SLAP IN THE FACE

first_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content SLAP IN THE FACE center_img Thursday 6 January 2011 9:30 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Cameron excludes City from list of growth industries in keynote speech on economyDAVID Cameron delivered a remarkable snub to the City yesterday, after he excluded it from a list of Britain’s “high growth” industries.In a speech outlining where he expects growth to come from in the coming years, the Prime Minister said that tourism, green energy, pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing and aerospace were the five “industries of the future”. He failed to name-check a swathe of successful City sectors that have accounted for significant growth in recent years – such as insurance, law, accountancy, fund management and business services – a move that will be seen as a slap in the face by many in London’s business community. Although Cameron said he didn’t want to make “banking smaller or the City of London smaller”, he only mentioned the Square Mile once in the 11-page speech. The creative industries and education were also ignored.UK financial services alone paid £53.4bn in tax last year – more than any other sector. Cameron’s decision to downplay the role of financial and business services is at odds with the strategy of other successful economies, such as New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, which are fighting to grow these industries. It also goes against the view that the UK has a comparative advantage in high value added business services of the sort London specialises in.Last night, a Downing Street source insisted the Prime Minister had not intended to talk down the City, and said it was “a given” that it was a growth industry. “The City is a hugely important growth industry, and it would be quite wrong to interpret otherwise,” she said But a spokesman for Boris Johnson said: “The Prime Minister is right to identify vital industries that we all wish to develop and grow in the future to create wealth.”“But the Mayor would argue that this should not come at the expense of industries that are already world leading, and which have produced enormous benefits for the capital and our country”. last_img read more

Cairn jumps on UBS upgrade

first_imgMonday 28 March 2011 7:53 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndogazillions.comCelebrities Side By Side With Their Younger Selvesgazillions.comUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndoGameday News40 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports HistoryGameday NewsUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsGet Unsold 2020 Cars For A Fraction Of Their ValueLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netUndo KCS-content Cairn Energy shares enjoyed a boost yesterday after UBS upgraded the firm to a “buy” rating on expectations of positive drilling results. Cairn has impressed the analysts with controversial plans to explore oil deposits in Greenland. The Indian oil minister also hinted yesterday that Cairn’s sale of most of its Indian unit to Vedanta could be given approval next month. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img Cairn jumps on UBS upgrade whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Martyn Williams Six Nations verdict

first_imgMartin Williams against South Africa during the 2010 Autumn InternationalsPlaying England on a Friday night in Cardiff is going to be a bit of a novelty. It’s going to be a big night, especially because it’s England, and it’s a huge game for both sides. Whoever wins that game will kick on and do well in the Six Nations.Winning the first game is so important because it gives you huge confidence. It’s a massive boost and once you get momentum anything can happen. We were disappointed with our results in the autumn because we didn’t win a game, but when you look at our performances there’s a lot we can take out of it. We’ll go into that game with confidence, as will England despite their defeat to South Africa.We need to be more clinical. Against South Africa we were 20-9 up but didn’t turn the screw and finish off the game. We need to be more composed at the crucial moments. We’ll learn from things like that going into the Six Nations. We’re not far off being a good side and winning games.Our set-piece was outstanding in the autumn, but the Australia Test showed that you can’t just have a strong scrum, you need an overall game to win matches. We’ve got really dangerous runners and that part of our game wasn’t where we wanted it to be, so we need to work on that.England will have a strong set-piece as well and they’re a dangerous side with guys like Ben Foden, Chris Ashton and Toby Flood. Up front, too, Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Lewis Moody thrive on an open game. We should be evenly matched so hopefully it will be a cracker. Lloyd Williams has really impressed me at the Blues this season. He’s a class act at scrum-half and isn’t overawed by anything. He’s definitely on the Wales radar.All the Ospreys lads say Justin Tipuric is pretty special, too. He’s a great athlete and it’ll be brilliant for him to learn off Marty Holah. They expect big things from him. Obviously there’s a lot of talk about Gavin Henson and I won’t be surprised to see him in the Six Nations squad. We all know what a world-class player he is and his record speaks for itself; when he’s played we’ve been successful. I’ve no issues at all with him coming back into the squad. The boys are looking forward to having him back, especially as he’s left himself open to a lot of ribbing after doing Strictly Come Dancing! We’ve not got ridiculous playing numbers so we need players of Gav’s quality fit and playing to strengthen the Wales squad. It’ll push everybody to keep their spots.I’m being pushed myself by Sam Warburton. He’s a special player and a top bloke. He always wants to learn and is the ultimate professional. While we’re obviously disappointed if we’re not picked, there’s no bitterness. That’s the way sport is and we push each other. It keeps you on your toes and we need that in every position.To mark the new year, I’m going to pick three Welsh players to watch in 2011. Toby Faletau trained with Wales in the autumn and has all the skills. He’s quick, powerful and a great ball-handler. Martyn faces stiff competition from Sam Warburton (left) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Restructuring retail: Tens of thousands laid off — more to come

first_imgThe restructuring in retail is different in form from manufacturing but the same in essence, as far as the working class is concerned.As International Workers’ Day — May Day — approaches, a major crisis is underway for retail workers in the U.S. A process of profound restructuring of the retail industry is unfolding. Driven by internet technology and its utilization by Amazon, among others, it has been made possible by the capitalist scientific-technological revolution.In manufacturing, the struggle by big industry to increase profits drove automation and offshoring. In the retail industry, the giant monopoly Amazon has developed online shopping, which has already wiped out tens of thousands of retail jobs and is threatening hundreds of thousands more.Online shopping has brought about a transformation in the so-called brick-and-mortar retail industry.“This transformation is hollowing out suburban shopping malls, bankrupting long-time brands and leading to staggering job losses,” wrote the New York Times on April 15.“More workers in general merchandise stores have been laid off since October, about 89,000 Americans. That is more than all of the people employed in the United States coal industry, which President Trump championed during the campaign as a prime example of the workers who have been left behind in the economic recovery.“The job losses in retail could have unexpected social and political consequences, as huge numbers of low-wage retail employees become economically unhinged, just as manufacturing workers did in recent decades. About one out of every 10 Americans works in retail.” That’s around 15 million workers.Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades.More than 3,500 stores are expected to close in the next couple of months.Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears and Kmart are among the companies shutting down stores, along with middle-of-the-mall chains like Crocs, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess.As big retailers shut down in malls, there is collateral damage among the workers in small retail stores and fast food places that draw walk-by customers who shop in the big stores. Furthermore, window designers, lighting and maintenance workers, security guards, sanitation workers and many other mall workers are or will be thrown onto the unemployment lines.From housing bubble to retail bubbleOnline shopping is not the only thing responsible for the present crisis. Marxism teaches that in all industries, capitalist competition and the thirst for profit drive the retail and real estate bosses who rent to them to destroy their rivals by capturing market share. The result is capitalist overproduction. (Overproduction does not mean that capitalists produce more than people need, only more than the stores can sell at a profit.)“The number of malls in the U.S. grew more than twice as fast as the population between 1970 and 2015, according to Cowen Research. By one measure of consumerist plentitude [capitalist overproduction, F.G.] — shopping center “gross leasable area,” the U.S. has 40 percent more shopping space per capita than Canada, five times more than the U.K., and 10 times more than Germany.” (theatlantic.com, April 10)“The seeds of the industry’s current turmoil date back nearly three decades, when retailers … flush with easy money, rushed to open new stores. The land grab wasn’t unlike the housing boom that was also under way at that time.“Thousands of new doors opened and rents soared,” Richard Hayne, chief executive of Urban Outfitters Inc., told analysts last month. “This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst.” (wsj.com, April 21)Amazon won’t make up for jobs lostThe standard line of the apologists for capitalist restructuring is that technological advancement creates new and better-paying jobs that will make up for the job losses. This is complete hogwash.First of all, the workers who lose their jobs are out of a job NOW. They have the skills and training for retail. The capitalist class and the capitalist government do not swoop in to the rescue and give them jobs and training in new occupations they would feel suited for.But second of all, assuming that the laid-off workers in the thousands could apply for jobs at Amazon or other online retailers, they would be confronted by the highly automated Amazon warehouse system. This system has far fewer jobs to offer than the 90,000 who have already been laid off since last October and the many thousands more who are in danger of losing their jobs.Amazon’s automation is infamous among the workers as a speed-up device and a job-killer.“In 2012, Amazon bought the robotics company Kiva Systems for $775 million — and made it so Kiva’s technology could be used only in Amazon warehouses. These Kiva robots autonomously zoom around the warehouse using a series of barcodes on the floor to guide them, picking items and bringing them back to warehouse workers. These robots save these workers from the immense physical toll of walking as many as 20 miles per shift, sometimes in unbearable heat; but this also means that fewer human workers are needed. The jobs that remain will be less labor intensive, and more like those of a robot supervisor. Since Amazon bought Kiva, a host of other companies are trying to develop even more advanced warehouse robots and sell them to Amazon’s competitors.” (prospect.org, Sept. 27, 2016)It’s not likely that 90,000 robot supervisors will be needed at Amazon!Capitalist restructuring in another formRetail workers have already undergone the pressure of the scientific-technological revolution and the intensified exploitation that it brings. Retail salespeople and cashiers have been subjected to time studies and forced to adhere to a time standard for making sales. Cashiers have to ring up customers in a designated time tracked by the electronic cash register. And they have been subjected to many other profit-squeezing methods.Now thousands of them are being eliminated altogether by internet technology and online sales.This is comparable to when auto workers’ jobs were destroyed by robotization or steel workers’ jobs were destroyed by mini-mills and electronic mills. And coal miners’ jobs were destroyed by giant mining machines.The difference is that this automation is being instituted by an external employer, Amazon. The restructuring in retail is different in form from manufacturing but the same in essence, as far as the working class is concerned. Amazon has reduced the necessary labor time involved in the process of commercial retail sales. As such, it can sell at lower prices and increase convenience for the shopper.While automation reduces the walking time for workers in the warehouse and the burden of shopping for the consumer, the workers who are no longer needed by capital under the profit system suffer. Instead of the internet and robots being used to ease life for the working class, they are only making things more difficult and insecure.The masses of workers who lose their jobs will not be able to afford buying anything, either online or in a store. For the working class, the whole capitalist system is a trap the workers must break out of.Goldstein is the author of Low-Wage Capitalism and Capitalism at a Dead End, which can be obtained from online book sellers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Call for dialogue with government in letter to new information minister

first_img Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Organisation News News June 15, 2020 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas March 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for dialogue with government in letter to new information minister New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Mr. Willian LaraMinister of Communication and InformationDear Minister,Reporters Without Borders would like to take advantage of your installation as Minister of Communication and Information on 9 March to refer to recent exchanges between the government you represent and our organisation. Our hope is to establish the basis for a real dialogue.As a press freedom organisation, we recently issued two releases about cases currently before the courts that appear to be causing a controversy in the news media and public opinion in Venezuela. The first, on 27 February, took the form of an open letter to your predecessor, Yuri Pimentel, querying contempt of court proceedings against several news media. The second was about the detention on 7 March of Televisora del Táchira presenter Gustavo Azócar Alcalá on charges of fraud and embezzlement.We were both astonished and shocked at the violence if the statements issued by your ministry on 1 and 9 March in response to our releases. We even posted – on the Spanish-language version of our website – Mr. Pimentel’s response to our open letter to him.We were shocked because these statements contained many false accusations against Reporters Without Borders. The 9 March statement charged us with being “in the pay of the US government and secret services” and with undertaking “the media sabotage against the Bolivarian Revolution”; In the eyes of your government, we were guilty of “defaming the Venezuelan people, despising Venezuela and meddling in its internal affairs”. All this was said to be “with the complicity of the seditious opposition and the privately-owned media, in a new media offensive that is part of the psychological war operations of the Empire – the United States – designed to justify its aggression against Venezuelan democracy”.In both cases, we just expressed our concern about specific legal issues without questioning the principle of the proceedings and without in any way denigrating the authorities responsible. Concern does not mean condemnation.It is the job of every NGO to question democratic governments about the principles or causes they claim to defend. We have, it is true, criticised parts of the law on the social responsibility of the news media and the criminal code reform law. We fear that some of the provisions of these laws restrict press freedom. But have we said there will be no more press freedom in Venezuela? No, we have not. And criticising a law is not the same as condemning a government.This is the reason for our astonishment. On the one hand, we know that the situation of journalists is much more dramatic in countries such as Mexico and Colombia in which, unlike Venezuela, they are exposed to reprisals from armed groups. On the other hand, we also condemned the imprisonment of Judith Miller of The New York Times from July to September 2005 in the United States just for refusing to reveal her sources to the judicial authorities.We have also paid a great deal of attention to the case of Al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Hajj, who has been held for nearly four years on the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay without specific charges being brought against him and in conditions that violate all international human rights conventions. We urge you to read our recent report, available on our website, which has a title that could not be clearer about its content: “Camp Bucca and Guantánamo : when American imprisons journalists”. We are ready to send you a copy.We have not failed to understand the role of certain privately-owned Venezuelan news media during the period of the April 2002 coup, and we stressed this at the time. We therefore find it all the harder to understand why your government is the only one to be unable to tolerate any criticism at all.Finally, we do indeed receive funding from the National Endowment for Democracy. This financing represents 3 per cent of our budget – our accounts are public – and, aside from the fact that it comes from the US congress and not the White House, it is assigned to our activities in support of imprisoned African journalists. It has nothing to do with western hemisphere.I very much hope your will heed our appeal.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further News News January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas August 25, 2020 Find out more Two recent Reporters Without Borders releases about controversial cases elicited scathing responses from communication and information minister Yuri Pimentel, accusing us of plotting “media sabotage against the Bolivarian Revolution”. In a letter to his successor, Willian Lara (photo), who was appointed on 9 March, we answer the charges and call for dialogue. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services

first_imgTwitter LimerickNewsRathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer servicesBy Alan Jacques – September 2, 2019 1287 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleGarda graduates march to an educational beat at University of LimerickNext articleNew marketing campaign to get more students into Limerick city centre Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin INDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue and Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey have come together with the family of the late Francie Meade to raise funds for the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Francie Meade of Five Roads, Rathkeale passed away after a brief but brave battle with cancer on September 22 last year. During his treatment his wife Geraldine and sons Bryan and Andrew stayed at Brú Columbanus in Cork and will never forget the kindness they were met with from this voluntary organisation in their time of need.In Francie Meade’s memory his family and many friends will now host a fundraising weekend in Rathkeale on September 28 and 29 to raise money for vital cancer care services. All of the money raised will be donated to Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew, Geraldine and Bryan Meade planning the memorial weekend in memory of Francie Meade.The fundraising weekend will kick off with a soccer tournament on Saturday September 28 at Rathkeale Astro Turf (Rathkeale AFC) from 4.30pm.On Sunday, September 29, a Road Run featuring vintage and modified cars, vintage and modern tractors, and motorbikes will commence from the Five Cross Roads. Registration will take place at the Five Roads Service Station from 10.30am.  Also on the day there will be afternoon tea and a cake sale at the Parish Hall in Rathkeale from 2 to 6pm.Cllr O’Donoghue and Cllr Teskey are urging all to get behind this very worthy cause and to remember Francie Meade – a man, they say that “helped many and always went out of his way to help those in need”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSBrú ColumbanusCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Richard O’DonoghueFrancie MeadelimerickMid West Cancer FoundationRathkeale WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Development plans afoot for Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

first_img Pinterest Previous articleCCC confirm County Finals for this weekendNext articleNumber of Donegal people on PUP payment down 3% News Highland The Office of Public Works has confirmed that there are development plans afoot for the Newmills Corn and Flax Mills. It’s thought that the tourist attraction on the outskirts of Letterkenny is somewhat overlooked when compared with other amenities in the county.It has led to calls for disused buildings on the site to be converted into a coffee shop and other amenities to maximise its potential.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh is looking for more information from the OPW on what plans they have in store:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/jimmynewmills.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Development plans afoot for Newmills Corn and Flax Mills Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thcenter_img Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – September 22, 2020 last_img read more

Inishowen road officially renamed in honour of Star Wars character

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ By News Highland – April 16, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleRising Star Award for Michael LanganNext articleBishop Boyce officially retires from ministerial life News Highland The R242 road at Malin Head has officially been renamed the R2D2, in honour of the legendary Star Wars droid.Permanent road signage has now been erected along the road, ahead of the ‘May the Fourth’ festival next month.Cllr Jack Murray proposed the name change, and Star Wars enthusiasts will travel to see the road, just as Game of Thrones fans travel to Northern Ireland.He says the next step is to have the name change reflected on Google Maps and official documents:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/jackrhjghjghjghjg2d21pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Inishowen road officially renamed in honour of Star Wars characterlast_img read more

Christmas Cookies abound at Habitat’s annual fundraiser

first_img Christmas Cookies abound at Habitat’s annual fundraiser Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The upcoming holidays are often dubbed the “bake and shake” days. And certainly there will be a lot of both going on.More home baking will be done between now and Christmas than at any other time of the year. Perhaps the entire year.And, since the oven will be warm and spirits will be high, why not roll out another dozen cookies or put on another batch of candy for the Pike County Habitat for Humanity Giant Cookie Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6 at Saint Martin’s Catholic Church. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author You Might Like Schools OK despite fund cuts Schools across the state were awarded only 75 percent of their October state funding, and November looks to follow suit….. read more Sponsored Content Dr. Christi Magrath, a coordinator of the event, said cooks all around the county are encouraged to bake or make something for Pike County Habitat’s largest fund-raiser.“All the proceeds from the Giant Cookie Sale go toward building houses in Pike County for those who desperately need a home,” Magrath said. “In the eight years that Pike County Habitat for Humanity has sponsored the Giant Cookie Sale, we have raised enough money to build a half of a house. And, that’s a lot of cookies baked and sold.”Although the event is billed as a cookie sale and even though cookies are the “big” draw, the sale also includes candy, cakes and pies. Skip Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “When shoppers walk through the door, they will be given gloves and a plastic container,” Magrath said. “Then, they stand there and stare in amazement at the array of cookies and candy before picking and choosing the items they want. Shoppers can get one cookie of each kind or a dozen of any kind or mix and match them any way they like.”The containers of cookies are weighed and charged by the pound at $5 per pound.“You’ll be surprised at how many cookies you can get for $5,” Magrath said. “Depending on the cookie or candy, you can usually get from one to two dozen for $5 and that’s a great price from homemade cookies and candy.”The cakes are sold by the pound unless the cake is determined to be a specialty cake and then it could cost more.Scales are available so shoppers don’t get a surprise at the checkout counter.“Everybody has their favorites but divinity is always popular and chocolate chips never go out of style,” Magrath said and added laughing. “People come in the door asking, ‘Where are the bourbon balls?’“We are looking forward to the Giant Cookie Sale. The more cookies that are baked, the more money we will have to build homes for people in our community. Hopefully, before Christmas, a family will move into our ninth home. What a wonderful Christmas gift that will be for this special family.” By Jaine Treadwell “Some people donate craft items, too,” so it’s a cookie sale and more,” Magrath said.Two collection centers will be available for those who bake items for the Giant Cookie Sale.Cookies and other donated items may be delivered to Saint Martin’s from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 or to room 319 at McCall Hall (Math and Science Complex) on the campus of Troy University from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.The procedure for shopping for cookies at the Giant Cookie Sale is sweet and simple. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 7:17 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Agricultural Business Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgAssignment Responsibilities Job Posting TitleAgricultural Business Adjunct Assistant Professor Special Requirements Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 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 associatesdegree, 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. 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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 Minimum Qualifications Physical Demands 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.) Work Schedule Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation (if using Interfolio, please sendattachments to [email protected])5. Letter of InterestNOTES :● 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 unofficial transcripts.● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copiesof transcripts.● 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. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teachingassignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis andare 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.Position Salary Information:Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree,upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professionaloccupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation ofTeachers ( LRCFT ) contract Article 2 (The initialmaximum placement is Class V, Step 8). Posting Date12/14/2016center_img Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Position Summary 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. Part-time, Faculty Position. Adjunct pools are open continuouslyand applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments basedon college needs. Work YearN/A SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Open ContinuouslyYes How and where to apply 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. Total Hrs per Week/Day 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. LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Application Instructions Conditions Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note The Institution 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. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2last_img read more