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Critical Southern Ocean climate model biases traced to atmospheric model cloud errors

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first_imgThe Southern Ocean is a pivotal component of the global climate system yet it is poorly represented in climate models, with significant biases in upper-ocean temperatures, clouds and winds. Combining Atmospheric and Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project (AMIP5/CMIP5) simulations, with observations and equilibrium heat budget theory, we show that across the CMIP5 ensemble variations in sea surface temperature biases in the 40–60°S Southern Ocean are primarily caused by AMIP5 atmospheric model net surface flux bias variations, linked to cloud-related short-wave errors. Equilibration of the biases involves local coupled sea surface temperature bias feedbacks onto the surface heat flux components. In combination with wind feedbacks, these biases adversely modify upper-ocean thermal structure. Most AMIP5 atmospheric models that exhibit small net heat flux biases appear to achieve this through compensating errors. We demonstrate that targeted developments to cloud-related parameterisations provide a route to better represent the Southern Ocean in climate models and projections.last_img read more

Patient Service Coordinator/MA

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first_imgSchool of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Organizespatient care activities based on assessmentfindings. Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO Patient Service Coordinator/MA Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Orders,stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas with standardlevels of supplies, medications, linens, nourishments, forms andequipment. Recognizes patient care trends affecting unit suppliesand notifies clinic manager. The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Patient Service Coordinator/MA Share Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Other Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Performsrelated and delegated tasks, which includes requests forprescription refills, taking and relaying messages, directingpatient flow and running errands. Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Save Patient Service Coordinator/MA Confirms andclarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegatedtasks. Patient Service Coordinator/MA Twitter Ensures thatsoiled linen, needle containers and potentially infectious wasteare appropriately disposed and removed from the clinic and examarea according to the infection controlguidelines. Identifiesand uses a variety of resources to validate patient caredecisions.AgeSpecific CareDemonstratesthe knowledge and skill necessary to provide care or service basedon physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and relatedcriteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in her/hisassigned service area. The required skills and knowledge may begained through education training orexperience.Neonate Adult: 18—64 years ofagePediatric/Adolescent: Under 18 Geriatric 65 andolderPatient Service Coordinator positionresponsibilities: 50%Offer friendly, courteous, and confidentialassistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has apositive experience while at Johns Hopkins Division ofGastroenterology and Hepatology at Green Spring Station. Maintainaccurate information on each patient to facilitate the patientencounter. Use automated systems to expedite patient scheduling,pre-registration, check-in, and check-out. Work with others in ateam environment.Schedule patients for laboratory tests, medicalexaminations, and consultations. Relay information to patientsregarding preparation for laboratory tests and examinations.Coordinate visits either within the department or between severaldepartments. Telephone and interview patients and/or family membersto obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirmappointments. Print and mail directions, maps, fee schedules, anddepartment specific information to patients. Send medicalquestionnaire forms to patients to obtain missing information.Verify and enter pre-registration and insurance information intothe computer system and prepare daily printed schedules fordesignated areas. Obtain and/or verify patient’s demographic databy phone or in person. Confirm appointments by telephone and/ormail. Fill vacancies due to cancellations. Obtainpre-certifications as required by patients’ health care insurers ormanaged care providers. Register patients for clinical appointmentsusing computerized database. Inform patients of costs of care beingprovided, and guide them to appropriate resources for furtherinformation, guidance, or assistance. Arrange or assist inarranging patient transportation. Answer phones and provide routineinformation to callers. If a patient has to be admitted to thehospital, take care of administrative tasks of admission so thatthe patient may go directly to the floor. Review patient chargesand extract chargeable items. Collect time of service payments,issues receipts, and prepare cash settlement records. Inputdiagnostic and procedure codes to TAP system for computer billing.Discuss patient charges, if appropriate, with patients and/orpatients’ families. Work with available downtown and local supportto evaluate eligibility for alternative sources of financing suchas Medicaid, Patient Care Funds, loans or other payment sources.Refer patient to appropriate office and ensure application forfunds has been made. Prepare patient’s statement of charges andreview with patient. Assist with basic insurance and third partyqueries and explain payment policies.Mail lab and patient result letters, file, createand maintain paper and electronic patient charts, provide accurateand timely messages to MDs, fulfill HIPAA compliant ingoing andoutgoing medical records requests, manage incoming and outgoingfaxes, provide accurate appointment entry/check in/ checkout.SCOPE OFRESPONSIBILITY:Knows the informal and formal department goals,standards, policies and procedures, which may include somefamiliarity of other departments within the school/division. Issensitive to the interrelationships of both people and functionswithin the department.DECISIONMAKING:Carries out duties and responsibilities under thesupervision of the physician and clinic manager. Makes decisionsand establishes work priorities on procedure-orientedoperations.Minimum Qualifications(Required):High school diploma orGED,One (1) year work experience in customer servicerequired.Two (2) years related work experiencepreferred.Knowledge of medical insurance coveragepreferred.Medical terminology and basic computer skillspreferred.Current Certification as a Medical Assistant byan approved national examinationagency-(Required)◊ American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)◊ American Medical Technologists(AMT)◊ National Association for Health Professionals(NAHP)◊ National Center for Competency Testing(NCCT)◊ The National Certification Medical Association(NCMA)◊ National Healthcare Association(NHA)◊ American Registry of Medical Assistants(ARMA)Must have current certification in CPR/Firstcertificate from the American Heart Association or American RedCross -(Required)Additional education may be substituted for year ofexperience. * JHU EquivalencyFormula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be appliedtowards the total minimum education/experience required for therespective job. *Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesRequires successful interpersonal and communicationskills with patients, families, physicians, and other health careteam members in order to foster optimal quality of outpatientcare.Classified Title: PatientService Coordinator/Medical AssiWorking Title: Patient Service Coordinator/MA​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/ODStarting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$15.26 – $21.00/Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30a-5:00p / 40 hrs perweekExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10002808-SOM DOM GastroenterologyPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Underclinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to thespecialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner accordingto Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures. (See attached skillslist). LinkedIn Assistspractitioner in identified patientprocedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning,supplies, equipment). Proactively problem-solves and identifiessolutions to barriers to safety.center_img Appropriatelyobtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, formcompletion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.Performs quality control for waived testing. Acts as a “trainer”for new employee and extern orientation, and coordinates activitiesrelated to proficiency for theseemployees. Johns Hopkins University CO Patient Service Coordinator/MA Identifiesopportunities for performance improvement and provides input forthe development of solutions. You need to sign in or create an account to save Facebook Recognizesemergency situations and implements emergency procedures accordingto clinic guidelines. Administers first aid, CPR, and maintainsemergency equipment and supplies.Providesappropriate patient education, health information materials andcommunity resource lists as directed, and maintains educationalsupplies. Identifies patient’s need for additional information, andrefers to appropriate healthcareresources. Directspatients with medical complaints who call or arrive to the clinicto the patient’s physician and/or emergency room forassistance. Works withhealthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow andclinical operation. Problem solves obstacles to throughput processand notifies manager and patients of waittime. Similar jobs Assist withfront desk duties, including but not limitedto-FilingScanningPurgingRecordsClearing thefax machine and distributing documentsappropriatelyPrinting EPRnotesResponsibility in Medical AssistantRole:Identifiesself-learning needs related to job description and seeks outappropriate resources to meet learningneeds. Save Patient Service Coordinator/MA Operatesclinical equipment according to equipment procedures includingsafety and quality control checks. Checks clinic area and rooms formalfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on aregular basis. Reports findings to appropriate person or arrangesfor repairs as required. Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesCertified Medical Assistant Responsibilities:50%The Certified Medical Assistant (MA) has duties andresponsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinicenvironment. The individual displays responsible behaviors,communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of thehealthcare team. The CMA functions under the direct supervision andauthority of the physician when performing clinical tasks duringpatient care. The CMA reports to the clinic operations manager, whois responsible for administrative supervision, staff development,and orientation of the MA to the area’s policies and procedures.The CMA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to theperformance of patient care. The CMA maintains an inventory ofexamination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization ofefficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment toassure patient safety. The CMA demonstrates problem-solving skillsas they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance forand acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinicalarea.Clinical: Participates in the care of the patient,under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaborationwith the healthcare team.Collectspatient information and assessment data. Obtains and recordspatient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, bloodpressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings topractitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in atimely manner. Obtains additional data from patient and significantother based on initial data collection. Performs chart review priorto clinic visit to obtain historicaldata.Monitorspatient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings orchanges in condition. Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Acts as aresource and preceptor for MedicalAssistants Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Participatesin staff meetings by providing constructive input and facilitatingproblem-solving. More searches like this Performinjections, including but not limited to, flu, Hepatitis A, B, andCKnow how toadminister breath tests andcapsulesTakepre-visit vitals, including but not limited to, weight, bloodpressure, temperatureObtain labresults, and under MD guidance, does routine patient notificationof results.UnitOperations: In close partnership with health care team, assuressmooth and efficient patient flow and clinicaloperation.Assistspatients to exam room and prepares patients for examination.Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers with transfers toand from exam tables, procedure tables, and scales utilizing properbody mechanics and safety measures. Identifies patients withspecial needs. Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maintains anduses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control whenperforming clinical duties andtasks.last_img read more

RMF all over again?

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first_imgHarvard Law School has decided to drop its crest because of links to an 18th century slave owner, Isaac Royall.The Royall family’s coat of arms is included in the emblem because the Royall family funded the first full professorship of law at Harvard. However, the Law School committee noted that Isaac Royall was also known for “extreme cruelty”, including burning 77 slaves alive.The announcement comes a month after Oriel College decided that its Rhodes statue would remain, despite the protestations of the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford (RMFO) movement.Following months of student protests and sit-ins at the inclusion of the Royall family seal on the Law School crest, Harvard Law School is now accepting calls for the withdrawal of the seal. The School was written to the Harvard governing body asking for the shield to be removed from the official crest.The decision to remove the emblem was not unanimous, however, with two members of the 12-strong Law School committee arguing that the School’s crest should retain the Royall family seal.The School’s dean, Martha Minow, reporting to the University’s ruling body, said, “We believe that if the law school is to have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the law school, which the current shield does not.”In a message to staff and students, Dean Minow said the shield had become “a source of division rather than commonality in our community” and because of the associations with slavery it should be “retired”.RMFO expressed support for the Harvard movement and welcomed the decision to remove the Royall seal from the Law School’s crest.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%13156%%[/mm-hide-text]Cherwell has contacted RMFO for comment.last_img read more

3rd Annual Skato with Kato at The OC Skatepark

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first_imgGrom Division: 1st Travis, 2nd Ryan, 3rd Cooper Men’s Division: 1st Ronnie, 2nd Kai, 3rd Stephen Boy’s Division: 1st Paul, 2nd Dom, 3rd Devin The Ocean City Humane Society hosted the third edition of their annual benefit skate contest Friday afternoon. The contest brought out local skaters, of all ages, to help fundraise for the city’s own non-kill shelter. The contest included hours of fantastic skating and a musical performance by local punk band, The Sheckies, all accompanied by Kato, the Humane Society’s own White German Shepherd.Friday’s festivities began at 4pm with a free skate period as the contestants rolled in to register and get a feel for what they may do during the contest. Every part of the park was utilized as contestants strung together tricks for later with musical accompaniment provided by The Sheckies.  Participants were broken into 4 divisions, with the Girls starting off followed by the Groms (11 and under), Boys (12 to 15), and Men (16 and up) to follow. Each contestant was given 2, 1-minute, sections to put together their best routine for the judges and spectors. With the whole park at their disposal each skater creatively tied together runs that would show off the different sections of the park. Of course, the park’s center piece, the bowl, served as the main stage for most skater’s runs, and offered some of the most spectacular tricks of the evening. As the contest came to a conclusion, award were given out to the top finisher supplied by gracious local businesses. Find pictures of tonight’s winners included below.Thanks must go out to the Humane Society and all the local sponsors for putting on such a fun event. Be sure to be on the lookout for other exciting fundraising events in the near future. If you missed out on the contest please check out the included video to see highlights of the event. The Ocean City Skatepark and Ocean City Skate Club will be hosting another contest next Friday, the 15th, come out to support and see the local skaters in action. Girl’s Division: 1st Zoe, 2nd Sophie, 3rd Scarletlast_img read more

Press release: Homes England appoints Chief Finance Officer and Chief of Staff

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first_imgLynda McMullan is joining the agency as CFO from the Metropolitan Police, where she has been Director of Commercial and Finance since 2014. Previously, Lynda held senior roles at the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, the National Audit Office and in local government.As Chief Finance Officer, Lynda will be responsible for shaping the agency’s finance function and managing a net programme budget of £6.5 billion per year – including operational expenditure of £120 million – and a £30 billion balance sheet.Alongside this, Amy Casterton has been confirmed as the permanent Chief of Staff having served in the role on an interim basis since October 2017. She will continue to head up Homes England’s cross-cutting Executive Office, which supports the agency to make the right connections and interventions in all areas of the housing market.Amy has extensive experience of supporting leadership teams and corporate governance reform, including running a private office at the Department for Culture Media and Sport and heading a Government Tailored Review of UK Anti-Doping. She has also spent six years in Brazil as commercial director of a major events company and leading partnership activations for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and acted as the first Head of Public Policy at the Premier League.Homes England Chief Executive Nick Walkley said: “I’m delighted to appoint these high calibre candidates to crucial posts in our structure. The role of Chief Finance Officer is critical to us achieving our ambitions to support the development of the homes needed across the country.“As CFO, Lynda will have responsibility for making sure Homes England continues to use public funds effectively and delivers value for money, while making a real difference to the housing market.“Alongside this, I’m thrilled Amy will continue as our Chief of Staff. Her track record and commitment to driving strategic change across the agency is second to none. I look forward to her continuing to play a leading role in the development of the agency’s mission and strategic objectives.”Lynda McMullen said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Homes England, especially at this critical stage of its development.“The level of ambition is truly inspiring, with a fresh approach to securing additional homes where they are needed. I am delighted to be joining the team and cannot wait to start.”EndsFor more information contact Sarah Tucker, PR and Media Officer at Homes England on 020 7393 2261 or email sarah.tucker@homesengland.gov.uk. Lynda McMullan is joining Homes England as CFO. Amy Casterton has been confirmed as the permanent Chief of Staff.last_img read more

In last semester, ‘Last Lectures’

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first_imgFormer U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter will deliver official words of wisdom to the Class of 2010 next month at Commencement. Until then, a new “Last Lecture” series organized by the Senior Class Committee is giving College seniors a less formal venue for parting words of inspiration from some favorite professors.“With just eight semesters here at Harvard, many of us have not had the chance to hear from all the tremendous professors in Harvard’s faculty, or to dig into all the topics we’d hoped to during college,” said senior Ami Nash, a marshal for the Class of 2010. “We hope this series can help in introducing the Class of 2010 to some of Harvard’s most fascinating thinkers.”The “Last Lecture” series kicked off Thursday (April 1) with a talk by Nicholas Christakis, professor of medical sociology and medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and master of Pforzheimer House.Christakis spoke to a full Lowell Junior Common Room on his study of the spread of behaviors through social networks, framing some of his research themes as advice to the graduating seniors as they prepare to head into the world.“Your thoughts and your feelings and your body depend on those around you,” he said. “As you better yourself, that betterment can ripple out to hundreds or even thousands of other people.“Good things are required for social networks to flourish,” he added, referring to his findings that beneficial attributes such as happiness and altruism, as well as positive behaviors such as voting and exercising, can spread through social networks.Christakis told the assembled students that 70 percent of them will end up marrying someone within three degrees of themselves in their social network.“Your social network will fold up around you and, like a yenta, introduce you to one another,” he said.Nash says the “Last Lecture” speakers are faculty identified by graduating seniors as formative in their college careers. More lectures will take place on upcoming Thursdays, and are free and open to the Harvard community.Speakers in the “Last Lecture” series include: David Charbonneau, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Astronomy, April 8, 5:30 p.m., location to be announced.Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History and Professor of Business Administration and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Lowell Junior Common Room.Steven Levitsky, professor of government, April 29, 5:30 p.m., Winthrop Junior Common Room.Judith Palfrey, T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics and master of Adams House, May 6, 5:30 p.m., location to be announced.For more information.last_img read more

Reed Questions State Nursing Home Probe, Blames Cuomo

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first_img“Placing the blame squarely on the staff who care for our grandparents — when the state knowingly created COVID hotspots by forcing homes to accept COVID-positive patients — is a slap in the face to those who lost a loved one. Even a cursory review of ADMA’s dire warning to New York State makes it clear what really contributed to New York’s horrific death toll,” Reed said.In a response to Monday’s press conference, Stephen Hanse, the President of the NYS Health Facilities Association and the NYS Center for Assisted Living, said: “At the onset of the COVID-19 virus, nursing homes and assisted living facilities were not the top priority. The principal focus of policymakers was on bolstering hospital resources and ramping up hospital bed capacity. This strategy included the Department of Health’s March 25th Advisory… As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus every day, policymakers now know that the men and women residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are the most at risk to infection from the COVID-19 virus…”Several Republicans continue to call for an independent investigation into the coronavirus in nursing homes. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayWASHINGTON — A new State Department of Health report Monday that examined the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, is just a way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dodge responsibility for nursing home deaths, according to Rep. Tom Reed.Reed, who has been calling for an independent investigation into the deaths of thousands of New York nursing home residents, blasted Cuomo.“This is a blatant attempt by Governor Cuomo to sidestep an ounce of accountability,” Reed  said. “As we’ve said all along, an independent investigation is needed to fully evaluate the impact of New York’s disastrous nursing home policies. Justice is not served when the individuals who were responsible for the state’s deadly edicts are reviewing their own conduct.”The report found that more than 37,000 nursing home workers were infected with the Coronavirus between March to early June. That accounts to about one in four nursing home staff. “The correlation is between what happened between community-wide infection and staff infection were the more prevalent reasons why there were fatalities in nursing homes. But it was not because of a directive on March 25,” said Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling. That order required nursing homes to re-admit COVID positive patients unless they could not provide adequate care.“The March 25 guidance was not the driving factor in nursing home deaths,” NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said.However, Reed places theWNYNewsNow File Image.blame squarely on Cuomo and his administration.last_img read more

Tony Nominee Rory O’Malley to Debut His Autobiographical Show Pub Crawl

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first_img View Comments Start your St. Paddy’s Day celebration a week early! Tony nominee Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon) will debut the world premiere of his autobiographical show Pub Crawl at Joe’s Pub (where else!?) on March 10. O’Malley is best known for his Tony nominated performance as Elder McKinley in The Book Of Mormon. Other stage credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Happy Days The Musical. Screen credits include Dreamgirls, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order: SVU, 1600 Penn and the upcoming FX series, Braddock and Jackson. Pub Crawl is O’Malley’s coming-of-age story that tells the tale of being raised in an Irish pub on the west side of Cleveland by his single mom and all of the bar’s eclectic patrons. Using classic Irish pub songs from The Wolftones, U2, Van Morrison and more, the evening will feature music direction by Tony and Grammy winner, Stephen Oremus.center_img Rory O’Malley Star Fileslast_img read more

Nassau PBA Backs Cop in Hofstra Shooting

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau PBA President James Carver.The Nassau County police union that represents the officer who tragically shot and killed a Hofstra University student last week is backing him “100 percent” and defending him from those criticizing his actions during the home invasion.Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James Carver expressed his condolences to 21-year-old Andrea Rebello’s family during his first public appearance since the robbery, saying, “[I] can’t imagine the pain that they’re going through right now.”But, Carver made clear that outsiders should point the finger at 30-year-old Dalton Smith, a career criminal from Hempstead who had recently absconded from parole after his early release from prison in February, instead of the 12-year Nassau police veteran, who hasn’t been identified.“There’s only person responsible for what happened early Friday morning,” Carver blasted. “And that’s the ex-con that was on parole and while on parole violated his parole and was still out there to commit more violent crimes as he did the other day.”“There’s some second guessing going on by people who think we should’ve stayed outside the house,” he added. “But our job is to get inside there and make sure we can protect as many people as we can.”Carver declined to go into the details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office is also looking into the incident as it does “every police involved shooting,” a spokesman said. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said that Police Commissioner Thomas Dale “will conduct a complete and thorough investigation of this terrible tragedy,” according to a county spokeswoman.The parolee, Smith, used Rebello as a human shield as he tried to make it out of the house during a failed robbery attempt Friday around 2:20 a.m. Three of the four occupants, including Rebello’s twin sister, had already made it to safety when Smith put Rebello in a headlock, tucked her close to his chest, and pointed his .9mm at the officer before the officer fired eight shots—one hitting Rebello in the head, according to police.Andrea Rebello (Photo: Instagram)The officer was taken to the hospital after the incident and has since been interviewed by investigators, Carver said.Officers are often criticized for their actions despite the unpredictable nature of police work, the union boss noted, adding that fellow officers stand “100 percent” behind their fellow officer.His voice rising at times, Carver laced into critics that have questioned why the two responding officers didn’t wait for a hostage negotiation team to arrive before going into the dark house after Rebello’s friend, allowed to leave to retrieve Smith more cash from an ATM, called 911.“When you respond to a call you don’t wait around the block and wait for your backup to come,” he said. “What we’re trained to do is respond immediately there and we take action. That’s what we do.”“A split second decision will now become second guessed and criticized by those that never went to a police academy, never once responded to a call with a man with a gun,” Carver added.Rebello’s uncle, Henrique Santos, has been the first close family member to express his frustration with the officer, telling The Journal News, that “he should’ve negotiated,” with Smith.The uncle also added, “He should have hit the guy with the first shot, not eight.”Carver noted that he has no problem with the uncle expressing his frustration with police.“I understand why he second guesses,” he said. “They lost a family member, they lost a loved one and it’s a very emotional time for them. I understand his thoughts in this matter.”He also called on the parole board and lawmakers to examine how dangerous criminals such as Smith are allowed back onto the streets.Smith, whose rap sheet dates back 14 years, had served nine of his 10 year sentence for attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon when he was conditionally released on May 5, 2012, according to New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision spokesman Tom Mailey.Police said Dalton Smith of Hempstead was the masked gunman that sparked a police-involved shooting that killed him and a Hofstra student on Friday.He absconded the first time in July 2012 and was arrested.“On October 5, 2012 an Administrative Law Judge, with independent decision-making authority, gave Smith a 12 month time assessment, with the condition that his parole would be restored if he entered and successfully completed a 90 day drug treatment program,” Mailey said in a statement.Smith completed the program in February and was released to Post Release Supervision. He failed to make contact with his parole officer on April 23 and then left his approved residence. That’s when police issued a warrant for his arrest.“A team from Parole started following up on leads, and checking his past residences and other locations he was known to frequent,” Mailey said.The officer is currently with close friends and family and is on sick leave, Carver said.Rebello’s friends and family will say their final goodbye at a funeral service in Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday.last_img read more