Korte Construction Co., doing business as The Korte Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $36,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of the P-8A Multi-Missioned Maritime Aircraft Training Facility at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: facility View post tag: Training View post tag: Korte Construction The work to be performed provides for design and construction of a two-story operational training facility that includes space for eight operational flight trainers, and six weapons tactical trainers, with associated support network and communications equipment, classrooms and administrative spaces.The facility will include bridge cranes, special access program facility spaces, and extensive networking equipment.The contract also contains two unexercised options, which if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $36,259,780.Work will be performed in Oak Harbor, Washington, and is expected to be completed by January 2016. Fiscal 2014 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $36,154,000 are being obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 23 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Washington, is the contracting activity.[mappress]Press Release, July 22, 2014; Image: Navair Back to overview,Home naval-today Korte Construction to Build P-8A Training Facility Korte Construction to Build P-8A Training Facility View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: americas July 22, 2014 View post tag: build View post tag: P-8A View post tag: Navy
DepartmentTheatre Working TitleAssistant Professor – Technical Director VCUarts:VCUarts (https://arts.vcu.edu/) in Richmond, Virginia offers avariety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in design, fine andperforming arts, art history, and art education, with a uniqueemphasis on creative immersion. Far more than receiving simply aneducation or preparation for a career; students leave VCUarts withthe practical, professional and personal skills needed to make alife in the arts, no matter how they define it. That is whyVCUarts’ programs emphasize both doing and knowing: why themajority of its faculty are working artists, designers, scholars,and performers and why they encourage students to take advantage ofthe many academic and intellectual opportunities that come withbeing part of a research university. Today, VCUarts graduates canbe found throughout the academic and professional fields and havebeen recognized with everything from Emmys to MacArthurFellowships.VCUarts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Artand Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, theNational Association of Schools of Music, the National Associationof Schools of Theatre, the Virginia Department of Education, theCouncil for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Councilfor Accreditation for Teacher Education.As the #2 ranked public university arts and design graduate schoolin the country by US News and World Report, VCUarts is dedicated tothe goal of building an inclusive and pluralistic faculty committedto teaching and working in a diverse and welcoming environment andstrongly encourages applications from all racial/ethnic, gender andsocial identities.The school includes more than 3,000 students, and has become knownas a pillar of artistic creation and expression. Its emergingartists explore their potential and strive for high standards setby faculty members acknowledged for their inspiration andachievement.Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over31,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is twohours south of Washington, D.C. and is situated between the BlueRidge Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast. Richmond isthe state capital and is regional and national a center for visualarts, design and performing arts. Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Posted Salary Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Date Posted01/20/2021 Number of Months9 Position Responsibilities The VCUarts Department of Theatre (https://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/)seeks a skilled, engaged, and collaboration-minded AssistantProfessor of Technical Direction. The Department of Theatre offersmultiple degrees: B.A in Theatre; B.F.A. degrees in Theatre withemphases in Performance, Scene Design and Technical Production,Costume Design and Technical Production, Lighting Design andTechnical Production, and Stage Management; and M.F.A. degrees inPedagogy, Scene Design and Costume Design. To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs atwww.vcujobs.com. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobswill be accepted.Application materials should be to the attention of Neno Russell,Associate Professor, and Chair of the search committee.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences, and academic andprofessional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’smission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals ofequity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangiblypromotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, andcelebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship thatpromotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/orengaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionallyunderrepresented groups to create a positive and successfulorganizational experience.In addition, the following documents should be included:• A Letter of Interest that conveys relevant academic andprofessional experience;• Current CV/Resume;• A list of three current references including names, addresses,phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not becontacted prior to applicant’s approval); and• [Optional] Portfolio of work— visual documentationconceptualizing professional work, teaching, and/or creativepractice.Application Instructions:1. Statement of Contributions to Diversity should be submitted as aPDF in the “Diversity Statement” section of eJobs;2. The Letter of Interest should be submitted as one PDF in the“Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section in eJobs;3. The CV/Resume + list of references should be submitted as onePDF in the “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs;4. and, due to file size limitations, the optional portfolio ofwork should be submitted in the “Other Document” section of eJobsas an accessible link in a PDF that points to a website or cloudstorage (with access instructions) to view all visual work.Review of applications begins February 15, 2021 and continues untilthe position is filled. For full consideration, applications aredue by March 31, 2021.To read more about VCUarts: http://arts.vcu.eduVirginia Commonwealth University is committed to providingaccessible and equitable living, learning and working environmentsfree from discrimination and harassment based on race, color,religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (includingpregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, geneticinformation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressionor disability. Type of SearchNational Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Grant funded position?No Is this employee on a H1B Visa? RankAssistant Professor Required Qualifications Required• MFA in Theatre with an emphasis on Technical Direction/Theatre oran equivalent combination of training and professionalexperience.• Demonstrated knowledge of technical direction of theatricalproductions.• The faculty member will have demonstrated experience working inand fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, orhave a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .• An emphasis will be placed on candidates who are able to helpstudents transition from academia to the professional world.• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary technology, equipment, andpractices applicable to the discipline.• Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills.• Demonstrated ability and willingness to collaborate.• Ability to create, organize, and effectively execute technicalproduction schedules involving many elements and many people. Preferred Qualifications Application Process/Additional Information Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102932 Proposed Hire Date08/16/2021 Mission or Goal of Unit This position is a 9-month non-tenure eligible faculty position inthe Department of Theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor. Thefaculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate technicaldirection courses in the BFA /BA curriculum such as Stagecraft,Structural Design, Rigging and related subjects, and/or othercourses in the faculty member’s area of expertise. The TechnicalDirector will provide leadership by mentoring students; fosteringcollaborative partnerships across the arts and broader campus; andpromoting methods to utilize and grow production facilities andother assets in support of research and teaching. Our colleaguewill demonstrate through teaching, professional activities, and/orpublic engagement the richness of diversity in the learningexperience and will integrate multicultural approaches andperspectives into instructional methods.In addition, the faculty member will teach construction techniquesto students at all levels and will coach and mobilize studenttechnical directors and student carpentry and props crews, who areessential to the realization of Mainstage productions andperformances. The Technical Director will oversee the planning,construction, installation and strike of scenery for all departmentproductions; supervise and manage the scene shop and scene shopstaff; advise and collaborate on scheduling production seasons;prepare work calls and production calendars; plan budgeting andpurchasing for scenic materials and other technical considerationsfor current and future seasons; and coordinate build schedules. Thefaculty member will be responsible for coordinating, maintaining,and updating all safety protocol and training for students,faculty, and staff using the scene shop, as well as properlystocking the scene shop, and preparing, organizing and supervisingthe scene shop for classes in stagecraft and related technicalcourses.The faculty member should have professional skills and intereststhat complement and expand the existing expertise of the facultyand staff in the department. As a member of a community-oriented,tight-knit department and School, the faculty member will workcollaboratively with student, faculty, staff, and guest artists andwill provide service to the department and School, such asassisting with student, department and school-wide relatedactivities, serving on School/University committees, and otherduties as assigned. School/UnitSchool of the Arts Preferred• Professional membership in International Alliance of TheatricalStage Employees ( IATSE ).• Appropriate teaching experience beyond graduate school.• Knowledge of projections.• A minimum of five years of professional experience in eitherBroadway, Off-Broadway, LORT, highly visible educationalinstitutions.• Production management experience at any level is a plus, such assupporting the development of budgets, production calendars, andcoordination of design meetings.• Interest and experience in working with students, running studentcrews, and training student crews. Position NumberF21050 Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Application Deadline Date Open Until FilledYes Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsDiversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Other DocumentOptional Documents
My election came towards the end of 2006 which, like so many years of late, was challenging. Several pressures conspired to give the industry a hard time and we have begun 2007 with a number of well-known names missing from the market.Challenges last year included the increase in raw material prices, the increased competition from products from outside the UK, and the ever-changing eating habits of consumers. Market pressures were mainly related to health issues, such as the removal of trans fatty acids, non-hydrogenated fats and salt. These created technical challenges which the industry is rising to meet.It may sometimes feel as if we, as an industry, are being blamed for everything from obesity to high cholesterol. Yet we should not be too downhearted. Bread, in its various forms, still provides the main staple of the UK diet, and we can offer creative and indulgent confectionery products to fulfil consumers’ desires for other eating experiences.Looking forward to the rest of 2007 and beyond, the industry needs to avoid being browbeaten by the difficulties and address the challenges with all the determination it possesses. We need to maintain and enhance quality in all areas and strive for more variety in more areas. We need to seek out and promote new eating occasions for bread and cakes, to stimulate the market. If we can do all that, when I come to look back after another six months in the chair, I hope I will look back positively at what we have achieved throughout the year.
Toast Ale has launched a ‘meal deal’ initiative to help feed vulnerable people amidst the Covid-19 crisis.The social enterprise, which uses surplus bread to brew beer, has committed profits from online sales to support community feeding projects – equating to roughly one meal for every bottle or can of beer purchased. The initiative will also see Toast Ale’s furloughed team volunteering their time to help redirect surplus food, that would otherwise be wasted, to those in need.Donations are being backdated to 1 March and will run for at least the next 12 weeks. As a result, sales in March alone will fund 5,724 meals for vulnerable communities.Liverpool-based Alchemic Kitchen – which repurposes surplus produce, while connecting vulnerable communities – is the first project being supported by Toast. It has rapidly adapted to prepare, cook and distribute meals to those who are struggling to access food and is currently serving about 100 meals each week. With Toast’s support it will be able to scale up quickly.As the Liverpool project reaches capacity, funding will be directed to similar programmes in London, Sussex and Kent. Ultimately, Toast aims for the Meal Deal campaign to fund feeding operations across the country, with overheads covered by existing funding streams so money raised by Toast can go directly to serving food to those in need.The meals will be distributed primarily through the brewery’s existing charity partner Feedback.Since partnering with the charity in 2016, Toast has donated more than £25,000.
Howard Hall and Morrissey Hall will hold a bone marrow drive today in LaFortune’s Dooley Room with Be the Match Registry, an organization in charge of the national bone marrow registry. Event organizer Sarah Calahan said the drive promotes the dedication Notre Dame students have to service. “We do so much service here to help people and improve the world – this is just another powerful way for you to save a life,” Calahan said. “It’s a great cause to get involved with so come on by for a free bro tank, free food and to save a life.” Calahan said participants’ DNA samples are registered in the national registry after a sample is taken. “All you have to do is take a glorified Q-tip [and] swab your cheek. If you are matched to a patient, then you can choose to donate your marrow,” said Sarah, “It is serious if you are called [because] you could save a person’s life.” This year, the drive chose senior Bridget Dillon and sophomore Scott Dawson as its two spokespeople from the Notre Dame community. Dillon donated bone marrow last year to a pediatric patient. “I was sitting in my best friend’s dorm room when I received a call that I was a possible match for a nine-year old girl with aplastic anemia,” Dillon said. Calahan said though Dillon signed up for the registry during her sophomore year, she was chosen later because bone marrow matches are very rare. “Out of the 500 people that register every year, Bridget was the only one who was requested to donate her marrow,” said Sarah. Dawson said he was on the other side of the donation process. He said he had leukemia and got a bone marrow transplant during his sophomore year. “I underwent four rounds of chemotherapy and thankfully have been cancer-free since,” Scott said. “Although I don’t need a transplant at this time, leukemia patients like me rely on generosity of donors through the Be The Match Registry to beat this disease.” Calahan said technological improvements have made bone marrow transplants easier to perform than in the past. “Bone marrow transplants are not as medically serious now as they were. 75 percent of the bone marrow transplants are non-invasive [and] performed non-surgically,” she said. “Blood is drawn from one arm, it is filtered and then put back into the other arm.” Dillon said her transplant was surgically harvested. This exception was made since she was donating to a pediatric patient. “Bone marrow transplants that were done surgically from the hip bone used to happen within families because no one wanted to go through so much pain for a stranger,” she said. “But now it is relatively simpler and so it is easier to save lives.”
Grounded In addition to her Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in Les Miserables, Hathaway’s many additional screen credits include Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Love & Other Drugs, Bride Wars, Rachel Getting Married, The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. She has appeared on the Public Theater stage previously in their 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and in Carnival with City Center Encores!. Related Shows Grounded explores the consequences of war and the struggle to find a balance with home life. Hathaway plays a fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone. She endures 12-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer, then goes home to her family in the suburbs for another 12 hours. The play previously ran in New York last year at Walkerspace in TriBeCa and starred Hannah Cabell. View Comments The rumors were true! Les Miz Oscar winner Anne Hathaway has been tapped to lead the Public Theater’s production of George Brant’s Grounded. Tony winner Julie Taymor will direct the one-woman show off-Broadway. Performances will begin on April 7 in the Anspacher Theater, where it is set to open officially on April 23 and run through May 17. Grounded will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Will Pickens, projection design by Peter Nigrini and original music by Elliot Goldenthal. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2015
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In response, a Church of England spokesman told the newspaper: “While we recognize the leading role clergy and active members of the Church of England played in securing the abolition of slavery, it is a source of shame that others within the church actively perpetrated slavery and profited from it.”A Bank of England spokesman said: “As an institution, the Bank was never itself directly involved in the slave trade, but is aware of some inexcusable connections involving former governors and directors and apologizes for them.”The bank added it would remove any images on display of former executives who were involved with the slave trade.The global explosion of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, following the killing in the US of African-American George Floyd, has led to a reassessment in the UK of its central role in the slave trade. Recent demonstrations in the southwestern city of Bristol saw the toppling of a memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.On Wednesday it was announced that Oxford University’s Oriel College had voted to take down a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes.There has also been a backlash against attacks on statues with some demonstrators protecting memorials in parts of the country.The UCL research is reportedly focusing on logging details of up to 47,000 people involved in the slave trade who received compensation totaling 20 million pounds — worth more than two billion pounds today — when slavery was abolished by the UK in 1833.Topics : Two of the UK’s biggest institutions — the Church of England and the Bank of England — apologized Thursday for their historic links to slavery with the church calling it “a source of shame”.The apologies, reported by the Telegraph newspaper, come after analysis of figures compiled by University College London (UCL) found that individual members of both institutions profited from slavery.The UCL research found that nearly 100 clergymen and six governors plus four directors of the bank benefitted from slavery, reported the Telegraph.
A US woman from New York state who killed her five-year-old son by poisoning him with salt has been jailed for 20 years.Overnight Judge Robert Neary said while Lacey Spears, 27, suffered from the mental illness known as Munchausen by proxy, she was guilty of a crime “unfathomable in its cruelty.”Spears, from Scottsville, Kentucky, was convicted of second degree murder last month in the death of her son Garnett-Paul Spears.During the trial the court heard how the woman had given her son lethal doses of salt through a feeding tube because she craved the attention it gave her.Judge Neary said the woman’s son had suffered “five years of torment and pain.”“One does not have to be a psychiatrist to realize you suffer from Munchausen by proxy,” Neary said as he resisted calls to give Spears a 25-year sentence sought by prosecutors.Munchausen by proxy is a disorder which in some cases sees a caregiver fabricate or induce physical or health problems for those in their care.District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Spears’ son had suffered “repeated hospitalizations, unneeded surgical procedures and ultimately poisoning with salt — all at the hands of the one person who should have been his ultimate protector: his mother.”“Using the child’s ‘illnesses” to self-aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death,” DiFiore said.–AFPRelated Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 3 years in Egypt Bollywood Star Salman Khan jailed for 5 years Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years