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Mitchell scores 26, Jazz beats the Heat 116-101

first_imgFebruary 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 26, Jazz beats the Heat 116-101 Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 22 points to lift the Utah Jazz to a 116-101 victory over the Miami Heat.Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game.Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead the Heat. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and Jae Crowder chipped in 15 off the bench. Associated Presslast_img read more

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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).SummaryThis faculty position with the Department of Family & CommunityMedicine will provide patient care at various practices as afloater as needed on a part-time hourly basis. Rank is commensuratewith experience.Job DutiesThe physician will be expected to cover a minimum of 32 hours permonth to continue employment. Duties include direct patient careand occasional participation in the teaching of medical students.It is essential for the faculty member to practice evidence-basedmedicine with emphasis on outcomes.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES• Meet or exceed all quality indicators as developed and assignedby the department and community health program performanceimprovement committee.Minimum QualificationsFor further information or questions, please contact Roger Zoorob,MD at [email protected] College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3581CA; CHlast_img read more

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Cuts cause controversy

first_imgRecent information about academic cuts at Oxford University has caused controversy over the necessity of its decision to charge £9,000 a year in tuition fees.Figures published last Thursday by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) reveal that Oxford is expected to face a reduction in funding of just 1% in real terms.Cambridge is seeing its funding cut by only 3%, whereas City University in London is suffering a 10.8% cut. The worst hit university, with its funding slashed by 15.8%, is Bishop Grossteste in Lincoln, which has announced that it will charge tuition fees of £7,500 for most of its courses from 2012.However, Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive of HEFCE, suggested that the universities with the smallest funding changes are those with high levels of world-leading research and significant financial support from charities and businesses.It is expected that Oxford University will receive £7.3 million less from HEFCE next year. Yet in 2009-10, government funding only formed 23% of the institution\’s income.External research contracts and grants made up 40%, bringing in £367 million.Furthermore, the university appears to be benefiting from an increase in charitable donations. Statistics released last week in the Ross-CASE Survey show that in 2009-10 Oxford and Cambridge accounted for half of all new charitable funds secured by universities, despite overall charitable donations to UK universities having dropped by £20 million.This information has caused some to question the university\’s decision to raise tuition fees to £9,000 per year as a method of generating further income.Rachel Farnsworth, a first year PPE student, commented, \”I absolutely dont think it\’s necessary – if Oxford wanted to, they could easily charge less, and I bet the people donating would want some of it spent on undergrads.\”I think they\’re just playing a game of one-upmanship with Cambridge over fees really!\’The university predicts that the highest departmental cut, of £5.1 million, will be to \”Old & Historic Buildings Allocation\”, something which has little impact on the teaching and research of academic departments.However, a spokesperson for Oxford University said that the raise in fees would help \”to safeguard the future of our transformative education system.\”\”Oxford students also enjoy exceptional facilities for learning thanks to a combination of college and University provision. All of this costs a huge amount of money, and Oxford is absolutely committed to maintaining this provision.\”With other prestigious institutions, such as Cambridge, Durham and Imperial College London, having all declared that they will be raising tuition fees to the maximum of £9000 per year, it has been argued that the decision of Oxford University is necessary as a means of preserving its reputation.Lincoln college student, Adam Rachlin, agreed that \”raising tuition fees to £9,000 per year is a necessary step to keep Oxford a first rate university\”.He added, \”however, the extent to which access is increased will be the marker for how fair the system is, and from what I\’ve heard so far Oxford will have large schemes to improve access.\”In a statement from the Vice-Chancellor, it was said that \”after public funding cuts, the proposals [to charge £9,000 tuition fees] only bring in £10 million of real extra income, of which 70% goes on new spending on student support and access.\” Âlast_img read more

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Mixed fortunes for Greggs’ late night opening trial

first_imgBakery chain Greggs has called time on one of its late-night stores after a trial failed to pull in enough customers.The company had been granted permission last year to open its Orchard Street branch in Preston until 4.30am at weekends, to cater for crowds spilling out of pubs and clubs in the city centre. The branch has now returned to its normal weekend hours, closing at 5pm.A Greggs spokeswoman said it still had a small number of shops that operated late opening hours successfully and would continue to review them and adjust opening hours to each location.She added: “The extended opening hours at the Orchard Street branch of Greggs in Preston was a trial for a temporary period only and has now ended. In this particular location we decided not to continue with late opening and the shop will return to normal operating hours.”last_img read more

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GBBO’s Mary Berry made Liveryman and given freedom of the City

first_imgThe Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry has been made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and been granted the freedom of the City of London.The recognition comes two months after she was made an honorary liveryman.The 79-year-old was presented the accolade at a prestigious ceremony at the Guildhall in London.Attendees were given a Q&A with the star, told she had been in business for 40 years and had written 80 books.last_img

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Odds & Ends: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap Jeopardy! Clues & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap Jeopardy! CluesWhat’s the one TV series a certified genius should definitely appear on? Jeopardy! of course. Hamilton’s creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently supplied the clues for a whole category devoted to the Broadway megahit on the long-running game show. It left us as satisfied as you think it would—check out the fun segment below. Hamilton is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, but then you knew that already. P.S. Mark your calendars: Broadway Bares, the evening of sexy striptease produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return for its 26th edition on June 19, 2016, at Hammerstein Ballroom. View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files Did you catch @HamiltonMusical on today’s J!? Watch it here: https://t.co/7wJ2yMAT8m— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) December 10, 2015 Rita Wilson is ‘Cancer Free’After being forced to take medical leave from Broadway’s Fish in the Dark earlier this year for breast cancer treatment, Rita Wilson has good news to report. “I am cancer free. I’m one hundred percent healthy,” the actress, who is married to Tom Hanks, told People. Wilson has got a busy 2016 ahead, including a February engagement at New York’s Café Carlyle. “I want to show people that you can have cancer, and you can still be out there doing what you love to do, and it’s not a death sentence like it used to be.” We all here at Broadway.com wish Wilson continued good health and look forward to welcoming her back to a Big Apple stage soon!Get Up Close & Personal With Jonathan GroffHamilton’s Jonathan Groff is the latest name tapped for Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella; the event will return to Birdland on January 11, 2016. Unable to get to New York to attend? Never fear, the show will be filmed and is set to air on Time Warner Cable’s Video On Demand System.Sneak Peek of U.K.’s Sound of Music Live!A very good place to start! Check out this trailer of the U.K.’s version of The Sound of Music Live!. The telecast will air on ITV on December 20 starring a host of stage names, including Julian Ovenden as Captain Georg von Trapp, Katherine Kelly as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess, along with Kara Tointon as Maria. Brits, you mark our words…you will find that Twitter is one of your favourite things that night…!last_img read more

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U.S. Army Advances Standardized Tactical Computer

first_img In combat and tactical vehicles, Soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare. Now the Army is looking to replace that “swivel chair” approach to situational awareness by introducing a standardized family of tactical computers that are scalable and tailorable to the mission and vehicle. With a modular “build-your-own-system” computer, users will be able to access and operate several different software applications over a single piece of computer hardware. Known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS, the new capability will bring interoperability to tactical computers and improve the Soldier experience by allowing them to better plan, monitor and execute missions. “By offering basic through advanced computing and display capabilities, we can satisfy the needs of several mission command applications while eliminating the burden of operating different computers in the same vehicle,” said Dominic Satili, deputy product manager for Blue Force Tracking, assigned to Project Manager Joint Battle Command-Platform, or PM JBC-P. “The Soldier only has to learn how to operate one computer.” The building block approach introduces three MFoCS models: the basic, intermediate and advanced. The basic configuration is a tablet, while the intermediate model adds a processing unit with a 12, 15 or 17 inch display. The advanced model includes not only the tablet but also two intermediate units for a total of three work stations, making the three MFoCS models interchangeable and easily customized to fit any mission. The tablets are ruggedized and operate on a 25-foot cable so Soldiers inside a vehicle can pass the display around or even detach it and take it outside. “The vision here is to have a single tactical computer for Army vehicles that will run multiple applications,” Satili said. “This standardizes the type of computer and at the same time creates a family of different sizes that adjusts to the mission.” Designed to run JBC-P, the Army’s primary situational awareness capability, the system will also support other command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications and provide mounted computing solutions for the Marine Corps. By allowing multiple software programs to utilize a single hardware solution inside the vehicle – rather than requiring individual hardware — it also reduces size, weight and power demands. MFoCS not only brings interoperability to tactical computers, it also reduces the cost of the basic configuration computer by as much as 36 percent, and boosts its performance by more than 350 percent. Development of M-FoCS dates back to a 2011 Army Directed Requirement for a common computing hardware solution with the goal of converging separate computing environments onto a single architecture. MFoCS fits in the same hardware footprint and uses the same installation kit as the existing Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracking and Joint Capabilities Release systems. These technologies are the situational awareness predecessors to JBC-P and have been integrated on more than 120,000 platforms, reside in each tactical operations center and are fielded to every brigade combat team in the Army. The first delivery of MFoCS computers, which will be used for integration and testing, is expected within 20 weeks of the contract date. The quick turnaround reflects PM JBC-P’s initial request for proposal requirement that vendors submit a prototype basic tablet and intermediate computer for evaluation as part of the full and open contract competition. “We didn’t want them to tell us about it in writing; we wanted them to prove it also,” Satili said. “Our acquisition strategy resulted in an MFoCS vendor able to deliver mature production representative computers which meet the original directed requirement from the Army G-3/5/7.” By Dialogo September 13, 2013last_img read more

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Indonesia ranks 57th in Inclusive Internet Index, among the lowest in the world

first_imgProgress on creating widely accessible and affordable internet access in Indonesia is slow, with a recent study placing Indonesia 57th among 100 countries on the Inclusive Internet Index, indicating there is still a huge amount of work to be done when it comes to building a fully functioning digital economy.The study, titled The Inclusive Internet Index, produced annually by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Facebook this year, placed Indonesia in the lower half globally and fourth among other lower-middle-income countries when it comes to its internet inclusiveness.The index measures four aspects: availability, affordability, relevance and the readiness of people in using the internet. Out of 100 points, Indonesia scored 66.4 in 2020, a disappointing increase from the 65.4 the country scored in 2017, as reported by a similar study commissioned by Internet.org. To put it into perspective, Indonesia was placed 35 out of 75 countries on the index in 2017, just one spot above India, which scored 64.4 that year. However, in the span of three years, India managed to improve by 7.3 points to rank 46 out of 100 countries in 2020. It is a far cry from Indonesia’s one point improvement between 2017 and 2020.Read also: Indonesia taxes tech companies through new regulation“The results of this year’s index and survey demonstrate that even as internet access increases globally, the pace of growth is slowing, particularly in lower-income countries where expansion is needed most,” the 2020 report says.In describing Indonesia, the study wrote on its site, theinclusiveinternet.eiu.com that: “This populous Southeast Asian country experiences considerable difficulties in supporting internet inclusion in every area of the index except for trust and safety.” Wahyudi Djafar, a researcher and deputy director of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that many factors contributed to Indonesia’s sluggish growth.Inequality in telecommunications infrastructure between regions — with network expansion programs still heavily focused in Indonesia’s more populated areas — is still a major issue. Unequal access to mobile devices and a lack of sufficient public policy to guide the growth of a digital nation were some others that Wahyudi pointed out.“Intervention from the government to ensure the right of access for every citizen is still non-existent,” Wahyudi said, adding that local providers were the ones dictating the price of data in the market based on their calculation and the competition between providers.Using the Hirschman-Herfindahl index, an index that measures the concentration of markets, the EIU reports that Indonesia’s broadband operators’ market share is at 6,570, which indicates a highly concentrated market. That means that the broadband industry, which provides digital subscriber line (DSL), fiber optics, cables and satellites, is near-monopolistic. It contributes to why, in terms of its fixed-line monthly broadband cost, Indonesia is ranked 74th out of 100 countries, according to data provided on the EIU site.Read also: Executive Column: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares vision, tech potentialThe country does better in terms of its mobile phone cost for its prepaid tariff. The price of 1 GB of prepaid mobile data in Indonesia is around 1 percent of monthly gross national income (GNI) per capita, already within the range of affordable internet as described by the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, wherein 1 GB of mobile broadband data is priced at 2 percent or less of average monthly income.Wahyudi also noted that a policy founded on the idea of internet access as a fundamental right was still not present in the country, hence policy implementations in the country still lagged behind others who had built their digital agenda based on that idea.Sweden, for example, which has ingrained the notion that internet access is an enabler of exercising human rights, tops the 2020 Inclusive Internet Index as it has implemented progressive internet inclusion policies over the years, among them being promoting competition between Internet Service Providers (ISPs), as described in a journal on internet regulation.Moving into a digital society is already within the Indonesian government’s agenda. On the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the government highlighted the importance of mainstreaming the agenda of digital transformation to help achieve national development targets.The digital transformation project, listed as one of the country’s major projects according to the RPJMN, will receive an estimated Rp 50 trillion. The funds will be sourced from the state budget (APBN), regional budget (APBD), government-to-business cooperation (KPBU), state-owned enterprises and private entities.   Read also: Jokowi promises Microsoft simple regulation for data center investmentDespite the concerted effort, the government should be reminded that “there is more to inclusion than internet availability,” as the EIU report suggests, hinting at other important issues that needed to be addressed to create an inclusive digital society, including the issue of access gap between genders. “Although narrowing, the gender gap in access remains stubbornly wide,” the 2020 EIU report says, with men being on average 12.9 percent more likely than women to have internet access across the indexed countries.Topics :last_img read more

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Brendan Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal vs Leicester City

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jul 2020 5:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta has begun to turn things around at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on the ‘outstanding’ job of Mikel Arteta as Arsenal boss ahead of Leicester City’s clash against the Gunners at the Emirates on Tuesday night.Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December and is in the process of slowly turning around his former club’s fortunes.After a dismal beginning to the Premier League restart, losing their opening two games against Manchester City and Brighton, Arsenal have now put together a run of four consecutive wins in all competitions.With a major rebuilding job on Arteta’s hands at the north London club, his opposite number Rodgers admitted he has already seen promising signs from the 38-year-old and backed him to have a bright future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think Mikel has done very, very well since he’s gone in,’ Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday night’s game.‘He’s gone into a club with huge expectations, which he knows from being a player there.  Advertisement Rodgers was full of praise for his opposite number (Picture: Getty Images)‘He’s gone in on his first job, into a huge task, and I think how he’s dealt with it so far has been outstanding.‘From a tactical perspective, he’s made it very clear how they want to play. The style, you can see.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘That is not an easy style to put in place and implement, especially at a club that wants to be challenging straight away as well.‘His courage since he’s gone in, to want to develop that. They’ve played with a couple of different systems but the style has always remained the same. ‘That is something that bodes well for the future and for him.’MORE: Arsenal should not have signed Nicolas Pepe, says Tim SherwoodMORE: Arsenal fans convinced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staying after hint on InstagramFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Brendan Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal vs Leicester City Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Artists’ eccentric Sunnybank house has walls of bookshelves and a pink bathroom

first_imgThe kitchen has secret cabinets.An update of the kitchen also saw secret storage space.“I have a secret cupboard. It doesn’t look like a cupboard but it has a power point so I can charge devices without cords hanging out everywhere,” Ms Fietcher said.She said they had also enjoyed time playing with their children and dogs at a reserve that backs onto their property and that they would miss living there. The house at 45 Coolinda St, Sunnybank, is for sale.WHAT happens when a bibliophile and a potter buy a house together?Bright coloured walls of different textures and extreme bookshelves are the result of Corinne Fietcher and Clement Joseph’s artistic desires. This is a booklover’s paradise!More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMs Fietcher is a librarian and also has a degree in Fine Arts, and her husband a nurse by trade, but an amateur potter at home.So naturally, when they renovated the 45 Coolinda St home, they would turn it into their creative sanctuary.They built bookshelves that spanned entire walls, landscaped the property, replaced the roof and added solar. Their niece said they should paint the walls pink — so they did!They even painted the bathroom pink, to the excitement of Ms Fietcher’s niece.“My niece said we should paint it pink, so I did,” she said.“When you’ve got an older place, you can indulge yourself in that kind of thing (and) we thought she would get a kick out of it for a few years.”center_img Outdoors is landscaped, and under the house is Mr Joseph’s pottery area.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35 The walls in the lounge have a variety of colours and textures.This eccentric yet delightful Sunnybank residence has been home to the couple for the past seven years, who bought it for the convenience of the location.“We saw a lot of potential in it and as we had two teenage children at the time … we liked there were buses, trains and the ability for them to ride bikes,” Ms Fietcher said.“It meant they could be independent and get themselves from point A to B.”last_img read more

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