Houston Food Bank tosses almost $3 million in fresh food after ammonia leak

first_imgiStock(HOUSTON) — Houston Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help with donations after it was forced to throw away nearly 2 million pounds of fresh food worth almost $3 million.An ammonia leak Tuesday night happened after one of the fans used to cool a refrigerated area “caved into the actual unit,” Brian Greene, president of Houston Food Bank, told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV.The food that was tossed was worth an estimated $2.7 million, Greene said. Fresh produce that was en route to the warehouse is being stored in refrigerated trucks as repairs continue inside the facility.Video taken inside part of the facility’s 28,000 square feet of refrigerated space shows aisles and aisles ceiling-high shelves completely bare.Greene said volunteers are needed urgently so the organization can continue to accept donations from “all over the country.”The food bank operates 24 hours a day and serves about 1.1 million people who are struggling with food insecurity, he said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY FACULTY- HEMATOLOGIST

first_imgEligible for Wisconsin medical license Ruth O’Regan [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Job no: 201102-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/HEM-ONCLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific Job Number: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Academic Staff-Renewable 201102-AS NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) License or Certificate: Employment Class: Full or Part Time: 80% – 100% Appointment Type, Duration: Principal Duties: A534260-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/HEM-ONC Work Type: Contact: To begin the application process please click on the ” button. Youwill be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and statementof interest. You will also be asked to provide contact informationfor three (3) references as part of your online application.The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 31, 2020,however, positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled.center_img Ongoing/Renewable Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2020 The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and theDivision of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine,Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin is seekingapplicants for an assistant, or associate professor, to join ourHematology and Bone Marrow Transplant clinical and translationalresearch programs.The UW Bone Marrow Adult Transplant Program performs more than 200transplants annually, including both allogeneic and autologoustransplants. In 2018, our program began CAR-T therapy for our adultpatient population. Our program is a growing multidisciplinary teamof transplant professionals, working together toward the goal ofproviding the best possible care for our patients. The candidatewill contribute to our strategic framework in support of our BMTprogram, provide direct patient care, academic teaching, andconduct clinical research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. We are committed todiversity in all areas, including scholarship, instruction, andengagement at all levels. Candidates should address at least one ofthese areas in their cover letter and indicate their experience,current interest or activities and future goals to promote aclimate that values diversity and inclusion. ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Total compensation targets AAMC benchmarks by rank.This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PositionVacancy #201103; please note that only one vacancy exists. Havingtwo position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine andPublic Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track facultycredentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for thisposition. Instructions to Applicants: Additional Information: Degree and Area of Specialization: MD, DO or MD/PhD; Must be Board prepared or eligible in Hematology,or Hematology and Medical Oncology. Salary: Clinical and research publications in hematological malignancy orbone marrow transplantation (BMT).Completion of an accredited fellowship training program inhematology and/or medical oncology with clinical experience.Candidates for associate professor rank must meet criteria forappointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines. Department(s): Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine valueprofessionalism, patient-centeredness, compassion, respect,innovation, discovery, inclusion, diversity, teamwork, scholarshipand stewardship. Duties include approximately 60% direct patientcare at UW Health’s main campus, including ambulatory, inpatientand consult service attending; proactively supporting efforts toimprove diversity in clinical trial participants; 40% protectedtime to develop a research or education program and to engage inrelated scholarly activity or administrative role. Additionalleadership positions representing the division and/or UWCCC onstate, regional or national committees may be available toappropriate candidates.The Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology & PalliativeMedicine is part of the Department of Medicine and theNCI-designated UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Divisionis active in all phases of cancer therapy development andevaluation.The successful candidate will join a world-class institution thatencourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic andpopulation health research, and attracts scholars and students fromaround the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city with apopulation of over 252,000, and offers an ideal combination ofnatural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schoolsand outdoor recreation. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Official Title: Applications Open: Nov 22 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

‘Major fire’ hits cathedral in French city of Nantes

first_imgDozens of firefighters were Saturday battling a  major fire inside a cathedral in the western French city of Nantes, emergency services said.Fire crews were alerted just before 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) to the blaze at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, construction on which started in the 15th century, the emergency operations center said.It said the “major fire” was still advancing and 60 firefighters had been dispatched to the scence. The gothic structure was last hit by fire in 1972. Its roof took more than 13 years to repair.Another religious building in Nantes — the Basilica of St Donatian and St Rogatian — was struck by a fire in 2015 that destroyed three-quarters of its roof.In April last year, a fire engulfed Paris’s 13th century Notre-Dame Cathedral, causing its steeple to collapse and sending billowing fumes containing toxic molten lead into the air. The structure will take years to repair.Topics :last_img read more

Women of Troy prepare for crosstown rivalry game

first_imgThe game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.Unlike USC, the Bruins (8-1) have already had a misstep so far this year, despite their No. 1 rank, after stumbling to Nebraska during the first week of the season. Since then, though, UCLA has rattled off seven straight wins behind the play of senior leaders Rachael Kidder and Tabi Love.Coincidentally enough, the Women of Troy counter the senior outside hitters of UCLA with a pair of freshman who have played well beyond their years during the early part of this season. Leading the pack has been freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, who has burst onto the national scene with her stellar play at the net.Along with Bricio, fellow freshman Alicia Ogoms has started to come on strong, as her playing time has slowly begun to increase. At 6-4, Ogoms has displayed an uncanny knack for the big block, even in part-time duty, and has flashed the ability to be a dominant force at the net as the season goes on.Supplementing the play of the pair of freshman has been junior All-American libero Natalie Hagglund and potential All-American and senior captain Katie Fuller.After playing a marginal role on last year’s Final Four team, Fuller has been a dominant force from the off-hand position and has gracefully taken on the job of being the elder statesman of the group. While her hitting has been excellent, the senior opposite hitter has continued to impress with her passing as she has set and then broken her career-high for digs in a game.In the back row, Hagglund doesn’t have a pretty job, but her serve-receive and passing prowess has been a boon to the undefeated Women of Troy. Constantly moving and hustling, the libero provides playoff experience and sets the tone for USC on and off the court.Over their last 10 matches against each other, USC and UCLA have an even split at 5-5, with the Women of Troy garnering the last win at the end of the 2011 season. For USC, Wednesday’s game is their first chance to successfully defend the Pac-12 title they earned last season.Though the 2012 season is still in its infantile stages, it is never too early for a tough test, even against a conference rival. For a team like the Women of Troy that lack big-game experience as a group, Wednesday’s game is a great way to gauge both where the team is and where it might end up. The No. 2 USC women’s volleyball team is set to face crosstown rival and top-ranked UCLA on Wednesday at the Galen Center. Coming off of four straight weekends that have ended with tournament wins, the Women of Troy (12-0) won’t catch a break, opening up Pac-12 play with their toughest challenge so far this season.Rivalry · Freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio has led USC to a 12-0 start. They play UCLA Wednesday, winners of the 2011 national title. – Corey Marquetti | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack investigated in doping cover-up probe

first_imgFormer IAAF president Lamine Diack is being investigated in relation to allegations that he helped to cover up doping cases.The 82-year-old is suspected of taking money from Russia to sweep over positive drugs tests.His advisor, Habib Cisse, is also being investigated.Sebastian Coe succeeded the Senegalese as IAAF president in August, bringing an end to Diack’s 16-year reign.A statement from the IAAF confirmed that French police visited their offices on Tuesday to conduct interviews.”The IAAF confirms that, emanating from separate ongoing investigations by WADA’s independent commission and the IAAF’s own independent Ethics Commission into allegations surrounding its anti-doping rules and regulations, a French police investigation has now commenced,” a statement read. “The IAAF is fully cooperating with all investigations as it has been from the beginning of the process.”As part of the French investigation, police visited the IAAF HQ offices yesterday to carry out interviews and to access documentation.”The IAAF will make no further comment at this time.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Visiting Professor From China To Share His Knowledge Of Traditional Chinese…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, Wash. – Years before Dr. Heng Li became a medical doctor and Traditional Chinese Medicine physician, he initially had some doubts about TCM.“I did not like TCM, in the beginning. I once thought it was witch doctor’s stuff,” says Li, who recently arrived from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) to spend five weeks as a visiting professor at Saint Martin’s University.“I have an uncle, a top authority on acupuncture in China, who warned me, ‘One day, you’re going to fall in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine.’ And I did!” recalls Li, a fifth-generation TCM physician within his family.Li is assistant director and associate professor at Shanghai University’s China Shanghai International Acupuncture and Moxibustion Training Center. He is also chief doctor in the Acupuncture and Tuina Department of the Municipal Clinic Hua Dong Hospital. Li is sharing his knowledge and passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine, a 2,000-year old discipline, with students enrolled in the Saint Martin’s RN-to-BSN Nursing Program’s introductory course, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Evidence-Based Practice.Li’s visit to Saint Martin’s is the result of the sister university relationship the two schools have shared since 2008. Students at SHUTCM are typically sent to Saint Martin’s for summer cultural exchange activities, and Li is the second visiting professor from SHUTCM to arrive on the Lacey campus.“It is a great honor to have Dr. Li with us. This is a culmination of years of cultural and academic exchange between the two institutions,” said Josephine Yung, vice president of the Office of International Programs and Development at Saint Martin’s.“Dr. Li provides students with the insight, experience, and wisdom of a traditional Chinese medicine doctor (TCM) who uses an approach to health that is multifaceted and able to help individuals achieve wellness,” says Louise Kaplan, director of the RN-to-BSN program. “He is skilled at making complicated theories understandable and brings to life the power of TCM.”For Li, his stint as a guest lecturer is all part of his main mission: to spread accurate information and knowledge about Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western world, and to more fully integrate TCM with Western medicine. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine is practiced alongside Western medicine in clinics and hospitals throughout China, and TCM has become a very common practice in the United States.Still, Westerners continue to hold numerous misconceptions about TCM. Li attributes those misunderstandings, in part, to what he describes as the “Americanization and Europeanization” of the TCM approach.“In China,” Li further explains, “Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors are also M.D.s, medical doctors. We first treat a patient just like an M.D. would. Then, following a consultation and an examination, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat their problem.” In the West, many TCM practitioners are not medical doctors, and TCM is not considered to be part of conventional medicine but, rather, alternative and complementary medicine.TCM practices include Tuina (pronounced “twee nah”), a type of body massage, acupuncture, herbal therapy, dietary therapy, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin), moxibustion (burning and applying a raw herb in conjunction with acupuncture), and Tai Ji and Qi Gong mind-body therapies.One significant difference between the two medical approaches, Li says, is TCM is a more holistic-based medicine than Western medicine. “We not only treat the body, but also the mind and the soul.”Another important difference, according to Li, is Traditional Chinese Medicine places extensive emphasis on individualized treatment. “Just like no two leaves of a tree are exactly alike, the same is true of human beings,” Li says. “We consult with each patient, look at them, examine them, gauge their constitution. In Western medicine, however, the treatment is not so much individualized as it is uniform. For example, the common cold is treated exactly the same in all individuals.”Li believes this emphasis on the individual makes for a “perfect match” between Traditional Chinese Medicine and nursing. “TCM can be transplanted very well into a nursing program because we share that same core value of individualized attention.”“Nurses are with their patients all the time, more than the doctors. Nurses have a great opportunity to observe a patient as an individual person, as we do in Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Along with nursing students, other students enrolled in the introductory course who are considering careers in the health professions will be learning about TCM from Li.In addition to serving as a guest lecturer, Li is assisting Saint Martin’s in planning an exhibit about Traditional Chinese Medicine the two universities are cosponsoring and which is scheduled to be held July 18-20 on the Saint Martin’s campus and within the surrounding community.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook14Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MAY 28, 2016

first_imgSEAN MCCARTHY, BERT’S MELODY, WINNER: “I feel fantastic. With this particular situation it’s an advantage. She has speed, obviously. You know you’re going to go into a race where there’s going to be a lot of speed and good speed on top of that. So, sometimes when you run a longer distance before a race like this, it will cause them to settle and relax a little bit, which is exactly what we did today.“I knew that Art’s [Sherman] filly was pretty fast and that she was going to be up on the front end and we certainly didn’t want to get into a battle with each other. We were lucky enough that ‘Bert’ is starting to mature quite well and she’s settling down. This is the second race she’s settled like that in so today it worked out super.” JOHN BARR, OWNER/BREEDER, BERT’S MELODY, WINNER: “You get all kinds of emotions when you watch them win. Brice rides her very well, Sean trains her beautifully and she’s got some talent so, today was the day!“Well the California incentive program is an outstanding program, probably the best in the nation for an individual state and I’m very proud to have been a director on the CTBA board for a number of years and this is one of the rewards!” JOCKEY QUOTESBRICE BLANC, RIDER OF BERT’S MELODY, WINNER: “Sean’s really done a great job with her. She ran great the other day, but she got a little tired going a mile and one eighth and it set us up for a big race today. She’s relaxing better now and she’s getting a little older and a little smarter.” TRAINER QUOTES             NOTES: The winning Owner/Breeder is John Barr of Oakcrest Stable who resides in Orange, CA.last_img read more