Preferred QualificationsPrevious experience living, working, and/or studyingabroad.Conversational or better fluency in a language other thanEnglish. Position SummaryInviting applications for Adjunct Instructors to teach creditbearing English as a second language courses in the EnglishLanguage Institute at the University at Buffalo.Credit-bearing courses include online and/or in-personundergraduate student instruction in spoken and written English andgraduate student English language training for InternationalTeaching Assistants.Duties include: For more information, click the “How to Apply” button. Prepare and deliver lesson plans for online and/or in-personinstruction based on established syllabi and specific internationalstudent needs.Evaluate student progress and academic achievement through acombination of course projects, papers, exams, and overall studentengagement.Maintain student records such as grades andattendance.Participate in required departmental meetings and professionaldevelopment events.Hold regular office hours for student conferencing.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .About Western New YorkWestern New York is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo,called “The City of Good Neighbors,” offers outstanding publicschools and affordable housing. Buffalo is a diverse culturalcenter with excellent theater, museums and music as well as sportsteams. For more information, please see: BuffaloNiagara Region .University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunityemployer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to applyincluding veterans and individuals with disabilities.Minimum QualificationsMaster’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or related field,or Bachelor’s with TESOL certification.One year or more experience teaching online and/or in person atcollege or university level.Working knowledge of course management systems such asBlackboard (UB Learns).
IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke told the local paper that the threat of a Police and Fire unions lawsuits concerning the Health Insurance offer to city employees will likely go forward as announced? …we are glad to hear that the Mayor has decided to meet with members of the Police and Fire leadership today to discuss this issue? …a trait of a good leader is to sit down with people adverse to his position and look for ways to compromise in order to resolve a problem?IS IT TRUE reliable sources tell us that the projected enrollment for new Medical School will be around 200 not 2,000? …this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE we been told that the Mayor, City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr, Missy Mosby, Connie Robinson, Dr. Dan Adams, Jonathan Weaver and Dan McGinn has known about the impending Employee Health Care deficits problems for over 2 plus years?IS IT TRUE at last City Council meeting Councilwoman Anne Hargis CPA failed to ask an important question? …she should had asked “what are the unpaid bills in the General and Hospitalization Funds as of June 30, 2016 compared to 2015 which would affect the 2017 budget”?IS IT TRUE that the unpaid bills in the General Fund at the beginning of 2016 was $6.1 million and two years earlier that amount was only $2.3 million? … we wonder why the only CPA on City Council has not noticed this trend but more importantly why hasn’t she spoke out about this issue on the open floor of the Council?IS IT TRUE it seems like the Council leadership (McGinn, Mosby and Weaver) answer to the City’s major financial challenges is to eliminated our Homestead Credits?IS IT TRUE if City Council votes to reduce your Homestead Tax Credit by 2% in 2017 they will add around $500,000 to their coffers? …if they have the political resolve to passed the Homestead Tax Credit ordinance we hope that they use this money to reduce the Employee Health care fund shortfall and not on a new Zoo exhibit?IS IT TRUE if City Council would like to make some serious budget cuts they should look at putting City Employee Health Care fund “Consulting Services” out for bid? …we hear that the fee paid to the Employee Health Care fund “Consultants” will surprise you?IS IT TRUE when City Council reduces your Homestead Tax Credit your County Homestead Tax Credit taxe will also be reduced because the City control 67% of the vote on this issue? …this simply means what the city decides on the Homestead Tax Credit the County must autonomically go along with what they decide?IS IT TRUE if Council vote to take 2% from your Homestead Tax Credit in 2017 it will effect home owners County wide? …the more valuable homes are located in the County which means they will be paying higher property taxes than the people living in the city? …this is called taxation without representation?IS IT TRUE that in the 2017 City Budget, the City Council has only $1,000 allocated for outside consultants? … that Indianapolis’ Metro Council has two well paid full time financial analysts?IS IT TRUE that former Councilman and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA spent many hours not only analyzing the budget but also the ongoing expenditures of our City? … he also submitted his analyses to the Council on a monthly basis as part of his regular duties without additional pay?IS IT TRUE that Anna Hargis, CPA posted on her Facebook page the “ins and outs” of the City budget and the “How it works” mantra? …to our knowledge Councilwoman Hargis has not submitted any financial analyses, i.e. monthly changes in fund balances compared to previous year changes to City Council?FOOTNOTE: Todays READERS POLL question is: Are you getting sick and tired of our elected and appointed City officials playing political games with our hard earn tax dollars?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail read more
Can pasties ’face’ the challenge of cosmetic surgery? Before we answer this eyebrow-raising question, here are some interesting facts to consider:n 65% of the UK population seek food-related products to provide a health benefitn 14% wish to lose weightn 8% of males now have facial cosmetic surgeryn 19% look for health in later lifen 17% strive for sensible all-year-round health.Health is now the primary driver behind meal occasions consumed in and out of the home for one in five people. That equates to 15.2bn meal occasions and it’s growing by 5% year-on-year. So does this healthy shift mark the demise of perceived less healthy products such as the pie and perhaps herald the end of the pastie craze? And how on earth do male cosmetics come into the equation?Demand for male cosmetics has resulted in a year-on-year boom in male cosmetic products of 38%. That level of growth has occurred every year since 2002 – many bakers can only dream of such rises.Why? Because British males have more dough to spend on their appearance. That apparently useless fact can help us judge the consumer spends of the future. One can actually transform this into meaningful data to reflect trends affecting the pastie market.What this shows us is that as men invest in skincare products, they are increasingly conscious of how others perceive their appearance. Haircare leads eventually to body care. Thus begins a journey where men think more about their dress sense. Then along comes some form of body awareness: bloke joins the gym, bloke runs a bit more, bloke drinks more water and less booze, bloke starts to eat a sensible diet and consumes more salads and veggies. Pie and chips drops out of the routine and it’s an exit for the weekly pastie treat.The British male wants to look younger, act younger and strut his stuff in the latest garb. Be aware, he is watching his waistline and counting his wrinkles. This information counters the government view that we are all getting fatter.So, as we approach 2008, the Year of Health, labels with sugar and fat warnings everywhere, the male is looking trimmer, he’s diet smart and he’s watching his body beautiful in the mirror. The health-conscious ageing UK population – those over 50 – are also in huge growth and sales of all those savoury pastries are declining.Or are they? Indulgence and reward are entrenched human traits, so I, for one, suspect that the pastie will survive. Plus the target market of the fancy designer pastie chains is not getting fatter, nor are shoppers in the pricey deli sections of the supermarkets.But bakers will still need to stay ahead of the game. The pastie of the future will probably need to have Omega-3 in its enzyme-enriched, calcium-enhanced pastry and the ingredients will include ginseng and other brain-improving, ethical, planet-friendly stuffings – no doubt sourced from the local organic pig farmer!What this spells out is that the baker has to get his NPD hat on, think outside the proverbial donut box and consider how to get a guilt-free pastie into those healthier males.n read more
Facebook Justice For Michiana can be reach at 574 999-6173 or by email at [email protected] organization’s leader says all information will be strictly confidential and a code number will be given to protect the privacy and the identity of the caller. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office) A $3000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man charged in the killing of Jeremiah Parker, 19, in South Bend.(Photo supplied/Justice For Michiana)Parker was shot to death back on July 3 in the 1600 block of South Marine Street. The suspect is identified as Daveyaun Groves, 19.The organization Justice For Michiana announced the reward on Monday, Oct. 12, stating the violence in the community must end and that the unsolved case has left the family in an unfixable state of mind.Groves is described as a male black, approximately 6’1’’ and 260 lbs. Facebook Anybody with information regarding Groves whereabouts or the investigation can also contact Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend boy, 5, praised for bravery while trying to fight off home invasion suspectsNext articleSeptember: best month ever for Indiana sports gambling Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest $3000 reward offered for information leading to murder suspect’s arrest By Jon Zimney – October 13, 2020 0 536 Google+ read more
Read Full Story Data science is at the core of modern business, impacting industries ranging from healthcare to government to advertising. In response to the growing demand, Harvard Online is announcing a new course, Data Science Ready, to help managers speak the language of data science and contribute to data-oriented discussions.The nearly code- and math-free, four-week online course will introduce prediction, causality, visualization, data wrangling, privacy, and ethics. Data Science Ready is a new Harvard Online course in collaboration with Harvard Business School Online (HBS Online). Delivered via the HBS Online course platform, it brings concepts to life using real-world examples, while prompting participants to think critically about how to apply those lessons in their own workplaces.Experts will speak firsthand about how data science is changing the landscape in their industry. They include:Brian Powers from Brigham and Women’s HospitalMauricio Santillana from Boston Children’s HospitalBen Ewen-Campen from the City of Somerville, Mass.Kade Crockford from the American Civil Liberties UnionDan Restuccia from Burning GlassFormer Boston Police Commissioner Ed DavisFaculty from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago“It’s an analytical world, so to remain relevant and be successful in business today, you need a foundation in data science,” said Dustin Tingley, course instructor and Harvard University’s deputy vice provost for advances in learning. “We’ve designed this course for non-technical professionals to level the playing field and enable all managers to contribute and excel in data-oriented organizations.”In this course, participants will:Gain a fundamental understanding of data science, including the essential concepts, skills, and vocabulary needed to contribute effectively to data-oriented discussionsExplore predictions, causality, privacy, alternative data sources, data ecosystems, and big dataEnhance your learning through conversations with and feedback from a global network of peersAccess tools and techniques you can immediately apply on the jobApplications for the four-week course will be accepted through Jan. 14, 2021, and the course will begin on Jan. 27. Participants can expect to dedicate approximately five hours per week to the course material.For more information or to apply for the course, visit the Data Science Ready page.Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. read more
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and UGA Small Business Development Center came together on Thursday to offer a new business workshop for farmers in south Georgia.The conference was designed to better equip Georgia producers with the knowledge they need to design, build and sustain a lasting farm, said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for UGA Extension.“The UGA Small Business Development Center has expertise in small business development. Extension has the expertise in the agricultural side of things. Together we were able to provide training for small business owners and farmers, which is better than what we could have done alone,” Johnson said.Held in Tifton, the conference provided a glimpse into the various components of a successful farming operation, including sessions on forecasting cash flow and getting your food product to the market. The workshop was extremely helpful for Carole Davis, the wife of a farmer in Terrell County, who related to the discussions about dealing with bank lenders. Her family farms 2,000 acres of cotton and peanuts. She realizes with her and her husband’s advancing age, the importance of preparing for life after farming. This workshop gave her the tools to help make those preparations a reality.“If we don’t get our cash flow in the best shape, then we’re not going to be able to have the transition later on in the next few years. My husband works as hard as anybody, but at this time of our life, we need to start slowing down a little bit,” Davis said. Kent Wolfe, director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, discussed agritourism and the potential additional cash flow it can provide. He cautioned farmers, though, that this venture isn’t for everyone.“To be successful in agritourism or agritainment, producers need to realize it is much different than operating a farm. It is not for everybody, and it requires resources that may not be available to all farmers,” Wolfe said. “There are risks to every venture you go into, and it’s important for people to know that.”Amanda Smith, a UGA Extension agricultural economist on the UGA Tifton Campus, approached risk management from a different perspective. With any successful farming operation, the ability to manage agricultural risk is key, Smith told farmers at the conference. She focused on teaching farmers how to manage all areas of risk and know when to pass it off.“Farming is unpredictable. Whether you’re talking about commodity prices, Mother Nature or input costs, farmers never know what to expect from year to year,” Smith said. “For those farmers whom we talked with today, they need to realize they have options in managing agricultural risks.”According to Johnson, the farm business education workshop is another example of how the university and UGA Extension work closely together to provide timely and pivotal information to Georgia farmers.“All of our county Extension agents are helping producers in their counties make management decisions every day to increase profitability. When we work with the (UGA) Small Business Development Center, we can take that to another level, as far as the business management side of things,” Johnson said. “With crop prices being what they are these days, producers need to maximize every bit of profitability they can.” read more
“As it was announced a couple of weeks ago, we are looking to obtain the restricted category classification from the FAA, so that we can fly our Puma over the Arctic, and then look for oil leaks, study wild life and the coast,” he said. “Currently we are providing services to the military, border patrol, firefighters, and the police,” Jason Rittenhour stated, an Applied Research Associates engineer who added that there is special interest in SWAT teams so they can have an aerial view of what they want. Operators must request an experimental navigation certificate in order to fly one, excluding the transport of people or goods in exchange for payment, but it “allows operations for research and development, flight and sale demonstrations and crew training,” according to the FAA. However, the process to authorize further commercial use of drones is moving slower than technology, since the FAA has not designed policies aimed at protecting the privacy of U.S. citizens. The exhibition held at the Washington Convention Center, displayed not only several unmanned planes and helicopters, but also aerial devices, autonomous submarines, and other remote control devices. Manufacturers emphasized that the vehicles they design for military use can be readapted to be used in a civilian environment. Drones can be used to find lost hikers in the woods, examine crops, deal with wild animals, spray vineyards, distribute medicine, for oil exploration, to examine power lines, and even for deliveries. These aircraft have several advantages: they are less expensive than manned aircraft, they can be sent to dangerous missions without putting a crew at risk, and have potential beyond the military field. Considering the amount of unmanned aerial vehicles displayed at a recent international exhibition in Washington, the so-called “drones” are here to stay, but their wider application in the commercial sector is impeded due to the lack of regulation. This is what AeroVironment is planning to do with its popular drone Puma, according to Davod Heidel, the company’s head of marketing. Congress could consider a bill to stop the process until the FAA files a report about potential privacy issues related to the use of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles have already proved to be effective within the military scope, and they would be very useful in civil life, but there are no regulations for commercial use. By Dialogo September 05, 2013 The main obstacle in the use of civil unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S. is the lack of regulation. The institution in charge, the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), only allows restricted use of drones in low-traffic areas, such as Alaska. Meanwhile, manufacturers will still rely on military and police agencies’ purchases. read more
15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You’d have to be the Loch Ness Monster hiding in the depths of its dark Scottish lake not to know that Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union/Aggieland Credit Union has recently launched an Apple Watch banking app. The news has permeated every industry publication and then some. Totally bucking the traditional credit-union-wait-and-see practice, Greater TEXAS went all in with this progressive move to attract the area’s massive college student crowd: University of Texas and Texas A&M.To get the inside scoop on the who, what, why, when, where, and how of this news-making launch, we invited Greater TEXAS’ Vice President of Marketing Brandy Conway. Brandy not only answered those questions but also provided us with the apps features and functionality and where this technology is headed. Pretty cool story and glad to see credit unions leading the way on this one. Enjoy!Visit:gtfcu.org continue reading » read more
Last month I got elected to the Town Assembly of Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. I never dreamed I would get involved in politics. In fact, I hate politics. So what compelled me to run? I care about this little town and in the 10 years I’ve owned a home here have watched it slowly decline. Cochiti Lake has the distinction of being the only town of its kind in all of the United States.It was a new concept, unprecedented anywhere in Indian Country – a private investment for development of a town on reservation land, with its own government. The residents would agree to a 99-year land lease that began in the late 1970’s. Although the original plan was for a population of 40,000, the company that was hired to develop it went bankrupt and the “project” was discontinued with the Town of Cochiti Lake having a population around 500 people.We live 30 miles from the nearest grocery store (Santa Fe) but we have a gas station, golf course, library, Volunteer FIRE/EMS, a campground, lake and abundant hiking trails. The nickname is “Heaven with a Zip Code.” But it has stopped looking so heavenly.The town was built to be a “retirement community” consequently the average age of a resident is around 60. No one will likely ever say they were born and raised in Cochiti Lake. And therein lies the problem. As we are now on the backside of the 99-year lease and many residents are retired and seeing their own end of the road, many have stopped caring. The Town Hall is crumbling, the Community Garden neglected and of course, no one wants to raise the town tax to pay for improvements. That’s why I’m volunteering some time to convince the residents that there is a future here and we owe it to the next residents to keep this a wonderful place to live. It’s going to mean some cooperation and collaboration.Credit unions are 108 years into their story and I’m seeing an eerily similar situation. There’s an inordinate amount of CEOs retiring in the next 5 years and I see many that have stopped caring. They are not grooming the next generation to take over, but rather merging their credit unions and in some cases getting very large retirement payouts as a reward for merging.I began working full time with NACUSO one year ago and in that time have met the “cool kids.” The credit union CEOs with a cooperative heart and a great business mind. There is no better combination in my opinion. Rather than trying to be all things to all people, CUSO contributors get that there is power in collaboration. You can act like a big credit union without the expense or operational headaches. You can gain economies of scale without going through the disruption of a merger.This year at the NACUSO Network Conference we honored some of the best examples of Innovation and Collaboration.The winner of the CU of the Year Collaboration & Innovation Award were two credit unions, who despite being competitors located just a mile from each other in the same market, serving the same membership, decided to collaborate for the benefit of all of their members, and are delivering exceptional value to their members … the two credit unions are ORNL FCU and Y-12 FCU. The winner of the CU of the Year Leading Edge Innovation Award was recognized for investing in and leading innovation for their members and the industry – Denali FCU has been a true leader in developing innovative new CUSO collaborations that not only benefit their members but the entire industry, through such collaborative innovation as OnApproach and Deep Future Analytics.And finally $30 million Element Federal Credit Union, Charleston, W.Va., received the 2017 Credit Union of the Year CUSO Leverage Award for setting the bar on how to use CUSO collaborations to lower costs; provide expanded products and services it would be difficult for the CU to provide on its own; and create value for members through collaboration. CEO and Chief Innovator Linda Bodie uses 7 CUSOs and in our spotlight interview earlier this year said,“You can’t look at running a credit union like it’s 1980. Small credit unions could kick some serious butt with a new model. Consolidate all the back office, compliance and other standard business functions. Allow a centralized management team to oversee multiple credit unions. You’ll have the expertise, the uniqueness, the pooling of resources, the fun and everything you need to serve your members and to serve them in a very custom way. Today, there is no reason for any credit union to merge if they don’t want to merge.”When I was “campaigning” to be on the assembly, we had one Town Hall “meet the candidates” event. I had to give a speech and my closing remark was “You know how you never wash a rental car? I think many residents look at this town as a rental car. But it’s sacred land and we are honored guests and I for one am going to continue to work hard to restore “Heaven with a Zip Code” as the mantra for the town I am proud to call my home.Credit unions have been “my work family” for 37 years now, and I’m proud at this stage in my career to work alongside the folks at NACUSO.Credit unions and the Town of Cochiti Lake are not going down on my watch. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details read more
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