first_imgSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher? (Master’s degreepreferred)Bachelor’s Degree or HigherMaster’s DegreeNone of the above Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 Position Details Required Licensing/Certification It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Grant TitleN/A Bachelor’s degree or higher. Essential Duties Summary • Leads strategic technological innovation and operations forteaching, learning and instructional design.• Provides technical curriculum assistance regarding device usage,software applications and the general instructional use oftechnology in the classroom.• Contributes to professional development activities by developing,coordinating and teaching workshops and classes for faculty andstaff on instructional and administrative applications of varioustechnologies.• Assesses and responds to technology needs as voiced by faculty,administration and staff.• Coordinates with OIT to provide maintenance and support for allclassroom technology, office technology and audiovisual systemsthroughout the school.• Performs other duties assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Position End Date (if temporary) * Do you have knowledge in designing and conductingteaching/learning methods?YesNo 1.0 Education Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Under general supervision works collaboratively with faculty todevelop effective strategies for integrating innovative technologyinto the curriculum to support, enhance and extend learning. Servesas liaison between and collaborates with Assessment and Faculty indesigning and developing content needs and assessment tools. Desired start date * Do you have three (3) to five (5) years of experience?YesNocenter_img N/A Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Hiring Range$55,513.00 – $69,392.00 Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F Work Experience Limited standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment.Stoop bend or lift. Working/Environmental Conditions Three (3) to five (5) years of experience. Master’s degree in aneducation major preferred. Posting Details UA EEO Statement Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices.• Designing and conducting teaching/learning methods to help informthe strategy and plan around educational experiences.• Teaching and learning methods and practice and pedagogy and howthey impact and are supported by technology, learning spaces andservices.• Supervisory techniques.• Other job-related software and systems.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.Skill in:• Detail oriented.• Problem-solving and decision-making.• Multitasking and time management.• Command of technical and functional procedures, processes andsubject matter in a job family or professional discipline to handlemost situations and lead and/or review the work of others inmultiple job classifications performing diverseresponsibilities.• Planning activities.• Proper grammar for both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Prepare detailed reports.• Lead the development or modification of work procedures in thediscipline or function for virtually any situation.• Work independently.• Communicate effectively. Official TSU TitleMANAGER INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY Posting NumberTSU202337 Security Sensitive Position?Yes Close Date % FTE Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Commentary: ‘She Doesn’t Belong Here’

first_imgCommentary: ‘She Doesn’t Belong Here’July 19, 2018, By John INDIANAPOLIS – Here is a moment in today’s America.I’m swimming laps at a community pool. It’s late afternoon on a hot day. The pavement on the pool deck burns the soles of people’s bare feet.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comThe pool is packed. The open swim area is shoulder-to-shoulder.Each of the lap-swim lanes has at least two people in it.In the lane next to me, two people – a man and a woman, both white, both 20 years younger than I am – do lazy laps. They wear sunglasses. Their heads never touch the water.A guy a little older than I share the lane I’m in. He seems to know the couple in the next lane. He walks back and forth in the lane’s shallow end, talking with them as he does.Often, he wanders into my path. Once, to get around him, I dive under the lane guide to swim past him underwater.Neither he nor they seem to notice.After a bit, the younger man hops out of the pool, leaving the woman by herself. She and the older man continue their conversation.A heavyset African-American woman slips into the younger woman’s lane in the deep end. The black woman is older and has a tattoo. She works her way up the lane in a slow, determined dog paddle.“Oh, great,” the young white woman mutters. “Why does she have to get in my lane?”Minutes later, another swimmer – an Asian-American man who’s about 60 – hops into that lane and says he’d like to join them.The white woman says he can’t.They argue. The Asian-American man summons a lifeguard. The white woman swims away, sunglasses still in place.I swim up. The Asian-American man and the African-American woman stand waist deep in the shallow water, fuming.I tell them I only have one lap left to do and that one of them can take my spot. They thank me, but the Asian-American man is furious.“People have to be nice and work with each other,” he says. “She can’t kick people out of the pool.”I swim my last lap and climb out. The pool deck scalds the balls of my feet and my heels as I hop toward my towel and flip-flops.The lifeguard summons two pool managers, both in their late teens. The Asian-American man wants the managers to affirm that he has a right to swim in the lane. The white woman says the lifeguards have done a horrible job policing the pool.She points at the African-American woman, who has dog-paddled her way to the other end of the pool.“Look,” the white woman says. “She can’t even swim. She doesn’t belong here.”The white woman says she’s going to file a complaint about how the pool has been managed by the two teens.The older man who shared the lane I was in has fled the scene. The lane now sits empty.After more argument, the Asian-American man moves over to the empty lane. He begins a steady breaststroke.The white woman gets out of the pool. The African-American woman continues her determined dog paddle.I motion the pool managers over.I suggest they ask their supervisors to post a rule saying swimmers must circle swim – go down on one side and come back on the other – when there are more than two people in a lane. That might keep lifeguards from having to practice poolside diplomacy.The white woman sees us talking and charges over.She doesn’t say excuse me or pardons me. She starts lecturing the two teenagers.The issue, she says, is courtesy. The other swimmers should have asked her permission to swim in the lane.She points at the Asian-American man swimming his breaststroke.“He’s just rude,” she says. “He’s an a******.”She again says she’s going to file a complaint.“I didn’t come here to be stressed out,” she says.She marches away.The teens look at me. One asks me how everyone got so angry.I shrug my shoulders. I don’t have a clue.The late afternoon air is heavy with heat in a crowded little corner of my native land.Just another moment in today’s America.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. The City-County Observer posted this article without bias, opinion or editing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Latin American journalists brave deadly threats to report the news

first_imgBy Dialogo October 28, 2013 Many journalists are threatened, beaten, and killed for covering the activities of drug cartels and street gangs which collaborate with transnational criminal organizations. Organized crime groups pose the biggest threat to journalists in the Americas, said journalist Alvao Sierra, author of the book “Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Drug traffickers are “methodical, pervasive, and lethal,” Sierra said. The Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, two major Mexican transnational criminal organizations, are collaborating with local gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Brazil to engage in drug trafficking, gun smuggling, and other illegal enterprises. The presence of these drug cartels has increased the danger reporters face in Central America, according to Reporters Without Borders. DeCesare, who earned the award for her documentation of El Salvador’s criminal gangs, said the fear of violence has “eroded the very fabric of society” throughout Central America. “When you go as a reporter into the community, no one wants to talk to you because they’re terrified,” she said. “One of the things photojournalism does is connect us emotionally, in ways which humanize the actors in the narratives that we tell. It plays a role in getting people to think about what needs to be done next.” “It’s important to see them as human beings and not just as criminals,” she said. “I’ve always tried to highlight the work of NGOs and government programs that focus on treating violence as a public health issue, as opposed to just a criminal justice issue.” Military assistance Military officials in many parts of the Americas are trying to help journalists by providing training on how they can do their jobs safely in dangerous areas, said Raul Benitez Manaut, director of the Collective of the Analysis of Security with Democracy (CASEDE). “It is important for journalists to know what to do or who to avoid when working in hazardous areas where organized crime or guerillas operate,” Benitez Manaut said. Lauria made his remarks Oct. 23 in New York, following presentation of the 2013 Maria Moore Cabot Prizes, the world’s oldest international annual journalism award. “It’s very tough to be a journalist in Latin America,” said John Friedman, director of the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes. “We’re trying to use the prize as a way to encourage more solidarity among journalists on the entire continent — both to protect themselves but also to raise the quality of journalism in Latin America.” This year’s recipients include Mauri König, special reporter for Gazeta do Povo newspaper in Curitiba, Brazil; Alejandro Santos Rubino, director and editor-in-chief of Colombia’s Revista Semana; Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer at The New Yorker, and Donna DeCesare, a documentary photographer and freelance writer who has worked extensively in Central America. In addition, Cuban journalist Yoani Sánchez — considered one of the hemisphere’s most prominent bloggers — accepted the citation originally awarded to her in 2009, due to Cuban government restrictions preventing her from traveling to the United States at that time. “I don’t think we could have picked a better group of winners this year,” said Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia Journalism School. “They make us proud, especially as we mark the 75th anniversary [of the Cabot prizes].” A deadly threat Crime reporters are vulnerable to drug traffickers, particularly in big cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, König wrote in an article published in Americas Quarterly. “In the border regions, where trafficking in sex and drugs is rife, journalists covering those topics are at risk, while in the Amazon region and central Brazil, the coverage of agrarian conflicts and illegal occupation of public lands can trigger reprisals,” he wrote. Since 1991, 25 journalists have been killed in Brazil, König wrote. “These were journalists who were doing their work, informing society — not journalists on vacation,” he wrote. Clarinha Glock, author of a study about violence against journalists that was first published by the Inter-American Press Association in 2006, said that while violence was once committed mainly against radio broadcasters and media professionals in the interior, “recently, we have seen these types of crimes in Rio de Janeiro and against the employees of large media companies.” Mexico, meanwhile, remains the deadliest country for journalists in the Americas, said Lauria. “In the last six and a half years, more than 50 journalists have been killed or disappeared. Media outlets have been bombed, websites have been hacked, and journalists have been forced to flee. But the most devastating consequence is this climate of fear and intimidation. Reporters work in a climate of terror, and this produces widespread censorship in newsrooms,” he said. Journalists recognized for outstanding work Reporting the news has never been an easy job in Latin America, but these days, the journalism profession is more dangerous than ever. In Brazil, four reporters have been killed this year — three of them in reprisals for their work, said Carlos Lauria, senior Americas program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists. Organized crime operatives have killed at least 19 journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean from January through August 2013, according to a recent report by the Investigative Commission for attacks against Journalists (CIAP), which is part of the Latin American Journalists Federation (FELAP). “This has made Brazil one of the most dangerous countries in the region. While reporters are more vulnerable in rural areas where law enforcement is weak, those who work in larger urban centers are not immune either,” Lauria said. The problem of violence and threats against journalists is not limited to Brazil. “Criminal organizations have also silenced the press in Central America — perhaps nowhere as much as in Honduras,” Lauria explained. “Rampant gang violence, the presence of powerful drug cartels from Mexico and the deep societal polarization that followed the 2009 ouster of former President Manuel Zelaya all have contributed to make the work of reporters there even more dangerous.” Humanizing the story Reporters at risk in Brazil In Peru these past days they have threatened journalist Monica Veco for investigating coruption and drug trafficking where the main political leaders of the APR party are involved, among them Alan Garcia and Jorge del Castillo It’s about time someone worried about the safety of journalists. I don’t have the exact number of news professionals that have been murdered recently, so far during this century. I am thankful on behalf of humanity for the right to live and the freedom to inform and be informed. Thank you to the forces that work for our safety.last_img read more

Malaysian firms led by world’s top glove maker prioritise medical supplies

first_imgMalaysia this week warned of a potential shortage of reagents, a chemical used in diagnostic tests to detect the presence of the coronavirus.The ministry said on Tuesday it had only one week’s supply of reagents and it was optimising the use of the substance while it tries to secure supplies.CC Cheah, vice president of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association, said several of its member companies will be modifying production lines to make protective and testing gear to reduce dependence on imports.A company that usually makes materials for diapers will shift its production lines to provide products used in protective gear, while a manufacturer of extrusion products will make swabs used to take samples for coronavirus testing, he said.Topics : Top Glove Corp Bhd , the world’s biggest maker of medical gloves, plans to start producing face masks to meet rising demand from the coronavirus outbreak, a top executive told Reuters.The Malaysian company, which makes one out of every five gloves in the world, will have a facility ready in two months with a production capacity of 110 million masks a year.”The masks… will also be available for sale to our existing healthcare customers, in order to help the market cope with the surge in demand on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Executive Chairman Lim Wee Chai. Top Glove’s move comes as Malaysian companies modify production to meet a shortage of protective and testing equipment in the country, which has the most number of reported infections in Southeast Asia with 4,228 cases.Another Malaysian company Karex Bhd, the world’s top condom maker, said it has converted two of its lubricant lines to make hand sanitisers after requests from medical customers.”Its not a very large quantity to begin with but we found we were able to begin production within a month following medical trials as we are a certified medical product manufacturer,” Chief Executive Goh Miah Kiat said.Unprecedented demand for medical and testing materials has made it harder and longer for countries to source essential equipment.last_img read more

English pair lead strong challenge

first_img Tags: Girls, Natasha Slater, Open, Rosie Belsham, Scottish 9 Apr 2018 English pair lead strong challenge English duo Rosie Belsham and Natasha Slater shared the runners-up spot in the Scottish girls’ open championship, two shots behind Ffion Tynan of Wales.Tynan – who is a member at Minchinhampton and a Gloucestershire county player – was one-under for the 54 holes at Monifieth and the only player under par.Slater (pictured), the English women’s County Champion of Champions in 2017, is from Ulverston, Cumbria, while Belsham is from Whitley Bay, Northumberland. She is a member of England Golf’s North regional U16 squad.They led an impressive challenge by English players with six others finishing among the top 10 and ties. Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal, Cumbria) was fourth on two over, while Ebonie Lewis (Long Ashton, Gloucestershire) was fifth. Bryony Bayles (Bishop Auckland, Durham) and Charlotte Heath (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) tied seventh; Jess Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies, Northumberland) and Katie Sibley (Carlisle, Cumbria) tied 10th.Whitehead, Lewis and Heath are all in the England Golf girls’ squad while Baker and Sibley are in regional squads.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Basketball Africa League (BAL): Transcripts of All Star 2020 Game Players (Sunday February 16,…

first_imgAdvertisement lz83NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs69bx5mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eds( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 55b8Would you ever consider trying this?😱hr2Can your students do this? 🌚9aoRoller skating! Powered by Firework . Giannis, why was it important for you to have your brothers, Pascal Siakam and Joel Embiid on this team and picking them, given your African heritage, and what was it like to share the floor with them and what message does it send to the world about the talent from that continent?Advertisement GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO: Obviously, it meant a lot to me. Obviously they’re from Africa. Bam Adebayo also. I don’t know if he claims his African side. He says he’s half African, but okay. It’s really important. Obviously, Africans are really hardworking people. I’ve played with Joel in the past. I love playing with him. Siakam, I’ve never had the chance to play with; that’s why I picked him. Obviously it can send a message that Africans unite, we have one another’s back.Advertisement Q. With all the global success of the NBA, I mean, this year we’ve been 400 or more foreign journalists, do you think with the launching of the African league, the NBA African league, don’t you think NBA should also organize an NBA All-Star in Africa? And would you be interested in taking part in such an event? African FRANK VOGEL: Well, it’s a great idea. I don’t know if it’s been discussed or not with our League Office. I’m sure it has. They think of everything. If that were to take place, it would be great for the global nature of our game, and I would be first in line to sign up for something like that. That would be pretty awesome.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Trail Orioles conclude amazing season with State Tournament showing

first_imgThe future is so bright the coaches of the Trail Orioles American Legion Baseball team had better find a pair of shades.The Silver City-based squad, with players from throughout the region, combined a solid season with an amazing performance at the District Tournament to qualify for State Finals.“Every player on the team made a significant contribution to our success,” said Orioles manager, Ron Mace.“The team made great improvements from the start of the year to the end, as can be seen by us getting to the State tournament which has not been done in Trail for some time.”The Orioles finished third in the American Legion Division with a 10-4 record before making a run during Districts to qualify for the elusive State Tournament in Seattle.Trail blasted University High 8-1 to open the Districts before edging Mead 8-7 in a thriller.The Orioles suffered a 9-1 loss to Mount Spokane. However, Trail rebounded to dump Pullman 7-4 to qualify for the State Tournament.The Orioles finished the tournament losing a close one, 9-8 to Asotin.At the State Tournament, the young Orioles, with no less than a player in the eighth grade, three in the ninth, four in the tenth and two in both the 11th and 12th grades, Trail dropped both games 7-2 to Bellingham and 12-4 to Yakima.“We were the youngest team at States and look to improve for next year as we have all but two players eligible to return,” Mace, who along with his son Kyle Mace and Kyle Paulson, form the coaching staff for the for the Orioles.“The coaches are also very proud of some individual accomplishments from our players this year as we have two players heading to college to continue to play baseball.”Mace said Nathan Soukeroff is headed to play in Lethbridge play in the Prairie Baseball Academy while Austin Tambellini has received a scholarship at Hill College in Texas.Two other players are continuing on playing as Brendan Makay is off to the Dominican Republic to represent Canada in a tournament while Daniel Gagnier will get a chance to strut his skills at a fall baseball showcase in Calgary.As for next year, Mace is pumped for the return of pitchers Brendan Makay, Tyler Atkinson, Derek Green and Colton Miracle as well as catchers in Reese Tambellini and Bradly Ross.Austin Cox, Ross St. Jean, Casey Harrison, Atkinson and Gangier will lead the core of the infield.“We will be looking for some strong players to add to this team and hope to see many athletes out for the tryouts next spring,” Mace concluded.last_img read more

The 100-1 Club featured on

first_img10 New Venues in Los Angeles for Spring Meetings & Events#5. The 100 to 1 ClubIn January, Santa Anita Park unveiled its newest destination, the 100 to 1 Club. The revamped space offers panoramic views of the racetrack in a luxury lounge atmosphere. The new club spans 4,000 square feet at the first turn of the track, in an area formerly known as the Gallop Out. The space underwent extensive renovations, including an architectural overhaul that added terraced seating, eliminated exterior walls, and elevated the main floor to maximize sight lines. There’s exposed steel infrastructure overhead, and original curved concrete walls with hexagonal windows. Throne-like banquette seating set beneath the base of Santa Anita’s iconic spire provide visual interest within the space. A historic neon sign lights the bar area, and the former concrete parapet in front of the space was replaced with a glass partition, adding natural light and views. Private bar and wagering machines separate a suite with room for 75, with outdoor, covered seating, and amenities. The club has room for private events for as may as 150. It’s the latest space to be unveiled as part of Santa Anita Park’s ongoing multiyear renovation.100-1 Club feature on BizBash.comlast_img read more