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filo/iStock(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A Capuchin monkey at a Kansas zoo has died after it was attacked while protecting its offspring from someone who broke into the facility.The staff at Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City first learned of what happened on Sept. 2 when a monkey named Pickett was found and captured outside the facility and somewhere in the city. When employees went to check the enclosure, they discovered a second monkey, named Vern, injured inside, the zoo said in a statement.Vern, who is an older Tufted Capuchin monkey, was found to have extensive injuries that required surgery.Officers investigated and suspected that someone gained access to the enclosure and injured Vern as it tried to protect Pickett from being taken, officials said.“Based on DCPD’s investigation … we do not believe the little monkey, Pickett, found his way outside the enclosure on his own,” said Dodge City Police Chief Drew Francis. “Nor do we believe he traveled to where he was found on his own. His father’s injury appears to be from blunt force trauma in excess of what would occur from a fall.”Hanna Schroeder, who is the head zookeeper at Wright Park, said Vern suffered a broken knee cap as a result of the incident.“Vern is very protective of the younger monkey and would not have let him go without a fight,” Schroeder said.Vern required a cast on his leg and isolation from the other monkeys, but could not recover from the injuries and was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive by staff on Tuesday, officials said.A necropsy will be performed to determine the official cause of the death.Francis asked for the public’s help in finding out who is responsible.“Though I doubt the culprit has the decency to come forward,” Francis said, “I also suspect someone may know who committed this act or have an idea who would do this. If that’s you, we would greatly appreciate talking with you.”Vern was a year old when it arrived at the Wright Park Zoo in 1988 with a female named Charro, according to the zoo. Capuchin monkeys, from South America, are declining in population as they face threats that include capture for the pet trade and deforestation.Additional security measures were installed at the enclosure to protect the animals, the zoo said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Colorado’s PERA manages more than $5 billion in assets for the state’s 95,000 public employees. It offers defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans to its members. Some PERA members have the option to choose a defined-contribution plan instead of the defined-benefit plan. Additionally, PERA allows all members to save money toward retirement in optional 401(k) or 457(b) plans.Empower is based in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association has selected Empower Retirement to serve as record keeper for its defined-contribution plans. Retail investors abuzz over ETFs and how that affects funds’ growth
Position DescriptionThe University of Washington (UW) Department of Earth and SpaceSciences seeks an outstanding faculty member to work at theforefront of planetary research on the surfaces, atmospheres, orinteriors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. This is a tenure-track,full-time, 9-month faculty position at the rank of AssistantProfessor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. Theposition will remain open until filled.The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattlemetropolitan area, and offers one of the most exceptional researchand teaching environments in the United States. It serves adiverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grantstudents, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipientof a National Science Foundation ADVANCE InstitutionalTransformation Award to increase the advancement of women facultyin science, engineering, and math (see www.engr.washington.edu/advance).The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, located in theCollege of the Environment, has four broad and overlapping focusareas: the solid earth, surface processes, geobiology, andplanetary/space studies. The department is also home to USGSemployees who study natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest.Several centers and programs, closely linked to the department,allow for unparalleled interdisciplinary educational and researchopportunities. These include the School of Oceanography, theDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences, and other units in the Collegeof the Environment; Departments of Civil Engineering and AppliedMathematics; Quaternary Research Center; Program on Climate Change,Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the Virtual Planetary Laboratoryand the UW Astrobiology Program (https://depts.washington.edu/astrobio/wordpress).The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate andconnect with other scientists; build a vibrant, externallyfunded, and internationally recognized research program thataddresses scientific questions of fundamental significance; andprovide high quality teaching, mentor students, and advance equityand inclusion.QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a demonstrated record ofresearch (through observation, experimentation, and/ormodeling) in one or more of the following: planetary geology,geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. Positivefactors for consideration include, but are not limited to,involvement in planetary exploration or use of remote sensing data.A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Geophysics, Geology, PlanetarySciences, or a related field is required by the time ofappointment.Application InstructionsApplicants will be directed to submitmaterials via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/85329.Preference will be given toapplications (including letters of reference) received prior to May7, 2021, but applications received after this date may beconsidered. Required materials include the following:Curriculum vitae with publication list,three statements (no more than 10 pages total) addressing 1)research and leadership accomplishments, as well as future researchplans, 2) a statement on teaching and mentoring, including evidenceof teaching effectiveness, and 3) contributions to diversity,equity, and inclusion ( http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/),andcontact information for three (3) referees that will promptinvitations for them to submit referrals confidentially through theInterfolio application.Note: applications will be considered incomplete until receiptof all three referrals. Applicants should notify referees uponsubmission of their application to ensure timely submission oftheir letters.Questions about the application process or position in generalshould be addressed to [email protected] questions about potential disability accommodationduring the application process, please contact the UW’s DisabilityServices Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY),or [email protected] Employment Opportunity StatementUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,disability, or protected veteran status.Commitment to DiversityThe University of Washington is committed to building diversityamong its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, andarticulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes facultyefforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversityand equal opportunity as important contributions to a facultymember’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
The view that the amount of energy derived from nuclear power worldwide will continue its slow decrease during the coming years is further supported by the 2008 annual report of the Euratom Supply Agency, which co-ordinates the long-term uranium needs of nuclear power plants within the European Union. According to the agency’s forecast, uranium demand in Europe will fall from 21,747 tons in 2010 to 17,378 tons by 2018 and roughly 16,000 tons by 2024.These numbers indicate that the EU, which currently produces about one-third of the world’s nuclear electric energy, is heading for a reduction in nuclear-energy production of up to 20% over the coming ten years. One can also expect that the current worldwide economic crisis will not help to accelerate the construction of nuclear power plants and new uranium mines.In summary, the hard facts about nuclear energy are inconsistent with the possibility of a worldwide renaissance of nuclear energy. Indeed, they point toward a continuing slow phase-out of civilian nuclear energy in most of the large OECD countries.It thus seems unavoidable that energy consumers, especially in many rich countries, will have to learn to exchange their current worries about the distant future consequences of global warming for the reality of energy shortages during periods of peak demand. Such shortages could result either in chaotic supplies and power outages or in a co-ordinated policy of energy rationing.In the absence of nuclear-energy revival, most of us will be forced to reduce our direct energy consumption. Let us hope that we can learn to adapt to simpler – though perhaps still satisfying – lifestyles.Michael Dittmar is a physicist at ETH, Zürich, and working at CERN, Geneva. © Project Syndicate, 2010. Repeatedly in recent years there have been calls for a revival of civilian nuclear power. Yet that renaissance never seems to come. Indeed, of the more than 200 countries in the world, only 30 use nuclear power. In July 2010, a total of 439 nuclear power plants with a net installed capacity of 373.038 gigawatt were connected to various national electricity grids, about 1.2 GW(e) more than at the beginning of 2006.Roughly 16% of total energy needs (up to 25% in the highly industrialised countries) are now met by electric energy. Nuclear fission’s contribution to total electric energy has decreased from about 18% more than ten years ago to about 14% in 2008. On a worldwide scale, nuclear energy is thus only a small component of the global energy mix, and its share, contrary to widespread belief, is not on the rise. During 2009, for example, nuclear power plants provided 2,560 terawatt hours (2,560 billion kWh) of electric energy, about 1.6% lower than during 2008 and almost 4% lower than during the record year of 2006, when 2,658 TWh(e) were produced. Early results for the first four months of 2010 for countries from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, collected by the International Energy Agency indicate that so far the 2010 results are as low or lower than during the last year. During the next five years, on average, roughly ten new nuclear reactors are expected to become operational every year. But this assumes that all of them are constructed according to schedule, and the nuclear industry has rarely met its promised construction deadlines. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), 17 new reactors should have become operational between 2007 and 2009. But only five came on-stream during this period – three in 2007 and two in 2009.Moreover, four reactors were de-commissioned during 2009, and a larger number of reactors in Japan and Germany are not in use, owing to various technical stoppages. At least one hundred older and smaller reactors will most likely be closed over the next ten to 15 years. Furthermore, during the past ten years, only about two-thirds of worldwide demand for nuclear fuel – about 68,000 tons of natural uranium equivalent are needed for 2010 – was met from resources obtained from mining. The remaining 20,000 tons came from so-called secondary uranium sources – mainly inventories held by utilities and governments, re-processed nuclear fuel, and stockpiles of depleted uranium. The supply from these sources will drop by roughly 10,000 tons at the end of 2013, when the Megatons to Megawatt Programme between Russia and the United States – which recycles highly enriched uranium from Russian nuclear warheads into low-enriched uranium for nuclear power plants – comes to an end.Current projections indicate that uranium shortages in the coming years can be avoided only if existing and new uranium mines operate according to plan. Indeed, extrapolations of global supply that foresee an increase in uranium mining are based on claims about the ability to expand output in Kazakhstan. So far, uranium mining in Kazakhstan has increased roughly as expected, from 4,357 tons in 2005 to 8,521 tons in 2008 to 14,000 tons in 2009.But it remains to be seen if the uranium mining in this country can indeed increase further to 18,000 tons in 2010 and to 30,000 tons by 2018. According to the WNA’s latest estimates, from July 2010, the expected uranium extraction figure for 2010 has actually been decreased to 15,000 tons.
Greensky Bluegrass has just added one final date to their spring tour… an appearance at Terrapin Crossroads with the great Phil Lesh!Taking place in just a couple short weeks, on March 24th, Lesh and GSBG will team up for a set that will surely include many bluegrass-inspired takes on the Grateful Dead’s music.Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, March 10th, at 4 PM Pacific, and are expected to sell out quickly, so act fast! More info here.Greensky Bluegrass will also be performing at the recently announced “Dear Jerry” tribute show.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has named Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics Eric Mazur its Robert A. Millikan Medal recipient. Mazur will receive the award and deliver a lecture titled “Physics Reality Distortion: Why the World of Physics and the Real World Are Different in Students’ Minds” during the association’s July meeting in Edmonton, Alberta.An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, Mazur leads a research program in optical physics. He has strong interests in education, science policy, outreach, and the public perception of science. His book “Peer Instruction” (1996) has had a wide impact on physics teaching. In 2006, Mazur helped produce the award-winning DVD “Interactive Teaching.”The Millikan Medal, which includes a $7,500 award, certificate, and travel expenses to the meeting, recognizes those “who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to physics education.”
Load remaining images Big Something and Andy Frasco & The U.N. continued their Royal Rumble 2020 tour last night at The Basement East in Nashville, TN.Related: Twiddle Announces Support For 2020 Winter Tour: Scrambled Greg, Andy Frasco, MoreAndy Frasco & The U.N. started things off for Round One of last night’s royal rumble. In traditional Frasco fashion, the drinks started flowing from the first notes, treating the crowd to the typical Frasco party fans have come to expect. It wasn’t business as usual, however. A highlight of the set, and potentially the entire evening, occurred when they invited Billy Strings and Jesse Hensley (Big Something) to sit-in on a cover of Rush‘s “Tom Sawyer”. Guest announcer Kyle Ayers welcomed them to the stage for an electric performance.Watch a fan-shot video of the sit-in below.Andy Frasco & The U.N. w/Billy Strings & Jesse Hensley – “Tom Sawyer” – 1/31/20[Video: Music City Maven]Big Something then took The Basement East stage for a set complete with originals, covers, and sit-ins galore. They kicked things off with a run through “Plug”, “Megalodon”, “Getaway”, and “Passenger” before “Waves” and “Tumbleweed”. Then, after the original “UFOs are Real”, the sextet performed a cover of AC/DC‘s “For Those About to Rock” with The U.N.’s Shawn Eckels sitting in on lead vocals and guitar.After closing out their set with “Vibrations” and “Song for Us”, they returned for a two-song encore. All members of Andy Frasco & The U.N. joined in on “The Flood” and a cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”.Below, check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.The Big Something vs. Andy Frasco & The U.N. Royal Rumble 2020 tour continues tonight (2/1) at Zydeco in Birmingham, AL. Click here for tickets and more information.Setlist: Big Something | The Basement East | Nashville, TN | 1/31/20Set: Plug, Megalodon, Getaway, Passenger, Waves, Tumbleweed, UFOs are Real, For Those About To Rock, Vibrations, Song for UsEncore: The Flood, SledgehammerNotes: AC/DC w/Shawn Eckels w/Andy Frasco & The U.N. Peter GabrielView SetlistBig Something & Andy Frasco & The U.N. | The Basement East | Nashville, TN | 1/31/20 | Photos: Keith Griner
Garcia recently rearranged the county staff to address that situation. Until recently, mandatory overtime was being used to ensure that a sufficient number of firefighters were available for each firetruck. It was a situation that was likely to lead to burnout, according to Bernalillo County Fire Chief John Garcia. Should Station 10 be stripped of its rescue personnel, Ironside said, other fire stations in the East Mountains would still be equipped to transport people. “We’ve had to reduce the amount of people on the truck,” Garcia said in a phone interview Monday. Garcia said firefighters do more transportation of injured people in the East Mountains, and that was one reason he kept personnel on the rescue units, rather than adopt the union plan. Garcia said he is aware that the firefighters union was not happy with his decision, which was made last week. The reduction in fire engine staff creates an unsafe situation for firefighters, according to Jerry Ironside, the Albuquerque Area Firefighters Local 244 chapter vice president. The other stations each have two people assigned to a paramedic rescue unit and the other two operate the fire engine. In Ironside’s opinion, the chief’s recent decision demonstrates a lack of commitment to staffing minimum numbers of firefighters to each engine. He also said winter in the East Mountains can make it difficult to get an ambulance in from Albuquerque. “I don’t believe it will be back up to three next year,” he said. Ironside, however, said he is skeptical. Albuquerque Ambulance is the major provider of rescue services in the greater Albuquerque area. Ironside said Albuquerque Ambulance and other fire stations near Stations 4 and 10 can handle rescue operations in the area. Ironside said the new staffing setup goes against National Fire Protection Administration guidelines. He configured the staff so a minimum of four people are assigned to each station in Bernalillo County, with the exception of Station 5 near Paseo Del Norte in Albuquerque. It has three permanent positions. “They want four firefighters on every apparatus (fire engine) on every shift,” he said. Garcia defended his decision to keep a rescue unit operating at all stations except Station 5, saying he feels that the rescue personnel are essential, especially in the East Mountains. An alternate plan, which the union supports, would have raised staffing on the engines by eliminating rescue units at Station 10 in Tijeras and Station 4 in Albuquerque. In any case, additional help may be on its way. Six new firefighters are in training and expected to be taking shifts in about nine weeks, and an additional 10 may be trained and available by September of next year, according to Garcia. “We, as labor, feel that we don’t need to … duplicate Albuquerque Ambulance,” he said. “Albuquerque Ambulance does an adequate job.” He hopes those additions will allow for five positions to be filled at almost every station, with three on the firetrucks and two rescue personnel, by next year. “That s not really an issue at all,” Ironside said. Ironside said Garcia and his predecessor, Bett Clark, have both reallocated resources from the fire engines to rescue units, which he considers a step backward.“The chief has made his decision and we don’t agree with it,” he said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– Staffing shortages in the Bernalillo County Fire Department have led to a controversial decision that some say sacrifices firefighter safety for paramedic rescue personnel.