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Assistant Professor, Animal Science

first_imgThe primary purpose of the position is supporting undergraduatepre-veterinary medical student preparation for entry into Collegesof Veterinary Medicine and related health science educationalcareers. This 9 month tenure track position will be assigned toteach undergraduate/graduate courses related to the followingareas: laboratory animal science, animal science, gross anatomy,histology, principles of medical disease and/or medicalterminology. The candidate will participate in graduate training.The successful candidate is expected to continue, or develop, aresearch program related to integrated animal health initiativesand/or biomedical science within the purview of the initiatives setforth by research programs within the College of Agriculture andEnvironmental Sciences, including the National Institute of Foodand Agriculture (NIFA) and NIH. The candidate will participate ingraduate training. Preference may be given to scientists withskills and interest in animal health, animal imaging (CT,MRI,radiology, microbiology, microsurgery, and/or ultrasonography orlaboratory animal medicine. Other service related activities willinclude serving on university committees, community service,professional consultation, and student advising. The position is a9 month tenure track appointment.last_img read more

Guidance: Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely

first_imgRead this document in full before you decide whether to opt in and start taking the vitamin D supplements offered to you.If you’ve read the guidance and would like to opt in, you’ll need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 21 February 2021 at nhs.uk/get-vitamin-d. This guidance accompanies the Department of Health and Social Care’s initiative to offer a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to support general health, and in particular bone and muscle health.This information is suitable for anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and has been offered a free supply of vitamin D supplements in England from January 2021.The guidance explains: who should opt in how the supplements should be consumed and storedlast_img read more

Sally brings 100-mph winds as it rumbles into US Gulf Coast

first_imgTopics : Hurricanes are considered to have the potential for devastating damage when they have sustained winds past 111 mph (179 kph).Mississippi and Louisiana called for evacuations of low-lying areas and President Donald Trump issued an emergency disaster declaration for both states. Alabama closed the state’s beaches and recommended evacuations of residents in low-lying areas.Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson warned residents he expected a “tremendous amount of flooding” and said the city was barricading intersections likely to see high water.Ports, schools and businesses closed along the coast. The US Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Gulf, and closed the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama. Hurricane Sally drew closer to the US Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and surging water ahead of its expected landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, with the chance of further strengthening possible.The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds increased to 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and late Monday was 90 miles (145 km) east of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It could wallop the Mississippi and Alabama coasts on Tuesday with devastating winds of up to 110 mph, on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, the NHC said.center_img Energy companies buttoned up or halted oil refineries and pulled workers from offshore oil and gas production platforms.The hurricane is expected to dump between 8 and 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of rain on the coast, with isolated 24-inch downpours, and cause widespread river flooding.Mississippi appears more likely for landfall, but Sally’s biggest threat is that it will be a “rainmaker” across a wide swath of the Gulf Coast, with 3 to 4 inches (7.62 to 10.2 cm) in areas as far inland as Atlanta, said Jim Foerster, chief meteorologist at DTN, an energy, agriculture and weather data provider.Sally is the 18th named storm in the Atlantic this year and will be the eighth of tropical storm or hurricane strength to hit the United States – something “very rare if not a record” said Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, noting that accurate data on historic tropical storms can be elusive.last_img read more

Second-half latest: Chelsea 1 Stoke 0

first_imgChelsea remain on course for victory after at Stamford Bridge thanks to Bertrand Traore’s breathtaking first-half strike.Traore, playing up front because of a tendon injury to Diego Costa, turned sharply 25 yards from goal following a Nemanja Matic pass and crashed the ball in to the far corner from the edge of the box.Stoke came close to levelling soon after the restart when Marco Arnautovic tested Thibaut Courtois with a fierce shot from distance, while the Belgian keeper also saved well from Xherdan Shaqiri’s low strikeAt the other end the impressive Eden Hazard – on his 200th Blues appearance – fired an attempt across goal following a swift break by Willian.The only goal came with Chelsea well on top but Stoke had started brightly and created three good chances on the break.Courtois made a decent save from Ibrahim Afellay’s long-range strike and Mame Diouf twice wasted good shooting positions.But Chelsea started to threaten more regularly after the half-hour mark, mainly through the recalled Willian, who blasted an effort narrowly wide and also saw a shot blocked after a fine run by Hazard.The Blues and the Potters are both chasing a fourth consecutive Premier League victory. A Chelsea win would take them above Stoke in the table and could take them up to seventh place in the table.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Baba, Ivanovic, Cahill; Matic, Mikel; Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Traore.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Pato. Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers buzz: What we’re learning Friday at HQ

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garçon will remain out of the 49ers lineup when they visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, as this will be Goodwin’s second straight game he’s excused for an undisclosed, personal matter.“He’s going through some serious things that have happened,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday. “I’d like to let him tell them and not me, unless he tells me he wants me to.“Family concerns and things like that. Real stuff, and he’s having a real tough …last_img read more

Confederations Cup: the contenders

first_imgThe 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup takes place in South Africa from 14 to 28 June 2009.Played in the World Cup host country a year before football’s premier event, Fifa’s “Festival of Champions” has become a serious test of the host country’s World Cup readiness – and a major sporting event in its own right, bringing together regional champions from all corners of the globe.In 2009, the participating teams will African champs Egypt, Asian champs Iraq, European champs Spain, Oceanian champs New Zealand, South American champs Brazil, Concacaf champs USA, 2006 World Cup winners Italy, and 2010 hosts South Africa.The draw for the tournament took place on 22 November 2008, splitting the eight teams into two groups and setting up some classic clashes.Here are snapshot profiles of the contenders for the title of 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup champions, including each team’s recent record and star player/s.GROUP ASouth AfricaSince winning the African Nations Cup in 1996, it seems that Bafana Bafana have been on a slow but steady downward spiral, apart from a few encouraging successes. Four wins in their four most recent outings, however, have fans of the side hoping that South Africa has turned the corner under coach Joel Santana.Earlier this year, the team suffered a big setback when they failed to qualify for the 2010 African Nations Cup. However, Santana had been thrust into the middle of qualifying without an opportunity to learn about the players following the shock resignation of previous coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. Progress, although slow at first, appears to have been made.Santana looks, for the most part, to have identified South Africa’s best players, and the national team is playing a more rounded and effective game, with the long-time problem of lack of goal-scoring no longer dogging the side.Blackburn Rovers’ striker Benni McCarthy has helped, as has the emergence of Thanda Royal Zulu marksman Bernard Parker, who looks a likely candidate for an overseas contract.Bafana Bafana’s emerging star, however, is midfielder Teko Modise. Not only is he capable of pulling the strings in the middle of the park, but he is also a goal scorer; his ability to score from distance, often with blistering shots, make him a man to keep an eye on. He has the talent to make a big mark on the game. What he needs to develop is consistency.IraqIraq’s victory in the 2007 Asian Cup was hailed as a miracle by many, as the splintered country united behind its football team, which wasn’t considered a serious title challenger. That success earned the side a nomination as Laureus World Team of the Year in 2007, a title that was ultimately awarded to South Africa’s Rugby World Cup winners, the Springboks.Since the high of the Asian Cup title, Iraq’s form has been patchy. The team’s record in 2008 stands at three wins, four losses and three draws.Striker Younis Mahmoud is captain of the Iraq national team and was in charge when the side lifted the Asian Cup, making him, to many, the face of Iraqi football. He made his international debut in 2002, and in 2004 became the first Iraqi football player to launch a website.New ZealandAs part of the Oceania Football Confederation, undoubtedly the weakest of Fifa’s regional bodies, New Zealand doesn’t get to consistently play against top-class opposition. It is something that could hamper their efforts in the Confederations Cup.The other teams in the confederation – American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu – fall in the category of minnows on the world stage. With Australia joining the Asian Football Confederation, New Zealand has become the region’s soccer powerhouse.Defender Ryan Nelsen, who has been playing for the All Whites since 1999, is probably their best known player. He plays alongside South Africa’s Aaron Mokoena and Benni McCarthy for Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League.SpainWith a hugely impressive European Championship victory, Spain finally brought together and lived up to the potential of the country’s undoubted football-playing prowess. Time after time the Spaniards had flattered only to deceive, but they got it right in Austria and Switzerland in 2008.Blessed with outstandingly talented players in every position, Spain is on an unbeaten run of 24 matches that covers the last two years. It is an astonishing record.Maybe the most recognisable player among the many talented stars that Spain boasts is striker Fernando Torres, who became a massive star on the world stage after a stunningly effective first season with Liverpool in the English Premier League. Scoring the winning goal in the European Championship final against Germany further enhanced the reputation he had established at Anfield.However, Torres is but one among many stars who have finally meshed their talent into a superb team with a spine that was missing in the past.GROUP BUSAThe USA, the champions of North, Central America and the Caribbean, visited South Africa in 2007, beating Bafana Bafana 1-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge.The Americans also have experience in the Confederations Cup, having played in the event three times previously, twice placing third.While they’re not a team that immediately springs to mind as a football powerhouse, the Americans have consistently maintained a world ranking between the teens and low-twenties for a long time now.Their record for 2008 reads: played 14, won nine, drawn two, and lost three.The team’s star player is veteran Landon Donovan, who first turned out for the USA in October 2000. The previous year he had been awarded the Golden Ball, given to the best player at the 1999 Fifa U-17 World Championships.Donovan has earned more than 100 internationals caps and is his country’s all-time leading goal scorer with 37 to his name.ItalyItaly, the 2006 Fifa World Cup winners, have produced mixed results in 2008. While the traditional Italian mettle was on show in Euro 2008, where they reached the final before losing 1-0 to Spain, they have been inconsistent, suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to minnows Cyprus.Through the course of 2008, Italy played 13 matches, won five, drew four, and lost four, including two to world number one Spain.Regardless of their results, the Italians always bear watching in big competitions; their record over the years is proof of this. Also, with their traditionally miserly defence, and the goalkeeping of Gianluigi Buffon, arguably the best net-minder in the game, they are always in with a chance of winning.Buffon is the rock at the back for the Azzuri while, in front of him, Fabio Cannavaro, their 2006 World Cup winning captain, is the man who pulls the strings in defence.After the Italians won the World Cup, Cannavoro was named Fifa World Player of the Year. He then transferred from relegated Juventus to Spanish giants Real Madrid so that he could continue playing in the Uefa Champions League. There, Cannavaro took over the jersey of one of the legends of the game, pulling on the number-five shirt previously worn by Zinedine Zidane.BrazilNo nation has won the World Cup more times than the five victories recorded by Brazil. The country is synonymous with outstanding footballers and teams, with skillful, entertaining football and a passion for the game that courses through all Brazilians’ veins.However, Brazil has dropped to fifth in the world rankings, an unusually low position for the South American giants. Ten matches into qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, they lie second in the South American standings, six points behind leaders Paraguay. Their 2008 record is a disappointing – for Brazil – four wins, five draws and one loss.Despite their less than stellar form, the Brazilians will probably, based on past history, go into the Confederations Cup as the favourites; but they have a lot to prove, not least to their fans.They are, as usual, blessed with talented individuals, and midfielder Kaka is one to watch out for. The AC Milan star was named Fifa World Player of the Year in 2007, and has the ability to unlock the best of defences with great passing and finishing.EgyptThe winners of the last two African Nations Cup titles, Egypt are ranked second on the continent, behind only Cameroon. Victory over the Indomitable Lions in the Nations Cup final immediately qualified 2008 as a successful year for the Pharaohs.Their 2008 record of 12 wins, three losses and two draws is a good record, but two of those losses – 4-0 to Sudan and a shock 1-0 defeat to Malawi – indicate that the Egyptians are not always consistent. Their other defeat was by a 2-0 margin against powerful Argentina.Mido, who plays for English Premier League club Middlesbrough, is a talented and strong striker. He has plied his trade for many other clubs in many different countries, representing Zamalek (Egypt), Gent (Belgium), Celta Vigo (Spain), Olympique Marseille (France), AS Roma (Italy) and Tottenham Hotspor (England).Mido has had his issues with the national team’s management in the past, leading to a number of instances of accusations and counter-accusations between the player and management. These problems have led to him playing fewer matches than he might otherwise have played for the Pharaohs.Nonetheless, he has a good striking rate of 19 goals in 48 internationals, and is a big man, capable of making things physically tough for defenders.Article last updated: November 2008Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Coega to develop R2bn aqua-farming facility

first_img26 August 2014The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced plans to develop a R2-billion aqua-farming facility on 300 hectares of land at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.This follows the completion of a feasibility study indicating that local conditions were well suited for the commercial cultivation of marine animals and plants, including abalone, finfish and seaweed, Engineering News reported.“The CDC aims to dedicate 80 hectares to abalone farming by 2020, creating about 2 080 permanent jobs,” CDC agroprocessing project manager Dr Keith du Plessis told Engineering News on Monday. “South Africa is widely known to have of the best abalone and the best product in the world, all of which is exported to the Far East.”Finfish farming on a further 120 hectares of the industrial development zone (IDZ) had also been proposed, Du Plessis said.“Another species that could potentially be farmed is seaweed, which is complementary to abalone farming and can be used for abalone feed and various pharmaceutical uses.”He said the CDC was now advancing the relevant environmental impact assessments.Last month, the government unveiled a plan to unlock the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans, as the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that seeks to fast-track the delivery of priorities outlined in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP).President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the launch of a “blue economy” working group, said South Africa’s oceans had the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), while creating up to 1-million new jobs, by 2033 – compared to R54-billion generated, and 316 000 jobs created, in 2010.Aquaculture is one of four focus areas that the group – including representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia – is currently looking at as it seeks to deliver action plans for presentation to Cabinet.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more