A Bigger Home for Art

first_imgDesign A Bigger Home for Art Art Center celebrates new 870 Raymond building From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 pm 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Subscribe Students, faculty and staff at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design celebrated the opening of 870 Raymond last night, a new building designed to house their Fine Arts and Illustration departments. The celebration is the first of a few openings, leading up to an official public opening in June.Students are already working in the new building.Photo courtesy Â©Lawrence Anderson/EstoThe new site, a former US Post Office building, was purchased in 2011, and was converted into galleries, classrooms and studios for approximately 630 students, in a 99-day transformation that was completed on time and on budget in time for the current spring quarter, said Art Center President Lorne Buchman.“The acquisition of this building was really important to us,” Buchman told Pasadena Now. “It’s amazing what you can do when you take a 38,000 square-foot building, gut it to its bare walls, and then get a really creative, energetic and focused group of faculty and educators who really understand their need to educate students, ultimately. This has exceeded all my expectations. It’s a sensational space, and I give all the credit to the staff and faculty who worked with the architect to make this happen.”Future plans include student housing, as well as more classroom and fabrication space for industrial design students.‘We’re just thrilled about this, and what the possibilities are,” said Buchman.For more information about Art Center College of Design, visit www.artcenter.edu. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick schools asked to show Racism the Red Card

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap Previous articlePiano duo Paddy Dennehy and Jack O’Rourke set to perform togetherNext articleInsurance costs no longer sustainable for Limerick business Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationLimerick schools asked to show Racism the Red CardBy Staff Reporter – February 15, 2018 1100 Email FILM REVIEW: 1917 Facebook Linkedin FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsAppcenter_img Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers Twitter FILM REVIEW: Don’t Let Go Advertisement Photo:Barry CroninShow Racism the Red Card are calling on all primary and secondary schools, youth organisations, children and young people in Limerick to enter their annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2018.’The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means. The deadline for entries is Friday, 30th March 2018.Show Racism the Red Card is an international anti-racism and education charity. Speaking about the Anti-Racism Creative Competition, Garrett Mullan, Executive Director of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Racism continues to be a serious issue in Irish society, and it’s an issue that needs to be tackled in our schools, youth organisations and sports clubs from Limerick. By encouraging children and young people to use their creativity to develop anti-racist messages, we hope to instill an understanding of the negative implications of racism that will resonate with young people, helping us to stamp out racism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Every year we are blown away by the talent of entrants and the creativity and originality of their work. We hope this year will be the same! We’re encouraging all schools and youth organisations around Ireland to get involved.”Schools, organisations and individuals can get involved by registering online at www.theredcard.ie/ competition.Entries can be submitted in the form of written articles, comment pieces, opinion pieces, reports, poems, sculpture, mural, mosaic, artworks, video, film or animation.For further information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected] about education here. TAGScompetitionGarrett MullanschoolsShow Racism the Red Card FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Printlast_img read more

Lab Specialist

first_imgIs this a restricted position?Yes Open Until FilledYes Normal Work Days/HoursMonday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm * Please describe your previous experience of general cell andmolecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques.(Open Ended Question)* Please describe in detail your previous laboratorymaintenance experience, including what you think constitutes awell-maintained lab.(Open Ended Question)* Please describe your previous mouse care experience.(Open Ended Question) Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100349 Recruitment TypeMulti Title Minimum Hiring Standards Preferred Hiring Standards Scope of SearchLocal University Code34051 Is this position eligible to participate in alternative workarrangements?No Working TitleLab Specialist Job Open Date08/25/2020 ORP EligibleNo Employee GroupUniversity Employee Detail oriented, highly organized, some experience with standardbiological/chemical laboratory practices, good communication andreceptive language skills, ability to multitask and to work in adiverse environment is required. At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Position Information Organizational Overview Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities Bachelor’s degree in the biosciences. Priority will be given toindividuals with demonstrated experience with one or more of thefollowing: previous laboratory experience in general cell andmolecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques, includingcell culture, DNA /protein quantitation, PCR, immunoblotting, andmice handling is preferred. Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Is this employee on a H1B Visa? For more information on ORP, visit:Retirement Plans Application Process/Additional Information Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range$32,000 – $45,000 Job StatusFull-Time Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. DepartmentHuman & Molecular Genetics University TitleLab/Research Technician 1 FLSA IndicatorNon-Exempt CampusMCV Campus Position TypeStaff Posting will close on or before University Job FamilyResearch & Innovation Job CategoryResearch Position Number546890 Resource CriticalNo Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV) Hours/Week40 Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The primary objective of this position is to further the researchconducted in the Department of Human & Molecular Genetics. Thetechnician will be working in the laboratory of a single facultymember to aid in the research goals of the faculty member. Thegeneral responsibilities of this position is to perform molecularbiological and immunological experiments supporting research underthe supervision of faculty member, to maintain mouse colonies(breeding, genotyping, surgery etc.), and to produce experimentalreagents (cells, proteins, or viruses) for the laboratory as awhole.1. Research and experimentationPerformance of general cell and molecular biology and biochemicallaboratory techniques, such as tissue culture, Western blotting,immunoistochemistry, PCR, transfection, FACS analysis, cloning,mice handling, etc. Prior lab experience is preferred.2. Lab MaintenanceGeneral laboratory maintenance including ordering chemicals andmaintaining accurate and detailed records; breed, genotype, andmaintain transgenic mice, maintaining records of isotope use anddisposals, chemical waste disposal, dishwashing and use ofautoclave, etc.3. TrainingTraining students and others on lab techniques andprocedures.4. OtherOther duties as assigned.last_img read more

Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines

first_imgMerck is giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies. The drugmaker said Monday that it will focus instead on studying two possible treatments for the virus that also have yet to be approved by regulators. The company said its potential vaccines were well tolerated by patients, but they generated an inferior immune system response compared with other vaccines. Merck entered the race to fight COVID-19 later than other top drugmakers.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: www.cues.org 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 statista.com.Why 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

It’s Debate Day at Hofstra – Follow the Press for Updates

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Good morning from Hofstra University, the site of the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. The Long Island Press will be updating, Tweeting, Facebooking all day as the world awaits one of the most anticipated debates in history. According to several reports, this could be the most watched debate, ever, and rival Super Bowl ratings. And just in case you are thinking about keeping score, the first Obama-Romney debate four years ago drew more than 67 million viewers. Monday evening’s contest of ideas comes as various polls indicate a tight head-to-head race. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday had the two in a “virtual dead heat.” Clinton holds a two-point advantage both in a two-way race and when the two third party candidates—Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein—are included in the poll. In a separate survey conducted by Bloomberg, Clinton and Trump are tied coming into the race. But in that poll, Trump holds a two-point lead when Johnson and Stein are included.Trump has essentially wiped out the significant lead Clinton generated after both nominating conventions this past summer, which highlights just how crucial Monday night’s debate will be for the two candidates. Given how unusual this presidential campaign has been—dating back to the beginning of the primaries—nobody knows quite what to expect, especially from Trump who has made several inflammatory remarks about various religious and ethnic groups. Despite denigrating Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals,” suggesting a US-born judge with Mexican heritage should be disqualified from overseeing a Trump University lawsuit, calling for the complete ban of non-US Muslims from coming into the country, Trump has been undeterred. He has successfully built up a solid core of support, most notably from working-class white Americans.Clinton remains mired in a controversy over her handling of a personal email server while she was U.S. Secretary of State and has been unable to quell concerns that she’s untrustworthy. Clinton recently had to walk back her own controversial comments about half of Trump supporters being “deplorables” for exhibiting misogynistic, racist and sexist views. Clinton later apologized. Both candidates come into the race as the most disliked presidential nominees in history. So, what do you need to know about the debate?The debate from Hofstra University kicks off on 9 p.m. and will be televised live on all major networks, plus cable news networks CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Also, both Facebook and Twitter will be airing the debate live on their platforms. Lester Holt of NBC News will serve as moderator and he too will fall under a microscope to see whether he challenges both candidates for misleading or completely false comments. Moderators don’t typically fact-check candidates on the spot, preferring to let the candidates correct purported mistruths themselves. But after Matt Lauer’s widely ridiculed town hall-style event in which he was accused of being caught flat-footed on some of Trump’s claims, Holt will be scrutinized to see how aggressive he is in addressing any false claims. As security goes, Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner last week said this would the most “significant security event” in three decades in the county. Police have closed several major roadways in and around Hofstra. Also more than 1,000 officers from various law enforcement agencies will be on hand to provide security inside the debate area, the campus and the perimeter—where officials have prepared for potential largescale protests. Krumpter said the department has prepared for upwards of 10,000 protesters. Refer to our previous coverage for information regarding prohibited items, road closures, and the debate format. Happy debating, everybody!last_img read more

Syracuse defense shuts down Rutgers’ Jamison in losing effort

first_img Related Stories SELF-DESTRUCTION: Flurry of 2nd-half turnovers, mistakes by Syracuse lead to frustrating loss to RutgersAfter disappointing loss, time for players to take blameKrautman’s woes continue in loss to Rutgers; Thomas returns to field after taking bit hit Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Jawan Jamison wore the target.On a Rutgers offense that’s been uninspiring this season, the Scarlet Knights running back has the ability to singlehandedly tilt the game in his team’s favor. Against Syracuse, he was mostly a nonfactor, as he could only muster 64 yards.The Orange’s defense did almost everything it needed to do, but it did not matter. Despite giving the offense more than enough chances, members of the unit took on a team-first attitude. They maintained they were not frustrated that that their efforts were mostly negated by Syracuse’s costly turnovers. In a game where SU’s defense was not flawless, but stout nonetheless, the Orange (2-4, 1-1 Big East) never took advantage and handed the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 2-0) a 23-15 win at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday.“Whatever the team needed, that’s what we’re going to do,” linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “If the team needs us to be out there the whole game, we’re going to be out there the whole game. We’ve got to make a stop. We’ve got to find a way to win.”Syracuse’s defense was on the field about four minutes longer than Rutgers’. It seemed much longer. Though the unit made mistakes, its performance should have been enough for SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRutgers quarterback Gary Nova was held to 157 passing yards. Jamison, the Big East’s rushing leader at 112.5 yards per game, had run for at least 100 yards in each game this season, and seven of the last eight dating back to last year. But the Scarlet Knights finished with only 85 rushing yards on Saturday.Shut him down, and suddenly the door to a win opens wider. Or at least that was how it was supposed to be.On Rutgers’ first play of the game, quarterback Gary Nova handed off to Jamison. The running back rushed for no gain. The next play, Jamison earned two yards. He could not get anything going as the Syracuse defense executed its plan of attack.“That’s just who we are as a defense. We stop the run first and we earn the right to rush the passer,” defensive tackle Deon Goggins said. “That’s a goal of ours, stop the run, especially these backs coming in, rushing for a hundred and something every game.”Even when it was not stopping Jamison, the defense repeatedly gave SU opportunities to score.With Rutgers leading 17-7 at the end of the third quarter, the Orange could still come back. A couple of well-played drives could have swung the momentum. SU’s defense forced a Scarlet Knights’ three-and-out as Rutgers back-up tailback Savon Huggins ran for a total of 2 yards during the series.Syracuse could start chipping away from the opening seconds of the final quarter thanks to a well-played series by its defense. Except Steve Rene, back to take the punt, dropped the ball.RU recovered, and the Orange defense was right back out on the field.“I thought our defense did a very nice job during the game,” head coach Doug Marrone said. “The whole course of the game, despite being put in some very difficult situations.”Syracuse forced Rutgers into a situation it hasn’t dealt with this season. An offense that’s already lackluster lost its brightest hope each time Jamison was stuffed for a short gain.In the Scarlet Knights’ previous two Big East games, against South Florida and Connecticut, he ran for 151 and 110 yards, respectively.On Saturday, Jamison’s unspectacular numbers blended into the stat sheet.RU had to abandon its running game and resort to the air. Wide receiver Brandon Coleman finished with 104 yards, but one of his six catches was for 43 yards. Goggins said he was surprised Rutgers started passing so much so early. He only expected that if Syracuse was winning, he said.Goggins said to compensate for SU’s offensive mistakes, the defense needs to force more turnovers. Still, Goggins and his unit should not have needed anything extra on Saturday.They found an answer few other teams have in taking Jamison out of the game. But it was not enough.“It was a good thing on the stat sheet,” Goggins said. “But it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t come together as a team and win.” Commentslast_img read more

LONGSHOT IRON ROB PROVES BEST IN $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES; RIDDEN BY GONZALEZ & TRAINED BY PAPAPRODROMOU, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS ON THE MAIN TRACK IN 1:15.50

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2016)–Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, longshot Iron Rob validated the investment with a half length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs. Originally scheduled for the hillside turf at the same distance, the Baffle was switched to the main track due to rainfall earlier this week. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez and trained by George Papaprodromou, the      3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy got the distance in 1:15.50.Breaking from post position two in a field that was reduced to four sophomores by a pair of late scratches, Iron Rob sat a restrained second to favored Tiz a Billy around the far turn, took over a furlong out and won while eased up a bit at the wire.With no show wagering, Iron Rob, who was pulled up after the race on the Club House turn and did not return to the Winner’s Circle, was off at 5-1 and paid $13.60 and $3.80.“He’s fine,” said Papaprdromou. “He stumbled coming out of the gate. Santiago was holding him the whole way. Crossing the wire, he was holding him even. He jumped off because he didn’t want to have him keep galloping out or to have to jog back after.”Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, Iron Rob, who broke his maiden two starts back going 5 ½ furlongs at Los Alamitos Dec. 4, got his second win from nine starts. With the winner’s share of $47,100, he increased his earnings to $110,520.Tiz a Billy, who took the lead coming out of the seven furlong chute, battled back late under Flavien Prat and finished 8 ½ lengths in front of He’s a Tiger. Off at 3-5, Tiz a Billy paid $2.60 to place.Fractions on the race were 22.07, 45.04 and 1:09.06.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts And you thought being a software engineer was all about dreaming up clever algorithms or amazing graphics routines and then instantiating them in elegant, tightly written code. Shows what you know.It turns out, at least according to a survey conducted by software delivery service Electric Cloud, that developers spend almost 20% of their time… waiting. Waiting for their code to compile (that is, for it to be translated from a programming language like Python or C into a binary machine language computers can execute). Waiting for test routines to finish running. Waiting for that junior developer to get back with the Diet Coke and Funyons.(See also: Learning To Code: Get A Degree, Or Just Teach Yourself At Home? [Infographic])You get the idea. According to the survey, software engineers spend as much time waiting as they do brainstorming and collaborating. Check it out (click on each graphic for a larger version): Tags:#developers 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Electric Cloud circulated the survey to LinkedIn groups and forums engineers frequent, offering a Kindle raffle prize as an incentive. So far, it’s received nearly 1,200 responses. Survey participants had the option to remain anonymous or disclose their company names.“Every time we conduct the survey, the results continue to map on top of each other,” Kuthiala said. “It doesn’t just show how the majority of engineers spend their time, it can be used as a benchmark to see how your company’s engineers are doing compared to the average.” lauren orsini How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Is there any way to shorten those waits, or even avoid them altogether? Not really. Unsurprisingly, Electric Cloud offers a service it says can help by automating the cycle of building, testing and deploying code. Some open-source software claims to do something similar. And then there’s the time-honored, if not-necessarily-reliable, option of just throwing as much hardware as possible at the problem.And yet as long as there are compile delays and testing latencies, engineers will always have an excuse when they’re slacking off.Let’s hear it, coders. How does your work week break down compared to these survey results?Photo by Flickr user Phil Heaberlin, CC 2.0Updated at 11:49 AM on April 25: Electric Cloud’s client list has been updated based on new information from the company. Of course, waiting can take many forms. Some programmers doubtless use the time to plot our their next project or bug fix. Others may have, well, other pastimes. (As in this iconic XKCD comic, for instance.) In any event, the sheer amount of time devoted to the waiting game blew the surveyors away. “It was definitely surprising,” said Ashish Kuthiala, Electric Cloud’s director of marketing. “When I was a software engineer, I remember losing time to meetings when I’d rather be coding. But we didn’t realize how much time engineers lose waiting for tests and builds to complete.”Electric Cloud conducted its survey last month after hearing clients — a group which includes Intuit, Samsung and GE — complain their engineers weren’t working as quickly as they’d like. “Software engineers are our clients’ most expensive resources, so they’re always concerned about whether they’re being as productive as they can be,” Kuthiala said. Spoken like a true pointy-headed boss, you might say. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more