Amber Miller has been named the 22nd dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Provost Michael Quick announced in a memorandum issued Wednesday.Miller, who has served as the dean of science at Columbia University since 2011, will also hold the Anna Bing Dean’s Chair. She succeeds Steve Kay, who served as dean of Dornsife from 2012 to 2015 before leaving to become president of the Scripps Research Institute. Former Vice Dean of Dornsife Dani Byrd has served as interim dean since Dec. 1.Miller was one of three candidates selected as finalists by a 12-member advisory search committee led by Quick and Dean Avishai Sadan of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.“After an extensive national search for a new dean to carry on the school’s legacy of excellence, we found Professor Miller to be highly qualified to lead Dornsife College as it continues to advance its already-outstanding scholarship and influence,” Quick said in his memorandum.The other two candidates for dean were Christopher Celenza, vice dean for humanities and social sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and Ray Jayawardhana, dean of science and a professor of physics and astronomy at York University in Canada. Both Celenza and Jayawardhana spoke on-campus about their qualifications and vision for the school this past April.Miller, who has also worked as a professor of physics, received her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has been on staff at Columbia since 2002, served as the chief science advisor to NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau for two years and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.“Please join President Nikias and me in warmly congratulating Professor Miller on her appointment and in welcoming her, her husband Jonathan T. D. Neil and their daughter Brienne, to the Trojan Family,” Quick said. “We all look forward to their arrival this summer.”
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The 2014 final will throw-in at 3:30 at Semple Stadium this Sunday and you can hear live coverage here on Tipp FM, with our big-match build-up getting underway from 3 o’clock. Loughmore Castleiney and Thurles Sarsfields are preparing for their County Senior Hurling Championship showdown this weekend.Loughmore – who won last year’s senior hurling and football titles – are aiming to defend their title but Sars are chasing their own bit of history, as they are also in the Intermediate Hurling Final.Coach with Thurles Sarsfields Paddy McCormack admits it’s a special time for them as they have yet to win an Intermediate hurling title.
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton fullback Matt Targett says Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield is a six-pointer.Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Arsenal, but remain just two points ahead of the Terriers, who are second bottom.Targett said: “It really is a massive game.”It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.”That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.”We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.”If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.”We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.”
Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovicby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest are already on the lookout for a new manager.The Championship side parted with Aitor Karanka, who requested the termination himself.And they are targeting former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who was sacked by the Premier League club earlier this season.Sky Sports suggest Jokanovic is an early favorite for the job, which would be appealing, as Forest are only a few points off a playoff spot.Jokanovic reportedly rejected Stoke City earlier this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
The potential for career development, job creation, and business opportunities, resulting from the multi-billion dollar Global Logistics Hub initiative is again being underscored by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.State Minister, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who spoke on the subject during her 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 25, said the hub is anticipated to generate career opportunities for unskilled, skilled, and highly skilled professionals in a number of industries.These include: aerospace and aviation: maintenance, repair, and overhaul for airplanes; biotech and pharmaceutical; fashion and apparel; information and communication technology (ICT); chemicals and petrochemicals; entertainment and media; furniture and furnishings; automotive; marine and offshore – dry docking: ship and oil rig repair; logistics and shipping; food, beverage, and hospitality; and retail and fast moving consumer goodsActual jobs expected to be generated, she said, include: warehousing and warehouse management; graphic design; legal services; engineering; food preparation and food processing; accounting; and intellectual property monitoring and management, among others.The State Minister also pointed to a “new wave” of entrepreneurship activity for the micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) sector. She contended that: “the logistics hub will not only transform our society in a comprehensive way, but will also be a catalyst for new business development in this country.”“But, to benefit from the opportunities the industry will bring, we need to equip ourselves with the necessary skills, knowledge, and the business development support. The Logistics Task Force has joined with the learning institutions to make sure that persons are trained for the upcoming jobs,” Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said.Contact: Douglas McIntosh
“Yasheka, you can consider your balance paid,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after listening to the story of the young mother who is struggling with the cost of her nursing programme at Excelsior Community College. Yasheka Brooks was one of the speakers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s Charity Ball held on last Saturday (May 26) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. She was included on the programme as an Alumni of the Women’s Centre, a successful student with a story to tell. She was only 14 when she became pregnant. As she recalls, it happened on the second occasion that she had sex with her boyfriend, who was a star athlete at their high school in Portland. They’d been dating for six months before it happened. Story Highlights “Yasheka, you can consider your balance paid,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after listening to the story of the young mother who is struggling with the cost of her nursing programme at Excelsior Community College.Yasheka Brooks was one of the speakers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s Charity Ball held on last Saturday (May 26) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. She was included on the programme as an Alumni of the Women’s Centre, a successful student with a story to tell.She was only 14 when she became pregnant. As she recalls, it happened on the second occasion that she had sex with her boyfriend, who was a star athlete at their high school in Portland. They’d been dating for six months before it happened.“Being pregnant in high school was devastating; the year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life,” she told the enrapt audience as she recounted the isolation felt as well as the “discrimination, emotional turmoil and abuse” she endured when it became clear that she would be another teenaged mother.“I became depressed to the point that I wanted to hurt myself,” she said. Minister Grange reminded the audience in her address that adolescent pregnancy is a “global issue”. UNFPA estimates that across the world 16 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year. And another two million aged 14 and under also become pregnant each year.The Women’s Centre was established in 1978 to help Jamaica deal with adolescent pregnancy. This year, it is celebrating 40 years of life-changing work with more than 46,000 pregnant teenagers — such as Yasheka Brooks — and their babies.Yasheka had dropped out of high school at grade nine when she enrolled in the Women’s Centre location in Port Antonio, Portland. By that time, her “church also took its stance” asking her to “stop taking part in every activity” — she had been the President of the youth group and a head server.Her family, friends and community were also “very judgmental”. In contrast, she found the staff at the Women’s Centre to be “kind, loving, caring, understanding” and she was happy to go to the Centre to “stay away from my community in the days to avoid the criticism.”“The Centre changed my life. They taught me that being pregnant was not the end of my life. They also taught me that there was hope in my life and I was the only one who could make my dreams become a reality,” said Yasheka.The Women’s Centre helps pregnant teenagers to continue their education through day schools at its locations across the country. It also equips the young mothers (and increasingly the young baby fathers) with skills to take care of their children, including food preparation and garment construction.As Minister Grange puts it: “The Women’s Centre helps the girls to continue their education thereby increasing their job prospects and equipping them with the tools to look after their children and to become good parents.”One important duty of the Women’s Centre is to advocate for pregnant mothers to return to the formal secondary school system after the birth of their babies.Yasheka gave birth to a baby girl and was reintegrated into the high school system through the work of the Women’s Centre.She had been a good student, but was motivated to do even better now, despite the stigma that comes with being an adolescent mother. She was scoring high marks in the 80s and 90s and was placing second or third in her class. By grade ten, she won the Mathematics prize for her cohort and was ready to take two CXC subjects. She passed them. She sat another eight subjects in grade 11. She passed those as well as the two CAPE subjects she took at sixth form.On account of her good performance and discipline, she was made a prefect and was later nominated for the position of Deputy Head Girl. The nomination was not accepted because she was an adolescent mother. “The selection committee decided that being placed in such a leading position may send the wrong message to the other students, telling them that it was okay to become pregnant in school. This motivated me to work even harder to make sure I passed all my subjects.”Yasheka passed all her subjects with good grades, but she admits that “attending high school as a teenage mother was exceedingly difficult.” At night she studied with her child in her arms and went to school in the day, penniless and hungry.“I remember one day I was so hungry that I could not hear a thing the teacher was saying in clothing and textile class, so I asked to go to the bathroom and I went to drink some water. The water had a lot of chlorine in it. It was as white as snow, however I drank it. Unfortunately, by the time I was near the classroom door I felt nauseous and I had to run back to bathroom. I learnt from experience that chlorine in an empty stomach equals rapid contraction of the stomach walls which eventually results in vomiting.”But she says “hunger became my best friend” and she reads when she’s hungry “and this would make my belly full again.”Yasheka was accepted into the nursing programme at Excelsior Community College in 2016. She was unable to pay the full tuition up front, but organised a bake sale and vending from street to street to help her raise funds to pay the tuition and keep up with her expenses.Through the efforts of the Women’s Centre, she obtained a 2017 Scotia GEMS grant of J$50,000 towards her school fees. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport also gave her a grant of J$50,000 in 2017 to help with the expenses. But there’s still a balance.Minister Grange has assured Yasheka that the balance will be cleared as the young mother, who has a Grade Point Average of 3.20, must be shown love, compassion and care and given every opportunity to realise her dreams, to look after her family and become an outstanding mother.The Minister said there were other adolescent mothers struggling to complete their education and they needed support. That is why she recently launched ASTREAM (Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers). The programme, which will be administered by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, will offer mentorship, sponsorship and scholarship to adolescent mothers.
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zoomCar carrier Aries Leader; Image Courtesy: NYK Shipping major NYK has undertaken Japan’s first carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2.The amount is equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader during one voyage between Japan and the Middle East.The vessel is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, reducing CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers, according to the company.“This initiative demonstrates the ability of NYK to provide carbon-neutral transportation to its Japanese and overseas customers, thus meeting the demand for a more sustainable, carbon-free supply chain.“NYK will propose and expand its carbon offsets to customers as an option that benefits the environment and contributes to a zero-carbon-footprint supply chain.”The company will continue its efforts to create new green businesses through carbon credit initiatives and realize its basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life”.
The show is centred around North Preston, the oldest black community in Canada, which viewers in Canada and the U.S. may not be aware of before watching the show. CBC legal drama Diggstown is shooting its second season in and around Dartmouth, N.S. The show follows black lawyer Marcie Diggs, who leaves her high-powered job in corporate law to work for legal aid in Nova Scotia.Vinessa Antoine stars in the show as Marcie Diggs.“For a while, I didn’t know if we were going to come back,” she said. “Then I got the call from Floyd [Kane, creator of Diggstown] that we got picked up and I was jumping up and down.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: