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Earthquakes are Emergency Preparedness Reminders Sept. 2015

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty The recent earthquakes in nearby Big Bear and off the South American coast of Santiago, Chile, serve as important reminders for everybody to be prepared now for local disasters and emergencies at home, at work and in your cars. It is not a matter of “if” but “when” a major earthquake or disaster will impact our area. Your survival, and the survival of your family, may depend on how well you are prepared.Pasadena’s Public Safety officials urge everybody to be prepared now—or start preparing today—with emergency supplies, including “Go Kits” for homes, cars and your workplace; pre-determined evacuation plans for family and pets, emergency supplies at home and many other steps that will help you, your loved ones and animal companions survive in the days or weeks following a major disaster or emergency event.YOU READY TO SURVIVE AN EMERGENCY?Don’t delay, go today to for disaster preparedness tips.Successful emergency preparedness means having enough food, water, medicine, first aid supplies, personal hygiene products, flashlights, batteries and solar chargers for all necessary electronic devices, solar- or battery-operated radio, clothing and other critical supplies for each person and pet in your household to last a minimum of three days to a week, or longer, if possible. You need about one gallon of water per person, per day.It is important to remember that in the event of a widespread disaster or emergency, police and fire officials throughout the region most likely will become quickly overwhelmed with 9-1-1 calls. You and your neighbors may be on your own, without assistance from first responders, for hours or even days.If you are not prepared, start by watching an informative, 12-minute disaster preparedness video posted at important emergency preparedness video is available in English and Spanish, with captions and audio descriptions in both English and Spanish.Additional disaster preparedness info is available at, including a handy “Emergency Survival Guide” (PDF document) prepared by the County of Los Angeles.The American Red Cross also offers an important website on preparing for disasters at NOTICES BY THE CITYDuring widespread emergencies, the City will use a variety of ways to send out emergency public information, including:• Our website and social media platforms• Direct calls or text messages to you• Our government cable TV station, KPAS• Traditional messages sent to the local news media for distribution, and• Disaster Information Sites established outside our Pasadena Fire Stations.KPAS—CITY GOVERNMENT TVKPAS, provided by Pasadena Media,, is seen on Channel 3 by Charter cable TV subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. Information broadcast by KPAS is also streamed on the City’s website at and the Pasadena Media website.PLEASPasadena officials urge all residents and those who work in the City to sign up today for emergency alerts, Red Flag announcements and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS.PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Phone subscribers will receive a message with the latest information and safety instructions—that must be listened to in its entirety or the system will call you back.Go to to register today your phone today.SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMSThe City of Pasadena also uses a variety of other social media accounts, especially Twitter, to send out alerts, including the following online pages and mobile,,,, @PasPD_NewsIn addition to the Twitter accounts, stay connected with the City via www.cityofpasadena.netPasadena’s main Facebook page, @PasadenaGov, channel at can also sign up at Nixle, a free social media notification system used by many public safety agencies, including Pasadena’s Police and Fire Departments. Go to to see up a free account. You can get alerts via your phone, text or email. Be sure to define the geographic after that you want covered for alerts and theCITY DISASTER INFORMATION SITESThe City has designated ALL Pasadena Fire Stations to serve as “Disaster Information Sites” where key emergency information can be distributed to the public and/or received from neighborhood representatives for use at the City’s Emergency Operations Center.Disaster Information Sites will be activated during widespread emergencies or disasters when other methods of communication—electronic, news media TV and radio, website and social media—become unreliable or inoperable. Disaster Information Sites will be staffed as emergency public information conduits only and NOT distribution points for food, water or other emergency assistance.CITIZEN SERVICE CENTEROur Citizen Service Center, generally is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at (626) 744-7311.Remember, for all life-threatening emergencies always call 9-1-1.If you see something suspicious, say something by call us at (626) 744-4241.During widespread emergencies, it is possible that phone lines may be down, or periodically inoperable. Cell towers could be damaged and cell service, as well as the 9-1-1, could be easily overwhelmed.If you make a call, and reach an operator, speak as calmly as possible. Know your location and be able to provide a key landmark nearby for additional geographic reference.Listen carefully and answer any questions as briefly and accurately as possible.CERTWant emergency training through the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program? Email us at [email protected] for more information and class training schedules. Or call (626) 744-7276 to request CERT training.WATER & POWERPasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) at (626) 744-4673.For water emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.Sign up today for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages, visit AND SUGGESTIONSOther handy tips and suggestions:Learn how to turn off the gas and water service at your home. Shut off gas immediately if you smell a “rotten egg” odor or here a hissing sound. Keep a turn-off wrench tied to your gas meter. Never turn gas back on once you turn it off—let the Gas Co. or a certified plumber do it and to check for leaks.Water is a precious resource following a disaster. Turn off water at main water valve. Know where your main water valve is; label it and only turn back on after hearing that the local water system is safe for drinking.Make copies of important documents as part of your Go Kits.Consider adding some comfort food and a few basic toys or board games for children in your group.All pets will need their own portable shelters, or crates, litter box for cats, in order to be easily transported and kept near you should you have to evacuate.Make a habit of keeping your vehicles full of gas or fully charged as gas stations and charging sites might not be available.Consider keeping a small amount of cash in your Go Kits as your regular ATM might be unavailable or out of cash and retail stores may not be able to process credit card transactions.As you update and rotate supplies, consider increasing your emergency supplies, as appropriate, with things like extra tarps, tools, tents, a portable generator, toilet kits, large trash bags, fire extinguishers, blankets and heat sources.Add a solar-based charging system to you inventory to keep your cell phones, tablets or other electronic devices charged during extended power outages.MORE INFO / WEB LINKS / SUGGESTIONSOther handy website links and suggestions:FEMA: / / Weather Service, weather updates for the region, Red Cross, www.redcross.orgPasadena Humane Society, pet-care tips, Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Community News Make a comment Subscribe Public Safety Earthquakes are Emergency Preparedness Reminders Sept. 2015 Earthquakes are Important Reminders to be Prepared Now for Disasters and Emergencies Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 11:15 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

‘Monument to British imperialism’ in People’s Park

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsHeritagePolitics‘Monument to British imperialism’ in People’s ParkBy Bernie English – April 13, 2019 1841 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook TAGSheritageLimerick CitymemorialNewspolitics center_img Advertisement John Gilligan, Independent. Photo: Cian Reinhardt“A GROTESQUE and intrusive monument to British Imperialism,” is how a city councillor described plans to erect a memorial to the Limerick soldiers and civilians who died in World War 1.John Gilligan (Ind) accused the Limerick Civic Trust of “giving the two fingers” to the local authority and turning the People’s Park into a “cemetery” after they appealed the council’s refusal to give planning permission for the monument.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Civic Trust succeeded in having the council decision overturned by An Bord Pleanala but, in an impassioned speech at a this month’s full council meeting, Cllr Gilligan pointed out that “the council own the park – not the Civic Trust.”The application was made in the name of the seventh Earl of Limerick Edmund Pery and involved the erection of a cross and eight stone slabs, inscribed with the names of the dead.The angry city north councillor was urging the council to refuse to hand over no 2 Pery Square to the Trust until they explained their “insult to this council”.“They are bowing down to British Imperialism and the landed gentry. They have disgraced those who made us a proud nation. Out of respect for all those who won our freedom, we must not hand it back to the British monarchy.“They (Limerick Civic Trust) don’t answer to us as a council – they answer to Lord Limerick.“I have no problem with a war memorial per se but these poor men were cannon fodder for Queen and Kaiser and now they want us to doff the cap to the landed gentry”.The council were discussing a proposal to give the Civic Trust a lengthy lease on No 2 Pery Square, Culture House,  for a nominal rent which would effectively give the Trust full control of the building.Cmhlr Séighin O Ceallaigh (SF) said that the council members were not being asked about the war memorial.“We are being asked to vote on whether or not to dispose of Culture House and my view is that this should be sent back to the cultural committee. The Civic Trust should come in and give a detailed presentation and be there to answer questions”.The proposal to lease the building to the Civic Trust was passed by 21 votes to nine with three abstentions. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Linkedin Previous articleLimerick to Galway railway journeys continue to growNext articleChoral Union’s Mass in C Minor by Mozart Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printlast_img read more

Investor Update: COVID-19’s Near-Term Rental Impact

first_img Tagged with: Investment Renters Nearly 16.5 million renter households have at least one worker in an industry likely to be immediately affected by efforts to flatten the curve in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley. According to researchers, this means nearly 50 million people live in a renter household likely experiencing immediate job or income losses. Children (27%) and young adults (16%) make up a disproportionate share of this vulnerable population, and nearly half (46%) are prime-age workers.Among likely-impacted renter households, more than 7.1 million were already experiencing housing cost burdens and are likely to be especially vulnerable. Roughly 43 percent (or 7.1 million) of likely-impacted renter households were already struggling with rental cost burdens before the COVID-19 crisis took hold. That share stretches even higher in the District of Columbia (54%), Florida (51%), California (50%), and other high-cost, hard-hit areas like Connecticut (48%), New Jersey (47%), and New York (46%).Thirty percent of the nation’s likely-impacted renter households are in California (2.3 million), Texas (1.4 million), New York (1.1 million), and Florida (994,200).However, researchers note that every state has its share of renter households with workers in immediately-impacted industries. In Nevada, where workers in renter households are disproportionately likely to have jobs in food service, entertainment, and tourism, nearly half of renter households (48%) are likely facing job or income losses . In Indiana and Michigan, workers in renter households not only skew towards those service industries but also toward non-essential manufacturing, making more than 40% of their renter households vulnerable to COVID-related economic impacts (44% and 42%, respectively).”Households that were already struggling with rent burdens are likely to be particularly vulnerable to housing instability, and may become more so as benefits lag and much of the country continues to stay home,” Terner Center researchers add. “Federal assistance that can help keep these renters housed is critical, both for weathering the near-term crisis and to speed the path to an economic recovery that is broadly shared.” Investor Update: COVID-19’s Near-Term Rental Impact Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily Investment Renters 2020-04-30 Seth Welborn Share Save Related Articles  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img April 30, 2020 838 Views Previous: FEMA Delivers Update on NFIP Progress Next: GSEs Report Coronavirus-Driven Income Loss Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Investor Update: COVID-19’s Near-Term Rental Impact in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Telangana HC Issues Notice To Govt. On Plea Alleging Denial of Burial Of Dead Bodies Of Persons From Minority Community Amidst COVID Pandemic [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesTelangana HC Issues Notice To Govt. On Plea Alleging Denial of Burial Of Dead Bodies Of Persons From Minority Community Amidst COVID Pandemic [Read Order] Mehal Jain18 Jun 2020 9:25 PMShare This – xTaking cognisance of the letter of a former Chairman of the State Minorities Commission, the Telangana High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state on the plea that the dead bodies belonging to minority community are not being permitted to be buried, inter alia, on the ground that they are affected by COVID. “This is creating difficulties for the bereaved families. Therefore,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTaking cognisance of the letter of a former Chairman of the State Minorities Commission, the Telangana High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state on the plea that the dead bodies belonging to minority community are not being permitted to be buried, inter alia, on the ground that they are affected by COVID. “This is creating difficulties for the bereaved families. Therefore, action should be taken against those who are refusing to permit the families to intern the bodies”, it was urged before the Chief Justice-led bench. Abid Rasool Khan, Former Chairman, State Minorities Commission, had on May 28 addressed a letter to the Court pointing out how a fifty years old person named Sri Mohd. Khaja died in Hyderabad, and the family members approached the Managing Committees of five graveyards in the vicinity, seeking a place to bury the deceased, but the burial was not permitted. “The Managing Committees of the Wakf are under the control of Telangana Wakf Board and they manage the burial grounds and are vested with huge extents of lands and are being used for the welfare of the minorities including the burial grounds; by collecting huge amounts for burying the dead and misusing the amounts so collected”, he averred. It was prayed that the court issue necessary orders or directions to the respondent-state authorities “for suspension of powers of the Managing Committees of the Wakfs during the COVID-l9 pandemic and entrust the Management of the same to the Revenue Officials, for allotting places in the burial grounds for burying dead muslims and further direct the Police Department to take stern action against those who refuse to allow burial ofdead muslim persons in the said Burial Grounds”. The Supreme Court on June 11, 2020 took suo motu cognizance of former Union Law Minister and Senior Advocate Ashwani Kumar’s letter highlighting news reports about the undignified treatment and disposal of the bodies of COVID-19 patients. A three-Judges Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan has been assigned by the Chief Justice S. A. Bobde to examine the issue. Mr. Kumar wrote that indignity shown to the dead amounts to a “grave infraction of the citizen’s right to die with dignity”. In Re the Proper Treatment of COVID-19 Patients and Dignified Handling of Dead Bodies in the Hospitals etc.,Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No(s). 7/2020 was scheduled to be heard on 12th June, 2020 and the presiding corum included Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan, Hon’ble Mr. Justice S K Kaul and Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah. In Paragraph 1 of the said order, the bench assessed the media reports and programmes aired in several channels as evidences where patients were in the wards and the dead bodies were also in the same wards. Dead bodies were also seen in the lobby and waiting area. The patients were not supplied with any oxygen support or any other support; no saline drips were shown with the beds and there was no one to attend the patients. The bench held that: “the Guidelines on Dead Body Management issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services on 15.03.2020 which are in the nature of directives, we notice that there is no proper adherence to the guidelines nor the hospitals are giving due care and concern to the dead bodies. The patients’ relatives are not even informed for several days of the death of the patient as has been reported in the media. It is also brought to our notice that the details of cremation as to when the dead body will be cremated are not even informed to their close relatives. Due to which the families of the patients are not even able to see the dead bodies or attend their last funeral rites. We, thus, issue notice to the Union of India, NCT of Delhi, States of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat as well as to the LNJP Hospital in Delhi. We shall also consider issuing notice to other states, Government and Private hospitals subsequently. Mr. Tushar Mehta, learned Solicitor General accepts notice on behalf of the Union of India and Mr. Sanjay Jain, learned ASG accepts notice on behalf of the NCT of Delhi. Let notice be served to other States through the standing counsel of the States as well as through the Chief Secretaries of the State Governments. LNJP hospital, Delhi be also noticed through its Director. We direct that the Chief Secretaries of the States shall immediately take appropriate notice of the status of patients’ management in the Government hospital in their respective States and take remedial action. Status report with regard to Government hospitals, patient care and the details of the staff, infrastructure, etc. should be brought before the Court so that appropriate directions be issued by the Court as found necessary on the next date of hearing”.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

German submarine U35 damages X-rudder off Norway

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: Type 212A View post tag: German Navy View post tag: TKMS Back to overview,Home naval-today German submarine U35 damages X-rudder off Norway center_img October 19, 2017 The German Navy’s fifth Type 212A submarine ‘U35’ has damaged one of the blades on her X-shaped rudder during deepwater tests off the coast of Norway.The U35 is now at the TyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel where it is being assessed for damages.According to the German Navy, the accident happened on October 15 while the U35 was conducting tests in the challenging waters off the coast of Kristiansand.With the U35 out of the water for assessments, the German Navy now has no fully operational submarines at its disposal. Four out of six submarines in the fleet are at the Kiel shipyard for various repairs and overhauls.The German Navy expects to have three to four operational submarines from mid-2018.The limited availability of submarines was caused by a lack of spare parts due to budget constraints, the navy said.The U35 was commissioned into the navy on March 23, 2015, as the first improved Type 212A submarine specifically optimized for deployments around the world. The boat has a bigger reservoir, improved air-conditioning and a new combat system.By: Faris Pasić View post tag: U35 German submarine U35 damages X-rudder off Norwaylast_img read more

Health Educator

first_imgEducation, work experience and/or training in related jobcategory is required, including valid licenses and/orcertifications. Conditions of EmploymentThis is a medical professional expert position. The Districtreserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this positionbased upon available funds. The effective dates of employment willbe arranged with the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation. DefinitionUnder general supervision, the Medical Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Medical Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreementcenter_img Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Provides health education, campus outreach activities, stafftrainings, partners with campus programs, collaborates withcommunity agencies, maintains website, and assists with datacollection and analysis.Qualifications and Physical Demandslast_img read more

Ash Center welcomes new fellows

first_imgThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced more than 60 student and research fellows for the 2011-12 academic year. Fellows hail from around the world to study at the Ash Center — from as far away as Malawi, Japan, and China, to Palestine, Germany, Italy, and India. Their research topics mirror the diversity of the countries they represent: from clean water scarcity in rural Africa and environmental activism in Japan to challenges to China’s governance policies and the automotive industry in Mexico.Two enrolled HKS students were selected as Roy & Lila Ash Fellows, five as Ford Foundation Mason Fellows, and one as an HKS Indonesia Program Fellow. The center also welcomes 19 Lee Kuan Yew Fellows, who are enrolled at HKS for one semester as part of their master in public management degree from the National University of Singapore. Five doctoral and postdoctoral scholars join the center as Democracy Fellows. Academics as well as government and business practitioners will pursue independent research projects for the academic semester as the center’s four Indonesia Research Fellows, three New World Fellows, and 24 Rajawali Fellows.“We are pleased to be able to host and support such an impressive group of scholars, public servants, and private sector individuals this academic year,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center. “Their expertise and past experiences promise to enhance our Center’s existing research on democratic governance and innovation.”Read more about the fellows.last_img read more

Life expectancy declines among least-educated whites

first_imgLife expectancy among the least-educated white Americans has fallen markedly over the past two decades, according to recent research, including some studies by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) experts. A front-page article in the September 20, 2012 New York Times outlined these disturbing findings and included speculation by researchers as to possible causes—such as higher smoking rates among less-educated white women, rising obesity, and an increase in the number of the least-educated Americans without health insurance.According to the Times, the latest estimates show that white women without a high school diploma lost five years of life between 1990 and 2008; their life expectancy was 73.5 years, compared with 83.9 years for white women with a college degree or more. White men without a high school diploma lost three years of life—fewer than white women—but the gap between their life expectancy and that of men with college degrees or better was larger: 67.5 years vs. 80.4 years.One of the studies cited was led by Jennifer Montez, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Commenting on the latest estimates, Montez told the Times, “Something is going on in the lives of disadvantaged white women that is leading to some really alarming trends in life expectancy.” She said that smoking rates—which have increased among women without a high school diploma—are playing a role. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Saint Mary’s STEM clubs partner with Campus Ministry to raise money for women’s education

first_imgSaint Mary’s Affiliates of the American Chemical Society has partnered with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Physics Club and Campus Ministry to co-sponsor a fundraising campaign with the international organization ME to WE. ME to WE works to provide resources for women in developing countries. Of the campaign’s five pillars of aid — food, water, education, opportunity and health — Saint Mary’s has decided to sponsor women’s education. “Saint Mary’s students believe in our mission to ‘Pay it Forward,’ and this campaign ties into that so well,” senior Heather DiLallo said. “As an all-women’s college, we have to support the development and enrichment of women in developing countries so that equal opportunity can be a reality for us all.”The STEM women participating in the ME to WE campaign said they found it relevant to Saint Mary’s core values to make more STEM positions available to women.“Women in STEM are the minority, so it is important for these women to feel supported, empowered and encouraged by other women,” said Elizabeth Innis, senior SWE president. “It is also incredibly important for STEM women to share this support with those in need. Beyond our own small groups and beyond our families, we belong to a rich, global community of women who need to support each other by whatever means possible.”The ‘We Are Rafikis’ campaign is selling local tribal bracelets to support women’s education in Tanzania. Each bracelet costs $10, and all profits made from the sales goes back to support African women and their education. “These bracelets are so cute and are an inexpensive way for each of us to make a difference,” DiLallo said. “It doesn’t impact most of us if we spend $10, but, for those women, that amount of money could be huge. It could help pay for their schooling or go into a seed fund for a new business idea they have.”This will be the second year Saint Mary’s is participating in the campaign. “I am hopeful that the ME to WE campaign at Saint Mary’s will continue on for several years, and that new service-based opportunities will become available,” Innis said. “There is never a shortage of need, and I am confident that future Belles — and future STEM women — will step [up] and continue to serve the global community.”Kate McMahon, of the class of 2018, and DiLallo decided to launch the campaign when McMahon had a communications class with one of the students who did a project on ME to WE.“When Kate was telling me about it, we both got so excited at what ME to WE was doing and decided to see if we could partner with them,” DiLallo said. “ME to WE has an established ‘We are Rafikis’ campaign and partnership with colleges, so it was a natural fit for us to join that.”The campaign began Feb. 8 and will run through March 8. Payments can be made by cash or check to either the Campus Ministry office in Regina 161 or professor Jennifer Fishovitz in Science Hall 162.There will also be an opportunity to purchase the bracelets in the Student Center Atrium on March 1 during lunch. Tags: me to we, Saint Mary’s Campus Ministry, Society of Women Engineers, We Are Rafikislast_img read more

Lowe’s Finally Opens in Vermont

first_imgAt 6 am on Thursday, January 17 2008, Lowe’s opened its doors in South Burlington. The store, whose construction and opening was delayed for over five years due to disagreements over storm-water and run-off laws, operated a branchs in every other US state except Vermont until now. The 106,000 square foot store, which employs 160, took only 85 days to build, compared to the normal 120 days.The store’s arrival sparked controversy after its construction was continously halted when The Conservation Law Foundation challenged the stores permit. The CLF claimed the permit did not meet the state’s strict standards for run-off regulations because of the large area of its parking lot. Large areas of asphalt, the CLF argued, catch oil leaks from cars and other toxins, which drain into streams from runoff when it rains. The asphalt also prevents the ground from absorbing rain so that the streams erode more quickly as the water is washed into adjacent streams, in this case Potash Brook.last_img read more