Police fired a number of shots at the man’s car during the pursuit. The pursuit ended in a fiery crash.City officials said they had “serious concerns” with how the police conducted the pursuit.“This investigation was immediately turned over to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, as we do with any incidents in which an officer discharges his or her weapon or uses deadly force and as is required by attorney general guidelines. We have serious concerns about the conduct of this pursuit; however, we are reserving judgment until the conclusion of the prosecutor’s investigation,” said city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill. “To be clear, we are working with the HCPO and are in the process of identifying the officers on this video. Once we clearly identify all the officers involved we will be seeking termination in addition to any possible criminal penalties in appropriate cases.”Mayor Steven Fulop also Tweeted about the video on Wednesday night, calling the behavior shown “unacceptable.”Judge orders Union City father held for March blazeA judge has ordered the father of a boy who perished in a March fire in Union City held at the Hudson County Correctional Center.According to NJ.com, last month a Hudson County grand jury ordered an indictment against Eddie Gonzalez Sr., 27, for allegedly starting the blaze which quickly spread and displaced over 40 families. One-year-old Eddie Gonzalez Jr. was the lone reported fatality. Gonzalez Sr.’s 5-month old daughter and her mother, Aaliyah Mercado, escaped without injury; however, Gonzalez himself sustained injury, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.Both Gonzalez and Edwin Diaz, 21, are charged with manslaughter, a second-degree crime; causing widespread injury or damage, a third-degree crime; and creating a risk of widespread injury or damage, a fourth-degree crime, per a recent media release by the prosecutor’s office.During a June 7 hearing in Superior Court, Judge Paul DePascale ordered Gonzalez held, according to NJ.com.California man arrested for intent to distribute in Union CityThe Hudson County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force arrested a California man on June 1 for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and money laundering, according to a press release. The Jersey City Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9  Unit also assisted with the arrest.Officials apprehended Roberto Castillo, 38, of Chula Vista, Calif., after a search of his vehicle and temporary residence in Union City allegedly produced 400 grams of cocaine and over $47,000 in U.S. currency, the release said. The street value of the quantity of narcotics seized is approximately  $20,000.Castillo is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine in a quantity of five ounces or more, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine while within 1,000 feet of a school, and Money Laundering.Popular Farmer’s market returns to Braddock Park for third yearThe Braddock Park Farmer’s Market has officially opened for business for the 2017 season. Once again it is located just inside the north entrance to the park, opposite the Veteran’s Memorial.The heart of the market is a fresh produce stand stuffed with healthy, local-sourced fruits and vegetables. Cooked food will also be available, including corn, burgers, hot dogs, and shish-kebabs. In addition, a rotating selection of vendors will bring different wares each week to the market.The Braddock Park Farmer’s Market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 1. Plenty of free parking is available. Come visit and add a healthy alternative to your diet.Memorial High School students awarded Community Service Merit ScholarshipsMemorial High School students Karla Somoano and Piero Manrique were each recently awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.The students earned the scholarships as part of the hospital’s Community Service Merit Scholarship Program that recognizes and rewards 16 high school seniors from local high schools who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in community service while maintaining academic success. “We are delighted to provide scholarship support to these amazing young men and women who have all shown a tremendous commitment to the importance of civic engagement and giving back to our local communities,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. “We know that paying for college can be challenging and we hope that this Community Service Merit Scholarship will help lessen the burden for the deserving recipients.”The online application process was conducted in February and March. Recommendations were made by high school guidance counselors and scholarship applications were reviewed by a committee of community volunteers.The Ahn Trio to close this season’s UBS Atrium SeriesThe classical crossover group The Ahn Trio will close this season’s free UBS Atrium Series in Weehawken on Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. The series is co-sponsored by The Hudson Reporter newspapers.The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City.  Reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, the trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. Such noted composers as Michael Nyman, Maurice Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O’ Connor, Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chiara have written works for them.In two decades of touring, the trio has performed in all 50 states and in over 30 countries. They have recorded six albums for major record labels including EMI and Sony, garnering high praise and many awards.This concert will present works from their newest CD, “Blue.” Snapshots of this particular musical journey include hanging out with Prince at Paisley Park and playing “Purple Rain,” working with Pat Metheny who wrote “Yuryung” for the trio, and performing “Skylife” for President Obama at the White House.  “Blue” also includes music from TEDWomen and collaborations with Juilliard classmate Kenji Bunch. Rounding out the album are the addition of new musical pictures, a collaboration with Hyung-ki Joo of Igudesman & Joo, and a D.D. Jackson arrangement of “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix.Dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians, the Ahns are passionate about sharing their knowledge. Angella is a Professor of Violin and Viola at Montana State University, in Bozeman, Mont. Maria teaches cello and is the head of the String Department at the Harlem School of the Arts in NYC. Lucia has a growing private studio. They hold master classes and workshops across the United States and around the world. Whether they are performing in New York’s Lincoln Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, or Beijing’s Concert Hall, the Ahns share their innovative spirit and ever-evolving musical vision.For directions and more information, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.Call for artists for beautify Bayonne, deadline June 23The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Bergen Point Art Installation Project is calling for artists to submit proposals to help transform Broadway in the Bergen Point neighborhood into an art streetscape. Artists from Hudson County interested in painting call boxes, fire boxes, statues, and wall murals, to transform street features can apply using the official RFP application at the city’s homepage at bayonnenj.org and scroll through the slideshow at the top of the page. The deadline to enter is Friday, June 23.After seeing the long-term success of the streetscapes on Central Avenue in Special in the Jersey City Heights SID, which started in 2009, Bayonne allocated $60,000 of UEZ funds to facilitate an initiative of its own, with the coordination of new local art spot, The Bridge Art Gallery, and the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.The initiative will not only to beautify the shopping district, but attract visitors, renew old streetscapes, and prevent vandalism. Weathered, old, and otherwise boring traffic boxes and the sides of buildings are intended to become eye candy instead of eyesores.The upgrading of Bayonne’s streetscapes will take place in one of 27 designated Urban Enterprise Zone across the state, which were instituted in 1983, and their main draw is a 50-percent reduction in sales tax, ideally to lower costs for consumers while allowing for more business overall. Businesses have to jump through a few hoops first. To participate in the UEZ Program, businesses have to be certified by the program, be in tax compliance, and be registered within one of the 27 designated zones.Interested artists can direct questions to the UEZ office at [email protected], or (201) 858-6357; or the Bridge Art Gallery at [email protected], or (201) 443-8921.last_img read more

Vulfpeck Announces 15 Dates For 2017 Tour

first_imgVulfpeck has only hit the road for a continuous amount of time once before, in support of their Sleepify efforts, in which the band used Spotify to raise funds for an admission-free tour by releasing a ten-track silent album. Their growing cyber fan base was instructed to play the album on repeat overnight, which generated $20,000 in royalties and ultimately funded Vulfpeck’s first and only real tour in 2014. Since then, the band has made clear that they are not interested in spending time on the road, but rather to play big shows in various cities.Today, the Michigan-bred quartet announced their first, real tour in 2017. They’ll be heading to Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Francisco from May 1 through June 7. This is a truly historical moment, as the band who never toured will now take their most recent release A Beautiful Game on the road with them for what is sure to be an incredible run. We can’t help but hope that fellow Vulf collaborators like Cory Wong, Antwaun Stanley, and Joey Dosik will be there too.VULFPECK SHOWS:01 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN02 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN04 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL05 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL08 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON09 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON12 MAY 2017 Michigan TheaterAnn Arbor, MI26 MAY 2017 Crystal BallroomPortland, OR30 MAY 2017 Ogden TheatreDenver, CO31 MAY 2017 Red RocksMorrison, CO02 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA03 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA04 JUN 2017 The ObservatorySanta Ana, CA06 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CA07 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAFor more information and tickets, head to the band’s website. Check out their social announcement below:last_img read more

At-home COVID testing launches in Boston

first_img Related Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says How the institute converted a clinical processing lab into a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility in a matter of days Chan School’s Michael Mina urges federal regulatory approval, widespread use Study findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic Facing a pandemic, Broad does a quick pivot Strong signals TestBoston, a large-scale research study that will facilitate at-home testing for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it, is accepting applications from 10,000 current and former Brigham and Women’s Hospital patients.Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the MGB Center for COVID Innovation said the test will detect active COVID-19 cases, evidence of previous infection, and changes in the rates of both.Over the course of six months, participants will be sent monthly at-home test kits for viral and antibody testing. They will also complete routine symptom surveys and be able to request additional testing if they develop symptoms during the study period. Ongoing study results may reveal critical clues and additional warning signs about how COVID-19 cases are changing in the Greater Boston area, while also helping investigators establish a model for at-home sample collection that is integrated with a medical and public health system. Those interested in participating in the trial can enroll here.TestBoston will invite participation of patients who have been seen at any Brigham site within the past year and live within a 45-mile radius of Boston. The study will involve individuals enrolling online and then receiving a kit in the mail with instructions on how to collect the samples.  Samples collected by participants at home will be picked up and returned overnight to the Broad Institute for analysis. Samples taken using a swab of the front of the nose will be tested for active viral infection with all results being returned to the participant. Samples taken from a dried blood spot obtained by a small finger prick will be tested for antibodies to determine whether the participant has had a previous infection. Antibody results will be aggregated — so that individuals are not identified — and reported at the community level. Together, Broad and the Brigham investigators will analyze all findings in real-time and share them with key stakeholders at the state level, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to enable public health responses to cases of new infection.The program will be led by Ann Woolley and Lisa Cosimi, both infectious disease physicians at the Brigham, and Deborah Hung, a core faculty member and co-director of the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program of the Broad Institute as well as an infectious disease and critical care physician at the Brigham. “With ongoing limits on testing availability, we still face serious challenges to our understanding of how many people in Massachusetts have been infected and to our ability to detect new outbreaks, which is made all the more challenging because we know that asymptomatic people can transmit this virus to others,” said Woolley.“The objective of our study is to provide at-home testing that pairs viral testing for active virus with antibody testing to give us a clearer picture of COVID-19 rates now and over time in different communities, as well as an understanding of who is getting infected,” said Cosimi. “We believe that this strategy of reaching patients at home is critical to being able to reach meaningful numbers of patients in order to have real impact.”One of the team’s goals is to create a platform for home-based sample collection that can be scaled, if needed, should the Boston area experience a second surge of COVID-19 infections. It can also be modeled in other cities impacted by COVID-19 and future respiratory viruses. The investigators hope TestBoston will empower communities to better understand and end COVID-19 by providing an opportunity for patients to partner in research and public health interventions.“While it is impossible to fully understand a pandemic when one is in the midst of it, integrating clinical,  research and public health efforts, as is the goal of TestBoston, is critical for learning in real- time how we can offer patients the best possible care and informing how we can overcome some of the inequities that currently exist, such as access to testing,” said Hung.Adapted from a Brigham and Women’s news release.last_img read more

Kathryn Erbe Will Be Torn Between Two Lovers in New Craig Lucas Play Ode to Joy

first_imgTony nominee Kathryn Erbe is about to get caught between a man and woman in the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the new play starts performances on February 12, with an opening night set for February 27.According to the theater, Ode to Joy is a story of “love, heartbreak, addiction and illness.” Erbe stars as an artist named Adele and will be joined by Arliss Howard and Roxanna Hope as her lovers, Bill and Mala.A TV and stage mainstay for over 20 years, Erbe received a Tony nod for her role as Mary in 1991’s The Speed of Darkness. She’s most recently been seen off-Broadway in Natural Affection, Nikolai and the Others and as First Lady Pat Nixon in Douglas McGrath’s Checkers. A TV and film regular, Howard made his Broadway debut in the 2009 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Hope’s Broadway credits include Frost/Nixon and After The Fall.The design team for Ode to Joy, which is set for a limited run through March 30, includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger. View Comments Related Shows Ode to Joy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014last_img read more

Vermont Public Television plans new magazine show

first_imgVermont Public Television, Vermont’s statewide public television network, is making plans for a new, locally produced magazine program on air and online with the working title ‘Green Mountain Guide.’ VPT aims for an early 2012 launch of a weekly showcase for interesting people, regional culture, outdoor experiences, local history and important public issues.  Audiences will notice a few other changes to VPT’s production landscape. The call-in program ‘Public Square’ will not return this fall. While VPT plans to continue its examination and discussion of important issues, they will be handled during the magazine show or through more prominent special reports.VPT will continue to broadcast its venerable interview program, ‘Profile,’ each week but does not plan to produce new episodes for the fall. ‘‘Profile’ has introduced us to some fascinating people,’ Scott said, ‘but after a decade in production, we want to change things up. This doesn’t mean we will end our conversations with interesting people or our long relationship with ‘Profile’ host Fran Stoddard. There will be room for both in VPT’s new local production plans.’ ‘We know Vermonters love Vermont,’ said Kathryn A. Scott, chief content officer for VPT, ‘And we know our audiences have a real thirst for information and entertainment that enlightens and enriches their understanding of the world. With ‘Green Mountain Guide,’ we hope to give them a slice of what they crave: even greater knowledge and appreciation of the people, places and ideas that make Vermont unique.’‘We intend to offer a combination of timely reports, in-depth conversations and fascinating stories you won’t find anywhere else,’ Scott said. VPT hopes to make the ‘Green Mountain Guide’ a permanent part of its lineup but will begin with a short-term commitment and then assess audience response and options for longer-range support.‘Green Mountain Guide’ will be just part of a new approach at VPT. ‘We want to get even more from our production efforts around the region,’ Scott said. ‘We are mindful that our supporters literally invest in our efforts, so our team works hard to be practical, frugal and nimble in our approach to storytelling.’‘We are more than a statewide television network. VPT provides an extensive public media system which can help people make real, human connections throughout New England,’ Scott said. ‘Vermonters are active people with busy lives. We need to offer our content where and when it’s convenient for them. For example, we routinely make our programs available online or out in the community, sometimes even before airing them on TV.’New projects in the pipeline include a focus on some of Vermont’s summer music workshops and festivals, including the KoSA International Percussion Workshop, the Manchester Music Festival, the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Grace Potter’s Grand Points North festival. Short video stories from these events will air during local slots that are part of the new PBS Arts Fall Festival beginning in October. Expanded versions will appear in ‘Green Mountain Guide’ and a locally produced performance special.Also coming in October, VPT-produced stories about bootleggers and rum-runners in Vermont will debut as companions to ‘Prohibition,’ a new PBS film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Then, new episodes of VPT’s award-winning ‘Emerging Science’ will kick off PBS Science Wednesdays to complement new seasons of ‘NOVA’ and ‘Nature.’This approach is designed to make it easier for audiences to find new content right next to similar programs they already enjoy. It also will give VPT a chance to cover many more topics without the heavy commitments required when undertaking lengthier documentaries or single-subject series.VPT. 9.14.2011last_img read more

Stimulus checks are coming: Three ways to support your members

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » When the Treasury Department made the announcement last week that federal stimulus relief checks would begin rolling out to millions of Americans, credit unions and banks reported unprecedentedly high volumes of traffic across their websites, applications and phone lines as members inquired about the status of their stimulus checks.1Within the CO-OP Contact Center, last week was one of the biggest weeks on record.“We saw call volume starting to ramp up on April 7 and 10, and then it skyrocketed around April 15. CO-OP Contact Center offered over 28,000 calls on Thursday alone, it was the highest single day volume ever,” said CO-OP Chief Operating Officer Nick Calcanes. “A large portion of those calls were members asking about their stimulus checks.”Similarly, transaction volumes across the CO-OP Shared Branch Network rose 19 percent year-over-year on April 15.last_img read more