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

Ocean City’s DAKS Kayaks Offers Relaxation in Nature

first_imgDAKS Kayaks and Paddleboards in Ocean City offers sunset tours, which people seem to love. (Courtesy Alene Hartman) By Maddy VitaleAlene Hartman and her husband Dave used to rent kayaks, then they bought a few to go out and enjoy their love of the water.When the opportunity arose to open a store that sells kayaks and paddleboards, the two jumped at the notion.That was six years ago, and at that time they opened DAKS Kayaks & Paddleboards at 1101 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City.Since then, the Ocean City couple made their venture a family affair. Their daughters, Caroline, 25, and Allison, 27, who are also water bugs, help out every summer.DAKS features everything a watersport enthusiast, whether novice or expert, would want when they head to the ocean or bay. There are plenty of top-of-the-line paddleboards, kayaks, oars and other necessities to navigate the channels. The business also sells a wide selection of beach essentials, from summer attire to flip flops, life vests and other gear and accessories.Co-owner of the family-owned business, Alene Hartman, speaks with William McCullough, of Abington, Pa., about sunset tours.Aside from the warm welcome when entering DAKS and quality merchandise that fills the shelves, knowledgeable staff members are on hand to schedule tours and answer questions people may have when thinking about hopping in a kayak or atop a paddleboard.Liz Kilcourse, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, has been a tour guide with DAKS for five years. The yoga instructor with AtlantiCare also takes customers out on paddleboard yoga adventures.“Everyone is afraid of paddleboarding at first, but it is easier than you think,” Kilcourse explained. “At first, people are very nervous and want to make sure everything is perfect. And in time, they are happy and paddling along.”Liz Kilcourse, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, has been a DAKS tour guide for five years.DAKS currently offers three types of guided tours throughout the summer through Labor Day and on weekends through the first week of October.Each tour is with skilled guides, who explain the sights and history of Ocean City’s waterways.The sunset tours offer a relaxing experience for people to watch the sunset over the bay, Hartman said.William McCullough and his son, Finn, 8, of Abington, Pa., stopped in to find out about the sunset tours and scheduled a tour.Hartman was quick to oblige. She explained the tours, and McCullough set up a trip.DAKS offers guided tours, including sunset and eco-tours. (Courtesy Alene Hartman)DAKS also offers eco-tours. Customers get to view the marshes and back bays surrounding Ocean City by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. The tours are led by trained naturalists who know the local ecosystem and wildlife.There is also the stand-up paddleboard yoga tour. Kilcourse takes front and center in that one as it is her specialty. People are treated to a scenic tour of the back bays of Ocean City, where they settle on a spot to find their ZEN.Through the years, staffers have met some really interesting customers, they said. People from age three to 80 have taken the tours. Hartman recalled one of her favorite stories about one in particular.“We had a woman who came with a friend for her birthday. She turned 80 and kayaking was on her bucket list,” Hartman said. “The two friends each went out in kayaks along with tour guides and had a great time.”Larger groups with as many as 35 people also book tours, Hartman said.Some of those groups take lengthy excursions. A recent group went from Brigantine to Galloway Township in a 13-mile paddle, Hartman said.Harrison Hepding and Adam King, both 2018 OCHS graduates of Upper Township, are DAKS employees (Courtesy Alene Hartman)“We deliver the kayaks,” Hartman said, adding most of the customers go out in the Ocean City area. “We are mobile. We will deliver kayaks to the beach and to the bay. We will make it as convenient as possible. We do the set-up. All you have to do is get on and paddle.”But most of the time, families are paddling around the bay for about an hour and a half, she explained.Something Hartman and Kilcourse stressed was that safety is paramount. On DAKS website www.dakskayaks.com there is a map of the waterways offering navigation tools and tips. People may also call the store for advice, Hartman said.“We suggest safe and scenic areas to go to,” Hartman said.Alene Hartman with tour guide, Liz Kilcourse, outside of DAKSKilcourse, and the other 16 employees at Daks, keep a close watch on the tide charts and the moon.“New and full moons mean high tides are a lot higher,” Kilcourse noted.But for anyone who is fearful, the team always carries a tow rope to bring someone in to safety.“She has pulled in men, children and women,” Hartman said.And people aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good paddle along the bay.Alene Hartman displays a dog life vest.“Dogs go out, too,” Hartman said, adding that DAKS sells life jackets for dogs.Hartman, a history teacher in the Egg Harbor Township School District, said just as the school year ends, DAKS gets busy, making it a perfect way to spend her summers with her family.The success of her business comes from the help of her family and staff, she said. “Everybody chips in,” Hartman said.And even the boss gets to spend time out on the water.She makes sure to go on the sunset tours.“It is such a beautiful time watching the sunset over the bay,” Hartman said. “There is nothing like it.”DAKS Kayaks is open weekdays and weekends through Labor Day and then weekends only through the first week of October. DAKS staff is available to do tours and rentals with a 24-hour notice, by calling or dropping into the store to make a reservation. A list of prices for all of the amenities are on the website at www.dakskayaks.com or call (609) 938-1185.last_img read more

5 cybersecurity strategies from the White House

first_imgOctober marks the 12th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  This is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.  And one former White House CIO has some information to share with you: She says that defensive strategies stop just one-third of threats and you should go “Go on the Cybersecurity Offensive.”You’ve been thinking about cybersecurity all wrong, says Theresa Payton, former White House chief information officer (CIO) under President George W. Bush.“That’s not your fault,” says Payton, who delivered a keynote address at the CUNA Technology Council and Operations, Sales & Service Council Conferences in Orlando, Fla. “You were told to create these firewalls and install antivirus software and hunker down behind that. That isn’t going to work. You need to go on offense.”Defensive systems simply can’t keep up with the legion of cybercriminals who release a new deviant of malware into the wild every 90 seconds, Payton says. Their coding acumen and technology allow them to quickly detect and circumvent obstacles in antivirus and antimalware software simply by changing a line of code.Theresa Payton “These systems only block about one-third of all the bad things out there,” says Payton, founder/CEO of Fortalice Solutions and co-founder of Dark Cubed, and a member of two military-oriented credit unions. “That’s why it’s so important for you to have an offensive strategy.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

One and done compliance training doesn’t cut the mustard

first_imgDo you ever feel like compliance training is constantly on your mind? If you answered yes, you may actually be doing it wrong.We all know how important training is to a sustainable and successful compliance effort. Yet, without a strategic training plan, all that time spent shopping, arranging and traveling for here-and-there sessions eats up time and leaves you with a less-than-satisfactory result.Strategic training plans are more than a calendar of online courses. A truly effective plan takes into account the full picture and asks:What kind of training do we need?Which staff members require the training?Which methods are best for presenting the information?How often does it need to happen?Take teller staff. These professionals require a very different kind of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) training than mortgage lenders, for example. The same online BSA course for all employees isn’t going to provide the specific, job-related information that individual staff need to meet BSA requirements. Of course, it’s critical training be provided to all employees. It’s just that the training has be relevant to their responsibilities to be truly effective. A generic overview of regulatory requirements won’t cut the mustard.It’s also important to remember a one-and-done approach to training doesn’t work. For instance, tellers must balance strict responsibilities with outstanding member service, which can put regulatory requirements on the back burner. Regular and periodic BSA training for them, as well as other employees, is helpful to keeping compliance right where it should be – at the front of their minds.When tackling the “when” of your strategic plan, consider how your credit union handles training for new employees. Do you assign them a slew of online courses and call it good, or do you take the opportunity to provide them with valuable training that not only covers the rules, but also provides them with critical information specific to your credit union and to their duties?Put yourself in the shoes of the employees charged with completing compliance-driven duties. Imagine you are starting a new job. Your supervisor hands you a list of regulations governing how you should do your job and stops there. He doesn’t instruct you how to do your job so you are in compliance with those regulations. Surprisingly, the “how to” is often overlooked in training sessions. Think of your mortgage lenders. These folks have faced arguably the largest regulatory upheaval in their day-to-day duties in recent years. Training that not only covers the regulatory requirements, but also includes the specific processes your credit union has implemented to comply with those requirements, is likely very welcome.After you’ve mapped out what specific types of training the employees in each area of your credit union need, think about how often the training should be provided. When regulations change is an easy one. Most all credit unions conduct training around important updates. But, what about the regulations that aren’t getting all the attention? Are you remembering to include those in the training plan?Again, we often rely on online courses to meet training requirements, but a review should be conducted regularly to determine whether those courses really do provide the level of training your employees need and deserve to perform the requirements of their jobs.All of this can sound a bit daunting. Fortunately, credit unions have many resources, ranging from free webinars to compliance consultants, to help them set up, manage and even conduct training for staff. If you continue to be overwhelmed even after finding help, get that chin up by thinking about this quote from Peter F. Drucker: “No one learns so much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.” 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cindy Williams Cindy Williams is vice president of regulatory compliance for PolicyWorks, a national leader of credit union compliance solutions. She can be reached at [email protected] Web: www.policyworksllc.com Detailslast_img read more

Clippers can’t beat depleted Heat, have nine-game home winning streak snapped

first_img“We just got our (butt) kicked,” Williams said. “We didn’t play hard for four quarters.”To add insult to the situation, Rivers was called for a pair of technical fouls within 15 seconds in the fourth quarter and was ejected. He seemed shocked by the second technical and left the floor with a shrug and 7:17 on the clock. Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian took over on the sideline.“I can’t explain them,” Rivers said. “I was saying (the call) was awful. I didn’t know you get a (technical) foul when the official is on the other side of the floor.“But listen,” he added, “we played poorly.”The Heat shot 43.5 percent from the floor and finished 13 for 39 from 3-point range. The Clippers made only 37.1 percent of their shots and went 7 for 29 from deep.“This is a bad loss for us,” said Tobias Harris, who led the Clippers with 20 points on 8-19 shooting. “They stumped us with the zone and we were unable to make shots or get stops.”Harris also picked up his second technical foul in as many games, this time for signaling for a replay following a Bam Adebayo tip-in.“We’ve got to keep our composure,” he said. “It was rough, three (technical) fouls. We were frustrated and they blew the whistles.”The Heat controlled the first half, building a lead as large as 13 by shooting 9 for 22 from deep (four of those 3s belonged to Wade) and 22 of 24 from the free-throw line.The Clippers, meanwhile, made only four of their 17 3-point attempts in the first half, though they did convert 18 of their 20 free-throw looks.Not everything fell in Miami’s favor early. Already without Josh Richardson — who was a game-time scratch due to right shoulder impingement — as well as Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters, the Heat lost Johnson with about five minutes left in the first quarter.Johnson suffered a left hip contusion, the team said. Although X-rays were negative, he did not return, leaving Miami with eight active players. Johnson had eight points in his first start this season before he went out.The Clippers got back in it with a 25-15 run to close the second quarter, including Harris hammering home an authoritative dunk — and drawing a foul — off a quick pass from Beverley off an inbound play with 1:37 to go. Harris celebrated with Montrezl Harrell-esque emotion, hollering and clenching his fists before making the free throw to draw the Clippers to to 58-55.A Williams lay-in and free throw followed by an Avery Bradley layup and the Clippers were up 60-58, which represented their first lead since they were up 6-5.A couple more 3-pointers by Wade (and a free throw by Derrick Jones Jr.) gave the visitors the halftime advantage, 65-62.The Clippers pulled even again in the third quarter on a Harris jumper that tied it 85-85. A 3-pointer from Mike Scott made it 88-85, but Miami recovered and took a 91-90 lead into the final quarter.“Usually we bring intensity, energy, defense and we didn’t bring these three things tonight,” said forward Danilo Gallinari, who finished 12 points and 10 rebounds. “These three things are our DNA; if we don’t bring it every night, we can lose every game.” PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, passes the ball from the floor as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem tires to get it during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives past Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — It figured to be a game of attrition. The home team with one of the NBA’s best benches would, eventually, have the upper hand on the team with only nine — actually, after the Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson first-quarter hip injury — eight players available.But with chants of “Let’s Go Heat” emanating from the Staples Center crowd, Miami wouldn’t go away and, confounded by a zone defense, the Clippers failed to find a rhythm and floundered.Against an Eastern Conference foe on the second game of a back-to-back, the Clippers missed 3-pointers, gave up 3s, got out-hustled, outrebounded and then unraveled all the way in the fourth quarter.And they lost — 121-98 — falling for the third time in four games and for just the second time at home this season, snapping a nine-game Staples Center winning streak. “There were so many fundamental breakdowns tonight that will never allow you to win the game,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “If we don’t come and play with great intensity and play hard, we’re not like some of the other teams. They can still win, (but) we’re just not one of those teams. For us, our energy and how we play is part of what we have to do to win. And we just didn’t do that tonight.”Dwyane Wade delivered for his vocal contingent of fans in his final visit to play the Clippers before he retires (the Lakers host the Heat on Monday, Wade’s last scheduled stop in L.A.)He became the 15th active player to play 1,000 regular-season games, and commemorated the occasion by scoring a game-high 25 points, shooting 5 for 10 from deep.“He’s still Dwyane Wade,” said Lou Williams, the Clippers reserve guard who had 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting. “Kobe (Bryant) had 60 in his last game. These guys have super powers, bro. You like to see it on TV, but they’re gonna get you sometimes.”The Clippers (16-9) appeared flat and out of sync for most of the game, especially in the final quarter, when the Heat (11-14) outscored them, 30-8 — after going on a 21-2 run to start the quarter.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Liverpool’s Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village

first_imgWhile the house of the player’s father, Salah Ghali, resembles others in the village, it was quieter: no-one was looking out of an open window, and no clothes hung from the house.The village has been the focus of huge media interest as Salah has risen to stardom, but family members at his house in Nagrig refused to talk to reporters “out of respect for his wishes”.– Gruelling daily journey –Salah’s journey, figuratively as well as literally, was anything but easy.“His talent clearly showed from the beginning,” said Ghamri Abdel-Hameed el-Saadani, who was the juniors coach at the Nagrig Youth Centre, where Salah started training at the age of eight.Still, Salah’s success is not just due to his talent, “it’s also a product of a will of steel, effort, and determination”, said Saadani.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 On Wednesday his talent will be on show in the Champions League as Liverpool tackle Porto.Mohamed Abdel-Gawad, 12, gazes in admiration at the three-storey house where Salah was born and raised, which overlooks a narrow dirt road like most of the houses in the village, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Cairo.“I hope to be like Mohamed Salah when I grow up,” Abdel-Gawad told AFP.“Mohamed Salah has become a professional player because of his ethics and humbleness.”In Nagrig as well as in Basyoun, the closest town, the youth centres were renamed after the Egyptian star.Fully aware that his success has become an inspiration for children in Egypt and Africa more widely, Salah addressed them in his acceptance speech when he won the African player of the year accolade in January, telling them: “Never stop dreaming, never stop believing.” Mohamed SalahCairo, Egypt | AFP | Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player.Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool — his goal in the victory against Southampton on Sunday was his 29th of the season.Further enhancing his status as a national hero, Salah played a key role in leading Egypt to the World Cup finals in Russia later this year.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Snoop Dog

first_imgFacebook151Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Snoop Dog! He is a happy, super-smart, one-year-old, German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix who is in search of his own active and loving family. He has lived successfully with another dog and enjoys playing with mellow dogs (with supervision and after proper introduction). Because of his size (87 pounds) and high energy level, children in his home should be older, dog-savvy, and gentle. Snoop Dog enjoys leash-walks (the more the better), playing tether ball, inventing his own tennis ball games, and swimming.Besides being such a cool dude, he is considered handsome by the volunteers here at the shelter. Volunteers say that his chestnut-colored neck hair really sets off his black muzzle and pearly whites. If you are looking for a very nice dog, and can provide him with love, exercise, further training to satisfy his desire for knowledge, good chow, and a fenced yard, then perhaps we should set a “get-to-know” each other date.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Snoop Dog in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Westport Winery Wins Unanimous Double Golds at Great Northwest Invitational

first_imgFacebook180Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryThis week we were excited to get the text that said, “Your Cabs are kicking a** in Hood River.” This the first time we were invited to participate in the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition held at the Columbia Gorge Inn in Hood River, Oregon.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryThe prestigious event offers twenty wine judges the opportunity to invite up to 100 wines each to compete for top honors. That means a win, is a BIG win!We had three 2017 Cabernet Sauvignons represented in this competition. Charterboat Chick, MV Endeavor, and MV Argonaut. All three received double gold medals (unanimous panel decisions).Our Cabernet Sauvignon “program” is one that our director of winemaking Dana Roberts has been nurturing for years. He is convinced that Washington State grows the best Cab Sauv grapes. For Dana, the best way to finish wine from his favorite vineyards is to age it in special French oak barrels. The results of this event proves that his passion is in the right place.To accomplish this feat we are fortunate to partner and collaborate with the top wine grape growers in Washington.Joe Hattrup, who owns both Sugarloaf and Elephant Mountain Vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA, grew the fruit Dana used to craft MV Endeavor—named after the dive boat Blain built at Westport Shipyard where he met his future wife Kim Irving. We also harvest Malbec, Mouvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, and of course, our beloved Cabernet Sauvignon at Hattrup Farms.Charterboat Chick features 52% Cab from Conner-Lee Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA and 48% from May’s Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryMV Argonaut (named after Blain’s first dive boat on Maui) is made from grapes exclusively grown at Conner-Lee Vineyard.During your next visit to Westport Winery Garden Resort you will see the new tasting room for Ocean’s Daughter Distillery. We hope to have our first few selections available for tasting and purchase by Thanksgiving. Just like at the winery we will offer complimentary gift wrapping to be sure to include spirits in your holiday gift list.Westport Winery Seaside received the 2019 Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryIn Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11am to 6pm. For more information on the Oregon operation guests can visit their website at www.westportwinery.com. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more