Adjunct Instructor – English

first_imgMaster’s degree in the discipline or closely related field, ormaster’s degree plus 18 graduate hours in the discipline.Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College Core values ofcompassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance andtruth. Special Instructions to Applicants Close Date * What is the highest degree completed?H.S. DiplomaAssociatesBachelorsMastersPhD Open Date10/25/2018 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterOptional DocumentsTranscriptsLetters of RecommendationEvaluations (for Faculty) This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates.As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed. Specific Job Duties The adjunct instructor will teach English to a diverse studentpopulation. These courses will be offered during the day andevening. The responsibilities and duties of the instructor maychange as the needs of the college arise. Open Until FilledYes Reports To and Evaluated byAssociate Dean of Instruction or designee Preferred Qualifications Posting Details Job TitleAdjunct Instructor – English Desired Start Date01/10/2019 Required Qualifications Job Summary Posting NumberADJ00043PU Salary RangeDetermined by CBA Position Details Position End Date (if temporary) Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?Morton ‘careers’ websiteInternal postingMonsterCareerbuilderInside Higher EdHigher Ed jobsHACUnewspaper/trade journalLinkedIn 3 years or more of previous community college or universityteaching experience. • Utilize departmental syllabus template, approved textbooks, andsupplemental course materials.• Submit personalized course syllabus to Deans’ Office inelectronic format one (1) week prior to course start date.• Distribute and review comprehensive course syllabus to studentsno later than the first week of the course.• Receive, understand, and follow Course Data Form as distributedby Deans’ Office.• Adhere to printed course schedule meeting times andlocations.• Obtain prior approval for any substitute teachers or guestspeakers from Deans’ Office.• Maintain grade book in electronic or hard copy format.• Take and record student Attendance each day.• Submit accurate and certified Tenth (10th) Day AttendanceVerification and Mid-Semester Class Roster or other report to theDeans’ Office.• Give final exam at the time and date indicated on the college’sFinal Exam Schedule.• Respond to e-mails from students, staff, and collegeadministrators in a timely manner while classes are in sessionusing assigned college designated e-mail.• Check assigned college mailbox regularly.last_img read more

News story: UK government delivers key strand of international transparency agenda

first_imgEITI is a global standard to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. It is designed to improve accountability and public trust for the revenues paid and received for a country’s oil, gas and mineral resources.The UK is a major supporter of EITI’s work across many developing nations, helping those countries manage their natural resources for the long-term benefit of their citizens.In October 2014, the UK was successfully admitted as an EITI candidate country and is one of 51 implementing countries. The UK is currently undergoing validation to assess whether EITI implementation in the UK is consistent with the EITI Standard. The initial results of the validation will be available shortly.Find further information about UK EITI and the work of the MSG. Although a voluntary initiative, 58 UK companies (39 oil and gas and 19 mining and quarrying) participated in the 2017 UK EITI process in 2017 industry gross value added was £22 billion and net receipts from taxation was £847 million the sector is directly responsible for 40,000 jobs, with an estimated total of 280,000 jobs, often highly skilled, supported by the UK upstream oil and gas industry exports were £617 million in 2017 all payments for 2017 have been fully reconciled by an Independent Administrator. This group is a partnership of industry, civil society and government.Read the 2017 reportHeadlineslast_img read more

Tony Awards Dedicated to Orlando Victims

first_img Related Shows The cast of ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) On Broadway’s biggest night, the theater community has banded together ahead of the Tony Awards to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting in Orlando, Florida.According to the The New York Times’ Michael Paulson, the Hamilton cast will no longer use muskets in their Tony performance in light of the attack at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The production reached this decision following the dress rehearsal, during which time the props were featured.Over 50 people were killed in what is being reported as the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Earlier today, it was announced that this evening’s Tony Awards ceremony is dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. from $149.00 In addition, the Tony Awards have created a special ribbon to honor Orlando. View Comments Hamiltonlast_img read more

Gavin Creel & More to Join Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!

first_img Related Shows Hello, Dolly! Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018 Dancing! Two-time Tony nominee and Olivier winner Gavin Creel, Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and more have been tapped for the upcoming Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!. Starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, performances will begin at the Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017 with an opening night scheduled for April 20.Along with Creel (The Book of Mormon) as Cornelius Hack and Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow) as Irene Molloy, the cast will include Taylor Trensch (Curious Incident) as Barnaby Tucker, Will Burton (Holiday Inn) as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore (Fiddler on the Roof) as Ermengarde and Tony nominee Jennifer Simard (Disaster!) as Ernestina.Helmed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, the tuner features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker and her attempts to marry “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. The musical took home the 1964 Tony Award for Best Musical following its Great White Way premiere at the St. James Theatre.Rounding out the company will be Cameron Adams, Phillip Attmore, Giuseppe Bausilio, Justin Bowen, Elizabeth Earley, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Blake Hammond, Stephen Hanna, Michael Hartung, Robert Hartwell, Amanda LaMotte, Analisa Leaming, Jess LeProtto, Ian Liberto, Kevin Ligon, Nathan Madden, Linda Mugleston, Hayley Podschun, Jessica Sheridan, Michaeljon Slinger, Christian Dante White, Branch Woodman, Ryan Worsing and Richard Riaz Yoder.The revival will mark the first mounting of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway since 1995, which was headlined by original star and Tony winner Carol Channing. A 1969 film adaptation starred Barbra Streisand in the titular role.The production is set to feature scenic and costume design by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Scott Lehrer and music direction by Andy Einhorn.Matilda, the current occupant of the Shubert, is scheduled to close on January 1, 2017. Gavin Creel Kate Baldwin View Comments Gavin Creel Star Fileslast_img read more

Trail Mix: December 2017

first_imgNothing screams “Happy holidays!!!” quite like a collection of horn-driven hip hop anthems and protest songs. If you need a break from incessant carols on the radio, or perhaps need to channel the frustration that comes from long lines and crowded parking lots during this festive season, take a listen to Brass Against The Machine, a collection of musicians from NYC who give the brass treatment to tunes from the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Living Colour, Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest, and more. Get your head bob on as you sit in the car with Brass Against The Machine’s take on Rage’s “Killing In The Name Of.” It will be a nice catharsis.Are you tired of all those same old Christmas tunes? Feel like your holiday play list needs a shot in arm? This month’s collection could have you covered. Check out some soon-to-be holiday classics from Zach Schmidt, Joey Sweeney & Neon Grease, Lowland Hum, and Parker Longbough.Old friends also turn up on this month’s mix. New releases from Grayson Capps, Birds of Chicago, and The Oh Hellos show up in the Trail Mix player.New tracks from Richie & Rosie, Stills, Hank Williams, The Shelters, Louise Goffin, , Mapache, Travis Meadows,  Lake Jons, The Searchers, and  Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet round out this month’s mix.Keep an eye on this month’s Trail Mix blog, as chats with Eagle Johnson & Clean Machine and Marcus King are on tap, as is a chronicling of favored albums from the past year.And tis’ the season to buy music for people, so get out and grab a bunch of these records and give them away to loved ones and friends! Support the great bands that let us share their music! Mountain Song Mapache 6:11 Don’t Kill Yourself This Christmas_16-44 Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease Better Boat Travis Meadows 4:32 Audio PlayerMapacheMountain SongUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 5:13 Ain’t That Rockin’ All Night Lowland Hum I’m Drunk Again This Christmas Zach Schmidt 4:53 3:42 Eh Ya Ye Trio de Kali and Kronos Quartet 3:20 Hearts In Her Eyes The Searchers Killing In The Name Brass Against The Machine 4:26 4:34 3:30 4:32 Rita Is Gone The Marcus King Band Let Me In Again Louise Goffin 5:13 4:09 4:52 2:24 3:04 Jambalaya Hank Williams 4:27 So Get Out The Shelters 3:29 5:27 Pacific Coast Stills 4:50 Torches The Oh Hellos Hero Eagle Johnson & Clean Machine Embed 3:01 Breathe Out The Fumes Lake Jons Secret Santa Parker Longbough Scarlett Roses Grayson Capps 3:19 American Flowers Birds of Chicago Nowhere in Time Richie & Rosie Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. last_img read more

Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Promotes Youth Programs

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo May 07, 2019 The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) leads two youth programs as part of broader national effort to provide opportunity for underprivileged youths. The Military-Led Academic Training Programme (MiLAT), and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), focus on driving misguided and underprivileged youths away from crime. “In Trinidad and Tobago, the criminal landscape is fed by misguided youths often times with pent up, unexpanded energy that hasn’t been positively channeled. It’s critically important to provide avenues for the positive expression of the youth’s energy, as it’s much easier to prevent somebody from becoming a criminal than to change a criminal’s mind,” Retired TTDF Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, former chief of Defence Staff, told Diálogo. “It’s important to find healthy outlets for young people, especially because of the competing interests of gangs, criminal networks, terrorist networks, and so on.” MiLAT and CCC represent the government of Trinidad and Tobago’s efforts to expose young men and women to vocational and educational opportunities and behavioral changes they may not otherwise have. “The youth programs are like a second chance to help the youths make something of themselves before they get involved in criminal activities,” said Trinidad and Tobago Reserve Major Cheryl Richardson, director of MiLAT and CCC. “It also helps them after they have been involved in criminal activity to get them back on their feet, to redirect their mind, fix their attitudes and behaviors. The students receive positive mentorship and reinforcement, academic instruction, certified training, career guidance, benefit from positive peer motivation, friendship, and brotherhood.” MiLAT Programme Created in 2007, MiLAT is designed to provide academic alternatives for young men between 16 and 20 at risk of gang affiliation, drug trafficking, other criminal activities, and potential radicalization by external actors. MiLAT admits approximately 100 young men per year. Kevin Narine, a 19-year-old MiLAT student, attributes the program to turning his life of street criminality into a success story through discipline, academics, and brotherhood. “I was a juvenile delinquent. [I was in] plenty of trouble in school,” said Narine, who is six months shy of completing the two-year residential program. “MiLAT is life changing. I was at risk; it changed my life in a big way.” The students undergo a three-month induction training to adjust to military discipline and the academy’s routine. Then they enroll in a combination of core subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Language Arts, and Life Skills, and optional subjects, including Information Technology, Social Studies, Human and Social Biology, Music, and Physical Education, among others. As part of the certification program, MiLAT students participate in activities to learn about the environment, first aid, survival training, community service, and others. They prepare for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level of Competence, equivalent to a high-school degree. “I understand the effectiveness of the youth programs,” said TTDF Coast Guard Leading Writer Alexander Gershwin, a MiLAT instructor who was an at-risk teen before enrolling at CCC. “I offer [students] my own story. I give them my testimony, and it gives them hope. I become more relatable, and they come to me for advice, mentorship, and counseling.” Civilian Conversation Corps CCC is a 1993 initiative designed to provide skills for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 25, with low levels of education and little or no work experience who are susceptible to engaging in criminal activity. Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Defense borrowed the CCC concept from a U.S. public relief program for unemployed, unmarried men during the Great Depression. Matthew Taylor, a 21-year-old Trinidadian high-school dropout, dreams of becoming a graphic designer. When he heard about CCC, he jumped at the opportunity to change his life for the better. “Many youths have nothing to do and they have no motivation. CCC is a good program for the youth,” Taylor told Diálogo. “We can learn and do something good with our lives,” he added. Taylor is five months into CCC’s six-month Computer Literacy course. CCC counts seven educational centers in Trinidad and one in Tobago, and offers students more than 30 six-month courses, such as Building Maintenance, Child Care, Computer Literacy, Electrical Installation, Hairdressing, and Plumbing. The skills prepare them to join the work force through private partnerships with national organizations, to include the National Energy Skill Center and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Institute. Since its creation, more than 35,000 students completed the program, earning a certification in their chosen field. After graduation, CCC hires its top students as part of their leader and mentorship program. “CCC provided me with a stable environment to assist me in deciding what goals I wanted to set for my life and how to go about achieving them,” said TTDF Corporal Adanna Hume-Borrell, a member of the TTDF Public Affairs Division, who specialized in photography at CCC and was later employed as a CCC assistant team commander. She joined TTDF in 2004.last_img read more

Upping the game for credit union directors

first_imgExpectations and demands on credit union boards have never been greater. Challenges of ever-changing business trends and industry disruption, especially related to technology and cybersecurity, require advanced skill levels and continuous learning. When you add the constant demands of contributing to and overseeing strategy, it means that credit union directors must up their game. Directors need the background, skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement through learning to execute their responsibilities as board members, to handle strategic challenges and to make sure management is up to the test. The days of thinking of strategy as an annual, “review-and-concur” event are over. Waiting for an annual strategic planning retreat means missing threats and opportunities. Credit union boards appreciate that they must be more involved with and pay more attention to strategy. A recent survey by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) illustrates how public company directors know they must do more. The NACD found that 71% of directors surveyed felt they should better understand the risks and opportunities that affect performance and drive strategic choices. Nearly as many directors (67%) said their boards needed to improve contribution to strategy development and boost oversight of strategy execution.Boards must make discussing strategy a priority at every meeting, and robust board engagement with strategy takes time. The NACD reported, however, that over half of the directors they surveyed felt that there was not adequate time for in-depth strategy discussion at board meetings. Effective and well-designed, regularly refreshed CEO dashboards are a focus for our clients. They can help directors stay briefed between meetings and allow directors to track strategy implementation between meetings. Directors arrive at meetings prepared for thoughtful engagement. For credit unions, like public companies, technology is very often critical to strategy. Yet, the NACD found that only about 50% of the directors surveyed discussed the technology investment needed to support strategy at their meetings. Additionally, only 38% felt they had sufficient metrics to assess the progress of technology-related strategies. Cyber security is critical to credit unions and public companies alike. Yet practically all of the NACD respondents felt challenged in gaining adequate knowledge to oversee cybersecurity issues. Even the directors who are most knowledgeable in this area are finding the quickly and continuously changing nature of cyber threats difficult to monitor. Imagine the difficulty of a director without such a background. Rigorous strategic decision-making depends on the quality of director knowledge and experience. Many credit unions, however, find that the skill level does not meet current demands and that adjustments are needed. Every credit union’s situation is different, and many know what needs to be done but are unsure how to execute these changes effectively and with a process that is fair, criteria-based and strategic. Enhanced director skill levels combined with a focus on continuous learning, strengthens the board’s culture and its ability to oversee the credit union’s business and contribute to enhancing member products and services on an ongoing basis. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Detailslast_img read more

Not coronavirus: North Sumatra agency denies virus killed cruise ship crew member

first_imgTwo of Jung’s friends from the cruise ship, identified as Philippine nationals Jacky and Robles Jesus, accompanied Jung.Alwi said Jung was declared dead upon arriving at the port, despite the team’s efforts to provide him medical assistance.“We are still waiting for the results of a medical examination [to find the cause of death],” Alwi said. He added that Jung’s body was undergoing an autopsy at Pringadi Hospital in Medan.Jung’s death sparked concerns it was connected to the global coronavirus outbreak. AFP reported that a total of 1,011 people had died from the new coronavirus infection as of Tuesday, with more than 42,000 others having been tested positive for the virus around the world. (syk)Topics : The North Sumatra Health Agency has dismissed rumors saying the death of a South Korean working aboard a Sunshine cruise ship in the province’s waters was caused by a disease related to the Wuhan coronavirus.The agency’s head, Alwi Hasibuan, said the Korean citizen — identified as Jung Seungwong, 21 – did not die from being infected by the coronavirus because he did not show any symptoms of fever or shortness of breath beforehand.Jung also had no history of traveling to a country with confirmed cases of the coronavirus up to 14 days before his death, Alwi said. “According to those facts, we concluded that the Sunshine crew member did not die because of the coronavirus,” Alwi said during a press briefing on Monday.Prior to his death, Jung was sailing from Singapore to Qatar on a Panama-flagged Sunshine cruise ship. When the ship reached Aceh’s waters on Sunday, the ship sent a distress signal to the Belawan Navy Command Post, asking for a medical evacuation for the Korean crew member.Read also: Cruise ship rejected by four nations runs out of optionsA team comprising personnel from the Navy post, a water police unit and health officials from state-owned energy holding company Pertamina approached the cruise ship to collect Jung. Alwi said the team took 3.5 hours to transport Jung from the cruise ship to Pangkalan Susu Port in Langkat.last_img read more

R&B star Chaka Khan speak on gun violence in Trinidad

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Chaka KhanAmerican R & B music superstar Chaka Khan is scheduled to give the feature address at a symposium on gun violence at City Hall, Port-of-Spain, tomorrow from 10 am. Hosted by Nu Wave Entertainment, the symposium is being held to mark the launch of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative.Nicola Harvey, adviser and co-ordinator of the symposium, said Nu Wave felt there was an urgent need to give back to the society and help make T&T a better place. Harvey said Khan is expected to give a motivational and inspirational speech, as she has personally felt the effects of gun violence first-hand. The two-hour symposium will examine the effects of gun violence on the families and friends of victims.In 2004, Khan’s son, Damien Patrick Holland, shot to death his 18-year-old friend. The incident took place at Holland’s apartment where the two men struggled for control over a gun, which discharged a bullet and struck the victim. Holland was acquitted of the killing in 2006.“Chaka advocates for things like this. She tends to give a voice to those voices that are not heard,” Harvey said. Harvey said the multi-platinum recording artiste, who will headline the Every Woman Mother’s Day Concert on Saturday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, continues to be very vocal on issues involving gun violence.She said Khan has also spoken out on the highly-publicised Trayvon Martin case, in which 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida on February 26. “She is a mother, too, and knows what it’s like to be affected by gun violence. She can therefore share with us how she has been able to survive,” Harvey added.The symposium will also include a panel discussion to be led by head of the Police Victim and Witness Support Unit, Margaret Sampson-Browne, and will feature various community groups including the We Are Better Youth (WABY) of Laventille. “We have lost a lot of young people to gun violence. It’s one of our main crime problems in this country. We need to focus on this,” she said.Harvey said Gender Youth and Child Development Minister Verna St Rose Greaves is also expected to attend the symposium.The Guardian 63 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet EntertainmentNewsRegional R&B star Chaka Khan speak on gun violence in Trinidad by: – May 9, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Iloilo farmers sell 1.1M bags of rice to NFA

first_imgAt its office in Jaro, Iloilo City NFAhas two huge warehouses. ILOILO – The National Food Authority(NFA) has procured 1.1 million bags of rice from farmers here in the secondhalf of this year or from July to Dec. 21. The purchase price was P10 per kilo ofrice, according to Pat Espinosa, provincial information officer of NFA-Iloilo. Other farmers chose to deliver theirproduce themselves to NFA warehouses, said Espinosa, with the help of theirlocal government units which provided trucks for the hauling. According to Espinosa, this wasNFA-Iloilo’s answer to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.’s call for NFA to reach outmost especially to farmers reeling from the drop in rice prices primarily dueto the deluge of cheap, imported rice.center_img NFA set up rice procurement sites in10 municipalities to make it easier for farmers to sell their produce to thegrains agency. In September NFA bought 250,554 bagsof rice; October, 386,833 bags; November, 345,145 bags; and Dec. 1 to 21,146,133 bags. Some of the buying stations ofNFA-Iloilo were in the towns of San Dionisio, Dumangas, Pototan, Dumangas, andDueñas./PNlast_img read more