Panel Dismisses Complaint Against Whitefish Judge

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 The Montana Judicial Standards Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Whitefish Municipal Judge Bradley Johnson.Resident Cynthia Howell filed her complaint against Johnson after she confronted the judge in July 2010 at the Columbia Falls Post Office parking lot. She said she told the judge to slow down on city streets. Johnson denies he was speeding.Howell contended Johnson reached into her vehicle, which Johnson denies.Howell was cited for disorderly conduct, but the charge was later dismissed.Howell had accused the judge of unethical conduct and “ballistic” behavior.Commission chairman Ed McLean sent a letter on July 21 saying the panel would not pursue the complaint. McLean, a Missoula judge, says in his letter that both parties acted immaturely.last_img read more


Staff Scientist

first_imgSummaryThe Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Core (MSPC) at Baylor College ofMedicine is offering a Staff Scientist position to a motivated andskillful professional with expertise in proteomics technologies.The Staff Scientist will perform biochemistry and proteomicsexperiments, oversee daily operations of high-end Orbitrap massspectrometers, actively participate in development and adaptationof new protocols and technologies, and communicate project progresswith the customers.Job DutiesOperates, maintains, and troubleshoots performance of hybridand tribrid Orbitrap mass spectrometers.Performs core service experiments requiring biochemistry,molecular biology, and proteomics expertise.Organizes project data and participate in data analysis. Reviewand evaluate literature independently to survey the field foremerging techniques of interest.Develops and adapt new methods and protocols to address theneeds in customer research.Trains junior core personnel in new protocols andtechnologies.Assists with other communal laboratory duties as needed. Preferred QualificationsFive years of experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow, ResearchAssociate, or Research Scientist.Experience in the mass spectrometry proteomics field,demonstrating proficiency in biochemistry approaches, proteinsample processing, operation of Orbitrap mass spectrometers, andfamiliarity with proteomics data processing software (e.g.,Xcalibur, Mascot, Proteome Discoverer, Skyline).Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6539CA; CH; PDcenter_img Minimum QualificationsDoctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu ofdegree.Three years of post doctoral research experience.last_img read more


Inaugural TRI-Factor Series comes to Pattaya

first_imgA Tri-Factor Series Thailand triathlon race will be held at Sattahip Naval Base on Sunday, February 26 from 6:30am – 12.30pm. The event aims to make triathlon accessible and enjoyable for all and will include individual swim, bike and run events plus a full triathlon. Participants can opt to compete in one or more disciplines, giving them the opportunity to take part in an internationally recognized triathlon event.For more information, visit website:


Neymar’s emotional message to Luis Suarez fuels the rumour of his Barcelona return

first_imgAdvertisement 97g9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb5dhgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaqi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mmiarWould you ever consider trying this?😱lfsdjCan your students do this? 🌚506jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Luis Suarez missed the first penalty in the tiebreaker for Uruguay on Saturday night. The star centre forward of Barcelona was in tears after the miss. Uruguay were knocked out of the competition after this penalty miss of their star centre forward in the tiebreaker.Advertisement In this circumstances, the star Brazilian footballer Neymar came to stand beside his former teammate in Barcelona in his tough time. Neymar was also ruled out of Copa America this year with an injury earlier. So, he could feel the pain of the player being knocked out of the competition with bad luck. In the Instagram story of Neymar, he posted an image of Luis Suarez crying. His message towards Suarez was :Advertisement “Get up,” “You are very great, brother. I love you friend.”Advertisement The Instagram story of Neymar has fuelled up the rumour of his return to Barcelona. The star Brazillian footballer joined Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona in the summer transfer window of 2017-18 season with a transfer fee worth £200 million. From the Instagram story of Neymar, it is very much clear that star Brazilian left wing forward is still in the touch with Luis Suarez. So, a return to Barcelona is certainly on the cards.Barcelona great Patrick Kluivert strongly touts Marcus Rashford for Barcelona move  Advertisementlast_img read more


Cream get their dues

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT SOME of Lang Lang’s most committed community citizens were rewarded for their hard work and dedication on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Win-win share farming

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New technologies for social housing

first_imgThis project in Kliptown, Soweto, is one of 2.3-million funded by the government. Minister Tokyo Sexwale viewing alternative sanitation systems at the indaba. Ahmed Ahmed exhibited his solar lighting system. Hydraform produces strong bricks. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Vick, Spokesperson, Department of Human Settlements +27 83 556 7644 or +27 12 421 1645  RELATED ARTICLES • New homes for Soweto residents • Housing projects to curb SA slums • Urban housing success story • Social development in South AfricaBongani NkosiSouth Africa is now looking into alternative and innovative building materials to address backlogs in social housing delivery, and also to improve the quality of its products.The Department of Human Settlements hosted an indaba on 29 and 30 September in Sandton, Johannesburg, to explore new technologies that could be used for its building projects. The indaba, attended by leading business executives and research academics, was meant to find “new ideas” that are “concrete and implementable”, the department’s minister Tokyo Sexwale said.The department is addressing various faults in a number of social housing projects across the country.  It has bulldozed shoddily built houses, spending billions of rands on rebuilding them.Demolishing started in the Eastern Cape in November 2009 where about 20 000 defective houses were flattened. The department also set aside R2-billion (US$287-million) to investigate “dodgy contractors” involved in corruption.As a result of inferior work, officials are forced to do comprehensive inspections on a number of ongoing projects, which is a waste of time, according to the director-general Thabane Zulu.“We should do things right from the start,” Zulu said, adding that there are extensive backlogs.The indaba saw more than 100 companies exhibiting innovative building technologies and new approaches to building. They included construction companies and developers in areas such as sanitation and solar energy.“We have to apply new technologies to build better homes,” Sexwale said.The government is looking at reasonably priced products of quality. “As we look for solutions, we should also be looking at their cost-effectiveness – searching for cheaper materials, but not compromising on quality,” said Sexwale. “The poorest of the poor deserve much better.”The alternative productsJohn Cook, MD of Nare Housing, brought his company’s steel and concrete wall surface, named the Blast Building System. Like many of the exhibited products, Cook’s new technology complements conventional bricks and mortar structures.Independent assessment company Agrément South Africa certified the product in June 2010, and Cook said they will start a project in the Eastern Cape in six weeks.It’s cheap and durable, and a house can be extended using bricks though it’s built of concrete and steel, according to Cook.“Our quality is guaranteed.  In 20 years’ time a gogo [grandmother] in Phalaborwa can get a bricklayer to extend her house. I heard they are demolishing because of poor quality – but you can never demolish this.”Germany-based Surefire Group is planning to bid for subsidy housing contracts in South Africa through a local subsidiary. Surefire exhibited its double-insulated concrete structures.“It’s stronger and cheaper than bricks and mortar,” said Surefire director Freddie Seward. “This is the future of technology; bricks and mortar are the past.”The indaba also focused on environment-friendly sanitation and electrification products. Cape Town-based Ezylight, a solar power company, introduced its lighting system, Featuring a solar panel, 12 volt battery and LED lights, the system costs R1 700 ($244) and lasts a lifetime, said founder Ahmed Ahmed.“Our focus for social housing is lighting,” he said.The market for solar energy in South Africa is still “very tight” and the indaba was a “move in the right direction by the government” towards promoting the technology, Ahmed said. Ezylight has been nominated for the 2010 eta Awards, which recognise excellence in innovation and use of efficient energy.2.3 million housesSince coming to power in 1994, the incumbent government has built more than 2.3-million subsidised houses, according to Sexwale. “We’ve been building houses. This government has done better.”last_img read more


SOA: Back from the Dead?

first_imgFour months ago the Burton group declared SOA dead and the analyst and blogger communities chimed in with agreement. Now Gartner disagrees. Or at least they characterize SOA not as dead, but as recovering from a “trough of disillusionment” and now entering into the “slope of enlightenment” phase. It was a quick blip of disillusionment.Gartner sees mainstream companies as continuing to increase their adoption of SOA. But the reason for their adoption is that so many vendor products have been retooled to be positioned and as targeted as SOA-ready. Customers of new software are getting SOA even though they may not have consciously decided to take the SOA leap. Maybe Burton Group was still right — they pronounced SOA dead as a business initiative, but one that would live on as a viable IT architecture.Gartner predicts that more companies will be using SOA whether they are planned or not. And they predict of the companies that do, the ones that have failures will be as a result of not complementing their SOA initiative with an adequate policy around governance.last_img read more


22 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder admits they’re struggling for goals

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder admits they’re struggling for goalsby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder admits they’re struggling for goals.The Blades have scored just seven goals in their opening seven games this season, with no player netting more than once.Wilder said: “We’ve been pleased we’ve got the balance right, which I thought we did on Saturday, in terms of the performance, when to go forward, and when to take that opportunity to try and score.”You’ve got to try and score against these teams! You can’t just park yourself on the edge of the box for 95 minutes – that’s not our way.”But you’ve got to understand teams are going to push you back. Liverpool, not that our supporters might like it, might have more possession than us!”We feel that our individual ability at the top of the pitch, if we get the performance right and we create chances, we have the ability to score.”The pressure’s on to score. Like I said, we’ll have to get the points that we want.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


2 days agoKlopp pleased ‘job done’ as Liverpool put four past Genk

first_imgKlopp pleased ‘job done’ as Liverpool put four past Genkby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp was happy Liverpool got the “job done” with a 4-1 victory over Genk on Wednesday night.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored within two minutes to cool any nerves in the away end, before doubling the advantage with a fine first-time finish.Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made it 4-0 before Stephen Odey nabbed a consolation for the hosts.Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: “There were good moments. The start was brilliant, we were kind of fluent and asked them a lot of questions but then we started – I’m not sure why – to lose patience and some easy balls. “But all four goals were brilliant and we had chances to score more. Job done.”In the years before we would have drawn it, maybe even lost, but all’s OK. It was intense, we needed concentration. “Our opponent brought in their tallest player and they did well from the first and second balls. “We played with speculation when do we really need to go there? Then they won the second balls. So I didn’t enjoy the game too much, but I enjoyed the result.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more