Bomb scare on Royal Navy nuclear submarine yard a hoax

first_img View post tag: BAe Systems Photo: Royal Navy photo The BAE Systems’ Barrow-in-Furness shipyard was evacuated on April 10 after a bomb was reported to have been found on one of the Royal Navy nuclear submarines under construction at the yard.An estimated 1,700 staff are believed to have been evacuated in the process.“Following an extensive sweep of the Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC), including the four Astute class submarines in build, nothing suspicious was found,” BAE Systems said in a statement.“We expect to be able to close the incident shortly.”BAE Systems is responsible for the construction of Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered Astute-class attack submarines. In October 2016, the company also started work on the UK’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. The new Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines are scheduled to gradually replace the four Vanguard-class boats from the early 2030s. View post tag: Barrow-in-Furness Share this articlelast_img read more

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CENTCOM releases video of US Navy BAMS-D shoot down

first_img View post tag: Iran View post tag: US Navy The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that a US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system. It has released a video of the shoot down.The command said the aircraft was operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019.CENTCOM refuted Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran.According to a New York Times report, preparations for a retaliatory attack by the US had been well underway when they were abruptly called off. The strike was to take place in the early morning hours of June 21 to minimize risk to the Iranian military and civilians. Other reports said US Navy assets in the region had been put on a 72-hour standby for a potential strike.The BAMS-D is a RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and is a predecessor to the MQ-4C Triton, which had initially been suspected to have been shot down in the attack’s immediate aftermath.The video below, released by CENTCOM, shows the purported drone shoot-down.Iran has also released footage of the event in a video which allegedly shows the launch of a surface-to-air missile on June 19.#Breaking Iran releases video of shooting down US RQ-4 drone, also flight path of the drone. pic.twitter.com/oOqExLvq5X— Amirhosein (@Amirh_91) June 20, 2019 View post tag: strait of hormuz View post tag: RQ-4A Global Hawkcenter_img View post tag: MQ-4C Triton Photo: File photo of an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle conducting tests over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Share this articlelast_img read more

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THORACIC SURGEON

first_imgAnticipated Begin Date: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) We are recruiting an exceptional, board-eligible or certifiedthoracic surgeon to join our dynamic and growing Division ofCardiothoracic Surgery. We are looking for candidates with ademonstrated track record of clinical excellence and academiccontributions. The department provides a robust infrastructure ofservices. A competitive salary and benefit package is provided,including generous academic support. UW-Madison is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellencethrough diversity and encourage all qualified individuals toapply. Principal Duties: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Applications Open: Feb 13 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: 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 Degree and Area of Specialization: Work Type: This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 97652;please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two positionvacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health toconsider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials andnon-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Cory [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. ) Employment Class: Additional Information: The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery isseeking a Thoracic Surgeon to join our dynamic and growing ThoracicSurgery practice. The successful candidate will have an MD orequivalent, have completed an accredited cardiothoracic fellowship,be board certified/eligible in thoracic surgery, and be eligiblefor a Wisconsin medical license. The incumbent will be expected toplay a dynamic role in the expansion of the Thoracic program. Thesuccessful candidate must be academically-oriented and will have afocus on a clinical practice in general thoracic surgery deliveringhigh-quality patient care, development of a scholarly clinical orbasic science research program, and teaching medical students,residents, and fellows. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques(VATS and/or robotics) and a willingness to participate in our lungtransplant and ECMO programs are mandatory. In addition to teachingmedical students and general surgery residents, the new departmentmember will instruct fellows in our ACGME-approved traditionalcardiothoracic training program. This position is expected to workwith colleagues in the Department of Surgery and throughout theMedical School and University to develop productive researchrelationships, which result in national presentations andpublications. The successful candidate will also participate inprofessional, public, and university service. Department(s): Instructions to Applicants: WI Medical License or eligible for is required.Board eligible or certified in Cardiothoracic Surgeryrequired. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Appointment Type, Duration:center_img PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) 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://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Contact: Please select “”. You will be required to upload a CV and CoverLetter.The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 18, 2019,however, positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. A539782-MEDICAL SCHOOL/SURGERY/CARDIOTHORACIC MARCH 23, 2019 Job no: 97653-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/SURGERY/CARDIOTHORACICLocation: MadisonCategories: Instructional, Research, Scientific 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 . Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Faculty Position Summary: License or Certificate: MD or equivalent required. 97653-FA Job Number: Official Title: Graduate of certified residency program in thoracic surgery isrequired. Training and expertise in lung cancer surgerypreferred.Candidates for associate professor or full professor rank must meetcriteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine andPublic Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on thetenure track.last_img read more

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Post-Doc-Pharmacology and Therapeutics-Dr. Casadesus Laboratory (67465)

first_imgPost-doctoral position open in the Pharmacology and Therapeuticsdepartment at the University of Florida College of Medicine.Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Neurosciences,cellular/molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, endocrinologyor related field. This is an extramurally funded position toinvestigate the mechanisms that underlay the impact of endocrinesignals on brain health. Particularly, how age- and/orlifestyle-related dysregulation in reproductive or metabolichormones trigger pathogenic mechanisms that lead to functional lossand neurodegenerative disease ( www.casadesuslab.com ). The candidate will integrate into avibrant laboratory that incorporates a broad range of techniquesincluding, behavioral phenotyping, in vivo and in vitrogene-editing, and systems neuroscience approaches (transcriptomics)to answer the above questions. Applicants for this position should have documented experiencein at least two of the areas listed below:Gene manipulation/editing (i.e. shRNA/siRNA preps,viral vector delivery of genetic materials and/or CRISPR/Cas9 geneediting).Cell culture/primary cultureGeneral biochemical techniques immunolabeling, western blot,PCR, ELISAs etc.Microscopy (confocal)/analysisPlease contact the PI for more information at the email belowor apply for the position at: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/81615 Gemma Casadesus Smith, PhDUniversity of FloridaEmail: [email protected] with in vivo techniques involving rodentmodelsBioinformatics/Transcriptomicscenter_img Application must include a CV, research description with short-termand long-term goals, and at least two letters of recommendationfrom immediate supervisors.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Associate/Full Professor of Epidemiology (68529)

first_imgThe Department of Epidemiology ( http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida seeks qualified applicants for afull-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure or non-tenure track facultymember at the Associate or Full Professor level. This is anexciting opportunity to join a growing department that hasexpertise in cutting edge areas including substance abuse and HIV,genetic epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, psychiatricepidemiology, data science, and infectious and chronic diseaseepidemiology.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence inteaching, mentoring, and research conducted in a dynamic academichealth center environment. The successful candidate will beexpected to contribute both collaboratively and independently toexternally funded research. Tenure track faculty will be principalinvestigators of extramurally funded research projects. Non-tenuretrack faculty will typically be focused on collaborative researchas co-investigators. In addition, the successful candidate will beexpected to teach courses that support the epidemiology and publichealth programs and will also contribute to service through studentmentorship and committee service.The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within theCollege of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and theCollege of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed tocreate synergies and collective strength, resulting in acompetitive research profile and highly trained students whoreceive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty andstudents have received numerous national awards in research andmentoring and are committed to excellence in training. Thedepartment offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science, andconcentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two NationalInstitutes of Health Training grants. Faculty members are stronglysupported by our college level instructional design team for coursedevelopment and delivery and by our research core for grantdevelopment and submission.The University of Florida ( www.ufl.edu ) is a comprehensiveresearch-extensive university that includes a full range ofacademic departments and programs. The College of Public Health andHealth Professions ( www.phhp.ufl.edu ) is part of theUniversity’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center (https://ufhealth.org/about-us )is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single,contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry,Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions,and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center also partnerswith the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the MalcomRandall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science CenterRegional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional majorinstitutes and centers located at the University of Florida includethe Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child HealthPolicy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, theClinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight BrainInstitute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments andaccess to large data sets for faculty collaboration.Minimum required: Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or relatedfield.Preferred qualifications: Candidates should have a record ofacademic accomplishments, independent grant funding, scholarlyrecognition, teaching excellence, and leadership responsibilitiesto warrant appointment at the level of professor or associateprofessor.Qualified applicants should submit an application, which includes aCV, a letter that describes research and career interests, andcontact information for three references. All applicants shoulddiscuss their commitment to, accomplishments in, and future plansfor enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the educationalspace, workplace, and in the profession of epidemiology.Application review will begin immediately and will continue untilposition is filled.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=40The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Golden Letter

first_imgA Somerville student won a gold award at the British Council’s first International Student Awards, writes Katherine Pateman. Yimon Aye, who is reading chemistry, picked up £2000 for writing about how her life has changed since she came to Oxford. The Burmese student was one of two winners out of over 1700 entries to the competition where entrants were asked to write a letter home describing their life, experience and achievement in the UK. Aye wrote not only of her pride at gaining a scholarship but also of experiences she has gained working in the UK, including voluntary work with disabled people. She said, “I only entered because I wanted to represent my country and I know I am so fortunate to be here because there are only a few Burmese students in the UK.” Aye had never been able to study chemistry until she arrived in the UK but has since won prizes for excellence both from the University and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She hopes to embark on an academic career so that she can return home to help bring about reforms in the Burmese higher education system. She plans to embark on an academic career so that she can return home to help bring about reforms in the Burmese higher education system.ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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Gee Whizz: Oxford in Orbit

first_imgWhen it comes to anything space-related, the UK kinda sucks, or at least pales in comparison to the monopoly of the USA and the deflated yet nevertheless impressive reputation of Russia. Nevertheless, Oxford is doing its bit for planetary exploration, suggesting that even those dear academics we know and love believe in the classic phrase, ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’. A team based at the University has been working in conjunction with NASA on their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Hardly the most catchy project title of all time, but it’s actually just ever so slightly interesting. Alongside the Americans, Oxford scientists are working on a programme that aims to use infrared cameras to find ice deposits in the craters of the moon. If such deposits are indeed found, then this is the next step in establishing a base on the Moon for future generations. In short, water signifies a sustainable environment, meaning that if the project succeeds, Oxford scientists will be partly responsible for our kids’ kids scurrying around on the surface of the big cheese wheel in the sky, or the honeymoon on the Moon that you’ve always dreamed of. But this isn’t the only space-related venture that Oxford’s been dabbling in. Go one planet along from Earth, and you get to Mars, where even the perfect combo of Oxford and NASA doesn’t always get the best results, as illustrated by the rather miserable failure of the Observer project a while back. Undaunted by this initial lack of success, the boffins came back with a vengeance, eventually creating the Mars Climate Sounder, currently orbiting rather successfully around the red planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Oxford scientists are working on the ‘umbilical cord’ for a mechanical ‘mole’, currently being designed to be sent beneath Mars’ surface in order to unveil the secrets which lie below – and just deciphering that mixed metaphor seems like enough work for several PhD students. It doesn’t even stop there, with projects based on Jupiter, Saturn, and even further afield all within the orbit of Oxford’s questing minds.And so it seems that, while the UK may be severely lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to space exploration, Oxford’s researchers are trying their best to make sure that Britain manages to get on the planetary map. Even if you need a telescope to see it.by Gareth Peterslast_img read more

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OUSU move over

first_imgOUSU President David Barclay has told Cherwell that the Student Union’s new premises are a “far more professional set up”. Now located at 2 Worcester Street, the new offices provide disabled access and improved meeting spaces for OUSU’s groups and campaigns. The move was carried out over two weeks during the vacation, and was funded through a one-off payment from the university.According to Barclay, the new offices will be “substantially cheaper” to run than the old ones in Thomas Hull House on Bonn Square.Figures obtained by Cherwell last year found that the rent for the Bonn Square site accounted for 30% of OUSU’s annual budget.Barclay stressed that money saved will go towards funding “essential” student activities.“The move has also saved OUSU and the University money at a time of great financial uncertainty”, he added.“Not only were the old premises in a pretty poor state of repair and poorly serviced, but the disabled access to the building was not befitting a 21st century Student Union”, Barclay said.OUSU are still working to inform students across the university about the move.Despite adverts and notifications distributed by OUSU over the past month, not all students are aware that the Student’s Union has relocated.“It will take some time to make all students aware of the change”, Barclay admitted, “but I think we’re getting there.Ugo Okoroafor, OUSU/NUS and Returning Officer at St Hilda’s, said, “I imagine there’s always room for improvement but I think the advertising that was done was adequate”.last_img read more

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£15m art collection bequeathed to Oxford University

first_imgOver 400 works of modern Chinese art have been bequeathed to the Ashmolean museum by Michael Sullivan, a recently deceased Emeritus Fellow of St. Catz college. Professor Sullivan was an art historian and possibly the foremost counsel on Chinese art in the Western world. Upon his death, aged 96, in September, he bequeathed his extensive private collection to the Ashmolean museum.The collection contains over 400 works and has been described by the museum as, “The greatest private collection of modern Chinese art in the West”. Conservative estimates of the combined works’ value come to around £15m. During his long and distinguished career he was one of the first academics to bring the achievements of modern Chinese artists to light, publishing his first work on 20th century Chinese art as early as 1959.Professor Christopher Brown CBE, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, said:“Michael Sullivan was a longstanding friend and supporter of the Ashmolean and it was through his forethought and generosity that we have received this outstanding collection.“His paintings will be displayed, on rotation, in the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery where they will be enjoyed by thousands of visitors; and scholars around the world will have the opportunity to use the works in their study, teaching, and research. We hope that it is a fitting testament to a great art historian and collector.”           A small set of paintings from the collection has been exhibited for some time already at the museum, as the ‘Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art’. Khoan Sullivan was Prof. Sullivan’s late wife and a Chinese national. The couple met on one of his first visits to the country; they were married in 1943 and remained so for sixty years, until her death in 2003.Wenyi Wang, a student at Teddy Hall and President of the Oxford University Chinese Society, was effusive about the donation:“I think this gorgeous gift from Prof. Michael Sullivan is very beneficial for our society and could give the public a brilliant chance to get in touch with Chinese culture and art. I believe Chinese art should be granted more attention and have the same status as its Western counterpart.”Walter Arader, a dealer of Asian art and DPhil candidate in Tibetan art at St. Cross college, said:“With the exuberant prices that similar works are fetching at auction these days, many selling for tens of millions USD, the gift [Professor Sullivan] has left to the Ashmolean is unprecedented for a university museum.  “The collection will surely draw visitors from around the world and in particular in November during Asian Art Week in London.  This gift will also hopefully spur the University to further the study of contemporary and classical Chinese art history.  “The collection is unique in that it was assembled at a time before the rampant forgeries that now plague the field were being produced. Professor Sullivan’s collection is a rare gem of the contemporary art market in that it was lovingly and carefully selected by a world authority in the field before the present time in which virtually every work’s authenticity must be called into question.”last_img read more

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Brains transplanted into wrong bodies at Uni hospital

first_imgTwo brains were mistakenly transplanted into the wrong bodies during a post-mortem at the John Radcliffe Hospital.The mishap was one of 278 ‘serious incidents’ which occurred in mortuaries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2014 to 2016, according to a BBC Freedom of Information Request (FOI).The John Radcliffe, one of four Hospitals in Oxford’s NHS Foundation Trust, collaborates with the University for research purposes and is the most popular base for clinical medical students.A spokesperson for Oxford University Hospitals told Cherwell: “This very regrettable incident, for which Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and individuals have apologised to the families, was an error in the labelling of two brains during a specialist examination as part of the autopsy process.“The mistake was promptly recognised by staff working in the mortuary at the John Radcliffe Hospital and rectified.“This incident was reported to the Human Tissue Authority and the Trust also commissioned an external expert to carry out a thorough investigation and review processes in the mortuary in order to help us ensure we prevent anything like this happening again in the future.”A medical student said: “From the time I’ve personally spent with corpses or body parts, it can be easy to forget that these were once living breathing people with families.“When dealing with such sensitive material we should always be respectful and treat the body parts in a manner that their owners would have desired.“In these incidents I feel that people have perhaps not been as meticulous or thorough whilst carrying out their work as they would have been if they were dealing with a living patient.“Death can be distressing and when these types of incidents occur it simply makes things even worse for those involved.”Rosa Curson Smith, a second year at Hertford College, told Cherwell: “whilst this may seem like an amusing mix up to those not involved, it presumably caused deep upset for the families of the deceased.“Oversights like this should be avoided when operating on the dead as well as the living .”A St Peter’s student added: “It is key that doctors and medical staff are open and honest to those close to the deceased individual about the mistakes made.”Tyron Surmon, a student at Corpus Christi, said: “How could they not have done it right? “The operation was a no-brainer.”last_img read more

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