first_img“We’re raising awareness that the city of Boulder has the highest risk of flash flooding in Colorado because of its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city,” said Lacey Croco, CU-Boulder emergency manager. The University of Colorado Boulder will test the Campus Alerts text-messaging system on Tuesday, April 3, at noon in coordination with the annual flood siren testing, which begins Monday, April 2.“We’re raising awareness that the city of Boulder has the highest risk of flash flooding in Colorado because of its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city,” said Lacey Croco, CU-Boulder emergency manager.At noon on Tuesday, emergency management staff will send an alert by text-message and email to all individuals signed up through CU-Boulder’s Campus Alerts, and post test alert messages on and the Emergency Information Line at 303-492-4636 (INFO).In addition to distributing educational materials on flood safety, volunteers with laptops will be available in the University Memorial Center on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help students, faculty and staff sign up for the Campus Alerts system. Campus community members with a, or email address can sign up to receive an alert by text message, email or both at Boulder Office of Emergency Management begins testing of the countywide emergency sirens on April 2. The siren tests will occur the first Monday of each month from April through August.“Flash flooding can occur in the city of Boulder rain or shine,” Croco said. “Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are a good sign of flash flooding potential, but what people may not realize is that it can be a sunny day in the city and storming up in Boulder Canyon.”During an emergency, the sirens are used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County.The CU-Boulder Campus Alerts system has more than 29,380 subscribers including students, faculty and staff members. The campus conducts at least two tests of the text-messaging system each year.After they receive the test message, users are encouraged to add Campus Alerts to their phone contacts so that in the case of an emergency the alert will display as received from the university. Users who have changed phone numbers or switched carriers since signing up should log in to the system to update their contact information. They can log in by going to Answers to frequently asked questions and support information also are available on the site.For information about the text-messaging system go to the CU-Boulder website at Any user who expected to receive an alert and didn’t, or who needs help signing up for the system, should call the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or email [email protected]: Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-3115 Lacey Croco, Emergency Management, 303-492-6820 Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlines Published: March 29, 2012 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings 1:44 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share If you’ve got a Peach Pass sticker on your dashboard to get through the I-85 express lanes, you can now you use it in two more states: North Carolina and Florida.The goal is to go national. Georgia transportation officials want you to be able to use your Peach Pass on any toll road in the country by 2016.1:44The cost to Georgia will be minimal. State Road & Tollway Authority Executive Director Christopher Tomlinson says it might cost the state just a few million dollars to connect the Peach Pass to the 34 other states where toll lanes exist.“We see significant traffic from North Carolina and of course, our Southern border, is entirely with Florida,” Tomlinson says. “And so because they had toll roads, we figured that was the best place to start.” The state has some big plans for the Peach Pass. Right now, it only works on I-85 express lanes. That’s only about 16 miles in all of Georgia.  But Tomlinson says the state DOT is getting ready to add about 52 miles of toll lanes. They’ll be in Cobb, Gwinnet, Henry and Clayton counties. “I’m not sure how popular tolls are anywhere, but they are popular in terms of its usage,” Tomlinson says. “We’ve seen steady increases in usage since we’ve opened three years ago.” He says more than 20,000 people use the I-85 express lanes in Atlanta every day. And the number of people who have the Peach Pass has almost quadrupled in just three years.Toll Lanes As New Revenue There’s less money from the government to build roads, so states are looking to public-private partnerships and bonds to build toll lanes and new infrastructure. North Carolina spent $55,000 to make its Quick Pass program interchangeable with Florida’s Sun Pass and Georgia’s Peach Pass. Michelle Muir is Director of Customer Service with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. “North Carolina’s just very excited to have a partnership with Georgia to help both of our residents and to be great neighbors and to extend Southern Hospitality in forms of payment to our toll roads,” Muir says.The Peach Pass will be cheaper for drivers using the lanes – instead of paying the cash rate, you’ll pay the discounted toll rate. If you’re using a Pay n GO! Peach Pass – the sticker you can load up with cash from a Walgreens or CVS – you will have to register your license plate before you can use it in North Carolina or Florida.  Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

first_imgQualificationsQualifications include:• A Ph.D. in an appropriate field.• Strong analytical and computational skills.• Excellent written and oral communication skills• Ability to produce high-quality research.• Ability to collaborate with other researchers. ResponsibilitiesThe primary responsibilities involve working alongside a facultymember to conduct research. These responsibilities mayinclude:• Producing high-quality research and presenting researchfindings.• Organizing, programming, and undertaking computational and/orlaboratory experiments.• Participating in seminars.• Performing other duties as assigned.This position will have no teaching or administrative duties. General InformationThe Economic Science Institute (ESI) at Chapman Universityinvites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow positionbeginning in August 2021. We prefer a recent PhD who has asubstantial research interest in game theory or experimentaleconomics, with emphasis on the theory of contests and itsapplications.Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offeringtraditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart ofOrange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse andvibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the CarnegieClassification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinctionheld by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our facultyinclude academic leaders who excel in research, publishing andworld-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges. Chapman ishome to the world-renowned Economic Science Institute, headed byNobel Laureate Vernon Smith. Started as an alternate, more hands-onmethod to economic education, the Economic Science Institute atChapman University is an academic center that uses the laboratorymethod of inquiry to study the role human institutions play increating social rules and order, and also builds and tests marketand management systems. ESI’s research spans the fields ofaccounting, economics, finance, information systems, engineering,psychology, neuroscience, computer science and philosophy. More canbe found here:  The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion inall aspects of recruitment and employment. More information ondiversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at center_img Chapman University is an equal opportunity employercommitted to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic globalcommunity. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity andinclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin,ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mentaldisability, medical condition, military and veteran status, maritalstatus, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristicprotected by state or federal law. The University is committed toachieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members ofunderrepresented groups to apply.Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866Human Resources Department Contact InformationQualified applicants should electronically submit a CV,completed research paper (job market paper), “statement ofinterest,” and the names and email addresses of three references.The “statement of interest” should address how the candidate’sresearch interests mesh with the focus on game theoretic orexperimental work in the theory of contests. In addition, pleasearrange to have one letter of reference submitted on your behalf byemail.Please address all materials to:Dr. Dan Kovenock, Search ChairC/O Cyndi Dumas, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the submission deadline, Wednesday, April 21, 2021.Successful completion of a criminal background check is requiredfor the final candidate.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Borno state spokesperson for a civilian self-defence group, Abbas Gava, confirmed the reports, saying he received calls from residents of Ashigashiya village near the border with Cameroon.“They said the soldiers were in hot pursuit of the Boko Haram terrorists who ran into Kirawa-Jimni,” he said.Cameroon’s military spokesperson Colonel Didier Badjeck on Wednesday denied that troops shot at civilians, saying Cameroon and Nigerian soldiers are carrying out raids against Boko Haram.“We know the terrorists are hiding and taking revenge on armless civilians, but we are protecting them,” he said.Kirawa-Jimni is a border community near Cameroon. Many Gwoza residents who had fled to Maiduguri and Yola say insurgents are still very present there.Nigerian refugees said Cameroonian troops also chased Boko Haram fighters into Nigerian territory on November 30, killing at least 150 people.Cameroon’s government then denied the charges, saying the military is trained to respect human rights. It said an operation around that time freed 900 people held by extremists in the Lake Chad area. Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Islamic insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, fleeing villagers said.Troops entered Kirawa-Jimni village on Sunday, asked where were Boko Haram insurgents and started shooting, residents said.“We didn’t know what was going on, but the Cameroonian troops suddenly appeared and began to ask us for Boko Haram terrorists,” said Muhammed Abba, a resident of the village and deputy commander of a local group of civilians set up to fight the extremists in Gwoza. “Before we could say a word, they started firing. That scared most of us and we began to run.”Abba said that when people returned on Monday, they found 70 corpses littering the ground.last_img read more

first_imgNegrense Bea Tan of Beach Volleyball Republic is hoping to defend her crown in the 16th Iloilo Paraw Regatta National Women’s Beach Volleyball Tournament slated on Feb. 16 to 17. MOISES SALOMON TEN teams are set to compete in the 16th Iloilo Paraw Regatta National Women’s Beach Volleyball Tournament slated on Feb. 16 to 17 at Joe III Garden at the beachfront in Villa Arevalo.Moises Salomon of Iloilo City Sports Development Division said the teams are set to be divided into two groups of five. The top two from each group will advance to the semifinals with the winners advancing to the knockout finals.Among those who are set to participate are defending champions Beach Volleyball Republic team of Negrense Bea Tan and Floriemel Rodrigues and Ilonggas Dhannalyn Mae Demontaño and Jackielyn Estoquia of Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors.Also competing were Ilonggas Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal of National University, Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of University of Santo Tomas and Julie Pearl Soco and Christer Claro of University of Cebu. Other teams are University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos-A’s Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato, UNO-R B Jessalen Moises and Jennymar Serares, St. John’s Institute’s Lorien Gamboa and Ruby Casiple, Smash Bacolod’s Margie Senas and Bianca Lizares, and Glaudine Trongcoso and Dessa Mae Puyo of Central Philippine University.The two-day beach volleyball event will be free to public with matches scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tournament champions will receive P25,000 while second, third and fourth placers will have P15,000, P10,000 and P5,000, respectively./PNlast_img read more