GT Advanced Technologies files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

first_imgGT Advanced Technologies files for chapter 11 bankruptcyGT’s surprise bankruptcy filing follows on news that Apple will not use its sapphire screens for the iPhone 6. Like all major PV equipment makers, GT has also suffered from the severe three-year downturn in equipment spending. October 6, 2014 Christian Roselund Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share GT Advanced Technologies and seven subsidiaries including Advanced CZ LLC filed for bankruptcy protection today. Under the chapter 11 filing the company will be allowed to restructure, and GT says that it will continue business as usual while developing a reorganization plan.The shock filing follows news in September that Apple will make its own screens for the iPhone 6 instead of using GT’s sapphire screens, which prompted an estimated 35% drop in stock prices. GT’s Sapphire products are being used for the iPhone 6 camera and the Apple Watch, and the company still holds a US$578 million, multi-year supply contract with Apple from November 2013.“It does seem to be related very closely to the Apple deal that never was,” notes GTM Research Lead Upstream Analyst Shyam Mehta. “Solar has been tough for the last few years, but it wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back.”GT says that it is currently seeking debtor-in-possession financing to secure immediate funds. The company says that along with the US$85 million in cash that it currently holds, it will be able to continue to pay wages on time as well as meeting other obligations.This current cash position is a far cry from the $333 million that GT reported at the end of the second quarter, and the company declined to comment on this. 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Africa Energy Portal to inspire engagement among stakeholders

first_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGSAFDBAfrica Energy PortalAmadou Hott Previous articlee-Mobility research fueling the clean energy transitionNext articleWhat next for US climate and energy policies? Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) to address a lack of information in the sector, by providing a one-stop-shop for accurate, reliable, relevant, and up-to-date information on energy in Africa. This will include statistics on investment flows and deals, as well as the socio-economic outcomes of power projects.Just launched! The Africa Energy Portal is a one-stop-shop for accurate, reliable, relevant, and up-to-date information on #energy in #Africa 👉🏿 https://t.co/LOwnYV2Imh💡💡💡 pic.twitter.com/3ywIQcDH6g— African Development Bank Group (@AfDB_Group) November 13, 2018“Many international and local stakeholders have experienced the data access and reliability challenges that hold back substantive participation in the numerous opportunities within Africa’s energy sector,” said Amadou Hott, Vice President of power, energy, climate change and green growth at the AfDB.“The AEP is strategically positioned to resolve these challenges, by providing stakeholders with the requisite information to facilitate decision making, and fast-track investments and initiatives that will revolutionise Africa’s energy sector,” Hott added.Virtual space for engagementIn addition to being an information repository, the AEP will also provide an interactive platform for knowledge-sharing amongst Africa’s energy sector stakeholders and experts.It will serve as a virtual space for engagement, and progressive dialogue on pertinent issues affecting the development of the continent’s energy and power infrastructure.Speaking during the launch, Wale Shonibare, director of energy financial solutions, policy and regulation at the bank lauded the AEP as a long-overdue, but necessary, step in “providing critical information for investment decisions, policy making, and regulatory action in Africa’s energy sector.”Reinforcing the need for partnerships, Shonibare welcomed collaboration from external stakeholders. Read more: Advocacy coalition urges AfDB to commit to 100% renewable future“We are aware that the portal’s success will depend on extensive collaboration, and we invite professionals, developers, investors, regulators, governments, financial institutions, statisticians, utility companies, think tanks, philanthropic institutions and other stakeholders to work with us in creating a robust and formidable platform for the continent,” he said.Also attending the launch, Uganda’s Minister for Energy and Minerals Irene Muloni praised the initiative as one that would enable countries to make better, and informed policy decisions.The AEP will leverage the bank’s energy sector and statistical expertise in order to consolidate and generate verified data and statistics on Africa’s energy sector.The bank also aims to collaborate with regional organisations, and in-country statistics agencies to develop data collection and validation procedures to improve the quality of publicly available information on the continent’s energy sector. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Finance and Policy Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more

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Jharkhand Election Trend- It’s again proved that public votes differently in assembly and general election

first_imgThe only Chief Minister of Jharkhand who completed full five-year term had to bite the dust. BJP lost Jharkhand to a resurgent JMM along with its ally Congress. The opposition especially Congress, TMC and others immediately started throwing barbs on BJP and its top leaders. P Chidambaram said that BJP is dented, denied and defeated’. Mamata Banerjee said it’s a win of people against CAA. There will be a lot other political comments that are to come and BJP had to tolerate those.What went wrong? I think it doesn’t require deep analysis. Raghubar Das and Manoharlal Khattar were the two most unpopular BJP CMs. Khattar led BJP factually lost Haryana but Bhupendra Singh Hooda Led Congress couldn’t win Haryana. It’s another matter that BJP managed to retain power in Haryana through a post-poll alliance with JJP.In Maharashtra, people, in fact, gave a mandate to Devendra Fadnavish led NDA. Fadnavish no doubt is a popular CM in Maharashtra. It’s another matter that it’s allied Shiv Sena broke away from NDA and allied with Congress and NCP. It won’t be said loss for BJP.In Jharkhand, not only CM Raghubar Das but also many ministers either lost or trailing. This proves how Raghubar Das government was unpopular. There might be arguments that BJP contesting alone is a blunder. Saraju Ray’s rebellion dented BJP. And there would be another hundred of excuses. But the fact remains that Raghubar Das’s government remained highly unpopular. Completing full five-year tenure is not important rather the delivery of service to people is the main criteria to which the public judge.Social media are now full of rhetoric. Anti-BJP supporters expressing their unbounded joy throwing pot-shots on BJP and its followers. On the other hand, BJP followers along with Modi-Bhaktas expressing their frustrations. I really wonder why people are ignoring the smarter and mature voters of the present day?In many of my blogs on this platform, I have repeatedly reiterated that present-day voters are smarter and mature. They vote differently in the state election and central election. When MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were lost by BJP, many said that Narendra Modi had lost his aura. BJP too performed very badly in Telangana assembly election. But in general election 2019, BJP swept Hindi heartland along with Karnataka with an impressive show in Telangana. It also won 18 seats in West Bengal. In Odisha, both state and central elections took place simultaneously. People voted BJD for the state and gave more mandate to BJP for the centre.Then after the general election 2019, people thought the opposition is totally decimated. But Congress emerged in Haryana, NCP emerged in Maharashtra and JMM won in Jharkhand. What does it say? If we closely look into elections from 2018 till date, people are voting differently. They are just not influenced rather judge the performance of the political parties. Only Narendra Modi’s charisma can’t win you a state election if state-level leaders are underperformer. Similar you can’t just win abusing Narendra Modi or offering just sops like Congress offered minimum income guarantee scheme (NYAY) in 2019 general election campaign.Democracy is said to be a lesser evil than any other type of governance system. For a better democracy, its main stakeholder, the public has to perform its duty of punishing underperformer and rewarding better performers. If the public started voting sensibly doing proper scrutiny of their representatives, then democracy always becomes mature and accountable as politicians have to be on their toe to perform. The same is happening for at least the last two years. Isn’t the public now wins the elections instead of parties or individual leaders?Instead of making ourselves as loyal to a party or ideology let’s celebrate democracy. The mature and smarter public always makes a democracy great. I am proud of Indian democracy. Aren’t you too?last_img read more

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Sources: North Bergen police probing suicide of man who had been…

first_img Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Sources: North Bergen police probing suicide of man who had been missing for 10 days CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne NewsNorth Bergen/Guttenberg Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – February 13, 2020 7:52 pm 0 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAs suit between Kushner Cos. and Jersey City wages on, settlement remains unlikelyNext articleHCDO backing 8 of 9 freeholder incumbents, staying out of presidential race for now John Heinis Bayonne TAGSeladio ortiznorth bergen light rail stationnorth bergen policesuicide SHARE Facebook Twitter The North Bergen Police Department is probing the suicide of a township man who had been missing for 10 days, sources told HCV this evening.Eladio Ortiz photo via Twitter.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewEladio Ortiz had been reported missing on February 3rd and the North Bergen Police Department said in social media posts on February 10th that they were seeking the public’s help in locating him.Today, around 4:30 p.m. at the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station in North Bergen on 51st Street and Tonnelle Avenue, a heavy police presence had taped off a crime scene due to an ongoing investigation, photos and videos from the scene show.Sources with knowledge of the investigation, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, confirmed that Ortiz’s had been found dead and that location and his death was being treated as a suicide.No further information was immediately available about his whereabouts and/or how he ended up at the light rail station.The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office deferred comment to the NBPD, who did not immediately return inquiries seeking comment. Bayonne Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

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Competitors Announced for American Horsewoman’s Challenge™

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! NWNHC Productions has announced the horsewomen selected to compete in the 2014 American Horsewoman’s Challenge. The list of competitors includes Mary Kitzmiller, runner-up in the 2014 Road to the Horse Wild Card competition, Mary Miller-Johnson, featured trainer on the “Mustang Millionaire” television series, Obbie Schlom 2013 Road to the Horse competitor, and more than 30 other talented horsewomen from across the U.S. and two from Canada – Pam Asheton of Cochrane, Alberta and Winnie Stott of King City, Ontario.The Challenge is a six-month competition to train a “green broke” horse in the areas of Cowboy Dressage, Ranch and Trail Versatility, and Liberty. The Finals event and “Year of the Horse Woman” celebration will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla. October 3 – 5, 2014.To be selected for the Challenge, entrants had to submit to a rigorous evaluation process, requiring that they be recommended by up to two clients and an equine professional, and submit a video test, in all three areas of competition, which was scored by judges from across the U.S. Those entrants meeting the qualifying standards of the Challenge were chosen to join the competition.“We are really pleased with the caliber of the competitors for this year’s event,” said Jim “Hutch” Hutchins, event producer. “It’s going to be an exciting Finals with so much fabulous talent. The fans are also going to learn so much as they follow the competitors’ journeys online.”Fans of each competitor can follow their favorite trainer’s challenges and progress, throughout the training process, on social media and personal blogs. Members of the Horsewoman’s Challenge Remuda Club will also benefit from regular training tips and inside information.Visit horsewomanschallenge.com for more information.Competitor ListThe following competitors have qualified to participate in the American Horsewoman’s Challenge as of April 1, 2014:Andresen, Amy Venus, TXAsheton, Pamela Cochrane, Alberta, CanadaBranham, Cindy Topeka, KSBrown, Tricia Wilber, NECatalino, Hannah Cardwell, MTClarke, Courtney Fowlerville, MIDalmut, Kathryn Greenwood, ARDeHass. Kathy Millersburg, OHDuvall, Donna Palmer, TXEvans, Megan Grass Valley, CAFaulconer, Nancy Eatonton, GAGabree, Danielle Belmont, NHGallaher, Shalise Lexington, KYGilles, Michelle Lubbock, TXGrover, Lorrie Corpus Christi, TXHambrick, Patricia Ennis, TXHartford-Sapp, Marsha Tallahassee, FLHenny, Lauren Wilsonville, ALKitzmiller, Mary Kemp, TXLane, Amanda West Bend, WILane, Michaela West Bend, WIMauzy, Sarah Dryden, MIMcCormack, Krystle Oklahoma City, OKMiller-Jordan, Mary Kelly, NCMoles, Betsy Woodstock, GAMoore Harrison, Marcia Potlatch, IDPitts, Mirka Elberta, ALRaven, Rebecca Colorado Springs, CORobins, Julie Aiken, SCRush, Nita Jo Boulder, CORyan, Sammy Athol, IDSchlom, Obbie Canyen, TXSteinert, Jerusha St. Paul, MNStott, Winnie King City, Ontario, CanadaStygar, Amanda Shelton, WAThompson, Amanda Whiteville, NCTrice, Annie Hurlock, MD Tags: Winnie Stott, American Horsewoman’s Challenge, Pam Asheton, SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more

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Canadian Squads for North American Endurance Team Challenge

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Equine Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian squads who will represent Canada at the 2015 North American Endurance Team Challenge (NAETC), set to take place in Millbrook, ON at Cayuse Creek Ranch on August 21, 2015.The NAETC is an FEI sanctioned endurance competition held every two years, with teams from Canada, Mexico and the United States participating.The following riders have qualified for the Canadian squads. Prior to the start of competition, these riders will be split into teams of three to five members riding for Canada:CANADA EASTRider / Hometown / Horse / OwnerLaura Austin / Millbrook, ON / Good to Go CCA / Laura AustinRobert Gielen / Flesherton, ON / More Bang for Your Buck / Robert GielenBrianne Henderson / Grand Valley, ON / Rivendell Elessar / David & Janet HendersonWendy MacCoubrey / Ste. Justine de Newton, QC / Am Mysterious Mopsa/Yvette VintonMike Merriam / Finch, ON / J Walker AES / Kim WoolleyDessia Miller / Berwick, ON / Amber Kiera / Dessia MillerSolstice Pecile / Bailieboro, ON / Glorious Song IA / Solstice PecileYvette Vinton / Morriston, FL / Teese / Yvette VintonMichele Watling / Kirkfield, ON / Klien / Michelle WatlingSavanah Wilson / Kemptville, ON / WRR Victorian / Savanah WilsonKim Woolley / Finch, ON / Schakka Khan / Kim WoolleyNancy Zukewich / Ottawa, ON / Serious Moonlight / Nancy ZukewichChef d’équipe – Nancy Beacon, Flesherton, ONCANADA WESTRider / Hometown / Horse / OwnerWendy Carnegie / Dugald, MB / Shaunessy’s Autumn Harvest / Wendy CarnegieAvery Delannoy / Beausejour, MB / OK Absolutely Spotless / Angela LavalleeColleen DeVry / Fort Saskatchewan, AB / Nightwind’s Bey Infiniti / Colleen DeVryLena Gray / Montney, BC / Zorros Black Pearl / Tara MacleodAngela Lavallee / Anola, MB / Cansas / Angela LavalleeAriel Macleod / Montney, BC / Driftwoods Tabora / Ariel MacleodColetan Macleod / Montney, BC / Zorros Iron Horse / Tara MacleodTara Macleod / Montney, BC / Zorros Flying Dutchman / Tara MacleodHeather Nielsen / Lamont, AB / Nightwinds Indigo Bey / Colleen DeVryTracy Vollman / Regina, SK / RA Karim / Tracy VollmanChef d’équipe – Maura Leahy, Dugald, MBThis NAETC is an FEI 2* (120km) ride with four phases. The competition will be divided into Senior and Junior/Young Rider (J/YR) Divisions, with both divisions using the same trail on the same day.For more information regarding the NAETC, click here. Tags: North American Endurance Team Challenge, NAETC, SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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LGCT Announces 2016 Dates

first_imgMexico City will join the Longines Global Champions Tour, incorporating the new Global Champions League, in 2016 as part of a spectacular calendar of 15 events.The new 2016 calendar sees the circuit make a further strategic expansion across the American continent with the addition of a spectacular new event in Mexico City. Mexico City will join the dynamic destinations of the world’s premier show jumping series, featuring at total of 15 events this year, including Miami Beach, Rome, Shanghai, Monaco and Doha.The new Global Champions League team competitions will take place at every Longines Global Champions Tour event. Olympic and World Champions will be in action every Friday, competing in teams made up of different nationalities in a unique new format. Top riders have predicted that the innovative new competitions will inject fresh excitement for fans and TV audiences worldwide with team rivalries, tactics and alliances energising the sport. The GCL has committed to adhering to the highest standards of horse welfare and integrity of competition, in keeping with the highly regarded equine care at all LGCT events.Teams competing in the new Global Champions League will be battling for a share of a €7.5 million prize purse, including an overall bonus to be shared at the end of the season in Doha, Qatar.Jan Tops, Founder and President of Longines Global Champions Tour, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time to be in show jumping and I look forward to welcoming Mexico City to our list of fantastic destinations worldwide in 2016. We will continue to invest in our sport to bring show jumping to wider audiences and to more cities around the world so that it is accessible to more and more people who can see the best athletes in action. Our expansion in the Americas will continue to grow our audience where there is a particularly strong interest in equestrian sport. This year will be fundamental in the progression of show jumping as we push the boundaries of innovation and development for our fans who watch on TV, online and as spectators.”The 2016 season will feature the greatest stars in the sport today. After a thrilling three-way battle for the 2015 championship, the new season is set to raise the competition bar again with top athletes including World Number One and two-time LGCT Champion Scott Brash (GBR), last year’s Champion of Champions Luciana Diniz (POR), four-time Olympic Gold medalist Ludger Beerbaum (GER), former European Champion Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) and two-time LGCT Champion Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS).2016 will see a total of 15 events, with further details for London or Paris to be confirmed shortly. 2015 saw positive growth for show jumping with more fans watching the sport, including over one million fans viewing LGCT events live on our online streaming platform over the course of the year. Combining world-class horses and athletes with a clear passion for show jumping, Longines Global Champions Tour events attract fans from all over the globe and high profile figures from the worlds of business, entertainment, sport and culture. The 2015 season saw increased TV distribution with more TV channels covering the events live including Eurosport and BeIN Sports, and major international networks including CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg featuring news and special highlights features. Building on this success, coverage of the 2016 season will again be distributed to more TV and online audiences across the world.THE 2016 CALENDARFor the second year in a row, Miami Beach, USA will be the spectacular launch pad kicking off from the 7th – 9th April. The world’s best horses and riders will again join the American calendar of art, fashion and music events that make Miami Beach one of the world’s most exciting destinations today. This first leg of the Tour will mark the debut of the revolutionary new Global Champions League team competition, running alongside all 2016 LGCT events.Hot on its heels, the show jumping action heads south to Mexico City which will make its debut at the grassy arena of Campo Marte on 14th – 16th April, welcoming new audiences to top sporting action and entertainment. Campo Marte is an equestrian venue located in the Avenue Paseo de la Reforma, next to the National Auditorium in Chapultepec Park, in Mexico City, which previously hosted Olympic Games dressage and individual jumping events.The diamond city of Antwerp, Belgium, returns for a third consecutive year from 20th – 23rd April. Shanghai, China, a new addition to the Tour in 2014, will host the 4th round of the 2016 Championship from 29th April – 1st May and has become one of the most prominent and popular equestrian events in Asia. As the season picks up speed, top action will again unfold at the dramatic floodlit outdoor arena next to the China Art Pavilion in Shanghai’s World Expo Park.The Tour then returns to Europe, beginning in Hamburg, Germany, on 4th – 7th May before moving to Madrid, Spain for 20th – 22nd May, which last year saw tens of thousands of fans watch Luciana Diniz claim the first of several Grand Prix victories.Next comes three events at a fast pace beginning with the iconic Chantilly from 26th – 29th May. The stunning French Riviera and Cannes is quick to follow from 9th – 11th June, before the ‘Formula One’ of show jumping pit-stops in glamorous Monaco from 23rd – 25th June for the 9th round of the season at the iconic Port Hercule.With the race for the Championship set to be at full gallop, July will see an event in Paris (1st – 3rd July) or London (22nd – 24th July). In the same month the Tour returns to the ever-popular Portuguese Riviera of Cascais, Estoril from 7th – 9th July for the next stage on the circuit. This will be followed by the stunning home event of the Tour at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands from 4th – 7th August.Following a sensational ‘standing room only’ debut in 2015, The Eternal City will once more host the best horses and riders in the world as Rome, Italy, takes place from 9th – 11th September, at the Stadio De Marmi ringed by magnificent marble statues. Historic Vienna, Austria, will see another hotly-contested battle as riders jostle for ranking points before the final leg during 15th – 18th September.State-of-the-art Al Shaqab in Qatar’s capital, Doha, will once more take centre stage for the high stakes championship climax from 3rd – 5th November as what promises to be an incredible 2016 season comes to a close. 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Two men charged with murder of unarmed Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia

first_imgCourtesy of the Arbery FamilyBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault for the February shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested on Thursday and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail.Cellphone video showing the moment has prompted national outrage since surfacing online this week, but his mother said she can’t bring herself to watch it.“I don’t think I’ll ever be in a mental state where I can actually watch the video. I had others that watched it that shared what they saw and that just was enough,” Wanda Cooper-Jones told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday on “Good Morning America.”In the 28-second video, Arbery, who is black, can be seen jogging around a neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with two loud gunshots.Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, who are both white, told police they grabbed their guns and hopped in their truck to pursue Arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood, because they believed he was responsible for several recent burglaries. The father claimed his son got out of the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery, according to a police report obtained by ABC News.The two men tussled over the firearm before Arbery was shot, as seen in the cellphone video, which was allegedly taken by a bystander.Arbery, who lived in Brunswick, one town over from where the McMichaels reside, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Glynn County coroner. No weapons were found on him, according to the police report.Nearly three months after the killing, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed in the case.“I’m managing, it’s really hard,” Arbery’s mother told ABC News Thursday. “It’s really been hard.”Cooper-Jones said she believes authorities haven’t made any arrests because Gregory McMichael had a lengthy career as an investigator in the Brunswick district attorney’s office before recently retiring.“I think that they don’t feel like he was wrong because he was one of them,” she said.After the video circulated on social media Tuesday, a large crowd of protesters marched through the neighborhood where Arbery was killed. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations announced Wednesday that it was opening its own probe into the Feb. 23 incident.S. Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys representing Arbery’s family, said they are demanding answers and calling for the immediate arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael.“Prosecutors will need a grand jury in order to formally indict these men, but that has nothing to do with actually going out and arresting the men seen on camera murdering a 25-year-old unarmed black man,” Merritt told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday on “GMA.”“The prosecutors actually have the option, if they so chose to, to directly indictment and skip the entire grand jury process,” he added. “It’s something that happens all the time in our legal system, and this would certainly be an appropriate moment.”The McMichaels’ attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Wednesday, and the McMichaels themselves did not return phone calls.Arbery would have turned 26 years old on Friday. Cooper-Jones described her late son as humble, kind, well-mannered and beloved by his family and peers.“Ahmaud didn’t deserve to go the way that he went,” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor in Statistical Genetics (69762)

first_imgThe Institute of Food andAgricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environmentthat affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, includingability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Weparticularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such anenvironment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, andprofessional service. We strongly encourage historicallyunderrepresented groups to apply.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 30%teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 70% research(Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in theDepartment of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and AgriculturalSciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may changein accordance with the needs of the unit. The successful candidateis expected to establish an independent, nationally andinternationally recognized extramurally funded research program instatistical genetics.The research focus may include theoretical, computational, andapplied approaches to quantitative genetics, population genetics,mixed model methodology, and genetic evaluation and selection. Thesuccessful candidate will use genetic statistical analyses toimprove our understanding of domestic animal biology and itspractical application for improving animal production, well-being,and interaction with humans and the environment. Research willfocus on development and use of statistical and bioinformaticstools to characterize the structure and function of animal genomes,improve association studies and enhance genetic prediction. Theincumbent in the position will be expected to collaborate withprojects related to large-scale genotype-to-phenotype analyses andwith other faculty in animal science disciplines includingphysiology, ruminant nutrition, meat science, breeding andgenetics, and immunology. There are additional opportunities forcollaboration in the department with interdisciplinary programs inanimal molecular and cell biology, microbiology, statistics,genomics, and across the university with the UF InformaticsInstitute, UF Genetics Institute and UF Interdisciplinary Centerfor Biotechnology Research. University of Florida InformationTechnology (UFIT) operates and supports the infrastructure forresearch and advanced computing for the UF community. UF has thevery best and fastest AI supercomputer in U.S. higher education andis in the midst of a campaign to raise artificial intelligence tothe forefront of what we do. The incumbent is encouraged toparticipate in this initiative.Preferred skills include a solid background in quantitativegenetics, statistics (linear regression, predictive statistics,factorial analysis, PCA, graph theory, machine learning, Bayesianand Likelihood inferences), biostatistics, bioinformatics,programming (e.g., R, python, Java, Fortran, and/or C/C++), use ofcommon software for analysis of genetics data, analysis ofnon-normally distributed data, and large-scale dataset analysis.Expertise in predictive and Bayesian statistics is desirable.Tenure will accrue in the Department of Animal Sciences. Thefaculty member will participate actively in undergraduate educationand graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving ongraduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research,supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results withtheir graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract andgrant funding actively to support their program.The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activitiesrelated to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/orgraduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduatestudents, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement,seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduateand graduate research and creative work, publishingteaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, andengaging in professional development activities related to teachingand advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate inthe CALS Honors Program, distance education, and internationaleducation.Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected tobe supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research,Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specifiedin the position description.Background Information:Florida boasts large and vibrant beef, dairy and horse industriesthat have strong ties to research, teaching and extension programswithin IFAS. The Department of Animal Sciences ( http://www.animal.ufl.edu ) has anemphasis on the forage consuming species, particularly cattle andhorses, and their products useful to humankind. There aresignificant strengths in the Department in the areas of physiology,nutrition, genetics, and meat science that will serve as fertilecollaborative potential for the incumbent to this position. TheDepartment also has substantial farm facilities for housing beefand dairy cattle, horses, sheep and pigs for use by faculty inresearch, teaching and extension efforts.Required:A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in animal breeding,quantitative genetics, biostatistics, or a closely relateddiscipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skillsin verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships,and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must besupportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates mustalso have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence,diversity, global involvement, and accountability.Preferred:Demonstrable or potential ability to attract extramural funding andpublish in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Teaching andpostdoctoral experience is desirable.For full consideration, candidates should apply and submitadditional materials by February 28, 2021. The position will remainopen until a viable applicant pool is determined.NominationsNominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the completename and address of the nominee. This information should be sentto:Please refer to Requisition # 69762Raluca MateescuChair, Search and Screen CommitteeUniversity of FloridaDept. of Animal SciencesUniversity of FloridaPO Box 110910 Gainesville FL 32611-0910Phone: 352-392-2367E-mail: [email protected] InformationIndividuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/83601and submit: Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of CredentialEvaluation Services (NACES) .Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. TheUniversity of Florida is a public institution and subject to allrequirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.The University of Florida is anEqual Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadlydiverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greaterGainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events,restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and socialopportunities.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the positionand qualifications relative to the credentials listed aboveCurriculum vitaeContact information (including email addresses) for 3individuals that will be willing to provide a letter ofrecommendation. Letters are not initially required, but may berequested by the chair of the search and screen committee followingnotification to the candidate.Unofficial transcriptslast_img read more

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Pennsylvania EMT Killed in Crash

first_imgMCCALMONT TOWNSHIP, PA (WeAreCentralPA.com) — A 37-year-old man who formerly worked for the DuBois Ambulance Service was killed Monday morning when his SUV left the road. William Duffield of Ridgway died when his SUV crashed near Wayne Storage around 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. Police say he lost control when trying to make a left turn. He hit an embankment and his SUV rolled multiple times.last_img

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