Network/Systems Engineer   
MA-Boston, Network/Systems Engineer Network/Systems Engineer One of our clients, a financial services firm in Boston, is looking to bring on a Network and Systems Engineer. This Engineer will work primarily to integrate and manage the company's new network and system infrastructure. If you meet the following requirements and are interested in this role, please respond by submitting a copy of your resume toda
          AWS Dev/Ops Engineer   
MA-Boston, AWS Dev/Ops Engineer AWS Dev/Ops Engineer Are you passionate about developing powerful cloud-based security? Our client in Waltham, MA is seeking an AWS Dev/Ops Engineer to support and improve their revolutionary products! Come be a valued team member and share your ideas- apply today with a copy of your resume! Responsibilities: Automating AWS deployment Ensuring cloud architecture meets each pro
          Project Manager   
MA-Boston, Project Manager Project Manager A private equity firm headquartered in Boston is looking to add a Project Manager to their team. This PM will be responsible for the implementation of Lean Six Sigma programs and projects. If you would like to be considered for this position, submit your resume today! Responsibilities Collaborating with leadership to review project proposals and determining their go
          Sr. Microstrategy Developer   
MA-Boston, Sr. Microstrategy Developer Senior Microstrategy Developer A private equity firm headquartered in Boston is looking to hire a Senior Microstrategy Developer to join their team. If you have experience with Microstrategy architecture, submit your resume today! Responsibilities Developing intricate dashboards and reports that are visually appealing Creating complex report objects using free form SQL
          'Kau siapa nak masuk campur hal rumah tangga aku? Dahlah tak pakai tudung!'   
SEPANG, SELANGOR - "Hal rumah tangga jangan dibawa ke tempat awam, malu orang tengok" demikian kata netizen selepas membaca perkongsian dari Suri Kempe yang dimuat naik jam 6.49 petang semalam.

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Dalam kejadian yang berlaku di KLIA, Suri dan rakannya ternampak seorang lelaki sedang mengasari isterinya. Niat Suri mahu membantu menenangkan keadaan, namun dia pula dimarahi lelaki terbabit.

So this happened as Zuly and I tried to catch the train back from KLIA today. We walked down the escalators and as we came down the final one towards to end of the hallway, I saw some guy pushing and shoving who I presumed to either be his girlfriend or wife repeatedly. She managed to escape his grasp and he was about to go after her:

Me: "Eh, tolong jangan nak belasah-belasah girlfriend."

As*hole: "Eh, itu isteri saya!" (as if that made it all ok!)

Me: "Ha, kalau isteri lagilah jangan pukul macam gitu. Dah kenapa?"

As*hole: "Apa masalah sekarang ni?" (trying to get in my face and puffing his chest)
Meanwhile, his friend who is standing behind several pieces of luggage on the side keeps telling me to not to get involved.

Me: "Eh, kalau dia nak pukul bini dia macam ni, bukan saja masalah saya, tetapi masalah semua orang kat sini. Boleh aje saya report."

As*hole: "Report? Report ah!!! Bitch! Jangan nak masuk campur hal saya."

Wife comes along and tries to apologize for her husband's behavior. After she assured me she was okay, suddenly the asshole yells,

"Kau ni siapa nak masuk campur hal aku? Dahlah tak pakai tudung!!"

I was walking away at this point, but when he yelled that out I turned around, and yelled back.

"Hey! Lelaki melayu dayus, dahlah pukul bini and mulut macam sial. Ada hati nak kutuk saya tak pakai tudung? Inilah masalahnya kalau dah bodoh!" and I turn and walk away.

Of course, the stupid name calling doesn't stop and I can hear him cussing in the background. When I finally remembered that it would make sense to take a picture of him, I was already behind the turnstile. But whenever I pointed the phone towards him, he would attempt to hide behind someone. And flick me off on the side.

Sementara itu di media sosial, netizen memuji tindakan Suri yang cuba melindungi wanita berkenaan dari terus dikasari lelaki dayus itu.

"Itulah yang sepatutnya dilakukan oleh orang awam apabila ternampak kejadian seperti ini walaupun ramai yang akan bersikap seperti lelaki dayus itu, tak nak campur urusan rumah tangga orang lain.

"Lelaki yang jerit tak pakai tudung tu memang tak ada modal lain. Otak singkat, perangai hodoh," kata Rohana.
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          Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem   
Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem

Tras las dos primeras rondas disputadas en Volterra (Italia) y Columbus (Estados Unidos), la tercera cita de la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator 2017 convirtió las calles de Waregem (en Bélgica) en escenario de otra trepidante carrera urbana sobre bicicletas de montaña. Simon Gegenheimer y Lizzy Witlox se subieron al escalón más alto del podio en la manga final eliminatoria de sus respectivas categorías, con el español Alberto Mingorance ascendiendo hasta el primer puesto de la general masculina tras obtener la cuarta posición en la parada belga. Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem.

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          RATINGS: Llegaste Tú, Función Estelar, Me Robó Mi Vida, Ahí está la verdad | jueves 29 de junio   
La telenovela turca Llegaste Tú por Telemundo PR se consolidó anoche como la producción más vista de 7:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m., al obtener una puntuación de 19.6 en Hogares y 8.0 en Mujeres 18-49. Su competencia directa, por Wapa TV, lo fue Función...

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          Wapa TV anuncia fecha y hora de estreno de varias series   
Wapa Televisión anunció hoy viernes que a partir del próximo lunes 3 de julio transmitirá "varias series norteamericanas que han sido muy exitosas, así como nuevas temporadas de sus favoritas". Tal es el caso de Designated Survivor, que se...

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          RATINGS: Llegaste Tú, Función Estelar, Me Robó Mi Vida, El Remix | miércoles 28 de junio   
¡Qué noche... la de anoche! Ayer miércoles, dos de los principales canales del país, Wapa TV y Telemundo Puerto Rico, se vieron envueltos en una lucha de "quitate tú pa´ ponerme yo", en la tabla Hogares, según datos de la firma Nielsen. Por el...

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          Telemundo PR estrenará nueva temporada de "Sin senos sí hay paraíso" el 31 de julio   
Telemundo Puerto Rico dio a conocer que la nueva temporada de "Sin senos sí hay paraíso", protagonizada por Carmen Villalobos, estrenará en la Isla el lunes, 31 de julio en el horario de la 1:00 de la tarde. De este modo, la producción, que trae de...

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          "Estos Dos Sin Frenos" inicia nueva etapa con la visita de Denise Quiñones   
José ´El Negro´ Figueroa y Víctor Santiago están listos para su nueva encomienda los domingos en la noche. Y es que el programa "Estos Dos Sin Frenos", que se emitía los lunes a las 10:00 p.m., ahora llegará los domingos a la misma hora por...

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          Se revela fecha de estreno del programa "Gran Oportunidad" ¡Lo nuevo de Telemundo!   
El nuevo programa de concursos y talento de la Cadena Telemundo, "Gran Oportunidad", ya tiene fecha de estreno en Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico. El show, que será conducido por Raúl González, iniciará el domingo, 30 de julio. En Estados Unidos se...

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          The Pet Parade Blog Hop #202 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou   

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          ▷▶ High Salary Positions / Full benefits/ Nationwide◁◀   

 

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          SMU Summer English Camp   

SMU (SangMyeong University) Summer English Camp / Seoul Club Summer English Camp is looking for experienced teachers to join our fun camp!

 

Camp Date: Seoul Club July 17 ~ 4 Aug, 2017 / SMU July 24 ~ Aug. 4, 2017

Orientation: July 15 & July 19

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Teaching hour : Mon ~ Fri (9:20 am ~ 4:35 pm)

Location: Seoul Club (Jangchoong-dong, Seoul) / SMU (SangMyeong Univ., Seoul)

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          15Jobs Afterschool,FT,PT, Daejeon Busan Sejong Changwon Suwon Incheon Osan Ilsan   

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          Price Drop: BeatS (AI1 Edition) - Royalty-Free Instrumentals of Various Genres   
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BeatS is a collection of Hip-Hop, R&B/Pop, Reggaeton, Afro-Pop/Kwaito and Christmas BeatS All-In-One. BeatS was put together by extraordinary people with vast music industry experience who have a great appreciation for music and pay attention to detail. In addition, these individuals appreciate the need for world-class instrumentals for professional record making hence this app. All BeatS where produced using cutting-edge sequencing software alongside live session musicians and also using high quality grade samples. Ultimately, BeatS is your pocket-sized Beat Dispenser for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Features Download BeatS • It has never been easier and effortless to kickstart your music career or better yet impress your friends with Chart-Topping Quality BeatS. Preview BeatS • Audition BeatS before you purchase to find the Beat that resonates and fits with your needs and style. Transfer BeatS via E-mail or Itunes Filesharing • Transfer your BeatS to your e-mail or use iTunes Filesharing to transfer them to your Desktop and get ready to lay vocals. Auto-Resume Beat Downloads • BeatS Auto-magically resume incomplete Beat Downloads so you have more time to focus on your craft and downloads two BeatS simultaneously. Support Portrait and Landscape Device Orientation • BeatS adjusts itself to suit your preferred orientation by supporting the appropriate orientation. Get Help • When you are stuck or thing seem fuzzy get in touch with us immediately fro...
          NEWS: Petition seeks air link between Arviat, Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba   
It may seem illogical to fly north to head south—but that’s what people who live in the central Nunavut town of Arviat must do in order to travel to Winnipeg in Manitoba. And they tired of the long travel-time and delays due to transferring to southern flights in Rankin Inlet. That’s why hundreds of people in Arviat have signed a petition that asks for Calm Air International, the only airline that serves their community of roughly 3,000, to resume flights from Arviat to Churchill, Man., which
          Create File Dialog with 'Open from vault' capability using VBA   

Hey guys,

 

I developed a program for the company I work for to export a formatted bill of materials from an Inventor assembly file. Currently, I have a 'Use active assembly' option and also a 'Browse for file' option. Unfortunately, when you browse for assemblies, the file dialog can only look for local files. In the program, I current use Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker) for creating the file dialog. I recently found a chunk of code that launches an Open file dialog that looks exactly like the one you get when pressing Open from the GUI. The only problem is that the little Open from Vault commandbutton is not on the VBA launched, Inventor style, file dialog. Is there a way to mimic what is launched from the GUI. I basically want to give the users the ability to open assemblies from the Vault that are not on their workspace.

 

Here is the code I found:

Public Sub TestFileDialog()

    'Inventor style open dialog
    
    
    'Create a new FileDialog object.
    Dim oFileDlg As FileDialog
    Call ThisApplication.CreateFileDialog(oFileDlg)
    
    ' Define the filter to select part and assembly files or any file.
    oFileDlg.Filter = "Inventor Files(*.iam;*.ipt)|*.iam;*.ipt|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
    
    
    ' Define the part and assembly files filter to be the default filter.
    oFileDlg.FilterIndex = 1
    
    ' Set the title for the dialog.
    oFileDlg.DialogTitle = "Open File Test"
    
    ' Set the initial directory that will be displayed in the dialog.
    oFileDlg.InitialDirectory = "C:\Temp"
        
    'Set the flag so an error will be raised if the user clicks the Cancel button.
    oFileDlg.CancelError = True

    ' Show the open dialog.  The same procedure is also used for the Save dialog.
    ' The commented code can be used for the Save dialog.
    On Error Resume Next
    oFileDlg.ShowOpen
    'oFileDlg.ShowSave
    
    ' If an error was raised, the user clicked cancel, otherwise display the filename.
    If Err Then
        MsgBox "User cancelled out of Dialog"
    ElseIf oFileDlg.Filename <> "" Then
        MsgBox "File " & oFileDlg.Filename & " was selected."
    End If
End Sub

Is there a property that can be set so the Open from Vault commandbutton appears on the file dialog?

 

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rafael Colon

Abtex Inc.

 


          NEWS: What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from June 18 to June 25   
News about the June 18 tsunami along Greenland’s northwestern coast, which left four people missing and presumed dead and devastated the village of Nuugaatsiaq, population about 100, continued to attract the greatest number of readers on Nunatsiaqonline.ca during the past week. The tsunami’s impact continued to make itself felt June 21, National Day in Greenland, usually a day for celebrating, but this year people in were still in shock over the tsunami. Then, on June 23, saying he wished
          Sony to start pressing vinyl records again for first time in three decades   

Originally published by The Vinyl Factory. New pressing plant set to open in Japan. Sony Music will resume pressing vinyl records for the first time in almost thirty years, when it opens a new plant in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture in March 2018. Picking up where it left off in 1989, when Sony ceased in-house domestic vinyl […]

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          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


          Comentario en RemoteStash, directorio de recursos útiles gratuitos para quienes trabajan en forma remota por Resumen semanal del mundo de las startups del 30 de junio de 2017 | Gowlook   
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          10 conseils pour des soldes éco-responsables   
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes

Les réductions sont toutes plus alléchantes les unes que les autres. À prix cassé, on est tenté d'acheter plus. Mais pourquoi se précipiter ? Pendant les soldes, on peut aussi faire des achats réfléchis et éco-responsables.

Les vitrines des magasins affichent jusqu'à -70 %. Pendant les soldes, tout est mis en œuvre pour attirer le chaland. D’autant que cet hiver, les stocks sont plus importants que les années précédentes1. Ce sont surtout les vêtements qui attirent le plus les consommateurs, mais aussi les appareils électriques et électroniques, l’ameublement, les produits cosmétiques et d'hygiène...2

Comment concilier bonnes affaires et éco-consommation ?

Craquer à la seconde sur tout ce qui passe devant les yeux n'est bien sûr pas très écologique. Mais on peut très bien faire la chasse aux bonnes affaires tout en gardant une place à l’éco-consommation

Quelques gestes simples pendant les soldes

1 - Prendre le temps de faire le tri.

On jette un oeil dans ses armoires et dans son électro pour identifier ses besoins, afin d'éviter des achats impulsifs et inutiles.

2 - Faire une liste des objets nécessaires.

On la rédige évidemment avant d'aller faire du shopping. Et on essaye de s'y tenir !

3 - Penser aux alternatives à un nouvel achat.

La récup’, le réemploi permettent de faire des bonnes affaires toute l'année. Les électroménagers ElectroRev sont vendus au tiers du prix neuf, révisés et garantis un an par des magasins travaillant en économie sociale. On peut aussi penser aux donneries, au troc... S'il s'agit de remplacer un appareil cassé, penser d'abord à la réparation, en participant par exemple à un Repair Café.

4 - Faire du repérage pour se donner le temps de réfléchir.

Pendant les soldes, attendre avant d’acheter peut faire rater une occasion. Pour éviter la frustration, s’informer sur les produits disponibles avant que les soldes ne commencent (ou au début de celles-ci) donne le temps de se renseigner et de faire des achats plus réfléchis.

5 - Essayer vêtements et chaussures.

Beaucoup d'articles soldés ne sont ni repris, ni échangés. On évitera de se trouver avec des articles qui ne conviennent finalement pas.

6 - Projeter ses achats dans la vie de tous les jours.

« Quand l'utiliser ? », « À quelle occasion et avec quoi le porter ? », « Est-il facile d'utilisation et d'entretien ? »... Un article très original à -50 % devient vite un achat de trop s'il est relégué au fond de l’armoire.

7 - Privilégier la qualité.

L’important est l’objet que l’on achète, pas d’obtenir la meilleure réduction possible ! Mieux vaut acheter un produit un peu plus cher qui durera longtemps qu’un produit bon marché qui finira vite à la poubelle. Ce sont de bonnes affaires sur le long terme !

8 - Vérifier les labels et les étiquettes.

Sur les vêtements, qu’il s’agisse de jeans, de vêtements de plein air ou autres, les labels identifient des textiles écologiques et équitables. Le site d'achAct permet aussi de vérifier l’engagement des marques concernant le respect des droits des travailleurs. Côté électros, on peut aussi repérer les appareils plus écologiques grâce à leur étiquette et leurs labels. Et Topten.be repère les appareils efficaces et peu énergivores.

9 - Regrouper ses achats en ligne.

Si on fait son shopping sur Internet, préférer patienter un peu plus longtemps et se faire livrer tous ses articles en une livraison. On évite aussi de renvoyer ses colis.

10 - Optimiser ses trajets.

Si on opte pour les soldes en magasin, on peut s’organiser une journée shopping à plusieurs, en famille ou entre amis. Cela permet d’adoucir sa mobilité mais aussi de recevoir un avis sur ses coups de cœur avant d'acheter, et de partager des bons moments.

 

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          Salesforce Application Development Manager   
MD-Gaithersburg, I have a full time job opportunity in Gaithersburg, MD that is looking for a Salesforce Development Manager. Please see the job description below and let me know if you have any questions. Please send your resume in Word format. Responsibilities: Manage, prioritize and direct the work of the Applications Development team to accomplish projects and achieve specified goals Provide technical leadersh
          Product Assembler - TLC Victoria - Victoria, BC   
If you are interested in applying please come down in person with your resume and picture ID to :. Reading instructions and interpret for assembly....
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          On IIPM "Shutting Down"   
Recently a friend pointed out that next month would be 10 years since I made a post titled "The Fraud that is IIPM" on my little-read blog. He asked if I planned to make a 10 year anniversary post of sorts. I said I'd think about it. And now comes the news that IIPM is shutting down their campuses.
When I met Rashmi Bansal (who owned JAM whose post I linked to) in Manhattan earlier this year, she mentioned the possibility of something like this happening. She said the relentless bad press is taking its toll and some campuses were being closed even then.
It is difficult to put into words the full range of emotions I feel hearing this news. But the foremost is that this "victory", if you call it that, belongs primarily to people like Rashmi Bansal, Maheshwar Peri, and Anant Nath. They actually WERE sued by that odious company and they fought the legal battle without choosing to take the easy way out. They paid a lot, monetarily and emotionally, to expose the fraud.
I really didn't do too much. I wrote a post linking to a JAM story by Arjun Ravi on a blog that was read by maybe 2-300 people. When IIPM sent me a standard email they sent to threaten all bloggers who wrote against them, I ridiculed it on my blog. And when IIPM sleazily tried to drag my then employer IBM into it, I quit my job.
The "IIM dude quits IBM" factoid made for a catchy headline and the news went viral. Mainly because IIM and IBM are such huge brands. But the development didn't really "harm" me in the way a cursory reading of the headlines might suggest. Yeah, I quit that job, but within hours, I had two dozen interview calls and a few job offers, all of them unsolicited. Let's be honest. I was (am?) a privileged upper caste English speaking male in India with a prime resume painted as some sort of a hero by the media and the blogosphere. I was bound to land on my feet. And I did, really fast.
Eventually, as Arindam said last year to Shivam Vij on a news show, they chose NOT to follow through on their threat to sue me. If they had, I most certainly would've fought the case. Some reputed lawyers had offered their services pro bono if it came to that. And even if I had to do it on my own, I would've. As my mom and wife will tell you, I am very stubborn. smile emoticon
But it didn't happen. So other than the few hours of mild uncertainty after resigning from IBM, I came out of the experience unscathed and more or less smelling of roses. And with this "giant slayer" reputation that has continued since, and which has always made me very uncomfortable.
I took up a well-paying part-time job with IMS at an office 5 minutes from where I lived, making it clear to them that I'd be leaving for a PhD soon. The PhD plan is something I had made way back in my MBA days (in fact my IIML yearbook even mentions it). The IIPM threat just made me advance it to 2006 instead of 2008 when I had originally scheduled it for.
I got into a great PhD program at Penn State, and moved to the US, starting a new chapter of my life. IIPM became just a thing that I'd get emails and text messages about whenever they were in the news because of their latest PR disaster. Yes, I still got an occasional email threatening a lawsuit or an arrest (the last was in 2010 i think), but I just ignored them all and nothing really materialized.
Meanwhile, Rashmi, Maheshwar, Anant, and many wronged and cheated students fought on. They were made to navigate the complex and sometimes corrupt labyrinth of the Indian judicial system, responding to complaints from remote locations like Silchar! They kept the battle going.
So this news today of IIPM essentially shutting shop is their win. They deserve the credit, the kudos, the accolades, and everything else. In 2015, I'm as much of a bystander as the rest of you.

          BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run   

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a "standing O" at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking "A Musical" that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening.

The astounding phenomenon was not a knee-jerk reaction to someone standing up first or any sense of the obligatory. Rather, you could feel the energy moving throughout the house as the number was performed so brilliantly onstage and, if you were paying attention, you could feel it building to the point that audience members simply had to leap to their feet to show their appreciation of a peculiarly American art form, in general, and Something Rotten!, in particular. If you were there, the sense of joie de vivre was palpable from the very first notes of the song and as it was delivered by the remarkable ensemble onstage, the sustained "standing O" only seemed apropos to the moment.

Thoroughly delightful and eminently entertaining, "A Musical" features affectionate nods to some 20 or more legendary musicals, gleefully recalling signature musical motifs from particular songs or lyrics interpolated for maximum impact. If it doesn't make you love musicals at least a little bit more than you did when you walked into the theater, nothing will.

How many times have you experienced something like that? The exhilaration that comes from seeing top-flight actors performing at the very top of their game, the quintessential moment that is the essence of that to which every musical theater creative team aspires. Co-composer - and Nashville's own - Wayne Kirkpatrick, eager to see how his hometown audiences would respond to his first foray into the rarefied world of the Broadway musical, must have been floating on air as the general hubbub of opening night reached its zenith (and remained there) throughout the remainder of the two and a half hours of mirthful merriment and musical effervescence that continued to reverberate throughout the building, sending audiences home on a cloud of pure joy. You really should have been there - it was a night for the history books of musical theater in a city known far and wide for its music.

To put it succinctly: Something Rotten! is a great big hit, the kind of theatrical achievement of showbiz legend and a joyous cavalcade of musical theatre tropes that are rendered herein as if they were something new and unique. Somehow, the highly original show - with Tony Award-nominated music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and his brother Karey Kirkpatrick, and book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and conceived by the Kirkpatrick brothers - manages to bridge the gap between audience members who thrive on such creativity and artistic achievement and those who tend to disdainfully look down their collective nose at such lighter than air, buoyant entertainment.

A witty and whimsical takeoff on Shakespeare - he's portrayed as a rock star of the Renaissance era and as the bane of the existence of the two Bottom brothers, Nigel and Nick, who are the show's primary protagonists - and the struggle of his contemporaries to compete with his prolific and popular works for the theater, Something Rotten! is rather unique in these days of movies turned into musicals and revivals of classic works by the legendary composers and lyricists of Broadway's golden era. And while it calls upon its forebears to provide musical context and literary references, it's a wholly new story that engages its audiences from the very beginning ("Welcome to the Renaissance") all the way through to the show's finale, set appropriately enough in the New World where the idea of a show in which an actor stops speaking long enough to break into song (which, of course, advances the plot and aids in character development - and there's something called a dance break) is sure to take hold.

Along the way, there's enough spectacle and theatrical wizardry - thanks in large part to the production's exquisite aesthetic design which includes vibrant and colorful scenery by Scott Pask, gorgeous, eye-popping costumes by Gregg Barnes, evocative lighting by Jeff Croiter and all the ancillary accoutrement supplied by more of Broadway's very best - to keep the most ardent of musical theater lovers on the edge of their seats. Plus, the ample irreverence and tongue-in-cheek approach to the material ensures that even the freshest of neophytes will discover much to love about Something Rotten!

Directed with his expected aplomb and obvious love for what he's doing by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (his resume includes The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python's Spamalot), who also supplies the tremendous choreography that makes Something Rotten! more exhilarating than one could possibly hope for, the production that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2015 is a love letter to the escapism and sense of wonder that is so much a part of musical theater. If you go to see it, and you certainly should (make no mistake about that), you'll find yourself caught up in the pageantry and pomp of the show to the point that your love of musicals will deepen, your appreciation for the art form heightened by the antics of Nicholaw's superb cast.

With the memorable score, crafted by the brothers Kirkpatrick, and the sharply written book by O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick - which is replete with enough doubles entendre and witty rejoinders to keep your brain whirling throughout - Something Rotten! is sure to one day be considered a musical theater classic on its own astonishing merits, its obvious appreciation of all the remarkable shows that have come before it only underscoring the creative team's love for the very genre it playfully and artfully sends up with its structure.

Led by Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti as Nick and Nigel Bottom, the siblings who find themselves out of the spotlight since the meteoric rise of Shakespeare's (played with sex appeal and bombast by Adam Pascal) star, Nicholaw's talented ensemble bring the show to life with enough energy to power a major metropolitan city! As the two Bottoms struggle to create their own masterpiece (Richard II, plans for which are scrapped when "The Bard" writes his own script about that British monarch after he's already produced Richard III - "Who goes backwards?" Nick implores), we watch their company of actors chew the scenery and act up a veritable storm to bring a new show to life during Elizabethan times. All manner of zany hilarity ensues in the process and McClure and Grisetti keep the action moving along at a fair pace with their commitment to their characters.

Pascal powers his way through the show to leave an indelible mark as The Bard, exuding a sexy sensuality that explains why he's so idolized by his adoring fans. The guy sure knows how to wear a codpiece! His performance of "Will Power," in which he's backed up by four hot boy dancers, serves as the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and his astounding way with words.

While McClure, Grisetti and Pascal definitely have the larger, showier roles in Something Rotten!, they are surrounded by estimable talent in every scene, including the scene-stealing Blake Hammond as Thomas Nostradamus, the soothsaying nephew of the Nostradamus, who foretells of the creation of musical theater; the fey and funny Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, as a light-in-the-loafers Puritan zealot; the stereotype-defying (or should that be "-defining"?) Jeff Brooks as Shylock; the outlandish Joel Newsome as Lord Clapham, the brother's initial patron; and the showstopping Nick Rashad Burroughs as the minstrel who welcomes us to the Renaissance in the show's opening number.

Maggie Lakis is wonderful as Nick Bottom's loyal and devoted wife, Bea, a proto-feminist centuries ahead of her time, and Autumn Hurlburt is ideal as the object of Nigel's ardor, Portia, the daughter of the closeted Puritan who's trying to shut down every theater in town.

Giving ample support throughout are the remaining members of Nicholaw's all-dancing, all-singing ensemble who portray the various and sundry Renaissance regulars who populate the imaginative world in which the Bottoms and Shakespeare vie for prominence. They sing! They dance! They act! - all while being tremendously, heart-stoppingly watchable. Thanks, Something Rotten! for giving us a chorus of gorgeous girls and handsome boys to keep our attention focused where it needs to be.

Brian P. Kennedy conducts the 15-member orchestra with confidence and a sense of theatrical bravado required - nay, demanded - by such onstage antics, which includes some of Nashville's most talented players in the pit.

Something Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy. Production stage managed by Jeff Norman. Scenic design by Scott Pask. Costume design by Gregg Barnes. Lighting design by Jeff Croiter. Sound design by Peter Hylenski. Hair Design by Josh Marquette. Makeup design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Presented by HCA TriStar Broadway at TPAC Series at Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville. Through Sunday, July 2. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (with one 15-minute intermission). For details, go to www.tpac.org.

photos by Jeremy Daniel


          Teacher-Spanish - Spanish Centre - Toronto, ON   
With a printed copy of their resume, to fill out an application and short grammar test. Our reception hours are between 10:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Monday through...
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          Video Editor - Capital Films - Woodbridge, ON   
Looking for a Video Editor to be apart of the team at Capital Films Full Time and Part Time Applicants Needed. Please Email your resume and also your
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          West: Investigations can now resume   

Now that a deputy director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) was sworn in by President Anthony Carmona, head of the authority, David West, says the PCA is now fully constituted to initiate their independent investigations into incidents involving police officers and mentally ill patients.

Recently, public outrage sparked where two mentally ill patients were killed by police officers in separate incidents.

In March, mentally ill patient, Paul Marchan, 30, was shot and killed after he reportedly attacked a family member and tried to stab two police officers at Richplain, Diego Martin

Also, in May, mentally ill patient Miguel Rodriguez, 24, was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer during an altercation near a bar in Moruga.

The country’s first female deputy director of the PCA, Michelle Solomon-Baksh, received her instrument of appointment yesterday.

West, while being questioned by members of the media following the brief ceremony, said t since the resignation of the former deputy director in May, the authority was not fully constitutional and thus could not proceed with requests, investigations and recommendations.

West said with Solomon-Baksh now assuming the position, he will proceed to write to acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and ask him to send reports of what transpired in the recent incidents.

“Retroactively, we will now start to initiate and look and see what has been done, audit and monitor the investigations,” West said.

He added that recommendations will also be made with regards to training police officers to deal with the mentally ill and handicapped.

“We are looking at other countries and what they do to train their officers and go along those lines. I have already been speaking to the acting commissioner of police about it and on the way forward,” West said.

West, in welcoming Solomon-Baksh on board, described her as an “excellent hardworker” and one in which her integrity is unquestionable.


          Full Time Albany Dispatcher Wanted - Capital District Medical Transportation - Albany, NY   
Salary $750.00 a week. MUST HAVE: 5+ years dispatch experience, must be knowledgeable of capital district area. Please send in your resume. Job Type: Full $750 a week
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          ENDOVISION 2017   

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          Associate scientist   
MO-Saint Louis, Hello , I am writing to introduce myself as a member of Fortira Inc. I have a requirement of a Bio Analyst for our client Pfizer located in St Louis, MO. Please send your updated resume if interested Please send your updated resume if interested in a WORD format. Position: Bioanalyst Duration: 18 + months on W2 Location: 700 Chesterfield Pkwy W St Louis, MO 63198 Job Description: • Minimum educati
          Estrenos de cine del 30 de junio. Colossal verano 1993 con mi villano favorito   

Si este fin de semana hay una estreno que destaca por encima de los demás no es otro que la magistral ópera prima de Carla Simón. Una semana más la Cartelera de cine recibe encantada a los estrenos de cine semanales. En Cineralia mostramos lo más destacado y un resumen de lo que nos espera, además de recomendar las mejores …

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          DANCE POWER Teaching Artist - American Repertory Ballet - New Jersey   
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Smith, DANCE POWER Coordinator, at ksmith@arballet.org....
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          Residential Property Administrator - Colonnade BridgePort - Ottawa, ON   
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          Receptionist - Colonnade BridgePort - Ottawa, ON   
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          Barista   
NSW-Collaroy Plateau, Opening late June in Collaroy Plateau . We are looking for a barista with a good knowledge of espresso coffee. smile and good personality is essential 7am starts If u think u are the right candidate please send your resume info@amospizza.com.au or 0432768917
          Sony Joins Retro Revival With Vinyl Record Production To Resume Early Next Year   
Sony Joins Retro Revival With Vinyl Record Production To Resume Early Next Year What is old is new again. For the first time in thirty years, Sony Music Entertainment will produce vinyl records. Production will resume by March 2018. Record production will begin again at a plant in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture. Sony installed record-cutting equipment this past February at a recording studio in Japan. Record-cutting is
          Grenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death toll   

Frustration grows at failure of authorities to say who survived, who perished and who is still missing, 17 days on

Grenfell Tower survivors are becoming increasingly frustrated at the authorities’ failure to release the full list of names of the dead, and have turned to independent experts to try to establish an accurate picture of the number of casualties and survivors of the fire.

In the absence of an official list, residents are relying on volunteer demographers and data experts to help them compile estimates of the death toll, filling names into online floorplans and spreadsheets, with data colour-coded according to who is confirmed dead, presumed dead, still unaccounted for or survived.

Related: Kensington and Chelsea council leader quits in wake of Grenfell disaster

Related: Grenfell fire: Guardian puts council on notice over secret meetings

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          Backoffice IP Engineer   
Backoffice IP Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a number of Backoffice IP Engineer to be based in Dakar, Senegal on either a permanent or contract basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in Telecommunication or computer science or relevant
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in IP network Engineering
  • Solid experience in IP backbone network troubleshoot
  • Experience in networking protocols
  • Experience in monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • CCNP or higher or vendors certified courses will be highly preferred
  • Target driven and able to work under pressure
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below).
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          CS/PS Core Network Engineer   
CS/PS Core Network Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a CS Core Engineer and a PS Core Engineer to be based in Dakar on a permanent basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in IT or computer science or relevant
  • More than 5 years PS/CS field work experience
  • Familiar with PS/CS basic knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Familiar with Datacom knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Fantastic communication and customer facing skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below)
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          Delivery Driver Helper (Bonavista Area)-Part Time, Summer Relief - Atlantic Grocery Distributors Ltd. - Bonavista, NL   
Resumes may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to:. Atlantic Grocery Distributors - Now Hiring!!...
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          Esthetician for Spa in Beautiful BC - Elevation Massage & Spa - Radium Hot Springs, BC   
Please provide a resume and cover letter in which you tell us about yourself and your background. Our beautiful, recently renovated space is located in the Best...
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          Executive Assistant - Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. - Little Current, ON   
Send Resume, cover letter, and copies of credentials marked confidential by fax, mail or email to:. Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc.... $46,360 - $54,195 a year
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          Experienced Esthetician Wanted - P & H Salon & Spa - Toronto, ON   
Trendy, friendly downtown Salon and Spa is seeking a full time Esthetician. Please provide us a resume and contact information and qualified candidates will be...
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          Yes we are accepting applications NOW. (Sacramento) - $775.00   
All listings should be presumed available and are removed immediately after taking deposit from an approved applicant. Take advantage of our ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS. You submit your application o ine by scrolling down to the APPLY NOW button, fax, emai...
          Falleció el fotógrafo venezolano Iván Ordoñez   
El fotógrafo venezolano, Iván Ordoñez Minoprio, falleció el jueves a sus 69 años de edad. Su trabajo abarcó la fotografía arquitectónica y la periodística y fue difundida en innumerables revistas (Élite, Zeta, Resumen,) y de medios de comunicación (Diario La Columna, Venpres, Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias). De igual manera, realizó la fotografía institucional en la […]
          Agreden actriz venezolana y Omega recibe a Dios en su corazón    

SANTO DOMINGO. El #Top5RevistaNews de esta semana hace un resumen de las noticias que más impactaron durante la semana.

Desde la nueva vida del cantante urbano Omega tras aceptar a Dios en su corazón, la agresión que sufrió la presentadora de televisión y actriz venezolana La Beba Rojas tras negarse a que le limpiaran los cristales de su vehículo, hasta las declaraciones hechas por el cantante de bachata Anthony Santos de forma exclusiva a Diario Libre

También se abordan los detalles de la lujosa boda que planea hacer Ricky Martin en Puerto Rico y las exigencias de la actriz Michelle Rodríguez para continuar en la saga Fast and Furious.


          Mayhem Fall 2017 European Tour   
Mayhem are touring Europe this fall. I presume they will be playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety. Mike Alexander’s friend Jon Browning submitted a review of the Washington, DC date earlier this year. From Jon’s review, Euro headbangers can expect triggers from Hellhammer and sloppy lead guitar performances from the stand-ins.
          FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS in audiobook   
You are not supposed to read this book. You are not supposed to think about reading this book. In fact, just plain thinking at all is unacceptable. You have been warned...

From hilarious to horrifying to dangerously insightful, a selection of stories that must not be told, for they slaughter the sacred cows of our age. Do you dare read them?

Stories by Nick Cole, John C. Wright, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, Vox Day and more, with non-fiction articles by Tom Kratman and Larry Correia, with a foreword by Milo Yiannopoulos.

10 hours and 18 minutes. Narrated by Jon Mollison.

Excerpt from "The Amazon Gambit" by Vox Day from FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS.

Lieutenant Colonel Max Kruger stood at attention and saluted as General Markham, SUBCONCOM, debarked from the flyer with the ease of a man four decades younger and strode across the landing pad towards him.

“At ease, Colonel,” the general ordered. “Good to see you. Now, come with me, we’ve got a lot to discuss before the press conference.”

The general had four centims on him and was walking quickly, so Kruger had to lengthen his stride in order to keep up with the taller man.

“The Grkese signed the contract?”

“They did indeed,” the general confirmed. “And the Duke himself selected you as the contract CO, Max.”

“Honored,” Kruger murmured, as expected. And it was true, he did feel honored, although he wasn’t exactly surprised. Of the various officers in the Rhysalani Armed Forces qualified to command low-tech forces, he not only possessed the best record with regards to successfully completed contracts, but he had beaten Col. Thompson, his closest rival, rather soundly at the Duke’s Command Challenge last year. “I presume it will be 3rd Battalion?”

The 3rd Battalion of the Ducal Marines specialized in low-tech combat, particularly combat below TL10. Kruger had served with them on two previous deployments, both of which had taken place on Dom Sevru. The men of 3rd Battalion were trained to be able to fight with everything from swords and shields to plasma cannon and sub-atomic armor.

“No,” the general replied, to his surprise, as they entered the elevator that would bring them down to the heart of the airbase command center. “The Lord General suggested that this would be the ideal opportunity to show the subsector what the 11th Special Battalion can do. And the Duke concurred.”

Kruger couldn’t hide his astonishment. Or his dismay. He looked at his superior in disbelief, and while he saw everything from amusement to sympathy in the older man’s eyes, he detected no sign at all that his leg was being pulled.

“Dear God, you’re not joking!”

“Afraid not, Max. The Duke has spent a fortune training and equipping those women for the last five years, and he’s decided that it’s about time to see a return on that investment.”

Kruger didn’t trust himself to speak. The first five or six responses that sprang to mind would have earned him at least a reprimand, if not a court-martial. The next three, if uttered openly by an officer of the Armed Forces, technically amounted to lèse-nobilité and would theoretically merit a firing squad. So he said nothing.

The general grinned nonchalantly and raised an eyebrow. He knew damn well what Kruger was thinking. “He’s not wrong, Max. Their negotiators were so impressed that they paid triple our usual rate. Half up front.”

“They did? Why the hell would they do that?”

“Well, as I understand the sales pitch, our highly trained female soldiers have proven to be much better communicators than their male counterparts, and as a result they are considerably less inclined to needlessly break things and kill people. In this particular case, the estimated savings in infrastructure damage when taking and occupying the primary objective alone is expected to more than make up for the increased cost of the contract.”

“Assuming we can complete it. What’s the tech level again?”

“Seven.”

This time, Kruger couldn’t restrain an oath. The general raised an eyebrow, then slapped Kruger on his oak-leafed shoulders as they approached a door with a pair of Ducal Marines on either side.

“Try to keep it clean for the cameras, Max. If you don’t know what to say, just smile and declare that you’ve got every confidence in the troops. Do your best to sell it. God knows we’ve all had to tell a few humdingers in our day. Your record speaks for itself, so let it do the talking. Now, you’ve got an hour to review the contract and meet with the battalion’s officers before the press conference, so I suggest you hop to it.”

“Yessir,” Kruger said morosely. “Any chance I can get out of this, General?”

“None at all, Max. None at all.”
          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
          Line Cook   
CA-Palo Alto, Job Description PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. THIS POSITION IS NEAR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IN PALO ALTO, CA 1. Meet and exceed guest and team member expectations by providing Legendary Service and team work. 2. Report to work on time and in complete uniform as prescribed by your Supervisor 3. Hands on general prep. 4. Ensure that recipe cards are followed,
          Lead-Cook   
CA-Palo Alto, Job Description PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. THIS POSITION IS NEAR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IN PALO ALTO, CA 1. Meet and exceed guest and team member expectations by providing Legendary Service and team work. 2. Report to work on time and in complete uniform as prescribed by your Supervisor 3. Hands on preparation of all Line items, including a) Sauté, b) Wh
          Managing Director Shares Points on How to Ace That Dream Job   

In today's market, landing a great job requires a considerable amount of hard work, especially since competition is fierce. To emerge victorious, one needs a successful plan together with proven strategic methods. “Killer Interviews: Success Strategies for Young Professionals,” written by Frederick Ball, is a helpful guide to be a winning candidate in your dream job as it provides a carefully thought out step-by-step plan. The book shares tips on how to “pre-sell” yourself in a resume, c...

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          Part-time Janitor - Micro Nebula Property Management - Blind River, ON   
We will supply with the cleaning material.A valid driving license and vehicle is an asset but not necessary.Please send your resume and briefly tell us why you...
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          AEE 551: To Resume in English: Does It Mean What You Think It Does?   

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          Junior Forklift Mechanic Read Details! Open to Mechanical persons MT - Staffmax Staffing and Recruiting - Regina, SK   
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          Rental Equipment Maintenance Technician - Total Oilfield Rentals LP - Lac La Biche, AB   
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          Prisoner of War: A Novel of World War II   
33198196Spradlin, Michael P. Prisoner of War: A Novel of World War II
June 27th 2017 by Scholastic Press
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

Henry has had a difficult life on the family farm in Minnesota. After the death of his mother, his father took up drinking and abusing him, so at the age of 15, he signs up for the Marines, with his grandfather vouching for his age. He survives basic training and is sent to the Philippines. Just as his commander is ready to send him home for being underage, the Japanese attack. Henry (nicknamed "Tree"),along with his friends and protectors, Gunny and Jamison, must try to stay alive during the bombings, and when the Japanese take them prisoners. Henry has some problems with anger management, and makes lots of bad choices, angering a guard he refers to as "Scarface" and getting beaten regularly. He does manage to save an Australian soldier, and the alliance with this group helps when Gunny is taken for "questioning". Japanese prison camps were brutal, and Tree ends up spending several years there. The prisoners show a lot of resourcefulness when it comes to outsmarting guards, obtaining medicine and food, and helping each other, but conditions are such that not everyone will survive.

There are a lot of World War II books, and yet I always need more for my readers who find it fascinating. A lot of books set during this time period take place in Europe, but there is a small number set in the Pacific theater. This is an excellent addition to books such as this author's Into the Killing Seas, Salisbury's The Hunt for the Bamboo Rat and Lynch's The Liberators, as well as excellent nonfiction titles like Farrell's Pure Grit, and Weintraub's No Better Friend. I've been reading  middle grade World War II fiction for twenty years, and those are the only Pacific theater titles I can muster, so there is a need to more!

Spradlin's book is especially effective because it takes into account what younger readers want, which is action, adventure, and violence, with what the adults handing them the books want, which is a certain depiction that war is not a great option. Henry's enlistment is done out of desperation over his situation at home, which was not unusual at the time. While the story doesn't glorify war, it does celebrate the men who banded together to help each other survive, and showed the triumph of human will under impossible circumstances. The other thing that young readers like is anyone undermining authority, and the prisoners certainly managed to get the better of their captors on many occasions. I imagine that Hogan's Heroes was wildly popular with 12 year old boys when it was on television, for just this reason.

The historical details are rich and interesting; it had never occurred to me that the guards at the prisons camp were the less successful soliders, but it makes sense. The heat and humidity of the jungle, the food rations or lack thereof, and the historical background are all effectively portrayed, and will hold up to the scrutiny of the most well informed war buff.

Books about war are not my favorite, and Tree certainly makes a lot of choices with which I wholeheartedly disagree, but Prisoner of War will get the most reluctant reader avidly turning the pages to see what fate holds for our underage protagonist.

Need more books for your tween war monger? Check out this World War II podcast.



32713131Ure, James. W. Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins
July 1st 2017 by Chicago Review Press
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

While I am intrigued by this "Women of Action" series, this read more like a scholarly tome than a middle grade book. I'm glad to know about these, and will keep them in mind for my REALLY hard core war buffs, but will most likely not purchase and will rely on students getting this from the public library. If I had an unlimited budget, or if World War II was officially in our curriculum, I'd buy it.

From the Publisher
"Of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one--Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins--is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year-old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again.

Seized by the Sun is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying the fastest and most powerful airplane of World War II. It is also a compelling unsolved mystery.

Born in 1912 to a wealthy New Jersey family, Gertrude's childhood was marked by her mother's bouts with depression and her father's relentless search for a cure for the debilitating stutter that afflicted Gertrude throughout her life. Teased and struggling in school, young Gertrude retreated to a solitary existence. As a young woman she dabbled in raising goats and aimlessly crisscrossed the globe in an attempt to discover her purpose.

As war loomed in Europe, Gertrude met the love of her life, a Royal Air Force pilot who was killed flying over Holland. Telling her sister that she "couldn't stop crying, so she focused on learning to fly," Gertrude applied to join the newly formed Women's Air Force Service Pilots. She went on to become such a superior pilot that she was one of only 126 WASPs selected to fly fighter planes. After her first flight in the powerful P-51 Mustang, her stutter left her for good.

Gertrude's sudden disappearance remains a mystery to this day. Award-winning author Jim Ure leads readers through Gertrude's fascinating life; provides a detailed account of the WASPs' daily routines, training, and challenges; and describes the ongoing search for Gertrude's wreck and remains. The result of years of research and interviews with Gertrude's family, friends, and fellow WASPs, Seized by the Sun is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf."


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          Sibanye says Cooke strike cost it R160m in revenue; operations to resume on Monday   
Production at Sibanye’s Cooke operations, near Randfontein, will resume on July 3. This followed nearly a month-long unprotected strike by workers after they were prohibited from taking food underground.
          In Kenya’s drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

Livestock is so central to the economy, food, and status of pastoralists in Kenya’s northern drylands that formal education has traditionally taken second place to the role children play in tending to cows, goats, and sheep.

But with climate change increasingly seen as imperiling livelihoods, many pastoralists are now taking the longer view and regard education as a sort of insurance policy. And yet the severity of the current drought affecting much of east Africa, coupled with a long interruption in the provision of free meals, has led to a drop in school attendance.

“The drought has become too harsh,” said Atiir Lokwawi, a 42-year-old mother who lives in the village of Kalokutanyang, in Kenya’s Turkana County. “Animals are dying in huge numbers. We restock, but before we stabilise, drought comes and takes away our investment.”

Lokwawi’s husband travelled to Uganda to graze most of the family’s herd. Of the 40 goats he left behind, 35 have died because of the drought.

“It is good if at least one child goes to school,” said Lokwawi. “Educating our children is also another way to earn money – animals alone cannot help us survive,” she said, explaining that of her seven children, only one, a 15-year-old girl, is currently attending school.

“It will take time for our children to go to school and get jobs, but at least there is hope that, someday, someone will be there for us.”

To help make ends meet, Lokwawi makes charcoal and attends evening classes at a local mobile school.

“I burn charcoal to invest in my daughter’s education. The government pays for her fees, but I have to buy her books, pen, and uniforms. She is my hope, my only family hope,” said Lokwawi, adding that she would like her daughter to become a doctor.

Another of her daughters was married off, bringing the family a substantial dowry of livestock. But most of these animals also perished.

Teaching adaptation

Christine Tukei, a teacher at Kalokutanyang’s mobile primary school, said education for pastoralists “needs to go beyond the [national] curriculum.

“It needs to add value and incorporate their lifestyle. It is vital to help communities prepare for and respond to impacts of climate change while promoting a sustainable way of life.”

The mobile school has about 100 students: roughly two thirds youths aged between nine and 17, and one third adults aged between 35 and 42.

Classes take place between 8 and 10 pm, as during daytime the children are usually tending to livestock herds while the adults make and sell charcoal.

The ravages of the drought have led Tukei to add adaptation strategies to what she teaches.

“We discuss the importance of early destocking, minimising herds to manageable levels; the importance of investing in education; and alternative businesses. I also teach about preserving meat with salt as they slaughter some animals and store for food; and about good health and sanitation,” she explained.

Disastrous drought

The current drought, which started in 2016 and which the Kenyan government deems a national emergency, has dried up water resources in half of the country’s 47 counties, leaving an estimated three million people lacking access to clean water, according to OCHA, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body.

“Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scare resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope,” OCHA said, noting that prices of staple food had risen considerably.

The drought has sent rates of global acute malnutrition soaring: in Turkana North sub-county, the rate is 30.7 percent, more than double the emergency threshold.

Across Kenya, up to 3.5 million people are expected to need food assistance in August, up from 2.6 million in February, according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Large numbers of livestock deaths have been reported in Turkana County, as well as in the counties of Marsabit, Samburu, and Mandera.

As well as Kenya, drought is ravaging Ethiopia and Kenya. In these three countries, the education of some six million children has been disrupted, according to OCHA.

A Turkana boy herds his family's cows in Kenya
Wendy Stone/IRIN
Many children in Turkana tend livestock rather than attend school

Low enrolment

Although the national introduction of free primary education in 2003 led to an increase in school attendance across Kenya, enrolment rates in dryland counties such as Turkana remain much lower than the rest of the country.

And of those who enroll in the first year of school, barely one in five stick it out through the eighth year, with dropouts attributed to early marriage and the need to look after livestock.

Even though going to school can lead to improved agriculture, better health, improved community relations, and better management of natural resources, “the culture [here] does not allow the community to attach much premium on education,” Muthengi Muvea, the director of education in the sub-county of Turkana Central, told IRIN.

“A high number of pastoralists are not willing to wait for over 20 years to see returns on their investment, while a child has immediate returns such as dowry for girls and herding for boys,” he explained.

According to Muvea, at any given time, at least 40 percent of children who are supposed to be in school in Turkana County are not.

This is attributed to: parents migrating during drought in search of pasture and water; inadequate infrastructure; understaffing in schools; and the parents’ general unwillingness to enroll their children in school.

“January 2017 saw enrollment [in Turkana] drop by over 9,200 from the 2016 third term,” said Jesse Nyongesa, of the Ministry of Education.

Matters were made worse in the first few months of 2017 by an interruption in the provision of free school meals across much of the country, although these meals – provided since 1980 by WFP and the Kenyan government and now benefiting 1.5 million children at an annual cost of four billion shillings ($39 million) – resumed in May.

“During drought, the meal the children get in school is the only meal they are likely to get for the day,” said Matthew Epetet, the head teacher of a primary school in the Turkana Central village of Lochwa.

“It’s critical to attaining food security in this part of the country. Unless it's assured, the rate of retention is low, especially for the junior classes.”

Since it launched a Home-Grown School Meals programme in 2009, the government of Kenya has gradually increased its role in feeding school children. HGSM now benefits twice as many children as WFP’s contribution and is set to feed all by 2019.

Under the programme, food is bought from nearby farmers, thereby stimulating the local economy while encouraging children to attend school.

The interruption of free school meals, combined with the migration of parents in search of water and pasture, led attendance at the school to fall by more than half, said Epetet.

“From a total of 585 students, only 257 students are attending class now,” he said. “Among the 103 girls enrolled in school, about 37 are no longer in school. The pre-primary pupils have already stopped coming to school.”

The head teacher explained that the recent start of oil exploration in Turkana’s Lokichar Basin had been another factor in falling attendance.

“Fifteen boys have dropped out of school to work as motorcycle riders within Lokichar,” he said. “Some are seeking manuals job from those employed in oil exploration companies such as fetching water.”

Muvea believes it will take time before education fully improves the welfare of the community and contributes to a meaningful, sustainable manner of resilience.

“It's about perception,” asserted Muvea. “School becomes necessary during drought emergencies because of food access. The way pastoralists perceive education has to change if it is to play a fundamental role in strengthening their resilience.”

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          AEE 322: Insider English Resume Strategies Straight from Silicon Valley   

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          Barista and Cashier - Timothy's World Coffee - Toronto, ON   
You can also stop by at the location for a short interview, please bring your resume with you. Timothy's World Coffee has a couple of part time and full time...
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          Student Wellness Coach - Fort Vermilion School District - Rainbow Lake, AB   
 Resume outlining educational background and experience. Student Wellness Coach.... $26.25 - $37.95 an hour
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          Barista - Calgary Law Court - Compass Group Canada - Calgary, AB   
We will consider your resume for additional opportunities. Prepare coffee, cappuccino, latte, etc. Hourly Wage $14-$15.00.... $14 - $15 an hour
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          Emmy experts predict Drama Supporting Actor: Can Ed Harris (‘Westworld’) pull off an upset as Man in Black?   
While the majority of Gold Derby’s Emmy experts are convinced that John Lithgow (“The Crown”) will win Best Drama Supporting Actor, they also warn that Ed Harris (“Westworld”) could pull off an upset. The film star has a pair of Emmy nominations on his resume for “Empire Falls” (2005) and “Game Change” (2012), but this […]
          10 Reasons Why Some Candidates Fail to Land the Job   

It is no secret that the job search process has a lot of moving parts. Crafting resumes, practicing your pitch or planning for questions and answers for your interviewer are just a few matters you are responsible for. Unfortunately, it can be easy to overlook “small” things that can torpedo your candidacy. As a result,

The post 10 Reasons Why Some Candidates Fail to Land the Job appeared first on Hunt Scanlon Media.


          NGFW Competition   
I have not seen the 2017 Gartner NGFW report, and not even sure if its out yet.  But I know that my thoughts on the best NGFW firewall lines up with what Gartner appears to think.  Personally, I base my opinion on my experiences and my own knowledge of firewalls.  I've spent a long time working with firewalls, and Palo Alto and Check Point are the best on the market (IMHO).
One more thought about security.  Please don't expect that your company is secure because you bought a firewall at a great price.  Threat protection, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, etc.  These come at a price.  Don't think your company is secure because you have an ASA (without FirePower) or a cheap firewall.  If you are on the security team or the Director/Manager, security should always be in the forefront of your mind.   Think about the companies you hear about in the news.  You may not make the news, but you may have a "resume generating event" if you have not properly prepared your company in the security world.
From 2016:


          Sales Outreach Coordinator/Business Development Specialist   
MA-Westborough, Looking for professional and energetic recent college graduates who have experience with B2B or B2C sales. Our client is a top notch employer with amazing benefits. They love to promote from within and has a dynamic culture. The salary when perm is $45k per year with a generous benefit package. If you are ready to discuss this opportunity submit your resume!
          Barista ans food counter attendant - BAKERY CAFE - Calgary, AB   
SATURDAY AND SUNDAYFULL TIME NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED ,WE WILL DO THE TRAINING.Please drop off your resumemail at La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe or send us email....
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          Bread baker assistant late night shift - La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe - Calgary, AB   
Please send us your resume or drop it off at La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe 2435 4th St Sw. We are looking for night shift bread baker assistant to work over night...
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          Great Mosque Captured in Mosul; Over 975 Killed in Iraq   

With the Eid over, reports of casualties in Iraq resumed.

The post Great Mosque Captured in Mosul; Over 975 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.


          Jefferson Lines Resumes Regular Service at the Duluth Transit Center Friday, June 30   

DULUTH, MN--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - Jefferson Lines is excited to announce resumed regular service at the Duluth Transit Center (DTC), beginning today June 30, 2017. Service for Duluth continued through Michigan Street construction, the city's first phase effort to upgrade utilities along West Michigan Street, but had many alterations to customer accessibility and boarding. Where Michigan Street construction once was, regular passenger drop off and boarding will now be accessible to the community.

          Senior Assembler   
CA-Fremont, ATR International, Inc. is a leader in the staffing industry and places a wide range of professionals at many of the most innovative companies. We are currently recruiting for the following position for one of our clients. If this position is not a fit for you, click here to send us your resume and our recruiters will find one that is. Position Information: Requisition #: ATR134845 Position title:
          Sales Account Executive   
IL-Bolingbrook, We have an immediate need for self-motivated, talented inside salespeople to join our Bolingbrook, IL office (30 minutes drive from Chicago downtown). Unlimited potential income. No Degree requirement. Entry level welcome. Sales experience prefer. Ability to work independently and be a team player. Possession of strong time management and communication skills. Please fax resume to 630-679-9682, or
          Marlene Favela se compromete y presume su anillo   

La actriz Marlene Favela compartió en redes sociales que se casará con el empresario de origen australiano George Seely.

A través de una fotografía en la que muestra su anillo de compromiso, la actriz mexicana de 40 años expresó su felicidad por haber encontrado al hombre de su vida y vivir su propia historia de amor.

"Hoy es el día más importante de mi vida. Desde niña soñé con mi propia historia de amor, soñé con encontrar un hombre que me amara y que me respetara. Y sí, el amor obra por caminos misteriosos… Hoy puedo confesarles que me siento afortunada y bendecida de haber encontrado no solo a un hombre que me ama y me respeta, sino al príncipe azul de mi cuento de hadas", publicó en sus redes sociales.

"Te encontré en el lugar menos esperado, sin buscarte. Cuando tú llegaste a mi vida entendí el verdadero significado de la felicidad. Ya no me asusta envejecer porque será a tu lado", agregó.

La actriz lleva un año alejada de la televisión desde que protagonizó el melodrama mexicano Pasión y poder; ha participado en telenovelas como Gata salvaje (2002), El zorro, la espada y la rosa (2009) y la serie El señor de los Cielos (2014).

Hoy es el día más importante de mi vida, Desde niña soñé con mi propia historia de amor, soñé con encontrar un hombre que me amara y que me respetara! Y sí, El amor obra por caminos misteriosos... Hoy puedo confesarles que me siento afortunada y bendecida de haber encontrado no sólo a un hombre que me ama y respeta, sino al Principe Azul de mi Cuento de Hadas. "Te encontré en el lugar menos esperado sin buscarte! Cuando tú llegaste a mi vida entendí el verdadero significado de la felicidad!!!! Ya no me asusta envejecer por qué será a tu lado. "SI ACEPTO, UNA Y MIL VECES SI!!!! Mi amor será un honor ser tu esposa. @george.seely Comparto con ustedes mi emoción de cara al futuro y siempre con Dios por delante. Today is the most important day of my life, Ever since I was a little girl I dreamt of my own love story, I dreamt of finding a man who loved me and respected me!  And yes, love works in mysterious ways ... Today I feel fortunate and blessed to have found not only a man who loves and respects me but the Prince of my Fairy Tale. "I found you in the least expected place without looking for you! When you came into my life I understood the true meaning of happiness !!!! I am not afraid of aging because it will be by your side." AND OF COURSE I ACCEPT, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES! !!! It will be an honor to be your wife, my love, @george.seely In GOD's guidance and protection I'm looking forward to sharing my future with you for the rest of my life.

Una publicación compartida de Marlene Favela (@marlenefavela) el


          Oferta de empleo: Supervisor de Producción - Extrusión de Plasticos   
Queretaro, Qro. - Sin problema de Traslado Principales responsabilidades: Cumplir objetivos de producción Verificar el cumplimiento de calidad Llenado de Tableros... » » » » Resumen del empleo » Supervisor de Producción - Extrusión de Plasticos en Querétaro, Querétaro » Empresa » Jornada Tiempo Completo » Tipo...
          Production outages in Asia lend slight support to prices   

By Mark Tay and Oleg Vukmanovic

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices edged up this week as production outages in Australia, Thailand and Russia provided the spot market with some support after multiple weeks of muted activity in the region.

Spot prices for August delivery edged higher to$5.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) 10 cents higher than last week, said five trading sources on Friday.

Production at the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) A-18 block in the Gulf of Thailand, and Australia's Karratha Gas Plant that hosts the North West Shelf (NWS) project was hit by outages on June 24. Meanwhile, Russia's sole LNG plant at the Sakhalin-2 project was stopped for a planned maintenance from mid-June until mid-July.

The series of outages in the region would have typically caused spot prices to spike, traders said, adding that the limited price rise underscored how thin North Asian demand was.

Deal and market activity has been muted despite North Asia heading into the peak summer demand season as inventories in Japan and South Korea remain full.

"All (the North Asian) buyers have stocks, and don't see any urgency to buy," a trader said. "India also will slow down now as a good monsoon means electricity consumption goes down."

The supply disruptions failed to fully reverse weak Asian spot prices, tightening spreads with key European benchmarks to about 50 cents, and helping sustain a three-month trend of rising deliveries to the continent.

The trend took on a global dimension with spot LNG prices in Japan, Mexico, Spain, Britain, Argentina and the United States trading within the closest range seen since 2009/2010, Thomson Reuters LNG analyst Mathilde Jacobsen said.

Tightening global spreads, such as between Asian and European markets, reflect weak Far East demand and healthy supplies, although there is still no underlying convergence between U.S. Henry Hub gas prices and spot LNG prices on international markets.

With more LNG arriving on Europe’s shores, receiving terminals discharged more gas into local grids, terminal send-out data showed.

Outages at North West Shelf, affecting three of five producing trains, had limited impact on spot prices because the plant mostly supplies Japanese customers who have healthy stored inventories, thus curbing spillover into spot markets.

Production at Train 2 is scheduled to restart between July 1-3, while Train 3 is expected to start up over July 10-15, according to trading sources.

Operations at the JDA A-18 natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand have yet to resume, Thai energy company PTT said on Friday. The firm declined to specify when operations would restart, but added that it was not seeking LNG imports due to sufficient reserves.

(Editing by Vyas Mohan)


          Daily 3-Bet: Mohsin Triple, Staples in Limbo, Secret WeedSOP   

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Mohsin Charania locking up a poker Triple Crown, Jamie Staples sidetracked in Romania and the 'secret' history of weed at the WSOP.

1) Charania Seals Triple Crown

For most of the past decade or so there have been three major tours that laid claim to the most prestigious tournament titles in poker:

Mohsin Charania
Elite company for Charania.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

The EPT is now a thing of the past and with events like the Super High Roller Bowl and the burgeoning partypoker Live tour, winning a "Triple Crown" in poker might not stay linked to those 3 acronyms forever.

Still, it's a pretty dazzling accomplishment to lay claim to a title from all 3 of those poker behemoths and, up until yesterday, just 5 players had done it:

Gavin Griffin Roland de Wolfe Jake Cody Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier Davidi Kitai

Add one more name to that list today: Mohsin Charania.

The former EPT Grand Final winner and 2-time WPT champ put a WSOP gold bracelet on his resume yesterday in Event #52, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, to complete the trilogy.

The $364,438 he added to his almost $6m career earnings is far from his largest score but, as he told poker media after his win yesterday, locking up a Triple Crown still feels "pretty damn awesome."

We can imagine. Check the full write-up of his win at WSOP.com

2) Staples in Limbo in Romania

The life of a travelling poker pro/streamer like Team PokerStars Online's Jamie Staples can be pretty stressful as it is.

Jaime Staples
Stream on hold for now.

There are the ups and downs of poker variance, setting up and moving on from place to place and, of course, just navigating the basics of day-to-day life in countries where you don't speak the language or have the lay of the land.

Sometimes it can be pretty awesome, as it was last week when Staples won 5 online tournaments from Split, Croatia, and prepped for his next 45-day haul in Bucharest, Romania.

Then, unfortunately, things can take a turn pretty quickly. Upon arriving in Bucharest and going through the process of setting up a new home/grind station, getting gym memberships, buying food etc, they hit a hiccup. A major hiccup.

Despite getting the green light from their PokerStars contact prior to moving, as a Canadian Staples can't actually play from Romania. It's a .com/.eu thing.

Whatever the reason, they're out of luck. And now have to move on to get back to streaming for his large fanbase asap. It's a bummer, for sure. But given the confusion from Stars they're going to help get things back on track on their dime.

The big question now: Where should they go? Check the latest from Staples in the video below. Tell them where they should go and play in the comments.

3) The 'Secret' History of Weed at the WSOP

Let's cut to the chase: The fact that poker players, young and old, tend to smoke a lot of pot wherever they are - the World Series of Poker included - isn't exactly a 'secret.' At least to anyone that's been to/played/worked there over the last decade.

Brian Micon
Thriller dance was weed influenced. You don't say ...

That said, it's not as though there's been a lot of stuff written about it, either - or on how it may help/hinder their poker games.

We've done a deep dive on how various drugs affect your poker ability before and now Derrick Oliver Dewan has taken a crack at exposing the weed culture in a new piece for Leafly.com.

With legal recreational marijuana now in play in Nevada the piece, called "The Secret History of Cannabis at the World Series of Poker," explores the pervasiveness, proliferation and risks of weed culture among poker players.

Dutch Boyd, Brian Micon and Allen Kessler are among the pros to give their takes. Check it out at the link above.



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          Charania, Silver Break Through With First WSOP Bracelet Victories   

Mohsin Charania and Max Silver officially lost their membership to the “best player with no WSOP bracelet” club last night in Las Vegas.

Silver was the first one to strike gold as he outlasted 256 runners in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Max event to win $172k.

Charania followed that up by topping a big $1,500 NLHE event that attracted 1,580 players. He took down $364k for his efforts.

Prior to last night both players had $3m+ in earnings but neither had ever won a WSOP bracelet.

Silver Dominates Final Table

Max Silver, who was born in London but now resides in Dublin, has become renowned for making deep runs at the WSOP and finally has a bracelet to go with his impressive poker resume.

Max Silver 2
Max Silver

Silver finished 33rd in last year's Main Event and also placed eighth in the 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event.

He was dominant last night and held the chip lead for the vast majority of play, only sinking down to even with the rest of the players briefly during three-handed play.

In the end Silver out-dueled Bay Area pro Guowei “Tommy” Zhang. Zhang earned $106k for finishing runner up.

The final table actually wrapped early last night, which allowed Silver to make a flight back to Dublin that he had previously booked. He’ll return to the WSOP in a few days, however.

Here’s a look at the complete payouts for the final table of Event 53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-max:

1st: Max Silver, $172,645
2nd: Guowei Zhang, $106,694
3rd: Mickey Craft, $69,789
4th: Lena Wang, $46,871
5th: Ayman Qutami, $32,345
6th: Georgios Kapalas, $22,952

Charania Beats Stacked $1,500 Final Table

You don’t always see a large number of poker pros at the $1,500 NLHE final tables but Charania had his hands full last night.

The table featured businessman/poker pro Cary Katz, two-WSOP bracelet winner Andy Frankenberger, Russian pro Mikhail Rudoy and 2014 EPT Barcelona runner-up finisher Samuel Phillips.

Mohsin Charania
Mohsin Charania

Luckily Charania had one thing the other competitors didn’t: A raucous crowd cheering him on.

"This happens when I'm just playing online on Tuesday, so I'm used to it. Wait until you see me get deep in like a $109 [online]. It's just chaos," said Charania in the winner interview with the WSOP.

"No, you get used to it and you learn to block it out and you know like you're kind of excited because you know that when you win a pot, everyone is going to cheer for you, so it's kind of nice.”

Charania had a tough position at the final table because he was on the direct left of talented pro Samuel Phillips.

It was Charania, however, that finally landed the knockout blow on Phillips when he snapped off a Phillips’ shove with K 3 with A 8.

From there Charania busted Brandon Ageloff to secure a nearly 3-1 heads-up chip lead against Cary Katz.

Katz was in a unique position at the final table because he owns the PokerGO streaming service that was broadcasting the event.

Unfortunately for Katz a comeback wasn’t in the cards as Charania found A Q to Katz’ K Q to close out the event.

Here’s a look at the final-table payouts for Event 52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em:

1st: Mohsin Charania - $364,438
2nd: Cary Katz - $225,181
3rd: Brandon Ageloff - $161,844
4th: Andy Frankenberger - $117,611
5th: Mikhail Ruody - $86,424
6th: Samuel Phillips - $64,226
7th: Ian Steinman - $48,276
8th: Yanki Koppel - $36,708
9th: Milan Simko - $28,239



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          Daily 3-Bet: Monster Yoon, Battling Mercier, Alive w/ Poker   

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Brian Yoon showing he's a real poker monster, Jason Mercier fights on and the WSOP is alive with great poker stories.

1) Yoon Goes 3x, Wins $1m

27-year-old Californian Brian Yoon isn't necessarily the first name you think of when you start bandying about multiple WSOP bracelet winners.

brianyoon
Yoon strikes again.

It's about time he entered the conversation, though.

Yoon steamrolled to his third career WSOP bracelet yesterday and a monstrous $1,094,349 payout in the 2017 WSOP Monster Stack event.

He knocked out the final 4 players to seal the deal, too, and give himself yet another win over a massive tournament field.

Yoon's previous two bracelet wins? The $1,111 Little One for One Drop in 2013 for $663,727 and the $5k NL 8-Handed event in 2014 for $633,341.

That's over $2.4m in WSOP earnings alone (of $4.2m total live). 

Without, you know, beating the monster metaphor to death ... that's a 'monster' of a poker resume. Congrats to him. Enjoy that moniez!

2) Mercier in Final 23 of $1,500 NL

It's safe to say, after last year's 2-bracelet, 11-cash, POY winning WSOP, Jason Mercier was going to have a tough time matching it in 2017. So far, that's been the case.

Jason Mercier 5816
No quit in JMerc.

While Mercier has 5 cashes (and one FT) for about $100k total - a massively successful summer for 98% of the poker world - it likely hasn't quite measured up to the high expectations he puts on himself every summer.

Mercier is the epitome of a grinder, though, and equally likely to put three final tables in the bag this week. And that hot streak could start today as he's in the final 23 to start Day 3 of Event #52, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

With 457k in chips Mercier's is 9th heading in but a couple of nice pots early and he could seize control. The fact he's even in a $1,500 is proof Mercier is in grind mode and willing to do the work for bracelet #6.

Will it happen today? Tune in to the final table live stream on the PokerGO app to find out.

3) Indestructible Grumpa

Nine strokes. 11 heart attacks. 2 amputations.

JJ Volpe 2
JJ Volpe just one of amazing WSOP stories.

We've heard some incredible poker stories over the course of our 12 years at the World Series of Poker but every year we're still surprised by how many more are out there to find.

While we met our own, battle-hardened survivor with a lifelong relationship with poker, ESPN's Bernard Lee told the story of 69-year old poker player Warren "Grumpa" Griffith.

We won't give away all the twists and turns (although the intro above speaks to a few of them) but suffice to say it's an amazing story and a life intertwined with poker in ways most of us can't imagine.

Go there and give it a read asap.

What's the most amazing story you've heard at the World Series of Poker? Let us know in the comments below!



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          Janitorial and Housekeeping - Simply Done Cleaning Services - Grande Prairie, AB   
Looking for part-time cleaning staff needed for Grande Prairie and Sexsmith area. Email resumes Please apply with the following requirements. -residential $14 an hour
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          Janitorial and House Keeping - Simply Done Cleaning Services - Grande Prairie, AB   
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          (USA-PA-Canton) CNA Certified Nursing Assistant HHA Home Health Aide   
To apply, you must be enrolled in JobGateway AND logged on to your JobGateway account, CLICK ON Apply Now, select a resume and click Continue. Follow Employers' instructions on the following screen to ensure you are properly referred to this job posting. Reference #: 2108_149685 Job Requirements: Prefer 1 Year of verfiable direct care experienceAvailability to pass all background clearancesFavorable work and professional referencesHealth care provider CPREncompass Compassion, Excellence, and Reliability attributes Job Description: Are you dependable, motivated, and a hard worker? We believe our clients come first and our employees are our greatest asset. We are currently looking for CNA - Certified Nursing Assistants / HHA - Home Health Aides to work with pediatric clients in the comfort of their homes. Our company is hiring HHAs and CNAs to care for children in both the home and school settings in the Canton area. These positions will be starting the beginning of the Fall school term. If you are interested inquire ASAP. We are looking for applicants who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children with exceptional needs. Qualifications for CNA / HHA: * Minimum one year work experience * Certificate of at least 75 hours of Certified Nursing Assistant CNA training * Current CNA license listed in good standing with the board Job Responsibilities: * Activities of daily living * Light housekeeping * Bathing * Dressing * Grooming * Toileting * Nail care * Range of motion / exercises * Transfers /use of mechanical lifting devices * Oral feeding * Vital sign checks: temperature, pulse, respiration * Home Management Tasks: laundry, meal preparation, bed making etc. * Assisting with ambulation * Medication assistance Our comapny offers: * Weekly pay * Flexible scheduling to fit your lifestyle * Short commute times - we try to match you to opportunities near your home * Positive work environment and the tools you need to do your job * Scholarship programs * A stable working environment - we invest in our care team * Paid time off * 24 / 7 on call clinical manager support For further inquiry call 570-326-2663 and allow us to tell you why We Love What We Do! Advertisement Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
          (USA-NJ) Home Health Aide (HHA) - Sunrise of Jackson Hiring Event: Thursday, July 20th (2pm - 6pm)   
**JOB OVERVIEW** **_"It makes me feel good knowing that we make the residents’ lives better. We laugh with them, cry with them, sing and dance with them – we brighten their day. Working here is an unbelievable privilege and it will be something I carry with me for the rest of my life!"_** **_- Sunrise Team Member_** At Sunrise, our Designated Care Provider at Sunrise is responsible for caring of the residents of our communities. **RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS** Sunrise of Jackson Hiring Event: Thursday, July 20, 2017 **Feel The Warmth Of A Sunrise Career.** Caring for others is a rewarding experience, enriching both the giver and the receiver. Across Sunrise Senior Living's 250 communities, warm-hearted people have found the career of a lifetime brightening the lives of seniors. Spread warmth wherever you go with Sunrise. At Sunrise, we combine empathy with expertise. **Only apply if you would like to register to attend the Hiring Event hosted by our Sunrise of Jackson community in the Jackson, NJ area on Thursday, July 20th from 2pm – 6pm.** Our leadership team from our Sunrise of Jackson community will be in attendance at this event interviewing candidates. **Your Role:** At Sunrise, we combine empathy with expertise. During this event you will have the opportunity to meet with Hiring Managers for the following position: + **Certified Nursing Assistant** (CNA) + **Home Health Aide** (HHA) + **Medication Care Manager** (CMA) + **Dining Room Care Manager** (Food Server) Speak with our hiring managers at our upcoming hiring event – **Thursday, July 20,** **2017.** Learn about opportunities at Sunrise. You'll discover that we value a high quality of life, not only for seniors, but also for the team members who care for them. Event Name: **Sunrise of Jackson Hiring Event** Date: **Thursday, July 20, 2017** Time: **2pm - 6pm** Hosted by: **Sunrise of Jackson** Address: **390 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527** ***To find out how you can RSVP and confirm your spot, please submit your resume now!*** Working at Sunrise, you will be a part of the mutually rewarding experience of care. Spreading joy to seniors enriches us all. Our competitive compensation and benefits package will empower you to live the life you want. Take a look at this website to learn more about the benefits of working at Sunrise Senior Living, www.sunriseforme.com. **Brighten Your Life With A Sunrise Career. Apply Now** **We Believe In You. Do You Have What It Takes?** **ABOUT SUNRISE** Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. At Sunrise, you will… **Make a Difference Every Day** We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fullest. **Be Part of a Uniquely Supportive Community** We care for residents and each other, and offer programs, rewards, and benefits to help you live your best. **Ignite Your Potential** You have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, and achieve your career goals. **Location : Name** _Sunrise of Jackson NJ_ **Type** _Full-Time_ **Job ID** _2017-59060_
          (USA-MI-Livonia) TRINITY HEALTH AT HOME: Clinical Customer Service Coordinator RN - Full Time   
**Department:** HH301_70000 Customer Service Intake **Expected Weekly Hours:** 40 **Shift:** **Position Purpose:** **Job Description Details:** Job Description **Trinity Health at Home** is a ministry organization of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the nation. We are dedicated to providing "Caring Excellence" to every facet of a patient's experience in the healing of body, mind and spirit. Come be part of the Excellence. **Basic Job Function Summary:** Coordinates client referrals from all sources. Responsible for gathering necessary information from referral sources, promoting Agency services and functioning as a clinical resource and customer service representative. Receives and processes client referrals as prescribed by the physician, and/or requested by the client/family, and in compliance with the state’s Nursing Practice Act, any applicable licensure/certification requirements, and the organization’s policies and procedures. Enters referrals into computerized database and forwards information in desired format to appropriate health providers and agency contacts. Evaluates referrals for client appropriateness for home health services. Receive and document medical orders, accept for services if appropriate and fully process (or delegate) referrals in an accurate and timely manner. Communicate information to involved parties according to Intake and THHS guidelines. Obtains all payer information relevant to the referred client and assists with payer verification process. Responds to inquiries regarding homecare/hospice services. Develops and maintains positive relationships with all referral sources, internal and external customers and fellow associates. **Minimal Qualifications:** § Graduate of an approved Nursing education program. § Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which practicing. § Two years or more of Home healthcare experience. § Must have current Driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from work site. § Must be proficient in the use of McKesson’s Horizon Home Care Software. Will accept applicable experience in lieu of specific McKession experience. § Must be proficient in the use of computer office software.. § Ability to consistently demonstrate a commitment to the mission and Organizational Code of Ethics, and adhere to the Compliance Program. § Must possess excellent and clear oral & written communication skills § 1-3 years prior experience in a customer service, homecare intake or admissions role preferred. You may email your resume directly to Barbara.Barile@trinity-health.org **Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion** Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity. Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.
          (USA-TX-Beaumont) CNA (Home Health) - Out-Patient - Full Time - Beaumont, TX   
* * * We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a full time Out-Patient Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) position in the Beaumont area. * * * ***Job Description:*** Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in private homes under the direction of an RN. * * * ***Qualifications:*** * Licensed CNA in the State of Texas - required * 1+ years' experience - preferred * Experience with Hospice or Home Health- preferred * Effective written and verbal communication * Ability to travel - must have reliable transportation * Clean background, drug screen, and driving record * * * ***Benefits:*** * Bi-Weekly Pay Periods - Direct Deposit * Healthcare Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(K) * PTO (Personal Time Off) * Holiday Pay * * * ***Work Hours:*** * 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday * On-Call and Weekend Rotation may be required * * * Harbor Healthcare is recruiting for Harbor Home Health of Beaumont. Please apply directly through this website, complete the online application, and attach resume. * * * Apply Now Refer to a Friend *Title:* CNA (Home Health) - Out-Patient - Full Time - Beaumont, TX *ID:* 6294 *Company:* Harbor Home Health *Location:* Beaumont, TX
          (USA-TX-Beaumont) RN Case Manager - Full Time (Home Health) - Beaumont, TX   
* * * We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a full time Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager position in the Beaumont area. * * * ***Job Description:*** This is an out-patient position that requires an independent and experienced RN-Case Manager. Primary functions are to coordinate patient care with the interdisciplinary care team, including physician, patient/family and referring agency; and administer skilled nursing care for clients of all ages in their place of residence and assumes the responsibility of care. Will also implement/develop/document the plan of care. Assess home health patients to identify the physical, psycho social and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case conference, team report and evaluations. Assure continuity of quality patient care delivered with appropriate documentation. Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party. Perform on-call responsibilities and provide on-call services to patients/families as assigned. Supervises and provides direction to the home health aides and LVN. * * * ***Qualifications:*** * Licensed RN in the State of Texas - required * 1+ years' experience as a RN - preferred * Experience with Hospice or Home Health - preferred * Proof of Current CPR - required * Effective written and verbal communication * Ability to travel, must have reliable transportation * Clean background, drug screen, and driving record * * * ***Benefits:*** * Bi-Weekly Pay Periods - Direct Deposit * Healthcare Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(K) * PTO (Personal Time Off) * Holiday Pay * * * ***Work Hours:*** * 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday * On-Call and Weekend Rotation may be required * * * Harbor Healthcare is recruiting for Harbor Home Health of Beaumont. Please apply directly through this website, complete the online application, and attach resume. * * * Apply Now Refer to a Friend *Title:* RN Case Manager - Full Time (Home Health) - Beaumont, TX *ID:* 6295 *Company:* Harbor Home Health *Location:* Beaumont, TX
          (USA-MI-Milford) Home Health Aide/Care Giver   
Hearts and Hands is currently looking for home health care workers. Certification is not a must, but always a plus. We are looking for employees that are looking to grow with the company and are compassionate and care about their job. Part time and possible full time positions open. Looking currently in the Milford and South Lyon area. The company continues to grow! Starting pay is 11.00 an hour with 401k for employees and other benefits. If interested please submit a resume or a email of why you are interested in Health Care and what you are open to doing. Short shifts and long shifts availalbe for both days and nights.Contact Megan @ (248)529-6089 or a href="mailto:mmacqueen@hhandshomecare.comcastbiz.net"mmacqueen@hhandshomecare.comcastbiz.net/a
          (USA-MI-Monroe) Home Health Aides   
Hearts and Hands is currently looking for home health care workers. Certification is not a must, but always a plus. We are looking for employees that are looking to grow with the company and are compassionate and care about their job. Part time and possible full time positions open. Looking currently in the Monroe and Temperance area. The company continues to grow! Starting pay is 11.00 an hour with 401k for employees and other benefits. If interested please submit a resume or a email of why you are interested in Health Care and what you are open to doing. Most shifts are 12 hr shifts. Looking for days and nights. Contact Megan @ (248)529-6089 or a href="mailto:mmacqueen@hhandshomecare.comcastbiz.net"mmacqueen@hhandshomecare.comcastbiz.net/a
          PID tracking in modern init systems   

Wherever your init daemon preference may go to, if you’re involved in writing daemons you’re currently faced with the following options:

  • Start your software in the foreground and let something handle it
  • Write a huge kludge of shell script which tries to keep track of the daemons PID
  • Work hand in hand with an init system which can be hinted at the service’s PID

Why is tracking daemon process IDs hard ? Because as a parent, you don’t have many options to watch how your children processes evolve, the only reliable way is to find a way for the children to send back their PID in some way.

Traditionally this has been done with PID files which are usually subject to being left. upstart has a mechanism to do tracking which is notorious for its ability to lose track of the real child PID and which leaves init in a complete screwed up state, with the original side-effect of hanging machines during shutdown.

Additionaly, to provide efficient sequencing of daemon startups, traditional init scripts resort to sleeping for arbitrary periods to ensure daemons are started while having no guarantee as to the actual readyness of the service.

In this article we’ll explore two ways of enabling daemons to coexist with upstart and systemd.

Upstart and expect stop

upstart has four modes of launching daemons:

  • A simple mode where the daemon is expected to run in the foreground
  • expect fork which expects the daemon process to fork once
  • expect daemon which expects the daemon process to fork twice
  • expect stop which waits for any child process to stop itself

When using expect stop, by tracking childs for SIGSTOP signals, upstart is able to reliably determine which PID the daemon lives under. When launched from upstart, the UPSTART_JOB environment variable is set, which means that it suffices to check for it. This also gives a good indication to the daemon that it should stay in the foreground:

const char    *upstart_job = getenv("UPSTART_JOB");


  if (upstart_job != NULL)
    raise(SIGSTOP); /* wait for upstart to start us up again */
  else {

    switch ((pid = fork())) {
    case -1:
      /* handle error */
      exit(1);
    case 0:
      /* we're in the parent */
      return 0;
    default:
      break;
    }

    setsid();
    close(2);
    close(1);
    close(0);

    if (open("/dev/null", O_RDWR) != 0)
      err(1, "cannot open /dev/null as stdin");
    if (dup(0) != 1)
      err(1, "cannot open /dev/null as stdout");
    if (dup(0) != 2)
      err(1, "cannot open /dev/null as stderr");
  }

This is actually all there is to it as far as upstart is concerned. Upstart will catch the signal and register the PID it came from as the daemon. This way there is no risk of upstart losing track of the correct PID.

Let’s test our daemon manually:

$ env UPSTART_JOB=t $HOME/mydaemon
$ ps auxw | grep mydaemon
pyr      22702  0.0  0.0  22044  1576 ?        Ts   21:21   0:00 /home/pyr/mydaemon

The interesting bit here is that the reported state contains T for stopped. We can now resume execution by issuing:

kill -CONT 22702

Now configuring your daemon in upstart just needs:

expect stop
respawn
exec /home/pyr/mydaemon

Systemd and sd_notify

Systemd provides a similar facility for daemons, although it goes a bit further at the expense of an increased complexity.

Systemd’s approach is to expose a UNIX datagram socket to daemons for feedback purposes. The payload is composed of line separated key value pairs, where keys may be either one of:

  • READY: indicate whether the service is ready to operate.
  • STATUS: update the status to display in systemctl’s output.
  • ERRNO: in the case of failure, hint at the reason for failure.
  • BUSERROR: DBUS style error hints.
  • MAINPID: indicate which PID the daemon runs as.
  • WATCHDOG: when perusing the watchdog features of systemd, this signal will reset the watchdog timestamp.

A word of advice, if you plan on using the error notification mechanism, it would be advisable to pre-allocate a static buffer to be able to send out messages even in out-of-memory situations.

Like upstart, systemd sets an environment variable: NOTIFY_SOCKET to allow conditional behavior. It’s up to the daemon to include its PID in the message payload, so it doesn’t matter whether forking happens or not.

Systemd is happy with both forking and foreground-running daemons, a simple recommendation could be to only daemonize when neither UPSTART_JOB nor NOTIFY_SOCKET are present:

  const char    *upstart_job = getenv("UPSTART_JOB");
  const char    *systemd_socket = getenv("NOTIFY_SOCKET");

/* ... */

  if (upstart_job != NULL)
    raise(SIGSTOP); /* wait for upstart to start us up again */
  else if (notify_socket != NULL)
    sd_notify(0, "READY=1\nSTATUS=ready\nMAINPID=%lu\n",
              getpid())
  else
    /* daemonize ... */

The use of sd_notify requires linking to libsystemd, if you want to keep dependencies to a minimum, you also have the possibility of crafting the payload directly and sending a single UDP datagram to the socket stored in the NOTIFY_SOCKET environment variable. Here’s an implementation from Vincent Bernat’s LLDPD: https://github.com/vincentbernat/lldpd/blob/abc042057d9fc237b239948136cb89a4a2ac9a01/src/daemon/lldpd.c#L1233-L1276

To configure your systemd unit, you’ll now need to mark your job as having the type notify:

[Unit]
Description=My daemon
Documentation=man:mydaemon(8)
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=notify
NotifyAccess=main
ExecStart=/home/pyr/mydaemon

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

          Should you itemize or take the standard deduction?   

Every year, tax preparation presents unique sets of problems and requires greater explanations.

One of the most perplexing decisions to make is whether you should file your return taking the standard deduction or itemize your deductions.

The standard deduction is an amount predetermined by the IRS to reduce your income in lieu of the fact that you cannot itemize your expenses.

Each category of filing presents its own deductible amount that is increased each year. Almost two-thirds of taxpayers will file their returns claiming the standard deductions.

Married couples are allowed $12,600, single and married but filing separately are given $6,300, and the heads of household amount has been increased to $9,300.

Those taxpayers who are nonresident aliens and others who are dual-status aliens must itemize their deductions, even though it might be lower than the above threshold.

You should generally list all of your expenses if the total amount is greater than the standard deduction.

Itemized deductions are filed on Schedule A and consist of an array of expenses. They reduce your income to eventually arrive at taxable income.

The Schedule A form begins with medical expenses, which include insurance, long-term care and all prescriptions.

Other medical expenses that are deductible include doctor and dentist charges, glasses, hearing aids, artificial limbs and other medically prescribed equipment.

Not to be overlooked are the travel expenses to and from medical treatments that have been reduced to 19 cents per mile for this year.

Real estate taxes that are paid, personal property tax and either state income tax or state sales tax are allowed in the next category.

Those taxpayers who have a mortgage on their property, including a second house (not rental), are allowed to deduct the interest on their bank payments.

In the event the second house is a rental property, then the interest and real estate taxes will be reported on a separate Schedule E and the profit and loss will be carried forward to be included with all other income.

Did you take out an equity loan in the past year? Chances are the interest on the repayments will be allowed to be claimed.

Donations fall in the category of cash or non-cash gifts and documents should be available for substantiation.

Canceled checks should show the name of the charity and the amount paid in addition to the date check was posted.

Any payroll deductions will be verified by a pay stub or a year-end W-2.

Receipts for a specific payment of more than $250 should be secured with a letter indicating that the gift was not for goods and services provided by the charity.

The donee is not responsible to inform the IRS of the gift, but the donor is required to obtain this document.

There is another breakdown of non-cash donations: those that are less than $500 and those that are over this threshold.

Household items contributed should be in good condition and receipts should be available.

Out of pocket expenses for charitable work are also permitted, along with mileage in this behalf.

Did you have to pay any expenses to secure a new job?

In order to qualify, your expenses must be for a job in your current line of work. If so, this can include resume writing, travel expenses and even placement fees.

One important condition: It cannot be for looking for a job for the first time.

One important note regarding the original decision: Married couples that are filing separately must make the same election. Both must itemize or take the standard deduction.

Observation: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain.

Edward J Loughrey, CFE, EA, LPA, can be reached at ejltaxes@gmail.com or 843-705-7258.

Section: 

          ENCARTA 2009   

Encarta es una biblioteca de informacion que sirve a los alumnos de cualquier grado para hacer las tareas y juegos para acelerar la mente entre otras cosas. como practicas, resumenes, etc.Algunas encartas anteriores son lentas y aburridas por lo cualo el encarta 2009 es el mejor de todos los encartas y ami en perso0nal me gusta la version
anterior . Algunas cosas de el encarta 2009 no me gustan porque todo lo junta y no lo almacenan bien.

          la historia de la world wide web   

Historia de la World Wide WebEste NeXTcube usado por Berners-Lee en el CERN se convirtió en el primer servidor web.La idea subyacente de la Web se remonta a la propuesta de Vannevar Bush en los años 40 sobre un sistema similar: a grandes rasgos, un entramado de información distribuida con una interfaz operativa que permitía el acceso tanto a la misma como a otros artículos relevantes
determinados por claves. Este proyecto nunca fue materializado, quedando relegado al plano teórico bajo el nombre de MEMEX. Es en los años 50 cuando Ted Nelson realiza la primera referencia a un sistema de hipertexto, donde la información es enlazada de forma libre. Pero no es hasta 1980, con un soporte operativo tecnológico para la distribución de información en redes informáticas, cuando Tim Berners-Lee propone ENQUIRE al CERN (refiriéndose a Enquire Within Upon Everything, en castellano Preguntando de Todo Sobre Todo), donde se materializa la realización práctica de este concepto de incipientes nociones de la Web.
En marzo de 1989, Tim Berners Lee, ya como personal de la divisón DD del CERN, redacta la propuesta,[2] que referenciaba a ENQUIRE y describía un sistema de gestión de información más elaborado. No hubo un bautizo oficial o un acuñamiento del término web en esas referencias iniciales utilizándose para tal efecto el término mesh. Sin embargo, el World Wide Web ya había nacido. Con la ayuda de Robert Cailliau, se publicó una propuesta más formal para la world wide web[3] el 12 de noviembre de 1990.
Berners-Lee usó un NeXTcube como el primer servidor web del mundo y también escribió el primer navegador web, WorldWideWeb en 1990. En las Navidades del mismo año, Berners-Lee había creado todas las herramientas necesarias para que una web funcionase:[4] el primer navegador web (el cual también era un editor web), el primer servidor web y las primeras páginas web[5] que al mismo tiempo describían el proyecto.
El 6 de agosto de 1991, envió un pequeño resumen del proyecto World Wide Web al newsgroup[6] alt.hypertext. Esta fecha también señala el debut de la web como un servicio disponible públicamente en Internet.
El concepto, subyacente y crucial, del hipertexto tiene sus orígenes en viejos proyectos de la década de los 60, como el Proyecto Xanadu de Ted Nelson y el sistema on-line NLS de Douglas Engelbart. Los dos, Nelson y Engelbart, estaban a su vez inspirados por el ya citado sistema basado en microfilm "memex", de Vannevar Bush.
El gran avance de Berners-Lee fue unir hipertexto e Internet. En su libro Weaving the Web (en castellano, Tejiendo la Red), explica que él había sugerido repetidamente que la unión entre las dos tecnologías era posible para miembros de las dos comunidades tecnológicas, pero como nadie aceptó su invitación, decidió, finalmente, hacer frente al proyecto él mismo. En el proceso, desarrolló un sistema de identificadores únicos globales para los recursos web y también: el Uniform Resource Identifier.
World Wide Web tenía algunas diferencias de los otros sistemas de hipertexto que estaban disponibles en aquel momento:
WWW sólo requería enlaces unidireccionales en vez de los bidireccionales. Esto hacía posible que una persona enlazara a otro recurso sin necesidad de ninguna acción del propietario de ese recurso. Con ello se reducía significativamente la dificultad de implementar servidores web y navegadores (en comparación con los sistemas anteriores), pero en cambio presentaba el problema crónico de los enlaces rotos.
A diferencia de sus predecesores, como HyperCard, World Wide Web era no-propietario, haciendo posible desarrollar servidores y clientes independientemente y añadir extensiones sin restricciones de licencia.
El 30 de abril de 1993, el CERN anunció[7] que la web sería gratuita para todos, sin ningún tipo de honorarios.ViolaWWW fue un navegador bastante popular en los comienzos de la web que estaba basado en el concepto de la herramienta hipertextual de software de Mac denominada HyperCard. Sin embargo, los investigadores generalmente están de acuerdo en que el punto de inflexión de la World Wide Web comenzó con la introducción[8] del navegador[9] web Mosaic en 1993, un navegador gráfico desarrollado por un equipo del NCSA en la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign (NCSA-UIUC), dirigido por Marc Andreessen. Funding para Mosaic vino del High-Performance Computing and Communications Initiative, un programa de fondos iniciado por el entonces gobernador Al Gore High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991, también conocida como la Gore Bill.[10] Antes del lanzamiento de Mosaic, las páginas web no integraban un amplio entorno gráfico y su popularidad fue menor que otros protocolos anteriores ya en uso sobre Internet, como el protocolo Gopher y WAIS. El interfaz gráfico de usuario de Mosaic permitió a la WWW convertirse en el protocolo de Internet más popular de una manera fulgurante

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          Ciera Foster on becoming Livewire, Ninjak Vs, and the Future (Toylab Exclusive Interview)   

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Toylab bloggers have made no secret that they are excited about the direction of Valiant Entertainment. With the launch of X-O Manowar comic, the upcoming Secret Weapons series and of course the upcoming live action Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe. We are thrilled to bring you an interview with one of the star's from Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, Ciera Foster. Ciera Foster is playing one of my favorite Valiant characters, Livewire. When casting for Ninjak vs was going on I openly wondered if they would find an actress who could portray the mixture of intelligence and bad assness that is Livewire and with Ciera they just flat out nailed it. She is intelligent, beautiful, and a good person as well. On top of all that she brings a legit athletic and martial arts resume to the table. Toylab's Marvel Matt sought out Ciera on questions about playing Livewire and she kindly answered.

If you love Valiant, if you are curious about Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe then you need to read this interview. Ciera has an infectious enthusiasm for playing Livewire that has pushed my excitement for seeing her in action to 11.
Divinity #0 - Ciera Foster - Livewire Cover

As part of highlighting the Ninjak vs film Valiant is releasing a series of variant covers featuring the actors.  The Ciera Foster - Livewire cover will come out with Divinity #0.  It looks amazing!




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Ciera we are very excited to see you play Livewire in Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe.  What was the first thing that excited you as an actress about playing Livewire?

Firstly, thank you and the enthusiasm is certainly mutual!!! Thinking how to respond to that question is a bit tricky because it's a loaded answer. - The first thing that comes to mind is hands down the simple fact that I am a comic book, cartoon, video game fan. Yes, ME!!! I grew up with my older brother Nick and my guy cousins Keion and Cedric and we practically lived (and still do I might add) all things superhero,... seriously! But that's just the tip of the iceberg. I love playing Livewire not only because of what she is "a superhero" but because of WHO she is. Livewire is a natural leader with boundless compassion yet yields uncompromising strength. She's both admired and respected and hates wrongdoing particularly at the cost of the defenseless. Daily I'm blown away at the blessing of playing this character whose values are so aligned with my own. She continues to amaze me. With my background in athletics and my previous and current endeavors in the humanitarian field I couldn't have written a better character for me to play, which is a credit to the founding creators and the current exceptional team of writers working for and with Valiant.


 Speaking of Valiant I legitimately cannot answer this question without acknowledging how thrilled I am (Not to mention damn proud) to be a part of the Valiant Universe. I know I could easily sound biased but the fact is the more anyone delves into Valiant the more apparent it will be that there is no other major super universe with as much diversity in character, craftsmanship, and artistry plus overall badassness. From Harbinger, to Faith, to Bloodshot to one of my favorites Britannia (Just to name a few). I mean seriously it doesn't get more diverse than that! No slight on other comic universes but Valiant isn't creating a league of its own, it already is one. People are just seeing it on a larger scale and that makes me pretty damn excited to be your Livewire.


Livewire is the star of a comic series coming out called Secret Weapons have you been able to get a preview of that?

Valiant does a phenomenal job of providing us plenty of material. But it's no secret as Valiant continues to get bigger and bigger that our CEO Dinesh Shamdasani and VP of marketing Hunter Gorinson have made secrecy Valiant's "Secret Weapon" (See what I did there...) - I have a bit of a preview on the way from H.Q. but the hard hitting stuff I get to read with everyone else, which is cool with me. I get to share the journey as a fan and with the fans. I think that's important as an artist especially when playing a comic book character to be along for the ride at the same pace. Otherwise it's easy to project stuff onto to the scene or character that hasn't happened. Which I feel does everyone an injustice. - I've certainly done my research and since the book is about the emergence of the Harbinger program, I'm just as excited as the Valiant fans.

Livewire may seem like the star but I believe my character has the honor of being somewhat of a guiding force for some incredible new characters that will be introduced. I personally love that. It is my understanding Secret Weapons conceptually challenges the notion of being a "misfit". I believe the world could use a little more of that these days.

The Bat and the Sun is producing the series how did you meet them and get the part as Livewire?
Ciera Foster playing Livewire in Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe

Pure hustle. I went to audition almost two years ago for a role I submitted myself for. It was an extremely small, low budget, independent project. I have managers and agents of course but I like to search out new creative challenges for myself (Maybe that is the artist/athlete in me) because the role was pretty controversial and the project as I stated didn't pay much. I'd just gotten back from holiday, when I received the callback and I was pretty tired but I love what I do and I don't miss auditions so I went happily and did my thing. - I didn't get the part lol!

Apparently, I just wasn't right for the role, but the director liked my energy and work. He looked at my resume and said, "I gotta ask you about your martial arts and athletic background..." I filled him and the assistant CD in. Per usual I started geeking out over my love for superheroes. He told he might have a referral for me. I left and that was that. I had no expectations. I actually forgot until months later I got a phone call from Aaron Schoenke to play Storm for Bat in the Sun's Wonder Woman vs. Wolverine. After about 5 minutes of me talking about Ororo Munroe's history a little Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and a dash of Mortal Kombat I got the part. Almost a year later I got another phone call out of the blue from Aaron, I remember his exact words.

"Are you available next month to work? ... There is a thing...Its cool....really cool....you'll like it...I can't tell anything else but if you interested I think you should audition for it....that's all I can say.  I'll be in touch."

Yep, it was at that moment for exactly 17 seconds I thought I'd finally got the call to be a real life spy LOL. Auditioning for Livewire was actually not too far off. A week later I got another call then another with limited info. I was sent audition sides (1-2 pages of material) I was told to send them back the same day as soon as possible. Reading the small bit of information I was given about the character (Still almost nothing not even a mention of Valiant) I had to make choices based off of a combination of training and instinct. I even overrode some of the direction I was given. As I worked on it with my older brother Nick we let our knowledge and passion of superheroes guide us. We had so little info we worked on it all over about three hours straight (discussing it constantly) until it felt right. I sent in my taped audition to Aaron and Sean at Bat in the Sun. After that Bat in the Sun sent it to Valiant in New York. About ten minutes later Aaron texted me I got the part - No better feeling. I know I didn't know someone, there were no favors, just my hard work paying off step by step. The best woman got the job. I was (am) Livewire.

The Valiant Universe is full of bad asses and Livewire is one of the biggest bad asses of them all, what was it like to film action sequences in Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe? 


What a fun question. It's literally a dream come true. As long as I can remember I've pretended to be a superhero, ninja, secret agent, etc. This is a lot cooler because its for real! I LIVE for this stuff! As you mentioned being such a powerful character one of the most powerful in the entire Valiant Universe especially as a woman is beyond exhilarating. When we film the fight scenes in particular I enter into a whole other zone. It's like a shark when they smell blood ...Was that too crazy LOL. I spent ample time on set not only on Livewire as a character but her characteristics in combat which is a huge part of the storytelling. As an artist but above all as a fan, I can tell a lot about character by the way they fight. I think a lot of comic hero heads would agree.

I fused my knowledge of the character with martial arts, artistry, and comics together to give Livewire an action personality that is so dynamic. I truly hope our fans and viewers enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed portraying it. Ultimately, a large part of Livewire is her fighting because that’s when you see how powerful she is when it all becomes unleashed. It gives me chills just thinking about it!

None of it would be possible without the involvement of the Valiant heads Dinish Shamdasani (CEO) and Joshua Johns (Dir. of Digital Media / Development) giving me the freedom to be an artist and working so collaboratively with Bat in the Sun. All of the fights in Ninjak Vs would be a nothing without the full cast and crew (Seriously you've seen our cast, athletes for days.) Credit is especially due to our director Aaron Schenoke he was born to create epic fight and action sequences. The direction let alone the vision of Aaron and his father Sean Schenoke combined is priceless. Lastly, but certainly not least our special affects composer Nikolay Zamkovoy is just a beast and creative genius that kills it every time.

You were an NCAA athlete and have trained heavily in martial arts.  Can you go into you're training in martial arts and did that help you land this role.


My dad is a 7th degree black belt and Tang Soo Do master. He was also sparring partners with the legendary Chuck Norris. My father trained me in his dojo where I had to attend classes until I was about eleven. We also trained at the park outside of class. After a break my mother kept me involved in Taekwondo and Karate. When I was twelve I was recruited to play basketball. I traded theater club at the time for basketball practice in hopes of earning a scholarship. I played basketball for eleven years straight including competitive national and international summer leagues. As my skills developed I began to only play "up" on teams with athletes older than me. The same happened in high school by the end of my freshmen year I was on varsity already and playing in regional finals. Club or school ball I was always on regional, sectional, or state championship teams. I also played competitive softball two years, track and field for three years (undefeated), and was recruited to play volleyball at the collegiate level. More often than not I was the captain on many of my teams especially through college. I was a COAA California State Championship finalist. From there I was recruited to SoCal where I became an NCAA athlete and received a scholarship to play basketball.

Afterwards I returned to martial arts mainly Taekwondo testing for my black belt, while also pursuing my acting career. During both regular school and acting school I also attended two film fighting schools. I attended Theatrical Academy of Combat under the instruction of Dan and Jan Spreaker who choreographed the films Hook and Master and Commander. There I learned my film fighting foundation and weapons technique. My best weapons are the broad sword, quarter staff, and the cutlass. After that I attended Film Fighting LA under the instruction of Robert Goodwin who helped train Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. There was a big emphasis of the three points of Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts Method which I fell in love with. The school incorporated several art forms of camera fighting, stunt work, wrestling and firearms.   I've also had to do various training for a variety of roles and I still take classes and workshops. I will never stop learning and improving, I love this expression of the body and I'm blessed with the physicality to do something dynamic with it.

What does it feel like to join the ranks of Super Heroes? Playing Livewire makes you into a role model how does that change your mindset?

Playing Livewire doesn't change my mindset in regard to being a role model its quite the opposite, it affirms it. I've always had something inside of me pushing me to help others and to inspire. Its simple really, acting is my passion but helping others is my purpose. As I reflect on my career and life up to this point it adds up to this moment, this platform. When I was in college I was a paid activist for the CAA California Teachers Association I fought for educational rights, teacher rights and fair tuition costs. I was one of three student activist ambassadors hired by the CAA to represent SQE Students for Quality Education in which I was trained on activism techniques and school reform. My job was to bridge the gap between legislation and student rights.

In athletics as an NCAA athlete I was the captain and placed in charge of the team community service out reach programs. As an artist I've been to Haiti as an ambassador to Artists for Peace and Justice founded by writer/director Paul Haggis. I'm also an ambassador for the Water Underground Project and supporter of Children International. Now more than ever I feel these experiences have been part of a greater purpose which supersedes fame and popularity and has everything to do with passion. 
I say all this only to make the point that now I am Livewire,  I am just getting started. Be it a student athlete captain, activist, ambassador, acting class, or even growing up at home I've always been held to a higher standard. Livewire just raised the bar. I'm apart of something much bigger than myself.   As you stated I realize that makes me a role model, especially for little girls and young women. Challenge Accepted.

There have not been many black female super heroes in live action media?  Halle Berry comes to mind as Storm in X-Men but mind is drawing blanks on others.  At any rate it is a very small club of actresses that you are joining, does that add meaning to portrayal of Livewire.

I know what this means and I don't take it for granted. I'm humbled and honored, I think about it daily. People write me and post things about me regarding that very point. It's a blessing and a privilege. I always wanted to be a superhero but besides Storm there were no other heroes in all of the great universes that looked like me. It was a bit disheartening as a kid. Naturally, I assumed I'd play Storm if there ever were a Strom Origins film developed. This was my goal. By the way Alexandra Shipp is killing that role. But I realize now I was only thinking at the level of what I was shown possible. In the emerging age of the female lead heroine / superhero and with me as Livewire as a lead female superhero of color I take great pride and happiness in knowing that girls and boys of all races and backgrounds will see me and other upcoming heroes, and know that anything is possible. The best part is one day it won't even be a thought and the word "Black" or "Female" hero won't be a big deal. We will all just be superheroes from all walks of life representing everyone. That said let me clearly say in this moment in time I'm extremely proud to hold the torch for both female heroines and heroes of color until the goal of visibility amongst both is reached.

What is the future of Livewire?  We know that Valiant has a variety of film projects in the future.  Will Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe lead to role in those projects?

All I can say is that I'm blessed to be a part of something very special. I'm the face of Livewire for the first time, ever. To be so well received playing a character that was seemingly physically designed for me and virtually my whole life has been preparing me to play is pure joy. I'm certainly enjoying every minute of it. Since my character reveal and trailer premier/panel discussion at NYC Comic Con reception and the over all presence of this remarkable character continuing to expand. As you noted for the first time since the dawn of Valiant a series highlighting Livewire is being released now in Secret Weapons. That's major. Additionally, you mentioned its no secret Valiant is developing films. Eric Heisserer the Oscar nominated screen writer for Arrival not only wrote Secret Weapons but is writing the Harbinger film as well. To me what that says for not only the future of my character but the future of Valiant Comics and comics period is not lost on me. Playing Livewire as an artist (Especially a woman) being considered a fan-favorite character and being a fan myself means the world to me. I would love to play Livewire in the Harbinger films. I am Livewire. I was born to do this. I also look forward to continue to expanding and growing with the fans. We have the best fans hands down, period. I feel we are in this journey together and I mean that with everything in me. - Ninjak is something special, the Valiant Universe is special. The fans are beyond special. Valiant Entertainment / Valiant Digital are doing amazing things in both entertainment and comics. Valiant is so creative they plan things out far in advance. I think we will just have to stay tuned to see what unfolds.

What is the coolest moment you have had at a Convention since becoming Livewire?

When Bobby Leet a father of two recognized me walking around Comic Con NYC during my press day. The trailer and character reveal were not until the following day but he was such a big Valiant fan that he already knew who I was and asked for a picture. That memory sticks out to me as clear as day. He was the first one, we still follow each other on Instagram. By far to me the most impactful moment was the next day at the trailer premier and panel discussion. A guy (granted he was dressed as Armstrong lol) came up to me with tears in his eyes. He said he'd grown up reading the original Valiant Comics when he was a kid. He was so overwhelmed he could barely talk. He said Livewire was one of his favorite characters and he was emotional because I was everything he'd imagined her to be and more. The man said my being Livewire and the entire Ninjak Vs. experience was overwhelming and surreal for him. He assured me his tears were that of joy. I could feel his emotion then and now. I gave him a hug and thanked him. I still have the picture we took. I have many incredible moments with Valiant fans but that one will always be in my heart. It was at that moment that I truly realized what it meant to be and "Stay Valiant".


As you can Ciera is already a real hero and doing great things with this role I recommend checking her out on social media and her website.  Also look for her at Cons as I expect her to be going to a few.

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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Assistant Controller   
Assistant Controller Robert Half Management Resources is seeking an Assistant Controller for a prestigious company in Kalamazoo. This position will require the consultant to roll up their sleeves and get into the details of the role. Email Adam Minor at adam.minor@rhmr.com. Assistant Controller Responsibilities * Complete month-end, quarter-end and year-end close including financial statements * Prepare and maintain account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts * Handle monthly financial executive package and control book to include budget to actual comparisons by department * Coordinate and lead external financial audits * Prepare external monthly and quarterly reporting packages and supply to Board meeting decks * Handle treasury function to ensure vendors are paid timely and cash forecasts are accurate * Provide technical accounting GAAP mentorship, external reporting and support to the Company * Maintain accounting and reporting policies * Assist in the development of the accounting team, including staffing, performance management, and training * Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged. We also provide competitive benefits and compensation packages, as well as online training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." (March 1, 2017) At Robert Half Management Resources, your experience matters - and we put it to good use. Apply with us today! All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged. We also provide competitive benefits and compensation packages, as well as online training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." (March 1, 2017) At Robert Half Management Resources, your experience matters - and we put it to good use. To apply for this position or for more information on other engagements, visit us online at roberthalfmr.com or call your branch office at 1.888.400.7474. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use. *Req ID:* 02220-9500627762 *Functional Role:* Controller - Assistant *Country:* USA *State:* MI *City:* Kalamazoo *Postal Code:* 49008 *Compensation:* DOE *Requirements:* The ideal Assistant Controller will have strong technology skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, ERP systems experience, and database applications. A Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance, or advanced degree or certification preferred. This Assistant Controller should have strong communication, technology, analytical and organizational skills. This Assistant Controller will preferably have five or more years of experience in accounting or finance, and public accounting experience is highly valued. To apply please email your resume to Adam at adam.minor@rhmr.com or call 616.774.3286. Robert Half Management Resources is the world's premier provider of senior-level accounting, finance and business systems professionals on a project or interim basis. We provide companies cost-effective project resource solutions and staff augmentation services. Operating from more than 150 offices worldwide we maintain a network of highly skilled accounting, financial and business systems professionals to assist with your toughest business challenges.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Automotive Mechanic   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979490 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The **Department of Veterans Affairs** (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. **The VA is committed to hiring Veterans**. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are **I**ntegrity, **C**ommitment, **A**dvocacy, **R**espect and **E**xcellence ("**I CARE**"). **America's Veterans need you!** To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties Under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the incumbent of this position performs the full journeyman level range of mechanical duties in maintenance and repair of all gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment throughout the Medical Center. The work at this grade involves troubleshooting, repairing, and/or overhauling major components and systems such as engines, transmissions, differentials and transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies. Grade 10 mechanics must be able to: * Tear down, adjust, repair, reassemble, and run operational checks on components of these systems following instructions contained in technical manuals. * Troubleshoot and repair the wide variety of major systems described above, while others specialize in tearing down, overhauling, and rebuilding one or a limited variety of major systems (e.g., engines and transmissions) for large and small tractors, loaders, fork lifts, back hoes, utility vehicles, lawn mowers and powered industrial carts. * They must be able to use a wider variety of test procedures and equipment when tracing hard-to-locate defects or problems, and they complete repairs and installations with little or no technical advice. * Within the framework of inspection reports, diagnostic computer printouts, or instructions, grade 10 automotive mechanics isolate and repair malfunctions by a combination of visual and auditory examinations, and the use of a wide variety of test equipment such as computerized engine analyzers, compression testers, test benches, oscilloscopes, multimeters, and special feeler and dial gauges. * Disassemble, repair, replace, recondition, and rebuild components of the various systems, and make independent judgments based on specifications in technical manuals and on accepted trade practices. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Automotive Mechanic, WG-5823-10, PD# 06290-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Michigan Class B (UST) Underground Storage Tank System Operator License. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Specialized Experience**: At the WG-10 grade, the automotive mechanic must have a thorough knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of complex major systems and assemblies to troubleshoot and repair a variety of systems or to rebuild one or more systems such as the following: gasoline and diesel engines; automatic and manual transmissions and gear reduction systems; transaxles; drive line and rear axle assemblies including electrical, air, vacuum, or mechanically controlled differentials; electrical and electronic systems and accessories (e.g., conventional and transistorized ignition systems, charging and starting systems, and wiring and lighting systems); carbureted and electronic fuel injection systems; exhaust and emission control systems (e.g., continuous flow air injector or fuel vapor control); conventional and power steering mechanisms and hydraulic power-assist systems; and other systems of similar complexity. Additionally, grade 10 mechanics must be knowledgeable in the repair of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems including their mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic controls automotive worker, (e.g., hydraulic lift gates and electric wenches). They must be able to troubleshoot and replace standard electronic components of systems, such as computer circuit boards and sensing and controlling units in engines, printed circuits in instrument and indicator panels, diodes in alternator regulators, armatures and control module transistors in electronic ignition systems, and sensors and relay units in emission control systems. Mechanics use this knowledge to test and troubleshoot components and systems to locate equipment defects. **Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.** **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Automotive workers at this level make repairs which often require them to work in tiring, awkward, and uncomfortable positions. They frequently stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, crawl under vehicles, and make repairs in other tight spaces. They frequently lift, handle, and carry parts and equipment weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Occasionally, they move moderately heavy items with assistance or with mechanical devices, including objects weighing up to or over 23 kilograms (50 pounds). **Working Conditions:** The work is usually performed inside on concrete surfaces where there is exposure to drafts, noise, and fumes from vehicles. Automotive workers occasionally perform work outside under adverse weather conditions. They are continually exposed to dirt, dust, and grease, and to the potential for burns, chemical irritations, shocks, bruises, cuts, and strains. To reduce dangers and irritations from these conditions, they follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety shoes and glasses, and respirators. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473101700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $24.52 to $28.59 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-5823-10/10 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473101700 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-003-DJJ-1979490-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981188 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The person hired for this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. **IF YOU ARE A CURRENT, PERMANENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981085 TO RECEIVE THIS CONSIDERATION.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473299100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-09/11 *Promotion Potential:* 11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration will be qualifying Veterans with preference *Control Number:* 473299100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981188-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Medical Equipment Repairer - Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979351 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Welcome to our Midwestern Frontier** Also known as "Cereal City," Battle Creek Michigan is strategically located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Battle Creek offers the serenity of country living and the cultural and recreational amenities offered in urban settings. Numerous parks are connected to the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers and lakes and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and other recreation. Community sporting, cultural, ethnic, historical, and holiday festivals provide plenty for residents to see and do. As a Battle Creek VA Medical Center professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the Department of Veterans Affairs the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to our nations Veterans through the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans National Cemeteries. Battle Creek VA Medical Center professionals not only feel good about their careers, but their ability to balance work as well as home life. The Battle Creek VAMC offers generous paid time off, and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties **The Medical Equipment Repairer provides for the safe and reliable operation of medical equipment and systems used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Battle Creek Healthcare Delivery System, which includes Battle Cree VAMC, Wyoming Health Care Center, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Lansing, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor.** As a Medical equipment repairer the incumbent will install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul, and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical). Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors. They maintain and repair chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced. Medical equipment repairers determine nature and extent of repairs required by checking equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, broken or worn parts, leaks, feedback, and interference. They check voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain, balance, and signal sensitivity against prescribed tolerances and specifications. The repairers plan and carry out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications. Medical equipment repairers test equipment after repair and also new equipment to assure proper functioning; conduct preventive maintenance inspection of equipment; perform periodic checks to insure that using personnel are following proper preventive maintenance procedures; and may conduct on-the-job training for lower graded employees in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment. Medical equipment repairers make standard computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Medical Equipment Repairer, WG-4805-11, PD# 10068-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * [time in grade requirement may be added] * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Experience**: Your background must demonstrate experience of advanced knowledge and experience in the theories, techniques, and applications of advanced analog and digital electronics, electro-mechanics, microprocessor controls, computers, and computer networks. **You must also demonstrate a general knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.** A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. **Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Medical Equipment Repairing, 4805 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to repair medical equipment and devices without more than normal supervision. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Medical equipment repairers continually lift from 5 to 18 kilograms (10 to 40 pounds) and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 18 kilograms (40 pounds). **Working Conditions:** Repairers perform work inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. They are exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and serious burns caused by electrical shock. Repairers work in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473034400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $25.63 to $29.91 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-4805-11/11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473034400 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-081-DJJ-1979351-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981085 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE "WHO MAY APPLY" REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981188 TO BE CONSIDERED.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473291200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration is current, permanent employees of the Battle Creek VAMC. 2nd area of consideration is all other current, permanent Federal employees. *Control Number:* 473291200 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981085-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Lead Medical Support Assistant - Benefits   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1980761 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The Benefits Lead Medical Support Assistant (MSA) falls under the Health Administration Service. The Lead MSA monitors and makes work assignments, provides input on performance, resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient workflow within the Benefits Department (Beneficiary Travel, Enrollment/Eligibility, Patient Funds, Details and Urgent Care). The incumbent will be expected to be a working member of the assigned team. Incumbent may need to provide coverage for other Lead MSAs during times of absence. Duties at this level include, but may not be limited to: arranging for coverage of all areas of responsibility; distributing and balancing workload; training new employees on duties; certifying employees on scheduling and assignment competencies; conducting ongoing reviews to ensure quality of work; ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of appointments/consults management; providing refresher training to staff members including changes in policies and procedures; creating and maintaining employee work schedules; orienting and providing on-the-job training for new and current employees; ensuring that all training requirements are met; organizing the work structure of his/her assigned areas; and acting as a liaison between other MSAs and staff in order to resolve day-to-day conflicts. The Lead MSA for Benefits will also be the Facility Decedent Affairs Clerk ensuring all details related to decedent affairs are handled timely and per policy/procedure standards. The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in various outpatient clinic or office settings responsible for treating patients with a wide variety of medical problems. Incumbent may be required to cover nights and/or weekend clinics in support of the Veterans and Medical Center needs. The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report. **Work Schedule:** Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Hours may be rotated or extended based on the needs of the Medical Center and our Veterans. **Functional Statement Title/#:**Lead Medical Support Assistant ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** * **U.S. citizenship.** Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. * **Experience.** Six months experience of clerical, office or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR, **Education.** One year above high school; OR, **Experience/Education Combination.** Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. * **Physical Requirements.** * **English Language Proficiency.** Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience**. ****Grade Determinations:** **GS-7 Lead Medical Support Assistant** **Experience.**One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. One year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-6) includes but is not limited to: coordinating with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports; ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic and make any necessary adjustments; develop/maintain effecting and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team VA medical centers and other agencies; participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care, setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure; managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community). **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.**The candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below. 1. Ability to organize work, set priorities and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. 2. Skill in communicating with individuals in order to obtain the desired effect, ensuring compliance with established policies and regulations. 3. Ability to provide staff development and training. 4. Ability to manage staffing requirements, manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely manner. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of incomplete work. 5. Ability to review and monitor data to ensure all reports are complete and accurate. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Moderate lifting (15-44lbs), Light lifting (under 15lbs), Light carrying (under 15lbs), Use of fingers, Walking (1 hour), Standing (1 hour), Repeated bending (1 hour), Ability to use parid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Special visual requirements (read fine print), Hearing (aid permitted), Sit for extended time and keyboarding, Unusual fatigue factors (sitting for extended time), Working closely with others in an office setting. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473253800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0679-07/07 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Agency Employees Only *Control Number:* 473253800 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H608-AMB-1980761-BU
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) IT Project Manager   
IT Project Manager Job Type:Contract Job Location:Kalamazoo Michigan Job Description: Job Summary + Our Client, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, is seeking an IT Project Manager possessing PMP certification. Responsibilities: + Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverables + Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously + Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues + Work with cross-functional IT organizations and business clients + Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates + Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status QualificationsExperience + Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects. + Solid knowledge of networking concepts preferred. + Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment preferred. + Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally. Education + PMP certification required. Skills + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and Outlook. + Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Sanka at 646-856-8903 for additional information. Approx. Duration: 9 months About Hired By Matrix Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 200 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. Founded 29 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients' most important assets. Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs). We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, Administrative, Marketing, Clinical/Scientific & Human Resources. Our team of expert account managers along with our recruiters who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. Using this information, our teams build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals that we manage, motivate and monitor throughout the life of the assignment resulting in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business. Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year. Equal Opportunity EmployerWBENC CertifiedWOSB Certified CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) BI-LINGUAL CUSTOMER SERVICE-Medical   
Kalamazoo company looking for A EXPERIENCED PART-TIME potentially turning into Full-time Customer Service Rep with medical office experience. Candidates must have background with medical terminology, busy phones, verifying benefits, working with insurance companies and billing knowledge. Must pass criminal background check and drug test. Business hours with pay starting at $11.50 an hour. For this excellent opportunity apply with resume to manpower.com
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) CUSTOMER SERVICE REP/SALES   
Kalamazoo company is looking for a Customer Service Rep. The position is helping customers with purchases at a Rent-to-Own store. Must be customer service orientated for a fast-paced store. Must be over 21. The position is a Temp to Hire position working for a great company. Must have a Resume with Customer Service/Sales on it. Must be able to work Full-time and available to work weekends.. Apply at Manpower.com with resume. $10.00/hr A raise is given at hire-in.
          Assoc. Manager Distribution - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the...
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          (USA-MI-KALAMAZOO) Controller   
CONTROLLER OPPORTUNITY If you are a Controller looking to work with a sharp organization in the Kalamazoo, then check out this job description! This Controller will be part of a structured accounting team where they will have support above and below their position. As a supervisory role, they will ensure accuracy of data within the department, perform the month-end close, and will also be responsible for performing payroll. The ideal Controller will coordinate all accounting functions including: month-end close, financial reporting, internal controls, process improvements, coordinate audit both internal and external and provide management with financial updates and analysis. All resume submissions will be considered confidential. Please forward your resume to tiffany.newton@roberthalf.com for immediate consideration. Robert Half Finance Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague. © 2017 Robert Half Finance Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague. Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844.539.2523 for additional information. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use. *Req ID:* 02220-0009333636 *Functional Role:* Controller *Country:* USA *State:* MI *City:* KALAMAZOO *Postal Code:* 49007-2557 *Compensation:* $62,000.00 to $70,000.00 per year *Requirements:* The ideal Controller will have a solid understanding of the general ledger and have an eye for an account that is out of balance. Must have payroll experience, a Bachelor's degree, experience performing the month-end close process, as well as have supervisory experience. To apply, please send your resume to tiffany.newton@roberthalf.com for review.
          Temp - QC Data Analyst - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:56:49 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Manager, Supply Chain Operations-Planning (S&OP) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:40 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-KALAMAZOO) Human Resources (HR) Manager   
Robert Half has partnered with a well-recognized healthcare industry in the Kalamazoo Area to fill their Human Resources (HR) Manager role. This HR Manager will be responsible for supervising the staff in the HR department and providing guidance and reviewing work as needed. The HR Manager will be responsible for day to day HR responsibilities as well as training, recruiting and performance / talent management. For immediate consideration, please email your resume to: tiffany.newton@roberthalf.com Robert Half Finance Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague. © 2017 Robert Half Finance Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague. Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844.539.2523 for additional information. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use. *Req ID:* 02220-0009333606 *Functional Role:* Operations Manager/Director/VP *Country:* USA *State:* MI *City:* KALAMAZOO *Postal Code:* 49007-2557 *Compensation:* $85,000.00 to $110,000.00 per year *Requirements:* The ideal HR Manager will be passionate about employee engagement, have hands-on experience in the multiple facets of HR, strong knowledge regarding laws, policies, and regulations, as well as work well with those at all levels of the organization. A Bachelor's Degree is required and any additional HR education or certifications are preferred, but not required. To apply please send your resume to tiffany.newton@roberthalf.com!
          Project Manager, Quality Assurance - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:40 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Manager / Senior Manager, Product Design and Innovation - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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          Supervisor Warehouse and Logistics - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:39 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Portage) Outside Sales Representative - Ada   
style="text-align: center;"VISIT OUR OPEN INTERVIEW HIRING EVENT style="text-align: center;"span style="text-decoration: underline;"Friday, July 21st from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM/span style="text-align: center;"At West Michigan Works! Allegan Service Center, 3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 101 style="text-align: center;"Dress professionally and bring a resume.div class="ats-description"span style="font-size: 12px;"span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; size: undefined;"span style="color: #222222;"span style="font-family: Verdana;"Spectrum is Americarsquo;s fastest growing TV, internet and Voice Company. Wersquo;re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and products. Spectrum is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Spectrumrsquo;s business strategy and itrsquo;s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.uOUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE:/uAre you a self-starter, with a passion for success, great people skills, and a willingness to learn? This is an exciting opportunity to enter the technology and entertainment world as part of Spectrum. We offer exceptional career mobility and combined with our superior products, reputation for service, and the more than 12 million potential new customers within our network's reach, makes now a great time to join us!At Spectrum, we value our employees and recognize outstanding individual contributions. As part of our Residential Sales team, you will be rewarded for your performance AND receive a steady salary.The more you sell, the closer you become to realizing an unlimited earning potential!This is the ideal role for the individual who enjoys being on the go and out of the office, where you will have the opportunity to "own your day" every day, while meeting new people and educating them on all the great services and products Spectrum provides.Self-motivated, independent and goal-oriented individuals find the freedom, entrepreneurial nature and unlimited earning potential of this role very appealing.uBENEFITS INCLUDE:/ubull; Guaranteed base salary plus unlimited commissionbull; Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and visionbull; 401(k) plan with company matchbull; Reimbursement for travel related expensesbull; Paid training to learn what it takes to be a successful Outside Sales Representativebull; Free and discounted Spectrum cable servicesbull; New sales leads every monthbull; Career advancement opportunitiesbull; Fun competitive work environmentbull; An opportunity to grow your career at one of Americarsquo;s top corporationsuQUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:/ubull; Experience in a customer service or sales role; sales experience a plusbull; Willingness to work flexible hours, including-evenings and weekendsbull; Valid driverrsquo;s license, car insurance, a satisfactory driving record and use of a reliable personal vehiclebull; Motivation to sell door to door in residential areasbull; Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditionsbull; Engaging communication skills to build relationships with prospective customers/spanl
          Associate Director, Talent Acquisition - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:39 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Portage) Outside Sales Representative - Portage   
style="text-align: center;"VISIT OUR OPEN INTERVIEW HIRING EVENT style="text-align: center;"span style="text-decoration: underline;"Thursday, July 20th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM/span style="text-align: center;"At Michigan Works! SW Kalamazoo Service Center, 1601 S. Burdick Street style="text-align: center;"Dress professionally and bring a resume.div class="ats-description"span style="font-size: 12px;"span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; size: undefined;"span style="color: #222222;"span style="font-family: Verdana;"Spectrum is Americarsquo;s fastest growing TV, internet and Voice Company. Wersquo;re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and products. Spectrum is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Spectrumrsquo;s business strategy and itrsquo;s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.uOUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE:/uAre you a self-starter, with a passion for success, great people skills, and a willingness to learn? This is an exciting opportunity to enter the technology and entertainment world as part of Spectrum. We offer exceptional career mobility and combined with our superior products, reputation for service, and the more than 12 million potential new customers within our network's reach, makes now a great time to join us!At Spectrum, we value our employees and recognize outstanding individual contributions. As part of our Residential Sales team, you will be rewarded for your performance AND receive a steady salary.The more you sell, the closer you become to realizing an unlimited earning potential!This is the ideal role for the individual who enjoys being on the go and out of the office, where you will have the opportunity to "own your day" every day, while meeting new people and educating them on all the great services and products Spectrum provides.Self-motivated, independent and goal-oriented individuals find the freedom, entrepreneurial nature and unlimited earning potential of this role very appealing.uBENEFITS INCLUDE:/ubull; Guaranteed base salary plus unlimited commissionbull; Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and visionbull; 401(k) plan with company matchbull; Reimbursement for travel related expensesbull; Paid training to learn what it takes to be a successful Outside Sales Representativebull; Free and discounted Spectrum cable servicesbull; New sales leads every monthbull; Career advancement opportunitiesbull; Fun competitive work environmentbull; An opportunity to grow your career at one of Americarsquo;s top corporationsuQUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:/ubull; Experience in a customer service or sales role; sales experience a plusbull; Willingness to work flexible hours, including-evenings and weekendsbull; Valid driverrsquo;s license, car insurance, a satisfactory driving record and use of a reliable personal vehiclebull; Motivation to sell door to door in residential areasbull; Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditionsbull; Engaging communication skills to build relationships with prospective customers/span/sp
          GMP Auditor (Remote) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:39 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Analytical Specialist (Investigations) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:39 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          CMC Regulatory Affairs Specialist - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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          Warehouse Associate I-IV - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:06:28 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          CMC Scientist - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:06:27 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Process Sciences Associate I-IV - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:20:11 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Process Sciences Associate (Downstream) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:20:09 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Biotech Production Compliance Coordinator I-III - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:20:09 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Spvr. Biotech Production Dispensing - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:25:07 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Quality Compliance Coordinator (Complaints) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:24:53 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          Process Sciences Associate (IPC Development Purification) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:30:08 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Physician-Hospitalist   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary BCVAHDS is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary care teaching hospital located on 206 acres with approximately 30 buildings, serving 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. The VA Medical Center was the 100th VA hospital built in the United States and is located adjacent to the Historic Fort Custer Military Base, now a National Guard Training Center, which trained and deployed thousands of troops during World War I and World War II. In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we offer services at our Wyoming Health Care Center, Wyoming, MI and three community based outpatient clinics in Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Lansing. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1936259 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Recruitment Incentive maybe available. Household Good Moves and government Home Buy-out is not currently available. ### Duties **ASSIGNED DUTIES:** Providing acute care in areas such as intermediate care and general medicine units for adults and geriatric veterans with a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Referral management on patients that may need to be admitted to our facility, conduct history and physical on new admissions, coordinating care while hospitalist and order all appropriate testing and procedures. Assisting with patient transfers for the next higher level of care, either within the VA system or urgently into the local community. Coordinating care, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illness and its management. Covering medical emergencies within the facility Providing MOD duties on rotation with other providers **Work Schedule:** Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm With MOD hours every 8-10 days. 7am-6pm weekend MOD on call rotation. Hours may be rotated or extended based upon the needs of the Medical Center or our Veterans. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Occasional Travel to surrounding CBOCs ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements**: * Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy. * Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. * Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. * Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. * Proficiency in spoken and written English. * Physical requirements outlined below. **Preferred Experience**: Hospitalist experience and ACLS Certification Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Reference**: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note****:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements**: Work consists primarily of professional activities in an office environment, environmental health hazards are minimal and do not involve significant exposure to unusual chemical, radiological, bacteriological, or similar hazards. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466876100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VM-0602-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 466876100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17T553-MDM-1936259-BU
          Manager Engineering - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:30:07 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) Travel Job near Kalamazoo, MI   
Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) Travel Job near Kalamazoo, MI + Job Location:Battle Creek, MI + Category:Respiratory Therapist + Apply Now! + Back to Results Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) Travel Job near Kalamazoo, MI Seeking an experienced RRT for a 13 week travel assignment near Kalamazoo, MI. This is a great opportunity for a new traveler looking to break into the medical travel industry, or an experienced traveler looking to take a more slow paced assignment. Travel Assignment Details: Specialty: Register Respiratory Therapist (RRT)Department: Floating around the hospital but mostly in the ERShifts: 3-12's, Friday - Sunday for 36hrsCall: TBDContract Type: Travel Assignment, thirteen weeks with the possibility to extendLocation: Kalamazoo, MIStart Date: Interviewing now, start date within the monthSetting: Small hospitalPreferred Experience: 1+ years working as an RRT, BLS, ACLSCompensation: Competitive – insurance options, 401K, stipends, competitive salary The ideal candidate will have a MI license in hand, and be easy to work with. Since this is a smaller facility, the importance of someone who can be a team player is key. Though Kalamazoo is technically a small city, the environment of small businesses, cute parks, and kind smiles makes it feel more like a welcoming small town. This is the perfect location for a laid back assignment that will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated at the end of 13 weeks. If this assignment seem like a good fit for you, or you would like information on similar jobs, shoot me a copy of your resume toTaylor.Suiter@soliant.comand follow up with a call to 770-776-2108. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Taylor SuiterAllied Account ExecutiveCath/EP/IR SpecialistPirateTeam Cath Lab MemberSoliant HealthDirect Line: (770) 776 – 2108taylor.suiter@soliant.comwww.soliant.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          Manufacturing Planning Specialist - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
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From Regeneron - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:30:06 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) RRT Travel Job near Kalamazoo, MI   
RRT Travel Job near Kalamazoo, MI + Job Location:Kalamazoo, MI + Category:Respiratory - Registered Respiratory Tech + Apply Now! + Back to Results We are currently interviewing experienced respiratory therapists for a travel job near Kalamazoo, Michigan. There is one RRT travel job open for an ideal travel therapist with 2+ years of experience. The schedule is the night shift on the weekend so you will have the entirety of the weekdays to go explore the area. A little about you: - RRT with 2+ years of experience - Michigan license or able to apply quickly - Comfortable with all ages A little about the job: - 3 12-hour shifts to be discussed with manager - Will interview without the license in hand - Pay every Friday via direct deposit To apply to this RRT travel job near Kalamazoo, MI, please email me a copy of your most recent resume and then give me a call to discuss. I am confident that we can help you find your new home or temporary work and play destination. Whit Whitfield : 770-325-0237 :whit.whitfield@soliant.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Travel RRT Job Opportunity in western Michigan, MI Registered Respiratory Therapist Contract   
Travel RRT Job Opportunity in western Michigan, MI Registered Respiratory Therapist Contract + Job Location:Battle Creek, MI + Category:Respiratory - Registered Respiratory Tech + Apply Now! + Back to Results Registered Respiratory Therapist needed for a 10 week travel assignment in western Michigan. You will be required to have your Michigan RRT license in hand to apply and have worked at least one year, recently, in a hospital environment to be eligible. The facility is a small long term acute care hospital with just about 25 beds. Battle Creek Michigan is the headquarters of the Kellogg, which means if you are up for it you can see the longest breakfast table in the world. The rest of the area is pretty classic middle america. Lots of good places to walk, quaint downtown, good cost of living, lots of families and a heavily forested landscape. Easy place for an assignment. For immediate consideration for the position, email me your resume directly:brian.magill@soliant.comAfter that call me up and we can make it happen! Brian MagillAccount Executive(770-225-3189)Brian.Magill@Soliant.comwww.soliant.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) QO Technical Associate II 1st Shift   
Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging samples via various analytical methods, such as Wet Chemistry, Physical Testing, GC, LC, Spectroscopy, AA, ICP, and IR in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging materials in the Raw Material Laboratory. This is in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. Participates in laboratory investigations as required. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.This position is part of a career pathrogression. If you are already on the career pathrogression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.AAS, BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science with a minimum of 2 years related experience in Quality Operations preferred.EEO StatementSunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Additional Offer Details:•Last Date to Apply for Job: July 6, 2017•Grade: 4A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the abi
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Regional Driver   
Full time, Home on the Weekends, Teamster Union with Pension and Health Care Benefits, Vacation Pay.Pay is 43 cents per mile.Drive for an established company that provides union benefits, clean trucks and an organization with a passion for customer excellence. Routes are typically within a 7 state region. We are a Teamster union shop and union membership is required. We offer a union pension fund as well as health care benefits and vacation pay.In order to apply please email the details of your past employment, current address, years of experience and / or your resume. .Please note that we will be requiring license validation, past employer verification, driving test, drug and alcohol test, PSP and background checks to be performed prior to an offers of employment.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Plant Manager   
People • Customers • TrustAt PCA, you will find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.We are seeking resumes for a Plant Manager in our Hexacomb Kalamazoo, MI facility.Hexacomb is a leader in kraft paper-based honeycomb protective packaging product and serves key industries that value product protection coupled with environmental sustainability. This includes furniture, consumer, automotive, textile, food, building products, energy, glass, and industrial. Hexacomb has nine manufacturing plants in North America.The Plant Manager has total performance and results responsibility of all the functional areas of the plant. The Plant Manager has the overall responsibility for the safety, direction, planning and organization of the production and administrative functions of the plant.Principle Accountabilities:•Establishes performance and development goals for the entire plant within corporate office guidelines. Provides strategic leadership to plant personnel in implementing plant objectives.•Initiates and maintains excellent customer service and public relations.•Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis.•Reviews financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.•Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department or plant progress toward stated goals and objectives.•Directs and approves all registrations for maintenance and repair of building and equipment and in manufacturing methods.•Recommends and directs improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods.•Oversees manufacturing, customer service, planning and maintenance departments to review production and operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing and facility problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays and to meet future growth.•Reviews and supports engineering and sales to oversee design concepts with fundamental or new technology used for new or existing products or improvement to provide cost reduction, safety, customer requirements and market growth.•Determines staffing requirements, interviews, hires and trains new employees, or oversees those personnel processes.•Implements or oversees environmental management or sustainability programs.•Participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all divisional department activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives.•Establishes and implements plant wide policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with corporate, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.•Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development.•Understands and follows policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and finds ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.Basic Qualifications:•Bachelor’
          Parlamento británico votará en discurso de la Reina y datos económicos clave esta semana   

Durante esta semana los principales acontecimientos económicos hijo:

-En el Reino Unido, el Parlamento votará en el discurso de la Reina, lo que determinará si May mantendrá su posición como Primer Ministro o no.

-En la zona euro, los datos preliminares del IPC de junio podrían proporcionar alguna orientación sobre si es probable que el BCE continúe moviéndose hacia un sesgo más optimista.

-Se espera que los datos de inflación de Japón para mayo muestren una mayor aceleración de los [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Esta semana comienzan las negociaciones del Brexit y habrá reunión del RBNZ   

-En Nueva Zelanda, se espera que el RBNZ no tome ninguna medida. Es probable que el tono de la declaración de la reunión puede ser un poco más cauteloso que antes.

-Se prevé también que el Norges Bank mantenga su posición. Existe la probabilidad de que los encargados de formular políticas comuniquen un mensaje algo más optimista.

-En el Reino Unido, es probable que el comienzo de las negociaciones de Brexit y el discurso de la reina atraigan la atención [...] Continuar Leyendo

          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) CNC Operators / Disassembly Techs/ Forklift Driver   
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          HELP DESK SPECIALIST   
DE-New Castle, Help Desk Specialist Category: I.T. Type: Permanent Description: HELP DESK SPECIALIST (All applicants must provide a specific salary expectation with their resume) The Help Desk Specialist is the point of contact for computer end-users. The Help Desk Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining internal and external customer contact for support issues and providing a professional and c
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Journeyman Plumber   
Qualified candidates eligible for a $1,000.00 sign on bonus.A-1 Refrigeration is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals. You would be working on a team with a company that has been in business for over 50 years! We understand that we wouldn’t have been in business as long as we have without our team. We need people like you to join our team and help grow our company. Take a look at who we are and what we offer. If it sounds like a good fit, introduce yourself by sending a current resume. We look forward to meeting with you soon.Qualified candidates eligible for a $1,000.00 sign on bonus.Position: Journeyman Plumber Primary Purpose: A Plumber Journeyman works day-to-day on assigned plumbing tasks. Provides guidance and direction to apprentices/helpers working under him/her. Ensures job quality and customer satisfaction is maintained in every stage of the project. Interacts with upper management and other trades to solve problems and build lasting relationships. Creates the type of positive environment that works to maintain a sufficient and qualified work force. Reports to the foreman and operates under specific supervision in all types of weather conditions. Frequently working at heights, using equipment, in a safe and professional manner.Essential Duties: Layout, assemble, install pipes, fittings, equipment, and fixtures of heating, cooling, domestic water, air, drainage systems, and gas according to company standards, specifications, and plumbing or mechanical codes. Test pipes and fixtures using water and air to detect deficiencies. Safely measures, cuts, threads, glues, solders, brazes, and slopes pipes composed of various materials Install hangers and supports for all plumbing systems.Required: Must have an active Michigan State Plumbing Journeyman card, Ability to read and interpret blueprints Extensive knowledge of all plumbing systems installation. Safe working knowledge of all hand and power tools Able to do basic take offs Able to install equipment Work within precise limits or standards of accuracyObtain required personal hand tools Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds Work off of ladders and at heights for an entire work shift Must have a satisfactory driving record, criminal record, and be able to pass a drug screen HS diploma, GED, or equivalent.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) CNC Operators 2nd and 3rd shift   
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          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Launch Manager   
Launch Manager - WD30034543159Adient (NYSE:ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 25 million cars every year. To learn more, please visit adient.com. Job Duties. 1.Responsible for all launches within the assigned plants.2.Adhere to the Adient internal processes and management reviews3.Manage customer communication and relationship for project issues and commitments.4.Resolve all open issues as they arise.5.Ensure that the assigned plant manage programs to the timeline, meeting key milestones, using critical path management.6.Lead Launch readiness reviews with each plant, adhering to the agreed upon schedule.7.Communicate launch readiness expectations to the assigned plants and ensure compliance to Adient process via regular interface.Work Experience:Minimum 3 years of Manufacturing experience­­­­­­­­­. Manufacturing experience is necessary to understand Quality, Delivery systems, interface with customers in a manufacturing setting and process value streams. The level of involvement and achievement in a manufacturing setting can outweigh the number of years of experience.*Ensure resources are available for the evaluation of appearance items prior to process sign off (PSO)*Initiate the New Facility Launch Workbook for program launching into a new automotive group manufacturing site*Present the new Facility Launch Overview. Select the Material Replenishment System*Schedule and conduct the Craftsmanship, Engineering and Manufacturing Review*Complete and present the New Facility Launch workbook for programs launching into a new manufacturing facility or a new line launch program*Complete the Launch Performance Report*Schedule the PV build, run-at-rate, and pre-production build events*Coordinate and complete the Process Sign-Off approval with the manufacturing plant*Ensure the manufacturing plant hiring and training for New Launch*Complete the New Facilities Launch Workbook for programs launching into a new manufacturing facility*Ensure the Master Samples are built in to the latest release level*Determine the production scheduling process. Establish inventory management strategies*Select the replenishment systems to be used between manufacturing plants and supplier plants for new program launches*Manage customer communication and relationship for project issues and commitments*Ensure that the assigned plant manage programs to the timeline, meeting key milestones, using critical path management*Lead Launch readiness reviews with each plant, adhering to the agreed upon schedule*Communicate launch readiness expectations to the assigned plants and ensure compliance to company's process via regular interface*Utilize Automotive System Manufacturing, Quality Manufacturing Engineering, People Management, and Launch Performance Reporting*Lead new plant start-up, including management of employees, new product and process*Develop monthly budgetary forecasts for Launch*Participate in the development of yearly profit plan*Manage SDT within the Mfg Plant*Implement Best Business Practice Process Controls*Work with Launch Product Engineers to ensure supplier manufacturing sign-off is metQualifications Job Manufacturing OperationsPrimary LocationUS-MI-Battle CreekOrganization Automotive Seating To all recruitment agencies: Adient does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Adient employees or any other company location. Adient is not responsibl
          (USA-MI-Albion) Residence Hall Director   
Albion College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college, invites applications for a Residence Hall Director (RD) position. Main responsibilities include overall administration and management of a residential area of 300-500 students; supervising 10-16 Resident Assistants; serve as a College Hearing Officer adjudicating student judicial cases; participation in an on-call rotating duty system; responding to crisis and emergency situations; establishing rapport/developing positive relationships with students; assisting students with conflict resolution; and community building and educational programming that supports the Division of Student Affairs' residential community based learning. The RD also plays an important part in Office of Residential Life central office functions. This a full-time (12 month) live-in position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience - benefits included.h4Qualifications Include:/h4ulliMaster's Degree in college student personnel, counseling, or closely related field preferred. /liliBachelor's degree required./liliPrevious residence hall experience beyond the undergraduate level preferred./liliPrevious supervision and training experience required./liliAbility to work collaboratively with all college constituents./liliThe position requires strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills./liliAbility to manage multiple projects simultaneously./liliOutstanding organizational skills./liliOutstanding interpersonal, crisis management and problem-solving skills./liliMust possess a high degree of energy and enthusiasm./liliWillingness to provide a high level of customer service./liliEnthusiasm for teaching and learning that goes beyond the classroom./liliMust have a valid, or be eligible to obtain, a Michigan driver’s license and clearing initial and periodic driving record checks/li/ulh4Application Process:/h4Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to a href="http://apply.interfolio.com/42703"http://apply.interfolio.com/42703/a. Please direct questions to Ms. Julie McMahon, Director for Residential Life (a href="mailto:jmcmahon@albion.edu"jmcmahon@albion.edu/a). A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 17, 2017.
          Account Manager - Rocket Digital - Ancaster, ON   
Please send your resume and professional references to our VP of Sales &amp; Accounts at trevor[at]rocketdigital.ca....
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          National Career Fair   
National Career Fair is having a live hiring event in New York on August 2, 2017 the event is FREE for all career seekers. Career seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Pre-register to attend at https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/new-york-career-fairs/
          Gambia: Update - Pro-Jammeh Newspaper Resumes Operations   
[MFWA] The pro-Jammeh Gambia newspaper Daily Observer, has resumed operations after being off the newsstands for two weeks.
          Jack of All Trades, Master of (N)One   

One constant in my life is that I have a tendency to become a jack of all trades, master of none. I read voraciously across a range of topics, but rarely delve extremely deep into any topic for an extended period. If I hadn’t have hurt my arms I was planning to learn several more instruments in addition to bass guitar. I doubt this would have left time to be really good at any of them. I’ve only scratched the surface of hobbies such as woodworking, electronics, and yoga and find myself getting back into video games instead of delving more deeply into any of those.

I noticed this is definitely true with my development work as well when I was updating my resume during my recent job hunt. The thought had been floating on the edge of my mind, but crystallized during that process. At least in this case I am a master of one though. Spending 3+ years with C# made me really good with it. But my jack of all trades include SQL, Python, Java, C/C++, Ruby, Scala, Perl, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery. Of those the only one I would consider myself to be proficient in is SQL. And that doesn’t even include all of the several other languages I have done one-off things with, development tools, libraries, and IDEs.

What I can’t decide is if this is a good or bad thing? Right now I don’t have any other languages I’m itching to learn (Although it would be nice to relearn Scheme and Elisp. I didn’t even list those above), but I would like to dive more deeply into some I have only scratched the surface of. The problem is that it simply isn’t possible to learn so many languages and related tool sets in depth without investing large amounts of time. Right now all that time is being taken up diving deeply into Perl. For now, I’m just not going to worry about it.


          BPM, Books, and ... Perl?   

Due to my lack of posts here I have now scheduled writing time every night for at least a half hour. So far this has proven fruitful. I’ve been hard at work writing a series of posts to finish up My Lombardi Experience. I want to focus on why our BPM experience failed with the hope of preventing other teams from failing in the same way. Right now I have a lot of material that needs massaged into something that I am comfortable posting.

Book reviews may resume as well, but only for those I feel that deserve it. Previously I had been writing something for every book I read, but that became a pain in the ass. The goal was to read less this year, but I still am going to end up in the low 40s. I read one a week last year, so I guess it still counts as less though.

On the coding front I’ve mostly been busy learning Scala and … Perl. That one was certainly a surprise, but a job opportunity came along that required me to learn it. Now hopefully I actually get the job. Unemployment is getting boring. I may write more about Scala and Perl later, but they are so alien to each other that I haven’t even attempted to compare them yet. I can’t imagine too many programmers go from C#, to Scala, to Perl.

Taking the time to learn two new languages has caused my open source work to recede into the background for now. The Trac whiteboard plugin may languish in prototype phase for quite some time now. An Indian company did express interest in hiring me to extend it for their needs, but that never materialized. The batch modify plugin may get some love early next year. I am currently looking at making it aware of custom workflows, but doing so will require a major rewrite. I already started it once, but left the codebase a mess, so I’ll probably start from a new branch.


          Looking for a job...   

My wife is starting a new job on October 18, which means that I will have to quit my current job. We will be moving to Richmond, IN which means I will be looking in Dayton, outer suburbs of Cincinnati, possibly Indianapolis, and anywhere in between. Telecommuting is also an option. You can find my CV on StackOverflow or download it as a PDF here.


          Social Media Marketing Intern   
JibJab is looking to bring on 2 rockstar part-time paid interns this summer to help our marketing department launch a new app. It's a great resume building opportunity and the chance to be a part of launching ...
          Девушка с медицинским образованием ищет работу можно связанную с продажами   
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          El Brief: Alemania reconoce el matrimonio homosexual; aborto gratuito en el Ulster   

Angela Merkel

¡Buenos días, actuallers!

Estas son las historias más destacadas al comenzar este viernes 30 de junio, primeros Mártires de la Iglesia. Si te lo han reenviado, date de alta aquí para recibirlo directamente en tu buzón.

SOLO PARA SUSCRIPTORES

El Parlamento alemán ha aprobado este viernes el reconocimiento del matrimonio homosexual. La votación acaba de celebrarse hace unos minutos, mientras te escribo esta nota.

La canciller Angela Merkel dio el pasado lunes libertad de voto a los diputados de la CDU, cambiando así la oposición que hasta ahora había expresado a que se equiparen el matrimonio y otras uniones.

En Actuall, Candela Sande comenta el nuevo criterio de la canciller y concluye que “con Merkel, la ‘derecha’ vuelve a ceder ante la izquierda”.

Los socios bávaros de la señora Merkel, los social cristianos de la CSU, se han opuesto en bloque a la reforma, mientras que, entre los cristiano demócratas de la CDU, el voto se dividió tras el cambio de postura de la señora Merkel.

Más de 170.000 personas han firmado una petición de la plataforma pro-familia Demo für Alle, publicada en CitizenGO, para que los diputados voten “no” a la reforma.

El obispo católico de Ratisbona, Rudolf Vonderholzer, ha invitado a los alemanes a “ser activos” en defensa de la singularidad del matrimonio, y ha compartido la petición de Demo für Alle en la web de la Diócesis.

El contexto de la votación de este viernes son las elecciones generales del próximo 24 de septiembre.

Al cambiar de opinión sobre la reforma del matrimonio, la canciller Merkel está intentando atraer votantes de centro-izquierda para mantener la mayoría.

Su política de acogida a los inmigrantes la ha alejado de una parte de la base tradicional de votantes de la CDU, que ahora pueden tener otra opción en Alternativa por Alemania.

Actualmente, el matrimonio homosexual está reconocido en veinte países del mundo, catorce de ellos europeos, incluyendo ahora a Alemania.

En Austria e Italia se reconocen las uniones civiles, pero se mantiene la singularidad del matrimonio y se reserva la adopción de niños para familias con un padre y una madre, o bien para hogares monoparentales.

+++++Puedes unirte a la petición por la familia: La organización pro-familia Demo Für Alle ha activado en CitizenGO una petición dirigida a los parlamentarios alemanes, para que respeten la singularidad jurídica del matrimonio, frente a la iniciativa para equipararlo a otras uniones. Más de 150.000 personas la han firmado ya. Puedes unirte a ellas aquí.

QUÉ MÁS

Aborto gratuito en el Ulster. El Gobierno británico correrá con los gastos de las mujeres de Irlanda del Norte que viajen a Inglaterra, Escocia o Gales a abortar en hospitales del servicio público de Salud británico. El Ejecutivo cambió de postura y aceptó la enmienda en las últimas 24 horas, ante la amenaza de varios diputados del Partido Conservador de emprender una rebelión contra Theresa May durante el discurso de la Reina. (The Guardian, en inglés)

Manifiesto por la igualdad de derechos. Intelectuales católicos piden al Parlamento catalán que legisle en derechos para todas las personas, y no en forma de derechos exclusivos para personas por su sexualidad o por su “identidad de género”. (Actuall)

El PSOE rechaza la ley de eutanasia de Podemos. Los socialistas se inclinan por el modelo de Ciudadanos, algo más enfocado en los cuidados paliativos. (Actuall)

SELECCIÓN DE ACTUALL

Coloquio en 'Actuall' sobre las leyes LGBT. La Redacción del diario acogió este jueves una nueva conversación moderada por su director, Alfonso Basallo, dentro del ciclo de Encuentros Actuall. Puedes leer un resumen aquí, o ver el coloquio completo en este vídeo [una hora y 22 minutos].

Por esto la llaman “ley mordaza LGBT”, por Juan Robles. Derechos fundamentales vulnerados por el proyecto de ley de Podemos de derechos exclusivos LGBT.

++++Puedes firmar por el “no” a la “ley mordaza”: Hay una recogida de firmas en HazteOir, dirigida a los diputados del Grupo Popular en el Congreso, para que voten “no” al proyecto de “ley mordaza LGBT” presentado por Podemos. Ya ha recaudado más de 43.000 firmas. Puedes unirte aquí.

El PP, al rescate del “electorado abandonado del PSOE”, por Nicolás de Cárdenas. El partido del Gobierno “desprecia” a sus votantes –escribe Nicolás de Cárdenas en este artículo–, mientras vira a la izquierda para atraer a los electores que el PSOE pueda haberse dejado atrás, debido a la apuesta de Pedro Sánchez por un pacto con los partidos de la extrema izquierda.

El Congreso español aprueba la moción laicista, por Miriam Calderón. El partido independentista catalán ERC consigue el apoyo de la mayoría para una moción que pide al Gobierno que suprima los símbolos religiosos de escuelas y edificios públicos, y que suprima la liturgia en los funerales de Estado.

Con Merkel, la ‘derecha’ vuelve a ceder ante la izquierda, por Candela Sande. La autora comenta en esta nueva columna para Actuall la postura de Angela Merkel sobre el llamado “matrimonio igualitario”.

CORRESPONDENCIA

Con verdadero horror, aunque me lo esperaba, escuché el mitin de Cristina Cifuentes en la televisión de los Obispos. 

Ni una palabra de reproche de los comentaristas a la perversa ley de dictadura LGBT que ha excretado está señora. 

Una ley de perversión de menores y de mayores aborregados. Ni siquiera una pregunta suavecita. Nada de nada. Fue algo escandaloso. 

Pero, ¿que les pasa a los obispos? ¿Se han vuelto locos? ¿Hemos de entender que esta ley está bendecida por las autoridades máximas de la Iglesia Católica en España? 

Esta ley es inmoral, de lo peor de lo peor, no solo para los católicos, también para cualquier no creyente honesto y con sentido común. 

Y al final, aún el pésimo ayudancito de Antonio Jiménez, diciendo: "Doña Cristina, hemos  recibido muchos mensajes a favor de usted". 

¡Y se quedó tan pancho!

Don Antonio Jiménez, estuvo usted de vergüenza. Y con usted, toda la emisora al mando de los obispos.

Confieso: No me lo puedo creer. ¿Estuve soñando una pesadilla o fue real?

Gracias por permitirme expresar mi desesperación.

Vicente

Roberto Meza, desde El Salvador, reprueba el abuso de noticias relacionadas con la semana del Orgullo Gay en el boletín diario de Actuall:

Empecé a leer su página hace mucho tiempo. 

Ahora, estoy a punto de dejar de hacerlo, puesto que si revisan el contenido del boletín de hoy [por este jueves], encontrarán una saturación de material Gay, que hace perder mi interés por leerlos. 

Roberto Meza

El Salvador

Roberto Grao, desde Zaragoza, expone las siguientes objeciones al boletín:

Buenos días:

Perdóname por este comentario pero me siento obligado a hacerlo: el apartado “Qué sabes”, conteniendo preguntas y respuestas sobre algunos de los contenidos de la publicación diaria de Actuall me parece infantil, propio del antiguo 'TBO', hoy desaparecido, y no de un diario formal y serio como es Actuall.

Por otro lado, creo que sería interesante lo que apuntaba un suscriptor, cuyo nombre no recuerdo: o bien no publicar cartas retorcidas e incluso de muy dudosa intencionalidad o falsedad, o publicarlas con Notas de la Redacción al pie poniendo las cosas en su sitio adecuadamente, claro.

Un cordial y afectuoso saludo.

Roberto Grao

Zaragoza

El Ayuntamiento de Valencia se ha sumado a los festejos del Orgullo LGBT con una variedad de iniciativas. Una de ellas es un cartel con los colores del arco iris, símbolo del movimiento LGBT, y un eslogan que dice: “Sí, algunos hombres tienen vulva y algunas mujeres tienen pene”.

Desde Valencia, Inma Capó nos comenta:

Queridos amigos,

Como valenciana, española y persona consciente, me veo constantemente ofendida por la falaz manipulación que nuestro alcalde Joan Ribó proyecta sobre todos los valencianos.

Por las extravagancias en la que malgasta nuestro dinero el alcalde, debería haber dimitido hace ya tiempo.

En ese cartel asevera una gran mentira, como si hubiesen testigos de que es cierto,para que la gente joven se lo trague como verdad. La infamia es constante, no sólo aquí, sino en toda España, y por lo visto nadie hace nada para frenarla.  

Saludos a todos,

Inma Capó

Envíanos comentarios, pistas de noticias y críticas a info@actuall.com.

Únete a nuestra conversación en Twitter y Facebook.

Que pases un buen fin de semana.

¡Hasta mañana!

La Redacción de Actuall.

PD. Al abrir tu buzón este sábado, encontrarás –puntual, como siempre– “La historia de la semana” que el director de Actuall, Alfonso Basallo, selecciona y comenta para ti. ¡Que lo disfrutes!

La entrada El Brief: Alemania reconoce el matrimonio homosexual; aborto gratuito en el Ulster aparece primero en Actuall.


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          Egito de Paz   
Queridos irmãos e irmãs, bom dia!

Hoje desejo falar-vos sobre a Viagem apostólica que, com a ajuda de Deus, realizei recentemente ao Egito. Fui àquele país na sequência de um quádruplo convite: do Presidente da República, de Sua Santidade o Patriarca Copto-ortodoxo, do Grande Imã de Al-Azhar e do Patriarca Copto-Católico. Agradeço a cada um deles o acolhimento que me reservaram, verdadeiramente caloroso. E agradeço a todo o povo egípcio a participação e o afeto com que viveu esta visita do Sucessor de Pedro.

O Presidente e as Autoridades civis empenharam-se de forma extraordinária para que este evento pudesse desenrolar-se da melhor maneira possível; para que fosse um sinal de paz, um sinal de paz para o Egito e para toda aquela região, que infelizmente sofre pelos conflitos e pelo terrorismo. Com efeito, o lema da Viagem foi «O Papa da paz num Egito de paz».

A minha visita à Universidade Al-Azhar, a mais antiga universidade islâmica e máxima instituição acadêmica do Islão sunita, teve um duplo horizonte: o diálogo entre os cristãos e os muçulmanos e, ao mesmo tempo, a promoção da paz no mundo. Em Al-Azhar teve lugar o encontro com o Grande Imã, encontro que depois abrangeu a Conferência Internacional pela Paz. Neste contexto apresentei uma reflexão que valorizou a história do Egito como terra de civilização e terra de aliança. Para toda a humanidade o Egito é sinônimo de civilização antiga, de tesouros de arte e de conhecimento; e isto recorda-nos que a paz se constrói mediante a educação, a formação da sabedoria, de um humanismo que engloba como parte integrante a dimensão religiosa, a relação com Deus, como recordou o Grande Imã no seu discurso. A paz constrói-se também partindo novamente da aliança entre Deus e o homem, fundamento da aliança entre todos os homens, baseada no Decálogo escrito nas tábuas de pedra do Sinai, mas muito mais profundamente no coração de cada homem de todos os tempos e lugares, lei que se resume nos dois mandamentos do amor de Deus e do próximo.

Este mesmo fundamento está na base da construção da ordem social e civil, em que são chamados a colaborar todos os cidadãos, de todas as origens, culturas e religiões. Esta visão de laicidade sadia emergiu durante o intercâmbio de discursos com o Presidente da República do Egito, na presença das autoridades do país e do Corpo diplomático. O grande património histórico e religioso do Egito e o seu papel na região do Médio Oriente conferem-lhe uma tarefa peculiar no caminho rumo a uma paz estável e duradoura, que não se apoie no direito da força, mas na força do direito.

Os cristãos, no Egito assim como em cada nação da terra, estão chamados a ser fermento de fraternidade. E isto só é possível se viverem em si mesmos a comunhão em Cristo. Um forte sinal de comunhão, graças a Deus, foi possível oferecê-lo juntamente com o meu querido irmão Papa Tawadros II, Patriarca dos Coptas ortodoxos. Renovamos o compromisso, assinando inclusive uma Declaração Conjunta, de caminhar juntos e de nos comprometermos a fim de que não se repita o Batismo administrado nas respetivas Igrejas. Rezamos juntos pelos mártires dos recentes atentados que atingiram tragicamente aquela Igreja venerável; e o seu sangue fecundou aquele encontro ecuménico, no qual participou também o Patriarca de Constantinopla Bartolomeu: o Patriarca ecuménico, meu querido irmão.

O segundo dia da viagem foi dedicado aos fiéis católicos. A Santa Missa celebrada no Estádio disponibilizado pelas autoridades egípcias foi uma festa de fé e de fraternidade, em que sentimos a presença viva do Senhor Ressuscitado. Ao comentar o Evangelho, exortei a pequena comunidade católica no Egito a reviver a experiência dos discípulos de Emaús: a encontrar sempre em Cristo, Palavra e Pão de vida, a alegria da fé, o fervor da esperança e a força de testemunhar no amor que «encontramos o Senhor!».

Vivi o último momento juntamente com os sacerdotes, os religiosos, as religiosas e os seminaristas, no Seminário Maior. Há muitos seminaristas: esta é uma consolação! Foi uma liturgia da Palavra, na qual foram renovadas as promessas de vida consagrada. Nesta comunidade de homens e mulheres que escolheram oferecer a vida a Cristo pelo Reino de Deus, vi a beleza da Igreja no Egito, e rezei por todos os cristãos no Médio Oriente, para que, guiados pelos seus pastores e acompanhados pelos consagrados, sejam sal e luz naquelas terras, no meio daqueles povos. O Egito, para nós, foi sinal de esperança, de refúgio, de ajuda. Quando aquela parte do mundo estava faminta, Jacob, com os seus filhos, foi lá ter; depois, quando Jesus foi perseguido, foi para lá. Por isso, narrar-vos esta viagem significa percorrer o caminho da esperança: para nós o Egito é aquele sinal de esperança tanto para o passado como para o presente, desta fraternidade que eu quis contar-vos.

Agradeço novamente a quantos tornaram possível esta Viagem e aqueles que de diversas maneiras deram a própria contribuição, especialmente as muitas pessoas que ofereceram as suas orações e os seus sofrimentos. A Sagrada Família de Nazaré, que emigrou para as margens do Nilo fugindo da violência de Herodes, abençoe e proteja sempre o povo egípcio e o guie pelas sendas da prosperidade, da fraternidade e da paz.

Obrigado!

Fonte: Vatican.va

"Deus vos abençoe!!!"
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          Laos' first cardinal focused on evangelization, dialogue   

Pakse, Laos, Jun 29, 2017 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When selecting new cardinals, Pope Francis has often sought to go to the “peripheries” of the Church, which is particularly notable in his elevation of Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Paksé.

Cardinal Ling's local Church is an apostolic vicariate in Laos, a communist country of southeast Asia where Catholics make up only about one percent of the population. He is the first cardinal to hail from the nation.

The newly-minted cardinal’s resume includes a number of issues of keen interest for Francis, including evangelization, pastoral aid for the faithful where the Church is persecuted, a use of dialogue in diplomatic relations, and a concern for the environment.

Born in Laos in 1944, Cardinal Ling attend a seminary of the Voluntas Dei Institute (associated with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate) in Canada, and was ordained a priest of the Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane in 1972, three years before the communist takeover of the country.

He was appointed vicar apostolic of Paksé in 2000, and consecrated a bishop the following year. He was elevated to the cardinalate June 28.

Cardinal Ling’s ministry in the majority-Buddhist country has been greatly varied as he has responded to the unique challenges facing the Church and the people there. Catholics number just over a mere 45,000 in the country of 7 million, and are served by only 33 priests.

“We are in the minority as Catholics, but we understand each other always; whether you are a cardinal or not, you are the same, you have to be simple and really with the people,” he told CNA.

Given such a small Catholic population, Cardinal Ling, 73, has long placed importance on catechesis and evangelization. Many married missionaries, as well as the country’s seminarians, go into villages to minister to the Catholic flock there. He is also described as placing an emphasis on integrating Christianity into the local culture in order to promote harmony with the religious majority of the country.

The communist takeover in 1975 posed a great challenge for the Church in Laos, which, anticipating persecution, stopped or scaled back many of its public liturgies and catechetical programs. Foreign missionaries were expelled. However, a surprisingly tolerant government has since allowed for the re-growth of the Church. However, the Church still faces challenges from the powers that be.

“The Church is treated very poorly in Laos – probably the worst in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) save for Brunei,” a “well-place[d] diplomat source” told UCA News in May.

Cardinal Ling is noted for having good relationships with government authorities. Despite challenges, the cardinal holds out hope for the future of his flock. While Laos is one of the few countries lacking full diplomatic relations with the Vatican, progress has been made in the recent past, and the presence of a Laotian in the College of Cardinals will offer a prime opportunity for continued building of these relationships.

Fr. Raphael Tran Xuan Nhan of Vietnam, who has worked in Laos since 2005, described Bishop Ling to UCA News as a “kind, friendly, wise and open-minded man” who is “interested in evangelization work and welcomes all foreign missionaries to his country.” He describes the cardinal's diplomatic approach as “dialogue rather than confrontation.”

The beatification of 17 martyrs from the region, killed by communist forces in the second half of the twentieth century, was yet another sign of warming Church-state relations, as well as providing a sense of renewal for local Catholics.

The new cardinal has also spoken out of concern for the environment, responding to fast-paced deforestation in the region.

“Now we are starting to destroy ourselves,” he said, as reported by UCA News. “It’s not from climate change itself but [it is] coming from human beings and humans doing something very wrong to destroy the earth.”

The elevation of Ling to the College of Cardinals represents a peripheral perspective from a long-time pastor with broad experience in many of the challenges facing the Church today.


Alexey Gotovskiy contributed to this report.


          Sitges 2016 | Resumen de lo más destacado   

Sitges 2016

Casi todo el mundo coincide en que este año ha sido una de las ediciones más potentes del festival de Sitges. Algunos apuntan que está por debajo de la anterior en cuanto a títulos realmente impactantes, pero en general, aunque ninguna obra brille por encima de las demás, en mi opinión la calidad general y la relevancia de los títulos estrenados, independientemente de si han acabado siendo mejores o peores, ha sido espectacular.

Un palmarés justo

En primer lugar, repasemos lo que ha dado de sí el palmarés, bastante ajustado en algunos de sus elecciones pero totalmente extraviado en su premio principal. La mejor película es uno de los ejercicios de infantilismo indie más irritantes de los últimos años. ‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016) es la típica bromita de estudiantes pijos de escuela de cine que pretenden copiar a Spike Jonze y les sale un quiero y no puedo, de actores sobreactuados y guión desacompasado, que quiere parecer brillante sin conseguirlo.

Otra cosa es la mención especial del jurado, justo reconocimiento para un acercamiento al género sin máscaras ni disculpas con ‘La autopsia de Jane Doe’(The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 2016) un procedural forense con vuelta de tuerca lleno de intriga y terror clásico. Una sorpresa para público y crítica que requiere entrar en el cine sin saber nada. Huid de titulares hasta entonces. Incomprensible, sin embargo, el premio a mejor guión para ‘Pet’(2016) unánimemente considerada una de las peores muestras del festival.

Autopsyofjanedoe Still 02

Premio a la major actriz para la niña Sennia Nanua, por su niña semizombie en ‘Melanie. The girl with all the gifts’(2016), una especie de secuela de ‘28 semanas después’ (28 Weeks Later, 2007) que empieza muy bien y se pierde cuando no sabe si ser la tercera de la saga Mad Max o ‘Soy Leyenda’ (I am Legend, 2007). El gran premio del público recayó en ‘The Handmaiden’(2016), un drama erótico de época de Park Chan-wook que reformula 'Las Diabólicas' (Les Diaboliques, 1955) con grandes giros, menos intriga y un tono demasiado ligero para los oscuros temas tratados en su desproporcionado metraje.

Corea manda

Y hablando de cine coreano y zombies, la sensación de género (premio a la mejor dirección y Fx) fue ‘Train to Busan’ (2016) un ‘Pánico en el transiberiano’ (1972) revolucionado y moderno que eleva al género zombie a la categoría de drama de catástrofes, tal y como lo erigió su creador George A. Romero. El premio a la mejor fotografía y mejor película Focus Asia fue para ‘El Extraño’ (The Wailing, 2016), sin lugar a dudas, la mejor película del festival. Un thriller policíaco que se convierte en terror filosófico puro.

Raw

Premio a dirección novel y del jurado carnet jove a ‘Grave (Crudo)’ (Raw, 2016) una película de iniciación salvaje y caníbal con ecos de ‘Yo fui un hombre lobo adolescente’ (I was a Teenage Werewolf, 1957) y su versión moderna y femenina ‘Ginger Snaps’ (2000), aunque la licantropía sea figurada. Mención especial se llevaría ‘The Lure’ (2016), un musical polaco que se podría definir como una versión gore de la sirenita en una disco after decadente, con señores pedófilos setenteros y olor a cenicero, brummel y alcohol de garrafón.

El premio Noves Visions fue para la iraní ‘Under the Shadow’ (2016), terror con carga social que se olvida de su carácter fantástico hasta muy entrado su metraje, correcta pero para nada la nueva ‘Babadook’(2014), como se había vendido, sino más bien una nueva versión del ‘Dark Water’ (2002) de Hideo Nakata con detalles casi calcados. En panorama fantástic brilló ‘I’m Not a Serial Killer’ (2016) una especie de versión indie de Dexter con vuelta fantástica reminiscente a ‘Noche de miedo’ (Fright Night, 1985) con pulso de mumblecore bien entendido y más sólida de lo que parece a primera vista.

Neon

Precedida por la polémica en Cannes, dejó división de opiniones pero buena aceptación y premio de la crítica ‘The Neon Demon’(2016) el nuevo delirio visual de Nicolas Winding-Refn, que pese a su desvarío necrofilésbico de su último tercio en una obra con un discurso claro y todo su poderoso artefacto estético de neogiallo se encarga de complementarlo. Hace buena pareja con ‘The Eyes of my Mother’ (2016), otro ejercicio de estilo estético con un tono más seco y realista, pero con un retrato perturbador sobre la psicopatía muy loco.

Asia, terror y ciencia ficción

Corea también nos dejaba ‘The Age of Shadows’ (2016), un notable de Kim Ji-Woon tras su penosa aventura americana pero en el terreno Japonés me quedaría con ‘Shin Godzilla’ (2016), una puesta al día del kaiju clásico como reflejo del Japón herido postfukushima con un cóctel ideológico salvaje que navega entre la sátira socioeconómica y el patriotismo subyacente. Sin embargo el resto de ofertas del país decepcionaba con un exploit de ‘Saw’ (2004) llamado ‘Museum’ (2016) y las nuevas obras de Miike, ‘Terraformars’(2016) y Kurosawa, ‘Creepy’ (2016).

El cine de terror ha brillado con ‘The Void’ (2016), junto a ‘El extraño’, lo mejor del festival, un proyecto de muy bajo presupuesto que recupera al mejor Carpenter para narrar una aventura lovecraftiana en su acepción más cósmica, como pocas veces se ha visto. ‘Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl’ (2016) resamplea con éxito ‘La gota de Agua’ de Mario Bava con ‘La maldición de los Bishop’ (Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, 1971) y ‘Pesadilla Diabólica’ (Burnt Offerings, 1976). Por otra parte, ‘Somnia’ (Before i Wake, 2016) es un bello cuento de hadas oscuro muy alejado del remedo de James Wan que algunos esperaban de ella.

Void

La ciencia ficción en buena forma con la muy interesante ‘Colossal’ (2016) de Nacho Vigalondo, que consigue que su alocado punto de partida funcione y su atrevido discurso feminista te deje pensando horas. También destacable es el actioner en primera persona ‘Hardcore Henry’ (2016), cuyo tono paródico y ultraviolento te agarra y no te suelta hasta su explosivo clímax. Un spin off anfetamínico de ‘Robocop’(1987). La sesión sorpresa fue la esperada ‘The Arrival’ (2016) que maravilló a los críticos que pudieron asistir al pase.

Neo Westerns y decepciones

Fuera del fantástico, el neo western ‘In a Valley of Violence’ (2016) de Ti West divirtió con su mezcla de humor y violencia. ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016) es un thriller fronterizo también con toques de western que fascinó incondicionalmente. Menos ruido en el pase de ‘Desierto’ (2016) de Jonás Cuarón, que resultó ser un muy efectivo survival en el desierto con un Jeffrey Dean Morgan preparándonos para odiarle como Negan interpretando a un Zaroff moderno con más odio a los mexicanos que Donald Trump.

Blair

También hubo decepciones sonadas, principalmente con los nuevos trabajos de Rob Zombie y Adam Wingard. ‘31’ (2016) es un justito ‘Perseguido’(The Running man, 1987) con payasos asesinos al que le sobra media hora y primeros planos mientras que ‘Blair Witch’ (2016) es casi un remake (no confeso) ruidoso y facilón de la original que dejó frío hasta a los seguidores más acérrimos de la bruja. Poco se habla de ‘Inside’ (2016),el remake de la sangrienta película francesa que abrió la gala de inauguración y que no gustó a nadie. Quedan muchas en el tintero, pero esto es a grandes rasgos lo esencial de la 49 edición del festival de cine fantástico más importante de Europa.


          The Andrew Murray "Bob Gainey" jersey   
On February 23, 2008, the Montreal Canadiens retired the jersey number of the legendary Bob Gainey:




Why do I share this little nugget with you - on a Blue Jackets memorabilia blog? Go back and look at the video again. The team on the visiting bench was none other than our Columbus Blue Jackets. And besides the fact that the Blue Jackets smoked the Habs, 3-0, in the Bell Centre that night, there is a legitimate memorabilia note to be made, one that reader Rhonda brings forth from her vault of CBJ pucks and stuff...

During warmups, the Blue Jackets all wore jersies with the number 23 - Gainey's number - on them in honor of the man of the hour.  The CBJ then distributed the jersies, which were signed by both Gainey and the CBJ players who wore them.  (I'll presume that this was a CBJ Foundation auction, but I'm not entirely sure.  Rhonda tells me that the jersies were auctioned off at NHL.com.)

Rhonda is the proud owner of the Andrew Murray "Bob Gainey" sweater:

Note the "23" on the collar tag.  I think we can presume it was
a Gainey reference.

Murray's signature at the top, Gainey's at the bottom.  Tres cool.
What a terrific way for a visiting team to honor a hockey legend!  


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          World: General Assembly Approves Appropriation of $6.8 Billion for 14 Peacekeeping Operations in 2017/18   
Source: UN General Assembly
Country: Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Western Sahara, World

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST, 89TH MEETING (AM)
GA/11927 30 JUNE 2017

Approving the appropriation of $6.80 billion for 14 peacekeeping operations for the 2017/18 fiscal period, the General Assembly today adopted 21 resolutions and one decision contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). (See Press Release GA/AB/4239.)

Appropriating funds for peacekeeping operations from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, the Assembly adopted resolutions on missions in Abyei, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Golan, Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, South Sudan and Western Sahara.

All texts were adopted without a vote, with the exception of the resolution setting out budgetary arrangements for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which it adopted by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with no abstentions.

The Assembly also adopted related drafts on the support account for peacekeeping operations, and financing for the account; on the triennial review of the rates and standards for reimbursement to Member States for contingent-owned equipment; and on the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi, Italy, and Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda.

As well, it adopted a resolution on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, by which it requested the Secretary-General to immediately inform Member States concerned of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and called upon Member States — including those deploying non-United Nations forces authorized by a Security Council mandate — to investigate such cases, hold perpetrators accountable and repatriate units where there was credible evidence of widespread or systemic sexual exploitation and abuse.

Also adopted was a text on the United Nations financial reports and audited financial statements on peacekeeping missions, as well as the Board of Auditors’ reports on them.

Finally, the Assembly adopted a draft decision by which it deferred, until the second part of its resumed seventy-second session, consideration of reports from the Secretary-General, and related reports from the Advisory Committee, regarding closed peacekeeping missions.

Action on Draft Resolutions

The Assembly took action on the draft resolutions contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), which were introduced by Committee Rapporteur Diana Lee (Singapore).

First, it adopted a resolution contained in the budget Committee’s report on financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors (document A/71/702/Add.1), accepting the financial report and audited financial statements of United Nations peacekeeping operations for the period ending 30 June 2016. It endorsed the recommendations in the corresponding reports of the Board and the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), and asked the Secretary-General to ensure their full implementation. It went on to ask the Secretary-General to indicate an expected time frame for implementation, and to give, in his next report, a full explanation for delays in implementation of the Board’s outstanding recommendations, the root causes of recurring issues and measures to be taken.

It then turned to the report on administrative and budgetary aspects of financing peacekeeping operations (document A/71/708/Add.1), adopting five resolutions contained therein.

First, it adopted resolution I on the financing of the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda, by which it approved the amount of $33 million for the maintenance of the Centre for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Then it adopted resolution II on the financing of the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi, Italy, by which the Assembly would approve the cost estimates for the Base in the amount of $81 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Next, it adopted resolution III on the support account for peacekeeping operations. By its terms, the Assembly decided to approve the support account requirements of $325.80 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $25.04 million for the enterprise resource planning project, $821,500 for information and systems security and $868,500 for the global service delivery model. It also approved the requirement of 1,357 continuing and 3 new temporary posts, as well as the abolishment, redeployment, reassignment and reclassification of posts, as set out in annex I of the text; and 77 continuing and 3 new general temporary assistance positions and 59 person-months, as set out in annex II, as well as related post and non-post requirements.

The Assembly went on to adopt resolution IV on the triennial review of the rates and standards for reimbursement to Member States for contingent-owned equipment. By doing so, it took note of the report of the 2017 Working Group on Contingent-Owned Equipment and the report of the Secretary-General. It also endorsed the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the ACABQ.

Finally, it adopted resolution V on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. By its terms, the Assembly welcomed the Secretary-General’s determination to fully implement the United Nations policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as his determination to fully enforce the newly promulgated policy of whistle-blower protection. It requested that he immediately inform Member States concerned of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and called upon Member States — including those deploying non-United Nations forces authorized by a Security Council mandate — to investigate such cases, hold perpetrators accountable and repatriate units where there was credible evidence of widespread or systemic sexual exploitation and abuse.

Turning to reports on peacekeeping missions, the Assembly first adopted a text on financing of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) (document A/71/945), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNISFA the amount of $285.12 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $266.70 million for the maintenance of the Force, $13.49 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $3.38 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $1.56 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Turning to a report on financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) (document A/71/946), the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the Mission $943.77 million from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $882.80 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $44.65 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $11.16 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $5.16 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted a text on financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) (document A/71/715/Add.1). By its terms, the Assembly, recalling Security Council resolution 2284 (2016) extending the mission mandate for a final period until 30 June 2017, decided that, for Member States that had fulfilled their financial obligations to the Operation, shall be credited with their respective share of $65.22 million, comprising the unencumbered balance of $48.68 million and $16.54 million of other revenue in respect of the financial period ending 30 June 2016.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) (document A/71/947). By its terms, it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNFICYP $57.41 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $54.00 million for the maintenance of the Force, $2.73 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $682,900 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Next, it adopted a report on financing of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) (document A/71/948), appropriating to the Special Account for MONUSCO $1.22 billion for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $1.14 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $57.74 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $14.44 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.67 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted a resolution contained in the Committee’s report on financing of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) (document A/71/933) by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for that Mission $5.69 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017, including $4.55 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $1.14 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Next, the Assembly adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (document A/71/950), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNMIK $40.29 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $37.90 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $1.92 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $479,200 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) (document A/71/951). By its terms, it appropriated to the Special Account for UNMIL $116.95 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $110.00 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $5.56 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $1.91 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

The Assembly also adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (document A/71/952), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for MINUSMA $1.12 billion for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $1.05 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $53.00 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $13.25 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.12 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Under its agenda item on financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East, the Assembly took action on resolutions contained in two reports.

It first adopted a draft on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) (document A/71/953), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the Force the amount of $61.30 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $57.65 million for the maintenance of UNDOF, $2.92 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $729,100 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

The representative of Syria said his delegation had joined consensus on the resolutions on United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East. However, it believed that it was Israel’s responsibility to pay for those Missions.

The Assembly then turned to a resolution contained in the report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) (document A/71/954).

By a recorded vote of 85 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with 53 abstentions, the Assembly adopted preambular paragraph 4 and operative paragraphs 4, 5 and 13.

Taking action on the draft resolution as a whole, the Assembly adopted it by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with no abstentions.

By its terms, the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNIFIL the amount of $513.53 million, for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $483.00 million for the maintenance of the Force, $24.43 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $6.11 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Also by the draft, the Assembly expressed deep concern that Israel had not complied with previous resolutions on UNIFIL, and requested that the Secretary-General take the measures necessary to ensure the full implementation of their relevant paragraphs.

The Assembly then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) (document A/71/955), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNMISS $1.14 billion for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $1.07 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $54.16 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $13.54 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.26 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted the resolution in the report on financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) (document A/71/956), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for MINURSO $55.59 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $52.00 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $2.63 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $657,600 for the United Nations Logistics Base and $303,800 for the Regional Service Centre.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) (document A/71/957), by which it appropriated to the Special Account for UNAMID $33.56 million for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $24.58 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $6.15 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $2.84 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Taking up the report on financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 1863 (2009) (document A/71/958), the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia (UNSOA) $622.19 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $582.00 million for the maintenance of the Office, $29.43 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $7.36 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $3.40 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Finally, acting on the Committee’s report on review of the efficiency of the administration and financial functioning of the United Nations (document A/71/717/Add.2), the Assembly deferred until the second part of its resumed seventy-second session consideration of the reports of the Secretary-General and the ACABQ on closed peacekeeping missions.


          Somalia: UNHCR Somalia: PRMN Drought displacements to 23 June 2017   
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Somalia

761,000
Drought displacements since November 2016
22,000
New drought displacements 1-23 June
16,300
IDP returns to 23 June predominantly Bay region
13,600
New arrivals to Baidoa in period 1-23 June 2017

Spike in drought displacements in Bay region during June

The situation of ongoing drought, combined with lack of access to humanitarian assistance in Al-Shabaab (AS) controlled areas, has persisted throughout 2017, causing already dire conditions to further deteriorate. While the general trend for new displacements over the last two months has been downward, an increase in new movements has been monitored in Bay Region over the past few weeks. PRMN partners monitored the arrival of approximately 13,500 individuals to Baidoa town between 1 and 23 June, originating mainly from remote villages in Berdaale, Dinsoor and Qansahdhere districts in Bay region, and Rabdhuure district in Bakool. In total, around 3,400 individuals have been displaced from Bakool region alone as part of this recent spike. Those disproportionately affected include children, lactating mothers, pregnant women, and the elderly, many bearing signs of shock including worn-out clothing and diminished physique. This recent wave of displacement comprises largely of pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities who arrived by foot, mini buses, large trucks and donkey carts. According to those interviewed on arrival, a significant proportion of their livestock had died as a result of severe water shortages while the remaining was consumed.

Drought displacements during the period 1-23 June 2017

Absorption capacities in Baidoa have already been severely overstretched, leaving new arrivals no option but to settle in the outskirts of the town. Some 1,360 households (approximately 8,160 individuals) have established new IDP settlements in the west (Hagarka iyo Madi Geri IDP settlement) and in the north (Boodan IDP settlement) of Baidoa town. Only a limited amount of humanitarian assistance has been provided in these two settlements in the form of medical assistance and food rations. The most immediate and pressing needs of the recent drought displaced remain food, water, shelter and mosquito nets.

IDP returns

With the Gu’ season at hand, some IDPs have started to return to their places of origin in Bay and Bakool regions in order to resume crop production and other farming activities. Approximately 16,300 individuals (of which 9,800 in June so far) are reported to have returned to their villages of origin in Bay region – predominantly to villages within Baidoa district but also to Dinsoor and Qansahdhere districts. Annual seasonal farming is reported to be the primary push factor for these return movements. Many of the return areas – Idaale, Koban, Korunbod, Ban-yal, Misir, Awdiinle, Goofgaduud and Seydhellow, are located in the main cereal production belts of Bay and Bakool regions but also lie within areas controlled by Al-Shabaab. These people are effectively returning to similar conditions from which they fled, and in turn could potentially face heightened protection risks and diminished humanitarian support as a result.


          Police Arrests/Citations   
According to reports, the following individuals have been arrested or cited by the Washington C.H. Police Department. They are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. June 30 Daniel L. Carter, 31, Greenfield, no operator’s license, stop sign violation. Mark A. Roberts, 50, 9 McClain Ave., New Holland, no operator’s license. Ryan […]
          Project Manager II   
NC-Raleigh, Job Description Job #: 763419 My client is hiring a PM with 3-5 years of experience at their Raleigh location. If qualified, please email your resume to Healea at htaylor@apexsystemsinc.com IT Job Responsibilities - Manage IT Projects within the CPO. This position will focus on managing the Call Center System Replacement project and will be supporting the Primary PM assigned to the project. The PM
          This is a Dicey Market   

Nasdaq selling off again, SPX flat

The technology purge looks to resume again this morning, while most of the overnight gains have been lost by the large caps. This market is becoming a bit less predictable in the latter half of this month. yesterday's bounce looked reminiscent of the ...

          LICENSED STRUCTURAL BRANCH II PEST CONTROL APPLICATOR OR FIELD REP   
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          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Human Resources (HR) Manager   
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          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Echo Tech Travel Job in Chattanooga, TN   
Echo Tech Travel Job in Chattanooga, TN + Job Location:Chattanooga, TN + Category:Imaging - Echo + Apply Now! + Back to Results Echo Tech Travel Job in Chattanooga, TN Our client is seeking an experienced Echo Tech for a 12 week week travel assignment in Chattanooga, TN. You will be working with in patient and out patient populations. Expect to do 6-7 echo scans per day on average. The shift is 9-5, M-F with call every 5th week. This will be 12 week with no extension. The hiring manager is reviewing profiles now and is looking to bring someone on in the next two weeks. The facility uses Philips IE33 , Philips Epiq 7 and PHILIPS CX50 (Rarely use CX50). If this travel assignment sounds like it is a good fit for you, a friend, or a beloved coworker, please send an updated resume to @taylor.suiter@soliant.comand then give me a call @ (770) 776 – 2108 to discuss this opportunity and others. Taylor SuiterAccount ExecutiveSoliant HealthDirect Line: (770) 776 – 2108taylor.suiter@soliant.comwww.soliant.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) School Psychologist Opportunity in Chattanooga Metropolitan Area   
School Psychologist Opportunity in Chattanooga Metropolitan Area + Job Location:Chattanooga, TN + Category:Schools - School Psychologist + Apply Now! + Back to Results Soliant is interviewing for a School Psychologist in the Chattanooga Metropolitan. Our school district is located just inside the Georgia state line near Lookout mountain provides all the opportunity to make a day trip for hiking or explore the bustling city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The right School Psychologist will enjoy a compassionate team environment. Our Special Education faculty is ready to work thoroughly with the School Psychologist in order to attain success. Job Details: + Testing + Evaluations + IEPs What we are looking for: + A School Psychologist with a Georgia License + A positive professional devoted to helping our students Send your resume to Mallory Thompson at Mallory.Thompson@soliant.com to discuss further details or call Mallory at 678-837-1273. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith seeking change of luck in Germany   
BRADLEY Smith will be keen to finish a mixed first half of the season with a high finish in the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring tomorrow. The Red Bull KTM rider, from Forest Hill, crashed out of the Dutch race in Assen last week, following his return from a nasty hand injury which caused him to miss the Spanish race. Smith stands 18th in the riders’ standings with 55 points. The MotoGP season resumes in the Czech Republic on Sunday, August 6.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Sr. Tax Accountant   
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How are you all?

I have had issues with my laptop and that is why I have been offline these days.
I seem to have lost some of my voom for exercise since coming down with a cold 2 weeks ago. initially I got tired easily but I am fine now but have not gotten my groove back for dancing at night...... I used to enjoy it so much. I still go for my walks 3-4 times a week and am out for at least an hour or more and try to compensate for the missed dance sessions.

My diet hs been so and so, I have healthy meals in the freezer but seem to crave the white carbs but so far, ao good, I am still putting in an effort.

weight as at yesterday morning was 92.9kg

I hope to be 90kg by end of the month but I wonder how I will cope at Christmas and with all the upcoming weddings. Clean eating and some cheating will come to play I guess and dancing must resume and be on point. And hope to keep the this in mind

Hope it keeps you motivated too and have a lovely week(what is left of it)

PS; Want to get an exercise DVD, heard good things about Hip Hop Abs and Juiianne 30 days shred. Any advice?
          HEALTHY LIFESTYLE   

What has been happening to me? I just stopped writing and due to guilt pangs also stopped visiting the blogs I follow except a few that I subscribed to on emails.Apologies to all.

June saw my husband and I losing a friend. It was unexpected and very devastating for all of us as he was such a vibrant and Healthy man but he still had a HEART ATTACK and as we never saw it coming it just blindsided us, this is the 1st time for me, that a friend will lose a spouse and I had to be there for her and kind of experienced it with her but it in the end, after he was buried, we (her friends) still went back home with our spouses.

This has encouraged me to start a healthy lifestyle for myself as I realised it was time to be serious about losing the EXTRA kilos I carry along and resume exercise which I stopped about 2yrs ago because I was bored of going alone.

I saw a doctor, had test done both blood and urine and an ECG. The result was High cholesterol in addition to the Hypertension that I have battled for years and a bit of problem with the heart. I was placed on medications and since I don't like taking drugs, I have started some lifestyle changes.

I am writing this for accountability sake,so that you will hold and keep me accountable.

My starting weight was 99kg and I have lost 5kg so far by watching my diet and I started walking and exercising again this week.

MY GOALS;
- To lose 10kg by christmas following the 8weeks 'Lose and Tone Challenge' by Zone Fitness
- To lose 27kg in total and reach 72kg by the middle of next year.
- To walk at least 12,000 steps daily.
- Learn and incorporate healthy eating habits to control Blood Pressure and lower Cholesterol,so that I can come off or reduce medication
-To start Weight Training to increase muscle mass and give defination.
- Encourage husband to join the band wagon.
- And of course wear a size 16 by Christmas and eventually a size 14.

I will try to update my blog regularly to keep you posted and to be motivated.

Love and kisses
          How Neil Gorsuch screwed up dissent in Arkansas birth certificate case   
An important analysis in Slate by Mark Stern explains how badly Neil Gorsuch got the facts and legal analysis wrong in writing a dissent to the U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that Arkansas unconstitutionally discriminated against married same-sex couples by preventing the listing of both parents on birth certificates.

Stern notes — as I"ve tirelessly and tiresomely noted — that the Arkansas Supreme Court and Gorsuch were wrong in claiming a "biological" ground for the discrimination. If Arkansas attempted to require disclosure of biological parentage on birth certificates of all parents, they might have a point. It doesn't. An artificial insemination statute specifically allows a non-biological parent (father) to be listed as parent.  Arkansas just didn't allow the law to cover same-sex couples.

Stern figures that the dissent was Gorsuch's anti-gay philosophy at work. He wants to resist granting same-sex couples the full "constellation" of marital benefits provided in the Obergfell same-sex marriage ruling. Stern speculates that Gorsuch was trying to provide a roadmap to biological justification for rulings hostile to gay rights

But he got one thing flatly wrong.

First, he wrote that the court should have dismissed the appeal because “in this particular case and all others of its kind, the state agrees, the female spouse of the birth mother must be listed on birth certificates too.” What? That issue lay at the heart of this case—but Gorsuch has it exactly backward: Arkansas explicitly refused to list “the female spouse of the birth mother” on birth certificates. That’s how the case wound up at the Supreme Court in the first place.
This is important. Because other courts will note the dissent for ill reasons.  The Arkansas case was mentioned in the Texas Supreme Court decision I wrote about earlier today. There, the court seems to be encouraging a strategy to make gay couples fight for every single of the hundreds of rights granted by law to married couples. They'll have to disprove a presumption that there's a rational reason for differentiating in every case between rights of gay married couples and straight couples.

Coincidentally, I received some documents from the Arkansas Health Department today in  response to an FOI request. I was looking for some explanation for their change of heart over a couple of days this week, when the Department decided to go ahead and follow Supreme Court precedent on birth certificates rather than wait for an Arkansas Supreme Court hearing to formalize the order. They allowed same-sex parents to amend birth certificates for children born of artificial insemination to same-sex couples.

Among the information I received were text messages between Robert Brech, general counsel at the Health Department, and Ann Purvis,  the department deputy director.

Brech commented that Colin Jorgensen, who'd defended the state law for the attorney general's office, had said that the decision seem limited and Arkansas's situation could have been fixed with a simple change to the state's statute dealing with artificial insemination.

Purvis: No so sure. Let me read again more closely.

I think the Ark. Supreme Court may take its direction from Gorsuch's dissent.

Brech: I hope they do.

I do think the court will take Gorsuch's lead. Given that the majority would have read it, wouldn't they have made it clear it wasn't limited.

They can't even write a 3 or 4 page opinion that is clear? Wonder about other states as well.

The case, and the discussion, illustrate how hard this can be if the state chooses to make it so.  Women can become pregnant by means other than artificial insemination for purposes of motherhood in a marriage with another woman. Women can use donor eggs for pregnancy. And never mind the milkman scenario for straight couples. Will the Arkansas Supreme Court and legislature head down a path that requires interrogation of ALL parents on means of conception or onlyof  same-sex couples? This could be easy, but in Arkansas it won't be. The legislature long ago should have granted presumed parental status to both parents in a married couple at birth,. not sought as Justice Jo Hart did, to cook up some flimsy biological excuse for discrimination.

As Stern wrote in tearing apart Gorsuch's work:

But that’s not going to work, because state family law is not just about biology. There is no state in the country that limits either legal parentage or birth certificates to biological parents.




          Automotive Mechanic - T-MAC AUTO SERVICES - Winnipeg, MB   
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          MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith seeking change of luck in Germany   
BRADLEY Smith will be keen to finish a mixed first half of the season with a high finish in the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring tomorrow. The Red Bull KTM rider, from Forest Hill, crashed out of the Dutch race in Assen last week, following his return from a nasty hand injury which caused him to miss the Spanish race. Smith stands 18th in the riders’ standings with 55 points. The MotoGP season resumes in the Czech Republic on Sunday, August 6.
          Beauty Sales Manager - Estee Lauder - Pennsylvania   
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          The Earth is Flat: Implementing A Concatenative Language in Gazelle   
flat-in-gazelle-pt-01

The Earth is Flat

(Edit: I forgot to explain how to install and set up Gazelle. Please see my previous post to that effect.)
Hi everyone - work at my startup, Agri-Esprit, has been brisk lately but I've nevertheless made some progress on Gazelle. I am getting very close to porting Gazelle into itself, which will me a major milestone for the language. The layer which handles modules and macro-expansion is still a bit messy, but at this stage a complete rewrite in Gazelle itself is the better refactoring strategy. Plus, I don't want to accumulate any more macro-expansion code in the standard libraries, because that all needs a serious rewrite, as it is written in Emacs Lisp.
But, to whet your appetites and to exercise Gazelle a bit in preparation2, I thought I would write a multi-part series about building a tiny concatenative language using Gazelle. This language will be called flat, because concatenative code is at least superficially flat2.

The Semantics of Flat

Flat programs look like this:
3 3 +
Which results in 3.
[add-one 1 +] define-word
Which defines a word, which is the flat version of a function, which adds one to a value.
10 add-one message
Which calls that word.

10 my-words:times-3

looks up the word times-3 in the package my-words and calls it on 10.
flat, like most concatenative languages, operates with respect to a stack3 (two, actually) and the above programs can't be understood without reference to it. The first program pushes 3 onto the stack twice and then adds the result. The second program pushes a quotation onto the stack and then uses it to define a new word, and the third pushes 10 onto the stack and calls the word.
flat is a homoiconic language. Which is to say that a flat program is itself a piece of data that can be manipulated by stack and, given that flat lives in Javascript, via Gazelle, flat programs are also Javascript objects. But what sort of objects?

Representing Flat Programs

A flat program is a Javascript array. Furthermore, it is a Javascript array which contains any of the following:
literal numbers
that is, things denoted by 10, 13, 33.2 and so on
literal strings
that is, `test flight`, `pancakes`, "swords"
symbols
of which more later
keywords
ditto
and
flat programs
that is, things which satisfy this definition.
The two literal types, strings and numbers, and the flat programs themselves are rather transparently represented by the equivalent Javascript objects. Only symbols and keywords require elaboration.
symbols and keywords are roughly similar to the objects in Common Lisp which share their names4. That is, symbols will be used to denote things and keywords will be used to denote themselves. Further elaborating, symbols will eventually be resolved into words during interpretation of flat programs, while keywords will provide a convenient way to refer to a set of objects which have no role but to denote themselves.
How might we implement these objects using Gazelle?

Unambitiously

Gazelle provides some tiny wrappers over a pretty standard Javascript class system, so we could implement our symbols and keywords thusly:

(module
 (("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("hooves/class-utils" :all))

 (define-class+ keyword Object
   (name)
   (this.set-name name)
   this)

 (define-method keyword set-name (name)
   (if (string? name)
       (set! this.name name)
     (throw (new Error "Keywords can only have names which are strings."))))

 (define-method keyword get-name ()
   (this.name))

 (define-class+ symbol Object
   (name :- (opt package undefined))
   (this.set-name name)
   (this.set-package package)
   this)

 (define-method symbol set-name (name)
   (if (string? name)
       (set! this.name name)
     (throw (new Error "Symbols can only have names which are strings."))))

 (define-method symbol set-package (name)
   (if (|| (string? name)
           (undefined? name))
       (set! this.package name)
     (throw (new Error "Symbols only have package names which are undefined or strings."))))

 (define-method symbol get-name ()
   (this.name))

 (define-method symbol get-package ()
   (this.package)))

More Ambitiously

However, this is somewhat underambitious, in my opinion. I'm interested in eventually letting people construct flat programs using a DOM based graphical user interface. As a consequence, I'm building the entire flat system on top of the Maria Model View Controller framework. I've used Maria for a lot of things lately, and so I've built a nice set of wrappers based on the underlying Javascript framework. The above class definitions look like this, using Gazelle's maria+ library:

(module
 (("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("maria+/maria+" :all))

 (define-maria-model+ keyword-model
   maria.Model
   (external-properties name)
   (constructor (name)
                (this.set-name name)
                this))

 (define-maria-model+ symbol-model
   maria.Model
   (external-properties package name)
   (constructor (name :- (opt package undefined))
                (this.set-package package)
                (this.set-name name)
                this)))

You'll note this is much more succinct definition. The framework's define-maria-model macros automatically define getters and setters for properties which are listed in the external-properties sub-form of the class definition5.
One creates symbols and keywords in Gazelle/Javascript with new:

...
(var s1 (new symbol-model "some-name" "some-package"))
(var k1 (new keyword-model "some-keyword-name"))

So far, so easy. The entire reason we want to implement symbols and keywords is because Javascript has no convenient representation of identifiers that we can piggyback on while writing new languages. So it isn't really enough just to have models that denote symbols and keywords, we need to have a succinct way of indicating that we want to construct symbols. That is, we want to write somewhere something like:

a b c 10 11 +

and have it denote the Javascript/Gazelle object:

[:
 (new symbol-model "a")
 (new symbol-model "b")
 (new symbol-model "c")
 10
 11
 (new symbol-model "+")]

Denoting flat programs at Compile/Transcode Time

Easy things first. If we are satisfied with denoting all of our flat programs statically, then we can use the macro-expansion environment, that is Emacs Lisp, and its representation of symbols and keywords, and a macro, to translate something like (program a b +) into [: (new symbol-model "a") (new symbol-model "b") (new symbol-model "+")]
This is easy using a Gazelle macro:

 (define-macro+ program ((tail terms))
   (let ((-keyword `(from "flat/flat" keyword-model))
         (-symbol `(from "flat/flat" symbol-model)))
     (coerce
      (cons : (loop for term in terms collect
                    (match term
                           ((or (string item)
                                (number item))
                            item)
                           ((keyword k)
                            `(new ,-keyword ,(substring (symbol-name k) 1)))
                           ((symbol (funcall #'symbol-name name))
                            (let ((parts (split-string name ":")))
                              (match parts
                                     ((list package-name name)
                                      `(new ,-symbol ,name ,package-name))
                                     ((list name)
                                      `(new ,-symbol ,name)))))
                           ((p #'vectorp v)
                            `(program ,@(coerce v 'list))))))
      'vector)))

Here we define an external macro named locally program, which loops through its body, bound to terms by the pattern matching expression that constitutes macro arguments in Gazelle, and checks the type of each thing, expanding it to the proper Gazelle expression. Note here that we bind local versions of -keyword and -symbol because we want our macro to expand to the versions of these values which are bound in this package, not in the macro-expansion environment. The only slightly tricky aspect is that we have to choose a representation for the user to enter package qualified symbols, package:symbol, which expands to a new symbol-model with a name and package argument.
Note that it is possible in flat, apparently, to have symbols which are in no package and that these symbols are not keywords. They do have a special meaning, however, of which more later.

Denoting flat programs at Run Time

We'd like flat to be liberated from the Emacs Lisp/Gazelle environment. One good reason for this is that it could then be easily used by Javascript programmers who are not using Gazelle. Gazelle does aim to be a good citizen of the Javascript ecosystem, after all.
However, if we want to make using flat at run time, when the macro-expansion and Lisp reader are fond, but distant, memories, then we need to implement a flat reader. This is excellent practice for eventually implementing a Lisp reader, which must, after all, read symbols, numbers, and sub-expressions.

Parsing!

Javascript is a sad place for a Lisp to live, since it lacks a good, simple programmatic representation of source code and a reader to translate text to this representation. These two things are a major benefit of Lisp, but even Lisp's simple syntax isn't so easy to write a parser for. As we'll see, even flat, which is simpler than Lisp in a lot of ways, presents a modest task when it comes to parsing.
Luckily, I have a method of writing parsers which I feel makes them easy to denote, test and use: a parsing monad.
During the creation of flat, I also constructed a an implementation of monadic parsers and a variety of parser combinators called parseltonge, since it constitutes a domain specific language for parsers.
I want to go into the implementation of parseltongue because otherwise the parser for flat will seem like magic and because parseltongue constitutes a particularly nice example of why I programmed Gazelle. It enables access to abstractions which would otherwise be impossible in Javascript.

Parsers

At the heart of parseltongue is the notion of a parser. A parser is a just a function which accepts an input and produces either a Success, of which more later, which contains the result of the parser and the new input state (monadic parsers are purely functional), or a Failure, in which case a reason of some kind is enclosed6.

Success and Failure

Parsers either succeed or fail, and so we provide an abstract representation of this condition that we can easily construct and pattern match against. Success and Failure are represented by Javascript classes called Success* and Failure*. They have constructors that one can use without new called Success and Failure and custom pattern matchers called Success and Failure, so that pattern matching and construction of instance is symmetric.
Here is how we define this range of things:

 (define-class+ Success* Object (value)
   (set! this.value value)
   this)

 (define+ (Success val)
   (new Success* val))

 (define-class+ Failure* Object (reason)
   (set! this.reason reason)
   this)

 (define+ (Failure reason)
   (new Failure* reason))

 (define-pattern+ Success (value-pattern)
   `(instance (from "parseltongue/parseltongue" Success*)
              { value ,value-pattern}))

 (define-pattern+ Failure (reason-pattern)
   `(instance (from "parseltongue/parseltongue" Failure*)
              { reason ,reason-pattern}))

Now we can say something like:

(define (maybe-first-character string)
 (if (< string.length 1)
   (Failure "String too small.")
  (Success [string 0])))

(match (maybe-first-character "something")
  ((Success val) val)
  ((Failure reason) (throw (new Error reason))))

Of course in this case, it hardly affords us anything more that using throw, try, and catch. But I find this strategy is easier to understand when you want to handle unusual circumstances and/or combine and enhance error messages, or even resume a computation.

The parser state

To efficiently represent the state of a parser, we implement the following class:

(define-class+ Parse-State Object (string :- (opt cursor 0))
   (set! this.string string)
   (set! this.cursor cursor))

 (define-method Parse-State head ()
   [this.string this.cursor])

 (define-method Parse-State rest ()
   (if (< this.cursor this.string.length)
       (new Parse-State this.string (_+ this.cursor 1))
     this))

 (define-method Parse-State nth-rest-unsafe (n)
   (new Parse-State this.string (_+ this.cursor n)))

 (define-method Parse-State parsed ()
   (this.string.substring 0 this.cursor))

 (define-method Parse-State unparsed ()
   (this.string.substring this.cursor this.string.length))

 (define-method Parse-State length-left ()
   (_- this.string.length this.cursor))

 (define-method Parse-State take (n)
   (if (< n (this.length-left))
       (Success
        [: (this.string.substring this.cursor
            (_+ this.cursor n))
           (new Parse-State this.string (_+ this.cursor n))])
     (Failure (_+ "Cannot take "
               n " items from "
             (JSON.stringify
               { parsed (this.parsed)
                 unparsed  (this.unparsed)})))))

The main idea here is that we add a cursor to a string, and parsing advances the cursor rather than chopping the string up. This way our parsing doesn't involve the creation and chopping up of a lot of strings. Plus, this way our error messages can describe both the parsed and unparsed part of an input, which sometimes is more informative than just the latter.
So, each of our parsers will take such an object, do something with it, and return either a Failure with a reason or a Success, with a value and a new Parse-State.

Baby's First Parser

Here is a parser:

 (define+ (p-item input)
   (new Success
        [: (input.head) (input.rest)]))

It is handy to keep straight, in one's head, writing parseltongue code, whether a value is a parser or a parser-producer, that is, whether it is a function which is a parser or a function which takes some arguments, possibly parsers, and returns a parser. By convention, then, parsers are prefixed with p- and parser producers are prefixed, rather uncreatively, with pp-, which is a bit ugly but helps keep one's thinking straight.
We can use the above parser to write new parser that only parses the letter "a" in the following way:

 (define+ (p-a input)
  (match (p-item input)
    ((and success (Success [: "a" rest]))
     (comment "The pattern matching ensures that only `a` matches.")
     success)
    ((instance Failure* failure)
     (comment "Given that p-item doesn't appear to ever fail, this
  shouldn't really happen.")
     failure)))

(7)
Here we are using the pattern matcher to assert that we only match against a Successful parse of an item which, furthermore, must be the string "a". This is the great utility of pattern matching in Gazelle: extremely succinct and expressive denotations of program flow.
One can write parsers in this style, but one rapidly encounters bottlenecks that require lots of code to perform simple parsings. For instance, suppose we want to parse "[", then "a" or "b" then "]". To write such a parser by hand, in the style above, is cumbersome. We can write it in parseltongue quite simply:

 (define+ p-bracketed-a
  (parser
    (pp-str "["))
    (:bind character (pp-or (pp-str "a")
                            (pp-str "b")))
    (pp-str "]")
    (pp-return character))

(8)
But how does this work?

Magical Macros

If you haven't already guessed, it is quite difficult to expose the functionality above in pure Javascript because parser, which is a Gazelle macro, performs meta-programmatic transformations which are difficult to simulate using the usual tricks Javascript allows for meta-programming9.
However, underlying the macro magic is one function, called pp-bind, since it produces a parser, which accepts two arguments: a parser and a function which accepts a value of some kind and returns a new parser. pp-bind allows the programmer to create a new parser which expresses a chain between the value parsed by the first parser and the subsequent parsing behavior. Here is the implementation from parseltongue:

 (define+ (pp-bind mv mf)
   (lambda (input)
     (match (mv input)
      ((Success [: rval new-input])
       ((mf rval) new-input))
      ((Failure reason)
       (Failure
        (_+ "Parse failed with reason: " reason ", parse state: "
        (JSON.stringify { parsed (input.parsed)
            unparsed  (input.unparsed)})))))))

If you've thought about monads a lot, this is a fairly straightforward implementation of bind for parsers10. The function returns a closure over the values passed in, mv here is the parser, or the monadic value, and mf is the function which returns a new parser, or the monadic-function. The parser is applied to the input of the anonymous function, the value is extracted with a pattern match, and then that value is passed to mf, which results in a new parser, which is passed the input. Hence, mf can represent a block of code which constructs the next parser in a chain depending on the result of a previous parser.
This function is called pp-bind because it represents an extension of the programming-language level notion of binding. That is, mf, which is a function of a single argument, represents a value dependent on a variable which is unbound (denoted by the argument to the function), and pp-bind modifies the behavior of a standard function application by changing the process that relates expressions to bindings in such an expression.
The macro parser just makes chaining many pp-binds easier. Here is what it looks like:

 (define-macro+ parser ((tail body))
   (let ((pp-bind `(from "parseltongue/parseltongue" pp-bind))
         (pp-return `(from "parseltongue/parseltongue" pp-return))
         (pp-and `(from "parseltongue/parseltongue" pp-and)))
     (match body
            ((list* (list :bind pattern expr) body0 body)
             `(,pp-bind ,expr
                        (lambda (,pattern)
                          (parser ,body0 ,@body))))
            ((list* (list :let pattern expr) body0 body)
             `(_let ((,pattern ,expr))
                    `(,pp-bind ,body0 ,@body)))
            ((list (list* :aside aside-body) body0 body)
             `(progn ,@aside-body
                     (,pp-bind ,body0 ,@body)))
            ((list* expr body0 body)
             `(,pp-and ,expr
                      (parser ,body0 ,@body)))
            ((list expr)
             expr))))

The body of a parser consists of either
  • expressions which evaluate to parsers
  • :bind expressions, which bind a variables via pattern matching to the values produced by a parser
  • :let expressions, which bind values via patterns using regular binding semantics
or
  • :aside expressions, which just evaluate code but don't insert or bind things (useful for debugging)
:bind expressions just expand to calls to pp-bind which pass the expression on the rhs of the expression through pp-bind to a function which takes one argument and matches it, and then performs the rest of the pp-bind. As such, a parser expression always results in a parser.
When an expression which isn't a :bind, :let, or :aside is encountered, it is processed as though through :bind with a hidden variable. It produces no binding, but does pass through pp-bind.
Using parseltongue, it is pretty easy to write naive parsers for flat that we can call at run-time, in the Javascript only environment, to parse a string denoting a flat program in a Javascript representation that is easy to interpret:

The Flat Parser

parseltongue makes this pretty anti-climactic:

 (define+ p-unqualified-symbol
   (parser
    (:bind symbol-name (pp-rx "[-+0-9a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]*[-+a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]+[-+0-9a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]*"))
    (pp-return (new symbol-model symbol-name))))
 (define+ p-qualified-symbol
   (parser
    (:bind symbol-package (pp-rx "[-+0-9a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]+"))
    (pp-str ":")
    (:bind symbol-name (pp-rx "[-+0-9a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]+"))
    (pp-return (new symbol-model symbol-name symbol-package))))
 (define+ p-keyword
   (parser
    (pp-str ":")
    (:bind keyword-name (pp-rx "[-+0-9a-zA-Z-+=*/_~!@$%^&<>{}?]+"))
    (pp-return (new keyword-model keyword-name))))

 (define+ p-symbol
   (pp-or p-qualified-symbol p-unqualified-symbol))

 (define+ p-program
   (lambda (input)
     (.. (parser
          p-whitespaces
          (:bind result
                 (pp-seq-of-whitespace-separated
                  (pp-or p-keyword p-symbol p-number p-doublequote-string p-singlequote-string
                         (parser
                          (pp-str "[")
                          (:bind program p-program)
                          (pp-str "]")
                          (pp-return program)))))
          p-whitespaces
          (pp-return result))
         (call this input))))

The only wrinkle here is that p-program is a recursive parser, so we wrap it into an explicit lambda expression so that the recursive reference to p-program is sure to be defined by the time we actually invoke the code. Note the use of handy parser producers from parseltongue. pp-rx parses anything which matches the regular expression passed in (string denotation only) that also appears at the beginning of the input. pp-str matchers only the indicated string. pp-seq-of-whitespace-separated takes a parser and produces a new parser which parses a sequence of the input parsers, separated by whitespaces. Using these terms, we easily construct a parser for flat, which is just a sequence of literals, symbols or keywords or programs in brackets separated by whitespaces.

Next Time

Next time I'll write the flat interpreter and introduce how I do really dumb unit tests in Gazelle. Until then, I hope this is meaningful to someone out there!


1. The actual origin of flat is I am working on a project where I want an easy to serialize representation of certain kinds of logic, for instance, whether a player is allowed to enter a room given the contents of her inventory.
2. flat is not actually flat because there is special syntax for denoting quotations (the flat equivalent of anonymous functions), for simplicity's sake, and because people find it odd to use a language with words named things like [ and ]. It turns out to be a matter of some esoteric interest and non-trivial complexity to produce a language that is truly flat, but such things, or at least elaborations on such things, exist. See, for instance, The XY Language, which implements a version of itself which is really flat.
3. See Om for a noteworthy counterexample.
4. I've never been entirely happy with the relationship between the things we call symbols in Common Lisp and the things we call Keywords. Indeed, keywords are symbols which reside in the keyword
package and which have the special property that they denote themselves. But this makes writing code over symbols and keywords somewhat cumbersome because one cannot method dispatch between the two things, even though they really do have different meanings.
5. maria+ has lots of fun features that allow you to specify the types of properties such that the setters check them for you. But this is for another blog post.
6. For the egg-heads, parsers return values in a Maybe-like monad.
7. Note that Gazelle supports multiline strings.
8. For those familiar with Haskell do syntax, :bind pattern expr above corresponds to = pattern <- expr = in Haskell.
9. namely using anonymous and higher-order-functions to control evaluation of blocks of code. I have some vague ideas about exposing the interface implied by parser in pure Javascript, but none are satisfactory. If any Javascript wizard out there has any suggestions, do tell.
10. For performance reasons and for simplicity, this parsing monad is deterministic. That is, it is just the state monad, untransformed by the multiple options monad transformer. See Drew Crampsie's SMUG or my kind of undermaintained Parseltongue (both for Common Lisp) for non-deterministic parsers. The primary reason I did not make Gazelle's parseltongue non-deterministic is because pp-or and pp-zero-or-more are very hard to get right in a non-deterministic context.

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Jeff Nichols hasn't lived in Arkansas in more than a dozen years, but the acclaimed filmmaker remains deeply connected to his home state. He visits family and friends in Little Rock regularly, and set and shot two of his five films, "Shotgun Stories" and "Mud," here. His likely next one, "Alien Nation" — about "two intelligent species crashing together and trying to make it work," he says — takes place in Arkansas, at least in the version of the script he's working on now.

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The kickoff event will come Aug. 24-26, with a couple of well-known filmmakers coming to Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater and the screening of some of their movies. "The goal would be that they show a film that inspired them during the day and talk about it, and in the evening show one of their films. And possibly have midnight screenings, whether they attend it or not," Nichols said, adding that he would moderate discussions with the filmmakers, whose names he's not ready to reveal. Then, beginning in September, the ASC will host monthly screenings at Ron Robinson. Depending on the audience and the ASC's budget, the screenings will later become twice monthly and then weekly. Perhaps around the holidays, Nichols will lead the first of three seminars on filmmaking — one each on writing, directing and editing. Nichols has had some practice. He recently did a master class at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and he's dropped in a few times to a class on his film "Mud," which is being taught at the University of Texas this semester.

Helping bring the ASC to reality is another filmmaker and Little Rock native, Kathryn Tucker. After working for several years as an assistant director on the likes of "Glee," "This Is 40" and "Oblivion," she moved back to Little Rock in 2012, and later met filmmaking brothers Josh and Miles Miller. She agreed to produce their feature debut, "All the Birds Have Flown South." She and that film's cinematographer, Gabe Mayhan, started dating and later married. They have a son who is nearly 2 years old. Tucker also produced the feature adaptation of Daniel Campbell's "Antiquities," with Mayhan again serving as cinematographer.

The formation of the ACS grew out of a meeting between Nichols and Tucker when Nichols was in town in November for a screening of his latest film, "Loving," to benefit the Tiger Foundation of Little Rock Central High School, where he and Tucker were classmates. The conversation got around to what a shame it was that the Little Rock Film Festival called it quits in 2015. When Tucker mentioned there was interest in reviving the festival, Nichols suggested instead that they go for a year-round model.

Tucker is leading the ASC on the ground as executive director of the newly established 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Nichols is chairman of the board, for which Tucker and Nichols recruited an all-star membership that includes former Gov. Mike Beebe, Mary Steenburgen, local writer and television creator Graham Gordy, producer Jayme Lemons and Yellow Rocket Concepts creative director Amber Brewer.

Brent and Craig Renaud, the acclaimed documentary filmmakers who co-founded the Little Rock Film Festival, cited their busy professional schedule as a reason for shuttering the fest after nine years. Because of their workload, they didn't have the time needed to raise money or manage the logistics of the fest. How will an organization led by two working filmmakers avoid the same fate?

"I'm going to see it through no matter what that takes," Tucker said. "We're building this thing slowly and laying a really good foundation. We've also got so many people on our board who aren't going to let it fail."

Nichols stressed the importance of community involvement and running lean. "I hope that Kathryn and I aren't the engine for this thing. Or a better way to put it is, we build the engine, but the fuel is the community, and it will just sit there not running if the community doesn't respond. If they don't, we'll move on and go do something else. But it's on our shoulders to build something that runs on not much gas."

For budget reasons, Nichols doesn't want to see the ACS start a traditional film festival.

"When you throw a big event, it's like throwing a big party. You've got to bring in a lot of people from out of town, and you've got to pay for their airfare, and you've got to pay to put them up in a hotel, and you've got to get cars to take them places, and you've got to have places to do multiple screenings, and you've got to sell tickets and have to have an infrastructure to sell tickets, and you have to have a big party and pay for catering and do the decorations. You have to do all this shit, which has nothing to do with getting as many people together to watch a movie."

A model to grow toward might be Ebertfest in Champaign, Ill. Founded by the late film critic Roger Ebert, the fest does no counterprogramming and isn't competitive. It's a tightly curated event. When the critic was alive, it was "Roger Ebert saying, 'Hey, take a look at these films,' " said Nichols, who screened "Shotgun Stories" there in 2007. He and Tucker say the August kickoff event could grow into a version of Ebertfest down the road.

But don't look only for indie movie fare at it or at ACS screenings throughout the year.

"I'm not simply a guy who loves European arthouse films," Nichols said. "Movies are fun. They're amazing and they can open your mind and they can be a blast to experience in a room with other people, and I want the programming to reflect that. For every Cassavetes series, you have one that's a Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead," "Spider-Man")."

Tucker echoed a similar sentiment. "I feel like a lot of film nerds — a term I use lovingly because I'm one of them — who program film festivals, show things that are way too obscure for our audience. They want to show the beauty of these crazy Japanese films and these terrible horror films, and they say, 'If only people would just see these, they'd see how awesome they are.' But a lot of people don't." She said she thought a lot of people either wanted to see how "Spider-Man" was made, or they want to see films getting buzz at festivals.

Though Nichols and Tucker want the ACS to grow responsibly, they have grand visions for the nonprofit. Most immediately, they hope to partner with and help promote all existing film festivals and screenings throughout the state. They encourage anyone with ideas for partnerships or anything else to connect via arkansascinemasociety.org.

"If you're from Arkansas and you're into movies, that's awesome. All ships rise, is my philosophy. That's how it's been in my film career," Nichols said.

Once the ACS has made some strides on fundraising, Nichols said, he wants to start a grant program modeled on one at the Austin Film Society. "If you can prove that you've been to a film festival with a film [or been accepted to a festival], we'll give you a grant to help out with travel. Even after it's done. I remember with 'Shotgun Stories,' I was so broke. [The AFS] gave me something, I can't remember exactly what, maybe it was $250, but it was a chunk that really helped. You don't have to put a committee together to judge. It's, 'Cool, you made something. Cool, you got it into a film festival. Let us help you.' "

Down the road, he said, he'd like to create another grant program modeled on the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, where a panel would review submissions for support of creative material or productions in process. "That's later down the road because that's more complicated," Nichols acknowledged. "And you have to raise a certain amount of money just for that."

Another dream: working with single-screen theaters in smaller towns throughout Arkansas. "How amazing would it be if we could help those places out?" Nichols asked. "If we could help them stay open or improve their screening capabilities. Maybe in exchange for that, we get to show a movie there once a month or once in a while. Admittedly, this is coming from a guy who has made movies that typically play in one or two places and people have to drive to see them." Even more far out would be following the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's Rolling Roadshow model, where the ACS would have a massive inflatable screen and a cinema-grade projector to take on the road throughout the state, Nichols said.

Nichols calls the demolition of the Cinema 150 on South University Avenue in 2015 "a travesty."

"In my dream world, you'd flash down the road 15 years, and we'd have a single screen dome theater, with Arkansas Cinema Society offices in it, a restaurant, maybe one of John [Beachboard]'s breweries." (Beachboard is a longtime friend and Lost Forty co-owner.)

Tucker might know a real estate guy. Her father, Rett Tucker, of the development and real estate firm Moses Tucker, is a member of the ACS board.



          2017 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team   
Meet the best and brightest high school students in the state.

The class of 2017, our 23rd, is made up of athletes, coders, budding politicians and brain experts. There's rarely a B on the transcripts of these students — in not just this, their senior year, but in any year of their high school careers.

Back in 1995, we created the Academic All-Star Team to honor what we then called "the silent majority — the kids who go to school, do their homework (most of it, anyway), graduate and go on to be contributing members of society." Too often, we argued then, all Arkansans heard about young people was how poorly they were faring. Or, when students did get positive attention, it came for athletic achievement.

As you read profiles of this year's All-Stars, it should be abundantly clear that good things are happening in Arkansas schools and there are many academic achievers who deserve to be celebrated. You should get a good idea, as well, of how these stellar students are busy outside school, with extracurricular activities, volunteer work, mission activities and more.

They'll be honored this week at a ceremony at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with plaques and $250 cash awards.

Many college plans listed here are not set in stone, as students await information on scholarships and acceptances.

CAROLINE COPLIN-CHUDY
Age: 17
Hometown: North Little Rock
High School: Mount St. Mary Academy
Parents: (guardian) Dennis Chudy
College plans: Duke University

Caroline Coplin-Chudy has a 4.4 grade point average — high enough to rank second in her class at Mount St. Mary Academy — and lost her mother to leukemia during her sophomore year, something she told us came to be a source of inspiration and drive during her academic development. "It was a big adjustment. After my mom passed away, it was just my stepdad. It's a weird realization coming to the idea that both of your parents are gone, and it's just you. ... I still think of her every single day. She motivates me to do well in everything, because my whole life I wanted to make her proud." Caroline is president of Mount St. Mary's Investment Club and of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). She's also been a regular volunteer for several years at the Little Rock Compassion Center, whose recovery branch provides meals and health resources to people suffering from addiction. Caroline said she found healing from her own grief in the friendships she forged there. As the recipient of a Questbridge scholarship, described by Caroline's guidance counselor and nominator Amy Perkins as a program where lower-income students qualify for tuition to schools with which they "match" via an early decision process, Caroline will attend Duke University on a full scholarship. "I'm going to study biology and psych, with a minor in Spanish. My plan is to work at the Duke Center for Addiction [Science and Technology] helping people with drug addictions overcome that sort of thing. It's something that I've had experience with, watching my family go through things like that."

AXEL NTAMATUNGIRO
Age: 17
Hometown: Pine Bluff
High School: Subiaco Academy
Parents: Sixte Ntamatungiro and Sylvana Niciteretse
College plans: Rice University, neuroscience

Axel Ntamatungiro grew up among books and maps dispersed throughout his home that "paint[ed] the walls with nuanced shades of knowledge." It shows. Not often can a high school senior explain, as Axel does, his love for studying the brain so easily. "Neuroscience is basically a neuron turning on and off," he said. "The fact that you have billions of these combinations that lead to consciousness, that's unbelievable." To continue learning about the mind, Axel is headed to Rice University on a full ride as a QuestBridge scholar. Maybe medical school or graduate school after that. Axel said his parents taught him a "humble intellectualism" that helped him understand "the irrationality of life." They always told him: "Work hard, but you need to realize you don't always get what you deserve." And life has been, at times, irrational and difficult for his family. Axel was the only member of his family born in the United States — in Little Rock in 1999. The rest migrated from Burundi in the early 1990s. They stayed here as the Rwandan genocide inflicted incredible damage in the area. That past was never hidden from Axel. "Instead of avoiding my questions, my parents level-headedly answered [them], telling me about Belgian colonialism, Hutu-Tutsi tension and the systematic poverty afflicting Burundi," he said. Maybe that is why Axel has never been afraid to ask big questions. He said it also helped to have a diverse group of friends who taught him new things. At his cafeteria table for lunch are kids from all over: Nigeria, Fort Smith, Japan, Bentonville and Russia. Everyone's small stories add to a global perspective, something bigger from something small, kind of like those neurons.

JADE DESPAIN
Age: 18
Hometown: Springdale
High School: Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville)
Parents: Brenan and Tiffany DeSpain
College plans: U.S. Naval Academy, nuclear engineering

For Jade DeSpain, the question, "Where's your hometown?" isn't necessarily as straightforward as it seems. The National Merit semifinalist, swimming star and Quiz Bowler spent much of her childhood in Beijing, where her parents — both fluent in Mandarin — taught her Chinese concurrently with English (and where, she notes, she acquired an "incredible prowess with chopsticks.") "We've moved around so much that I don't really have a 'hometown,' but Springdale is the closest I've ever gotten," she said. She's made her impact there, too, tutoring students free of charge through her volunteer work with the M&N Augustine Foundation and putting in time at the Arkansas Council for the Blind and the Springdale Animal Shelter. Jade is ranked second in her class, and her high school transcript is full of aced courses in trigonometry, physics and calculus. She's also the co-founder of Haas Hall Academy's coding club, so a career in nuclear energy development — Jade's field of choice — isn't just an aspiration; it's the plan. "I have a deep appreciation for nature," she told us, citing Devil's Den State Park as a spot to which she feels closely connected, and stressing the importance of preserving natural spaces and developing more long-term options for sustainable energy. On Christmas Day 2016, Jade checked her email to find that she'd attained something she'd wanted as early as age 12: acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy. There, she'll major in nuclear engineering and complete her five mandatory post-Academy years in the Navy, after which she hopes to acquire a Ph.D. in the field.

AVERY ELLIOTT
Age: 18
Hometown: Cabot
High school: Cabot High School
Parents: Dan and Melissa Elliott
College plans: University of Arkansas, medicine

Though many of our All-Stars seem destined from birth for academic greatness, there is the occasional inspiring All-Star who has had to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. One of those is Cabot High School's Avery Elliott, who was born with nystagmus, a condition that causes involuntary eye movements that can make it hard for sufferers to concentrate and learn. Though it's hard to imagine it now, when she was in elementary school Avery found herself falling further and further behind her classmates in reading because of her condition. "That was difficult," she said. "I was behind schedule until about third or fourth grade. I would have to go home and really work with my parents to keep up with the rest of the class." Even though she struggled early on, Avery said that, in a way, the nystagmus contributed to her success and gave her a direction to follow. "I had to learn to really study even outside of school," she said. "I learned some very good study habits. But I think it also really affected where I wanted to go as far as my career. ... I really learned that a medical team can not only dispense medicine, but can really affect someone's life." A National Merit finalist who has volunteered extensively with Special Olympics and already completed 43 hours of college-level coursework, Avery has been awarded the University of Arkansas Fellowship. She plans to study medicine at UAMS after completing her undergrad degree, then practice in Arkansas. That goal has always pushed her to succeed academically. "I wanted to go into the medical field from an early age," she said, "so I knew starting out in high school that I needed to make very good grades in order to get where I needed to. I had to really learn the material, rather than just trying to ace a test."

JARED GILLIAM
Age: 17
Hometown: Cabot
High school: Cabot High School
Parents: Dan and LeAnne Gilliam
College plans: University of Arkansas, engineering

When most young people say they want to change the world, it's easy to believe that's just pie-in-the-sky thinking by someone who hasn't yet been through the Academy of Hard Knocks. When Jared Gilliam says he wants to change the world, however, there's a good chance he might actually pull it off. Jared even has a plan: He'll change the world through engineering. A National Merit finalist and AP scholar with a GPA of 4.18 and a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, Jared is well placed to do just that. A musician who plays percussion with the Cabot High Marching Band, Jared said his favorite subject in school is math. "I think I'm mostly interested in engineering because I've always been sort of a problem-solver," he said. "I've enjoyed math and science, working through things and finding solutions to everyday problems. This year, I've been in robotics, so we've spent time working on a robot to perform various tasks. I've enjoyed that a lot. I think engineering is where my ability would best be used." He'll attend the University of Arkansas, which has offered him the Honors College Fellowship. He said the drive to excel academically has always been a part of his life. "I've grown up being encouraged to do well, and I guess I have my parents to thank for that and all my teachers," he said. "I think knowing that I have the ability to do all of this, I feel compelled to do what I can to make a difference. I think life would be pretty boring if I didn't go out there and do all the things I do. I don't think I could settle for not being successful."

BENJAMIN KEATING
Age: 18
Hometown: Fort Smith
High School: Southside High School
Parents: Drs. Bill and Janice Keating
College plans: Undecided

If you were looking for a ringing endorsement of Ben Keating's character, you'd need to look no further than Amy Slater, the guidance counselor who nominated him for our Academic All-Stars roster and who said of Ben, "He is all the things I hope my son turns out to be. ... He really thinks about things, and he practices the trumpet and piano for hours a day. It's crazy, his dedication." Ben probably had something to prove here; he admits to some skepticism on the part of his mother when he announced he'd be pursuing a career in music. He's certainly proved his mettle; Ben is band president at Southside, was a principal trumpet for the 2017 National Youth Honor Orchestra, first chair for Southside's Wind Symphony and for the All-State Jazz Band and was ranked in the top-tier bands for All-State Band and All-State Orchestra each year from 2014-16. The accolades go on and on: Ben has received a Young Artist Award from the International Trumpet Guild, a Gold Medal from the National Piano Guild and superior ratings from the National Federation of Music Clubs competitions for over a decade. He plays for the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra and as a volunteer musician for the Fort Smith Community Band. Ben is still deciding where to attend college, but wherever he goes, he hopes to continue playing with an orchestra. Eventually, he wants to teach at the university level. "Ultimately," he wrote, "I want to use my passion to unite people of all different races, backgrounds and cultures. In today's society that is politically and culturally divided, it is more important than ever to share the universal language of music."

KATHERINE HAHN
Age: 17
Hometown: Hindsville
High School: Huntsville High School
Parents: Shannon Hahn
College plans: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, biochemical engineering

Katherine Hahn is ranked first in her class at Huntsville High School, which she attends because her hometown of Hindsville is too small to support its own school system. The population of Hindsville is "about 75 people," she told us. At Huntsville High, Katherine plays bass drum in the marching band and marimba/xylophone in the concert band and runs with the Huntsville cross-country team. Her real passion, though, is science. "I think I've always wanted to go to a college that was science-based and research-based," she told us. Her high school principal, Roxanne Enix, noted her own surprise when Katherine announced that she'd take 10 credits her senior year, instead of the recommended eight. "I thought she had lost her mind," Enix stated. Those credits, over half of which are in AP classes, are what Katherine hopes have prepared her for the rigorous workload at MIT. Aiming for a career in pharmaceutical development, Katherine plans to study biochemical engineering, something she said resonated personally with her as a result of her mother's struggle with skin cancer. "Biology helps me understand why medicine does the things it does," Katherine told us. "Whenever I first started out, I wanted to do environmental stuff," she said, but turned her attention to drug delivery systems after observing so many friends and loved ones battling cancer. "I want to help stop people from being scared of losing people," she explained. Katherine, a native of Tahlequah, Okla., who moved to Arkansas around fifth grade, has served on the Madison County Health Coalition as Youth Leader and was named Student of the Year in 2017 by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and Huntsville High School.

GEORGIANA BURNSIDE
Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock
High school: Little Rock Christian Academy
Parents: Bob and Ann Burnside
College plans: Stanford University, biology and public policy

When this reporter mentioned to friends at UAMS that she'd just spoken to an amazingly poised, optimistic and intelligent young woman with a spinal cord injury, they said in unison, "You mean Georgiana Burnside." Her reputation as a teenager who at 16 was paralyzed from the waist down in a snow skiing accident but who considers the event a "blessing" no doubt goes further than UAMS, all the way to Denver's Craig Hospital, where she spent "the most memorable two months in my life," she said, and where she returns to continue her rehabilitation. What is a spinal cord injury? She answers that it is a) a life changed in a split second, b) finding out that a bad attitude is the true disability, c) a time to show off wheelchair tricks, and d) spontaneous moments of unfortunate incontinence. In her essay for the Arkansas Times, Georgiana writes, "my physical brokenness has developed wholeness in my heart about the capacity life holds for individuals regardless of their disabilities." In a phone interview, Georgiana, once a figure skater, talked about her work with Easter Seals, fundraisers for Craig Hospital, and giving talks and testimony about her faith. Georgiana has regained the ability to walk with hiking sticks and leg braces, thanks to the strength in her quads. And, thanks to support from the High Fives Foundation in Truckee, Calif., which sponsors athletes with injuries and which has paid for some of her rehabilitation, Georgiana returned to the slopes over spring break, skiing upright with the aid of long forearm equipment. At Stanford, she'll study to be a doctor, with a goal to return to Craig Hospital as a physician who'll treat other injured youths who, though they may have, like Georgiana, at first believed their life was over, will learn they have "a unique role ... enabling the advancement of society."

MITCHELL HARVEY
Age: 17
Hometown: North Little Rock
High School: North Little Rock High School
Parents: David and Susan Harvey
College plans: Likely Mississippi State University, chemical engineering

Mitchell Harvey is a big fan of the periodic table. "The elements are amazing little things," he wrote in his Academic All-Star essay. "They make up everything, yet we hardly see them in their pure form in everyday life." Mitchell decided they needed more exposure, so he started collecting examples of the elements and taking them to school for his peers and teachers to see. He extracted helium from an abandoned tank on the side of the road. He found zinc in wheel weights, grew crystals of copper with electrolysis and made bromine, which he describes as "a blood-red liquid that fumes profusely," from a "crude" homemade distillation setup and pool chemicals. Though you can buy sodium readily, Mitchell made his by melting drain cleaner (sodium hydroxide) with a blowtorch and then passing a current through it, separating the mixture into sodium metal, oxygen and water. His parents were OK with the procedure, he says, because he wore a Tyvek suit, three pairs of gloves, safety goggles and a face shield. While on a college visit in California last summer, Mitchell toured Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and was impressed by the large periodic table display exhibit there. So he decided to build one for North Little Rock High. He got money from the school's alumni group, the Wildcat Foundation, to pay for the supplies necessary to construct the 9-foot-by-6-foot display. He hopes to have it completed in the next two weeks and fill it with examples of elements he has collected, though he may need additional funding to pay for other elements. No. 1 in a class of 687, Mitchell scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. He's also an Eagle Scout, and led a project to plant 800 native hardwood seedlings at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. After college, Mitchell said, he might start his own waste remediation business. "The business model I would be going for would be taking some byproduct that's hazardous and turning it into something useful."

CARSON MOLDER
Age: 18
Hometown: Mabelvale
High school: Bryant High SCHOOL
Parents: Kevin and Ruby Molder
College plans: University of Arkansas

Not everybody plays the mellophone and likes to draw up better interstate exchanges, but Carson Molder does both. The University of Arkansas Honors College-bound student, No. 1 in his class, likes to create three-dimensional schemes in his head, and has been creating road designs since he was young. But as a musician who plays the French horn in his school's orchestra and the mellophone in the Legacy of Bryant marching band, and who has won a band scholarship in addition to his Honors College reward to the UA, he said that one day he may be an audio engineer. "I'm going to put things together and see what sticks," he said of his future. Meanwhile, Carson said the internet has been his Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, taking him to new places that he otherwise could not get to. "I can count on my hands the number of times I have set foot outside Arkansas," Carson wrote in an essay for the Arkansas Times. But with the internet, "I can gaze into the redwood forests of California and the skyscrapers of New York City without leaving my desk." Without the internet, he said in a phone interview, "I would not be at the top of my class." Carson added, "It's not going to replace going out and visiting these things, but if you're a kid and don't have the money to go out, you can visit Yellowstone." Carson, who describes himself as "really ambitious," is looking forward to studying with Dr. Alan Mantooth, the director of the UA National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission. The UA, he said, "will provide me the tools" he'll need to succeed in graduate school, which he hopes will be Stanford University.

OLIVIA LANGER
Age: 18
Hometown: Jonesboro
High school: Brookland High School
Parents: Kelly Webb and Jonathan Langer
College plans: University of California, Santa Barbara, chemistry

You might think that a student who is No. 1 in her class and a National Merit finalist with nary a B on her high school transcript might not consider one of her greatest achievements her selection as her high school's drum major three years in a row. But here's the thing: Schoolwork comes easy to Olivia Langer. "I never had to work hard," she told us. In fact, her style of learning is "conversation-based," she said; she enjoys "debate without argument." But music was different: "I struggled at points, and had to put in extra work to be good." Her selection as drum major was "something I know I've worked for," she said, and she has enjoyed the responsibilities that come with it. "I like to take care of people. The band calls me band mom," she added. Beside numerous academic awards, Olivia also earned a 2017 state Horatio Alger scholarship for students who have overcome great obstacles. Hers, Olivia said, was financial: She's always had a place to stay and food to eat, but she hasn't been able to afford academic programs. "Honestly, I wasn't able to visit any of the colleges I applied to," she said. So she will see the UC Santa Barbara campus for the first time when she arrives this fall. She's considering a double major in chemistry and anthropology; she's interested in the evolutionary side of anthropology, and plans to seek graduate and post-graduate degrees.

REBECCA PARHAM
Age: 18
Hometown: Alma
High School: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
Parents: Eileen and Rick Parham
College plans: University of Arkansas or Hendrix College

On a visit to Hanamaki, Japan, with her school, Rebecca Parham noticed that once a month all the citizens would clean the front of their homes and shops. Folks would give each other gifts, too. "It was clear people tended to think for the whole," she said. "I thought that was really nice." An avid chemist, Rebecca did not just improve her Japanese on the trip, she brought those lessons of helping the community back to Arkansas. Her work has been at the intersection of heady science and community impact. In her robotics club, she noticed that girls were less likely to participate. "I decided that was not OK," she said. So, she designed a day with LEGO kits to encourage women to pursue STEM education. That desire to make an impact goes beyond school, too. For her senior project, Rebecca designed a test for homebuyers to see if meth had been cooked on their property (yes, meth). Her parents, on hearing of this project choice, asked her to "please explain a little bit further ... ." Here's the gist: The method of meth production in rural areas has shifted to something called the Birch reduction; older testing kits would no longer work. But Rebecca thought she could produce one that could. She designed a flame test. It finds lithium compounds left behind. The process of invention was "definitely frustrating," Rebecca said, but you "learn things you never thought of before." Rebecca did not plan to spend senior year in her dorm late at night "searching online" how to identify meth production, but she has a driving curiosity toward science and how it "connects to the world." She hopes to work in renewable energy — to be part of the global community, from Japan to Arkansas — making the world a nice place in which to live.

GRANT ROBINSON
Age: 18
Hometown: Searcy
High school: Searcy High School
Parents: Eric and Lisa Robinson College plans: University of Arkansas

Grant Robinson's father is a cardiologist, and Grant long figured he would follow in his dad's footsteps. But now he's not so sure. Last summer, he was selected, among thousands of applicants from around the world, to participate in a Stanford University summer engineering program. He got to experience a taste of college life, to take advantage of Stanford's decked-out labs and to tour the area to see results of civil engineering. The most memorable part of the program? Grant's small group built a Rube Goldberg machine — a complicated gadget that performs a simple task in a convoluted way — that, by Grant's estimation, was "the most complex and aesthetically pleasing" in the program. It included an electromagnet the group handmade and chemical reactions triggered by the machine. Grant's academic achievements are the byproduct of a natural curiosity. He said he spends what little free time he has exploring YouTube, trying to figure out the way the world works. Another influence: His father, who pulled himself out of poverty to become a doctor, has always instilled in him the importance of hard work. The message clearly stuck. Grant is second in his class of 263, with a 4.27 GPA. He scored a 35 on the ACT. He's a Presidential Scholar. His classmates voted him most likely to receive the Nobel Prize. He also participated in Project Unify (now known as Unified Champion Schools), an effort by the Special Olympics to get young people with and without special needs to come together for activities. Grant helped plan a basketball tournament as part of the project. In the fall, he'll be rooting on the Razorbacks at the University of Arkansas.  

JOHN SNYDER
Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock
High school: Little Rock Christian Academy
Parents: Jill and Steve Snyder
College plans: Cornell University, industrial and labor relations

Whatever you were doing by your senior year in high school, chances are you probably hadn't already authored a book, much less a book on the complicated intersection of taxation and politics. John Snyder has, though. His book, "The Politics of Fiscal Policy," explores the political aspects of economics, including the pros and cons of various governmental tax schemes and their effect on government spending. It's for sale on Amazon right now. "It's pretty concise," John said, "but I wanted a way to express all my ideas in economic terms. That was a great way to do that." A history buff who serves as vice president of his class, John has a stunning 4.49 GPA and is ranked first in his class of 129. Though he wanted to be a lawyer when he was younger, his plan now is to go into investment banking. "Ultimately I want to have my own hedge fund — this thing called an activist hedge fund — and eventually I want to be actively involved in politics, whether that's in the midst of my business career or after ... . I'd love to run for public office one day." At Cornell University, John will be studying industrial and labor relations, a field that marries his love of multiple subjects. "Basically it ties in business, law, economics and history all into sort of one degree," he said. "You can do limitless things [with the degree]. Some people go into law school, some go into banking, some go to politics. That's why I chose that degree." John said his philosophy is that we have only a limited amount of time on earth, and so we should try to make the most of our lives. "I think there are a lot of things I can do to change the way things currently are in society, whether it's related to business or in academia or public policy," he said. "If I don't play a role in that and I'm not striving to do my best, I would feel like I'm wasting my potential."

PRESTON STONE
Age: 18
Hometown: Benton
High school: Benton High School
Parents: Haley Hicks and Brec Stone
College plans: University of Arkansas, pre-med

Benton High School's Big Man on Campus — No. 1 in his class, captain of the football team, an AP Scholar, straight As — can add to his resume the fact that he helped build his home. Preston, his two brothers and his mother bounced around a bit after her divorce, from Texas to Arkansas, living with grandparents and friends, Preston said. Then the family was selected by Habitat for Humanity, and he and his brothers pitched in to build their house. "It was the first place I could truly call home and it allowed me the stability I needed to grow into the kind of student I am today," he wrote in his essay for the Arkansas Times. Preston, who also helped build a school outreach group called SERVE to help new or struggling students, also credits sports for giving him purpose. He recently volunteered to trade in the pigskin for a basketball, joining a team that played boys at the Alexander Juvenile Detention Center. "It was an awesome experience," Preston said in a phone interview. "We were a little bit nervous at first" at the detention center, he said, but the team enjoyed the game — even though they lost to the Alexander team, formed to reward inmates with good behavior. "They practice every day," Preston said. Preston has received a $70,000 Honors College scholarship at Fayetteville. He won't be playing football with the Razorbacks. Instead he is thinking of following a pre-med track that will lead him to sports medicine. He plans to go Greek, as well.

KARINA BAO
Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock
High school: Central High School
Parents: Amy Yu and Shawn Bao
College plans: undecided

Karina Bao embraces complexity. The Central High School valedictorian (in a class of 636) is a member of the school's back-to-back state champion Ethics Bowl Team, for which she said she spent hours "researching, discussing and sometimes even arguing" case studies. Unlike debate, she said Ethics Bowl is "really about the back-and-forth and considering different caveats and nuances and considerations" in issues ranging from local food to gender identity. As president of the school's Brain Club, she leads discussions on brain diseases, disorders and anatomy. It's a role for which she's more than qualified: She placed first in the U.S. Brain Bee, a youth neuroscience competition in which contestants answer questions about anatomy and make diagnoses based on patient actors. Placing No. 1 in the U.S. competition landed Karina a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to the International Brain Bee, which happened to coincide with a Federation of International Neuroscientists conference, where Karina got to talk to scientists from all over the world about their groundbreaking research. She placed fifth in the international competition. A perennial outstanding delegate winner at Model United Nations competitions, Karina said Model U.N. has helped her to "not be scared of the complexity and interconnectedness of pressing issues we face today." In her spare time, Karina volunteers on the oncology wing of Baptist Hospital. "You don't get to do much," she said. "But at least we get to talk to people and help them with whatever they need and be there to listen." In her Academic All-Stars essay, Karina echoed the same drive for understanding: "The stories other people share with me become not my own when I retell them, but a part of humanity's collective spirit to understand each other. We grow from hours of listening and crying, to empathize, to have the strength and openness to pop each successive layer of the protective bubble that keeps us from seeing the very world in which we reside."

BRYCE COHEA
Age: 19
Hometown: Greenwood
High school: Greenwood High School
Parents: Mike and Robin Cohea
College plans: University of Tulsa or Vanderbilt university, biology

Though he grew up landlocked, far from the deep blue sea, Greenwood High School standout Bryce Cohea knew from an early age that he wanted to be a marine biologist. To reach that goal, Bryce had to start early. "In the ninth grade," he wrote in his Academic All-Stars essay, "I began planning out all my classes for the next four years. I wanted to graduate top of my class, and in order to do that I would need to take every advanced placement class and get an A in every class." That's exactly what he did, too, making nothing less than a perfect grade in every class for his entire high school career. With a 4.25 GPA and a rank of No. 1 in his class of 275, Bryce has volunteered extensively with the Salvation Army and collected shoes for the homeless; he helps unload trucks and stock shelves at the food bank at his church. A National Merit semifinalist, he also has the distinction of having scored the first perfect ACT score of 36 in Greenwood High School history. "I've honestly been a good test-taker," he said. "The first time I took it, I got a 34. After that, I got the test back and I worked on whatever I missed. After a few more tries, I got a 36." Bryce was still deciding on which university to attend when we spoke to him, but he definitely plans to study science. The subject has always interested him, he said. "I'm planning on majoring in biology and then specializing after that," he said.

IMANI GOSSERAND
Age: 16
Hometown: Rogers
HIGH SCHOOL: ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
Parents: James and Hyesun Gosserand

College plans: University of Southern California, Harvey Mudd College or Columbia University, computer science or environmental science

Imani Gosserand has a journal in which she organizes the many moving parts of her life — competitive gymnastics, AP classes, computer science, Young Democrats, volunteering — into lists. Personal stuff is in there, too: bucket lists, remembrances. The journal combines the creative and the organized; it is problem-solving with an artful flare, which is how Imani operates. "I really like being able to create something of my own," she said of computer science. At a camp at Stanford University, in California, her team won the competition to program a car. Imani, not surprisingly, is good at math: She learned multiplication at age 4 and went on to skip two grades. Imani thinks schoolwork is fun. "We had a huge packet of homework problems we had to do over one of our breaks," she said. "And no one else was excited about it except for me. I was like 'Oh, I'm so excited to do all these problems!' " She brings that enthusiasm for problem-solving to bigger issues, as well. "I feel like there are so many opportunities for me because our world relies on technology, so I think I could go into any field," she said. She's excited to explore and see where she can help. "I want to meet people from around the world and hear different perspectives."

C.J. FOWLER
Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock
High School: Central High School
Parents: Bobbi and Dustin McDaniel and Chris and Kim Fowler
College plans: Yale University

C.J. Fowler has long been around Democratic politics. His stepfather is former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. But C.J. said he decided to become more politically involved himself after he came out as gay. "The situation that I'm in is not great," he said. "People are not always accepting. But it's on me if I want to try to change that and make it better for the people who come after me. I have to make sure that my community and all marginalized communities have a seat at the table, because far too often a bunch of old gray white guys are making policies that hurt everyone else." The student body president of Central High, C.J. said he's tried to move the student council, a glorified dance committee, toward advocacy and activism for students throughout the district, whose future is being decided by those "people sitting in dark rooms." He said students too often get left out of the conversation about the district "because we're too young to have opinions. But we're not; we're living it every day." C.J. has been a fixture at Little Rock School District public comment periods. Though he can't point to any policy victories, he said at least LRSD Superintendent Mike Poore knows who he is and that he disagrees with him. C.J., who is also the executive director of Young Democrats of Arkansas, sees the backlash against President Trump as encouraging. "We're realizing that, if we're going to go all in for progressive values, we need to go all in." Rather than join the chorus of progressives in the Northeast after he finishes at Yale, C.J. says he wants to come back to Arkansas and possibly continue in politics. He admires state Sen. Joyce Elliott (D-Little Rock) and says he hopes if he ever holds office that he can follow her example.

SOPHIE PRICE
Age: 18
Hometown: Fort Smith
High School: Southside High
Parents: Claire Price and Scott Price
College plans: Vanderbilt University, political science

"Growing up, I would always argue with everybody," Sophie Price said. Sometimes it was just to play devil's advocate, but mostly, it was because Sophie wants to find the capital-t Truth. Some of this digging for truth is class: seven AP course just this year and 12 during her time in high school. But, some of it is also talking with people, discussing issues. "The best way to improve your argument is to hear the counters, to hear the other side," Sophie said, and often she is willing to be convinced. She wants to do the right thing; she believes in justice. Which is why after college at Vanderbilt on a full scholarship, she wants to field arguments as a judge. "My whole life I've followed this ideal that you have to do what's right," Sophie said. "I want to be a judge so I can kind of decide that." Vanderbilt was the only school to which Sophie applied. She knew it was the right one for her. She arrived in Nashville on a rainy day in January, but through the gloom, she knew. "Something about the beautiful campus and the intelligent people and these varying perspectives just sold me immediately," she said. In a few months she was back at Vanderbilt for a camp where she studied law, and it cemented the deal. "There was something so exhilarating about being able to have this case and have the facts and kind of create your own narrative and really advocate for someone that drew me in," she said. Watch out, because "everything I do, I want to give it a 120 percent," Sophie said.

MEAGAN OLSEN
Age: 17
Hometown: Fayetteville
High School: Fayetteville High School
Parents: Anjanette Olsen
College plans: University of Arkansas Honors College, chemical engineering

Fayetteville High School’s top student, with a perfect ACT score of 36, a 4.2 gradepoint average and the co-author of a paper on fractal self-assembly, is not just a bookworm. She’s a leader, her counselor Cindy Alley says, who shows “grit, motivation to succeed and a desire to help others.” She is also, Alley says, “a pure joy to be around.” In her essay for the Arkansas Times, Meagan talked about how she came to understand “ternary counters,” a base-3 method of counting in which only the digits 0, 1 and 2 are used. (Binary counters of 0 and 1 make up our computer’s “thinking,” as people with 10 fingers, we use base 10 to count.) Meagan, trying to make a “self-assembling ternary counter,” said she banged her head against “endless walls” for weeks. Then just after 1 a.m., she woke up with the answer. It’s a wise child who gives credit where credit is due: “I understood,” she wrote, “my mother’s advice about taking a break whenever I was upset.” Meagan’s paper on fractal self-assembly was published in the 22nd International Conference on DNBA Computing and Molecular Programing. She no longer lets frustration prevent her from solving a problem; sometimes, she’ll just sleep on it. Meagan told the Times she plans to attend a small conference this summer and then take some needed down time. She plans to use her degree from Fayetteville to pursue biomedical research.
          La alineación de Stonehenge con los solsticios explicada de forma sencilla y amena   

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge, de Vox, es un didáctico resumen del misterio que siempre ha sido —y que probablemente siempre será— la construcción de piedras del neolítico de Stonehenge. Misterio al menos en lo que significaba para quienes lo construyeron. Porque sí se sabe, y se explica en el vídeo, que la construcción está alineada con los solsticios de verano y de invierno y lo que eso significa. “Sabemos que su diseño guarda relación con una forma primigenia de astronomía.”

Desde el Siglo XVIII se sabe que el eje central de Stonehenge está alineado con el punto en el horizonte por el cual sale el Sol en el solsticio de verano. No es una alineación perfecta, pero casi. La puesta del Sol en el solsticio de invierno está en el mismo eje que el amanecer en el solsticio de verano, pero en dirección opuesta. A pesar de que los hombres del neolítico probablemente desconocían que la Tierra gira alrededor del Sol —siquiera que la Tierra era redonda— “los solsticios seguramente tenían mucha relación con la disponibilidad de alimentos.”

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          10 creencias erróneas sobre el espacio   

En resumen,

  1. La historia del bolígrafo espacial que costó millones de dólares desarrollar, cuando era más fácil usar un simple lápiz. No, nadie quiere lápices soltando fragmentos y polvo de grafito en una nave espacial.
  2. El Big Bang no es el origen de todo, sino más bien es “un momento en el que el orden del Universo cambió drásticamente.” Pero hay indicios de que antes del Big Bang había algo, aunque no se sabe el qué.
  3. No explotas si sales al espacio sin traje, antes de sufrir ninguna otra cosa mueres asfixiado.
  4. Los meteoritos no llegan a la Tierra como en las películas, entrando como elefante en cacharrería. Cada año alcanzan la Tierra entre 18.000 y 84.000 meteoros y la mayoría son tan pequeños que ni siquiera alcanzan la superficie (no llegan a meteorito.)
  5. Los agujeros negros no engullen “todo incluso la luz”. Aunque “se quedan” con cualquier cosa que traspase su umbral su masa no es infinita, y por tanto la capacidad de atracción de un agujero negro es limitada. “Si el Sol fuera un agujero negro de masa equivalente el Sistema Solar seguiría en su sitio, aunque pasaríamos un poco de frío.”
  6. El Sol no es amarillo. Es más bien “una bola blanca con cierto tono anaranjado”.
  7. La Gran muralla de China no se ve desde el espacio a simple vista. Lo saben hasta en China.
  8. Las imágenes que conocemos del espacio (de galaxias, estrellas, o de los Pilares de la creación) en realidad son “interpretaciones artísticas” desarrolladas a partir de datos científicos. El Hubble, por ejemplo, sólo toma fotografías en blanco y negro. Photoshop científico.
  9. En el espacio nadie puede oír tus gritos, pero que no se puedan oír no significa que no se puedan transmitir porque el espacio no está totalmente vacío: hay partículas de polvo y de gas y hay zonas donde hay suficiente cantidad como para transmitir ondas de sonido. Pero se transmite a una frecuencia demasiado baja como para que sea perceptible.
  10. Es poco probable que podamos viajar a otras estrellas hasta que demos con la tecla para otro tipo de tecnología de propulsión, como la antimateria; pero hoy por hoy en la Tierra no hay recursos suficientes para producir todo el combustible que sería necesario para viajar a una estrella cercana con los vehículos actuales.

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          Cagada mental   

El otro día partí leyendo 1984 de George Orwell. Por si no conocen la trama les haré un resumen; se trata del Reino Unido en el futuro (1984 FUE el futuro de Orwell ya que el libro fue escrito en 1948) donde es regido por un régimen totalitario que controla todo, donde el protagonista es sólo un engranaje más de la inmensa maquinaria del Gran Hermano, el ser casi divino, omnipotente que lo ve y domina todo. Bueno, la cosa es que leyendo esto di gracias de no haber nacido bajo la influencia del INGSOC, donde toda la información es manipulada a voluntad por el gobierno de turno, qué, durante toda la vida del protagonista, ha sido el mismo. Hay una muy buena frase que aparece en las primeras páginas:

Quien controla el pasado controla el futuro.

Quien controla el presente controla el pasado

Me puse a pensar y seriamente caí en un caos mental, pensar que todo dentro de lo que nos movemos puede ser gran mentira, una puesta en obra magistral de seres en calidad de genios, quienes verdaderamente serían los titiriteros del mundo entero. Como en 1984, ni siquiera se sabe con certeza que es realidad o ficción debido a la asquerosa manipulación de información y cambio de datos de archivos de diarios, diccionarios hasta de enciclopedias. La incerteza de que hasta el gran hermano realmente exista, de que todo sea una máscara, un montaje, de que cada persona este puesta estratégicamente, de que personas mentalmente débiles realicen importantes labores después de haberles lavado el cerebro, de tener la certeza de que esas personas no cometerán errores morales o valóricos debido al mismo lavado, de haberlo hecho tan exitosamente que crean fehacientemente en todo lo que se les diga, que se les haga creer que todo proviene de una fuente de certeza irrefutable.

Uff. Pienso y me imagino algo como The Truman Show, pero peor, donde hasta pueden saber lo que piensas, lo que escribes lo que haces, lo que dices, donde te vigilan las 24 horas del día (claro, tampoco se puede saber con certeza si realmente estás siendo visto, escuchado, o si te están espiando el pensamiento). Creo que en algún momento de nuestra historia podría suceder esto, donde casos como Bush (y una montonera de otros gringos) pretende hacerse dueño del mundo y expandir el imperio del capitalismo, donde pensamientos marxistas pudieran ser espiados, donde conductas anti mercado pudieran ser erradicadas antes de ser conocidas, donde personas que han actuado para mal del sistema fueran erradicadas de raíz, como si nunca hubieran existido. También SU gobierno ha creado campañas del terror y genera repudio contra personas como Osama Bin Laden (y su red Al Qaeda) y contra Saddam Hussein. Esto sucede casi como exacta copia en 1984 donde el gobierno del Gran Hermano alimenta a diario con los “2 minutos de odio” a personas haciéndoles creer que Emmanuel Goldstein es su enemigo, mediante la complicidad de lo que logra una pantalla, imágenes y sonido; claro, a Bush CNN y otros canales le han facilitado la tarea, logrando crear casi un odio colectivo dentro su nación contra estos individuos. Creo que de una u otra forma el mundo se tornará una especie de 1984, cada vez hay más satelites, más cámaras, más micrófonos grabando, cada vez más pequeños, cada vez más accesibles, una red que crece día a día sin parar.

Da para pensar.

PD: Las fotos las saqué de la película de 1984, no recuerdo su director en este minuto.



          Upcoming Gold Cup to have decidedly MLS feel on rosters   

The upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup will have a decidedly MLS feel.

Such is the case when the tournament falls in a year with World Cup qualifying the priority for many of the teams in the region and some of the bigger names make way for younger players looking for an opportunity on the international stage.

Forty-eight MLS players were on the final 23-man rosters announced Thursday for the tournament that begins next week. The United States leads the way with sixteen from MLS. That includes the likes of Seattle's Cristian Roldan, Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer and New England's Kelyn Rowe, all of whom could make their national team debuts during the tournament.

The decision to go with a heavy MLS-based roster was by design for U.S. coach Bruce Arena. The notable newcomers are joined by a handful of national team veterans, including Graham Zusi, Brad Guzan, Matt Besler and Alejandro Bedoya.

It's also a chance for those whose opportunities with the U.S. in the past year have been limited — Gyasi Zardes, Dax McCarty, Jordan Morris, to name a few — to flash in a more prominent role.

The U.S. opens the group stage of the Gold Cup against Panama on July 8 in Nashville.

"We have a large number of domestic players because our European-based players need a break. They had long seasons plus the June World Cup qualifiers, so they needed a break and then they need to start their preseasons in July."

Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez was on the preliminary 40-man roster for the U.S. and his request for change in association was approved by FIFA on Thursday. Gonzalez had represented Mexico at the U-20 level.

Canada's roster includes nine MLS players, headlined by 16-year-old Vancouver product Alphonso Davies, who could become the youngest Canadian to play in a Gold Cup match. Jamaica features seven MLS players and Costa Rica has six.

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THE OTHER CUP: The quarterfinals for the U.S. Open Cup will include one of the best stories in American soccer.

USL club FC Cincinnati continued its impressive run in the tournament by knocking off Chicago on penalty kicks in the round of 16 before a crowd of more than 32,000. Goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt made three saves in the penalty shootout to send Cincinnati to the final eight against fellow USL side Miami FC. Cincinnati beat Columbus in the round of 32 before knocking out the Fire.

After failing to have a lower division squad reach the quarterfinals in 2016, the tournament is assured of having at least one lower division team reach the semifinal round.

In other action, FC Dallas beat Colorado 3-1 and advanced to face Sporting Kansas City after its 2-0 win over Houston. New York Red Bulls ousted Philadelphia on penalty kicks and will face New England after its 2-1 win over D.C. United. And San Jose ousted Seattle 2-1 and will face Los Angeles in the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup are scheduled for the second week of July.

In another non-MLS competition, Toronto beat Montreal 3-2 on aggregate in the Canadian Championship thanks to Sebastian Giovinco's goal in the closing seconds of the match.

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ROAD RIVALS: Last week's handful of rivalry showdowns went in the favor of the road teams.

The one victory by a road team went to New York City FC and its impressive 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. NYCFC got goals from Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat to earn the club's first points ever against their Hudson River rivals at Red Bull Arena.

The two draws for road teams came in decidedly different ways. FC Dallas got a goal early in the second half from Maxi Urruti for a 1-1 draw in the Texas Derby with Houston. Seattle's 2-2 draw at Portland in a Cascadia showdown was even more dramatic thanks to Clint Dempsey's header in second-half stoppage time to pull the 10-man Sounders even. The draw dropped Portland to 2-3-5 in its past 10 MLS matches after starting the season with five wins out of the first eight.

There is one more rivalry showdown this week: the California Classico where more than 50,000 are expected for San Jose's match against Los Angeles at Stanford Stadium.

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CLEARED TO RETURN: Orlando City star Cyle Larin has been cleared to rejoin his club following his arrest for drunken driving. Larin was given an assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavior Program doctors and deemed eligible to resume team activities while continuing to participate in the program locally.

Larin was arrested on June 15 after driving the wrong way on an Orlando street. He was entered into the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program and was ineligible to play for Orlando City until this week.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Chicago forward David Accam was voted the league's player of the week after scoring a hat trick in the Fire's 4-0 win over Orlando. Accam also assisted on Chicago's other goal as the Fire are unbeaten in nine straight league matches.

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          The Hokusai Manga   
aka Edo Porn
Japan, 1981

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Starring: Ken Ogata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi
IMDB: 7.1

Katsushika Hokusai was an Ukiyo-e (woodblock) artist in Japan's Edo period, most well known for his 36 Views of Mt Fuji, especially the iconic Great Wave off Kanagawa (shown below). In Japan this film is known as The Hokusai Manga, as the film is basically a historical drama about the artist's life and work.

If you're wondering how a historical drama fits under the auspices of this blog, note also that Hokusai is widely believed to be the originator of Tentacle Porn. And indeed, in the West the film is known as Edo Porn - which I guess neatly enfolds its key aspects, if somewhat simplistically. While Hokusai was known for much more than his erotic art, its the Tentacles that earn it a place here.




As a young man, unable to make a living for himself through his painting, Hokusai (Ken Ogata) envies the success of contemporaries who are painting erotic pictures. One evening he comes across a beautiful young woman, Onao (Kanako Higuchi), and brings her back to his house to pose naked for him.

In an example of the film's minimal exposition, its never explained why she so willingly, and wordlessly accompanies him. Even less so, why she happily complies when he gives her to his father as a gift! Her oddly accommodating nature, sexual availability, and a habit of noisily chewing a local fruit makes for a beguiling and enigmatic character, more than befitting the woman who was the artist's muse.




Nevertheless, Onao mysteriously disappears, and both Hokusai and his father are distraught. Especially Hokusai who spends the rest of his life yearning for her. Over the coming years, he returns to painting landscapes and enjoys great success, even being asked to paint for the Shogun. But by his twilight years is living in relative poverty with his daughter Oei (Yuko Tanaka).

One day, being a thoughtful and devoted daughter, she brings a young woman back to the house, also named Onao, to be a new model for her father. She's a dead-ringer for her namesake, and it seems has the same free-wheeling sexuality. With a new muse to inspire him, Hokusai resumes painting with renewed enthusiasm.




This brings about my favorite part of the film, a live-action re-enactment of his famous work The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, which features his model in a highly erotic ménage à trois with two Octopi ¹. The original is shown below, along with its cinematic representation. Now there's something you're not likely to see at your local multiplex!

In the film, Hokusai makes it clear that his work does not represent Octopi violating a woman, but rather the woman fondling Octopi. Ie: This was not a rape scene as might commonly be imagined, but depicts a woman's sexual fantasy, a theme that Hokusai enjoyed exploring.




Let's just say that if there were an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Tentacle Porn Sequence, then this film would surely own it. Although I can't profess to have seen much in this sub-genre, it certainly has way higher artistic validity than the tentacle-themed La Blue Girl series. But if any readers out there want to suggest another contender, please leave a comment.

For those interested in Japanese art and culture, this biopic gives an interesting account of the artist's life, and the times that he lived in. Although slow and ponderous when judged by modern sensibilities, the film is thematically rich, covering themes such as aging, lost love, and the artistic impulse. It is also beautifully filmed.

It was nominated in multiple categories at the Japanese Academy Awards, winning one. Perhaps the only instance of an Academy-Award winning film featuring Tentacle Porn!

Rating: 7/10


Unfortunately this is not an easy film to get hold of, however an R3 DVD has been released by Panorama in Hong Kong, and can be found at most online Asian DVD specialists.

¹ ref: the correct plural of Octopus

A few more screenshots

The first two are Yuko Tanaka, who won a Japanese Academy Award (Best supporting actress) for this film. The 3rd pic is Kanako Higuchi (who didn't - despite her valiant Octopi entanglement.)

 



Japanese Movie Poster:

Preferring to accentuate the titillation over the art, this 1981 film poster is certainly a product of its time. Featured is Academy-Award-winning actress Kanako Higuchi who went on to feature in such films as Zatoichi, Casshern, Kagero and many others. Click here to see a larger version.

          Angst   
Angstaka Fear
Austria, 1983

Director: Gerald Kargl
Starring: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Rabenreither
IMDB: 7.7

Generally I am a fan of 'psycho killer' movies. Why? Usually for their black humour (Eg: American Psycho, Edmond) or for great acting (Silence of the Lambs). But also I admit to deriving some measure of perverse glee in watching the average Joe take out his rage on society at large in an uncontrolled release of vented frustration.

I mean, who doesn't travel partway along this road from time to time? Luckily most people have a well-conditioned moral centre, reason, and humanity which when combined with the fear of punishment usually ensures that most of us don't go much further than issuing juicy invective in a non-specific direction.

Which is to say that part of the attraction surely lies in the vicarious thrill engendered through watching films where the chief protagonist, for whatever reason, has no such compulsions holding them back. We can enjoy the movie in full knowledge that we ourselves would never cross this line. It may even be somewhat cathartic. And undoubtedly the enjoyment of such movies can be justified, safe in the knowledge that it's "just a movie" after all.

Angst however, is perhaps not "just a movie" being loosely based on the real-life serial killer Werner Kniesek, who was arrested in 1980 after savagely butchering three people in Salzburg, Austria. Additionally, the film's dialogue is entirely in voice-over, telling us "The Psychopath's" inner feelings as he awaits release from jail the next day, eager to resume his sado-sexual killings at the first opportunity, and then following him as he is released from prison with just one thing on his mind. Much of his dialogue is quoted directly from interviews with real-life serial killers including the Vampire of Dusseldorf, Peter Kürten.




What we have here then, is not the typical glossy Hollywood version of a Psycho Killer, nor a stylised cliche - but an altogether more realistic, and therefore far more disturbing one.

Erwin Leder's portrayal of The Psychopath eschews the smooth, calculating and urbane exteriors of characters such as Hannibal Lecter and Patrick Bateman in favor of a more vile and pitiful characterisation, along similar lines as Ted Levine's turn as Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. He is shown to be chaotic, paranoid, repulsive, and surprisingly ineffective. Basically, pretty fucked up.

Despite being the central character, he is not one you can identify with or root for. Nonetheless we are forced into his world, and into his head, through the aforementioned voice-over and also through some outstanding camerawork from Zbigniew Rybczynski (pronunciation unknown).

The camera takes a floating position somewhat to the side and above the psychopath, rarely leaving him as we are forced to look downwards and watch as events unfold. At other times the camera is employed in a shaky hand-held style, or situated directly behind the actor's head. Interestingly, during the psychopath's triumphant moments, the camera switches position to floor-level, looking up at him looming large, reflecting the state of his ego.



The final part of the equation is the score provided by noted German composer Klaus Schulze. Taking into consideration that this was 1983, the score is eerily fitting and brings to mind Giorgio Moroder's work on Cat People. Ie: It's easily identifiable as "early 80's" with its droning synth lines. This does however add a specific feel to proceedings that suit the time and place of the movie.

Technically speaking this is an interesting film, but due to its realistic and downbeat nature looks low-budget, despite the creativity employed. But then viewers expecting Pirates of the Caribbean production values aren't likely to track down an obscure Austrian film from 1983!



Knowing in advance that French director Gaspar Noe (Irreversible, Enter the Void) has explicitly named this film as an influence, you will have little trouble seeing why. Noe's trademark swooping camera in Irreversible was distinctly foreshadowed here, as was the almost first-person view he used in "Enter the Void".

Which brings us tidily into another Noe comparison for those who recall the infamous brutal rape of Monica Bellucci in his film Irreversible. Let's just say that Noe's version is the tamer one! It is no wonder that director Gerald Kargl had immense trouble getting the film distributed, and even today it is not easy to find. As one IMDB reviewer put it so well, "It makes The Silence of the Lambs and Seven look like kindergarten stuff."




For fans of true crime, and anyone seeking a more authentic psycho killer experience this surely rates as one of the most successful of its type. It's nasty, it's seedy, it's disturbing - just like the crime itself. What was the film's biggest downfall is also its greatest asset - it's honest. Brutally so.

Rating: 7/10. For horror connoisseurs only.
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          Tom Roderick’s Final Top 10   

Tom Roderick’s Final Top 10
It’s been a good run. In early 1990 I began my powersports career selling motorcycles at a small Honda shop on California’s Central Coast. Twenty-seven years later and I’m bidding adieu to full-time motojournalism. The period between beginning and end has been a tragicomedy chain of events, a frayed yarn of two-wheel adventures, and an experience I can’t imagine having lived differently. [caption id="attachment_57997" align="alignright" width="315"] Cellphone, bathroom mirror evidence that MO’s newest editor is of the selfie generation.[/caption] My six years as a MO editor will certainly be some of the fondest, as my friendships with most of the staff date back prior to my official hiring in 2011. In addition to forming fond memories, my time at MO provided me the opportunity to check off some remaining items from my personal moto-bucketlist, as well as partake in some very cool extracurricular activities. The following are 10 highlights during my time at MO, but hopefully I can make an occasional cameo to fill an extra seat during the next multi-bike shootout. For those still lamenting the loss of former MO editor Troy Siahaan, say hello to Ryan Adams, Troy’s younger, more attractive replacement. Here to better represent the youthful side of motorcycling, Ryan comes complete with tattoos, stretched-out earlobes, a metrosexual personality, but no beard. Ryan’s resume already has a history in the powersports industry, and he owns some respectable motorcycling skills. In fact, he was just telling me how he recently crashed his KTM 1190 Adventure… but I digress. As for me, I’ve been told I’m irreplaceable. more
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          RESEARCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST(ONRS GRANT DEVELOPER)   

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  • Locate sponsor guidelines for proposal submissions and create, distribute and update proposal templates to assist with grant writing and biosketch creation;

  • Draft grant budgets in partnership with the ONRS Budget Specialist;

  • Liaise with external funding agencies when necessary to ensure that final proposal submissions are compliant with sponsor’s guidelines.



Provide CON information to other departments for interdepartmental grants applications.



Assist faculty and students with preparation and submission of institutional and individual research fellowship applications. 



Operational/Administrative Support of Research



Oversee and monitor ONRS operational accounts, including reconciling accounts each month, analyzing, monitoring and reporting financial data as needed and initiating and/or approving financial transactions.



Provide support for ONRS programming activities such as grant writing workshops and research forums, Young Scientist Program, collegiate Scholarly Interest Groups, and Junior Science Symposium.



Organize collegiate presence at Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) annual meeting, staff the College of Nursing exhibit booth during conference, and coordinate student transportation and travel arrangements to the conference.



Facilitate the Graduate Research Assistant application and assignment process.



Maintain/support research space including but not limited to ensuring inventory lists of equipment are updated and adhere to appropriate data storage, exposure control and hazardous waste disposal procedures.



 



Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.



References:  Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. 

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240
          Re: Dilapidated fence between Berkeley park and railway tracks sets off mom’s alarm bell   

Proof that the City and UP are not run by the sharpest tools in the shed:

Civil Code Section 841.

(a) Adjoining landowners shall share equally in the responsibility for maintaining the boundaries and monuments between them.

(b) (1) Adjoining
landowners are presumed to share an equal benefit from any fence
dividing their properties and,
unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in a written agreement,
shall be presumed to be equally responsible for the reasonable costs of
construction, maintenance, or necessary replacement of the fence.

Maybe the city will pay me a couple hundred thou for this legal advice.


          Israel pursuing a strategy that is placing its long-term future at risk   
I came across the following article, written by the Israeli Ambassador to Singapore, in today's edition of TODAY.

Following the Israeli Ambassador's article is an essay by John J. Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. I've read the book which he co-authored with Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at JFK School of Government at Harvard University. The controversial book, published in 2007, started out as a controversial essay in 2006 published in the London Review of Books. (At the end of this post is a video of a 2007 documentary on the Israel Lobby in America)

Read also Stephen M. Walt's essay The myth of Israel's strategic genius and Avi Shlaim's essay How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.
Lasting peace in the Middle East...

Accepting the existenceof a Jewish state there, and abandoning the dream of destroying it, is the answer

Thursday • January 22, 2009

Ilan Ben-Dov
Israeli Ambassador to Singapore

THREE weeks of fighting in Gaza have once again put the Middle East at the focal point of the international media.

Now, after another round of violence has ended, we have to ask ourselves again, what is the real root of the problem? What is the key which will lead us to peace in the Middle East?

The basic Arab argument is that the root of the problem is occupation. The Arab world accuses Israel of controlling occupied Arab territories and claims that this is the main issue which prevents peace in the Middle East.

This argument is utterly baseless. The Israelis believe that the root of the problem is the very fact that a large fraction of the Arab-Islamic world still rejects Israel’s right to exist, and rejects the basic right of Jews to live in their independent state of Israel.

Israel has shown in the past that in order to achieve peace, it is ready for territorial concessions, exactly as it did when it signed a peace treaty with its neighbour in the south, Egypt, and its neighbour in the east, Jordan. In both these cases, the dispute over territory was not an obstacle to peace.

Moreover, Israel endorses the establishment of a Palestinian independent state that will live in peace next to it.

In the last two military confrontations in the Middle East — the one with the Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the one with Hamas in Gaza — Israel had to defend itself from radical Muslim terrorist organisations which are motivated by extreme religious, Jihadistic ideology that calls for the destruction of Israel.

It is time to reveal these facts loud and clear: Both Hamas and Hezbollah are heavily and directly influenced by Iran. It is the same Iran whose President is calling for the annihilation of Israel, the same Iran which does everything possible to sabotage and to harm any attempt of a dialogue and reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israel.

Iran does not only supply the ideological basis for Hezbollah and Hamas, it supplies them with huge amounts of weapons, ammunition and money.

It is also important to answer the question of what exactly do Hamas and Hezbollah mean by speaking about “occupied territories”? For them, the whole of Israel is considered a so-called “occupied territory”. They do not distinguish between Gaza and Tel-Aviv, between the West Bank and the city of Haifa. For the Iranian President who supports them, Israel must be “wiped out of the map”.

Should this lead us to despair? Of course not.

The Middle East is nowadays divided into two parts. The first is the radical, fundamentalistic-jihadistic part that dreams of the disappearance of Israel from the region. Whoever dreams these dreams is doomed to lead the Palestinians to a deadlock and to many more years of wars, suffering, poverty and hopelessness.

On the other hand, we find the moderate and pragmatic Arab world which aspires to find a peaceful solution based on mutual recognition, justice for both sides and a territorial compromise. Such a solution will pave the way for all people in this region — and especially for the Palestinian people, who have suffered so much in recent years — to a better future.

The key to a lasting solution of the Middle Eastern conflict is therefore not a question of occupied territories. For this question, we can find a compromise.

The real key to a solution is the willingness of the Arab and the Muslim countries to recognise the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and to abandon the dream of destroying it.
Another War, Another Defeat
by John J. Mearsheimer
Published in the Jan 26, 2009 edition of The American Conservative


The Gaza offensive has succeeded in punishing the Palestinians but not in making Israel more secure.

Israelis and their American supporters claim that Israel learned its lessons well from the disastrous 2006 Lebanon war and has devised a winning strategy for the present war against Hamas. Of course, when a ceasefire comes, Israel will declare victory. Don’t believe it. Israel has foolishly started another war it cannot win.

The campaign in Gaza is said to have two objectives: 1) to put an end to the rockets and mortars that Palestinians have been firing into southern Israel since it withdrew from Gaza in August 2005; 2) to restore Israel’s deterrent, which was said to be diminished by the Lebanon fiasco, by Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, and by its inability to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

But these are not the real goals of Operation Cast Lead. The actual purpose is connected to Israel’s long-term vision of how it intends to live with millions of Palestinians in its midst. It is part of a broader strategic goal: the creation of a “Greater Israel.” Specifically, Israel’s leaders remain determined to control all of what used to be known as Mandate Palestine, which includes Gaza and the West Bank. The Palestinians would have limited autonomy in a handful of disconnected and economically crippled enclaves, one of which is Gaza. Israel would control the borders around them, movement between them, the air above and the water below them.

The key to achieving this is to inflict massive pain on the Palestinians so that they come to accept the fact that they are a defeated people and that Israel will be largely responsible for controlling their future. This strategy, which was first articulated by Ze’ev Jabotinsky in the 1920s and has heavily influenced Israeli policy since 1948, is commonly referred to as the “Iron Wall.”

What has been happening in Gaza is fully consistent with this strategy.

Let’s begin with Israel’s decision to withdraw from Gaza in 2005. The conventional wisdom is that Israel was serious about making peace with the Palestinians and that its leaders hoped the exit from Gaza would be a major step toward creating a viable Palestinian state. According to the New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman, Israel was giving the Palestinians an opportunity to “build a decent mini-state there—a Dubai on the Mediterranean,” and if they did so, it would “fundamentally reshape the Israeli debate about whether the Palestinians can be handed most of the West Bank.”

This is pure fiction. Even before Hamas came to power, the Israelis intended to create an open-air prison for the Palestinians in Gaza and inflict great pain on them until they complied with Israel’s wishes. Dov Weisglass, Ariel Sharon’s closest adviser at the time, candidly stated that the disengagement from Gaza was aimed at halting the peace process, not encouraging it. He described the disengagement as “formaldehyde that’s necessary so that there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.” Moreover, he emphasized that the withdrawal “places the Palestinians under tremendous pressure. It forces them into a corner where they hate to be.”

Arnon Soffer, a prominent Israeli demographer who also advised Sharon, elaborated on what that pressure would look like. “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe. Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. The pressure at the border will be awful. It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day.”

In January 2006, five months after the Israelis pulled their settlers out of Gaza, Hamas won a decisive victory over Fatah in the Palestinian legislative elections. This meant trouble for Israel’s strategy because Hamas was democratically elected, well organized, not corrupt like Fatah, and unwilling to accept Israel’s existence. Israel responded by ratcheting up economic pressure on the Palestinians, but it did not work. In fact, the situation took another turn for the worse in March 2007, when Fatah and Hamas came together to form a national unity government. Hamas’s stature and political power were growing, and Israel’s divide-and-conquer strategy was unraveling.

To make matters worse, the national unity government began pushing for a long-term ceasefire. The Palestinians would end all missile attacks on Israel if the Israelis would stop arresting and assassinating Palestinians and end their economic stranglehold, opening the border crossings into Gaza.

Israel rejected that offer and with American backing set out to foment a civil war between Fatah and Hamas that would wreck the national unity government and put Fatah in charge. The plan backfired when Hamas drove Fatah out of Gaza, leaving Hamas in charge there and the more pliant Fatah in control of the West Bank. Israel then tightened the screws on the blockade around Gaza, causing even greater hardship and suffering among the Palestinians living there.

Hamas responded by continuing to fire rockets and mortars into Israel, while emphasizing that they still sought a long-term ceasefire, perhaps lasting ten years or more. This was not a noble gesture on Hamas’s part: they sought a ceasefire because the balance of power heavily favored Israel. The Israelis had no interest in a ceasefire and merely intensified the economic pressure on Gaza. But in the late spring of 2008, pressure from Israelis living under the rocket attacks led the government to agree to a six-month ceasefire starting on June 19. That agreement, which formally ended on Dec. 19, immediately preceded the present war, which began on Dec. 27.

The official Israeli position blames Hamas for undermining the ceasefire. This view is widely accepted in the United States, but it is not true. Israeli leaders disliked the ceasefire from the start, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the IDF to begin preparing for the present war while the ceasefire was being negotiated in June 2008. Furthermore, Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, reports that Jerusalem began to prepare the propaganda campaign to sell the present war months before the conflict began. For its part, Hamas drastically reduced the number of missile attacks during the first five months of the ceasefire. A total of two rockets were fired into Israel during September and October, none by Hamas.

How did Israel behave during this same period? It continued arresting and assassinating Palestinians on the West Bank, and it continued the deadly blockade that was slowly strangling Gaza. Then on Nov. 4, as Americans voted for a new president, Israel attacked a tunnel inside Gaza and killed six Palestinians. It was the first major violation of the ceasefire, and the Palestinians—who had been “careful to maintain the ceasefire,” according to Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center—responded by resuming rocket attacks. The calm that had prevailed since June vanished as Israel ratcheted up the blockade and its attacks into Gaza and the Palestinians hurled more rockets at Israel. It is worth noting that not a single Israeli was killed by Palestinian missiles between Nov. 4 and the launching of the war on Dec. 27.

As the violence increased, Hamas made clear that it had no interest in extending the ceasefire beyond Dec. 19, which is hardly surprising, since it had not worked as intended. In mid-December, however, Hamas informed Israel that it was still willing to negotiate a long-term ceasefire if it included an end to the arrests and assassinations as well as the lifting of the blockade. But the Israelis, having used the ceasefire to prepare for war against Hamas, rejected this overture. The bombing of Gaza commenced eight days after the failed ceasefire formally ended.

If Israel wanted to stop missile attacks from Gaza, it could have done so by arranging a long-term ceasefire with Hamas. And if Israel were genuinely interested in creating a viable Palestinian state, it could have worked with the national unity government to implement a meaningful ceasefire and change Hamas’s thinking about a two-state solution. But Israel has a different agenda: it is determined to employ the Iron Wall strategy to get the Palestinians in Gaza to accept their fate as hapless subjects of a Greater Israel.

This brutal policy is clearly reflected in Israel’s conduct of the Gaza War. Israel and its supporters claim that the IDF is going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties, in some cases taking risks that put Israeli soldiers in jeopardy. Hardly. One reason to doubt these claims is that Israel refuses to allow reporters into the war zone: it does not want the world to see what its soldiers and bombs are doing inside Gaza. At the same time, Israel has launched a massive propaganda campaign to put a positive spin on the horror stories that do emerge.

The best evidence, however, that Israel is deliberately seeking to punish the broader population in Gaza is the death and destruction the IDF has wrought on that small piece of real estate. Israel has killed over 1,000 Palestinians and wounded more than 4,000. Over half of the casualties are civilians, and many are children. The IDF’s opening salvo on Dec. 27 took place as children were leaving school, and one of its primary targets that day was a large group of graduating police cadets, who hardly qualified as terrorists. In what Ehud Barak called “an all-out war against Hamas,” Israel has targeted a university, schools, mosques, homes, apartment buildings, government offices, and even ambulances. A senior Israeli military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, explained the logic behind Israel’s expansive target set: “There are many aspects of Hamas, and we are trying to hit the whole spectrum, because everything is connected and everything supports terrorism against Israel.” In other words, everyone is a terrorist and everything is a legitimate target.

Israelis tend to be blunt, and they occasionally say what they are really doing. After the IDF killed 40 Palestinian civilians in a UN school on Jan. 6, Ha’aretz reported that “senior officers admit that the IDF has been using enormous firepower.” One officer explained, “For us, being cautious means being aggressive. From the minute we entered, we’ve acted like we’re at war. That creates enormous damage on the ground … I just hope those who have fled the area of Gaza City in which we are operating will describe the shock.”

One might accept that Israel is waging “a cruel, all-out war against 1.5 million Palestinian civilians,” as Ha’aretz put it in an editorial, but argue that it will eventually achieve its war aims and the rest of the world will quickly forget the horrors inflicted on the people of Gaza.

This is wishful thinking. For starters, Israel is unlikely to stop the rocket fire for any appreciable period of time unless it agrees to open Gaza’s borders and stop arresting and killing Palestinians. Israelis talk about cutting off the supply of rockets and mortars into Gaza, but weapons will continue to come in via secret tunnels and ships that sneak through Israel’s naval blockade. It will also be impossible to police all of the goods sent into Gaza through legitimate channels.

Israel could try to conquer all of Gaza and lock the place down. That would probably stop the rocket attacks if Israel deployed a large enough force. But then the IDF would be bogged down in a costly occupation against a deeply hostile population. They would eventually have to leave, and the rocket fire would resume. And if Israel fails to stop the rocket fire and keep it stopped, as seems likely, its deterrent will be diminished, not strengthened.

More importantly, there is little reason to think that the Israelis can beat Hamas into submission and get the Palestinians to live quietly in a handful of Bantustans inside Greater Israel. Israel has been humiliating, torturing, and killing Palestinians in the Occupied Territories since 1967 and has not come close to cowing them. Indeed, Hamas’s reaction to Israel’s brutality seems to lend credence to Nietzsche’s remark that what does not kill you makes you stronger.

But even if the unexpected happens and the Palestinians cave, Israel would still lose because it will become an apartheid state. As Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently said, Israel will “face a South African-style struggle” if the Palestinians do not get a viable state of their own. “As soon as that happens,” he argued, “the state of Israel is finished.” Yet Olmert has done nothing to stop settlement expansion and create a viable Palestinian state, relying instead on the Iron Wall strategy to deal with the Palestinians.

There is also little chance that people around the world who follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will soon forget the appalling punishment that Israel is meting out in Gaza. The destruction is just too obvious to miss, and too many people—especially in the Arab and Islamic world—care about the Palestinians’ fate. Moreover, discourse about this longstanding conflict has undergone a sea change in the West in recent years, and many of us who were once wholly sympathetic to Israel now see that the Israelis are the victimizers and the Palestinians are the victims. What is happening in Gaza will accelerate that changing picture of the conflict and long be seen as a dark stain on Israel’s reputation.

The bottom line is that no matter what happens on the battlefield, Israel cannot win its war in Gaza. In fact, it is pursuing a strategy—with lots of help from its so-called friends in the Diaspora—that is placing its long-term future at risk.



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          University lecturers threaten to join nurses in striking   
Nairobi,KENYA:University Lecturers under the umbrella of University Academic Staff Union(UASU) have threaten to resume their strike if the government fails to adhere by its agreement signed earlier. Addressing the media on Friday, UASU chairman Constatine Wasonga, stated that the 10 billion they were promised by the government in the 2013-2017 CBA  has not been met  causing inconsistency  to the teaching sector in the universities. “The collective Bargaining Agreement we signed three months ago has not being honored by the government, this leaves us with no other option than calling a strike in the next 24 hours. “said Wasonga. Wasonga added that the government and the University Council do not seem to care for the student welfare thus crippling the university’s academic schedule. Following this move, University Staff members have been urged to brace themselves for the mother of all strikes starting Monday next week, if the agreement is not honored. The union wants the government and the university councils to honor the 2013 -2017 collective bargaining agreement.
          OVP Top 5 of 2016-17   

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          Blog Post: June 28, 2017 DOS Cable on Travel Ban After Supreme Court Order   

From Reuters:

Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT

Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS

From: SECSTATE WASHDC

Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE

1. (SBU) Summary: On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court partially lifted preliminary injunctions that barred the Department from enforcing section 2 of Executive Order (E.O.) 13780, which suspends the entry to the United States of, and the issuance of visas to, nationals of six designated countries, as well as section 6, which relates to the Refugee Admissions Program. A June 14, 2017 Presidential Memorandum announced each enjoined provision would become effective the date and time at which the referenced injunctions are lifted or stayed, with implementation of each relevant provision within 72 hours after all applicable injunctions are lifted or stayed with respect to that provision. As a result, implementation of those sections for which injunctions have been lifted will begin June 29, 2017, as detailed below.

2. (SBU) This cable provides guidance for implementing provisions of
section 2(c) of the E.O. impacting visa adjudication and issuance
procedures. The E.O.’s 90-day suspension of entry will be implemented
worldwide at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) June 29, 2017. All visa
adjudicating posts should carefully review and prepare to implement this
guidance at that time or at opening of the next business day if not open at 8:00 p.m. EDT June 29, 2017. Any
modifications to this guidance, due to litigation or other reasons, will be
sent in a subsequent cable. Public talking points and additional
operational resources will be updated and available on CA Webhttp://intranet.ca.state.sbu/content/caweb/visas/news/100011.html>.

End Summary.

3. (SBU) The Supreme Court’s partial lifting of the preliminary

injunctions allows the E.O.’s suspension to be enforced only against foreign
nationals who lack a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the
United States.” Therefore, applicants who are nationals of the affected
countries who are determined to be otherwise eligible for visas and to have a
credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the
United States are exempt from the suspension of entry in the United States as
described in section 2(c) of the E.O. Applicants who are nationals of the
affected countries and who are determined to be otherwise eligible for visas,
but who are determined not to have a qualifying relationship, must be eligible
for an exemption or waiver as described in section 3 of the E.O. in order to be
issued a visa. For adjudication purposes, the Supreme Court criteria have
been couched in this guidance as exemptions from the E.O.’s suspension of entry
in paragraph 10.

(SBU) Suspension of Entry into the United States for Aliens from Certain Countries

4. (SBU) The E.O. exercises the President’s authority under sections

212(f) and 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and suspends
for 90 days entry into the United States of, and issuance of visas to, certain
aliens from the following countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,
and Yemen. Implementation of the suspension, for purposes of visa
issuance, will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDTJune
29, 2017, worldwide. The suspension of entry in the E.O.
does not apply to individuals who are inside the United States on June 29, 2017, who have a valid
visa on June 29, 2017,
or who had a valid visa at 8:00 p.m. EDT January 29, 2017, even after their
visas expire or they leave the United States. The suspension of entry
also does not apply to other categories of individuals, as detailed
below. No visas will be revoked based on the E.O., even if issued during
the period in which Section 2(c) was enjoined by court order or during the
72-hour implementation period. New applicants will be reviewed on a
case-by-case basis, with consular officers taking into account the scope and
exemption provisions in the E.O. and the applicant’s qualification for a
discretionary waiver. Direction and guidance to resume normal processing
of visas following the 90-day suspension will be sent septel.

(SBU) Nonimmigrant Visas

5. (SBU) GSS vendors and posts will continue scheduling NIV applicants of

the six indicated nationalities. The E.O. provides for a number of
exemptions from its scope and includes waiver provisions, and whether an
applicant is exempt or qualified for a waiver can only be determined on a
case-by-case basis during the course of a visa interview.

6. (SBU) Beginning 8:00 p.m. EDT June 29, 2017, NIV applicants

presenting passports from any of the six countries included in the E.O. should
be interviewed and adjudicated following these procedures:

a.) Officers should first determine whether the applicant is eligible for a

visa under the INA, without regard to the E.O. If the applicant is not
eligible, the appropriate refusal code should be entered into the Consular
Lookout and Support System (CLASS). See 9 FAM 303.3-4(A). Posts
must follow existing FAM guidance in 9 FAM 304.2 to determine whether an SAO
must be submitted. Applicants found ineligible for grounds unrelated to
the E.O. should be refused according to standard procedures.

b.) If an applicant is found otherwise eligible for the visa, the consular

officer will need to determine during the interview whether the applicant is
exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry provision (see paragraphs 10-13),
and if not, whether the individual qualifies for a waiver (see paragraphs 14
and 15).

c.) Applicants who are not exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry provision

and who do not qualify for a waiver should be refused by entering the code
“EO17” into the Consular Lookout and Support System (CLASS). As
coordinated with DHS, this code represents a Section 212(f) denial under the
E.O.

(SBU) Immigrant Visas

7. (SBU) The National Visa Center (NVC) will continue to schedule

immigrant visa (IV) appointments for all categories and all
nationalities. Posts should continue to interview all other IV applicants
presenting passports from any of the six countries included in the E.O.,
following these procedures:

a.) Officers should first determine whether the applicant is eligible for the

visa, without regard to the E.O. If the applicant is not eligible, the
application should be refused according to standard procedures.

b.) If an applicant is found otherwise eligible for the visa, the consular

officer will need to determine during the interview whether the applicant is
exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry provision (see paragraphs 10-13),
and if not, whether the applicant qualifies for a waiver (paragraphs 14 and
15).

c.) Immigrant visa applicants who are not exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of

entry provision and who do not qualify for a waiver should be refused 221(g)
and the consular officer should request an advisory opinion from VO/L/A.

(SBU) Diversity Visas

8. (SBU) For Diversity Visa (DV) applicants already scheduled for

interviews falling after the E.O. implementation date of 8:00 p.m. EDTJune
29, 2017, post should interview the applicants. Posts
should interview applicants following these procedures:

a.) Officers should first determine whether the applicant is eligible for the

DV, without regard to the E.O. If the applicant is not eligible, the
application should be refused according to standard procedures.

b.) If an applicant is found otherwise eligible, the consular officer will need

to determine during the interview whether the applicant is exempt from the
E.O.’s suspension of entry provision (see paragraphs 10-13), and if not,
whether the applicant qualifies for a waiver (paragraphs 14 and 15).

c.) DV applicants who are not exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry

provision and who do not qualify for a waiver should be refused 221(g) and the
consular officer should request an advisory opinion from VO/L/A following
current guidance in 9 FAM 304.3-1.

Based on the Department’s experience with the DV program, we anticipate that

very few DV applicants are likely to be exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of
entry or to qualify for a waiver. CA will notify DV applicants from the
affected nationalities with scheduled interviews of the additional criteria to
allow the potential applicants to determine whether they wish to pursue their
application.

9. (SBU) The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will continue to schedule

additional DV-2017 appointments for cases in which the principal applicant is
from one of these six nationalities. While the Department is mindful of
the requirement to issue Diversity Visas prior to the end of the Fiscal
Year on September 30, direction and
guidance to resume normal processing of visas following the 90-day suspension
will be sent septel.

(SBU) Individuals Who Are Exempt from the E.O.’s Suspension of Entry

10. (SBU) The E.O.’s suspension of entry does not apply to the following:

a.) Any applicant who has a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a

person or entity in the United States. Any such relationship with a
“person” must be a close familial relationship, as defined below. Any
relationship with an entity must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary
course, rather than for the purpose of evading the E.O. Note: If
you determine an applicant has established eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa
in a classification other than a B, C-1, D, I, or K visa, then the applicant is
exempt from the E.O., as their bona fide relationship to a person or entity is
inherent in the visa classification. Eligible derivatives of these
classifications are also exempt. Likewise, if you determine an applicant
has established eligibility for an immigrant visa in the following classifications
-- immediate relatives, family-based, and employment-based (other than certain
self-petitioning employment-based first preference applicants with no job offer
in the United States and SIV applicants under INA 101a(27)) -- then the
applicant and any eligible derivatives are exempt from the E.O.

b.) Any applicant who was in the United States on June 26, 2017;

c.) Any applicant who had a valid visa at 5:00 p.m. EST on January 27, 2017, the day
E.O. 13769 was signed;

d.) Any applicant who had a valid visa on June 29, 2017;

e.) Any lawful permanent resident of the United States;

f.) Any applicant who is admitted to or paroled into the United States on or
after June 26, 2017;

g.) Any applicant who has a document other than a visa, valid on June 29, 2017, or issued
on any date thereafter, that permits him or her to travel to the United States
and seek entry or admission, such as advance parole;

h.) Any dual national of a country designated under the order when traveling on
a passport issued by a non-designated country;

i.) Any applicant travelling on an A-1, A-2, NATO-1 through NATO-6 visa, C-2
for travel to the United Nations, C-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 visa, or a
diplomatic-type visa of any classification;

j.) Any applicant who has been granted asylum; any refugee who has already been
admitted to the United States; or any individual who has been granted
withholding of removal, advance parole, or protection under the Convention
Against Torture; and

k.) Any V92 or V93 applicant.

11. (SBU) “Close family” is defined as a parent (including
parent-in-law), spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law,
daughter-in-law, sibling, whether whole or half. This includes step
relationships. “Close family” does not include grandparents,
grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-laws and
sisters-in-law, fiancés, and any other “extended” family members.

12. (SBU) A relationship with a “U.S. entity” must be formal, documented,

and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading the
E.O. A consular officer should not issue a visa unless the officer is
satisfied that the applicant’s relationship complies with these requirements
and was not formed for the purpose of evading the E.O. For example, an
eligible I visa applicant employed by foreign media that has a news office
based in the United States would be covered by this exemption. Students
from designated countries who have been admitted to U.S. educational
institutions have a required relationship with an entity in the United
States. Similarly, a worker who accepted an offer of employment from a
company in the United States or a lecturer invited to address an audience in
the United States would be exempt. In contrast, the exemption would not
apply to an applicant who enters into a relationship simply to avoid the
E.O.: for example, a nonprofit group devoted to immigration issues may
not contact foreign nationals from the designated countries, add them to client
lists, and then secure their entry by claiming injury from their inclusion in
the E.O. Also, a hotel reservation, whether or not paid, would not
constitute a bona fide relationship with an entity in the United States.

13. (SBU) When issuing an IV or an NIV to an individual who falls into

one of the categories listed in paragraph 10, the visa should be annotated to
state, “Exempt or Waived from E.O. 13780.” Interviewing officers must
also enter a clear case note stating the specific reason why the applicant is
exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry. If consular officers are
unclear if an applicant qualifies for an exemption, the cases should be refused
under INA 221(g) and the consular officer should request an advisory opinion
from VO/L/A following current guidance in 9 FAM 304.3-1.

(SBU) Qualification for a Waiver and Process

14. (SBU) The E.O. permits consular officers to grant waivers and

authorize the issuance of a visa on a case-by-case basis when the applicant
demonstrates to the officer’s satisfaction that the following three criteria
are all met:

a.) Denying entry during the 90-day suspension would cause undue hardship;

b.) His or her entry would not pose a threat to national security; and

c.) His or her entry would be in the national interest.

15. (SBU) The E.O. lists the following examples of circumstances in which

an applicant may be considered for a waiver, subject to meeting the three
requirements above. Note that some of the waiver examples listed in the
E.O. are now considered exemptions in light of the Supreme Court’s
ruling. Consular officers should determine whether individuals are exempt
from the E.O. under standards described above, before considering the
availability of a waiver under the standards described in this paragraph.
Unless the adjudicating consular officer has particular concerns about a case
that causes the officer to believe that that issuance may not be in the
national interest, a determination that a case falls under any circumstance
listed in this paragraph is a sufficient basis for concluding a waiver is in
the national interest. Determining that a case falls under some of these
circumstances may also be a sufficient basis for concluding that denying entry
during the 90-day suspension would cause undue hardship:

a.) The applicant has previously established significant contacts with the

United States but is outside the United States on the effective date of the
E.O. for work, study, or other lawful activity;

b.) The applicant seeks to enter the United States for significant business or

professional obligations and the denial of entry during the suspension period
would impair those obligations;

c.) The applicant is an infant, a young child, or adoptee, an individual

needing urgent medical care, or someone whose entry is otherwise justified by
the special circumstances of the case;

d.) The applicant is traveling for purposes related to an international

organization designated under the International Organizations Immunities Act,
traveling for purposes of conducting meetings or business with the United
States government, or traveling to conduct business on behalf of an
international organization not designated under the IOIA; or

e.) The applicant is a permanent resident of Canada who applies for a visa at a

location within Canada.

16. (SBU) Listed in this paragraph are other circumstances in which an

applicant may be considered for a waiver, subject to meeting the three
requirements in paragraph 14. Consular officers should determine whether
individuals are exempt from the E.O. under standards described above, before
considering the availability of a waiver under the standards in paragraph

15. Unless the adjudicating consular officer has particular concerns
about a case that suggest issuance may not be in the national interest, determining
that a case falls under any circumstance listed in this paragraph is a
sufficient basis for concluding a waiver is in the national interest.
Determining that a case falls under some of these circumstances may also be a
sufficient basis for concluding that denying entry during the 90-day suspension
would cause undue hardship:

a.) The applicant is a high-level government official traveling on official

business who is not eligible for the diplomatic visa normally accorded to
foreign officials of national governments (A or G visa). Examples include
governors and other appropriate members of sub-national (state/local/regional)
governments; and members of sub-national and regional security forces; and

b.) Cases where all three criteria in paragraph 14 are met and the Chief

of Mission or Assistant Secretary of a Bureau supports the waiver.

17. (SBU) If the applicant qualifies for a waiver based on criteria in

paragraphs 14 or 15, the consular officer may issue the visa with the
concurrence of the Visa Chief (IV or NIV) or the Consular Section Chief.
The visa should be annotated to read, “Exempt or Waived from E.O. 13780.”
Case notes must reflect the basis for the waiver; the undue hardship that would
be caused by denying entry during the suspension; the national interest; and
the position title of the manager concurring with the waiver. To document
national interest in case notes in circumstances falling under paragraph 14 or
paragraph 15(a), (b), or (c), the consular officer may write, “National
interest was established by the applicant demonstrating satisfaction of the
requirements for the waiver based on [insert brief description of category of
waiver].”

18. (SBU) If the applicant does not qualify under one of the listed

waiver categories in paragraphs 14 or 15, but the interviewing officer and
consular manager believe that the applicant meets the requirements in paragraph
14 above and therefore should qualify for a waiver, then the case should be
submitted to the Visa Office for consideration. These cases should be
submitted via email to countries-of-concern-inquiries@state.gov.
The Visa Office will review these requests and reply to posts within two
business days. Consular officers should be able to approve the majority
of waiver cases without review by the Visa Office due to the broad authority
granted in the E.O.

(SBU) Refugees

19. (SBU) The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is suspended for

120 days, except for those cases where the Supreme Court has kept the temporary
injunction in place for any applicant who has a credible claim of a bona fide
relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Any such
relationship with a “person” must be a close familial relationship, as defined
above in paragraph 11. Any relationship with an entity must be formal,
documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of
evading the E.O as described in paragraph 12. We believe that by their
nature, almost all V93 cases will have a clear and credible close familial
relationship with the Form I-730 petitioner in the United States and qualify
for issuance under this exemption.

20. (SBU) Posts should not cancel any V93 appointments, and NVC will

continue to schedule new V93 appointment as normal. Beginning 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday June 29, 2017, V93
applicants presenting passports from any of the six countries included in the
E.O. should be interviewed and adjudicated following these procedures:

a.) Officers should first determine whether the applicant is eligible for a V93

under the current policy, without regard to the E.O. If the applicant is
not eligible, the appropriate refusal code should be entered into the Consular
Lookout and Support System (CLASS). Applicants found ineligible for
grounds unrelated to the E.O. should be refused according to standard
procedures. See 9 FAM 203.6.

b.) If an applicant is found otherwise eligible for the V93 foil, the consular

officer will need to determine during the interview whether the applicant is
exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry provision based on a credible claim
of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States per
paragraph 19.

c.) Applicants who are not exempt from the E.O.’s suspension of entry provision

should be refused by entering the code “EO17” into the Consular Lookout and
Support System (CLASS). Please contact your VO/F liaison with any
questions about V93 processing or adjudication under the E.O.

(SBU) V92 Cases

21. (SBU) The E.O. does not affect V92 applicants, and post should

adjudicate these cases per standard guidance.

22. (SBU) Posts with questions regarding this guidance should contact

their post liaison officer in CA/VO/F."


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          Sales Coordinator   
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          Sales Assistant   
CT-Bridgeport, Looking for a Customer Service Representatives/Sales Support Assistant within the manufacturing industry! This is a direct hire opportunity paying 40-45k Please send your resume to john.northrop@randstadusa.com for immediate consideration. Working hours: 8-5 Skills: Ideal candidate will have experience with the following: -Order processing. -Scanning. -Filing and data entry. -Proper phone adequate
          Puig respalda a Kershaw (de nuevo), “Pito” da dos dobletes, Morales se traga tres ponches, resumen cubano MLB   
Los Dodgers de Los Ángeles volvieron a contar en la noche de este jueves con un Clayton Kershaw estelar, hecho que a lo largo de la temporada ha coincidido con un Yasiel Puig sumamente ofensivo. Foto: Web Screen Shot
Por Juan Páez / @jmanupz

Los Dodgers de Los Ángeles volvieron a contar en la noche de este jueves con un Clayton Kershaw estelar, hecho que a lo largo de la temporada ha coincidido con un Yasiel Puig sumamente ofensivo. La más reciente jornada, en la que vencieron 6-2 a los Angelinos de Los Ángeles y de Anaheim, no fue la excepción, pues el cubano también respondió con el madero.



El nacido en Cienfuegos se fue de 4-2, con su estacazo de vuelta completa número 15, una carrera empujada y una anotada, además de un ponche. Con esta actuación, sigue teniendo un mes de repunte en su campaña; desde el 13 de junio, en 15 desafíos, batea para .320, producto de 16 hits en 50 viajes legales al plato, con 11 fletadas y nueve vueltas al cuadro.

De a poco, Yasiel empieza a subir su average y a mejorar sus números. Lo más interesante es que, cuando ni siquiera estamos en la mitad de la ronda regular, ya se acerca a sus topes personales en cuadrangulares y anotaciones fabricadas. Para superar su máxima marca en jonrones (19, en 2013), necesita otros cinco batazos de vuelta entera, mientras que para imponer un nuevo techo en impulsadas deberá llevar a otros 28 compañeros a la caja registradora.

Todo indica que le gusta cuando lanza su compañero Kershaw, uno de los mejores pitchers en la historia del béisbol e indudablemente el mejor de esta generación. A él lo apoya con batazos. De hecho, contando solo esta zafra, cuando el zurdo abre, Puig tiene promedio con el madero de .298, por 17 incogibles en 57 oportunidades oficiales. Eso lo ha acompañado con cuatro dobletes, tres vuelacercas, 10 rayitas remolcadas y siete anotadas.



“Pito” se acerca a los .300

Luego de irse el miércoles de 5-0 con tres ponches, José Abreu supo cómo reponerse al día siguiente. En el duelo que los Medias Blancas de Chicago les ganaron 4-3 a los Yankees de Nueva York, el inicialista tuvo una buena jornada ofensiva, algo habitual para él en los últimos juegos.

“Pito” sonó par de dobletes en cuatro turnos. Llegó a 21 en la temporada y proyecta, según los cálculos, 43.6 batazos de dos esquinas. Su más alta cantidad en estas conexiones la registró en 2014, cuando disparó 35. Solo cuatro antillanos han soltado 43 o más biangulares: Rafael Palmeiro (49, en 1991), Zoilo Versalles (45, 1965), Tony Oliva (43, en 1964) y Kendrys Morales (43, en 2009).

Por este desempeño, el average de Abreu quedó en .297. En sus últimos cinco compromisos, liga para .364 (22-8), con cinco dobles, cuatro fletadas y una vuelta al cuadro. Si la campaña finalizara hoy, ese sería el segundo más alto de su carrera en las Mayores, solo por debajo del .317 que exhibió en 2014, el año en el que ganó el Novato del Año por su sobresaliente estreno en la Gran Carpa.



Kendrys sigue en el abismo

En el caso opuesto a Puig y a Pito, Kendrys Morales no ve luz con el madero. Ayer, en la derrota de los Azulejos de Toronto 2-0 ante los Orioles de Baltimore, se fue de 3-0 con tres ponches.

En sus pasados seis enfrentamientos, además de tener promedio de apenas .105, lo han retirado 11 veces por la vía del tercer strike y solo suma una impulsada. No da un bambinazo desde el 18 de junio y su último extrabase llegó hace 10 días.

Así le fue al resto de los cubanos en la jornada del jueves en las Grandes Ligas:

Yunel Escobar (LAA) dio un sencillo en un turno legal, pues tuvo dos apariciones más que resultaron boletos. Yoenis Céspedes (NYM) y Adeiny Hechavarría (TB) ambos consiguieron un imparable en cuatro idas al plato. La “Potencia” anotó en una ocasión.

Yasmani Grandal (LAD) falló en cuatro chances oficiales (con ponche) y Jorge Soler (KC) terminó de 3-0.


          ¡A Yulieski pónganlo 8vo!, Hechavarría caliente con Tampa, resumen cubano MLB   
Yulieski Gurriel tuvo otra buena demostración ofensiva y está cerrando con broche de oro este mes, en el que se desató por completo a batear.
Yulieski Gurriel tuvo otra buena demostración ofensiva y está cerrando con broche de oro este mes, en el que se desató por completo a batear.
Web Screen Shot
Por Juan Páez / @jmanupz

Los Astros de Houston ganaron 11-8 ante los Atléticos de Oakland y Yulieski Gurriel tuvo otra buena demostración ofensiva y está cerrando con broche de oro este mes, en el que se desató por completo a batear. Consiguió par de imparables y dejó su promedio con el madero en .282, el punto más alto desde el 16 de mayo, cuando registró .289.


El inicialista de los siderales, quien alineó como octavo en el orden, terminó la jornada de 4-2, con su doblete número 19 del año. Si pudiese mantener el ritmo de batazos de dos esquinas, terminará con 39 en la ronda regular según las proyecciones. También empujó una carrera y anotó en una ocasión.

El mánager del equipo, AJ Hinch, ha utilizado a Gurriel en los puestos quinto, sexto, séptimo, octavo y noveno de la alineación. En el que mejor números tiene, casualmente, es en la octava casilla. Aquí, las estadísticas:

Puesto
J
JI
PA
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
BA
5to
1
1
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
.000
6to
25
25
106
99
12
23
6
0
4
13
4
14
.232
7mo
27
26
109
106
11
29
6
0
2
9
0
12
.274
8vo
14
14
51
47
9
20
6
0
2
11
2
6
.426
9no
1
1
3
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
.333



En junio, durante 22 encuentros, suma 29 incogibles en 90 visitas legales al plato, lo que resulta en un alto average de .322. Colecciona nueve biangulares, cuatro estacazos de vuelta completa, 14 fabricadas y 13 vueltas al cuadro, con solo una base por bolas y 13 ponches.

Hechavarría con buen comienzo

Desde que llegó a los Rays de Tampa Bay, que este miércoles cayeron 6-2 frente a los Piratas de Pittsburgh, Adeiny Hechavarría se ha encargado de dejar rápidamente una buena impresión.

En su primer juego, el martes, tuvo una brillante jugada defensiva en las paradas cortas y remolcó par de rayitas con un sencillo. En la más reciente jornada sonó par de inatrapables en tres oportunidades oficiales, incluido su tercer doble de la campaña, y recibió un pasaporte.

Todo indica que, de seguir así, el nacido en Santiago de Cuba no tendrá ningún problema para afianzarse como el campocorto de todos los días del mánager Kevin Cash.


Alonso no levanta… y lesionado

Quien está metido en un serio y preocupante slump es Yonder Alonso. El ahora slugger de los Atléticos comenzó la zafra de manera increíble mostrando poder, capacidad de batear para promedio y disciplina en el plato, pero todo eso se ha venido a abajo desde mediados de junio. Ayer, para variar, falló en cuatro turnos y lo retiraron dos veces por la vía del tercer strike antes de salir lesionado tras recibir un foul en la rodilla derecha. Su estado es día a día.

Desde el 16 de este mes, día en que su average amaneció en .306 y ahora está en .283, apenas liga para .175, producto de solo siete imparables en 50 turnos. En ese lapso, conformado por 12 compromisos, suma dos dobletes, solo una fletada, cinco anotadas y 11 abanicados. El único punto positivo es que ha tomado seis boletos.

Este bajón llega en el peor momento de la campaña, debido a que Oakland espera que llegue al 31 de julio (o a los días cercanos) con un buen desempeño ofensivo para que aumente su valor en el mercado y poder obtener buen material joven a cambio de Alonso antes de que la época de canjes llegue a su fecha límite.


El resto de cubanos en la jornada del miércoles en las Grandes Ligas:

Yoenis Céspedes (NYM) dio un sencillo en cinco turnos y se ponchó en una ocasión en la victoria de los Mets 8-0 ante los Marlins de Miami. Otro que dio un hit en dos viajes legales al plato fue José Iglesias (DET), pero este tomó un pasaporte y también abanicó una vez.

Jorge Soler (KC) sonó un incogible en cinco oportunidades oficiales y lo retiraron dos ocasiones por la vía del tercer strike, aunque remolcó una rayita. Kendrys Morales (TOR) se fue de 3-1, con anotada, base por bolas y dos ponches.

Raisel Iglesias (CIN) llegó a 14 salvados en la campaña. Tiró 1.0 episodio de dos hits y un guillotinado.

NOTA: A la hora de redactar este trabajo, aún había miembros de la armada cubana en acción.



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Marketing Executive(s)
  • Diploma/Degree in a related field
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  • Highly motivated individual and willing to learn 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess a class 3 drivinq license
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply
Responsibilities: 
  • Reporting to the Business Development Manager
  • Responsible for the administration of marketing and promotional
    activities 


lnterested candidates, please send/email your detailed resume to:
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          Assembly Technician - Lincoln Electric - Fort Loramie, OH   
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          Engineering Technician - Lincoln Electric - Fort Loramie, OH   
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          'The Bachelorette' Ending Was Just Spoiled Thanks to 'Bachelor in Paradise' Filming   
Post by Nicole Pomarico.

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These days, it's rare to get through an entire season of a show like The Bachelorette spoiler-free, especially with Bachelor in Paradise filming before the finale even airs. One of Rachel's Bachelorette frontrunners has been spotted on BIP, which officially ruins it for those of us who were rooting for him.

When the show resumed filming this week, TMZ's cameras caught a little bit of the action, and in one of their shots is of Dean Unglert, hanging out with fellow Bachelor alum in the pool. Considering the fact that not only is he still on The Bachelorette, but he also seems to be one of Rachel's top dudes so far, this is pretty shocking.

And you know what that means -- Dean's likely not going to be The Bachelor either, as some fans have been hoping for.

More from CafeMom: Corinne Olympios Suddenly Ends Investigation for Bachelor in Paradise Scandal

We can take this as good news too, of course -- it's a bummer that Dean doesn't end up with Rachel, but at least we'll get to see more of him on BIP this summer? And as The Bachelorette continues into hometown dates in a few weeks, it'll be easier to narrow down who her final two might be. 

Sigh. As long as there's the Internet, The Bachelorette will get spoiled. Maybe it's just something we have to live with.


          6/30/2017: The Lions Second Test: FUTURE OF THELIONS AT STAKE   

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          How to Volunteer and Get Involved   

How to volunteer? Where can I volunteer? These are all questions that you may ask yourself when thinking about giving back. Volunteering is about serving those in need, but don’t forget about the benefits that can come with it. Meeting new people, learning, and adding the work to a resume are all benefits that can […]

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          Wall St ends the day sharply lower as tech sell-off resumes   
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          Student-Economic Development   
Employer: 
Region of Waterloo

Type: 
Full-Time
Term (Duration): 
Contract

Description: 
Description of Duties:

- Assists with special research project(s), collates information, and prepares related reports, information graphics, and briefs.
- Researches and analyses data in collaboration with the Economic Development Data Analyst to identify and measure local economic development statistics. Uses social, economic, industry, demographic, and land use statistics to identify, measure, and communicate trends related to economic development.
- Assists to create economic sector profiles and prepare an economic development profile for Waterloo Region.
- Performs data capture, manipulation, and integration, as required.
- Assists in the preparation of benchmarking and monitoring reports to evaluate and measure economic development initiatives.
- Supports the maintenance of content related to Waterloo Region's economic profile and statistics used in publications, including website.
- Provides research and analysis to division/departments, as requested.
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Skilled researcher with knowledge of research methodologies and economic development principles acquired through current enrollment in a diploma/degree program in a related field (e.g., commerce, economics, business administration, finance, economic development, planning).
- Familiarity with the Region and its services.
- Knowledge of data sets and information sources (e.g., Statistics Canada).
- Experience interpreting statistical data
- Communication skills to obtain, clarify, and provide information to Regional staff and peer groups; present data findings to groups; and participate as an effective team member.
- Ability to interpret statistical reports and policies; read professional journals, technical manuals, planning reports and studies; draft reports, economic profiles, and correspondence; and prepare graphs, charts, and statistical analyses to convey complex information.
- Computer skills with ability to use to software such as Microsoft Office and create information graphics (e.g., Excel, Tableau, Illustrator).
- Ability to support and project the Region's values.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 
$15.85 - $19.81 per hour

How to Apply: 
If you feel that you are our ideal candidate, please apply online at our Web site www.regionofwaterloo.ca by the closing date quoting the competition number or, send your resume to: Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

Please Note:
To be considered for employment as a student, a person must be: registered as a full-time secondary or post secondary student in an accredited institution, or currently recognized as having full-time status by the academic institution but applying for a school vacation, practicum or work term, or returning to full-time studies in the next academic term. Students who are in their final year of academic study and who are not intending to return to full-time studies are eligible for student employment up until the time they convocate. Students participating in education and retraining programs at the post- secondary level, though not full-time students, are eligible for related student employment opportunities, where an appropriate match exists i.e. full-time employee in Community Services taking part-time courses to become a caseworker is eligible for a summer student caseworker position

Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 16, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1564, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Deadline: 
Sun, Jul 16 2017

          Transit Technician   
Employer: 
Region of Waterloo

Type: 
Full-Time
Term (Duration): 
Contract

Description: 
Length: Temporary Full-Time (for approximately 12 months)
Department/Division: Transportation & Environmental Services/Transit Services
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade: 12
Salary/Wage: $60,933.60 - $69,232.80 per annum/$33.48 - $38.04 per hour (July 1, 2017 rates)
Location: GRT Transit Centre, 250 Strasburg Road, Kitchener
Closing Date: July 6, 2017

Description of Duties:
Provides technical operations support, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electronic fare system equipment. Collects, analyzes and researches maintenance data generated and prepares statistical and narrative reports. Collects and maintains technical data files to support software configurations. Supports installation of hardware and software upgrades and new equipment configurations.

Current Assignment: Works with system vendor and Region staff to plan installation of fare system equipment including fare boxes and handheld card readers. Work with vendor teams to ensure installations are performed according to Region requirements. Work with installation teams to ensure integration with existing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) components is successful. Help with acceptance testing of fare system hardware and software. Perform field fingertip maintenance of fare system equipment as necessary. Help test and implement changes to system tariff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of electronic circuit theory, electronic displays and components, electronic hardware interfacing, computer systems and peripherals, diagnostics, printed circuit board construction, soldering and de-soldering, and mechanical compositions, normally acquired through the attainment of a three year Community College Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent, plus 3 years related work experience.
- Knowledge of Regional, Federal, and Provincial policies, procedures, and legislation, including the Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Transport Canada Acts and Regulations, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Ministry of Transportation guidelines and related legislation.
- High level of analytical and technical skills, plus a proven ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve electronic problems and configurations.
- Human relations, communications and organizational skills in order to work independently, develop short and long term plans, respond to technical inquiries, and participate as an effective team member.
- Skill in the operation of a computer, using software such as MS Office Applications, Acrobat Reader, DOCS, Hastus, GIS, ITS software (CAD/AVL & fleet maintenance software) and integrated fleet management computer systems.
- Ability to read technical manuals, updates, bulletins, industry publications, and magazines to monitor and evaluate current technologies for applicability to GRT.
- Ability to prepare statistical and narrative reports using data generated from the various components of the ITS system.
- Ability to verbally respond to technical inquiries from equipment manufacturers and all levels of staff with regards to ITS equipment; to obtain, clarify, or provide information as required.
- Ability to travel to various locations within the Region.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 
$60,933.60 - $69,232.80 per annum/$33.48 - $38.04

How to Apply: 
Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 06, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1561, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Deadline: 
Thu, Jul 6 2017

          Health Data Analyst II   
Employer: 
Region of Waterloo

Type: 
Full-Time
Term (Duration): 
Contract

Description: 
Health Data Analyst II

Length: Temporary Full-time (for approximately 15 months)
Department/Division: Public Health & Emergency Services/Administration
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade: 11
Salary/Wage: $58,039.80 - $65,938.60 per annum/$31.89 - $36.23 per hour
(July 1, 2017 rates)
Location: 99 Regina St., S., Waterloo
Closing Date: July 6, 2017

Description of Duties:
Ensures current epidemiological information is readily available for Public Health planning and surveillance initiatives by extracting, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting health-related statistical data. Provides analytic support to team projects for the benefit of the Department, other Regional departments, and community partners.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Thorough working knowledge of population health data analysis and management, acquired through a Master's degree (e.g., public health, health sciences, statistics, health informatics) plus 6 months of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience such as a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 2 years of related experience in population health data analysis and management.
- Ability to extract, collate, analyze, and interpret health data in accordance with established principles and methodology, and use reasoning and problem solving skills to identify data quality and software issues and develop and recommend solutions.
- Skill in database development, management, and analysis; verification and quality control procedures; and in-depth knowledge of Excel and other statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Tableau, Access), and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint). Skill in (or knowledge of and ability to learn) GIS mapping and spatial statistical software.
- Communication and human relations skills in order to communicate with internal and external stakeholders from diverse disciplines, deliver training, present information, coordinate and support project teams, and participate as an effective team member in a multidisciplinary team setting.
- Ability to communicate effectively, prepare written reports, and display statistical data in easy to understand formats. Ability to communicate technical information clearly to professional and lay audiences. Ability to draft technical documents, involving analytical or interpretive descriptions.
- Ability to travel within and outside of the region to attend meetings, workshops, training, and conferences.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 
$58,039.80 - $65,938.60 per annum/$31.89 - $36.23

How to Apply: 

Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 06, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1538, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Deadline: 
Thu, Jul 6 2017

          Personal Support Worker   
Employer: 
CarePartners

Type: 
Part-Time
Term (Duration): 
Permanent

Description: 

As a result of our continuous growth, we have opportunities within our Waterloo Wellington branch for NEW and EXPERIENCED Personal Support Workers (internal reference: Community Support Worker). We are looking for energetic and dedicated Personal Support Workers to help clients in our community, with activities of daily living. This position requires someone to perform special functions under the Supervision of a RN or RPN/Supervisor.

To learn more about CarePartners, go to our website: http://carepartners.ca/careers/

Or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carepartnersca/

Responsibilities:
- Provides personal care to the client
- Utilizes proper body mechanics and transfer techniques in order to carry out safe lifts and/or transfers
- Provides cognitive, social and/or emotional support to the client
- Provides assistance with a variety of household tasks
- Prepares nutritious, varied and economical meals and snacks, including special diets, as determined by the care plan, and uses proper food preparation, storage and hygiene practices
- Promotes a safe environment for both the client and worker

Qualifications and Position Requirements:
- Experience working with the vulnerable population, in a community setting
- Available for non-traditional hours, including evenings and alternate weekends
- Access to transportation/vehicle
- PSW certificate

Total Compensation and Benefits:
- Competitive wages PLUS Ministry of Health Wage Enhancement
- Flexibility in establishing work schedule
- Uniform Allowance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through LifeWorks
- Access to Perkopolis (Canadian's Discount Program)
- Paid multi-day orientation, including in-class and in-field training
- Skills training (ongoing opportunities)
- Supportive Leadership team
- 24/7 On-Call Support
- Service Milestone Recognition Program

More specifics details on compensation and benefits to be discussed at time of interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CarePartners welcomes applicants from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available throughout the hiring process upon request.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume to Waterloo.Recruitment@CarePartners.ca

Deadline: 
Sat, Jul 29 2017

          Skilled Labor / Heavy Equipment Operator - Rainbow Lake, AB - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
Applicants must submit a resume in order to be considered and include proof of qualifications. OpsMobil specializes in providing operational, mechanical and...
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          Instrumentation/ Electrician Operator - Rainbow Lake - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          Carpenter / Drywaller (Rainbow Lake, AB) - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          Maintenance Carpenter - Rainbow Lake, AB - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          General Labor - Rainbow Lake, AB - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          How Neil Gorsuch screwed up dissent in Arkansas birth certificate case   
An important analysis in Slate by Mark Stern explains how badly Neil Gorsuch got the facts and legal analysis wrong in writing a dissent to the U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that Arkansas unconstitutionally discriminated against married same-sex couples by preventing the listing of both parents on birth certificates.

Stern notes — as I"ve tirelessly and tiresomely noted — that the Arkansas Supreme Court and Gorsuch were wrong in claiming a "biological" ground for the discrimination. If Arkansas attempted to require disclosure of biological parentage on birth certificates of all parents, they might have a point. It doesn't. An artificial insemination statute specifically allows a non-biological parent (father) to be listed as parent.  Arkansas just didn't allow the law to cover same-sex couples.

Stern figures that the dissent was Gorsuch's anti-gay philosophy at work. He wants to resist granting same-sex couples the full "constellation" of marital benefits provided in the Obergfell same-sex marriage ruling. Stern speculates that Gorsuch was trying to provide a roadmap to biological justification for rulings hostile to gay rights

But he got one thing flatly wrong.

First, he wrote that the court should have dismissed the appeal because “in this particular case and all others of its kind, the state agrees, the female spouse of the birth mother must be listed on birth certificates too.” What? That issue lay at the heart of this case—but Gorsuch has it exactly backward: Arkansas explicitly refused to list “the female spouse of the birth mother” on birth certificates. That’s how the case wound up at the Supreme Court in the first place.
This is important. Because other courts will note the dissent for ill reasons.  The Arkansas case was mentioned in the Texas Supreme Court decision I wrote about earlier today. There, the court seems to be encouraging a strategy to make gay couples fight for every single of the hundreds of rights granted by law to married couples. They'll have to disprove a presumption that there's a rational reason for differentiating in every case between rights of gay married couples and straight couples.

Coincidentally, I received some documents from the Arkansas Health Department today in  response to an FOI request. I was looking for some explanation for their change of heart over a couple of days this week, when the Department decided to go ahead and follow Supreme Court precedent on birth certificates rather than wait for an Arkansas Supreme Court hearing to formalize the order. They allowed same-sex parents to amend birth certificates for children born of artificial insemination to same-sex couples.

Among the information I received were text messages between Robert Brech, general counsel at the Health Department, and Ann Purvis,  the department deputy director.

Brech commented that Colin Jorgensen, who'd defended the state law for the attorney general's office, had said that the decision seem limited and Arkansas's situation could have been fixed with a simple change to the state's statute dealing with artificial insemination.

Purvis: No so sure. Let me read again more closely.

I think the Ark. Supreme Court may take its direction from Gorsuch's dissent.

Brech: I hope they do.

I do think the court will take Gorsuch's lead. Given that the majority would have read it, wouldn't they have made it clear it wasn't limited.

They can't even write a 3 or 4 page opinion that is clear? Wonder about other states as well.

The case, and the discussion, illustrate how hard this can be if the state chooses to make it so.  Women can become pregnant by means other than artificial insemination for purposes of motherhood in a marriage with another woman. Women can use donor eggs for pregnancy. And never mind the milkman scenario for straight couples. Will the Arkansas Supreme Court and legislature head down a path that requires interrogation of ALL parents on means of conception or onlyof  same-sex couples? This could be easy, but in Arkansas it won't be. The legislature long ago should have granted presumed parental status to both parents in a married couple at birth,. not sought as Justice Jo Hart did, to cook up some flimsy biological excuse for discrimination.

As Stern wrote in tearing apart Gorsuch's work:

But that’s not going to work, because state family law is not just about biology. There is no state in the country that limits either legal parentage or birth certificates to biological parents.




          No P&I Daily for Independence Day holiday   
P&I Daily will not be published on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Publication will resume on Wednesday, July 5.
          Bus Drivers/Operations Manager   
NY-Kingston, Now Hiring Operations Manager & Bus Drivers Operations Manager Ethan Allen Transportation seeks self-starter able to manage multiple responsibilities. Must be familiar with area, CDL-P, strong communication and customer service skills, computer literate. 19A and SBDI a plus. FT/benefits. Fax resume 845-339-3034, or email resume to breeallen@thetransgroup.com. Part-Time • A 401K plan with matching
          Heroin, Meth, Money and Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop, Says EPD   
This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty: On June 28, 2017, at about 3:00 p.m., a Humboldt County Probation Officer and Detective with the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) saw 54 year old Eureka resident,
          USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under Conrad 30 Waiver Program   
WASHINGTON (TIP): From Monday, June 26, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers. The Conrad 30 program allows certain medical doctors to stay in the United States on a temporary visa […]
          2nd, 3rd year Apprentice in Beauty   
NSW-Sydney, Required Skills Role Description Requirements: - Cert 3 In Beauty; - Be confident in all aspects of waxing; - Spray Tanning knowledge preferred; - Able to perform Manicures + Pedicures. To apply, send your resume and cover letter: manager@gardenspa.com.au
          re: Burning Fat for Fuel Increases Quality and Quantity of Life   

Where I differ from the prescription above is this:

Over many years, I have found, for myself and for my patients, that water fasting very quickly, dramatically and beautifully eliminates all manner of inflammatory conditions in the body. Even those chronic cases of many years standing. The combination of ketone metabolism during the fast PLUS the complete ceasing of the ingestion of inflammatory 'foods' results in dramatic healing. Your "'itis" is gone.

One may then carefully resume a healthy eating regimen. As long as the healthful diet Does Not include inflammatory foods, then inflammation is no longer a problem. This Does Not mean that one must force themselves into some strict ketogenic nutrition and metabolism program for the rest of their life; it merely means not eating any more inflammatory foods. I've had numerous patients who, post-fast, resumed a healthful non-ketogenic plant-based diet, and they moved forward most excellently. Their water fast(s) served to not only eliminate their inflammatory conditions, it also served to quickly rebalance their carbohydrate metabolism as well, so that they could resume healthy carb eating without problem.


          Nursing Facility Administrator   
TX-Zapata, Skilled Nursing Facility located in the South Texas area of Zapata is seeking an experienced Administrator with excellent leadership skills and a passion in caring for the elderly. Applicants must be licensed in the state of Texas and be in good standing. We have a strong team and are looking to complete it with a great leader! If interested, please email your resume to: officemanager@falconlakenh
          Social Studies Teacher   
NY-Indian Lake, WANTED: Full-Time Social Studies Teacher Qualifications: Dual NYS Certification in 7-12 Social Studies/Special Education preferred Deadline for Application: June 13, 2017. Please send letter of interest, resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts to David Snide, Superintendent Indian Lake Central School, 6345 NYS RT 30 Indian Lake, NY 12842 Application: www.ilcsd.org
          Occupational Therapist 1 (OT01)  - Vitalité Health Network - Tracadie, PE   
May be required to work in other Occupational Therapy Services of the Peninsula. Applicants must attach a resume to their application....
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          CIRCUITO VIRTUAL 7×07: SÓNAR 2017 A Través de CircuitoVirtual. Despedida y Cierre.   
En Circuito Virtual llegamos al final de la temporada, y os traemos un souvenir, una postal en sonido estéreo, un exhaustivo resumen de lo que fue para nosotros el pasado Sónar 2017. Un Sónar en que básicamente nos dedicamos a acechar con una grabadora a los artistas, persiguiéndolos y acorralándolos en los rincones del festival (Sónar Village, el área Pro, los lavabos; de ahí el sonido ambiente), hasta dejarlos exhaustos, con la lengua fuera y psíquicamente hundidos, a punto de […]
          Kanye West To Restart ‘Saint Pablo’ Tour In 2018 With New Set And New Frame Of Mind   

kanye west saint pablo

A “stronger” Kanye West is now reportedly ready to restart his “Saint Pablo” tour, but in true Kanye fashion, things won’t exactly be as they were during its 2016 run.

Sources from the “Fade” performer’s camp tell TMZ that the lyricist and spouse of Kim Kardashian West, 40, is in arm’s length of signing a deal that would re-energize the concert tour geared around Kanye’s 2016 The Life of Pablo album that West postponed indefinitely following several personal crises in November of last year.

“It appears [that] West’s camp has been in talks with [concert promoter] Live Nation to resume the Saint Pablo tour sometime in early 2018,” Hypebeast further notes of the supposed reboot.

Writers say the tour will feature an updated version of a floating stage Kanye first debuted at the start of the “Saint Pablo” excursion in August of 2016, but “with new ‘various effects.'”

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          Production Planner / Scheduler - Gemini Machine Works Inc. - Nisku, AB   
Gemini Machine Works Inc. ~Tougher Than Steel~ Nisku, AB Currently accepting resumes for a Production Planner/Scheduler. REQUIREMENTS: - An understanding
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          Kanye West to Go Back on Tour in Early 2018   
The 'Famous' hitmaker is planning to resume his canceled 'Saint Pablo' tour after being hospitalized back in November 2016 due to exhaustion.
          Financial Coordinator/ Insurance Processor - LaBelle Chiropractic - Greenville, SC   
Office Financial Coordinator. Please send your resume. Busy healthcare office in Greenville is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to run the financial... $25,000 a year
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          Account Manager - Rocket Digital - Ancaster, ON   
Please send your resume and professional references to our VP of Sales &amp; Accounts at trevor[at]rocketdigital.ca....
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          MTSU To Be Closed July 4th Only   
Friday, 30 June 2017

MTSU will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All business offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day.

July 4 building closures include the James E. Walker Library, Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center and Student Union.

Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. and all summer session classes will resume at their normal times Wednesday, July 5, following the holiday break.

MTSU will be open Monday, July 3. All classes will be held as scheduled.


          Photographer - Edge Imaging Toronto Inc. - Guelph, ON   
Technical photography skills are an asset, and we provide an excellent paid training program. Please apply via email response with resume, cover letter, and... $14.50 an hour
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          Photographer - Edge Imaging Toronto Inc. - Cambridge, ON   
Technical photography skills are an asset, and we provide an excellent paid training program. Please apply via email response with resume, cover letter, and... $14.50 an hour
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          Photographer - Edge Imaging Toronto Inc. - Milton, ON   
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          Business Development Director - Clikker Advertsing Corp - Okanagan, BC   
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          NBA Free Agency Shopping Lists: Atlantic Division   
Gordon Hayward is Boston’s top free agent target. (Getty Images)

Free agency is a complicated time full of misdirection, brief opportunities, and a whole lot of persuasion. We’ve put together these shopping lists to ensure every team stays on track.

Boston Celtics

2016-17 record: 53-29, eliminated in the conference finals

Unrestricted free agents: Jonas Jerebko, Amir Johnson, Gerald Green, James Young

Restricted free agents: Kelly Olynyk

The Celtics are cruising into July with big dreams, and unlike many other teams that enter free agency with far-fetched visions of wooing multiple stars, Boston’s are realistic. Plan 1A: Sign Gordon Hayward, then trade for Paul George, in that order. Plan 1B, maybe: Sign Blake Griffin, then swoop in for George. The latter actually might make more sense fit-wise, but, if reports and rumors are to be believed, the Celtics have had their sights set on Hayward for a while, and he appears to be their first choice. He’ll talk shop with Boston this weekend, sandwiched in between meetings with Miami and Utah.

The plans sound wonderful in theory. But there are plenty of potential hiccups. The wait for Hayward will be excruciating. If he does indeed opt for a reunion with Brad Stevens, Boston will then have to clear cap space to fit his presumed max contract under the salary cap — something that became a bit more difficult when the NBA slashed its cap projection from $101 million to $99 million. Even if the Celtics renounce all five of their free agents and waive Tyler Zeller, they may be squeezed on max room. That means they may have to part ways with even more assets to fit Hayward into cap space.

Then, after what could be a lengthy (by NBA free agency standards) wait, they’ll have to hope George is still available. Indiana has been talking to other PG-13 suitors, and may not be comfortable turning down other enticing deals to hold out for Boston’s package. After all, what if Hayward goes elsewhere?

If he does, and if Griffin lands elsewhere, shelling out for what could be a one-year rental for George makes significantly less sense for Boston. If Danny Ainge strikes out, he could — and probably should — hold on to his valuable assets, maintain flexibility, and build for three or four years down the road.

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If everything goes right, the Celtics will add Hayward and George to a core of Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and whoever doesn’t get flipped to pave way for two All-Stars. They could then add an athletic big man with their mid-level exception, and gear up to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers for East supremacy. But a lot of contingencies must be in place if the Hayward-George pursuit doesn’t go to plan.

Brooklyn Nets

2016-17 record: 20-62

Unrestricted free agents: Randy Foye, K.J. McDaniels (Nets will reportedly decline team option)

Restricted free agents: None

The Nets are still struggling for breath under the oppressive weight of the 2013 Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, but the wheezing is gradually turning into deeper intakes and outtakes. Brooklyn now has a centerpiece — or at least a building block — for its rebuild in D’Angelo Russell. It has a semblance of stability and direction. But it still has a striking dearth of talent, and no chance of contending within the next few years. That means the Nets should look to make one of two moves.

First, they could snoop around for trade partners looking to offload big contracts, just like they did with the Lakers and Timofey Mozgov in the Russell deal. With plenty of cap room, the Nets can afford to take on dead weight if it means also acquiring future first-round picks or talented youngsters.

Second, they could throw money at restricted free agents coming off their rookie deals to try and pry any away from their incumbent teams. Targeting established stars is unrealistic, and targeting aging veterans is useless, but targeting a 24- or 25-year-old who can develop along with Russell meshes with Brooklyn’s timeline. Otto Porter, Nerlens Noel and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should be at the top of their list. If those big-money offers get matched, GM Sean Marks could turn to guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. or Kelly Olynyk.

The downside of handing a four-year deal to a player like Porter or Noel is it restricts Brooklyn’s cap flexibility going forward, and could hinder its pursuit of big-time free agents in 2019 or 2020. That’s why rumors have linked the Nets with veterans like J.J. Redick, who may not command more than two or three years. That would maximize Brooklyn’s cap space for more important offseasons in the future. But taking a chance on Porter or Noel might be worth it.

Are the Knicks still building around Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis? (Getty Images)

New York Knicks

2016-17 record: 31-51

Unrestricted free agents: Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, Sasha Vujacic

Restricted free agents: Ron Baker

The Knicks enter free agency without a team president. That, in most cases, is not a good thing. On the other hand, they’re now free from the constraints of the Triangle and Phil Jackson’s insistence on bringing in players to fit in his antiquated offense. That, undoubtedly, is a very good thing.

Jackson, however, has left the Knicks with more problems than potential for growth. The first order of business should be repairing the organization’s relationship with Kristaps Porzingis. The second should be figuring out what to do with Carmelo Anthony. Is there a palatable trade offer out there? How forgiving would Anthony be in buyout negotiations? A trade is the preferable option, but Anthony, of course, has a no-trade clause. Coach Jeff Hornacek was non-committal when asked about Anthony’s future with the team.

As for free agency, the Knicks need help in the backcourt, where they are alarmingly thin. They could basically use any guard — well, except Derrick Rose. Before Jackson’s ouster, there were reports that the Knicks had interest in re-signing their expensive, ineffective point guard. That would be absurd.

A better move would be to bring back Justin Holiday, and perhaps bring in a veteran point guard or combo guard to mentor — or simply take the load off — first-round pick Frank Ntilikina. There is reportedly mutual interest between the Knicks and Jeff Teague. Jrue Holiday and George Hill could be options in a similar realm.

Overall, the Knicks could be extremely quiet. Or a resolution to the Anthony situation could trigger a flurry of moves. With no replacement for Jackson as of Friday morning, their direction remains up in the air.

Philadelphia 76ers

2016-17 record: 28-54

Unrestricted free agents: Tiago Splitter, Sergio Rodriguez

Restricted free agents: Alex Poythress

The Sixers won’t be too active in the coming weeks, but they’re nonetheless in an interesting spot. They have loads of cap space, but not much roster space, and a slew of players that will be up for new deals in coming years. As a result, the Sixers should limit their free agency haul to one or two players.

J.J. Redick makes a ton of sense as a top target. The Sixers can offer him big money for two years, or maaaaaybe three, without handicapping themselves when the time comes to make a real splash in free agency. Redick can space the floor for a young team that desperately needs shooters. He can also offer a strong veteran presence in the locker room.

Or the Sixers could stay patient, and wait until 2018 or 2019, when a) more attractive options could arise, and b) Philadelphia will be a more attractive destination for free agents. GM Bryan Colangelo and his staff need to refrain from spending just to spend. Handing a four-year, big-money deal to someone like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could end up being a grave mistake.

The other logical move is to extend Robert Covington on a front-loaded deal. Such an extension would allow the Sixers to pay Covington fairly while also softening his cap hit down the line to around $10 million. A Covington renegotiation, along with one veteran free-agent signing, should be the priorities.

Will Toronto keep its core together? (Getty)

Toronto Raptors

2016-17 record: 51-31, eliminated in conference semifinals

Unrestricted free agents: Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson, P.J. Tucker

Restricted free agents: None

The next few weeks in Raptor-land revolve around Kyle Lowry. Will the 31-year-old All-Star point guard bolt? Or will he re-sign? Or do the Raptors even want to bring him back? The answers to those questions should dictate the direction of the franchise this summer and for years to come.

If Lowry stays, Toronto would have no cap room, but could bring back its own guys and make another run at a top-four finish in the East. The payroll would climb to slightly unnerving levels, but that’s the price of ambition. If ownership and management decide they want to stay competitive, there is no choice but to go all in to retain Lowry, Ibaka and probably Patterson, too. Any other pieces would have to be added either using exceptions or via trade (Jonas Valanciunas should be on the block … and, if they really want to get crazy, maybe DeMar DeRozan as well?).

But if Lowry leaves, or if the team decides his price tag is too hefty, the first domino of the rebuild falls. The second domino should be to let Ibaka and Tucker walk. The third should be drawing a line in the sand during negotiations with Patterson, and possibly walking away from them if the dollar figures get out of control. The fourth could be trades of veterans for younger assets. The Raptors can’t even come close to contending without their star point guard; therefore, if they lose him, they shouldn’t even try to. They’re overdue for a rebuild, and being spurned by Lowry could force their hand.

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          Comentario en [Cine] Spider-Man: Homecoming: portada de EW, nuevo póster y Holland y Keaton hablan de El Buitre por Devil   
Ya salio la nota de Rottentomatoes, un fresh 93% sobre poco mas de 60 criticas. Esto seguro baje hasta las ochenta y largos pero es algo muy positivo. En general todos comparten en que tiene un muy buen tono, muy divertida y entretenida. Hablan de que le da un aire fresco al genero y al MCU, siendo mas callejera y personal. Luego muchos la ponen como la mejor de Spidey, otros como mejor que todas menos de Spider-Man 1 y 2, y hasta otro dicen que es la mejor del genero de 2017. Todavia no lei muchcas criticas completas, mas bien resumenes, pero no hay algo en especifico que critiquen muy fuerte comparado a otras peliculas del año. Como a Logan le criticaron el segundo acto, a Wonder Woman el tercero y los efectos o el primer actor y el humor de este en Vol 2. Parece que tendremos un buen año superheroico. Ah no, cierto que falta Thor y Justice League que la cagaran :P
          El Frente Amplio, más frente que amplio   
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          Los TLC, pieza angular del orden neoliberal   
Paul Walder A finales de mayo, distintos actores y organizaciones pertenecientes a la Plataforma Chile Mejor sin TPP hicieron circular por las redes...

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          Los silencios del mensaje de la presidenta: la última cuenta de un proyecto falseado   
Álvaro Ramis El mensaje presidencial del 1º de junio de 2017 quedará grabado como uno de los discursos más importantes de Michelle Bachelet. Entre las...

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          La desigualdad, una enorme caldera de presión   
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          El país de Nunca Jamás   
Manuel Cabieses Donoso Peter Pan y el hada Campanita tienen domicilio en Chile y no en la isla que inventó el escocés Barrie. El País de Nunca Jamás,...

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ELN y Gobierno colombiano anuncian trabajos para alcanzar cese al fuego bilateral Las delegaciones de paz del ELN y el Gobierno de Colombia buscan...

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          Argentina: lanzan programa de recuperación de películas en formato digital   
Con motivo del lanzamiento internacional del Plan Recuperar, DAC -Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos- y el Laboratorio Digital GOTIKA, realizarán el...

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          Siguen los cruces entre Bolivia y Chile por los nueve funcionarios condenados   
Ministros de Justicia de Bolivia y Chile confrontan El ministro de Justicia de Chile, Jaime Campos, afirmó ayer que su homólogo de Bolivia, Héctor Arce,...

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          Teacher-Spanish - Spanish Centre - Toronto, ON   
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          Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa: Manual para consejeros    
¿Qué es?

El informe "RSE. Manual para Consejeros" elaborado por Fundación SERES y KPMG, pretende ser una guía para los órganos de gobierno de las compañías, que ponga de manifiesto la capacidad de generación de valor de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial para las organizaciones, su condición de factor de éxito en el largo plazo y su importancia para la confianza de los inversores.
Puede descargarlo aquí:

¿Cómo nació?
La presente guía nace del objetivo que Fundación Seres tiene por transformar la empresa.
Buscamos que las compañías, en sus decisiones estratégicas, consideren más activamente a la sociedad con la vista puesta en la búsqueda de generación de valor para ambas partes.
Con esta meta, nos propusimos acompañar en ese cambio y para ello es necesario que estas actividades formen parte de la esencia de la empresa, potenciándolas desde todas sus posiciones y de manera especial con el impulso de la dirección para conseguir resultados relevantes para ellas.
En compañía de KPMG hemos identificado la necesidad de hacerlas tangibles en la aportación al negocio y su gestión.
¿De qué manera?
Para elaborar la guía hemos querido identificar las mejores prácticas desde el punto de vista académico, pero también aportar a través de la potenciación de la participación del grupo y el punto de vista práctico de las empresas, para lo que era necesario contar con ellas en el análisis.
En una primera fase, lanzamos una consulta on-line en la que participaron empresas principalmente de nacionalidad española, de entre 1000 y 5000 empleados y de distintos sectores, predominando el financiero, seguros e industria.
En la segunda, profundizamos en algunas cuestiones con más de 20 empresas. Nos organizamos por grupos de trabajo para avanzar en intregración de la RSE en la empresas, en organizaicón, en herramientas y los retos del futuro.
En ambas casos, era importante tener una doble visión. No sólo cómo se percibían los responsables de RSE, sino cómo eran vistos desde otras áreas.
Para qué
1)     Conocer y entender el valor que aporta la RSE
2)     Guiar y orientar al Consejo si decide desplegar una estrategia de RSE, a través de una hoja de ruta del proceso
3)     Organizar la estrategia de RSE en base a su ubicación, descripción de tareas y herramientas

          Discapacidad, integración y el papel de las TIC   
Investigación cuantitativa que analiza la situación de las personas con discapacidad física, mide las dificultades con las que se encuentran en el día a día y determina cómo las TIC pueden contribuir a superarlas. El estudio se ha desarrollado a lo largo del año 2015 en Cataluña, mediante entrevistas presenciales con apoyo telefónico y online.

El informe se estructura en cuatro grandes apartados. En el primero se describen las principales características de las personas con discapacidad, sus necesidades y el nivel de apoyo con el que cuentan. A continuación, se ofrecen los datos relativos al desarrollo de su vida diaria, poniendo especial énfasis en las actividades de ocio. En tercer lugar, se aborda el uso de Internet a nivel general, así como la utilización de diferentes dispositivos tecnológicos. Finalmente, el último capítulo analiza específicamente el papel de la red como vía de integración para las personas con discapacidad y como herramienta para mejorar su calidad de vida. El informe se cierra con un capítulo de conclusiones que resume los principales resultados del estudio.

El estudio completo está disponible en  www.observatoridiscapacitat.org

Las principales conclusiones en formato accesible:
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          Informe: Tecnologías orientadas a la movilidad: orientación y tendencias   
El Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, a través del Observatorio Nacional de Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información (ONTSI), y la Fundación Vodafone España han realizado este  informe, que analiza el grado de implantación de las TIC orientadas a la movilidad en hogares y empresas. El estudio se ha basado en una encuesta a 600 compañías representativas del tejido empresarial español de cara a  valorar el grado de implantación de las TIC móviles, las ventajas percibidas y las principales barreras. Además, se ha realizado una consulta a un grupo de expertos vinculados a las tecnologías orientadas a la movilidad desde diferentes perspectivas para analizar el impacto económico y social de estas tecnologías. También se han analizado los trabajos previos más relevantes como punto de partida o de profundización. El concepto de movilidad estudiado ha sido amplio, no sólo referido a dispositivos “ubicuos, transportables y con autonomía suficiente” como ordenadores portátiles, smartphones, tabletas, phablets o wearables, sino a tecnologías que facilitan la movilidad como cloud computing, redes sociales, códigos QR, comunicación M2M o BYOD.

          One Year   
... to make a difference.

Nathan had intensive behavior intervention (IBI) for one year.   Somehow, with all of the work involved, a light was switched on and family life has resumed to normal.  I LIKE the new normal.  Maturing has been a big help.  But, all of the little gimmicks we used to 'train' up our child have been dropped (for the most part) and new (much improved) behavior has been firmly established.

Nathan .. Ready for a ride
I no longer live and breath in fear and for that, I praise God.  Nathan continually brings home notes from his teacher that he had a good day.  He plays hard at P.E. ... is learning to use his iPad for communication at school, attends an after school program twice a week .. and is awaiting anxiously for spring so he can start his developmental (horseback) riding lessons.  And this from a boy that had to be pulled through the horse barn just two years ago at the fair!  A few summers ago he 'went through' three or four summer camp aides ... two days of Nathan was enough to send them looking for another job or be reassigned.  That's the summer we met Miss Paula (an interventionist).. and our journey began with IBI.

If you are the parent of a special needs child needing behavior modifications, have a talk with your pediatrician by mentioning your concerns.  We would have never gotten help had I not spoken up during a routine yearly medical exam; that's when our doctor recommended IBI.



          Probamos las Sense Pro Max de Salomon   

Salomon Sense Pro Max Hace un par de meses acudí a una presentación que hizo Salomon, previa a una carrera de montaña que se hace en Bizkaia (La Kosta Trail), para mostrar al público apasionado a los trails uno de sus modelos de zapatillas, las Sense Pro Max. Allí mismo me dejaron un par de zapatillas de este modelo para que las probara a conciencia, y es lo que he hecho, así que toca compartir mi experiencia con todos vosotros.

Antes de nada, como siempre haré cada vez que haga un análisis de un producto, tengo que aclarar que este post no está patrocinado por la marca y que únicamente se trata de una valoración personal, y totalmente subjetiva, del producto para que tengáis una idea de lo que podéis encontrar al probar las Salomon Sense Pro Max.

Características generales de las Salomon Sense Pro Max

Las Salomon Sense Pro Max son unas zapatillas orientadas principalmente al Trail de media distancia, con un claro fin: el de tener un agarre y comodidad máxima en todas las superficies por las que corramos durante un trail. Estas son las características que se ponen como referencia desde la marca:

  • Sistema Quick Fit: bolsillo para guardar fácilmente los cordones.
  • Sensifit: este sistema envuelve el pie y proporciona un ajuste preciso y seguro.
  • Quicklace: son cordones minimalistas muy resistentes para atar de un tirón, fácil de poner y fácil de quitar.
  • Orificios sin fricciones: para que se pueda atar el calzado de forma rápida y de una sola tirada.
  • EVA moldeado: proporciona una amortiguación y una sujeción anatómica excelentes, con espuma EVA comprimida. Con una media suela y plantilla en EVA, comprimida e inyectada que cuenta con un espesor que va desde los 30 mm en la zona del talón hasta los 24 mm en la zona de la puntera.
  • Malla elástica 3D: lleva una malla abierta 3D para una máxima transpirabilidad.
  • Profeel film: este sistema actúa durante la fase de transición sujetando el pie y mejorando el apoyo de los dedos, protegiendo de las irregularidades del camino. Vincula la parte posterior de la zapatilla con el antepie para ofrecer una gran estabilidad en el centro.
  • Endofit: funda interior diseñada para envolver el pie en los puntos requeridos y mejorar la respuesta.
  • Wet Traction contragrip: para dar un rendimiento impecable incluso cuando llueve en cualquier superficie, fusionando de forma atenta y equilibrada la densidad, los componentes y la geometría.
  • EnergyCell+: es una entresuela de alto rendimiento que proporciona un retorno excepcional de la energía a la vez que una gran amortiguación y durabilidad.
  • Opal: material de amortiguación que se inserta en la entresuela para proporcionar más suavidad y comodidad bajo el pie con un alto retorno de la energía. Además, es muy ligero y duradero y mantiene sus propiedades en temperaturas extremas.
  • Vibe: combina EnergyCell+, Opal y una construcción exclusiva para formar un sistema que amortigua las vibraciones y reduce la carga potencialmente perjudicial para el cuerpo al tiempo que proporciona una gran respuesta.
  • Datos técnicos: Drop de 6 mm, Pisada neutra. Peso aproximado de 290 g (para mi talla que es 8.5 UK).

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Primera impresión de las Salomon Sense Pro Max

Según coges las zapatillas y las observas te sorprende el aspecto de "tocho" que tienen, es decir, el concepto de minimanisla brilla por su asusencia, pero ojo, esto no quiere decir que sea malo, lo único que parece que van a ser unas zapatillas pesadas, pero en realidad están por debajo de los 300g.

Cuando las tienes en las manos te das cuentas que el upper (o cubierta) es muy elástico y blando, de ahí que su peso se vea muy reducido y para nada sean unas zapatillas toscas y pesadas, sino todo lo contrario.

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Me sorprende mucho su suela, que es muy muy ancha, de hecho en la parte posterior tiene una anchura de 10,3cm pero es que en la parte delantera es aún mayor, llegando a los 11,5cm, de ahí ese aspecto de zapatilla "tocha" que da. La realidad es que esta anchura y la suela hace que la amortiguación y estabilidad deba ser casi perfecta.

Y es que en cuanto te las pones y andas con ellas te das cuenta de ese extra de amortiguación y estabilidad que tienen, además el "calcetín" que llevan dentro hace que el pie se encuentre ajustado, aunque esto se verá mejor cuando se prueben en los diferentes entornos, climas y terrenos.

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Probando las Salomon Sense Pro Max

Cuando empiezas a rodar con esta zapatilla te das cuenta de lo cómoda que es, sobre todo en zonas de piedras donde con otras zapatillas puedes sentir las irregularidades que pueden llegar a molestar en la planta. Probando las Salomon Sense Pro Max no hay problema alguno al respecto, comportándose excelentemente en todos los terrenos.

Unas zapatillas muy estables con gran amortiguación que hacen que te sientas cómodo en todos los terrenos

No dan ninguna sensación de pesadez, y la amortiguación es excelente, pudiendo hacer buenas tiradas sin problemas, atacando zonas de piedra, hierba, tierra o asfalto sin ningún tipo de molestia, muy cómodas y con mayor ligereza de lo esperado.

Siendo realistas, y para corredores muy avanzados, quizá para bajadas extremas el taco se quede corto, no es mi caso, pudiendo bajar a mi máxima velocidad por todos los terrenos que he probado, sin patinar ni una sola vez y siempre con gran comodidad y sólida estabilidad.

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Me ha gustado también la transpiración tan agradable que tiene su cubierta (upper), además de una protección extra en la puntera al llevar goma en ella, evitando que cualquier golpe con una rama o piedra pueda dañar nuestros dedos. De hecho, la zona de los dedos es muy ancha, lo que la hace ideal para trayectos de largo kilometraje donde los pies se van hinchado.

Notas/Valoración

Ligereza:7.5
Amortiguación:10
Estabilidad:9
Protección:7
Transpiración:8,5
Durabilidad:7,5
Agarre:8

A favor

  • Excelente amortiguación y estabilidad.
  • Buena transpiración en todas las situaciones climatológicas.
  • Gran agarre en todas las superficies que te vas a encontrar en un trail de montaña.

En contra

  • Tacos no para zonas muy técnicas y mojadas.
  • En zonas con mucho barro/fango muy mojado absorbe algo de peso extra.
  • Minimalismo ausente, aunque son para trail y no lo recomiendo.
CONCLUSIÓN

Desde mi experiencia como corredor no avanzado dentro del mundo del trail me han sorprendido gratamente las Salomon Sense Pro Max, ya que dada su apariencia de zapatilla tosca: para nada lo son, dando una comodidad excelente gracias a una perfecta amortiguación y a una muy buena estabilidad en todos los terrenos.

No ser minimalista en zapatillas para trail no lo veo un handicap, más cuando se comportan como unas zapatillas livianas y, salvo días de lluvia en terrenos muy técnicos, creo que son unas zapatillas muy recomendadas para todo tipos de trail en todo tipo de terrenos.

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Imágenes | Salomon España

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          Peso muerto o hip thrust: ¿qué ejercicio activa más tu cadena posterior?    

Peso muerto

La cadena posterior es una parte importante del cuerpo que incluye diferentes músculos, entre los que se encuentran el glúteo mayor, el bíceps femoral y los erectores espinales de la columna.

Los ejercicios de extensión de cadera como el peso muerto tradicional (con barra recta) y sus variantes (ejemplo: con barra hexagonal), así como el hip thrust (empujes de cadera), son ejercicios comúnmente utilizados por los usuarios de los gimnasios cuyo objetivo es fortalecer y/o desarrollar dichos músculos.

Tener estos tres músculos fortalecidos nos ayudará a corregir problemas posturales, reducir el riesgo de lesión y el dolor de espalda, además de mejorar nuestro rendimiento deportivo y nuestra estética.

Comparativa entre los tres ejercicios

Si se analiza el movimiento ascendente (fase concéntrica), así como su parte inferior y superior (todo el movimiento dividido en dos), encontramos lo siguiente:

  • Glúteo mayor: el hip thrust induce una mayor activación en comparación con el peso muerto con barra hexagonal y el peso muerto tradicional en la parte superior del movimiento y en el movimiento completo.

  • Bíceps femoral: es más activado en todas las partes durante el peso muerto tradicional en comparación con el peso muerto con barra hexagonal y el hip thrust.

    En la parte inferior del movimiento la activación del bíceps femoral es mayor con el peso muerto tradicional (el que más lo activa) y el peso muerto con barra hexagonal, en comparación con el hip thrust.

    En la parte superior del movimiento su activación es mayor para el peso muerto tradicional en comparación con el peso muerto con barra hexagonal, y más alta para el hip thrust comparado con el peso muerto con barra hexagonal.

  • Erectores espinales: no hay diferencias significativas en la activación con uno u otro ejercicio.

Hip thrust

En resumen, el peso muerto tradicional es claramente superior en la activación del bíceps femoral en comparación con el peso muerto con barra hexagonal y el hip thrust, mientras que el hip thrust proporciona la máxima activación del glúteo mayor.

El conocimiento de la mayor o menor activación muscular del glúteo mayor, el bíceps femoral y los erectores espinales de la columna en estos tres ejercicios ayudará a la hora de la selección de ejercicios en nuestra rutina de entrenamiento.

Sácale partido a cada uno de ellos en función de tu objetivo.

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          Women's PGA Championship 2017: Amy Yang, Chella Choi Tied After Day 1   

Amy Yang and Chella Choi paced the field in the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois, on Thursday.

They each finished at five-under par, although Yang was only through the 17th hole before play was suspended because of inclement weather. Brittany Altomare finished her round with a four-under 67, while Joanna Klatten was four-under par through 16.

The full leaderboard can be found at LPGA.com.

The LPGA noted play will resume Friday at 7:45 a.m. CT.

Yang ends her day on a sour note because she bogeyed the 17th right before play was suspended and lost her solo grip on the lead. Still, she impressed with five birdies (three of which came on the back nine) and an eagle on No. 2 and will battle Choi for the lead Friday.

The LPGA shared the birdie putt on No. 14 that temporarily gave her the outright lead:

While Yang will have to shake her late bogey as she plays No. 18 and the second round Friday, Choi will start her day with plenty of momentum after birdies on Nos. 13, 14, 15 and 18 turned what was a solid round into a spectacular one.

She credited her father's advice heading into a new course:

The leaders consistently had more success on the back nine, as Altomare birdied Nos. 12, 14 and 18, while Klatten birdied Nos. 14 and 15 before play was suspended.

Elsewhere, Michelle Wie is one of six golfers at three-under par following Day 1 of competition. She, along with Brooke M. Henderson, Alison Lee and Su Oh, all finished with 68s, while Kim Kaufman was three-under par through 16 and Emily K. Pederson was three-under through 15.

Wie could have ended her day atop the leaderboard was it not for a lackluster two-hole stretch.

She bogeyed Nos. 6 and 7 to fall to one-over par for the round but came roaring back with birdies on Nos. 10, 12, 14 and 18 on the back nine. If she carries her play from the back nine into Friday and beyond, she will be a significant threat to win after finishing in the top four in four of her last five tournaments.

The LPGA captured her Thursday highlights:

While Wie stands out among the crowded group of competitors at three-under par, Henderson is the defending champion at this event and understands what it takes to thrive under the pressure-packed scenario.

She is in ideal position right behind the leaders thanks to three birdies and no bogeys on the back nine and will look to make a charge in the second round.

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          No storytimes/craft activities this week   
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd and will be closed Tuesday, July 4th. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday, July 5th.There will not be any storytimes or craft activities at the library this week (July 3-8).Enjoy your holiday!
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          Guiding Operations Manager - Great Northern Snowcat - British Columbia   
Please send your resume in confidence to aq@banffnorquay.com to the attention of Andre Quenneville, Interim General Manager Great Northern snow cat skiing....
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          Comment on Robinsons to open Valencia Bukidnon mall by anne kimper ignacio   
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          Sony Joins Retro Revival With Vinyl Record Production To Resume Early Next Year   
Sony Joins Retro Revival With Vinyl Record Production To Resume Early Next Year What is old is new again. For the first time in thirty years, Sony Music Entertainment will produce vinyl records. Production will resume by March 2018. Record production will begin again at a plant in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture. Sony installed record-cutting equipment this past February at a recording studio in Japan. Record-cutting is

          Identifican técnico de Medio Ambiente fallecido mientras buceaba   

BOCA CHICA. El fallecimiento de un técnico del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, la tarde de este jueves y próximo a la playa de esta localidad, se debió a asfixia mecánica en momento que recibía práctica de buceo en el mar Caribe.

El joven fue identificado como Reynaldo Montero Montero. Aunque no se específicó la edad, oficiales de la policía que estuvieron en el lugar presumen que el joven tiene unos 30 años. Su cuerpo sin vida fue trasladado desde Boca Chica al Instituto Nacional de Ciencia Forense, INACIF.

Aunque no se dieron a conocer los nombres de quienes andaban con Montero Montero, las autoridades policiales manifestaron que serán investigados para confirmar las causas del deceso.


          Raptors will reload or rebuild on Ujiri’s watch: Arthur   

And just like that, the crisis is over. One crisis, anyway. As in life, there is always another crisis, another explosion, another decision in the NBA. It’s the nuttiest league there is.

On Wednesday, New York Knicks officials were confidently predicting that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was coming to New York. The chatter made its way around: agents, league officials. Tim Leiweke, man of action, was leading the charge. He could craft a contract that would tempt Ujiri, surely. There was a genuine sense of possibility, even as Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment was equally confident that their star executive would not leave.

Something changed. Late Thursday night, word began filtering through the league that the Knicks would not pursue Ujiri after all. It was a reversal from their initial plan, which had been toyed with for over a year. It was first reported by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, who added that the Knicks might chase former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin instead; Ujiri would stay with the Raptors. There was never a formal call to MLSE to ask for permission to talk. This one arose and dissipated in the in-between corridors of the NBA.

And like that, the Knicks had moved on. The barriers set up by MLSE — elevating Ujiri to team president as part of his five-year deal, and likely making it clear that New York would have to pony up hefty compensation, including a first-round pick or more — held.

Make no mistake: there was genuine temptation here. Leiweke could have crafted a contract that was designed for Ujiri, and to get some revenge on the men who let him go as the president and CEO of MLSE two years ago. Start with huge support for Ujiri’s charity, Giants of Africa; add the contractual ability to root out the toxic architecture of Madison Square Garden and create an autonomous kingdom within a kingdom; and to all that, add a hefty raise on Ujiri’s top-five executive compensation.

You can simply do more in New York than Toronto if you have grand ambitions, and Ujiri didn’t become the only African-born general manager in the NBA — and someone who spends part of every summer trying to do something positive in Africa, whatever he can — without ambition. Imagine what he could have done for Giants of Africa if he worked within driving distance of the United Nations.

But there was always the dark side of the bargain, too: James Dolan. You could hardly write a more dilettante heir of a rich man, and you can bet that fresh stories of Dolan’s absurd stewardship reached Ujiri once New York’s interest became known. It’s not an accident that the Knicks have been the best comedy in New York for over a decade running, and it’s not an accident that the Knicks have made laughingstocks — sad, incinerated laughingstocks — of a long string of middling to good basketball men. It never ends well in New York. Ujiri must have known that.

Taking on the Knicks is a little like going to basketball hell, and hoping you defeat the devil and come back with a soul. Plus you get a parking spot.

But that seems to be over, and now the Raptors can return to the mere challenge of a franchise-defining free-agency period, which opens at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. Kyle Lowry has been the big question since the season ended. The point guard can be a complicated man, but he’s also the biggest reason Toronto has experienced its four highest win totals in the past four years, and has its only three best-of-seven series wins in the franchise’s history.

So, what now? Doors systematically closed for Lowry over the past two weeks. Houston traded for Chris Paul. According to league sources, San Antonio is not interested. And then Minnesota sent point guard Ricky Rubio to Utah to clear cap space on Friday. Sources say Lowry has been very interested in the Timberwolves, who added star shooting guard Jimmy Butler last week to a core that includes Canadian Andrew Wiggins and fellow former No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns.

But multiple reports said Minnesota was interested in point guard Jeff Teague, who would presumably come at a lower price. Lowry’s the better player, though. As of mid-May other teams were being told that Lowry had zero interest in returning to Toronto; at the same time, he was telling the Raptors a different story. It always made sense that Lowry keep a door open in case things fell through elsewhere.

In the end, it may be best for the Raptors for Lowry to return to Toronto, and for his partnership with DeMar DeRozan to be given another shot. That committing to a 31-year-old point guard who has never been great in the playoffs, alongside another all-star whose playoff resume is checkered at best, tells you something about where they are. One of the most compelling reasons for Ujiri to go dance with the devil was that he had his own unappetizing range of choices here at home.

But if Lowry lands elsewhere, the possibility of the Raptors rebuilding will be in play, which could go as far as trading DeRozan. It always was. Either way, heading into the crossroads, it was Masai Ujiri at the helm. That part of the Raptors, at least, was settled ground.


          Sony To Resume Vinyl Record Production   
Sony Music Entertainment announced this week that … and festival culture. Last year, Sony and Panasonic produced record players … 18 percent of all physical music revenue, generating $5 billion. This … this year. CNN Money reports Sony will begin producing records …
          Hipsters are making vinyl records so popular that Sony plans to produce them again   
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          Tom Roderick’s Final Top 10   

Tom Roderick’s Final Top 10
It’s been a good run. In early 1990 I began my powersports career selling motorcycles at a small Honda shop on California’s Central Coast. Twenty-seven years later and I’m bidding adieu to full-time motojournalism. The period between beginning and end has been a tragicomedy chain of events, a frayed yarn of two-wheel adventures, and an experience I can’t imagine having lived differently. [caption id="attachment_57997" align="alignright" width="315"] Cellphone, bathroom mirror evidence that MO’s newest editor is of the selfie generation.[/caption] My six years as a MO editor will certainly be some of the fondest, as my friendships with most of the staff date back prior to my official hiring in 2011. In addition to forming fond memories, my time at MO provided me the opportunity to check off some remaining items from my personal moto-bucketlist, as well as partake in some very cool extracurricular activities. The following are 10 highlights during my time at MO, but hopefully I can make an occasional cameo to fill an extra seat during the next multi-bike shootout. For those still lamenting the loss of former MO editor Troy Siahaan, say hello to Ryan Adams, Troy’s younger, more attractive replacement. Here to better represent the youthful side of motorcycling, Ryan comes complete with tattoos, stretched-out earlobes, a metrosexual personality, but no beard. Ryan’s resume already has a history in the powersports industry, and he owns some respectable motorcycling skills. In fact, he was just telling me how he recently crashed his KTM 1190 Adventure… but I digress. As for me, I’ve been told I’m irreplaceable. more
          The Hunted by Chrissy Lessey (The Crystal Coast Series , #2)   
The Hunted
by Chrissy Lessey


Series: The Crystal Coast Series - Book 2
Publisher: Tenacious Books Publishing (July 25, 2017)
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 286 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
A new queen rises…


When Stevie vanquished her family’s greatest threat, she thought they’d be safe. Unaware of the evil surrounding her, she trains with her coven and prepares to inherit her mother’s role as queen and protector of the amulet.


Chaplain Benjamin Parris, descendant of the notorious reverend behind the Salem Witch Trails, plots to resume his family’s mission and rid the world of witches. He joins forces with Susan Moore, who’s sought revenge against the coven for years, and together, they formulate a plan to destroy Stevie’s family.

Left weakened after the theft of their protective amulet, the coven confronts the unthinkable as a modern day witch hunt unfolds around them. And this time, Stevie might not be able to save the people she loves.

 
The Hunted by Chrissy Lessey (The Crystal Coast Series , #2)

The HuntedNo one knew the kindly Chaplain who came to town would become the coven’s most deadly adversary to date. While Stevie prepares to assume the mantle of Queen, evil has come to her small town and the witches who have lived under the radar for so long are now in danger of being outed and destroyed in a vile repeat of the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials.

Benjamin Parris has long chased after those who practice witchcraft. A descendant of the clergyman who headed the Salem Witch Trials, Benjamin’s hatred runs deep and he has stolen the coven amulet that gives them their powers. Will he use their gifts against them? Will the coven be brought to its knees?

Grief will tear through the very heart of the coven and Stevie is ill-prepared to take her place as Queen when the innocent magic of a young child awakens just when it is needed the most.
Chrissy Lessey’s THE HUNTED is a tale of loss, love and learning how the power of good versus evil can be devastating, but will bring out the best in those who are the most innocent and free of darkness. A wonderful tale that embraces the magic of the author’s storytelling and combines high tension, dark enemies and the quest to survive in a world that has become as dangerous as a riled viper in a pit. A well told tale that relies on its characters and their inherent good as opposed to gore and guts.

I received this copy from Chrissy Lessey in exchange for my honest review.




          I Need Your Help   
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          Real Madrid 'cool Thibaut Courtois interest'   
A report claims that Real Madrid cool their interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is yet to resume contract talks at Stamford Bridge.
          Brasileños van a segunda huelga general contra políticas de Michel Temer   

Movilizaciones de calle se sumará al paro de servicios, con lo cual los sindicatos piensan plasmar su rechazo a la reforma laboral impulsada por Temer.

Por segunda vez en el año los brasileños se declaran en huelga general contra las políticas del presidente de facto, Michel Temer. Este viernes el principal motivo de protesta es la reforma laboral, cuya aprobación está en manos del Senado Federal.

Los principales sindicatos del país suramericano han convocado a la huelga general, que estará acompañado por actos de calle en todo el territorio de la mano de frentes populares hastiados por las políticas neoliberales de Temer.

>> Comisión del Senado brasileño aprueba reforma laboral de Temer

"La movilización debe ser cotidiana, concientizando a la clase trabajadora sobre la importancia de la unidad y presionando a los parlamentarios para que voten contra esos retrocesos", dijo la dirigente de la Confederación Nacional de los Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE), Rosilene Correa de Lima.

A la huelga se han adherido diversos sectores de la sociedad, especialmente los trabajadores de las refinerías, de las plataformas de explotación y de los centros de distribución de la petrolera estatal, Petrobras.

De acuerdo con fuentes sindicales, el paro será acatado en Sao Paulo y el Distrito Federal de Brasilia por los metroviarios, choferes y conductores de ómnibus, bancarios, profesores de las escuelas públicas y privadas, y servidores públicos federales, entre otros.

>> Día histórico en Brasil por huelga general, proclama Rousseff

En el caso de esta capital federal la expectativa es que el transporte público, que atiende diariamente a cerca de un millón de personas, haga una paralización de 24 horas.

En Sao Paulo, en tanto, la Central de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de Brasil (CTB), junto a otras entidades sindicales y los frentes Brasil Popular y Pueblo Sin Miedo, convocaron a un acto frente a la Superintendencia Regional del Trabajo, en la mañana, y a otro en la Avenida Paulista en horas de la tarde.

También están previstas acciones enfiladas a "Parar Brasil" en Río de Janeiro, Pernambuco, Paraná, Río Grande del Norte, Maranhao, Ceará, Matto Grosso y Río Grande del Sur, entre otros estados.

Será la primera huelga desde que Temer fue denunciado por corrupción, aunque las marchas no tendrán como lema principal el tradicional "Fuera Temer" sino que estarán más centradas en el rechazo concreto a la reforma laboral en sí.

>> En claves: reforma laboral en Brasil

La reforma laboral, denunciada por las centrales sindicales como el más brutal ataque lanzado por el Gobierno de Temer contra los derechos de los trabajadores, debe ser votada por el Senado Federal antes del 17 de julio próximo, cuando comenzará el receso parlamentario.

 


          ONG ambientales piden tras el incendio que el Estado asuma la gestión de Doñana ante la "inadecuada" gestión de la Junta   

La Red de ONG Ambientales ProDoñana --entre las que se encuentran asociaciones como el Club Doñana, Amigos de Doñana, la Mesa de la Ría de Huelva o Ecologistas en Acción-- se ha manifestado con contundencia tras el incendio de Huelva que se ha quedado a las puertas del Parque Nacional de Doñana, pidiendo, en cumplimiento de la ley estatal según la cual la administración central podría asumir la gestión de un Parque Natural en situación "crítica", que el Estado pueda hacer lo propio con este enclave.

La Red de ONG Ambientales ProDoñana --entre las que se encuentran asociaciones como el Club Doñana, Amigos de Doñana, la Mesa de la Ría de Huelva o Ecologistas en Acción-- se ha manifestado con contundencia tras el incendio de Huelva que se ha quedado a las puertas del Parque Nacional de Doñana, pidiendo, en cumplimiento de la ley estatal según la cual la administración central podría asumir la gestión de un Parque Natural en situación "crítica", que el Estado pueda hacer lo propio con este enclave.

El portavoz del colectivo, el abogado ambientalista Jesús Vozmediano, ha indicado en este sentido a Europa Press que la gestión de estos espacios "jamás debía haber pasado a las comunidades" y que, al respecto, la Junta "no está gestionando adecuadamente" una zona que es Patrimonio de la Humanidad, para la cual "no dedica todo el presupuesto a Doñana, que es demasiado importante para quedar en manos de la Junta".

Por ello, reclama convocar con carácter de urgencia el Patronato de Doñana, "que curiosamente dejó de convocarse cuando Cristina Narbona era ministra de Medio Ambiente, cuando este organismo tenía una fuerza e influencia moral importantísima".

"Hace décadas que en Andalucía se carece de una auténtica política ambiental, pues sólo prevalece un desarrollismo y un economicismo insostenibles", ha criticado Vozmediano, que recuerda que el cambio climático y la desertificación y erosión van a generar impactos "gravísimos" en Andalucía, entre ellos los ya conocidos como "macroincendios de sexta generación, que no pueden ser abordados ni con mentalidad ni con medios tradicionales".

Respecto al fuego en Doñana, para el portavoz de la red se ha de tener presente que va a ocasionar unas pérdidas económicas "gigantescas" y que ha estado en peligro el Centro de El Acebuche, "que tiene un coste de miles de millones, porque allí se encuentran las costosas instalaciones de cría del lince en cautividad, para el cual la UE ha concedido mucho dinero, así como la sede del Patronato y del Parque, con una biblioteca con miles de documentos, y el mayor centro de visitantes de Doñana y uno de los mayores de España, con instalaciones también muy costosas".

Para Vozmediano, dado que en el incendio, de enorme "desprestigio internacional" para España, han podido perecer ejemplares de especies muy amenazadas, "no se puede decir que han ardido unos pinares pero se ha salvado Doñana, eso es una auténtica estupidez".

PIDEN UN GRAN CUERPO MILITAR CONTRA INCENDIOS

El colectivo recuerda además que en toda esa zona existen "más de mil" pozos ilegales "que se estaban utilizando para regar miles de hectáreas de cultivos ilegales bajo plástico, que es uno de los materiales más inflamables que hay: ya se sabe que las extracciones masivas de agua llevan a una sequedad del terreno unida a un calor como nunca se ha conocido".

Y es que a la "gravísima" situación ecológica de falta de agua, con medio millar de lagunas secas sin que se aplique un plan de regeneración, se une una agricultura "descontrolada", una "gigantesca" sequedad y la acumulación de "miles de toneladas" de plástico desechadas "en mitad del campo". Además, el enclave está rodeado de líneas gasísticas "que no sabemos si pueden tener pequeños escapes que ayuden al fuego".

Como conclusiones, el portavoz apunta a un "incumplimiento generalizado" de la normativa ambiental, desde la Ley de Parque Nacional hasta el plan de regeneración hídrica de 2005, pasando por "las leyes de pasos naturales, fauna, flora, montes, residuos tóxicos, aguas, contaminación, ordenación del territorio o las directivas marco europeas sobre hábitat, aguas y prevención y control de la contaminación".

También consideran que el Seprona no sólo debe investigar a fondo el origen de los incendios, sino "otros muchos aspectos sin limitación de personal ni de medios" como las infracciones ambientales, delitos ecológicos, el incumplimiento de planes forestales, la existencia de cortafuegos abandonados o la existencia de microurbanizaciones dispersas por todo el territorio.

Tras criticar el "improvisado y chapucero" plan de evacuación de linces, Vozmediano también ha propuesto la creación de un gran cuerpo en el Ejército contra los incendios, pues la Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME), a su juicio, se queda "pequeña", abogando en este sentido por una flota de hidroaviones contra incendios y un cuerpo de zapadores con retroexcavadoras para abrir cortafuegos, lo que, en su opinión, hubiera impedido que el incendio de Doñana "llegara tan lejos".

Por último, solicita la creación de una comisión de investigación en el Parlamento andaluz; proceder a la reforestación de la zona con especies autóctonas, "y no una macrosuperficie sólo de pinos"; y que las Fiscalías de Medio Ambiente de Huelva y Sevilla "cumplan con sus estatutos y abran diligencias urgentes para investigar los presuntos delitos ecológicos cometidos".


          Dos años de aplicación de las "Leyes Mordaza"   

Organizaciones y movimientos sociales exigen que se cumplan diez principios básicos para garantizar la protección de los Derechos Humanos.

Comunicado "No somos delito"

El 1 de julio se cumplen dos años de la entrada en vigor de las conocidas como Leyes Mordaza (Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana y reformas del Código Penal). Desde su entrada en vigor, en 2015, organizaciones y movimientos sociales venimos denunciando las graves consecuencias de la aplicación de estas leyes para el libre ejercicio de los derechos humanos. En estos dos años, hemos sido testigos de un incremento de la discrecionalidad policial y de la vulneración de derechos fundamentales, consecuencia en muchos casos del abuso por parte de los agentes de la presunción de veracidad y del poder de interpretación que les otorga la citada Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana.

Los últimos datos extraídos del informe del Ministerio del Interior muestran que el primer motivo de sanción referente a seguridad ciudadana son las multas por "faltas de respeto y consideración a la autoridad". Uno de los tantos artículos que aparecen redactados de una forma indeterminada en esta ley, en el cual no se especifica de una forma clara cuáles pueden ser los motivos concretos de dicha sanción. Este hecho pone de manifiesto cómo la ambigüedad de la ley, está dejando a la ciudadanía en una situación de indefensión ante el poder de la policía, que es quien tiene la potestad de interpretar qué hechos son sancionables o no dentro del libre ejercicio de derechos fundamentales como la libertad de expresión o reunión.

Por tanto, no es de extrañar que desde que se empezó a aplicar la Ley Mordaza se estén produciendo situaciones de personas denunciados por policías, no sólo en el ámbito de las movilizaciones activistas, por motivos como no tratarlos de usted, criticar la extralimitación en sus funciones o vestir una camiseta con una leyenda reivindicativa, por poner algunos ejemplos. También son alarmantes los casos de periodistas multados por esta ley, restringiendo de esta forma el derecho de la ciudadanía a recibir una información veraz.

Ante una posible reforma de esta ley en el Congreso, las organizaciones y colectivos sociales que hemos denunciado la arbitrariedad y falta de garantías de esta norma legal seguimos trabajando para que las modificaciones que se lleven a cabo por los grupos parlamentarios respondan a unos mínimos que garanticen el libre ejercicio de los derechos fundamentales. Por este motivo, hemos iniciado la redacción de una propuesta para una ley que garantice la Seguridad Jurídica y la protección del ejercicio de los Derechos Humanos que recoge los 10 principios básicos que consideramos que debería contener una legislación que defienda y proteja los derechos y libertades de las personas.

Se trata de un texto en construcción y en continuo desarrollo, redactado por el Grupo de Análisis de la Plataforma No Somos Delito, compuesto por más de 15 juristas, con el apoyo de numerosos colectivos, asociaciones y organizaciones de diversas características que tienen en común la defensa de los Derechos Humanos. Documento al que se han adherido desde un inicio más de 10 organizaciones entre las que se encuentran: Jueces y Juezas para la Democracia, la Asociación Libre de Abogados y Abogadas (ALA), la Comisión Legal Sol, Hetaira, Greenpeace, la Coordinadora de ONGD, la Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI), Red Acoge, la Coordinadora de Barrios, Xnet, 15MPaRato, PAH Madrid, Sos Racismo, Defender a quien defiende, Hetaira, Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP), Yayoflautas Madrid, Asociación Apoyo, Forn de Teatre Pa'tothom, PAH AlcoSanse (confirma este jueves), Psicología Solidaria, etc. El objetivo de este proyecto es sumar a muchas más personas individuales y colectivos que trabajan en la defensa de los Derechos Humanos para conseguir en los próximos meses un documento enriquecido que pueda ser la base de una legislación realmente garantista y que cumpla con los principios de un Estado democrático en el que se respeten los derechos humanos.