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Applications now open for the William F. Milton Fund

first_imgAs of Jan. 10, 2018 applications are being accepted for the William F. Milton Fund. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2018.The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest bequests made to Harvard University. Funding research projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science, the winning projects must either promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, or investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease.The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Milton Fund and applications are accepted through the Harvard University Funding Portal. Reviewers will evaluate applications on intellectual merit, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and likely impact on the field. Funds awarded through the Milton Fund support research to explore new ideas, to act as the catalyst between ideas and more definitive directions, and to consider new methods of approaching global solutions. This award is intended for early-career scholars and thus preference will be given to junior investigators. Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for eligibility criteria.last_img read more

Flavor of Georgia 2018

first_imgWhat’s better than reaching into your pantry or refrigerator and pulling out a delicious product that’s made in your state? The University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest helps to highlight the state’s burgeoning food product scene with its annual competition.Registration for the 2018 contest, which is coordinated each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open at flavorofga.com.Now well into its second decade, the competition serves both food entrepreneurs, assisting them in testing new products and reaching a larger audience, and established brands, helping them break into new markets and receive accolades for established product lines.“My sales are up just over 300 percent compared to last year,” said Jeff Campbell, who won the barbecue sauce category in 2017 with his Wicked Que Georgia Vinegar Sauce. “This is in big part to the contest. Not only winning it but just being a part of it has spurred me on to call on more stores and work harder on my sales.”To date, more than 1,200 food products have been entered in the contest. Many of these products are sold in regional and national markets. As a result of the contest, some have increased their wholesale distribution or internet sales or experienced better traffic at local farmers markets.”Flavor of Georgia participants tell us that the contest provides recognition, credibility and exposure for their products,” said Sharon P. Kane, the contest coordinator and food business development specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It also provides a valuable resource for networking with other food entrepreneurs and industry experts.”Product categories include barbecue sauces, beverages, condiments and salsas, confections, dairy, honey, jams and jellies, meats and seafood, meat-alternative products, sauces and seasonings, snack foods, and miscellaneous products. There is no limit to the number of products an individual business can submit.The early registration fee is $100 per entry and continues through Jan. 19, 2018. After that date, the price increases to $150 and remains open until Feb. 8, 2018. All entries are featured in the annual product directory, which is seen by leading food industry buyers and media outlets. Contest finalists will be invited to participate in the final round of judging in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, through a live pitch to judges, with an awards reception immediately following.The grand prize winner will be awarded an exhibit space for up to two registrants at the Georgia Food Industry Association annual convention – a value of more than $1,500 – and three consultation sessions from the UGA Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center on product or process design, ingredient functionality, sensory testing and/or shelflife determination, a $1,500 value.All finalists receive a Silver-level Georgia Grown membership, courtesy of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The contest is being held in conjunction with the department’s statewide Agricultural Awareness Week, which celebrates all aspects of the agricultural industry, from farmers to food businesses.For more information or to register, visit flavorofga.com or call 706-542-9809. Follow the contest @FlavorofGA on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flavorofga.last_img read more

Providing a touch of Tender, Love, and Care

first_imgTLC Nursing Associates, LLC, is pleased to announce the beginning of its third year in business. From humble beginnings, Mohamed Basha, owner/operator of TLC, has brought TLC a long way.TLC Nursing Associates, LLC, now offers a wide variety of medical and non-medical staffing services. TLC places RNs, LPNs, LNAs and homecare associates with a wide variety of clients. Whatever the need, from post-operative homecare to per diem shift coverage, TLC will work with the client to meet their needs.With an ever expanding demand, of a rapidly aging population, TLC looks forward to being there to provide a touch of Tender, Love, and Care for its clients.Please contact Leon Smith for further information about TLC Nursing Associates. TLC is always looking for quality, dependable and experienced RNs, LPNs, LNAs and caregivers.Leon SmithTLC Nursing Associates, LLClast_img read more

HHS seeks advice on allocating pandemic vaccine

first_imgDec 21, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking help from the public in figuring out how to allocate scarce supplies of influenza vaccine in the event of a flu pandemic.In a Dec 14 Federal Register notice, HHS invited the public to submit comments on which groups should have priority for receiving pre-pandemic and pandemic vaccines and on related issues. The deadline for commenting is Jan 18, 2007.A federal interagency task force will use the comments in developing guidance to help state and local governments, cities, tribes, territories, and the private sector decide how to allocate vaccine doses, the notice says.Besides seeking public comments, the task force is currently holding meetings to gather information from individual stakeholders, and it will also hold a series of “public engagement” meetings across the country to get more input, according to the notice. No dates or locations for those meetings were listed.The government will publish a draft document for public comment before issuing the final guidance, the notice said.Pre-pandemic and pandemic vaccines are expected to be in short supply at least in the early stages of a pandemic, necessitating a plan for allocating the available doses, HHS noted. Pre-pandemic vaccine is a vaccine against a virus that is believed to have pandemic potential.”Depending on what influenza strain actually causes the pandemic, stockpiled pre-pandemic vaccine may provide some protection,” the notice said. Last month HHS reported having enough pre-pandemic vaccine stockpiled to vaccinate about 3 million people with 2 doses each, with more on order.Besides seeking input on which groups should be near the front of the vaccination line, HHS is seeking responses to related questions, such as:What objectives, principles, criteria, assumptions, and rationales should be considered in allocating supplies?How can fairness, equity, efficiency, and related principles be reflected in the determinations?Who (federal, state, or local authorities) should determine when and how the vaccine is distributed and administered?The agency asks that responses be limited to 25 pages, not counting appendices and supplements. Any information submitted will be published on the PandemicFlu.gov Web site.HHS. Request for information (RFI): guidance for prioritization of pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccine. Fed Reg 2006 Dec 14;71(240):75252-3 [Access via Federal Register main page]See also:Nov 20 CIDRAP News story “HHS awards 3 contracts for more H5N1 vaccine”last_img read more

Germany reopens some shops as parts of Europe ease virus curbs

first_imgAnti-lockdown protests In the United States, which has the more than 759,000 confirmed infections and nearly 41,000 deaths, some are increasingly chafing under stay-at-home orders and are taking to the streets to protest.Anti-lockdown demonstrations over the weekend drew hundreds of people in states including Colorado, Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire and Ohio.Many waved American flags, and some carried weapons. But others stayed in their cars or wore protective masks. President Donald Trump fuelled another bout of fury over the weekend by lending support to the protests against the lockdown restrictions — which medical experts say save countless lives.In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro — who has repeatedly claimed the virus threat is overblown — joined hundreds of protesters in Brasilia who objected to state governors’ stay-home orders.Brazil has the most infections in Latin America, a region where an AFP tally on Sunday showed total cases had surpassed 100,000 with nearly 5,000 deaths.”Count on your president to do what is necessary so that we can guarantee democracy and what is most dear to us, our freedom,” Bolsonaro told the protesters in an address that was interspersed with fits of coughing. Bleak RamadanBut after Christians around the world marked Easter with subdued ceremonies, Muslims in the Middle East and beyond are preparing for a bleak Ramadan — the holiest month in the Islamic calendar — which begins later this week.Mosque prayers have been suspended and Iftar feasts cancelled in many countries.Several countries’ religious authorities, including Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh, have ruled that prayers during Ramadan and Eid be performed at home.Mosque prayers have been suspended and Iftar feasts cancelled in many countries.”Our hearts are crying,” said Ali Mullah, the prayer leader at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.”We are used to seeing the holy mosque crowded with people during the day, night, all the time… I feel pain deep inside.” But there were encouraging signs over the weekend in Europe with daily death tolls dropping in Italy, Spain, France and Britain.In Germany, which been among the most successful in Europe to contain the disease and where authorities have declared it “under control”, smaller shops in some regions were to re-open on Monday.Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.Adding another flicker of hope in Europe, Norway allowed children to go back to nurseries on Monday, although some parents expressed reservations over the decision. Parts of Europe hit hard by the deadly coronavirus pandemic took tentative steps towards resuming normal lives on Monday, with Germany allowing some shops to reopen and Norway restarting nurseries.Governments across the world are debating how and when to ease the lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity — 4.5 billion people — confined to their homes and crippled the global economy.After emerging in the industrial central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, the respiratory virus has claimed roughly 165,000 lives, with nearly two thirds of the victims in Europe.center_img Hard-hit Spain, where a nationwide lockdown has been extended, also said it would ease restrictions to allow children time outside.Spain registered 410 new fatalities on Sunday, the lowest daily count in almost a month, and a figure that health ministry emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon said “gives us hope”.Authorities are even starting to shut some makeshift facilities set up to relieve the overburdened health system, including a morgue at a Madrid ice rink.France also said a nationwide lockdown in force for a month was beginning to bear fruit.”We are scoring points against the epidemic,” said French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.In the United States — the country with the highest number of deaths and infections — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the outbreak was “on the descent”.Cuomo cautioned that it was “no time to get cocky”, although the warmer weather lured New Yorkers out of their homes and into parks over the weekend. “I feel a little guilty being here, at the same time for my own mental sanity this is probably what I need,” said real estate agent Taylor Henderson at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Across the other side of the world, New Zealand announced Monday that it will ease a nationwide lockdown next week, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying: “We have stopped a wave of devastation.”Iran, which has the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak, also allowed some “low-risk” businesses to reopen Saturday. Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast’s top 5 fireplaces sure to keep you warm this winter

first_imgThe perfect outdoor retreat, even in winter!IT’S not often temperatures on the Gold Coast dip below double digits but when they do, it pays to be prepared.The market is running hot with properties featuring fireplaces that are sure to warm the hearts of their new owners.From traditional to more creative designs, house hunters are spoiled for choice.At Broadbeach Waters, a black fireplace forms the centrepiece of a Cypress Drive property’s lounge room. This home caters for house hunters who like a more traditional style.With a wooden frame and mantle, the gas fireplace in the formal lounge room makes the home feel warmer without even lighting it.As if one isn’t enough, a palatial Sanctuary Cove property offers two fireplaces. An elegant take on the traditional fireplace.A traditional fireplace with mantle features in the formal lounge room while another in the outdoor entertainment area takes away the chill on cool nights. A Runaway Bay property also embraces the outdoor fireplace trend. Having an outdoor fireplace is a trend becoming increasigly popular.Sheltered by a custom-built stone wall, the gas fireplace offers warmth to those dining on the entertainment deck, which overlooks the canal.Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Katrina Fisher, who is marketing the property with colleague Pam Fisher, said it was one of the features that sold the home to its current owners.“It was one of the many features to the home that really impressed them,” she said.“It allows them to enjoy the outside entertaining throughout the cooler months.”center_img The kitchen is an unusual spot for a fireplace but it’s a clever design.The home’s owners Garnet and Valerie Breust told the Bulletin earlier this year they redesigned the kitchen to look more sleek and versatile after buying it in 2011.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was named the Queensland and Australian Kitchen of the Year in 2013.“We probably spent about eight months designing the kitchen,” Mr Breust said.“We were lucky because we had a lot of space to work with.” A Helensvale property on The Peninsular embraces a more traditional style. This black fireplace gives the modern home character.Marketing agent Jamie Harrison, of Ray White Broadbeach Mermaid Waters, said it stood out among the home’s modern features.“It’s quite unusual to have a fireplace in Queensland but I think it adds character,” he said.“We’ve had a lot of interest from southern buyers.”On the Sovereign Islands, a Parklane Terrace mansion pushes the boundaries with its contemporary fireplace, which is inside the Italian marble benchtop.last_img read more

Atalanta formally sign Colombian striker

first_imgAdvertisement The Bergamo club spent a total of 26 million euros ($29 million) to bring the 28-year-old to Bergamo. Atalanta have completed the purchase of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata at the end of his two-year loan deal from league rivals Sampdoria, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday. Loading… center_img “I’m very happy,” said Zapata. “First of all I want to thank Atalanta for this further demonstration of confidence in me.“We are building something important and can achieve great things together.”Zapata, who has played 15 times for Colombia and scored three goals, also previously played for Napoli and Udinese.He joined Atalanta on loan in 2018 and last season was second top scorer in Serie A with 23 goals scored helping lift the club into the Champions League for the first time.Duvan Zapata’s 23 league goals last season helped Atalanta qualify for the Champions League for the first time.Read Also: Bournemouth shot-stopper replaces Reina at AC MilanThis season he has scored seven goals in all competitions, despite missing nearly three months with a thigh injury.Atalanta are through to the Champions League last 16 and next play Spanish club Valencia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

Twin quakes jolt 2 Antique towns

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) here has yet to monitor the damage on infrastructures of the earthquakes that jolted parts of this province.  Towns of Barbaza and Patnongon were where the epicenters of the earthquakes were traced, a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.“The earthquake in Barbaza happened 10:12 p.m. on May 4, while the one in Patnongon was at 5:02 a.m on May 5,” PDRRMO-Antique chief Broderick Train said.Barbaza’s earthquake had had a 4.7 magnitude with a depth of 28 kilometers. The one in Patnongon, on the other hand, had a 2.5 magnitude with a depth of one kilometer.According to Train, even this capital town experienced the earthquake. He urged the public to stay alert. “Although we have no preemptive evacuation undertaken due to the earthquakes, we are urging the public, especially in landslide-prone areas, to be watchful,” said Train./PNlast_img read more

La Liga consider fake crowd atmosphere during closed doors games

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? The paper reports that the Spanish top flight are doing everything they can to get back on track as soon as possible, and it’s being taken as read that games will be played without fans for some time.In an attempt to make players feel more comfortable, and to improve the experience for fans at home, one of the suggestions being considered is the addition of ambient recorded sounds to the grounds where games will be given the green light to be played.Read Also: Turkish giants Galatasaray, Fenerbahce jostle for Super Eagles strikerThere have been equally outlandish suggestions in the Premier League this morning too, where PFA chief Gordon Taylor has suggested that games of less than 90 minutes are being considered when the Premier League resumes to help players remain fit if games are played in a rapid-fire fashion over the summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img La Liga are considering piping fake crowd noise into stadia while games are being played behind closed doors, according to a report in Sport this morning.Advertisementlast_img read more

It’s all about margins for Wenger

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels it is strange to see such a wide points gap from top to bottom in a Premier League season which has proved anyone can beat anyone. Considering the need for all sides to guard against complacency when coming up against teams below them, Wenger believes the fact leaders Liverpool have more than double the points amassed by 12th-placed Swansea makes no logical sense. He said: “It is strange because it looks like every big team could lose everywhere (this season) and you would think that the difference between the teams has been much closer. “But if you look at the points, the gap between the top teams and the bottom teams is bigger than any other year before, so there’s a little bit of a contradiction between what we’ve observed visually and mathematically.” Wenger, though, is determined not to allow his side to fall victim to another statistical anomaly this weekend, when Arsenal could wrap up fourth place and with it a shot at Champions League qualification once again. “One of the ingredients we have this season is a response when everybody was writing us off,” said Wenger. “We’ve always responded in a very strong way, which means the mentality is strong and healthy and united inside the camp. “The challenge now is of course to beat West Brom. “If you look at the names that they have in the team, they’re a good side, s o we must play with a good focus and feel that we get stronger in every game. “Recently we’ve been better in every game and controlled much better the games compared to one month ago.” Arsenal’s title challenge faded after the turn of the year when they were unable to overcome the loss of key men like Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil to various spells of injury. “We have missed some vital games and that is the regret we have of the season, some turning points in the season away from home where we failed to turn up with the right performance,” Wenger said. “Overall, though, we have been remarkably consistent. “We played in the Champions League against Bayern, we are in the final of the FA Cup, coming through having played many big teams, we are seven points off Liverpool, who only played one competition. “But in the Premier League, yes we missed some games and we pay for it now.” West Brom’s Spanish boss Pepe Mel believes Wenger would have been sacked had he experienced a similar trophy drought in La Liga. Wenger’s barren spell with the Gunners stretches back nine years, yet the north London club have kept faith with their French manager. Mel has the utmost respect for his opposite number, but the former Real Betis boss admits such a poor recent record would not be acceptable at a top Spanish side. “I don’t think Arsene would have survived in Spain,” he said. “Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid is a good example. Three months ago he was under real pressure and now they are in the Champions League final. “In Spain, England and Germany it is always the same, the head coach lives for the results. “But I’m not surprised Arsene is still in a job as I agree with Arsenal. He has a good philosophy.” Mel believes his side need one more point to effectively secure their top flight safety. The Spaniard endured a difficult start to life at The Hawthorns after replacing Steve Clarke in January, with victories hard to come by and off-field problems – such as the sale of Shane Long to Hull and the Nicolas Anelka ‘Quenelle’ saga – exacerbating the situation. However, victory against West Ham put them on the verge of survival and Mel admits his job is more enjoyable at the moment. “I enjoy my job and being at West Brom, and the fans,” he said. “But January and February were very, very difficult for me, with Long leaving and the Anelka situation and more. “The most important thing is at the end, though. “If West Brom stay in the Premier League it is good work. But I want more than safety. “I’m ambitious and want more. It’s not enough. The next season in 17th is not enough. I want more. We want next season to be even better.” The Gunners host West Brom on Sunday, one of several sides who are not yet mathematically secure of their top-flight status heading into the final two matches. The campaign has been so full of unexpected results – including a win for the Baggies at Old Trafford in September, a first for 35 years – that they can no longer be considered as genuine shocks, with Sunderland’s recent win at Chelsea the latest case in point. last_img read more