Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies

first_img Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies Previous articleFriday Brings Another Day of Holiday Grain Market TradeNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Jan 1, 2015 Home Energy Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies A new House oversight subcommittee will take a look into the Obama administrations energy and environmental policies. The Washington Post reports future chair of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, announced that he would form the new panel to watch over the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the departments of agriculture, energy and interior. Responsibility for those agencies previously fell to two panels — one that focused on energy and the other on regulatory affairs. During a recent December hearing in a separate subcommittee some Republicans attacked George W. Bush-era renewable-fuel standards as outdated, saying the rules have increased fuel prices and harmed the economy while forcing distributors to carry ethanol products that can damage engines. Janet McCabe, one of the EPA’s top officials focusing on air issues, testified that the renewable-fuel standards are “an important component of the broader strategy to combat climate change.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Caltech Graduate Student Receives $90,000 “New American” Fellowship

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Caltech Graduate Student Receives $90,000 “New American” Fellowship By ANDREW MOSEMAN Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 4:58 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Justin Lee Credit: Soros FellowshipJustin Lee, an MD and PhD student in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The program awards a $90,000 graduate school fellowship to children of immigrants, green card holders, naturalized citizens, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, or visa holders in the United States.“I believe being a new American involves being rooted in my Korean heritage while working hard to contribute to the U.S. and serve its people,” Lee says. “I have been incredibly fortunate to be provided innumerable opportunities in the U.S. and plan to take advantage of these opportunities to serve the people around me through medicine and health-technology development.”At Caltech, Lee studies synthetic biology in the bioengineering lab of Mikhail Shapiro, professor of chemical engineering and Heritage Medical Research Institute investigator. He collaborates on a project to engineer the body’s immune cells to respond to cancer-specific signals. Meanwhile, via the UCLA-Caltech collaboration, Lee is training under Linda Liau, chair of UCLA’s department of neurosurgery, to become a neurosurgeon. Within that field, he hopes to use new synthetic-biology techniques to develop cell-based tools for diagnosing and treating cancers such as glioblastoma, an aggressive type that begins in the brain.“I believe that through synthetic biology and cellular engineering, we take the best characteristics of cell-based immunotherapy and bestow new abilities to improve their ability to home in on tumors, sense disease, and initiate a robust cancer-killing program,” he says.Lee’s passion for medicine comes from a deep connection to his grandparents, who played a major role in raising him after the entire family moved to the United States from South Korea and his parents worked long hours to launch and manage a photography business. His grandfather was diagnosed with cancer during Lee’s senior year of high school, and his grandmother suffered a stroke shortly thereafter. “Seeing them in pain before passing away motivated me to pursue a career in medicine,” he says, which he accomplished by devoting himself to science and math as a premed undergraduate at Johns Hopkins before coming to the Caltech-UCLA program. In Shapiro’s lab, Lee says, he can engage in the kind of collaborative, innovative research he had wanted to undertake since he became interested in medical science.“Synthetic biology allows me to engineer cells to have useful characteristics and capabilities that may potentially improve human health,” he says. “It is incredibly fun to design and test different genetic constructs, and it is rewarding to develop new technologies.”Lee was among 30 students chosen for the Soros Fellowships from a pool of 2,211 applicants. Hungarian immigrants Daisy M. Soros and her late husband, Paul Soros (1926–2013), founded the program. Lee credits the discipline and persistence he learned as a Junior Olympic All-American in water polo for helping to guide his path to success. Most importantly, he credits his family and their experience as new Americans.“My family taught me the importance of community, and my story is not one of pulling myself up by the bootstraps,” he says. “I have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of a larger community that has provided support and mentorship, and I know my journey would not have been possible without the sacrifices of many people around me.” Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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BREAKING – Collegium Recommendations Pending With Centre For Over 6 Months Will Be Decided Within 3 Months, AG Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING – Collegium Recommendations Pending With Centre For Over 6 Months Will Be Decided Within 3 Months, AG Tells Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 April 2021 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Centre will decide within 3 months the recommendations made by the Supreme Court collegium which have been pending with the Ministry for over 6 months, the Attorney General for India told the Supreme Court on Thursday.The AG said that a decision on these pending names will be taken and communicated to the Supreme Court collegium within a period of three months.A bench comprising Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Centre will decide within 3 months the recommendations made by the Supreme Court collegium which have been pending with the Ministry for over 6 months, the Attorney General for India told the Supreme Court on Thursday.The AG said that a decision on these pending names will be taken and communicated to the Supreme Court collegium within a period of three months.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant recorded this submission made by the AG in its order.On the last hearing date, March 25, the bench had required the AG to make a statement on the time required to clear the collegium recommendations which have been pending Centre’s decision.During the hearing today, the bench also asked the AG about the time-line within which the Centre will decide the collegium proposals.”This case can be brought to a reasonable conclusion if the Centre tells us the time line which it will adhere to at each stage”, CJI told the AG.In response, the AG said that a time-line needs to be fixed for the High Courts. He said that the Centre has not received recommendations from High Courts for 220 vacancies.”Government feels that a time line has to be fixed for the High Courts to make recommendations”, the AG said.”We will take care of the HCs as regards the timeline for them. We are asking about the time line which you will voluntarily follow”, the CJI responded.”The High Courts have to follow a time line”, the AG reiterated.At this juncture, Justice SK Kaul interjected and said, “There are two timelines. One for the Govt and another for the HC. The Chief Justice says he will deal with the High Court timelines. As regards the time line for the Govt, you tells us on the next date”.”We are only asking us to tell us the timeline within which the Govt and Judiciary will cooperate”, the CJI said.The AG replied that the Memorandum of Procedure will be followed as regards the time-line. He said that the MoP does not fix the time-line for the Prime Minister or the President and added that they will act within a “reasonable period”.The bench will further consider the aspect of timeline on the next hearing date.The AG has filed a statement in the Court saying that recommendations have not been received from the High Courts for  220 vacancies (which is nearly 50% of vacancies).The AG made the statement in the the case PLR Projects Ltd vs Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt Ltd, which is a transfer petition in 2019 seeking to transfer to Supreme Court a case from the Orissa High Court on account of the lawyers strike there. While considering the case, the Supreme Court had delved into the issue of pendency of collegium recommendations at the Ministry level.In December 2019, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had passed an order in the case stating that the persons recommended by the High Court collegium, which are approved by the Supreme Court Collegium and the Government, should be appointed within 6 months.On an earlier hearing of the case in 2019, the bench had commented that nearly 40% sanctioned posts of High Court judges were lying vacant, and urged the Attorney General to take steps to expedite the appointment process. “…The convention laid down is that an endeavour should be made that recommendations for vacancies are sent six months in advance. This is an aspect which the Chief Justices of the High Courts would look into. This period of six months arises from the expectation that the said period would be enough for processing the names from the recommendation stage till appointment. Thus, sending names six months in advance would be meaningful only if the process till appointment is complete within six months which is a work the Government must attend to”, the bench had said in an order passed in November 2019.On the last date of hearing, March 25, the bench comprising CJI Bobde, Justices SK Kaul and Surya Kant observed that the Union Law Ministry must clear the collegium recommendations within a reasonable time period.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Stressing the positive

first_imgRiskassessment should not only aim to reduce the occurrence of accidents in theworkplace but also psychological illness in accordance with current law.  By Linda Goldman and Joan LewisCertifiablystressedOHprofessionals are familiar with medical certificates for “stress” or”stress-related illness”. Where the illness is long-term, theaffected individual may claim to be disabled within the meaning of theDisability Discrimination Act 1995 and therefore to require adjustments to theworkplace or system of work to enable them to cope with their disability onreturning to work. Thetest for disability where there is a psychological disorder is first that theillness be a recognised medical condition and second that the condition has asubstantial effect on the ability of the individual to carry out everydayactivities. The fact that a person is unable to carry out work of a particularkind or for a particular employer is not sufficient to render a person disabledwithin the meaning of the Act.ThediagnosisTheWorld Health Organisation international classification of diseases – ICD-10:Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Clinical Descriptions andDiagnostic Guidelines – has no category listed as “stress” or”stress-related illness”. Section F43, however, is headed”Reaction to severe stress and adjustment disorders”, indicating thatstress is an aetiological factor, separate from any diagnosis or prognosis. Anacute stress reaction is, by definition, of short duration and in relation to aspecific event, although not all victims suffer such a reaction. Some stressorslead to chronic conditions of varying degrees and duration. Removalof the stressor generally leads to recovery although a chronically stressfulenvironment may require greater change. OH professionals should remember that,unless a diagnosis is for a recognised illness, calling a condition”stress” is the equivalent of calling a sprained ankle  “slippery floor” or”trip”. RiskassessmentConsiderwhether it is foreseeable that stress factors could cause significant long-termillness. In legal terms, intolerable stress levels could give rise to claimsfor discrimination, breach of contract and personal injury. Also, an employeewho is unable to cope with stress may leave and claim constructive dismissal. Litigationrisk exposure may be reduced by a competent risk assessment which takes accountof stressors and advises individuals on coping with unavoidable stress.Remedial steps such as counselling may be useful but it may also be helpful torecommend pro-active arrangements such as assertiveness training or furthereducation. Itis crucial that allegations of stress or bullying are investigated fairly andobjectively. It is often helpful to use a third party consultant to conductsuch an investigation.Riskassessments should cover factors which could cause psychological illness butphysical implications should not be ignored since the physiological reactionsto stress appear to increase levels of susceptibility to minor infections andmusculoskeletal disorders. In the medical model of the workplace, it isessential to attain a moderate level of stress, which provokes alertness, asagainst an unacceptable level which could cause increased levels ofwork-related illness.  CausationInany legal action arising out of stress overload, it is important for theclaimant to show that the illness was a direct result of factors which theemployer knew or ought to have known about. The common psychological stressors,reflected in recent cases, relate to employees being required to work to anunusually high level of demand, whether in hours, skill requirements or changesin working patterns, management or colleague support. Somestressors, such as bullying, are difficult to identify: physical bullying willbe covered by a wall of silence put up by its protagonists. Some forms ofnon-physical bullying are identified by management as being robust applicationsof maintaining job output or standards. That form of work pressure is subtlebut dangerous and should be investigated. Preventionis better than cureTheemployer is under statutory and common-law duty to maintain a safe environmentand system of work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires a healthand safety policy which is updated regularly to take account of the currentemphasis in psychological criteria. Fromthere, the next step is risk assessment under the Management of Health andSafety at Work Regulations 1992. Given the interest in psychological safety atwork, bullying and other demands on the mental health of employees should berated of equal importance to physical risk factors. These assessments willreduce the risk of litigation only if action is taken to correct defects.  Ifsteps were not taken to prevent a reasonably foreseeable injury, the injuredperson is likely to be awarded damages for physical as well as psychologicalinjury, provided that the injury is significant. Long-term illness cases posethe greatest financial risk to the employer who needs to balance judgement whenlooking at someone with repeated bouts of sick-leave certified as”stress”. Either the individual is an oversensitive malingerer orsomeone who is at the early-warning stage of illness, sending out a very strongwarning signal that all is not well at the workplace and that directintervention – always cheaper than litigation – is needed. LindaGoldman is a practising barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. Joan Lewis is director ofAdvisory Consulting and Training Associates, Nr Wing, Bucks.CaseRoundupWalkerv Northumberland County Council [1995] IRLR 35Thiswell known case is worth repeating as it is often thought that the socialworker had a straightforward win. In fact, he sued his employer for damages inrespect of two nervous breakdowns as a result of working excessive hourswithout adequate support. TheCourt held that although the conditions of his job were stressful, the firstnervous breakdown was not reasonably foreseeable although the employer was heldliable for the effects of the second break down as by that time the employershould have known he required support. Thematter was settled out of court for about £175,000 before appeals were heard.The employer appealed against the decision that it was liable for the secondbreakdown and the employee disputed the fact that the first breakdown was notthe fault of the employer. Bradleyv London Fire and Civil Defence Authority [1995] IRLR 47TheHigh Court confirmed that a pension was payable for psychological injuryresulting from working conditions. It was held that the ordinary meaning of”injury” is an impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition.Bradley was claiming a pension payable through his employer’s scheme where afirefighter is permanently disabled as result of an infirmity of mind or bodyoccasioned by a “qualifying injury” – an injury or disease receivedin the execution of his duties. Theinjury was whiplash sustained in an accident on the way to work. Continuingsymptoms caused him to become anxious and depressed about his ability to carryout his work. He was also subject to considerable stress in his work duties.The medical referee appointed by the Secretary of State, in accordance with theemployer’s appeals procedure, had correctly identified the cause of the illnessas being due to the stresses of work, so that the employee was eligible for thepension. Greenwoodv Hertfordshire Social Services, [1999] Case No 1501872/98Theemployee reported sick from work in November 1997 and did not returnthereafter. He presented a series of certificates for “stress-relatedillness” for a year, save for two certificates for depression covering asix-week period. Hiscondition deteriorated from November 1998 when he put in a compensation claimfor disability discrimination. The condition subsequently became permanent andchronic. The tribunal upheld on appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, thatthe employee was disabled within the meaning of the Disability DiscriminationAct 1995 at the time he brought the proceedings notwithstanding his ability todrive 75 miles at a time and to undertake mechanical repairs to a motorvehicle. The deteriorating nature of his condition, probably depression, inNovember 1998 and his difficulties in concentration brought him within thedefinition of disabled. Bensonv Wirral Borough Council [1999] National Press ReportsAhead-of-year teacher accepted an out-of-court settlement of £47,000 when shetook early retirement due to stress-related anxiety and depression caused by anincreasing workload. Benson complained that her employer failed to give her anysupport. Theteacher ran a course which was heavily subscribed. She sought support from theschool administration but was told she was a victim of her own success andwould have to manage on her own. Wherea case is settled out of court, it does not form a precedent on which futurecases can rely. However, each illness has a “value” for which broadparameters are set in the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, publishedannually. The guidelines suggest the following factors are considered:–ability to cope with life and work–effect on relationships–whether medical help has been sought and effect of treatment –future vulnerability–prognosisThedecision to settle the case may have been taken to avoid the further stress ofa court hearing. Inany case, she had to take early retirement and probably suffered moderatelysevere damage for which the guidelines suggest awards between £15,000 and£17,500. The remainder of the settlement would have been loss of salary up tothe expected date of retirement. Stressing the positiveOn 1 Feb 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Mandarin Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgCriminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Work Schedule Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2845 Posting Date Conditions Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Minimum Qualifications Position Summary Special Requirements Beginning and/or Ending Dates Total Hrs per Week/Day Assignment Responsibilities Job Posting TitleMandarin Adjunct Assistant Professor Open ContinuouslyYes SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)center_img Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Department Location AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Posting NumberF00125P The Institution General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Application Instructions Closing Date Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Posting Details How and where to apply Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Physical Demands 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught ORbachelor’s in the language being taught AND master’s in anotherlanguage or linguistics; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Work YearN/A All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentlast_img read more

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Peru Leads the Way in Joint and Combined Operations

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo October 22, 2018 The war against narcotrafficking cannot be fought alone, it’s a joint effort that goes hand in hand with the fight against human trafficking, money laundering, illegal fuel trafficking, and illegal fishing, among other related criminal activities. The goal of Admiral Gonzalo Nicolás Ríos Polastri, commander of the Peruvian Navy, is to fight transnational organized crime through interagency, joint, and combined operations, as well as training and resource optimization, among other actions. Adm. Ríos took part in the XVIII Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC), held in Cartagena, Colombia, July 23-26, 2018. The officer spoke with Diálogo about his participation in IANC, the armed forces’ duty to combat narcotrafficking and related crimes, and international cooperation, among other topics. Diálogo: How important is Peru’s participation in IANC? Admiral Gonzalo Nicolás Ríos Polastri, commander of the Peruvian Navy: The Peruvian Navy considers it very important to attend IANC. We’ve participated since the beginning and witnessed its important evolution over time, addressing topics of common interest with solutions from different perspectives, including national perspectives. IANC is a great opportunity for face to face interaction among naval leaders; it enables us to share ideas about common topics, and creates a platform for important regional and bilateral agreements. The topics addressed here allow us to share complex situations that have a direct impact on our nations and represent a great responsibility for our navies. Diálogo: IANC’s main focus is the responsibility of regional navies to counter narcotrafficking and related crimes. Why is it important for naval forces to come together to counter these scourges? Adm. Ríos: Narcotrafficking and its multiple variants operate in different geographical spaces, under navies’ areas of responsibility—maritime and aquatic environments in general, such as navigable rivers and lakes. This makes addressing the issue timely to be aware of how each naval force acts according to their national laws, and find ways to cooperate to have safer aquatic environments, in light of such a harmful problem as narcotrafficking. Diálogo: The Peruvian Navy’s operations dealt significant blows in the fight against drugs. What kind of combined and joint operations do you carry out to be successful? Adm. Ríos: We organized to use the Navy’s resources fully, not only those directly linked to coast guard operations, but also other combined elements that might strengthen control in areas of interest. Peru has about 14,000 kilometers of navigable rivers and almost 3,000 km of riverine borders with Brazil and Colombia. All these areas are prone to criminal activity such as narcotrafficking and other related crimes. We fight against narcotrafficking, but we know that in doing so, we also fight against human trafficking, money laundering, illegal fuel trafficking, illegal fishing, etc. All these illicit acts create networks that merge. Fighting against one means fighting against all, and to achieve this we need to work in an organized way. We make all means available to interdiction teams in joint action with other armed institutions in the country, and in cooperation with partner nations through binational agreements, especially in the case of countries with common border rivers. Information exchange with organizations, mainly intelligence, vital to confront these illicit activities, is also imperative. Diálogo: How does the Navy contribute to naval forces of the region in the fight against narcotrafficking? Adm. Ríos: It contributes with naval means to control maritime traffic, such as patrols, ships, fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and highly trained interdiction teams to conduct adequate control and neutralization once crimes are detected. Just as important is sharing our own intelligence information with other regional agencies, so that the information is used in a coordinated way to capture criminals far beyond our borders, in interagency cooperative operations. We had many success stories in this respect.​​​​​​​ Diálogo: One of the Navy’s responsibilities is to counter illegal mining. What joint and combined actions do you carry out to eradicate this type of criminal action? Adm. Ríos: We counter illegal mining particularly in rivers, not only because it promotes illicit money, but also because of the environmental damage mercury generates, which toxic effect ends up in the human [food] chain. We coordinate work with units of the Coast Guard, Marine, and Special Operations Forces in parallel to ground operations other agencies handle. Under our national legislation we execute direct operations of immediate destruction actions against elements used in illegal mining. Diálogo: In late January 2018, the Navy consolidated its position among Latin American leaders of naval innovation with the inauguration of the Center of Scientific Research and Technological Development. What’s the added value of this center for your institution? Adm. Ríos: What we did was open a physical infrastructure area, but the Navy carries out technological research and innovation for more than two decades, with important outcomes. We are very proud of our naval researchers and the integrated contribution of the Peruvian academic system with national university researchers. This enabled us to create a very positive symbiosis, which combined efforts facilitated important projects such as our command and control systems, electronic warfare, and the modernization of automation and weapon systems, among others. At the moment, we work on innovation for cyberdefense and cybersecurity and on creating up-to-date systems for platforms that are loosing logistics relevance.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Diálogo: Lieutenant Commander Casandra Silva Gurrionero is the first Navy woman to command a coast guard unit. How are inclusion and gender equality promoted and strengthened? Adm. Ríos: Indeed, this is the first time a female officer commands a maritime patrol unit, the BAP Río Cañete. However, a few years ago we had female officers leading riverine interdiction units in the Amazon. The Peruvian Navy creates opportunities for growth and development for every officer and personnel, whether they are men or women, and intends for each member to have equal opportunities for development. Diálogo: What kind of combined operations do you carry out with the U.S. Navy? Adm. Ríos: We have a wide range of activities in the operational, academic, training, logistics, information exchange, and support fields wit the U.S. Navy. We currently have in place several important cooperation programs and operational exercises, such as the SUBDIEX program, in which we send a submarine unit to the United States every year for operational training; the SIFOREX bilateral antisubmarine training exercise, which is carried out in Peru, as well as aeronaval pilot training and instruction, and information exchange and mutual support programs. The Peruvian Navy shares values and works successfully together with the U.S. Navy and other organizations, based on the mutual trust and integration achieved.last_img read more

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English Partnerships’ West Midlands legacy

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OPM says TNI, police shot medical workers in Papua

first_imgThe Free Papua Movement (OPM) has denied that it was involved in the shooting of two members of the Intan Jaya regency COVID-19 task force, claiming that the two men were shot by security forces. “We want to emphasize that the people who shot the two medical workers were TNI [Indonesian Military] and National Police personnel. They are the culprits,” OPM spokesperson Sebby Sanbom said in a statement on Saturday, as quoted by tempo.co. “Indonesia must take responsibility.”The two medical workers – identified as Amalek Bagau, 30, and Eniko Somou, 39 – were reportedly shot while delivering medical supplies to a remote area in Intan Jaya regency at about 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday. Security forces said they evacuated the two men and transferred them to the Nabire General Hospital on Saturday morning. Amalek remains in critical condition, and Eniko has died from his wounds.Military and police personnel belonging to the Nemangkawi task force have said they are on a manhunt for an as-yet unnamed armed group that they say is responsible for the shooting. (kmt)Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf: Dollar General Expansion in Schuylkill to Create 100 Jobs

first_img May 17, 2019 Governor Wolf: Dollar General Expansion in Schuylkill to Create 100 Jobs Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Dollar General Corporation has established a new cold storage facility in Schuylkill County. At full capacity, the project is expected to support the creation of 100 new jobs.“Since day one, my administration has been committed to business growth and job creation. Today I’m proud to say that our business climate gets stronger every day,” Governor Wolf said. “We applaud Dollar General for expanding their operation in the commonwealth, and for bringing significant economic investments and jobs to communities in the Schuylkill area.”Dollar General’s expansion in Schuylkill County is part of the company’s new initiative toward a strategic shift to the self-distribution of perishable goods sold in its stores. The cold storage facility is currently distributing to approximately 300 stores in the northeast. The project includes the company’s purchase of a 148,000-square-foot building in Pottsville, which is expected to create 100 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“Dollar General is excited to expand in Pennsylvania through the collaboration with Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development,” said Mike Kindy, Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain. “As Dollar General embarks on our DG Fresh initiative, we sincerely appreciate the partnership from state and local leaders on this project and look forward to a longstanding presence throughout Pennsylvania.”Dollar General received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development, which included $200,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs and a $45,000 workforce development grant to help the company train employees. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. Additional coordination was provided by Schuylkill County Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).“We are pleased that Dollar General, as a nationally-recognized retailer, has acquired this cold storage facility at the Highridge Business Park joining Wegmans, Wal-Mart, and Tyson Foods in putting food on the table of families in the Northeast marketplace,” said David Snyder, chairman of SEDCO.Today, Dollar General operates a distribution center in Berks County and approximately 745 stores in Pennsylvania, employing more than 6,500 individuals throughout the Keystone State. Founded in 1939, Dollar General operates more than 15,400 stores in 44 states, which provide everyday items including food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products, and more from trusted brands and products, along with Dollar General’s high-quality private brands. The company’s focus is on small neighborhood stores with carefully-edited merchandise assortments to make shopping simpler.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Pinnick restates NFF’s support for Nigeria Pitch Awards as seventh event moves to November

first_img Loading… President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has restated the Federation’s support for, and endorsement of, the Nigeria Pitch Awards as the seventh edition of the glamorous awards has now been scheduled for the month of November in Asaba, Delta State. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, Pinnick extolled the assiduity, creativity and ingenuity that the organizers of the awards, Matchmakers Consult International Limited bring into the entire packaging of the event each year, and advised that the same laudable qualities should be retained and even improved upon for subsequent processes and ceremonies. “I am impressed by the hard work and transparency that the organizers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards bring into the process and organization of the ceremony each year. Despite a number of challenges and hurdles to cross over the years, they have never faltered in putting up an impressive show and more importantly, the integrity of the selections have been obvious to followers of the game. read also:Pitch Awards Organizers, Super Eagles  Commiserate with Ituah-IghodaloAdvertisement “It is rather difficult to keep up standards and maintain certain parameters especially with the hailstorm of the COVID-19, but I want to charge the organizers to do their utmost to maintain the integrity of the awards and strive to keep to the standards they have set over the years.” Nigeria’s football supremo further assured the organizers that the NFF’s moral support for the awards remains intact and that the Federation’s top hierarchy would be ready to grace this year’s ceremony taking place in the Delta State capital in the second week of November. On his own part, president of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Phillips assured that the integrity of the awards is its major asset and that nothing would be done to compromise the high standards that have been second nature to the event over the years. “Matchmakers Consult International Limited will continue to guard jealously the unique qualities and attributes that have sustained the Nigeria Pitch Awards. Our thinking is in the long-term, not short-term. We are fully committed to making this a project that Nigerians, and indeed all Africans, will be proud of.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Every Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

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