Baltic Fleet Ships Deliver Weapons Purchased by Syria

first_img View post tag: Weapons Large amphibious ships of the Baltic fleet Kaliningrad and Alexandr Shabalin delivered weapons, purchased by Syria in the military-technical cooperation with Russia…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, February 13 2013 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Syria View post tag: deliver View post tag: Naval February 13, 2013 View post tag: Russiancenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Purchased Baltic Fleet Ships Deliver Weapons Purchased by Syria View post tag: ships View post tag: fleet Back to overview,Home naval-today Baltic Fleet Ships Deliver Weapons Purchased by Syria View post tag: Balticlast_img read more

Vision Rehabilitation Faculty Position

first_imgWilmer Eye Institute within Johns Hopkins University, School ofMedicine invites applications for a full-time faculty positionin the Lions Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center.Applicants should have an OD or MD degree and have completed anaccredited residency and/or fellowship in Vision Rehabilitation, orhave a record of extensive clinical experience caring for lowvision patients of all ages.The position requires a commitment to clinical care, teaching andresearch. In addition to providing direct patient care, the facultymember will be involved in mentoring a fellow in VisionRehabilitation, ophthalmology resident clinical education,participation in grand rounds and community outreach. Mentorshipand dedicated time is provided to participate in research andeducational activities. The faculty member will be joining athriving group of doctors, therapists and researchers at the LionsVision Center. Applicants must be eligible for immediate licensurein Maryland.Clinical vision rehabilitation services are currently provided atJohns Hopkins Hospital in Downtown Baltimore, as well as two localsatellite locations: Green Spring Station and Bel Air. Thisposition receives referrals from ophthalmology sub-specialtydivisions staffed by the over 150 faculty members of Wilmer EyeInstitute, from community practice ophthalmologists andoptometrists throughout the United States, as well as internationalpatients seeking care at Johns Hopkins, one of the top hospitals inthe nation. Additionally, relationships with other medicalspecialties, such as neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine andrehabilitation, and geriatric medicine, are a source of referralsto the center.Must have OD or MD degree and have completed an accreditedresidency and/or fellowship in Vision Rehabilitation, or have arecord of extensive clinical experience caring for low visionpatients of all ages.Please click on “Apply Now”The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information read more


first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that last Mondays Zoning Board of Appeals meeting was opened, fair and objective?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Harvard’s latest LEED green buildings

first_imgIn response to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Green Building Standards, building managers and facilities leaders across the University are renovating and constructing greener labs, offices, and classrooms that cut energy use and are healthier, happier places for staff to work and students to learn.As of Dec. 1, 2010, Harvard had 85 buildings registered with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), 40 of which are certified, the highest number of certified projects of any U.S. university according to the USGBC.The Office for Sustainability (OFS) recently posted online case studies for six of Harvard’s most recent LEED certified projects at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Below are short descriptions of the projects and links to stories on the OFS website, which describe the green building features of each project in more detail:The Harvard Medical School’s renovation of 641-643 Huntington Avenue has achieved LEED Gold certification under the LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) version 2.2 rating system, making it the 35th LEED certified project at Harvard.The sustainability features of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Biophysics Lab fit-out project in the Northwest Labs building allowed the project to achieve a LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 rating system in August of 2010, making it the 32nd LEED Certified project at Harvard.The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) East Wing Offices fit-out at Northwest Labs achieved LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 rating system, making it the 37th LEED Certified project for Harvard University, and the 19th Gold certified project.The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Larsen Halls Upper Floor classroom project has achieved LEED Gold Certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors version 2.0 (LEED-CI) rating system, making it the 33rd LEED Certified project at Harvard.The Harvard Graduate School of Education Longfellow Basement renovation project has achieved LEED Silver Certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors version 2.0 (LEED-CI) rating system, making it the 31st LEED Certified project at Harvard.The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the project team for the Northwest Labs Teaching Labs fit-out were committed to sustainability from the onset of the project. This dedication ultimately allowed the project to achieve LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 rating system, making it the 36th LEED Certified project at Harvard.The Office of Sustainability’s Green Building Services (GBS) team has partnered with Schools and units across the University on many of Harvard’s LEED projects. Read case studies for Harvard’s LEED projects or learn more about GBS at the Green Building Resource.last_img read more

Eccles wins book award

first_imgRobert G. Eccles, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, has been named a winner of a 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the Business, Finance, and Management category for his book “One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy,” co-authored with Michael P. Krzus.The book advocates that companies integrate voluntary sustainability reporting with required financial reporting. The awards are given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.last_img read more

S&P analysis finds ESG-focused investments outperforming broader market in current downturn

first_imgS&P analysis finds ESG-focused investments outperforming broader market in current downturn FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Some of the biggest investment funds set up with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are outperforming the broader market during the coronavirus crisis.S&P Global Market Intelligence analyzed 17 exchange-traded and mutual funds with more than $250 million in assets under management that select stocks for investment based in part on ESG criteria. Of those funds, 12 have lost less value so far this year than the S&P 500. The top performer in the analysis, the Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund, had a negative 5.4% price change in the year through market close April 9, compared to a 13.7% decline in the S&P 500.Critics of ESG investing often question whether the strategy can deliver premium returns. ESG fund managers said their focus on nontraditional risks led to portfolios of companies that so far have been resilient during the COVID-19 downturn.“For us, sustainability is not an end in and of itself; it is a means by which we turn over more rocks, look at more information, and add a complementary lens in order to gain conviction on a company’s strategy, operations, and prospects for growth,” said Karina Funk, a portfolio manager at Brown Advisory Inc. and the firm’s head of sustainable investing, in an emailed statement.Another sustainability-focused fund, Calvert Research & Management’s U.S. Large-Cap Core Responsible Index Fund, is down 12.1% this year. The fund held equity assets valued at about $1.9 billion as of April 9, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. On a call with reporters April 7, Calvert CEO John Streur attributed the firm’s relatively strong performance to its “very limited exposure to the entire fossil fuel value chain,” as well as investments in companies with historically strong ESG characteristics.[Esther Whieldon, Michael Copley, Robert Clark]More ($): Major ESG investment funds outperforming S&P 500 during COVID-19last_img read more

Cops Seek Help Identifying Brentwood Man Hit, Killed by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Update: The victim has been identified as Jose Rosa Flores, 50, of Brentwood.Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Brentwood last week.The victim is described as a 6-foot tall Hispanic man, 35 to 40 years old, 200 pounds with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans with a black belt and tan-colored shoes.Police have said that the unidentified victim was hit by a Lincoln while walking across Express Drive South shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. He was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The driver was not charged.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the victim’s identity to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

20 tricks to retiring rich

first_imgWhen you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: Traveling to faraway places? Indulging in hobbies you didn’t have time to enjoy while you were working? Or pinching pennies just to cover the bills?The latter is probably not your ideal retirement, but it will likely be the reality for most people. More than half of Americans are at risk of being unable to cover essential living expenses, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments. That’s because they’re not saving enough now for their future.Sure, it’s easy to put off saving for a retirement that’s years away. But if your nest egg isn’t big enough, you could spend 20 to 30 years struggling to make ends meet. “I’ve never heard anybody complain about having too much money in retirement,” said Kathleen Hastings, a certified financial planner and portfolio manager with FBB Capital Partners. “It sucks to be old. It’s really bad when you have no money.”Even if your savings aren’t on track, you don’t have to resign yourself to a life of poverty in retirement. In fact, you can retire rich enough to have a comfortable lifestyle by following these strategies. Click through to find out what they are. continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Three reasons for presentations and the effect on your brand

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: Details The general purpose of any presentation is either to inform, persuade, or motivate. For your benefit, it is imperative that you recognize the difference as you prepare to teach end-users about your latest product or service, pitch that product, or inspire future innovation. Defining your general purpose is the macro part of speech preparation. The next step is to determine the specific purpose, or the micro, which is the key point or takeaway you wish to impart upon your audience. This post, however, is focused on the macro because there is a catch to the general purpose rule. Whether your general purpose is to inform, to persuade, or to motivate, you must incorporate all three, and this is why:Speaking to informIf you truly want to impart knowledge, you must sell yourself to your audience. Information is much more valuable when it comes from a credible source. So, establish credibility early and often. Tell the audience through your self-introduction and show them through examples why you are both passionate about and an authority on the specific topic you are presenting. Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is not only contagious, but also inspiring because it gets the adrenaline pumping. Also, whether your topic is dry or animated, you can find ways to add elements of humor, hope, and encouragement. People want to leave a presentation feeling good. Speaking to persuadeIf you are going to succeed in selling, you must arm your audience with the information they will need in order to make a wise decision. No one likes a pushy salesman. So, hold the call to action to the end. Speak with your audience, not at them, to gauge their level of knowledge about your topic, and then elicit feedback to show empathy. Empathy is engaging and it boosts your credibility. Show your audience you care about them and they will feel good, thus increasing the odds that your call to action will be met.Speaking to motivateSuccessful motivational speakers possess a great deal of empathy and they use it to inform and sell their inspiring message. As with any type of presentation, your job is to do more than enough research about your topic, your speaking situation and, of course, your audience. When delivering a motivational presentation, relating to the audience is crucial. Can you imagine being inspired by someone to whom you could not relate?In short, your general purpose is the overarching goal of your presentation. Identify the general purpose first in order to properly prepare and organize your presentation and ensure a smooth delivery. In my college and corporate public speaking courses, I spend an equal amount of time on the process of organization and the practice of delivery. I have chronicled my public speaking tips in a handy pocket reference called Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations. The ability to speak and present well differentiates professionals and, by extension, the organizations they represent. To varying degrees, each of your associates represents your organization. Make sure they are topnotch brand ambassadors. last_img read more

House calls for stronger measures following confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

first_img“Anyone who enters Indonesia must be thoroughly checked with the proper procedure […] at airports and ports. The screening procedure must be conducted in detail,” he told the press on Monday.Read also: Let’s not kid ourselves. Indonesia is unlikely to be COVID-19-free. And that’s not our biggest problem.Earlier on Monday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced that two Indonesians had tested positive for COVID-19, which made them the first two confirmed cases of the disease in the country.Jokowi said that the two people, a 64-year-old and her 31-year-old daughter, had been in contact at an event in a club in Jakarta with a Japanese citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia on Feb. 27 after visiting Indonesia in early February.  Members of the House of Representatives have demanded that the government enact stronger coronavirus containment measures following the confirmation of two cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia.Darul Siska, member of House of Representatives Commission IX overseeing health, workforce and population issues, said the government, especially at the country’s points of entry, had failed to conduct proper screenings to keep the virus from entering.”It should be the government’s priority to tighten up screening and not just take some random samples. Topics :center_img Darul Siska said all people who attended the event should be medically tested.“Everybody who attended that event should be checked thoroughly. God forbid if the two patients were treated but the others spread the disease,” he said.The Golkar Party politician also recommended the government set up a crisis center to prevent further infection.Ahmad Riza Patria, deputy head of Commission V overseeing transportation, said the COVID-19 cases had put transportation authorities in a predicament about whether to close contact with other countries.“We have to make extraordinary prevention efforts by limiting border access to our citizens but at the same time maintaining communication and relations with other countries,” he said.Ahmad mentioned that Saudi Arabia had temporarily banned the entry of foreign pilgrims and tourists arriving from countries considered at risk for COVID-19.He also mentioned Indonesia’s decision to limit trade with China.“I think the Transportation Ministry has to immediately examine which flights to limit,” he said. “Later, Commission V will further discuss flights to countries that have been hit by the coronavirus,” he said.last_img read more