Improvement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says Falconer

first_imgImprovement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says Falconer InformationFebruary 16, 2015Written by: Communications Unit-OPM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsInformation Minister Senator Hon Sandrea Falconer says that “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year. RelatedMessage from Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), Office of the PM – In Observance of World Radio Day Information Minister Senator Hon Sandrea Falconer says that “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.Commenting on the release today of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index compiled by ‘Reporters Without Borders’ which ranks Jamaica in 9th place, Senator Falconer said: “Being among the top ten countries worldwide in terms of press freedom is a significant achievement which has come about through clear actions by the government to improve our media and communications environment. While the country boasts a tradition of a free press, such actions as the access to information and the considerable expansion in the media landscape have undoubtedly contributed to this improved position.”“The new ranking is testimony to the hard work put into ensuring that media in Jamaica continue to operate in an environment of integrity, truth and fairness. Along with our journalists and the entire media fraternity, the Government will continue to play its part so that Jamaica remains a shining example of press freedom to the world,” Minister Falconer said.Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year. RelatedJamaicans Encouraged to Vote in Public Sector Customer Service Competitioncenter_img Improvement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says FalconerJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer. RelatedGlowing Tributes to Ralston Smith at Funeral Service Advertisementslast_img read more

Specialist, Instructional Technology

first_imgAbility to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hoursdailyAbility to sit for extended periods of timeRegular attendance is a necessary and essential function Assists in the development and evaluation of online coursesaccording to established guidelines and specificationsCreates curated media, including print, digital, audio, videoand animationProvides a range of training and support servicesEvaluates, selects, implements and maintains new tools andmethodologies to support online teaching and learningMaintains comprehensive recordsAchieves annual, measurable individual improvement goals ofacquiring or refining skills and/or obtaining increased knowledgein job-related areas Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditionscommonly associated with the performance of this job’sfunctions. Physical Abilities – The physical demands described beloware representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions. Supports the mission of the university and serves as anambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellenceModels, supports and holds others accountable to theuniversity’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativityand teamworkProfessionally evaluates and respectfully delivers educationalprograms; offers academic support as neededPromotes the university by participating in relevantprofessional organizations and eventsProvides exemplary customer services to faculty andinstructors Collaborates with all relevant parties throughout the designand delivery of educational programsAssists faculty and instructors in applying models,methodologies or technologies appropriate to course or programcontent, context and formatSupports a culture of continuous professional improvement andthe attainment and assessment of institutional, program and courselearning outcomesSeeks opportunities to exchange and integrate innovativeideas Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, butnot all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessaryto perform this job competently. Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degree preferred Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration Equal Opportunity EmployerLindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. TheUniversity complies with appropriate federal, state, and local lawsand provides equal employment opportunities and access toeducational programs without regard to race, color, religion,gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to allqualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University iscommitted to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated toproviding a positive discrimination-free educational workenvironment. Service Excellence Welcome to Career Opportunities at Lindenwood University.PLEASE READ: For all applications, please include your resumeand cover letter. You may skip the “Quick Apply” pageby simply clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. Whenyou arrive at the “Experience” page, you may upload alldesired documents using the upload box labeled “Resume/CV.”This is the appropriate box to upload all documents. If youare a current or prospective student applying for a studentemployee position, please use your student email address in theemail field on the application.JOB TITLE SUMMARYJob Title: Specialist, Instructional TechnologyDivision: Academic and Student AffairsEvaluation Group: StaffFLSA Status: ExemptStarting Salary: $ 46,286.00 +Reports To: Director, Lindenwood OnlinePositions Supervised: N/AJob SummaryUsing evolving technologies, the instructional technologyspecialist develops online courses according to establishedguidelines and specifications; creates curated media, includingprint, digital, audio, video and animation; and provides a range oftraining and support services.Essential Job Functions and Performance IndicatorsThe intent of this job description is to provide a representationof the types of duties and level of responsibility that will berequired of positions given this title. This job description shallnot be construed as a declaration of the total of the specificduties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employeesmay be directed to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description.Job Responsibilities and Execution Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals fromdiverse communities and culturesStrong attention to detailHighly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonalskillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent presentation skillsTechnologically savvy and creativeProficient in learning management systems, includingCanvasAbility to work in a fast-paced, team environmentStrong professional integrity and independent problem-solvingskillsAbility to achieve effective outcomes; build credibility andtrust; and ensure exceptional service to all stakeholders Job may require other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination ofeducation, training and experience will be considered. Additionalrequirements may be designated by position. General office/educational setting, including computer labs,classrooms, and related support facilities at system-wide campusesand extension sitesOnline academic environmentOccasional night and weekend work may be required to supportthe diverse teaching schedules of faculty and instructorslast_img read more

Women’s U 17 EURO 2015: Skopje to host generation 1998

first_imgRelated Items:handball generation 1998, Skopje Recommended for you Expensive victory in Skopje – Accambray and Barachet injured! Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe first big competition for the women’s generation 1998, European Championship in Macedonia will be held from August 13 – 23 in the capital city of Skopje. Preliminary Groups have been drawn in Skopje last week.Group A: Sweden, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech RepublicGroup B: Russia, Romania, Germany, SpainGroup C: Portugal, Croatia, France, NetherlandsGroup D: Denmark, Norway, Hungary, SlovakiaThe playing venues for the Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2015 are the Skopje arenas Jane Sandanski and the Boris Trajkovski. Veszprem beat Vardar after crazy finish in Skopje ShareTweetShareShareEmail Women’s U17 EURO 2015: Golden Danish girls!last_img read more

Plague At Phish Dick’s: Shakedown “Alley”, Camping Canceled [Video]

first_imgUPDATE [8/20/19, 12 p.m ET]: Phish has shared an official update regarding the plague situation at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.According to the statement, in light of the Health Department’s concerns, “We are sorry to say that there will be no overnight camping allowed for this year’s shows. All camping tickets and RV tickets (and associated service charges) will be automatically refunded within the next few days. We recognize the tremendous inconvenience this may cause for those who had planned on camping. Our friends at CID have created a special portal with listings of nearby hotels including some with discounted weekend rates for Phish fans.”The statement also notes that off-site parking will need to be utilized in addition to parking in the paved lots onsite. As the band notes, “We will be providing free off-site parking and free shuttles at nearby locations, and we will be notifying ticket holders of parking and shuttle details once they are finalized over the next week. … Also, please note that due to these restrictions, vending will not be permitted on site as the area traditionally set aside for vending is no longer useable.”“Thanks very much for your cooperation,” the statement concludes. “Our goal is to make sure these concerts go off as smoothly as possible while preserving the safety of all attendees.”By now, you’ve probably heard about Dick’s Sporting Goods Park‘s ongoing struggle with the plague. After reports surfaced of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog populations around the Colorado Rapids soccer stadium earlier this month, the team was forced to cancel a post-game fireworks display.As the team noted in a statement about the fireworks cancellation,Following recommendations from the Tri-County Health Department and the City of Commerce City, the Colorado Rapids game with Montreal Impact on Saturday, August 3 at 7PM will go ahead as scheduled. However, it has been recommended that the post-game fireworks display be cancelled due to the confirmed presence of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog colonies in the surrounding areas. The launch site for the fireworks display is located in an area closed down by authorities which left the club with no alternative but to cancel.Additionally, in accordance with the Tri-County Health Department’s recommendation for the safety of all attendees, parking lots at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park will be restricted to asphalt lots until further notice.  In the wake of this news, Phish fans have clamored for answers about how this Dick’s plague situation would affect the band’s annual three-night Labor Day Weekend run at the stadium, set to take place from August 30th–September 1st.On Monday, August 19th, Commerce City officials addressed the issue at a city council meeting.As the council speaker noted, “Given the fact that every year the Phish concert is here the weekend of Labor Day, Tri-County Health has closed off and will not reopen the areas in dirt around the stadium. So areas where a lot of the Phish participants would normally be camping, they won’t be allowed to be camping.”He continued, “Where they have their… what’s the alley called? Something Alley?”Another council member responded, “It’s called Shakedown Alley [Note: Close enough], and it’s located in the dirt lot between City Hall and the stadium. That will not be happening.”The main speaker continued, “Shakedown Alley apparently will not be happening either, which is where a lot of the participants sell grilled cheese sandwiches or whatever they need to sell to get to the next concert.” [Note: lol]“The reason I bring it up,” he continued, “Is because these people are still coming to the Phish concert and they’re still gonna want to be camping. We may be seeing an increased issue with camping throughout our community. They may be trying to camp in parks and other spaces since they won’t have opportunities here, so our police officers and staff are prepared to make sure they have an action plan to be able to keep people from camping in our parks and everywhere else. They’re also going to have a hard time protecting some of this open space that was infected.”“So be mindful of that,” he concluded. “We have an event coming up and the camping area is not gonna be there, but there’s still gonna be a lot of people coming into this community that are gonna want to set up a tent somewhere. I’m hoping that it goes smoother than what I may be expecting it to go… I just wanted to lay that out for the residents to understand what’s happening because of this plague and the Phish concert: No Shakedown Alley and limited camping because of the dirt lots with the affected fleas.”Watch a clip of the city council meeting below:Commerce City Council Meeting – On Plague Contingency Plans For Phish at Dick’s – 8/19/19 [Video: mindymcmc]If you’re heading to Dick’s next weekend, now’s probably a good time to look into hotels.last_img read more

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Announce Two Nights Of Interactive Online Concerts At Cervantes

first_imgAndy Frasco & The U.N. are urging fans to “stay the f*ck home” and are performing live together for the first time since quarantine for a two-night interactive online concert experience. Frasco, accompanied by his U.N. group of Ernie Chang, Shawn Eckels, Andee Avila, Floyd Kellogg, and Chris Lorentz will be playing two sets of music at Denver, CO’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom this weekend on August 21st and 22nd.This 100% interactive online concert experience will take fans on a wild night of music, complete with surprise sit-ins and quirky extracurriculars as the night’s performance goes on. The group will also be playing their latest album, Keep On Keepin’ On in its entirety for the first time. Fans will be able to choose how and what the band does throughout the performance to make it an at-home virtual concert experience.“We’re throwing a 100% interactive experience with our fans where they are in complete control of our lives for two sets each night. It’ll be based on a polling system where the viewers will vote on the next thing we do… from playing ‘Keep on Keepin’ on in its entirety, to picking songs we haven’t played in years,” Frasco said. “Viewers will also have the choice to vote on what extracurriculars we do – whether it’s a two song stay at home dance party with DJ sleepy, or a brand new sketch video we would make that week, even what drugs we take on stage. This will be the first time the band has seen each other for 5 months so it should get pretty interesting.”Watch Frasco’s rundown of the show below:Fans can tune in this weekend from 7–10pm MT for two nights of at-home concert shenanigans with Andy. General admission, VIP, and two-day ticket options are available. VIP packages include a ticket to the stream, t-shirt, and a signed screen print poster by Amor de Verano Studio. Fans who want an all-inclusive experience can purchase Super VIP tickets that includes an additional two-night Zoom FroDown with Andy after the show each night. The Zoom party will feature drinking games and a Stay The F*ck Home Dance Party.To purchase tickets, click here.last_img read more

The Doctor Is Out! Shlomo Carlebach Bio Musical Soul Doctor Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img In addition to Anderson and Iman, Soul Doctor features Jacqueline Antaramian, Dianna Barger, Richard Cerato, Tara Chambers, Maria Conti, Alexandra Frohlinger, Afra Hines, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Ethan Khusidman, Dillon Kondor, Zarah Mahler, Vasthy Mompoint, Ron Orbach, Ian Paget, Heather Parcells, Michael Paternostro, JC Schuster, Eric J. Stockton, Ryan Strand and Teddy Walsh. Directed by Daniel S. Wise, Soul Doctor stars Eric Anderson as rockin’ rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Amber Iman as legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. The musical, featuring songs by Carlebach, lyrics by David Schechter and a book by Daniel S. Wise, tells the story of Carlebach, the father of popular Jewish music and his unlikely friendship with Simone. Soul Doctor opened on Broadway on August 15, following prior runs off-Broadway and in Fort Lauderdale, FL. View Comments Gevalt! The Broadway journey for Shlomo Carlebach is coming to an end. Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi will play its final performance on October 13 at Circle in the Square Theatre. At the time of closing, Soul Doctor will have played 32 previews and 66 regular performances. The Soul Doctor creative team includes scenic designer Neil Patel, costume designer Maggie Morgan, lighting designer Jeff Croiter and sound designer John Shivers and David Patridge. Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock-Star Rabbicenter_img Related Shows Eric Anderson Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 13, 2013 Star Fileslast_img read more

Hopkins Names Duke Vair to Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer

first_imgHopkins Manufacturing Corp. has announced the addition of Duke Vair as vice president human resources and chief human resources officer. Vair will lead and direct all Human Resource-related activities for Hopkins, at the company’s 10 locations around the world.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementDuke Vair“We are pleased to have Duke join our team at Hopkins,” said Bradley Kraft, president and CEO of Hopkins. “His experience in building high-performing cultures, teamwork, talent management, employee engagement and acquisitions, along with his exceptional overall HR background, will be invaluable to position him to lead human resources and our strategic culture growth initiative.”Most recently, Vair was the vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for Brakebush Brothers, a food processing, trucking/transportation, logistics, sales and marketing company. Prior to that, he served as vice president, human resources for AG Processing, a global soybean oil and bio-fuels manufacturing and processing company. Vair also has had human resources experience in a variety of industries, including architectural services, staffing services and telecommunications.Vair’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Nebraska and an Associate of Applied Science degree – Computer Science / Management Information Systems from Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.last_img read more

Many feared dead after attack in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

first_imgNigeria Church attack leaves at least 16 dead The militants struck Gudumbali in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Friday wearing military uniforms and firing upon Nigerian soldiers and residents. Image courtesy: Kareem Haruna The militants struck Gudumbali in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Friday wearing military uniforms and firing upon Nigerian soldiers and residents. Image courtesy: Kareem HarunaMany people are feared dead after a militant attack on a northeast Nigerian town, two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday.The militants struck Gudumbali in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Friday wearing military uniforms and firing upon Nigerian soldiers and residents, the witnesses said.The Nigeria troops and thousands of residents have fled, they said.Related Scores feared dead in twin blasts in Nigeriacenter_img UN suspends aid work in northeast Nigeria after attacklast_img read more

WV girls spikers enter Nat’l PIRSAA semis

first_imgWESTERN Visayas secondary girls volleyball squad leaped to the semifinals of the PRISAA 2018 National Games with a 25-9, 25-10 victory over Region 10 at the Holy Name University Covered Court in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.WV dominated Region 10 in all departments on Wednesday to set up a semifinals date with Davao today.With veterans Shane Carmona, Alyssa Bertolano, Marianne Sotomil, and Joan Monares in tow, WV jumped to an early double-digit lead in the opening set before seeing Region 10 falter with their errors.It was almost the same story in the second set with Yen yen Celiz, Erika Deloria and Kiesha Bedonia spearheading WV’s offense for a double digit spread and never looked back. “We were able to fix our errors in our previous games,” said WV assistant coach Biboy Calamba. “We will be cautious of Davao even if we already beat them in the Palarong Pambansa.”The WV secondary girls beach volleyball team composed of Nohlin Jundana, Marixi Maligmat and Joan Doguna also made it to the semifinals round with an emphatic win on Wednesday at the VDT Advanced Learning Center Campus.In the tertiary basketball HNU Gymnasium, WV represented by Hercor College Jaguars bowed out of contention after losing to Region 3 in the crossover semifinals round./PNlast_img read more

Sarah Palin Interested in 2016 Presidential Bid

first_imgAlthough she bowed out of the 2012 race for president, the 2008 Vice Presidential candidate appeared at a trade show in Las Vegas where she was serving wild board chili to homeless people while promoting her TV show when she responded to the question of whether she was interested in running for president next year. Palin quickly added, “Doesn’t have to be me” but that the republican primary field needs “new energy” in order to be a “competition, not a coronation.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last week former Governor Sarah Palin remarked that she may be interested in joining presidential candidates for the 2016 election.last_img read more