Assistant/Associate Professor – Management & Leadership – (FAC001581)

first_imgThe Department of Management & Leadership in the C. T. BauerCollege of Business at the University of Houston seeks qualifiedapplicants for a tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professorposition, starting in the fall of 2021. Applicants with interestsin Human Resources Management and/or Organizational Behavior are ofparticular interest. Candidates with interests in Human ResourceAnalytics, Inclusive Leadership, Healthcare, and Human CapitalOptimization likely will receive special consideration.The Department of Management & Leadership has been successfulin attracting excellent researchers and teachers at senior andjunior levels. For details about the faculty, research, andpublications, visit the department website at Bauer College offers undergraduate, MBA, MS, and Ph.D. degrees,and currently is home to approximately 6000 undergraduate studentsand 1000 graduate students. Initiatives created by our new dean andothers are extending longstanding activities and excellence in theteaching and research domains. We welcome candidates whoseexperience in teaching, research, or community service has preparedthem to contribute to our commitment to diversity andexcellence.Houston offers a great professional and personal environment. Thetwo largest economic sectors are energy and medical research andservices; there is a large number of manufacturing and technologybusinesses, many of them spawned by decades of NASA operations inthe Houston area. Four out of five jobs are service andprofessional jobs. The cost of living supports a high quality oflife, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a greatmetropolis that is among the most diverse cities in thecountry.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. Applications will be accepted until the position has beenfilled.Qualifications :Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in management (or A.B.D.) and exhibitpromise for high-quality research.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Proctors punish OUCA after racism scandal

first_imgThe proctors have announced that the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) will no longer hold the right to use the University’s name in its title and will not be allowed a stall at this year’s Fresher’s Fair.The decision to remove these privileges comes as a response to allegations that members of the organisation encouraged and partook in the telling of racist jokes at hustings last term.OUCA was the focus of national media attention after the events were reported in Cherwell. The members involved in the controversy have since resigned from the Association.Anthony Bouthall, President at the time, defended the organisation after the scandal. “I cannot reiterate strongly enough that OUCA has no place for racism, and abhors and rejects all racial prejudice,” he said.Ben Lyons, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, welcomed the decision. “We could have the Oxford University Thatcher Appreciation Society or the Oxford University Let’s-Pretend-We’re-Victorian Club but there’s no place for the Oxford University Bigots.”In a statement released by the press office the University emphasised its commitment to equality and good race relations, pointing out that the events in question “do not reflect the way the overwhelming majority of our students think or behave,” adding, “The University strongly condemns any form of racism and discrimination.”last_img read more

Driver arrested, passenger killed after off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County

first_img Driver arrested, passenger killed after off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County Previous articleIndiana reporting nearly 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 casesNext articleMichigan reports dip in virus cases but might be fewer tests Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Natural Resources) A driver was arrested and a passenger was killed after an off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County.The collision happened around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, on EMS R4 Lane, east of Ridinger Lake.Kosciusko County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that the passenger on the off-road vehicle was unresponsive and CPR was being administered by a passerby. It was also reported that the driver took off from the scene.Preliminary investigations indicate that a white 2014 Polaris Ranger was being operated by Joel Zehner, 39, on EMS R4 Lane when the crash occurred. An adult male believed to be the passenger fell out from the vehicle as it made a turn. The vehicle rolled to its side pinning the male passenger. A passerby assisted in rolling the vehicle over and began CPR on the unresponsive male.A Whitley County K9 unit tracked Zehner to a campsite where he allegedly displayed a firearm, according to conservation officer.The passenger, identified as Jason Tolle, 45, of Pierceton, died as a result of injuries from blunt force trauma.The officers at the scene were able to talk Zehner into putting the firearm down and he was taken into custody. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ By Jon Zimney – April 12, 2020 0 294 Pinterest Google+last_img read more

News story: COVID-19 essential travel guidance

first_img Request an accessible format. nanny cleaner tradesperson social care worker providing support to children and families on your own in a group of up to 6 people in a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (and their support bubbles, if eligible) You should follow the guidance: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Shahmukhi) You must follow the social contact rules when travelling in private vehicles. This means you must not share enclosed private vehicles with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless an exemption exists, such as you are sharing the vehicle with someone working (e.g. a taxi). Where a vehicle is open air, you must follow the outdoor gathering limits.There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.Travelling within the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel IslandsTravelling to EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel to England.You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel from before making arrangements to travel.Provided you are permitted to travel from another part of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), you may enter England and are not required to quarantine on arrival. If you do travel to England, you must follow the restrictions on what you can and cannot do.Travelling from EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel from England. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave England to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel.Travelling to or from Northern IrelandCurrently in Northern Ireland it is against the law to leave home without a reasonable excuse. Those arriving into Northern Ireland from another part of the Common Travel Area are asked to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. There are a number of exemptions to this request.Travelling to or from ScotlandNon-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the wider Common Travel Area, remains restricted. This means it is illegal to enter or leave Scotland unless you have a reasonable excuse. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. The guidance provides advice on reasonable excuses to travel to and from Scotland.Travelling to or from WalesThere are no restrictions in place for travel into or out of Wales as long as you are travelling within the UK or wider Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). Across the different parts of the Common Travel Area, there may be rules in place that restrict travel from Wales. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel. The guidance provides advice on travelling to and from Wales.International travelTravelling internationally from EnglandYou can only travel internationally from England where you have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, such as work. International holidays are not permitted.Some jobs qualify for exemptions for certain travel related requirements, such as self isolation and testing. See guidance on which jobs and circumstances qualify for travel exemptions.If you do need to travel overseas (and have a reasonable excuse to do so), you are required to complete a mandatory outbound ‘Declaration to Travel’ form unless an exemption applies to you. You must state your reasons for travel on the form before leaving the UK.You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. You should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. You should do this even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before.Travelling to England from outside the UKAll visitors to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK. Before travelling to the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, unless you are exempt.All arrivals will need to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. Arrivals must book a travel test package. See the guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days, unless you’re: If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble, and hosts should follow fresh air (ventilation) guidance.When you can meet with more people or meet indoorsGatherings above the limit of 6 people or 2 households outdoors, or any gatherings indoors, can only take place if they are permitted by an exemption. These exemptions are listed on this page.This means, for example, a tradesperson can go into a household without breaking the limit if they are there for work, and the officiant at a wedding would not count towards the limit.Support and childcare bubblesYou have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support or childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble. See the separate guidance on support bubbles and childcare bubbles.You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare. You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for any other reason. This means you cannot use a childcare bubble to meet socially with another household.Going to workYou should continue to work from home where you can.If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.COVID-secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.See guidance for reopening businesses and venuesMeeting others for workYou can gather in larger groups or meet indoors where it is necessary for your work. This does not include social gatherings with work colleagues.Working in other people’s homesWhere it is reasonably necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to do so, for example if you’re a: PDF, 300KB, 36 pages victims of crime (including domestic abuse) those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour those with, or caring for people with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition) those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) those who have suffered bereavement vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers) disabled people and their carers Keeping yourself and others safeSocial distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.Face coveringsYou must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.If you are clinically extremely vulnerableIf you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.Asymptomatic testingRapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities.Find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow testsTesting twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you.If you have symptoms you should continue to get a PCR test. If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.Meeting family and friends indoorsYou must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare and cannot use it to mix with another household for any other reason (for example to socialise). You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. See the separate guidance on childcare bubbles.Parent and child groupsParent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors (but not in private homes or gardens) if they are for the benefit of children aged under 5 and organised by a business, charity or public body. This includes groups that are primarily focused on social and developmental activities.Parent and child groups must be limited to no more than 15 people. Children under five and anyone working or volunteering as part of the group, such as a group leader, are not counted in this number.Support groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their childrenSupport groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their children, such as breastfeeding or postnatal groups, which have to be delivered in person may continue to meet indoors, but must follow the same rules as other support groups. See the support groups section of this guidance.Providing care or assistanceYou can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary: kitchens sleeping areas bathrooms indoor communal areas such as lounges, sitting areas and any lifts, staircases or internal corridors for entry and exit into the accommodation PDF, 9MB, 49 pages visit someone who is dying visit someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospital or hospice to accompany a family member or close friend to a medical appointment. walk or cycle where possible you must not share a car with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless your journey is made for an exempt reason plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport regularly wash or sanitise your hands wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors) The limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian. Gatherings above the limit can take place where reasonably necessary for work or volunteering. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering to facilitate the group), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit.Exercise, sport and physical activityYou can do unlimited exercise outdoors but there are limits on the number of people you can exercise with. It can be either: You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.Indoor leisure facilities may open for you to exercise on your own, or with your household or support bubble.You must not meet indoors for sport, except for: PDF, 341KB, 32 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. disability sport sports with your household or support bubble sports as part of the curriculum in education supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants PDF, 331KB, 33 pages Elite sportspeopleElite sportspeople (or those on an official elite sports pathway) can meet in larger groups or meet indoors to compete and train. They can be joined by their coaches if necessary, or their parents and guardians if they’re under 18.Funerals and linked commemorative eventsFunerals are allowed with limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor places. The venue manager or event organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors. Linked religious or belief-based commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is guidance for arranging or going to a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptionsNo more than 15 people (of any age) can be at a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or reception. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is further guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.Places of worshipYou can go to places of worship for a service. When a service is taking place indoors you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain social distancing at all times, staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times.You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.Volunteering and charitable servicesYou can gather above the limit of 6 people or 2 households, or gather indoors, where this is reasonably necessary in order to provide voluntary or charitable services.You should follow the guidance on Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).Other circumstances where you can gather in groups of more than six people or two householdsMaternityYou can be indoors with someone who is giving birth or receiving treatment in hospital. You should check the relevant hospital’s visiting policies. There is further NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.Avoiding injury or harmYou can gather in larger groups or indoors to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (including domestic abuse).Compassionate visitsYou can gather in larger groups or indoors, with people outside your household or support bubble, to: Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available for self-contained holiday accommodation that is able to reopen.A full list of reasons can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.Travelling within EnglandYou should continue to minimise the amount you travel where possible. This means you should avoid making unnecessary trips and combine trips where possible.If you need to travel: Driving lessons and learning to driveDriving tests and driving lessons may resume. Further guidance on learning to drive during coronavirus is available.You will be able to restart: You can also provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people inside someone’s home, where necessary. However, you must only meet indoors or in a larger group where it is reasonably necessary to provide care or assistance. This means you cannot meet socially indoors with someone who is vulnerable unless they are in your household or support bubble, or another exemption applies.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times. There is further guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.Support groupsSupport groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where officially organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home or garden. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to: PDF, 369KB, 26 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (large print) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Urdu) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Hindi) See the guidance on booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in EnglandAdvice for visitors and foreign nationals in EnglandForeign nationals are subject to the national restrictions.If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.Moving homeYou can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless reasonably necessary.Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.Financial supportWherever you live, you may be able to get financial help.See further information on business support and financial support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.Businesses and venuesTo reduce social contact, some businesses must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services. You can read the full list of businesses required to remain closed in England.There is further guidance on reopening businesses and venues which explains which business will be permitted to open at each step of the roadmap.From 12 April, further venues will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, you must only visit these as a single household or bubble indoors, or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen. Hospitality venues can also provide takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use an inside bathroom and customers can order and pay indoors. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing smoking equipment such as shisha pipes, for use on the premises.Outdoor attractions at venues such as animal attractions, theme parks, and skating rinks will also be permitted to reopen. A full list can be found here. This does not include outdoor cinemas and theatres, which will be limited to drive-in performances only. When going to these events, you must not share your vehicle with anyone outside your household or support bubble, unless there is an exemption, such as for providing care to a vulnerable person or for work purposes.Businesses which are allowed to re-open that operate in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at an indoor museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.Personal care services (including those provided from a mobile setting), indoor sports facilities, self-contained accommodation, and public buildings (such as community centres) may also reopen.Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.Healthcare and public servicesThe NHS and medical services remain open, including: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Farsi) to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 or under as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, not to enable socialising between adults) to provide emergency assistance to go to a support group of up to 15 participants, the limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a disabled person, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child to provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf You should follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.Where a work meeting does not need to take place in a private home or garden, it should not.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerableIf you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable then you should continue to work from home where possible. If you cannot work from home, you can go to your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work. Some employers may introduce regular testing of employees as part of these measures. You may also want to consider how you get to and from work, for example, if it is possible to avoid using public transport during rush hour.If you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you can continue to go to work if you are unable to work from home.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, including what to do to reduce your risk of catching or passing on the virus at home.If you are worried about going in to work or you cannot workThere is guidance if you need to self-isolate or cannot go to work due to coronavirus and what to do if you’re employed and cannot work.Citizens Advice has advice if you’re worried about working, including what to do if you think your workplace is not safe, or if you live with someone vulnerable.Support is available if you cannot work, for example if you need to care for someone or you have less work.There is further advice for employers and employees from ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).Going to school or collegeSchool pupils and students in further education should go to school and college.All schools, colleges and other further education settings are open for face-to-face teaching during term time. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and to help working parents and guardians.Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should go to school or college.There is further guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow testing is now available for free for everyone in England. It is recommended for all secondary school pupils and college students, their families and all school and college staff.See the guidance on how you can get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).Universities and higher educationStudents in university and other higher education settings undertaking practical and practice based courses who require specialist equipment and facilities can go to in-person teaching and learning where reasonably necessary. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online.All other students should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible. Following a review, the government has announced that in-person teaching and learning should resume for all students alongside Step 3, which will take place no earlier than 17 May.Students who have returned to higher education settings, including university, should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time, unless they meet one of the exemptions.Higher education students who have moved to university accommodation will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021, if they wish to. This will allow university students to return to a family or other address for the holidays. However, in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, students should remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those students who returned to campus from 8 March. Students should take a test before they travel.There is guidance for universities and students starting and returning to higher education.Students should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 at all times.ChildcareAll children can go to registered childcare, childminders, wraparound care and other supervised children’s activities indoors and outdoors.Parent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors, with restrictions on numbers attending. See the parent and child groups section of this guidance.Meeting others for childcarePeople can continue to gather indoors or in larger groups outdoors where this is reasonably necessary: non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number) weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible Find out more about the red list travel ban countriesEveryone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days must: in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Bengali) car driving lessons car and trailer driving lessons large goods vehicle (LGV) training driving instructor training The following types of tests will restart: quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining, the tests are included in the hotel package follow the guidance on this page Large print, easy read and translations (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (easy read) for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children, see further information on education and childcare for arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians to allow contact between birth parents and children in care, as well as between siblings in care for prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them to place or facilitate the placing of a child or children in the care of another by social services for the purpose of managing childcare through a childcare bubble 12 April: What’s changedSome of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law.From 12 April: Those who are campaigning for a specific outcome in elections or referendums can carry out door-to-door campaigning activity in accordance with guidance on elections and referendums during COVID-19.You can gather in larger groups or meet indoors for gatherings within criminal justice accommodation or immigration detention centres.If you break the rulesThe police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.You can be fined £800 if you go to a private indoor gathering such as a house party of over 15 people from outside your household, which will double for each repeat offence to a maximum level of £6,400.If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can fine you £10,000.Care home visitsYou should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents must follow the national restrictions if they are having a visit out of the care home.There is separate guidance for people in supported living.Staying away from home overnightYou can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble. You must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies.Self-contained holiday accommodation may reopen. This is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. Such facilities include: If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. dental services opticians audiology services chiropody chiropractors osteopaths other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health Additional exemptionsThere are further reasonable excuses. 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These include: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Gujarati) PDF, 365KB, 38 pages Jobcentre Plus sites courts and probation services civil registrations offices passport and visa services services provided to victims of crime waste or recycling centres getting an MOT PDF, 373KB, 36 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Slovak) PDF, 328KB, 29 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Gurmukhi) Request an accessible format. theory tests motorcycle tests LGV driving tests car and trailer driving tests on recreational team sport on outdoor sport and recreation in England for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities PDF, 348KB, 36 pages PDF, 282KB, 33 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Somali) PDF, 235KB, 35 pages If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests public and botanical gardens the grounds of a heritage site outdoor sculpture parks allotments public playgrounds outdoor sports venues and facilities outdoor hospitality venues outdoor attractions PDF, 328KB, 32 pages PDF, 262KB, 32 pageslast_img read more

New Community Forest to benefit Kingfield area

first_imgShiloh PondKINGFIELD – High Peaks Alliance, The Trust for Public Land, and Town of Kingfield recently announced the creation of the Kingfield Community Forest. This new 215-acre forest, now owned by the Town of Kingfield, will protect Shiloh Pond, a popular fly-fishing gem in Western Maine and will protect a wilderness experience just two miles from the center of Kingfield.“The creation of the Kingfield Community Forest not only provides exceptional recreational and ecological value, it will also create a space for the community to come together and have a say over their local forestland.” said Betsy Cook, Maine Program Director for The Trust for Public Land. “Permanently protecting public access to this property is a huge victory for this community and all future residents who will have the opportunity to enjoy its many benefits.”After the property was listed for sale in 2018, residents of the Town of Kingfield rallied to take action to protect the land. The Town worked in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and High Peaks Alliance to acquire the property in order to permanently protect Shiloh Pond and surrounding wetlands, streams and woods, while creating an outdoor gathering space for the entire community.“The conservation of Shiloh pond and creation of the Kingfield community forest is a reminder of the strength of our community,” said Brent West, Executive Director of the High Peaks Alliance. “Across Northern Maine our communities have been tied closely to our natural resources through forestry and recreation. When I grew up here we witnessed the sale of the majority of these forest lands to out of state investors and with these sales we lost our local connection to the lands. Now there are some of us saying there are places that must be saved for us and our children. Shiloh Pond is one of these places and we did it together, as a community.”The Kingfield Community Forest will preserve the pristine 19-acre Shiloh Pond, nearly 30 acres of wetlands, high value Inland wading bird and waterfowl habitat, and old-growth type forest which is increasingly rare in the State of Maine. The pond and surrounding woods will offer numerous ways for neighbors and visitors to enjoy the outdoors including fly-fishing and paddling, while allowing for additional hiking, biking and skiing trails to be constructed.“In a time when we consider town benefits to mean the installation of fancy street lights and sidewalks to nowhere, it’s refreshing to know that there are still some who realize the importance of a community forest – especially the woods and waters in the Shiloh Pond area,” said Walt Kilbreth, Kingfield Selectman. “It is our responsibility to understand and maintain our boundless relationships with woods, water, fauna and wildlife and also to ensure they are passed forward through generations to come and this property is the first step in carrying out that responsibility.”As a community forest, the land will be collectively owned and managed by the Kingfield community. Residents will have direct input into the management of the land and implementation of trails and activities. The implementation of the community’s vision for the land will be supported by the High Peaks Alliance. The Kingfield Community Forest builds on a 20-year effort where The Trust for Public Land has led the creation of over 30 community forests across New England.This newly created community forest was funded by the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program and many generous foundations and individuals including the Buck Family, Mr. Will Rowe, and James and Ann Hancock.last_img read more

What’s behind aggressive breast cancer

first_imgHarvard scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified an overactive network of growth-spurring genes that drive stem-like breast cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors, a typically aggressive cancer that is highly resistant to current therapies.Kornelia Polyak, a breast cancer geneticist at Dana-Farber, and colleagues found that a large proportion of cells within these tumors showed elevated activity in a network of genes called the Jak2/Stat3 pathway. Experiments have demonstrated that a drug specifically aimed to block this pathway halted the growth of such tumors in mice. The report will be published online June 1 by The Journal of Clinical Investigation in advance of its July print issue.Polyak, who is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, called the strategy very promising.“The discovery of these targets will rapidly lead to clinical trials with the hope of achieving one of the first specific therapies for triple-negative breast cancers,” said Polyak, senior author of the report, which was submitted by a large collaboration of scientists.Jak2/Stat3 inhibitors are already in advanced phases of clinical testing for certain blood cancers that are driven by the Jak2/Stat3 pathway. Polyak noted that because these inhibitors have already been tested in humans and appear to be relatively nontoxic, it should be possible to begin testing them in breast cancer patients soon.Triple-negative breast cancers are characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors, which makes them unresponsive to targeted treatments that block those receptors. These tumors, also termed “basal-like,” make up an estimated 15 to 20 percent of breast cancers and tend to occur in younger women, women with BRCA1 gene mutations, and black women.Polyak previously found that triple-negative tumors typically contain a large number of “stem-like” breast cancer cells, labeled CD44+CD24- cells, referring to identifying markers on their surfaces. They resemble stem cells, as they constantly renew themselves and make tumors likely to spread to distant organs.As a result, Polyak and colleagues believe that new treatments aimed at specifically knocking out these CD44+CD24- cells with activated Jak2/Stat3 signaling could be useful in combating triple-negative cancers and potentially other tumors that contain these cells.The investigators surveyed genes present in CD44+CD24- cells and found 1,576 genes that differed from those in other, more differentiated epithelial cancer cells within tumors. Additional experiments assessing the viability of CD44+CD24- cells when each of these genes was inhibited individually narrowed the field to 15 genes that were required for their growth and thus looked like promising targets for selective drugs. These 15 genes were linked to the overactive Jak2/Stat3 pathway, which in turn was triggered by a growth factor signal, interleukin-6, or IL-6.When the activity of several of those genes was blocked in CD44+/CD24- tumor cells, the level of Stat3 signaling was reduced and cell growth was suppressed, the researchers said.Polyak said that inhibitor drugs exist for five of the genes identified in the CD44+CD24- cell network, and two of those drugs are currently in advanced clinical testing.Nancy Lin, a Dana-Farber oncologist who will lead the clinical trial of a Jak2/Stat3 inhibitor in breast cancer patients, said women who volunteer for the trial will be tested to determine whether the pathway is abnormally activated in their cancer. Those who test positive will be candidates for treatment with the drug. According to Lin, the abnormal pathway is expected to be found in 50 to 60 percent of patients with triple-negative cancers.Lin is also an assistant professor of medicine at HMS. First author of the report is Lauren Marotta, a graduate student in the Polyak laboratory. The other authors are from Dana-Farber, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and GeneGo Inc., as well as institutions in Spain, Russia, and Korea.The research was supported in part by Novartis, a National Cancer Institute SPORE grant, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.last_img read more

Facebook, 10 years after

first_imgA decade ago, when people wanted to share vacation photos or muse about new movies online, they used MySpace or Friendster. Those star Internet destinations didn’t know it yet, but they were about to be broomed into the dustbin of history, thanks in large part to a Kirkland House sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg and his startup, The Facebook.Facebook turns 10 Tuesday. Gazette staff writer Christina Pazzanese interviewed Harvard’s Jonathan L. Zittrain by email about its evolution from an online social directory for Harvard College students to a communications giant worth $135 billion and used by 1.2 billion people. Zittrain is a professor of law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.GAZETTE: Facebook began as a kind of social directory for college students. How unlikely was it that something so narrowly cast early on would succeed on such a global scale?ZITTRAIN: Well, there’s nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come. Facebook had great execution, and it scaled at what turns out to have been just the right pace. But social networking was likely bound to take off — even if it might have looked more like Friendster in Facebook’s absence.GAZETTE: Why did it evolve so quickly and deeply? What drove that growth?ZITTRAIN: The college environment made for the ideal petri dish: lots of comparatively tech-savvy people eager to get to know one another, and not as guarded about privacy, especially since the early Facebook was indeed limited to those who could show a university email address.GAZETTE: There have been conflicting reports that Facebook has begun losing cachet among younger users. What do you think are the company’s biggest challenges and challengers?ZITTRAIN: Success can be its own challenge. A platform that has been adapted to so many purposes can find it difficult to satisfy them all. Just ask the makers of, say, Microsoft Word, which has to maintain legacy features for enterprise customers while also being fleet-footed for new uses.GAZETTE: Is there a chance that privacy concerns will diminish Facebook’s popularity?ZITTRAIN: I’m sure they already have. But it’s a small vector placed against a massive adoption curve. It’s interesting to me that Facebook hasn’t sought to build localized systems suited to different regions and sensibilities. It hasn’t had a MTV/VH1 split. That’s remarkable.GAZETTE: What is Facebook today, and what do you think it will be in another five and 10 years?ZITTRAIN: To me, the question is whether Facebook is, at the end, about managing one’s identity online. Every time someone signs on to a website using “connect with Facebook,” that’s interposing Facebook into an otherwise independent relationship. Currently Facebook’s value is seen in the context of knowing a lot about users — who, after all, specifically tell Facebook what they like and don’t like in a way that they don’t clearly tell a search engine — which in turn enables very targeted advertising. But identity might be a real goldmine over the long term.GAZETTE: Where will the “next” Facebook come from? Is there an underserved area out there ripe for growth?ZITTRAIN: I’d like to see better services tied to local communities, a way for people to meet one another in real space in a comfortable way.GAZETTE: Facebook is now a dominant, mainstream business built on disruptive innovation. And yet two of the biggest technology companies in the world — Facebook and Microsoft — were started by Harvard students immersed in a classic college education. Does that tell us anything about the value of a generalized education as a driver of broad technological innovation?ZITTRAIN: Both [Microsoft’s] Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have had serious tech credentials alongside that generalist aptitude. I think being ready to combine both can help, not only with an initial success, but with the complicated moves needed to parlay it into a more enduring one.GAZETTE: Many attribute Zuckerberg’s rapid success as being a catalyst for a palpable spirit of entrepreneurship all across campus, but particularly among undergraduates. Is that a good thing, or does it promote unrealistic and/or perhaps misplaced priorities?ZITTRAIN: An unrealistic — and likely unhealthy — priority is to see coming to campus as a means of winning a Silicon Valley lottery. But to be able to pursue one’s own deep interests while being routinely taken outside one’s comfort zone by new friends and teachers, that’s the longstanding spirit here that can serve today’s generation of proto-entrepreneurs well, along with whatever comes in the next generation.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s students anticipate First Year Parents’ Weekend

first_imgThis weekend, Saint Mary’s will be hosting parents from across the country as part of First Year Parents’ Weekend. The event boasts a lineup of activities intended to introduce these parents to the College community and allow them to spend time with their child in the Saint Mary’s environment.The official event kicks off Friday with registration and a welcoming reception at Reignbeaux Lounge in LeMans Hall. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, there will be bowling, go-karting and mini-golfing at Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center in Mishawaka, which will last until noon. Then, from 2–3 p.m., there will be a “Surviving Sophomore Year” event in Carroll Auditorium, followed by a Mass in the Church of Loretto at 4 p.m. The event will be rounded out by cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn’s Gillespie Center, which will include a photo booth available for students and parents to use.First-year class council representative Deirdre Drinkall said she is excited to show her mom the developments that have occurred in her life at Saint Mary’s since the last time she had been to campus.“I am excited for her to meet all my new friends and to see the changes that we’ve made to the room since August,” she said. “It’s hard after having a [month-long] break to come back to school and to have her so far away in Florida, so it will be good to spend time with her.”First-year Emily Pantelleria said she is excited for the events planned, particularly since she will be able to enjoy them with her parents, which she takes as an advantage.“There [are] a bunch of activities that sound really good — like bowling and go-karting,” she said.In addition to allowing parents and first years to enjoy some quality bonding time together, first-year Anna Abel said First Year Parents’ Weekend is important because it shows Saint Mary’s off to the parents.“[The event] shows our parents our school, and [it ensures] we spend some time with them as we are getting older,” she said.Pantelleria said she is especially excited because she believes the event connects students’ parents to one another.“I think it is really important for people whose parents live farther away, for [those students] to spend time with their parents because they don’t get to visit them as often,” she said. “My parents do come down a lot, [so] they are more coming down to meet my friends’ parents, as my friends’ parents live farther away.”The event is also important to simply help keep parents connected to their children while they’re away at Saint Mary’s, and vice versa, Drinkall said.“I think it is to keep parents in the loop, and it makes them feel like they’re a part of something even though we’re so far away,” she said. “And also, it will just be a lot of fun to have [my mom] here. I miss her, definitely.”Tags: family, First Year, First Year Parents’ Weekend, parentslast_img read more

‘Sad sod syndrome’

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaEven “Gardening in Georgia” host and gardening guru Walter Reeves can suffer “sad sod syndrome.” When his fescue lawn struggled, Reeves decided to change to another turfgrass.On the “Gardening in Georgia” shows airing the week of May 26, Reeves shows how he solved the problem using St. Augustine sod. Some turf varieties, like St. Augustine, don’t produce viable seed. They have to be planted from sprigs or sections of sod. Reeves will show how to give the sod a vigorous bath before planting it.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Each show features information specific to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.In this show, Reeves continues to list the exceptional trees, vines and flowers that are 2007 Georgia Gold Medal winners. Georgia experts select Gold Medal winners each year that can thrive in the state’s landscapes.A little water is a welcomed sight in this year’s drought. Reeves and UGA water gardening expert Tony Johnson show how to add plants to bring life to a backyard water feature. They’ll show how to repot overgrown lilies, too.GPB and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences coproduce “Gardening in Georgia.” McCorkle Nurseries, with support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association is underwriting the 2007 season.Learn more about”Gardening in Georgia” at Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Set Rules

first_imgMaking rules, establishing boundaries and setting routines can be challenging for both parents and teachers. But children need rules to guide them, boundaries to give them a sense of safety and routines to give daily life predictability, according to a University of Georgia child development expert. “Rules are the biggest foundation of guiding children’s behaviors,” said Diane Bales, a UGA Extension specialist with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “Children want the security of knowing what is expected of them and rules provide that.”Rules about rulesOne way children establish security and determine boundaries is by testing the rules. “They are trying to find out if you are serious, if you are going to follow up,” Bales said. “Reinforce the rules every time. It is much harder to stop the behavior if children are inconsistently dealt with.”It is easier for children to follow rules, and for adults to enforce them, if there are a few rules that are easy to understand. Bales suggests making as few rules as possible to cover as many things as possible. A rule that says, ‘No hurting other people,’ covers hitting, biting, pushing and using hurtful words. It is easier for kids to understand specific meaningful rules than vague rules that leave room for interpretation. For example, ‘Don’t hurt other people’s feelings’ is too vague. Bales also suggests phrasing rules in the positive. “Rules should not be all negatives,” she said. “If you can phrase a rule that points out what they should do they are more likely to know what to do.”If a rule requires children to walk in the hallway instead of run, say, ‘Walk in the hallway,’ instead of ‘No running in the hall.’ To encourage children to communicate their feelings before using violence, make a rule that says, ‘Talk, don’t hit.’“Rules serve an important purpose so there needs to be an important reason to have them,” Bales said. A rule that states no one plays with Legos except on Wednesday afternoon is not a good rule. Elementary school children can be involved in the rule-making process. Ask students to share ideas about how to get along and make each other happy. Then, post a list of the agreed-upon rules where everyone can see them. Teachers and parents can combine similar rules to cut down on the number of rules a child has to remember. Rules also need to be developmentally appropriate. Consider the attention span and physical ability of the children. Rules should not be impossible to follow. Expecting a 2-year old to ‘clean their room’ may be too difficult for them because it is vague. But, asking them to put their toys back in the box when they are finished playing may be easier for them to follow through with. Routine thingsBedtime, mealtimes and mornings are sources of mayhem for many families. There are a lot of tasks to complete in a short period of time. Set expectations, plan ahead and warn children of an upcoming change. Younger children can benefit from a chart outlining the routines for the busiest times of the day. “Have photos or stickers they can use to check off tasks as they complete them so they can see how they are moving along the journey,” Bales said. “Children get to the point where they can manage those steps with less intervention because that is what they do every day.” To make mornings less stressful, do as much as possible the night before. Make lunches, plan breakfast and pick out the next day’s clothes. “Having enough rest makes a huge difference with routines,” Bales said. “Elementary school-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep each night.”To transition children into an earlier bedtime, Bales suggests pushing the time back by 15 minutes a week until you get to the time you need. Be sure to build in time to wind down, too. “Give kids some time to slow down their energy level,” she said. She suggests books or another low energy activity. “Routines are good for children of any age,” she said. “They give kids security of what is going to happen.”Whether you’re making rules or creating a routine, consistency is the key to successfully keeping both children and parents happy.last_img read more