Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Latino Cultural StudiesLatinos and Latinas in the United States. Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected] Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is looking for qualified instructors to teachcourses in Latino Cultural Studies. For the 2018-2019 academicyear, we are looking for Instructors to teach Introduction to thefollowing courses:
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The past year has produced plenty to celebrate for our industry, with strong investment in production equipment, moves to propagate the next generation of bakers and, to cap it all, the best British wheat harvest on record. British Baker looks back over the top 10 successes of the year.Good YearThe past year has produced plenty to celebrate for our industry, with strong investment in production equipment, moves to propagate the next generation of bakers and, to cap it all, the best British wheat harvest on record. British Baker looks back over the top 10 successes of the yearApprenticeships – Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), pledged to triple apprenticeships in the food and drink industry by 2020. This came on top of Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery pledging to take on 12 apprentices a yearoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350The Bread Factory – On top of reporting 25% revenue growth from £36.1m to £45.1m for the year ending 28 February 2015, The Bread Factory entered into a partnership with gluten-free foodservice company Wild Thexton and bought retail bakery Bread Rollflash 9cameramake Canonheight 350orientation 1camerasoftware GIMP 2.8.14originaldate 8/2/2013 3:16:00 PMwidth 550cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIBritish Baker – Not only did British Baker fight the good fight for bread by taking its #WeLoveBread campaign all the way to 10 Downing Street, it also successfully launched its Christmas Stars awards to find the very best in festive producecameramake Canonheight 350orientation 1flash 16originaldate 2/6/2015 5:15:17 PMwidth 550cameramodel Canon EOS 700DBritish Wheat – British wheat had a great year, delivering the largest harvest on record at an estimated 16.68 million tonnes despite a reported decrease in the area plantedoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 350width 550orientation 1camerasoftware GIMP 2.8.14Délifrance UK – Délifrance UK announced a £30m investment in its London bakery, including a state-of-the-art stone-baked bread line. The first in the UK to use robotic scarification, it allows the company to produce large-scale ranges of rustic breadflash 15cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONheight 350orientation 1camerasoftware GIMP 2.8.14originaldate 10/2/2015 4:12:39 PMwidth 550cameramodel NIKON D700Finsbury Foods – Finsbury Foods exceeded expectations as revenues grew 45.8% to £256.2m for the year to 27 June 2015. The company also bought of foodservice cake maker Johnstone’s Just Desserts from administratorsoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350Irwin’s – Irwin’s Bakery had a strong year of revamps and expansions, including rebranding and expanding its sweet Howell’s Homemade range and expanding its Softee bread range. The bakery said it expected turnover to hit £40m in the next five yearsoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350Organic Food – The Soil Association reported a 4% growth in the sale of organic products, including a 4.2% growth in organic cereals and a 7.2% growth in organic biscuitsoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350Roberts Bakery – Roberts Bakery opened a £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery in Derbyshire in October. This came on top of the bakery launching its first TV advertising campaign, promoting its white bread as “soft and fluffy”originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350Warburtons – Warburtons had a great year, opening a £20m sandwich alternatives plant in Burnley and launching its Giant Crumpets with a help from The Muppets. The Muppets campaign was crowned best Christmas advert by market researchers Millward Brownoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 350
It’s that time of year again… In four days, Phish will return to New York’s Madison Square Garden for their annual four-night New Year’s run. Each year, we like to celebrate the season in the days leading up to Phish at MSG with the 12 Days of Phishmas, a daily series that gives you your Phish fix and helps stoke your excitement in the days leading up to the run. In 2016, we took you back to 12 historic Phish performances at The Garden. In 2017, with the Baker’s Dozen barely out of sight in the rearview, we relived the magic and mystery of the band’s historic residency.For years, we’ve been earmarking some of our favorite Phish interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and other cool content that we haven’t found the right occasion to share with you…until now. For 2018, we’ve made you a very special Phishmas Advent calendar to help spice up your countdown to showtime. As we approach the start of the run on the 28th, we’ll open up one panel a day and reveal a fun surprise inside—a little something sweet and Phishy once a day until the Garden party begins. No peeking! By the time we’re finished with the calendar, it will finally be time for the gift we’ve all been waiting for: Four nights of Phish on their home court at the World’s Most Famous Arena.4 Days Til Phish – How Chris Kuroda & Phish’s Lighting Crew Map Out A JamOn the ninth day of Phishmas… We take a peek behind the light board and see how Phish lighting designer Chris Kuroda and lighting programmer Andrew Giffin visualize their illuminations before showtime. In early 2015, Phish put out a video shows footage from a show side-by-side with a digital rendering of the light show created ahead of time. Judging by how few views it has on YouTube compared to the rest of the videos on Phish’s channel, we’re guessing most of you haven’t gotten to see it yet. But you should—for any Phish fan that’s a sucker for the lights (read: all of us), its a pretty cool way to spend 11 minutes. Plus, you get to listen to Phish while you watch. Win-win…As the video’s opening titles note,Some aspects of live lighting at a Phish show are composed of elements first envisioned in a simulator through a process known as pre-visualization. Lighting Designer Chris Kuroda, along with Lighting Programmer Andrew Giffin create the look of the show virtually, building a three-dimensional model and using it to develop the lighting sequence.What you’re about to see is the rendering of several concepts alongside their actual live performances. The pre-visualization is on the left and the actual is on the right from Phish’s recent October 24th, 2014 performance of “Wolfman’s Brother” from San Francisco. Related: Phish LD Chris Kuroda Explains The Unlikely Origins Of His Lighting Design Career [Watch]From the bright chorus beams to the subtler textures of the song’s built-in jam, Kuroda and Giffin have a plan for the whole “Wolfman’s” visual flow. As the jam moves deeper and flirts with the unknown, you can see them add in extra flourishes in real time above and beyond their mapped-out format. Check out the pre-visualization of the 10/24/14 “Wolfman’s Brother” alongside footage from the show below to see how Kuroda and Giffin’s ideas go from digital renderings to real-life rock and roll magic.Phish Lighting: A Look At The Pre-Visualization Of A Song[Video: Phish]This relatively straightforward rendition of “Wolfman’s” is a great representation of how pre-planned lighting ideas come to life. Now, what we’d really like to see is another side-by-side clip of a pre-viz and an irregular, improvised jam to get a taste of when and how the lighting team abandons their plans and explores along with the band in real time. Chris and Andrew: If you’re reading this, know that we’d love a further look at the magic you work from behind the board. Can’t wait to see what surprises you have mapped out for us at MSG!We’ll be back tomorrow to open the tenth panel on our Phishmas 2018 Advent calendar. What other Phishmas surprises are in store? You’ll just have to wait and see…In the meantime, you can go back through the previous Phishmas surprises:On the first day of Phishmas… The Big Daddy ShowOn the second day of Phishmas… David Byrne Interviews PhishOn the third day of Phishmas… Trey Anastasio Talks Fare The Well At The New Yorker Festival On the fourth day of Phishmas… A Look Inside The Hoist Sessions From Cactus FilmsOn the fifth day of Phishmas… Mike Gordon Fascinates A Muscle Shoals LegendOn the sixth day of Phishmas… Page McConnell Chats in the Streets of LondonOn the seventh day of Phishmas… The Peanuts Conjure Cartoon Phish for “YEM” Dance Party On the eighth day of Phishmas… Trey & Mike Explain Phish to MTV on H.O.R.D.E. Tour (Swig Beer, Cross Legs)On the ninth day of Phishmas… How Chris Kuroda & Phish’s Lighting Team Map out a Song
The Sabeti lab’s interest in Lassa began after research found signals of selection that suggested humans might have evolved a genetic resistance to the disease, Andersen said.“When a patient comes in with Lassa, a blood sample is taken for diagnostic purposes,” he said. “We take whatever is left over and developed methods to sequence the virus and analyze the results.”Among those results were some surprises, particularly the idea that certain individuals may be infected with Lassa long before showing symptoms.“There’s data to suggest that some individuals — maybe about 5 percent of our patients — have carried the virus for months rather than weeks,” Andersen said.That seeming immunity, Andersen said, could be linked to previous infection. Because the earlier infection produced antibodies to the disease, the patient’s immune system initially fights off reinfection. Eventually, however, mutations in the virus can allow it to escape the antibodies, so that it can replicate and cause illness.It’s a process researchers are hoping to better understand, Andersen said, in part through working with clinicians to ensure their data is used both in diagnosis and toward development of possible Lassa vaccines.“One thing this paper shows is that Lassa is very diverse,” Andersen said. “That’s something we need to take into consideration as we try to develop any vaccine. Lassa in Sierra Leone, from a genetic perspective, is very different from Lassa in Nigeria, so we may need to think about a country-specific vaccine strategy.”What is clear, Andersen said, is that genetic sequencing represents a powerful new weapon against disease.“We’re no longer guessing, we’re looking at hard data,” he said. “The advent of genetic sequencing allows us to detect the presence of these viruses, but also to understand how it is they’re transmitting, how they’re spreading, and how they’re changing over time.” Study provides deep insights into course, makeup of deadly disease Scientists fighting last year’s outbreak of Ebola used the power of genetic sequencing to unlock the secrets of the deadly virus, and now they’re doing the same for a similar, and far more prevalent, disease — Lassa fever.Led by Harvard’s Pardis Sabeti, an international team of researchers sequenced the genomes of hundreds of samples of Lassa fever collected from patients in Africa, and found that, unlike Ebola, which is most often spread through human contact, Lassa cases largely come through contact with infected rodents. The study is described in an Aug. 13 paper in Cell.“With Ebola, you have an initial spillover event, and then you have a consistent human-to-human transmission chain,” said researcher Kristian Andersen, a former postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute and now an assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute. “Most new Ebola patients get the disease from other patients, so the focus needs to be on isolation to break that chain.“But for Lassa it’s very different,” he continued. “What we found is each patient coming in is a new spillover event. So every Lassa patient we see, we believe … got infected from the rodent reservoir.”As a result, what works for halting the spread of one disease isn’t effective against the other.“When you look at the clinical symptoms they’re quite similar, but the viruses themselves are quite different, and the way they behave is different … and because of that the way we intervene is different,” he said. “In Lassa, our focus needs to be on preventing that spillover event.”The team began work on Lassa several years ago, developing techniques — particularly the notion of sequencing the virus’ genome to understand how it is transmitted — that established the groundwork for their Ebola research. Sequencing Ebola’s secrets Related
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The health ministry said Tuesday the number of new virus-related deaths in a day climbed above 60 for the first time, bringing the total number of deaths in the small country to nearly 2,500. Daily infections have soared in recent weeks and hospitals have struggled with COVID-19 patients, reporting near full occupancy of ICU beds. Nearly 286,000 infections have been recorded since last year.
Photo: Pixabay / SBA.NEW YORK — The government is approaching the $349 billion lending limit on its Paycheck Protection Program that is funneling relief money to the nation’s small businesses.The Small Business Administration says that as of Wednesday afternoon, it had approved more than 1.44 million loans totaling more than $311 billion — up more than $50 billion since Monday. The Trump administration has asked Congress, which set the original ceiling, for another $250 billion for the program. However, that request has stalled in the Senate.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration head Jovita Carranza on Wednesday urged Congress to appropriate more funds. The SBA has processed more than 14 years’ worth of loans in less than 14 days, they said.“We want every eligible small business to participate and get the resources they need,” two said in a joint statement. A breakdown of the loans on the SBA website showed that as of Monday, the average loan size was $239,152, and 70% of the loans were for $150,000 and under— an amount likely sought by very small companies. At that point, loans worth $247.5 billion had been approved.Construction firms were approved for the largest share of the loans, nearly 14%, or $34 billion. Many companies in construction are small, local or regional businesses. In second place were companies that provide professional, scientific and technical services, with 12.3% or $30.35 billion, and manufacturers were in third place with 12.25%, or $30.32 billionHealth care and social assistance companies were in fourth place about $28 billion in loans, and No. 5 was lodging and food services, with nearly $23 billion.An email to the SBA seeking comment about the status of the program was not immediately answered.It’s unclear how much money has actually been distributed from the program, which launched April 3. Thousands of business owners are still awaiting word on their loan applications.The country’s most populous states had the most loans. Texas had the most loans although it is the second-largest state; it had over 88,000 loans worth nearly $21.8 billion. California, No. 1 in population, was second in loans, with nearly 55,000 worth nearly $20.9 billion.Florida, third in population was also third in loans, getting just over 52,000 worth nearly $12.7 billion. New York, fourth in population and loans, had nearly 41,000 worth $11.7 billion.But Ohio, seventh in population, was No. 5 in loans with 38,000 worth nearly $10.4 billion. 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)
Related Shows The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp’s The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois has extended off-Broadway. The production will now play through June 26; it had been set to shutter on June 19 at Atlantic’s Stage 2. As previously reported, the New York premiere closes out Atlantic Theater Company’s 2015-2016 season. The show features Susan Heyward, William Apps, Connor Barrett and Katherine Reis.Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself—and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope.Rapp makes his Atlantic Theater Company return with this play; he staged the world premiere of Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling in 2011. His plays include Finer Noble Gases, Nocturne, Faster, Blackbird, Essential Self-Defense, American Sligo and Red Light Winter, for which he received an Obie Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The world premiere production of his latest play Wolf in the River recently played off-Broadway at The Flea Theater. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 View Comments ‘The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois'(Photo: Ahron Foster)
YLD plans for hurricane season “Andrew’s big brother, Hurricane Floyd, is predicted to destroy my home within the next 36 hours. The plan is ready to be initiated. I am evacuating and will contact you when I am able. Good luck to you all.” That was the e-mail Kimberly Bonder Rezanka, drafter and facilitator of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Statewide Emergency Legal Services Response Plan, sent out last September to her committee and YLD leaders. As then chair of the YLD Disaster Legal Assistance Committee, her concern was to ensure those who were in need of legal assistance after the devastation anticipated by Hurricane Floyd would be served. Although the plan had been adopted and formalized, it had yet to be officially tested. Thankfully, Floyd turned north and spared the Florida coast. The YLD is now seeking volunteers to assist in the program. The amount of time expended by a volunteer depends on his or her availability and willingness to help. “It is crucial the plan have a wide geographic base of volunteers to assist, especially when the entire East Coast of Florida is evacuated,” Rezanka said. “Spanish-speaking attorneys also are needed to help the ever-growing population of non-English-speaking Florida residents.” Rewind to June 1998. Fires are ravaging Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties. Only months earlier tornadoes had ripped through Osceola. Lawyers across the state pitched in to help those in need of legal assistance — insurance, wills, property damage, lost wages, evictions. “Although not as significant or well known as the efforts by lawyers after Hurricane Andrew, the efforts of the community-minded and service-oriented lawyers were appreciated by those citizens unable to afford, or find, an attorney,” Rezanka said. “Because of these disasters, the need for a formalized disaster legal services response plan became painfully apparent.” The Young Lawyers Division spearheaded the project, creating the Statewide Emergency Legal Service Response Plan, which is designed to provide basic legal services for low-income individuals, in nonfee-generating cases. The response plan can be initiated if a major disaster creates a need for legal services. The volunteers either assist through returning a telephone message taken through a toll-free hotline, or by working in a disaster relief/recovery center. “The legal needs of these disaster victims range from insurance claim information to referring to appropriate authorities or agencies,” Rezanka said. “The most pressing need for volunteers is to return the phone calls of the disaster victims.” Participating lawyers will be asked to volunteer their time to provide legal information advice in the following areas: Counseling on mortgage foreclosure problems. Assistance with consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures. Assistance with insurance claims. July 15, 2000 Regular News Preparation of guardianships and conservatorships. Counseling on landlord-tenant problems. Drafting powers of attorney. YLD plans for hurricane season Assistance with home repair contracts. Replacement of basic wills and other documents destroyed in the disaster. Estate administration. Rezanka said the Florida Good Samaritan Act and the Federal Volunteer Protection Act provides protection for the volunteer’s services. The hotline/phone message volunteer is asked to do several things after receiving, via fax, the Disaster Legal Services Intake Form. First, the call to the disaster victim should be initially returned within 48 hours. “Unfortunately, many of the victims are without homes or away from the phone number provided, and it may take several days to contact the victim,” Rezanka said. “Second, the Intake Form should be noted as to the action taken by the lawyer and the resolution of the legal problem, if any.” She said once the intake form is completely filled out, it must be faxed back to the program administrator for reporting requirements of FEMA. The plan was initially implemented in conjunction with the ABA YLD-FEMA Disaster Legal Services Plan during the aftermath of Hurricanes Earl and Georges in 1998. The Hillsborough County Bar Association was the organization that handled the hotline at that time. More than 150 phone calls from disaster victims were received during a five week period. The volunteers were drawn from the Hillsborough area volunteer bar organizations and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Hurricane Irene in October 1999 was the first real test of the YLD plan, with the hotline number terminating directly with the YLD Program Administer Austin Newberry. Newberry or his assistants took the information from the disaster victim and faxed the information form to one of the 72 statewide volunteers. Although 18 counties were declared federal disaster areas by President Bill Clinton, and federal funds were authorized to assist victims, less than 30 individuals sought legal assistance through the response plan. Fourteen named storms, nine hurricanes, four category three or higher, are predicted this year, Rezanka said, adding fires have already destroyed thousands of acres and numerous homes throughout the state. If you are interested in volunteering or receiving additional information, please contact current Chair Hillary Creary at (954) 537-5620, or Kimberly Bonder Rezanka at (407) 649-9797. Assistance with securing state and federal benefits.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Today on the 17th of February we celebrate not only the upcoming birthday of our first President George Washington (he’d have been 288 on Saturday), but all who have served our great nation as its leader. In honor of our former Presidents, here are 17 quotes about life, liberty, and one about not eating broccoli…Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt“Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.” – Andrew Jackson“Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.” – George W. Bush“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.” – Woodrow Wilson“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” – George H. W. Bush“A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.” – Grover Cleveland“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy“We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another – until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.” – Richard M. Nixon“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” – William J. Clinton“The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.” – Jimmy Carter“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.” – James Buchanan“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” – Abraham Lincoln“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington