Research Assistant II

first_imgPreferred QualificationsMaster’s degree in a related field.Prior experience in quality management (QA/QC). Job PurposePerforms responsible research work of a complex nature thatrequires establishing test methods and procedures as well asplanning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited researchprojects in accordance with general plans approved by thesupervisor.Job DutiesPlans, directs and conducts cell culture researchexperiments.Assists with the production and purification of proteins andother biologics.Evaluates and analyzes data.Perform complex procedures and establish protocols required forspecific research projects.Conduct literature searches and summarize information in anappropriate format for a particular study.Write/edit compliance and regulatory documents used for animalcare and clinical studies.Documents results of experiments and reports to principalinvestigators.May train, schedule, and coordinate the activities of lessexperienced research staff. Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or a related field.Three years of relevant experience.center_img Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5485CA; CHlast_img read more

IRS Free File Available For Free Online Tax Prep & E-Filing

first_imgIRS Free File Available For Free Online Tax Prep & E-FilingThe Free File Program lets every taxpayer with a 2015 adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less visit to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost. Free state return options are also available.In addition, Free File provides basic online e-filing services, called Free File Fillable Forms, to all taxpayers regardless of income. Free File can also be used to e-file a no-cost extension.Free File also helps taxpayers with the new health care requirements. Using Free File, most taxpayers will simply have to check a box to report health care coverage for the entire year.All of the Free File tax software is available at LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Seventeen featured farmers announced for 2019 Indiana State Fair Corteva Agriscience Connects Consumers with Farmers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Fair and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, are proud to announce the Featured Farmers being honored at this year’s Indiana State Fair. In its fifth year, this program celebrates and helps put a face on Hoosier agriculture by connecting consumers with farmers. These 17 farm operations represent all regions of the state, showcasing different agricultural products throughout the 17-day Fair, August 2-18.“Our Featured Farmers program introduces fairgoers to Hoosier farmers each day during the Fair with opportunities to learn more about where their food comes from,” said Cindy Hoye, executive director, Indiana State Fair Commission. “These farmers have incredible stories to tell. On average, an American farmer feeds more than 165 people – that’s up from 25 people in the 1960s. American agriculture is doing more and doing it better.”Visitors to the Indiana State Fair can attend a live chat at 2:30 p.m. in the Glass Barn with a Featured Farmer every day of the Fair, in addition to many other opportunities to talk with that day’s Featured Farm family and learn about their operation. To learn more about the farmers, visit, and follow along on social media @IndyStateFair.“At Corteva Agriscience, we are committed to enhancing lives and helping farmers succeed. We are pleased for the fifth year to be the sponsor of the Featured Farmer program at the Indiana State Fair which is a perfect place for fairgoers who are consumers to meet farmers who spend their days working to feed all of us,” said Ben Kaehler, Commercial Unit Leader, Eastern Corn Belt, Corteva Agriscience.Here is the complete list of featured farmers, farm products and their home counties:(Aug 2) Huber family – Huber’s Orchard & Winery (Wine), Clark County(Aug 3) Russell family – Russell Veggies (Vegetables), Clark County(Aug 4) Rodibaugh family- Rodibaugh Farms (Soybeans and Pork), Jasper County(Aug 5) Mark Smith – Mark Smith Farms (Llamas), Montgomery County(Aug 6) Sean Smith – Culver Duck, (Duck), Elkhart County(Aug 7) Gelfius family – Gelfius Farms (Tomatoes and Pork), Bartholomew County(Aug 8) Arnholt family – Arnholt Farms (Corn and Green Beans), Bartholomew County(Aug 9) Jeff Martin – Triple B Tilapia, (Tilapia) Jasper County(Aug 10) Jill & Brian Houin – Homestead Dairy, (Dairy Cows), Marshall County(Aug 11) Lamb family – Lamb Farms (Popcorn), Boone County(Aug 12) Sommer family – Sommer Farms (Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Dairy Cows), Adams County(Aug 13) Sam & Darren Schwoeppe – Schwoeppe Dairy Farm, (Dairy Cows), Dubois County(Aug 14) Glenn Morris – Lyles Station (Beef, Corn, and Soybeans), Gibson County(Aug 15) Emily & Cory Studebaker (Poultry), Whitley County(Aug 16) Smith family – Smith Family Farms (Beef and Pumpkins), Madison County(Aug 17) Cline family – Cline Farms (Corn, Soybeans, and Pork), Tipton Coun(Aug 18) Kevin Bohman – Bohman Bee Company (Honey), Jefferson Countylast_img read more

Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre

first_imgThe residents of Inbhear Na Mara in Bundoran are this week celebrating a hugely successful fundraiser which has enabled the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible bus.Generosity from families, business and the wider community was combined over the past year to raise money for the new vehicle which will enhance the lives of the residents of the unit.A party took place at Inbhear na Mara last Sunday to welcome the new purchase. The Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee formed in April 2018 for the sole purpose of fund raising for the purchase of a bus for the ten residents of Inbhear na Mara, a residential unit for adults with an intellectual disability.The funds were raised through extremely generous donations from families of past and present residents and local businesses, support of the Parents & Friends Association, and donations from a sponsored run and Kilimanjaro climb.In addition a very successful  5K organised by staff in the unit and sponsored by local businesses, was attended in large numbers by the local community. The HSE would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to  everyone who contributed to the purchase of the new bus.  This bus will greatly enhance the lives of the residents of Inbhear na Mara.A special word of gratitude goes to the Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee , Brian McCabe, Lynda McCabe, Peggy Gallagher and Janice McNelis and staff members at Inbhear Na Mara, unit,  Martina Monaghan, Danny Tourish, Geraldine Rooney and Louise O’Grady.Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warrior fans who want to park near Chase Center — forget about it: Roadshow

first_imgQ: How much will parking cost at the new Warriors arena in San Francisco?Vivian HerzogLike Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: More than Stephen Curry’s salary perhaps. The questions you should be asking are how much are willing to hand over, how far are you willing to walk and how familiar do you need to get with Muni trains and buses, Caltrain, BART and ferry service from the East Bay. There will be 900 …last_img read more

Cartier finalist fights illiteracy in South Africa

first_imgNthabi Sibanda was shortlisted as a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Puo has produced story books featuring its signature characters, Lula and Lebo, a brother and sister who live in Johannesburg with their pet chameleon. The stories teach children about themes such as colours, parts of the body and transportation, all with Africa-related themes. Large illustrated flashcards help children to become familiar with the images and names of different family members, animals or things that they may see or hear about in their daily lives.(Images: Nthabi Sibanda)MEDIA CONTACTS• Bhekiwe NxumaloPuo Educational Products+27 11 483 3008RELATED ARTICLES• Transforming waste to wealth • A winning open education system • Education at the movies • Getting needy kids hooked on booksWilma den HartighSouth African entrepreneur Nthabi Sibanda was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2012 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an annual international initiative to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs who lead companies in sectors ranging from disaster relief to sanitary waste management, education, healthcare and employment.Sibanda’s entry stood out from more than 1 000 applications, and she made it onto the list of 18 finalists worldwide, with only three candidates shortlisted in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.The business plan competition was created in 2006 by French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier; the Women’s Forum, the first forum of its kind that advances women’s empowerment; global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company; and the INSEAD business school.Every year, six female entrepreneurs, each representing a major world region, are selected from 18 finalists. The Middle East and North Africa feature in their own award region, alongside Latin America, North America, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific.The awards initiative is playing an important role in helping women entrepreneurs succeed in the world of business.A new approach to educationSibanda is the founder of Puo Educational Products (“puo” is a Sesotho word for language), a company that produces bilingual printed and digital learning content for children under the age of nine years.Puo’s approach to education is distinct in that the material is both bilingual and relevant to children growing up on the continent as the products are based on African themes, languages and heritage.Through a range of books, flash cards, puzzles and posters Sibanda is making a contribution to improving literacy in the country, promoting a love for reading and fostering an appreciation of South Africa’s cultural and language heritage.She feels honoured that her work has been recognised on such a prestigious platform. “It validates what we do,” Sibanda says. “It is recognition and encouragement to continue.”Puo educational materials are approved by the Department of Basic Education, and the company is a member of the Publishing Association of South Africa. A personal need becomes a businessSibanda’s business idea came about when she wanted to teach her children about their African heritage and native languages. She started looking for reading material in indigenous languages, but struggled to find anything suitable.“When I went looking for books in the retail space I couldn’t find anything,” she says. “And even those I did find were not great quality.”What she did find was shelves filled with stories from western countries, featuring little-girl explorers or safari adventures.“But where was the African heritage?” she wondered, surprised by this gap in the market.Sibanda decided to undertake her own market research and discovered a real need. “Statistics show that only 17% of published material for children is in African languages, and this figure includes the school market,” she says.This was all the motivation she needed to establish Puo Educational Products, which began with flash cards to learn words, puzzles to learn to count, and posters representing Africa and its culture.Sibanda explains that publishers such as Oxford and Penguin do print African-language books, but Puo’s material is innovative as it is supplying the children’s market with bilingual editions, published in English and either Sesotho, isiZulu or isiXhosa.“We want children to be open to the world yet proud of their African heritage,” she says.Honouring her African roots through languageAlthough she has no background in teaching or publishing, Sibanda treasures her African heritage and culture.“I grew up in exile in the US, Zambia and Lesotho, and I’ve always been fascinated by language,” she says. “I only started learning my native African language when I was eight, in Lesotho.”She has extensive business knowledge, having spent five years in management consultancy at Accenture and another five at the Women’s Development Bank, as a consultant in enterprise and community development.“What I wanted to do was create vibrant and creative bilingual material for children that can educate in a fun way and at the same time nurture a love for reading,” she explains.The importance of bilingualismSouth Africa has a great linguistic diversity with eleven official languages, yet business and schooling are mainly conducted in English as a first language, with Afrikaans as the second.The most commonly spoken languages in different regions in the country are isiZulu, isiXhosa, Setswana and Sesotho, but Sibanda believes that more should be done to promote South Africa’s numerous languages.The beautifully-illustrated materials provide a solution to this predicament.Puo has produced story books featuring its signature characters, Lula and Lebo, a brother and sister who live in Johannesburg with their pet chameleon. The stories teach children about themes such as colours, parts of the body and transportation, all with Africa-related themes. The materials can be purchased from Puo’s online store, or from bookshops such as Exclusive Books. T-shirts in different languages are also available through Puo’s online store.Research has shown that a second language benefits children in numerous ways, such as cognitive development, multicultural appreciation and even economic benefits. Reading a bilingual book gives children insight into the structure, unique features and word order of two languages.Sibanda says it is important to start the learning process during the early childhood development stage.“At this age children will earn and speak a language much more easily,” she says. “Bilingualism makes children more adaptable, appreciative of other languages, cultures, as well as their own – our children must know where they come from. “Through Puo’s educational material, Sibanda feels that she is making a contribution to preserve Africa’s languages.“Through language, children feel a sense of belonging and there is so much to celebrate about culture in Africa,” she says.Future expansionSibanda says a great opportunity exists to expand Puo’s reach to other African countries, as well as Europe and the US.Soon their products will be available in digital format. Sibanda has entered into a partnership with a local Apple products retailer who is providing schools with iPads, in which Puo’s content will feature.“The digital platform is an obvious learning tool,” she says, adding that there is a good market for mobile apps in South Africa.Puo also hopes to develop an app that will be available in the retail space, particularly as more children are becoming tech-savvy and the number of smartphone users is increasing.Next year the team will be releasing a range of books about traditional African folk tales with a modern twist, another way to ensure that Africa’s rich oral tradition isn’t lost to future generations.“In and amongst our contemporary lives our African heritage is missing,” she says. “It may be a small company, but Puo has great scope and ambitions – we’re out to show the market what it lacks!”last_img read more

Two Canadians killed in Burkina Faso identified

first_imgOTTAWA – The two Canadians killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Burkina Faso have been identified as Tammy Chen of Ontario and Bilel Diffalah, a volunteer for a Quebec-based anti poverty group.The incident happened late Sunday when suspected Islamic terrorists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the country’s capital, killing 18 people in all.Global Affairs Canada identified Chen, a popular former Toronto teacher, in a statement Monday.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland had confirmed the deaths of the two Canadians earlier in the day.“It is with very great sorrow that I can confirm the deaths of two Canadians in yesterday’s attack in Burkina Faso,” Freeland said.“The heartfelt condolences of our government go out to the loved ones of those targeted and the victims of this tragic attack. Canadian consular officials are working hard to provide assistance to their loved ones.”The Toronto District School Board called Chen “the victim of a senseless act of violence” and said in a statement that she left in 2013 to pursue her PhD at the University of Cambridge.“Tammy is being remembered as a very passionate, charismatic and diligent teacher by her colleagues,” the board said, adding “she was always willing to go the extra mile to help students.”Chen holds degrees from McGill University and Queen’s University and was the president and co-founder of a Canadian NGO called Bright Futures Burkina Faso.Montreal-based non-governmental organization CECI said Diffalah volunteered with the NGO as an adviser for hygiene and biosecurity.“CECI would like to express its most deepest condolences to the family and friends of the volunteer, Bilel Diffalah,” CECI’s Odette McCarthy said Monday in a statement.CECI has been operating in Burkina Faso since 1985.Local authorities say other foreigners killed include two Kuwaitis and one person each from France, Senegal, Nigeria, Lebanon and Turkey.Several Burkina Faso citizens were also killed and authorities said other victims had not yet been identified.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday.At least three members of Burkina Faso’s security forces were wounded during the assault, said Capt. Guy Ye, spokesman of the security forces.The assailants arrived at the restaurant on motorcycles and then began shooting randomly at the crowds dining Sunday evening, he said. Security forces arrived at the scene with armoured vehicles after reports of shots fired near Aziz Istanbul.The attack brought back painful memories of the January 2016 attack at another cafe that left 30 people dead.Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic extremists.— with files from the Associated Press.last_img read more

Minister Presents Budget

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCayman Islands, May 31, 2016 – At the state opening of the Legislative Assembly on 30 May 2016, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Marco Archer, JP, presented Government budget proposals for the 1 July 2016 to 31December 2017 fiscal period in an address titled “Securing Cayman’s Future”.In the coming financial year the Government will follow an approach that is based on four key principles: no borrowings, debt reduction, keeping the tax burden low, and maintaining compliance with the Public Management and Finance Law, the Minister said.He described the budget as another steady step in Government’s progress toward long-term fiscal stability, economic growth and for ensuring a sound financial future for the Islands.For the full texts of the Throne Speech, Policy Statement and Budget Address as well as the budget documents on the government website, see further information contact: Bina Mani Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey UK Governors of the Caribbean meet in Miami Recommended for you NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER FROM UK WITH CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE Related Items:cayman islandslast_img read more