Posting DetailsPosting NumberF00229PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleOsteopathic Manipulative Medicine FacultyDoes this position require driving?YesContactRobbin Wright, Carla JonesContact Phone Ext434-592-7657 or 434-582-3437Contact [email protected] or [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionJOB SUMMARYDemonstrate experience and expertise in Osteopathic ManipulativeMedicine that ensures the collaborative integration ofscientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge andskills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles andpractices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provideservice to the university and professional communities and engagein innovative scholarship and research to advance medicalknowledge.Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :1. Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or MedicalDoctor Degree) with current Board Certification in appropriate areaof specialization if applicable.2. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the academic and clinicaltraining efforts of an osteopathic medical school and demonstratedpotential for academic and professional growth.3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas ofclinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medicalresearch or education.4. Eligible for licensure and able to attain and maintain activeprofessional licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth ofVirginia.5. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards andagencies.6. Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer ifapplicable.Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS1. Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrativeexperience in clinical, professional, research or educationalsettings.2. Prior academic experience as a full time faculty member at aCollege of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine,Academic Health Care Center, GME Program or other doctoral levelallied health college would be valuable.Work Hours8:00am – 5:00pmPosting Date05/15/2020Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/27414Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Unofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Professional License(s)Optional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Google’s ambitious project will see the company striving to provide internetaccess for 3-billion unconnected people,with the help of HSBC and Liberty Global.(Image: O3b Networks)Janine ErasmusInternet search engine firm Google and partners HSBC and Liberty Global have invested in an ambitious plan to connect people in Africa through a Channel Islands-based project called O3b Networks. The new company’s name hints at the scope of the project – to connect the other 3-billion people on earth who have no internet access.Greg Wyler, O3b founder, said that coverage will extend between the latitudes of 40 degrees north and south, or from Spain to South Africa. This includes large parts of South America and Asia as well as all South Pacific Islands.Work has already started on the construction of 16 Low Earth Orbit communications satellites at the facility of Cannes-based Thales Alenia Space, which received the green light in mid-September 2008. Deployment of the satellites is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.The satellite network will connect to existing cellular towers or WiMax (communications technology that allows wireless transmission of data in a variety of ways) stations to provide connectivity in areas where it is currently not commercially feasible or simply impractical to lay fibre cables.It is expected that the new system could reduce bandwidth costs for communications operators and internet service providers by up to 95% of current rates, according to Google. This will consequently enable them to offer their customers high-speed access at a low cost. Thales claims that the network will offer speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second, with a combined total capacity of more than 160 Gigabits per second.The design of the satellite network allows for its possible expansion at a later date, since the height of its orbit clears it from other space traffic and insertion of extra satellites is possible. The project’s cost is estimated at $750-million, while initial equity of $65-million has already been raised by O3b’s group of backers.Changing the face of telecommunicationsO3b said that the new satellite constellation will change the economics of telecommunications infrastructure in the world’s fastest-growing markets for communications services. It is widely known that lack of communications infrastructure and poor online access are two of the factors retarding growth and development in emerging countries.Google, meanwhile, is currently engaged in a global expansion drive and is taking up the cause for more widespread internet access, as this will also aid the company in its bid to increase its user base.“An important aspect of Google’s mission is to make information universally accessible,” said Larry Alder of Google’s Alternative Access Team. “Unfortunately, in many less developed areas of the world, particularly in Africa, access to the internet is scarce and expensive.”Alder noted that because the O3b network will comprise a network of medium-orbit satellites, data can be quickly transmitted to and from even the most remote locations, such as land-locked African countries or small Pacific islands.“The satellites will orbit the earth at about one-third the altitude of a geosynchronous satellite, which means it takes less time for data to travel up and back,” he commented. “This low latency translates into better voice connections as well as a snappier web experience.”Bridging the information gapThe project has been welcomed by South Africa’s current Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel. Speaking in early September at a conference in Berlin, Germany, on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, Manuel said that any initiatives that strive to close the information gap must be supported.“Any initiative that can leapfrog over traditional means of getting information to people must be encouraged. Information is power and it supports democracy and it supports decision-making,” he said.In South Africa it is estimated that just 11% of the population of some 47-million has internet access, out of around 1.5-billion internet users around the world.Google gadgets for AfricaIn a related story, Google has just released the first of its gadgets developed especially for South Africa. Gadgets are small applications that can be embedded on an iGoogle home page or Google-enhanced desktop – and there are more than 30 000 to choose from, ranging from functional to frivolous.The gadget collection was developed by Quirk e-Marketing, which has already collaborated with Google in the development of the local Google Maps layer for South African Tourism.Google operates a South African office and has worked with local developers on a number of occasions. In addition to Google Maps, iGoogle users can give their home page that special South African touch using the Madiba theme created by artist and designer Desré Buirski, known for her casual yet stylish shirts custom-made for former South African president Nelson Mandela.South Africa has been represented at projects such as the Google Summer of Code, while 16-year-old South African computer scientist Federico Lorenzi was a recent grand prize winner in the Google Highly Open Participation Contest.The first set of South African-centred gadgets allows users to convert the South African rand to any currency, or become more knowledgeable about South African proverbs or the colourful local slang.Working with LifeLine Southern Africa, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, and the South African National Tuberculosis Association, Quirk also developed a gadget that delivers daily health tips and disease-specific advice on HIV and tuberculosis.According to Google, the purpose of creating the first four South African gadgets is to inspire the creation of many more South Africa-specific gadgets by users, students and developers.“We know the creativity is out there,” said Marion Gamel, Google marketing head in South Africa. “We aim for iGoogle to become the obvious, useful, personal, and fun base from which a satisfying internet experience happens for South African users.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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14 October 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and US aerospace giant Boeing are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit in Chicago last week. “South African Airways is taking the lead in Africa on sustainable aviation fuels and, by setting a best practice example, can positively shape aviation biofuel efforts in the region,” Ian Cruickshank, SAA’s head of group environmental affairs, said in a statement. “By working with Boeing’s sustainable aviation biofuel team, which has a history of successful partnerships to move lower-carbon biofuels closer to commercialization, we will apply the best global technology to meet the unique conditions of southern Africa, diversify our energy sources and create new opportunities for the people of South Africa.” According to the two companies, flight tests show that biofuel, which is derived from organic sources such as plants or algae, performs as well as or better than petroleum-based jet fuel. “When produced in sustainable ways, biofuel contributes far less to global climate change than traditional fuels, because carbon dioxide is pulled out of the atmosphere by a growing plant-based feedstock,” the companies said. Aviation biofuel refined to required standards has been approved for a blend of up to 50 percent with traditional jet fuel. Globally, more than 1 500 passenger flights using biofuel have been flown since the fuel was approved. Boeing has collaborated extensively with airlines, research institutions and governments to develop plans for biofuel supply chains in several countries and regions, including the US, China, Australia and Brazil. The partnership with SAA will be the first such project in Africa. “Boeing and SAA believe that new developments in technology will enable the conversion of biomass into jet fuel in a more sustainable manner without competing with other sectors for food and water resources.” The World Wildlife Fund-South Africa will monitor the partnership to ensure that the fuel being used “is sustainable and would lead to genuine carbon reductions”. SAinfo reporter
Malaysia’s Wong Siew Cheer launched a throw of 65.90m, which shattered the 65.63-m meet record of the Filipino-American Stuart, who ruled the meet two years ago in Singapore.Thailand’s Kittipong Boonmawan posted 65.49m to take the silver medal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 36-year-old Ferreira, who won the SEAG gold in the event in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, has been serving as coach for national team.He said he had no choice but fill in for Caleb, who reportedly got a job back in the United States. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Caleb reportedly got a call from the athletics body to play in the national open, but he didn’t respond. MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games ACL or not, Obiena hunts for SEA Games pole vault gold Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension KUALA LUMPUR—Former champion Arniel Ferrera nailed a bronze medal in men’s hammer throw amid a very tough field that saw the winner posting a new Southeast Asian Games record Wednesday here at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.A last-minute stand-in for original bet Caleb Stuart, Ferrera heaved 55.94 meters on his sixth attempt to secure a place on the podium.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez may have gotten his career-best in scoring, but it was his six turnovers that caught coach Topex Robinson’s attention.“Career-high in turnovers, too?,” the mentor quipped after Lyceum’s 78-73 win over San Sebastian on Friday where his prized ward dropped 28 points along with 10 rebounds against his six turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Not that Robinson was looking for faults in Perez’ game.The soft-spoken mentor knows that turnovers are an inevitable part of his team’s game given the Pirates’ fast-paced system. What counts is how they make up for those miscues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The thing about our team is we’re allowed to make mistakes. It’s not a sin to turn the ball over because you know that they really didn’t mean to turn the ball over,” said Robinson.“What’s important is how you get back after that turnover. I guess that’s very important to our team. So you just have to trust them that they’re gonna make mistakes and they’ll be responsible to make up for those mistakes later on.” Robinson has already accepted that more miscues will be coming Lyceum’s way, and a lot of which may come from his leaders like Perez. But the only way to negate that is to keep his wards prepared for everything that will be thrown at them.“We’ll work on the things that we have control of which is our preparation, on how we’re gonna cover our mistakes,” he said. “We wanna focus all of our energy to us, on how we’re gonna keep on growing, how we’re gonna keep on improving. That’s the good thing about committing mistakes: there’s always room for correction and always room for growth.” Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next That mindset has been ingrained in the Pirates with Robinson trusting his players to make the right decisions, and it has worked wonders so far as they tout an immaculate 15-0 record this NCAA Season 93.“I just remind them of things, but I’m not gonna get mad at them. I played and I know the feeling if there’s so much pressure, but again, there’s no such thing as a perfect game. So we just let them be. They’re committing mistakes, but then again, I can trust them that they will always fight back and make up for those,” he said.The Pirates committed 28 turnovers in the game against the Golden Stags, no doubt a high mark for any team seeking to contend for a title.But Lyceum did not let San Sebastian take advantage of those, forcing the latter to commit 27 turnovers and holding them to a measly 34-percent clip from the field.Three wins away from completing the unprecedented 18-0 sweep in the elimination phase, the Pirates brace for the toughest stretch yet as they close their schedule with games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
Berlusconi hits out at AC Milan after defeat to Interby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at his old team after defeat to Inter Milan.The Monza owner has questioned the hiring of Marco Giampaolo.”We didn’t advise anyone, Milan chose him and he had seemed to everyone to be a good Coach. I’ve never met him, so I cannot pass judgment.“Suso is a great champion, but he needs to play as a support striker or behind two strikers. He needs to be put in the right condition to receive the ball, which so far hasn’t happened.”Berlusconi had particularly snide remarks for current Milan directors Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.“Next question… Let’s just say that I cheered them on when they were players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they will not try to buy in January – if the decision is down to him.Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen have entered the final year of their contracts and can leave for nothing in the summer, while the likes of Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier failed to secure exits before the season started.Asked ahead of Saturday’s visit of Watford if the club would be busy in the January window, Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe so. I believe in the players we have, the players that are at Tottenham today.”I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change something, in or out. But if it is my decision, I am going to stick with players because I know they have the quality. It’s only to unlock some situations that are going on in their minds. We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.”
Ohio State Black Jerseys ElliottWhile we’re still not sure which Nike schools will be wearing the black alternate jerseys that popped up this past weekend, we do know that fans of at least some of the schools are excited at the possibility. Maybe a few family members of players, too.Tuesday, the mother of Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, Dawn Elliott, apparently tried to go on Fanatics and purchase a black jersey shirt with her son’s number – No. 15. To her dismay, it was already sold out. ain’t this a bleep!? I didn’t get one ordered in time pic.twitter.com/rZ8t8U6Hbb— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) August 4, 2015We’re not sure what the NCAA rules are regarding this kind of thing, but shouldn’t the mothers of players get first crack at their son’s jersey?
SEC GradesIf you’re a long-time college football fan, you know that it was the SEC that came up with the idea of having two different divisions and a league championship game – back in 1992. One ESPN writer thinks that the league should reverse course and actually get rid of them.Edward Aschoff has a radical idea for the conference – get rid of the two divisions, pick four or five “permanent” rivalry games and put the two best teams in the title game.Aschoff isn’t a fan of the current 6-1-1 format, and doesn’t believe that having Missouri in the East is helping anyone. He also thinks that doing away with divisions would allow older rivalries – like Florida vs. Auburn – to be reborn.The SEC should fight to abolish divisions in college football https://t.co/lX8xMBaktC— ESPN SEC (@ESPN_SEC) May 4, 2016Obviously, the SEC would need to petition the NCAA to do away with its current system or rules to make this happen. But it’s an interesting idea, for sure.What do you think? Would leagues be better off doing away with divisions and just having their best two teams meet in a league title game?
This weekend, only one batter — Houston Astros stalwart Craig Biggio — will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. One major reason for the lack of swingers: The folks voting people into Cooperstown are (how can we say it?) skeptical of hitting records achieved during baseball’s “steroid era.”Spanning from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s, those juiced-up years saw a number of the game’s most treasured records assaulted by players who were later implicated in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. And that presents a bit of a pickle: On the one hand, players set new milestones in America’s pastime; we can’t just ignore those, right? On the other hand, a lot of those people were injecting a cocktail of hormones and steroids into their buttocks to reach those milestones. Factor in baseball’s revered position in American society and the diversity of opinions about how severe said crimes against the game actually were, and you have an ethical/bookkeeping quandary of profound proportions.This issue is particularly thorny for folks like us, who use statistics to understand the game. We could strike the steroid-era records entirely, and then all of a sudden, the all-time top list is the same as it was in 1993. We could count all of them, but that won’t make them legitimate in the minds of many people. So, what to do?Mutually exclusive solutions — strike ’em or count ’em — make this a tough nut to crack. Alternatively, though, we could apply a discount — a penalty in percentage terms deducted from players’ individual statistics. That would then alter the record books, penalizing players who juiced.We asked SurveyMonkey Audience to run a poll asking Americans all about baseball, and one question was whether a player’s statistics — such as home runs — should be partially discounted for the purposes of records and leaderboards if he is found to be using performance-enhancing drugs (PED), and if so, how much of a penalty should be applied.In the survey results, there were essentially three camps:The first group — 41 percent of all respondents — thought no discount should be applied and the records should stand as-is.An additional 23 percent said the records of juicers should be stripped entirely — press ctrl-a and then delete.Finally, 36 percent of respondents took a more nuanced view, providing a percentage1Ranging between 1 percent and 99 percent. by which offending players’ statistics ought to be docked.The median voter suggested a 20 percent penalty for juicers,2For self-identified fans of baseball, the median was a 10 percent discount. while the average penalty was 36 percent. The strip-everything crowd drags the average up. But if you cut out the all-or-nothing extremists, the median increases to 30 percent.So what would baseball history look like if we applied a few of these penalties to the steroid-era stats3Docking all users for stats accumulated between 1993 and 2004 — the widely acknowledged duration of the PED epoch — probably casts too wide of a net in some cases, but it’s also impossible to make case-by-case determinations of when each player began juicing. of implicated players? (Specifically, players who were suspended for PED offenses, were linked to the Biogenesis scandal, were named in the Mitchell Report or whose failed drug tests were leaked to the media.) Could we successfully penalize performance-enhancers without pretending that an entire era’s worth of great players didn’t accomplish a thing?Here’s how the all-time home run leaderboard would change if we applied discount rates of either one-fifth or one-third to the round-trippers mashed by PED users:The poster boy for steroid-fueled home run dominance, Barry Bonds would lose about 105 home runs under a 20 percent discount and nearly 174 if we dock users by 33 percent. The latter penalty would still land him in the top six for career dingers, but he’d also sit a distant 167 home runs behind Hank Aaron for the all-time lead. Also, Alex Rodriguez would go from fourth to 11th on the lifetime list; the quartet of Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez and Gary Sheffield would drop by roughly 30 slots apiece; and Juan Gonzalez would fall by 73 spots.This process doesn’t have to be restricted to home runs. Here are the all-time leaderboards for position-player wins above replacement (WAR)4Averaging together the versions from Baseball-Reference.com and Fangraphs. if we apply the same discount rates detailed above:Perilously close to overtaking Babe Ruth as the GOAT in real life, Bonds drops to eighth in position-player WAR when we dock his steroid-era production by 33 percent. That leaves us with an all-time top five far more palatable to baseball traditionalists: Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Aaron and Honus Wagner.5Ted Williams still ranks 10th under either schema, a product of his multiple military-related absences from the game.The debate over steroids in baseball is bitter and divisive, but this solution represents a compromise, based on real data, that attempts to meet all camps somewhere in the middle.(Just kidding, this will never be settled and will remain a festering puncture wound to the game of baseball for generations to come. Play ball!)