Assistant Professor – Computer Science

first_imgThe department’s faculty members are expected to teach,supervise, and advise students in both the undergraduate andgraduate programs, and to establish a successful research programrelated to his/her field of interest.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. letter of interestcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophyresearch plansdiversity statementthree references with contact information Department SummaryThe Department of Computer Science offers BS and MS in ComputerScience. We also offer MS in Data Science (jointly with Dept. ofMath/Stat), MS in Bioinformatics, and BS in Software Engineering(jointly with Dept. of Computer Engineering). QualificationsThe Department of Computer Science at San José State Universityinvites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-trackposition. We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognizedfor our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students inresearch projects, and to promoting diversity, equity, andinclusion in Computer Science and in STEM disciplines morebroadly.Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. in Computer Science or aclosely related field and have demonstrated excellence in teachingand scholarship.We highly value experience with and commitment to service insupport of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Computer Scienceand/or STEM in general. Therefore, we strongly encourageapplications from candidates who have a record of such activities,whether or not this service was formally required by previouspositions.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates with teaching, research,and/or industry experience in the following areas: DataVisualization, Computer Science Education, Data Science, MachineLearning, Artificial Intelligence, and related areas.Responsibilities Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date- August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: For full consideration apply by November 30, 2020, thoughapplications will be considered until position is filled.Inquires may be directed to: Melody Moh, Professor and ChairMelody.Moh “AT” SJSU.EDU Subject: RecruitmentThe UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 19, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Weehawken Board of Education incumbents win reelection

first_img1 / 3  RICHARD BARSA  2 / 3  JENNIFER BOLCAR  3 / 3  MEG CARSON ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 3  RICHARD BARSA  2 / 3  JENNIFER BOLCAR  3 / 3  MEG CARSON ❮ ❯ WEEHAWKEN–All three incumbents retained their seats in the Weehawken Board of Education elections Tuesday.According to unofficial numbers from the township–including vote by mail, but not provisional ballots–Board President Richard Barsa earned 637 votes. Board members Jennifer Bolcar and Meg Carson earned 606 and 470 votes, respectively. The latter were also elected to full-three year terms after previously being appointed to the board.Challengers Monika Sikand and Elizabeth Chan earned 214 and 228 votes, respectively. Residents also approved the 2017-18 $28 million budget, 516 to 107–sans provisional ballots.For more information on the elections, pick up next week’s edition of The Weehawken Reporter.last_img read more

Scottish Bakers scoops top honour at the UK Association Awards

first_imgScottish Bakers has won the Conference Development category accolade for the second consecutive year at the UK Associations Awards.The award – which was presented at the Hilton Hotel, Wembley in London last week – takes into account increased value for stakeholders, association members and conference growth year on year. Judges also looked for the development of superior content, design, marketing, sponsorship and delegate and sponsor experience.“This is an absolutely amazing achievement,” said Scottish Bakers chief executive Alan Clarke.“A large part of our work at Scottish Bakers goes into recognising the excellence of our members through Scottish Baker of the Year and the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards to name just two initiatives – but to have our own work recognised by our peers is simply incredible.”The UK Association Network stated it was vital to recognise and reward talent.“The Associations Network’s Association Awards raises the profile of association executives globally, and gives them the recognition they deserve for their effort and success,” it added.The association was shortlisted for another award – the Best eLearning/Online Education – but narrowly lost out to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.In September, Scottish Bakers celebrated its 125th anniversary in the baking industry at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.last_img read more

Watch Bob Weir Join Donna Jean Godchaux, Steve Kimock & More For ‘Scarlet Begonias’

first_imgLast night, Donna Jean Godchaux brought together the Heart Of Gold Band to perform a tribute to Jerry Garcia on his birthday. As the show took place at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, it was no surprise that Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir made an appearance with the band. He does partly own the venue after all!The Heart of Gold Band included Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, David MacKay, and Mookie Siegel, joining forces with Donna Jean Godchaux. Watch as Weir joins them for a lofty version of “Scarlet Begonias,” courtesy of Adrienna Monique on YouTube.Setlist: Heart of Gold Band at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA – 8/1/16Lonesome And a Long Way From Home djDon’t Ask Me Why djDon’t Fight It djShowboat ms *Scarlet Begonias bw dj * +Ship of Fools dj +West L.A. Fadeaway bw * + >New Speedway Boogie dj bw * +Set 2 10:40pm – 12:05amSugaree djDarkness, Darkness djThe Harder They Come djCrazy Fingers dj >JamWatching The River Flow dj *Isn’t It a Pity ms (w/Hey Jude jam)Tore Up Over You dj * (w/Kimock on backing vocals)* w/Brian Godchaux on fiddle+ w/Bob Weir on guitar & vocals[Setlist via Deadheadland]last_img read more

Soil Mixes

first_imgYou wouldn’t bake a new cake without a recipe, and you shouldn’t start a garden without one either.Soil tests, provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, supply gardeners with recipes for successful gardens. Gardening in Georgia without one is like guessing how much flour, baking soda and sugar goes into a cake.Gardeners should contact their local UGA Extension office for instructions on how to get a test. After the soil test results are in, gardeners should follow the recommendations. If amendments need to be added,  you can choose from river sand, mushroom compost, horse manure, coffee grounds, chicken litter and wood ash. However, choosing which one to use can make a gardener dizzy. Here is a list of some of the most common amendments, their properties and best uses.Mushroom compost (average pH of 5.5-6): This material, like all compost, has low nutrients by volume, less than 1 percent, but it is a good material to incorporate into native soil. Prior to establishing landscape beds, spread three inches across the entire area and then till to a depth of 8-12 inches. Prior to establishing new lawns, one-half inch lightly tilled prior to seed or sod will improve rooting and water penetration. You can also use it in potting mixes at one-third volume. Coffee grounds (average pH of 6.1): This material is less acidic than 80 percent of all soil tests I see. This is a decent soil amendment at 21 percent carbon, almost 2 percent nitrogen by weight in slow release form and low in all other nutrients. Use in the compost pile or incorporate into soil before planting. Do not use as mulch because the fine particles can bind together and inhibit air and water movement to the soil.Peat moss (average pH of 3.5-4.5): This is a very acidic product, which means it can be used to lower the pH of the soil. It is low in nutrients, hydrophobic when dry and excellent when added to seed-starting mixes at one-third volume. It can be used to amend soil for blueberries, camellias and other acid-loving plants, prior to planting.River sand or Allatoona dredge soil (average pH of 5.5-5.8): These amendments have little to no nutrients and low water-holding and nutrient-holding capacity. They can improve the drainage of the soil, but must be 50 percent of the volume. (For example, 4 inches of sand tilled to a depth of 8-10 inches in soil.) Dredge soil also comes with a lot of weed seeds and debris, so it’s best used for filling ruts and holes.Aged horse manure (average pH of 6.4): It is generally low in nutrients compared to other manure sources, less than 1 percent by weight. It makes a decent soil conditioner, adding organic matter and lightening clay soils. When using horse manure, make sure you know the source. If the horse feeds on pastures treated with broadleaf herbicides, they can still be active in the manure. Weed seeds can also be introduced if the manure was not managed and properly composted. The manure may also have elevated salt levels, which can damage plants.Native soil (average pH of 5-5.9): In north Georgia, this is structurally “heavy” soil, as clay particles are microscopic and stick together. It generally has poor drainage, but good water- and nutrient-holding capacity. When planting native trees and shrubs, native clay soil typically does not require amending. If establishing vegetable or ornamental beds, amend with 25 percent compost or soil conditioner or 3 inches of material tilled to a depth of 10-12 inches.Wood ashes (highly variable pH of 9-13.5): It can be an alternative to limestone but is unreliable because it is so variable. Calcium is the most abundant element in wood ashes but also a good source of phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and micronutrients. Use it sparingly unless it has been tested as a lime equivalent. Do not apply near wells, near bodies of water or areas prone to erosion.Soil conditioner or aged pine bark (average pH of 4-5): These products increase porosity in soils, which can improve drainage and reduce compaction. Use in a manner similar to compost with 4-15 pounds of dolomitic limestone per yard of material to buffer the pH. Can also be used in potting mixes for perennials, shrubs and trees.For information on soil testing, contact your local UGA Extension office, visit, or call the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratory at 706-542-7690.last_img read more

Darrell Fuller Convicted in Cop Killing & Carjacking Slaying

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A jury has convicted Darrell Fuller for the 2012 murders of Nassau County police officer Arthur Lopez and carjacking victim Raymond Facey.The verdict was handed down Monday around noon—it followed eight weeks of testimony from 78 witnesses, with the court proceedings sometimes packed beyond capacity with fellow policemen in a show of support for their fallen comrade.Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, an eight-year veteran of the department and member of its elite Emergency Services Unit, was killed in the line of duty at approximately 11 a.m. October 23, 2012 during what started out as a routine traffic stop near the Belmont Park Racetrack.He and his partner spotted a damaged silver Honda that was “running on rims” and suspected it was wanted for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident, authorities said at the time.The officers followed the car, and it pulled over.There was “a brief exchange of words” between Lopez and the driver—later identified as 33-year-old Darrell Fuller—before the driver left the vehicle and fired one round into Lopez’s chest, police Chief Steven Skrynecki said at the time, adding that Lopez wasn’t wearing a bulletproof vest.Fuller, of St. Albans, then shot and killed 52-year-old Raymond Facey of Brooklyn during a carjacking on the Cross Island Parkway near Belmont Park Racetrack and fled in his vehicle, which he then abandoned in Queens.Fuller was later apprehended following a police manhunt. He was previously convicted of attempted murder in Queens and selling crack-cocaine in Nassau County, according to authorities.Fuller, now 34, was found guilty of two counts of Murder in the 1st Degree, Murder in the 2nd Degree, two counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree.He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole and is due back in court on Sept. 5.Hundreds of Nassau County police officers joined law enforcement agencies from across the region Saturday, October 27, 2012 outside St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin to pay respects to Nassau Police Officer Arthur Lopez, who was gunned down in Bellerose Terrace after making a routine traffic stop. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Fuller’s trial, which had begun June 9, had been a frenzied and emotional event for victims’ families and fellow Nassau police officers.When the jury began deliberations Friday, dozens of men and women wearing blue polo shirts reading “In Memory of P.O. Arthur Lopez” packed the courtroom at Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola.Reporters from local TV channels and publications lined up their cameras in front of the courtroom door, waiting and constantly asking the sergeant who was watching the door whether there would be space for them inside the courtroom soon.Raymond Facey’s widow, Juniepa Facey, left the courthouse hanging her head only moments after the defense finished its closing argument, wearing pins with her husband’s name on them.“It’s almost two years, and it feels like yesterday,” she cried at a press conference Monday following the verdict, clutching onto her daughters Abbigail and Dahlia. “I think sometimes I feel like he’s going to come through the door and say it was a prank.”She thanked God for giving her strength, singing: “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future. And life is worth the living, just because He lives.”“We can’t bring daddy back, but it’s such a blessing that we know who did it,” said Abbigail Facey. “We know we got the right person, we know he’s guilty, and we can go home and rest assured that he’s not going to be able to hurt anyone else.”“Make sure you remember this muck’s family can go visit him in jail, but the Lopez and Facey families have to visit a cemetery to visit their loved ones, and that will never ever change,” shouted James Carver, president of the Nassau County police union.The mood was somber at the Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s Office following the verdict, said a spokesperson, with no celebration, but satisfaction following a lengthy trial.“This is stark reminder of the danger that every single man and woman who wears a police uniform goes through every single day, and we have to remember that we should be very grateful for the service that we give us to keep this county as safe as they do,” Rice said at the press conference.“Today a jury of Darrell Fuller’s peers found him guilty of the intentional killing of a police officer and an innocent motorist. By his actions, Fuller demonstrated that he had no respect for the law or for human life,” she said afterward in a statement. “I want to thank the men and women of the jury for their hard work. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and colleagues of Officer Lopez and Mr. Facey.“May their loved ones find some peace and closure from today’s verdict.”last_img read more

Jimmy Breslin Proved That the Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Embed from Getty Images The first time I met Jimmy Breslin at New York Newsday I thought he was sitting down because he already had such a huge reputation I didn’t realize that this living giant of New York City was actually shorter than me. But that didn’t stop me from always looking up to him.I was ecstatic when my publisher hired him away from the Daily News to join our side of the city’s tabloid war in 1988—even if it was for half a million bucks. Breslin was no Times man, as he’d say, although he did once entice the New York Times‘ Abe Rosenthal to join him at a bar in Queens, proving that some of the colorful characters he chronicled actually existed. Now it’s hard to believe that Breslin no longer exists—he died Sunday at age 88 of pneumonia.At that first meeting in Newsday’s city room, I wasn’t sure why he seemed to single me out when he said the trouble with young journalists today is that we spent too much time at the gym and not enough time in bars getting the real story. He made going to a health club sound like a dereliction of duty. He urged us to put the phones down and get out into the boroughs, walk up the five flights of stairs and knock on doors.I already knew about the groundbreaking columns that he had turned in, like when he interviewed the man who actually dug John F. Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery and earned $3.01 an hour. Or how as a columnist at the Daily News he was the recipient of the Son of Sam’s letters, which helped lead the cops to the author, David Berkowitz, the serial killer responsible for terrorizing so many young New York women in the summer of 1977. And how he had the presence of mind—and the respect of the men in blue—to write about the policemen who rushed John Lennon to the hospital after the great rock musician had been gunned down outside The Dakota on West 72nd in 1980.Breslin had a staccato style that was Hemingway-like to my ears, as if I could picture him pounding on the keyboard of an old Smith Corona typewriter. But he also had an eye for detail and a love of language that propelled even his most mundane efforts into something worth reading, because you know, it was Jimmy Breslin, and what he had to say mattered no matter what, whether he was writing about that unique mob boss, Un Occhio, or taking the wind out of a blowhard politician who had turned his pin-striped back on the poor.Over the years, I’ve enjoyed devouring some of his 20-plus books, particularly The Good Rat, about a murder trial involving two cops, and Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game, about the hapless 1962 Mets under beleaguered manager Casey Stengel. I could always hear his distinctive voice, as if he were on the next barstool telling a tale while chomping on a cigar. But I remain a bigger fan of his columns, because that daily deadline pressure brought out the fighter in him—and he was afraid of nothing and no one.In pursuit of the story behind the headlines, he got severely beaten up at Crown Heights during a race riot in 1991. He was left standing in his underwear holding his press badge, with a black eye and a bloody lip. But the city wasn’t his only beat. He covered the world, too. I learned from his obit that he was standing five feet away from Robert F. Kennedy when the great liberal Senator from New York was shot in Los Angeles after winning the California Democratic primary in 1968. I had missed his column on Three Mile Island in 1979 when it was on the verge of a meltdown that would have had apocalyptic consequences. Breslin didn’t hunker down in a bunker. Instead, he headed straight for the overheating reactor just south of Harrisburg, Penn. He reportedly told his loyal New York driver—Breslin never got his own license—to “step on it—it could be the end of Pennsylvania!”His path through the harrowed halls of the Fourth Estate took him from the old Long Island Press in Jamaica, Queens, where he was a copy boy, to the New York Journal-American, where he was a sports writer, to the New York Herald Tribune, where he started writing a column, and later to the New York Post, New York Magazine and the Daily News, where I first found him. With Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese and Hunter S. Thompson, he was one of the pioneers of New Journalism in the 1970s, practitioners of a unique blend of subjectivity and objectivity that never compromised on integrity—and my inspiration as a journalist. In recognition of his career, Breslin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 “for columns which consistently champion ordinary citizens,” the board explained. But he didn’t rest on his laurels. Not for a moment. He still had many more stories to tell, with hundreds of thousands of words boiling within him, waiting for the right moment to hit the page.During my time at Newsday, I never edited Breslin, but I did know some copyeditors whom he’d bark at when he was on deadline and didn’t like them messing up his lede. I knew he was cantankerous, and didn’t suffer fools, but I wish he hadn’t hurled a racist slur at the young Korean-American woman reporter who had sent him an in-house message criticizing one of his columns for being sexist. His politically incorrect attitude led to his brief suspension in 1990. As he said in an apology to the staff: “I am not good and once again I can prove it.”That was the flipside of his larger-than-life persona. He could share a drink with Norman Mailer, no slouch when it comes to big egos, and regard himself as the great American novelist’s peer—they did run a Don Quixote-like municipal campaign together in 1969, with Mailer aiming to become mayor and Breslin City Council president (their big issue was to make New York City the 51st state). But he would also venture into the farthest reaches of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to shine the light on the unsung New Yorkers who make the city actually function—or whose lives were worth telling when tragedy struck close to home. He himself had come out of a rough and tumble world. While he was still a kid in Queens, his alcoholic dad abandoned Breslin’s family. From that low point, Breslin rose to the heights of the city. And he did it without fear or favor. Breslin called it the way he saw it—and we hung on every word.last_img read more

Revised exec compensation, fixed-asset proposals slated today

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The incentive-based executive compensation proposal expected from NCUA’s board today may be improved from one issued in a 2011 interagency proposed rule, but it’s still expected to be onerous and to set deferred compensation requirements and clawback provisions for institutions above certain asset sizes.NAFCU raised numerous concerns over the 2011 proposal, both regarding its scope and its impact on credit unions’ regulatory burden. While today’s proposed rule is expected to be more tailored, NAFCU opposes the implementation of unnecessary rules and will analyze the proposal with that in mind.Issued under the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2011 proposal was aimed at prohibiting compensation that was excessive or could encourage risky activity that could lead to material financial losses. continue reading »last_img read more

Many world media covered the UGP action and the #CroatiaIsSafe campaign

first_imgLast week, Croatian tourist workers, caterers and entrepreneurs gathered through the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association decided to react in an affirmative way and send a positive message to the world that holidays in Croatia are safe. Poruka je došla do onih kojima je bila namijenjena – kako turistima tako i stranim medijamima, u prvom redu njemački i austrijski mediji, da prošire glas o Lijepoj našoj kao sigurnoj turistikoj destinaciji. Croatian tourism professionals: Holidays in Croatia are safe The timely communication of the Ministry of Tourism, and especially the CNTB, was lacking and what little we could expect from the season was called into question, UGP points out, adding that this was the motive for the UGP Tourism and Catering Committee to form a press release in which they stressed that tourism workers adhere to all safety recommendations and that Croatia is safe for vacation.–30859445 The importance of this UGP statement was recognized and published by many media in Germany and Austria, but also beyond. The announcement was published by more than fifteen influential foreign tourism media mostly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Below are just some of the links to posts related to the UGP press release and action Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe ROUNDUP / After the lockdown, Croatian Tourism is located in Meltdown / / / CROATIAN TOURIST EMPLOYEES SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA ARE SAFE After the tennis tournament in Zadar and the articles in the foreign media about the corona hotspot on the Croatian coast, UGP decided to react, and so they sent a message to the world: Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe “Kad se za promociju hrvatskog turizma na našim emitivnim tržištima ne brine HTZ koja ima  državnu organizaciju, dvadesetak ureda u Europi i svijetu  i “samo“ 319 lokalnih zajednica po Hrvatskoj, onda poduzetnici sami moraju uzeti stvar u svoje ruke kako bi spasili i radna mjesta i sezonu! Pitamo se koliko plaćamo urede HTZ-a u Njemačkoj i drugim državama Europe te što to oni točno rade za promociju hrvatskog turizma?” said Drazen Orescanin, executive director of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association. “Želimo prenijeti poruku svim medijima u svijetu i Hrvatskoj da se hrvatski turistički djelatnici i ugostitelji drže preporuka i propisa vezanih za sprečavanje širenja korona virusa i pozivamo sve turiste da dođu u Hrvatsku te države EU da ne zatvaraju granice prema Hrvatskoj. Mi smo ozbiljni i profesionalni” said Gordana Fabijanić from the Committee for Tourism and Catering of UGP. read more

Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital, in stable condition

first_imgSaudi King Salman held a cabinet meeting via video call from hospital in the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, a day after the 84-year-old monarch was admitted with what state media said was inflammation of the gall bladder.Three Saudi sources had previously told Reuters that the king was in stable condition.A video of the king chairing the meeting was broadcast on Saudi state TV on Tuesday evening. In the video, which has no sound, King Salman can be seen behind a desk, wordlessly reading and leafing through documents. A diplomatic source said the kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman flew back to Riyadh on Monday from his palace in the Red Sea city of NEOM, cancelling a planned meeting with a visiting Iraqi delegation.The diplomatic source and the third Saudi source said the crown prince was still in the capital.King Salman last spoke publicly on March 19 in a five-minute televised address about the coronavirus pandemic. State media have published pictures and videos of the king chairing online weekly cabinet meetings. Media have also carried images of the crown prince attending those meetings online.King Salman, the custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, spent more than 2-1/2 years as the Saudi crown prince and was deputy prime minister from June 2012 before becoming king. He also served as governor of the Riyadh region for more than 50 years.He named his young son Mohammed as crown prince to become next in line to the throne after a 2017 palace coup that ousted then-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.Topics : The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close US ally since 2015, was undergoing medical checks, state media on Monday cited a Royal Court statement as saying without further details.Three well-connnected Saudi sources who declined to be identified, two of whom were speaking late on Monday and one on Tuesday, told Reuters the king was “fine”.An official in the region, who requested anonymity, said he spoke to one of King Salman’s sons on Monday who seemed “calm” and that there was no sense of panic about the monarch’s health.King Salman received phone calls from the leaders of Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan on Monday, state media reported.last_img read more