Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics

first_imgThe Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applicationsfor a 9-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professorship inStatistics. The Department encourages persons from all areas ofstatistics to apply but is particularly interested in areas ofstatistics and deep learning, multivariate statistics, image andtextual mining, or environmental/spatial statistics. The Departmentof Mathematics and Statistics seeks candidates to join a growingDepartment with interactive faculty. Primary duties include, butare not limited to, teaching at both undergraduate and graduatelevel, conducting research, advising students, writing grantproposals, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and workingcollaboratively with colleagues in mathematics and otherdisciplines. Service to the Department, College of Science &Technology and the University is also expected.last_img read more

ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

first_img Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association.ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, ATG Chief Security & Quality Officer, said: “Protecting our product, consumers and sporting events from betting-related corruption is a foremost business consideration for ATG.“Joining the International Betting Integrity Association, a globally recognised body and leader in its field, is a natural extension of that core aim. ATG is committed to upholding the highest values of integrity and to working with our partners in the association to ensure the safest possible betting environment.”The operator, which recently added sports betting to its horse race betting product range following the regulation of Sweden’s market, has committed itself to protecting its customers from corruption by joining the IBIA. Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, added: “I am delighted to welcome one of the leading brands from the newly opened Swedish market to the association. ATG joins other responsible and committed sports betting operators intent on working collectively to protect their businesses from corruption.”The integrity association currently acts as a figurehead in the promotion of integrity across the regulated sports betting industry. It utilises collective action through its Monitoring & Alert Platform as a means to allow operators and industry stakeholders to report suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets.Working alongside sports bodies such as FIFA, UEFA, the TIU and the IOC, the IBIA monitors transactional activity linked to individual accounts and uses this data to collaborate with regulators in preventing corruption. BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

Todd Gurley II on Rams DT Aaron Donald: ‘He’s always making plays’

first_img NFL Week 13 Blitz Read: Rams first team to punch ticket to postseason, win NFC West title “There ain’t really much to say,” Gurley said. “All you need to say is, ‘That damn A.D.’ He’s always making plays. That’s why I’m really never worried because we’ve got a guy like him back there to help make plays. He does it every week, every week, every week, every week. What’s understood shouldn’t have to be explained, honestly. You already know. You know what you’re getting with him.”The Rams (11-1) will hope to clinch the NFC’s top playoff seed and a wild-card weekend bye in the coming weeks. The streaking Los Angeles team will face just one opponent with a winning record — the Bears on Sunday. The Rams other remaining opponents include the Eagles, Cardinals and 49ers. “I’m like that every play. I want to make that big play,” Donald said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games, and that’s what we want to keep doing it. When you have a bunch of guys flying around making plays, good things happen.”[email protected] is very, very, VERY good. #ProBowlVote | #LAvsDET pic.twitter.com/Pj8lPtjD5g— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 2, 2018Donald recorded two sacks and five tackles for loss and was also credited with four quarterback hits. Related News Aaron Donald became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history early this year when he signed a six-year, $135 million contract extension with the Rams. He’s putting that money to good use as he has helped power Los Angeles to its second consecutive NFC West title and continues to bolster his case for MVP with performances like Sunday’s. Against the Lions, his day was highlighted by a strip-sack forced fumble, which helped the Rams to a 30-16 win at Ford Field.  “It ain’t easy,” Donald said. “It’s definitely a lot of work. Just trying to find ways to help my team win and, when plays present themselves, take advantage of them.”The four-time Pro Bowl player has already earned accolades for his work on the field. Last season, he won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year — which led to the multi-million dollar contract — when he finished the year with 11 sacks.This season, with four games left in the regular season, he has already passed that mark with 16.5 sacks. But, winning the NFL MVP as a defensive player won’t be easy. The last defensive player to get that honor was linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1986, and before him, the only other defensive player to win the award was Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page in 1971.The MVP award almost always goes to quarterbacks or running backs, but teammate Todd Gurley II, who is one of the best rushers in the league, continues to be impressed with the fifth-year player.last_img read more

Fire causes $9,000 damage to Merlin Troutman structure Tuesday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A structure fire causing $9,000 worth of damage occurred Tuesday afternoon at 4:04 p.m. at 523 East Botkin in Wellington.Upon arrival, Wellington firefighter found a one-story structure with heavy smoke showing and fire visible on the east side of the exterior of the home. Firefighters confined the fire to one room and the exterior siding. The cause of the fire was due to combustibles being too close to the wood burning stove. Vance Lough was living at the residence at the time. Merlin Troutman is the owner of the property.Occupants were not home at the time of the fire. The county valuation of the home was $8,100 and there was no electric or natural gas serving the house at the time of the fire.last_img read more

Diamond Ranch blasts Monrovia

first_imgOrtiz scored a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds and three blocks, and Earl finished with 17 as the No. 2 Panthers crushed the Wildcats 70-42 in Saturday’s Division II-AA quarterfinals. Diamond Ranch (27-1), which changed divisions this year, plays at Norco, a 67-58 winner over Santa Monica, in Tuesday’s semifinals. “When you have a girl who can score inside and outside (Earl) and a center (Ortiz) doing whatever she wanted around the glass, it makes it tough,” Wildcats coach Mike Wagner said. “We were hoping we could stop their inside game and make them shoot outside, but we weren’t stopping their cutters. It was ridiculous.” Monrovia (20-5) trailed 16-12 after the opening quarter, but Ortiz helped the Panthers pull away in the second quarter by scoring 15 or her 23 points on mostly putbacks and layups for a 39-21 halftime lead. “That’s what she (Ortiz) has been doing all year,” Diamond Ranch coach Vince Spirlin said. “Nina picked up her third foul (in the second quarter) and Diane just took over. She’s always been capable of doing that, and tonight she came with a real determined effort, like she always does.” • Photo Gallery: 02/24: Diamond Ranch vs. Monrovia POMONA – It can be intimidating facing the Diamond Ranch High School girls basketball team, which hasn’t lost a home game in six years and is defending CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA champion. At least that might explain the frustrated and bewildered looks on the Monrovia girls’ faces. The Wildcats figured to have enough problems against Diamond Ranch’s UCLA-bound guard Nina Earl, but with senior center Diane Ortiz cleaning up the boards and the Panthers racing to a quick lead, the Wildcats never had a chance. center_img Wagner wished he could say the same. “We knew they had a great team, and they did everything we expected them to do,” Wagner said. “But we didn’t come to play. “We gave up. I hate to say it because we had a great season. But we picked today to have a bad game.” Monrovia’s Vanessa Hernandez finished with a team-high 14 points, Shateah West scored nine points and Jasmine Gordon had eight. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Taylor Still Searching For A Doctor

first_imgDistrict Administrator Charlette McLeod says, it’s by no means, from a lack of trying.  She says the community is doing what it can to work with the Fort St. John Clinic to see if there might be physician that willing on a full-time or part-time basis.  McLeod, however, is quick to point out, she understands that Fort St. John is in the same boat when it comes to recruiting and retaining doctors.- Advertisement -She re-iterates the community hasn’t given up on re-opening its medical clinic, only that it’s Northern Health that, in the end, will find a doctor for Taylor.last_img

Rwanda: Marvel of growth and WEF Africa 2016 host

first_imgRwanda, the land of a thousand hills, has dramatically transformed since the 1994 genocide. The country is becoming a high-tech hub of sub-Saharan Africa and boasts one of the region’s fastest GDP growth rates. And now, from 11 to 13 May, the country’s capital of Kigali will host the 26th annual World Economic Forum on Africa.Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, prepares to host the World Economic Forum on Africa. The global event, to run from 11 to 13 May, will be held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. (Image: Government of Rwanda)• African folklore explored in animated short film• Kenya’s take on Adele’s “Hello”• African history gets animation treatment• Infographic: Africa’s best brands• New video game developed in Africa Media Club South Africa reporterRwanda is one of the continent’s most competitive economies, having done much to improve the business environment. This remarkable progress is part of the country’s rapid evolution as a knowledge economy, powered by smart policies and investments. Nonetheless, further reforms and alliances are called for to accelerate development by leveraging digital transformation to expand socio-economic opportunities.The UN has designated 7 April, the start date of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, in which 800 000 people were killed, as an annual day for the world to reflect on the unimaginable human suffering that took place over 100 days and in the aftermath.More than two decades on, Rwanda’s economy, left in tatters following the genocide, has come a long way. Today more than 60% of the population still live on less than $1.25 a day, but poverty has fallen rapidly. Rwandans are living healthier and wealthier lives.Here are five important things to know about Rwanda’s economy and society.1. Rapid growthOne of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa, Rwanda notched up GDP growth of around 8% a year between 2001 and 2014. In 2015, it was the fifth-fastest growing economy on the continent.Image: International Monetary FundThe IMF said Rwanda’s growth in 2015 was driven by construction, services, agriculture and manufacturing, but mining exports have slowed.The International Monetary Fund expects the economy to slow down this year and pick up in 2018, forecasting around 6% growth in 2016 compared with 6.9% last year.2. Reducing inequalityLife expectancy, literacy, primary school enrolment and spending on healthcare have all improved.Rwanda has also made big strides towards gender equality – almost 64% of parliamentarians are women, compared to just 22% worldwide – which has enabled women in the country to make economic advances. Women are now able to own land and girls can inherit from their parents.Image: Mary Alexander. Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union3. Poverty ratesRwanda reduced the percentage of people living below the poverty line from 57% in 2005 to 45% in 2010. Despite this, 63% of the population still live in extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as less than $1.25 a day.4. Aid dependenceForeign aid to Rwanda increased significantly as the country began rebuilding itself after the genocide. A large chunk of government revenues – 30% to 40% of the budget – still comes from aid.The World Bank says Rwanda’s economy is vulnerable to fluctuations in foreign aid – growth fell to 4.7% in 2013 after some donors withheld aid over allegations in a 2012 UN report that the government was backing rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.5. From a farming to a knowledge economyCurrently around 83% of Rwanda’s population of 10.5 million live in rural areas and more than 70% of the population still work in subsistence farming. But the government wants to change this.In the long term, the government aims to transform Rwanda from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based, service-oriented economy with a middle-income status by 2020.South Africa will be sending a high-level delegation to Rwanda for the World Economic Forum on Africa this week. Follow the conversation at #SAinKigali.Source: World Economic Forum on Africa 2016last_img read more

Apple Touch ID, Target For Hackers, May Already Be Defeated

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The iPhone 5S has been in the public’s hands for one weekend, and already the battle cry has gone out: who can be the first to hack the new phone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner?By Saturday one group, known as the Chaos Computer Club, claimed that their biometrics hacking team had “successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple’s TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID.”Watch the video see how the process, which involves “everyday” items like transparent sheets, a laser printer, pink latex milk and white wood glue can bypass the biometric sensor on the new iPhone 5S.This type of methodology, which has been around since the first season of Alias, is pretty much par for the course for biometric hacks, as are far more gruesome methods that involve coercion and dismemberment to get the fingerprint you need. But if it works, it works.The stakes are rather high. Not only are hackers seeking the glory of being the first to crack through Apple’s vaunted biometric security, but there’s also an open bounty of about $16,000 being offered by the site Is Touch ID Hacked Yet for the first proved method to hack the iPhone 5S system.The bounty site is aware of the German group’s technique, though it is waiting for video confirmation that the method can be duplicated by lifting a print from any object, such as a glass or cup.“We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you can’t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token”, said Frank Rieger, spokesperson for the Chaos Computer Club.Image and video courtesy of Chaos Computer Club. Related Posts Tags:#biometrics#iPhone 5S#security#touch id center_img brian proffitt Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

BahamasTCI Cultural Exchange in Grand Turk a hit

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Related Items:bahamas, Bahamas National Children’s Choir, choir, cultural, grand turk, Tci Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jul 2015 – A great culture exchange when the Bahamas National Children’s Choir which this year celebrates 25 years of existence, put on a show in two locations in the capital yesterday. In Grand Turk the small group performed at the Cruise Center after arriving early yesterday morning on the Carnival Conquest. “This year, we are celebrating 25 years as a choir and so this is a part of the celebration, the trip and then we go to Florida later on this month and we do some more celebrations. We culminate at the end of the Year with the Adesa Weekend; it’s a weekend event where they do some community service, they have a grand ball, a children’s ball and then we have a ‘Chivival’ or a children’s revival service and that will end in November.”Led by Patricia Bazard, the group and chaperones next stops in the Dominican Republic… from there it’s Aruba and Curacao; Bazard believes it is important for the award winning group to see the islands of the region. The Bahamas National Children’s Choir was welcomed and hosted by the TCI Tourist Board and the Grand Turk Cruise Center; we spoke to Blythe Clare who gave the welcome and send off gifts to the delegation of 33 from nearby Bahamas, Who also put on a show at the Salem Baptist Church in Cockburn Town, GT.“When I saw them perform at the Cruise Center, with their beautifully adorned headpieces which reflects Bahamian Junkanoo, Bahamian culture and it brought joy to my heart not only because I was familiar with the songs that they sang and as I said, ‘All a We is one.’ The same folk songs they use in The Bahamas, we use it here, I felt so proud and then to see so many young people here this morning and knowing that the Bahamas just celebrated their 42nd independence under the theme, ‘Our Children, Our Future’ and our children are indeed our future because we are not going to be here forever.”Clare said not only is this a great idea for the Children’s Choir in Provo but just as the Bahamas’ children showed off their national flag colors and culture, the TCI could do the same.“I know if Provo they have a Children’s’ Choir and I know they have vibrant dance groups and I think what we can do is liaise with the schools, get together and for cruises you have to pay well in advance; but whether it’s a cruise or go to the Bahamas and perform on Bay Street, it can happen.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicoslast_img read more

Police shoot and kill another suspect in gun fire exchange investigation launched

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PoliceshootandkillsuspectinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – Friday evening a man was shot to death by Police after he reportedly fired a gun at officers who were on a search for the vehicle and those inside as suspects.   An all points bulletin was launched Friday morning and Police say around 7pm, the vehicle described was spotted by officers and a chase ensued.     The suspects crashed into another car, the passenger exited the sky blue coloured Nissan Bluebird SD and that man, pointed and fired at Police.   His move caused a return of gunfire from Police and the suspect was killed on the spot.Another man is in custody, arrested and an Austria Glock pistol and ammunition were retrieved from the scene explained the report.   The shooting happened on Cordeaux Avenue and Washington Street; it is under investigation.#MagneticMediaNews#PoliceshootandkillsuspectinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more