Inspection of Administration on Defector Issue Needed

first_img By Daily NK – 2009.04.29 5:44pm Analysis & Opinion Inspection of Administration on Defector Issue Needed Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twittercenter_img Analysis & Opinion [imText1]Since the start of the mass defections of North Korean citizens in the mid-1990s, the protection and handling of overseas defectors scattered across several countries, especially China, has became a substantial international human rights issue. In the midst of this situation, South Korean embassies, who should consider themselves the “vanguard” of defector protection activities abroad, have not broken free from their old ways, and have angered NGO activists in the field as a result, not to mention seriously failing the defectors themselves. Despite the fact that overseas North Korean defectors are South Korean citizens under the South Korean constitution, there has not been much change in the apathy and indolence demonstrated by embassies. The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights’ Executive Director Kim Sang Hun, who met with Daily NK at the office of the Database, demanded that the Blue House and the administration review and improve the situation. Executive Director Kim even proposes an administrative review by the National Assembly and a special audit by the Board of Audit and Inspection. [The following is the interview with the Director of the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights] – At a discussion meeting last week, you pointed out that our overseas embassy personnel has been exhibiting serious incompetence, defeatism and dereliction of duty. Has this continued even since the Lee administration came into office?In the past, it came to light that the South Korean embassy in Laos did not receive defectors from North Korea, but it has started receiving them, albeit at a limited rate. Until last year, some of the staff at our embassy in Thailand treated defectors really badly. Our embassy in Vietnam refuses to accept defectors to this day. If this were an issue at the administration level, then there may have been changes after the Lee administration took office, but not much has fundamentally changed. This is not an issue which is related to a government policy, but one that is related to the work culture of South Korean diplomatic circles and overseas embassies.– During the Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun administrations, the issue of overseas defectors was not a policy priority. In such a context, is it not asking too much to request an inspection of the administration by the National Assembly?For the past ten years, the government, saying that it would focus on inter-Korea reconciliation, put the defector issue in the hands of the front-line bureaucrats. Therefore, the South Korean overseas embassy personnel tried not to bother the administration by dealing with defector issues in-house. The Blue House indicated “silent diplomacy,” so embassies tended to deal with defector issues silently. The first duty of embassies is protection of their compatriots. According to our constitution, North Koreans who defect from North Korean soil are also our people. By an inspection of the administration by the National Assembly, we need to clarify diplomatic indolence on the defector issue. – Since President Lee came into office, have there been policy changes in the popular transit nations of Mongolia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China? These countries do not have such a large interest in defectors, or they sit on the fence. As a result, if our embassy personnel put in a little effort, then the situation of our overseas defector brothers can change significantly. But our personnel will not do this. With the exception of China, no country has been hostile towards our defectors. The issue is that given the lack of interest on the part of the embassy staff, the governments also see defectors as a burden.I am not asking diplomats to hold the hands of defector brothers and cross the border. But at the very least, don’t they have a duty to make an attempt to genuinely help those defectors who manage to reach the embassies after seeing the South Korean flag? First and foremost, the habits of the staff, of immediately frowning upon seeing a defector, should change. This situation should not be neglected any longer. Embassy staff, however, does not even blink when a new chief comes into the Blue House. First, the National Assembly, which is the representative of the citizens, should appreciate and assess the situation. The Blue House, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Unification must also try to restore discipline.– In actuality, however, is it not true that the rights of an embassy does not include the ability to negotiate with the government of a state?The first duty of the embassy is planning the safety of our citizens. Accordingly, there has to be legitimate negotiation with the relevant governments regarding defectors, who are international refugees but also South Korean citizens. Of course, negotiation is not as easy as it sounds. However, there is a vast difference between those occasions when an embassy staff member shows his/her face when the life of a defector is in danger or if s/he is about to be forcibly repatriated, and occasions when that does not happen.They have to help defectors immediately when they need help, especially when they face a security emergency, even without any indications from the native country. However, they do not have this sense of responsibility on the defector issue. – You have recently insisted that the National Assembly and the Board of Audit and Inspection should undertake inspections and investigations of the embassies’ protection of their own citizens, but did the Grand National Party (GNP) and the Liberal Forward Party (LFP) take the idea it seriously? NGO activists have been acting until now according to their own religious, ideological or moral convictions. We want the political world to pay closer attention to these issues but, even if this doesn’t happen, we will push through all the way. Has there ever been an instance where a civil service entity carried out reform of its own accord? If the citizens take an interest, then the political world will also take an interest.If the National Assembly decides not to carry out administrative inspections, then I will request a special audit of the Board of Audit and Inspection. In South Korea, the citizens also have the right to request an audit. The fastest way is for the Blue House and the administration to look at the situation in advance. – It also seems urgently necessary to try and encourage public opinion.When I think about my defector brothers, I am ashamed to be a South Korean citizen. Just as the master has to watch over a worker who can’t work very well, the citizens now have to help instill discipline among the embassies. The interest of citizens is urgently needed. 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Beach parking lot closed for future events

first_imgHomeFeaturedBeach parking lot closed for future events Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsBeach parking lot closed for future eventsMatthew Hall3 years agoNo tags The popular beach parking lot adjacent to the Pier can no longer be used for special events and while staff will honor existing contracts for upcoming events, event organizers looking for a beachfront location will have to look elsewhere.Staff said the changed was prompted by an increase in yearly visitors to the Pier and beach area that has created year-round demand for parking at the site. Closing the parking lot for a special event created problems for visitors, nearby employees and reduced revenues for the city’s beach fund.Council first approved the use of the lot as an event space in May of 2001 as part of a revision to a wider policy governing events in public spaces. Use of the lot was expanded in 2004 to include longer-term events that included a Cirque du Soleil show. The lot was recently leased to the Independent Spirit Awards under an extended policy for use through 2020.“Closing the 1550 Pacific Coast Highway beach parking lot as an event forum will return the lot to its original purpose of providing parking for the public coming to the beach and/or the Santa Monica Pier,” said a report given to City Council. “Staff will work with event organizers to consider alternative event venues, and many have already reached out to the Santa Monica Pier.”The lot was already subject to specific rental criteria. Uses had to be predominantly cultural and/or entertainment related. Music concerts were banned in the lot and events could not be primarily focused on promotion, sales or product sampling. Organizers were also limited to holding events in off-peak months. The busy season used to be from July 1 through Labor day but that timeframe was expanded in 2014 to run from June through September.“Currently, community events are not permitted in the 1550 PCH beach lot from June through September,” said the report. “In addition, due to the established Extended Event Policy process administered by CCS, events proposed for after September and prior to Memorial Day weekend cannot be accepted more than six months in advance. Consequently, there is a limited window of opportunity to permit community events in the 1550 PCH beach lot.”In the last four years, 20 events have been scheduled for the lot (such as the Pacific Car Show, Santa Monica Pet Expo & Adoption, Copa Cabana Beach Soccer, Rose Art 75, Fitness Event, Santa Monica Bike Expo, Rollergames World Cup 2016, The 420 Games Los Angeles, City of Hope Gala, Electric Bike Expo, Gran Tasting Food Festival, Out of the Darkness Walk and Touch a Truck).While some of those events will continue in the nearby beach area without use of the lot, others will have to find new homes and the city has already banned events in other beach lots.In 2014 staff prohibited events at the 2030 Ocean Avenue and 2600 Barnard Way lots over complaints of noise, traffic congestion and loss of public parking.According to city staff, Pier businesses support a moratorium on events as the lot is needed for employee parking. Recent event closures forced employees to park in the south beach lots.“Business owners expressed concern for the safety of employees who work late and had to walk a distance to their cars,” said the report. “These events occurred during Spring Break, which covers several weeks before and after Easter and is a very busy time for the Pier and beach. The SMPLA has requested that, at a minimum, no events be permitted during the six-week Spring Break period.”Events also decrease revenues for the lot. Parking can cost between $12 and $14 per space but many spaces turnover throughout the day creating multiple fees. The price for renting the lot is a flat $15 per space per day.“Using the spaces for events, particularly on busy weekends, results in a net revenue loss for the Beach Fund,” said the report.The conclusion of  The Clean Beaches Project will add approximately 100 new spaces in the 1550 lot but the additional capacity is will merely offset the growing demand for the lot. Staff said any excess capacity in the beach lot would be better used to facilitate closures of the Pier Deck parking rather than events on the beach.“As the Pier moves forward with its initiative to engage the local community with more cultural and educational programming, the additional parking in the 1550 lot will help to offset the loss of parking on the Pier when the Pier parking lot is used as an event space,” said the report.In addition two upcoming construction projects will have potentially negative impacts on the beach lot creating further hurdles for events.While no new events will be permitted, The Independent Spirit Awards will continue to use the space per their existing contract through [email protected] on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentClimate change and heatCity invests millions of dollars in greener commuteYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agolast_img read more

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Monday Scramble: (Don’t) Slow your roll

first_imgThe PGA Tour tries team play, officials finally hand out a slow-play penalty, Lexi Thompson returns, Ian Poulter retains his card and more in this week’s edition of the Monday Scramble: The new team format at the Zurich Classic was a hit. The success of a Tour event largely depends on player support, and the New Orleans stop now has plenty of it, with several guys remarking how much fun the event was and how they wished the circuit had one or two more events like it. For years, the Zurich has been an afterthought, a C-level event on a mediocre course during a dead time on the golf calendar. The switch to a two-man team competition gave the event new life, and it also gave those in Ponte Vedra Beach reason to believe that there’s room on the schedule for team golf other than the Ryder and Presidents cups. Now, it’s up to commissioner Jay Monahan and Co. to keep the momentum rolling, to find new and interesting ways to liven up the Tour.  1. On Monday morning, Cameron Smith sealed a victory that seemed destined to be his the previous night. From an awkward lie on the 72nd hole, the Australian had wedged to kick-in range to set up an easy birdie and post 27 under par. That’s when Kevin Kisner, using only the light from a nearby video board, banked his 30-yard pitch shot off the flagstick and into the cup for an unlikely eagle-3 to force a playoff. After three uninspiring playoff holes, Smith hit a perfect drive on 18, ripped a 3-wood up the gut and then stuffed his 57-yard wedge shot to 3 feet. For the 23-year-old Smith, it’s his breakthrough Tour title and earns him a two-year exemption, as well as a spot in The Players, the PGA and the 2018-opening Tournament of Champions. It is his partner Jonas Blixt’s third Tour victory, but his first since 2013. “He’s gonna be a superstar one day,” Blixt said of his partner, “and you can see it now. Seeing how he played golf this week, the sky is the limit for him. I haven’t seen anything that good in an extremely long time.”  2. Kisner and partner Scott Brown said they didn’t run out of gas, but they definitely ran out of magic. After recording 16 birdies in a 19-hole span, the team from Aiken, S.C., made par on 10 of their last 11 holes. They were caught by Blixt-Smith in regulation, then that birdie drought kept the door ajar during the four-hole playoff.  3. Even a new format couldn’t put the Zurich on Mother Nature’s good side. The six-hour weather delay Sunday added to a growing list of delays at this event. In fact, 43 percent of the rounds (12) since 2010 have either been suspended or canceled. There is no easy solution to the event’s weather woes. Move the Zurich any earlier in the year, and it’ll be a tough sell for players who are focused on preparing for the Masters. Any later, and players will be subjected to suffocating heat and humidity, and the event would lose its team-play appeal with the Ryder or Presidents cups drawing closer.   Ideally, the event would be played two weeks after the Masters (or a week earlier than this year), while officials can hope for the best with the weather.  4. After 22 years, Glen Day is officially off the clock. The PGA Tour finally decided to call a slow-play penalty, and curiously it waited until the first round of foursomes play – a format unfamiliar to more than half the field – in the first team event on Tour since 1981.   My thoughts on the penalty can be found here. The CliffsNotes version: By going after a couple of little-known players – Brian Campbell and Miguel Angel Carballo – and by ignoring the extenuating circumstances, the Tour proved that it really has no idea how to stop slow play. 5. Not to be outdone, the European Tour handed out a slow-play penalty to Soomin Lee at last week’s Volvo China Open. Lee received three bad times before he was finally docked a stroke. Check out the video:  6. With extra eyeballs on the tour because of the weather issues in New Orleans, the LPGA once again failed to deliver. Just a few weeks after the rules debacle at the ANA, the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout was marred by a never-ending playoff and unfathomably slow play from veteran Cristie Kerr. It didn’t help that the players were forced to play the poorly designed finishing hole six times. Look, there’s a reason the playoff rotation usually calls for the 18th hole over and over again – that’s where the fans are. But the LPGA and every other tour needs to show flexibility when it becomes clear that hole won’t produce a final result in timely fashion. Both players have to compete on the same hole. What’s the big deal in moving it around?  7. Thompson and her “team” missed a massive opportunity last week in Texas, the LPGA star’s first event since she was slapped with a four-shot penalty that derailed her at the year’s first major. Instead of admitting that she had committed an infraction, instead of vowing to mark the ball more carefully in the future, Thompson sounded defiant and refused to acknowledge the obvious – that she had played from an incorrect spot. That her team appears committed to prolonging the controversy, saying that the LPGA needs to provide a “true and transparent” accounting, is even more of a head-scratcher. Making an already emotional 22-year-old continue to relive the worst day of her golf career is a mistake. Even if the LPGA does divulge information about the viewer who emailed the infraction – and there is no incentive for the tour to do so – it won’t change the fact that Thompson lost. She needs to move on. Speaking of Lexi …  8. The USGA and R&A took another step toward limiting video evidence by introducing a new decision to the Rules of Golf that allows a committee to overturn a penalty if it is determined that the infraction could not have been seen by the naked eye or that the player used reasonable judgment. The full news story can be found here. The new rule, effective immediately, will help a player in Anna Nordqvist’s situation but not necessarily in Thompson’s. Nordqvist’s penalty last year at the U.S. Women’s Open, when she grazed a few grains of sand on her backswing, could only be detected on slow-motion replay. She wouldn’t be penalized now. But the same is not necessarily true for Thompson, or at least it’s not as clear-cut. The committee will now be able to discuss the incident with everyone involved – the player, the caddies, the officials in the group, etc. – and also factor in the egregiousness of the error. On a 16-inch putt, it could be argued that Thompson’s re-marking was not reasonably judged.  9. Of course, a larger issue remains: The post-round scorecard penalty. When news broke of the new decision, players were asked their thoughts on the change. Most thought it was a step in the right direction, but more needed to be done. That there even needs to be a scorecard in 2017, with a mountain of ShotLink data providing scores and yardages and other information, is debatable. But penalizing a player for signing a card that is only determined to be incorrect later is outdated and just plain unfair. The USGA and R&A are taking a “deeper evaluation” of scorecard penalties and viewer call-ins, though the latter issue has no simple solution.    10. Nothing gets the blood pumping quite like a FedEx Cup points structure story, but here’s the takeaway from the Ian Poulter saga: He has Brian Gay to thank. It was Gay (who had locked up his card but hadn’t done enough, points-wise, to qualify for The Players) who brought the inequalities in this year’s points breakdown to the attention of the Tour higher-ups. They unanimously agreed that the players competing on major medicals – who were trying to retain exempt status based on a previous year’s standings – were at a disadvantage because of the change this season that devalued finishes between 15th and 68th. Poulter had no idea, but he’s the main beneficiary of Gay’s investigation. Now, the Englishman can turn his attention to trying to keep his card after this season. He’s 129th in FedEx Cup points, but he has the rest of the season, with no restrictions, to crack the top 125.   Crane is now known for not only his slow play, but his slow pay. He was reminded again last week that fast money makes fast friends because he was called out on Twitter by Tom Gillis, whose “friend” alleged that Crane owed him $6,000 for losing a putting contest earlier this year in Phoenix. Turns out – thanks to Charley Hoffman – that that “friend” was PGA Tour winner Daniel Berger. The issue was “handled,” according to all sides involved, but Crane is now a slowpoke in more ways than one.  This week’s award winners …  He’s Back: Dustin Johnson. The world No. 1 returns to action for the first time since withdrawing from the Masters because of a back injury. He’ll be looking for his fourth consecutive title – no player has won that many in a row since Tiger in 2007-08 (six).  Quite the Comeback: Alexander Levy. The Frenchman rallied from seven shots back to steal the China Open. It’s the largest final-round comeback this season on the European Tour.  Not Bad For a Retired Golfer: Charlie Wi. The 45-year-old journeyman teamed with K.J. Choi and was only two shots off the halfway lead. Wi had retired as a full-time player last summer, choosing to teach juniors in LA over the grind of a 25-event schedule. They tied for 24th.   First Time for Everything: Drinking Sprite, not some alcoholic beverage, out of the Ryder Cup trophy.  Learning Experience: Eun Jeong Seong. The 17-year-old, who won the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Amateur in the same year, shot three consecutive rounds of 69 in Texas before getting blown off the course during a Sunday 86. She’s ready for the pro ranks, even if the final round in wind-whipped conditions suggested otherwise.  Best Laid Schemes: Pac-12 Men’s Championship. The 72-hole conference championship in Boulder, Colo., was reduced to a shotgun start and 54 holes because of – you guessed it – snow. An ideal way to prepare for NCAAs, it was not. We hear the weather in Southern California and Arizona is lovely this time of year. Best Wishes: John Senden. He has taken a leave from the PGA Tour after his son, Jacob, was diagnosed with the brain cancer. All the best to the Senden family.  Something About New Orleans: Brian Stuard. The defending champion at the Zurich, he teamed with Chris Stroud to tie for 11th. It was his first top-15 finish in the 31 events since his rain-shortened victory at TPC Louisiana a year ago.  Blown Fantasy Pick of the Week: Justin Rose. Making his first start since a playoff loss at the Masters, the Englishman was returning to a place where he won in 2015 and had three other top-15 finishes since 2012. He was also playing alongside world No. 6 Henrik Stenson, with whom he has successfully partnered at the Ryder Cup. No matter. They both rinsed their second shots during Friday fourballs and missed the cut by one. Sigh.last_img read more

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Economy Brightens as Consumers Spend, Layoffs Slow

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email WASHINGTON – Economic reports Thursday suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending more confidently.Combined, the latest data confirm that the economy is improving, even though too few jobs are being created to lower the 9.8 percent unemployment rate.The number of people seeking unemployment benefits edged down by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 420,000, the Labor Department said. That was the second drop in three weeks.Weekly unemployment applications at around 425,000 signal modest job growth. But economists say the number would need to dip consistently to 375,000 or below to indicate a significant decline in unemployment. Weekly applications peaked during the recession at 651,000 in March 2009.The four-week average, a less volatile gauge, rose slightly to 426,000. The average had fallen for six straight weeks to the lowest point in more than two years.Companies increased their orders for long-lasting manufactured products, excluding volatile transportation goods, by the sharpest amount in eight months, the Commerce Department said. Demand rose for computers, appliances and heavy machinery.Total orders for durable goods dropped 1.3 percent. That decline reflected sagging demand for aircraft and autos. But excluding transportation, orders surged 2.4 percent, the best showing since last March.Personal spending rose modestly last month, giving the economy a lift before the holidays. Spending increased 0.4 percent, the fifth straight monthly increase.Consumers’ incomes grew 0.3 percent last month, lifted by gains in stock portfolios. Wages and salaries barely budged. Hiring slowed in November.Housing remains a drag on the economy. More people bought new homes in November, though far too few to signal better times are ahead for the battered housing industry. Sales rose 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 290,000 units, the government said. That’s less than half the rate that economists consider healthy. And the increase follows a dismal October pace that nearly matched the lowest level in 47 years.The economy is expected to pick up next year as consumers spend more freely. Most Americans will have more cash to spend because of a cut in Social Security taxes that Congress approved this month. But economic growth probably won’t be fast enough to quickly reduce unemployment.Many analysts are predicting that the economy will grow at a 3.5 percent to 4 percent annual pace next year. That would be up from an expected 2.8 percent pace this year.Economists generally say growth needs to reach 5 percent for a full year to bring down the unemployment rate by 1 percentage point. Many expect the rate to be near 9 percent by the end of next year.The recent decline in the number of people seeking unemployment benefits has encouraged economists. Applications have fallen by more than 20,000 in the past month. That should translate into more hiring in December than the previous month, according to most economists. The economy added a net total of only 39,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent.Weekly applications are a real-time snapshot of the job market. If they continue to move down, hiring is more likely to pick up. Applications reflect the level of layoffs. But can also indicate whether companies are willing to add workers.Fewer people are receiving unemployment benefits. The total unemployment benefits rolls dropped by 103,000 to little more than 4 million in the week ending Dec. 11, the department said.That doesn’t include millions of additional laid-off workers who are receiving emergency aid under extended unemployment benefits programs set up during the recession. About 4.7 million people are receiving extended benefits for up to 99 weeks.All told, about 8.9 million people obtained unemployment benefits during the week of Dec. 4, according to the latest data available. That was about 150,000 fewer people than the previous week.last_img read more

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Whitefish Mountain Resort to Begin Work on Flower Point Project

first_img Email Whitefish Mountain Resort announced Friday it plans to purchase a chairlift and begin clearing timber for new runs and a line on the north side of the ski area. The Flower Point project, set to begin this summer, will add roughly 200 acres of lift-served skiing, including 32 acres of cleared runs, additional gladed areas and a fixed-grip triple chairlift. The project will be constructed in two phases and be completed for the 2014-2015 winter season, according to the resort.“We are delighted to begin work on the Flower Point lift and trail system this summer and provide lift access to more terrain,” Whitefish Mountain Resort President Dan Graves said in a statement. “The lift increases access to an area of our mountain known for having the most consistent snow coverage and will provide quality skiing in early and late season.”The first phase of the project will include the purchase of a chairlift. Timber clearing will begin mid-summer and most of the work is expected to be completed by this fall. Concrete work for towers may also occur in this phase. The second phase will begin summer 2014 when towers will be erected and terminals installed.Four new runs and two connector runs will be added to the areas currently known as Stumptown and Window Pane. The runs are expected to be intermediate level and will be kept fairly narrow with tree islands and feathered edges to maintain a natural feel and experience. The six runs will be named to help guests and ski patrol identify their location in the area.“The new lift and trails will greatly enhance the guest experience at Whitefish Mountain Resort by providing a stand-alone pod of skiing which helps to spread out skiers across the resort,” Graves said. “Flower Point also offers breathtaking views into the North Fork region of Glacier National Park.”The additional acreage is located within Whitefish Mountain Resort’s special use permit area, however has been considered out-of-bounds to guests and will remain so until the project is complete.RELATED: Whitefish Mountain Resort Plans New Chairlift Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Brumbies shake up team, Reds tweak lineup for grand final

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Turkey season results are in

first_imgHomeNewsTurkey season results are in Turkey season results are inJune 7, 2019Mark CarpenterNews0 Top Searches Top Searches Richard SeasNorth Adams SoccerSenior Profile PreviousDon’t let one good meal fool youNextLocal farmer directs $2,500 donation to Adams County 4-H Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Tom Cross-The results of the just completed spring turkey season, including youth season, are in and the news is not great, but it’s not all bad. Statewide turkey hunters bagged 19,088 gobblers and of that number, 1,318 were during youth season. That total represents a nearly 16 percent drop from last season when turkey hunters tagged 22,635 gobblers. According to ODNR Biologist Mark Wiley, anytime 19,000 turkeys or more are harvested during the spring season they are pretty well satisfied.Taking youth season out of the equation, 17,770 wild turkeys were bagged by hunters during the regular season from April 22 through May 19 in the south zone, and April 29 to May 28 in the northeast zone. Compare that number to the 20,775 birds that were taken during that same period in the 2018 season and you can see the harvest numbers have dropped.Turkey hunting reached a peak in 2001 when a record 26,156 wild turkeys were harvested across Ohio during that spring.Down slightly too are the sales of spring turkey permits as hunters purchased 63,604 permits in 2019, which is down slightly from last season when 63,838 turkey permits were sold. In 2017, 65,586 permits were sold. The number of permits holders may decrease even more as a fee hike in both deer and turkey permits is expected in 2020. However if my math is correct somewhere between 25 to 30 percent of turkeys hunters are successful. Those are pretty good numbers.Locally Adams County did well as one of the 28 Ohio counties that posted gains this season. Although it’s been up and down for Adams County turkey hunters during the past four years, hunters did manage to harvest 417 gobblers this season; that is up from the 399 that were tagged in 2018 in Adams County. In 2017 turkey hunters bagged 503 gobblers; in 2016, 423 wild turkeys were killed in Adams County.Brown County hunters checked in 411 birds. Clermont had 334 birds tagged. Highland had 388 turkeys harvested. Pike County hunters checked in with 241 gobblers, and Scioto County turkey hunters took 284 wild turkeys. Of these counties only Adams, Brown and Highland posted gains over last season.Next year’s spring turkey season opens April 21, 2020.Cutting it close. Amy Copas from Decatur with a 20-pound gobbler she bagged on May 17, just two days before season closed. The bird had a 10-3/4 inch beard with 1-1/16 inch spurs. Her husband Derek was working that day so she hunted solo and called the bird in and killed it herself. 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Continuing Tenure Track Faculty Full-Time – Nursing (Pediatrics)

first_imgThe college is currently in a Modified Academic and BusinessOperation ( MABO ) model, which means some of the work is beingperformed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, basedon CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will berequired to resume their work on campus as directed by management.This position is located in the state of Maryland.Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Extent and relevance of graduate educational preparation toanticipated teaching assignments.Relevance of teaching experience to anticipated teachingassignments in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.Relevance of non-teaching experience to anticipated teachingassignments;Evidence of quality teaching, including faculty evaluationscores and ratings, teaching awards earned, courses designed,developed, and/or revised, etc.Evidence of knowledge of and experience in employinginstructional methods and techniques appropriate to diverse studentlearning styles.Evidence of currency in professional discipline throughcontinuing education, professional development, and/or scholarlyactivity.Evidence of ability to teach effectively within, and contributepositively to, a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural studentpopulation and campus environment.Familiarity with philosophy and goals of Associate DegreeNursing Programs.Pertinent experience in nursing, i.e., clinical competence,specialty, computers, and simulation technology. Master of Science degree in Nursing.Specialization in Pediatric Nursing.Active R.N. license or eligibility for active R.N. license inMaryland.Two years of teaching experience in nursing educationpreferred. Job Vacancy AnnouncementPosition TitleContinuing Tenure Track Faculty Full-Time – Nursing(Pediatrics)Position TypeFacultyDepartmentNursingFLSAExemptUnion/Non UnionNon UnionFull Time or Part TimeFull TimeGrade.Salary RangeHiring Salary RangeSalary commensurate with experience and educationFixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)Tenure TrackRegular or TemporaryRegularJob Description SummaryPrince George’s Community College invites applications for afull-time faculty position in Nursing (Pediatrics) beginning inFall 2021 (pending budget approval).Continuing Tenure Track: Faculty hired on 2-year conditionaltrack, upon successful performance and evaluation, the hires maycontinue towards tenure track, and is renewable each year for twoyears.Minimum Qualifications Job Requirements How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If youselected ‘Other’ please indicate source:(Open Ended Question) Is Background Check Required?YesPosting NumberPGCC155311/12Open Date02/11/2021Close DateOpen Until FilledYesBackground Check StatementPrince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safecampus community. PGCC conducts background investigations forapplicants being considered for employment. Backgroundinvestigations include reference checks, a criminal history recordcheck, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial(credit) report or driving history check.Special Instructions to Applicants * Which of the following best describes your level of completededucation? (Education details must be included in yourapplication.)Master’s Degree or above from an accreditedcollege/universityBachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/universityAssociate’s Degree from an accredited college/universityOne to two years of college credit (30 credit hours isequivalent to one year)Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/universityHigh School Diploma or GEDNone of the above * Do you have one to two years of related experience? Seeminimum qualifications for this position.YesNo Applications received by February 24, 2021, will receivefirst consideration. This position is open until filled.Teaching Demonstration: Candidates who are invited foran interview will be asked to demonstrate their teachingeffectiveness in a simulated classroom, laboratory, or otherrelevant pedagogical situation, the conditions of which will bedetermined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to theinterview.Letters of Recommendations: Can be uploaded during theapplication process or submitted prior to scheduled interview.Application Status: You will receive an emailacknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time nofurther communication occurs unless selected for an interview orthe position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication isimmediately sent to your references listed on your application.Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRightrequesting you to submit authorization to complete a backgroundinvestigation.Please address your ability to meet the minimum qualificationsand criteria in your cover letter. Degree from an accredited institution.Documentation of experience and performance required.Unofficial transcripts must accompany application for teachingpositions. Lack of transcripts may cause your application to berejected from further consideration. Official transcripts ofacademic work required upon an offer of employment.At least three letters of reference must be job related anddated within the past three years.Ability to teach days, evenings, weekends or online.Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and writtenStandard English.As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to presentacceptable document showing your identity and that you are a U.S.citizen or alien who is authorized to work. * Current R.N. licensure or eligibility for R.N. licensure inMaryland.YesNo * Please provide evidence of your ability to effectively useinstructional technology (Internet, instructional software,Learning Management System, videoconferencing, etc.).(Open Ended Question)* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?HERCHigherEd JobsHispanic OutlookIndeedPersonal ReferralPGCC WebsiteSocial Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)The Chronicle of Higher EdThe Washington PostOther: Please indicate belowEducause CriteriaCRITERIA : The following criteria will be used to review theapplications of those candidates who meet the minimumqualifications and to select those who will be invited for aninterview. Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for aninterview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching effectivenessin a simulated classroom, laboratory, or other relevant pedagogicalsituation, the conditions of which will be determined in advanceand shared with all candidates prior to the interview. In additionto the criteria listed below, other information gained from, andobservations made during, the interview process, including thereview committee’s assessment of a simulated teaching performance,may be considered in selecting candidates to be recommended forappointment. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterOptional DocumentsLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Letter of Recommendation 3Curriculum VitaeCertifications – See Minimum Qualifications for typeTranscriptslast_img read more

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Research Program Coordinator

first_img You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Share Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Twitter LinkedIn Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Research Program Coordinator Save Research Program Coordinator Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Research Program Coordinator Save Research Program Coordinator Facebook School of PublicHealth – East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Research Program Coordinator Maryland, United States Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore GeneralSummary/Purpose:The Department of Otolaryngology-HNS is seeking a full timeResearch Program Coordinator to coordinate study logistics for astudy on HPV, cancer biomarkers and screening. This includesoverseeing day-to-day activities of a complex multicenter study,working in a multiple complex dynamic clinical environments withvarious study stakeholders and participanttypes.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:30%Study Oversight andCoordination:Oversee the coordination of day-to-dayactivities of a complex multi-center study, reporting to supervisorregarding concerns andchangesCoordinate with other study sites toinclude multipleclinicsOversee quality assurance and qualitycontrol for study data collection, reporting to supervisorregarding concerns andchangesImplement and operationalizationresearch protocol at JHSPH/SOM and collaboratingsitesContribute to the SOP, makerecommendations about conduct of research, make independentdecisionsOrganize and manage projectmaterialsAssist with questionnaire development, piloting andmodification, asneededProvide regular updates and reports to supervisor regardingstudy updates andmetricsPerform onboard training, asneeded60%Study:Screen studyparticipantsEnrollparticipantsCollectsamplesPerform study administration, IRB,logisticsOversee administrative pieces ofresearch project10%other duties asassignedMinimumQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in relateddiscipline.Some related experiencerequired.Additional education may substitutefor required experience and additional related experience maysubstitute for required education, to the extent permitted by theJHU equivalencyformula.JHUEquivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degreecredits may substitute for one year of experience. Additionalrelated experience may substitute for required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to twoyears of non-related college course work may be applied towards thetotal minimum education/experience required for the respectivejob.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:Phlebotomy experience/certification highlydesirable.Technical Qualifications or SpecializedCertifications:Familiarity with prospective clinical studies or trials,research protocols, and IRB procedurespreferred.Classified Title:Research ProgramCoordinatorWorking Title: Research ProgramCoordinator ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 per hour(commensurate with experience)Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10003039-SOM Oto Otolaryngology ResearchPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Research Program Coordinator Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Similar jobs More searches like thislast_img read more

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Emergency guidance issued by Senior TC in light of pandemic

first_imgSenior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt (pictured) has issued temporary updates to several Statutory Documents considering the challenges facing operators during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.Mr Turfitt says that TCs “should recognise the exceptional nature of the operating environment during this period of uncertainty.” Financial standing, access to operating centres, Transport Managers (TMs), service registrations and staff shortages are among the subjects addressed.Financial standingUnder the emergency guidance, businesses that cannot meet the appropriate financial standing requirements may apply to a TC for a period of grace. The TC can rely on a satisfactory financial check within the past 12 months to support their approval.When an operator is temporarily unable to access an operating centre due to restrictions, a period of grace may also be applied for.The TC “will wish to be satisfied as to where vehicles will be parked in the alternative,” says Mr Turfitt. It is recognised that during the outbreak, it could be impractical to apply for a new operating centre that may only be required temporarily.Transport ManagersMr Turfitt advises that TCs would not normally be notified of periods of short illness when a TM is unavailable. That includes those resulting from the general symptoms described in the current public health guidance, or absences through a 14-day self-isolation period.However, if a TM is within an at-risk category that more severely limits their ability to attend, they are invited to submit a proposal to the TC on how they will fulfil their requirements during the pandemic. That could include use of technology, says Mr Turfitt.Should a TM develop more acute symptoms, a period of grace may become necessary. If a TM cannot complete required training, they should notify the TC with a request that they amend the undertaking to allow more time to comply.For all cases involving the grant of a period of grace, Mr Turfitt says that TCs should adopt a starting point of four months. That could allow for an extension to six months. It is incumbent on the operator to proactively apply for all grace periods.Service changesWhere operators wish to adjust or suspend services because of reduced demand or staff availability, they are advised to seek short-notice dispensation. Mr Turfitt encourages the use of the variation provision. It can be done via email outlining basic details and including a timetable where relevant.Variations can either be submitted with a defined end date – after which services revert to the original timetable – or with open-ended wording to the effect that they will be in place until whichever is sooner: A defined date or further notice.On condition that the amended service returns to the same timetable that was previously registered, TCs will waive fees for applications that seek to temporarily vary a registration.Where service levels fluctuate from day to day depending on staff availability, Mr Turfitt says that TCs “will take into account the developing situation” when considering the need for any regulatory action.“The guidance allows for a flexible approach to the functions carried out by TCs,” he adds. The document issued last week also includes content relevant to operators that have been called to a Public Inquiry, and drivers that are due at a Driver Conduct Hearing.Advisory document available at bit.ly/2QUoBrx and full emergency guidance available at bit.ly/2WyiOvjlast_img read more

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