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US — #WeeklyAddress: October 22 – October 28: Explosive device sent to CNN’s New York office

first_img Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more October 29, 2018 US — #WeeklyAddress: October 22 – October 28: Explosive device sent to CNN’s New York office Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of October 22 – October 28: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) recently published an analysis on the difficulties foreign journalists face attempting to obtain visas to travel to the United States, and called on the US government to provide transparency in the visa application and appeals processes. These journalists, who have all reported in global conflict zones or traveled to certain “countries of particular concern,” have been outright denied visas on the grounds of “terrorist activities” or remain waiting indefinitely as their applications process. These obstacles and the lack of responsiveness that foreign journalists face throughout the process are of great concern to RSF and other press freedom advocates. Read more here. Man shot by security guard after breaking into Fox 5 DC building News Follow the news on United States News The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Four alleged members of the white supremacist Rise Above Movement (RAM) have been charged with inciting violence against journalists, counter-protesters, and a police officer in California between March and June of 2017. At a Make America Great rally in Huntington Beach, video evidence shows RAM members Tyler Laube punching a journalist three times in the face and Robert Rundo punching one protester and assaulting a second. Supporters of the group, as well as the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, openly praised these assaults online. The criminal complaint issued against Laube, Rundo, and two other members—Robert Boman and Aaron Eason—also cite four other instances in which these men violated federal conspiracy and riots statutes. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, 45 journalists faced physical attacks in 2017. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticized CNN chief Jeff Zucker on Twitter for denouncing the Trump administration’s response to the bomb scare at CNN’s New York office. In her response, Sanders referenced the president’s message of unity from a Wisconsin rally, which took place the same day CNN received the explosive device, before accusing Zucker of choosing “to attack and divide” instead.  Sanders did not mention the president’s later remarks at the rally, in which he blamed the news media for the current climate of political violence and for failing “to set a civil tone.” Just last week, President Trump praised Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte for body-slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May 2017. Explosive device sent to CNN’s New York office CNN’s New York office received a suspicious package containing a pipe bomb on October 24 that was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. Employees were quickly evacuated from the Time Warner Center where the news outlet’s offices are located. The man responsible for sending the bombs, now identified as Cesar Sayoc, also sent 12 other packages to prominent liberal figures who have openly criticized President Trump. Sayoc, a zealous Trump supporter, has a record of attacking political figures and praising the president and conservative causes on social media. A recently released video even shows Sayoc chanting “CNN sucks” at a Trump rally in 2017. President Trump held a rally in Wisconsin the same day CNN received the device, where he criticized “acts or threats of political violence” against the press before blaming the news media for failing to “to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories.” In a tweet two days later, he disparaged “lowly rated CNN, and others” for criticizing the president “at will.” Under the Trump administration, journalists have been especially vulnerable to hostile criticism, including directly from the president, and violence. The court hearing concerning Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez-Soto’s request for asylum in the United States, originally scheduled for October 22, has been delayed due to the loss of court files. His asylum request was originally denied in July 2017 and then re-opened after 19 journalism organizations, including RSF, joined an appeal to presiding judge Robert Hough’s deportation order in support of the internationally respected journalist and his son. According to Gutierrez’s attorney Eduardo Beckett, the appeals court lost some of the files he had submitted for Monday’s hearing, which Judge Hough then delayed. He is expected to issue a ruling in January 2019. Gutierrez originally fled Mexico with his son Oscar in 2008 after being placed on a military kill list and targeted for exposing corruption and abuse by the Mexican military. Organisation For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Four white supremacists arrested for inciting violence against journalists and others Help by sharing this information RSF_en United StatesAmericas Press Secretary Sanders criticizes CNN chief’s statement after bomb scare Foreign journalists face increasing difficulties in obtaining US visas to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas News April 28, 2021 Find out more An unarmed man was shot by a security guard after breaking through the glass doors of WTTG’s Fox 5 building in Washington, DC on October 23. The suspect, now identified as George Odemns, disregarded a security guard’s order to stop after he illegally entered the building’s lobby. He was then shot and remains in stable but critical condition. Odemns had previously contacted staffers at at Fox 5 with bizarre messages and conspiracy theories, and was charged with assaulting a police officer in August. His motives for breaking into the building, however, have not been ascertained. Odemns has been charged with second-degree burglary. June 3, 2021 Find out more News Journalist Emilio Gutierrez-Soto’s asylum hearing delayed due to “lost” files TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP last_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders demonstrates in Olympia at start of Olympic torch relay to Beijing

first_imgNews RSF_en March 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders demonstrates in Olympia at start of Olympic torch relay to Beijing ChinaAsia – Pacific News March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further Three Reporters Without Borders representatives, including secretary-general Robert Ménard, today unfurled a banner showing the Olympic rings transformed into handcuffs at the official Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in Olympia, in Greece. Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News Three Reporters Without Borders representatives, including secretary-general Robert Ménard, today unfurled a banner showing the Olympic rings transformed into handcuffs at the official Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in Olympia, in Greece. Security forces arrested the three human rights activists, who are now being held at a police station in Pyrgos, around 80 kilometres from Olympia.“The Olympic flame may be sacred but human rights are even more so,” the press freedom organisation said. “We could not let the Chinese government take the Olympic flame, a symbol of peace, without denouncing the dramatic human rights situation in China with less than five months to go to the start of the Olympic Games.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The treatment reserved in China for those who express themselves freely, the censorship imposed on the press and the news blackout in Tibet demand this sort of protest. All possible means must now be used to condemn the serious violations of basic freedoms in China. We will protest whenever we can.”The Reporters Without Borders’ representatives unfurled the Beijing 2008 campaign banner during the ceremony to light the torch. They were immediately seized by the security forces before being taken to a police station in Pyrgos.“What we did was not intended to embarrass the Greek authorities,” the organisation said. “We just want to remind the Chinese government and the International Olympic Committee of the promises made on respecting human rights in China”.Chinese television interrupted its coverage of the ceremony during the intervention by Reporters Without Borders’ activists, replacing it with archive footage of the Olympic site. Greek television simply broke off its broadcast for a few momentReporters Without Borders is also calling on heads of state, heads of government and members of royal families to boycott the 8 August opening ceremony of the Beijing games.The organisation will hold a news conference on the press freedom situation in China at 11 a.m. on 27 March at the Lawyers Centre in Athens.Around 100 journalists, Internet users and cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned in China just for expressing their views peacefully. Journalists have been banned from visiting Tibet since 12 March and have been expelled from neighbouring provinces. The crackdown on protests by Tibetans is taking place out of sight.Chinese journalists continue to be subject to the dictates of the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department), which imposes censorship on a wide range of subjects. The government and party continue to control news and information and have authoritarian laws to punish violators.Charges of subversion, disseminating state secrets or spying are often brought against journalists and cyber-dissidents. Self-censorship is the rule in news organisations. Independent Chinese-language media based abroad are blocked, harassed or jammed, preventing the emergence of diversity in news and information.More information about the Reporters Without Borders international campaign on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese at the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf) see the images April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Press freedom groups call for reopening of investigation

first_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ) have called for the investigation into the disappearance of Dmitri Zavadski, a Belarus cameraman for the Russian TV station ORT, to be reopened.The official heading the enquiry, Ivan Branchel, told Zavadski’s widow, Svetlana Zavadskaya, in a 27 February letter, that the authorities had decided to stop looking for him because “he has not yet been found.” He disappeared on 7 July 2000. News News RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts to go further March 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom groups call for reopening of investigation The two press freedom organisations wrote to Branchel pointing out that the decision was contrary to international legal norms and also deprived the Zavadski family (his wife, mother and son) of their right to know the truth about what happened to him.They said ending of the investigation violated the UN General Assembly’s Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (resolution 47/133) of 18 December 1992, whose article 17 says that “acts constituting enforced disappearance shall be considered a continuing offence as long as the perpetrators continue to conceal the fate and the whereabouts of persons who have disappeared and these facts remain unclarified.”Regional bodies such as the European and Inter-American courts of human rights have several times ruled that because enforced disappearance is by nature “continuous,” states are obliged to keep on searching until the person is found.Reporters Without Borders and the BAJ consider the trial that ended on 16 July last year with a life sentence for Valeri Ignatovich, former head of the interior ministry’s special police force, for being responsible for Zavadski’s disappearance, did not establish the exact circumstances of Zavadski’s enforced disappearance or identify those who ordered his kidnapping.An ad hoc sub-committee of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly set up to investigate the disappearance of opposition figures in Belarus reported on 27 November last that the Belarus authorities had still not accounted satisfactorily for the journalist’s disappearance.Zavadski was formerly the personal cameraman of President Alexander Lukashenko until 1996, when he resigned from the government-controlled TV station without the agreement of the authorities and joined the Russian station ORT. He was jailed for two months with an ORT colleague in 1997 after they reported on gaps in Belarus security along the country’s border with Lithuania.In 2000, Zavadski revealed that Ignatovich, who had left the interior ministry police, was working with independence fighters in Chechnya. The Belarus authorities say he killed Zavadski for reporting this. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Charged with theft from Limerick community project

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch TAGSCourtMusic Limerickyouth outreach Previous articleDon’t just learn English, live itNext articleWinners and losers on jobs front Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Twitter Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img WhatsApp Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ALMOST €14,000 was taken from a community based project for young people and a 37-year-old Limerick woman has been charged in relation to the alleged offences.Martina Keane, Glendale Lawn, Old Singland Road, Limerick, is charged with 54 counts of theft from The Southill Outreach Youth Project, Galvone, Limerick on dates between January 29, 2001 and November 11, 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s alleged Ms Keane transferred cash, belonging to the Southill Outreach Youth Project, in the form of an electronic transfer to her own account at AIB, William Street, Limerick in various amounts from €100 to €800, totalling €13,973.55At Limerick District Court, Judge Eugene O’Kelly also heard that Ms Keane was also charged with the theft of office supplies, valued at €95.95 from the Southill Outreach Youth Project on November 19 last.Sgt Donal Cronin told the court that the DPP has directed that the charges be dealt with at the Circuit Criminal Court.Defence Solicitor John Herbert was assigned to represent Ms Keane and the matter was adjourned for eight weeks for the preparation of the book of evidence.Ms Keane was released on bail on her own bond of €500 and is due to appear again on November 20 next. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtCharged with theft from Limerick community projectBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2013 739 Printlast_img read more

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New backer for estuary gas terminal project

first_imgNewsBusinessCommunityNew backer for estuary gas terminal projectBy Alan Jacques – August 29, 2018 8273 Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSteve makes magical return to Electric PicnicNext articleWarning issued over bogus letting agents Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Europe clears the way for Dell takeover TAGSEnergy Security StrategyEuropean CommissionLNG TerminalMEP Sean KellyNew Fortress Energyshannon estuary center_img Email Ireland South MEP Sean KellyNew Fortress Energy is set to develop the new gas terminal on the Shannon Estuary resulting in 400 jobs at the construction stage, while 100 permanent jobs will be created when the plant is fully commissioned.Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly this week confirmed that the global leader in the energy infrastructure business has agreed to buy the site at Ballylongford, County Kerry, which has full planning permission for the proposed LNG Terminal.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This development, which will cost an estimated €500 million, was recently designated as an EU Project of Special Interest by the European Commission, an important factor in attracting the interest of the new buyers.Mr Kelly believes that an LNG terminal on the west coast of Ireland fits in well with the current EU policy of changing electricity generation to gas-fired plants from the present coal and peat-burning plants. He expressed his delighted that his work on this project for the last decade has helped to finally bring it over the line.“Shannon LNG will bring significant benefits to the Irish energy user. Ireland is dependent on gas via a pipeline from the UK. Regulatory divergences down the line, particularly in the case of a hard Brexit, could put additional costs onto the gas that Ireland imports,” the Fine Gael politician suggested.Mr Kelly also believes it is important for Ireland to move away from our current energy dependence on Britain.“An LNG terminal in Ireland should also reduce our exposure to any potential supply shocks, by bringing market flexibility and enhanced supply security for Ireland. This is a project that makes a lot of sense for Ireland, and for the EU. It is now considered a key element of the EU’s Energy Security Strategy. Improving the EU’s capacity to buy LNG on the global market will increase flexibility and exert downward pressure on European gas spot prices, to the benefit of EU consumers and industry,” he concluded.Click here for more business news. Linkedin €4.5 million EU funding for Foynes Port WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

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Hybrid and online share of the market stands still, including Purplebricks

first_imgOnline estate agents have once more failed to substantially increase their share of the housing market, latest figures from house selling consultancy The Advisory reveal.Its analysis of Rightmove listings data for the final two weeks of January show that online and hybrid estate agents listed 4.8% of the 90,933 properties uploaded to the portal, up marginally from 4.58% a year ago.Purplebricks continues to dominate, listing 3.12% of the entire market or some 65% of the online and hybrid sector’s output.Despite this, investors appear to be tiring of the company’s inability to increase its overall market share. Its share price rallied to £1.30p following the General Election but has since slumped back down to its pre-election price of £1.07p.Online agentGavin Brazg, founder of The Advisory, claims his figures show the online estate agent sector’s market share has stood still compared to a year ago and that Purplebricks CEO, who last month restated his belief to investors that Purplebricks can achieve a 10% market share, has a very big hill to climb.The Advisory’s figures show that almost all online and hybrid estate agency’s saw their listings stand still year-on-year include Yopa and Purplebricks while HouseSimple, which has been heavily promoting its ‘free to list’ proposition in Nottingham, saw its listings three by nearly 100 properties year-on-year.The report also reveals that the huge increases in activity reported by many agents including Knight Frank yesterday within its prime central London market analysis are failing to work through into the wider market.The number of properties for sale on Rightmove is currently down 9,000 on the same two-week period in 2019 to 90,933 properties.HouseSimple Purplebricks YOPA February 4, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 5th February 2020 at 7:18 amWith Brexit done, or at least a first stage decision made and carried through, January 2020 was destined to be a productive one. Agents started the year with a slightly higher pipeline of properties to sell due to a slow last sales quarter of 2019. Plus, some encouraged by more political certainty decided to list and sell.As we enter February the well priced and sought after addresses have gone under offer, and the uncomfortable reality is now setting in that stock levels to sell are moribund, and much property still sits on the market at too high a price.With the need to take fresh properties to market it is likely new instructions may in some areas have optimistic pricing attached to them. Which will not help matters. The underlying factors of 2019 still remain to a degree, house price inflation has factored many out of the market.Help to buy will in the first quarter of 2020 scoop up a large margin of the first time buyers and volumes of new homes will go under offer, rather than properties which traditionally fed the lower parts of chains of transactions.Regarding the fortunes of the online agents, with no online agent making a profit, and share prices of those listed in retrograde mode, 2020 may well see further exits from this marketplace.Whilst Purplebricks may have listed over 60,000 properties last year, its actual offering regarding service levels is debatable, and it is still burning through capital to continue trading. As they say you can only buy the market for so long.The final scenario may be that Axel Springer will take the firm private, adjust the model and service the low end, cheap fee, do it mostly yourself model, for which there is maybe a 5% to 7% client base.The true picture of the market will appear by month five, and with a cabinet reshuffle, and possible stamp duty changes, these factors may slow the market a little as cautious buyers wait to see if stamp duty will be removed in some price bands, or become the preserve of the seller, or if no change will be made at all.All of this will add pressure to agents to cut costs and be more efficient, and it will be apparent that proptech is to an extent a solution, alongside well trained and motivated sales teams. In the medium term, although there is the initial financial outlay, growth and sustainability of businesses will depend on how far along the road of digital transformation business owners are willing to travel.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Hybrid and online share of the market stands still, including Purplebricks previous nextHousing MarketHybrid and online share of the market stands still, including PurplebricksLatest listings analysis using Rightmove data reveals hybrid and online estate agents have yet to break the 5% market share barrier.Nigel Lewis4th February 20201 Comment1,233 Viewslast_img read more

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Propertymark slammed for handling of latest leadership resignation

first_imgPropertymark has come in for criticism from its agent members for its poor handling of President Kirsty Finney’s unexpected departure over the weekend.She is reported to have left the trade association and her estate agency for family reasons.Belfast-based Finney became its president after Propertymark suspended its elections process during Covid. She succeeded Lauren Scott, saying she wanted to give Northern Ireland a greater voice within the UK’s legislative changes.On Saturday an email was sent out to Propertymark members about her departure, some of whom have criticised the unusually short and blunt announcement about her departure. Unusually, links to articles about her on the Propertymark website have been taken down.This follows an increasingly predictable pattern within the organisation in recent months which has seen CEO Mark Hayward leave and then return with a new title of Chief Policy Advisor, the abrupt departure of its Chairman Christopher Hamer in September and the mysterious exit of David Cox in July, who then joined Rightmove.“Given that Kirsty Finney was only in post six-months, maybe someone should take a closer look at what is happening on the inside of this organisation which alleges it is the guardian of the estate agency sector in the UK, as it certainly is not a role model of stability with regard to who is running it,” says Proptech and industry figure Andrew Stanton.Consultant Michael Day, has also been critical of Finney’s departure: “Members have supposedly been sent a somewhat blunt and disingenuous email. I’m a member but haven’t received it. Whatever the circumstances this has been handled poorly.”Records at Companies House show Finney resigned from her directorship of the company she co-founded in 2017 on February 1st.Kirsty Finney Andrew Stanton Mike Day propertymark February 16, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 16th February 2021 at 10:03 amSorry – but what’s the point of NAEA membership? Unlike the Propertymark’s US counterpart, the NAR, the organisation seems to have become pretty toothless anyway, irrespective of its management confusion. Of hundreds of agencies for whom I have provided marketing copy based on the agency’s specific attributes, not one has ever asked me to promote their membership of the NAEA.When I was an estate agent myself, the only reason I joined was to get the sticker for the window as some sort of “ABTA” style flag of implicit trustworthiness. But that doesn’t work anymore, especially as Propertymark appears to have no interest in promoting the advantages (?) to the public of using a member agent. On-line reviews have replaced this function – and they’re more reliable too as an indicator of user-experience. In fact, for a mediocre agency, NAEA membership is easier to acquire than good reviews so it could even be counter-productive!It would seem to me that The Guild of Property Professionals has replaced the NAEA in most aspects. It’s innovations and member support are outstanding and much more akin to a professional association than to the commercial operation it is. If it were me, I know who’s sticker I’d want on my website! Just saying!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Propertymark slammed for handling of latest leadership resignation previous nextAssociations & BodiesPropertymark slammed for handling of latest leadership resignationTrade association sends terse email to members about Kirsty Finney’s departure and takes down links to articles about her.Nigel Lewis16th February 20211 Comment2,631 Viewslast_img read more

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Associate Degree Nursing Faculty (Fall Semester)

first_imgMaximum Salary Range Position TitleAssociate Degree Nursing Faculty (Fall Semester) College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunityinstitution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteranstatus.College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis ofdisability in the recruitment and admission of students, therecruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operationof its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws andregulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992. Contract Length9 months Will begin interviewing in July 2020. However, the start date willbe for the fall semester.Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories,which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name ofemployer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description ofduties performed. If this information is not submitted, yourapplication may be considered incomplete. Applications with “Seeattached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of acomplete application. Omission of data can be the basis fordisqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incompletefields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attachedto the online application. Posting NumberF132P Preferred Knowledge & Skills Candidates that are eligible applyInternal/External Minimum Salary RangeTBD Minimum Education/Training/Experience Position FundingRegular Doctoral Degree in Nursing and two (2) years of recent relevantclinical practice experience in a maternity and/or medical-surgicalsetting.Experience with patient simulators. Employment StatusFull Time EEO Statement – Principles and practices of teaching;- Training techniques;- Detailed knowledge of material being taught in the specificcourse and program area;- Student engagement techniques;- Record keeping procedures;- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interactionwith students, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc.sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive workdirection. Preferred Education/Training/Experience * Do you have a masters degree?YesNo May work indoors in classroom, skills lab, and office, travel toclinical assignments. Work with students, staff, and patientsduring clinical teaching experience.Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends when assigned.Clinical shifts will be for a period of 12 hours.Physical: High physical demand. Must be able to stoop, bend, liftup to 50 pounds, and assist in patient care/clinical teachingsituations, or demonstrate ability to perform tasks successfully.Possible exposure to communicable diseases through patient careclinical experience. Occasionally assist in 2-person lifting ofpatients. Identifying specific weights lifted in a transfer isdifficult because it is dependent upon the amount of assistance thepatient is able to offer. Master’s Degree in Nursing and two (2) years of recent relevantclinical practice experience a medical setting. Posting Open Date09/11/2020 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Minimum Knowledge & Skills FLSAExempt Job Duties Position Details Responsible for providing instruction within the appropriatedepartment/program. Develop and revise curriculum and course work.Provide scheduled office hours for student consultation. Serves onCollege committees as needed and assigned. Participate in studentorientated instructional and advisement activities as needed andassigned. Class Summary Physical Requirements Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttps://jobs.com.edu/postings/2291 Texas Registered Nurse licensure or privileges to work as aregistered nurse in Texas. Posting Close Date -Test Development and Item Writing-Medical-Surgical Nursing-Mental Health Nursing-Experience conducting simulation scenarios Licensing/Certification Requirements Comply with all college policies and safety policies to ensure apositive learning environment for student instruction and tosupport the activities of the college and to attend meetings andtraining as required.Meet clinical assignments.Prepare clinical schedules and arrangements for assigned agency ina timely manner.Supervision of students caring for 1-3 patients.Coordinate safe nursing care of patients by student.Maintain Texas RN Licensure and credentials.Maintain current immunizations and CPR as required by clinicalagencies.Maintain a minimum of 7.5 scheduled office hours per week to beavailable for students.Participate in committees and meetings and be in attendance 90% ofthe time. Position TypeFaculty Mid Point Salary RangeTBD Open Until FilledYes Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeTranscripts (1 of 3)Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)Optional DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum Vitaelast_img read more

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African sculpture’s heart of stone

first_imgDANIEL LLOYD explores representations of the women of Zimbabwe and finds little to praise In Praise of Women, ArtAfrica’s exhibition of Zimbabwean sculpture, which took place in the gardens of Magdalen College, was a very curious affair indeed. Ostensibly intended as a showcase for indigenous Zimbabwean stonework, it was largely controlled and curated by middle-aged westerners, and the works carried hefty price tags. Apparently a display of folk-art, the pieces seemed strangely derivative, inducing nothing so much as a sense of deja vu. A mass of contradictions. A curate’s egg. The reasons behind the unsatisfactory feelings which one takes away from the exhibition are several, and are perhaps indicative of a wider trend in populist art, particularly that which emerges from Zimbabwe. To most westerners, that country is a blank space on their mental embroidered tea-towel of the cultural map of Africa. It falls vaguely south of the Pharaohs, east of Youssou N’Dour, north of the Rainbow Nation. The tradition of stone sculpture is, ironically for a country whose name translates as “house of stone” in the language of the Shona people who make up a little over four-fifths of its population, rather recent, having taken off around the 1970s. And therein lies the problem. It has, throughout its entire cultural history, been supported and encouraged by westerners and white farmers. Zimbabwe has no great history of tourism, and that has certainly declined in present times. So, in order to attract buyers for these pieces, they must be hawked around the world (this particular exhibition is taking place in Oxford, London, Copenhagen and Uppsala) in a boutique dressed as a museum. Worse still, in order for the work to sell, it must be saleable. It must be user-friendly. Hence the sense of deja-vu: this is “African art” for the lowest common denominator. There are the obligatory big–buttocked earth mamas, faces with vaguely “tribal mask–like” features, and abstract depictions of wombs and the female form. That is not to decry the technique of the sculptors who achieve remarkable effects of texture and colour with the huge geological wealth of Zimbabwe. Nor the setting, which, with the dreary rain of a typical Oxonian summer brought out wonderful tones in the stone that the heat of Harare might not. Sadly the subject matter does not engage with the realities of life. On the one hand, one could argue that the depiction of such elemental subjects as womanhood, birth, or childhood are in some indefinable way universal; but on the other, where is the engagement with rape, incest, prostitution, misery, poverty, pain, queues for bread? This exhibition sanitises the lives of the “women of Zimbabwe” and does them a disservice. It turns them into sitting-room curios, inoffensively genial, un-challengingly joyous. In Praise of Women has received much adulation, yet it is rather patronising; we ought to demand more of our artists. The exhibition ought to be retitled “A Present from Zimbabwe” – we ought to ask ourselves whether “A Present from Eastbourne” would have the same reception. www.artafrica-online.comARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

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Law School receives Scalia papers

first_imgThe family of the late Antonin Scalia, J.D. ’60, who was a leading associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, announced Monday that it will donate his papers to the Harvard Law School (HLS) Library.The bulk of the Antonin Scalia Collection consists of judicial papers from his tenure on the Supreme Court as a forceful and influential conservative interpreter of the law and previously on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.The collection also includes papers from earlier in the career of Scalia, who died a year ago, including his government service in the U.S. Department of Justice, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Office of Telecommunications Policy, as well as his academic career as a law professor at the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago, and elsewhere. Various other materials, including drafts of speeches and articles, correspondence, and records pertaining to his professional appearances and awards, will also be included.“We are extraordinarily grateful to the family of Justice Scalia for donating these papers to the Harvard Law School Library,” said Martha Minow, the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at HLS. “Justice Scalia will be remembered as one of the most influential jurists in American history. He changed how the court approaches statutory interpretation, and in countless areas introduced new ways of thinking about the Constitution and the role of the court that will remain important for years to come. His papers will be a tremendous resource for students, scholars, and the general public for generations to come.”The collection will be made available for research on a schedule agreed upon by the Scalia family and the Law School Library. Materials pertaining to Scalia’s work on the Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit Court will begin to be opened for research in 2020, although materials regarding specific cases will not be opened during the lifetime of other justices or of judges who participated in the case. As materials become available, they will be announced on the HLS Library’s blog, Et Seq., and through other outlets.Maureen Scalia, Radcliffe ’60, who was married to the justice for 55 years, said, “Nino and I met as students in Cambridge, when he was at the Law School and I at Radcliffe. Our visits back to Harvard together always felt like a homecoming, particularly in recent years. I am pleased to make this gift, and that his papers will now be at the Law School.”Maureen Scalia and Law School Professor John Manning pose for a photo at the dedication. Photo by Martha StewartAs a student at HLS, Scalia served on the Harvard Law Review, which he recalled with great fondness in many subsequent visits to campus. His last appearance at the School was in 2014, when he visited to hear his longtime friend and colleague Judge Frank Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit deliver the inaugural Scalia Lecture in what has become a regular series in the justice’s honor.“We are deeply grateful to the Scalia family for donating Justice Scalia’s papers to his alma mater,” said John Manning, deputy dean and Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at HLS and a former clerk to Scalia. “These papers will someday be a treasure trove for historians, legal scholars, and others who wish to study and understand the justice’s historic tenure on the court and impact on legal thought.”Adrian Vermeule, the Ralph S. Tyler Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at HLS and also a former Scalia clerk, said, “Justice Scalia was, indisputably, the most influential and interesting justice of his generation, and a brilliant academic as well. His papers will be of surpassing value to future scholars, and it is fitting that they should find a home at Harvard Law School.”Jonathan Zittrain, the George Bemis Professor of International Law and director of the library, said, “The Harvard Law School Library serves not only the campus community, but the world at large. Its patrons are not only those using the library today, but those who will follow. We are trustees of the development of the law, and we embrace new technologies as part of the solemn pursuit of universal and ongoing preservation of and access to materials entrusted to us.”“The Harvard Law School Library is honored to steward Justice Scalia’s memory and his contribution to American jurisprudence,” said Jocelyn Kennedy, executive director of the library. “Adding Justice Scalia’s papers to our modern manuscripts collection, which includes the papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis D. Brandeis, and other Supreme Court Justices, will allow future researchers the opportunity to explore the courts and our venerable jurists across three centuries.”last_img read more

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