Fox wins 4 matches, captures World Super 6 title

first_imgPERTH, Australia — Ryan Fox won the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup after beating Spain’s Adrian Otaegui in the match-play final. Fox beat Jazz Janewattananond, Kristoffer Reitan and Paul Dunne on the way to Sunday’s final, before defeating Otaegui in the decider with two holes to spare. It was Fox’s first European Tour victory. Fox, whose dad Grant Fox was a World Cup-winning All-Black rugby player, was forced to give up rugby after a series of concussions. Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth World No.71 Otaegui qualified for the six-hole decider by beating Scott Vincent in their semifinal shootout, winning three of the first four holes to secure a final’s berth. Local hope Min Woo Lee was eliminated in the quarterfinals. Lee beat France’s Gregory Bourdy in the opening round, before edging past tournament favorite Thomas Pieters in the Round of 16. The first three rounds of the tournament were stroke play. The top 24 players qualified for the final-round match play, which consisted of a series of elimination six-hole shootouts.last_img read more

Trump declares emergency in Florida with millions — and his clubs — in Dorian’s path

first_imgimagedepotpro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After canceling a trip to Poland to monitor Hurricane Dorian’s approach from home, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in Florida as the storm barreled toward the state.“It’s looking like it could be an absolute monster,” Trump said in a video message he tweeted Thursday evening.Dorian was forecast to make landfall on Florida’s east coast overnight into Tuesday as a Category 4 storm, potentially with winds of 140 mph.If the hurricane continues on its current track as forecast, two of the president’s resorts — the Mar-a-Lago Club and Trump National Doral Miami — could sustain direct hits.As president, Trump has frequented the Mar-a-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, Fla., which according to the Miami Herald, has sent home all employees except security staff and was already shuttered for the off-season.The Herald reported that amenities like pools at Trump Doral, a resort in Doral, Fla., about 63 miles south of Mar-a-Lago, had been closed. The president this week suggested the resort could host next year’s “Group of Seven” summit.The White House said Trump would travel to Camp David, in Maryland, late Friday afternoon, but it did not release details of his plans there or who might accompany him. The president on Thursday announced that, because of Dorian, he would not travel to Poland this weekend as planned and that Vice President Mike Pence would instead go in his stead.After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday declared a state of emergency in all of his state’s counties and requested a federal disaster declaration for the state, the president on Friday approved an emergency declaration for Florida, according to the White House. Across the border in Georgia, the governor on Thursday declared a state of emergency in a dozen counties.On Thursday, acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor and acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction Neil Jacobs, of NOAA, visited the Oval Office to provide Trump and Pence with a look at the hurricane’s impact and the response to it, according to the White House. The president “directed Federal agencies to continue their efforts to protect lives, promote preparedness efforts, and expedite authorized assistance to areas that have been affected and are still in the path of this dangerous storm,” the White House said in a statement“We’re all ready,” Trump said in his Thursday video message. “And hopefully we’ll get lucky. But it looks to me like this time it’s heading in one direction.”The president’s warning tone for Florida, a swing state with a Republican governor, contrasted sharply with the mocking rhetoric he employed as Dorian headed toward Puerto Rico earlier this week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor in Residence- Chemistry

first_imgThe Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts andSciences at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, invitesapplications for a non-tenure track faculty position at theAssistant Professor in Residence level.UConn Avery Point offers all the benefits of a prestigiouspublic research university in a small, liberal arts collegesetting. Avery Point provides specialized programs that takeadvantage of our waterfront location and delivers an exceptionaleducation in more traditional areas of study. On campus partnerssuch as the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and ClimateAdaptation, Connecticut Sea Grant and the Mystic Aquarium makeavailable opportunities for collaboration both in and out of theclassroom.Avery Point contributes to the understanding – and solution – ofproblems relating to the intersection of the environment andpeople, both through the expertise of the faculty and the educationof its students who will help ensure sustainable uses ofenvironmental and marine resources as well as coastal regions andcities. In addition to supporting the University’s graduate andundergraduate programs, the Avery Point campus places specialemphasis on marine and maritime-oriented undergraduate curricula,as well as programs responsive to the needs of its significantcorporate and industrial constituencies, and its unique regionaleconomic and cultural characteristics.Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institutionand member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’sflagship institution of higher education and includes a main campusin Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, andMedical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus inFarmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty andstaff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduatesand over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is aCarnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution,among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Throughresearch, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversityand cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship inits students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the healthand well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic,cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. TheUniversity serves as a beacon of academic and research excellenceas well as a center for innovation and social service tocommunities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, andinnovation areas. Today, the path forward includes excitingopportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers ofundergraduate applications and support for student success haveenabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe successful candidate will assist with teaching introductoryand organic chemistry lecture and laboratory classes and take thelead in developing and prepping the laboratory for the chemistrycourses in collaboration with the other full-time faculty members.This position requires an individual with dynamic personality whocan interact with undergraduate and graduate students in additionto faculty across the branches and main campus at UConn, and whohas a track record of excellence in teaching and working with adiverse student population.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSApplicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely relatedfield, experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment toworking with a diverse student body.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of current safety practice, waste and hazardmanagement and experience with environmental health and safetypractice.APPOINTMENT TERMSThis position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with astart date of August 23, 2021. The position may be annuallyrenewable based on performance, budget and needs of the departmentand college. Salary is competitive based upon qualifications andexperience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointmentwill be at the Avery Point Campus.TO APPLYPlease apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18401 andsubmit the following application materials:A cover letterDetailed curriculum vitaeA statement of teaching philosophyRecent teaching evaluations bystudentsA commitment to diversitystatement Names and contact information of three (3)professional references.Screening of applications will proceed immediately and until theposition is filled.Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon thesuccessful completion of a pre-employment criminal backgroundcheck. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code ofEthics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. The University of Connecticut is committed to building andsupporting a multicultural and diverse community of students,faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staffcontinues to increase, as does the number of honors students,valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn theirtop choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve theUniversity’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions,leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top researchuniversities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link tofostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverseUniversity community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal EmploymentOpportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women,veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionallyunderrepresented populations.last_img read more