Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Sciences

first_imgJob SummaryThe Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Columbus StateUniversity invites applications for a tenure-track AssistantProfessor with a specialization in Atmospheric Science/Climatologyto begin Fall 2021.The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Columbus StateUniversity is strongly interdisciplinary with degree inAstrophysics and Planetary Geology, Environmental Science, Geologyand Secondary Education within the BS Earth and Space Sciencesprogram, as well as degree tracks in Geoscience and EnvironmentalScience within the MS Natural Science program. Earth and SpaceSciences faculty have a strong tradition of incorporating bothundergraduate and graduate students in faculty research.ResponsibilitiesCandidates must demonstrate potential for research and effectiveteaching of university level courses. The successful candidate willbe expected to maintain an active research program, includingmentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and leading topublications in peer reviewed journals; assisting with academicadvising; and contributing to the service of the university.Teaching responsibilities will include: introductory weather and/orenvironmental science courses, climatology and meteorology, as wellas other undergraduate/graduate courses within their area ofexpertise. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests arepreferred.Required QualificationsCandidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD will be considered)in the broad field of Geosciences or Atmospheric Science prior tothe start date of August 2021. Experience teaching at thebaccalaureate level is desired.Required Documents to AttachReview of applications will begin on February 4, 2021 and willcontinue until the position has been filled. Applications forpart-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcriptsof all academic work, and official transcripts must be presentedprior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants musthave the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges andSchools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, inparticular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teachingdiscipline. Columbus State University is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity inHiring.Required Documents to Submit with Online Application: All applications and required documents must be submitted usingColumbus State University’s online employment site and a completepacket must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, anyinternational transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreigncredential evaluator prior to submission.Contact InformationIf you have any questions, please contact Dr. Floyd R. Jackson,Interim Chair, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, College ofLetters and Sciences, Columbus State University, 4225 UniversityAvenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-569-3031; or email [email protected] of EmploymentA successful criminal background check will be required as acondition of employment.Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for thisposition. Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from allinstitutions attended must be received prior to an offer beingextended)Statement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Research InterestsThree references with emails and current telephone numberslast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Oct. 16

first_imgDear Friends,Our local hospital officials reported this week a small bump in the number of patients currently being treated for COVID-19.Because doctors are learning more about the virus and how to treat it, they said they are not overly concerned at this point by the slight increase.But they urge everybody to continue to take precautions. I know everybody is growing tired of restrictions, yet now is not the time to let down our guard.Please continue to take personal responsibility for wearing masks, avoiding crowds and large indoor gatherings, and washing hands. And please stay at home if you feel sick or show symptoms of any illness.Together, we can help to minimize the spread of the virus and keep everybody safe and healthy.I want to remind everybody that I have scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss a preliminary concept and cost for a new public safety building to replace our century-old police station structure.The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue). I encourage you all to attend to learn more about our plans for this vital project. All attendees will be asked to wear masks and to maintain social distancing.The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority continues its work to replace a wastewater pipeline along Bay Avenue between Eighth Street and 31st Street. Before the contractor completes work and repaves the county roadway, the New Jersey American Water company will make necessary upgrades to its own infrastructure within the project area.With these projects lasting until the spring, our police department is asking all but local traffic to use West Avenue to travel between Ninth Street and 34th Street. Access to all local businesses and local streets will remain open, but through traffic will be faster and easier on West Avenue. I understand that this has been a long disruption for Bay Avenue travelers, and I thank you for your patience and understanding.I want to thank our Healthy Living Advisory Council for their many suggestions for how best to utilize the parcel of land adjacent to the Ocean City Community Center that we are working to acquire. But I also want to reassure neighbors, residents and taxpayers that this land will be preserved as open space. The city has no plans to build on this land.Our Public Works Department collected about 32,000 pounds of paper during our paper-shredding event last weekend. That’s 16 tons of paper that will be recycled instead of going into our landfill. I want to thank everybody who participated and remind you to mark calendars for the next event on May 1, 2021.Ocean City received a grant that funded installation of an upweller to raise shellfish in a controlled environment on the grounds of the Bayside Center. This system will provide an excellent learning opportunity for local students and local volunteers, and ultimately the adult shellfish will be transferred to the bay to help protect local shorelines and improve water quality.Everybody is invited to a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at the Bayside Center (520 Bay Avenue) to learn more about this project.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Baker heads up top job at Maple Leaf UK

first_imgCanada-based Maple Leaf Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Baker as the new head of its UK operations, Maple Leaf Bakery UK. He will take over the role of MD, effective 6 April, after Maple Leaf’s parent firm Canada Bread announced the departure of former MD Peter Maycock last month.Baker, based at the company’s Park Royal office in London, has over 30 years’ experience in baking, including chief executive of La Fornaia from 2003-2007, a company bought by Maple Leaf in late 2007. Prior to that, he was MD of British Bakeries.last_img read more

News story: CMA refers merger of credit score providers for in-depth investigation

first_imgExperian and ClearScore provide credit-score checking in the UK. These services allow people to understand their finances, and choose loans and credit cards online.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that Experian and ClearScore are the two largest credit checking firms and each other’s main competitors. Its initial (phase 1) investigation identified concerns that the merged company would be less likely to innovate to help people better understand their finances, potentially leading to people paying more for credit cards and loans.Therefore, earlier this month, the CMA said it would refer the deal for an in-depth (phase 2) investigation unless Experian offered acceptable ways to address the CMA’s competition concerns.Experian has chosen not to offer proposals to address the CMA’s concerns and so the merger will now be referred for an in-depth investigation by an independent group of CMA panel members. The deadline for the final decision is 14 January 2019.Further information about the investigation will be published on the case page.last_img read more

The Internet of Things Gets Real At Dell EMC World

first_imgFew technologies have had as much hype and publicity in the manufacturing and industrial space as the Internet of Things (IoT). Magazines feel the need to cover it. Marketing people weave it into any press release that they can.If you really want to know what the Internet of Things is, along with some of its potential, the place to go was the IoT and OEM booth at Dell EMC World Expo.The Dell Gateway was the core piece of technology connecting all the disparate elements.Control Valve Condition MonitoringThe reality of the working system for manufacturing was demonstrated by a real-world working demonstration of control valve condition monitoring—such as might be found on an oil pipeline. An instrument on the control valve communicates data such as usage, temperature, and the like to a Pi database (a standard in the industry from OSIsoft) housed in a Dell Gateway 5000 via the industrial HART IP protocol.The Gateway stores the data and uploads to the cloud, where another OSIsoft Pi database. Data is sent to a smart device such as a tablet or phone for information or action by appropriate plant personnel.Why is this important? By continuously monitoring the state of the control valve, operations and maintenance can plan for condition-based maintenance. Since so many of these are in remote locations, saving trips to the site for repair reduces both cost and risk of failure.Should there be an interruption of the communication link of the Gateway to the cloud, no problem. The Gateway stores data and then uploads upon restoration of the link.Food SafetyAnother demonstration of a real case study was from IMS Evolve. This company monitors refrigerated equipment throughout the food processing and delivery supply chain. It takes only a slight variation in temperature to ruin food meant to be refrigerated or frozen. Companies need to identify potentially contaminated food in order to target recalls. Better yet, tracking the data can reveal trends and enable customers to proactively maintain equipment thus avoiding problems.Augmented RealityPerhaps the hit of the booth was the DAQRI augmented reality hard hat. You can walk through a construction site and visualize where HVAC ducts and wiring conduits are designed to go. The contractor can detect interferences and layout problems at the design stage before wasting time and material from rework.IoT Advisory ServicesMany teams evaluating IoT implementations wonder if they can do a good implementation with internal resources or if they would be ahead to hire consultants who have been down that road before.IoT Technology Advisory Service is a new consulting offer from Dell EMC Services to help organizations determine the key capabilities and architecture required to leverage IoT data (e.g., sensors, beacons, gateways, mobile phones, wearables, connected devices). This information can be used for initiatives such as optimizing key operational processes, reducing compliance and security risks, uncovering new revenue opportunities and creating more compelling customer engagements.Open Source EcosystemAll of the above are applications of IoT that you can actually implement today. This is not some Star Trek future dream. Although there is plenty of room for dreaming up new applications.To me the significant announcement is the EdgeX Foundry open source project. The Dell EMC IoT team has assembled an impressive array of companies contributing to the ecosystem with many more on the way. A couple of those considering are ones that I do a lot of work with. I hope they join.The project features a set of open source micro services donated by Dell EMC from the FUSE project that provide the connectivity layer for the various sensor inputs and applications. The use of standards and open APIs enables an IoT platform very much like the Web where any application can join as long as they use standard, interoperable connectivity.I previously wrote about EdgeX after my interview with Jason Shepherd in Hannover, Germany. You can read it on my blog.Disclosure: I attended the Dell EMC World event with my expenses paid by Dell.Gary Mintchell, [email protected], is a manufacturing technology writer and consultant and the Founder of The Manufacturing Connection (www.TheManufacturingConnection.com). You can follow him on Twitter @garymintchell. The following is a guest post from Gary Mintchell the Founder and CEO at Manufacturing Connection. Mintchell is an expert in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and has followed the strategy, partner ecosystem and roadmap of Dell’s IoT Group since its inception in 2015. He has had deep dives on the topic with Dell’s IoT Group leadership and Dell’s CTO for Client Solutions, Liam Quinn, during this year’s Dell EMC World.last_img read more

No Penalties Until April For Stores Handing Out Plastic Bags

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.ALBANY — New York state will wait until April 1 to penalize stores that violate a new ban on single-use plastic bags that is embroiled in litigation, the state’s top environmental official said Friday.New York will officially prohibit stores from handing out most thin plastic bags starting Sunday. But state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said Friday that the state has agreed to delay enforcement as it fights a lawsuit in Albany County court, lodged by a manufacturer of plastic bags and by convenience store owners who call the ban unconstitutional.An association of 6,000 convenience store owners statewide opposes the state’s efforts to allow stores to hand out only thick, reusable plastic bags that the industry says it can’t yet produce.“We have consistently said since the beginning of our outreach campaign that we will focus on education rather than enforcement and today does not change that,” Seggos said. The state has planned to enforce the ban by issuing a warning to retailers who violate the law for the first time. Retailers could eventually face a $250 fine for a subsequent violation, and a $500 fine for violations in the same calendar year.New York’s ban has also drawn criticism from environmental groups who don’t want New York to allow any plastic bags at all.The law passed last April bars many types of businesses from using the thin plastic bags that have been clogging up landfills, getting tangled in trees and accumulating in lakes and seas. Single-use paper bags will still be allowed, but counties have the option of imposing a 5-cent fee.New York’s ban exempts bags used for restaurant takeout food, plastic bags used to wrap meat, and bags used for prepared food.State environmental officials are encouraging New Yorkers to start using reusable bags often made out of canvas or polyester. The state said it has purchased over a quarter-million reusable bags to give out to food pantries and shelters.last_img read more

Otsego County reports 3 more positive COVID-19 cases

first_imgThe county says there are 226 negative tests, 87 individuals in mandatory or precautionary quarantine and 39 people have been released from precautionary/mandatory quarantine. OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Otsego County Health department gave a update on the coronavirus on Saturday. Otsego County confirmed three more positive case on Saturday. There is a current total of 24 positive cases, one of those individuals is hospitalized, three have recovered and there has been one death. Go to the CDC website or the Otsego County Health Department’s website for more information. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Biden taps Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

first_img“I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”The decision, announced in typical 2020 style on social media, was a crucial moment for Biden as he aims to build a broad coalition of voters to oust Trump from the White House.Harris, who at 55 is two decades Biden’s junior, could appeal to women voters, particularly those in the US suburbs who have been leaning away from Trump. The former California attorney general also personifies the diversity seen as key to building enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket.Taking to Twitter shortly after the announcement, Harris — who ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination against Biden — said she was “honored” to now join him as nominee for vice president, and would “do what it takes” to help him win. Topics : “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals,” she wrote. For Harris, being elevated onto a Democratic presidential ticket is the political moment of a lifetime. And if they win, the telegenic but tough Californian becomes the automatic frontrunner in the race for the 2024 or 2028 Democratic nomination.Biden, who is three years older than Trump, would be the oldest person to take the office, and there is broad speculation that should Biden win, he would serve a single term and groom his deputy to succeed him.Biden is likely confident that Harris has the policy chops and the governing experience to help lead on day one, and immediately step into the job as president if needed.Trump poured scorn on Biden’s announcement, saying he was “surprised” at his choice given Harris’s lackluster performance in the Democratic nomination race.”She did very poorly in the primaries” Trump told reporters at the White House. “And that’s like a poll.” He went on to attack Harris for her role in the bruising confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling her “the meanest, the most horrible, the most disrespectful of anybody in the US Senate.”But Biden’s pick of Harris drew ringing endorsements from other quarters — including from Barack Obama, America’s first black commander in chief.”I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job,” tweeted Trump’s predecessor.”This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing.” Trailblazer Harris has been a barrier-breaker for much of her political career. Her parents were immigrants to the United States — her father from Jamaica, her mother from India. She was the first black woman elected as California’s attorney general, and only the second black woman, and the first woman of South Asian heritage, to be elected to the US Senate. Biden’s team stated that the two Democrats will deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware as they kick off their joint campaign.Next week the party convenes its Democratic National Convention — almost entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic — when Biden and Harris will both deliver acceptance speeches.Harris had clashed with Biden during the first Democratic debate of the 2020 race, chiding the former senator over his opposition to 1970s busing programs that forced integration of segregated schools.It provided her with a breakout moment which proved short-lived: Harris dropped out of the race in December 2019 and endorsed Biden in March.Despite their debate fireworks, Biden has made it clear he does not hold a grudge, describing Harris as a “first-rate intellect, a first-rate candidate and a real competitor.” White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, a landmark pick that puts the senator from California in contention to become America’s first female, and first black vice president.Biden’s announcement capped a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.”I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden, 77, said on Twitter.last_img read more

Walter Jordan

first_imgLifelong Milan Farmer, Walter H. Jordan, 96 passed away Wednesday October 19, 2016 at the Seasons in Milan.  Walter was born in Milan November 9, 1919 the son of Henry and Elise (Oswald) Jordan.  He graduated from Milan High School and married Wilma Ann (Miller) Jordan April 10, 1948 and she preceded him in death November 27, 2012.Walter was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, had been an active member of the Farm Bureau, and was very active  in Republican Party politics, having formerly served at Franklin Township Trustee.Walter is survived by son Bill (Judy) Jordan of Milan, daughter Linda Jordan of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Grandchildren Brian (Ann) Lehnen, Rebecca Lehnen, Sarah Lehnen (Josh) Newman, Stephen Jordan, Robert (Jennifer) Jordan and Thomas Jordan, Great Grandchildren David, Daniel, Hannah, and Grace Jordan, Nathan Newman and Nik Lehnen, and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by brothers Harry and Elmer Jordan, sisters Mildred Schutte, Margaret Kinnett, and Dorothy Jordan.Funeral services will be at 2PM Sunday October 23, 2016 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 N. St. Road 101, Milan, 47031 with Pastor Sue Socha officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday 5-7PM at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, and 1 hour prior to services Sunday at the church.   Memorials may be made to either St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St. Box 243 Milan, In 47031  (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

Mrs. Ethel Irene (Francis) Claypoole

first_imgMrs. Ethel Irene (Francis) Claypoole, age 83, of Florence, Kentucky, entered this life on January 6, 1933, in Brown County, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late, Robert Cecil and Alma Ethel (Gaffin) Francis. She was raised in Hamersville, Ohio where she was a 1952 graduate of Hamersville High School. Ethel was united in marriage on February 21, 1953, in Brookville, Kentucky, to the late, Wayne Taylor Claypoole and to this union arrived four sons, Kenneth, Thurman, George and John and five daughters, Frances, Barbara, Roberta, Ruth and Norma to bless their home. Ethel and Wayne shared 43 loving years of marriage together until Wayne passed away on February 22, 1996. Ethel was a former line worker for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years. She was also employed for the Barrell Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 1 year and for Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was baptized at the Spring Branch Baptist Church in Switzerland County, Indiana. Ethel resided in the Switzerland County community since 1967. Ethel was a wonderful homemaker and will be dearly missed by her loving family. Ethel passed away at 8:42 am, Monday, December 12, 2016, at her residence in Florence, Kentucky.Ethel will be dearly missed by her sons: Kenneth Claypoole of St. Paul, IN, Thurman Claypoole of Vevay, IN, George Claypoole and his wife: Lisa of Florence, IN and John Claypoole and his wife: Tammy of Patriot, IN; her daughters: Frances Cochran of Patriot, IN, Barbara Gurley of Rising Sun, IN, Roberta McKay and her husband: Russell of Patriot, IN, Ruth Rose and her husband: Dale of Patriot, IN and Norma Montgomery and her husband: Rob of East Enterprise, IN; her 22-grandchildren: Braden Claypoole, Andrea Claypoole, Tiffany Claypoole, Caleb Claypoole, Tara Romans, Jeremy Romans, Timmy Gurley Lewis, Terry Gurley Lewis, Dale Rose, Jr., Jenna Felts, Wayne Cochran, Cody Cochran, Kacey Claypoole, Lacey White, Abbey Hahn, Chelsea Claypoole, Johnny Claypoole, Rusty McKay, Zack McKay, Brandi Lewis, Brady Lewis and Berry Montgomery; her 32-great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert Cecil and Alma Ethel (Gaffin) Francis; her husband: Wayne Taylor Claypoole, died February 22, 1996; her sons-in-law: Timothy Joe Gurley and Frank Ervin Cochran, Jr.; her grandson: Justin William Claypoole; her great-granddaughter: Anna Marissa Montgomery; her sisters: Phyllis Francis, Bonnie Clifton, Janice Forbes, Eloise Yockey and Betty Hampton.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Feesburg, OhioFriends may call 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more