June 15

Global actions call for Mumia’s freedom

first_imgA call for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners is picking up steam, with solidarity actions planned for the end of March.Abu-Jamal has a status hearing on March 27 in Philadelphia, plus a court hearing on April 30, which could eventually lead to his freedom. After years of global community meetings, protests, petitions and legal challenges, the people’s movement succeeded in taking Abu-Jamal off death row in 2011. The reinvigoration of that mobilization is necessary in order to pressure Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker to do the right thing.Toward that end a coalition of Mumia support organizations has created a petition calling for the District Attorney to release all DA and police files on Mumia to the public and to release Mumia because he’s factually innocent. (mobilization4mumia.com/actions/)A coalition for an “International Offensive to Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners” on the weekend of March 24-27 is gaining momentum.In Houston, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement will do a banner drop for Mumia over Houston’s busiest freeway, on Dunlavy Bridge over Highway 59, on March 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.In Detroit, at the National Conference to Defeat Austerity, March 24, organizers will play recordings from Mumia on prison labor and express solidarity with the movement to Free Mumia. The event is at St. Matthew’s-St. Joseph’s Church, 8850 Woodward Ave.In Oakland, Calif., after a March 26 forum organized by the Bay Area Mumia Coalition, a rally and march will take place on April 28 at Oscar Grant Plaza. For information, email [email protected], phone 510-501-7080, or call Terri Kay at 510-600-5800.Also in California, a March 24 forum is being held at the Vallejo JFK Library from 1 to 4 p.m. For information contact the New Jim Crow Movement (Vallejo), 707-652-8367.A number of events will take place in New York City:March 23: Break Down Walls & Prison Plantation: Mumia, Migrants & Movements for Liberation, 6 to 9 p.m., Holyrood Episcopal Church, 715 179th St. (bringmumiahome.com).March 24: Jericho Amnesty Movement 20th Anniversary, 5 to 9 p.m., Holyrood Episcopal Church, 715 W. 179th St.March 25: Gather at noon at U.S. Mission to the U.N. (799 UN Plaza, 1st Ave­nue and 45th Street), march at 1 p.m. to Times Square for 2 p.m. rally. This event has been endorsed by Bronx Community Greens, Universal Zulu Nation, Morales-Shakur Community & Student Center, Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Foundation and many other groups.Rallies are also being organized in France, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico and other countries.A protest will take place in Toronto at 1 p.m. on March 24 at the U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave. In Johannesburg organizers are staging a rally on March 25 at Freedom Park RDD with poetry, hip hop, Kwaito music and drama.In Philadelphia, local supporters are asked to help pack the court at 8 a.m. on March 27 at 1301 Filbert and again on April 30, when supporters from outside Philly are expected to converge on the court to demand freedom for Mumia. A number of other local activities are taking place; for details contact [email protected] or 215-724-1618.Other cities are still in the process of organizing actions. To add your local Mumia event to the growing list, fill out the form at freemumia.com/march-24-27-eventsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

May 3

Research Associate in Computer Science, Intelligent Systems Laboratory

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technologyat Virginia Tech is a university-level research center that reportsto the Vice President of Research and Innovation. Its mission is tocultivate the next generation of national security leaders bydeveloping and executing curricular, extracurricular, and researchopportunities to engage students. One of the fastest growingresearch centers at VT, sponsors and collaborators benefit fromboth highly-experienced student talent and senior technicalleadership that address some of our nation’s greatest securitychallenges. The Hume team executes research on behalf of a range ofnational security research sponsors, including Government agenciesand industry.This is a research and development position that may be based inBlacksburg or Arlington, Virginia and is part of the Hume Center’sIntelligent Systems Lab (ISL). ISL brings together researchers fromcomputer science, statistics, machine learning, networks, signalsprocessing and other fields to develop interdisciplinary solutionsto cutting-edge technological challenges. Successful candidates forthis position will have relevant experience in one or more of thefollowing areas: cybersecurity (network security, softwaresecurity), software engineering, machine learning/AI, computervision, big data.Specific responsibilities include the following:(1) support research conducted in ISL through algorithmdevelopment, coding prototype solutions, and programming newtools;(2) establish and support development environments for test andevaluation of research products;(3) contribute to technical documents/presentations andpeer-reviewed academic papers;(4) provide mentorship to students working on programs.Required Qualifications• US citizenship• An earned Master’s degree in Computer Science, ComputerEngineering, or related discipline; or an earned Bachelor’s degreein Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Mathematics, or related discipline and significant relatedexperience• Proficiency in multiple programming languages including at leastone object-oriented language (Java/C++) as well as Python• Experience with development environments and establishingworkflows• Experience applying computer science concepts in problem solvingthrough algorithm development and programming• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in executingresearch and/or development projects• Evidence of high potential for excellence in research anddevelopment as demonstrated through academic study orexperiencePreferred Qualifications• Active security clearance• Interest and/or experience in working effectively with a diversefaculty, staff and student population• Experience working in an academic environment• Experience executing on research and/or development programssupporting the federal governmentAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview DateAugust 31, 2020Additional InformationThis position may be located either in Blacksburg, VA or in theVirginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Sue Kass at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 13, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

April 20

Titcomb Twilight Nordic Race Series concludes with Sayward Memorial Award

first_imgEmma Charles (left) of Mt. Blue and Max Olmstead (right) of Maranacook were awarded the Sayward Award on Thursday evening.FARMINGTON – For the past four Thursdays, the Titcomb Mountain nordic trails were lit and ablaze with middle school, high school and senior racers. The Titcomb Twilight Nordic Series concluded on Feb. 25 with a classic event and athlete points tabulated to award the Tom Sayward Nordic Memorial Award to a high school boy and girl. The events gave Maine skiers the opportunity to race with the uncertainty of a competitive schedule during the Covid-19 pandemic.Outstanding high school skiers, Emma Charles of Mt. Blue and Max Olmstead of Maranacook, were presented the Sayward Award this year. They both earned the best points for the series in their class. This award was first presented in memory of Farmington skier and skimeister, Tom Sayward who was in the Mt. Blue Class of 1979 and passed away in 1988. Middle School skiers, Henri McCourt and Nora McCourt both of the Farmington Area Ski Team, as well as seniors, Jason Labbe of UMF and Joelle Wightman were recognized in their classes for best points. Titcomb is incredibly pleased to recognize nordic racers in Maine for their efforts and eagerness to participate in this series.The Twilight Series was organized by the Nordic Ski Committee at Titcomb. Members include: Buzz Davis, Tony Ramsey, Josh Robbins, Anne Charles, Ken Charles, Ron Aseltine, Deb Aseltine and Seth Noonkester. The nordic committee would like to thank Northern Lights, Riverbend Property Management and Aseltine Law Offices for sponsoring the series. They would also like to thank Randy Easter and Nat Steele of Bart Timing for their support. Most importantly, they would like to thank the volunteers of the Farmington Ski Club who assisted at all four events and continue to make these events happen.The next races at Titcomb will be Nordic KVAC’s on Wednesday, March 3 and 10.For additional information, please contact Titcomb Mountain at 207-778-9031.last_img read more

October 19

Australia lowers COVID-19 death toll after ‘youngest victim’ found not to have virus

first_imgQueensland state Minister for Health Steven Miles apologized to Turner’s family.”Under this level of scrutiny, in some cases in quarantine, has only compounded that tragedy and their grief and to them I am so deeply sorry,” Miles told reporters in Brisbane.The revision means Australia has had 102 COVID-19 deaths from almost 7,200 infections, well below other countries.With new infections now largely under control, many walks of Australian life are returning to normal, bringing a rise in the number of people commuting to major cites for work.Officials have urged people to continue working from home if possible, but they have also moved to bolster transport services.In Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), around 3,300 extra buses, trains and ferry routes were on Tuesday added to Sydney’s public transport network to temporarily increase the capacity for physical distancing. Topics : A man thought to be the youngest person to have died from coronavirus in Australia did not have the virus at the time of his death, officials said.Late last month, officials said a 30-year-old man with underlying health conditions had died from coronavirus in the state of Queensland, sending officials scrambling to understand how he caught the virus in a remote part of Australia.Mobile testing found no local COVID-19 cases, and late on Monday authorities said subsequent testing showed the man named as Nathan Turner did not die from COVID-19.last_img read more

August 12

Lyme Regis to showcase international girls’ golf

first_img Tags: England, Europe, Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Golf Club in Dorset will be a showcase for girls’ golf this week when talented young players from across England and Europe challenge for national titles.A total of 144 golfers from 11 countries will play in the English U16 and U14 girls’ championships from Tuesday to Thursday, 7-9 August. In addition, 20 girls will compete for the title of England’s most improved girl golfer in the Abraham Trophy final on Monday 6 August.It’s the first time the club has hosted a national event and it promises to be memorable. Past champions include the Solheim Cup players Georgia Hall and Charley Hull.There’s a strong contingent of Dorset girls in the two championships. There are four players from Broadstone – Meg Walker, Chloe Haesler, Sienna Birch and Louise Burke – while other local girls are Hermione Christey-Clover (Ashley Wood), Lili Horn (Ferndown), Scarlett Williams (Parkstone) and Elizabeth Ashford (Sherborne).Other English players include Rosie Belsham of Whitley Bay, Northumberland, who has recently represented England in the European Young Masters and the R&A’s Junior Open.Staffordshire’s Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall) tasted high profile success last year when she was in the winning team in the Bridestone Chase Your Dream Trophy, run by England Golf, and payed in the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports. She also met her idol Charley Hull at the event.The European players include Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo who is defending the U14 crown she won last year.The U16 championship will be played over 72 holes; the U14 over 54 holes. Both tournaments end on Thursday, 9 August.The Abraham Trophy competitors include Surrey’s Lottie Woad (Farnham) who won the Trophy last year, while Meg Walker will represent Dorset. The competitors have all qualified for the final on the basis on handicap reduction. 5 Aug 2018 Lyme Regis to showcase international girls’ golf last_img read more