July 2019

first_imgADE Gardner’s loan spell at Hull KR has been extended for the rest of the season.The 30-year-old winger, who has made 286 appearances for the Saints, has played three times for Craig Sandercock’s side.With first team opportunities limited at Langtree Park both clubs have agreed for him to remain in Hull.“We’re pleased that Ade has got valuable game time at Hull KR,” Saints CEO Mike Rush said. “As stated previously, it’s clear Ade needs to be playing week in week out and remaining on loan at Hull KR will enable him to do that.“We wish him all the best for the rest of the season and we’d like to thank Mike Smith and everyone at the Robins for making this happen.”last_img read more

first_imgONE of the integral parts of the Academy’s Tour of Australia is Dave Woods.The experienced coach is the glue that makes the trip successful.Saints Player Performance Manager Neil Kilshaw said: “There’s a phenomenal amount of work that goes on behind the scenes for the tours to be a success and run smoothly.“Throughout each of the last five one constant behind those scenes has been Dave Woods. Many will know Dave as a former coach of Castleford (orchestrating them back into Super League in 2005), York, Gateshead and Whitehaven, but we also know him as the tour bus driver, tour guide and top BBQ man! “We first encountered Dave in 2004 when we used his bus company for the duration of the tour, and quickly developed a close friendship that saw him pretty much stay with us for the duration of the trip as our personal guide!“His knowledge of the area, the opposition, the contacts and the short cuts was invaluable. In the winter of 2004 Dave relocated his family to the UK to forge his coaching career, yet every other year he has travelled back to Australia to ferry us around Sydney.“In selfless fashion Dave has also helped to organise the parents’ trip that runs alongside the touring party, giving up his free time once over there to take them to the Blue Mountains or the zoo.“Naturally, we’ve all worked hard to educate Dave into ways of St Helens and as such he’s now lives in St Helens as the landlord of the Bull & Dog in Sutton and the Victoria pub in Earlestown. He’s a regular at Langtree Park and a fully respected member of our performance department.“Thanks for everything Dave and make sure you save an extra sausage on the BBQ for me…”Pictured is Dave winning The Co-operative National League Two Coach of the Year as Gateshead coach.last_img read more

VillasBoas set to resume his coaching career

first_img SharePrint Andre Villas-Boas is close to becoming Marseille’s new manager following the resignation of Rudi Garcia. The former Porto, Chelsea, Tottenham and Zenit St Petersburg coach has been away from the dugout since November 2017 after leaving Shanghai SIPG.According to France Football, Villas-Boas and Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have agreed on a two-year deal worth £6.35m per season. The 41-year-old Portuguese coach is best remembered for his time with Porto where he won a treble in 2011.Marseille finished fifth in La Ligue and will compete in the Europa League having missed out on a Champions League spot.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jennifer Evans PHONE: 713-348-6777 E-MAIL: [email protected] future access to digital information to be focus of May 8 conference Databases and word-processing documents are convenient and powerful forms of communication, but they can’t survive years of neglect without being lost forever. To address that problem, experts from across the nation will examine the issue of safeguarding today’s digital data for tomorrow’s researchers at “Vanishing Bits & Bytes: Preserving Information,” the 10th annual Houston Conference on Health Informatics to be held May 8 in the Texas Medical Center. “As with the general public, many researchers are so wrapped up in their day-to-day work that they forget the electronic media on which they put their data and thoughts are very impermanent,” said M.J. Figard, lead organizer of the conference and digital initiatives librarian at Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. “Preservation is not something that is foremost in their minds today, but it well may be tomorrow. And it certainly will be for future researchers.” The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, 6901 Bertner, and will focus on answering questions about how the information can be preserved, what should be preserved and who should preserve it. Creators of electronic information will learn about the issues inherent in protecting information created in an easily manipulated and easily destroyed medium as well as the role of libraries and archives in the preservation process. Samuel Kaplan, one of the three featured speakers, is chair of the national advisory committee for PubMed Central, a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health aimed at preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to electronic biomedical literature. “My principal concern with regard to the preservation of digital information encompassing the basic scientific literature — as both an active publishing scientist and one responsible for the generation of a portion of the scientific literature through the American Society for Microbiology — is that the literature remains universally available to the largest number of readers and authors possible, and that it remains uncorrupted over the long term,” Kaplan said. “These were not really serious issues when ‘print’ was the medium, but that is no longer the case.” Kaplan, who is also a professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will discuss at the conference concerns about preserving research data from the perspective of an active researcher and creator of information, as well as PubMed Central’s role in preservation. Also giving an overview of the problems with keeping and retrieving electronic information long term, including what “long term” means in the digital world, and some examples of successful preservation methods will be: –Victoria Reich, director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, who will speak about saving electronic published information through replicating the information at numerous sites, why this is a feasible method, the problems it solves and the ones it doesn’t –Clifford Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked Information, who will give an overview of the electronic preservation issue and discuss how the lack of preservation of electronic medical and academic records and research affects the medical and education communities. He will also speak about possible solutions, including who should be involved in the preservation process. A panel discussion will examine experts’ experiences with electronic preservation, what they need, what has worked and what hasn’t worked. “The conference is directed foremost to medical and academic professionals whose research and work is created in electronic formats. However, the issues are important for anyone who is creating work on computers and expecting that work to be available at some time in the future,” Figard said. The conference, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Rice University’s Fondren Library and the University of Houston libraries. The cost is $50, which includes lunch and parking. To register visit . AddThislast_img read more

first_imgShare1EXPERT ALERTDavid [email protected] professor available to discuss astronaut trainingHOUSTON – (June 14, 2017) – NASA announced its newest class of astronaut candidates this month, and a Rice University expert on astronaut training programs is available to discuss what’s in store for the astronauts. Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Psychology and professor of psychology, has conducted NASA-funded research that helps inform astronaut selection and training.“Talent, expertise and motivation are necessary but not sufficient for mission success,” Salas said. “Long-duration space exploration is a team sport, and teamwork matters. Coordination, cooperation, communication, cognition, team resilience and adaptation capacity will be paramount to a safe journey.”Salas’ research focuses on what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why team training works; how to optimize simulation-based training; and how to design, implement and evaluate existing training and development systems and generate evidence-based guidance for those in practice.“These brilliant candidates will engage in training not only aimed at getting the right task work skills, but how to transform themselves from a team of experts to an expert team. And there is a science to help – industrial and organizational psychology and human factors. At Rice, we are contributing to the growing body of knowledge by providing evidence-based guidance, tools, interventions and principles for space exploration.”To arrange an interview with Salas, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or [email protected] University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Eduardo Salas bio: https://psychology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=4294967302Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. AddThislast_img read more