FDA proposal on health software provides no clarity on artificial intelligence

first_imgHealth FDA proposal on health software provides no clarity on artificial intelligence About the Authors Reprints Casey Ross @caseymross By Casey Ross and Ike Swetlitz Dec. 8, 2017 Reprints Mike Groll/AP Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. What’s included?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. The Food and Drug Administration proposed on Thursday to streamline its regulation of health software tools, but remained largely silent on the crucial question of how it will treat products that rely on artificial intelligence, experts said.The agency’s draft guidance on so-called clinical decision support tools is a long-awaited attempt to define the rules in a regulatory gray area where many new products are promising to change the delivery of medicine. The experts said the document appears to broadly grant latitude to developers of software that helps doctors diagnose and treat a range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Log In | Learn More Tags medical technologypolicy STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] What is it? GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Human Rights Are Fundamental Problem

first_img News Human Rights Are Fundamental Problem There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter SHARE Newscenter_img AvatarNamgung Min Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Namgung Min – 2009.09.16 4:50pm [imText1]South Korean Minister of Unification Hyun In Taek has reasserted that the fundamental solution to North Korean human rights problems is for North Korea to open itself up and improve its speed of economic development. In a seminar on North Korean democracy and the free market system held by the Diplomacy, Commerce and Unification Committee of the National Assembly on Wednesday, Minister Hyun said, “As you have seen from Chinese development, reform and opening are not optional, they are indispensable conditions for life.” He urged, “North Korea should aim to improve its human rights situation through economic development, and guarantee its security by abandoning nuclear weapons.”“We have maintained a limited and passive stance on North Korean human rights problems due to the unique nature of inter-Korean relations. However, I want to suggest a basic question: whether inter-Korean relations are justifiable if they disregard human rights issues,” Minister Hyun told the audience. He added that, “Defector problems, POWs and abductees and separated families issues are all derived from the same human rights issues. So our government is taking part in international efforts to improve North Korean human rights situation as a responsible member of the international community.”Earlier the Chairman of the Diplomacy, Commerce and Unification Committee, Grand National Party lawmaker Park Jin stressed in his welcoming speech, “We cannot go forward on the right path to unification without consideration for the North Korean people, who are oppressed by the regime.”Chairman Park said that the Committee hoped to bring up bills on both the foundation of the North Korean Human Rights Foundation and Improvements to North Korean Human Rights in the National Assembly this month. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Govt. to Diversify Energy Resources in 2008/09

first_imgRelatedGovt. to Diversify Energy Resources in 2008/09 RelatedGovt. to Diversify Energy Resources in 2008/09 Govt. to Diversify Energy Resources in 2008/09 UncategorizedMarch 28, 2008 RelatedGovt. to Diversify Energy Resources in 2008/09center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During the 2008/09 financial year, the Government will be taking decisive steps to diversify the country’s energy resources.This was stated today (March 27) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, during his Throne Speech in Parliament, to mark the beginning of the new legislative year, which commences on April 1.Pointing to efforts that would be made in this regard, the Governor-General said the Government would make greater use of renewable energy, including bio-fuels, which offer the added benefit of creating new jobs.“The full realisation of these changes will, of necessity, take some time. In the meanwhile, therefore, the Government will be pursuing a number of initiatives to intensify energy efficiency and conservation efforts,” Sir Kenneth said.“Energy is a precious and expensive commodity. Containing our energy consumption is not an option. It is a national imperative,” the Governor-General emphasised. Advertisementslast_img read more

Letter: ‘Washington residents have the right to research the risks of medical products and make informed medical choices for themselves, and their children’

first_imgLetter: ‘Washington residents have the right to research the risks of medical products and make informed medical choices for themselves, and their children’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, August 26, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Camas resident Margaret Tweet highlights resources for information on vaccinationEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.comI submit this Op-Ed as a concerned citizen highlighting resources for information on vaccination. Margaret TweetMargaret TweetInformed Choice Washington  supports a parents’ right and duty to protect their children’s health, free from governmental interference, based upon medical necessity, scientific research, philosophical values, or religious beliefs. They offer information about building healthy immune systems, studies on the  known risks of vaccine products and other topics.The WA State Board of Health (BOH)  requires multiple doses of vaccines targeting 11 diseases in order to attend K-12 school or daycare, public or private.  Pharmacies in WA advertise, “School Vaccines Here.” Parents or guardians may opt-out a child from some or all state recommended immunizations by completing a Certificate of Exemption form available at the Dept of Health website, which is typically signed by a licensed healthcare provider. A religious exemption, a philosophical exemption, or a medical exemption may apply.Known serious adverse reactions to vaccines include: brain damage, paralysis, intussusception of intestines, and death. Robert F Kennedy, Jr. and ChildrensHealthDefense.org advise parents to read:    10 Facts Every Parent Needs to Know About Vaccinations.Vaccine Package Inserts Reveal Hundreds of Medical Conditions Linked to Vaccines.Over $4 Billion has been paid out to victims of vaccine injury and their families by the US government. Some legal professionals specialize in such cases at no charge. Sadly, those who administer vaccines often fail to inform parents or patients about the program.The CDC recommends off-label use of flu and Tdap vaccines to pregnant women, even though the FDA has not licensed vaccines for use in pregnancy, for protection of the infant. Pregnant mothers may decline vaccines for themselves and their babies. The CDC promotes the Hep B vaccine for newborns on day 1, 1- month, and 6 months although the vast majority are not at risk of the disease.Consider the CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule 1986 vs. 2019.  The CDC  now recommends 2-month old babies be subjected to the risks associated with Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, polio, HIB, Pneumococcal-13, and Rotavirus vaccines all at once, with repeat doses at 4 months, 6 months, and 15 months. Plus an annual flu shot starting at 6-months old. For babies 12-18 months old, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis A innoculations are heaped on. The plausible connection between vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)  must be investigated. U.S. baby and child death rates are worse than many other countries, and  the US pushes the most vaccines for babies  in the developed world.If a baby or child suffers serious reactions within hours to weeks after vaccination, parents should seek medical help. The reaction should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), operated by the FDA and CDC.  Acute symptoms include body rash, breathing problems, collapse, prolonged screaming or crying, head pain, slurred speech, weakness or paralysis of any body part, jerking, seizures, vision or hearing problems, bleeding, or other reactions.The highly controversial HPV vaccines are not required by Washington state. Some medical clinics promote HPV vaccines for both girls and boys. Around the world, young people whose health has declined, or families who lost a child after an HPV vaccine have risen up to warn others. Helpful resources include, Top Ten Facts for Consideration Regarding the Health Impacts of HPV Vaccination in Children  and a free webinar,  Do You or Your Child Really Need an HPV Vaccine? Experts Explore the Risks.The flu vaccine is not required for schools and daycare in WA state, but is promoted by pharmacies  and healthcare providers who don’t always provide sufficient information about the risks, and often gain financially from administering vaccines.Washington residents have the right to research the risks of medical products and make informed medical choices for themselves, and their children.Margaret TweetCamasAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:CamasClark Countyshare 0 Previous : Battle Ground High School senior earns Distinguished SAR Award Next : Building Industry Association of Clark County reports soaring lumber prices making it more difficult for families to purchase a homeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Jeep ‘Grand Commander’ may come to North America as a Chrysler

first_img Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The China-market-exclusive Jeep Grand Commander is rumoured to be making its way to North America. Only, when it gets here, it’ll have a Chrysler badge on it. According to reporting by Allpar, Chrysler may be adapting the vehicle for North America. And by “adapting” we mean “changing the branding.” Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever China’s getting this seven-seat Jeep but we’re notChrysler, on the other hand, is dying for a three-row crossover to feed the SUV-hungry masses. And by “dying” we mean, well…There’s clearly light at the end of the tunnel for Chrysler, but it’s unclear if it’s St. Peter’s shining halo, beckoning the nearly 100-year-old company to its final resting place, or the bright lights of the emergency response team about to breathe new life into the brand with a new SUV. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement See More Videos RELATED TAGSJeepNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Only time will tell. The Grand Commander – or“Journey,” as it may be called here – is a a three-row crossover with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 231 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s quite similar to the Jeep Cherokee, only longer by about 25 cm. In fact, Allpar’s “sources” claim production of the new vehicle will take place alongside the Cherokee in Belvidere, Illinois, though they also mention the Windsor, Ontario or Toluca facilities as other possibilities.Chrysler seems to be following up on its word to end sales of cars and focus on SUVs—the 300 S, one of two vehicles currently built under the Chrysler brand (the other being the Pacifica minivan, which is in stable condition for now) is slated to halt production in 2020. The three-row Grand Commander would fit the new larger-passenger-vehicle-focused mission statement. But why the move from Jeep to Chrysler? Essentially it boils down to differing perceptions of the Jeep brand. In China, Jeeps spend more time on-road than their American relatives, which are known for their rugged, off-road-ready nature. The made-for-China Jeep Grand Commander, then, is just too domesticated for the wild nature of Jeep’s North American buyers. RELATED ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

For Woods, post-Masters rest did amount to rust

first_imgFARMINGDALE, N.Y. – A light rain was falling and half of Long Island was scrambling through the mud that has become as much a part of a Bethpage Black major as the course’s iconic caddie logo when Tiger Woods teed off for his second round on Friday. Anticipation rarely matches reality when it comes to Tiger and those expectations have only been tilted further in the wake of his victory at the Masters. All of New York was poised for something special, but he gave them nothing. He scrambled for par at No. 1, bogeyed the second hole from the rough and made an indifferent par at the fourth. There was also a missed 6-footer for par at the seventh. Tiger didn’t hit his first fairway of the day until the ninth hole. It was one of only three. The crowd was poised for an epic charge, the kind that made Tiger appointment viewing every time he nudged within a touchdown of a lead. But by the time he opened his inward loop with three consecutive bogeys to drop to 5 over and two shots on the wrong side of the projected cut, anticipation had been replaced by angst. Tiger started the week at the PGA Championship as the betting favorite. The stars were aligned. He would etch his name into the Wanamaker Trophy for the fifth time. He would tie Sam Snead with a record 82 PGA Tour victories. He would inch to within two Grand Slam victories of Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18. PGA Championship: Scores | Full coverage It was perfect. It didn’t happen. Tiger missed the cut at a major for just the ninth time as a professional with a 3-over 73 on Day 2 and a 5-over total, one shot removed from a weekend tee time. “Well, I’m not playing the weekend,” Woods said with a look of resignation etched across his face. Excuses really aren’t Tiger’s thing. In good times or in bad, he’s always clung to a simple truth: play better. He wasn’t going to start conjuring scapegoats just because things didn’t go his way at the new May PGA. But it doesn’t take a deep dive to assess what happened at Bethpage. The PGA Championship was Tiger’s first start since winning last month’s Masters. Although this isn’t exactly out of the ordinary, it does offer a viable explanation for his play. His 15th major triumph at Augusta National released a decade of pent up emotion, and he conceded this week he didn’t want to begin the “grind” to prepare for the Wells Fargo Championship, which would have been his likely start between majors. The issue was compounded by poor weather to start the week. He played just nine holes on Monday in a cold rain, opted for only a range session on Tuesday and didn’t even make it to the course on Wednesday. “I got a little bit sick, so I decided to stay home,” he explained on Thursday. Although he spent a day last week at Bethpage scouting the layout with caddie Joe LaCava, it wasn’t rigorous prep. For a man whose career has been anchored by a work ethic that is often under-appreciated, the simplest reasoning for his missed cut is rust — not that Tiger was having any part of that discussion. Golf Central TT PS: From Masters champ to MC, and that’s OK BY Tiger Tracker  — May 17, 2019 at 7:28 PM A rusty and slightly sick Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship. But he’s still the Masters champion. “No, no, no. Definitely not,” he said when asked if his lack of practice impacted his play. “It’s just the way it goes. Just don’t feel well and just not able to do it. But resting would be better, so I would have energy to play. Unfortunately, I just made too many mistakes and just didn’t do the little things I need to do.” Tiger said the same thing when he missed the cut at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. The ’06 championship was his first start following the passing of his father, Earl, a month earlier. He had gone nearly two months between events. It’s worth noting that Woods won his next major start at the ’06 Open Championship following a more traditional tune-up that included a tournament two weeks before arriving at Hoylake. “It was off today, for sure. But around here, you miss fairways, you can get away with it for a while, but it’s going to catch up with you,” LaCava said. “It wasn’t like he was hitting it everywhere, but 6 feet off the fairway and you’re screwed. And obviously his feel wasn’t that great on the greens. You can see that.” Tiger has repeatedly said that his schedule will be more selective going forward, the byproduct of the understandable aches and pains associated with a back that’s been operated on four times. If that means the occasional clunker interspersed with captivating performances like he produced at last month’s Masters, then so be it. “Hoping to feel a little better, that’s first and foremost,” Tiger said, when asked how he plans to prepare for his next start. “If I get that going a little better, start training and start practicing again and get back up to speed.” For Tiger this is the new reality, a balancing act between staying sharp and game-ready while maintaining his health and being rested. As he made his way up the hill on No. 18, the rain had finally stopped and the sun had peeked through the gloom. The crowd was still hopeful, but for this week, Tiger was finished.last_img read more

Comfort Food Secrets

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email As culinary arts instructor at Flathead Valley Community College, it is my great pleasure to bring to you a little taste of your local college in the first Flathead Beacon issue of each month. I’d like to begin by introducing you to our culinary arts program. Our students undergo a two-year intensive program encompassing academic study and hands-on lab exercises in our instructional kitchen where they learn professional skills from proper sanitation and knife techniques to bread and pastry baking and international cooking. Our students are extraordinarily talented. Many of them grew up in the valley, while others come from across the globe. I would like to share with you one of my best winter comfort food secrets that brings one-pot meals to a new level. Braising is a slow, gentle process using moist heat to cook foods in a small amount of liquid inside a closed container over a long period of time, resulting in tender, delicious dishes with rich flavors. Beef short ribs with daikon radish and shitake is one of my favorites: Recipe: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil3 pounds of short ribs, trimmed of excess fatKosher salt and fresh ground pepper2 large red onions peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes1/2 pound shitake mushrooms cut into 1/2 inch slices1 [2-inch] piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated2 star anise1 1/2 teaspoons ground Szechuan pepper corns1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom2 cups of beef stock or low sodium canned beef stock2 tablespoons fermented hot black bean paste1 tablespoon dark soy sauce2 pounds daikon radish, peeled, trimmed, and cut into ½ inch- thick slices1 bunch scallions trimmed and sliced1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped6 sprigs of cilantro, leaves onlyCenter a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 275 degrees.In a medium cast-iron pot or Dutch oven, warm two tablespoons of olive oil over high heat. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Sear until golden brown on all sides for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove meat, and pour out all but two tablespoons of fat from the pot.Add onions, gingerroot and mushrooms. Sauté, stirring until softened for five to six minutes. Add star anise, Szechuan peppers and cardamom. Stir for one minute. Add beef stock, bean paste, soy sauce and daikon radish. Return short ribs to pot. Bring to a simmer.Cover pot and transfer to oven. Braise for four hours or until meat is tender, checking occasionally and spooning off excess fat that rises to surface. If sauce is too thin or is not flavored enough, ladle most off into another pot, and simmer until thick and intensified. Then add back to first pot.In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add scallions and garlic. Cook until softened (one to two minutes.) Sprinkle scallions mixture and cilantro over meat, and serve.I would love to how you enjoyed the meal and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email me at [email protected] Bon Appétit!Side dish is a place where local instructors, chefs and foodies can share ideas, tips and recipes. If you would like to become a contributor, please e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Matera asks for forgiveness

first_imgMatera asks for forgiveness MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Pablo Matera ‘ ‘ Post by Craig Lewis ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Published on December 22, 2020 center_img SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  548  27 ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in News, Top headlines Argentina’s Pablo Matera says controversial tweets from his past ‘do not represent his values in any way’.The Argentina Rugby Union currently continues to undertake a ‘full investigation’ into racist and xenophobic social media comments attributed to Matera and two senior players Guido Petti and hooker Santiago Sociono several years ago.ALSO READ: What Matera wrote on TwitterMatera was initially stripped of the team’s captaincy when the news broke in early December, while the loose forward, Petti and Socino did not feature against the Wallabies in their final Tri-Nations Test of the year.However, it later appeared that the trio were unlikely to face any future long-term sanctions amid reports of a threatened player strike.It now remains to be seen what comes of the investigation that was later launched by the ARU.‘I imagine there are a lot of people who have felt offended, hurt and I would like to ask their forgiveness,’ Matera told Canal Plus. ‘It was a really bad use of social media with my friends from high school. I just want to let people know that I don’t believe any of these words, that they do not represent my values in any way.‘At the time of these tweets, I was an immature boy, quite a rebellious boy,’ added Matera. ‘I was not an easy child to raise for my mother. A lot of time has passed, and when I look back I see how much I have grown as a person.’ALSO READ: Column – when context is needed 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

New Brunswick Scores at Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* New Brunswick dressage riders claimed silver and bronze medals at the inaugural Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships.“We are thrilled with the performance of our Training and First Level Dressage teams during the first phase of these inaugural Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships,” said Deanna Phelan, President of the New Brunswick Equestrian Association. “The riders and their horses had to qualify for positions on the provincial team and then train together as a team with coach Donna McInnis.“All of the team members improved significantly throughout the season,” said McInnis. “Some had the highest scores of the season at the Championships. It was a positive experience overall,” she continued. “Being a part of a team helps the riders to set both individual and team goals, to learn to put the needs of the team ahead of their personal goals, and to find a pathway forward in their development.”Teams of riders and horses from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island competed in dressage at the Agriplex in Crapaud, PE. Dressage is one part of the Atlantic Equestrian Championships being hotly contested in four equestrian disciplines: dressage, horse trials, jumping and reining. This was the first of the four competitions and was held under the auspices of Dressage PEI.After two days of intense competition Team NB garnered two medals – silver in First Level and Bronze in Training level competitions. Team PEI took home gold medals in both the Training and First Levels and Team NS captured the silver medal in Training Level.Competing for New Brunswick were:Training LevelErin Leonard – Royal RunnerJasmine Poirier – EsperanzaFaith Easton – On the SpotKatie Hess – Bona AmikoFirst LevelAmelie Duguay – DenaliJulie Blanchard – FantasiaDiane Ferris – Jorrock’s DelilahThe Reining competition will be held September 22-23 during the Sumac Slide at Sumac Farm in Trenton, NS. Then the competition returns to PEI for the Horse Trials as part of the Strathgartney Fall Horse Trial in Bonshaw, PE.The final inter-provincial competition will take place in New Brunswick, October 7-8. Show jumping will take place as a part of the NBEA Bronze Championship show being held at the Princess Louise Park Show Centre in Sussex.This series of competitions is pivotal in the development of equestrian sports’ next generation of national and international athletes. After declaring their intentions, horse and rider pairs participated in qualifying competitions throughout the spring and summer for hard-won places on their respective provincial teams.At the international level competitions such as Nations Cups, World Equestrian Games, and Olympic Games, equestrian athletes must compete as members of their national teams. It is crucial that riders gain experience in that milieu at the lower levels where they learn to put the team’s goals and best interests ahead of their individual aspirations. These riders wanted to test their skills against fellow Atlantic competitors and hoped to not only win a medal for their team but also to have the opportunity to be identified for future performance pathway initiatives of Long Term Equestrian Development. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professor in Black Visual Culture

first_imgTo ensure consideration, completed applications should bereceived by the April 1st priority deadline. However, review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue until theposition is filled.Using The New School’s human resources website https://careers.newschool.eduapplicants must submit:1. cover letter that includes: research interests, teachingphilosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/orcommunity2. curriculum vitae3. names and contact information of three referencesApplicants may be contacted at the discretion of the searchcommittee for additional materials.For information on the University benefits package includinghealth and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/The New School is committed to diversity in higher education andparticularly invites applications from those individuals who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectualcommunity through research, teaching, and service.The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity inall its activities and programs, including employment andpromotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis ofage, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identityand expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religiouspractices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnicorigin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnershipstatus, or any other legally protected status. The New School iscommitted to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. Weencourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresentedin US higher education. We are seeking applicants with a potential to build anoutstanding record of scholarly research, publications andcontributions to discussions in the area of Black Visual Culture,and with an aptitude for scholarly innovation andtrans-disciplinarity.- Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Art History or arelated field in hand by the position start date (July 1,2021).- Preference is for applicants within 4 years or fewer of receivingthe Ph.D.- A clear potential for a trajectory of excellence in scholarlyresearch- Experience in and demonstrated commitment to teaching at theuniversity level.- Excellent research design, organization, communication, andwriting skills.- Capacity to work well with students from diverse backgrounds,identities, and levels of professional experience.- Commitment to collaborating across the University and withexternal partners. Parsons School of Design seeks a faculty member to begin as apostdoctoral scholar for two years, followed by appointment to aposition as Assistant Professor (tenure-track).The expected start date is July 1, 2021.Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks ascholar whose work centers on the history, production,interpretation, and reception of images—in all the senses of thisword—created by and about the African diaspora. We are especiallyinterested in deeply interdisciplinary scholars who interrogaterelationships of race and culture, the representation of race, andconstructions of Blackness. The successful candidate willcritically examine visual culture and the African diaspora in apotential range of global, national, and/or transnational contexts.We invite a broad interpretation of visual culture including arthistory and extending (but not restricted) to such fields asfashion, interior design, graphic or communication design, productdesign, curatorial and museum studies, architecture, performanceand multi-media work.The successful candidate will develop new humanities-basedresearch based on their interests and participate in ongoingresearch programs and shared expertise with faculty at Parsons andacross The New School. The successful candidate will also have theopportunity to teach in their specialty field and will be expectedto contribute to our more general required courses, including forexample, our First-Year course: “Objects as History.” As acommunity of scholars and practicing artists and designers, Parsonswelcomes applicants whose teaching methods embrace the relationshipof making to thinking, and who are thoughtful about how to teachhumanities subjects to students also engaged in studio work.This position is part of the new Mellon Initiative for InclusiveFaculty Excellence at The New School. Over the next two years,eight new Mellon fellows will be hired across the University. Thegoal of the initiative is to integrate a cohort of recent PhDs intothe academic community at The New School by providing support,mentorship and participation in the Mellon Transformative Seminar,an interdisciplinary seminar bringing together members of thecommunity representing diverse scholarship across The New School.The appointment begins with a two-year postdoctoral fellowshipduring which time faculty will develop robust research projects andprofessional networks, with the option to teach one course in theirhome department.After the two-year period, faculty will move directly into atenure-track position (in this case as Assistant Professor of BlackVisual Culture). After appointment to Assistant Professor, theywill teach five courses (or their equivalent) per year in an areaof their expertise, and will be homed in Parsons, within its Schoolof Art and Design History and Theory (known as ADHT).Parsons’ School of Art and Design History and Theory offersmasters degrees in fashion studies and in design and curatorialstudies, and candidates, once they become Assistant Professors,will be expected to contribute to these programs, as well as toParsons innovative First-Year curriculum. We welcome candidateswhose research and/or training includes work in visual and culturalstudies, race and ethnic studies, African and African diasporastudies, gender and sexuality studies, colonial and postcolonialstudies and other interdisciplinary contexts. Scholars working inany geographic or historic context are welcome, and candidates withhighly interdisciplinary backgrounds and intersectional,transnational approaches are encouraged to apply.The New School, a private university in New York City’sGreenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate studentsacross a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices indesign and social research to studying issues of our time andchallenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated tosolving problems and contributing to the public good.You can find more information about the School of Art and DesignHistory and Theory at Parsons here: https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/art-design-history-theory-school/last_img read more