St. Paul Tribal Government lands federal tech training grant

first_imgAlaska Native Government & Policy | Aleutians | Education | Science & Tech | University of Alaska | WesternSt. Paul Tribal Government lands federal tech training grantJanuary 25, 2021 by Maggie Nelson, KUCB – Unalaska Share:St. Paul in 2016. Historically, local jobs in the STEM field have not been given to residents, according to project manager Dylan Conduzzi. (Ian Dickson/KTOO)A Pribilof Island community of fewer than 400 people has received more than $250,000 in federal funds to train locals to work at its commercial aircraft test range.The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island announced last week that it was one of seven recipients nationwide to receive the Economic Development Administration’s STEM Talent Challenge grant.The ACSPI’s aircraft test range will be through a partnership with Sabrewing Aircraft Company, a California drone manufacturer.The test range is expected to begin operations in the fall, according to project manager Dylan Conduzzi. He says this grant will give tribal and community members access to technical training.“[It] is really meant to bring in the resources that bring onsite training into the community,” Conduzzi said. “And to make them accessible to tribal members and community members so that when these jobs open up in the test range — which are high-paying, high-tech, STEM-related jobs — they’re able to jump into and immediately assume those roles.”Historically, local jobs in the STEM field have not been given to residents, according to Conduzzi.“Many of the technical roles are filled by folks that are not from St. Paul,” he said. “And that gap is created really from a capacity issue in terms of education and expertise. So the goal of this grant is to be able to provide training that addresses that gap.”Programs will be offered through the island’s University of Alaska Fairbanks Bering Sea Campus. They will range from hazmat courses and drone pilot certification to tribal management degrees.The funds also provide an opportunity for the island to diversify its largely fishing-based economy, Conduzzi said.Eighty organizations applied for the federal STEM Challenge grant last summer, according to the Economic Development Administration. Other recipients include a Maryland community college, the University of Michigan and a non-profit in Hawaii.Share this story:last_img read more

Bumper month for US car sales may lift stocks – The week ahead on Wall St

first_img Bumper month for US car sales may lift stocks – The week ahead on Wall St Express KCS Sunday 31 May 2015 10:51 pm Share Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp SHARES of US automakers may finally be able to accelerate. Investors are closely awaiting this week’s May sales data, expected to come in near record levels. Meeting those forecasts could be enough to lift the sector – among the cheapest in the market – putting the sting of product recalls and tepid recent growth in the rear view mirror.Estimated sales of 1.6m new cars and trucks in May would make for a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.4m vehicles, according to Edmunds.com, a car buying platform.“This is going to be one of the best months ever,” said David Kudla, chief investment strategist of Mainstay Capital Management in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Kudla sees May sales approaching $40bn, not far from the $40.3bn record in August 2014.Weak auto results contributed to flat overall retail sales in April, but May is expected to show a rebound. Lower gas prices could boost demand for sports utility vehicles and trucks, which have higher price tags and better margins.There is also pent-up demand for new vehicles as consumers have been holding on to their cars for longer since the crisis. The average age of US cars is now between 10 and 11 years, Kudla said.While auto stocks could rally if the sales come in as expected, it could spell bad news for the broader market, as any sign of consumer strength could nudge the US Federal Reserve into raising interest rates more quickly that anticipated. Analysts expect the first rate hike to come later this year, but opinions are split on the date. last_img read more

Where are the cheapest and most expensive destinations for British travellers?

first_img Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Where are the cheapest and most expensive destinations for British travellers? Probably tired of British winter weather, UK residents flocked abroad in the masses in the first quarter of 2015, with 23.2 million travellers heading overseas spending £13.7bn.The most expensive destinations per visit included New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Barbados, while European countries closer to home proved to be far cheaper. Those places that had the largest spend per night, however, included Iceland, Austria, Japan and the US.People clearly had a taste for tapas and cheese, as Spain and France both attracted huge numbers of visits, accounting for 15 per cent and 14 per cent respectively.This meant that France and Spain, along with the US, were the destination where Briton’s splurged most of their cash overall.[custom id=”54″]Where people spent more nights, they spent less per night. Compare Iceland, where the average nightly spend was £120 to Pakistan, where spend per night was £14.Croatia, Luxembourg, Gibraltar and other eastern European countries were where Briton’s spent the least overall, while Ireland and Denmark were where the least was spent per visit.But aside from eastern Europe, British travellers wanting to get abroad for a cheap daily spend went to Pakistan and China. center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Thursday 16 July 2015 10:59 am Sharelast_img read more

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Aussie-made rocket fuel lifts-off

first_imgAussie-made rocket fuel lifts-off Australia’s space industry is continuing to take off under the Morrison Government, with the launch of the first rocket powered by Australian-made fuel.Queensland company Black Sky Aerospace has developed a process to manufacture solid-state rocket fuel – successfully using it for a launch in outback Queensland earlier this month.The project received co-funding and support from the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it’s extremely exciting that Australia’s growing space industry is now supported by reliable, on-shore fuel manufacturing for the first time.“This is a major national milestone which makes Australia more self-reliant and less dependent on other countries in the crucial space sector,” Minister Andrews said.“With Australia now able to make our own solid-state rocket fuel, we’re building robust supply chains for the Australian space sector, as well as other connected industries like defence.“It will boost the economy, and create new skilled jobs, as we rocket toward our goal of tripling the size of the local space sector to $12 billion and an extra 20,000 jobs by 2030.“It also demonstrates the manufacturing opportunities in the booming space sector, and why space is one of the six priority areas in our government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy.”AMGC Chairman Paul Cooper said Back Sky Aerospace demonstrated the opportunities for Australian manufacturers to participate in the growing space sector.“Australian manufacturers are world-class and Black Sky Aerospace demonstrates the skills that exist onshore. This project has allowed Black Sky to leverage those skills and establish onshore manufacturing capability, resulting in a product which has both local and export potential,” Mr Cooper said.CEO of Black Sky Aerospace Blake Nikolic said it was a historic moment for the company.“Australia has never before had the ability to make its own rocket fuel. With Government support, we’ve been able to engage the expertise and develop the skills we need to deliver a product we’ve previously had to import,” Mr Nikolic said.“Unlike liquid fuels, solid fuels are also easier and safer to transport, store and to use; making it a real advantage for both Australian companies, and for the potential export market.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:advanced manufacturing, Aerospace, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Australian, building, Government, industry, manufacturing, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, Queensland, supply chain, technology, Transportlast_img read more

Nominations Sent to Senate 14 February

first_imgNominations Sent to Senate 14 February The White HouseRohit Chopra, of the District of Columbia, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for a term of five years, vice Kathleen Laura Kraninger. Rachel Leland Levine, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice Brett Giroir. Brian P. McKeon, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, vice Heather Anne Higginbottom. Victoria Nuland, of Virginia, to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs), vice David Hale. Julie A. Su, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, vice Patrick Pizzella. Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, vice Jeffrey A. Rosen. David Turk, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, vice Mark Wesley Menezes. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:california, director, District of Columbia, energy, Government, health, Human Services, Laura, Maryland, New York, pennsylvania, resources, Secretary, secretary of state, United States, Victoria, Virginia, White House, Yorklast_img read more

B.C. woman who sued dealer after crashing Aston ordered to pay $300,000

first_img advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSAston MartinCoupeLuxuryLuxury CarsSupercarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSpeed & PerformanceSupercarsBritish ColumbiaInsuranceVancouver People were comparing Richmond, B.C. resident Jessica Liu to James Bond when she purchased her $200,000 2014 Aston Martin DB9, for obvious reasons. It’s a very 007 vehicle, with the name of the paint – Skyfall Silver – even borrowing from the film franchise. But those comparisons promptly stopped when Liu crashed the car into a rock in December 2015, learned she wouldn’t be able to afford to fix it, and then sued the dealership and repair shop because she thought they needlessly hiked up the bill.  These 5 exotic cars got wrecked by celeb owners real quick First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened It turns out Liu only had basic insurance that wouldn’t cover the $85,000 to $135,000 collision repair, so when she was handed the invoice, she took it to the courts and told them the dealer and repair shop should pay for it. The lawsuit filed in 2018 claimed Vancouver dealer MCL Motor Cars and auto shop Burrard Autostrasse had taken advantage of Liu, her lack of English-speaking skills, and her perceived wealth to sell her the luxury vehicle. RELATED The whole “suing the sellers after crashing it” bit is definitely not something Bond would do. Destroying the car, sure. But whining about a repair bill? That’s Q’s job.  center_img See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Signal Boost: Donate so this unfortunate Lambo owner can get his car to 1,400 hpAfter hiring and firing four different law firms, Liu decided to take on the task of representing herself in court. She requested “pain and suffering” damages of $300,000 on top of a new Aston Martin, but the judge was not hearing it, dismissing the claim and ordering Liu to pay the counterclaim amount for the repairs ($85,549), pre-judgement interest ($4,078), some of Burrard’s legal fees, and storage fees of $400 a day dating back to May 5. That brings her total bill up to over $328,930.50, plus the original cost of the car.  ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Research & Innovation Seed Grant program accepting proposals

first_imgPublished: Oct. 27, 2017 Research & Innovation Seed Grant WorkshopWhen: Wednesday, Dec. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m.Where: UMC Aspen Rooms (285-89) RSVPSign up by Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. on to reserve your spot. Lunch will be served. Position your proposal for success. Attendees will hear from and have a chance to ask questions of RIO leadership and previous seed grant recipients from Engineering, English and Physics.The Research & Innovation Seed Grant Program, now in its 12th year of stimulating new, compelling areas of research and creative work on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, is accepting proposals through Jan. 8. The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is also hosting a workshop on Dec. 6, designed to share detailed information and help position submissions for success.With a focus on interdisciplinary ventures that take investigators in high-risk, high-reward directions, the program has set aside $1 million to fund grants of up to $50,000 each, with $250,000 reserved to support work connected to the campus Grand Challenge: Our Space. Our Future.Since 2006, Research & Innovation Seed Grants have supported a wide range of research initiatives, representing an investment in the scholarly and artistic vitality of CU Boulder—including team development proposals for large collaborative research projects. Past Research & Innovation Seed Grant-funded initiatives have seen tangible payoffs in terms of securing future funding and measurable impact.In 2018, the program will again prioritize funding for research relevant to the “big data” field, i.e., the generation, analysis, use and application of large and complex datasets, such as those requiring new and/or non-traditional tools for data collection, curation, analysis, transfer, visualization, querying and protection/security.Additionally, a portion of the funding has again been set aside to support projects that expand, strengthen and increase the global impact of the campus Grand Challenge.Submit your proposal by Jan. 8If you are developing an innovative research project that represents an investment in the scholarly or artistic vitality of CU Boulder, RIO invites you to submit a proposal.Proposals from faculty from across disciplines will be judged in categories designed to allow all disciplines an opportunity to compete successfully, even if the discipline is not traditionally connected to sponsored research. Categories considered include:Arts & HumanitiesBasic Physical SciencesBiomedical SciencesEngineering & Applied SciencesGrand ChallengeGeological & Environmental SciencesSocial Sciences & Professional SchoolsBig DataApplications will be assessed using the following review criteria:Intellectual MeritImpactInterdisciplinarity & Expansion of CollaborationGrant panel reviews will take place in February and March, winners will be notified by early April, and funding will become available starting July 1.   Application DetailsQuestions?Email [email protected]last_img read more

CU Boulder enhances parental leave policy, offering 6 weeks with pay

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 26, 2018 The University of Colorado Board of Regents has approved a new administrative policy statement (5019) that grants paid parental leave to eligible faculty and staff at the university, effective July 1.As the policy allows each campus to provide additional leave beyond what is outlined, the CU Boulder campus is extending the amount of paid leave and building in greater time flexibility to access the benefit.Currently, the enhancement excludes classified employees, tenure/tenure-track faculty and tenure/tenure track library faculty. Classified staff benefits are under the purview of the state of Colorado and CU Boulder is working with the state to extend the benefit to classified employees. The tenure/tenure-track faculty who are excluded from the enhancement already receive eighteen weeks of paid leave, and the tenure/tenure track library faculty excluded already receive six months of paid parental leave.CU Boulder’s policy on paid parental leave grants eligible regular employees―including university staff, research faculty and some non-tenure track nine-month faculty―240 hours (six weeks) of paid parental leave, to be utilized within one year of a birth, adoption or foster placement. The new paid leave benefit exists as an extension to the current benefit of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, running concurrently.“This policy enhancement is the result of many people wanting to support the well-being of our employees and their families,” said CU Boulder Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox. “It also supports our efforts to recruit and retain faculty and staff on the Boulder campus, and to foster an inclusive and supportive workplace for parents and families.”Employees who became eligible for parental leave benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and after, and who have not exceeded six months of leave already, can use the benefit enhancement up until Dec. 31, 2018.CU Boulder and university-wide staff and faculty councils advocated for this change over the course of the past year. A white paper researched, drafted and submitted to the CU Boulder administration by a Staff Council committee supported a paid leave policy and included information about similar policies at peer institutions and other entities.To learn more, visit the CU Boulder Paid Parental Leave Guidance page. If you have questions about CU Boulder paid parental leave or FMLA, contact Juli Carey at [email protected] or 303-492-4111, or email [email protected]:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

PM Renews Calls for Children to be Protected

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), engages with a student of the Hope Valley Experimental School in East Rural St. Andrew, at the official opening of the Kintyre Bridge, on December 4. The bridge was constructed at a cost of $100 million. Advertisements PM Renews Calls for Children to be ProtectedJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has renewed her call for adults to take care of the nation’s children and protect them from abuse.She said she has asked that legislation be looked at “for further protection of our children, and I am serious about it”.The Prime Minister, who was speaking at the opening of the Kintyre Bridge in St. Andrew on December 4, made an appeal for parents “to not leave your children in the care of careless persons, and persons that you know are not of sound character.”She argued that when children are left in the hands of persons, who are not responsible, the danger of them being hurt is always imminent, and “when you get back, you cry ‘if mi did know’. It cannot repair the damage and the hurt, and the pain of that child.”“Too many parents are getting away with what happens to their children…when it is their carelessness why. Let them tag-along (with you) so that they are always in your care,” she advised.The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) indicates that there were 6,961 reports of abuse of children as at the end of August 2013, with 1,253 of those cases occurring in June.The Prime Minister said the number of cases is far too high. “We have to do something. It is not just about Government, it is about parents, it is about members of the community. It is all our responsibility to take care of the children,” she stated. RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Extends Condolences to the South African Peoplecenter_img PM Renews Calls for Children to be Protected Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 6, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedCabinet Concludes Day One of Special Session Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has renewed her call for adults to take care of the nation’s children and protect them from abuse.The Prime Minister made an appeal for parents “to not leave your children in the care of careless persons, and persons that you know are not of sound character.”She argued that when children are left in the hands of persons, who are not responsible, the danger of them being hurt is always imminent. RelatedNelson Mandela Passes Onlast_img read more