Adjunct Faculty for Biology **pooled position**

first_imgJob Responsibilities:The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seekingapplicants for pooled adjunct faculty position in The Department ofBiology for the fall and spring semesters. Duties primarily includeteaching college undergraduate courses in General Biology and/orHuman Anatomy & Physiology.Minimum Qualifications:Applicants should have a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Biology ora closely related field; with a minimum of 18 credit hours ingraduate-level biology courses.Preferred Qualifications:Previous teaching experience.Please contact John E. Weinstein by phone at: 843-953-7796, or byemail at: [email protected] any questions or further info.Advertised: Nov 26 2019 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close:last_img

Oxford residents object to “Studentification”

first_imgResidents are calling on Brookes to reduce the number of students living in privately owned properties and to build new facilities further outside of the city centre. Some suggest Brookes should employ night-time wardens in order to control anti-social behaviour and discourage students from bringing cars to Oxford.Cllr Williams argues the Universities should “help disperse the student population more evenly across the City” and urges students and locals alike to “work together to avoid a Town and Gown divide.”The residents’ meeting followed the rejection of Brooks’ plans to expand and modernise their Gipsy Lane Campus.The scheme was halted when Oxford City councillors voted 20 – 13 against the £150 million redevelopment of the site, despite planning officers giving the scheme the go-ahead for approval. The rejection was a surprise victory for local residents.Mills said the expansion plans went against the “interests of the local community” and added that Brookes has been “riding roughshod over concerns of local residents for years.”Cllr Williams, himself a graduate of Brookes University, was pleased the redevelopment was thrown out, claiming the new building would have been “massive and overbearing”. He said Brookes needs a building “that has a ‘wow’ factor, something to be proud of. Architecture speaks volumes about what goes on inside…what is needed is something that says…This is a first class world renowned University.”Brookes were disappointed that the plans fell through. Paul Large, Acting Registrar of Oxford Brookes University, said Brookes had “listened to residents’ complaints carefully” since planning began in 2005 and that following the decision made by city councillors, Brookes would now consider its “next course of action.” Oxford Brookes is trying to replace old buildings from the 50s and 60s and consider it “very important that our facilities match our reputation as a leading university.” Eorann Lean, OUSU VP for Charities and Community, said, “The solution to ‘studentification’ is to not think of it like that. It’s important that students are integrated into the community and treated as residents of Oxford, with the same responsibilities to put their bins out on time and warn neighbours about parties beforehand rather than a separate group… There are some bad neighbours that happen to be students, but there are also bad neighbours who aren’t.” She added, “The most effective way of improving relations is simply to get to know your neighbours.”Oxford students living in the local community are often detached from the local life around them. One Oxford student living in the Cowley area admitted, “We don’t know our neighbours and have nothing to do with the local community.” However, some students volunteer for local schools and charities, such as Jacari.Jake Leeper, a student living in Jericho, said, “I think it’s a shame that it’s often only the bad aspects of student behaviour that get recognised. There are already hundreds of students who volunteer in Oxford and who realise that they’re not just University students but are part of an Oxford community instead. Their volunteering helps to create a positive view of Oxford students and I think that it’s important that community volunteering continues to grow so that Oxford’s residents can see that students care about the city that they live in.”Many residents consider student exploitation by landlords a contributing factor to making areas of Oxford appear run-down. Councillor David Williams claims some property owners are “only interested in packing in as many as possible and doing as few repairs as they must.”Most of the residents’ complaints were directed towards Brookes students. There are fewer Oxford students living in rented accommodation in the area and many Oxford students living out are housed in accommodation owned by colleges, meaning local residents have a point of contact in case of disturbances. Oxford residents gathered last week to call for a halt to the rise of “student ghettos” in the city.Several residents’ associations from across Oxford met at All Saints Church in Headington, where together they called on the Universities, the city and county councils and Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust to join together to fight the problem of “studentification”.Residents complained that students are noisy, host loud parties, throw up on the street and even occasionally have sex on the bonnets of cars. Stephanie Jenkins of the Central North Headington Residents’ Association claims the late night noise caused by students “destroys people’s sanity”.Students were further criticised for failing to maintain cleanliness of their surroundings. Jenkins said, “The heaps of student rubbish everywhere are the one thing that depresses everyone, even if they don’t live near students.” Parking also poses a serious problem to residents as students park on residential streets and fail to move their cars for weeks on end.Elizabeth Mills, chairman elect of the Divinity Road Area Residents’ Association, said many long-term residents in East Oxford feel they are living in “studentified ghettos”, where they are a small minority. Mills claims only eight houses on Divinity Road are occupied by full-term residents.In response to residents’ complaints about “studentification”, Dr Anne Gwinnett, Director of Corporate Affairs at Oxford Brookes University, who also chairs residents’ meetings held in the Headington area said, “Oxford Brookes is aware that some residents have a number of concerns linked to the impact of students in the community and is keen to work with those residents to clarify issues.” She said Brookes wants to “ensure our students make a positive contribution to their communities.” Oxford City Council and Oxford University have not taken the opportunity to comment.last_img read more

FSA proposes saturated fat targets for savouries

first_imgSavoury snacks, including meat pies and pastries, are the focus of a new consultation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Launched this week, it is the second of two consultations on the reduction of saturated fat and calories in foods.The first, which launched in July and closed in November, covered biscuits, cakes, sweet pastries and buns.Among the new recommendations is the reduction of the saturated fat content of pastry, used in pies and pastries by at least 10% by the end of 2012, compared to the highest level in the product during 2008. There is also a recommendation for businesses to develop their own internal targets to reduce the saturated fat content of the fillings of pies and pastries on a case-by-case basis.Both reductions should be accompanied by a calorie reduction unless a technical case can be made that it is not achievable, said the FSA.It is also consulting on recommendations to increase the promotion of reduced/low-fat options. “However, EU regulations will make it harder for companies to make nutrition claims from January 2010 – and may prevent them from rising to the FSA’s challenge on marketing,” commented Julian Hunt, director of communications, Food and Drink Federation. The FSA’s consultation closes on 9 March 2010. To download the document go to: tinyurl.com/yas35uflast_img read more

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

first_imgThe Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.The bakery, which produces and delivers artisan breads, pastries and lunch items from its depot in Sheffield, has introduced the vehicle to provide fresh products to its clients in an economical and environmentally friendly way.Owner Ben Smith said: “We were thinking about purchasing a vehicle for a while and had been waiting for a model that matched our specifications.“We liked the idea of not having to spend on diesel, knowing that, going forward, it would be a great PR angle for the company. Wherever economic and environmental decisions go hand in hand, we’d always do it and this was an easy win with benefits all round.”Grant for plug-in car or vanSouth Yorkshire’s Electric Vehicle Project runs until 31 March and offers businesses a grant of up to £10,500 for the flexible lease of a plug-in van, or £7,500 for a plug-in car for up to 48 months.Smith added: “We work with food waste charities and are getting much more efficient with regards to recycling, so an electric vehicle really is the logical next step in the company’s evolution.”An additional grant of £500 towards the cost of installing a workplace charging point is also available. The scheme has delivered 16 electric vehicles to businesses across the region.last_img read more

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

first_imgGlobal bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.The latest addition to the Brussels-founded chain, and the firm’s second site in Ireland, opened to customers on 10 May.The firm’s organic bread — made from its home-brewed levain — will also be sold in-store, as well as its array of vegan bakes.Le Pain Quotidien Dublin will be serving the café’s new spring menu, including vegan dishes such as its maple quinoa porridge and spring tartine.The latest site covers over 243sq m and can cater for up to 104 diners. The interiors and fittings have been sourced from reclaimed materials, while the furniture — including communal dining tables — is handmade from recycled timber.last_img

Photos! Laura Linney Meets Side Show’s Emily Padgett & Erin Davie

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Side Show Laura Linney went to the circus on October 30, 2014! The three-time Oscar and three-time Tony nominee checked out a preview performance of the new revamped Broadway revival of Side Show, starring Emily Padgett and Erin Davie as real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. After the show, Linney headed backstage to meet Padgett and Davie in person and pose for photos with the headliners. Check out this Hot Shot of Linney’s visit to Side Show, then catch the new production at the St. James Theatre! Related Shows View Commentslast_img

Junglas: The Narcos’ Worst Nightmare

first_img WE NEED THEM URGENTLY IN ARGENTINA, EVEN THOUGH THEY WOULDN’T LET THEM IN. THE “KINGPINS” HAVE POLITICAL POWER, THIS IS A VERY PROFITABLE BUSINESS FOR THE “VULTURES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS”. It’s scary to find out what’s going on in the world through your network, which is very good Congratulations for having so much courage. May God bless you always. They are definitely the best. THE JUNGLE COMMANDOES OF THE COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE do honor to their slogan “HONOR AND GLORY FOREVER” Thank you woman greetings to you too from one of the commandos It is 37 degrees Celsius under a cloudless sky in Los Pijaos; the sun’s rays beat down as sweat trickles down the faces of a group of policemen that are training in a fast-rope descent exercise. Fully armed, dressed in combat uniforms and wearing thick, black gloves they hurry up a 60-foot tower to then bring themselves down as fast as they can, keeping in check all the security measures and proper procedures their U.S. Army Special Forces counterparts have been teaching them for the last hour. Among mountains, plains and ravines bordering the Coello River, they are practicing some of the tactics used during the stealthy interdiction operations that this elite Colombian police force is known for. The Counter-narcotics Jungla Company is a select Special Operations force known for flying over Colombia’s thick jungles in the middle of the night, in search of clandestine cocaine processing laboratories owned and operated by illegal armed groups of narco-terrorists, such as the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. As what can be best described as a militarized police unit, the Junglas airmobile narcotics interdiction commando is the operational arm of the Colombian National Police (CNP), and falls under its Antinarcotics Directorate (DIRAN). Home base is the 17,001-hectare finca Los Pijaos, a natural fort-like structure located deep in the heart of Colombia, where the CNP’s National Training and Police Operations School headquarters –CENOP, was established in 2008. “Our country’s unique circumstances force us to respond to the need for having a militarized police force”, said Police Colonel Jorge Luis Ramírez Aragón, CENOP base commander, during a visit by Diálogo to what’s known as the “fort.” CNP launched the first national Jungla course in 1989, with support from the United States and the United Kingdom’s Special Air Service, part of the British Special Forces. The course lasted six months, and taught the group of specially selected Police members the skills needed to survive for a week alone in the jungle, among other tactics. Nowadays, the training focuses on dismounted patrolling, night operations, medical trauma management, designated marksmanship, close-quarters combat, airmobile missions, counter-Improvised Explosive Device operations, and capturing High-Value Targets (HVTs) –all of them skills that are put to the test during their signature interdiction missions. The basic Jungla Commando course lasts 18 weeks and a typical day’s activities may include conducting raids to capture HVTs, or destroying or seizing processing labs, narcotics caches, and stockpiles of precursor chemicals. Reaching these remote locations involves surreptitious and carefully planned operations for which each member of the unit carries a heavy load of weapons and tools across various kilometers through water, marshes and the Colombian jungle’s extreme heat. Recruits must be active policemen with at least two years in the force before they can be selected to train as a Jungla, a professional opportunity for which police members volunteer and which many view as a calling. The Jungla Training Company First Sergeant, an instructor for the past 20 years, explained to Diálogo, that as instructors, they seek out Jungla trainees that “will not challenge their mission, but look for a solution instead”. As a veteran instructor, the First Sergeant also helps develop the medic course for advanced Junglas, including rural tactical operations in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, the Amazon and the Cauca region. Following the intense training of the basic course, Junglas then move on to more specialized and advanced courses in a field of their choice. The Junglas table of organization and equipment calls for over 600 policemen in three companies: Facatativá, on the outskirts of Bogotá; Santa Marta, on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, and Tuluá, in the east, in addition to 65 instructors based at the CNP training center in Pijaos. Within each Jungla company there are three platoon-sized elements, each comprised of squad-sized elements of 10 members, each of whom carries a 35-to-45-lb. load of equipment on each of their heliported missions, and has a very specific role. Working off intelligence packets provided by the DIRAN intelligence directorate, they are positioned strategically to work as a mobile assault assembly line of sorts, where each member is of vital importance to the rest of the team, but has independent responsibilities from the rest. Throughout the years, the skills and strengths developed by this group has resulted in a decreased availability of drugs and the capture of numerous narco-terrorists wanted in Colombia. In April 2009, for example, special reconnaissance teams of Junglas and members of the CNP’s intelligence directorate captured Daniel “Don Mario” Rendón Herrera, one of Colombia’s most wanted narco-trafficker at the time. And in 2011, DIRAN destroyed 813 coca base production facilities, as well as 100 cocaine hydrochloride labs, in which cocaine paste or cocaine base is manufactured into the crystal form of cocaine that is most commonly sold illicitly. Beyond Colombia’s Jungle Since 1994, there have been 23 national courses, 10 international courses and 10 courses for instructors only, all of which have included the participation of the security forces of 19 countries. Since 2009 alone, over 1,500 international students have been trained by the CNP, many at the CENOP base, and over 8,000 by mobile instructor teams outside of Colombia. Each class begins with anywhere from 70 to 110 students, and has an average graduation rate of about 70 percent, according to Mayor Carlos Reyes, commander of the Jungla Instructor Company. Maj. Reyes told Diálogo that because of its unique history and experience, the CNP has collaborated to improve Latin American counter-narcotics operations and other law enforcement actions against crime throughout the hemisphere. “CNP is the world’s Jungla [soldiers] factory…” said Col. Ramírez Aragón. By Dialogo October 01, 2012last_img read more

Postal banking could be a disaster

first_imgby: Charles LaneWith President Barack Obama’s strong support, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a regulatory crackdown on payday lending, the short-term, high-cost loans that lower-income people use to cope with cash crunches — at the risk, critics say, of trapping themselves in a cycle of unpayable debt.The question is, what’s the practical alternative? Payday lending is a $50 billion per year business because there’s a demand for it. People who can’t get quick cash from a storefront operator might turn to loan sharks, and nobody wants that.To many progressives, including the bane of payday lenders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at least part of the solution is to turn the U.S. Postal Service into a financial institution, with the authority to provide small-dollar loans at reasonable rates — as well as an array of other services, including savings accounts. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Village of Endicott residents could soon see lower energy costs, all while going green

first_imgBy switching to solar energy, residents could see an eight to ten percent savings. You also won’t have to put solar panels on your home. “People don’t have to do anything different, you just have to connect to it,” said Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson. According to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, using solar power instead of fossil fuels helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other pollutants in the air. By diversifying ventures into clean energy production, it’s all part of a plan for Endicott to become a hub for clean energy. Officials are looking at a possible solar farm for the village. The move would cut costs for not only residents but also for village operations. This latest project on solar energy is in an effort to branch out Endicott’s economic capabilities. “[We can] save the taxpayers money because this is going to save on our electric that we pay for the wastewater, the airport,” said Jackson. center_img (WBNG) — Village of Endicott leaders say they want Endicott to be a clean energy capital. In an effort to go green, officials say they may have found a way to reduce energy waste and your energy bill. “We had everything into IBM. IBM left and we died. Solar is just another different direction we can go in,” said Jackson. Endicott Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman is meeting with solar energy companies this week to discuss the project and how it will move forward.last_img read more