West Virginia education workers ready to walk out, again

first_imgEducation workers in West Virginia are again in motion for their students and their jobs. In 2018 in all 55 counties in the state they held a historic nine-day walkout, defying state prohibitions on public sector worker organizing.At a Feb. 3 rally by education workers at the West Virginia Capitol building, a sign refers to a 1990 strike by West Virginia teachers with demands similar to those in 2018 and today, including health insurance, wages, and student and classroom needs.When the legislative session began in January, ultra-right state Senate Republicans introduced an “omnibus bill” on education, SB 451, in reprisal for last year’s work stoppage. The bill tied a 5 percent pay raise and $150 million funding for health insurance to union-busting legislation that the 2018 strike had defeated.The bill included reactionary measures: charter schools; vouchers using public school funds for charter schools, private schools, virtual schools and homeschooling; removal of seniority; and elimination of collecting union dues through payroll deduction. It added a section that increased class size and docked pay for anyone participating in future walkouts. The Republican majority-led House of Delegates is now discussing the bill. Education workers across the state carried out a statewide walk-in and various informational pickets on Jan. 9. These actions forced the House to concede the point on payroll dues deduction, agree to a “compromise” by changing the language on seniority, and limit the number of charter schools to two “pilot” programs in Charleston and Huntington, the state’s biggest cities. Currently, no charter schools operate there. On Jan. 11, the speaker of the House, Roger Hanshaw, called for a public hearing on the omnibus bill at 8:00 a.m. Many suspect that Hanshaw, a corporate attorney for the fracking and coal industries, chose the time to keep school workers out. Then evangelical proponents of homeschooling and paid lobbyists for the union-busting American Legislative Exchange Council could dominate the narrative.  African-American delegate Sean Hornbuckle’s motion for an additional hearing at 5:30 p.m. carried, so teachers and support staff could present their oral arguments against the bill. School workers attended and spoke out at both hearings.The bill now returns to the Senate, where the reactionary clauses could be introduced again.Unions taking actionIn response to these legislative maneuvers, teachers and school service workers here voted to go on a statewide strike if necessary.State union officials had asked members of the West Virginia Education Association, American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia and West Virginia School Service Personnel Association for an “authorization vote” for an unspecified work action, as they did before last year’s walkout. More than 150 local leaders of all three unions met Feb. 9 to tally the results, which were nearly 90 percent “yes.” Work actions closed schools in all 55 counties in 2018 because superintendents willingly cooperated in cancelling schools. Picketers did not lose pay or benefits. Most school administration and elected board members claimed they supported their faculty and staff. This year, while most county boards of education have declared solidarity by signing resolutions, some are threatening an injunction if the unions call for action. Some board members have publicly supported the reactionary bill, contradicting their position as public education “representatives.” While almost all county superintendents oppose the bill, especially the section on charter schools, a few are exposing their role as bosses by openly denouncing any potential walkout. The capitalist media have also tried to divide the public from school employees by painting the latter as “greedy” and by lying about how privatization destroys public schools.Education workers and supporters are hoping the bill will eventually die. At the same time, union militants know most legislators serve the racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ, exploiting ruling class. Some individuals most enthusiastic about the bill wear fascistic MAGA hats and use derogatory language about oppressed communities on the chamber floor.Only one thing is certain: The teachers and service workers are willing to walk again if legislators fail to kill their reactionary bill.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Being a great leader takes work

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We all know someone who was “born to lead.” That might even describe you. This is true to some degree, leadership does take certain skills – some of which are innate. No matter the characteristics that come naturally, there is no way of getting around the fact that great leaders are not born, they are developed.I often share tips to help leaders do their job better – from being a better communicator to creating a positive culture to motivating employees. These provide great opportunities to reflect on your current leadership approach and identify areas to work on. But in addition to knowing the skills of being a great leader, you must be aware of the time and effort it takes to get there.In a recent post, leadership guru Wally Bock breaks down three paths of progress:Punctuated Equilibrium: Comparing personal development to evolution, Bock says the way you become great is through a series of small changes that are accentuated by “a sudden burst of change.”last_img read more

VB : Yelin hired as Orange head coach

first_img Comments Former Louisville volleyball head coach Leonid Yelin has been named head coach for the Orange, filling the position left open after Jing Pu was fired in October.Syracuse hired Yelin to become the sixth head coach of SU’s program, SU athletics announced in a press release on Tuesday. Yelin, who led Louisville to 14 NCAA tournaments as head coach from 1996-2010, retired from Louisville after the 2010 season and worked as an assistant coach for Colorado in 2011.‘Coach Yelin brings world class experience and success to Syracuse,’ SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross said in the release. ‘Syracuse volleyball will have the opportunity to compete for national honors under his leadership.’In 15 years with Louisville, Yelin won all 10 matches the Cardinals had against Syracuse. Four of the matches Syracuse lost to Louisville during Yelin’s time as head coach came in the Big East tournament, ending SU’s season each time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYelin coached one of the most consistent teams in the nation during his time with the Cardinals, leading Louisville to a 366-112 record in his 15 seasons. The Cardinals made four NCAA regional semifinals under Yelin, and his .763 winning percentage is in the top 10 among active head coaches. He never had a losing season as Louisville’s head coach.Yelin is the permanent replacement for Pu, who was fired in the midst of his 17th season as head coach on Oct. 17. Pu led Syracuse to 15 winning seasons in 16 full years, but Syracuse never made an NCAA tournament under him.Pu said he had no comment on Yelin’s hiring when contacted on Tuesday.Pu was replaced in October by interim head coach Kelly Morrisroe, who led Syracuse to a 6-4 record while at the helm.The Orange went 19-12 last season, losing in the first round of the Big East tournament.The status of Morrisroe, interim head coach and recruiting coordinator, and Matthew Soderstrom, interim associate head coach, has not been decided yet, said Sue Edson, SU assistant director of athletics for communications. Yelin will decide on assistant coaches.‘Syracuse is a great academic school with an outstanding athletics reputation,’ Yelin said in the release. ‘As a coach I find the best system to get the most out of the team and the student-athletes. I will do that at Syracuse. I have been involved with the sports of volleyball since I was 17, as a player and a coach, and have coached at every level. My entire family is a volleyball family. The sport is everything to me.’Yelin first began coaching on the collegiate circuit in 1991 as the head coach of Division-II Barry (Fla.) University. The Buccaneers won the 1995 D-II national championship under Yelin.The 61-year-old Yelin also has international coaching experience, mainly for his home country of Uzbekistan. Yelin played for the Uzbekistan national team from 1970-75 and coached the women’s national team from 1977-82. He coached the Ukraine women’s professional team from 1983-87 and the Uzbekistan men’s professional team from 1988-89.His wife, Yelena, was a member of the Uzbekistan women’s national team from 1973-86.Yelin takes over a Syracuse team that will soon be transitioning from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.‘I’m confident that Leonid will jump start the Syracuse program and lead them in the fashion that he has at Louisville and Barry University,’ Penn State head coach Russ Rose said in the SU athletics release. ‘I would expect them to compete for championships in their new conference affiliation.’[email protected] Published on December 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Aston Villa to travel to Luton, Leeds face Fleetwood trip – EFL Cup draw in full

first_img Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa have been drawn away against League Two side Luton in the first round of the re-named EFL Cup.Villa, relegated from the Premier League and under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, will travel to Kenilworth Road during the week commencing August 8.Newcastle and Norwich, also relegated from the Premier League, have been handed byes into the second round as they were the highest-placed teams last season.The EFL Cup, known as the Capital One Cup for the past four seasons, has been renamed as part of the English Football League’s rebranding, announced last November and which came into use at the end of last season.Sheffield Wednesday, winners in 1991, will travel to League Two side Cambridge and 2013 finalists Bradford will play at Accrington.Fleetwood have a home tie against Leeds, relegated Doncaster will play four-time winners Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat Stadium and Derby take on newly-promoted Grimsby at the iPro Stadium.Two-time winners Wolves face Crawley at home and Jaap Stam’s Reading play Plymouth at the Madejski Stadium.Brighton face Colchester at the Amex Stadium, Swindon travel to QPR and Leyton Orient take on Fulham in a London derby at Brisbane Road.Full drawSection One: Carlisle v Port ValeRotherham v MorecambeAccrington v BradfordRochdale v ChesterfieldMansfield v BlackburnBarnsley v NorthamptonCambridge v Sheff WedDerby v GrimsbyOldham v WiganScunthorpe v Notts CountyDoncaster v N ForestBurton v BuryFleetwood v LeedsSheff Utd v CreweShrewsbury v HuddersfieldPreston v HartlepoolBlackpool v BoltonSection Two:Peterborough v AFC WimbledonBristol Rovers v CardiffCoventry v PortsmouthLuton v Aston VillaBrighton v ColchesterCheltenham v CharltonBirmingham v OxfordSouthend v GillinghamWolves v CrawleyLeyton Orient v FulhamIpswich v StevenageWycombe v Bristol CityWalsall v YeovilExeter v BrentfordQPR v SwindonBarnet v MillwallReading v PlymouthNewport v MK Dons 1last_img read more

Science in the spotlight

first_imgThe theme of this year’s Insite exhibitionwas the role of science and technology inthe developing world. (Image: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre) A scale model of the MeerKAT prototype telescope was on view at Insite 2008. (Image: Square Kilometre Array)Janine ErasmusThe International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (Insite) 2008, an initiative of the national Department of Science and Technology (DST), is the Southern African region’s premier platform for developments on the science and technology front. The theme for this year’s event, the third edition, was the role of science, innovation and technology as key drivers of economic growth and development.The event ran concurrently with the world conference of the International Association of Science Parks, held in an African country for the first time. The conference was hosted by South Africa’s first fully-accredited science park, the Innovation Hub, and carried the theme The role of Science and Technology Parks in accelerating knowledge economy growth – contrasts between emerging and more developed economies.The international scientific body has announced that it plans to open an African chapter in the near future, as members from the continent continue to sign up in their numbers. Science parks are seen as significant contributors to building a culture of technology and entrepreneurship – an area that poses major challenges for many developing countries – because they stimulate and manage knowledge flow between universities, research institutions, and business.However, while the establishment of science parks could assist emerging countries to become more competitive in the global knowledge market, the high cost of establishing these was often a deterrent, especially for young economies.Addressing delegates at the conference, Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa praised government interventions, especially in the development of strategic economic infrastructure, for contributing to the growth of the Gauteng economy.“The Innovation Hub was launched as part of these interventions in April 2005,” said Shilowa. “It is Africa’s first science park aimed at nurturing and growing enterprises in the knowledge sector of the economy.”South Africa, and other developing African countries, hopes to participate more in the 21st century in terms of science and technology, said Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngquka, as this would ensure that economic growth had a beneficial impact on citizens.Embracing open sourceIn addition, Insite featured a strong focus on open source software, with a number of companies – including Microsoft – presenting their views on the way forward for the open source sector. The event also commemorated World Software Freedom Day, which was launched in 2004 with the aim of educating and boosting awareness among the global public of the benefits of using top-quality open source software, both at work and at home. Software Freedom Day fell on 20 September.In South Africa, the DST has embraced the open source platform and is currently migrating software already in use to the open source equivalent. The department will also only install new applications that are based on open standards. This is in line with national government’s grand policy to implement open source solutions, which was approved by Cabinet in early 2007.“We promote open source not only because we want to use high quality software and the latest technology,” said science and technology director-general Phil Mjwara, “but because it is an excellent platform for scientific computing. It gives scientists access to the tools they require to perform their work no matter what area they decide to specialise in. Therefore you will find open source software in our bio-chemistry projects our astronomy projects, and our HLT and access programmes.”The DST’s National Advisory Council on Innovation runs entirely on open source software, using Kubuntu Linux as the operating system as well as OpenOffice and Firefox for productivity. The DST also runs open source software on its web servers, firewalls, PABX, proxies, mail relays and network tools, among others.Speaking in July 2008 at the opening of the GovTech 2008 conference in Durban, Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi named open source software and open standards as key components of efficient IT in government. Moloketi is known for her support of the open source platform and said that government IT providers must not dismiss open standards.Sport and biofuels also a focusAnother focus area at Insite was the role that technology plays in sport, with the Science and Technology in Sport conference also taking place during Insite. Here, the role of sport and recreation in demystifying science and technology amongst youth was examined. The conference also spotlighted the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and opportunities for the national development of sport participation in previously disadvantaged communities.Topics of discussion included a strategy on uniting African broadcasters for 2010, and the creation of home-grown models for producing winning sports stars. Respected sports scientist Tim Noakes and former Springbok coach Jake White, who guided the national rugby team to their second world championship in 2007, were guest speakers.The Bio2Biz SA 2008 conference, highlighting the resurgence of biofuels, tackled the need for alternative sources of fuel versus the need to judiciously use the earth’s cultivatable land. South Africa, as a developing country, could benefit from the positive spin-offs derived from biofuel production, such as job creation, economic upliftment of rural communities, and a closer relationship between the first and second economies. The country’s draft biofuels legislation is, however, sensitive to the issue of food security as it advises against the use of essential food crops and productive land to make biofuel.A variety of exhibitorsExhibitors at the event included, among many others, Breadbin, marketers of the Freedom Toaster, Microsoft, Carl Zeiss, Robotics SA, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, the office of science and technology in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and the Council for Geoscience. A model of the MeerKAT prototype telescope was also on display – this is part of the Karoo Array Telescope, which will be used in the core of the Square Kilometre Array telescope should South Africa win its bid to host the giant apparatus.The One Laptop Per Child project showed off the latest release of their low-cost laptop and demonstrated the machine’s capabilities.Insite 2008 also featured a strong international presence – the China pavilion showcased almost 40 exhibitors across a range of fields including medicine, nanotechnology, higher learning, science and technology exchange, research, agriculture, and engineering.A German pavilion featured the latest and best from this technology-savvy nation. A number of higher learning and research institutions were present, including the Universities of Stuttgart, Duisberg Essen, and Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, and the German Development Institute Bonn.Visitors to Insite were also treated to the Madrid pavilion, which hosted the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, PromoMadrid Desarrollo Internacional de Madrid SA, and the Madrid Region Parks and Clusters Network, a network of six science parks located in the region.Other major pavilions were hosted by Japan, the International Association of Science Parks, and Open Source for Business, which featured open source pioneers Red Hat, Novell, Obsidian, Sita and Sun Microsystems.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on [email protected] articlesScience and technologyAfrican eyes on the universeUseful linksInsiteDepartment of Science and TechnologySci-Bono Discovery CentreInternational Association of Science Parks 2008 world conferenceBio2Biz conferenceSoftware Freedom Daylast_img read more

More low fares for GermanyÂ

first_imgPhoto: Ryanair Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, which has been operating to Germany for several years has earmarked the country as one of its focus growth markets. The expansion comes as the Irish airline is embarking on a major recruitment to support its ambitious fleet growth plans. Ryanair will take delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-800s in the next 12 months and increase its fleet from 355 Boeing single-aisle aircraft to over 500 in the next 5 years. The LCC’s orderbook includes 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, a variant based on the 737 MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 seats. Ryanair is launch customer of the type, and it has options to purchase another 100 737 MAX 200s in addition to the firm order for 100. Ryanair’s Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson says “2017 is set to be our busiest recruitment year to date, and we are continuing to invest heavily in talent for the future. Ryanair is now considered to be the ‘go-to’ airline for both cadet and direct entry hires, with our industry leading 5/4 roster for pilots. Both pilots and cabin crew have the opportunity to work on the youngest fleet in Europe as we take delivery of our new Boeing aircraft.Ryanair will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 first 0fficers on its command upgrade program across its 84-base European network. A range of new positions will also be created in IT, sales & marketing, digital experience, finance and commercial at Ryanair’s Dublin office, and also at its Travel Labs Poland subsidiary in Wroclaw.The Irish LCC is expecting to increase passenger numbers in Germany to 16 million in the current fiscal year ending March 2017, up from 10 million in the prior fiscal year. It is forecasting further growth of 16.7 million in the FY year through March 2018, but this could be a low estimate because several airports in the country are actively courting Ryanair to base aircraft at their infrastructure and open new routes, according to Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien.  Germany is the European Union’s second largest air transport market, with some 194 million passengers travelling to/ from and within the country last year, recently released Eurostat data show. Germany is Europe’s second largest air travel market, after the UK. As part of its growth strategy for Germany, Ryanair is opening new bases in Hamburg and Nuremberg Nov. 2, expanding its route network at Cologne-Bonn airport and almost doubling the size of its base at Berlin Schönefeld airport. The LCC has added four new Boeing 737-800s to its Berlin base in September –nearly two months earlier than initially planned—elevating its based fleet to nine aircraft.It first began serving Berlin in May 2003, but only opened a base at Schönefeld in October 2015, with five aircraft operating 22 routes. With nine 737-800s based there and 45 routes offered this winter, the airport is Ryanair’s largest German base.  It will expand its summer 2017 schedule there by 40% year-over-year to 300 weekly flights and 46 destinations.The Irish LCC said it will offer 19 new summer destinations from Schönefeld in 2017: Belfast; Budapest, Bucharest and Timisoara in Romania; Catania, Italy; Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Santander and Seville in Spain; Lisbon; Manchester, England; Nis, Serbia; Podgorica and Rzeszow, Poland; Sofia, Bulgaria; Thessaloniki, Greece; Toulouse; and Vilnius, Lithuania. Most of these services will be continued from its winter schedule, which includes 16 new routes. Additionally, the airline will scale up some of its existing connections. Ryanair is targeting to increase its traffic through Schönefeld by 15% to 5.4 million passengers in 2017, by when it hopes to overtake EasyJet as the largest carrier at the airport. The Hamburg and Nuremberg bases will open in a couple of weeks, on November 2.  Hamburg will launch with two based 189-seat Boeing 737-800s and Nuremburg with one based aircraft but this will double in summer 2017 season. Next summer, Ryanair will add four new year-round routes to to Bari, Madrid, Palermo and Porto from Nuremberg as well as 5 new seasonal services to Budapest, Malta, Manchester, Milan and Rome, plus increased frequencies to London Stansted to a twice daily service.  It will operate 12 routes in total from this German airport and 56 weekly flights.    In Hamburg, the LCC will grow its operations by 180% next summer compared with the summer scheduled 2016. It will launch 2 new routes to Faro and Thessaloniki, 7 new summer services to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London, Manchester, Milan and Sofia and extra flights to Palma. Ryanair will operate 95 weekly flights on 16 routes in total from Hamburg which it says will deliver 1.7 million customers per year.“There’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair,” Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said. “As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017.”last_img read more

South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

first_img24 November 2015Bilateral talks between South Africa and Italy, with a view to renewing political and economic relations, were held in Rome between the two countries this month.Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, minister of international relations and co- operation, met her Italian counterpart, Paolo Gentiloni, minister of foreign affairs. The two exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues of mutual concern, including enhancing trade and investment, and exploring further areas of co- operation such as the development of small business, infrastructure and the ocean economy, among others.The two ministers discussed the current European migration crisis, security issues and terrorism. Gentiloni was officially invited to visit South Africa during the course of 2016, said the Department of International Relations and Co-operation.A memorandum of understanding between the nations was signed in 2003 to establish a framework for regular bilateral consultations at ministerial or deputy ministerial level. Areas of co-operation under the framework included science and technology, police, defence, tourism, arts and culture, and agriculture, among others.Bilateral trade between Italy and South Africa increased remarkably last year, reaching a six-year high after rising almost R7-billion.Trade figures are expected to increase following an announcement this year that South Africa was among three countries identified by the Italian government as a potential strategic supplier of products such as raw materials, and semi-finished and intermediate products in metallurgical, steel, alloys and foundries.South Africa’s exports to Italy are dominated by mineral products, hides and skins, and iron ores; there is scope for increased exports of agricultural products, platinum, titanium and alloys. Imports from Italy consist mainly of machinery, vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment as well as pharmaceutical products.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Slaughter the difference maker in Ginebra’s game 1 win

first_imgSlaughter settling down really was instrumental in Ginebra’s 102-87 Game 1 victory over Meralco, as the former Rookie of the Year came off the bench and poured 14 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks.The whole Gin Kings crew likewise looked poised from the get-go, controlling the game from start to finish to draw first blood in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We played a good team game today, played good team defense. Everyone chipped in and did their part,” said Slaughter, who is clear frontrunner for this conference’s Best Player plum.But in the eyes of coach Tim Cone, Slaughter was more than just a piece of the puzzle. He was the x-factor for the Kings when the Bolts were making a third quarter uprising. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Greg Slaughter. PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Anticipating the nerves to come on Friday, Greg Slaughter was as cool as ever when he played his first championship game in his professional career.“I didn’t feel too much pressure,” he admitted.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City But Slaughter knows that the championship will not just revolve around him as the Gin Kings brace for a tougher Meralco side in Game 2 on Sunday.“We only got one day to turn around. The good thing about winning is they are the ones that have to adjust to us. We can improve on our game plan, but being up gives us the advantage because the loser has to adjust to the winner,” he said. Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing “They had a hard time covering him. He was a real difference for us tonight,” said the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor.After Mike Tolomia completed a three-point play with 4.9 seconds remaining to help Meralco cut what was once a 17-point lead down to as small as four, 75-71, Ginebra immediately went to Slaughter, who slammed the ball home just before the buzzer to swing the momentum back to his side.Ginebra then quickly got its bearings together early in the fourth quarter and pulled away for good.Cone, though, challenged Slaughter to sustain this level of play for the rest of the series.“I thought he looked really good tonight. I hope he could continue that, but it’s tough to keep that up for seven games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Recruiting Graduate Students For “Top Secret” Research Projects

first_imgjim harbaugh research flyerTwitter/@ByAZunigaIf we’ve learned anything about Jim Harbaugh in his first 18 months as Michigan head coach, it is that he’ll look for any advantage he can get. Based on a flyer posted to Twitter by Maize ‘N Brew‘s Alejandro Zúñiga, Harbaugh is recruiting “highly motivated” Michigan graduate students for top secret “applied research projects.”Michigan football is planning a top-secret project: pic.twitter.com/rBW5CCdoa9— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) June 15, 2016It is impossible not to be intrigued by what the means, coming from Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan program. It could be anything.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Swiss Chalet Harveys East Side Marios restaurant chain hit by malware outbreak

first_imgVAUGHAN, Ont. – Recipe Unlimited Corp. says some of its Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s and other restaurants are experiencing a partial network outage after a malware outbreak.The company says it learned of the outbreak on Friday and as a precaution took a number of its systems offline and suspended internet access to affected locations.Some restaurants have been unable to process credit and debit card transactions as a result, though all of them can manually process credit card charges.A small number of restaurants have temporarily closed.The company says it’s continuing to work with security experts to resolve the situation.It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Companies in this story: (TSX:RECP)last_img read more