FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKarwai Tang/Getty Images(LONDON) — For the second year in a row, royal sisters-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stepped out together for the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon.And for the second year in a row, the pair watched Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams compete in the final, vying for her 24th Grand Slam title.Duchesses Kate and Meghan watched from the royal box Saturday as Williams took on seventh-seed Simona Halep.“She couldn’t be a better friend to me,” Williams said of Meghan in a press conference Wednesday following her semifinal win. “Low moments, high moments, she’s always there and that’s all I want to be to her.”Saturday also marked the second Wimbledon appearance this year for both Kate and Meghan.The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon last week to watch Williams win her second round match. That visit drew some controversy over allegations of extra tight security around the duchess, who sat with friends in the members’ section.Kate, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also visited Wimbledon last week, watching a British player compete and visiting the practice courts and warm-up area.Saturday’s appearance at Wimbledon is the second joint outing this week for Kate and Meghan.The pair stepped out, with their kids in tow, on Wednesday to watch their husbands, Prince William and Prince Harry, play a charity polo match.Meghan was a newlywed last year when she sat courtside with Kate for the Ladies’ Singles Final, in which Williams lost to Angelique Kerber. Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, were guests at Harry and Meghan’s May 2018 wedding in Windsor.Kate is a longtime tennis fan and a tennis player. She told guests at Wimbledon last week that eight-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer, also a semifinalist in this year’s tournament, is the favorite player of her 5-year-old son Prince George.She also said the superstar has even played tennis with George, which Federer said took place at Kate’s parents’ home in Bucklebury.Kate and Prince William plan to attend the Men’s Singles Final Sunday at Wimbledon, according to Kensington Palace.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund July 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Duchesses Kate, Meghan visit Wimbledon together to watch Serena Williams in final
Matthew [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Work Type: Official Title: Instructions to Applicants: Successful candidates will have a record of or demonstratepotential for:i) Extramural grant-writingii) Publications in peer reviewed journalsiii) Graduate student training/mentoringiv) Teaching and curriculum developmentv) Contribution to the outreach and service functions of CALS andthe Dairy Innovation Hubvi) Promoting an inclusive and diverse climate within our campusand associated communities Degree and Area of Specialization: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Employment Class: Ongoing/Renewable Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: AUGUST 23, 2021 Salary: Applications Open: Dec 22 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Full Time: 100% ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN) Job Number: Department(s): In addition to the diverse array of dairy-related research,teaching, and outreach in most College of Agricultural & LifeSciences (CALS) departments, dairy-related research occurs at mostof the 11 CALS Agricultural Research Stations and greenhouses, withthe UW Discovery Farms? program, the Nutrient and Pest ManagementProgram, the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, the Centerfor Dairy Profitability, the Center for Dairy Research, and theCenter for Limnology. Dairy and agriculture-related instructionoccurs in many disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors (DairyScience, Soil Science, Agronomy, Biological Systems Engineering,Environmental Science, and the emerging Agricultural Ecosystems),graduate programs (Soil Science, Agronomy, Plant Breeding &Plant Genetics, Agroecology, and Environment & Resources), andthe Farm & Industry Short-Course program. This network ofresearch, outreach and instruction units uniquely positionsWisconsin as a center of land and water stewardship innovation inthe 21st Century.The UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences iscommitted to maintaining and growing a culture that embracesdiversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values arefoundational elements of our excellence and fundamental componentsof a positive and enriching learning and working environment forall students, faculty, and staff.UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Wepromote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualifiedindividuals to apply.A criminal background check will be conducted prior tohiring. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: Contact: Anticipated Begin Date: PhD in Soil Science, Agronomy, Agroecology, AgriculturalEngineering, Environmental Science, Ecosystem Science or relatedfield Principal Duties: Apply online at “Jobs at UW” (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under jobnumber 229881-FA. Applications must be received through theUW-Madison’s online application system.To begin the process, please click “”.Applicants must upload the following information as a single PDFdocument:1) Cover letter2) Curriculum vitae3) Statements of:a. Research accomplishments and future goals (2-page limit)b. Teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience (2-pagelimit)c. Contributions to diversity and inclusion and areas of futureimpact (1-page limit)4) Electronic reprints of one or two articles (pdfs) that arerelevant to the position5) Contact information for three referencesFor questions on the application process, contact Todd Schry([email protected]) in CALS Human Resources. Direct all questionspertaining to the position to Matt Ruark in the Department of SoilScience ([email protected], 608-263-2889).The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 15, 2021;however, the position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. NegotiableACADEMIC (9 months) The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Reducing nutrient (primarily nitrogen and phosphorus) andcontaminant (PFAS and pathogen) transport from dairy productionsystems and fields to surface and groundwater is a grand challengefor all of agriculture, and particularly so for Wisconsin dairyfarms. Current trends in dairy production systems as well asoff-farm waste streams are putting greater pressure on ourlandscape to store nutrients and filter contaminants and challengethe viability of the industry. To help address these issues, theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an Assistant Professorto explore and develop innovative land and water stewardshipsolutions related to dairy production.We are seeking applicants from a wide range of disciplines andperspectives for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track facultyposition in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences atUW-Madison. The position carries a commitment to the threefunctions of research, instruction, outreach, as well asprofessional and university service as appropriate to the positionand rank. Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to,nutrient and contaminant transport, agroecosystem or biogeochemicalsimulation modeling, measurement and sensing technology, landscapeand hydrologic processes, and agronomic innovations to reducingnutrient and contaminant losses. The incumbent’s departmentaltenure home is negotiable, but likely will be the Department ofSoil Science, Department of Agronomy, or Department of BiologicalSystems Engineering.This newly-created position is supported by the Dairy InnovationHub in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The Hub is anexciting new initiative at the three leading UW agriculturalschools (UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls) to fosterdairy research, education and outreach in the priority areas ofStewarding Land and Water Resources, Ensuring Animal Health andWelfare, Growing Farm Businesses and Communities, and EnrichingHuman Health and Nutrition. The land and water stewardshipAssistant Professor will join a world-class university and acollege with diverse expertise in agricultural and life sciences.The Wisconsin dairy sector has a strong collaborative relationshipwith the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is highly motivated tohelp explore and develop innovative solutions to the industry?schallenges. As a Hub-supported position, the faculty member willalso have the opportunity to collaborate with other Hubresearchers, pursue Hub funding opportunities, and participate inHub programs. For more information on the Dairy Innovation Hub(https://dairyinnovationhub.wisc.edu/) and UW-Madison CALS Hubefforts (https://cals.wisc.edu/dairy-innovation-hub/) please visitthe websites. Additional Information: A075400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/SOIL SCIENCE Appointment Type, Duration: Faculty 229881-FA Job no: 229881-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: CALS/SOIL SCIENCELocation: MadisonCategories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and LifeSciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional,Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences,Research, Scientific The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . The incumbent will perform research, teaching, and outreach intheir area of expertise in ways that are relevant to dairyagriculture and related fields.The incumbent will develop an extramurally-funded research programrecognized at state-, national-, and international-levels forinnovative approaches to advancing dairy-related land and waterstewardship. The candidate will work independently and also withina collaborative research team to support the mission of the DairyInnovation Hub.The incumbent will teach classes in their department which alsocontribute to college undergraduate and graduate programs. Teachingresponsibilities will be commensurate with college expectations andconsistent with the teaching loads of other departmentalfaculty.The incumbent will be expected to facilitate interdisciplinaryefforts and collaborative efforts within their department, Collegeof Agricultural and Life Sciences, and federal labs.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host their annual Out of Darkness Walk on Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken to help prevent suicide.According to a press release from the foundation, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined.It is estimated that 85 percent of people in the United States alone will know someone who has died by suicide, and that one out of every five of those losseswill be a close friend or relative.The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention leads the fight against suicide.Funds raised from The Out of the Darkness Walks will fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.To register, donate, or become a sponsor click here. ×
The supermarket chain Asda announced a massive restructuring yesterday – a move that puts 4,100 jobs into consultation.The Walmart-owned company said that it would ditch existing department manager roles and would create section leader posts.It claims the creation of the new position would create 5,000 new roles – meaning a net increase of 900 jobs.”We haven’t updated our structure for five to six years,” said Asda’s chief operating officer, Mark Ibbotson. “We believe we are about 18 months ahead of our competitors. They’re all going to have to do this.”The company also revealed like-for-likes had edged up 0.1% in the 15 weeks to April 20.The company plans to make £1bn worth of savings in the next five years.
New contracts and robust sales growth have driven a 22.7% rise in underlying operating profits at travel site operator SSP Group.The global food and beverage business, which operates UK travel sites for brands including Starbucks and Upper Crust, reported operating profit of £195.2m on a constant currency basis for the year to 30 September 2018. Total revenue increased by 9.5% to £2,564.9m.In the UK, the business reported a 1.3% increase in revenue to £798.1m, with underlying operating profit up 9% at constant currency to £89.5m. Like-for-like growth in the UK air sector was affected by the collapse of Monarch Airlines and capacity reductions at Ryanair, SSP said. The rail sector “remains softer” and was impacted by station developments and closures, most notably in London.A continued rollout of operational efficiency initiatives also helped to mitigate inflationary cost pressures, due to rises in the National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and higher business rates.SSP added that it had continued to develop its brands, which, in the UK, saw it launch the first Urban Express outlet – a new food and retailing offer that includes partnerships with Berry Bros. & Rudd for wines, Cook for ready meals and Foyle’s for books.“SSP has delivered another strong performance in 2018. Operating profit was up 22.7% at constant currency, driven by good like-for-like sales growth, substantial new contract openings and further operational improvements,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group.“The new business pipeline is encouraging and underpins our confidence in future growth. Our cash flow is robust and, in addition to investing £144m into the business this year, our highest to date, we are also returning c. £150m cash to shareholders.”She added that the new financial year had started “in line with expectations” and that SSP Group was well placed to benefit from the structural growth opportunities in its markets.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz spoke Monday at the 2016 Notre Dame Literary Festival as the featured author speaker.Díaz said he tries to accomplish three goals when speaking to an audience. “One: defense of the arts. Two: create the space for conversations about the kind of themes the books themselves engage in. Three: modeling the kind of writer that one is,” he said. “You never know if anything actually works. … You just have to have a lot of faith.”As an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Díaz said wanting to become a writer was a “strange thing” to his family. “I wouldn’t say they were encouraging,” he said. “I also wouldn’t say they were discouraging. It was so off-the-map … to present to your parents that you wanted to be an artist. It wasn’t something even to be had.“It was far harder in those days, in my mind, that in the imminently practical immigrant world that you would pursue something as impractical as being a writer. I thought it was going to be difficult for me, but these days, I’ve discovered the young people I work with are under even more pressure to earn out.” Díaz’s books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” and National Book Award finalist “This Is How You Lose Her” draw on his experience as a Dominican immigrant. “For me, it became a matter of life or death if I could find a way to present the complexity of my community, as an artist, as a writer,” he said. “If only because, by highlighting that complexity, I could start to make some sort of sense.” According to Díaz, people of color tend to have an “internalized oppression” because of the white-dominated society they live in — a problem he frequently explores in his writing. He said these negative feelings toward the self must be confronted.“More important than anything is to begin an internal discussion, to begin to make space in your life for you to raise questions about what are the harmful assumptions that this society imposes on people that you yourself have absorbed,” Díaz said. “I always tell people a great way to maintain that conversation is to read, to write, to go see art that raises these kind of questions — make it a part of your life and a part of your practice and you’re much more likely to overcome it.”Díaz said he has mixed feelings about his work in spite of his success.“I’m pretty much a reluctant writer,” he said. “I’ve become very successful at something I’m ambivalent about. I think the jury is still out if this is going to be my life calling or not. It’s so strange to say. … I think that’s just my nature. I’ve always been kind of a questioner, been uncertain of things.” Tags: junot diaz, notre dame literary festival, SUB, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Cynthia Nixon Star Files Additional casting for all three productions will be announced at a later date. In January 2015, the New Group will welcome back Nixon (who starred in their production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as a director. The Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner will lead Pinkins and Wiest in Rasheeda Speaking. The play, written by Joel Drake Johnson, explores unspoken tensions as two front desk workers find themselves in a power struggle with the doctor for whom they work. Nixon, who will appear on Broadway this October opposite Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Real Thing, directed a benefit reading of Little Murders at the New Group last May. Rasheeda Speaking will perform in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. View Comments Oscar winner Holly Hunter and stage and screen favorite Bill Pullman will kick off the New Group’s 20th anniversary season in David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones. The group’s artistic director Scott Elliott will helm the production. Also joining the lineup is Tony winner and Holler If Ya Hear Me star Tonya Pinkins and Oscar winner Dianne Wiest in a play directed by Cynthia Nixon, along with a play penned by and featuring film star and off-Broadway vet Jesse Eisenberg. All three plays in the 2014-15 season will be presented at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Sticks and Bones tells the story of a family pulled about by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Pullman and Hunter star as husband and wife Ozzie and Harriet. The first major New York revival of David Rabe’s play will kick off the season in October in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The New Group’s season will conclude with The Spoils, written by and featuring Eisenberg. Helmed by Elliott, the play tells the story of the unlikable Ben, who, after getting kicked out of grad school, sets out to destroy the relationship up his grade school crush and her fiancée. The show will begin performances in May 2015 in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
Hurricane Floyd could strike a major blow to Georgia crops. The 140-mph-plus sustained winds in Floyd could cause more damage than even hurricane-related water damage, say University of Georgia scientists. Pecan crop in particular dangerGeorgia’s pecan crop is in particular danger. “The trees are really loaded with green nuts rightnow,” said Tom Crocker, an Extension Service horticulturist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Wind from Floyd could easily break the alreadystressed branches right off the tree.” Crocker said about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan orchards are in the southeast corner of thestate. Experts have estimated the 1999 crop at 100 million pounds, and economists say prices arelikely to be strong, too, with low carry-in stocks. But wind damage from Floyd could change all that, Crocker said. “Unfortunately, we’ll just haveto wait and see.”Cotton lint vulnerable to windCotton farmers are in much the same situation. But with harvest already under way in many areas, some farmers may have already made their crop more susceptible to wind damage.Extension cotton scientist Glen Harris said some fields have already been defoliated, so the leavesaren’t there to provide some protection against the wind. His advice to cotton growers: “If thefield has been defoliated, try to go ahead and get that cotton picked. If you haven’t defoliated,don’t yet.” Leafy cotton plants can also provide support to each other, preventing further losses from plantsbreaking under the wind, which can make them nearly impossible to harvest. A combination of rain and heavy wind could be disastrous for Georgia cotton farmers. Rain can weigh down and string out open cotton bolls, making the crop more susceptible to strong winds. Once cotton hits the ground, it’s gone, Harris said. Soybeans helped more than hurt, but wind damage probableSoybeans in southeast Georgia are likely to take a hit, too, said Paul Raymer, a researchagronomist with the CAES. “The crop, overall, will be helped more than hurt by rain from Floyd,”he said. “But wind at more than about 40 mph could cause lodging – the plants to bend and break- and cause problems at harvest.”He also noted that fields that have come through the drought and still look good are the ones most likely to be hurt by Floyd’s wind and rain. About 60 percent of the Georgia soybean crop is grown in the area most likely to be hit by Floyd. To dig or not to dig? That is the question for peanut farmersPeanut farmers are facing relatively good news. “Wind is a ‘non-factor’ for peanuts,” said JohnBeasley, an extension peanut agronomist. That leaves southeast Georgia peanut farmers asking one very important question: To dig or notto dig? Beasley offers these rules: * If the vines are in good shape, leave them in the ground until the storm passes and fields aredry.* If vines are in poor condition and could not stand several days of wet conditions, digimmediately. Waiting could cause heavy losses. Once they’re out of the ground, storm-soakedvines can dry quickly and be harvested. Waiting can further weaken vines, resulting in morepeanuts falling off during digging. “As dry as it’s been, several inches of rain probably won’t hurt,” Beasley said. “If the system stallsand brings 10-plus inches of rain, we could have problems later getting back into fields on a timelybasis.”
Read the instructions.Wait until the storm subsides before turning it on. Never usea generator in wet weather.Put the generator on a dry, flat surface as far away from thehome as possible. Use a rated extension cord to take electricityback into a home. Never place a generator near a door or window,even if they’re closed, or in a garage.Before touching the generator, make sure your hands are dryand you’re not standing in water.Never plug the extension cord running from the generator intoan outlet in the house. This causes the electricity to flowbackwards and could electrocute someone in the house or inanother home. By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaTropical weather systems like Hurricane Dennis leave some hiddendangers behind. Among them is carbon monoxide poisoning fromusing portable generators improperly, said a University ofGeorgia expert.”Really and truly, we’re trying to raise as much awareness aboutthis as possible,” said Gina Peek, a housing program assistantwith the UGA Extension Service. “If you can avoid it, don’t use(a generator) at all.”As the hurricane season rolls on, “if a storm comes through andyou lose power, go to a shelter,” she said.Peek does give tips for those who do plan to use a generator whenthe power goes out. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that more Americans will die in reopening the US economy but underlined his insistence on a dwindling coronavirus threat by refusing to wear a mask, even as he toured a mask-making factory.Asked by ABC News whether a lifting of social distancing measures and reopening of the shuttered economy will lead to higher death tolls, Trump said “it’s possible there will be some.””Because you won’t be locked into an apartment or a house or whatever it is,” Trump said at the Honeywell factory in Phoenix, Arizona, which he visited on his first major trip since the coronavirus lockdown began. Alterative facts Trump’s Arizona mask moment came after his vice president, Mike Pence, caused an uproar a week ago when he was photographed mask-less during a visit to the famous Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, which requires visitors to cover up.Pence — unusually for a member of the Trump administration — publicly admitted he’d been wrong.”I didn’t think it was necessary, but I should have worn a mask,” he said on Sunday.On a subsequent trip, Pence did wear a mask.The White House says that because top officials and their guests are frequently tested for the coronavirus they generally don’t need to follow the guidance.However, the controversy runs deeper, reflecting a dispute over facts that has turned swaths of the United States into camps where the left and right see different basic realities.Polls show that Democrats support face covering as a sign of shared responsibility, while some Republicans see mask-wearing orders as a big government threat to individual liberty.Trump-supported groups protesting the coronavirus lockdown — sometimes ostentatiously brandishing firearms and parading in paramilitary garb — liken going mask-free to an act of political independence.In Stillwater, Oklahoma, and other cities, local leaders abandoned orders to wear masks after threats of violence.A common slogan at the protests now is that the entire pandemic is a “hoax.” Topics : Bolstering that shift of direction, the White House said that Trump’s emergency coordination group for the pandemic would be disbanding, probably by early June. “Will some people be affected badly? Yes,” he admitted earlier at the factory. “But we have to get our country open.”Trump’s November reelection campaign is reeling from the massive shutdown ordered to try and stop the spread of the virus, which has already killed 70,000 Americans and is forecast to take tens of thousands more lives.Praising the Honeywell workers, who churn out masks used by medical staff and other first responders, Trump reiterated that it’s time to look ahead.”I want to be a cheerleader,” he said. Unpresidential masks?Trump’s audience at Honeywell sat masked in compliance with US government recommendations and their own company rule, which was clearly displayed on a sign in the facility reading: “Please wear your mask at all times.”Trump had teased as he left Washington that after months of resistance he might finally cover his face.The fact that he skipped the opportunity to make a statement about safety was in line with his new focus on getting Americans to return to work.And he has been skeptical about masks since early on.White House medical experts and even First Lady Melania Trump promote masks as a crucial tool in fighting the viral spread.But the president, tuned closely into his loyal right-wing base, has used his massive visibility to downplay the need.”I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know,” he said in April, apparently suggesting a mask would be unpresidential. “Somehow, I don’t see it for myself.”