The Office of Career Services and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are offering a number of don’t-miss events this year as part of their ongoing Becoming Faculty career series. These special programs run through the end of January and are geared toward helping graduate students in GSAS prepare for the academic job search.The series offers an excellent opportunity for students to get “feedback and a broader perspective on the academic job market, as well as to ask questions they may not [otherwise] feel comfortable asking,” says Laura Malisheski, the assistant director and coordinator for graduate student advising in Harvard’s Office of Career Services.One of the main benefits of the series is that students get to hear directly from faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, recent PhDs, and advanced graduate students now on the job market – all of whom share their expertise and first-hand experience. The fall semester in particular is an important time, as many PhD candidates begin the process of preparing their dossiers and applying for fellowships and positions that are posted in late summer and early fall.
Tweet NAIROBI, Kenya (CMC) — The United Nations says the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean has sent a strong signal to the international community that there is a need for increased attention to the linkages between the environment and health.The list of health conditions that can be linked to environmental pollution and degradation is “long and growing”, including skin cancer, lung cancer, asthma, lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, malaria, Ebola and Zika, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) .“There is a growing awareness that humans, through their intervention in the environment, play a vital role in exacerbating or mitigating health risks,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner in an address to the UNEP’s Committee of Permanent Representatives — a group of delegates representing more than 140 countries and major groups. They had gathered at the agency’s Nairobi headquarters to prepare for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, to be held at the end of May.In his remarks, Steiner cited data from the World Health Organization (WHO) which found that 23 per cent of all premature deaths around the world can be attributed to environmental factors. Among children, that figure rises to 36 per cent.“Every year, nearly seven million people die because they are exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution, from power generation, cook stoves, transportation, industrial furnaces, wildfires, or other causes,” he said. “We are eating into an ecological infrastructure that not only sustains us, but protects us. The fallout from the footprint of human activity in the 21st century seems to grow every year.”The UNEP chief also pointed out that more than two billion people live in water-stressed areas,1,000 children die every day from water-borne diseases, and 42 million life years are lost every year due to natural disasters.Concerning the Zika virus, last week, the World Health Organization launched a global strategy to guide the international response to the spread of the virus and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it.The plan also seeks to improve vector control, effectively communicate risks, guidance and protection measures, provide medical care to those affected and fast-track research and development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics, according to the WHO.Dr Natela Menabde, the executive director of the WHO office in New York, told UN member-states, during a briefing to the Economic and Social Council that currently 34 countries have reported the Zika virus, mostly in the Americas and Caribbean.She said seven countries in the region have reported an increase in cases of microcephaly with Brazil registering than 4,700 suspected cases. Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint UN calls for more attention to environment amid Zika crisis by: Caribbean Media Corporation – February 24, 2016 104 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share
His Worship Cecil Joseph. (File photo)An initiative implemented by the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) has been commended by the man at the helm of the Roseau City Council.Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil Joseph who conceptualized the initiative said he is somewhat disappointed that the general public has not praised the programme, which is already making a positive impact in the city, as it relates to garbage disposal.“Interestingly I have not heard anyone complimenting the concept; the adopt-a-bock initiative. We have the concept of the adopt-a-block and the bins that I decided to purchase in 2008 when I wanted to bring out the idea knowing that we are going to have a lot more people in Dominica so they would have their own bins, people didn’t understand the concept but I’m happy that today the second part of the proposal that was brought forward is accomplished. And it is said that when people are quiet, it means that you are doing something good”.Mr. Joseph is admonishing citizens to lend their support to the council and the DSWMC in keeping the city clean, amidst the many festivities.He said that the council has been working feverishly to solve drainage issues within the city, which really exists through no fault of theirs.“I would ask people rather than being arrested or charged for littering and having to go to the court, I would admonish you to really look at the cleanliness of the city. We are trying our best to ensure that the city is clean. People have been saying that there is a stench in the city, I would be the first to agree to with that statement but we do not leave it as that, we have been working morning, noon and night to solve the situation. The situation is the persons who built the Bayfront did not do a really good job in terms of the placement of culverts and gutters meeting each other. The way it is built all of the culverts are higher than the drains so rather than water going into the culverts from the drain, instead it is causing a backing up because the culvert is so high from the drain. At times unless there are heavy rains, the water would not be able to go into the culverts then into the sea”.He said provisions will be made during the carnival season to have the city cleaned regularly.“We flush the streets of Roseau every week through the assistance of the fire department. And I really want to compliment the fire and ambulance department because I know every Monday, Wednesday and Friday when there is little or no activity they flush the streets. And I really want to say thank you to them for assisting us. At our last council meeting, we decided to not only clean Roseau at the end of the activity. We have decided that during the dull periods of carnival which is basically during the lunch time; between 12 and 2pm, we are going to have men in the city, picking up the litter. Even if we have a few litter bins, with the influx of people parading the streets of Roseau, we know that there will still be litter”.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews DSWMC commended for the Adopt-A-Block concept by: – February 4, 2012 Share Share Tweet 33 Views 2 comments Share
Versailles, In. — An outdoor shed was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the Versailles area.Firefighters from the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department found the shed that housed a furnace fully involved in the 3200 block of E Olean Road at 6:38. Approximately 1,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.The fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.
On Monday they posted their first video: a 15-minute circuit of squats, wall-sits, push-ups and squat holds that is done four times.Here’s our first 15 minute workout, be sure to tag us if you give them a try! 💪🏽-10 x body weight squats-45sec. wall-sit-10 x push ups-30 second split squat hold on each leg-Repeat this set 4 times#stayhome #stayfit pic.twitter.com/8ejOkH5CN9— Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) April 6, 2020Roberts, a veteran of more than 20 seasons who owns the Gary Roberts High Performance Centre and Fitness Institute in Ontario, has worked with McDavid since he was drafted first overall by the Oilers back in 2015. Roberts also was part of the team that helped him get back on the ice following his knee injury suffered in the last game of the 2018-19 season, as shown in the 2020 documentary, “Connor McDavid: Whatever It Takes.”While this video is a great way for fans and players to stay connected — and of course, stay active — it was lacking in one thing: Lenny. McDavid’s adorable miniature bernedoodle, who appeared in a previous video where the Oilers’ captain was doing squats, did not make an appearance. Here’s my #HomeTeam challenge. How many squats can you do in 30 seconds? How are you getting creative with your home workouts? #StayInside @adidasca @adidashockeyA post shared by Connor Mcdavid (@mcdavid97) on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:28pm PDT View this post on Instagram Connor McDavid wants to pump you up.The Edmonton Oilers star has teamed up with former NHLer Gary Roberts to create workouts and challenges aimed at helping fans stay active at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They plan on posting videos to Twitter and Instagram throughout the month of April.
Wolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Leyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Former Auburn running back Corey Grant is doing a pretty good job impressing the scouts at the Tigers’ pro day this afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back did not receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or the NFL Combine, but he’s making up for that today. Grant might be the fastest player available in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to multiple people in attendance at Auburn’s pro day, Grant ran a sub-4.3 40-yard dash. Hearing unofficial 40 chatter of 4.27 and 4.28 for AU RB Corey Grant. Workout wonder. #AUProDay— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 3, 2015BREAKING: Corey Grant is fast. Unofficially a 4.27 40 at Pro Day— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) March 3, 2015Times are often a little faster at pro days than they are at the combine or at NFL team’s individual workouts, but that’s still an incredibly impressive performance by Grant. He’s certainly helping his draft stock today.
Bengaluru: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) here Thursday stayed the order of the Election Commission suspending IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin for checking prime minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha.The officer from Karnataka cadre, deployed in Odisha as a general observer, was suspended on April 17 for checking Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur in violation of norms for dealing with SPG protectees and sent back to the state. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The CAT maintained that during an election process while reasonable assurances of protection and security must be made available to SPG protectees, it cannot be said “they are eligible for anything and everything.” Mohsin had tried to check some luggage in the convoy of the Prime Minister and the EC order had said he had acted in violation of existing instructions of the commission. In its order, the CAT, which adjudicates disputes involving central government employees, noted that there was a circular regarding the SPG protectees that they are exempted from certain examinations on certain grounds. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt also said:”We will not go into the SPG protectees guidelines as per the bluebook right now but the rule of law must prevail.” The tribunal also took note of the submission of the applicant’s counsel who pointed out that there were news about heavy packages unloaded from prime minister’s cavalcade being taken away in other vehicle. “It has been laid down that SPG protectees are exempted from checking. He should have known the instruction being an observer. The reason for suspension is dereliction of duty,” a source in the EC had said following suspension.
The departing Fernando Torres will receive a special tribute by Atletico Madrid in their final game of the season against EibarThe forward’s contract will expire at the end of the season and he has now announced that he will leave his boyhood club for the second and final time.While Torres has not given any indication over his future plans, Atletico are determined to give their long-serving player a deserved fond farewell at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano next month.“Fernando is a legend of our club,” said the club president Enrique Cerezo, according to Marca.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“We have always said that he will make the decision on his future because this is his home.“If he wants to continue his professional footballing career next season in another place we can only thank him for all he has given us, which is a lot, and tell him that the doors of Atletico Madrid will always be open to him when he decides to put an end to his career as a player.“Fernando Torres deserves the best of goodbyes as an Atletico Madrid player and that’s why I’m sure our fans will join us for a special day.“We are already working on making it an unforgettable day for the Atletico family and especially for Fernando.” Torres has said that he is already considering a number of offers as he ponders over his next step in football.