Stockholm University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences

first_img July 12, 2016 Published by beko Similar Stories Reddit Tweet Summer Camp on Environment and Sustainability LinkedIn 0 +1 Pocketcenter_img Share 0 ← The 27th International Youth Forum Stockholm University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences Deadline: 15 August 2016Open to: candidates holding PhD in environmental sciencesFellowship: full-time employment for a maximum of two yearsDescriptionThe Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is a multidisciplinary department that gathers scientists from diverse fields in the natural sciences to study environmental phenomena with some 220 faculty, researchers, doctoral students and support staff from over 30 countries. The research spans across five major areas: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, ecotoxicology, and analytical chemistry. Extensive facilities for chemical analysis, particle characterization and aquaria experimentation as well as several modelling platforms and research stations are key to our research.Project descriptionThe overarching goal for this project is to entangle how anthropogenic emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), aerosols (including sulfate, black carbon and organic carbon), methane and other ozone forming pollutants from different regions of the world affect the global climate and specifically the Arctic. The purpose is twofold; firstly to investigate the key processes behind the Arctic amplification which is not well understood and secondly to quantify how much anthropogenic SLCP emission reductions in different regions of the world affect the climate in different parts of the world and specifically the Arctic.EligibilityApplicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree, or an equivalent degree from another country;The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study;An exam within a relevant discipline, a strong mathematical, physical and computational background, and a comprehensive understanding of climate processes will be considered as merits;A good command of English is required.CostsThe applicant will be employed full-time at the hosting institution for a maximum of two years with the possibility to extend the contract under special circumstances. Start date 1 September or as per agreement.How to apply?The applicant should fill in the online application following the instructions. Please include the following information in the application:Cover letter describing:– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement– what makes you suitable for the project in questionCV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications;Copy of PhD diploma;Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).The deadline for application is 15 August 2016. For more information open the official call. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. International Sales Representative →last_img read more

Project xCloud expands with 50 new titles, coming to Japan, India and more next year

first_imgProject xCloud expands with 50 new titles, coming to Japan, India and more next yearXbox’s streaming service will be incorporated into Xbox Game Pass; Bluetooth controller support coming next yearJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefThursday 14th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleMicrosoftXboxMicrosoft gave an update on the progress of its Project xCloud streaming service at X019 in London today, with 50 new titles coming to the current preview service.So far, preview players in Korea, the UK, and US have only had access to a handful of first-party games, including Gears 5, Sea of Thieves and Killer Instinct. As the preview enters its second month, Microsoft is not only adding more of its own games — including Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 4 and Ori and the Blind Forest — but also titles from 25 third-party publishers and developers.Highlights include Madden NFL 20, WWE 2K20, Hitman, Just Cause 4, and Devil May Cry 5. You can find a full list of titles below.Additional invites to the preview are now being sent out to Xbox gamers who registered their interest, with the promise of more invites in the future.Microsoft also announced it will be bringing Project xCloud Preview to more markets in 2020, including Canada, India, Japan, and Western Europe.Next year will also see the service brought to Windows 10 PCs, with Microsoft “collaborating with a broad set of partners to make game streaming available on other devices as well.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The company has emphasised that it wants xCloud to offer more than just playing Xbox games on phones or tablets, so is also expanding the number of input devices users can play with. Starting from next year, Project xCloud will support Bluetooth game pads from Razer and even the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller.There are also plans to enable Xbox owners to stream any games they already own, and this option will be enabled with future purchases. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also have the ability to stream titles from that collection.Here is the full list of additional preview titles:Absolver (Devolver Digital)Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco) Ark: Survival Evovled (Studio Wildcard)Battle Chasers: Nightwar (THQ Nordic)Black Desert Online (Pearl Abyss)Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (505 Games)Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (2K Games)Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (505 Games)Conan Exiles (Funcom)Crackdown (Xbox Game Studios)Darksiders 3 (THQ Nordic)Dead Island: Definitive Edition (Koch Media)Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)F1 2019 (Codemasters)For The King (Curve Digital) Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Studios)Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox Game Studios)Halo Wars 2 (Xbox Game Studios)Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox Game Studios)Hello Neighbour (TinyBuild)Hitman (IO Interactive)Just Cause 4 (Square Enix)Madden NFL 20 (Electronic Arts)Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Klei Entertainment)Mutant Year Zero (Funcom)Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Studios)Overcooked (Team17)Puyo Puyo Champions (Sega)RAD (Bandai Namco)Recore: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Studios)Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix)Sniper Elite 4 (Rebellion)SoulCalibur VI (Bandai Namco)State of Decay 2 (Xbox Game Studios)Subnautica (Unknown Worlds)Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco)Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco)Tera (Krafton)The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut (Xbox Game Studios)theHunter: Call of the Wild (Avalanche Studios)Vampyr (Focus Home Interactive)Vermintide 2 (Fatshark Games)World of Final Fantasy Maxima (Square Enix)World of Tanks: Mercenaries (Wargaming)World of Warships: Legends (Wargaming)World War Z (Mad Dog Games)WRC 7 (Bigben Interactive)WWE 2K20 (2K Games)Yoku’s Island Express (Team17)Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair An hour agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 3 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Pennsylvania church opens doors as ‘safe place to share’ grief after five relatives slain in alleged murder spree

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(MORRISVILLE, Pa.) — Students, community members as well as the local police chief came together at a Pennsylvania church to mourn five slain family members — including three children — whose bodies were found dead in their Morrisville apartment on Monday.Wednesday night’s community prayer vigil at the Morrisville United Methodist Church was an “opportunity for the community to all come together and share their grief together and say ‘we are one,’” Pastor Wendy Bellis told ABC News Thursday. “Nobody is by themselves.”The victims were Jamilla Campbell, 42; Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen; Campbell’s niece, Naa’Irah Smith, 25; and Campbell’s nephew Damon Decree Jr., 13.The accused killers are Campbell’s sister, Shana Decree, 45, and Shana Decree’s daughter, Dominique Decree, 19, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said. Shana Decree is the mother of Damon Decree Jr. and Naa’Irah Smith.Students were among those at Wednesday’s service. “It’s difficult to see our kids in so much pain and having to work through things they shouldn’t have to work through at their age,” Bellis said.But the students were “completely enveloped by the community, loved and supported,” and given “a very safe place to share their grief,” she said.Morrisville’s police chief, who has been “very supportive,” was also at the service, Bellis said. When a pastor acknowledged he was there, the congregation applauded, she said.“That’s how we’re going to move forward,” Bellis said. “Being in solidarity together is what every community needs and certainly what we need during this time.”As mourners hugged and cried, each victim’s name was read followed by a moment of silence, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.Jason Harris, superintendent of the district where victim Damion Decree Jr. went to school, said the 13-year-old “made me smile.”“I knew him personally. He had a close group of friends — they’re really hurting,” Harris told ABC News on Wednesday.The district is bringing in counselors and therapy dogs to help grieving students and staff, he said.Shana Decree and Dominique Decree each face five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, prosecutors said.A motive is unclear, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub told reporters Tuesday.Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were both arraigned Tuesday and held without bail, prosecutors said.It was not immediately clear if either suspect had an attorney.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LNH EX-DERBY: Montpellier beat Chambery!

first_imgUNSTOPPABLE! PSG HANDBALL 21/21 in France! Related Items:Montpellier, paris, PSG Handball PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 Raul Gonzalez extends his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2023! Recommended for you Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIn the ex-derby match of the French Championship, Montpellier beat Chambery Savoie 40:30 (20:11). Absolutely amazing was right wing of home team Dragan Gajic with 12 goals from 13 shots. That was enough for ex-French champion to came to the second place, just behind PSG, who has a point more and a match less…STANDINGS:1. Paris 6  – 112. Montpellier 7 – 103. Dunkerque 6 – 104. Saint Raphael 6 – 85. Cesson-Rennes 6 – 76. Nimes 6 – 77. Toulouse 6 – 78. Chambery 7 – 79. Nantes 6 – 610. Selestat 6 – 411. Dijon 6 – 412. Aix 6 – 413. Tremblay 6 – 114. Ivry 6 – 0 ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Castle Minibus launches app for school TMs and drivers

first_imgCastle Minibus has launched School Transport Record and Inspection Dashboard with App (STRIDA).It is is a free tool for school minibus drivers to record daily vehicle checks on their phones and also a dashboard for transport administrators to receive, record and manage those reports.STRIDA provides a 12-point minibus checklist for drivers to utilise daily and a 40-point list for school Transport Managers (TMs). Castle recommends the latter is actioned weekly. All those checklists are managed via the dashboard.Demonstration videos are offered and photos with comments can be uploaded. TMs can visit Castle Minibus’s website to register a free account for their establishment. Drivers are then invited via the dashboard to register and download the app.Says Castle Minibus MD Chris Maynard: “This is our second free app for school TMs. We realised that they needed an effective way of managing driver checks, and that teachers needed an easy-to-use minibus checklist that covers pre-journey essentials only.“This app will allow drivers to complete and submit their checks, and TMs to complete a more thorough 40-point list. STRIDA will enable schools to improve their minibus safety systems and prove that checks are being completed and that any issues are identified quickly.”STRIDA was initially launched in January to 20 volunteer schools that had used the previous School Transport Manager app. It is now open to all establishments.last_img read more

Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot Rare Tracks 1994-2014 [Review]

first_imgWilco has now been around for twenty years. The band has evolved so much in two decades that those only familiar with the band when it was formed might not even recognize the band it is now. Only lead singer Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt stuck around this whole time. The two companion box-sets, Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks and What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks serve both as souvenir pieces for loyal fans and as a documentation for the band’s evolution throughout the years. While What’s Your 20? is the hit-compilation that fans are delighted to see, Alpha Mike Foxtrot is probably the more interesting of the two.This rarities collection is incredibly expansive, containing four disks and 77 songs in total. These include B-sides, demos, live cuts, covers and bonus tracks from each era of the band. It is possible to get lost in this expansive track-list and not know what to focus on, but that is precisely the point. Wilco keeps defining and redefining itself, and this box set embodies their experimenting spirit at the fullest.The first disc largely samples their alt-country years. The three demos that start off the collection demonstrate clearly their sheer acoustic power of those early years. “Blasting Fonda” is another track of interest. Tweedy described it as “the first time it was just Jay Bennett and me in the studio,” which resulted in this slow-tempo, string-swinging B-side track.The second disc gets to their angrier Summerteeth-era B-sides. However, the highlight here are the two covers they included. “One Hundred Years From Now” and “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” originally by The Byrds and Steely Dan, respectively, show the classics’ influence on them. Formed as an alt-country band, it would be no doubt that these classic rock songs had a huge influence in their later musical direction.The latter part of the collection glances over their most successful album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and instead places its focus on their non-album experiments. This includes the entire EP of More Like the Moon and one song from a Spongebob movie soundtrack, speaking of their experimental spirits. The last disk displays their post-YHF dissonance and a return to country roots in tracks such as “Panthers” and “What Light”. The collection then ends ironically with a Nick Lowe cover “I Love My Label”, considering the controversies they have had with their labels over the years.This collection is a fluid tribute to the band’s constant evolution. Strangely, despite how much they have changed, this box set creates a certain harmony among their different eras. For die-hard fans, this is going to unquestionably be a more interesting collection than their hit compilation.last_img read more

Suwannee Springfest Announces Additional Headliners

first_imgSuwannee Springfest has announced several top-notch folk/bluegrass artist additions to their 2015 lineup. The festival, which will be held from March 19-22 in the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL, had previously announced the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys.The new lineup takes the bluegrass a bit deeper, bringing out artists like Lucinda Williams, Del McCoury & David Grisman, John Hiatt, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, and Jeff Austin.The full list of additions can be seen below, with further information available via the Springfest official website. Feel free to browse our complete festival guide to see the best festival lineups of 2015, including Springfest, WinterWonderGrass, AURA Festival, and more…Suwannee Springfest 2015 Lineup Additions: Lucinda Williams John Hiatt Del McCoury & David Grisman Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers Jeff Austin The Duhks Pgrass Virginia Dare Devils Whetherman Flagship Romance The Applebutter Express Big Cosmo Canary in the Coalmine Acoustic Ensemblelast_img read more

OK with delay: Six who could make Monday marks

first_img1. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing. He tops the list because of his win last year at Bristol in a rain-delayed race run the following day in overcast conditions … the exact forecast for Monday, as it turns out. Harvick also notched a fourth and a ninth at Pocono. He is one of just three drivers who finished in the top 10 in three of the four delayed races from 2016. 2. Brad Keselowski, Team Penske. Two top-five finishes at Pocono plus a seventh at Charlotte in the fall equal a team that understands how to adapt to ever-changing conditions. Crew chief Paul Wolfe is one of the sport’s best strategists. 5. Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne’s top-10 performances in last year’s delayed races came at the bigger tracks (Charlotte, Pocono), but they were strong finishes — third and sixth, respectively. Plus, his 10-consecutive lap averages during Saturday’s practices were among the best in the field. RELATED: Fantasy Live homepage What we do know: Some drivers and teams will adapt better than others. When the skies clear and the green flag drops today (1 p.m. ET, FOX), Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will face a different type of Bristol. We studied the results of last year’s four races that were delayed a day due to rain — both Pocono races, the fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bristol Night Race, which ran Sunday afternoon rather than the typical Saturday night. Some drivers excelled a day later more than others.center_img Pounded by rain over the past 24 hours, all of the rubber that accumulated onto the track, giving it grip, has been washed away. All of the resin-based VHT applied to the bottom of the track in an attempt to create a full-blown groove on the bottom? Who knows? 3. Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing. In addition to winning Pocono last year in the summer, Busch finished 10th at Pocono in August and eighth at Charlotte. Given his Bristol history and a veteran crew chief in Tony Gibson who’s done this delayed race thing a time or two, this year’s Daytona 500 champ makes the list.RELATED: Go deeper on driver stats 4. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch finished in the top 10 in two of last year’s four postponed races — sixth at Charlotte and ninth at Pocono-2. We’re giving him additional credit for his Bristol performance last year, though, where he led 256 of 500 laps but had to take his car to the garage with a broken suspension. RELATED: Race lineup | Monday schedule With those results in mind, here are our six drivers to monitor today as you watch the race on FOX or as you make final tweaks to your Fantasy Live lineup. | Full fantasy preview here 6. Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing. Yes, a wild card. Buescher’s Pocono-2 win was based off great strategy and intuition, but don’t discount that he finished fifth at Bristol while driving for Front Row Motorsports.</p>last_img read more

‘I make trouble to move change’: Saint Mary’s student speaks out about campus inaccessibility

first_imgSaint Mary’s has a long history of accommodating many students with disabilities who pursue an education at the College, but Natalie Davis, a senior who navigates Saint Mary’s campus in a wheelchair, feels the College is not doing enough to make the campus accessible for students with physical disabilities. For four years, Davis has been vocal about what she feels is miscommunication between the College administration and herself, often taking to social media to document and bring awareness to the struggles she faces in navigating campus. Before she applied to the College, Davis was promised by the administration that accessibility would not be an issue.  “There’s a lot that they do and then there’s also a lot that they don’t do,” Davis said of the administration. While the College is in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Davis feels that miscommunication has inhibited her independence on campus and caused her to predominantly rely on the help of others. As such, the ADA also stipulates that institutions should contribute to an “… increase in one’s personal sense of dignity that arises from increased access and the decrease in possibly humiliating incidents due to accessibility barriers.”Throughout her time at Saint Mary’s, Davis has worked with Iris Giamo, director of the Disabilities Resource Office. The office provides students with disabilities certain accommodations in order to ensure accessibility, either physically or academically.Davis said she is provided with several academic accommodations that allow her to be a better student. “For me specifically, I get extra time on tests and then … if I have class in Regina [Hall] and then have a class in Spes [Unica] right after, I can put in an accommodation to have [the Disabilities Resource Office] let my professors know that might be an issue,” she said. But in other areas of campus life, Davis asserted life can be difficult for students with disabilities, especially students with physical disabilities. When Davis interned at Ave Maria Press in 2019, there were days she had to rely on campus resources for transportation. Occasionally, she was able to rely on resources from the Office of Civil and Social Engagement (OCSE), but that was as far as campus resources were extended to her. “One day, my friend couldn’t drive me, so I contacted disability services,” she said. “My email to disability services was then forwarded to [former director of campus safety Robert Post] who emailed me back and said ‘we can’t do this for you.’”In an email obtained by The Observer, Post, then the chief of Saint Mary’s Department of Campus/Public Safety, said “the Campus/Public Safety Office can not pick [up] or take a student to work. The only services we offer is to students that fall under the ADA who need transportation from hall to classes.” Post also wrote the “walk” from Saint Mary’s campus to Ave Maria Press was “not that far” and “can be done in 15 minutes.” He then apologized for not being able to help more. Linda Timm, current interim vice president of student affairs, reiterated the point that Campus Safety is only available to provide cross-campus transportation to those in need. “While we do not have vehicles that provide specialized services such as lifts or handicapped accessible doors, South Bend Transpo does provide services to those individuals who are unable to easily access standard vehicles,” Timm said. “We’re more than happy to assist connecting students with Transpo.”Rides from the South Bend Public Transportation Corporation must be scheduled in advance. Davis said she feels the need to speak out about her experiences because many may underestimate the types of challenges students with disabilities have to overcome. “Before I got this motor on the back of my chair, I would wake up at 5:30 a.m. if I had a class at 9:30 a.m. just so I could be ready on time,” she said. “Normally, for an able-bodied person, it would take them 10 to 15 minutes to walk, but it would take me 30 to 40 minutes to get where I needed to go.”During the winter, Davis said it is almost impossible for her to get around campus. On Jan. 27, 2019, Davis took to the “Saint Mary’s Class of 2020” Facebook page to amplify her voice. She posted about the inaccessibility of Le Mans Hall as “both accessible entrances were blocked off with barricades and not shoveled.” Former vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson commented that “the ramp [was] closed because the ice that falls off the roof is life threatening.” Johnson also commented that a ramp on the south side of Le Mans was open, although Davis commented that both ramps were closed off. The thread of comments concluded with Johnson encouraging Davis to speak with her about the issue offline. However, when Davis scheduled an appointment to speak with Johnson — an appointment that Davis’s mother drove from Chicago to attend — Johnson cancelled the meeting the same day. Davis decided to post about her mobility struggles online because it was a way to reach the most students and make them aware of the inaccessible nature of campus in the winter. “When I couldn’t get up the ramp [because of the snow], I posted about it on social media and the first time no one was taking me seriously, which happens a lot in general if you have a disability,” Davis said. “But then the posts started to make students aware of these issues because it is more than just an individual problem, but there’s no one else on campus who really understands what my experience is like.” On behalf of the College, vice president of strategy and finance Dana Strait said certain pathways to buildings must be blocked off to protect students from unsafe conditions.“The ramp on the West entrance of LeMans Hall is occasionally barricaded due to falling ice and snow from the roof, similar to a section of sidewalk outside of Cushwa-Leighton Library,” Strait said. “At the library, we have a sign to indicate the safety concern. … We are in the process of obtaining additional and more detailed signage.”In her full statement, Strait emphasized the College’s commitment to accessibility and convenience while also prioritizing student safety. She said the College took time to make sure the current maintenance project — reopening the Le Mans Hall tunnel to the Cushwa Leighton Library — was accessible to all students, and that the College continually evaluates new ways to accommodate students with mobility concerns. “Safety always has to be our top priority,” Strait said. “When an entrance is closed due to safety concerns, we are very sorry for the inconvenience but we do ensure that an alternate, and accessible, entrance is provided. Because the historic buildings on our campus were not constructed with accessibility in mind, we continue to make improvements; in cases where those improvements are not sufficient, we also accommodate mobility needs at an individual level when requested.”Davis said her goal is to make students realize that her challenges as a student with disabilities are a reality and they are no less real at Saint Mary’s. “Regardless if you’re a part of it, you need to pay attention to it,” she said. “I’m not speaking out to be difficult, I’m speaking out so changes can be made and something can be done. I make trouble to move change.” Tags: accessibility, ADA, campus transportation, disability, security, WInterlast_img read more

Community Health Care Clinics and Resources

first_imgA community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.For a full list of community health centers in Spokane County, visit the Community Health Association of Spokane website at https://chas.org and select “Locations.”last_img