Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) represent the highest level of area protection within the Antarctic Treaty area. To reduce environmental impacts, ASPA visitors must comply with the Area’s management plan and receive an entry permit from an appropriate national authority. Parties to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty are obliged to exchange information on: i) the number of permits allocated for the forthcoming season, and ii) the number of visits to ASPAs during the previous season. We assessed the effectiveness of current permitting and information exchange practices by examining ASPA visitation data supplied to the Antarctic Treaty System’s Electronic Information Exchange System during 2008/09–2010/11. We found that Parties have interpreted and implemented the protected area legislation inconsistently. Furthermore, some Parties did not fulfil their obligations under the Protocol by failing to provide full information on ASPA visitation. Estimations suggested that the level of ASPA visitation varied with ASPA location and the main value being protected. However, without full disclosure by Parties, ASPA visitation data is of limited use for informing general and ASPA-specific environmental management practices. Improved provision and formal interpretation of ASPA visitation data are recommended to enable more co-ordinated and effective management of activities within ASPAs.
Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Vancouver Whitecaps FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Lucas Cavallini’s sliding goal between a pair of defenders in the 84th minute gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.Cavillini’s left-footed tap off a perfectly threaded center pass from Fredy Montero came just minutes after Real Salt Lake’s Justin Meram tied it on a header with his 46th career MLS goal.Vancouver opened the scoring on David Milinkovic’ goal in the 53rd minute. Ten minutes later, Kyle Beckerman received a red card and Real Salt Lake played short-handed. Associated Press September 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local Cavallin scores late to lift Whitecaps past Real Salt Lake Written by read more
View post tag: USS GDEB Delivers USS Mississippi to US Navy 363 Days Ahead View post tag: 363 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today GDEB Delivers USS Mississippi to US Navy 363 Days Ahead View post tag: US View post tag: GDEB May 3, 2012 View post tag: delivers View post tag: days View post tag: Mississippi View post tag: ahead View post tag: Navy Share this article Industry news General Dynamics Electric Boat yesterday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics .John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that Mississippi was at the most combat-ready state of any Virginia-class submarine at delivery. He credited the Navy, the shipbuilders and the supplier base for achieving significant shipbuilding benchmarks with the delivery of Mississippi.Mississippi is the ninth ship of the Virginia Class, the most advanced submarines in the world. These ships are providing the Navy with the capabilities it requires to retain its undersea dominance well into the 21st century. Mississippi will join the fleet in a commissioning ceremony June 2 in Pascagoula, Miss.“When compared with the lead ship of the Virginia Class, we have reduced our construction span time by two years, and implemented improvements that reduced construction labor hours by 30 percent,” Holmander said.“These are remarkable achievements that demonstrate the skill and commitment of everyone involved in the Virginia-class submarine program,” he said. “This kind of performance is the best way to help the Navy attain its shipbuilding goals and ensure our continuing success as a business.”Electric Boat and its major subcontractor, Newport News Shipbuilding, have received contracts to build the first 18 submarines of a planned 30-ship Virginia Class under a unique teaming agreement.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 03, 2012; View post tag: Naval read more
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 Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry in Madison,WI, is seeking to recruit a new tenure-track faculty member at theAssistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level.The Department of Psychiatry has identified schizophrenia as acritical area in which to promote research that will bring majoradvances to current knowledge about the origins and early phases ofthis mental health disorder. The Department seeks to create newknowledge about the causes and mechanisms of mental health problemsin this population, and to discover new ways to both identify theseproblems earlier and intervene more effectively.Research can be at any level including areas relevant to genetics,molecular, neurocircuit based approaches, or psychopharmacology.The UW Department of Psychiatry has strong research programs withoutstanding facilities including a 3T MRI housed in the LaneNeuroimaging Laboratory located in the Department. UWSMPH alongwith the entire UW is a leader in translational biomedical researchand offers many opportunities for collaboration with otherdepartments.Key university resources to support research inschizophrenia/psychotic disorders include the Health EmotionsResearch Institute (HERI), a world-class center withstate-of-the-art capabilities for high-field, high-resolutionimaging (Lane Neuroimaging Laboratory); strong collaborativerelationships with faculty in world-renowned research departmentsand centers such as the Waisman Center; the Departments ofPsychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and Computer Sciences andEngineering; and the Center for Healthy Minds at UW.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. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Anticipated Begin Date: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Contact: Employment Class: Department(s): Please apply directly to the website by clicking on “” and upload aCV and cover letter referring to the Position Vacancy Listingnumber.The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 12, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Ongoing/Renewable Kabao [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. ) -MD/DO/PHD Required. A criminal background check and caregiver check will berequired.UW Health is the integrated health system of the University ofWisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health serving morethan 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyondwith 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80outpatient sites. Madison is consistently recognized as one of thehappiest and healthiest places to live and work in the US, havingbeen ranked as one of the most beautiful, bike friendly, andenvironmentally “green” cities in country. Madison was also namedthe second-best place to practice medicine in the US by Medscapethis year.The University of Wisconsin provides a highly competitivecompensation package and excellent benefits. Job no: 99666-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHIATRYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific NOVEMBER 01, 2019 Instructions to Applicants: Principal Duties: -Wisconsin Medical License obtained by start date.-DEA certifications obtained by start date.-Credentialed with UW Health managed care plans, credentialing andstaff privileges at UW Hospital, UnityPoint Health MeriterHospital, and VA Middleton must be completed by start date. -Position may have a blend of clinical, teaching, and researchactivities based on candidate interest and skills of the facultymember.-Your responsibilities will include didactic and clinical teachingof fellows, residents, medical students and other health caretrainees.-The successful candidate will also participate in professional,public, and university service. License or Certificate: 99666-FA -Completion of training in Psychiatry or Psychology.-Demonstrated track record of successful research programs in thearea of psychiatry/psychology appropriate to their careerstage.-Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteriafor appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. 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 . Degree and Area of Specialization: Work Type: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) Official Title: Appointment Type, Duration: Faculty Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Salary: Job Number: A538900-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHIATRY NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Position Summary: Applications Open: Sep 10 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: read more
The UK Government has been working tirelessly to safeguard Bombardier jobs and argued from the very start this case was wholly unjustified. It is excellent news that the International Trade Commission has unanimously found in favour of Bombardier. It is great that the company will continue to play a hugely important role in our economy as we build a Northern Ireland fit for the future. Speaking a short time ago, Mrs Bradley commented: I know Bombardier workers and their families have been waiting some time for this and I wish them well as we welcome this news together.
The general “never miss a Sunday show” rule of thumb rang true this past Sunday, July 15th, at the Ardmore Music Hall when Grateful Shred high-stepped on into town.Among the newest bands on the Grateful Dead scene, Grateful Shred quickly proved that they’re more than just another tribute to the Dead. The talented assembly of West Coast cosmic cowboys, which includes bassist Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Circles Around The Sun), guitarists Clay Finch, Sam Blasucci, and Austin McCutchen has been making waves in the scene as of late. A slew of psychedelically charged music videos coupled with a fresh feel on the music straight out of the late 70s era and a laid-back demeanor to boot, it’s no question why this band caught the wave so fast.The group took their fourth night of their East Coast tour to the stage of the Ardmore Music Hall with a high energy showcase of a new wave of Grateful Dead music alongside drummer Richard Gowen (The Growlers) and pianist Frank LoCrasto, augmented by the mind-expanding visuals of the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show.With the lava lamp-style liquid lights running, opening act Mapache took the stage. Comprised of Grateful Shred guitarists Blasucci and Finch, the duo performed a set of their original psychedelic-tinged folk songs and some notable covers that revealed the deep roots of influence behind their songwriting including Peter Rowan‘s “Lonesome LA Cowboy” and Townes Van Zant’s “Loretta”.After a short break the full Grateful Shred lineup took the stage, launched into a jostling “Casey Jones”, and within in a few minutes, it was clear that the train had left the station at full steam ahead. Sticking the landing on the opener and convening in between songs to decide what would be next, the first set stuck with a country western and blues feel with classic cowboy tune “Me & My Uncle” followed by “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” and “Mr. Charlie”. The first set closed with a warmed-up band stretching their improvisational muscles on a “Scarlet > Fire” that sounded like it was plucked from the soundboard of Spring ‘77.The second set flew in with another sprinkling of country western in the always welcomed “Jack Straw” before the night took an interesting (and funky) turn for the cosmos via a vast “Estimated Prophet”, among several other strong jams that would round out the set. Bassist Dan Horne took lead vocals and proved just how deep the Shred can go on Bob Dylan‘s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, a well-earned slower paced song for the band before they launching into a monstrous “Playin’ In The Band > Space > Truckin > Playin’ In The Band”. Another deep cut followed in the fun bluesy romp that is “I’m a Hog for You”, and the set was ended by a balls-to-the-wall “Shakedown Street” that sonically explained the reason behind the “Shred” in Grateful Shred. Just when the audience thought the music was flowing one way, the band brought it another way; and just as tight as they began, the group reeled it in for a photo finish. “You know, this country was born right up the road from here,” recalled guitarist Austin McCutchen before the band saluted the historic significance of Philadelphia with a fitting “U.S. Blues” encore.It seems safe to say that the hype being built behind Grateful Shred rings true. The music of the Grateful Dead is in good hands these days, and young bands like this are a great reminder that the music will never stop.For a full list of Grateful Shred’s upcoming performances, head to their website.Setlist: Grateful Shred | Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 7/15/18I: Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Mr. Charlie, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The MountainII: Jack Straw, Estimated Prophet, Loose Lucy, Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues, Playing In The Band > Space > Truckin’ > Playing In the band, Althea, Tennessee Jed, Shakedown StreetE: U.S BluesGrateful Shred | Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 7/15/18 | Photos: Zach Roumaya Load remaining images read more
The first round of chemotherapy did little to suppress Ron Bose’s leukemia. The second round, with 10 times the dose, knocked the proliferating blast cells down, but only by half.That’s when his physician, David Steensma, used a new test developed by a team at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center that provides a tumor’s molecular profile, checking samples for 95 specific genes often mutated in blood cancers.The results indicated that Bose, 70, of Pawcatuck, Conn., had acute myeloid leukemia that contained a rare mutation that Steensma matched to an experimental drug developed by the Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company Agios. By November, after several months on the drug with few side effects, Bose’s blast cell levels had fallen significantly, to a point where he said he not only feels better, but he’s also a potential candidate for a bone-marrow transplant.The test, called a Rapid Heme Panel, was developed by a team that was led by Harvard Medical School Professor of Pathology Jon Aster, a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.The test, Aster said, builds on work done by the Profile research project at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. That project, which focuses on solid tumors, scans tumor samples for 305 gene mutations found in all types of cancers.The Rapid Heme Panel was designed not for research, however, but for patient care. Previous clinical tests often took weeks to return results and were limited to a small number of possible mutations. The new test can return results within days.“The nice thing about a panel like this is you get a whole bunch of mutations all at once, including ones you may not have thought to send,” Steensma said.The new test helps in a couple of ways, said Steeensma, an associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It can identify specific conditions in cases where the diagnosis is ambiguous. It can help physicians determine a patient’s prognosis and course of treatment, and it can quickly identify whether a patient is a candidate for an experimental treatment designed to attack specific genes. In Bose’s case, for example, his leukemia was determined to have the IDH2 mutation, which is targeted by Agios’ AG-221 drug.The Rapid Heme Panel is the natural outgrowth of information-rich times, Aster and Steensma said. With genetic analysis allowing physicians to identify tumors not just by cancer type — blood, lung, breast, brain — but also by individual genetic makeup. With drug companies searching for treatments targeting specific genetic vulnerabilities, a way is needed to guide physicians and patients through an increasing number of diagnosis and treatment options.“I think we have a better understanding of the molecular basis of blood cancers, more targeted therapies than other cancers,” Aster said. “The more targeted therapies you have, the more targets you have to identify.”The Rapid Heme Panel went into use in August and has been operating at close to capacity — 42 samples per week — since, Aster said. Aster said the test’s developers are continuing to evaluate it to ensure the best mix of genes is represented.“This is really the way of the future,” Steensma said. “We are going to be practicing medicine not based on how cells look under the microscope, but rather on what makes a disease tick.” read more
MAYVILLE- Chautauqua County officials have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon with 128 cases remaining active.Today’s new cases consist of four in Dunkirk, two in Cassadaga, two in Jamestown, two in Frewsburg, one in Forestville, and one in Fredonia.Of the 128 currently active, 10 of those are employees of Tanglewood Manor while 45 active cases remain among residents. 51 people associated with this outbreak have recovered.The Chautauqua County Health Department continues its investigation towards a cluster of cases in the North County, which were the result of a private event. At least 12 cases over the last week are linked to this event. There currently remains 16 people hospitalized in the county.To date, there have been 936 confirmed cases, 795 recoveries and 13 deaths.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) read more
Green MountainPower Corporation (NYSE: GMP) announced today that it has commenced a”Dutch Auction” self tender offer to purchase up to 800,000, or 14%, ofits common shares (including the associated common stock purchase rights).Under the terms of the offer, Green Mountain Power shareholders may offerto sell to Green Mountain Power all or a portion of the shares they ownwithin a price range of $17.00 to $21.00 per share in cash. The offerbegins today and will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, onNovember 19, 2002, unless the offer is extended by Green Mountain Power.As of October 17, 2002, Green Mountain Power had 5,728,340 shares ofcommon stock outstanding. The closing price for Green Mountain Powercommon stock on the NYSE on October 17, 2002, the last full trading day onthe NYSE prior to this announcement of the offer, was $16.17.The tender offer allows tendering Green Mountain Power shareholders tospecify the price, within the $17.00 – $21.00 price range, at which theyare willing to sell their shares. Once the offer expires, subject to thespecific terms and conditions of the tender offer, Green Mountain Powerwill examine the prices chosen by shareholders and will select the lowestpurchase price that will allow it to purchase 800,000 shares, or suchlesser number of shares as are tendered. If the number of shares tenderedat or below the selected price and not withdrawn is not more than 800,000,Green Mountain Power will purchase all of those tendered shares. If thetotal number of shares tendered at or below the selected price and notwithdrawn is more than 800,000, Green Mountain Power will first purchaseshares tendered at or below the selected price by odd lot holders. GreenMountain Power will then purchase, on a pro rata basis, shares from allother shareholders who tendered shares at or below the selected price. Allpurchased shares will receive the same price. Green Mountain Power hasreserved the right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its shares,subject to applicable law. Green Mountain Power’s offer is not conditionedon any minimum number of shares being tendered. The offer is subject to anumber of other terms and conditions that are specified in the Offer toPurchase being distributed to shareholders.The Information Agent for Green Mountain Power’s “Dutch Auction” tenderoffer is Mellon Investor Services LLC. Green Mountain Power’s Board ofDirectors has approved this tender offer. However, neither Green MountainPower, its Board of Directors nor the Information Agent is making anyrecommendation to shareholders as to whether to tender or refrain fromtendering their shares or as to the price or prices at which they maychoose to tender their shares. Shareholders must make their own decisionas to whether to tender their shares and, if so, how many shares to tenderand the price or prices at which such shares should be tendered. GreenMountain Power’s Board of Directors and executive officers have advisedGreen Mountain Power that they will not tender any of their shares in theoffer. read more
With the goal of obtaining a better ergonomic job for workers, the chassis is attached to a structure allowing it to spin, thus facilitating the welding sequence. After this stage, liner is applied on the vehicle, a specific material capable of absorbing external impact and preventing fragments of ordnance to penetrate the interior. The chassis continues its way through a paint chamber, where a base is applied. After this stage, it is ready to receive the components in the assembly line that will make it a modern combat vehicle. Then, the engine, transmission, suspension, electrical systems, hydraulic brakes and several other parts are assembled. Finally, the armored vehicle is sent to the final stage, where camouflage paint will be applied, among other components, according to the Brazilian Army’s specifications. By Dialogo June 24, 2013 The modern manufacturing process for vehicles ordered by the Army was displayed during a visit to the premises, beginning with the welding section of ballistic steel components, which give shape to the chassis. In a complex operation, the previously welded components are gathered in trays for the new hand-made special welding process, in order to guarantee the necessary quality. On June 15, IVECO inaugurated its unit that will manufacture Defense vehicles in the city of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais state, after an investment of over 100 million reales (about U.S. $ 46.64 million) in infrastructure and development of the medium-sized armored Guaraní vehicle for transporting personnel, with (VBTP-MR) 6×6 wheels, which was ordered by the Brazilian Army. The brand-new factory, located in an area of 30,000 square meters of which 18,000 m2 are covered, is the fifth IVECO plant used for defense products worldwide and the only one located outside of Europe. It is prepared to produce 100 Guaraní units per year, with the possibility of duplicating this number if necessary. The company employs about 350 people directly, and over 1,400 indirectly, and part of its workforce dedicated to the assembly line Guaraní (welders) underwent qualification training for the past six months at the IVECO unit in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. “The plant’s inauguration is further proof of IVECO’s trust in the Brazilian market, where we have constantly been investing since we started our activities in 1997. From that moment, IVECO has at least one great achievement every year, which allows us to not only be a full-line manufacturer, but also a company capable of providing advanced technological solutions in special vehicles, such as buses, firefighting trucks and defense units,” said Marco Mazzu, president of Fiat Industrial Latin America. read more