Machine Learning Summer School in Healthcare and Biosciences

first_img February 28, 2020 Published by Bojana Pocket Reddit interested in learning about applications of machine learning in healthcare and biosciences, Deadline: 15 March 2020Open to: applicants interested in learning about applications of machine learning in healthcare and biosciencesBenefits: full and partial scholarshipsDescriptionBumblekite is four’s annual 10-day long machine learning summer school in biosciences and healthcare. The goal of the school is to bridge the skills gap in this interdisciplinary area — between and among people with engineering and data science skills, those with expertise in biomedical sciences and healthcare practice, as well as anyone else who would, with their creative ideas and enthusiastic work, like to participate in shaping the future of healthcare systems across the globe.Participants of the summer school will gain both technical and domain knowledge, as well as skills in writing, teaching, project management and strategy development — equally important operational skills which we believe are crucial to making positive contributions in this field.During the summer school, the skills will be obtained through technical lectures by leaders in a given area, skill-oriented tutorials, personalized project development, project-based group work, debates, talks, and Q&A sessions.EligibilityYou are… BenefitsIn line with Bumblekite’s commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion, they refuse to let financial considerations be a deterrent for potential participants. This is why they offer a limited number of: motivated to acquire the skills necessary to translate theoretical knowledge into measurable, real-life outcomes, Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Applicants partial scholarships that cover a single participation-cost element or a combination thereof (travel, accommodation expenditures, registration fee). Machine Learning Summer School in Healthcare and Biosciences Tweet Share 0center_img ← Urban Studio Foundation International Fellowship The scholarships are both need-based as well as merit-based.How to Apply?In order to qualify for a scholarship, the applicant should fill out both the full application, as well as the designated scholarship supplement and provide a reference to speak on behalf of the professional or academic experience they refer to in their application.Applicants who wish to be considered should also attach an explanation of why they are applying for a scholarship – this will be used as a need assessment that will factor heavily in the decision process, in order to remove the financial barrier of participation for highly qualified applicants, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate for financial reasons.For more information please check the official web page. LinkedIn 0 +1 Similar Stories a collaborative and creative challenge seeker and problem solver. full scholarships that cover the entire cost of participation and include travel and accommodation reimbursement as well as a registration-fee waiver, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience in Norway CTR Biosciences Fellowship Program (CBFP) Early Career Conference Grants for academic staff at ACU member universities →last_img read more

Linde to supply air gases to Chinese chemicals producer Dahua Group in Dalian

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SeaBird board member steps down

first_imgSeaBird Exploration PLC has informed that the board member John Olav Økland has resigned from the Board of Directors with immediate effect.Økland was appointed as director of the company in an EGM held on 9 December 2011. Økland is a Master Mariner educated at Bergen Maritime Høgskole (85/86).He has approximately 25 years of working experiences from the fishing/shipping industry in various roles. He is one of the founders and co-owner of Ordinat Shipping AS, Havsula Invest AS, Økland Fiskebåtrederi AS and Rederiet Økland AS. The companies hold fishing/shipping offshore vessels. Økland is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Spain.SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic).[mappress mapid=”492″]last_img read more

Low-key Trump intro for ‘my partner,’ running mate Pence

first_img Published: July 16, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Updated: July 17, 2016 10:55 PM EDT Low-key Trump intro for ‘my partner,’ running mate Pence Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: Associated Press center_img SHARE NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him “my partner in this campaign” and his first and best choice to join him on a winning Republican presidential ticket.Skipping the traditional massive rally in favor of a low-key announcement in a Manhattan hotel, Trump tried to draw a sharp contrast between Pence, a soft-spoken conservative, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. In fact, he spent about as much time lambasting Clinton as praising Pence, declaring she had led President Barack Obama “down a horrible path” abroad.He said Pence would stand up to America’s enemies and that he and the governor represent “the law-and-order candidates” at home.“What a difference between crooked Hillary Clinton and Mike Pence,” Trump said. He added: “He’s a solid, solid person.”Pence, standing alone in front of American flags, hewed closely to the populist themes that Trump has voiced on the campaign trail, describing himself as “really just a small-town boy.” He praised Trump effusively as “a good man,” a fighter, a legendary businessman and a patriotic American.“The American people are tired,” Pence said. “We’re tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. We’re tired of having politicians in both parties in Washington, D.C., telling us we’ll get to those problems tomorrow.”The joint appearance was intended to catapult the party toward a successful and unified Republican National Convention, which kicks off in Cleveland on Monday. Trump conceded that one of the reasons he’d selected Pence was to promote unity within the Republican Party, left deeply fractured by Trump’s ascent.“So many people have said ‘party unity,’ because I’m an outsider,” Trump said. “I want to be an outsider.”Yet the announcement lacked much of the stagecraft typically associated with the public unveiling of a running mate, one of the most significant moments in a presidential campaign’s control.The two did not walk out together, appearing at each other’s side only after Trump delivered a rambling 28-minute address that included a plug for his new hotel in Washington. And when they shook hands, with the political world watching, it was only for a few seconds before Trump left the podium.Pence, whose calm demeanor forms a marked counterpoint to the fiery Trump, was chosen in part to ease concerns in some GOP corners about the billionaire’s impulsive style and lack of political experience. A steady conservative with extensive governing experience, Pence may also serve to reassure Republicans who are skeptical about Trump’s conservative bona fides.Brandishing his running mate’s job-creating credentials, Trump ticked through a list of statistics he said showed how Pence had pulled Indiana out of economic recessions: an unemployment rate that fell to less than 5 percent on his watch, an uptick in the labor force and a decrease in Indiana residents on unemployment insurance.“This is the primary reason I wanted Mike – other than that he looks very good, other than he’s got an incredible family, and incredible wife,” Trump said. He predicted that Pence would have won re-election as governor, were he not running for vice president.The Trump-Pence event offered Americans the first glimpse at what the 2016 Republican presidential ticket will look like, barring the unexpected. Just as Trump was settling on Pence, Republicans gathering in Cleveland essentially quelled the movement to oust Trump at the convention, all but assuring he’ll be the GOP nominee.“They got crushed,” Trump said. “And they got crushed immediately, because people want what we’re saying to happen.”The Indiana governor is well-regarded by evangelical Christians, particularly after signing a law that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons. But his hardline ideology is also at odds with Trump, who has largely avoided wading into social issues.Clinton’s team was already painting Pence’s conservative social viewpoints as out of step with the mainstream. Her campaign also seized on Trump’s chaotic process for selecting and announcing his pick, painting Trump in a web video released Saturday as “Always divisive. Not so decisive.”Trump’s formal announcement capped a frenzied few days in the presidential campaign, as early reports that Trump has settled on Pence threw speculation into overdrive. After days of his aides saying he hadn’t made a final decision, the billionaire called Pence Thursday afternoon to offer him the job, but hours later postponed their first appearance after a truck attack killed 84 people in Nice, France.Trump had spent weeks vetting vice presidential contenders, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and only zeroed in on Pence in recent days. Pence, meanwhile, had faced a Friday deadline to withdraw from his re-election race for governor so he could run for vice president; his aides filed the paperwork about an hour before the cutoff.In choosing Pence, Trump appeared to be looking past their numerous policy differences.The Indiana governor has been a longtime advocate of trade deals such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, both aggressively opposed by Trump. He’s been critical of Trump’s proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the U.S., calling the idea “offensive and unconstitutional.” Pence also endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz instead of Trump ahead of Indiana’s presidential primary.last_img read more

Montego Bay Chamber Supports Zones of Special Operations

first_img Ms. Gibbs said it is important that the social-intervention programmes start to take effect, where young people can see that there are more meaningful and productive things to do than to turn to a life of crime. President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, T’Shura Gibbs, says the business community supports the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem and would welcome its rollout to other communities once the objectives are clearly defined. Story Highlights President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, T’Shura Gibbs, says the business community supports the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem and would welcome its rollout to other communities once the objectives are clearly defined.She noted that the Chamber and other entities have been asking the Government to take action to address the crime situation in the parish, and “the Prime Minister has responded”.“I think we all can agree that something had to be done. We asked the Prime Minister for action, and not only did he act but he owned it. He is the authority on it,” she said.“I would like to see it roll out to other communities not just in Montego Bay but across Jamaica in general, because the reality is that we have to stem crime,” she added.Ms. Gibbs, who was speaking in an interview with JIS News on September 15, noted that while there were initial concerns about how the operations, which started in Mount Salem over two weeks ago, would impact on business “we are now seeing a buy-in where persons have started to look at the bigger picture”.“On day one, there was obviously a disruption to business in Mount Salem, because of all the uncertainties. What we saw also was operators sending their staff home early from work and persons being somewhat apprehensive over the whole thing. By day two there was more clarity… better understanding, and where we had a fair idea of what was going on,” she pointed out.Ms. Gibbs said the Chamber is pleased to see that persons in the community are embracing what is going on, noting that “apprehension was replaced by optimism”.She said she is convinced that once the zones are properly managed and controlled as is the case in Mount Salem, the operations will not have any negative impacts on tourism or any other sector in the parish.“I believe that it is a short-term sacrifice for long-term gains,” she noted.Ms. Gibbs said it is important that the social-intervention programmes start to take effect, where young people can see that there are more meaningful and productive things to do than to turn to a life of crime.“The social-intervention programmes are critical,” she stressed. “It is important that we engage the people in dialogue… find out exactly what it is that they want to do. Some of them have had dreams that died because there was nobody there to listen… nobody that believed in them,” she argued.Meanwhile, Ms. Gibbs said the Chamber has been in dialogue with the Office of the Prime Minister as it relates to the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme, noting that the initiative can make some meaningful impact.HOPE aims to provide educational and job opportunities for young people, aged 18 to 24, who are not employed or enrolled in a school or programme of training.“We are cognisant that the private sector has a role to play in the success of this programme,” Ms. Gibbs said.“If you look at Montego Bay, a lot of private-sector businesses are here, and when we get down with the training, then the hope is we can find gainful employment for these young people,” she told JIS News. Ms. Gibbs, who was speaking in an interview with JIS News on September 15, noted that while there were initial concerns about how the operations, which started in Mount Salem over two weeks ago, would impact on business “we are now seeing a buy-in where persons have started to look at the bigger picture”.last_img read more

New Zealand woman dies as group jumps from bridge in Sicamous BC

first_imgSICAMOUS, B.C. – A 23-year-old New Zealand woman has died after she and three friends jumped from a bridge in Sicamous, B.C.RCMP say it happened at around 2 a.m. Wednesday when all four people leaped from the bridge, 20 metres above the channel connecting Shuswap and Mara lakes, 75 kilometres north of Vernon.When the woman didn’t resurface after the jump her friends found her and pulled her to shore where she was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead.Police say there is nothing criminal about the death.The BC Coroners Service is continuing an investigation and the woman’s name will not be released.The death is the second water-related fatality in Sicamous this summer and the Lifesaving Society of BC and Yukon says 34 drowning deaths had been recorded in B.C. up to August 1.last_img read more

Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

first_imgOttawa police are charging the driver of a city bus with more than three dozen offences after a deadly crash in January that killed three people and injured 23 others.Aissatou Diallo was initially arrested and questioned after the incident at a transit station in the city’s west end, but released without charges.Police say the 42-year-old turned herself in this morning and now faces three counts of dangerous driving causing death, and 35 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.She is being released on a promise to appear at a court date scheduled for mid-September.The double-decker bus, on an express route from downtown to the west-end suburb of Kanata, slammed into the roof of a shelter, cutting through the right side of its upper deck and crushing a number of seats.Bruce Thomlinson, Judy Booth and Anja Van Beek, all civil servants working for the federal government, died in the crash that happened during a frigid Friday rush hour in the national capital.Police initially ruled out impaired driving as a cause of the January crash, but said at the time that they were looking at everything else, including weather and road conditions.The double-decker transit bus was travelling to Kanata’s suburban Bridlewood neighbourhood from downtown Ottawa when it hopped a curb and struck the Westboro transit shelter at about 3:50 p.m., just as rush hour began. It plowed along a station platform and into the overhanging roof of the transit shelter.Two people were thrown from the bus, and many of the injured survivors sustained injuries to their lower limbs and required amputations.The municipality has also faced multimillion-dollar lawsuits as a result.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stars Confirmed For American Heart Associations Go Red For Women Red Dress

first_imgThe American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection, presented by Macy’s, will return to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, February 8, 2018.The Red Dress Collection, is an exclusive event where celebrities and top designers show their commitment to women’s heart health during New York Fashion Week and American Heart Month. Founded by the now federal convening partner The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth, the event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and take action in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women.This year’s show will be hosted by Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny/The Handmaid’s Tale). The following 17 celebrities will also walk in the show: Adrienne Houghton (The Real), CeCe Winans (Grammy award-winning gospel singer), Elisabeth Röhm (Law and Order), Ginger Zee (Chief Meteorologist, ABC News), Grace Helbig (television and YouTube personality), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice), Kathy Ireland (model and actress), Lea Salonga (Broadway actress and voice of two Disney princesses), Liz Hernandez (Access Hollywood and E! News), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Maye Musk (model, dietitian, and latest CoverGirl), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Niki Taylor (supermodel), Rachel Lindsay (The Bachelorette), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Zuri Hall (E! News).Lea Salonga will kick off the show with a musical performance, En Vogue is slated to wrap up the show with a musical number and Harley Viera-Newton (DJ, model and fashion influencer) will DJ the show.Walking in this year’s Red Dress Collection show are two heart disease survivors – Macy’s employee Karen A. Hill from Washington D.C., who is living with cardiomyopathy, as well as an AHA national spokeswoman and Go Red For Women “Real Women” Lilly Rocha from Pasadena, CA, who survived a heart attack at the age of 37.The show will feature three looks from designers in the not-for-profit, independently-run Fashion Incubator Programs housed at Macy’s: Tanesha Prunty from the Chicago Fashion Incubator, Lia Larrea from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Dur Doux from the D.C. Fashion Incubator. Wearing these designs will be Tatyana Ali in Tanesha Prunty, Ginger Zee in Lia Larrea and Elisabeth Röhm in Dur Doux.Makeup will be provided by Shar Sinclair, hair styling will be provided by Giovanni Giuntoli with Tearsheet artistic team using Redken, jewelry will be provided by CAROLEE and nails will be provided by show will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST, accompanied by a Facebook Live event on Go Red For Women’s Facebook page. Media check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. EST (unless otherwise scheduled with AHA/Edelman), and the red carpet will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. EST.WHERE: Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001MORE:Cardiovascular diseases kill one woman about every 80 seconds and about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. Heart disease and stroke may be prevented by working together and understanding your family health history, knowing your numbers and making simple lifestyle changes.Macy’s, the founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, is the presenting sponsor of the annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. To date, Macy’s has raised more than $65 million in support of Go Red For Women through the generosity and commitment of Macy’s associates and customers, which has helped to directly fund women’s heart health research and education.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement FILM: JuggernautWHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FILM?I guess I was always fascinated with the story of Cain and Abel – it was the first murder and it has so many levels of interest – sibling rivalry and family dynamics that are the darker side of human nature – I guess my own brother and I are estranged so I was probably working through some of that stuff as well.WHAT WERE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES YOU FACED DURING THE FILM?I guess they were the same pitfalls as most low budget indies. A severe lack of time and money. Film is just such a marathon and you really need stamina, especially when you’re writing and directing – it’s a long journey. Also working with a crew you’ve never worked with before. That’s fine if you have the time to iron out the kinks, but we didn’t have that luxury. Worked at a pretty ridiculous pace.WHAT APPEAL DO YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCESIt has some great shakespearean universal themes. Every family is dysfunctional in one way or another – it’s essentially about a broken family that can’t fix itself – I think a lot of people have experienced that on some level.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CREATOR?Ever since I can remember I’ve been creating in some form. I would do video essays in school instead of a paper essay. Always had cameras for eyes. Always thinking cinematically. But a huge influence when I was super young was George Miller’s THE ROAD WARRIOR. I had a pirate VHS copy that I would play to death. I could probably quote that film verbatim. I grew up in the western suburbs on the downside of advantage so the idea of an aussie director making a film that dynamic got me thinking about what’s possible.WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NEXT?I’ve just finished writing a film called THE BIGAMIST – it;s about a woman married to 2 different men, but it’s a deceptive title. It’s really about a woman experiencing a slow descent into madness due to a repressed memory resurfacing. Has a great complex and sociopathic female lead.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING FILMMAKERS?Be original. We’re killing an art form through regurgitation. And just be prepared for how hard you have to work. I don’t believe in talent. Just hard work. And don’t wait around for a break. Write something and make it, for whatever amount of money. Just do it.WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME?A girlfriend once asked me that question and I listed about 200 off the top of my head. I’ve seen everything. I could never choose 3, but I guess the first ones that come to mind are Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, There will be blood, Network, No country for old men, Badlands would be personal faves – then again things like Silence of the lambs and Jaws and The Godfather are perfectly made films. There’s just so many amazing films. Un Prophete is an amazing foreign film.IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FILM IN THREE WORDS … WHAT WOULD THEY BE?Tense, emotional, pensiveIF YOU COULD RESHOOT ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?I’d probably do something foreign like THE LIVES OF OTHERS – not enough people have seen that film and it explores some themes I’d love to tackle.WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS? (AND WHY)I would say Francs Ford Coppola is a filmmaker I was obsessed with at an early age. He’s an emotional director and I think I could fit into that category. I didn’t rally have any mentors. I grew up in a small town where nobody really knew anything about filmmaking. I kindof had to fumble around and just mess up until I found my place. Early Coen brother’s films were a massive influence. And Paul Thomas Anderson.WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SHOWTIMES:– DECEMBER 1, 2017, 8:30 PM – VILLAGE 8 – THEATRE 8– DECEMBER 3, 2017, 5:30 PM – VILLAGE 8 – THEATRE 8GET YOUR TICKETS AT: After a lengthy absence, a small town outlaw returns to his hometown, violently obsessed with the notion that his Mother’s death was not a suicide.CASTING AND CREDITS:Executive Producer: Rich Mento, Ben Silverman, Jason Upton, David ValleauProducers: Matthew Cervi, Mad Samurai ProductionsCast: Jack Kesy, Amanda Crew, David Cubitt, Peter McRobbie, Stephen McHattie, Ty Olsson, Phil GrangerCinematographer: Patrick ScolaEditing: Rob GrantScreenplay: Daniel DiMarcoDistribution/Print Source: levelFILM Jack Kesy Amanda Crew David Cubitt Peter McRobbie Stephen McHattie Ty Olsson Philip Granger Matty Finochio Aaron Hutchinson Darren Dolynski Jason Diablo Fanny Migneault-Lecavalier Juggernaut GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL TODAY Advertisement DIRECTOR’S BIO:  Daniel DiMarco is an award-winning Australian Canadian writer/director. He has made two internationally recognized and short films. SPOON MAN received official selections to festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Film Festival and has won Best Film at the Flickerfest International Film Festival, Key West Film Festival as well as the IF Audience Award from Popcorn Taxi. BELLA has been official selection at Cannes Shorts Corner, the Palm Springs Shortsfest, San Francisco International Film Festival and the Philadelphia International Film Festival.Daniel has been involved as a writer and director on several other short films (711/Daysleeper/Raging Bob), commercials (Yellow Pages, Youth Suicide Prevention), music videos (Sick Puppies: Fly), corporate videos (NRL, NSW Institute of Sport), and documentaries (Panthers on the Prowl/If These Walls Could Talk).Daniel holds a degree in Communications from the University of Western Sydney and a diploma in Film and Television from the School of Visual Arts (Sydney) Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more