FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBrett Carlsen/Getty ImagesBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — An NFL player took to over the weekend to share his run-in with an elderly white woman as the death of George Floyd sparks outrage and protests across the nation.Zay Jones, a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, described his heartfelt encounter Monday on Good Morning America.Jones said the woman approached him and his cousin at a Home Goods discount store in Henderson, Nevada, and said, “I’m from Minneapolis [and] I just want you to know that you matter.”“I could see [it] was very sincere and heartfelt,” Jones told GMA, adding that he asked permission to hug the woman. “I just felt like that was the right thing to do. And in an instant, she just kind of fell into my arms and she just started crying.” June 1, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL player Zay Jones reveals heartfelt encounter with white stranger amid George Floyd protests Beau Lund i was just at a local home goods store w/ my cousin getting furniture for my place when an elderly white woman approached me at the check out counter. she looked at me w/ tears in her eyes… & then said “i’m from Minneapolis & I just want you to know “you matter to me.”— zay (@zayjones11) May 30, 2020Floyd, a black man, died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by former white Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin.Following his death, protests in Minnesota have spread to more than 20 states. Some have resulted in arrests, vandalism and destruction of property. Many cities have issued curfews in response.Floyd’s death has also ignited conversations on racism, with people like Jones using social media as a platform to voice experiences and moments of solidarity.Jones’ tweet about his apparent exchange with a white woman at the store checkout counter garnered over 89,000 retweets and 812,000 shares.He told GMA he posted the story to spread love during this difficult time.“Beautiful people still exist in this world,” Jones said. “We just got to love each other. We got to lean on each other. We got to listen to each other.”Jones said he didn’t get the woman’s name, but wants to thank her for giving him “peace.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by
Posting DetailsJob TitlePostdoctoral Fellow 2020-21Posting NumberP0006FJob Description SummaryWe are seeking applications from individuals with either: (1) a PhDin any area of the biomedical sciences or (2) a DVM or itsequivalent. Interests in biomedical research at Auburn target afundamental niche in animal and human health, the life sciences,and production agriculture. A host of opportunities are envisionedduring the upcoming year, taking advantage of unique Auburnresources provided by the CVM Teaching Hospital, Scott-RitcheyResearch Center, Southeastern Raptor Center and ClinicalPharmacology Reference Laboratory. Positions are non-tenure trackand are available for a minimum of one year as full time 12 monthappointments with renewal possible but not to exceed fouryears.Minimum Qualifications(1) PhD in any area of the biomedical sciences or (2) a DVM or itsequivalent at the time employment begins.Desired QualificationsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsReview of application will begin after October 1, 2020 and continuethroughout the year as positions become available.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research and/or GoalsOptional DocumentsStatement of Leadership VisionOther DocumentationMinimum of One Working PaperExamples of Professional/Student WorkOther Documentation (2) Please indicate your area of interest:Anatomy, Physiology, PharmacologyClinical SciencesPathobiology * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)Will you have your PhD by the time of appointment/YesNo * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other
The future of McCambridge’s Bradford bakery is in doubt as bosses consider a proposal to close the cake manufacturing site at Thornton Road.The McCambridge Group has met with the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and has entered a period of formal consultation, expected to last a minimum of 30 days.Staff have been warned that 80 jobs may be lost. In a statement issued to staff on Wednesday, 18 March, the firm said the current plan was to consider the transfer of approximately 40 of its 120 employees, with the move of the confectionery line to its nearby City Road site.Group HR director, Nick St John-Moore, told British Baker that the Thornton Road bakery had been acquired by McCambridge as part of the Inter Link Foods group, which went into administration in mid-2007. “It was one of Inter Link’s loss-making bakeries,” he explained. “We reduced the loss and actually got it back to a state where it was ’washing its face’ – neither losing nor making money – but we’re now faced with the onset of a recession, which has made a lot of difference.”St John-Moore admitted that if the firm was unable to transfer any jobs to City Road, it would be looking at a worst-case scenario of 120 job losses.”We’re working closely with the union representatives, and we’re by no means committed to closing the site yet,” he said. “We’re still looking at other ways in which we can salvage the whole situation, but it is difficult. However, if we have no choice other than to close it, we would certainly hope to salvage at least 40 jobs by transferring them to City Road.”Staff have been told that selections for the transfer positions would be done by use of a skills matrix, which has yet to be agreed with the union, but is expected to include an assessment of skills, flexibility and attendance.
== Barbara Gallani ==BCCC sector manager – Food and Drink FederationThe 56th Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Technology Conference took place at the end of March and was attended by 70 delegates from industry, ingredient suppliers, government, academia and research institutes, as well as students from Leeds and Reading UK universities.Following the merger of the Biscuit Cake Chocolate and Confectionery Association into the Food and Drink Federation in 2008, it was decided that the group would continue to run the annual technology conference, as it provides the sector with the opportunity to hear and discuss technical and regulatory issues of importance. Speeches of particular interest to the bakery sector included a talk by Professor Malcolm Povey, of the University of Leeds, on the assessment of crispness and crunchiness by acoustics; and one by Dr Colin Hamlet, of Premier Foods, about successful acrylamide minimisation strategies for biscuits, cakes and crispbreads.Several speakers addressed the opportunities and challenges of saturated fat reformulation and the presentations on trans fatty acids (TFAs) were also very topical, considering the recent discussions in the European Parliament and the numerous amendments proposed to the Food Information Proposal requesting back-of-pack labelling for TFAs.It was clear from the presentations and discussions that the main drivers for success in the UK biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery manufacturing industry stem from great challenges: the need to continue to innovate, even in the current economy; and the need to stay ahead of rivals and deliver healthier and indulgent products for consumers.
Previous articleBeacon Health System begins temporary visitor guidelines due to coronavirusNext articleTwo men arrested in connection with home invasion, dog shooting death in Cass County Caleb Hatch Twitter (Photo supplied) A confessed serial killer has admitted to two 1980 Allen County homicides.Samuel Little, 79, confessed to strangling two women in separate incidents the same night in October of 1980 during an interview with Allen County Police detectives in the Wise County Confinement Facility in Decatur, Texas. Little has claimed responsibility for 90 murders in the United States.Little told detectives he picked up both women near Maumee and Division Streets in Fort Wayne at separate times and strangled the women while they were in his vehicle before disposing of their bodies in different areas of rural Allen County.The victims were identified as Valeria Boyd, 18, and Mary Ann Porter, 31, of Fort Wayne. Both had been reported missing by family members to Fort Wayne Police in late October of 1980.A worker discovered Boyd’s body in a field in the 14000 block of Conners Road in southern Allen County on Nov. 4, 1980. Porter’s body was found just over a month later on Dec. 13 off the road in the 4600 block of West Wallen Road in northern Allen County. No viable suspects were identified by police after investigations, and both turned into cold case homicides.Little was interviewed by a Texas Ranger on Sept. 25, 2018. Little provided details on murders throughout the U.S. Allen County officials were notified by the F.B.I. on the murders of Boyd and Porter.Both investigations have been turned over to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.Little is currently held in the state of California. Investigations in Little’s cases are still ongoing. Google+ IndianaNews Pinterest By Caleb Hatch – March 7, 2020 0 313 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Serial killer admits to two 1980 murders in Allen County WhatsApp Google+ Facebook
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The Gender and Women’s Studies Departments from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Indiana University-South Bend hosted the third biennial Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender Studies, themed “New Directions in Gender Studies,” Friday and Saturday in McKenna Hall. The conference featured 12 panels of 43 students who presented on political representation, feminism, marriage, identity and performativity, body image, media and culture, science and technology, policy-making and other research areas related to gender relations. The occasion also included an alumni panel and reception, as well as a keynote address from Ntozake Shange, a playwright and poet, as part of the InterAction Community Theatre for Social Justice Action conference.Saint Mary’s senior Taylor Thomas presented on the history and interpretations of the Sapphire stereotype, otherwise known as “the angry, black woman” stereotype. Titled “Warped Images: The Sapphire and Relationship Abuse in the African-American Community,” Thomas’s presentation explored the media portrayal of the Sapphire stereotype and its effect on younger generations through intimate partner violence. Thomas said she is very passionate about both African American studies and efforts to counter stereotyping and prejudice.“My goal for all the research I do on black men and women is [to] combat the many stereotypes applied to them and help create new narratives,” Thomas said in an email. “Furthermore, I hope to inspire the people who heard my presentation to analyze the media they take in and to critique it publicly [by telling] those in power, loud and clear, representation matters.”Studying gender relations is important because women, especially women of color, are more likely to experience physical violence than men, Thomas said. Through her research, Thomas said she analyzed the statistics surrounding gender relations, such as the wage gap between male and female workers, as well as the violence directed toward LGBTQ youth.“Americans like to think that we are so far beyond the times of racial discrimination and women’s suffrage, but the truth is that we still face many of the same issues — just in different ways,” Thomas said. “We never actually solved the problems of the past, we just found Band-Aid solutions. Gender relations and gender studies asks us to look deeper. In the same way you must remove the root of a weed to be completely rid of it, you must do the same to problems in our current world.”Saint Mary’s sophomore Katherine Wankelman said she titled her presentation “‘Who Tells Your Story?’: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Color-Conscious Casting and the Women of ‘Hamilton’” because of its focus on the implications of the renderings of gender and race in Miranda’s hit Broadway production “Hamilton.” Miranda provides his audiences with commentary that invites them to reconsider the ways they have learned and engaged with the history of the United States through the lens of gender and race, Wankelman said.“The telling of our history is predominantly white-centric and androcentric, and that is problematic for a number of reasons,” Wankelman said in an email. “Too often, we think that history can be considered outside of race and gender, merely perpetuating the cultural norms of whiteness and maleness. Therefore, if we … remove race and gender from history, we are excluding a number of important voices from the narrative.”Miranda’s purposeful manner in which he presents the constructs of race and gender to his audiences is especially evident in his color-conscious casting and the dialogue of “Hamilton” character Eliza Schuyler, Wankelman said. Through her research, Wankelman found the version of history most often taught and analyzed excludes people of color and women — both by chance and purposeful omission. The cultural phenomenon of “Hamilton” cultivated an enormous fan base, she said, allowing for the important, widespread reception of the inclusive renderings of race and gender.“I think it is important to think critically about the media and aspects of pop culture that we engage with and acknowledge where they may or may not be problematic in the ways they discuss various social constructs,” Wankelman said. “The media we consume has an influence on the way that we see the world, and no one is truly immune from this. Therefore, we must carefully consider what ideas the media … [perpetuate], such as gender binary and gendered norms.”Gender and women’s studies highlight the intersectionality between race and gender issues, which could lead to greater success for feminist movements like the Women’s March, Wankelman noted. The research of topics like race and gender can push people to consider those who are excluded from the narrative of history, she said, and empower others with the tools necessary to make effective and lasting change for the future.“The way we engage with gender, be it our gender or someone else’s, is so contingent on our understanding and education,” Wankelman said. “Gender is something that we are surrounded with every day, and that necessitates a conversation coupled with education.”Notre Dame senior Liam Maher presented on his thesis, which he said discusses “the performativity of gender and how [drag artists] turn it into an art form.” Despite being nervous about public speaking, Maher said the discussion was “a fantastic experience.”“Especially since I plan to go into academia after graduating, it was a really great experience for me to practice presenting my research, talking about it with other people and workshopping with other people about their research to try to relate it to wider trends in different fields,” Maher said. “It was a lot of fun — super causal and low-key, but a lot of cool topics were discussed. … It was really great to see people from all these different academic institutions able to get together and really be able to talk and relax and have fun.”Maher said he believes the status of gender relations at Notre Dame makes the topic especially important for students.“Notre Dame kind of has a funky gender relations dynamic, which you find out really quickly when you go anywhere else in the country or even out into South Bend,” he said. “I think it’s really important that Notre Dame hosts conferences like this that talk about these gender issues and historical trends of gender relations and gender itself. In future years I’d like to see it grow into an even bigger event that gets more of the Notre Dame community involved, because a lot of the topics that were discussed were just so cool and I wish more people could have heard them.”Notre Dame senior Taylor Still’s presentation of her thesis, “‘Chi rappresenta noi?’ [‘Who represents us?’]: What it means to act in the interest of women from Italy and the United States,” focused on issues of citizenship and the treatment of Italian-American women, Still said.“As a first-time presenter, I was pretty nervous going in, but it was such a welcoming environment and it was awesome to see how interdisciplinary everything was,” she said. “I think people tend to think of gender studies as insular, but that’s not the case at all. It was great to see everyone enter into the conversation and try to make connections between each other, even between the days. I think it was evidence that there was a lot of authentic listening going on — people trying to constructively learn from each other.”Tags: Gender Studies, gender studies conference, Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender Studies, New Directions in Gender Studies
Golfers can bid online now to tee up at the most exclusive golf courses in the Southeast and help fund turfgrass research while doing it.Through April 21, more than 650 golf courses, including 81 in Georgia, will take bids on foursomes online at Rounds4Research.com. The golf industry fundraiser supports research at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and turfgrass programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.Unique approach“This is definitely a nontraditional way of getting funding which is essential during these times of extremely tight budget deficits,” said UGA CAES turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz. “This is a good example of just one partnership between academia and the industry. In this way, the public can directly help fund cutting-edge turfgrass research.”Last year, the auction generated $55,000 for turfgrass research at Clemson and North Carolina State. Then, mostly courses in the Carolinas participated in the project last year. This year’s auction features courses in Georgia, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Carolinas. “Obviously, with three new partner states, this year’s auction will be bigger and better in every sense,” said Paul Jett, certified golf course superintendent at Pinehurst No. 2 and Rounds4Rsearch chairman. Jett is a past–president of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, which runs the auction. “Golfers will find bargains and they will find the keys to a lot of doors that would not otherwise be open to them,” he said.Exclusive courses open doorsParticipating Georgia courses include The Ford Plantation, the Capital City Club’s Crabapple course, East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour Championship, and Sugarloaf, a regular PGA Tour stop and a Tournament Players Club course.“This auction gives the average golfer opportunities they could only dream about,” said Anthony Williams, president of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association. “At the same time they are helping the industry insure its future health, literally from the grassroots up by supporting turfgrass research.”GGCSA coordinates Georgia’s participation in the Rounds4Research project.In other states, PGA Tour stops like Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina and Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina are donating tee times, too.Other exclusive private courses participating include some ranked by Golf Digest magazine among the 100 best in the country, like Sage Valley, Long Cove, Yeaman’s Hall, The Homestead’s Cascades Course and Eagle Point.The auction menu also includes Pinehurst No. 2, which hosts a third U.S. Open Championship in 2014; and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, which hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and will host the 2012 PGA Championship.Proceeds benefit research critical to the continued health of the golf industry and the billions of dollars in economic benefit it generates in each of the participating states’ economies. To register and view a complete list of courses and packages offered, go to the Web site www.Rounds4Research.com.
Leaders of six citizens groups from around the state joined today with VCE and others to call on Governor-elect Shumlin and the new legislature to re-examine their support for utility-scale wind on Vermont’s ridgelines.‘We are gathered today to sound the alarm bells ‘ nothing less than the future of Vermont is at stake. The proposed ridgeline wind projects will irreparably harm our natural resources and habitats, make hundreds of Vermonters sick, and leave scars that will never heal ‘ all for little if any benefit to Vermont or the environment. There is a better way, and now is the time to change course,’ said Annette Smith, VCE Executive Director.Smith was joined by residents of many communities, including Sheffield, Sutton, Lowell, Georgia and Milton, Ira, Poultney, Clarendon, Londonderry, Manchester, Waitsfield, Craftsbury, Westfield, and other towns facing wind projects in their area. Community group leaders continued their call for a ‘time out’ on all utility-scale wind development in the state so that the latest information on health impacts from noise could be evaluated to determine how utility-scale turbines affect people who are forced to live near them.Dr. Ben Luce, Lyndon State College professor of physics, described the other renewable options available to Vermont that will more effectively reach common goals. ‘We must act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the appropriate way for Vermont to do that is by increasing our use of solar, expanding efficiency, weatherizing, and increasing vehicle efficiency. Utility-scale wind on ridgelines is incredibly destructive to wilderness, and has little potential to contribute to US emission reductions: The fact is, even utilizing ALL of the developable ridgeline wind resources in the Eastern US would decrease US emissions by less than 1%. Much more could be done with solar, with basically no impacts to wilderness’ he said.Michael Caduto, award-winning educator and author, described the many negative impacts from industrial-scale electricity generation. “Vermont’s and New England’s landscape need not be despoiled with hill-crowning wind towers that are connected to distant municipal centers by new transmission lines that will cut a swath through our natural and human communities from northern Maine to southern Connecticut. The time has arrived for a new energy paradigm’one that re-orients the movement of capital and engineering know-how toward generating renewable, sustainable energy that flows between a multitude of small-scale solar and wind power installations within the communities where the power will actually be used.” Caduto said.Momentum is building for these types of solutions, explained Lukas B. Snelling, Director of Energize Vermont. He described how his organization is working with leaders in several Vermont communities to develop community-based solar projects.‘When project planning starts with residents, not developers, issues like siting, visual impacts and financial benefits can be solved collaboratively. We are charting a path to effectively solving our energy challenges, by starting in communities not foisting projects onto them,’ Snelling explained.Smith called on the new Governor and legislators to ensure that citizens concerns are heard in the legislative process. ‘In the coming legislative session, there will bills introduced that address siting of projects, financial support for renewable energy, regulatory oversight, and energy planning. On each of these issues, Vermont citizens have educated themselves and learned hard lessons when state policy has become a reality in their communities. We call on the legislature to ensure that citizens get the time and respect they deserve to testify on all of these critical issues,’ she said.‘Good public process is what VCE is all about,’ Smith concluded. ‘Without it, we will lose what is most special about Vermont.’ Source: VCE. 11.17.2010
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Your ruling planet in the 10th house sextile Uranus indicates that travel is often more fun when you’re in a group of people you already know and this month, it can be particularly delightful. You’ll want to spend and spend and spend….Taurus – Your ruling planet in the 9th house means you can reach the heights you crave this month largely because of the emotional and material support given generously to you by your mate.Gemini – Your ruling planet in the 7th house indicates that financial and job-related advice you get this month is likely to be top-notch as long as it comes from someone with a deep personal knowledge of the subject.Cancer – Pluto conjunct Venus in the 7th house means to pay special attention this month to your mate who may have a certain wisdom and understanding of people’s hidden motivations.Leo – Jupiter trine your ruling planet in the 5th house brings romance which could sweep you off your feet, filling you with emotions you have never felt before. Projects having to do with love, children, creativity or risk-taking can have positive results.Virgo – Your ruling planet in the 4th house could indicate a party to celebrate good fortune or good feelings and is just the thing this month as a change of pace. Go heavy on the food you serve, if you want, but light on the drinks.Libra – Your ruling planet in the 4th house conjunct Pluto could have you worried about money. Constant nagging worries about money may actually have you considering some of the least savory ways of getting a hold of it. Resist this temptation now!Scorpio – Saturn conjunct your Sun makes you put on a power-hungry, money-hungry façade due to your current insecurities and other worries. This just doesn’t jibe with your real character. Take it easy.Sagittarius – Your ruling planet in the 10th house indicates good feelings. You feel so good about yourself this month, you just want to spread joy and cheer throughout the neighborhood, and may do it through presents and parties.Capricorn – Pluto and Venus sextile your ruling planet in the 11th house means goodwill. You may empty your pockets in the name of charity or anonymous good works this month and this makes you feel it’s as good as giving yourself an expensive present.Aquarius – Mars conjunct your Sun indicates you being the power behind the throne this month, giving wise advice to someone in charge, but not wanting any of the credit yourself.Pisces – Venus sextile your ruling planet will put you in a visible position at work or in the public eye where you must always be attractive and pleasant. Time alone may be your favorite luxury now.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org