Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service Share this article March 23, 2017 View post tag: Royal Navy Staff and students from the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), based at HMS Sultan had a special way of saying goodbye to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet which is officially leaving service today.440 of them gathered on the parade ground recently to spell out the word ‘Farewell’ to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet as it officially goes out of service today.A flypast by HMS Sultan of four Lynx Mk8 aircraft was also arranged earlier as part of a five-hour flight from 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton as they traveled across Southern England to mark the retirement of the Lynx, after 41 years of service around the globe.The RNAESS, which is part of the Defence College of Technical Training, is home to 764 and 760 NAS as well as academic and technical training facilities.Commenting the flypast Officer Commanding RNAESS, Commander Mark Selway said, “This is an important day for everyone within the Fleet Air Arm, so we were delighted that the RNAESS was able to contribute to such a poignant event.With the decommissioning of Lynx helicopters, the 815 Naval Air Squadron RNAS Yeovilton converted into a Wildcat squadron, which will provide a successor helicopter for Royal Navy destroyers and frigates.center_img View post tag: Lynx Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service Authoritieslast_img read more

Gulf navies hone skills during exercise Falcon Warrior

first_img Authorities Share this article Gulf navies hone skills during exercise Falcon Warrior Warships from Gulf Coopertion Council (GCC) countries, crews and command staffs of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 honed their skills during the multinational exercise Falcon Warrior.Participants carried out a variety of coordinated ship manoeuvers and boarding exercises in the Persian Gulf.Comprising ships from across the navies of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations, CTF152 continues to develop its capability and professionalism with support from the wider Combined Maritime Forces based in Bahrain.CTF152 is currently commanded by Colonel Adbelkader Almarahleh, Royal Jordanian Navy, who will shortly be handing over command to the Royal Saudi Arabia Navy. Commenting on the success of Exercise Falcon Warrior, Col Almarahleh said: “CTF 152’s mission is to ensure Maritime Security within the Arabian Gulf, the responsibility for achieving this mission does not lie with a single nation but it requires a collaborative effort.“Exercise Falcon Warrior has been an excellent demonstration of nations working together in order to ensure security within the Arabian Gulf. This two week exercise involved personnel from 11 different nations as well as ships and aircraft from New Zealand and America. I am immensely proud to Command CTF 152, this is a special organization with a very important role.” View post tag: CMFcenter_img August 30, 2017 View post tag: CTF152 Back to overview,Home naval-today Gulf navies hone skills during exercise Falcon Warrior last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty Position(s) in Agricultural Business

first_imgReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. BuenaVista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especiallywelcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to anyaspect of the university’s diversity. The position requires candidates to have a graduate degree inAgricultural Business or a related field that includes at least 18graduate credits in agricultural business, business, or relatedarea.Ability to develop and/or teach one or more courses inagricultural business.Relevant industry experience preferred.Teaching experience at the university level, preferred but notrequired. The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business seeks dynamic teacherswho are committed to excellence in undergraduate agriculturalbusiness education.The Agricultural Business program in the Harold Walter SiebensSchool of Business was developed in cooperation with the Institutefor Agriculture, Food, and Resource Management and is part of BVU’sinitiative to offer new agricultural programs in the region. Themajor is designed to develop in students strong analytical,interpersonal, and professional skills grounded in a comprehensiveunderstanding of contemporary agricultural business. The curriculumemphasizes experiential learning. As such, the program offersstudents a wide range of applied learning opportunities includinginternships, practicums, seminars, attendance at professionalconferences, and partnering with faculty on research. Coursecontent emphasizes problem solving in a business context.The successful candidate(s) will develop and teach onlineagricultural business courses in the undergraduate agriculturalbusiness curriculum. The ideal candidates will teach courses inagricultural business, consistent with his/her credentials andinterest.Desired Qualificationslast_img read more

Assistant Professor

first_imgBaylor 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; CHlast_img read more

Information Systems/Information Technology Management Adjunct – Jabs School of Business

first_imgPosition Summary * Are you a Christian?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcript If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Qualifications Posting Details Teaching Responsibilities The Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointmentin the area of Information Systems/Information TechnologyManagement. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNocenter_img The appointment includes teaching graduate courses in informationsystems and/or information technology management. Undergraduateteaching opportunities may also be available. Qualified candidateswill become part of an adjunct pool and will be contacted whenteaching opportunities become available. The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accrediteddegree in a related field or an MBA (Ph.D. preferred) with anemphasis in Information Systems or Information TechnologyManagement. The successful candidate will also have relevantindustry experience. Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6139 Nondiscrimination Statement Position TitleInformation Systems/Information Technology Management Adjunct -Jabs School of Business Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law.last_img read more

Adjunct Professor in Computer Science (Bard Early College New Orleans)

first_imgThe Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of BardCollege operated through partnerships with public school systems,are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students areeager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a collegeeducation.Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/80858Bard Early College New Orleans (BECNO), a partnership between BardCollege and the Louisiana Department of Education invitesapplications for an adjunct faculty position in Computer Science,teaching seminar style and application style courses for the2021-2022 academic year.Candidates with expertise in any area of computer science will beconsidered, but we are particularly interested in faculty able toteach computer science and coding electives. We are seekingeducators with a commitment to social justice, who are passionateabout their fields of study, and interested in working to advanceequity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students withvaried academic preparation. Candidate must show a demonstratedproficiency and interest in teaching high school.QualificationsBard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectuallycurious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal artscurriculum offered to students in the last two years of highschool. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduateopportunities, Bard Early College faculty and staff preparestudents of all academic backgrounds for further college success.Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented andhighly motivated students to complete a high school diplomaalongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Ouracademic program emphasizes student-led learning in smallseminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support forour non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborativepedagogical development for our teachers. We are looking forcandidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focuson being interdisciplinary in their curricular design, and ademonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learningenvironments.We are planning an in-person Fall semester with the possibility ofgoing remote depending on CDC guidelines. The faculty member shouldbe comfortable with teaching a hybrid course as some students mayonly be able to access the course remotely.We also ask our adjunct faculty to allot one hour of office hoursper course per week. The Fall semester begins August 2nd, 2021. Afull-day orientation for adjuncts will be scheduled the week ofJuly 26th.Application InstructionsTo apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum via theInterfolio Job Application link provided: http://apply.interfolio.com/80858Review of applications to begin as soon as possible.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementBard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcomeapplications from those who contribute to our diversity. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physicaldisability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, familial status, veteran status, or geneticinformation.Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, andreasonable accommodation for all individuals in employmentpractices, services, programs, and activities.AA/EOElast_img read more

Pediatric Rheumatologist – Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (67171)

first_imgThe University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three colleges at the Health Science CenterJacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health inJacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — andmore than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughoutNortheast Florida and Southeast Georgia.The college’s 16 clinical science departments house more than 440faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as wellas medical students from UF and around the country. We offer anincredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to trainmany of best primary care providers and specialists throughout theregion, the state and the country.The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical educationprograms and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents andfellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College ofMedicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinicalrotations as well.In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations inall the major disciplines are provided for students from the UFCollege of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical studentsenrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at theJacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urbansetting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UFstudents, elective rotations in the final year of clinical trainingare available to students from accredited schools in the US andCanada.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields.The college’s faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinicalresearch. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings atlocations across the country and publish their projects inwell-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 millionin external research funding, approximately 50% of which wasfederally sponsored projects.The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translationalresearch facility. To support faculty and resident research, thecollege has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchersanalytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center forResearch Training, helping develop the next generation of highlycollaborative clinical researchers.Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the AtlanticOcean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy anaverage of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolestsummers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is amajor port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, severalnature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, whichplays a major role in our work and play.To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/.Applicants must possess an MD/DO degree, Florida Medical Licenseeligibility and be a BE/BC in Pediatric Rheumatology.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications as soon as aapplicant pool is identified. Please provide a letter of intent andCurriculum Vitae.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine-Jacksonville is seeking an applicant to fill afull-time position as a Pediatric Rheumatologist. The position isat the non-tenure accruing level of ClinicalAssistant/Associate/Full Professor with a strong emphasis onclinical and educational activities.Major responsibilities for this position will include providingcoordinated medical care for newborns, children and adolescentswith complex pediatric rheumatologic disorders in an outpatientPediatric Multispecialty Center, performing consultations onhospital inpatients, management therapies at an outpatient infusioncenter, and participating in shared night and weekend call.The current Pediatric Rheumatology Division includes a PediatricRheumatologist and a Rheumatology Nurse Care Coordinator. ThePediatric Multispecialty Center includes the following pediatricsubspecialties: nephrology, genetics, infectious diseases,neurology, a specialized center for children with complex medicalconditions, pediatric weight management and pediatricrehabilitation services.Inpatient services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a216 bed free standing dedicated children’s hospital located indowntown Jacksonville. Annually, the hospital is home for over12,000 admissions, 11,000 surgeries, and 70,000 visits to apediatric emergency department.Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package areavailable. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate withqualifications and experience. For more information, please visit:https://pediatrics.med.jax.ufl.edu/welcome/last_img read more

Libraries down 2.5 million

first_imgOther activities reported to have been undertaken by the Libraries in the past year are over 1000 document restoration projects, several exhibitions – including those for the Magna Carta and World Book Day – and the processing of what the report names “arguably the most significant modern literary archive to come to the Bodleian Library in thirty years”, the Alan Bennett archive.An expense conspicuously absent from the report was the cost to the libraries of books stolen or lost by borrowers. As any student who has used SOLO, the University’s online search catalogue, will know some books are consigned to the ambiguous fate of “Lost, presumed missing”, but it is unknown how much these lost texts cost the libraries to replace each year.The report mentions the implementation of “book detection systems” in the Old Bodleian Library throughout 2009, implying that there are some concerns over the security of the texts available on open access shelves.It has been suggested that the cost of lost and missing books is incorporated into the category of “Operational Expenditure”, which totalled over £8.8 million, a figure which could potentially be reduced – therefore tackling part of the total budget deficit – if tighter security measures were enforced.A member of staff at Library Services stated that the cost of replacing any missing books would fall on the individual faculties and come out of their general budget for purchasing new materials.The representative went on to explain that although problems can arise when the lost books are now out of print, the overall cost of this issue to the Libraries is relatively low compared to the total expenditure.However, the report forecasts a more positive financial outlook for the Libraries over the coming years, stating the Services’ trust in the University which “proposes to resolve the issue from 2010–11 when a new services funding mechanism will be introduced”, despite the likelihood that the Libraries of Oxford will be receiving less University funding in the coming years.A footnote of the report suggests that the Libraries will potentially be required to cut their reliance on the block grant by 10% over the next three years, although this is not yet confirmed.Nonetheless, the Library Services remain optimistic, highlighting their focus on “strategic priorities” to maintain financial equilibrium over the coming years. Oxford University Library Services revealed in last week’s Annual Report that they had a budget deficit of over £2.5 million for the year 2008-9, surpassing the previous year’s overspend by £1,000.Their overall income, of £31,756,183, provided mainly by a block grant from the University, fell far short of their expenditure of £34,292,288.The report admitted that “For some time the Libraries have laboured under a deficit, with insufficient revenue to cover the costs of their services”. It also reiterated the vital importance of donations in covering the shortfall not met by the University’s grant of over £21 million.However, the report also stated that the actual overspend of £2.54 million was less than the forecast £2.6 million, indicating the success of the “number of efficiencies and innovations to reduce expenditure” implemented by staff. By far the largest expense is staffing, which eats up £18.8m of the annual budget. With a total of 562 staff in July, this amounts to an average wage of £33,396 per member of staff.The section whose expenditure has increased by the largest proportion is Information Provision and Access, which saw an increase from £4,348,746 for 2007-8 to £6,083,212 for the previous year.Much of the increased expenditure has arisen from the drive to go digital, with the Library Services dedicating £4.4 million on acquiring electronic resources and back copies. These include the historical archives of the Guardian/Observer newspapers and the London Illustrated News, as well as resources such as ‘Cambridge Histories Online’ and the ‘Universal Database of Russian Military and Security Periodicals’.Among other online successes in the previous year has been the introduction of SOLO, enabling users to search a database of almost all University and College libraries, and the upgrade to OXLIP+, which allows remote access to the library catalogues. Downloads of online journal articles have almost doubled since 2005-6, rising from 3.3 million to 6.1 million, the Libraries have invested in an increasingly popular method of research.last_img read more

Magdalen top Norrington table for first time

first_imgMagdalen top the Norrington table for the first time ever, with over half of Magdalen finalists awarded First Class honours this year.The Norrington score was developed by Sir Arthur Norrington, former President of Trinity, in the 1960s to provide a way of measuring the performance of students, by college, in finals. It works, according to the University of Oxford webpage, by attaching a score of 5 to a 1st class degree, 3 to a 2:1 degree, 2 to a 2:2 degree and 1 to a 3rd class degree. A total score is then calculated, and expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible score (ie five times the number of degrees awarded). The score allows a ranking of colleges. The greater the percentage, the better a college did.The table is based on interim results, and a final version will be made available in October.Third year linguist Harry Phillips said of the success: “Magdalen has had something of a golden year, proving itself not only to be a political powerhouse, but also a centre of intellectual superiority. Long may its Norrington domination continue”. Norrington table results (sorted by rank) 2009/20101. Magdalen2. Corpus Christi3. Merton4. St John’s5. New6. University7. Christ Church8. Worcester 9. Balliol10. Jesus11. Oriel12. Wadham13. Hertford14. Queen’s15. St Catherine’s16. Lincoln17. Pembroke18. St Anne’s19. St Hugh’s20. Brasenose21. Lady Margaret Hall22. St Hilda’s23. Trinity24. St Edmund Hall25. Somerville26. Exeter27. St Peter’s28. Keble29. Mansfield30. Harris ManchesterA more detailed breakdown can be found here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/facts_and_figures/undergraduate_degr_2.htmllast_img read more

Brasenose Principal to retire

first_imgThe Principal of Brasenose College, Professor Roger Cashmore, whose use of expenses was recently questioned, is to retire at the end of this academic year. Cashmore was the subject of national media attention when, in May this year, a report leaked to Cherwell suggested he and his wife had misused college travel expenses. Following this, a source claimed in October, that the Governing Body of Brasenose had passed a motion of no confidence against him. The 66 year old has been on research leave since October, with Professor Alan Bowman acting as Principal. According to a statement issued by the college, the experimental physicist plans to concentrate on his research projects which include work on the Large Hadron Collider and a recent appointment as Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Cashmore, a Cambridge and Balliol alumnus, has been Principal of Brasenose since 2002 and oversaw celebrations to mark the College’s quincentenary last year, including a visit by the Queen.last_img read more

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