Post-Doctoral Fellow

first_imgWe are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellows in the fieldof imaging-genetics. The ideal candidate is expected to develop andapply statistical methods to understand the patterns ofneuroimaging-genetics for brain diseases with high heritability.The main research areas will include: (1) multi-modal imaging dataanalysis; (2) GWAS; (3) genetics-imaging-brain disorder mediationanalysis; and (4) graph based deep learning to explain phenotypicvariance. The candidates will be supported by a strongcollaborative team who are world-known experts in multimodal brainimaging and genetics for neuropsychiatric research and will provideaccess to the large -sample imaging-genetics data (bothpreprocessed and original) from the consortiums including ENIGMA,HCP, and UK Biobank. The position will be held in the University ofMaryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.Salary is commensurate with qualifications and will be equal to orexceed NIH post-doctoral stipends. Benefits will be in accordancewith the University of Maryland’ standard post-doctoralbenefits.Please email a Curriculum Vitae and contact information of two (2)references to: Dr. Shuo Chen at: [email protected]:UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications :Doctoral degree in a quantitative field such as statistics,biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computerscience, mathematics or physics. Interest in imaging and/or geneticdata analysis. Strong computational skills, (proficient in one ofthe programming languages R, Matlab and Python and experience withthe high performance cluster)last_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Human Trafficking Victim Shares Story with IVY Tech Students

first_imgHuman Trafficking Victim Shares Story with IVY Tech StudentsOCTOBER 14TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Several groups come together to hear how the community, can stop human trafficking.At Friday’s lecture, one woman spoke out about her own experience.44News reporter William Wolkoff was their and has the full story.For more information on human trafficking, visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center website, here.The Latest on the Bevin / Beshear University Funding LawsuitOCTOBER 14TH, 2016 MATT PEAK KENTUCKY Governor Matt Bevin says he will not ask the state supreme court to reconsider its decision banning him from cutting university budgets.Bevin wanted to cut almost $18 million to colleges, to help the state’s pension debt.But Attorney General Andy Beshear sued, calling the cuts illegal.Last month, the supreme court sided with Beshear and sent the case back to the Franklin Circuit Court.This week, Beshear asked Bevin to immediately release the money to the schools.Bevin says he will release the money once the Franklin Circuit Court orders him to do it.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City is Banking on a New Development Project

first_imgThe old building at the corner of Ninth and West that once housed Wiesenthal’s Auto Service will be demolished for the property’s redevelopment into a Republic Bank. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIThe chain-link construction fence surrounding two empty buildings at the corner of Ninth Street and West Avenue is a not-too-subtle sign that the property is about to undergo a dramatic transformation.Once the old buildings are demolished, the high-profile intersection that serves as the gateway to Ocean City’s downtown business district will become the home of a new Republic Bank, officials say.Wiesenthal’s Auto Service and a Sunoco gas station next door formerly occupied the site, but they closed down earlier this year after the property was sold to Republic.Republic Bank has been approved by the Ocean City Planning Board to develop a building that will feature a contemporary design wrapped in an all-glass exterior.“It’s all glass. You’ll be able to see right through the building,” said John Loeper, planning board chairman. “It’s very modern, very contemporary. It’s a nice-looking building. I think it’s an asset to the community.”Loeper noted that Republic’s Ocean City building will mimic the design of other banks built by the company, including one in Somers Point on Route 9.The new Republic Bank in Ocean City is expected to have the same all-glass design of this one in Somers Point.A Republic press representative could not be reached for comment, but a number of Ocean City officials joined Loeper in expressing confidence that the new bank will enhance the corner of Ninth and West.“It will be a nice development when all is said and done,” City Business Administrator George Savastano said.Republic has not yet announced when the old buildings will be demolished and construction will start on the new bank.City Council President Peter Madden said the property must undergo some environmental work, including soil testing, before the project gets underway.“It just takes time,” Madden said, noting that is not concerned about the project getting done.“I think everything is going to be developed,” added Councilman Keith Hartzell.The former Sunoco gas station on Ninth Street will also be torn down to make room for the new bank.The bank project continues a sweeping overhaul of the Ninth Street corridor by both private developers and the city in the past two years. Ninth Street serves as the main entrance into town, giving extra importance to any project that is part of the corridor’s major makeover.The city was able to acquire two blighted former gas stations, a Getty and a BP, that once stood next to each other on Ninth Street. Working in partnership with Cape May County, the city turned the former gas station properties into a landscaped park to create a more inviting entryway into town at the foot of the Route 52 causeway bridge.In March 2018, McMahon Insurance Agency celebrated the grand opening of a large new office building at 901 Simpson Ave., at the doorstep of the Ninth Street gateway. The following November, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors opened a new office in the McMahon building.The real estate company Keller Williams has announced plans to build a new office complex at the corner of Ninth and Bay Avenue, on the site of a former Exxon gas station.Republic Bank represents the next phase of Ninth Street’s evolution.The former Wiesenthal’s Auto Service, one of the buildings the bank will replace, had been a fixture at the corner of Ninth and West since 1968.The Wiesenthal brothers, Don and Glenn, were unsuccessful in their attempts to buy the building after they lost their lease.A lush green park replaced the former blighted Getty and BP gas stations on the Ninth Street corridor at Bay Avenue.last_img read more

Country Choice takes on rival in NI

first_imgUK bake-off and food-to-go giant Country Choice is planning to take on rival Cuisine de France (CDF) on its own turf, by entering the Northern Irish market, which the latter dominates.A team of 12 key Country Choice staff will be blitzing the market over a two-week period from Monday, visiting as many retailers as they can and offering a series of deals, sampling, free stock, and awareness days in a bid to open accounts. Richard Acey, sales director of Country Choice, part of UK foodservice supplier Brakes, said there is a three-year business plan to gain a “significant market share”, before probably moving south into Ireland and then on to France. He said: “Our market share in the UK has finally got to the point where all that’s really happening on a day-to-day basis is we’re poaching from CDF and they’re poaching from us. “We need new geography. We believe the retailers in Northern Ireland are desperate for some choice, and that we’re best-placed to create that choice. “The foodservice market there is much more advanced anyway, so there is a strategic benefit to get a better understanding of where the UK is headed.”Country Choice’s business development manager Alan Curley will oversee the NI operation, and McCain Foodservice will act as distributor of Country Choice’s food-to-go offer.last_img read more

Club promotes sustainability with environmental festival

first_imgGreeND, in collaboration with several other campus and community groups centered around sustainable development, will host a Sustainability Festival on Friday featuring several activities and products in support of environmentalism and sustainability.“We’ve started thinking about this since our last festival in early October,” Abigail Veres, GreeND director of communcations, said in an email. “Over the past few months, Tessa [Clarizio, president of GreeND], the other leaders and I have spent nights abuzz with ideas to make this the best fair to date and we keep coming up with awesome ideas. I credit that to the amazingly thoughtful members of the club, who always think about ways to make Notre Dame a better place [by] thinking of others before themselves. We are so excited about the fest that we can barely think about anything else.”According to GreeND president Tessa Clarizio, the inaugural sustainability festival was held on campus last semester as part of an effort to take part of a national day dedicated to climate change called Know Tomorrow. The club hopes to hold a festival on campus once every semester.“When we first heard about Know Tomorrow, we had no idea what kind of event we wanted to put on, or even what Know Tomorrow was all about,” Veres said. “But we figured it out. It was a pretty big trial and error process, but it was so crazy successful — we bought materials for over 100 crafts and were out in the first 15 minutes – that we knew we had to do this again.”According to Clarizio and Veres, this year’s festival will include a farmer’s market, opportunities for students to get more involved in environmental advocacy and environmentally-themed crafts and games, including face painting, potting plants, handprint tree art, a Grab-n-Go giveaway, collages, chalk, bubbles, a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, an acoustic concert and food, clothing and jewelry vendors.“I hope it will inspire participants to incorporate sustainable choices in their everyday life,” Clarizio said. According to Veres, the festival is the result of the efforts of not only GreeND, but also several other clubs and community members, including the Sierra Club, ND Energy, Fossil Free ND, VegND, the Office of Sustainability, and the several vendors and performers who will be at the festival.“What we hope arises from this event is our sense of community, education and commitment to the earth and its inhabitants,” Veres said, “We are a network of passion, and we truly want everyone to feel that same love for the environment that we feel.”GreeND member Grace McNamee said the goal of the festival is to unite a variety of clubs on campus and bring local farmer’s markets together to celebrate Earth Day.“We want people to get involved in these clubs and be proactive on making this campus more sustainable,” McNamee said.“All are welcome,” Veres said. “It’s family-friendly, stay for a minute or the full two hours, and you don’t have to be a hippie to come. It’s open to every single person.”Tags: Earth Day, festival, GreeND, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Pulitzer-Winning Disgraced Opens on Broadway

first_imgReligion and politics are typically dinner party no-nos, unless, of course, you’re in a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced opens officially on October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre. The production is directed by Kimberly Senior. View Comments Related Shows To celebrate the show’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the fiery cast. The portrait features (from left to right) Danny Ashook as Abe, Gretchen Mol as Emily, Hari Dhillon as Amir, Josh Radnor as Isaac and Karen Pittman as Jory. wishes a happy opening to the cast of Disgraced! The next dinner party’s at our place. Can you bring dessert and a mediator (just in case)?center_img Disgraced About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

Art. V funding campaign takes center stage: Wanted Knowledgeable lawyers

first_imgArt. V funding campaign takes center stage: Wanted Knowledgeable lawyers Art. V funding campaign takes center stage Wanted Knowledgeable lawyers Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Sitting high on the dais at the Young Lawyers Division Legislative/Governmental Symposium, Harry Lee Anstead suddenly broke into applause.The chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court showed his hearty approval when Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, said: “What’s most important to us in this legislative process is that in 1998 it was not whether the citizens were right or not, it’s that we had the best court system in the country. And our goal is to have the best court system in this country post July 1, 2004. That’s the overarching goal, and we are going to accomplish that goal.”Court funding was the hot topic of the January 23 symposium in Orlando, revved by Revision 7 of Art. V, when 57 percent of Florida voters in 1998 agreed the state should take on much of the costs from the counties. The intent of the Constitution Revision Commission, as Anstead explained, was “built on the principle of idealism,” so that justice could be more equal in all 67 counties, whether rich and urban, or poor and rural.Six years later, that idealism in principle has turned into a crisis, where compromises are being made during crunch time as the mandated July 1 deadline looms. This legislative session, the clock is ticking on hammering out details and funding to carry out HB113A, the huge 200-page blueprint passed in last year’s special session.“The irony would be if the court system is damaged,” Anstead said, “when the revision to our constitution was intended to substantially improve court services in Florida.”The chief justice has been traveling the state to spread the word about why everyone should care and he uses the word “crisis” to describe the current situation.On this day, to a roomful of young lawyers, Anstead admitted: “I feel there still is a big gap in understanding the threat to the court system that exists.”Many members of the legislature and the governor, Anstead said, reacted to the court funding shift as “a budget buster. Half a billion to a billion dollars.”Through the work of State Courts Administrator Lisa Goodner and the Trial Court Budget Commission, chaired by Sixth Circuit Judge Susan Schaeffer, there has been much scrutiny of what everything costs for essential services to run the courts. That figure is down to $170 million to fund the scheme that was passed by the legislature last year.“Obviously, we want to be sure we are accountable for every penny of that. But my goodness! We have come down to the most modest figure you can think of to serve the courts of the whole state of Florida, the fourth largest state, all 20 circuits. It has ended up being a lean and mean and modest court budget,” Anstead said.“When I talk about not doing a very good job of educating you all, what is not widely understood is the fact that this $170 million—even if every penny of it is approved—virtually every circuit in this state faces a huge deficit that will have to be made up some place. The most logical place, of course, is to go back to the counties.”Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, said this session’s glitch bill to fix problems with HB113A “will not be a rethinking of policy,” and she said she was both surprised and pleased to find only “limited changes” will be necessary.“The counties would like us to fund a little more, and we would like to fund a little less,” Benson said. “So we will be having ongoing debates about who’s writing the check.”Somebody needs to write a big check for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Dade County, Anstead warned.“They estimate they will have to have supplemental funds from their county commission, somewhere between $10 and $15 million just to keep the courts of Dade County operating the way they were two years ago,” Anstead said.That’s $15 million beyond the state funds from the legislature.“Broward County has a similar number. You can probably see where I am going. The more urban, larger the population of the circuit, the higher that number is going to be,” Anstead explained. “Of course, it diminishes down, to end up in reverse. The smaller counties, they actually will gain if the full $170 million is funded, because they will get some of this professional court administration and things like hearing officers and special masters.”Anstead said he needs “knowledgeable advocates on the merits” and asked the dozens of officers of the courts in the room to go to their chief judges and “extend this helping hand in reference to this additional issue of supplemental funding for all major urban areas.“We’re talking about just preserving the system that we have now—not improving, just preserving what is there right now,” he said.Benson said when she inherited the job of chairing the House committee dealing with Revision 7 to Article V, “People came up to me and said, ‘So are you going to put it back on the ballot?’ When I realized what exactly I had gotten into, there was some temptation,” she said with a smile. “But it is time for Florida to have a really integrated court system.”The task is much more complex than a cost-shifting exercise, she said, but to carry out the goal of “preserving and enhancing the best court system.” She said her committee worked to forge a three-way partnership between the state, the counties, and the users of the system to supplement the funding.Just how much the users of the court system can be leaned on triggers constitutional questions about access to court.“There is reference to the clerks to implement a user fee,” said Goodlette, adding that Article 1, Section 20 of the Florida Constitution “says we shall not and cannot deny people access to the courts. So there is a balancing test we have to recognize, to do what the citizens told us to do with the passage of Revision 7, Art. V, by elevating fees, but not at the expense of preventing people access to the courts.”Alan Bookman, Bar president-elect designate, said, “I’m not worried about July 1. I’m worried about September 15. I’m worried about November 22. I want the courts to remain as they have been.“Look across the country. Other states have experienced inappropriate or inadequate funding of the court system. We are very fortunate our courthouses remain open 8 to 5, five days a week. That is not the case in some states.. . . “What that means in a nutshell, and what the Bar and what the public need to understand, is that the courts, if that happens, are going to have to determine priorities. The priorities will be, No. 1, criminal justice system. There are constitutional safeguards that must be assured. Juveniles will be next, then domestic violence. I’m just guessing these priorities. Perhaps family matters and custody matters. But general civil litigation. . . will come last. If the courts can’t handle those matters in a timely and proper fashion, as they can now, you’d better tell your clients that they should expect to go to trial four or five years down the road.”Bookman stressed the need for funding additional judges and legal aid to the poor.“What we need to do collectively, and you are the leadership of the Bar, is to go back into your communities and talk to lawyers and tell them this is a very severe problem. Tell them to become knowledgeable.. . and approach their legislative delegation and express their concern, and go to their county commissioners and express their concern, to ensure that, not July 1, but February 17, 2005, the courts are open to the public.” February 15, 2004 Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Roosevelt Street Renamed After NBA Star Julius Erving

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Basketball legend Julius Erving returned to Roosevelt Thursday as the county renamed the street where he lived as a teenager. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Basketball legend Julius Erving returned to his hometown of Roosevelt Thursday as Nassau County celebrated the career of the sports icon by renaming the street where he lived as a teenager.The basketball hall of famer, also known as Dr. J, emerged from an SUV just before 3 p.m. and was immediately swallowed up by a scrum of fans that braved a torrential downpour to shake hands and hug the hometown hero.The Hempstead-born Erving eventually made it to a podium waiting for him on the corner of Nassau Road and Pleasant Avenue, but not before embracing Hempstead Village trustee Don Ryan, who coached a young Erving on Hempstead’s Salvation Army team before the budding basketball star moved to Roosevelt. He remains one of Erving’s closest confidants.“What a wonderful opportunity,” said Erving, 63, wearing a blue Roosevelt cap. “It’s raining, but it ain’t raining on the parade.”Related: Julius Erving and the Nets’ Glory Days on Long IslandErving, who joined Ryan’s Salvation Army team when he was 12 years old and later starred at Roosevelt High School, reflected on his time on LI as a teenager and how his return brought back memories of his family.“The name on the street is going to be mine,” he said, “but I wouldn’t have it if it wasn’t for them.”Renaming Nassau Road from Pleasant Avenue to the Southern State Parkway required approval from the Nassau County Legislature, which unanimously passed the legislation last month.Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead), who sponsored the bill and spearheaded the event, said having Erving as the local hero was always a source of pride for many in Roosevelt who will never forget Dr. J’s infamous slam dunk from the free-throw line—the first ever from that distance—during a slam contest in Denver in 1976.Abrahams, perhaps the tallest member of the Nassau legislature, joked how he appeared diminutive standing next to Erving, adding that it was a “great honor” to be able to look up at the basketball icon in person.The August 2013 issue of the Long Island Press, which featured Julius Erving on the cover.Erving is best known for his soaring trips to the basket during his time in the NBA, but it was his high-octane performances in the American Basketball Association, an obscure league that later merged with the NBA, that remains the stuff of legend.Dr. J starred at the University of Massachusetts before joining the ABA’s Virginia Squires. He later returned to LI as a member of the New York Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets) in 1974, where he would play his home games at the newly built Nassau Coliseum.Erving earned three ABA Most Valuable Player awards with the Nets and led the team to two championships.“Julius is a tremendous part of this community,” smiled Ryan.Erving led the crowd of nearly 100 fans in the singing of the Roosevelt High School song and finally climbed atop a ladder to officially rename the road where he once lived to Julius W. Erving Avenue.He ended the speech by promising to become more involved in the community by working with local government to help push social and economic initiatives. It is important to reinvigorate the hamlet and to do away with “broken down buildings [and] dilapidated houses,” he said.“I’m going to play my role,” Erving pledged. “I’m going to play my part.”last_img read more

How Americans miss out on $24 billion a year

first_imgby: Katie LoboscoIf someone handed you $1,300, would you turn it down?One in four workers are essentially doing just that because they’re not taking full advantage of their employer’s 401(k) matching contribution. These workers end up leaving $24 billion on the table each year by not saving enough to get the full company match, according to a new report from Financial Engines.For one person, that’s like passing up on a $1,336 bonus.“We’re talking about real money here,” said Greg Stein, director of financial technology at Financial Engines.For a 45-year-old hoping to retire at age 65, that could be a loss of $42,855 over the last 20 years of their career. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New promotional film of Gospić – Gospić Full of Energy presented

first_imgA new, attractive tourist video of the Gospić Tourist Board – Gospić Full of Energy was presented in Gospić.It was filmed in very attractive locations such as the Velebit Nature Park, the Nikola Tesla Museum Center, the Ante Starčević Memorial Home, and the video is dominated by beautiful shots of nature. The Osijek company FILM 54, the winner of many awards for tourist videos, led by director Boris Šeper, faithfully presented all the beauties of Gospić, emphasizing the emotional experience of visitors. Our famous cellist, Ana Rucner, whose music is from the album, also participates in the video eXpression perfectly fitted into the dynamics of the video itself, and her dress in this video is adorned with a characteristic belt and cuffs with elements of Lika embroidery made by the Association for the Preservation of Traditional Culture Dota.In order to bring the viewer closer to a unique pleasure, the film is made of short, meaningful shots that show the entire offer of Gospić; tradition, gastronomy, beauties of Velebit peaks and trails, adventurism and coexistence of locals with nature that they love and appreciate endlessly. Along with the beautiful landscapes of the city and its surroundings, Velebit occupies a very important place in the film, namely the video was shot on Visočica, at an altitude of as much as 1619 meters. „Kroz each segment of the film is drawn to the emotional experience of the guests. The film was shot for almost two months, during which we walked almost 100 km. In search of the best day and night shots, we were part of a paragliding team, drove through almost untouched parts of Lika and spent many nights in nature waiting for the right moments. We also used modern timelaps, and one of the important elements is the music, which often changes rhythms, which gives the film dynamics and curiosity.” said video director and cameraman Boris Šeper. Today, the tourist video is a “must have” tool for the tourist promotion of cities and regions, said the director of the Tourist Board of Gospić, Mrs. Strilić added that the various motives and activities that make up the totality of the tourist offer of the city of Gospić were shot according to the ideas of the Tourist Board of the city of Gospić and believes that this film, which faithfully represents the traditional, cultural and natural beauties of this city. .Ana Rucner, who has embraced new challenges in filming this video, such as playing on high rocks, is already the winner of many awards for tourist videos. Recently, the video Alkarski ponos, which she recorded for the Knights of Alkar Society from Sinj, won first prize at the Zagreb Tour Festival, while the second festival won the second prize for the video Kopački rit, which she presented last year in cooperation with the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board.last_img read more