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Honoring Harriet Tubman included in NYC women’s coalition month of events

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first_imgBy Dolores Cox and Sara FloundersNew York — The International Working Women’s Day Coalition, an alliance of community-based women’s organizations that has organized events for the past eight years, has announced plans for women’s events in Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx to celebrate women’s struggles — with a major focus on honoring the legacy of anti-slavery freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, who died 100 years ago on March 10. All events are open to the media and are free.Monica Moorehead, from the Women’s Fightback Network and one of three coordinators of the coalition, told WW: “International Working Women’s Day, March 8, and the entire month of March provide important opportunities to reflect on the inspiring roles that women have played in movements for social justice. Just as importantly, we will show that the challenges for women come in all forms as the capitalist economic crisis intensifies. The motto for our coalition is ‘Every issue is a woman’s issue,’ which means we have the right to housing, education and health care; child care, food, union-paying jobs or a livable income; and not mass incarceration, violence, war and occupation.”Brenda Stokely of the Million Worker March Movement and a coalition coordinator described the significance of focusing on Harriet Tubman: “Our focus on Harriet Tubman is because she dedicated her life to struggle, to fighting the brutal, vicious system of slavery. She accomplished her own freedom and the freedom of hundreds of others in life threatening situations. And she did it with less tools than we have today. We should dedicate ourselves to claiming power in this country and to fundamentally changing the economic, political and social system that destroys the lives of so many. We need to focus on women’s involvement 365 days a year, especially to get women to understand their role in changing society.”Irma Bajar, of FiRE — Filipinas for Rights & Empowerment, the vice-chair of International Relations of GABRIELA USA and another coordinator of the IWWD Coalition, explained, “The International Working Women’s Coalition has been a growing coalition for the past eight years that recognizes that the crisis of capitalism and imperialism is the root cause of the critical issues that weigh heavily on women here in New York City and all over the globe, thus creating an inclusive space that encourages women, LGBT folks, community and our allies to unite, resist and fight back to build the women’s movement here in the belly of the beast.”The schedule is as follows:MARCH 9, Saturday11:30 a.m. in Manhattan23-29 Washington PlaceSpeak Out & Vigil on the theme “Every issue is a woman’s issue” at the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, where in 1911 women workers died in a factory fire.1 p.m. March & Rally — the Coalition contingent will join a rally called by Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD) in Washington Square ParkMARCH 10, SundayHonoring the Warrior Spirit of Harriet TubmanWorship Service 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.1:30 p.m. — Short film and discussionAfrican Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on the Hill, 975 Saint Nicholas Ave.Info: 212-650-5008 Asantewaa Harris at City College of N.Y.MARCH 16, Saturday1 to 4 p.m.Boys and Girls High School at 1700 Fulton St., BrooklynVideos and readings on Harriet Tubman, along with artwork and poetry, followed by a communal meal. Program co-sponsored by the CARE Center, a youth program.March 24, Sunday3 p.m.Bronx Art Space Gallery at 305 E. 140 St. at Alexander Avenue, the BronxVignettes on Harriet Tubman, in Spanish and English, along with artwork and more. This program is co-sponsored by Women Workers for Peace and La Peña del Bronx.For more information on all of these events, go to iacenter.org or Facebook at International Working Women’s Day Coalition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Justice for Mario Romero, killed by cops

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first_imgMario Romero supporters rally.WW photo: Terri KayVallejo, Calif. — The Justice for Mario Romero Coalition held a rally on May 8 at the steps of Vallejo City Hall calling for a federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney General into the Vallejo Police Department. More than 50 individuals held signs to protest police bullying, discrimination and ­terror.Also participating were members of the Oscar Grant Committee, the National Committee to Prevent Police Brutality, the Anti-Police Terror Project and the Alan Blueford Center for Justice. They came to support the Romero family, but also to call for accountability and investigations of police violence.On Sept. 2, 2012, Mario Romero, 23, and Joseph Johnson, 21, were sitting in Romero’s parked car in front of his home in Vallejo, when they were gunned down by police officers Dustin B. Joseph and Sean Kenney. The Solano County coroner said Romero was shot 30 times. Johnson was also shot and wounded.Both police officers involved had been cited for violence in the past: Kenney had been named in several fatal shootings and excessive force complaints, and many complaints had cited Joseph for abusive behavior.The Solano County District Attorney’s Office announced on June 12, 2013, that the police acted in self-defense. However, Cyndi Mitchell, Romero’s sister, has strongly asserted that her brother had never gotten out of the car and that the evidence showed he had his hands up when he was shot.The Facebook page for “California for the Rich Only??? Community Includes Everyone,” states the protest demands, which include that “criminal charges be filed against Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph for the murder of Mario Romero,” that drug testing be enforced for all Vallejo police officers … and that there must be “an end to criminalization of homeless and disabled individuals and protections against [police] terror.”Seniors at the rally also called for the return of a pool table taken from the Florence Douglas Senior Center. It had been removed by the administrators, in what is characterized as a racist maneuver, one intended to push African-American seniors out of the facility.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two state media employees killed in past five days

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first_imgNews News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq November 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two state media employees killed in past five days Reporters Without Borders today condemned the murders of two employees of the state-owned Iraqi Media Network (IMN) in the past five days. Raad Jaafar Hamadi, a journalist with the daily Al Sabah, was killed on 22 November in Baghdad. Fadhila Abdelkarim, a member of the administrative staff of the local TV station Nainawa, was killed yesterday in Mosul (370 km north of Baghdad).“Journalists and other employees of the Iraqi public media, including the Al Iraqiya TV station, are often the victims of violence by people hostile to the government,” the press freedom organisation said. “The main communication tool of the Iraqi authorities, these media are seen as government mouthpieces and have suffered a heavier toll in casualties that the other media since the start of the war.”Hamadi was killed in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Washash when his car was fired on by four gunmen in another vehicle, which immediately took off. Abdelkarim was shot dead by gunmen outside his home in the Al-Wahda district of Mosul, Iraq’s most dangerous city for the media after Baghdad.Iraq’s biggest media group with more than 3,000 employees, the IMN was created by the coalition forces after taking Baghdad in 2003. Many journalists working for the IMN have received threatening letters telling them to quit.A total of 137 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in 2003, while 51 have been kidnapped. Four of the kidnap victims are still being held hostage. Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Newslast_img read more

Laws on defamation and computer crimes used to deter reporting

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first_img Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Follow the news on Thailand A senior member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), Head was formally charged on 23 February as a result of a defamation suit brought by Thai lawyer Pratuan Thanarak. The alleged fraud’s victim, British resident Ian Rance, is also charged with criminal defamation although none of his comments in the story and accompanying video concerned Pratuan.“Thailand’s laws on defamation and computer crimes are used to persecute journalists and bloggers, many of whom have been forced to leave the country because these laws are so draconian,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“Legal defence costs are exorbitant or even prohibitive, especially for freelancers and bloggers. And journalists have no hope of ever being compensated, even when they demonstrate that the allegations brought against them are completely spurious.“The defamation laws and the Computer Crimes Act must be amended or repealed as a matter of urgency because they allow the targets of serious investigative reporting to gag the media at little cost and with no real grounds other than their dislike of the coverage. We call for withdrawal of the charges against Jonathan Head.”Foreigners accused of criminal defamation or violating the Computer Crimes Act are subjected to severe formalities and restrictions. They must surrender their passports and are stripped of their visas and work permits after their current visas run out, before any court verdict. Trials can drag on for years and, in the meantime, foreign defendants have to submit a succession of 30 and 60-day visa applications. This will require Jonathan Head to travel to Phuket to retrieve his passport, and then return it, for each renewal.RSF is also concerned about the local and foreign media’s ability to cover the case freely. In a statement posted on its website, the FCCT said its members were “constrained in what can be said” about the case because of Thailand’s contempt of court laws. Journalists covering trials in Thailand often censor themselves out of fear of being accused of contempt of court, a charge that carries a possible seven-year jail sentence.Defamation prosecutions are often brought against investigative journalists in Thailand. Last November, RSF asked a Bangkok criminal court to reject a complaint bought by a mining company against Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and four of its employees. Journalists Alan Morison and Chutima SIdasathian, as well as blogger and Human RIghts activist Andy Hall were also accused of criminal defamaton.Thailand is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en to go further August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation ThailandAsia – Pacific Judicial harassment Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Thai authorities to drop their prosecution of British journalist Jonathan Head, a BBC correspondent who is facing a possible five-year a jail sentence on charges of criminal defamation and contravening the Computer Crimes Act over a September 2015 story about real estate fraud on the southern island of Phuket. center_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News March 1, 2017 Laws on defamation and computer crimes used to deter reporting May 12, 2021 Find out more News BBC Correspondent Jonathan Head (right) photo: BBC (screenshot) ThailandAsia – Pacific Judicial harassment News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: US reports under 40,000 new cases for first time since June

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first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 774,000 people worldwide.Over 21.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 5.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 170,548 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:7:58 a.m.: FDA warns popular COVID-19 test could be inaccurateThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning of “a risk of false results” with a widely-used COVID-19 test. The federal agency issued an alert Monday to clinical laboratory staff and health care providers using Thermo Fisher Scientific’s TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, a molecular assay for the detection of the novel coronavirus from respiratory specimens. The FDA said issues related to laboratory equipment and software used to run the popular test could lead to inaccuracies. The agency advised clinical laboratory staff and health care providers to “implement promptly the software updates and the updated instructions for use” from the company. “The FDA is working with Thermo Fisher Scientific and our public health partners to resolve these issues,” the agency said in a statement Monday. “The FDA will continue to keep clinical laboratory staff, health care providers, manufacturers, and the public informed of new or additional information.” ABC News has reached out to Thermo Fisher Scientific for comment.7:14 a.m.: Finland’s prime minister to be tested after experiencing ‘mild’ symptomsFinnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Tuesday that she will be tested for COVID-19 after experiencing “mild respiratory symptoms.”Marin wrote on Twitter that she will be working from home while she awaits her test results.As of Tuesday afternoon, Finland had reported at least 7,752 cases of COVID-19 with 334 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.6:39 a.m.: UNC-Chapel Hill shifts to remote learning within a week of starting classesThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Monday that it will suspend in-person classes after seeing the COVID-19 positivity rate on campus rise almost fivefold.The public research university in the town of Chapel Hill, about 25 miles from Raleigh, held its first day of class just one week ago after welcoming students back into its residence halls the week prior. Although residence halls were at less than 60% capacity and fewer than 30% of total classroom seats were taught in-person, the school said the COVID-19 positivity rate on campus increased from 2.8% on Aug. 10 to 13.6% on Aug. 16.As of Monday morning, the university said it has tested 954 students so far, and 177 were in isolation and 349 were in quarantine, both on and off campus. Most students who have tested positive for COVID-19 “have demonstrated mild symptoms,” according to a letter to the university community from chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and executive vice chancellor and provost Robert A. Blouin.“Effective Wednesday, August 19, all undergraduate in-person instruction will shift to remote learning,” Guskiewicz and Blouin wrote. “Courses in our graduate, professional and health affairs schools will continue to be taught as they are, or as directed by the schools. Academic advising and academic support services will be available online. Our research enterprise will remain unchanged.”“Due to this announcement as well as the reduction of campus activities, we expect the majority of our current undergraduate residential students to change their residential plans for the fall,” they added. “As much as we believe we have worked diligently to help create a healthy and safe campus living and learning environment, the current data presents an untenable situation.”5:21 a.m.: WHO warns younger people are ‘driving’ COVID-19 spread in Asia PacificThe World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is “changing” in the Asia-Pacific region, where younger people are now the ones “driving its spread.”“What we are observing is not simply a resurgence; we believe it is a signal that we have entered a new phase of the pandemic in the Asia Pacific,” Dr. Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, said at a virtual press conference. “The epidemic is changing. People in their 20s, 30s and 40s are increasingly driving its spread.”Various countries in the region, including Australia, the Philippines and Japan, are reporting rising numbers of people under the age of 40 contracting the novel coronavirus, according to the WHO.“Many are unaware they are infected with very mild symptoms, or none at all,” Kasai said. “This can result in them unknowingly passing on the virus to others.”4:50 a.m.: Walgreens coding error causes under-reporting of 59,000 test results in TexasThe Texas Department of State Health Services tells Corpus Christi ABC affiliate KIII-TV that Walgreens Pharmacy reported experiencing a coding error, causing the under-reporting of some 59,000 COVID-19 test results statewide.The coding error has now been corrected, according to KIII, but counties across Texas will likely see their COVID-19 statistics change as the data dump is set to take place.ABC News has reached out to Walgreens for comment.As of Monday, the Lone Star State had reported at least 542,950 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 10,034 deaths, according to a count kept by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 3:35 a.m.: US reports under 40,000 new cases for first time since JuneThere were 35,112 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Monday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the first time since June 28 that the country has reported under 40,000 new cases in a single day. Monday’s case count is also well below the record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.An additional 445 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded Monday.A total of 5,443,162 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 170,548 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.However, week-over-week comparisons show that the nationwide number of new cases has continued to decrease in recent weeks, according to an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, obtained by ABC News on Sunday night. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Real estate prices fell more in Manhattan than anywhere else in 2020

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first_imgMessage* Contact Kevin Sun Share via Shortlink Clockwise from top left: Seattle, Boston and New York City (Photo Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Real estate prices in the U.S. have risen at a steady pace since the last recession, and even a pandemic didn’t slow things down much in 2020, according to a new report. But your mileage may vary depending on the asset class you’re interested in.Real Capital Analytics’ US National All-Property Index ended 2020 up 7.3 percent year-over-year, with a late surge following a mid-year slowdown. Growth was particularly strong for industrial and multifamily properties, which rose by 8.8 and 8.3 percent, respectively. Office prices rose by just 1.5 percent, and retail prices fell 4.3 percent“In looking at the performance by property subtypes in 2020, it is clear the pandemic that hit the U.S. in early March had a sweeping negative effect on deal volume, with each subsector posting year-over-year declines,” RCA’s latest report states. “Pricing, on the other hand, has shown more variance, with some sectors faring much better than others.”ADVERTISEMENTThe spread between prices in the six major metros identified by RCA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, and San Francisco) and the rest of the country increased to its largest point in nearly a decade. While the price index in the six major metros increased by 3.7 percent, the growth rate for all other markets was more than double that, at 7.8 percent.Growth in non-major metros has slightly outpaced that of major cities over the past cycle. The price index for the former rose 113 percent over the past decade, while that of the latter increased by 108 percent.On both the commercial and multifamily fronts, Manhattan prices suffered the most, according to RCA’s data. New York’s outer boroughs also saw slight declines, while its suburbs experienced positive growth.Through the first three quarters of 2020, Manhattan was also the most liquid property market in the U.S., and third worldwide behind only Paris and Berlin, according to a separate RCA report. The borough’s liquidity nevertheless hit a 10-year low, and was down 5.1 percent year-over-year at the end of Q3.Meanwhile, despite some optimism due to the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations, property prices could still take a beating if current financial pressures lead to more distressed asset sales, which so far account for just 1 percent of total volume.“Nobody wants to take a loss on what is expected to be a temporary dislocation to income from the Covid-19 economic disruptions. … To the extent that they can, borrowers and lenders will continue to paper over problems in line with this optimism,” RCA senior vice president Jim Costello wrote in a report this month.“Still, even with anticipation of a temporary dislocation, some investors and lenders will not be able to hold on even with the finish line for the pandemic in sight,” he added.Read moreNY falls behind Dallas, LA in CRE investment as deals surge nationwideReport shows how much commercial real estate has fallen Full Name*center_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusTRD Insights Email Address*last_img read more

Coffee County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

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first_imgCollege/Unit/Department websitehttps://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/coffee.html Open until filledYes Working TitleCoffee County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent DepartmentCAES Southeast District CES Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?Yes The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Posting Details Additional Requirements Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible EEO Statement Employment TypeEmployee Posting TypeExternal The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Job Posting Date11/12/2020 Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Details Duties/Responsibilities Location of VacancyOther South Georgia Area Master’s degree (bachelor’s degree is sufficient for provisionalhires) Percentage Of Time20 Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVOptional DocumentsCover LetterUnofficial TranscriptsList of References with Contact Information • Provides reporting of ANR activities via UGA softwareprogramming.• Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in the communityby participating in and supporting civic/communityactivities/organizations and networking with communityleaders• Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGACooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clienteleunderstand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs,assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race,ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation,religion, age, disability, or veteran status. Classification TitlePublic Service Professional AC Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Anticipated Start Date02/01/2021 UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bringresearch-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia.County agents and specialists throughout the state shareinformation on issues like water quality, profitability inagribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agentsprovide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safepesticide use, publications, computer programs, and lessons inconsumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are thelocal experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety,and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largestyouth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgiansparticipate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences ontoday’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. Theleadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGAExtension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through educationprograms each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’spublications, educational news articles, and public televisionprogramming for advice and information. A Master’s degree in Agriculture or related area.A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisionalappointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered forno more than three years without review. You may apply for aregular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanceddegree or successful progression through the public servicepromotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines forAppointments and Promotions for Public Service and OutreachAcademic Rank for complete detailshttp://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/center_img Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Advertised SalaryMinimum $47,000/year starting for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s$36,000) as well as an excellent benefits package as a facultymember of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for businesstravel will be provided. UnderutilizationMinorities & Females About the University of Georgia Position Summary Duties/Responsibilities -Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Officesuite-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents-Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming foryouth-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith county, district, and state staff, local government employees,and clientele-Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personalcontacts, appearance, and work habits-Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through writtenand verbal communication-Ability to work as a team member and engage with groups andcommittees-Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs tomeet community needs-Skills in leadership and management Duties/Responsibilities Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Does this position require a P-Card?No This position will provide educational programming in theAgriculture and Natural Resources ( ANR ) area in Coffee Countyproviding educational opportunities in production agriculture,horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiencesutilizing multiple teaching methods. Coffee County has a richhistory of an extraordinary Ag Row Crop program. Coffee County’shighest value commodities are timber farms, farmland and ruralcommunity. County stakeholders rely heavily on the County Agent.Homeowners and Master Gardner Volunteers also depend on the Agent’sexpertise to provide training and programming to the citizens ofthe community. Tended acres are covered with cotton, peanuts,tobacco, onions, corn, turf and pasture.http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfmThis position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work,and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s licenseand access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travelare required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and adult clientele isalso a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions,overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district andstate levels and necessitate travel and transport ofparticipants. Is driving a responsibility of this position?Yes •Provides educational programming related to Agriculture &Natural Resources in Coffee County. This includes managing theAgricultural & Natural Resources program in Coffee County byproviding educational opportunities in production agriculture,horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiencesutilizing multiple teaching methods.• Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups,community leaders, public officials and representatives of intendedaudiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developingeducational programs• Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs ofthe county’s varied socio-economic population Special Instructions to Applicants Credit and P-Card policy Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Faculty RankOpen Rank Job Closing Date Duties/Responsibilities Percentage Of Time65 FLSA • Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs withother staff members based on critical issues• Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan andimplement programs• Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view ofextension programming• Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issuesin program development and teaching Posting NumberF0764P Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Minimum Qualifications * This position is located in Douglas, Coffee County, GA. Areyou willing to work from this location?YesNo About the College/Unit/Department Physical Demands Percentage Of Time15last_img read more

Latest news and updates from Talladega

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first_imgPastrana wins poleTravis Pastrana’s full-time transition to NASCAR picked up even more steam Friday when the Roush Fenway Racing driver won his first career pole, which came at the largest track on the NASCAR circuit. | Read the full story Sprint Cup news’);”>Sprint Cup headlines’);” href=”https://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series/news-media.html”>READ: Get more Sprint Cup headlines Smith wins thrillerIn a delayed — and shortened — Aaron’s 312, Regan Smith emerged from a green-white-checkered shootout to win Saturday. The late restart produced plenty of drama, including a big wreck on the final lap. Smith was in the lead when the caution flew, NASCAR determined. | Read the full story Pastrana angry, not hurtAfter winning the pole, Travis Pastrana had a strategy. He didn’t follow it once the race began and, as a result, was in position to be collected in a wreck that was not his fault. The former X Games star took the hit hard. | Read the full story The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series both put on quite a show at Talladega Superspeedway this week.In both instances, a weather-delayed race came down to a green-white-checkered finish.Check back for the latest coverage from NASCAR.com. Danica sent spinningIn Saturday’s Nationwide race, Danica Patrick made an early exit after getting bumped from Turner Scott Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson. She later went to the garage, her No. 34 too damaged to continue. | Watch the video McClure returns a changed manEric McClure was involved in a horrific wreck last year that left the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver with a concussion and doubts on his future. The driver is back at Talladega Superspeedway with a new perspective on racing — and life. | Read the full story | Watch the video WATCH: Seven-post shaker Sprint Cup Series: Aaron’s 499 results  Nationwide Series: Aaron’s 312 results Junior changes tuneDale Earnhardt Jr. was contemplative and forthcoming when he met with the media Friday. NASCAR.com’s Kenny Bruce details how the driver has let go of the anger that lingered following last year’s concussion. | Read the full story READ MORE: ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. MWR targets VickersMichael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota is currently split among three drivers. If Waltrip has his way, Brian Vickers will be the full-time driver in 2014 — with longtime sponsor Aaron’s still on the front of the vehicle. | Read the full story READ: Latest on Penske penalties WATCH: Talladega preview In the RearviewNASCAR.com’s Holly Cain breaks down the biggest story lines from Talladega Superspeedway, including David Ragan’s win, Brad Keselowski’s comments and more. Get an in-depth look at a thrilling weekend that was full of records and wrecks. | Read the full storyRagan weathers stormDavid Ragan waited out a rain delay that caused Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 to be red-flagged for more than 3 hours and 30 minutes. Then the No. 34 Ford stunningly surged to the front of the field on a green-white-checkered restart to win at Talladega Superspeedway in a 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports. | Read the full storyBig Ones hit early, lateIt didn’t take long for the Big One to happen at Talladega Superspeedway. On Lap 44, Kyle Busch nudged Kasey Kahne as the two entered Turn 1, setting off a massive chain reaction. Then late in the race, there was an 11-car incident that saw Kurt Busch‘s car flip onto Ryan Newman‘s hood. | Watch the final wreck here | Watch the first wreck hereKenseth’s strong run for naughtA dominant day for Matt Kenseth didn’t quite end that way in the results column at Talladega. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a stunning 142 of the 192 laps, but was shuffled back to an eighth-place finish after a hectic overtime restart in the Aaron’s 499. | Read the full storyStenhouse sinks in late chaosRicky Stenhouse Jr. was sitting a promising second during a lengthy rain delay at Talladega Superspeedway, but the resumption of the Aaron’s 499 didn’t help his chances at a top-five finish. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate slid from fifth to a 13th-place finish in the final restart. | Read the full storyMinute-by-MinuteExcited about Sunday’s race? Did you miss anything? To stay totally tuned in, read through NASCAR.com’s Minute-by-Minute blog for Talladega Superspeedway updates, videos and social media reaction as the Aaron’s 499 progressed. | Recap: Minute-by-Minute According to planDenny Hamlin’s plan went off smoothly. On the first caution of the race, the driver exited his No. 11 Toyota through a roof hatch as Brian Vickers slid into the driver’s seat. Hamlin logged fewer than 25 laps, but expects to return full time next week at Darlington Raceway. | Read the full storyNationwide wrecksFirst, Sam Hornish Jr. and Eric McClure collided, triggering a multicar crash. Then on a thrilling final lap, seven cars wrecked to bring out a caution, delaying the announcement of a winner for a few minutes. Relive both incidents here. | Watch the Hornish Jr. wreck | Watch the final wrecklast_img read more

Sophistafunk Announces 2016 Spring Tour Schedule

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first_imgSyracuse based Sophistafunk will bring their unique brand of live funk/hip-hop on the road this spring with a number of dates up and down the east coast, as well as a handful of performances in New Orleans during Jazz Fest late night season.Over the past several years, the band’s high energy live performance has caught the attention of Guy Fieri and Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The band performed at the Jimmy John’s Corporate Convention in Las Vegas earlier this year with Zac Brown Band, and you can check out a video of the band’s new song “Make ’em Clap” from that performance.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for further details.Sophistafunk Spring Tour Dates 3/4 – Syracuse, NY @ World of Beer3/5 – Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station3/11 – Norwich, CT @ Strange Brew Pub3/12 – Manchester, CT @ The Main Pub3/17 – Syracuse, NY @ Funk ‘N Waffles3/19 – Stratton, VT @ Grizzly’s4/1-2 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s (2 Nights!)4/14 – Washington, D.C. @ Gypsy Sally’s4/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall w/Splintered Sunlight4/16 – Manchester, CT @ The Hungry Tiger4/29 – New Orleans, LA @ Bayou Rendevous at The Howlin’ Wolf5/1 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf Den5/6 – Ithaca, NY – TBAlast_img read more

Climate change altering migration of disease-carrying bugs

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first_img Read Full Story Germs, mosquitoes, and other disease carrying bugs that normally are killed by cold weather are thriving in parts of the world that are warmer due to climate change, according to Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics and senior associate dean for research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Insect-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria are now being reported in higher elevations in Asia and Latin America,” Dominici said in an interview with NPR’s “goats and soda” blog. “Mosquitoes that carry malaria are being found in areas where before they would die.”Dominici’s comments came in a December 8, 2015 post highlighting some of what’s at stake during the U.N. Conference on Climate Change, held this month in Paris.The World Health Organization reports that there will be 250,000 more deaths globally each year from malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea, and heat stress as a result of climate change between the years 2030 and 2050, the article stated.last_img read more