Trina Solar supplies 7 MW of modules to UK project

first_imgTrina Solar supplies 7 MW of modules to UK projectLoad and wind bearing capacity of Trina modules prompts Belgian installer Ikaros Solar to use the Chinese modules for the first time. Goose Willow Farm scheme will use 24,000 Trina panels. July 12, 2013 Max Hall Finance Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Chinese solar manufacturer Trina Solar has supplied 24,000 of its PC14 modules for a 7 MW project in the UK. Installer Ikaros Solar turned to Trina in part because of the modules’ ability to perform in low light as well as having high wind load and snow load bearing ability. The 7 MW scheme at Goose Willow Farm in Abingdon, Oxfordshire will feature modules with power outputs between 290 Wp and 295 Wp and marks the first collaboration between Trina and Belgian installer Ikaros Solar. 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Disability Services Coordinator

first_imgDemonstrated ability to perform and coordinate administrativefunctions and provide general program support.Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills,including presentation skills.Demonstrated interpersonal skills including working withindividuals from diverse backgrounds.Demonstrated organizational skills and experience workingindependently and accurately.Demonstrated experience taking initiative and exercising soundjudgment when making decisions and meeting deadlines.Proven experience working well as part of a team.Knowledge of disability laws and implications for higher educationincluding Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, WCAG,Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act.Proven ability to safeguard sensitive and confidentialinformation.Familiarity with FERPA regulations.Proficiency using and experience in accessibility features of MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint, PDF and AT hardware and software (JAWS, ZoomText, Duxbury, Dragon). Vacancy Number:S-00701 The Coordinator assists in serving the entire Auburn University atMontgomery ( AUM ) campus community, in coordination with theDisability Services Director and staff, (students and visitors withdisabilities, as well as departments needing, or seeking, toimprove the physical and programmatic accessibility of theirprograms) by leading AUM’s efforts to respond appropriately tonon-discrimination and accommodation services requirements of theADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 and 508 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973.The Coordinator will provide assistive technology (AT) services onbehalf of the Center for Disability Services ( CDS ) to includeassisting staff with AT request and questions relating to AThardware and software; complete alternative format request such asbrailling, captioning, visualdescriptions and electronic text (e-text); scan documents forconversion into alternativeformats.Responsibilities:• Provide intentional services that support academic success, thisincludes digitizing classroom materials and texts, captioning ofvideos, coordinating transcription and/or interpretation servicesfor students to include Braille, and exam proctoring.• Manage online accommodation request service delivery system,Accommodate, and provide IT and AT support within CDS office andfor hybrid and online classes.• Train academic and administrative personnel, and students withdisabilities on the proper use of AT; conduct on-campus in-servicetraining and at off-campus agencies. Represent CDS at community,state, professional conferences and meetings.• Assist in the implementation and evaluation of alluniversity-wide policy, contract, and procedure reviews, as well asassessment efforts pertaining to access and student disabilityservices.• Maintains CDS website and assists with gathering data on programservices and CDS students using Accommodate, Argos, Qualtricssurvey software, and Student Banner.• Assist with caseloads of students with disabilities whichincludes maintaining accurate and confidential records for eachstudent related to eligibility, provision of services, andaccommodation decisions and recommendations.• Assist maintaining disability records management with attentionto the protection of confidentiality of all student records (e.g.,disability documentation, database, case notes) and in accordancewith FERPA regulations; ensure accountability of the office throughpreparation and maintenance of administrative records andreports.• Collaborate with instructors to identify volunteer note takers.Provide training and materials for note takers and otherindividuals selected to assist students receivingaccommodations.• Assist with supervision, ongoing development, and performanceevaluation for student workers, consisting of student note takers,and office staff. Classification Title:Coordinator Quick Linkhttps://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4633 Position Title:Disability Services Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities: Position Profile Link Employment Type:Full-Time Position Information Minimum Qualifications: This posting will remain open until closed:Yes Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services, Education,Administration, Psychology, Counseling, or related field AND three(3) years of experience in disability services. A Master’s degreein a related field may be substituted for up to (2) years of therequired experience. Salary Band:105 Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employercommitted to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourageapplications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the safety andsecurity of our campus community is a top priority. All employeesat AUM are considered to be Responsible Employees and have the dutyto immediately report information that has the potential toadversely impact safety or wellness on our campus.Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right onceinterviewing has begun to stop accepting applications. Department:Center for Disability Services About the University/College Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Special Instructions to Applicants: Located in Alabama’s vibrant state capital, Auburn University atMontgomery is a fast-growing university on the rise. Don’t justtake our word for it: The Princeton Review rates us as one of thebest colleges in the Southeast, while U.S. News & World Reportrecently ranked us No. 22 among regional universities in the Southfor the quality of undergraduate teaching and 38th among all publicinstitutions in the region.Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employercommitted to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourageapplications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the safety andsecurity of our campus community is a top priority. All employeesat AUM are considered to be Responsible Employees and have the dutyto immediately report information that has the potential toadversely impact safety or wellness on our campus Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterProfessional Reference SheetOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Close Date: Job Open Date:03/04/2021last_img read more

Two File Lawsuit Against Unicorn Meat, Allege Vision Damage at ‘Return to Bubble Kingdom’

first_imgBy Justin CharlesRemember ‘Return to the Bubble Kingdom’? The huge, end of summer warehouse party in Brooklyn hosted by Unicorn Meat NYC, featuring performances by Conspirator and Two Fresh among others, that promised tons of quirky visual features to excite guests. Along with ‘large scale art installations’, ‘choreographed performances’, and ‘holograms that float in the air above the dance floor’, a major selling point was a ‘black light reactive waterfall on the dance floor’.How do you get a ‘black light reactive waterfall’ into a Brooklyn warehouse? Apparently by filling a swimming pool with glow stick chemicals. Gothamist is now reporting that two 19 year old women, Rocio Marie Cabrera and Sarah Deodath, both of the Bronx, have filled a lawsuit against both the promoters and the owner of the warehouse. They claim the pool left them with permanent vision impairment.Update:Unicorn Meat has Released This Statment on Their Website:As a small event organization, we work hard to create diverse, entertaining, but ultimately safe parties for our clientele. It’s all about doing good things and having fun — for us and our clients. We have become a leading event company in Brooklyn by doing just that.  We try to support not only ourselves, but also other talented musicians, performers, and visual artists, through our events.We understand that claims have just been made – with massive and unnecessary publicity, both online and in mainstream media — that two individuals were injured at one of our events.  We are of course concerned, as we pride ourselves on sponsoring safe events. We have not been served with any papers yet or arranged counsel.  We do not know the full details of the accusations.  We do know that no one else has come forward with similar claims.  Yet dozens of other people participated in the same activities that allegedly produced injury.We just found out about all this in the last 24 hours or so.  It has been a chaotic situation for us.  We have not had a chance to investigate the facts.  We know nothing about the people who are complaining about what happened at the event, if anything.  We don’t know whether there is any legitimacy to the claims.  We do know that one of the people complaining lists her place of employment as a hair styling salon that also manufactures and sells their own products. Those products, such as hair sprays and gels, can cause eye irritations.  We will want to investigate the possibility that she developed an irritation from her workplace or other location but we haven’t done this yet.  We just don’t know – and, again, no one except the two people complaining has reported any similar issues to us.  We do intend to respond to this litigation in a responsible, thoughtful, and professional way, with help from counsel.– From Alex Kay, owner. Twenty-four-year-old, New York area native who has developed a great reputation from providing others with fun and safe entertainment.last_img read more

Twisted Sister – The Sound Of Thunder

first_imgWords by Bob Wilson Photos by Wayne Herrschaft The current line-up of Twisted Sister is Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (lead/rhythm guitar), Eddie ‘Fingers’ Ojeda (lead/rhythm guitar), Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza (bass guitar), and Mike Portnoy (drums). A Concert To Honor A.J. PeroTwisted Sister brought “The Sound Of Thunder” tour, a concert honoring the memory of drummer A.J. Pero to the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, New Jersey on June 13th.With front man Dee Snider reminding one of a cross between Roger Daltrey and Phyllis Diller with serious abs, Twisted Sister were certainly visually quite a site to behold.The band went from the bars to the stars, and even found the controversial Snider testifying before the United States Senate back in 1985 with John Denver and Frank Zappa.  Exalted by MTV to the (silver) stars and into America’s consciousness, the group followed in the footsteps of Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls.  They had less makeup than Kiss, and more balls than your average Long Island bar band.Anthony Jude Pero died at the young age of 55 on March 20th, 2015 of a heart attack.  A.J. was traveling on the tour bus of the band Adrenaline Mob on their way to a show.  The drummer was rushed to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, but he could not be revived.  A.J. would often come to dine with the roadies, and love to meet the fans.  Guitarist Jay Jay French was quoted as saying, “The nice one died”.  He loved the vocation he had chosen, and the people that surrounded him.  It seems fitting that he passed on his way to rock, with the wheels of the tour bus rolling along.Twisted Sister performed an 18 song set, opening with What You Don’t Know (Sure Can Hurt You).The drum kit was handled studiously by Mike Portnoy, formally of Dream Theater and Adrenaline Mob. The band did not skip a beat, with highlights including Stay Hungry, The Beast, You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll, I Am (I’m Me), and the band’s signature tunes We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock.  Portnoy played a memorial solo with A.J. Up on the screen, while the audience chanted his name, and reacted with visceral emotion.  While the drummer’s life was being celebrated, so also was the band’s history which started in 1972.  The theme of the set list seemed to be aimed at defying Father Time, who the aging rockers have realized is a real mother. Both a CD and DVD are set to be released of the memorial shows.  The first of the shows was held in Las Vegas on May 30th at the Joint Hard Rock Hotel, with Skid Row also on the bill.Tonight’s show was opened by Four By Fate, and Billy Mira and the Hitmen.  Twisted Sister will hit a few dates around Europe, and return to the USA.  Their last scheduled show this yearis on September 12th at the Grand Casino for the Grand Rocktember Music Festival III.last_img read more

Mary Lee Ingbar, pioneer in field of health economics, dies at 83

first_imgMary Lee Ingbar, Radcliffe ’46, Ph.D. ’53, M.P.H. ’56, who was a pioneer in applying quantitative and sophisticated computer analysis to the developing field of health economics in the 1950s and 1960s, died in Cambridge, on Sept. 18.Ingbar was especially interested in the relationships between cost, quality, and outcomes of medical care.  She brought insights from the fields of econometrics and operations research to bear upon the variability of the costs of medical care from one health care setting to another; to this end, she developed what in all likelihood was the first comprehensive statistical and econometric computer software program for analyzing hospital costs. In this work, she collaborated closely with Professor John Dunlop of Harvard (later U.S. secretary of labor) and Lester D. Taylor.  She and Taylor wrote “Hospital Costs in Massachusetts” (Harvard University Press, 1968), one of the first econometric studies of hospital costs ever to be published.In the early 1970s, while associate professor of health economics at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School, Ingbar was a member of the California Hospital Commission, where she participated in the design and implementation of an innovative program for detailed reporting of hospital expenses and health outcomes, which allowed comparisons of costs and efficiencies of care, and helped to establish the oversight of then-emerging forms of health care delivery, such as health maintenance organizations.In the late 1970s and 1980s, Ingbar worked to advance the use of computerized databases to track health care events, costs, and outcomes in medical care delivery systems that were growing increasingly large and complex. During these years, she held professorships at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.Ingbar remained a principal research associate of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School for the remainder of her life.  She served as an Overseer for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as a member of the Corporation of Partners Healthcare System. Ingbar was very active in the American Public Health Association (APHA); she was a member of the APHA Governing Council and a chairperson of the APHA Medical Care Section. She was consultant on health economics to many organizations, and in recent years served on the Council of the Alumni Association of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.Ingbar was born and raised in New York City. Her mother, Ruth P. Mack, was a noted economist. Her stepfather, Edward C. Mack, was a professor of English literature at the City College of New York.  John E. Mack, her stepbrother, was a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and received the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of T.E. LawrenceMary Lee Ingbar was married to Sidney H. Ingbar, an internationally recognized expert on thyroid gland disease and William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is survived by her three sons, David Ingbar, M.D. ’78, of Minneapolis; Eric Ingbar of Carson City, Nev.; and Jonathan Ingbar of Portland, Ore.Donations in honor of Mary Lee Ingbar may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance and High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. A memorial will be held at a later date.last_img read more

Salting Error Causes Multiple Maryland Accidents

first_imgDave Buck, spokesman for Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA), says trucks went out overnight to pretreat for possible precipitation Saturday. They transported four people for checkups. A spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m. the department responded to 8 collisions on the Beltway between Connecticut Ave. and Rockville Pike. He says one truck was operated by a contractor and loaded with both salt brine and liquid magnesium. The truck treated the west side of the Beltway between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. This is the area where the accidents occurred. MSHA has the truck and is investigating why it was used and how it was loaded with the wrong materials. Buck sayscenter_img Maryland State Police were kept busy Friday morning with accidents on the Beltway near Georgia Ave. WUSA Images: Beltway Crashes MSHA has salted and conditions are improving.last_img read more

New Mathematical Formula Unveiled to Prevent AI From Making Unethical Decisions

first_imgThe AI has a vast number of potential strategies to choose from, but some are unethical and will incur not just moral cost but a significant potential penalty if regulators levy hefty fines or customers boycott you – or both.That’s why these mathematicians and statisticians came together: to help business and regulators by creating a new “Unethical Optimization Principle” that would provide a simple formula to estimate the impact of AI decisions.RELATED: In World First, AI System Develops New Drug, Cuts R&D Costs By 80%, Moving it to Trials For OCD Patients in 1/5 the TimeImage credit: deepak pal, CC licenseAs it stands right now, “Optimization can be expected to choose disproportionately many unethical strategies,” said Professor Robert MacKay of the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick.“The Principle also suggests that it may be necessary to re-think the way AI operates in very large strategy spaces, so that unethical outcomes are explicitly rejected in the optimization/learning process.”They have laid out the full details in a paper bearing the name “An unethical optimization principle”, published in Royal Society Open Science on Wednesday 1st July 2020.POPULAR: Researchers Create AI System That Can Predict Epileptic Seizures One Hour Ahead of Time With 99.6% Accuracy“Our suggested ‘Unethical Optimization Principle’ can be used to help regulators, compliance staff and others to find problematic strategies that might be hidden,” said MacKay. “(The) inspection of which should show where problems are likely to arise and thus suggest how the AI search algorithm should be modified to avoid them in future.”Reprinted from Warwick CollegeBe Sure And Share This Intriguing Solution With Math Lovers On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreResearchers from the UK and Switzerland have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging choices.The collaborators from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, and EPFL – Lausanne, along with the strategy firm Sciteb Ltd, believe that in an environment in which decisions are increasingly made without human intervention, there is a very strong incentive to know under what circumstances AI systems might adopt an unethical strategy—and to find and reduce that risk, or eliminate entirely, if possible.Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly deployed in commercial situations. Consider for example using AI to set prices of insurance products to be sold to a particular customer. There are legitimate reasons for setting different prices for different people, but it may also be more profitable to make certain decisions that end up hurting the company.last_img read more

Erma Lee Balque

first_imgErma Lee Balque, 81, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was a native of Port Arthur, TX and was a member of Historic Israel Chapel AME Church. Funeral service will be Saturday, at 11:00 A.M. at Historic Israel Chapel. Rev. Theo Mays officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Park. Service entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img

Former Chief Justice Quince inducted into Warren E. Burger Society

first_img Dec 06, 2019 News in Photos Former Chief Justice Quince inducted into Warren E. Burger Society Peggy Quince, the first African-American female to serve as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, has been inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society.The Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent, and support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in exceptional ways. It is named for the former chief justice of the United States who helped found NCSC in 1971. The induction ceremony took place November 21 in Washington, D.C.Quince was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1998, and in 2008, she was named chief justice, a position she held for two years. She retired in January 2019. She served on NCSC’s Board of Directors for six years, chairing the Programs Committee and providing advice on the development of the long-range strategic direction for NCSC.Before serving on the Supreme Court, Quince was on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals for five years, was an assistant attorney general in the criminal division for 13 years, and an attorney in private practice for three years. She also has been involved with numerous legal and civic organizations over the years.last_img read more

State Provides Los Alamos Retired And Senior Organization 400+ Free Boxes Of Food For Seniors; Disabled Residents

first_imgNew Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department has provided the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization with more than 400 free food boxes for seniors over 60 or those with disabilities. You do not need to be a member or live in Los Alamos. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and birthday, and a staff member will load your box into the vehicle. Call 505.662.8920 to arrange a pick, and free delivery is available in Los Alamos and White Rock. Visit www.losalamosseniorcenter.com to learn more about the free membership and services available. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSOlast_img read more