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Florida agents raid COVID-19 data scientist’s home after controversial firing

first_imgRebekah JonesBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Florida law enforcement agents raided the home of a data scientist Monday, alleging the scientist had hacked into the state’s emergency alert system.Rebekah Jones was the state’s coronavirus data scientist until May, when she was fired over a disagreement about Florida’s COVID-19 tracking data. After her firing, Jones launched her own competing COVID-19 dashboard, which showed higher case counts and deaths than the state’s did.Florida health officials have denied any issue with the state’s coronavirus data accuracy.According to Jones, who described the raid on Twitter, agents entered her home at 8:30 a.m. and served her a warrant, then took her phone and computer.“They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids,” she wrote.Rick Swearingen, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), said in a statement that the investigation began last month after the Florida Department of Health filed a complaint that someone had hacked into their alert system and used it to send a message. He confirmed that FDLE agents served a search warrant at Jones’ residence, “after determining the home was the location that the unauthorized message was sent from.”According to Swearingen, agents knocked on the door and called Jones to announce the search warrant. The commissioner said Jones refused to come to the door for 20 minutes and hung up on agents.“At no time were weapons pointed at anyone in the home,” he said.After Jones allowed FDLE inside, Swearingen said agents “seized several devices that will be forensically analyzed.”According to the search warrant affidavit, the raid was related to a text message, which was sent to about 1,750 people on Nov. 10 using the state’s emergency alert system: “It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it’s too late,” the message read.The affidavit said investigators traced the message to an IP address related to Jones.Jones denied hacking into the health department’s alert system and sending the “speak out” text messages during an interview on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time on Monday, telling Chris Cuomo that she believes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to intimidate scientists.“The number of deaths that the person used wasn’t even right,” she said of the text message. “I take that number and every number I publish very seriously.”DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. A spokesperson told CNN the governor’s office “had no involvement, no knowledge, no nothing, of this investigation” and added that law enforcement began investigating the message before anyone knew of Jones’ alleged involvement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cephalopod prey of the grey-headed albatross Diomedea chrysostoma

first_imgCephalopod remains were collected, at regular intervals throughout the fledging period, from the stomach contents of chicks of the grey-headed albatrossDiomedea chrysostoma at Bird Island, South Georgia, in 1984 and 1986 and from regurgitations of adults at the nest in 1986. The 1984 sample was taken during a season characterised by abnormal local oceanographic conditions in which the breeding success was very low; in 1986 conditions were normal and breeding success was high. Cephalopod beaks (289 from adults; 5 651 from chicks) were identified, and allometric equations were used to estimate the biomass represented. Five cephalopod species belonging to five families (Gonatidae, Onychoteuthidae, Psychroteuthidae, Ommastrephidae and Cranchiidae) contributed 98% by number and 97% of the biomass fed to chicks. The most important species was the ommastrephidMartialia hyadesi, contributing 68.9 to 77.4% by number and 72.5 to 79.3% of the total biomass fed to chicks. The relative proportions of cephalopod species in the chicks’ diet were similar between 1984 and 1986, but the total number and biomass was significantly less in 1984. There is evidence of growth ofM. hyadesi between January and June.last_img read more

Weapons Assembly Division aboard USS George Washington

first_img View post tag: division The G-3 weapons assembly division serves the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) mission by assembling the various kinds of ordnance needed for the approximately aircraft stationed aboard the ship. View post tag: News by topic Weapons Assembly Division aboard USS George Washington View post tag: assembly View post tag: Navy While the various weapons divisions work independently, each weapons division plays a specific role to ensure the ship and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are well equipped for the mission ahead. G-3 serves as the weapon assembly division, ensuring that all weapons are properly assembled and ready to go.“We’re the ones that actually put together the weapons and their various mission-oriented parts they have,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Zachary Guilmet, from Hickory, N.C. “We handle our ordnance in several separate pieces. A bomb has many different parts that we can use to customize our weapons for a variety of purposes.”Weapons are originally in separate pieces with the necessary components added on during assembly.“There are general purpose, guided unit, low collateral, and training type weapons to name a few,” said Guilmet. “We also have weapons of differing weights and explosive composition.”G-3 works to provide CVW 5’s aircraft with the weapons they need to perform their duties.“Our job is dependent on CAG’s [Carrier Air Group] needs,” said Guilment. “Sometimes we don’t put anything together, and other days we assemble more than 50 bombs.”The entire ship can hold nearly 300 tons of ordnance, spread across different storage locations throughout the ship, colloquially referred to as magazines. At times, the ship can sink three to five feet from the weight of all the ordnance.“We have magazines made for certain kinds of weapon storage,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Thurman McDowell, from Muskegon, Mich. “We have a magazine for small arms and aircraft munitions, and we have two for both bombs and missiles.”The weapons are assembled in special bomb assembly areas where up to 10 Sailors work together for more than 16 hours to properly outfit each bomb for its intended purpose.“It’s actually not that hard, but it’s still pretty stressful too,” said Guilment. “After all, these are explosives we’re dealing with. But as long as we follow instruction we’ll come out all right.”George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, June 02, 2014; Image: Wikimedia June 2, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: Weapons View post tag: USS George Washington Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Weapons Assembly Division aboard USS George Washington Share this articlelast_img read more

Computer Engineering Lecturer Pool

first_imgThe UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: July 24, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: Department SummaryThe Computer Engineering Department at San José State University isa leading provider of engineering professionals to SiliconValley’s high-tech industries. It provides its faculty withopportunities for close collaborative ties with industry andresearch partners in Silicon Valley. The department serves morethan 2100 undergraduate and graduate students and offers BS and MSdegrees in both computer and software engineering and MS degree inArtificial Intelligence. The Computer Engineering is a top rankedprogram in the nation among public institutions in its category byUS News.Students in Computer Engineering degree programs learn through ourhands-on and practice-oriented curricula to prepare forprofessional careers in artificial intelligence, data science,embedded system, cyber security, big data, cloud technologies,virtualization, networking systems, system level design andverification, and emerging areas in computer and softwareengineering fields. They have opportunities to work with ComputerEngineering faculty and industry sponsors to design, build and testcomputer and/or software systems in their capstone projectexperiences.The Computer Engineering Department website is at: http://cmpe.sjsu.eduBrief Description of DutiesLecturers are expected to teach their courses effectively, to workwith the department Assessment Coordinator to assess course andprogram learning outcomes, to maintain appropriate office hours inaccordance with University Policy, and to cooperate with thedepartment in the peer-review process. Lecturers are stronglyencouraged to seek guidance from the Department Chair forclarifications of University policies and department practices withrespect to grading, testing, textbooks, office hours, courseassessment, course learning objectives, accessibilityaccommodations, academic integrity, etc.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for theSJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must beanchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.Required Qualifications Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the order of work, or the order inwhich available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting withtenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureThis is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete theSJSU Online Employment Application and attach the followingdocuments: CVCover letter with statement of teaching philosophy andstatement of expertise, including professional experience, and thelist of courses you are qualified to teach (visit SJSU ComputerEngineering catalog page to view the list of courses: https://catalog.sjsu.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=2&ent_oid=96)List of references A Ph.D. degree in computer engineering, software engineering,computer science, electrical engineering or a closely relatedfieldEvidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work,if available.Evidence of good industry experience and record of scholarlyactivities are desirable in order to teach advanced graduateclasses in emerging areas A Master’s degree in computer engineering, softwareengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a closelyrelated degree relevant to the course assignmentKnowledge of the subject matter in the area assigned forteaching demonstrated through relevant professional experienceGood oral and written communication skillsDemonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study,training, teaching and other comparable experience. 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Moon Zappa Discusses Her Family’s Feud In Emotional Open Letter

first_imgThe Frank Zappa family drama seems to get worse with each passing day, as brothers Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa have been publicly arguing about their claim to their father’s legacy. While Dweezil is out on the road, bringing the music of Frank Zappa to fans everywhere, it seems that Ahmet Zappa has been hanging on to the famed Zappa Family Trust with his sister, Diva.The latest Zappa to weigh in on the family drama is Moon Zappa, the eldest of the four. Moon posted a lengthy note addressing the situation, claiming that “GZ [Gail Zappa, their mother] managed to make 20 million dollars disappear with the team she had in place, the team the ZFT has lovingly kept in place. Does NO-ONE think this is INSANE? Why keep the same team that sank the ship, especially if a secret deal was struck a year earlier with no financial improvements…OR is there secret cash in offshore accounts or secret LLC’s in all their names? I was never paid for Valley Girl…I think that might have brought in a little green…”She also talks at length about the potential projects that she’d want to work on with the music of Frank Zappa, but that her siblings’ control over the Family Trust is making that impossible. Read the passage below:I wanted to turn our childhood home into a bed and breakfast/museum/retreat center where fans could pilgrimage and artists could record on sacred soil. I wanted to cook meals for you in the real Dangerous Kitchen and teach you yoga in my childhood living room. I wanted Dweezil to give you a master class on music in the home studio playing the guitars he inherited. I wanted Ahmet to give you a tour of his old bedroom and let you slide down his firepole and I hoped you’d watch Bruce Willis movies with Diva in her old bedroom with the glitter floors while she kept steady hands diligently continuing to knit her mile long scarf. I’m sorry the fans will only have “Zappa approved” dry goods and experiences from two of us instead of four. I wanted to write and direct a bio pic and do a 3-D doc on my dad and record an album of songs of my dad’s I curated that girls and prudes like me might like with Pharrell Williams producing. I wanted to write and assemble the first four person family memoir about our awesome dad. Just some of my still born ideas…Oh well…Hopefully the Zappa children can work this out and move on to what matters most: the music of Frank Zappa. Read Moon Zappa’s full statement below.last_img read more

New Jerry Garcia Collection Includes Never-Before-Seen Artwork In Online Gallery

first_imgA new Jerry Garcia Collection has been announced, and it will include the creative artwork of Jerry Garcia in a new digital art gallery. The rare images will be shared in this online gallery, and will see the various forms of artistic expression beyond songwriting that the Grateful Dead guitarist would spend his time doing.Trixie Garcia says about her father in the below video: “I think it was a way he was able to communicate with the world. I always considered him multilingual, he was fluent in all these different languages, and when words kind of failed in one point, he had these other options to express himself.”According to the website, each work of art is printed as Jerry sketched or painted it. Many of the works presented here have never been seen, and most will be available for sale as limited edition prints or other art products true to the art of Jerry Garcia.See the full gallery here, which is presented with StraxArt, and watch the video below to hear more from Trixie:[Cover Photo by Jerry Garcia: “Wetlands II, 1986]last_img read more

Dominican Holidaze Is Hosting a Photo Scavenger Hunt At Umphrey’s McGee This Weekend

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee is kicking off their three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre tomorrow night in Morrison, Colorado! While everyone is crowded to celebrate the momentous occasion, the Cloud 9 and Dominican Holidaze crew will be offering up the chance to win some awesome prizes with a #HolidazeOnTheRocks photo scavenger hunt.MonoNeon And Members of Snarky Puppy To Play As “Neon Puppy” Post-Umphrey’s Red RocksEach night, fans have the chance to participate in a photo scavenger hunt with a number of different outcomes, provided by Dominican Holidaze —  a destination music festival in Punta Cana with Umphrey’s McGee​ (x3), STS9​ (x3), The Disco Biscuits​ (x3), GRiZ​, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus​, The Motet, TAUK, Spafford, and more. Follow the guidelines below for a chance to win an exciting array of prizes, or head to the Dominican Holidaze website.PrizesNight 1: Umphrey’s Red Rocks Run Merch PackageNight 2: 2x Tickets to Umphrey’s New Years RunNight 3: 2x Three Day Passes to STS9 at Red RocksRulesCapture 5 of the 7 photos each night at UM Red Rocks.Upload pictures on Instagram or Facebook with #HolidazeOnTheRocks and tag both @dominicanholidaze & @umphreysmcgee.Post pictures as a bulk upload, album, or as a collage – make sure the post is public!Participants who upload all pictures by 1:00pm MT the following day will be entered to win daily prize.Winners will be selected & announced daily on the Dominican Holidaze Facebook & Instagram pages.Items To Find (Must find 5 of the 7 to be considered for winning)Night 1:Picture of UM Red Rocks 2017 – Augmelted Reality PosterA Cubs fanTop of the Rocks selfieSomething beginning with the letter U or M (keep it clean people)Epic shot of Waful’s stage lightingPicture with Holidaze coozie (Limited quantity free at merch!)Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale can (without a coozie!)Night 2:A pre-game pictureRage hands \mm/ group shotSomething that represents a UM songSunglasses at NightA glorious tie dyePicture with Holidaze coozie (Limited quantity free at merch!)Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale can (without a coozie!)Night 3:Someone repping Umph LoveAndy Farag Doppelgänger (or any band member)A magnificent mustacheSunset on the Rocks group shotSomeone in Holidaze gearPicture with Holidaze coozie (Limited quantity free at merch!)Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale can (without a coozie!)Scheduled for December 1st through 5th, Dominican Holidaze at Now Onyx and Breathless Punta Cana Resorts will be tapping some of our favorite acts to join them in Punta Cana including fan-favorite veterans of the festival and newer faces to keep things fresh. Dance in the sand and relax in paradise as Umphrey’s McGee​ (x3), STS9​ (x3), The Disco Biscuits​ (x3), GRiZ​, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus​, The Motet, TAUK, Spafford, Sunsquabi, Wolf + Lamb, and Brendan Bayliss (Poolside Set) provide the ultimate soundtrack to your vacation!The event is all-inclusive, with unlimited drinks and dozens of dining options so it’s decadent to say the least—plus attendees can move freely between the two tropical resorts during the downtime when they’re not checking out the awesome talent booked for Dominican Holidaze this year. Check out the full lineup below, and head over to Dominican Holidaze’s website for more information and booking.last_img read more

Putting local youth to work

first_imgFor Bill Cain, assistant director of recruitment services for the Office of Human Resources, the bar for Harvard’s Summer Youth Employment Program is pretty high. And he couldn’t be happier about that.“Feedback is always positive, but last year, 100 percent of Harvard hiring managers said they would participate in the program again,” he said. The program employs local high school students from Boston and Cambridge on Harvard’s campus during the summer months. For some young people, it’s their first job.Cain, who has been coordinating and overseeing the program for eight years, added that those high approval ratings go both ways, since many students come back to work at Harvard for several summers. Any department is eligible to participate in the program, whether the position is full-time or for just a few hours a week.The cost of having a teen employee work full-time the whole term from July to August is less than $2,500, and hours and dates can be adjusted to fit a department’s needs and means.  The program also supports Harvard staff members in submitting job postings, receiving student résumés, and advising how to manage high school students.Josh Bruno is the school-to-career and employer engagement director with the Boston Private Industry Council, which recruits, interviews, and prepares Boston teens for their summer jobs and coordinates with Harvard. He has a special appreciation for the initiative, since his own first job was in Widener Library.“I was literally in the stacks,” he said, working amid the microfilm and microfiche.Now running the private-sector component of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s summer jobs campaign, Bruno says Harvard has been “a historic partner” in putting public school students to work during summers.“A lot of our students are contributing to their family income,” Bruno said, adding that any public school student can apply by contacting a Boston Private Industry Council counselor.  In Cambridge, teens can apply to work at Harvard through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. “At a place like Harvard, students meet people they might never otherwise encounter,” Bruno said. “And on the employer side, they get super-talented, very motivated young people to come help them out.”Speaking from the Harvard perspective, Cain hopes that more departments will connect with the program.“These are talented, hard-working kids, and they bring a great perspective and energy to the workplace,” he said. “So many of them never imagined they would ever set foot in Harvard … so this breaks down the idea that Harvard is out of reach or inaccessible to them.“The student gets wonderful work experience, and Harvard gets a great employee for the summer,” he said.“Harvard has worked with Cambridge and Boston for more than a decade to provide employment opportunities for local youth, and we are really encouraging hiring managers to bring on a teen in their department this summer,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications. That department and human resources have teamed up again this year to support and promote the program to the Harvard community.“This is a long-term partnership with a long-term future,” she added.As the students earn and learn, Boston and Cambridge get Harvard’s support in their efforts to provide an enriching summer experience and prepare local teens to meet the demands of the workplace.“The city is committed to teen employment and understands the important impact that early work experiences have on a young person’s long-term success,” said Sue Walsh of Cambridge’s Office of Workforce Development. “Harvard continues to be our most important partner in providing quality work opportunities to Cambridge youth, hiring more teens than any other employer/organization in the city.”For more information on the program, please call 617.496.4213 or visit the Harvie website and click on the link Summer Youth Employment Program. Hiring managers can learn about how their departments can make a difference in young, motivated students’ lives through summer jobs.last_img read more

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Beef cattle field day

first_imgGeorgia cattle farmers, both large and small scale, will learn useful research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 18 in Blairsville, Ga.Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. The field day ends at 3 p.m. Experts from UGA, North Carolina State and the University of Tennessee will present information at the field day. This year’s field day topics will include research updates from studies on pasture ecology, soil and fertilizer management, beef cattle efficiency, weed control in pastures and hay fields and fly control for pastured cattle. The afternoon session will be held at the research and education center’s beef cattle unit/handling facility. Stocker feeding trial results will be presented there.There is no charge for the field day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The field day is co-sponsored by AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Pasture Management Systems, Inc. and Resaca Sun. For more information, call (706) 745-2655.last_img read more