first_imgPreference will be given to candidates whose teaching andresearch interests focus on methodological applications ordecision-making supported by big data, business analytics, and/orbusiness intelligence.Qualified candidates should submit their full application packageon the People Admin site of the university at  Requirements Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Business Analytics ora closely related area from an AACSB accredited Collegeof Business. Candidates at an advanced stage of their doctoralstudies (ABD) will be considered if they demonstrate capability ofcompleting their degree requirements before the effective date ofappointment. Candidates must also demonstrate evidence of:Teaching effectiveness in Business Analytics classesResearch that result in scholarly research andpresentationsExcellent oral and written communications skills DescriptionThe W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State Universityinvites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorposition in Business Analytics. The start date is August 8th, 2021.Potential candidates will mainly teach graduate classes for a newMaster of Science in Business Analytics, including optimization,simulation, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, andartificial intelligence algorithms using Python or/and R in abusiness context. Candidates should be willing to teach usingvarious instructional modalities (face to face, online, blended)and engage with the local industry to provide applied learningopportunities for the students. Candidates should also demonstratean active and ongoing research agenda that leads to peer reviewedpublications and conference presentations. Some service activitiesat the university, professional, and local community level areexpected from every faculty member. Wichita, KS is known as “The Air Capital of the World” given thelarge number of aircraft manufacturing companies that call Wichitahome. The Barton School of Business works closely with the businesscommunity, which provides research opportunities for faculty andkeeps our curriculum relevant. The candidate will be a facultymember in the department of Finance, Real Estate, and DecisionSciences (FREDS), which offers programs in Finance, MIS, BA, andSupply Chain with a cross-disciplinary focus that give students theskills to bridge functional business areas by applying expertise inanalytics, information systems, and/or supply chain management. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employmentpractices, educational programs, or activities on the basis of age,ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, marital status, national origin,political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexualorientation, or status as a veteran.All employees of Wichita State University are expected tosupport the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and to help foster anenvironment rich in diversity of culture, thoughts andexperience.  Candidates for faculty positions should be ableto demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower adiverse student population.Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of asatisfactory criminal background check as required by Board ofRegents policy. About Wichita State UniversityWichita State is distinctive for opening pathways to appliedlearning, applied research and career opportunities, alongsideunsurpassed classroom, laboratory, and online education. Theuniversity’s beautiful 330-acre main campus is a supportive,rapidly expanding learn-work-live-play environment, where studentsgain knowledge and credentials to prepare for fulfilling lives andcareers. Students enjoy a wide selection of day, evening, andsummer courses in more than 200 areas of study at the main campusand other locations throughout the metro area and online. WSU’sapproximately 16,000 students come from every state in the U.S. andmore than 100 other countries. Wichita State’s Innovation Campus isan interconnected community of partnership buildings, laboratories,and mixed-use areas where students, faculty, staff, entrepreneursand businesses have access to the university’s vast resources andtechnology. For more information, follow us on Twitterat Facebook at read more

‘Clean hands’ compromise clears the Legislature

first_img‘Clean hands’ compromise clears the Legislature ‘Clean hands’ compromise clears the Legislature Senior Editor Term-limited Sen. Arthenia Joyner mingled with her former colleagues on the Senate floor to finally witness the unanimous passage of one of her pet projects: changing the “clean hands” provision in the 2008 Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act. Before, under the act, any felony conviction, no matter how minor, prevented compensating the wrongfully incarcerated. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park, promised his “dear friend” and “civil rights icon” Joyner that he would “run it until it passed and got agreement from the House to get this done. And today is that day. I am so glad that she is here to experience this.” CS/SB 494 did not go as far as Bradley had hoped, after he heard compelling testimony from Herman Lindsey, a Florida death row exoneree with a criminal past, and amended the bill to remove the “clean hands” provision entirely. In a compromise with the House, the “clean hands” provision was not eliminated but changed so that “an individual who has a minor drug possession charge or some other minor felony can still avail themselves of compensation,” Bradley said on the Senate floor, on April 28 before the 38-0 vote. “Only those who are violent felons or multiple felons would be precluded from receiving compensation under this law. This puts us more in line with the other states around the country,” he said. The original law prevented DNA exoneree William Michael Dillon, wrongly incarcerated for 26 years for a 1981 Brevard County murder he did not commit, from receiving compensation because of a single Quaalude pill in his pocket as a 19-year-old in 1979. Dillon’s compensation had to wait four years until 2012, when a claims bill was finally successful, and Dillon received $1.3 million from the State of Florida. Five senators who are Democrats spoke up to thank Joyner and Bradley, including Sen. Gary Farmer, a Ft. Lauderdale attorney, who, as a private citizen, lobbied for the Alan Crotzer Act, to help another DNA exoneree receive $1.25 million compensation through a claims bill, because he had a prior conviction for robbery. Crotzer, exonerated in 2006, spent 24 years in prison for the 1981 crimes of rape, kidnapping, and robbery he did not commit. “We opposed the ‘clean hands’ doctrine then. The truth of the matter is that most often someone is wrongfully accused because they have a criminal past. This is what makes them get wrongfully accused,” Farmer said. Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Ocoee, called the passing of this bill “one of my main priorities as Criminal Justice chair, and so I was happy to get the ball rolling.” Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, admitted he was wrong in resisting Joyner’s efforts to soften the “clean hands” provision when he was in the House of Representatives. “Sen. Joyner is a picture of perseverance. She used to come to the House and try to get me to do this bill, and I wouldn’t do it,” Baxley said. “Sen. Joyner, you were right. I am voting for this bill today.” In the House, on May 3, CS/SB 494 passed 118-0, substituted for HB 393, sponsored by Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Ft. Lauderdale. DuBose noted that since the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act passed in 2008, only four people have been compensated under the act. “Florida is among 32 states that have statutes to compensate wrongfully incarcerated individuals, while other states use a claims bill type process to provide compensation. However, it cannot be ignored that of the 32 states with a similar statute, Florida is the only one with a ‘clean hands’ requirement,” DuBose said. Citing the case of exoneree Dillon and his Quaalude pill, DuBose said, “It is time we address this inequitable situation.. . . “I want to point out that although this bill does not remove the ‘clean hands’ provision, it’s definitely a step in the right direction, and this is a great moment for the State of Florida.” May 15, 2017 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Danbor extends wind portfolio

first_imgBasse joined the company on January 1, having previously served as ceo of”Over the years Danbor has supported the wind energy sector with logistics and port services, maintenance and repair,” said Danbor ceo Jørn Bue Madsen. “As part of our growth strategy, we have established a new division, Wind Centre of Excellence, which will focus on developing the support and services to the wind market.”Reaching our growth target within this business area requires strategic acquisitions, focus on customers and growth opportunities, and last but not least efforts to attract employees with the right competencies.”He added that the EU’s joint research centre has forecast that the market for offshore wind in the North Sea will grow from 9 GW today to 112 GW in 2030 – a tenfold increase in 15 years. The new centre is intended to help Danbor expand its position in this growing market.The company also acquired Danish wind power company ØER in October 2015, which it said will strengthen its expertise and capacity within the wind energy market and allow the group to deliver services along the entire supply chain.www.danbor.comwww.norseagroup.comwww.oerenergy.dklast_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInWith the clocks going back on Sunday October 25, and darker nights coming, Scottish Water is urging customers to help stop bogus callers by using our Card, Check and Call advice.Remembering this series of simple steps can help to beat these callous conmen, who prey particularly on the vulnerable and elderly in our communities.Scottish Water’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Farrer, said: “As our investment programme to deliver clearer, fresher drinking water and improve the natural environment across Scotland continues, Scottish Water workers are highly visible in towns and villages across the country.“However, there are those who would take advantage of this essential work by posing as bogus Scottish Water employees.“All of our employees carry identity cards, which they are more than happy to show when requested to do so. Householders shouldn’t let anyone into their home until they are sure of their identity. Check through the peep hole on your door; ask them to pass their ID card through the letter box. Our employees will be more than happy to wait while you check their identity.“If you’re on your own and feel that you need more support then call a neighbour or a friend, and if you are at all worried about a caller, then please contact the police straight away. The advice is easy to remember – just three C’s – Card, Check and Call.”Following Scottish Water’s simple Three C’s advice could help communities throughout the area to beat the bogus caller:• Card – You can ask callers to pass their ID card or letter through the letter box in order to verify their identity.• Check – Check the identity card carefully: Is the photo on the card the same as the person at the door? Does the card contain the Scottish Water Customer Helpline number? Has the card been tampered with in any way?If you are not confident that they are a genuine caller, then send them away!• Call – If you are in any doubt about the caller’s identity please call our Customer Helpline on 0800 0778778. We advise customers to contact utility companies by using phone numbers found in telephone directories or the internet, but never from ID cards or letters presented, because these could be false. If you are still suspicious contact a neighbour or call the police.When householders receive a cold call from anyone claiming to be from Scottish Water they should not under any circumstances open the door without first checking the callers ID card or letter – this should be passed through the letter box for verification. This stops a bogus caller forcing their way in, even if the door is ajar, or on a chain. Our employees will be more than happy to wait while you check their identity.Handy advice is available on our website Taylor, Chief Executive, Water UK, said: “The water industry’s message to consumers about bogus callers is simple – if in doubt, keep them out. The whole water industry is behind the campaign to tackle this crime, which targets the most vulnerable people.“We are pleased to support the efforts of Scottish Water and other agencies to reduce the risk of bogus callers. All water company employees and their contractors carry identification which they should offer. Please check the identification before letting anyone into your home.”In a bid to help protect customers against bogus callers, Scottish Water is again offering an Anti-Bogus Caller Pack which contains a personal electronic alarm, door viewer, UV Marker Pen and guard bar.Packs are available to the first 100 customers contacting Scottish Water by emailing [email protected] or writing to us quoting Bogus Caller Pack, Customer Marketing, PO Box 8855 Edinburgh EH10 6YQ.Further information is available on our website or follow us on Twitter @scottish_water and Facebook read more

LadyBug Power Sensors Now In Stock for Immediate Shipment

first_imgLadyBug Technologies has announced a new RF Power Sensor stocking program. The new power sensor inventory include LadyBug’s most popular products to service customers with an immediate need for power sensors. Customers can also order sensors with a vast array of options, including various connectors, wide-band video output etc. LadyBug manufactures a complete line of high accuracy No-Zero No-Cal RF Power Sensors including True RMS sensors, peak & pulse sensors and pulse profiling sensors with coverage to 40 GHz. All LadyBug sensors are compatible with Windows XP, Win7 & 8. Their new platform-independent sensors also offer Linux compatibility along with TTL communications.last_img

Coetzee signs off in style

first_imgFrom left, Bill Steinmann, John Coetzee and Alex Field.The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, Dec. 11, Pattavia – Stableford1st Colm Lawlor (15) 39pts2nd JC Lhoste (30) 37pts 3rd Keith Buchanan (17) 36pts4th John Coetzee (22) 34ptsNear Pins: #4 – Steeley, #7 – Kissy, #16 – Dave Maw, #17 – Frank Riley.Long Putt: #9 – Buffalo Bill, #18 – Frank Riley.The pineapple course was in great nick as always and given the pricing we were given on this Public Holiday it made everyone a winner regardless of their score.  With 16 golfers we played one division and Colm Lawlor sorted the field out, returning to the judges with a fine 39 points on his card.  One could say he left his best to last as Colm was playing his final round of this trip.Two shots back of the winner was JC Lhoste who has hit a purple patch and is playing golf better than ever.  Third was Keith Buchanan, with John Coetzee taking fourth spot via the count back system and knocking both Mashi and Gordon out of the podium places.Thursday, Dec. 14, Crystal Bay – Stableford1st John Coetzee (22) 46pts2nd Alex Field (17) 40pts3rd Bill Steinmann (13) 37ptsNear Pins: C4 Dave Maw, C7 Dave Maw, B4 Mashi Kaneta, B6 John Coetzee.Long Putt: C9 Alex Field, B9 Alex Field.Fourteen brave combatants headed up the highway to play Crystal Bay, one of our favorite courses.  Weather wise it looked as though we were in for a good day with pleasant conditions.The course was in good nick as we have come to expect from this venue, hence being one of our favorite venues. The day was set and from the yellow tees it was to be a game with some very good scores.John Coetzee, playing in his last game with us, came out with both guns blazing, scoring 20 points on the front nine and followed that up with 26 on the back nine.  Hard to beat 46 points!  Second past the post was Alex Field with another good score of 40 points and it was ‘Buffalo’ Bill Steinmann making it into third.last_img read more

Barca midfielder Carles Alena under fire for ‘racist’ comment

first_imgAdvertisement aw8tjbuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8l0sjeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1yibd3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4mlWould you ever consider trying this?😱bh5esCan your students do this? 🌚mbg0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has come under heavy fire from some fans on Instagram, following his reply to an Ousmane Dembele post which was mostly light banter in way, but something that certainly didn’t go down well with his teammate. This aforementioned reply, though not intended in that way, was clearly seen as racist by many. Advertisement The whole situation surrounding this discrimination has been taken up with utmost responsibility by a majority of the footballing world, especially since the case has been on high rise in the past few month, even on the international level most notably when a lot of the England national team players were abused in their 5-1 rout of Montenegro.However, one might look at Alena’s case as not being well aware of the repercussions of such an offense these days. Moreover, it just might be light hearted and not intended in that way, but that still is no excuse for conjuring something like that up anywhere.Advertisement Below is the screenshot of the incident:-Credits – caughtoffside.comAs clearly seen, Alena replied with “Negro cabron” to Dembele, which roughly translates to “black bastard”, which some fans did not take very well, and rightfully should not even be.Advertisement Alena later on deleted the reply, obviously taken aback by the massive response from the fans and other people in general.Read also:-De Ligt to Barca a ‘deal agreed’, United and Liverpool dealt huge blowsNo Room for Racism – Premier League’s new racism-combating campaign Advertisementlast_img read more