William Paterson University invites applications for seven (7),12-month non-tenure track teaching positions in the College ofScience and Health, Department of Nursing with start date of Fall2021.At William Paterson University, you will enjoy a cross-culturalteaching experience in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.Faculty are committed to teaching excellence, mentoring students,and advancing career opportunities for our students and thecommunity.Department overviewJoin an energetic campus community and distinguished nursingfaculty where excellence is reflected in mission, diversity andstudent success. Our growing Nursing Department typically consistsof more than 800 undergraduates and over 300 graduate (Masters,post- Masters and DNP) who go on to significant clinical, academic,research, supervisory, and administrator-level positions.For more information about our programs, please visit www.wpunj.edu/cosh/departments/nursing/.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Teach year round online and/or on-campus, including clinicalcourses, a minimum of five (5) courses/sections or 15 credits persemester; 40 credits a year including summerDevelop course content, objectives, and methods of studentassessment; maintains currency in the fieldParticipate in program and learning assessmentProvide students with consistent and effective support andguidance through modeling, mentoring and potential advisementContribute to student success through curriculum development,excellent pedagogy and meaningful learning experiences,accessibility to students including observance of office hoursContribute to the strategic and academic goals of thedepartment, college and university through teaching, service andengagementContribute to the success of the department and its students,attend department meetings, engage in professional development forinstructional personnelRequired qualifications:Master’s Degree in nursingRN license or eligible – State of New JerseyEvidence of excellence in teaching effectiveness, includingcurrency in subject matter as well as teaching skills andabilitiesAbility and willingness to teach onlinePreferred qualifications:Doctorate in nursing or related fieldSpecialty in Community Health, Obstetrics, Pediatrics,Psychiatric, and Advanced Practice NursingCertification in a specialty areaExperience in undergraduate or graduate teaching in didactic(online or on campus) and clinical settingsRecent clinical experience in specialtyPersonal attributes and traits:Able to commit to developing others to help them recognize andexpand their talentsDemonstrated track record of appearing calm and in control whenfaced with challengesCapable of effectively communicating in both oral and writtenformat with a diverse group that may have competing interests,values, needs, and wantsDemonstrated track record of having advocated for othersClearly dedicated to teaching excellence and achieving positiveoutcomesInvitation to apply:Please click toapply for the position.Interested candidates will beprompted to:Complete an applicationSubmit a cover letter & CVProvide names/contacts of threeprofessional referencesReview of applications will commenceimmediately and continue until the position is filled. Generalquestions related to this application process, please [email protected] William Paterson:William Paterson University is thethird most diverse public university in New Jersey. As alongstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges andUniversities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Departmentof Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William PatersonUniversity is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (MinorityServing Institution). The University offers more than 250undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range fromliberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professionalprograms; it enrolls nearly 9,000 students from across the countryand from over 40 nations. The University is situated on abeautiful, 380-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, justtwenty miles west of New York City.William Paterson University is anequal opportunity employer that actively values and supportsdiversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, andmembers of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.PI132177391
Everything about the Ravens organization has come under scrutiny after a 1-5 start with recent draft history being among the biggest concerns.Though their draft issues pale in comparison to teams like Cleveland who have failed miserably with multiple top choices, I couldn’t help but notice how few of the Ravens’ recent high picks would be contributing in Monday’s contest against Arizona. And much of the blame can be placed on injuries.In total, the Ravens have selected nine players in the first three rounds over their last three drafts and just four of them — linebacker C.J. Mosley and defensive tackles Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan, and Carl Davis — were expected to play meaningful snaps on Monday night. Four others — safeties Matt Elam and Terrence Brooks, wide receiver Breshad Perriman, and tight end Maxx Williams — are sidelined with injuries and 2013 second-round inside linebacker Arthur Brown has been nothing more than a special-teams player in his third season.It’s interesting to note that the defensive line is one of the Ravens’ few strengths while they’ve lacked playmakers in the secondary and in the passing game, areas where these absent draft picks normally reside. While the blame doesn’t fall solely on these recent selections, it’s difficult to look at that breakdown without concluding it’s a substantial part of what ails the Ravens.** Much has been made about the NFL still having five undefeated teams at the end of seven weeks, but taking a closer look at the AFC should have the Ravens kicking themselves over their horrendous start. After New England, Cincinnati, and Denver, the conference sports just two other teams — Pittsburgh and the New York Jets — with winning records as the calendar is ready to turn to November.Anyone who looked at the Ravens’ early-season schedule needed to be realistic about the daunting task of playing five of their first seven on the road, but many opined that a 4-3 record — even 3-4 — would put John Harbaugh’s team in position to make a run in the second half with an easier schedule. That would have proven to be true if not for a 1-5 start, but the Ravens can’t really complain when holding an 0-2 record at M&T Bank Stadium this year.** Baltimore appears to be getting San Diego at the right time as the Chargers have lost three straight and were handled at home by Oakland on Sunday, but coming off a Monday night road game is a difficult proposition. Under Harbaugh, the Ravens hold a 3-5 record in games immediately following a Monday road game and one of those wins — against Arizona in 2011 — was the largest comeback in team history.The defense-challenged Chargers may only be 2-5, but preparing for Philip Rivers and the league’s top-ranked passing game on a short week could be a nightmare for the Ravens pass defense. For what it’s worth, the Ravens were coming off a Monday night road game last year when they lost to the Chargers in Baltimore.** The Steelers did an admirable job surviving without Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to return to action against the Bengals in Week 8.Going 2-2 in games started by Mike Vick and Landry Jones is quite respectable, but those two losses came against teams that entered Week 7 with 1-5 records. That has to eat away at coach Mike Tomlin as Pittsburgh trails Cincinnati by three games in the loss column in the AFC North standings.** Former University of Maryland standout Stefon Diggs had six catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 28-19 win over Detroit on Sunday.Meanwhile, Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman still isn’t practicing and fourth-round cornerback Tray Walker — drafted 10 spots ahead of Diggs — hasn’t been trusted to play defensive snaps despite a slew of injuries in the secondary.Carry on.
The STV Player will show free-to-air live coverage of Barcelona v Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup.The semi-final first leg kicks off at the Nou Camp at 8pm on Wednesday night.Coverage comes as part of STV’s deal with Eleven Sports, which has rights to live Spanish football.League matches from the country have been streamed live on the STV Player since November. The second leg from the Bernabéu will also be shown on February 27.Sign up for the STV Player here.
Share This!Like most parents, I had all sorts of plans for my daughter over summer break. There would be play dates, arts and crafts, vacations, local field trips, and so much more. There would be time to read books and learn as much as possible. We’d go surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots, or looking for Frankestein’s brain. Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent, or driving each other insane. (Thanks for setting such high expectations, Phineas and Ferb. We almost nailed that last one, though.)Locally, school starts on August 15, and needless to say, many of the plans for greatness never happened. And with the start of school looming ever closer, I decided it was time to play hooky from work and spend a mommy and me morning at the Magic Kingdom.We got up at the crack of dawn to try and make it to the 8 AM rope drop. With the monorails not running, we boarded a ferry boat right at the stroke of 8—not bad at all, all things considered. It was a beautiful summer day, with blue skies and not a cloud on the horizon.I try not to take pictures of other people when I’m in the parks, but I had to snap this one on the way over. Seeing this young girl, not much older than my daughter, seeing the castle for the first time and being so amazingly excited as it got closer and closer—that’s what this whole experience is about.I had booked a couple FastPass+ options the night before, but we had plenty of time to make those happen. Even at 8:15 in the morning, Main Street was still a bustling center of excitement.It is both a surprise and a shame in my view about how many people skip the performers on Main Street. The show is only a couple minutes, but their happiness really can set the right tone for the day.Once we arrived at our first FastPass+ selection, I decided to play a little guessing game with people following the @TouringPlans Twitter account. I tried to see how many people could guess the attraction from this picture.There were some good guesses, and some people got it right from the start. This was clue #2.For anyone who was in doubt what it might be, clue #3 was a total giveaway.Because some people had guessed Winnie the Pooh, and because crowds were still pretty non-existent for anything but the major headliners, we decided that would be our next stop. With no wait whatsoever, we did take a few minutes to play in the interactive queue. (Minus the “honey wall”, because there’s not enough hand sanitizer in the world for that…)My daughter has never been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, and so this ride isn’t a favorite on her list. Let’s face it, the Heffalumps and Woozles section is more than a little creepy, right?Once we got off of that, it was time for one of her favorite rides, it’s a small world. It was now about quarter of 9, and there still were no crowds to speak of.Some people may be a little unnerved about the ability to pull names “out of thin air” at the end, but it’s something that is rather enjoyable for kids.With her favorite ride done, it was time for my favorite ride—the Haunted Mansion. Again, we played in the interactive queue on the way in because, why not?Truth told, this ride scares my daughter a bit—not because of the ghosts or anything spooky like that, but because of the part where you ride backwards. (She has the same dread of riding Spaceship Earth for the same reason.) Still, somehow we made it through the ride in one piece, with only minimal terror.At this point, it was time for a drink break, and a good time for breakfast. I personally love the waffles at Sleepy Hollow more than Mickey Waffles (yes, I should have to turn in my Disney Fan Card over that). How can you not love this for breakfast, though?We had a second FastPass+ for the day, and my daughter surprised me by choosing the Jungle Cruise. Our skipper was awesome, and dealt very well with the woman sitting next to me who wanted to have her umbrella open during the ride while she was on the boat. Just to be my own kind of weird, I too a picture of the FRONT side of water. You’re welcome.A glance at my work e-mail while my daughter was hunting for hidden Pascals at the Rapunzel tower area let me know that my presence was being….sorely missed. Still, one more ride wouldn’t hurt, right? It’s often a tradition for us that the last ride we get on during a quick visit to the Magic Kingdom is the Peoplemover. No reason to break with tradition….And yes, for those who are wondering, we are riding facing backwards because apparently riding backwards on trams and in the Peoplemover is awesome in my daughter’s mind. Everything else is certain doom.Out of curiosity (and research for an article that I was finishing up), I checked to see if you could access any Pokestops on the Peoplemover. The answer—yes, you can.We grabbed some drinks at Starbucks and made our way back to the tram, our fun-filled mommy and me morning coming to a close. We may not have given a Yeti a shower this summer (seriously, Phineas and Ferb, you set the bar really high!), but we’ve had some fun and made some good memories in a whole summer filled with the Best Week(s) Ever.EPILOGUEFor my daughter’s birthday, she received a LEGO cupcake store kit, which she built during this summer. After a visit to Sprinkles at Disney Springs, she felt that her cupcake store looked a lot like it, except it didn’t have a cupcake ATM. Over the weekend, we went to the LEGO store, she picked out the parts she needed, and designed and built her own working cupcake ATM window to go on the kit that she has. I was so proud of her for coming up with the idea, figuring out the parts she needed, and putting it together so that it looks like it came with the kit, that I had to share the results here. Way to go, Lily!
Dr Patience Mthunzi has been named one of 20 ‘Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012’ by Forbes Magazine. In April last year, Mthunzi was honoured by President Jacob Zuma with the Order of Mapungubwe in Bronze, one of the country’s highest national awards, for her local and international contribution in biophotonics. (Images: CSIR)MEDIA CONTACTS• Tendani Tsedu Media Relations ManagerCSIR+27 12 841 3417RELATED ARTICLES• Digital drum boosts computer literacy • Hi-tech solution to fix roads • Engineering improves healthcare • Green light for titanium powder pilot Wilma den HartighA South African scientist has been named one of 20 ‘Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012’ by Forbes Magazine. These are women – all under the age of 45 – who are bringing about positive change on the continent by influencing African business, technology, science, policy and media.Dr Patience Mthunzi, a scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was recognised for her pioneering work in the area of biophotonics, a field of science that enables microscopic study of biological molecules, cells and tissue using laser.Mthunzi is one of only three South Africans to be listed in the magazine – the other two are both prominent figures in the media industry.She heard about the listing late in December last year, and she says making it onto the prestigious list was completely unexpected. “I feel so honoured and humbled for being one of the three South Africans to have made it onto this list,” she says.Mthunzi is fast gaining an international reputation for her work, and she says although she doesn’t work for accolades, the recognition inspires and motivates her to do more.In April last year, she was honoured by President Jacob Zuma with the Order of Mapungubwe in Bronze, one of the country’s highest national awards, for her local and international contribution in biophotonics. This order is awarded to South African citizens for excellence and exceptional achievement.She is South Africa’s only senior scientist for the biophotonics research group within the CSIR National Laser Centre, and she is also the first biophotonics PhD graduate in South Africa.As she was unable to study biophotonics at a local university, Mthunzi became the first South African PhD student at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of St Andrews in Scotland.Developing innovative testing devicesBiophotonics is an emerging area of science in South Africa. Mthunzi explains that it is a versatile, multi-disciplinary field that can be applied to find solutions for challenges in areas such as medicine, agriculture, environmental and life sciences.Research conducted under the umbrella of biophotonics involves disciplines such as physics, biology, medicine and engineering.Part of Mthunzi’s job description is to come up with novel ideas, and that is what she loves most about her work.She’s leading a project to determine possible medical applications using laser technology. “The field has applications for any disease,” she says.She is developing an HIV testing device that makes use of lasers to test blood samples.The device will be particularly useful in remote areas of the country and could change the way HIV testing is done. “Often people in rural areas have to walk long distances to clinics to get tested,” she says. “By the time they get there, it is too late to draw blood and send it with a courier to be tested at a laboratory elsewhere.”Mthunzi explains that the testing tool would be based on site at a clinic. She would like to design the device in such a way that it doesn’t require a medical professional to operate it.“It will be possible to get results immediately and will be easy to use, even by volunteer staff who receive some training,” she says.She is also working on introducing DNA and genes into stem cells and finding applications for lasers in the treatment of cancer. “Our cancer research is looking into ways to separate cancerous and non-cancerous cells,” she says.A hybrid scientistMthunzi’s interest in the field developed when she joined the CSIR’s Laser Centre in 2004, as a biochemist. “I didn’t even know what a laser was,” she recalls. “I was encouraged to do a PhD in laser physics, and I found the field very exciting.”She’s always had an interest in various branches of science such as medicine, physics and natural sciences and even zoology. “I see science in everything,” she says.With biophotonics, she can experiment in all these areas, but Mthunzi says the country needs researchers who are experienced in multiple disciplines.“If I only knew biology, I would be limited in what I can do and come up with,” she says.“Some people call me a hybrid because my undergraduate qualification and my Master’s are in biology, followed by a PhD in physics, but I see myself as just a scientist.”Her peers in laser research are mostly physicists and from that perspective her biology background is somewhat unusual. “But it has equipped me perfectly for the job,” she says.Growing biophotonics and science in SAMthunzi set up a fully functioning biophotonics laboratory at the CSIR and the facility is closely integrated with nearby optical laboratories on the council’s campus in Pretoria. The laboratories are within walking distance of each other, which makes research work much easier.She says South Africa needs more scientists and she enjoys promoting the field. She belongs to the South African Young Academy of Science, an organisation that contributes towards the development of scientific capacity and awareness in South Africa and promotes science at all levels of education.What she would like to see is a greater interest in biophotonics in the country. Mthunzi hopes that in the future biophotonics will become an established discipline locally and be taught as a degree.She says young people also need mentors to inspire them because that’s what helped her achieve her goals.“What helped me as a child is being surrounded by good mentors,” she says. “My aunt was my mentor. She was such a guru. I wanted to be just like her.” The aunt was a teacher and the first person in her family to obtain a Master’s degree.Other South Africans on the listTwo other South African women, both prominent figures in the media industry, were also recognised by Forbes Magazine.Yolanda Sangweni is a senior editor at ESSENCE.com, one of the leading publications for black women in the US. She is also the co-founder of AfriPOP!, an online magazine that focuses on contemporary African youth culture, music, fashion and film from an Afropolitan perspective.Journalist, broadcaster and author Redi Tlhabi is the producer of a documentary on the former South African president Thabo Mbeki. She is also a columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper and author of Endings and Beginnings: A Story of Healing, a book based on her childhood experiences. Tlhabi is the host of a new talk show on Al Jazeera English television channel that will focus on politics, culture, music, health and science.
(AP) President Donald Trump says his White House will be “fighting all the subpoenas” issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration.Trump is criticizing those investigations and telling reporters at the White House that he “thought after two years we’d be finished with it.”Democrats have stepped up their inquiries in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.Trump says “it’s enough” and that “we’re fighting all the subpoenas.”One congressional subpoena the administration is expected to challenge has gone out to Don McGahn, former White House counsel who cooperated with Mueller.And the White House is pushing back on other fronts, including House Democratic efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns and his business’ financial records.
On Wednesday, Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd. He also faces separate murder charges for a 2012 drive-by shooting.According to the USA Today NFL Arrests Database and Wikipedia, Hernandez appears to be the first NFL player ever arrested and convicted of a murder that he committed while still in the NFL (though Jovan Belcher was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs when he shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before committing suicide in 2012).I’ve written about crime and the NFL before, particularly on domestic violence (“The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players”). Murder arrests were also part of the data set I used, and show how Hernandez’s case fits into the broader crime rates in the NFL. Arrest rates among NFL players are likely1In our methodological follow-up to that post, I discussed a lot of the different assumptions that could be used for this type of comparison. As for determining the number of NFL players “in the denominator” for the NFL arrest rates in these calculations and in the updated comparison chart below, the figure that makes the most sense to me is a weighted average based on the shifting NFL roster size, which gives us a pool of approximately 2,376 players per year. This method was first suggested by reader Keli Ray. well below the national rates for the comparable age group, pretty much across the board. Overall, police arrest NFL players about 14 percent as often as other 25-29 year old males, but that ratio varies widely by type of offense.The NFL murder arrest rate is 30 percent of the national murder arrest rate for that demographic, which is high relative to many other crimes. But the number of murder cases is way too small to tell us much: The three cases are Hernandez, Belcher2Who is listed in the USA Today database with the legal disposition, “Dead.” and Ray Lewis, who plead down to obstruction of justice.The chart above is just arrest rates. Hernandez is now part of the two thirds or so of felony defendants in the U.S. (at least in the 75 largest counties) who are ultimately convicted or plead guilty, according to a 2006 Bureau of Justice Statistics study.CORRECTION (April 15, 7:05 p.m.): An earlier version of this article included the incorrect first name of the Kansas City Chief who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2012. His name was Jovan Belcher, not Jordan Belcher.
Spanish giants Barcelona on Friday announced that midfielder Denis Suarez had signed for Arsenal on loan until the summer but has deleted their statement.Unai Emery admitted earlier in January that Arsenal are only able to sign players on loan.“We cannot sign anyone permanently, only loan players this January,” he told 101greatgoals.In a statement earlier published on the club’s website before they deleted it, Barcelona announced Denis Suarez would join Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The Nou Camp giants also confirmed that Suarez had signed a new contract set to keep him at the five-time Champions League winners until at least 2021.The statement obtained via 101greatgoals read:“FC Barcelona have also agreed on a loan deal for Suárez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The Premier League club will pay the player’s salary during this time and the agreement includes an option to buy.”
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gasoline prices are at a four year high for the 4th of July this year, which could affect some drivers who are planning on a holiday getaway.According to the Auto Club of Southern California, gas prices are 77 cents higher per gallon than they were at this time last year. We conducted a random sample of drivers and found some were making adjustments to their travel plans.Lisa Pickern who lives in Mission Hills told us she’s usually up for a road trip to to the San Francisco Bay area, but with gas prices so high, it’s out of the question. “No way,” she said, “I’ll go to the Del Mar Fair on the train. It makes more sense.” We saw Lisa pumping gas at a station where the price for a gallon of regular gas was a head spinning $4.29 a gallon.Daniel Gerber was driving with his wife and two daughters to Disneyland. Gerber is from Dallas, Texas and said he was surprised by the Golden State’s high gas prices. We also stumbled on Daniel Dirsherl, a visitor from Vancouver. Compared with fuel prices in Canada, he called the prices in San Diego, “a reprieve.”At Mission Bay Park, we were invited into a camper where two friends, Dominick D’Aprile and Peter Balistreri were having a beer and a sandwich. “With all the other traffic that’s going to be on the road, all the holidays coming up, I’d much rather stay home – and the gas price does have a lot to do with it, too,” said D’Aprile.Balistreri who owns the camper, a 1993 Winnebago, acknowledged that prices at the pump are higher, but he still plans on taking a few short camping trips this summer. “You pay ’em. You have no choice. It can get expensive, but you have to pay to play,” he said.The app, Gas Buddy, estimates that with the increase in the cost of gas, motorists will fork out an extra $1 billion in gas purchases in the usual four day travel period, compared with the same holiday period in 2017. Posted: July 3, 2018 Fourth of July travelers face highest gas prices in four years Updated: 6:59 PM July 3, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo