US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fuel View post tag: partners View post tag: News by topic View post tag: remove US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel February 21, 2014 View post tag: Grounded A team of environmental and salvage specialists pumped approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel yesterday and 1,500 gallons two days ago from the vessel and into onshore containers, which were staged in an environmentally safe containment zone for later proper disposal. Personnel also removed two marine batteries and two propane tanks from the boat Feb. 19. Japanese long-liner, the DAIKI MARU 7, ran aground at the entrance to Apra Harbor in Guam on February 13, 2014. The vessel had around 5100 gallons of diesel aboard,including small amounts of lube oil and hydraulic fuel. View post tag: Defense View post tag: Japanese View post tag: vessel View post tag: Defence FUEL REMOVAL FROM DAIKI MARU 7The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed diesel fuel to the greatest degree practical from the grounded Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 in outer Apra Harbor, on February 20. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel Share this article “None of us can predict something like this will happen on a Navy base but when it does it’s nice to know we can reach out to federal and local agencies and be up and running so quickly to manage such a complex situation,” said Capt. Mike Ward, U.S. Naval Base Guam commanding officer. All recoverable hazardous materials have been removed from the vessel. This allows the team to transition to the salvage phase of the operation. Contract salvage teams are assessing the vessel and formulating plans for breaking down and removing the vessel from its current location.[mappress]Press Release, February 21, 2014; Image: Naval Base Guamlast_img read more

English, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early Modern Literature, Tenure Track

first_imgFLSA StatusExempt Open Date11/24/2020 Job Number85TBD CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Physical DemandsNone Close Date Position Details Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementWriting SampleOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Organizational LocationPROVOST Position End Date This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for anadvanced assistant professor or associate professor with strongcredentials, including a record of excellence in research,teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate willhave a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerableexpertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature andculture. Priority will be given to applicants with a publishedmonograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest tothe department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender,textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and materialculture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUCand the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Posting Details Position Number Duties and Responsibilities Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Working ConditionsNone Open Until FilledYescenter_img Department NameENGLISH Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences,Department of English invites applications for a full-time positionat the rank of Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professorin 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture. TheSurtz Professorship is a five-year appointment. When the term ends,the faculty member will hold a regular appointment in thedepartment. The Surtz Professor receives a research-intensiveteaching load and a generous research stipend. Proud of its strongresearch record, the department serves over 200 undergraduatemajors and minors and offers the MA and PhD degrees. For additionalinformation about the department, please visithttp://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines). Of special interest are candidates whocan further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity,and inclusion. International scholars are welcome to apply.Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses in 16th- and17th-Century British Literature at the undergraduate and graduatelevels. Work with graduate students will include serving on examand dissertation committees. The successful candidate will beexpected to pursue a strong program of scholarship, and to engagein service at the department level or above. The Surtz Professorhas primary responsibility for organizing the annual Edward L.Surtz, SJ Lecture in the Humanities. Qualifications Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter;(2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) astatement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressingpast or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student bodythrough research, teaching and other channels and engaging adiverse community through scholarship and service. Applicantsshould also arrange for three recommendations from individualsprepared to speak to their professional qualifications for thisposition to be submitted electronically to the above website(letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ).Review of applications will begin on December 21 and continue untilthe position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to our mission of social justice andtransformative education. The University believes that broaddiversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, inholistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant,we would factor favorably an individual’s record that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Special Instructions to Applicants Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Position TitleEnglish, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early ModernLiterature, Tenure Track Number of Vacancies1 Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Job TitleEnglish, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early ModernLiterature, Tenure Track Job TypeFull-Time Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14605 This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for anadvanced assistant professor or associate professor with strongcredentials, including a record of excellence in research,teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate willhave a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerableexpertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature andculture. Priority will be given to applicants with a publishedmonograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest tothe department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender,textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and materialculture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUCand the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Location CodeENGLISH (02103A)last_img read more

Tehran to host international bakery exhibition

first_imgThe fourth International Bakery Exhibition (ibex) is to be held from 17-20 October 2010 at the International Permanent Fairground in Tehran, Iran.The country has population of more than 70 million, and the government is actively working to improve the quality of bread in Iran.The aim of the exhibition is to improve the culture of using industrial bread and to improve the investment in Iran’s bread industry.Ibex attracts a range of different businesses including flour millers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, enzyme and yeast firms and oven manufacturers.For more information, or to register for the exhibition, visit: http://ibex.ir/defaulten.aspxlast_img

Area-51 Says “I Do!” Intel Comes of Age with First 18-Core Chip

first_imgLegal adulthood, the right to vote, the age of consent… Let’s face it: 18 is a big deal! So, we’re thrilled to congratulate Intel on its new 18-core multiprocessor, not the least of which because it’s the first-ever chip company to cross that threshold.And it’s not crossing it alone. In a pairing that would make a professional matchmaker proud, the new Alienware Area-51 is embracing Intel’s 18-core CPU like a giddy groom. The best PC gaming rig in the industry, the first 18-core core chip? A marriage of equals.Area-51, being Alienware’s first born, flagship product, debuting in 1998 and winning Editor’s Choice from PC Gamer Magazine the same year. Within eight short years, PC World would name the Area-51 desktop among the 25 Greatest PCs of All Time, soon evolving from classic to legend with its radical and beautiful “Triad” redesign. Understandably, we’ve always wanted Alienware’s flagship desktop to be paired with a best-in-class CPU, and the new Intel 18-core is all that.With the most cores in the industry, there’s a reason the Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE CPU is called the “Extreme Edition.” Ars Technica called it “monstrous,” recognizing its 18-core, 36-thread assets is unprecedented, enhanced by a 24.75MB cache, up to 4.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0. Announced at Computex 2017, the Core X-series processor family is, to date, the most powerful high-end desktop platform offered by Intel, the ultimate mega-tasking tool for both gamers and developers to meet the highest demands of PC gaming, virtual reality (VR) experiences, content creation and overclocking as necessary.Intel’s 18-core powerhouse is perfectly matched by the new Area-51. Maximized for 4K, 8K and VR applications, our flagship rig supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire graphics technology, with dual processing unit options. In addition to thermal and overclocking controls, the proprietary Alienware Command Center makes gameplay thrilling with AlienFX, AlienAdrenaline and AlienFusion features.  This is all perfectly matched with the iconic Triad chassis purposed for an uncompromised gaming experience thanks to exceptional airflow, thermal management and ergonomics. Alienware’s Area-51 with Intel Core i9-7980XE CPU is available on September 27 starting at $3,999.Fiercely committed to offering the best, most innovative solutions to our gaming community, Alienware has shown leadership throughout 2017 with the most available VR-ready systems, OLED displays and other industry firsts. Now we’re proud to partner with Intel on a system that’s more powerful than love at first sight, and faster than a pair of newlyweds heading to their honeymoon.last_img read more

Valedictorian says passion is health care

first_imgUniversity President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh and several of the University’s first female graduates toasted to Class of 2010 valedictorian Katie Washington at Hesburgh’s birthday lunch Tuesday.Washington will address her classmates from her position as an academic leader during the Commencement ceremony Saturday. “I really hope that my class will reflect on the last few years in hopeful anticipation for what is next,” Washington said. “It’s a scary step, but I hope that we all choose to approach it with confidence and resolve, knowing that we have what it takes to affect the world.”Washington earned a 4.0 grade point average and will receive a degree in biological sciences with a minor in Catholic Social Teaching.After graduation, Washington will continue her academic career at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in their Medical Scientist Training Program. This program will allow Washington to pursue a dual degree to open up paths in clinical medicine and medical research, she said. Washington said she is undecided about the exact field that she plans to enter after receiving her dual degree, but has enjoyed working in global health and infectious disease initiatives, as well as research on lung cancer. Wherever her education and research leads her, however, Washington said health care is her passion.“I’m hoping that by pursuing my dual degree, my clinical interests and research interests can inform each other so I apply my combined skill set to a problem or set of problems in health care in a new way,” Washington said.Washington’s research experience has included work at the Cold Spring Harbor labs and genetic studies in the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health on dengue and yellow fever, according to a University press release. “A lot of times, when I have found myself worrying about whether or not the work I do will matter for the big picture of global health care or to universal efforts towards social justice in general, I try to shift my frame of reference to realize that there are people all over this University and the world who are working just as hard as I am to find solutions to problems that matter,” Washington said.Washington said the classes and professors that she has encountered in her years at Notre Dame established her desire to give as much as she can, no matter how big or small, to her community. “I realize how blessed I am to be able to participate in a community of people who have similar goals, hopes and ambitions for the world,” she said. “Notre Dame professors are really great at helping maintaining this perspective.”During her time as a Notre Dame student, Washington was active with the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir, the sister-to-sister program at South Bend’s Washington High School and the Center for Social Concerns’ “Lives in the Balance: Youth Violence and Society Seminar.” Washington’s involvement in the Voices of Faith Gospel choir played an important role in her time here at Notre Dame, she said. “[Voices of Faith] has helped me to survive the stress and the pressures of different commitments that we all have here,” Washington said. “I’m hoping to find the same kind of outlet in the future.”Washington said saying goodbye to her home for the last four years will be “a healthy and exciting transition.”“Notre Dame has really helped me to build a foundation in terms of my beliefs and hopes for my life and vocation that will stay with me throughout the rest of my life,” Washington said. “Right now, I feel so content and overwhelmed with gratitude.”last_img read more

Genetics professor dies at 78

first_imgHarvey Bender, professor of biological sciences and director of the Human Genetics Program at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday at the age of 78, according to a University press release. Bender joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1960. His award-winning research and teaching focused on human developmental genetics and the epidemiology of human genetic disease. Most recently, he taught two courses at Notre Dame. He studied chemistry and English at Case Western Reserve University before completing graduate studies in developmental genetics at Northwestern University, according to the press release. Bender received both his master’s and doctoral degrees at Northwestern. Outside of Notre Dame, Bender served as the founding director of the Regional Genetics Center at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, the release stated. The professor was also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Bender is preceded in death by his wife Eileen and is survived by his three children and eight grandchildren. A memorial service for Bender will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Temple Beth-El, 305 W. Madison St., South Bend. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Bender’s honor to the University. Donations should be addressed “In Memory of Harvey A. Bender, University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.” Condolences may be sent to the Benders at 1100 North Lake Shore Drive, Apartment 28B, Chicago, IL 60611-5212.last_img read more

Gardening Tips

first_imgBob Westerfield has grown a vegetable garden at home for the past 30 years, and every workday he helps Georgians do the same. As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, Westerfield grows vegetables to document successes, watch for problems to learn how to solve them, and share this knowledge through classes and UGA publications.Over the years, Westerfield has compiled a lot of tricks of the trade to share with both novice and advanced gardeners. First and foremost, he says to start with the best soil possible.“Vegetables are like speed demons or racehorses; they are in the ground for just three months before you start harvesting, so you have to get the pH of your soil adjusted before you plant,” he said.Home gardeners can get their soil tested through their local UGA Extension office for a nominal fee. The test will reveal which, if any, nutrients need to be added.Once the plants begin to grow, problems like insects and diseases may occur. To help identify the cause of the problem, Westerfield shares a few identification tips.If the plant’s mature foliage at the base of the plant begins to turn yellow, there is likely a nitrogen problem or too much water is being applied. If the plant yellows from the top down, the problem is probably an iron issue.Purple streaks on corn or mottled leaves on tomatoes are signs of a phosphorus deficiency. When the outer edges of the leaves turn yellow and then brown, it is possible there’s a potassium deficiency.If a tomato plant is stressed, its leaves may fold up. This can be a sign of tomato leaf roll, but most plants will grow out of it, he said.When the end of the tomato fruit begins to rot, a lack of calcium has likely caused blossom end rot, a common issue with homegrown tomatoes. Tomatoes that ripen “blotchy” and cause the fruit to have a thick core in the middle were probably improperly irrigated, he said. If the fruit cracks, the tomato plant has received too much moisture.Just like humans, the fruit of vegetable plants can be burned by the sun. Sunscald happens most often on tomatoes and peppers but can happen to any vegetable.“Take care to tuck vegetables underneath their natural foliage and avoid exposing them to direct sunlight,” Westerfield said. “It looks like a big burnt spot or a big brown bruise.”Herbicide damage can also be an issue in vegetable gardens. If the upper foliage appears white or curled and distorted, it could possibly be from herbicide damage.If it looks like something has dined on all of your plants, you may have experienced what Westerfield calls “browsing disorder.”“Put some chicken wire around your garden to keep the rabbits and other small mammals like chipmunks from dining on your produce before you can,” he said.When it comes to insect pest problems in a vegetable garden, Westerfield says leaf-footed bugs are the most difficult to control. The immature stage of the bug is bright orange.“Frank Hancock, the UGA Extension agent in Henry County, tried to copy a commercial idea and used a car vacuum to suck up leaf-footed bugs from their community garden,” Westerfield said. “He vacuumed up 150 in just one day.”When it comes to growing squash, squash vine borers are a gardener’s worst enemy, he said.This insect problem starts when an adult moth lays its eggs in the stem of squash plants.“You’ll know you have them. One day your squash plant looks fine and the next it looks like someone deflated it,” he said.Westerfield’s method of controlling these pests is to plant enough squash to share with the bugs.Keep planting more squash every few weeks throughout the season; some for you and some for the borers, he said.Squash lovers can also take some insect pressure off of their yellow squash by planting blue Hubbard squash, a variety that can withstand squash bugs.This method is called trap cropping. Traps crops are crops planted to attract insect pests away from the primary crop. Other good trap crops to try are sorghum and sunflowers.“They are decoy plants that bring the bad bugs to them,” Westerfield said. Insects like big, mature fruit, so to help control insects, Westerfield says to harvest fruit frequently and when it is small. This also encourages the plant to produce more fruit.Nematodes are tiny worms that cause galls, or bumps, on plant roots. To help fight them in a vegetable garden, rotate families of vegetables to a new location each year. Never plant tomatoes, squash or other vegetables in the exact same spot year after year.When it comes to preventing disease problems in a vegetable garden, Westerfield says to always water plants from below, not overhead. Drip irrigation is probably the best method of watering vegetables, as it keeps the foliage dry and conserves moisture.Tilling the garden well before planting time can also help expose over-wintering insects and nematodes.Westerfield says there are simple visual cues home gardeners can use to determine whether they are fighting a disease or an insect.Insects usually leave holes in leaves or remove a piece of a leaf, while diseases change the color of the leaves and often have a bull’s-eye pattern, he says.For more home vegetable gardening advice from UGA Extension, see the trap cropping and drip irrigation publications at www.extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

Physical Therapist Lesli Bell Honored With Outstanding Achievement Award

first_imgLesli R. Bell, PT, CLT-LANA, owner of Timberlane Physical Therapy, received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the spring meeting of the Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Bell was recognized for her work as a caregiver and advocate for women with breast and truncal lymphedema, a condition that frequently develops as a result of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures.In particular, the award honored Bell’s invention (together with Jogbra creator Lisa Lindahl) of the Compressure Comfort® Bra, an innovative compression garment designed to relieve the symptoms of breast and truncal lymphedema. After developing the prototype at Bell’s South Burlington practice, Bell and Lindahl co-founded a marketing and distribution company, Bellisse®, to raise awareness about truncal lymphedema and bring the Compressure Comfort® Bra to patients around the country. Now sold nationally, the Compressure Comfort® Bra has won awards from the medical community and widespread praise from breast cancer survivors.last_img read more

Prosecutors: Murdered Homeless Man’s Skull ‘Unhinged’ After Beating

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless man admitted to Suffolk County police homicide detectives that he killed another homeless man last month, prosecutors said Tuesday.Thomas Lamartina, 30, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder during his arraignment in Central Islip. Judge G. Ann Spelman called it a “hideous charge” and ordered Lamartina held without bail.The victim, 65-year-old Nicholas MacQueen, was found dead outside Emanuel Lutheran School on June 28.Prosecutors alleged that Lamartina repeatedly struck MacQueen in the head with a brick, causing his skull to become “unhinged.”Police first began investigating Lamartina after a dispute with his girlfriend. She called police and told them about the alleged murder, said his Hauppague-based lawyer, Craig E. McElwee.McElwee said he still didn’t have all the information on the case, but was told that Lamartina made a statement to police, “apparently on video.” Prosecutors said it was an admission.Lamartina was also accused of harassing his girlfriend.McElwee said Lamartina had just recently became homeless.last_img read more

Leslau to shake up ‘feudal’ industry

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