QLD Government fund to boost Far North manufacturers Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water The Honourable Glenn ButcherRegional manufacturing is being boosted with three Far North Queensland manufacturers sharing over $930,000 via an advanced manufacturing grant program to adopt cutting-edge technology, grow their business and create local jobs. Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water Glenn Butcher said Far North Queensland is a manufacturing powerhouse and with the right kind of support, it can secure the manufacturing jobs of today and deliver the manufacturing jobs of the future. “The Palaszczuk Government’s plan for economic recovery means working with our manufacturers every day; on their shopfloors and in their supply chains, to innovate, create a skilled workforce, and adopt world best practices. “Our Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program is helping to create 142 jobs in regional Queensland over five years and I am delighted three more regional companies are beneficiaries. Member for Cairns Michael Healy revealed that cleaning product manufacturer Northern Chemicals will also receive a $127,590 grant to install a 2,000 litre Ribbon Blender which will automate its chemical production line, increase supply and allow the company to keep manufacturing and employ staff. “Northern Chemicals produces a well-respected brand of chemical products. During COVID–19 times, the company provided an essential service to many industries and the local community with the manufacture of hand sanitiser gel,” Mr Healy said. “It is the only manufacturer of specialised cleaning products in the region and a vital part of the supply chain.” Northern Chemicals‘ Managing Director Barry Cooper said this type of practical government support goes a long way to not only allow Northern Chemicals to grow and help sustain its business but also imbues confidence in our local economy. “Cairns is ideally placed to expand and diversify its manufacturing industries and the Queensland Government’s Cairns Manufacturing Hub is proving to be a great facilitator in this regard,” Mr Cooper said. “This grant has enabled Northern Chemicals to increase its workforce by two and we will be looking to further increase that number by two more this year.” The Palaszczuk Government has also given high-tech signage company Status Signs a $134,461 grant to install a suite of equipment including a CNC routing machine with camera eye registration, CNC Cutting table and Laser Cutter, a UV Printer, and automated software. Managing Director Rhys Carmody said the new equipment and software would improve the company’s cost competitiveness, efficiency and performance, and enable Status Signs to keep manufacturing providing opportunities for future growth. “This latest automated technology will help to maximise our current and future client requirements, employ five additional staff, and provide upskilling opportunities to our current workforce. Furthermore, precision, quality and output will be increased through this new automated system that will link our production line.“ Minister Butcher said partnering with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing industry is an important part of the State Government’s economic recovery plan. “Steel fabricating and shed building business, Atherton Metaland will receive $673,978 to purchase and install state-of-the-art machinery, specifically an all-in-one multitasking CNC beam line, so it can compete more effectively, increase market share, and enter a new market or export,” Mr Butcher said. This will allow the company to process steel components more efficiently and help the company to move forward, keep manufacturing and employing staff. “Locally owned and operated, Atherton Metaland, specialises in the design, supply and construction of small and large commercial and industrial structures, such as farm sheds and the hangars completed at Mareeba Airport and Herberton Fire Station,” Mr Pitt said. “I am proud to support Atherton Metaland with a manufacturing grant and wish the company every success with its relocation to a nearby purpose-built facility later this year.” Atherton Metaland‘s Director Murray Lammert said the new equipment would enable the company to expand its business. “The grant will help us to transform our current work practice into an advanced manufacturing enterprise, service a greater area and increase staff numbers by up to 15 whilst also protecting the jobs of our current skilled staff,“ Mr Lammert said. “Since January 2020, the Palaszczuk Government has invested over $7 million in 25 regional manufacturers through the $13.5 million Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program. “It is exciting to see the practical application of the Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program by our regional manufacturers,” Mr Butcher said. “Our Cairns Manufacturing Hub alone has invested over $4 million in 13 companies, supporting the generation of 76 new jobs, whilst protecting 459 jobs.” /Public Release. 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Address their emotional and physical safety.Acknowledge that their feelings are normal.Inform your friend they have rights and options.Support the survivor in doing what they decide is best for them.Explore more ways to support a friend. Traumatic events happen every day, and CU Boulder is not exempt. The way we respond to a survivor matters—our response can influence a friend’s decision to seek out further help and can affect their healing process.In many cases people want to help, but they may not know how to respond. Here are some tips for supporting a friend through tough times from the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA).Show your supportIf someone shares that they have experienced a traumatic event:Remain calm.Listen.Take the situation seriously.Believe them.Avoid questioning or judging them. Additional resourcesMoving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) in Lafayette offers workshops for survivors and loved ones of sexual assault.Safehouse Alliance for Non-violence (SPAN) in Boulder has a shelter, workshops and support for people who have or had abusive partners.Blue Bench in Denver provides a variety of services for survivors and loved ones of sexual violence and abuse.More Health & Wellness Articles Campus resourcesCU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) offers advocacy and short-term counseling related to traumatic experiences. Call their office at 303-492-8855 (24/7 phone support) or learn how to get help.Don’t Ignore It provides resources for students, staff and faculty to explore your options and learn how to help a fellow buff in need.Take our quiz to test your knowledge on intimate partner abuse and domestic violence.
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is offering positions forresearch and teaching with compensation ranging from $5,000 to$25,000 to support scholarship or programs on the subject of freespeech and open inquiry.IHS is particularly interested in applications that explore howthe applicant hopes to use this position to study the classicalliberal tradition of individual rights, free markets, andself-governance have contributed to the development of freespeech.IHS traditionally works with academics in the fields ofeconomics, political science, philosophy, history, and law, howeverscholars of all disciplines are welcome to apply. Applications willbe accepted on a rolling basis beginning immediately forthe 2020-2021 academic year and areavailable to academics of any career stage.Successful applicants may be asked to visit Arlington, Virginiato present relevant research and activity to a select group fromthe IHS staff.Application and DeadlinesApplications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021academic year and are open to academics at any stage of theircareers. Applications deadlines are listed below:April 1, 2021 | Applications for fall 2021projects dueMay 28, 2021 | Decisions announcedAward notifications will be sent to applicants within four weeksafter each deadline. Information about the Institute for HumaneStudiesThe Institute for Humane Studies partners with professors topromote the teaching and research of liberty and to advance highereducation’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and humanprogress.Our vision is to ensure higher education becomes a place whereclassical liberal ideas are regularly taught, discussed,challenged, and developed, and where free speech, intellectualdiversity, and open inquiry flourish. Institute for Humane Studies Research or TeachingPosition for Free Speech and Open InquiryDeadline: April 1, 2021Type: Faculty, tenured or tenured trackCompensation Amount: $5,000 – $25,000
Click to comment Related Items:Klavs Bruun Jorgensen Danish girls too weak for France: They showed who is world champion Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThree times Olympic winners, team of Denmark, won’t have even a chance to play at the Olympic qualification tournament in March next year.The team coached by Klavs Bruun Jorgensen won the ninth place at the end of Women’s World Championship 2019 in Japan, which put them out of chances for Tokyo. The Danish girls played 29:29 against Serbia in decisive match, with received goal few seconds before the final buzzer.This will be the second time in a row that Denmark won’t participate at Olympics, the tournament they won three times in a row between 1996 and 2004.“We had a chance to win against Serbia, but we threw away all our chances. Obviously, we are very dissapointed”, said Danish coach after the last match of Main Round.The worst way to finish Olympic cycle for the nation which media invest the most in following the women’s handball events. 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.
University of Kansas Medical Center Dermatologist Rachel Flenderer performing a cancer screening. Photo credit University of Kansas Cancer Center.Free cancer screening event in northern Overland Park Nov. 3. The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Overland Park Masonic Lodge No. 436 are teaming up to offer a free cancer screening event next Saturday, Nov. 3. The event, which will be held at the Lodge at 8109 Overland Park Drive in Overland Park, will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Services offered include: skin and prostate cancer screenings; Screen-to-Save colon cancer home screening kits; Body Mass Index assessments; and breath tests to measure exposure to carbon monoxide.Four NEJC students at Pembroke Hill earn National Merit Commended Student status. Four Pembroke Hill students who live in northeast Johnson County have earned National Merit Commended status. The top 50,000 students out of the 1.6 million to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test earn Semifinalist or Commended Student status. The students are:Zosia Czerwinski, FairwayEmily Dickey, Mission HillsDaniela Rodriguez-Chavez, Roeland ParkAnna Shulman, Overland Park
The Epson Pro L20000UNL, its new WUXGA (1920×1200) large-venue laser projector with 20,000 lumens brightness, is now shipping. The Epson Pro L20000UNL is expanding Epson’s large venue Pro L laser projector lineup. The Pro L20000UNL features interchangeable interface boards, a sealed light engine and optical unit and compatibility with Epson’s current lens family to allow easy integration with existing lens fleets.The large-venue Pro L20000UNL laser projector is spec’d at 20,000 lumens of white and color brightness and maintenance-free operation for up to 20,000 hours. The new projector comes equipped with frame interpolation for fast-moving images, along with a wide lens shift and support for a range of optional lenses (sold separately), including a zero-offset ultra short-throw lens. The new projector also features a robust stainless-steel frame body structure for added durability.The new projector is also available in white — the Pro L20002UNL — and combines advanced projection tools and flexible installation features to deliver reliable, premium projection that blends discreetly into most environments. Additional features include:Advanced connectivity – two interchangeable interface boards as well as onboard HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseTEquipped with tools like automated tiling assist, edge blending and auto-color adjustment for fast installation, plus free software for multi-projector setupSupports High Dynamic Range (HDR) via HDR10 (PQ) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) with a BT.709 color spaceThe Epson Pro L20000UNL and Pro L20002UNL projectors are available now and all the specs are here.
Canadian-based real estate services firm, Avison Young, acquired Phoenix-based GPE Management Services, and the newly merged firm is opening up offices here in Phoenix.Avison Young’s new Phoenix office is located in downtown Phoenix at 2777 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 230.The new offices will be Avison Young’s first location in Arizona, and 52nd office in the U.S., and is another step in the firm’s ongoing expansion efforts.Over the past seven years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to, now, 77 offices in 70 markets and from 300 to more than 2,200 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe.GPE Companies was a privately held, third-party real estate firm that has been serving a range of clients, from private individual investors to publicly traded corporations to international investment groups, for the past 43 years in Arizona.GPE offered services for all property types, including office, retail, flex/industrial and land. In addition, the firm had a division specializing in all areas of healthcare real estate. Over the past four decades, the company facilitated acquisitions and sales transactions exceeding $2.5 billion in real estate value. GPE also represents 6 million square feet of commercial space under management in the Phoenix metro area.Monday’s acquisition brings Avison Young’s total square feet of retail, industrial and office properties under management in North America to approximately 100 million square feet. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.Effective immediately, GPE is rebranded as Avison Young. The change in ownership adds 29 employees to Avison Young’s operations, including David Genovese, Julie Johnson and Alexandra Loye who become Principals of Avison Young. Genovese also becomes Managing Director of the company’s Phoenix office. He will focus on overseeing the growth and development of Avison Young’s presence in the Phoenix region, servicing new and existing clients, and managing the day-to-day operations of the office. Genovese brings to Avison Young 30 years of commercial real estate experience – all with GPE, where he was most recently President, designated broker and principal.“We are pleased to be opening our first office in Phoenix,” said Chair and CEO Mark E. Rose. “The acquisition of GPE provides Avison Young with a strong foundation, particularly in terms of brokerage and property management, in Arizona as we begin to roll out our expansion program in the state. With David and the rest of the GPE team on board, we are again adding individuals who are respected for their leadership, extensive industry experience and in-depth local market knowledge. More importantly, we also know that they will fit seamlessly into our Principal-led, collaborative culture and provide a superior level of service to clients.”Also joining Avison Young from GPE are: Nicholas Pelusio, Bret Isbell, Kevin Helland, Kristie Jones, Brooke Askew-Rossi, LeiAnne Oborne, Dominic Perry, Gail Brown, Jennifer Pliska, Laurie Sandau, Linda Robbins, Tracey Galligan, Tom Kimsey,Marion Chaney, Gregory Leverton, Becky Bishop, Esther Grabowsky, Gina Gringle, Jonathan Collins, Jason Gutierrez,Angela Williams, Jen Day, Amanda Knight, Rogelio Martinez, Jamie Svobodo and Ronald Genovese (company founder).“We think very highly of the GPE organization and the presence that it has established in Phoenix, which is a rapidly growing market that is gaining in importance to many of our occupier and investor clients,” said Earl Webb, Avison Young president, U.S. operations. “GPE has built a high-quality service platform, with dynamic leadership, and Avison Young looks forward to growing our company’s presence in this important U.S. market – through the acquisition of this firm as well as future additions to staff in all areas of our business. David Genovese is someone who has consistently provided excellent client service during his career while building a broad-based service platform at GPE. Additionally, the company has a number of senior managers and brokers who will fit the Avison Young culture perfectly and continue to enhance our client-service capabilities in the Phoenix market and beyond.”GPE was ranked the number one brokerage firm (24 brokers or fewer and medical categories) in AZ Big Media’s 2016 “Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business” list, and among the top five in the industrial, property management and best workplace culture categories, and among the top 10 in the retail and land categories.“With Phoenix, Avison Young now has a local presence in all major American markets,” adds Hiren Thakar, Avison Young Principal and Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy. “With this acquisition, we have quickly established a presence in one of the largest and fastest-growing metro markets in the U.S. Furthermore, GPE is a well-established player in the highly dynamic medical office market, which is becoming increasingly important to our clients across the country. David and his team will now be able to take advantage of Avison Young’s extensive resources to better serve the thriving medical office property sector inPhoenix. At the same time, his team will be able to collaborate with other Avison Young offices and provide multi-market medical office solutions for clients.” Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young acquiring North Rae Sanders and opening a new office in Coventry, U.K. on January 11, 2016; acquiring Toronto-based property appraisal company Metrix Realty Group (Ontario) Inc. on January 4, 2016; and opening new offices in Memphis, Tennessee on December 7, 2015 and in Mexico City on December 2, 2015.
Share For their study, Jones and his colleagues recruited 409 American participants from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, 351 students from a university in Iran, and 209 individuals living on the Juarez/El Paso border region between Mexico and the United States.The two American samples were provided with a list of stories, concepts, and people — and were told that they all appeared in the Christian Bible. The participants were then asked to indicate how familiar they were with each item. But many of the items on the list, such as The Army Seventeen and Soren’s Temple, did not actually appear in the Bible. The Iranian sample completed a similar task regarding concepts from the Quran.The researchers found that those who claimed to be familiar with concepts that did not exist also tended to report being more supportive of religious aggression. In other words, individuals who claimed to have knowledge of fictitious religious concepts were more likely to agree with statements such as “I would shoot someone if I believed God wanted me to” and “The modern world needs a no mercy attitude toward the wicked.”“Overconfidence in what you think God supports or what scripture says is toxic. Thus, humility is a critical feature that is needed to bring out the best and most benevolent aspects of religion,” Jones told PsyPost.“Further, although overclaiming is toxic, actual religious knowledge (or admitting what you did not know) has the reverse effect such that it correlates with a peaceful disposition. In this way, knowing true vs. false stories in one’s Holy Book is associated with peaceful attitudes whereas claiming familiarity with false stories from one’s Holy Book is associated with violent attitudes.”“It is important to note that all of these findings are similar in Islam (with the Quran) and Christianity (with the Bible). Muslim participants were peaceful when they were accurate in their knowledge of the Quran (or at least honest about what they did not know), and supported violence when they were overconfident in their knowledge of the Quran; identical findings emerged for Christian participants with the Bible,” Jones explained.But there is still much to learn about the relationship between overclaiming religious knowledge and religious aggression.“We still need to understand the mechanisms behind why these correlations emerge. In other words, we need to further research what exactly drives religious overclaiming and why religious overclaiming translates into violent attitudes,” Jones said.“Further, we need to determine if these attitudes are merely supporting a violent agenda in the name of God, or if they actually predict real violent behavior. Finally, we need to know why religious accuracy predicts peaceful attitudes, and if indeed learning one’s Holy Book (accurately) can reduce violence and violent attitudes.”“The idea for this study was partially inspired by the fantastic work of my PhD mentor, Del Paulhus, who generated the overclaiming technique,” Jones added.“However, the impetus to further develop the idea emanated from a discussion I had with my mother. In a way, the origin of the idea was partially predicated on a bet with her. Origin notwithstanding, the outstanding team of researchers on this paper made tremendous contributions, and because of them, it became a far better paper.”The study, “Religious Overclaiming and Support for Religious Aggression“, was authored by Daniel N. Jones, Adon L. Neria, Farzad A. Helm, Reza N. Sahlan, and Jessica R. Carre.(Image by StockSnap from Pixabay) Email Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Facebook Individuals who claim knowledge of fake religious concepts are more supportive of religious aggression, while individuals with accurate religious knowledge are less supportive, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.“Although many quote the Christian Bible, few have read it. Thus, religious books are often incorrectly cited or cited in a way that serves personal prejudices and/or distorted worldviews,” said study author Daniel N. Jones, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada Reno.“Not only do people ‘pick and choose’ the stories of a religious book to support their worldview, they inaccurately attribute messages and interpretations to that Holy Book. Thus, we wanted to determine the consequences of this tendency towards overconfidence in religious scripture.”
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — It’s almost like Jonathan Williams never left Texas at this point, though Arkansas is more than happy to have him.The standout running back will make his third trip back to his home state this season when the Razorbacks face the Longhorns in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29.Williams, from Allen, Texas, is one of the critical reasons for the sudden turnaround for Arkansas (6-6), along with backfield teammate Alex Collins. The two are the only teammates in major college football this season to have both topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark, and more of the same is expected against former Southwest Conference rival Texas (6-6).”I can’t say enough about both of them,” coach Bret Bielema said. “Those two bring a little tandem that is very, very cool to watch and really cool to be a part of.”Williams and Collins both nearly reached 1,000 yards rushing last season, despite a 3-9 record in their first season under Bielema. While Collins became just the second freshman in school history to reach the mark with 1,026 yards, joining two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden, Williams came up just short with 900 yards on the ground.This season, the duo started quickly and rarely let up while becoming the first pair to top the 1000-yard mark at Arkansas since McFadden and Felix Jones in 2007. The finished fourth and fifth rushing, respectively, in the Southeastern Conference as Arkansas reached its first bowl game in three seasons.Williams led the way with 1,085 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 188 carries (5.8 average), while Collins — boosted by a 212-yard rushing performance at Texas Tech — finished with 1,024 yards and 12 touchdowns and a 5.5-yard per carry average.”That’s kind of the goal we wanted to achieve, just kind of have the balance between me and him,” Collins said. “It’s just kind of like, we’re always there for each other, just kind of so we always have fresh legs out on the field.”Williams arrived at Arkansas in the wake of the Bobby Petrino scandal and was a freshman on the 2012 team coached by interim coach John L. Smith. He served as a backup to current Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis that season and appeared primed for a starring role for the Razorbacks in 2013.That is, until the signing of Collins out of Florida following the 2012 season.Despite the initial uncertainty about how the two would share the spotlight in Arkansas’ backfield, Collins said their relationship has evolved from friends “into brothers.” It’s a bond formed out of mutual respect from the ever-shifty Collins and the bruising runner Williams.”It’s definitely come along, a lot,” Williams said. “Definitely from when he first came in here as a recruit to where it is now. We just feed off of each other, every day, whether it’s in the meeting rooms, we’re watching film or if it’s out there on the football field.”As good as the tandem has been the last two seasons, there is a chance the partnership could end after this season. Williams has submitted his pre-draft paperwork to the NFL to receive an evaluation of his draft status, though even he admitted he’s not sure what kind of projection would be needed for him to leave school early.Whether Williams leaves or not, he’s proud of how he’s worked with Collins — and how the Razorbacks rebounded this season after back-to-back losing seasons in his first two years of college.”Last year, I feel like we kind of knew we could go in and compete, but this year every game we went into, we felt like we could be competitive and we could come out with the win,” Williams said. “Obviously, we didn’t come out with every win, but going into every game we felt like we could.”
FAMILY—From left: Sylvia Sims, sister; Mildred Harrison, mother; Chrystal Johnson, sister; and Johnnie Johnson, brother.(Part 3)This is the final installment of a 3 part series based upon Steelers great James Harrison and his family.Merriam Webster defines the noun gold digger as 1. “One who digs for gold. 2: a person who uses charm to extract money or gifts from others.”As far as athletes and entertainers are concerned there are always individuals standing at the ready, waiting to steal homesteading rights in regards to usurping the gold and property of some naïve “blinded by the booty,” love-struck athlete or entertainer. Tiger Woods is a perfect example of meeting, falling in love with and eventually marrying a “Gold Digger.”The cash cow then hooks up with a so-called “marriage partner” who after the relationship is discontinued ends up owning a significant percentage of the gold mine without ever lifting a finger or mining one nugget of gold. On one of the talk shows that I happened to run across during the highly publicized Tiger Woods divorce from his former wife Elin Nordegren, a caller who seemed to have had maybe one too many sips of the “vino” proclaimed in a loud and slurred voice that; “Elin Nordegren went from serving as a high class nanny to displaying and using; “the golden fanny.”JAMES HARRISONAlthough the potential for that same scenario occurring in the life of James Harrison is remote, according to his family, he can never be too careful. Harrison has two children, James Harrison III, born in 2007, and Henry, born in 2009, he is not formally married to their mother. Beth Tibbott. The Harrison family is adamant and is crystal clear in regards to anyone thinking that they will enter into the life of James Henry Harrison Jr. and pull the financial “wool” over his eyes, directly or indirectly without a fight. “We are always going to be on guard as far as gold diggers are concerned,” proclaims Mrs. Harrison.The noun bounty hunter is defined by Merriam Webster as: