Medical comforts during the heroic age of Antarctic exploration

first_imgIn the literature of the exploration of the Antarctic in the early 20th century, there are many references to ‘medical comforts’. While ‘medical comforts’ was sometimes used as a euphemism for alcoholic beverages, the term, which originated in the army, covered all foods and drinks used for the treatment and prevention of illness and during convalescence. This article describes the use of medical comforts during the Antarctic expeditions of the so called ‘heroic age’. Apart from alcohol, medical comforts included beef extracts, milk extracts and arrowroot. These products were extensively advertised to the medical and nursing professions and to the general public and the Antarctic connection was sometimes used in the advertising. The products were largely devoid of vitamins and their use may have contributed to some of the disease that occurred on these expeditions.last_img read more

Labour appoints new Shadow Housing Minister

first_imgRoberta Blackman-Woods (right), the MP for the City of Durham, has been named as the new Shadow Housing Minister, the Labour Party has confirmed.Professor Blackman-Woods, a sociologist with expertise in housing, is originally from Northern Ireland and pursued a career in academia before becoming an MP in 2005.The Durham MP has replaced Emma Reynolds (left), who was promoted to Shadow Communities Secretary in last week’s reshuffle following the result of the General Election, and becomes the fourth Labour politician to hold the post in the past five years. She will be responsible for both housing and planning, which Labour had previously divided. Her last role in Parliament was as Shadow Planning Minister.The new Shadow Housing Minister will now have to take a long hard look at Labour’s recent housing policies, including proposals to introduce a mansion tax, cap rents, ban letting agent fees,make three year tenancies the norm and restrict tax reliefs for landlords who do not keep properties to basic standards. She will also decide which policies to keep and which were ill-thought-out and, possibly,contributed towards Labour losing the recent General Election. Only then can she begin to challenge the Conservative Party and Brandon Lewis (right), who remains as Housing Minister.As we reported last week, Lewis, who is widely thought to have impressed during his brief tenure as Housing Minister in the run-up to the General Election, retains ministerial responsibility for planning and housing in a reshuffle that has seen various new MPs arrive at the DCLG, including Mark Francois as a Minister of State, and Greg Clark, who has been appointed Communities and Local Government Secretary, replacing Eric Pickles.It is widely hoped within the housing sector that the role of Minister of State for Housing and Planning will be escalated to a cabinet position given its critical role in the recent Election.Labour Roberta Blackman-Woods Shadow Housing Minister June 1, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Labour appoints new Shadow Housing Minister previous nextRegulation & LawLabour appoints new Shadow Housing MinisterProfessor Roberta Blackman-Woods, Durham MP, has been named as the new Shadow Housing Minister.1st June 20150708 Viewslast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty Psychology

first_imgEducation Requires a Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) from an accreditedcollege or university. N/A Position Details Hours of WorkTBA Posting NumberTSU202232 Security Sensitive Position?Yes Desired start date Working/Environmental Conditions Grant TitleN/A Requires a minimum of one year of experience teaching psychologycourses at the post-secondary level. Applicants who have served asTeaching Assistants for at least two academic semesters in graduatePsychology programs will also be deemed to have met the minimumwork experience requirement. Official TSU TitleAdjunct Faculty Psychology Teaches classes in the Department of Psychology. Provides academicsupport to students in the form of assessment, evaluation, andmentoring. Performs other job-related duties as required. Successful candidate will be required to contribute in teaching andstudent support at a level necessary to help the departmentfunction effectively. Successful candidate should demonstrate acommitment to mentoring students. Must have excellent verbal,written and presentation skills. Must be able to work with adiverse student and faculty population. Must be able to usepersonal computers, Microsoft Office software and have familiaritywith typical academic support systems such as Blackboard. Job Description Summary / TWC Summary UA EEO Statement Working conditions require following basic safety precautions.Physical demands include moderate physical activity that includesprolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objectsand/or using or carrying equipment. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes * Do you have a Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) from anaccredited college or university?YesNo Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Required Licensing/Certification * Do you have a minimum of one year of experience teachingpsychology courses at the post-secondary level? Applicants who haveserved as Teaching Assistants for at least two academic semestersin graduate Psychology programs will also be deemed to have met theminimum work experience requirement.YesNo Provides academic instruction on assigned Psychology classes andacademic support to students in the department. Essential Duties Summary Posting Details Work Experience Close Date It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 Vary Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. % FTE Position End Date (if temporary)last_img read more

Open Rank Faculty – Business/Data Analytics – (FAC001630)

first_imgThe Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DISC) in C. T.Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston seeksqualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position inBusiness Analytics as this domain relates to the ManagementInformation Systems (MIS) discipline.Ideal applicants will have strong modeling, quantitative, and datamanagement skills, and experience or research that relates tostrategic areas of focus for the College particularly businessanalytics and healthcare administration. Desirable applicants willalso be boundary spanners within other areas of our department (MISand SCM). Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEMfields is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in MIS, BusinessAnalytics, or a closely related discipline. The start date for ahired applicant will be Fall 2021. This search is open to rank. Ahired applicant will have to (a) publish in top-tier and highlyrespected journals, (b) contribute to the mentoring and developmentof Ph.D. students and (c) teach graduate and undergraduate courses.The college offers generous research support and a competitiveannual teaching load.The University of Houston is a major urban university, committed toacademic excellence, and located on a 550-acre campus three milesfrom downtown Houston. With an enrollment of about 46,000 studentsrepresenting more than 130 nations, the University of Houston isone of the most ethnically diverse research universities in theUnited States and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse communityof scholars. The C. T. Bauer College of Business is AACSBaccredited with 4,600 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate studentspursuing BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and Ph.D.According to leading business magazines like Kiplinger’s, BusinessWeek, and Forbes, Houston is the Best Place to Live, Work and Play;the Best U.S. City to Earn a Living; the Best City to Buy a Home,and the Best City for Recent College Graduates. The low cost ofliving enables a high quality of life, where one can have suburbanliving in the heart of a great metropolis. Houston is also TheEnergy Capital of the World, second only to New York City in thenumber of Fortune 500 company headquarters, a major healthcarecenter, and home of the largest US port in total foreign trade andimports. Of the world’s 100 largest non-U.S. based corporations,more than half have operations in Houston. The vibrant Houstonbusiness community provides Bauer College of Business facultymembers with exceptional opportunities for conducting collaborativeindustry research. With one of the most diverse student bodies inthe nation, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse community ofscholars. Additionally, the University of Houston is responsive tothe needs of dual career couples.To ensure full consideration, applicants should apply via by January 15, 2021.Letters of reference and copies of publications are not desired atthis time.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Applicants must have a Ph.D. in MIS, Business Analytics, or aclosely related discipline. Ideal applicants will have strongmodeling, quantitative, and data management skills, and experienceor research that relates to strategic areas of focus for theCollege particularly business analytics and healthcareadministration. Desirable applicants will also be boundary spannerswithin other areas of our department (MIS and SCM). Experience inmentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desirable.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Watch Earth, Wind, & Power Bring The Love To A Feast of Funk & Soul Food [Exclusive Videos]

first_imgAcross the country, Thanksgiving debates are raging. From the recent election, to the day’s football games…even the age old “white meat vs. dark meat” debates are warming up as fast as ovens stuffed with epic dinners. So we thought it might be nice to focus on one thing we can all agree on…our love of the wonderful music made by the premier funk/soul band Earth, Wind & Fire. Thanks to The Nth Power, who themselves bear the standard of hope and love high in their music, we have some fresh and tasty music to add to your already burgeoning feasts with highlights from their Earth, Wind & Power tribute at the recent A Feast of Funk & Soul Food.Earlier this year, the tragic loss of EW&F’s Maurice White gave The Nth Power a reason to celebrate the beloved music he created. The band quickly rallied an all-star cast of additional instrumentalists, including Jennifer Hartswick and James Casey from TAB, Farnell Newton, sax madman Skerik and more to bring the full orchestra sound of Earth, Wind & Fire to life for a show that is being called the best of the year by scene veterans and fans lucky enough to have witnessed their show during Jazz Fest. To truly honor the music they loved the players held rigorous practices and formed a cohesion rarely seen in one off tribute shows that was reflected in the quality of their performance. After a highly successful debut performance at One Eyed Jacks, the band returned to the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive to prove that dreams really do come true. The third helping was served at A Feast Of Funk & Soul Food, pleasing fans beyond belief.Nick Cassarino showed his tremendous skills and charms on guitar and vocals with rock solid and splashy drums by his partner-in-crime Nikki Glaspie for a nearly three hour parade of incredible songs and solos. The crowd was once again in the palm of their musician’s hands and the covenant between performer and audience was never stronger. Everyone had their mission and whether it was making the music and sending out the love or accepting that love and returning it ten fold, no soul shirked their duty.Thanks to our own Rex Thomson, we have exclusive highlights of the magic for you to watch. Hits like “September,” “Fantasy,” their homage to the traditional EW&F cover of The Beatles “Got To Get You Into My Life” as part of a twenty five minute medley and a truly epic final encore rendition of “That’s The Way Of The World.” Check out the fun below, and we hope the music finds you and yours sharing a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with warmth and love.“In The Stone>September”“Fantasy”“Medley”“That’s The Way Of The World”last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Are Free Streaming Their Four-Night Colorado Run

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are returning to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on Saturday, and the jamtronica heavyweights will be posted up at Denver’s Ogden Theatre during the three nights leading up to their performance at the legendary venue. Luckily for fans spread across the country who may not be able to make it out to Colorado this week, the band has just announced that they will be streaming the entirety of their Colorado run across Wednesday to Saturday for free via Youtube. Mosey over to the band’s YouTube page here to check out the shows for free. For Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for The Disco Biscuits’ three-night stand at the Ogden, the show starts at 9 p.m. (MST). For their Red Rocks performance, the show starts at 6 p.m. (MST), with Shpongle Live warming up the crowd.last_img read more

Taking the temperature of climate change

first_img Read Full Story Antonella Zanobetti, principal research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health, discusses a new study that found that people appear to adapt over time as temperatures creep higher, but also may face increased mortality risk from extreme temperature swings—and their level of risk may depend on where they live.What did you discover that hadn’t been known before?It’s long been known that there is an effect of both heat and cold on mortality and that heat-related mortality is lower in warmer U.S. cities, and cold-related mortality is lower in colder cities. But, until now, no one had looked at how temperature changes over time were affecting health across the nation.We looked at the relationship between mortality and temperature by region, from the 1960s until now, to see how that relationship is changing. We looked at six different U.S. regions, grouping cities into those regions according to their seasonal temperatures and humidity. We found that, as average summer temperatures increased, the effect of very warm temperatures on mortality decreased. But we found the opposite effect with very cold temperatures—as average winter temperature increased, so did mortality. We also found that temperature-related mortality varied by region. For example, along the Pacific coast, the climate is milder than in other parts of the country, so when there’s an extreme temperature event there, people appear to be more susceptible.last_img read more

The Vagina Monologues to Return to New York…in Spanish!

first_imgGet ready for more Vagina, Nueva York! The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler’s popular collection of female empowerment monologues, will return to the Westside Theater, where it ran between 1999 and 2003. But this time, it’s getting a Spanish makeover. A Spanish version of the play entitled Los Monólogos de la Vagina, based on a production that has been running in Mexico City for over a decade, will play off-Broadway beginning May 6, according to The New York Times. Jaime Matareedona, the director of the Mexico City production, will make his New York directorial debut with the new production. View Commentscenter_img Based on interviews with a diverse group of women—from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian refugee—The Vagina Monologues brazenly explores the humor, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas.last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Talks Fulfilling His Broadway Dreams in Finding Neverland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Finding Neverland Related Shows Finding Neverland star Kelsey Grammer stopped by CBS This Morning to chat about his latest Broadway venture. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” The Frasier alum says of the new tuner, in which he plays producer Charles Frohman (who may or may not double as Captain Hook). Grammer insists that kids and kids-at-heart will love it just as much as he does, and jokes that “only hateful, inconsequential people don’t like it.” Catch Grammer, Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly and company in Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.last_img

What counts in leadership

first_img 52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: Details When I think about what counts in leadership, I often reflect on the early years of my career when I worked at Procter & Gamble. When P&G has a product in a particular category—say, laundry detergent—it’s not interested in being fourth place. It wants to be the market leader.And it succeeds. In 2014, P&G sold more than $1.1 billion worth of its market-leader product Tide, more than twice the sales volume of the No. 2 product, according to figures from do P&G and its products do so well?I think it’s because the company has developed a culture of having leadership at all levels. Developing the leadership of staff members throughout the organization, including at the top, fuels performance of both people and sales.To infuse leadership across the organization, P&G evaluates every employee on “what counts” in leadership (among other factors). Specifically, P&G asks managers to evaluate whether a particular employee:recognizes opportunities;forms a vision of what can be achieved, then challenges himself or herself and others to get the desired result;champions ideas and people to get breakthrough results; anduses a variety of resources effectively.This culture of leadership at all levels helps P&G grow mature businesses, launch new products, command globally recognized brands and manage a world class supply chain.How does all this apply to credit unions?Credit unions also benefit from developing leaders at all levels—including on the board—who identify opportunities, form vision, and challenge themselves and others to get the desired results. CUs can teach tellers, back-office staffers, executives in the C-suite and directors how to champion ideas and get amazing results. They can encourage them to improve processes and projects by using both resources on hand and creative new ones they come up with.There will be lots of practical applications of these ideas in every credit union shop. As an example, CUs will need leaders at every level to be able to offer a consistent omnichannel financial services delivery experience to members. Leadership on the part of your chief technology officer as well as your member service representatives will be equally important to a successful member experience.What are you doing to support having leaders at every level? What counts in your shop when it comes to evaluating employees on their leadership? How will you support your staff’s emerging leadership skills with mentoring, training and top-tier education?last_img read more