PUBG developer apologies after controversial World War II references found in game

first_imgPUBG developer apologies after controversial World War II references found in gamePurchasable mask and AI bot caused offence across Korea and China with allusions to Imperial JapanJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 20th July 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBlueholeThe team behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has apologised after offending players in key Asian markets with in-game content.Korean news site Bzit, as reported by the BBC, revealed the developers had added a a pilot’s mask that bore a rising sun symbol, often associated with the Imperial Japanese military.Meanwhile, a player found an AI bot had been named Unit 731 – the same designation as a division of the Japanese arm that conducted human experiments on Chinese, Koren and Russian prisoners of war and developed chemical weapons, killing 10,000 people in its tests.Both have understandably upset Korean and Chinese players, as they seem to allude to Imperial Japan and its aggressive expansion into Asia during World War Two.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 PUBG publisher Bluehole has said the AI bot’s name will be removed from the game and the pilot’s mask was never supposed to be made publicly available. The item has been removed and any players that purchased it have been refunded.In a statement, the company promised it would review items more thoroughly before they are made available to players for purchase.”We apologise for causing concerns over a pilot mask item,” the firm said. “We will conduct an overall re-examination of our image production process to prevent such a recurrence. We will enhance procedures to scrutinise game items before their release and hold the person in charge responsible.”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 storiesKrafton makes Bluehole into an independent subsidiaryPreviously, Bluehole had been an internal development studio after 2018 Krafton rebrandingBy Rebekah Valentine 7 months agoPUBG. Corp says Epic is “one of our best partners” despite previous lawsuit attemptStudio director Brian Corrigan dismisses notion of animosity between two companiesBy Haydn Taylor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Could coronavirus change the way we work?

first_imgThe GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Could coronavirus change the way we work?Latest episode available to download now, also discusses the 20th anniversary and greatest hits of PlayStation 2GamesIndustry StaffMonday 9th March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGI PodcastYou can now download the newest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast, in which James, Brendan, Marie, and Haydn gather around their respective mics to discuss the biggest games industry news of the week.The main topic is once again the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the consequences for games businesses around the globe. Another wave of events have been cancelled — including one that pushes the event horizon beyond E3 — and we have even seen the first hardware delay attributed to disrupted manufacturing.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 We debate whether E3 2020 will survive the turmoil and run as planned in June, before taking a more in-depth look at the implications for day-to-day work processes. With Microsoft, Nintendo and Bungie among the many companies encouraging their staff to work at home, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick predicts this could shift more businesses to a remote or more flexible model. Could this be the silver lining of the coronavirus outbreak?Finally, we reflect on the influence of the world’s best-selling home console, the PlayStation 2, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. We share our favourite titles and memories and discuss the influence Sony’s device had on the industry going forwards.You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.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 storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 4 days agoCan Returnal pave the way for $70 AAA roguelikes? | PodcastLatest episode also discusses the demand for socially responsible developers, and Toys For Bob’s shift to Call of Duty supportBy GamesIndustry Staff 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Get Ready for the 2019 Riders Masters Cup in Paris

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* On December 6, 2019, the entire equestrian world will have its eyes fixed on the Longines Masters of Paris and one of the events that has made it a worldwide success – the Riders Masters Cup.Two teams – one competing for Europe, the other for the Americas – with the best riders from their respective continents, will compete against each other in two-rider “duels.” Team Europe is hoping for a fifth consecutive victory.Each team will be supported by an exceptional rider – Marcel Rozier, the Olympic Team Champion for France in 1976, will mentor the European team, and Nelson Pessoa, the great Brazilian winner of many events around the world, will mentor the Americas team.The teams will be led by chefs d’équipe Henrik Ankarcrona (SWE) and Robert Ridland (USA). The members of the two “super teams” are as follows:Team Europe:Kevin Staut (FRA)Henrik von Eckermann (SWE)Martin Fuchs (SWI)Jos Verloy (BEL)Darragh Kenny (IRL)Team Americas:Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA)Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA)Eric Lamaze (CAN)Laura Kraut (USA)Lucas Porter (USA)A spectacular and strategic competition, the Riders Masters Cup pits five riders from each team against each other in two rounds, or 10 duels. The first round is held following timed Table A rules over a Grand Prix course. The starting order and the composition of the duels are decided by draw. Each duel won in this first round earns the team 10 points. In the second round, held under Table C rules, the chef d’équipe’s strategy and choices are crucial. In particular, they may, if they so wish, assign riders new mounts more suitable for speed events. The chef d’équipe of the losing team in the first set designates the first rider to start out; the leading team then has the advantage of choosing the opponent to run against this first rider. The choice of the second, third, fourth and fifth riders is made by the chefs d’équipe of the winning and losing teams in alternating manner. In the second set, each duel won earns 20 points.Double interview: The chefs d’équipe’s duelHow do you feel a few days out from the fifth edition of the Riders Masters Cup?Henrik Ankarcrona (Europe): It’s a great honor to have been chosen to lead the European team for this Riders Masters Cup. I’m now looking forward to the start of the competition with great anticipation. Of course, you can count on me to give it everything I’ve got and ensure that Europe finishes on the highest step of the podium once again.Robert Ridland (Americas): This will be my fifth Riders Masters Cup, and it’s always a great honor and pleasure to be part of this adventure. I’ve always believed in the potential of this competition and in Christophe Ameeuw’s innovative vision.Do you feel any particular pressure, seeing as the past four victories have gone Henrik Ankarcrona’s way? Robert, do you feel the pressure to finally win this Riders Masters Cup?H.A.: The coach of a team, whatever the competition, always feels a certain pressure. But I trust my five riders: I want more than anything to keep this Riders Masters Cup in Europe, and I think the riders also want that. Under these conditions, the pressure is easier to bear. In our sport, it’s all about whether the poles stay in their cups or whether they fall, as well as timing… Despite my apparent serenity, I still expect it to be a tight competition.R.R.: Obviously, starting as the outsider greatly eases the pressure (laughs)! I’d even venture to say that the possibility of a first victory for the Americas team creates a rare type of enthusiasm in the team, more than pressure. I think the pressure is more on the European team, which has a streak to uphold.Tell us more about your team selections.H.A.: In Europe, we have a lot of choice when it comes to finding good riders. Many of them have approached me, as they’re so motivated by the Riders Masters Cup. I think I’ve built a particularly strong team, with a great “home-grown” pilot in Kevin Staut, who’ll benefit from the precious support of the public, Henrik von Eckermann, a Swedish rider, chosen to represent the homeland, and also because he’s an absolutely fantastic competitor, and three great athletes, who are in particularly great form at the moment; Martin Fuchs, the man of the moment, Darragh Kenny, who has ridden in the Riders Masters Cup previously, and Jos Verloy. I’m totally convinced that I have the best team of the moment.R.R.: The Americas team selection was pretty obvious, it almost imposed itself on me. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli is a double gold medalist from this year’s Pan-American Games in Lima; I have known Rodrigo Pessoa and Eric Lamaze since the beginning, they are two great icons of our sport, with exceptional championship achievements; with the US team, Laura Kraut was the Olympic Champion and is the current World Champion; as for our under-25 rider, Lucas Porter was also an obvious choice. He’s had great results in recent months. Really, this team selection was obvious. I have to admit that it was probably easier to put together than the European team.What are your team’s strengths and weaknesses?H.A.: The number one strength of the European team? The fighting spirit of each of the five riders! I really have five winners-at-heart by my side. Their experience, particularly in championships, will be invaluable. As for any weakness, in all modesty, I don’t see any. Maybe their chef d’équipe (laughs).R.R.: The team’s main strength is undoubtedly the individual experience of the riders. Have a look at everyone’s list of accomplishments! This team has numerous gold medals! As for its main weakness, I would say that riders might possibly be destabilized by a competitive format that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.Does this Riders Masters Cup formula, extended to the Americas, inspire you?H.A.: The idea of extending the competition to other American countries is great. The crazier we are, the more intense and vibrant the competition is. Robert already had a very good pool of American riders; he now has even more top riders to choose from and include in his selection! So, for the beauty of the sport and the competition, it’s a very good decision. But for the European Chef d’équipe, it may not be as simple anymore (smile).R.R.: It is indeed a new challenge! The format of previous editions pitted a continent against a single country. Let’s just say that the new format is a great change. Not so much for the constitution of the Americas team, because I meet Canadians and Brazilians all year round. But rather from a sporting point of view and for the spectacle of the show.What will your team strategy be in this Riders Masters Cup?H.A.: The whole team will meet in Paris before the competition to discuss this. Robert has the advantage of having led teams in previous editions of the Riders Masters Cup. In my case, I will have to learn the rules inside out along with my team. We’ll also work on our “team spirit”: I really believe that good team spirit, in this kind of competition, can make all the difference.R.R.: You’re asking me what I’m going to do, and letting my competitors in on the information? (laughs) But seriously, we’ll have to wait for the draw to lay out our strategy quickly, in just 24 hours, and a refined one at that.Finally, a word for your opponent?H.A.: Robert, your American team beat my Swedish team at the last World Equestrian Games in 2018. Get ready for my revenge!R.R.: Henrik, I hope you can handle the pressure. Hang in there! (laughs) I know you can do it, and that’s what scares me! When I see the excellent results you’ve achieved this year with Sweden in the Nations Cup… Tags: Eric Lamaze, Longines Masters of Paris, Riders Masters Cup, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Show Jumping:Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ DisputeBy approving the MMG’s new league, the FEI says it is not de-recognizing the original NEL concept and that there is room for both series.Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations CupDue to an extension of the current pandemic restrictions, the venue is unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open.last_img read more

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Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Social Cohesion in Belarus

first_imgThree interrelated factors continue to shape Belarus’s future: the actions and initiatives of the political regime, prospects of the protest movement, and the evolving social climate. Alluding to the French Revolution, Valer Karbalevich, a Minsk-based analyst of Radio Liberty, describes the current situation in Belarus as “Thermidor,” to which every revolution gives way. But if Thermidor is, normally, a moderate counter-revolutionary stage with an emphasis on the restoration of order and some concessions to popular demands, then the Belarusian case is unique in that the government has made no concessions whatsoever. Dissent is now treated as extremism, and most political parties are unlikely to pass the upcoming re-registration (Svaboda.org, February 25). Repressions continue. For example, the anesthesiologist Artyom Sorokin, accused of divulging a medical secret (see EDM, February 25), received a 2,900 ruble ($1,102) fine and a two-year suspended prison term that will be annulled if he does not commit another misdemeanor within one year. Whereas, the Tut.by journalist Katerina Borisevich, who published that medical secret, received a six-month jail sentence (Tut.by, March 2).More serious charges are about to be brought against a group of four Gomel-based activists accused of preparing public disorder and a takeover of public buildings on election day (August 9, 2020). The authorities allegedly obtained footage of an August 5 meeting of those four and opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Having supported the plan, Tikhanovskaya allegedly “agreed to provide funds for the purchase of stun guns, gas canisters, walkie-talkies, megaphones, microphones, other items, and weapons intended for the commission of a crime” (Tut.by, March 2). Preempting a possible extradition request for Tikhanovskaya (who resides in exile in Lithuania), Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas has already stated that his government “does not extradite people who are subject to political persecution [and that] Minsk knows perfectly well what answer we will give them” (Deutsche Welle—Russian service, March 3).At the same time, the transfer of power in Minsk has apparently been given a start date. On March 2, during a meeting with three top government officials, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka for the first time confirmed he intends to conduct early presidential and parliamentary elections soon after the constitutional referendum scheduled for January or February 2022. Prior to that, Lukashenka is expected to choose his successor. Karbalevich believes the Kremlin’s endorsement of this plan may have been the main outcome of Lukashenka’s February 22 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Sochi (Svaboda.org, March 2).Yet another initiative of the Belarusian authorities is to boost patriotism by introducing a new holiday, the Day of People’s Unity. On the website of the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly (an extra-constitutional congressional body, last convened by Lukashenka on February 11, 2021), Belarusians are asked to cast their vote for one of two potential dates for this holiday, September 17 or November 14 (Vsebel.by, accessed March 9). On the former day, in 1939, the Red Army invaded Poland, 17 days after the Nazi German Wehrmacht did. As a result, Western Belarus reunited with the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR). On the latter day, November 14 (1939), this unification was endorsed by the BSSR’s Supreme Soviet at its meeting in Białystok, a city that was returned to Poland after the war. In the opinion of Yury Drakakhrust of Radio Liberty, the whole point is to “anger the Poles, to offend them […]—a cynical step in the confrontation with the West” (Svaboda.org, March 1).As far as the Belarusian opposition’s protest potential is concerned, evidence on which to assess it is scarce. The exiled protest leaders, however, talk about a renewed wave of protests as early as late March. Tikhanovskaya even contends that Lukashenka will be gone already in spring; while Pavel Latushko calls for much harsher Western sanctions (Tut.by, February 28). An article in the opposition-minded online newspaper Salidarnast attributes inadequate sanctions to the fact that Belarusians are “not completely ripe for a democratic and pro-Western path of development.” A rhetorical question is posed: “Why would Europeans and Americans expend their efforts on subverting Lukashenka, if even thereafter Belarus will still remain a Russian ally?” (Salidarnast, March 1).Meanwhile, Belarusian society is split as bitterly as ever. The seasoned sociologist Andrei Vardomatsky describes the conflict of value systems as follows. “For supporters of change, the point of reference is the current situation in other countries: how much better it would be if Belarus were like them… In contrast, opponents of the protests compare the current situation with what it was like in Belarus itself in the early 1990s” (Belmarket, March 4).“Given oppressive conditions, on the one hand, and undying social unrest, on the other, the demand for self-sacrifice is very strong,” writes Sviatoslav Witkowski, a political analyst and an entrepreneur. “On the regime’s side, this translates into gestures of frantic allegiance to the authorities. In the camp of supporters of change […] the demand for martyrdom is growing. The latter is the primordial weapon of revolutions. At times of victories, it brings the final triumph closer; and at times of defeats, it proves that the movement is still alive and will eventually win” (Facebook.com/DeadChopin, March 5).In the Mozyr city swimming pool, just as in most pools around the world, floats and lane dividers are white and red. Residents of this district center of Gomel Oblast asked the local authorities if swimming in the pool could be considered an unauthorized mass event with the use of white-red-white symbols—i.e., matching colors of the flag that became a protest symbol in Belarus. Fortunately, the deputy chair of the local administration dispelled their concern (Svaboda.org, February 26).Andrei Mukovozchik, a columnist of Belarus Segodnya, the main government newspaper, wrote semi-seriously that “Belarus has received a peaceful respite. As long as [Artyom] Shraibman is in the army, we will not be bombed. Because they would not target one of their own” (SB, March 5). To wit, Shraibman, a respected political commentator, was called up for month-long military service as a reserve officer of the Belarusian army. Shraibman is a non-resident scholar at the Moscow Carnegie Center, an American institution, and therefore an “adversary.” Though meant as a joke, Mukovozchik’s remark speaks volumes about the social climate in today’s Belarus.last_img read more

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Faculty Position in Brain Canc

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech (https://vt.edu/) is recruiting to fill a tenuretrack assistant professor faculty position in brain cancer researchin partnership with the Children’s National Hospital (CNH -https://childrensnational.org/). Candidates at a more senior levelmay also be considered. This new faculty position represents partof a major collaborative research initiative between VT and CNH.The position will be located in Virginia Tech’s laboratoryfacilities at the new Children’s National Research and InnovationCampus (CNRIC -https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/photo-gallery/research-and-innovation-campus-virtual-tour)in Washington DC. The position will be on the tenure track atVirginia Tech and part of the university’s Fralin BiomedicalResearch Institute (FBRI – https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/) that primarilyoperates in Roanoke, Virginia on the VT Health Sciences andTechnology campus but will have a growing presence on the CNRIC inWashington, DC.Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM),postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record ofaccomplishment of research productivity through major publicationsand either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) orstrong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in thenear term. The new faculty member will join teams of successfulbrain cancer researchers at Virginia Tech’s FBRI and acrossmultiple colleges and at the CNRIC. Successful candidates will beexpected to establish and maintain a high-quality,extramurally-funded research program and participate in someteaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring ofundergraduate, graduate and medical students. A competitive salary,space, and start-up package will be provided.The faculty member can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool ofstudents to work with them in their research program. Specifically,Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduateprograms in multiple biomedically-related disciplines, particularlythe Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath(http://www.tbmh.vt.edu) and the Molecular and Cellular Biology(https://www.mcb.vt.edu) graduate programs. In addition, theVirginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is one of the nation’smost research intensive medical schools where every medical studentcarries out four years of research under faculty mentorship.The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the old Walter ReedArmy Medical Center campus in a newly renovated phase one researchbuilding with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teamsof researchers from CNH’s rare disease institute. Other floors ofthe phase one building will house Johnson and Johnson’s J-Lab (https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/locations/jlabs-washington-dc) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authorityprogram.Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teamsof scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multipledimensions. Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university,committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to theCommonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building onits motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech isdedicated to InclusiveVT- https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ serving inthe spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seekcandidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community,which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase accessand inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning andgrowth for all of its members. Virginia Tech is an EqualOpportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discriminationpolicies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 TurnerSt. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.Required QualificationsApplicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM),postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record ofaccomplishment of research productivity through major publicationsand either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) orstrong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in thenear term. The new faculty member will join teams of successfulbrain cancer researchers at Virginia Tech’s FBRI and acrossmultiple colleges and at the CNRIC. Successful candidates will beexpected to establish and maintain a high-quality,extramurally-funded research program and participate in someteaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring ofundergraduate, graduate and medical students. A highly competitivesalary, space, and start-up package will be provided.Appointment TypeRegularReview Date3/15/2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout 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 Pamela Stell at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: February 23, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

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CO Pulmonary Function Technologist- Cert

first_imgGeneralSummary/Purpose:Staffholding the position of Pulmonary Function Technologist serve as anintermediate to a high level resource capable of mostly independentwork within the Pulmonary Laboratory when performing routinepulmonary function testing. Staff in this position will haveachieved credentialing through the National Board of RespiratoryCare as a Certified Pulmonary Technician or a Registered PulmonaryTechnician. Staff in this position must also meet laboratoryrequirements for internal certification to perform these testswithout direct supervision. Staff in this position will alsoparticipate in laboratory quality assurance and equipmentmaintenance programs, assist with administrative tasks, and providedirect testing oversight to lower-levelstaff.SpecificDuties/Responsibilities:Perform routine pulmonary functiontestsPerform pulmonary function tests, including spirometry,flow-volume loops, single-breath diffusing capacity, dilutionallung volumes, arterial blood gases, maximum voluntary ventilation,sputum induction, 6 minute walk testing, pulse oximetry, bodyplethysmography, bronchial challenge and other studies as needed,on hospital inpatients and outpatients. Perform complex pulmonaryfunction studies, including pulmonary exercise tests, esophagealballoon studies, and ventilatory response curves. Take appropriateactions in response to patient distress or medicalemergency.Perform quality assurancetasksPerform routine quality control on laboratory equipment atspecified intervals. Recognize deviations from acceptableperformance and take appropriate actions. Chart and graph qualitycontrol values. Assist with complex QA activities as needed. Followprocedures for equipment preventivemaintenance.Check and maintain patientdataEnter patient data into laboratory database. Make precisemeasurements from graphic patient test data. Calculate resultsusing manual and computerized techniques. Identify and correcterrors.ReportresultsReport routine results as needed to doctors, nurses, and othermedical staff. Interact with patients, doctors, nurses, and othersin a professional and courteous manner. Recognize and report“critical results” immediately following laboratoryprocedures.Assist with staff guidance andoversightServe as a resource for questions from Staff Technicians.Recognize problems and take appropriate actions. Offer advice toordering physicians regarding appropriateness of tests andsignificance of test results. Assist with insuring adherence tolaboratory, institutional, and governmental policies. Assist withtraining of newstaff.Function as “backup”supervisorInsure smooth laboratory operation in the absence of theLaboratory Supervisor. Maintain efficient and timely testing andreporting. Make decisions regarding “walk-in” patient scheduling.Allocate staff to meet testingneeds.TroubleshootdifficultiesFind solutions to problems with patients and equipment. Developad hoc alternative testing procedures for patients with specialneeds. Provide hospital clinical staff with feedback regardingfeasibility of unusual testing requests. Identify subtle equipmentmalfunctions and recognize likely impact. Initiate appropriateactions.Assist with general laboratorydutiesPerform general laboratory tasks as assigned by LaboratorySupervisor or as needed. Participate in staff continuing educationprograms. Maintain laboratory cleanliness. Perform equipmentpreventive maintenance. Perform routine and complex qualityassurance tasks.Teach hospital staff about pulmonary functiontestingAssist with the training of medical students, house staff,fellows, nurses, graduate students, and other interested partiesabout the proper performance of pulmonary functionstudies.Participate in research datacollectionPerform testing according to specialized research protocols.Function as laboratory coordinator for research studies as needed.Maintain eligibility and / or certification for participation instudies.Perform other laboratorydutiesSchedule patient appointments. File results. Help to maintainlaboratory cleanliness. Participate in continuing educationprogram. Alert appropriate staff to low supplyconditions. Johns HopkinsBayview You need to sign in or create an account to save Minimum Qualifications:Possession of or eligibility for credentialing through theN.B.R.C as a respiratory care practitioner or pulmonary functiontechnologist.Thorough familiarity with current A.T.S. standards for pulmonaryfunction testingPulmonary Function / ClinicalExperience:Two (2) years of experience in a pulmonary function orcardiopulmonary laboratory;orOne (1) year of experience in a pulmonary function orcardiopulmonary laboratory, and two years experience in one or moreof the following clinicalsettings:nursearterial blood gaslaboratorycritical caretechnologistCertified MedicalAssistantE.M.T. /ParamedicMedical Technologist / Medical LaboratoryTechnologistUnder exceptional circumstances, substitution of additionalrelevant clinical experience will beconsideredEducation: must be a high school graduate with additionalcollege coursework in relevant scientific, mathematical, ortechnicaldisciplines.CPR certification or must obtain certification within threemonths of employmentPreferredQualifications:The following factors, in addition tothe minimum qualifications described above, shall be highlydesirable in a Pulmonary FunctionTechnologist:Experience in an academic medicalcenterExperience with the specific equipmentused in ourlaboratory:arterial blood gasanalyzerpulmonary functionanalyzersbodyplethysmographCardio-pulmonary exercisesystemEKGmachinePast participation in large-scalenationwide clinicaltrialsALS, EMT, CPR Instructor, or similarhigh-level emergency preparednesstrainingStrong interpersonal and quantitativeskillsClassified title: Pulmonary FunctionTechnologistWorking title: CO Pulmonary Function Technologist -CertRole/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CGStarting Salary Range: $24.62 – $33.85 (commensurate withexperience)Employee group: FulltimeEmployee Status: Non-ExemptSchedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/WkLocation: 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore,MDDepartment name:10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary and Critical CareMedicinePersonnel area (School): SOM – School OfMedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States LinkedIn The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Save Research Technologist Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Save Research Data Analyst More searches like this Research Technologist Facebookcenter_img Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Similar jobs Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Twitter Maryland, United States Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Research Data Analyst Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Health Services Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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Director of Institutional Research and Academic Effectiveness

first_imgCharles R. Drew University of Medicine andScience (CDU) is a premier mission-driven universitydedicated to transforming the lives of underserved communitiesthrough health professions education, clinical service, biomedicalresearch and compassionate patient care. Over 80 percent of CDUstudents and over 71 percent of CDU faculty are from communities ofcolor. We are committed to cultivating diverse health professionalleaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity forunderrepresented groups impacted by health disparities not only inSouth Los Angeles, but around the world. Charles R. Drew University is anEqual Opportunity Employer. Data Development, Management, andDisseminationIdentifies primary institutional source data and externallocal, state, and national demographic data to be used in researchprojects, benchmarking, and reports in consultation withinformation systems and the other university staff.Assists in the design and development of database repository,fact book, and university metrics for educationalaccountability.Provides leadership for the design, development, andmaintenance of a system of longitudinal databases containing dataon students and employees, faculty and academic programs, and spaceandOversees the development and maintenance of a data repositoryfor research, planning, andMaintain databases necessary for planning and forecasting andevaluating institutional growth, effectiveness, long rangeplanning, and EDUCATION:Master’s degree from an accredited university required ineducational research, or a quantitative research- orienteddiscipline i.e., education, social sciences, public health,business or related field required. Terminal Degree preferred. Director of InstitutionalResearch and Academic Effectiveness Institutional Effectiveness and ProjectImplementation         Supports institutional planning process; develops and monitorsperformance indicators for strategic initiatives; designs,maintains, and updates the Strategic Directions website; preparesupdates for the Board of Trustees and provides other documentationas requested; monitors external factors that may affect achievementof university goals andAssists project/program directors to implement projects andacquire resources for self-sufficiency, including educatinginformation producers, users and consumers on the use of data,analysis, and information to inform decision-makingAssists, where appropriate, in the planning and development ofeducational specifications for physical facilities for newconstruction and/orCoordinates a systematic and integrated institutional planningprocess that is aligned with WASC accreditation and other planningand accountability requirements as part of an institutionaleffectiveness Qualifications/Requirements: EXPERIENCE:Five or more years of related work experience in assessment,institutional research, institutional effectiveness, researchdesign, and implementation in a higher education setting,preferably with skills in predictive analytics for healthprofessions education.Extensive experience in preparing various accreditation reportswith regional and national agencies.Experience producing year-round IPEDS (Integrated PostsecondaryEducation Data System) reporting.Working knowledge of SQL Server databases and data pipelineprocessingcenter_img At Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, ouremployees’ well-being is important to us. CDU continues to offergenerous health and wellness benefits to help employees stayhealthy and provide financial protection against high medicalcosts. The program incorporates a variety of benefit plans fromwhich employees can choose. The following summary provides a briefoverview and high-level summary of the benefits that may beavailable as a member of the faculty or staff working at least 20hours per week in a regular or conditional position at Charles R.Drew University of Medicine and Science. For more information,visit https://www.cdrewu.edu/academics/facultystaff/Offices/Benefits For a full job description and to apply, please visithttps://jobs.cdrewu.edu/postings/3946 KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY/SKILLS:Statistical and researchStrong interpersonal, administrative and communicationsKnowledge of higher education administration andFacility with computer systems, databases, and statisticalanalysisExcellent planning and time management INTERPERSONAL/SUPERVISORY SKILLS:Supervise direct reports and provide leadership to teamsandDirect independent contractors andWork collaboratively with internal and externalWork well with diverse communities. The Director of Institutional Research and AcademicEffectiveness (IRAE) will be responsible for the leadership anddevelopment of a comprehensive institutional research program thatwill support the University’s mission and strategic initiatives.Under the guidance of the University Provost, the Director willfacilitate evidence-based decision-making by planning, developingand implementing hands-on data analysis, interpretation ofanalysis, and preparation of reports for both internal and externaluse and distribution. Translation of data into usable informationfor the University community is a key function for this position.The Director will provide information and analytic support to theUniversity’s administration and academic decision makers in orderto facilitate strategic planning, policymaking, resourceallocations, enrollment projections, and other processes requiringsound strategic analysis. The Director will be responsible forsupporting the development and continued refinement of theUniversity’s Academic and Strategic Plans. The Director willmanage- and provide- data in support of all accreditationexercises. The Director of IRAE will report directly to theUniversity Provost. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Information and AnalysisProvides reliable, relevant, and quality data, analysis,information and recommendations to facilitate planning, budgeting,accountability, program evaluation, and development of policyReports institutional data required by external agencies U.S.Department of Education and accrediting agencies or data requestedby national, state, or local agencies; private sector firms;funders; other educational institutions; college guidebooks; andother external collectors of university data. Ensures that reportsmeet stated requirements and are consistent with currentstandardConducts a regular schedule of surveys, analyzes and preparesreports on the surveys, and maintains a comparative and trend fileof surveyConducts and analyzes needs assessments and participates indetermining the on-going priorities for institutionalIdentifies emerging issues, challenges and opportunities,anticipating questions through review of data, information, andresearch and policy studies, including those related toinstitutional, state, national, conversations around highereducation and advises the Provost, President, and senioradministration accordingly.last_img read more

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Sandbox & Co. acquires edutainment company Fingerprint

first_imgJeffrey RousseauStaff WriterWednesday 31st March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareSandbox & Co. has acquired children’s entertainment company Fingerprint, the company announced this week.The acquisition combines Fingerprint’s content and subscription services along with Sandbox’s portfolio of global brands.This has led to the formation of Sandbox Kids, which Fingerprint CEO Nancy MacIntyre will lead. The division will include existing properties from both Fingerprint and Sandbox, and aims to provide child-safe and age-appropriate digital content for children ages 1 to 12.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “Sandbox Kids makes perfect sense for our business, partners and customers,” MacIntyre said.”By consolidating our brands and combining commercial synergies we aim to scale the company by building our global partnerships with mobile carriers, pay TV companies, OEMs and offering a broader suite of products and an expanded library with our original and acquired content.”Sandbox’s acquisition of Fingerprint isn’t the only acquisition that it’s made recently.In the last six months, Sandbox has also acquired online teaching resource library Teachit, as well as Code Kingdoms, a subscription service for teaching children how to code through Minecraft and Roblox.last_img read more

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Hiker Was About to Die in a Snowstorm When She Was Saved by a Total Stranger Following Her Intuition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLISTEN to this story in our podcast, told by The Good News Guru (the GNN Founder) on Friday’s radio broadcast with Ellen K on KOST-103.5 — Or, READ the story below… (Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes – or for Androids, on Podbean)A 34-year-old hiker was in dire straits, but she was rescued thanks to a life-saving guardian angel—a stranger who couldn’t stop worrying about her. Nancy Abell was out for a day hike in the mountains of Washington state in October when she first spotted a hiker in a red jacket heading north towards Canada without snowshoes.Katharina Groene traveled from Munich determined to hike the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail after feeling like she’d lost her faith in humanity—the exact storyline in the Reese Witherspoon movie WILD, based on the book written by Cheryl Strayed, which inspired her long hike.Katharina started at the trailhead, journeyed north and made it all the way to the Glacier Peak Wilderness: an alpine mountain range in Washington that is considered the hardest part of the entire trail.LOOK: Mysterious Cat Rescues Injured Tourist From Swiss MountainsSince the area is prone to snow storms, most people try and finish the trail by September – but when October rolled around and Katharina found herself within 200 miles of Canada, she couldn’t bear to turn around when she was so close to her goal, despite Nancy’s advice to do so.Katharina and Nancy spent several hours chatting while hiking side-by-side along the trail until they eventually parted ways. Nancy, however, could not stop worrying about the German hiker, so she made sure to check the daily weather forecasts along the trail from her home in Salta, Washington.Only a few days later, a storm rolled in. Concerned for her new friend, Nancy posted on a local hiker’s forum asking if anyone had met a German hiker headed north. Someone reported they had run into her two days previously—but no on had seen her since.RELATED: Woman Changes Homeless Man’s Life After He Stood on Same Street Corner for 3 YearsNancy couldn’t shake the feeling that Katharina was in danger, so she called rescue services and told them about the missing hiker. Since she knew that Groene had planned on hiking 15 miles every day, she calculated how far along the trail the German hiker would likely be based on the weather and how much she was carrying.Sgt. John Adams of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit said, “She told us she would probably be north of Mica Lake but south of the Suiattle River—which ended up being right on.”Sure enough, Groene had slowed to a pace of 7 miles per day trying to reach a ranger’s station 30 miles away. She was soaking wet and showing signs of hypothermia and frostbite. She was running out of food and the tarp that had kept her tent dry had blown away in the wind. Her cell phone had lost service by the time she woke up in whiteout conditions.MORE: Grandma Drives Away Trouble On Her City’s Toughest StreetsShe was prepared for the worst—but then suddenly, a rescue helicopter spotted her red jacket based on Nancy’s precise calculations. Katharina was saved.Nancy and Katharina, Photo by Snohomish County Sheriff’s OfficeShe was invited to stay with Nancy at her home, where the two have become ‘Wild’ friends—and even though she didn’t complete the trail, she got to check off that box: Faith in humanity restored!Save Your Friends From Negativity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media – Photo by Snohomish County Sheriff’s OfficeAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Marisa Tomei Returns to Broadway in The Rose Tattoo

first_img The Rose Tattoo Marisa Tomei Related Shows Ella Rubin Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 8, 2019 Greg Hildreth Star Filescenter_img Emun Elliott View Comments Oscar-winning stage-and-screen veteran Marisa Tomei heads back to Broadway on September 19, headlining a new revival of Tennessee Williams’ Tony-winning 1951 play The Rose Tattoo. Trip Cullman directs the Roundabout Theatre Company production, set to officially open on October 15 at the American Airlines Theatre.The Rose Tattoo centers on Serafina (Tomei), a widow who rekindles her desire for love in the arms of a fiery suitor named Alvaro Mangiacavallo (played by Emun Elliott).Joining Tomei and Elliott in the cast are Cassie Beck as Miss Yorke, Carolyn Mignini as Assunta, Greg Hildreth as The Salesman, Paige Gilbert as Bessie, Alexander Bello as Salvatore, Tina Benko as Estelle Hoehengarten, Susan Cella as Giuseppina, Isabella Iannelli as Vivi, Andréa Burns as Peppina, Ellyn Marie Marsh as Violetta, Portia as Flora, Ella Rubin as Rosa, Jennifer Sánchez as Mariella, Constance Shulman as The Strega, Burke Swanson as Jack and Jacob Michael Laval as Bruno.The production features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Ben Stanton, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon and sound design/original music by Fitz Patton.The Rose Tattoo is scheduled to play a limited Broadway engagement through December 8. Marisa Tomei(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) View All (4)last_img read more

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