Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry

first_img Written by May 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLEXINGTON, Ky.-Per an official announcement from Bill Riley of ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Kentucky will resume in their storied rivalry in men’s college basketball.This report, substantiated by University of Kentucky SB Nation blog A Sea of Blue, says in 2018-19, Kentucky and Utah will play at Rupp Arena in Lexington. This will be followed by a 2019-20 matchup in Las Vegas.The Utes and Wildcats have met 11 times all-time, with Kentucky dominating the all-time series 9-2, per the University of Kentucky Media Guide dating back to the past season.With Division I currently consisting of 351 schools, it’s extremely rare for teams so far apart from each other geographically to have played so many times.Nevertheless, the Wildcats, who are among the blue bloods of men’s college basketball, deem the Utes a worthy opponent.With head coach Larry Krystkowiak at the helm, the Utes have won at least 20 games each of the past five seasons and played for the NIT championship this past season before falling 82-66 at the hands of Penn State. Tags: Kentucky/Larry Krystkowiak/Men’s College Basketball/Utah Brad Jameslast_img read more

Brasenose student to run for Labour MP

first_imgA Brasenose student, Andrew Lomas, will run for Labour MP in the next general election.Lomas, a Dphil student, will contest the Wycombe seat in Buckinghamshire – a constituency which has not had a Labour MP since 1951.But Lomas said he is confident that the election will be a real contest. He said the majority held by his opponent, the Conservative Paul Goodman, is “by no means an easy number to overcome, but by no means a safe seat for the Tories.”He added, “the next election will be one of the most interesting and tightly fought contests for a generation and I’m looking forward to the fight.”Lomas commented that, although he would have to be in the constituency regularly, he wasn’t worried about his DPhil.“I actually find being busier sorts out my schedule for me: it forces you to use your time more efficiently rather than wasting your mornings eating toast and watching Jeremy Kyle!”He added, “beyond that, being able to make a real impact on people’s lives matters too.”He commented that he had wanted to stand to be a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate because it gave him a chance to get involved with politics outside of Oxford.“Oxford is a pretty conservative place: whilst this rarely manifests itself politically, it’s a huge cultural phenomenon and means that many people here only do things that reinforce their existing prejudices.”Lomas is currently researching new ways of treating cancer. Earlier this month he was formally selected to be the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Labour Party in.Lomas previously stood in the 2008 local election for Barton in North East Oxford but lost by four votes.The current MP Paul Goodman has a majority of over seven thousand and is the Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government.Eloise Morgan, a third year at Brasenose College, said that she was a student still at the college was getting involved in national politics.“I’d say Brasenose has a tradition of fostering Prime Ministers, so I’m very excited about this student standing for election and consequently have high expectations of him.”She added, “I expect to see his oil painting in Brasenose hall soon.”last_img read more

Hassan’s to trial delivery service

first_imgBroad Street kebab van Hassan’s is to trial a free delivery service across Oxford, Cherwell can exclusively reveal.The student favourite – which recently came second in the ‘best kebab van’ category at the British Kebab Awards – will employ delivery drivers throughout Trinity term.“We are delighted to be able to launch our new ‘doner-to-door’ service for next term,” a spokesperson told Cherwell.“Now you can get the nationally recognised taste of Hassan’s, delivered straight to your door.”During the initial trial period, Hassan’s will only deliver to OX1 postcodes – much to the dismay of students outside central Oxford.“I’m a little bit peeved to be honest,” one LMH fresher told Cherwell.“Delivering to colleges who already have Hassan’s on their doorsteps is just rubbing it in.“I get that the #LMHissofar jokes are funny, but if I’d known how long the walk would be to my favourite kebab van I genuinely would not have applied.”In a 2016 interview with Cherwell, Hassan revealed that his favourite item on the menu was a “chicken wrap, with cheese and chips, chilli sauce and garlic mayonnaise… just a little bit of chicken and just a little bit of chips and I’m done for the whole night.“The most ordered item has got to be chips and cheese, and then chips and cheese and meat – chicken or lamb,” he added.Update: Well done to those of you who checked the date – this was indeed an April fool.last_img read more

Shore Medical Center Receives $41,000 Donation from Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association

first_imgMembers of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association (GBWGA) presented Shore Medical Center with a check in the amount of $41,000 to support breast cancer screenings and treatment at Shore Cancer Center. Pictured left to right is Lisa Boccabella, Shore Medical Center; Marilouise Berdow, GBWGA; Jane Davis, GBWGA; Marge Levine GBWGA; Cathy Fennen, Shore Medical Center; Sue Webb, GBWGA, Ron Johnson, President & CEO, Shore Medical Center, and Carol McDowell, GBWGA. (Not pictured: Gloria McDermott, Shore Medical Center; Carolyn Slagle, Shore Medical Center; and Theresa Jaworksi, GBWGA. The Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association recently presented the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center with a check in the amount of $41,254, the net proceeds of their Swing Golf Tournament held September 26 at Greate Bay Country Club. Funds will support services like breast cancer screenings and treatment for women in need at Shore Cancer Center.Joseph Johnston, Administrative Director of Oncology Services, says the donation will go a long way in helping patients.“Cancer treatment is expensive, especially for uninsured or underinsured patients. These donations will make it possible for patients, regardless of their income level or coverage, to receive high quality cancer treatment,” Johnston said.“This is our first year partnering with Shore Medical Center, and we couldn’t be more pleased to support their great work. We look forward to working with them more in the future to enhance cancer care in our community,” said Sue Webb of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association.ABOUT SHORE CANCER CENTERSince 1987, Shore Medical Center has received approval from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), by meeting or exceeding the organization’s stringent standards for patient care. Only one in four community cancer programs nationwide are qualified to earn this level of approval. Approval is granted to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards. Each cancer program must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the CoC standards every three years. The American Cancer Society recommends receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program to ensure you receive high-quality, comprehensive care from teams of specialists who can coordinate the best treatment options available for you.The Shore Medical Center Radiation Oncology Department is also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR Accreditation ensures that Shore’s program meets the most current and stringent standards in staffing, equipment, quality control and technical capability.ABOUT SHORE MEDICAL CENTERAt Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 80 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received five consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Advanced ICU Care, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team (www.GivetoShore.org) creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center.last_img read more

City Council Approves $9 Million Deal to Buy Private Land

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiCity Council agreed Thursday night to pay $9 million to buy a strategically located tract of land that will now be protected from high-density housing construction and may be preserved as open space or serve as the home for a new Ocean City police station.The 7-0 vote capped some testy exchanges between the governing body and a handful of local residents, who argued that the city is overpaying for the property and should not buy it until there are specific plans for the site.“The city should not be in the business of real estate speculation with our money,” said resident Marie Hayes, who called the $9 million price tag “exorbitant.”Council members, however, responded that the deal allows the city the rare opportunity to acquire a large piece of property and protect it from even more housing construction in a town that is already struggling with overdevelopment.“The only way to stop it is to buy it,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said of the prospect of more housing being built on the site.The nearly full block of land runs along Simpson and Haven avenues, between 16th Street and 17th Street, adjacent to the Ocean City Community Center. It last served as the location of the Ocean City Chevrolet  auto dealership, which went out of business in January. Prior to that, it was the home of the Perry-Egan Chevrolet dealership.City Council says the land deal will preserve the site for public use and block any developers from building high-density housing on the property.The land is privately owned by the Klause family, former co-owners of auto dealerships on the site, City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson said. Mayor Jay Gillian said the Klause family has offered to sell the property to the city, but is sticking firm to its $9 million asking price.“We’re very fortunate that the Klauses are providing an opportunity for the city to acquire this property before putting it on the open market,” Gillian said in a statement. “The risk of getting in a bidding war with developers is too great.”Gillian and McCrosson said the owners have obtained a court order that would allow them to develop up to 29 coastal cottages, plus one single-family home on the land. Coastal cottages are a closely bunched type of housing, allowing for high-density construction.“Nobody wants coastal cottages in their neighborhood, or that neighborhood,” Councilman Antwan McClellan said.Echoing the comments of other Council members, McClellan expressed confidence that whatever the city decides to do with the property, whether it’s to build a new park or a police station, it would be more compatible than having a development of 30 densely clustered homes there.Mayor Jay Gillian, seated next to City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson, believes the property sale keeps the city out of a bidding war with developers.As a prelude to a sale, the city had two independent appraisals conducted for the land to determine the market value. One of the appraisals determined the land to be worth $8.3 million, while the other set the value at $9 million, the asking price by the Klause family, Gillian said.The mayor believes the land would likely “sell quickly” to a developer if the city did not buy it.“The seller is asking $9 million and holding firm,” he said in his statement. “The sellers have indicated they would prefer to see the property preserved for public use.”Although the city has not yet developed specific plans for the property, Gillian has discussed the possibility of turning it into green space as part of a “public corridor” of land along Simpson and Haven avenues, from 15th Street to 20th Street, that includes Emil Palmer Park, the Ocean City Community Center and the Ocean City Intermediate School.Councilman Tony Wilson said the proposal would put “the jewel on the crown” if the city decides to keep the property as open space.One possible use for the land is for the city to develop a new police station to replace the antiquated Public Safety Building seen here.Gillian has also mentioned the possibility of redeveloping the site for a new police station that would replace the city’s antiquated Public Safety Building. For about two years, the city has grappled with the idea of whether to renovate the more than 100-year-old Public Safety Building at Eighth Street and Central Avenue or develop a new headquarters for the police department at an estimated cost of $17 million.One resident, Marlene Sheppard, who lives on 15th Street, next to the property the city is buying, said the site is prone to flooding and would make a bad location for a new police station.“That area is one of the worst flooded areas in Ocean City,” Sheppard said. She added, “It’s not the place for a police station.”Sheppard, though, supported the idea of the city incorporating the property within a corridor of open space and public buildings.Some residents who opposed or raised doubts about the land deal questioned why the city did not first develop a specific plan for the property before buying it.“What we’re doing here is jumping the gun,” said Dave Hayes, the husband of Marie Hayes, the resident who called the $9 million price exorbitant.Other residents also criticized the deal, including Stan Pszczolkowski, who said, “I’m a little distressed that we’re going to spend $9 million and we don’t know what we’re going to use it for.”Another resident, Donna Moore, called on Council to table a $9 million bond ordinance that will finance the property deal. She wanted the deal postponed until city officials could hold a public meeting to collect ideas from residents on what to do with the land. Council, though, gave the funding package final approval Thursday night to acquire the site.Empty land that is part of the former auto dealership property at 16th Street and Simpson Avenue is included in the $9 million sale.Michael Hinchman, another resident, accused city officials of committing a “white collar crime” with their decision to buy the property. Claiming that the property is actually worth about $6.3 million, Hinchman blasted the city’s appraisal that estimated the market value at $9 million.“This is a fraud on the city of Ocean City and its taxpayers,” Hinchman loudly told Council.Hinchman, who left Council Chambers immediately after speaking, was later criticized by members of the governing body. They said he should have stayed at the meeting to listen to McCrosson’s detailed explanation of how the two independent appraisals were conducted for the land.“I was greatly offended by the comments by Mr. Hinchman tonight,” Councilman Bob Barr said. “It’s offensive, it really is.”Barr said Hinchman appeared to be in a “gotcha mood” to try to make Council look bad, but instead ended up insulting the members.The Council members defended the city’s appraisal process. They said it would be a mistake not to buy a large piece of land that offers so many different options for the city to consider.“We did our due diligence. We made sure it’s worth that,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said of the $9 million price.At the same time it is buying the former auto dealership site from the Klause family, the city is talking to other property owners about acquiring their land to round out the block at 16th Street and Haven Avenue. The owners include John Flood, a former city councilman who unsuccessfully challenged Gillian in the May mayoral election and is now a commercial real estate developer.Council introduced an ordinance Thursday night to acquire the surrounding land either by buying it or using its power of eminent domain, which allows government to seize private property for a public use after the courts determine a fair price for the land. McCrosson said Flood has indicated that he wants to sell his property. This was the former car lot that was demolished on the piece of property the city wants to acquire it. last_img read more

Magical mixers

first_imgMixer manufacturer Diosna has launched two new products for bakers. The PSPVW Spiral Mixer features special tooling, which enables it to stir, mix and beat in all pastes, batters, creams and butter for the cake-making and dessert industries.The mixer is controlled by a touchscreen, and programmes for different recipes can be stored on the system. Bowl and tool speeds can be regulated continuously.During beating or stirring, the bowl turns in the same direction as the tool; a scraper removes deposits from the bowl wall.Diosna has also developed a new kneading tooling for its Wendel Mixer, which enables bakers to process smaller batches of dough that only require one-third of the mixing bowl’s capacity.The tools turn in opposite directions, encouraging faster development with minimal shear damage and low temperature gain in comparison to other high-speed mixing systems, said the company. It can now handle a volume between 160-600kg of dough at a time.www.diosna.de/uklast_img read more

Foodmentalists has high hopes for honours

first_imgYorkshire-based Foodmentalists has been shortlisted for four categories in the Free From Food Awards 2012.The firm’s brown bread mix – a gluten-free product benefiting from Omega-3 and fibre – has been successful in the Innovation category, whilst its gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free Frangipane Mince Pies have been shortlisted for the Dairy/Gluten-Free Christmas Foods award.Foodmentalists’ Pork, Black Pudding & Caramelised Red Onion Pie, which benefits from being gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free, and is made using a hot water pastry recipe, is one of the finalists in the Pies, Flans, Pizzas and One-Pot Meals category.Stevan Taylor, managing director of Foodmentalists, said: “We are proud to announce that we have now reached the shortlist in four categories, and have high hopes of winning top honours, in this year’s Free From Food Awards. We are a Yorkshire company so our gluten- and wheat-free Yorkshire pudding mix is one of our most popular products. We also offer a range of baking mixes and spicy coatings for meat, fish and vegetables so our customers can still enjoy their favourite foods whilst avoiding the ingredients that can cause them problems.“We bake our own range of fresh bread and pies supplying outlets across Yorkshire and beyond. All Foodamentalists’ products are totally free from wheat and gluten as well as being hand produced in their own gluten and wheat free kitchen based in Yorkshire. Many of the Foodamentalists products are also dairy-free.”The Free-From Foods Manufactured For Food Service category is the fourth potential award the company could win with its golden batter mix – a gluten-free batter that gives a traditional crispy golden finish to fish, chicken and vegetables.Foodmentalists has won a succession of accolades in recent years, including a Great Taste GOLD award in 2011 and the Small Business Sunday award from BBC Dragon’s Den star Theo Pathitis this year.last_img read more

A miracle of preservation

first_img Related “Rare book and manuscript libraries increasingly serve as centers for learning about the history of the book by providing faculty and students with tangible exemplars that inspire the mind, transmit knowledge through generations, and illustrate principles,” says Tom Hyry, Florence Fearrington Librarian at Houghton Library. “[The library] enjoyed the opportunity to partner with many of our faculty and with HarvardX in the development and production of ‘The Book,’ which extends the reach of the library and the collection beyond our walls.”There are more exotic aspects to the MOOC as well. Some modules, such as “Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public,” are more concerned with the physical experience of using a book. Here, Leah Price, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English, employs unusual methods to translate this approach to an online experience.“I try to get us away from simply thinking about the book as a vehicle for the words it contains, and to restore a sense of the book as a material, three-dimensional object — which can be hard to do because the screen is flat,” says Price.To introduce the course, she videotaped an exercise with students in class, who were asked to examine books while blindfolded.“They felt the cover: Was it waterproof, and were the pages smooth or rough? What sound did the pages make when you ruffled through them? Through this, they assembled a set of clues about how each book was designed to be used — carried around, put on furniture, kept in one place — and they figured out that one book was a dictionary and one was a road atlas. This was an attempt to bring back the other senses, besides seeing and hearing, to the disembodied virtual medium.”In Price’s module, students examine books for clues about what uses their owners — and by extension, larger society — made of them. At course’s end, the students are asked to upload a video of themselves and a favorite book.“At a certain point in the 18th century, the book became something that you could carry around in your pocket, jot a note on, or personalize in some way. We found one where someone had pricked their name with a sewing needle. Not to push this too far, but one analogy might be the digital devices we now carry with us, which we personalize with colors and designs. In both cases, there’s a sense of intimacy; it’s not something you’d lend to someone else.”Another module, Professor of History Daniel Smail’s “Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 1: Reading the Late Medieval Marseille Archive,” deals with the handwriting found in medieval texts. In this case, the technology is especially valuable. While Harvard students would be able to handle the original parchment texts, they wouldn’t be able to zoom in or pore over them for hours. And it takes time to gain a working familiarity with medieval handwriting, not to mention an understanding of Latin.“The presentation isn’t much different from what I might do in a [traditional classroom] course,” Smail says. “In that case I might show the same visuals, through projections or a photocopy. But the fact that the documents are digitized makes it easier to read them. You can zoom in and out, change some of the contrast.” He also uses drag-and-drop technology to see if students can correctly match medieval letters to modern ones. “I like to think that if this course was being taken, say, by students at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest, it would expose them to a type of document they’ve never seen before. And through that they’d get a window to the experience of writing, as it was in the past.”As “The Book” continues to evolve, it seems likely that Mirador will also take on a life of its own. It has already been adopted by libraries and archives in several European countries, and the Harvard Library, which has adopted the viewer to replace its aging Page Delivery Service, has entered into a collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, a leading center for imaging technology, to develop and disseminate the viewer further. It might even become a valued tool for scientists.“There’s been talk of using it for medical imaging,” Singhal says. “But as someone who loves the humanities, I think it’s great that it was invented for that reason. How often do you get [such a technological advancement] specifically because a group of medievalists wanted a better reading tool?” MOOCs on the move How do you prepare some of Harvard’s most precious historical scrolls and manuscripts to be browsed and examined online? The answer, of course, is very carefully.Students taking “The Book,” a modular MOOC (massive open online course) developed through HarvardX, will get unprecedented digital access to Harvard’s archives of printed material from the Middle Ages and elsewhere.But the course is more than just a miracle of preservation: It’s effectively a bridge between the modern and medieval worlds, using the newest reading technologies to unlock the secrets of the oldest.Conceived by Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture, the MOOC is structured as a series of subcourses, or modules. The first nine modules launched this fall with another series being developed.“I came up with what at first blush seemed to be a crazy idea,” Hamburger explains. “I wanted to kill several birds with one stone. One was to develop a state-of-the-art page viewer. I wanted to find a vehicle that would allow libraries across the University to expose their extraordinary collections of rare books. And last but not least, I wanted to develop a showcase for Harvard’s faculty in the humanities.”Meredith Quinn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, points to a catchword in an Islamic manuscript. Courtesy of HarvardXThe page viewer, known as Mirador, is the technical breakthrough behind the course. As Hamburger explains, it digitally brings together the pieces of scattered and invaluable books. Say, for example, that you wanted to study “Codex Sinaiticus,” the oldest known iteration of the Bible. Parts of the book now reside in four places: the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Leipzig University Library, in Leipzig, Germany.You could, of course, travel around the world and perhaps somehow obtain access to each one. If the pages were digitized, you could log onto a different server from each library and see the separate sections. But what if you wanted to view the entire book on one browser, and see the pages in the order they first appeared? What if you wished to annotate the images and share those annotations with others, whether scholars or students? Such a viewer simply didn’t exist, until the MOOC, exploiting the Shared Canvas environment developed at Stanford University, which uses the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF for short), harnessed its capabilities and helped to drive its development.Explaining the technology, HarvardX senior programmer Rashmi Singhal called up a manuscript written by the 13th-century author William de Rockwell. The author created three handwritten versions of the same manuscript, which today reside in Switzerland, Denmark, and Philadelphia. Using Mirador, one can lay the three versions side by side and compare each paragraph. To illustrate Harvard’s high-resolution imaging, Singhal called up a 15th-century scroll full of illustrations and intricate details. In the online version, multiple photos are stitched together seamlessly. Mirador makes it possible to read the scroll, not as a series of pages, as if it were a book, but from top to bottom in a way that preserves for the viewer a sense of the scroll as a material object with its own particular properties.“This is a chronology of the world from Adam and Eve, who are up there on top. The scroll itself is 39 feet long, so you couldn’t see this amount of detail unless you had a microscope or a magnifying glass,” Singhal says. Indeed, the scroll can only be viewed under glass at the Houghton Library, where a close examination would be a challenge. HarvardX not only serves many students overseas, it’s creating content there too last_img read more

Below freezing temps

first_imgSubfreezing temperatures on Jan. 6 pushed south as far as the Florida border, and even the coastal region of southeast Georgia suffered a hard frost. At UGA weather stations, minimum temperatures were recorded in the single digits as far south as Macon.Temperatures across most of the state remained below freezing for the entire day on Jan. 7. “Only the coastal, southeastern part of Georgia was able to warm above freezing. While the cold air mass did not break all-time low temperature records, they did set (daily) records for Jan. 7 in many Georgia cities, including Atlanta and Savannah,” Flitcroft said. “Typically the coldest temperatures are found just before dawn, and that was the case on Jan 7.”The Georgia Weather Network recorded the following low temperatures on Jan. 6 and 7 in the following cities: Brunswick, 29.8 degrees and 19.4 degrees; Attapulgus, 25 degrees and 18 degrees; Tifton, 23.5 degrees and 15.4 degrees; Fort Valley, 16.4 degrees and 9.2 degrees; Griffin, 12.4 degrees and 6.4 degrees; Atlanta, 10 degrees and 4.1 degrees; Gainesville, 8.8 degrees and 5.6 degrees; Rome, 11.4 degrees and 5.6 degrees; and Blue Ridge, 3.1 degrees and 1.7 degrees below zero.The first UGA weather station was established in 1992. The network now consists of 81 stations across the state. Each station records rainfall, air and soil temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, soil moisture and barometric pressure. Some stations also record evaporation, water temperature and leaf wetness. To access Georgia Weather Network data from a station near you, visit www.Georgiaweather.net. Even the most thick-blooded Georgians donned winter coats, hats and gloves Jan. 6 and 7 as a cold front blew across the state, dropping temperatures — down to single digits and negative degrees in some places — from the mountains to the coast.On Monday, Georgians rushed to stock up on milk and bread and cover tender outside plants before the temperature plummeted. Many schools from Macon to the Tennessee line were closed to prevent children from standing in freezing temperatures while waiting for their school bus.Across the state, temperatures on the night of Jan. 6 were among some of the lowest recorded by University of Georgia weather stations, said Ian Flitcroft, director of the Georgia Weather Network based on the UGA campus in Griffin. “The coldest air was in the northeast part of the state where the temperatures at our Blairsville station fell to 1.8 degrees below zero F,” Flitcroft said. “A (U.S.) Forest Service weather station on top of Brasstown Bald read a chilly 6 degrees below zero F, which was the lowest reading recorded across the state.”last_img read more

Put ‘PD on your CV’

first_imgIs professional development an important component of a resume?Absolutely, say both Deedee Myers, Ph.D., founder/CEO of CUES Supplier member and strategic provider DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute, and Charles Shanley, executive vice president of Houston-based JMFA Executive Search Group, a CUES Supplier member.“It’s key,” Phoenix-based Myers says. “”I really want to see it in the resume.”In fact, Myers says that No. 1 on her list of personal mastery skills for a potential CEO is continuous learning.Attending CUES’ CEO Institute, for instance, puts a candidate ahead of the pack in terms of cross-functional expertise.If a CEO aspirant only has experience in one area, she won’t know how to lead staff members in other spheres. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more