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Who founded Labor Day?

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first_img Mama Mia Reply TAGSLabor Day Previous articleOn this day: The first American ATM opensNext articleChildhood Cancer – How We Inspire Hope Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Happy Labor Day Weekend everybody! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENTcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Who founded Labor Day?  Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire?More than 120 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged.Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.Following the deaths of workers at the hands of United States Army and United States Marshals Service during the Pullman Strike of 1894, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve legislation to make Labor Day a national holiday and President Grover Cleveland signed it into law six days after the end of the strike.Cleveland supported the creation of the national holiday in an attempt to shore up support among trade unions following the Pullman Strike. The date of May 1 (an ancient European holiday known as May Day) was an alternative date, celebrated then (and now) as International Workers Day, but President Cleveland was concerned that observance of Labor Day on May 1 would encourage Haymarket-style protests and would strengthen socialist and anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Orange County stresses generator safety for hurricane season

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first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Orange County Public Information OfficeAfter a major hurricane, you may find yourself without power. One way to restore some power to your home is by using a portable generator. Although generators are extremely useful tools, they can also be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. Orange County is asking residents to take a moment to review these important generator safety tips to be safe this hurricane season.First, review the owner’s manual and follow all instructions that come with your generator. Placement of the generator is also critical, as you should never use one indoors or in partially enclosed spaces, even those with partial ventilation. Never run a generator in areas where people or animals are present. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide build-up in the home.“Carbon monoxide fumes emitted by the exhaust cannot be smelled or seen and can be fatal, especially to those who are sleeping,” said Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd, III. “If you start to feel sick, dizzy or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air as soon as possible. If you experience serious symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.”Always connect a generator to the appliances with heavy-duty extension cords. Hooking up your generator directly into your home power supply could energize the outside power lines and electrocute an unwary utility worker. If you must connect the generator through the house wiring to power appliances, use a qualified and licensed electrician to install an appropriate power transfer switch.Last, never store fuel for your generator in your house, and do not store fuels near a fuel-burning appliance such as a stove or water heater. Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Gasoline spilled on a hot engine can ignite.For more information on generator safety and how to prepare for a hurricane, visit www.ocfl.net/storm. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSGeneratorHurricane Previous articleWhy I joined the workforce before graduating from collegeNext articleHow summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Island House / Peter Rose + Partners

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first_imgIsland House / Peter Rose + PartnersSave this projectSaveIsland House / Peter Rose + Partners Houses United States CopyAbout this officePeter Rose + PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEdgartownHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 24, 2014Cite: “Island House / Peter Rose + Partners” 24 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2012 Architects: Peter Rose + Partners Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Matthew Snyder+ 23 Share Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Island House / Peter Rose + Partners ArchDaily 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/489085/island-house-peter-rose-partners Clipboard Year:  Richmond So Engineers Landscape Architect: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/489085/island-house-peter-rose-partners Clipboard Photographs Mep/Fp Engineer:ICOR AssociatesArchitect Contact:Christian GarlandDesign Team:Peter Rose, Stani Iordanova, Grace Escano, Alex YoonCity:EdgartownCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew SnyderRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Nestled in the richly wooded grounds of a narrow strip of land on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts, this single‐family residence is part of a collection of environment‐ and landscape‐centric interventions that blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and outside. Comprised of four structures – a 6,300 SF main residence, a 630 SF garage, a 270 SF storage shed, and a 130 SF boat house – the site is bounded by the ocean to the west and by a well‐protected, shallow bay to the east. The project replaced a house, garage/guest house, and a long driveway running through a meadow, previously located on the site. Save this picture!© Matthew SnyderThe site strategy involved moving the road from the middle of an existing meadow to a new location, winding through an oak and pine forest (without damaging any of the existing trees), and terminating it in a hidden courtyard – bounded by the garage, a utility shed, and the forest edge. In addition to providing a remarkable process of entry through the trees, the result of the new road location is that the cars and road, for the most part, disappear completely from view, altering both the scale and atmosphere of the site dramatically. Save this picture!© Matthew SnyderLocated at the extreme edges of the site, on the water in both cases, the main house and boat house are carefully and strategically located, both in section and plan, to optimize the experience of being in and using these structures, while minimizing their environmental and visual impact on the site. The boathouse, sitting on four thin concrete columns, was stealthily sited among pine trees, and constructed without touching even a branch. The house works in plan and section so as to offer remarkable views of Nantucket and the sunrise over Cape Pogue Bay to the east, and of the ocean and Edgartown and sunset over water to the west. Locust trees on the western side of the house screen it from the late afternoon sun and provide camouflage as well. The house is low to the ground, clad in sealed, unpainted wood to naturally weather to recede over time into the surrounding landscape. One intention of the project is that it be as close to invisible in the larger landscape as possible. Save this picture!© Matthew SnyderTo minimize the environmental impact of the new construction, the house deploys a suite of sustainability strategies that not only conserve energy, reduce waste, and save money, but also promotes intimate encounters between the house’s guests and its surroundings. The structure’s unassuming cedar‐clad façade belies a sophisticated building envelope, which utilizes rigid insulation and other strategies to withstand the hardiest of nor’easters. Where the façade lacks wood, it contains fully operable glass windows, created by a local craftsman who has developed a technique which allows corner windows to open completely, and large panels of glass to slide open along the exterior façade of the building, leaving nothing but the view and the ocean breezes. Strategically placed to encourage natural ventilation, these calibrated window openings work in concert with the structure’s radiant heating and cooling to modulate the residence’s living spaces and vastly reduce the size and operating cost of HVAC equipment. The residence’s southern exposure floods the interior with natural light, maximizing solar heat gain and minimizing electrical consumption, while green roofs – covered in natural sea grasses – provide greater thermal performance and roof insulation, improve air quality and biodiversity, manage rainwater, and reduce noise. The landscape was likewise considered in terms of sustainability using local species, and an irrigation system that uses water collected on green roofs and stored in a large cistern. Save this picture!Floor PlanCommissioned by an active, sophisticated, and young family of five, the project is intended to be a vacation home, gracefully and respectfully sited on this most glorious piece of property, and a place to which the family will happily return for many decades to come.Save this picture!© Matthew SnyderProject gallerySee allShow lessPritzker Juror Alejandro Aravena on Shigeru Ban: Virtuousity in Service of Our Most …ArticlesConsolidated Urbanism by Labor4plus Wins Lake Zwenkau Planning CompetitionAwarded Competition Share “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Edgartown, United States Structural Engineer: Projects Contractor: photographs:  Matthew SnyderPhotographs:  Matthew Snyder Area:  6300 ft² Area:  6300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rosbeck Builders Corp “COPY”last_img read more

Ocean View 5 (WT Aperture House) / Alexis Dornier

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first_img Ocean View 5 (WT Aperture House) / Alexis Dornier ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKecamatan Kuta SelatanIndonesiaPublished on September 11, 2019Cite: “Ocean View 5 (WT Aperture House) / Alexis Dornier” 11 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Indonesia Save this picture!© KIE+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Alexis Dornier Projects Lead Architect: Houses “COPY” Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Sika, FRANKE, Grohe, LG Electronics, Toto, Acor, Tecnogas Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Year:  Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ocean View 5 (WT Aperture House) / Alexis DornierSave this projectSaveOcean View 5 (WT Aperture House) / Alexis Dornier Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924565/house-aperture-alexis-dornier Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924565/house-aperture-alexis-dornier Clipboard Save this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT Aluminium’House Aperture’’ is a meticulously hand crafted two bedroom house, consisting of three floors and private garden, deck and pool area. The house is situated on a sloping plot amidst the breathtaking western cliffside edge of Uluwatu, Bali.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© KIEWhile the top bedroom offers a panormaic view of the Indian Ocean, the middle floor serves as the living room, which opens up to a small pool and outside recreational area. The lower bedroom is an intimate stone cladded space , surrounded by tropical green foilage.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Second floorSave this picture!© KIEThe structure is made of carefully selected reused timber, glass, steel elements and Singaraja  limestone cladding. The façade consists of movable screens that filter and soften the piercing tropical sunlight, enabling the external shading of the large glass elements that can be opened on all four sides of the building, which changes the buildings appearance. ‘House Aperture’ is part of the ‘Uluwatu Surf Villas’; a resort dedicated to surf and travel culture.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessLyons Garden House / Co LateralSelected ProjectsHotel Far & Near Nanhao St. / kooo architectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Hong Kong government must end its attack on public media independence

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first_img June 30, 2020 Hong Kong government must end its attack on public media independence June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Hong Kong government to end its attack on the editorial independence of public broadcasting group RTHK, which is essential to ensuring media plurality in a landscape of dwindling press freedom. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassment News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassment News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img to go further News News June 7, 2021 Find out more PHOTO: RTHK On June 10th, the Chairman of the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Board of Advisors, which is appointed by the Hong Kong government, publicly demanded the channel to broadcast a propaganda series he insisted would help Hong Kongers to form a “correct understanding” of the widely criticized National Security Law. That very same afternoon, the decision to broadcast the show was confirmed by an RTHK spokesperson, in a blow to the public group’s strong reputation of independence, and likely a result of strong political pressures. The Board of Advisors has already sparked controversy through its announcement on May 21st for the formation of a “working group” that would monitor the governance and editorial principles of RTHK, to which neither management nor staff representatives were invited to join.”The existence of an independent public audiovisual media network is essential to ensure Hong Kong residents are being provided with unbiased information, particularly as press freedom is rapidly deteriorating under Beijing’s political and economic pressure,” says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head. “Chief Executive Carrie Lam would do better ensuring the restoration of press freedom enshrined in Article 27 of the Basic Law in Hong Kong, rather than meddling in the independent editorial choices of RTHK.” According to a survey carried out by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, RTHK remains the most trustworthy media in the eyes of Hong Kongers. Recently, the group came under pressure from the authorities after its broadcast of the satirical show Headliner which poked fun at the police and has since been taken off-air, and in its broadcast of an embarrassing interview in its show The Pulse, in which a representative of the World Health Organization fumbles to answer questions from a journalist on the topic of Taiwan’s exclusion from global health talks.The Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong has fallen from 18th place in 2002, to 80th place in this year’s RSF Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China stagnates at the bottom of the index in 177th place out of a total of 180 countries. June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation last_img read more

Harassment of local press continues as two more journalists charged

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first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria May 18, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned over the recent wave of charges and sentences of journalists whose reports have made local authorities uncomfortable. Among those listed by the organisation are Kamel Gaci, a reporter with the daily “Le Soir d’Algérie” (“Algeria’s Evening”), and G. Lotfi, a Djelfa-based correspondent for the daily “Liberté” (“Freedom”).Gaci has been charged with “failure to report a fugitive”, following the publication of his interview with an escaped convict in the columns of “Le Soir d’Algérie”. The fugitive, who happens to be a former police officer, contacted Gaci through the newspaper two weeks after his escape from El Khemis prison, saying he wanted to tell his story. The journalist notified the authorities of his interview with the fugitive, but did not say where it was to take place. The day after the article’s publication, the Bedjaïa Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against Gaci. The court granted the journalist a conditional release, placing him under judicial surveillance pending the verdict of his trial, in the upcoming weeks.The case of Lofti, a Djelfa-based correspondent for the daily “Liberté”, further serves to illustrate the pressures faced by correspondents outside the capital. The journalist was given a three-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay 200,000 dinars (approx. 2,300 euros) in damages tothe Djelfa police chief after the latter filed a complaint against Lofti over a 14 April article he’d written on the suicide of a local businessman. The police chief also filed defamation charges against journalist and human rights advocate Hafnaoui Ghoul, resulting in a six-month sentence for Ghoul on 26 May.Reporters Without Borders also condemns local authorities’ failure to act in the handling of certain cases, in particular that of the daily “Ouest Info” (“West Info”). The newspaper filed a complaint with authorities after being cheated in the purchase of its new computer equipment. The paper now fears it may be forced to close because the complaint was not dealt with in time. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go furthercenter_img Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections News June 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassment of local press continues as two more journalists charged Help by sharing this information Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Receive email alerts News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cyberdissident Yang Jianli, a US resident, marks two years in prison without being sentenced

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first_img to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyberdissident Yang Jianli, a US resident, marks two years in prison without being sentenced News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is seeking the release of cyberdissident Yang Jianli, a resident of the United States, who on 26 April 2004 will be marking two years in prison in China.His wife Christina Fu and their two children, backed by US Congressmen Chris Cox (Republican) and Barney Frank (Democrat), will use the occasion to hold a press conference in Washington to demand his release.Reporters Without Borders fully supports this initiative and called on the President of the European Parliament Pat Cox, to add his weight to the plea to free Yang.”China takes offence at a US resolution to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, but immediately totally discredits itself, with cases like that of Yang Jianli,” said the international press freedom organisation.”Improvements in human rights in China are not measured by speeches but by releasing political prisoners,” it added.Reporters Without Borders considers, as the organisation stressed in its letter to Pat Cox, that the European Union has a duty, within a constructive dialogue with the Chinese authorities, to press for the release of prisoners of opinion.Some 35 members of the US Congress have already signed a petition for the release of Yang. A letter has also been sent to Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry, who is also a senator in Massachusetts, Yang’s home state. News News Thirty-five members of the US Congress have already signed a petition for the release of Yang Jianli, arrested on 26 April 2002. Reporters Without Borders also calls on the President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, to press for his release. April 27, 2021 Find out more The 26 April press conference in Washington will also be used to expose Yang’s appalling prison conditions. ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img News Follow the news on China When he was put in solitary confinement, one of the prosecutors in charge of his file visited him. Yang sought to complain to him about his “ill-treatment” but was told by the prosecutor, “You cannot. This treatment has been approved by the prosecutor’s office.”When his Chinese lawyer Mo Shaoping asked to see his client, the authorities told him that everything was OK and that Yang did not wish to see him. They were only able to meet on 14 April after a wait of almost one month.The background :Yang Jianli was editor in chief of the dissident online review Yibao (www.chinaeweekly.com). He was arrested on 26 April 2002 while he was secretly investigating strikes by workers in north-eastern China. He was returning to the country for the first time since he was expelled for taking part in the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations.Arrested officially for “absence of a valid passport”, Yang was charged on 17 July 2003 with “illegally entering Chinese territory” and “spying for Taiwan”.After being held secretly for one year, he was tried in August 2003 and the verdict was deferred. Under the Chinese criminal code, the authorities then had four months to hand down his sentence. Once this deadline passed his continued detention became illegal. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation He was put in an isolation cell on 15 March 2004 where he remained handcuffed for a week. He was not allowed newspapers, television or physical exercise. His requests to see his lawyer had been refused. These sanctions were imposed three days after he refused to wear his prison uniform, make his bed and reply to roll call with his prison number. The cyberdissident demanded to be called by his name.On 21 March, Yang agreed to obey the prison rules but warders left him handcuffed until his wrists were bleeding.When Yang said at the beginning of March that he planned to go on hunger strike to protest against his illegal detention, the authorities told him he would be force fed, after which he relented. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

HMS Gleaner scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Photo: Smallest Royal Navy vessel scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth Authorities View post tag: Royal Navy Photo: Royal NavyNineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion.The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the Mary Rose in the Solent, has spent weeks surveying the Forth estuary to ensure carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Rosyth dockyard without any obstacles next spring.According to the Royal Navy, the future flagship is due to begin trials in the North Sea next spring ahead of her debut in her home base of Portsmouth.But with data on the Forth estuary 60 years old, Plymouth-based Gleaner and a specialist team of military surveyors were dispatched to Scotland to gather information on the tides, river bed and the three crossings – one rail, two road – to ensure the carrier’s first departure runs smoothly.HMS Queen Elizabeth has already been fitted with a special main mast which can be lowered to allow the ship to safely pass beneath the bridges.But taking nothing to chance, Army surveyors from 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) from RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire used the latest theodolites to measure the bridge heights, while Gleaner’s crew did the same using a new laser scanner.Beneath the surface, Gleaner’s sonar looked down at the main channel into Rosyth dockyard which will need dredging before the carrier sails, and scanned the inner basin itself – 11.8 metres deep and about 32 times the size of the pitch at Wembley.“The use of modern multibeam sonar and precise satellite positioning should make the survey straightforward, but the environment of an estuary rarely makes it that way,” said the launch’s Commanding Officer Lt Marc Taylor.“Still, we’ve finished the job and shown how the Royal Navy’s smallest ship can provide a vital service to its largest.”Queen Elizabeth’s first Commanding Officer Capt Jerry Kyd took the helm of Gleaner for some of the work inside the basin to see the accuracy of the data being collected for himself.“The excellent work carried out by Gleaner over the past few months is hugely important to me as Queen Elizabeth’s captain,” he said.“There’s an absolute need to understand the hydrographical issues that will impact on the safe navigation of the carrier when we sail from Rosyth next spring.” View post tag: HMS Gleaner September 5, 2016 Photo: Smallest Royal Navy vessel scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials Share this articlelast_img read more

First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform

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first_img December 8, 2016 A number of female sailors graduating boot camp with their division on December 2 made history by becoming the first U.S. Navy sailors to graduate with the new female enlisted dress blue jumper uniform.Previously, the uniform traditionally known as the dress blue “Crackerjack” has only been worn by males, but as part of the Navy’s efforts towards uniformity in service members’ uniforms, will now also be worn by females.“We are excited to introduce the new female dress blue jumpers here at Recruit Training Command,” said Capt. Michael Garrick, commanding officer, RTC. “Our new sailors look great. The new jumpers improve the uniformity of the graduating divisions, and ultimately make them even more cohesive units.”Division 904, the state flags graduation performing division, contained the first enlisted female recruits issued the dress blue jumpers when they arrived in October. Additional female recruits at the Navy’s only boot camp have superseded these historical female recruits and are being issued their new uniforms.The uniform was designed and tailored exactly like the enlisted male dress blue jumpers, with 13 buttons on the trousers and the jumper top with a flap. The new jumper top has incorporated a side zipper, and the trousers will have a front zipper to help with changing in and out of uniform. The old female uniform with jacket and tie for female petty officers and junior sailors will be phased out.“It felt great to have been one of the first females to get issued the uniform,” said seaman recruit Leah Mendiola, after trying on her dress blue jumper top. “It’s an amazing feeling to wear the same uniform as my male brothers serving our great country and be part of making history. It’s really awesome how something as simple as our uniform is a historical symbol developing equality and the uniformity in our great military.”She expressed a sense of honor in being one the first females part of the Navy’s transition of the sailor’s uniform.During eight weeks of basic training, the female recruits are trained on the proper wear and care of the new dress blue uniform. During a recent personnel inspection, the female recruits lined up in their compartment for their final uniform inspection.During their sixth week of training, Division 904 performed in a graduation ceremony where the females wore the dress blue jumper top publicly for the first time in Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall.In addition to uniformity, the change also marks continued progress towards equality among sailors.“I like being able to wear the same uniform as them, because the Navy stresses a lot about equal opportunity and now I actually feel equal with these uniforms,” said Mendiola.Boot camp is approximately eight weeks, and all enlistees into the United States Navy begin their careers at the command. Training includes seamanship, firearms familiarization, firefighting and shipboard damage control, lessons in Navy heritage and core values, teamwork, and discipline. Since the closure of RTCs in Orlando and San Diego in 1994, RTC Great Lakes is, today, the Navy’s only basic training location, and is known as “The Quarterdeck of the Navy.” View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: uniform View post tag: Boot Camp US Navy: First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy: First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform Share this articlelast_img read more

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR

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first_imgEmployment Class: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) An M.D., MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification or eligibilityin neurology, and Alzheimer’s disease fellowship training orequivalent experience is required. Degree and Area of Specialization: Additional Information: 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://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Kathleen [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. ) Appointment Type, Duration: Principal Duties: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) MAY 01, 2019 License or Certificate: Institutional Statement on Diversity: An M.D., MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification or eligibilityin neurology, and Alzheimer’s disease fellowship training orequivalent experience is required. The successful candidate will behired at the assistant, associate, or full professor level,depending on experience. Candidates for associate or full professorrank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School ofMedicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotionon the tenure track. Substantial additional resources may beavailable for a candidate with a high level of excellence seekingto join UW’s Alzheimer’s disease research programs. A substantial portion of time will be devoted to researchendeavors. Clinical activities will involve attending duties oneday per week in outpatient Alzheimer’s clinics at the UW Healthclinics, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital orother locations. Research responsibilities include developing anindependent, extramurally funded research program. Teachingresponsibilities include teaching medical student courses andclerkship, mentoring graduate students and trainees, trainingresidents, fellows and medical students and/or teaching continuingeducation programs for physicians, neuropsychologists and thepublic. Official Title: Full Time: 100% Contact: Department(s): Instructions to Applicants:center_img Ongoing/Renewable 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. A535100-MEDICAL SCHOOL/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGY 97547-FA Job no: 97547-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific Position Summary: Apply online at “Jobs at UW”, under job number 97547. Applicationsmust be received through UW-Madison’s online application system.Applicants should submit a current CV and a Statement of Interestincluding your career goals and professional plans.The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 13, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. 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 Salary: Work Type: Anticipated Begin Date: Faculty 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 . Job Number: Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification by theAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have completedAlzheimer’s disease or equivalent fellowship training or comparableprofessional experience. Candidates must hold or be eligible tohold a Wisconsin Medical License. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: A substantial portion of time will be devoted to researchendeavors.Clinical activities will involve attending duties one day per weekin outpatient Alzheimer’s clinics at the UW Health clinics, theWilliam S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital or otherlocations.Research responsibilities include developing an independent,extramurally funded research program.Teaching responsibilities include teaching medical student coursesand clerkship, mentoring graduate students and trainees, trainingresidents, fellows and medical students and/or teaching continuingeducation programs for physicians, neuropsychologists and thepublic. Applications Open: Feb 8 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more