Ericsson braced for China 5G hit

first_imgHome Ericsson braced for China 5G hit 5GEricssonwrite-down Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUN 2020 Related Previous ArticleCanada delays latest 5G auction due to Covid-19Next ArticleHuawei mounts UK charm offensive as pressure grows Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img Kavit Majithia Ericsson planned a write-down of assets related to its China business, a move which will see the Swedish vendor hit with costs amounting to SEK1 billion ($108.6 million) in the current quarter.In a statement, Ericsson said the write down was previously anticipated: it warned in its Q1 results it expected to be hit by a temporary negative gross margin in China.The company explained the hit was an effect of strengthening its position in China after winning 5G contracts with all three major operators, and it would be hurt by costs related to asset write-downs of pre-commercial product inventory for the market.It will record the costs in its Networks segment, impacting gross margin.However, the effect is not expected to be long term, with its overall 5G business expected to have healthy profitability.“While the deployment of 5G in China will continue to be dilutive to segment Networks gross margin short-term, it is expected to contribute positively to gross and operating income from the second half of 2020 and in line with the business plan be profitable over time,” the vendor stated.Financial targets for 2020 and 2022 remained unchangedWhile Huawei and ZTE picked up the majority of 5G contracts from China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, Ericsson was one of the biggest non-domestic winners, securing around 10 per cent of contracts, largely at the expense of European rival Nokia. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Tags Asia last_img read more

Family Recipes Make it to Menu

first_img Email A plate of Guinness cakes is seen in the display case at the Pocketstone Café in Bigfork. “I kind of thought it would stay a dream or if it happened it would be much smaller than this,” Stidham said. “It all worked out with Dave and Carolyn.”Stidham runs Pocketstone with Dave and Carolyn Vale. Dave Vale said after he retired from business in the Midwest and East Coast, he made his way to Bigfork where, he discovered, he still felt like running a business. “I got tired of being retired,” Vale said.So Vale poked around in search of a business idea and bumped into Stidham, whose restaurant dream seemed a perfect match for Vale’s entrepreneurial instincts. Then the building at 444 Electric Ave. opened up and destiny couldn’t be denied.“Everything kind of coalesced to put us here,” Vale said.At the time, Stidham was in the construction business, where she has spent much of her working life. Her work resume includes drywall work, masonry and business management. But until Pocketstone, cooking was reserved for her personal time. Dave Vale has also incorporated his recipes into the menu, but he says he brings more of a baker’s philosophy of precise measurements and chemistry. Stidham, Vale said, can improvise and, well, cook anything. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Both the inside and outside of the restaurant were totally refurbished before opening. Reclaimed lumber, carefully hand-picked by Stidham, was used to give the interior an atmosphere of Western authenticity – a marriage of cozy and rustic. Like the food, the building showcases the owners’ tastes.“Our food is home cooked and, when you think about it,” Dave Vale said, “most of our restaurant is homebuilt.”Pocketstone Café is located at 444 Electric Avenue in Bigfork and is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. It can be reached at (406) 837-7223 or found online at Combined, the Vales and Stidham bring a lot of baking and cooking expertise to the table. But to bring home cooking into the restaurant kitchen can be tricky, and that’s where chef Steve Stultz comes in. Stultz sat down with Stidham and the Vales before the café opened and worked through the entire menu to make it workable on a restaurant scale.“There’s a certain trick to making a home recipe operational,” Vale said. “We’ve been pretty happy with how our food’s turned out.”It appears a lot of other people are pleased as well. From the day it opened on June 4, the café has been so busy that it’s taken the first-time restaurant owners off guard. But of all the possible unforeseen difficulties that a new dining establishment can encounter, too many customers offer a welcome hurdle.During the summer tourist season, Dave Vale said Pocketstone attracted up to 400 people per day. That’s dropped by about half, which still pleases the owners. The customers now are almost entirely locals, with regulars coming from as far away as Whitefish and St. Ignatius.Pocketstone serves breakfast and lunch. Specialties include “Big Dave’s Buttermilk Pancakes” and “Karie’s Honey Pancakes,” as well as country benedicts, biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, country-fried steaks, homemade soups, Reubens, burgers, salads and more. Everything is made from scratch based off in-house recipes. And it all comes from a snug little kitchen that puts every square inch to use.“I’m just amazed at the quantity of from-scratch food we pull out of that place,” Carolyn Vale said.The café closed two days shortly after opening but has not closed since, including Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, Pocketstone provided a free dinner with all the fixings to nearly 200 residents. A donation jar was set out for the local food bank. It ended up garnering $2,300.“Which is good considering we didn’t start out doing a benefit,” Vale said. Katie Sullivan, right, tosses the makings of an Asian noodle salad as Ty Heaton, left, plates a sandwich in the Pocketstone Café kitchen. BIGFORK – Sometimes the best recipe is grandma’s. Or great-grandma’s. Maybe mom’s or dad’s. Karie Stidham, one of three managing partners at Bigfork’s Pocketstone Café, understands the value of keeping family recipes alive, particularly if they’re as good as the ones from her forebears. And fortunately she’s not greedy with her family secrets. In fact, she invites you to try them at the Pocketstone, even if certain elements have been tweaked to accommodate restaurant production levels. Pocketstone is the culmination of years of cooking for friends and relatives – years of harboring a dream to run her own restaurant. TDavid Vale, center, and Carolyn Vale, right, listen as Karie Stidham describes how many of the recipes at the Pocketstone Café are her and David’s family recipes.last_img read more

A Nordic Wonderland, Closer Than You Think

first_img Email Reid Sabin, left, talks skis with Paul Strahl at the Stillwater Mountain Lodge west of Whitefish. | Lido Vizzutti Flathead Beacon The summer season is busy as well, with the ski trails used as mountain biking trails and recreation such as fishing and swimming offered at Murray Lake. Stillwater’s owners have a fee-based agreement with the state to use the land on which the trails are located. An added bonus is a nearby trailhead accessing the popular Whitefish Trail.The lodge, a renovated private residence, offers two attractive suites and a studio, striking a balance between luxurious, rustic and charming. It can sleep up to 15 people, an ideal arrangement for groups or families, and a perfect base for events. Stillwater has hosted family reunions, weddings and other gatherings. There is a fully equipped, modern community kitchen next to a large living area, or “great room.”Among the amenities offered are satellite TV, wireless Internet, private phone lines, gas woodstoves, furniture, personal refrigerators and luxuries like a spacious bath with a double Jacuzzi in the east suite. Nightly rates during the peak seasons range from $115 to $155 for the studios and suites, or $425 for the entire lodge.Following a renovation completed last year, the Nordic House, where the Warming Hut is located, now has its own cozy suite that can accommodate up to six more people overnight.Eight years after opening, Stillwater may still be getting discovered but the four friends appear to be thoroughly enjoying the discovery process. They relish the day-to-day challenges of running a business in the woods and the Sabins have had the pleasure of watching their two kids learn to cross country ski on their trails. The great room of the main lodge at Stillwater Mountain Lodge. | Lido Vizzutti Flathead Beacon And the four friends also enjoy the opportunity to host events that hold a little more meaning than simply a day on the snow. On Feb. 10, Stillwater Mountain Lodge will host a ski race in which proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The event is in honor of Karen Longhart, a friend who passed away from cancer two years ago.The race is divided into three distances: 48 kilometers, 24 kilometers and 3.2 kilometers. Up to 68 people have participated in the past. And though it’s officially a race, it’s decidedly light-hearted, as evidenced by the “off-the-couch” award offered to the participant who trains the least yet manages to finish the 48K race. Part of the award will be a bag of Doritos.“It’s for serious, amazing athletes and people who just want to have fun,” Meagen said. “Everyone can come.”For more information, visit Barely 10 minutes west of Whitefish, 25 kilometers of meticulously groomed Nordic skiing trails wind through a secluded and delightful section of state forest.The trail network’s sense of solitude belies its close proximity to town, and has caused the Stillwater Mountain Lodge to remain an enigma to some local outdoor recreationists. Simply put, a lot of people who hear about the trails think they are farther away than they actually are.“I’ve had people say, ‘I’ve been meaning to come out but I thought it was a lot farther. I was surprised at how close it is,’” Kirsten Sabin, one of Stillwater Mountain Lodge’s four owners, said.Stillwater Mountain Lodge is in its eighth season of offering lodging and outdoor recreation near Murray Lake, yet even as it approaches a decade it still, “on some level, is getting discovered,” as another owner, Tom Healy, put it.But those who have discovered Stillwater have a tendency to come back, eager to explore more of the trail’s diverse terrain, which has plenty to offer for classic and skate cross country skiers of all abilities and ages.Dog lovers and families in particular have good reason to make the short trip to Stillwater. Twelve of the 25 kilometers of trail are dog-friendly, and kids under the age of 12 ski and rent equipment for free.“One of the key elements is that we want to provide a family, affordable experience,” Healy said.Healy and his wife, Meagen Healy, own the lodge with Sabin and her husband, Reid Sabin, a former two-time telemarking world champion who over a decade ago became the first American to hold a World Cup telemarking title. These days, Reid devotes his energy to the lodge and his kids, leaving his competitive racing days behind him.And the lodge, just like two active kids, requires a great deal of energy.In the winter, Reid and Tom wake early to groom the trails for three to four hours. Then they man the ski shop, or “Warming Hut,” where visitors can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and chat with the knowledgeable owners. The four owners do everything at the lodge, from the skiing responsibilities to the lodging duties. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Park Boss Says Sun Road Management Plan Provides ‘Tools’ to Handle Rising Visitation

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. In 2012, as traffic began to regularly clog the legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park officials began to look at ways to better manage the 50-mile highway. That year, 2.1 million people visited Glacier.Seven years later, park managers have realized the congestion of 2012 is nothing compared to what has become the new standard during the busy summer months. Between 2015 and 2017, visitation in the park jumped 40 percent. This year, more than 2.4 million people have visited the park between January and August.How to deal with that new normal was the subject of a hearing on Sept. 17 in Kalispell where the public was able to offer feedback on the recently released Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan.During the two-hour meeting at Flathead Valley Community College, Superintendent Jeff Mow acknowledged that conditions have changed dramatically in the park since work began on the plan and it’s unlikely to solve all of the congestion issues facing visitors and managers, but it would be a “step in the right direction.”“The plan gives us some tools to put in our toolbox,” Mow said. “I don’t think we’d implement all of them at once.”Suggestions in the plan include expanding shuttle service along the entire Sun Road; implementing a partial parking permit system at popular locations like Logan Pass, St. Mary and the Virginia Falls Trailhead as well as prohibiting overnight parking (thus preventing people from parking and going for a multiday excursion in the backcountry while taking up valuable parking lot space); constructing new parking lots on the east and west side of the park; improving and adding trails and adding additional bathrooms in popular areas; improving services for bikers, including the addition of bike racks; during peak visitation, turning part of the Avalanche Creek Campground into additional parking; and extending visitor hours at the Apgar and St. Mary visitor centers.The plan also suggests using a permit system on popular trails like the Highline to help limit the number of people on the trail during busy times of the year. While a permit system has been used for backcountry camping spots in Glacier, such a system has never been used to control access on trails in the park. Earlier this year, a hiking permit system was implemented on some trails in the Deschutes and Willamette national forests in Oregon to help deal with what officials called a “noticeable spike” in use.Park officials noted that reserved parking and trail permit systems would only be used during the busiest times of year and only when certain visitation thresholds had been exceeded.Mow said one of the big issues he hopes the plan addresses is making sure people who just want to stop at a place like Logan Pass for a few minutes can do so. Currently, hikers who arrive early and leave late take up dozens of spots in the parking lot.“The people who just want to stop, go to the bathroom, look around, take a photo and move on just don’t have a chance on some days,” he said.Mary Riddle, chief of planning and environmental compliance, helped write the plan and said the Logan Pass parking lot has become a major choke point in the park.“When we started (working on this plan), Logan Pass regularly filled up at 10:30 a.m.,” she said. “Now it fills up at 7:30 a.m.”Avalanche Creek is another area that is often congested. Since 1988, the number of hikers along the trail to Avalanche Lake has increased by 250 percent.After an overview of the plan, Mow opened up the meeting for public comment. Many in the audience agreed that something needs to be done to alleviate congestion on the Sun Road and encouraged officials to implement the plan’s suggestions, specifically an increase in shuttle service.Currently, Eagle Transit operates seasonal shuttle services in Glacier Park. Lisa Sheppard, director of Flathead County’s Agency on Aging, which oversees the bus system, said her team recently took a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine to study its bus system. The “Island Explorer” connects various destinations both inside and outside of the park as one coherent bus system.Sheppard proposed building a similar system in Glacier, dubbed the “Mountain Climber,” that would connect Columbia Falls, Whitefish and Kalispell with destinations inside the park. Sheppard offered examples of a possible route schedule that would connect Kalispell with Avalanche Creek with trips departing as early as 5:45 a.m. and returning as late as 10:30 p.m. The service would be offered seven days a week during the summer.“We think we can do what they’re doing in Acadia and we think we can do it even better,” she said.The Island Explorer system costs $2.5 million annually and is primarily funded by the Park Service, the State of Maine and a corporate sponsor, L.L. Bean.Whether a system like the Mountain Climber could be established in Glacier Park depends on funding.Others suggested the park expand the scope of the management plan to include areas like Many Glacier Valley and the North Fork region. Currently the plan focuses on the Sun Road between West Glacier and St. Mary and the trails that connect to it.Not everyone was pleased with the proposals outlined in the management plan. One person said the park should focus more on protecting Glacier’s natural resources instead of finding ways to get more people into the park.“Wilderness is not about easy access,” the woman said.The full plan is available online at Comments can be posted on the website, or sent by mail to Superintendent, Glacier National Park, Attn: GTSR Corridor Management Plan, PO Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936.Public comment is being accepted until Oct. 6. Then park officials will review the comments and decide its next steps. Mow said that a final version of the management plan could come as early as next spring. Emaillast_img read more

Stormont upheaval will not impact on A5 progress – Mc Aleer

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Stormont upheaval will not impact on A5 progress – Mc Aleer Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist The Northern Ireland Transport Minister says construction on the A5 upgrade WILL begin this year.It follows earlier speculation that political instability at Stormont and upcoming election could put the project into question.However Minister Chris Hazzard has told West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer that the money is ringfenced, and the work will start in 2017.Mr. Mc Aleer is hopeful that this will ease any fears that may have been caused by ‘ scaremongering politics ‘……………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Twitter 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase By admin – February 1, 2017 Pinterest Previous articleCouncil considering new protocols for aquaculture licence applicationsNext article28 patients without a bed at LUH today admin Google+last_img read more

Using AI to take the “emotional work” out of community management

first_imgUsing AI to take the “emotional work” out of community managementSpirit AI’s Dr Mitu Khandaker: “We are trying to make the lives of community managers and moderators easier”Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 6th June 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSpirit AIManaging player behaviour online is one of the biggest challenges facing developers and publishers at the moment. Earlier this year, we saw the logical conclusion of what happens when toxic behaviour goes unchecked after a disagreement in Call of Duty boiled over into the real world, leading to a swatting incident which left a 28-year-old father of two shot dead in his home. While this is perhaps the most extreme example on record, it is indicative of the myriad problems facing online communities, and illustrates the desperate need for effective community management. At this year’s GDC, more than 30 companies — including Xbox, Twitch, Blizzard and Riot — announced the Fair Play Alliance, and pledged to work towards making safer, fairer, and healthier communities. Artificial intelligence firm Spirit AI was among the companies looking to reshape online communities, and has long been developing the tools to make it possible. Dr Mitu caught up with Spirit AI chief creative officer Dr Mitu Khandaker at Casual Connect in London last week to discuss how artificial intelligence can change the way we manage online communities. “Going into broader AI philosophy questions, there’s a lot of conversation about AI taking away people’s jobs and things like that,” says Khandaker. “But I think what the more interesting thing — wherever you fall on that conversation — that AI should do and can do, is take away the emotional work that people have to do in shitty jobs.” Enter Ally, the artificial intelligence designed to do just that. In essence, Ally can automate the complaints process in online games and communities, investigating abuse incidents and learning to understand the nuanced interactions of its members. “Part of the goal of Ally is to reduce the pain points of two types of users,” says Khandaker. “Firstly the player, because obviously we want to help create safer communities where people don’t feel like they are going to be harrassed. “But also we are trying to make the lives of community managers and moderators easier because often they have a really horrible job where they have to look at these awful logs and reports and delve into them and try to figure out what’s going. Instead of that, the system automates a lot of things that are quite obvious and shows them on the dashboard.”“The more interesting thing… that AI should do and can do, is take away the emotional work that people have to do in shitty jobs” This is the emotional labour Khandaker speaks of. It’s more than just time-consuming; it’s emotionally draining for community managers to sift through hours and hours of player interaction, especially when they are are abusive in nature. But Ally isn’t some objectivist moral arbiter ruling over communities and meting out justice. With Ally, Spirit AI has attempted to tackle one of the biggest problems with machine learning: understanding context.With the addition of contextual understanding, companies using Ally can set their own parameters for acceptable behaviour within the community. Along with knowing the difference between banter among friends and genuine harassment from strangers, Ally can also learn the colloquialisms, shorthand and memes of any given community. “This is the other thing with harassment… There might be certain keywords that we recognise as harassing, but if a friend is using them with me I might be fine with it,” says Khandaker. “There might be something totally innocuous, but coming from someone I don’t know and they are saying it in a certain way that a keyword based system wouldn’t pick up. “With some of the AI techniques we use, we can figure out from the context of the way it’s being used in the sentence, that it is harassment basically, that they are being malicious in someway. “You can understand if something is consensual or not. If I don’t respond to something, that probably means I wasn’t comfortable with it, or I could very explicitly say ‘no’, ‘go away’ or ‘fuck off’… If I have expressed that to something that didn’t seem a harassing word, but there is clearly something that has gone on there, that’s an instance we could flag up and say ‘this is clearly a case where the person is feeling targeted in someway’ and try to understand that.”“Myself and other people I know have been targeted and it’s a big topic of conversation. Why aren’t online platforms doing more?” Based on the parameters set out by platform holders, Ally can act accordingly. For example, any messages of a sexual nature being sent in a kid’s game could result in that player automatically muted in an instant.Other instances would see Ally building up a case against an individual player; a common occurrence in online communities is “flirt greetings”, where a player randomly messages other members in a flirtatious way. Although this might go broadly unreported, Ally can pick up on these patterns of behaviour and flag the user in question. Of course, as Khandaker says, there are communities where something like sexting is perfectly acceptable, providing it’s consensual, and that’s something Ally is also capable of distinguishing.”Communities have incredibly different needs, so it’s just about setting up the system so the community managers can say ‘okay, in this case, this is the kind of response that would happen’,” Khandaker explains.”We’re doing the detection piece for now, and the sort of intervention is still up to the community manager. But in the future we’re looking at how to automate different types of intervention. Riot has talked about this a lot actually, where educating users on what they did wrong actually lowers the rate of re-offending… It’s better than banning them outright because they are just going to keep re-offending.” Khandaker and her colleagues first conceived the idea of an artificial intelligence watching out for platform users around the time of Gamergate. “We were thinking about building systems that really contextually understands language, and what we can do with it,” she says. “There’s the idea of conversational AI, but at the same time — for me particularly — trying to understand online harassment in a really nuanced way, because honestly, it was a year into Gamergate. “We’re trying to help out companies that otherwise wouldn’t otherwise have [the capacity]” “Myself and other people I know have been targeted and it’s a big topic of conversation. Why aren’t online platforms doing more? I would like to see them embrace it. Facebook is doing some of this, trying to flag up toxic posts, but they have their own big team of data scientists and they’re taking a particular approach. We really want to help out other platforms that maybe aren’t able to do that themselves.”Therein lies one of the biggest obstacles facing widespread application of artificial intelligence to community management. While companies like Riot have a vested interest in tackling toxicity within League of Legends, they also have the resources to hire teams of psychologists and data scientists, a luxury not afforded to the smaller publishers and developers. With Ally, Spirit AI hopes to make the tools that companies like Riot have poured millions of dollars into accessible for everyone else. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “We’re trying to fill the gap where maybe games companies don’t have the time, attention or resources to put into trying to figure out a solution for themselves, so we’re trying to help out companies that wouldn’t otherwise have [the capacity],” says Khandaker. “Technically the system is designed such that anywhere there is chat between people, it can slot in. We are absolutely interested in stuff like, ‘what would Twitter look like?'”However, it’s still early days for Ally. There are big plans for its future, but right now the focus is not only making the system smarter and better equipped to understand abuse, but also measure player and overall community happiness. “We’re working very closely with current partners in order to understand what categories of abuse or positive sentiment they are looking for,” says Khandaker. “We do a lot of work obviously in making sure we get to a very high level of confidence. We don’t want to return lots of false positives basically because that’s the most annoying thing as it creates more work for moderators. A lot of the work we have in our road map is really just improving that and understanding more types of harassment.” Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 5 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Darragh Kenny and Ann Thompson Dissolve Partnership

first_img Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews TIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.center_img Irish show jumping athlete Darragh Kenny and owner Ann Thompson of the United States have announced the formal dissolution of their partnership.For the past three years, Kenny, who is currently ranked 7th on the FEI Longines world standings, has competed with several horses owned by Thompson at the international level including Balou de Reventon (member of the winning Irish squad at the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona last year, 8th individually, and most recently 6th in the Grand Prix at Hubside in St-Tropez); Classic Dream (winner of the WC class at Deeridge in February); Important de Muze, recently ridden by Sadri Fegaier (FRA); and Romeo 88 (2nd in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final this past December). She also owns Gelano and the promising seven-year-old young horse, Delta de la Rasse.“With the COVID-19 outbreak having such a huge toll here in America, I explained to Darragh that it was important for me personally to reorganize my level of involvement in the sport horse industry and concentrate on my work with animals in need,” said Thompson. “I do not plan on leaving the sport completely, but it is time for an evaluation of my priorities. Darragh understands my passion, and I appreciate his support for my decision.“It has been a pleasure to support him, and to get to know the people in his circle, especially his parents whom I adore,” continued Thompson. “Of course, I feel the sadness that comes with the ending of any meaningful partnership, but I will always have the great memories of Darragh’s accomplishments on my horses. Darragh was not only my rider but a friend. I’m lucky to still have my friend.”Kenny said, “Over the last few weeks, Ann has explained to me that her priorities have changed, and that she wishes to focus on her foundation work rescuing horses. While I am terribly disappointed as we’ve had such a fabulous partnership, I do understand. Anyone who knows Ann will be aware of how passionate she is about animal rescue. I am immensely grateful to Ann for everything she has done for me over the years, and I will miss her and her horses very much. I wish her only the best and will always value our friendship.”No information has yet been released regarding plans for the competition horses. Tags: Darragh Kenny, AnnThompson, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to Tryon SIGN UP last_img read more

Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychologist) in Psychological Science/College of Liberal

first_imgClinical Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychologist) inPsychological Science/College of Liberal ArtsJob Class Code:FLSA:Posting Number: FRGV1113Location: Rio Grande ValleyDivision/Organization: Provost – Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 yearsTenure Status: Non Tenure TrackFTE: 1.0Scope of Job:We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University ofTexas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as an AssistantClinical Professor(Clinical Psychologist) of Psychological Sciencebeginning Spring 2021 to join the psychology training clinic of thedoctoral training program. The position is for an entry-levelbilingual English/Spanish clinical psychologist with a range ofresponsibilities: (1) to provide psychological services includingevaluations and counseling to individuals across the lifespan 2) toprovide direct clinical supervision of student trainees andpost-doctoral fellows and conduct didactic training seminars, and(3) to coordinate with the DCT and clinic director communityoutreach for externships as well as, research and clinical trainingopportunities.Interested candidates should send CV, letter of interest(highlighting how experiences, past and desired, fit with thedescription, and outlining professional goals),a letter describingapproach to supervision to be uploaded as additional documents, andnames of three references. Applications will only be accepted viathe UTRGV online application portal. Incomplete applications willnot be accepted.About UTRGV:It is UTRGV’s Vision “To be one of the nation’s leaders in highereducation, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highlyengaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational,research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts fortransformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGVis committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that cancontribute to an enriching learning environment that strives formore equitable outcomes for student success.UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning fourcounties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a universityfor the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of thestudents enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV oneof the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanicstudents.Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGVyielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student successin the fall 2020 semester. For additional information, please visitour website. ( Salary:License or Certification Required?: YesNumber of Vacancies: 1Desired Start Date: 01/04/2021EEO Statement:The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal EmploymentOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of TheUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equalemployment opportunities for all individuals without regard torace, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, geneticinformation or protected veteran status. In accordance with therequirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, thetitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Actof 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with allgovernment requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’seducation programs and activities, including employment. jeid-00cce4cb91338841931a04704a84aa03 Please Note:Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is notEnglish todemonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactorypaper-basedtest score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61)on the Test ofEnglish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test scoreof 6.0 on theInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incompleteapplicationswill not be considered. All positions are subject to budgetapproval. Preferred Qualification:Licensure as a Texas Psychologist by January 1, 2021. Languageskills in English and Spanish. Experience supervising graduatelevel students in clinical placements and some clinical researchexperience. Minimum Qualifications:1) A Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA accredited program.Evidence of potential to supervise and mentor clinical activitiesof students.center_img To apply, visit Additional Information:UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, theposition mayrequire presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio GrandeValley. Work isperformed primarily in a general office environment. This positionis security sensitiveand thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas EducationCode§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is TeacherRetirement System ofTexas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours perweek and at least135 days in length. This position has the option to elect theOptional RetirementProgram (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40hours per weekand at least 135 days in length. Open Date: 11/27/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying forthe first time please complete all biographical informationincluding address, email and phone. You may update this at any timeby selecting to edit your profile in the application. Securitysensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminalbackground check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidatesinvited for an on-campus interview. Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:Licensure as a Texas Psychologistlast_img read more

Lettuce Feat. A Special Set of James Brown Classics at Stage 48 on Sept. 18th!

first_imgLive for Live Music Presents: An Evening With Lettuce Performing A Special Set of Their Favorite James Brown Classics at Stage 48 on Sept. 18thLive for Live Music is beyond excited to announce our biggest show yet, with Brooklyn’s own Masters of Funk, Lettuce, headlining a very special show at recently opened NYC venue Stage 48 on Wednesday, September 18th. The Nigel Hall Band will be taking on opening duties. And here is the kicker….Lettuce will be performing a tribute set to the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business – Mr. James Brown!!! Yeah, we thought that would get you as excited as we are.Lettuce formed at the Berklee College of Music in 1992, and consists of guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Neal Evans (Keyboards, Hammond B-3 Organ, Piano), Adam Deitch (Drums/Percussion), Erick “E.D.” Coomes (Bass), Ryan Zoidis (Saxophone), Nigel Hall (Vocals), James Casey (Tenor Sax), and Eric Bloom (Trumpet), but finds their home base in Brooklyn, NY.Lettuce isn’t just your regular, run of the mill funk outfit, these guys stretch the boundaries and push every limit, while still bringing that streets of New York-style funk that they are so well known for. This is about as accomplished a band as you can get, with every member of the group having extremely successful careers outside of Lettuce. But no matter where their individual careers take them, nothing compares to what happens when these guys take the stage together; they very simply know how to bring it, and damn good at that.On what is sure to go down as a night to remember at one of NYC’s best new venues (check out some awesome pics here!), we have some other tricks up our sleeves for this incredible evening. But….you’re just going to have to wait on that, as those announcements will be coming as the show nears. For now, we just had to whet your appetites in anticipation for a post-summer bash with our favorite funk band around.Here is the skinny:Band:             Lettuce Performing a James Brown Classics Set / Nigel Hall Band to openVenue:           Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10019)Show Time:    Doors @ 6pm; Show @ 8pmTickets:           Buy Tickets HereTicket Price:   $20 (Limited Pre-Sale)* / $25 GA / $30 Door*Pre-sale tickets SOLD OUT! Limited GA tickets still available!last_img read more

Cole Custer wins Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in NASCAR Cup Series

first_imgCole Custer was officially awarded Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Cup Series after the conclusion of Sunday’s season-ending event at Phoenix Raceway.Custer, 22, completed his first full Cup Series season for Stewart-Haas Racing, driving the No. 41 Ford. His year was highlighted by a dramatic first Cup Series victory July 12 at Kentucky Speedway.RELATED: Cole Custer driver pageCuster topped Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek, Brennan Poole and Quin Houff in the Rookie of the Year standings. Harrison Burton (Xfinity Series) and Zane Smith (Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series) claimed Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in NASCAR’s other national tours.“I think it was definitely a rookie season with a lot of peaks and valleys,” Custer said. “It was a really interesting season to be a rookie with no practice, no testing or qualifying, so it was a lot of just learning on the fly, but I think we all managed it very well. We had a really good rookie class of me, Tyler, Christopher, John Hunter, I think we all had really good runs throughout the year and it definitely means a lot to win that.”Custer ended the season with two top-five and seven top-10 finishes. His Kentucky win came thanks to a bold four-wide move that vaulted him from fourth place to first in the final lap. Custer became the first rookie to win a Cup Series race since Chris Buescher prevailed at Pocono Raceway in 2016.Custer was the only rookie to qualify for the Cup Series Playoffs. His postseason run ended with his ouster in the Round of 16.last_img read more