The Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciencesoffers an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Ph.D.program in Counseling Psychology. The program has occasionalopenings for temporary, part-time lecturers. These appointments aremade on a semester basis but may be renewed as needed. We welcomecandidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or practicehas prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity andexcellence and ongoing APA-accreditation.Our university is located in the heart of Houston, Texas, thenation’s fourth largest city. This metropolitan area offersscholars rich urban and suburban environments in which to work andlive. The University of Houston, with one of the most diversestudent bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.In addition to your CV, please attach a cover letter describingyour (a) qualifications, (b) interest in the position, (c) teachingexperience, and (d) teaching philosophy. Only applications with allrequired documents will be considered.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or relatedfields.Notes to Applicant: Only applications with all requireddocuments will be considered. Official transcripts are required fora faculty 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.
A well-stocked cooler at the Maine Beer Shed.KINGFIELD – The middle of a pandemic might seem like an unlikely time to start a new business, but Kate and Brian Ray didn’t have much of a choice. The doors to their new business- The Maine Beer Shed- were due to open, pandemic or not.“It’s gone way better than we could have imagined. Being in the middle of a pandemic, we weren’t expecting a lot,” Kate Ray said. “But the support from the community has been incredible.”The Maine Beer Shed, at 394 Main Street, has brought a new kind of shopping experience to Kingfield, and one that people were seemingly waiting for. The small log cabin boasts fresh produce, frozen meats and even bulk flour and grains- all sourced from nearby farms and producers. The spotlight, however, falls on the wideKate and her daughter at the Maine Beer Shed.selection of Maine craft brews. Eventually the Rays plan to stock beer from every brewery in the state, of which there are 157, Kate said. The Maine-made-beer trend has exploded in recent years, and while Kate and Brian have a passion for brewing, they wanted to stay away from the saturated market.“There are so many awesome breweries in Maine. We wanted to figure out how to bring them here without opening another brewery,” Kate said.The Maine Beer Shed is a place that celebrates all the “little guys” around the state, she said. Much of Kate’s time is spent driving from county to county picking up orders to stock the shelves of the shed. They only opened a month ago, but the keeping things stocked is already a hefty task for the amount of customers coming through the door. Being on the main drag helps, Kate said, but primarily it seems to be filling a need in the community.“It’s a convenient way for farmers to get food straight to the people,” she said, between crunches of carrot.Tarbox Farm, Cold Spring Ranch, Bigelow Fields, Crooked Face Creamery and Emery Farm are among the list of food suppliers, along with Kate and Brian’s own farm products. Kate was raised farming in Buxton, and despite seeing the realities of the industry, knew that was where her future lay. The couple bought a farm in nearby New Portland where they raise poultry and pork along with a slew of fruits and vegetables. Kate also uses the property to house her team of sled dogs which run her other business- Dogsled Maine.A collaborative effort with help from Carrabassett Region of the New England Mountain Bike Association, the pump track has only three rules: be kind, wear a helmet, and kids have the right of way.On top of all that, the Rays have two young children, who they have kept in mind while creating their dream of the Beer Shed. The open space surrounding the store has become the kids’ stomping grounds, and Kate and Brian are working on making that space open to all families who stop by. Their plan is to eventually have a cafe, with outdoor seating and plenty to do. A sand volleyball court, a pump track, open air movies and a community garden are just a few of their ideas.“We want it to be a community place,” Kate said.But for now, the couple is focusing on keeping shelves full and the beer cold.“We’re putting everything into this. We’re committed to this place,” Kate said.
The Dell Technologies solution at O2 is built on the following technology foundations: Dell Technologies’ approach to telco data analytics, which is a departure from traditional methods of delivering data-driven insights to customers. Rather than attempting to “own” the entire analytics stack—from data ingestion to storage, analytics, visualization, machine learning and automation—and thereby locking customers into monolithic vertical solutions, Dell Technologies gives customers choice. Do you prefer Tableau or Kibana for visualization and reporting? Zeppelin or Jupyter for computational analytics? Software-defined storage or a standalone storage system for your data lake? With Dell Technologies, customers can pick and choose the tools they are familiar with and avoid having to retrain staff and integrate unfamiliar technology into their analytics environments. By validating Dell Technologies hardware, storage and networking infrastructure with a broad ecosystem of partners and toolsets, we make it possible for customers to deploy analytics solutions in an open and disaggregated way while ensuring they get the performance and data management required to create innovative use cases, all while maintaining control and ownership of their data.The breadth of the Dell Technologies product and solution portfolio for analytics, which features a range of products that are purpose-built for a variety of analytics, machine learning and deep learning applications (such as the PowerEdge C4140, equipped with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to unlock deep learning capabilities for applications ranging from computer vision, natural language processing and autonomous driving), and delivered as part of fully integrated and optimized Dell Technologies solutions that combine hardware, software and services to eliminate guesswork and reduce risk for customers, allowing them instead to focus on deriving business value from their data.Cardinality’s telco-optimized Perception platform, engineered to stream data from network probes and other telco data sources and then perform real-time data prep, cleansing and analytics on that data, storing the results and making them available to business users in the form of reports and visualizations, and to data scientists for further analytics and training of machine learning algorithms. Perception is Kubernetes-based and can run on-prem, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments.Dell Technologies ability to deliver and support end-to-end solutions for customers globally.O2’s ability to innovate on the joint solution and provide cross-functional value to business stakeholders looking to make data-driven decisions.With award-winning solutions like NCX and a growing ecosystem of best-of-breed partners like Cardinality, Dell Technologies is excited to become the preferred IT infrastructure provider for telecom as the industry evolves toward 5G and data-centric business models built on disaggregated, cloud-based architectures. ¹ “O2 UK: Driving Customer-Centricity in Network Analytics”, STL Partners, November 2019 Last month, Dell Technologies was the recipient of the FutureNet award for Most Innovative Application of AI to enhance Customer Experience, in recognition of a solution deployed by Dell Technologies and ISV partner Cardinality at O2 (Telefonica U.K.).Network Customer Experience Solution The solution, which O2 calls Network Customer Experience (NCX), uses machine learning to evaluate patterns in massive volumes of network data and then assign an “NCX score” to every subscriber on O2’s network. The NCX score, in turn, is used by multiple departments within O2 to inform decisions around various business priorities including customer churn reduction, network quality of service improvements, device upgrades and service upsell.The most exciting aspect of the NCX solution is how it helps O2 achieve the “Holy Grail” of telecom data analytics, which is to correlate network events directly with the experience of individual subscribers. With the ability to stream over 15B real-time events per day, Dell Technologies SP Analytics with Cardinality feeds over 300 network metrics (also known as network KPIs) into its machine learning algorithm. The algorithm, in turn, evaluates the KPIs based on their relative impact on customer satisfaction to generate an individualized NCX score for each active subscriber. O2 spent many months surveying its customers to weight the relative importance of network KPIs and then used the survey results to train the algorithm. The result is that O2 can take the “temperature” of subscribers at any given point in time and take individualized actions to maintain loyalty and improve the customer experience. Among the groups within O2 that utilize NCX insights in day-to-day operations are Network Operations, Marketing, and the CTO Office.Solution BenefitsThe NCX solution offers benefits to telco carriers of all sizes and these benefits can be realized in both revenue gains and cost reductions. Some examples¹:A net present value ROI for the overall project of $2M over 2 years for an initial project investment of $4.5M.Extending that same ROI over 6 years, cashflow generated from the same project could exceed $40M, a significant payback in cost savings and revenue from the initial $4.5M investment.15% decrease in the cost of retaining subscribers. The total cost savings will vary from carrier to carrier based on number of subscribers, cost of retention and geographical market saturation.20% increase in upsell, increasing total revenues to offset the decline in average revenue per user (ARPU) seen across the industry.Customer churn can typically be reduced by 1% to 2% over a 6-year period, which can be significant for large carriers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers.Complementing churn reduction is the number of subscribers that can be added as the result of implementing a project like NCX. Operators with 150,000 or more subscribers can see net new subscriber adds of over 100,000 over that same 6-year period, directly attributable to the insights from data analytics and subsequent actions taken to build the subscriber base.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Livingston Avenue murder suspect David Waggoner appears in court. 03/13/19. Image by Matt Hummel/WNYNewsNow.MAYVILLE – “There’s no substitute for preparation.”Those were the words Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone used to describe a lesson that he says he’s learned after years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer.Barone recently took part in a one-on-one phone interview with WNYNewsNow to talk about a variety of topics, including his office’s acquittal rate, which he previously said is the highest for public defenders in New York State outside of the New York City boroughs.The attorney says that a lawyer needs to prepare for their case regardless of how serious the allegation against their client may be. “Every case that you take, regardless of whether it’s a murder case or a bad check charge, there’s no substitute for preparing and preparation of that case, from beginning to end,” Barone said. “There’s no shortcuts. You need to cross every ‘t,’ dot every ‘i.’”“When we get a case, you need to do all the work on it,” he added when discussing what general conversations he has with his attorneys. “You need to prepare that case. There’s no shortcuts. None at all, and that requires hard work. And in order to get that hard work done, you need attorneys and support staff that are committed to helping people, first of all, and helping people in a way that may not always be natural.”In short, Barone says a lot of the job needs to be completed before an attorney and their client even step foot into the courtroom.“It’s about the client,” Barone continued. “It’s all about you representing your client to the best of your ability…..It’s about getting down, tightening your lug nuts, so to speak, and getting to work. I think that’s why we’ve been as successful as we have been.”“If you do that, if you work hard, if you listen to your clients, if you believe in what you’re doing, and you’re committed to helping people, it makes the job a lot easier, and you’re going to be more successful. I think it’s really as easy as that sometimes.”Barone says, additionally, that it’s important for defense attorneys to withhold any preconceived notions about their clients when handling their case.“Someone once told me a long time ago that it’s not your job as a defense attorney to sit in judgement of any of your clients. That’s not your job,” Barone said. “Your job is to represent your client to the best of your ability, and in order to do that, you’ve got to put a lot of things aside, and you have to understand, you’re not just representing someone on charges, you’re representing an individual.”Barone’s office has secured acquittals in various high-profile cases over the years. In 2019, Barone represented Jamestown man Tyler Perez, who was found not guilty in the murder of infant Nayla Hodnett.In 2017, Jamestown woman, and Barone client, Barbara Redeye was found not guilty in the 2016 murder of her brother, Dale.
View Comments “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone” was an understatement, girls. The Bellas are back, and we couldn’t be more excited! Pitch Perfect 2 may not hit theaters until next May, but the stars are filming now and are giving us a taste of what’s in store. Rebel Wilson took to Twitter to share this group shot of our favorite singing ladies, including Wilson, Broadway vet Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp and Hana Mae Lee, as well as the sequel’s director, Elizabeth Banks. Welcome back, Bellas! We can’t wait to get pitch-slapped by you once more.
The team has been partnering with the Chilean Air Force for the last 15 months, and has seen success working with the Chileans. “One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is the desire for the Chileans to improve their Air Force and take amazing steps towards the future,” Jacobs said. “To see the members of the Chilean Air Force pick up on information while being able to fully understand the information is very good. But the remarkable part is that they’re able to find ways of improving what we’ve been able to explain to them, and that ingenuity is propelling their Air Force in the right direction,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cari Webb, 563rd Rescue Group aircrew flight equipment superintendent, who attended the training . Master Sgt. Jeremy Jacobs, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) tactical aircraft manager, was the team lead for a four-week training session that took place in both Antofagasta and Iquique, Chile and focused on perfecting maintenance procedures and using night vision goggles with members of Chile’s Air Force. As the week progressed, signs of a strengthening partnership were shown through the exchange of personal experiences in areas such as technical orders. Active engagement with our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean contributes to regional and U.S. security. The U.S. military builds this regional security through sustained engagement with partner nations to deter adversaries, preserve stability, support allies and partners, and cooperate with others to address common security challenges. During their time in Chile, the members visited Chilean Air Force bases throughout the country. They were able to work with members of the Chilean Air Force and stand up a maintenance system to be used in Antofagasta, which led to members being fully qualified on the system. “This experience has been both useful and important for both sides and has brought us closer together for the overall goal of success,” said Chilean Air Force Sergeant Andres Bahamondes-Velasquez. The team has had a front-row seat in both viewing and building partner capacity, and they look forward to future endeavors with the Chilean Air Force. “During this trip I’ve learned that though we follow technical orders, sometimes it takes a little initiative and good decision making to think outside the box and accomplish a task,” Master Sgt. Jacobs said. Although the team learned that the two countries do things slightly different, both have the same goals of wanting to better their Air Forces and keep sorties in the air. “Working with members from the U.S. Air Force has been amazing,” said Chilean Air Force Airman Pedro Aguilera, life support technician. “Their knowledge of the different systems is great, but I think the part that amazed me was when I was able to actually assist them and showed them a few different ways to do things that make the different pieces to the equipment last longer and make common tasks more efficient.” The Airmen were also able to successfully meet all training objectives while also establishing a very strong partnership. The four-week journey corresponded with U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) priorities of building partner capacity through sustained engagement and gave the Airmen first-hand experience. By Dialogo July 15, 2015 “It was really rewarding to work with them,” Master Sgt. Jacobs added. “The partnership that we’ve developed with them has been very instrumental. Sometimes it’s not about the assistance that you provide, but what you can learn from the individuals you’re assisting.”
Broome County Dispatch tells 12 News one car is involved and State Police are on the scene. 511 NY says the crash occurred around 6:05 a.m. at exit 5 in the area of Martin Hill Road. They also say this is a crash with injuries. COLESVILLE (WBNG) — According to 511 NY, one lane is blocked off from a crash on I-88 eastbound. According to 511 NY, one lane is blocked near the exit ramps. Stay with 12 News as we follow this developing story.
There has been a lot of contention over global warming recently, whether it is scientifically based or not and whether it might be a result of human energy consumption. I’m not about to get into that argument.However, if global warming is real and if humans have been even partially responsible for it, then every time we look at our idle snow blowers in mid-December and at our roads devoid of snow, ice, sand and salt, we can just smile and say “right on.”Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
New Funding to Support Development of Mobile Game to Help Pennsylvanians Land Manufacturing Jobs March 04, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the development of a mobile game that will help individuals land jobs in the manufacturing sector. The grant will be provided to Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center that supports the growth of small manufacturers in western Pennsylvania. Catalyst Connection has partnered with Pittsburgh-based game developer Simcoach Games to create the new game. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“One of the biggest issues for manufacturers is trying to find qualified workers to fill their open positions,” Governor Wolf said. “This game is a truly innovative way of supporting the manufacturing sector that won’t just benefit employers, but will provide opportunities and assistance for applicants who are trying to land these family-sustaining careers.”The grant will provide $158,735 to Catalyst Connection to support the development and marketing costs of the game. The game will enable users to practice skill concepts that are found in the National Tooling and Machining Association’s mechanical aptitude test. This test is used as the standard employment exam for a large number of manufacturers. The gaming format allows users to learn fundamentals in small amounts through game levels. Catalyst Connection and Simcoach Games will determine which areas of the exam provide the greatest challenge for applicants and determine which of these areas are best addressed in a gaming environment. Catalyst Connection will coordinate with manufacturers like Oberg Industries and All-Clad Metalcrafters, as well as hiring organizations, to promote the game.“Catalyst Connection is pleased to be able to help job seekers prepare for manufacturing employment exams that will support the manufacturing job growth at Oberg Industries, All-Clad Metalcrafters and many other companies, not only in the region but throughout the commonwealth,” said Petra Mitchell, president and CEO of Catalyst Connection. “Working with Simcoach Games to create an innovative approach to pre-employment readiness, this project has the potential to significantly increase the number of qualified applicants for high paying, high wage jobs, and we are grateful for this funding opportunity.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.In the 2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal, Governor Wolf is calling for an additional $4 million to help Pennsylvania manufacturers train workers and $6 million to expand career and technical education for adults.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.
172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.A GOLD Coast family has taken the term “tree change’’ to a new level.Libby and Josh Brady’s four-bedroom Currumbin Waters house has been cleverly designed to mould to its sloping hillside block instead of “floating’’ above it.As a result, it appears to blend into surrounding bushland.The pair, who have always lived at Currumbin, went searching for land suitable for a tree change.“The outlook, having this beautiful lush and leafy outlook, just had a really lovely feel,” Mrs Brady, a former Channel Nine television reporter, said. 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters. 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.They enlisted Gold Coast architect Matthew Eagle to help design the house after snapping up the 4464sq m Tierney Drive block.It was finished in 2017 after almost two and a half years of designing and building.It embraces its landscape with natural materials, including wood and concrete, while wide windows frame bushland views.MORE NEWS: Mega mansion sale sets the bar More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE NEWS: Coast set the shine in 2019 Mrs Brady said they had a list of ideas but it was Mr Eagle who brought the design to life.“The design and layout have been led by Matt,” Mrs Brady said.“We love it and we get such amazing feedback.“It’s quite unique for the Gold Coast.” 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters. 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.The couple will take the home to auction on February 3.Mrs Brady said it was going to be hard to leave because she loved so much about it.“I love the living space and I love being able to make breakfast in the morning and look out to the beautiful trees,” she said.“But we are really just excited to do it all again.”The property was featured as part of last year’s Gold Coast Open House, an initiative that celebrates local architecture and design. “I think what Matt did was so amazing, I wanted him to be recognised,” Mrs Brady said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.