Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).Job Duties1. Outpatient clinical services to manage general physical medicineand rehabilitation patients including neurological andmusculoskeletal conditions, cancer rehabilitation2. Inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation service coverageas assigned3. Inpatient consult service for physical medicine andrehabilitation service coverage as assigned4. On call coverage of Inpatient physical medicine andrehabilitation service as assigned5. Education of learners6. Clinical researchPrimary site: BSLMC-McNair CampusSecondary site: Any of affiliated sites as assigned.Minimum QualificationsMust be M.D. and have Texas Medical License.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.2510CA; CH
Ocean City plans a full schedule of special events for Fourth of July weekend. Here are the highlights and schedule:FIREWORKS (July 4): The annual fireworks display will be launched at 10 p.m. Monday (July 4) from a barge at sea off the Ocean City Music Pier between Eighth and Ninth streets. The show can best be viewed from the beach or boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The popular Tidal Wave Band will perform one hour before and after the fireworks in front of the Music Pier. Rain date for the fireworks is July 5. Decision will be made by 6 p.m. and posted here and on OCTV-97. Listen for a simulcast of music for the fireworks display on Ocean City’s WIBG-FM, 94.3 DECORATED BIKE PARADES (July 4):Gardens Civic Association: 10 a.m. start, free registration at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot at 9 a.m., route ends at E. Atlantic Blvd. and Beach Road.South Ocean City Improvement Association: 10 a.m. start, free registration 9 a.m., 40th Street and Asbury Ave.Bike parades are rain or shine, unless the weather includes torrential rain or lightning. Look here for updates on any potential cancellation.STAR SPANGLED SALUTE (July 4): Ocean City Theatre Co. Spotlight Performers Show Choir, show time noon, at Mark Soifer Park, corner of 9th and Asbury Ave.KITE FLYING CONTEST (July 4): On Ninth Street Beach, free at 6 p.m.YO-YO CONTEST AND DEMO (July 4): On Ninth Street Beach, free at 8 p.m.HULA HOOP CONTEST (July 4): On Ninth Street Beach, free at 8:30 p.m.CELEBRATE AMERICA (July 3): A patriotic concert by the Ocean City Pops. Special guests include Broadway star Nicolas Dromard and conductor Brett Rowe. Join the Pops as they pull out all the stops in this concert including America the Beautiful, the Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever and other iconic American favorites. 8 p.m. Sunday at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $15 /10, available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, (609)399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or the Music Pier Box Office.For Information: 1-800-BEACH-NJ or (609) 399-6111 or www.oceancityvacation.com.
The first hackathon will focus on real-world incident response and take place on 26-27 November 2018.The second will be a defence logistics hackathon, taking place on 29-30 November 2018.For these events, we are looking to bring together the best from academia, industry and government in the defence and security arena.Brief details about the hackathons are as follows:Real-World Incident Response HackathonImproving the way we investigate incidents through the application of Multimedia Analysis and Artificial IntelligenceParticipants will be asked to process large amounts of real-world incident multimedia data and rapidly identify key information for on-site experts – people, places, events, in fact anything that may assist an investigations team. We’re interested in how entities relate to each other, the event timeline and narrative, and near-term predictions.Data will mostly take the form of video which will be varied in quality, source, and format. Some will be live-streamed during the event.This is a unique opportunity for participants to demonstrate their ability to extract useful information and insights from large multimedia data sources which would help teams to respond to incidents more quickly and effectively. We expect participants to exploit cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence techniques, including Machine Vision, to achieve the best results.At the end of the second day a final showcase will take place.Defence Logistics HackathonAccelerating Logistics Decision Support through exploiting Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) capabilitiesThe intent of this hackathon is to demonstrate the ability to analyse and share structured and unstructured multi-source data maintaining its classification and permission based access rules at machine speed. Data sets from the C130J Hercules platform will be provided to enable the development and testing of potential sharing solutions. The longer-term aim will be the development of predictive maintenance tools, and provides evidence based recommendations to optimise inventory checks and extend the life of components.This event will require programmers and coders at the leading edge of current technology to develop an AI/ML capability that can be accessed, interrogated and translated to provide better informed and timely decision support across national and multinational domains.This event will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate your ability to solve current Defence Logistic challenges, as well as the opportunity to network with senior decision makers and end users within this area. Following the event you will be invited to submit a fully costed proposal which could lead to securing funding to further develop your product.Further details about these hackathons and how to register will be provided on the DASA website next week.
FOND PARISIEN, HAITI — Nearly a month after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, paramedic Anthony Croese looked into the crowd outside a destroyed orphanage near Port-au-Prince and spotted an emaciated baby cradled in his father’s arms.The baby looked far too tiny for his eight months of life, and a short conversation explained why. His mother died in the Jan. 12 quake, and his father, Emilio Eliassaint, in the weeks since had been feeding him sugar water, devoid of the nutrients in mother’s milk.Croese, who feared the baby wouldn’t survive long on such a diet, bundled him into a car and sent him to a field hospital that has sprung up amid the thorny trees and dried grass at Fond Parisien, near the border with the Dominican Republic.There, the baby began a diet of formula, eating ravenously, to the relief of workers.Sandwiched between mountains and a large lake, the site has become an oasis of medical care and hope in this still-reeling nation, where many thousands died and many more have been injured. The field hospital was willed into existence by two Harvard faculty members and researchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), an interfaculty program designed to harness expertise across Harvard’s Schools to understand and improve the response to disasters, both natural and man-made.The hospital was started less than a week after the earthquake by Hilarie Cranmer and Stephanie Rosborough, both HHI researchers, emergency medicine doctors at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and faculty members at Harvard Medical School (HMS).When the two first arrived, 25 patients already were huddled under sparse trees. The patients, some of whom still had open wounds and exposed bones, had gathered at the site, which contains an orphanage, church, and school run by the nonprofit group Love A Child Inc. Despite the exhortations of the group’s founder, the patients refused to go into a nearby church, where they had been resting the night before when a large aftershock struck.Rosborough and Cranmer, who is also an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), immediately set to work. Drawing on training and extensive field experience in disaster settings, they secured tents, generators, toilets, food, medical supplies, and volunteers. Power and plumbing arrived in the form of the Rescue Task Force, which showed up one day and offered assistance that Cranmer gratefully accepted.Drawing on an extensive network of Harvard affiliates, former students, and colleagues in the disaster relief field, HHI marshaled an array of volunteers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and Haitian staff.The result is an HHI-led field hospital that has about 200 patients and also runs outreach operations that provide vaccinations and other care for smaller area clinics. It collaborates with other organizations, including Love A Child (whose compound and permanent buildings provide the facility’s structural backbone), the University of Chicago, and the governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Though those groups have the major organizing role, the volunteers providing care hail from institutions around the world. In addition to the field hospital, there is a nearby displaced-persons camp run by the American Refugee Committee, where some patients go after finishing treatment.The hospital focuses on rehabilitation, taking in patients from other hospitals, including the giant U.S. hospital ship Comfort moored off Port-au-Prince, the devastated Haitian capital. These patients’ broken bones, crushed limbs, and other injuries have received initial care but require additional treatment, whether it’s for handling follow-up care or complications such as new infections.With physical therapists as part of the volunteer corps, the hospital not only continues the bodily repair begun after the quake, but also begins the long, slow recovery process.HHI Director Michael VanRooyen applauded the efforts of all involved, particularly the guiding hands of Cranmer and Rosborough. To get the hospital up and running so quickly required putting into practice many of the principles taught by HHI, which not only conducts research, but which also runs courses in disaster relief, including a weekend-long simulated disaster workshop in New England’s forests.VanRooyen, who is also an emergency medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an associate professor at both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, has begun the process of formalizing arrangements and collaborations that, of necessity, have been ad hoc until now. Last weekend VanRooyen was in Haiti for whirlwind meetings with officials from the Haitian and Dominican governments, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Love A Child, and representatives of the relief and nonprofit agencies that are lending a hand. He hopes to establish a sturdy administrative structure and secure support that will allow the field hospital to complete care of its patients and slowly transition them back to local health providers, a process that could take six months to a year.Key needs, VanRooyen said, include gaining enough funds to keep the operation running, and partnering with other nongovernment organizations. The work so far has been financed by a combination of in-kind contributions from volunteers and relief organizations, HHI funds, and even personal funds from those involved. Gaining permanent funding may well determine the ultimate success of the effort, VanRooyen said.
The 2011 Elliot Norton Awards, presented on May 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Boston, honored the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) with six awards in the Large Theater category.A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus received the Outstanding Director Award for her productions of “Johnny Baseball,” “Prometheus Bound,” and “HAIR,” which also received the award for Best Visiting Production.Thomas Derrah received the Outstanding Actor Award for his performance in the one-man show “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe,” which ran in January and February at the Loeb Drama Center.Uzo Aduba received the award for Outstanding Musical Performance for her role of Io in “Prometheus Bound.” “The Blue Flower” garnered the award for Outstanding Musical Production, as well as Outstanding Design — honoring Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, creators and videography; Marsha Ginsberg for set design; Carol Bailey for costume design; Justin Townsend for lighting design; and Clive Goodwin for sound design.The Elliot Norton Awards were established in 1982 to recognize distinguished contributions to Boston-area theater during each season. The awards were founded in honor of distinguished critic Elliot Norton upon his retirement, following his 48 years as a drama critic for Boston newspapers and moderator of “Elliot Norton Reviews” on WGBH-TV. The selection committee comprises local critics Don Aucoin, Jared Bowen, Terry Byrne, Carolyn Clay, Iris Fanger, Joyce Kulhawik, Sandy MacDonald, Robert Nesti, Jenna Scherer, Ed Siegel, and Caldwell Titcomb.
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers ended 2017 by accelerating spending faster than their incomes, squeezing their savings rate to its lowest levels since the eve of the Great Recession.The U.S. Commerce Department reported Monday that personal savings were an annualized $351.6 billion in December, the smallest since December 2007, the month the recession began. The 2.4% savings rate in December was the smallest since it fell to 2.3% in September 2005.Disposable personal income was $14.6 trillion, annualized, and was up 0.3% from November after adjusting for seasonal variations. Meanwhile, personal consumption expenditures rose 0.4% to $13.7 trillion.Some economists have worried that this pattern of consumer spending increasing at a faster rate than income over the past two years indicates a weakness in the economy. While jobs have been increasing, wages have still lagged and many families are still struggling to make ends meet. continue reading »
Georgia United Credit Union doesn’t believe being an active and responsible member of the community is the right way to go.“It’s the only way,” says Debbie Smith, president/ CEO of the $1.3 billion asset credit union in Duluth. “As a business partner in education, we want students to have the best environment possible to learn and play.”Through its “School Crashers” program, Georgia United provides makeovers to elementary, middle, and high-school facilities throughout the state. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Georgia United CU staff take part in landscaping at Rock Chapel Elementary School.
Believe me, we get it: marketing efforts can lead to headaches. Nobody likes getting cold calls, most people mute (or skip) commercials, and I still get nightmares about pop-up ads. However, credit union marketing automation is far more sophisticated—and less intrusive—than those marketing strategies.Not all marketing strategies result in headaches, though. Modern credit union marketing automation techniques are very different from the awful ones listed above.What can automated marketing do that I can’t?The less-effective forms of marketing above give sales and marketing a bad name, and it’s easy to see why. Cold calls, commercials, and pop-ups are rarely relevant to the people who see them. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
For the second year in a row, CO-OP Financial Services and Filene Research Institute are bringing The Cooperative Trust’s crasher program for young credit union professionals to the THINK conference. In addition to receiving free registration and lodging for THINK 19, THINK Crashers have the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the credit union movement. Applications are now available for credit union staffers ages 35 and younger at http://co-opthink.org/crashers19.“The THINK Crashers program is a dynamic experience designed for young professional education, leadership development, mentorship and networking,” said Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience Officer, CO-OP Financial Services. “In addition to having full access to conference content, we will be providing specifically curated content for the high-potential, rising stars who will make up the THINK 19 crashers.”Annie Tamblyn, Leadership Team Administrator at Filene Research Institute, helped host THINK Crashers onsite at THINK 18. “One of the things that made Crashing special was having specifically curated content for young professionals in addition to the conference sessions,” she said. “We did an innovation session about ideation and prototyping. It was cool to see how, after each session, the conversation was going and ideas were flowing.”Among the unique opportunities that will be made available to the crashers are interacting with THINK 19 keynote speakers and being mentored by CO-OP leaders and credit union leaders who make up CO-OP’s Co-Creation Councils. “So many people came over to talk to us,” said Tamblyn of last year’s experience. “Some of them were speakers and presenters, and some were people from the industry who just wanted to reach out and learn more about the Crash program. Being highlighted as a group gave the Crashers a role in the conference and some agency to feel like they were there to help design the future of the movement.”“A Brand New Perspective”For Wyman Davis, Project Coordinator at CO-OP Financial Services, THINK 18 was inspiring: “It was beyond my expectations,” he said. “I found a brand new perspective. [THINK] gave us a great exposure to the inside world, to understand more about the credit union movement. There’s a lot of information that’s not really provided to us as part of our everyday work. At THINK we got to see the background, where people’s minds are. It’s an experience. A new voice equals a new idea equals change.”“It was a really good experience being able to sit down with so many important businesspeople and network with people my age who are excited about the credit union movement,” added Marlie Russell, Card Services Representative at Dupaco Community Credit Union, and a THINK 18 Crasher. “Being at THINK took me outside of what I normally do, and it inspired me to think outside the box.”Applications are now available for credit union professionals age 35 and younger at http://co-opthink.org/crashers19. The deadline for submitting applications for the program is March 15, with Crashers notified on March 25. Through March 8, credit union personnel of all ages can take advantage of CO-OP’s winter registration pricing, available at $1,799, $200 off the full registration fee of $1,999. Online registration is available at www.co-opthink.org/register. Now in its 12th year, THINK is a year-round platform for credit union collaboration, innovation and evolution. Visit www.co-opthink.org to access the wide variety of learning opportunities, including THINK Review magazine, THINK blog and videos from past THINK conferences. For more information on THINK 19, visit www.co-opthink.org. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The latest analysis by the Housing Industry Association showed Queenslanders are opting out of buying new homesSales of new homes in Queensland have declined for the third straight month according to a report by industry group Housing Industry Association (HIA).“During August 2017 private new home sales in Queensland fell back by 7.3 per cent according to preliminary figures — the third consecutive monthly decline for the state,” the HIA reported.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe HIA numbers also revealed Queensland’s new home sales fell 21.2 per cent in the three months to August this year.This quarterly outcome was the second largest percentage fall across Australia’s five largest states and territories, with only South Australia having seen a more significant drop.The Queensland result was in contrast to stronger monthly national figures.HIA principal economist, Tim Reardon, said two states pushed up the outcome nationally.“New home sales increased by 9.1 per cent (Australia-wide) last month as a result of very strong results in Victoria and Western Australia, but over the year sales have continued to slow,” Mr Reardon said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair