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No. 17 Utah Football Has Game-Time Set For Oregon State Game

first_img Written by Tags: Oregon State Football/Pac-12/UCLA/Utah Football/Washington State Brad James September 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 17 Utah Football Has Game-Time Set For Oregon State Game FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, the University of Utah’s No. 17 ranked football team had its game-time announced for the October 12 game against Oregon State at Corvallis, Ore.The 4-1 (1-1 in Pac-12 play) Utes , fresh off of a 38-13 rout of Washington State, will visit the 1-3 (0-1 in Pac-12 play) Beavers at 6:00 pm MDT at Reser Stadium.The Beavers are coming off a 31-28 loss to Stanford last Saturday and will host UCLA October 5 before hosting the Utes for this game.last_img read more

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LaVine and the Bulls face the Jazz

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO (AP)-Utah Jazz (30-11, first in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-22, 10th in the Eastern Conference)Chicago; Monday, 7 p.m. MDTLINE: Jazz -9; over/under is 231BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. LaVine currently ranks seventh in the NBA scoring 28.3 points per game.The Bulls are 9-14 in home games. Chicago has a 16-7 record against teams under .500.The Jazz are 14-9 in road games. Utah is 8-3 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.The teams square off Monday for the first time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: LaVine leads the Bulls averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 28.3 points per game while shooting 43.8% from beyond the arc. Thaddeus Young is averaging 8.1 rebounds and 13.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Chicago.Rudy Gobert has shot 64.1% and is averaging 14.4 points for the Jazz. Royce O’Neale is averaging 6.3 rebounds and 7.4 points per game over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 109.9 points, 46.5 rebounds, 27 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points on 47.5% shooting.Jazz: 5-5, averaging 118.8 points, 46.6 rebounds, 24 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.4 points on 49.0% shooting.INJURIES: Bulls: Devon Dotson: out (not with team), Garrett Temple: out (ankle).Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle). Written by March 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local LaVine and the Bulls face the Jazzcenter_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Pool – Cashier (Hourly/Casual)

first_imgPool – Cashier (Hourly/Casual) This Hourly Hiring Pool represents non-benefitted cashier jobopenings that may become available in the future. There is noguarantee of interview or employment from this recruitment. Jobsmay be located in any of several campuses and centers throughoutthe PCC district. Hours and schedules vary.Under the direction of Cashiering Services managementresponsibilities include: processing and balancing of student,staff and merchant cashiering transactions. Accuracy must bemaintained in a sometimes noisy, high pressure environment.Interacts with a diverse volume of students, staff, vendors and thepublic. Work results impact the accuracy, reliability andacceptability of further results beyond the work section including:students, staff, college-wide departments, and vendors. Jobrequires strong customer service skills and well-developed verbalskills, including the ability to handle difficult customer servicesituations with tact and diplomacy. Responsible for producingjourney-level work output on an independent basis subject tosupervisory direction and review.The employee can work up to 599 hours per fiscal year. Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaininga diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or anyother protected class.Portland Community College will hire only United Statescitizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work inthe United States. All new employees will be required to completethe designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9form. Position Summary Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans’Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifyingveterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.You will be given instructions during the application processto claim Veterans’ Preference in the recruitment of this position,and to provide the documents required for verification ofeligibility. Please do not send your documentation to thehiring manager directly.For verification of eligibility, please submit the followingdocumentation:center_img Veterans: DD214Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Departmentof VA Requisition IDreq7 Employment TypeCasual Employeelast_img read more

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CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant

first_img Similar jobs LinkedIn School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Share Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Johns Hopkins University Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University 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 CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant The Department ofOphthalmology is seeking anOphthalmic TechnicianAssistantto work under close supervision andinstruction, will learn to assist the Ophthalmologist with patientcare by performing ophthalmic testing as outlinedbelow.Specific Duties andResponsibilitiesObtain andconcisely record an accurate patient history toinclude:ChiefcomplaintPast ocularhistoryFamilyhistorySystemicillnessesMedicationsAllergies and drugreactionsSocialhistoryPerform basictesting to include but not limitedto:Measure visual acuity atdistance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education,andrecordsaccurately.Perform pinhole testing whenindicated.Perform and record contrastsensitivity.Perform Ishihara or HRRcolor vision testing.Accurately measure andrecord current lens power with a lensometer.Perform and recordexophthalmometry.Perform and record Amslergrid.Perform and record Schirmertesting.Evaluate pupillaryreactions, including afferent pupillary defect.Estimate anterior chamberdepth.Able to properlyoperate common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipmentincluding,but not limitedto:IOL Master, Orb-scan, brightfield acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM),autorefractor, corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmannvisual field, OCT, HRT, Lenstar.PatientServices:Apply proper oculardressings and shields.Follow divisional protocolsfor eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and topicalanesthetics.Properly instill eyedrops.Label newly opened bottleswith expiration dates.Understand the indications /contraindications for use in dilation,Measure interpupillarydistances, evaluate spectacle fit.Properly assist physicallyor visually disabled patients.Adhere to regulationsregarding drug samples and drug sample logs.BasicTonometry:Perform accurate Goldmannapplanation tonometry and properly disinfect thetonometer.Perform accurate Tono-pentonometry and properly disinfect and store thetonometer.Perform accurate Eye Caretonometry.Understand the principals ofscleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocularpressure.InstrumentMaintenance:Perform routine instrumentmaintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.Stock examination rooms inassigned area and ensure medication expiration dates arecurrent.Disinfect and maintainexamination rooms.General MedicalKnowledge:Understand basic ocularanatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases andocularemergencies.Understand and practice thefundamentals of microbial control.Must complete currentlyrequired JHMI courses, such as:Self learning educationalpacketsHIPAAregulationsConflict ofInterestComplete Annual Reviewpaperwork in a timely manner.Complete training insoftware such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab,AllscriptsAssist physician chair sideas a scribePossibleAdditional Duties andResponsibilities:Surgical assisting withminor outpatient procedures; basic instrumentcare.Perform basic slit lampevaluation of anterior chamber depth.Measure axial length withA-scan biometry.Perform protocolrefractometry or other testing for clinicaltrials.Instruct patients in contactlens care, insertion and removal.Neuro-physiologic testingincluding electroretinogram (ERG), Multi-focalelectroretinogram(MFERG),visual evoked potential(VEP), Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO)Other dutiesthat may be assigned.MinimumQualifications:Minimum of a High Schooldiploma or General Education Degree.Must obtain CertifiedOphthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied HealthPersonnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date.Must be CPR Certified. Must maintain certifications while employedat Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result intermination of employment at Wilmer.AdditionalKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Mathematics:ableto add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure,using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, addition and subtractionof positive and negative numbers.Language:ableto comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able tocreate simple correspondence. Able to effectively presentinformation in one-on-one and small group situations to patientsand other employees.Reasoning:Ableto comprehend and execute instructions. Able to manage situationswith more than one variable.AdditionalSkills:Familiarity with theoperation of computers.Familiarity with ophthalmicand general medical terminology.Ability to enter informationinto the computer systemTechnicalQualifications or SpecializedCertifications:Must obtain CertifiedOphthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on AlliedHealthPersonnel in Ophthalmology(JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date.Must maintain certificationwhile employed at Wilmer.Failure to obtain/maintaincertification might result in termination of employment atWilmer.PhysicalRequirements:Must be able to remain instationary position for 50% of the time.Ability to move about toescort patients to the exam rooms and different departments, gatherandreplace supplies, and stockrooms.Constantly positions self toadjust ophthalmic equipment in order to performexams.Ability to manipulateextremely small objects.The person in this positionfrequently communicates with patients .Must be able toexchangeaccurate information inthese situations.Ability to safely utilizevarious types of Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact thepatients eye.Occasionally lifts andtransports supplies up to 20 lbs.Ability to concentrate oninstruments and other visual stimuli.Observation of and rapidreaction to changeable situations.WorkingConditions:Must have reliable transportation to be able totravel between all Wilmer sites.Classified Title:Ophthalmic Technician AssistantWorking Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CDStarting Salary Range:$16.26 -$22.35/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pmExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:School of Medicine, East BaltimoreCampusDepartment Name:Ophthalmology ResidencyServicePersonnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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Newburgh Women’s Hospital and Milk Bank Form Partnership for Donor Drive

first_imgNewburgh Women’s Hospital and Milk Bank Form Partnership for Donor DriveNOVEMBER 9TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANA, NEWBURGHThe Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana, is partnering with The Milk Bank to have a milk donor drive.This milk collection site provides a convenient drop off for women to donate their extra breast milk for processing at The Milk Bank. After processing, the milk is then delivered to fragile infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units throughout the Midwest.“The milk bank hopes to continue forging partnerships with organizations across the Midwest to make the process of human milk donation easier for donor moms and families, while also helping to support breastfeeding in local communities,” stated Janice O’Rourke, Executive Director of The Milk Bank.Mothers with excess breast milk are welcome to bring their milk with them.  They will fill out a medical history form and have blood drawn for testing.  After approval they can continue to drop off excess milk at the milk depot located at The Women’s Hospital.Mothers who are interested in donating milk may contact The Milk Bank at 317-536-1670.The Women’s Hospital is located at 4199 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, Indiana TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Nancy L. Hughes

first_imgNancy L. Hughes, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born on December 8, 1935 in Moorestown, New Jersey, Nancy graduated from Moorestown High School and attended Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Nancy’s smile and beauty caught the eye of second-year law student Bill Hughes as she walked by his classroom several days a week. It was the beginning of a lifelong romance. The two of them would spend hours talking, dancing at the Almonesson Lake Dancehall and making plans to realize their dreams together, leading to 61 years of marriage. Upon Bill’s graduation from Law School, a clerkship opportunity arose in Ocean City, N.J., and it has been their home for almost 60 years. There they raised their four children and became very much involved in the community. While Nancy was a full-time homemaker, she also became active in many civic organizations. Over the years, Nancy and Bill often skied with friends in the Poconos and Vermont, took the children camping in their motorhome and on vacations around the country. She also fell in love with the Virgin Islands, which in their later years became their second home during the winter months. When Bill ran for the U.S. Congress, Nancy was his biggest supporter as well as the cornerstone of his new political career. In his first campaign in 1970, as well as in the successive 10 campaigns, Nancy ran the campaign offices. From helping to build and oversee the 500+ volunteers, to getting the mailings and calls out to the voters, Nancy was the one who got it done. Her strength and political instincts were second to none, and she played no small role in helping Bill get elected and re-elected over the years. Following Bill’s election to Congress in 1974, she remained at home for eight years while Bill commuted to Washington every Monday so that their children could finish their education in Ocean City. Every two years Nancy turned from being the homemaker to the driving force behind a new campaign. When the girls graduated from Ocean City High School, Nancy and Bill, Jr. moved to Washington so that their family could be together once again. In Washington Nancy again became active in community affairs and in Bill’s congressional work. Her first and primary passion, however, was always caring for her family. Bill’s work as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime required him to travel with the DEA to many places around the world, and when possible Nancy would be at his side. Nancy’s vivacious nature, charm and quick wit won her many friends as they met with the foreign officials. She was a superb Ambassador for our Country. Following Bill’s retirement from Congress and subsequent appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, Nancy assumed a new role – the First Lady of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Panama. From 1995 to 1998, Nancy organized and spearheaded bi-weekly business, charitable and social events on behalf of the U.S. Embassy. She also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the orphans and underprivileged in Panama, for which Panama’s Ladies of Caravana most recently honored her for extraordinary leadership. In Panama, Nancy was just as comfortable strolling the stalls of the native markets in shorts and a large-brimmed hat as she was in organizing and hosting an official dinner for 800 dignitaries. She was an amazing hostess who was loved and respected by the Embassy staff as well as the hundreds of Panamanians whom she befriended. When she and Bill returned to their home in Ocean City, they once again became actively involved in their community. Nancy joined her husband in helping to organize a campaign to build a new high school for Ocean City and neighboring communities, which is now one of the City’s crown jewels. Subsequently the Ocean City School Board of Education honored Nancy by naming the new school’s magnificent auditorium “The Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. It was Nancy’s most singular honor. She loved those 50 years of public life, but her most cherished moments were when she was simply in her Ocean City home with her husband, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, and just looking at the ocean and beach. Nancy is predeceased by her parents Mary and John Paul Gibson and sister Ruth Hannum. Nancy is survived by her husband William J. Hughes, daughters Lynne Hughes (Doug Walker), Barbara Sullivan (Barry), Tama Hughes (Dante Ceniccola), son William J. Hughes, Jr. (Stephanie), granddaughters Kristin Ceniccola (Alex Campos), Anna Ceniccola and Madeline Walker, grandsons Barry Sullivan, Jr. (Maura), Brendan Sullivan (Allyson), Bryan Sullivan (Christine), William J. “Johnny” Hughes, III, Charles Hughes, Patrick Hughes and Ryan Hughes as well as three great grandchildren, Madison and Olivia Sullivan and Jackson Campos, and her sister Mary Jean Salzer. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ 08223 and January 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2998 Bay Avenue Ocean City, N.J., immediately followed by a church service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any contributions be made to the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center Fund, P.O Box 507, Ocean City, NJ. For condolences to the family, visit read more

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End of the road for Corrie bakery

first_imgCoronation Street’s sleazy baker Diggory Compton has shut up his shop in the fictitious town of Weatherfield, due to poor sales.He is planning to open on the more lucrative south side of Manchester. He told local café owner Roy Cropper on the soap this week that no-one had been buying his bread: “There’s more money there. You know what they’re like round here. They hang onto their brass.”Opening the shop had been a hard lesson, but “I don’t expect I’ve learnt a thing from it!”,he joked.last_img read more

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News story: Dounreay welcomes decision to select Sutherland for satellite launch station development

first_imgBoth companies invested resources in the proposal as part of the nuclear industry’s commitment to help identify and develop new job opportunities that can sustain the area’s economy beyond the closure of Dounreay.Dounreay is Europe’s most ambitious nuclear site closure project and the strength of its engineering, scientific and programme skills base formed an important part of the case to locate the UK vertical launch facility at Melness, 40 miles west of the site on the north coast of Scotland.Monday’s announcement by UK Government Business Secretary Greg Clark is expected to lead to a £20 million investment in the development of the site, creating or sustaining an estimated 400 jobs.“Decommissioning a complex nuclear site like Dounreay is about more than getting it into a state that is safe for future generations – it is also about securing the social and economic prosperity of future generations,” said Simon Bowen, chair of CDP.“That is why the nuclear industry – ourselves, our site licence company and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – work so closely together to support the socio-economic priorities identified by the community and captured in the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Plan. The UK vertical launch facility is a key priority, with the potential to deliver high-value employment and supply chain opportunities, and I am delighted we have been able to help get the project to this stage through a combination of professional and financial support.”Simon Middlemas, a former executive of Cavendish Nuclear and managing director of DSRL until 2012, will continue his consultancy support to the project, providing specialist support in areas such as licensing, regulation and programme management. June Love, socio-economics manager at DSRL, will also continue to provide support as part of a secondment to regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).Charlotte Wright, chief executive of HIE, said: “The establishment of the UK’s first spaceport in the Highlands and Islands is a fantastic opportunity for the region, and for Scotland.”HIE area manager Roy Kirk said: “We are very grateful for the support of Dounreay and CDP staff, particularly June and Simon, in helping us moving this project forward to the point of success.”DSRL is the site licence company at Dounreay, employing more than a thousand highly-skilled staff on Europe’s most complex nuclear site closure project, with a similar number in the supply chain. The permanent site workforce is expected to reduce to a few tens of people by 2030-33 when the site is made safe for future generations.“Every single one of us here at Dounreay recognises the importance of seizing opportunities like these to create new job opportunities, not just for this generation but the one that follows when Dounreay is gone,” said Phil Craig, managing director of DSRL.“Our skillsets in engineering, environmental science, programme management and a range of technical disciplines are easily transferrable to industries such as the space sector and I am committed to working closely with the developer and operator to make the most of this amazing opportunity for our people.”last_img read more

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Press release: Top computer scientist chosen to lead National Centre for Computing Education

first_img This appointment reflects the Government’s determination to make sure pupils are computer literate and versed in the fundamentals of computer science and computer programming. Professor Peyton Jones brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role. This will be vital in making sure the centre, which is backed by a consortium made up of some of the country’s most accomplished tech organisations, is able to train teachers in the latest digital skills. The National Centre offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to firmly establish computer science as a foundational subject discipline that will enable all our young people to be active participants in the complex digital world that surrounds them. I am delighted to have a role in translating the big vision of the new computing curriculum into a vibrant reality in every classroom in the country. One of Britain’s leading computer scientists has been appointed as chair of the new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), it can be announced today.Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on programming language among other things and will now lead the work of the centre as it improves the teaching of computing and drives up participation in computer science.Professor Peyton Jones said: As the chair of the National Centre for Computing Education, Professor Peyton Jones will uphold the integrity of computing as an academic discipline across all the resources, guidance and professional development for teachers that the centre provides.School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: The National Centre is working with schools across England to improve teaching of computing and to drive up participation in computer science at GCSE and A-Level.A consortium made up of STEM Learning, British Computer Society (BCS) and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are delivering the work of the NCCE, backed by up to £84 million of government funding.The National Centre will operate virtually through a national network of up to 40 school-led Computing Hubs to provide training and resources to primary and secondary schools, and an intensive training programme for secondary teachers without a post A-Level qualification in computer science. The centre will also develop an A level programme to better prepare A level students for further study and employment in digital roles.The National Centre will work with the University of Cambridge, with a further £1 million investment from Google.Notes to editors:Professor Peyton Jones is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS, granted for his work to advance the development of computer science education in the UK. He is an Honorary Professor of the Computing Science Department at Glasgow University, where he was a professor in the 1990s, and he is currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.He is also chair of Computing at School, the grassroots organisation that was at the centre of the 2014 reform of the computing curriculum, which has a membership of over 30,000 computing teachers and academics.last_img read more

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The Smithsonian Is Crowdfunding A Massive Hip-Hop Anthology & Box Set

first_imgToday, The Smithsonian unveiled a new a Kickstarter page seeking $250,000 to help fund the nine-disc Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. This anthology will be produced in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, plus an executive committee of hip-hop experts ranging from artists and producers, such as rappers Chuck D and MC Lyte, drummer Questlove of The Roots, and producer 9th Wonder, to industry veterans, music critics, authors, and scholars.Marking the third major anthology by the Grammy Award-winning Smithsonian Folkways Recording (which has previously created anthologies of American folk music and jazz), The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap will contain over 120 tracks released over the past four decades that showcase hip-hop as a musical, cultural, and social force in the United States and around the world. Though the track listing is not solidified, one can expect to see iconic numbers from old-school pioneers like the Sugarhill Gang as well as tracks from prominent artists of today like Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. This project is also notable, as it will be the first collection to include tracks from all of hip-hop’s major labels in addition to a number of independent record labels.The Smithsonian’s hip-hop anthology, in addition to being a non-starter for any hip-hop lover, also doubly serves as an educational tool. Across its 120 tracks, the collection will highlight “different social and political trends within the genre, such as police brutality, feminism, and Afrocentrism” in the genre, plus “provide a unique window into the many ways hip-hop has created new traditions and furthered musical and cultural traditions of the African diaspora.” The audio anthology is also accompanied by a 300-page book featuring critical essays, track-by-track notes, and never-before-published photographs fromNational Museum of African American History archives.As Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, noted in a statement, “The Kickstarter campaign to produce a hip-hop and rap anthology is one of the most important projects on contemporary history that the Smithsonian will ever undertake, because it shows that the Smithsonian’s work is as much about today and tomorrow as it is about yesterday.”He continues, “Hip-hop is a musical revolution that embodies the voice of an entire generation, and that’s why it’s important for the museum to partner with the hip-hop community and Folkways Recordings to tell this story. Hip-hop helps us to understand the power of black music and the impact of African American culture on the world.”While The Smithsonian is hopeful that it will reach its quarter-million-dollar goal for the project, the project’s organizers have also stressed that they will try to bring the project to life, even if it does not meet its funding benchmark. To incentivize fans to donate, for a pledge of $100 dollars, supporters can earn a copy of the compilation, which is scheduled to be released in December of 2018, plus an exclusive “9th Wonder Digital Remix based on Smithsonian Folkways’ catalogue.” For the maximum donation of $10,000 or more, avid supporters can earn a private tour led by Questlove of the museum.Donate to the Kickstarter for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap here.last_img read more

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