… in brief

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 6 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefFree reader tickets Organisers of the e-learning London conference and exhibition are offeringPersonnel Today readers free places at one of the seminars on 5 June. To claimyour free ticket to the workshop – Meeting learner needs by personalisinge-learning – call the hotline on 020 8394 5131 quoting PT e-learning offer.Tickets are subject to availability. The event takes place at the BusinessDesign Centre, London, 4-5 June.  www.e-learningevent.comCall-up continues The Ministry of Defence is mobilising more part-time soldiers, despite theend to the war in Iraq. Defence secretary Geoff Hoon said a further 1,200reservists would be called up to help secure post-war Iraq in addition to the5,000 already in service. Hoon said that even more personnel could be called upto bolster the UK contingent.  www.mod.ukNet abuse escalates The average employee spends more than an hour each day browsing the internetfor leisure and sending around 18 personal e-mails from work. A survey of 1,687employers shows that 36 per cent of all e-mail is personal, costing firms 43per cent of the total amount invested in running the system. Seventy-four percent have caught employees downloading illegal software.  http://peninsula-uk.hostinguk.comRMT halts strikes The RMT union has called off strikes by train guards after making‘substantial progress’ in settling its dispute with train operating companies.The union has been arguing about the safety role of guards. RMT staff havealready held strike action three times over the issue. Strikes had been plannedfor 6-7 May and 27-28 May.  www.rmt.org.ukCostly intranets Poorly-designed and inefficient company intranet systems are costingemployers thousands of pounds per employee and hampering internalcommunication. Company intranets are also increasingly being used as‘information dumping grounds’ that waste time and money, according to researchby Mercer. The researchers calculated that wasted time costs around £1,000 peremployee, totalling more than £1m for every 1,000 staff.  www.mercer.comlast_img read more

Cities come back: Home prices up 15% in 3 months

first_imgLouisville, Kentucky (iStock/Photo illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Across the country, cities are rebounding.Young, white-collar workers are taking advantage of record-low mortgage rates and remote work to move to more desirable urban areas.Home prices in urban U.S. markets rose 15 percent in the three months through late January, according to Redfin. That’s a change from early in the pandemic, when price gains lagged those in the suburbs or even fell, Bloomberg reported.“People are anticipating that now is a great time to buy,” Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin, told Bloomberg. “They’re not thinking about the short term. They’re looking forward to eating inside restaurants and going to concerts.”ADVERTISEMENTRead moreSuburban home inventory is depleted, but demand ragesBest week since 2019 for Manhattan luxury marketThese NYC neighborhoods lost housing in the past decade MortgagesResidentialResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Email Address* In Louisville, Kentucky, values for properties in the more densely populated neighborhoods surged at twice the rate that they did in suburbs over the past three months. Detroit saw urban prices shoot up 43 percent. And in Baltimore, prices jumped 34 percent, compared with just 10 percent in outer areas.Still, the most expensive areas, like Manhattan and San Francisco, are outliers. Cramped spaces and still sky-high prices, along with a lack of available amenities, have deterred buyers from rushing in.[Bloomberg] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name*last_img read more

SLCC Men’s Basketball Signs Two For 2019 Class

first_img Brad James Tags: Asa McCord/SLCC Men’s Basketball/Todd Phillips/Tyler Bennett Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Thursday, SLCC men’s basketball announced the signing of two Utah products who are expected to help the Bruins maintain their recent level of success.SLCC men’s basketball coach Todd Phillips announced the signings of small forward Asa McCord and forward Tyler Bennett, graduates of Westlake High and Dixie High, respectively.Under Phillips, the Bruins have made in-state recruiting a top priority as is seen in these signings. As of the tipoff of the 2018-19 season, the Bruins are expected to have seven Beehive State young men on their roster.McCord recently returned from an LDS Church mission in Managua, Nicaragua and was a 2016 5-A first-team all-stater averaging 18.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.Bennett will return from his mission in Washington D.C. in July and made the 2016 3-A all-state first team for the Flyers, amassing 21.5 points and four rebounds per game. June 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local SLCC Men’s Basketball Signs Two For 2019 Classlast_img read more

Sign Language Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgPosting Details LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Work YearN/A Posting NumberF00071P Conditions The Institution Position Summary * 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.) Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. 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. Closing Date Department Location Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Letter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2 AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,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 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.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 associate’sdegree, 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. How and where to apply 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* Alldegrees must be from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Minimum Qualifications Application Instructions Physical Demandscenter_img * 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 Job Posting TitleSign Language Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor Posting Date12/19/2016 Beginning and/or Ending Dates Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Open ContinuouslyYes Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2620 Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Assignment Responsibilities Work Schedule Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Criminal 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 * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo 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. Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirementslast_img read more

In Split Vote, Council Takes First Step Toward Buying Bayfront Building

first_imgThe vacant, two-story commercial building known as 50 Tennessee Avenue is no longer part of the city’s broader plans to redevelop the surrounding bayfront area. By Donald WittkowskiOver the strenuous objections of two of its members, City Council approved a financial package Thursday night to possibly buy an empty commercial building that Mayor Jay Gillian and others envision as the centerpiece of a bayfront revitalization plan.Capping a tense Council discussion, the governing body voted 5-2 in favor of a $700,000 funding ordinance that represents the first step toward acquiring the two-story structure known as 50 Tennessee Avenue.Although there are no specific plans for the site at this time, Gillian and some members of Council believe the building could help to transform the city’s nondescript public boat ramp area along the Tennessee Avenue bayfront into a showplace for recreation.“I think it’s such an asset for that area,” the mayor said, noting that he wants the city to buy the building before private developers might scoop it up.Although the funding ordinance was approved, the measure does not commit the city to buying the property. Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson told Council that the city will continue with its “due diligence” process to check the building’s structural integrity as well as for the possibility of any environmental problems.Based on the results of those inspections, Council will take another vote at a later date whether to complete the deal. Councilman Tony Wilson said the city will have plenty of time to scrutinize the building before reaching a final decision whether to buy it.“Just because the money’s available doesn’t mean we’re going to spend it,” Wilson said.Councilman Michael DeVlieger noted that the building is strategically located next to the public boat ramp and represents a rare opportunity for the city to buy commercial property on the bayfront.“This type of thing doesn’t come along every day,” he said.Mayor Jay Gillian and members of City Council are looking for ways to revitalize the public boat ramp area along the Tennessee Avenue bayfront.DeVlieger and other members of Council who supported the funding ordinance joined with Gillian in talking about the building’s potential uses for boating, recreation, school programs and public safety along the waterfront.“There’s so many things that could be done with that,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said.However, Councilmen Bob Barr and Keith Hartzell split from the rest of the members to vote against the funding ordinance. They argued it was premature to consider buying the building before specific plans were developed to convert it into city use.“I don’t see the rush to do it,” Hartzell said.Using strong language, Barr said he was “extremely uncomfortable” with Council’s desire to buy the property. He maintained that the city should first complete its engineering inspections on the 53-year-old building to determine its overall condition before any decisions were made.“This is a dangerous precedent to set,” he said.Barr also warned that the property would likely need costly upgrades – perhaps in the neighborhood of $300,000 to $350,000 – to bring it in line with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Those costs would significantly add to the city’s $700,000 investment to buy the building, he said.Further criticizing the proposed deal, Barr wondered why the city is so eager to buy a building that has been up for sale since February but has so far drawn no formal offers.The building is currently part of the Ocean Reef condominium complex that surrounds the Tennessee Avenue bayfront. Barr and Hartzell asked Council to table the vote on the funding ordinance so they could fulfill their promise to meet with the Ocean Reef residents to discuss the proposed deal. But the other Council members declined to delay the vote.From left, Ocean Reef condominium owners Ed Price, Pat Garza and Kathleen Leonard appeared at the Council meeting to criticize the proposed property deal.A handful of Ocean Reef residents criticized the funding ordinance during the Council meeting. Echoing comments made by Barr and Hartzell, they questioned why Council would set aside the money to buy the building before specific development plans were completed for the site.“We are upset. We don’t know what it’s about,” said Ocean Reef resident Ed Price, who ran unsuccessfully against Gillian in the 2014 mayoral race.Price argued that the city was skipping the normal protocol of crafting development plans and designs for a project before approving the funding.Other Ocean Reef residents urged Council to delay the funding ordinance until more information is known about the property and how its sale would affect their homes.“This is really serious to us, because it’s in our backyard,” condo owner Kathleen Leonard told Council. “Please take it as seriously as we do.”In an interview after the Council vote, Leonard called the city’s plan to possibly buy the building “ludicrous.”Pat Garza, another Ocean Reef resident, said the 182 condo owners within the complex have been kept in the dark about the proposed deal.“We were never told anything,” Garza said.The mayor, however, pledged to work with the Ocean Reef residents to enhance the Tennessee Avenue bayfront. For starters, he said the city’s proposed purchase of 50 Tennessee Avenue would protect the building from private developers and would also prevent it from becoming an eyesore.“We’re doing everything we can to be good neighbors down there,” Gillian said of the city’s relationship with the Ocean Reef community.last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgn Square Pie, the chain of pie shops based in London, is launching a ’Cold Classics’ summer menu next month, in a bid to solve the problem of seasonality. The menu will include a pork pie lunch, Cheddar Ploughman’s and Scotch egg and salad, as an alternative to the standard hot pie range. The company is also set to launch a new breakfast menu. It currently operates six sites, and hopes to acquire two more this year.n Christian Salvesen’s Temperature Controlled Business Unit has become the first frozen logistics organisation in the UK to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification. This accreditation has now been rolled out across all 14 operating sites.n Starbucks will switch to serving drinks with low-fat milk in all its North American outlets by the end of the year, to help reduce obesity. But customers can ask for full-fat milk, organic or soya milk if preferred. The new milk will be introduced in New York sites next month and in all US and Canadian stores by the end of 2007.n Carrs has won a contract to supply wholemeal flour to Warburton’s Bellshill bakery, near Glasgow. Carrs has supplied white flour to Bellshill since it opened in 1997 and gained the new contract after opening a £500,000 brown flour plant last year.n Bakery chain Waterfields has been granted planning permission for an outdoor eating area at its Moor Street site in Ormskirk, Lancs.n Dried fruit supplier Unsoy will start supplying Tesco nationwide with 500g Value packs of sultanas from August, as it continues to expand in the UK.last_img read more

The Wayside Motor Inn Extends Off-Broadway

first_img Outside Boston, 10 people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, the play examines the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 The Wayside Motor Inn In addition to Kudisch, the cast features Kelly AuCoin, Jon DeVries, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Rebecca Henderson, Jenn Lyon, Lizbeth Mackay, David McElwee, Ismenia Mendes and Will Pullen. View Comments Related Shows A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn will extend off-Broadway through October 5. The production had previously been set to complete its limited engagement on September 21 after officially opening on September 4. Directed by Lila Neugbauer with a cast that includes Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, the show is playing at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.last_img read more

Colombia Sends More Troops To Restive Southwest

first_imgBy Dialogo September 30, 2011 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a brigade of Marines to the restive southwestern Pacific coast to help crack down on rampant crime. Santos said the 2,500 fresh troops will be based in the port of Tumaco, 745 miles southwest of Bogota, and will strengthen forces already in the region. Some 380 extra police officers have also been deployed to the area. The southwestern Nariño region, on the border with Ecuador, is one of the most violent areas in Colombia. Leftist guerrillas, criminal gangs and former right-wing paramilitaries are all active in the region and engaged in an ongoing battle over control of the lucrative coastal Pacific drug trafficking routes. The goal of the Marines will be to “close the corridors of mobility and logistical support for drug traffickers” from the nearby Cauca department to the border with Ecuador, Santos said. Santos, a former defense minister, said that over the next months the number of troops in the region will increase from 2,800 to 3,350. Last weekend seven people were murdered in Tumaco, Colombia’s southernmost port on the Pacific. Rebels with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have launched 10 attacks in the Tumaco area this year, killing 14 police officers, according to city officials. In mid-September at least four guerrillas were killed when Colombian Air Force planes bombed a FARC camp in the region located mere kilometer (0.6 miles) from the border with Ecuador. The Colombian government has been battling the FARC – Latin America’s oldest rebel movement, estimated to have some 8,000 fighters – since 1964. In March 2008, Colombian military forces raided a rebel camp just across the border inside Ecuador, killing Raul Reyes, the FARC’s number two commander.last_img read more

Online transaction fraud to double by 2020

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A study from the United Kingdom-based Juniper Research found fraudulent online transactions will reach $25.6 billion by 2020, up from $10.7 billion last year. That means for every $1,000 spent, $4 will be fraudulent.The study, “Online Payment Fraud: Key Vertical Strategies & Management 2016-2020,” identified three hot areas for online fraud: eRetail (65% of fraudulent transactions, or $16.6 billion), banking (27%, $6.9 billion) and airline ticketing (6%, $1.5 billion). continue reading »last_img

‘The mind is your main production tool’

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A critical element of influence is the emotional environment you create around yourself, Darrell Hammond tells a preconference workshop at the CUNA Finance Council Conference in New York City.Optimism is a quality that virtually all successful influencers possess.Optimists:Are paid more.Are healthier.Are more elections.Are longer.Are better at dealing with uncertainty and change.“The mind is your main production tool,” Hammond says. “We have to figure out what we do day by day that contributes to our culture. What are you doing, what is your language like, what are your relationships like that define your environment at work?” continue reading »last_img