The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to invite outstandingscholars to contribute to our thriving research agenda as well asto Hong Kong’s leading position in the region and beyond.We will recruit 100 outstanding academics in emerging fields withpotential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs—above andbeyond our existing recruitment programme—to join HKU as assistant,associate, or full professors, on tenure-track or with directtenure.This is an open-discipline call. Strategic recruitment areas in theFaculty of Engineering include Sustainable & Smart City,Intelligent Infrastructure, Smart Transportation & Logistics,Infrastructure Technology in Construction, Smart Modular IntegratedConstruction, AI & Machine Learning, Robotics Technologies& Soft Robotics, Healthcare Engineering, Bioinformatics,Geriatric Electronics, Electric Transportation, InfoCommEngineering, Smart Energy Conversion, Physical Internet, MitigatingMega City Hazards and other emerging areas.As a high-performing university with internationally recognisedstrong global connections, HKU offers a stimulating and supportiveintellectual environment as well as a highly competitiveremuneration and benefits package. Locally and in the region, thereare many research collaboration and funding opportunities.For more information, visit ( https://www.prof-scholars.hku.hk/). Applicants are encouraged to apply by Jan 31, 2021 to ensureearlier consideration, but the search will continue until positionsare filled. To apply online, please complete applications with acover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teachingstatement, 2 or 3 most significant research publications, andcontact information for at least three references. We will startreviewing applications in late November, 2020 and inviteoutstanding candidates for interviews thereafter.Advertised: Nov 6, 2020 (HK Time)Applications close:
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I would like to comment on a Feb. 18 story that The Gazette carried in the sports section on page B7. The story was written by Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel, which is located in Coral Gables, Fla. The headline read as follows: “Syracuse hangs on against Florida State.” First of all, the game was played between Syracuse University and the University of Miami — not between Syracuse University and Florida State as the headline indicates.Secondly, one would think that our local paper would provide an article of interest to followers of a high-profile, local college basketball team, rather than offer us a slanted, inaccurate coverage of our team. I would suggest in the future, use an article from a more local newspaper.Paul H. EatonEsperanceMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusLocal movie theater operators react to green lightFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
The Subsea Cables Conference, hosted by Subsea UK, will take a look at opportunities which exist in the subsea cabling market.Subsea UK, the industry body representing British subsea industry, said on Monday that the Subsea Cables Conference would take place on Tuesday, September 18.Industry experts will come together to discuss and debate a range of topics including opportunities, project developments, reducing operating costs and technological challenges for the industry.Speakers on the day will include Justin Dix and Dave White of the University of Southampton; Ian Osborne of Wood and John Davies of Helix Canyon Offshore; Antony Zymelka from the European Subsea Cables Association; Mike Clare of the National Oceanography Centre; Saul Matthews of Synaptec and Phil Robinson of Bender UK.The inaugural Subsea Cables Conference took place last year in Aberdeen and saw more than 100 industry professionals share knowledge and experience as well as explore future market opportunities.Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “This event gives a unique opportunity for the key players in the subsea cabling industry to come together and discuss the challenges facing the sector and identify opportunities for growth in the coming years.”Subsea UK will also be hosting its annual networking dinner in London on the day of the conference, where Neil Gordon will deliver a keynote speech on the latest industry developments.The dinner, taking place at Skylon in the Southbank Centre, will also provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals from across the industry.
While CARICOM heads have embraced the recommendation and resolved to ensure its implementation, the WICB, headed by controversial president Dave Cameron, has rejected it as an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”. The board also slammed the report as “limited in scope”, arguing that the panel’s investigations had “triggered findings and recommendations … which are not supported by the facts”. “The dissolution of the board is simply not a viable, legal or practical option and carries a major financial risk, which the panel either ignored or was unaware of,” the WICB told CARICOM in a written response earlier this year. Last month, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said CARICOM was soliciting advice on the “legal position” of West Indies cricket. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president Joel Garner has hit out at the CARICOM-commissioned Governance Panel’s controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved. Garner, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler and a current WICB director, questioned the practicality of the proposed move, contending that all the boards which comprised the regional governing body were legitimate legal entities and, therefore, they could not be simply struck down. “My questions are: Is the BCA, which was constituted by an act of Parliament in 1933, an illegal entity and my selection as president of the BCA an illegal act?” Garner queried, while speaking at the BCA’s quarterly meeting here Thursday. “So I have to ask the question: is the GCB (Guyana Cricket Board) an illegal entity? Is the Jamaica Cricket (Association) an illegal entity? Is the Leeward Islands Cricket Association an illegal entity? Is the Windward Islands Cricket Board an illegal entity? Is the TTCB (Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board) an illegal entity?” He continued: “If they are so, they have all been established in countries in which the prime ministers are making noise and they have to tell the public of the region if these entities are illegal, how they were able to remain vibrant for so long.” In proposing the dissolution of the WICB, the Governance Panel, headed by UWI Cave Hill Principal Eudine Barriteau, also recommended the appointment of an interim board, “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”. UNNECESSARY DEMAND
The Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) plans to establish some 1.5 million square feet of office space, adding to the 1.7 million square feet already in operation, and providing more than 30,000 new jobs.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the Corporation is on a trajectory to dramatically increase the amount of commercial/industrial space available in the island and to put them to full use for Jamaicans to be gainfully employed.He was speaking at the FCJ’s 30th anniversary awards banquet held on Saturday (October 21) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, to recognise the contributions of long-serving staff members and loyal clients.The FCJ is the leading, single-largest provider of factory space and infrastructure in Jamaica. It has embarked on a new thrust aimed at creating more space to accommodate the mushrooming business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.Minister Chang said the agency is under a directive from the Ministry to invest in space for research and innovation.“We are providing purpose-fit facilities that will help to stimulate our science, research and innovative capabilities,” he informed.“We have to go in this direction if we are to bring sustainable development to this country and persistent growth,” he added.Minister Chang told his audience that the Garmex Free Zone and Industrial Estate, managed by the FCJ and located on Marcus Garvey Drive in St. Andrew, has more than 500,000 square feet of net rentable space.He said the area will have facility to accommodate youth entrepreneur zones, and an incubator centre focusing on early-stage companies that can benefit the most from hands-on mentorship, guidance and advice.Minister Chang noted that FCJ reserves 40 per cent of every new facility that it constructs, for operators of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).This is in keeping with the Government’s mission to reduce barriers affecting the sector, which is a major provider of jobs.Meanwhile, Minister Chang said the St. Thomas leg of the South Coast Highway, set to get under way in 2018, is an example of providing critical investment in ports, water supply and sewer systems, so that the private sector can “focus on getting the productive sector going”.The project will cover a four-lane highway from Harbour View to Bull Bay, largely utilising the existing alignment of the roadway; an upgrade to the road between Bull Bay and Morant Bay, which may include minor road realignment, a truck lane and the reduction of deep corners and steep ridges, as well as improvement of the road from Morant Bay to Port Antonio, and Morant Bay to Cedar Valley. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the Corporation is on a trajectory to dramatically increase the amount of commercial/industrial space available in the island and to put them to full use for Jamaicans to be gainfully employed. The Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) plans to establish some 1.5 million square feet of office space, adding to the 1.7 million square feet already in operation, and providing more than 30,000 new jobs. Story Highlights The project will cover a four-lane highway from Harbour View to Bull Bay, largely utilising the existing alignment of the roadway; an upgrade to the road between Bull Bay and Morant Bay, which may include minor road realignment, a truck lane and the reduction of deep corners and steep ridges, as well as improvement of the road from Morant Bay to Port Antonio, and Morant Bay to Cedar Valley.