Conflicts with colleagues, bullying by managers and work pressures aredriving thousands of teachers to call a telephone and web-based support line. While pupil misbehaviour was a key stressor among teachers, relationshipsbetween staff were as pressing an issue, the Teacher Support Network (TSN)found. The support service has helped 76,000 teachers in England and Wales over thepast four years. Four-fifths of all the enquiries came from women, and lastyear, 30,000 teachers sought help either by phone or online. The main reason for contacting the service was conflict (10.2 per cent) –conflicts with managers accounted for two-thirds of cases, and a quarter withcolleagues. Workload or hours worked accounted for 4.8 per cent, pupilbehaviour for 4.3 per cent, and long-term sick leave accounted for 4.2 percent. The largest single group of callers to the service were newly-qualifiedteachers, who accounted for a fifth of all enquiries, with stress, anxiety anddepression accounting for the highest number of calls. More than 2,200 calls were from teachers on sick leave, who often felt theyhad failed or were letting people down. Harassed teachers turn to support serviceOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
March 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Visit Mavericks Robert Lovell Tags: Basketball/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Dallas, TX) — The Jazz open a three-game road trip tonight starting with a matchup versus the Mavericks in Dallas.Utah’s nine-game win streak was snapped Tuesday with a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.The Jazz will also visit San Antonio and Golden State on the trip this weekend. Tonight’s tip is at 6:30 p.m.
Saudi Aramco is to acquire a 20$ stake in Reliance’s O2C business. (Credit: SatyaPrem from Pixabay) Reliance Industries’ proposed deal to sell a 20% stake in its oil-to-chemicals (O2C) business to Saudi Aramco for $15bn is facing a delay due to uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 crisis and unforeseen circumstances in the energy market.The parties had signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) in August 2019, paving way for what was then thought to be among the largest foreign direct investments in India.Reliance Industries took up the deal with Saudi Aramco to reduce its debts.The deal was earlier estimated to be wrapped up by March 2020, subject to regulatory and other customary approvals.During the annual general meeting of Reliance Industries, the group’s chairman Mukesh Ambani said that the transaction with Saudi Aramco did not move ahead as per the earlier timeline.Ambani, addressing the group’s shareholders, said: “Nevertheless, we at Reliance value our over two-decade-long relationship with Saudi Aramco and are committed to a long-term partnership. We will approach NCLT with our proposal to spin off our O2C business into a separate subsidiary to facilitate this partnership opportunity.“We expect to complete this process by early 2021.”The oil-to-chemicals division of Reliance Industries comprises the group’s petrochemicals, refining, and fuels marketing businesses.Included in the oil-to-chemicals operations of the Indian conglomerate is the Jamnagar refinery in the state of Gujarat. The refinery, on a long term basis, is set to be supplied 500,000 barrels per day of Arabian crude oil from Saudi Aramco following the completion of the proposed deal. The downstream deal between Reliance Industries and Saudi Aramco was earlier estimated to be wrapped up by March 2020, subject to regulatory and other customary approvals Reliance Industries and Saudi Aramco have a long-standing oil supply partnershipBoth Reliance Industries and Saudi Aramco already have a long-standing crude oil supply deal for more than years. The Saudi Arabian state-owned oil company is said to have supplied more than two billion barrels of crude oil for the Jamnagar refinery.The Indian refinery is made up of units such as fluidised catalytic cracker (FCC), coker, alkylation, paraxylene, refinery offgas (ROG) cracker, polypropylene, and petcoke gasification plants.Ambani during the annual general meeting also claimed that other global companies had expressed interests for forging partnerships with Reliance Industries’ petrochemical business.
Posting Details Job Posting TitleGerontology Adjunct Assistant Professor Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Posting NumberF00101P Application Instructions Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Position Summary Assignment Responsibilities AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Physical Demands Minimum Qualifications How and where to apply Beginning and/or Ending Dates General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Work Schedule Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree The Institution Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2794 Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Posting Date Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Closing Date Total Hrs per Week/Day 1. Have a master’s degree in gerontology; OR a master’s in anysocial science, humanities, mathematics, or natural sciencediscipline or in liberal studies, as appropriate for the course;OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential inthe discipline area; OR, the equivalent.* all degrees must be froman accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. 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Cara Bleiman examines the relationship between music and politics.To ask whether music has the potential to be political is completely old hat, well old hat pins actually. The story of Stravinsky’s 1913 “Rite of Spring” premiere and the ensuing street-riot (where the pins made a violent cameo) is well-known, as are Shostakovich’s muffled and now considered rather ambiguous musical protests against the Soviet regime. However, it was with pacifist works such as Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” of 1961 that classical music’s monopoly on the ‘political’ ended. From the Vietnam War to the fall of the Berlin wall, the new voices of revolt were all singing Rock. Last year, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘N’ Roll captured this era, focusing on the lead up to the overthrow of the socialist government in the then Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Mirroring the experiences of communist party member and Cambridge academic, Max, with his Czech ex-student Jan, Stoppard gave the foreground to a soundtrack of Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Czech band “The Plastic People of the Universe” – who were ultimately the political heroes of the play. And the real-life story of the Plastics really lives up to their heroic portrayal; touring secretly under the auspices of lecturing on art they would sneak in tracks as supposed aural illustrations. Their songs weren’t overtly anti-communist but in their refusal to compromise on anything – from hair length to English lyrics – they made disengagement into dissidence with their front-man, Ivan Jirous, being sent to jail four consecutive times during those years.Fast forward to today and it’s the turn of pop musicians to hurl a few insults establishment’s way with the Iraq war and Poverty at the top of the agenda. With the rise of the commercialised music industry and the cult of celebrity the potential power of pop musicians appears limitless. The attempts of various music celebs, who get those itsy bitsy twangs of social conscience to change the world, have arguably left the world unimpressed. Such attempts at politically inspiring pop raise one question in particular – can you be successfully political if your means of expression are not earnest?The success of Red Nose Day proved that serious charitable aims could be furthered by comedy and set the mark for the do-gooding responsibilities of the new celeb class, but what seems to confuse our new generation of budding pop philanthropists is that charity is not the same as politics. Charity, is almost more of a religious ideal – a Christian virtue, in fact. Advocating love, kindness, food and water for all is certainly worthy but it isn’t all that contentious. It isn’t that surprising though that these advocates should produce average, accessible and uncontroversial sentiments when it is these exact characteristics in their music which have secured their existence as pop stars.Charity fundraising isn’t really the problem here though – because they are damn good at fundraising. It’s when pop stars make that leap to try and overtly inspire political action that things start to go wrong. Shakira’s song ‘East Timor’ is a fantastic example of political pop failure at it’s very worst. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an alright track if you ignore it’s political intentions – and by no means does music have to be serious and weighty to be valued – but to string together cliched critiques of the judiciary system, mass media, democracy and the west’s failure to provide adequate humanitarian support to East Timor with a neo-disco chorus of “East Timor/ Timor, Timor/ Ooh/ Ah, ah, ah, ah/ Ah, ah, ah, ah”, is utterly crass.MIA on the other hand, has enough of a revolutionary whiff about her to get taken seriously by both broadsheets and discerning ‘pop’ critics alike. With her father an activist in Sri-lankan guerilla group, the Tamil Tigers, and an eventful upbringing as a refugee in London, her credentials for producing ‘authentic’ political/musical statements are promising. Her most recent album Kala (released this August), is a multicontinental mashup resulting from an impromptu world tour due to VISA trouble and a blockade on her Brooklyn apartment (or so the story goes) and succeeds on two counts of Authenticity and Originality which would usually qualify her for Rock Heroism. But her collaborations with Timbaland and being just on the cusp of Nelly Furtado–like status mean we can’t really disqualify her from Popdom. MIA may be one of the first, then, of a promising new breed but although her work has a genuine political content it doesn’t mean that her listeners are actually inspired to act on it. This may have something to do with the more subliminal politics of sampling. Since Paul Simon made Graceland with the Ladysmith Black Mambazo choir he has been accused of taking credit and exploiting the music of a culture which wasn’t his own. Similarly, tracks like the Chemical Brothers ‘Galvanise’ use sampling almost in the same way as colonial folk-song collectors – absorbing up ‘exotic’ samples and translating them for western audiences. Part of MIA’s appeal to the broadsheet reader is this exotic otherness (dubbed ‘worldbeat’), but once placed in this box, her political views are to be admired from afar rather than engaged with and it’s with her own ironic manipulation of these expectations that she makes her best political statement.Music is at it’s most powerful when we let our guard down to it’s visceral sensations, which is when it’s politically dangerous as a vehicle to propaganda – but however overtly political a pop song may aim to be, this will always jar with our aural association, with it’s function as dance music, background music or entertainment and bar us from considering it as anything else.The political power and scope of music will be discussed at the Battle of Ideas, a two-day festival organised by the Institute of Ideas on the 27-28th October at the Royal College of Art Cartoon by Sofia Kaba-Ferreiro
Bakers across the UK have raised thousands of pounds for disabled children during National Doughnut Week – and enjoyed boosted sales, too.From selling limited-edition doughnuts to doughnut-eating competitions, bakers took part in a variety of fundraising activities to raise cash for The Children’s Trust.One baker who reaped rewards from taking part in the event, which is sponsored by BakeMark UK, is Townsend Bakery, Liverpook, which has participated every year.The bakery’s Wendy Ainsley said: “National Doughnut Week is great for small independent bakers. The marketing and sales material you receive is perfect to enable you to get involved in this great event.”For further information, and to register for next year’s event, email [email protected] grand total raised by the week is yet to be announced.
Beloved “polyethnic cajun slamgrass” artist Leftover Salmon has just announced their return to Colorado over Thanksgiving weekend! The band will perform two nights in Denver, CO, with exciting themes for each. These shows mark the 6th annual Thanksgiving weekend that Salmon has spent in Colorado, showing nothing but love to their home state.The first of the two shows will be held at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, and is dubbed A Harvest Party Performing The Music Of Neil Young. For the second night, LoS will move over to the Fillmore Auditorium for a performance with very special guests, Los Lobos.You can see all of the information in the poster below, and head to the band’s website for details and more information.
By Dialogo May 19, 2009 The president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, believes the problem of drug trafficking that afflicts Latin America requires “a global solution” since “no country can solve it alone.” “No country can solve it alone. It must always be done on the basis of cooperation with others, because by nature it does not respect borders, it is a crime that is essentially transnational,” Fernandez said in an interview with EFE in Madrid, where he is on a state visit. “The country that can best cooperate is the United States, because demand is created in the United States,” Fernandez said. “We can control supply, but they have to control the demand, and I believe that the attitude of President (Barack) Obama and his administration is acknowledging that and is seeking a comprehensive solution.” That solution should begin “with greater technical cooperation, with the training of human resources and more cooperation in surveillance.” “If we progress in that direction, we can be effective, as was demonstrated, for example, with the application of Plan Colombia,” he said. For the Dominican president, the fact that drug traffickers opposed in one country move to another, as occurred in the case of Colombia and is now happening in Mexico, reinforces the idea that the fight must be undertaken together. The drug trade moves from one place to another, “so it has to be fought in Mexico, fought in Colombia, fought in Guatemala, throughout Central America, in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in order to vanquish the threat,” he said. While not a drug-producing nation, the Dominican Republic is a transit country for northbound shipments of cocaine from South America. Fernandez also told EFE that in his meetings with Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero he will ask for the incorporation of Haiti, with which the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola, into the Ibero-American Community. “Haiti is French-speaking not because it chose to be, but because the war between France and Spain ended with the Treaty of Basel which made Haiti part of France, but the island was Hispaniola from where the colonization of Ibero-America began, so that Haiti was originally part of that community,” Fernandez said. “It is an act of reparation that we are going to suggest in different scenarios,” said Fernandez, who sees the possibility of Haiti being admitted at the next summit of the heads of state and government of Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
By AFP November 27, 2019 On November 25, Colombia’s immigration authorities reported the deportation of 59 Venezuelans for allegedly planning to disrupt “national security” during protests against the Iván Duque government, which started November 21.The foreigners accused of “threatening public order and national security,” will be turned over to Venezuelan authorities in San Fernando de Atabapo (in the southwest).“We have respected their participation in protests. We have helped those who, like the Venezuelan people, were in need. But we will not tolerate a group of misfits coming to undermine the security of our cities,” said Christian Krüger, head of Migration Colombia, in a press release.According to Krüger, the foreigners’ actions create “xenophobic outbursts” that “give a bad name to the Venezuelans who are working for a better country.”The head of police had reported that 29 Venezuelans were arrested during the curfews in Bogotá and Cali for disobeying the order.Additionally, before the protest on November 21, President Iván Duque had announced the expulsion of 24 foreigners from the same country for allegedly planning to infiltrate the protest.With the opposition’s support, trade union workers, students, indigenous people, and artists exerted pressure in the streets over Duque’s conservative government, which appears weaker 18 months after he took office.Due to the widespread turmoil in the streets, the head of government led an initial “social dialogue” on November 24, although protesters did not participate, and another protest was organized.The Duque government has joined the United States in the diplomatic efforts to force Nicolás Maduro to relinquish power.
The authority was investigating whether Local Tapiola Pension’s retirement funds were transferred to Local Tapiola’s non-life insurance company using overpriced service contracts.The mutual pension insurance company bought technical and personnel services from the other companies of Local Tapiola Group over 2013, as it did not have the necessary networks and technology of its own.The authority was also investigating whether Local Tapiola Pension provided the watchdog with all relevant information regarding these liabilities, before merging with Pension Fennia.The end result of the investigation was that the authority refrained from giving Elo a public notice, but simply criticised the firm for some of its procedures in 2013.Satu Huber, Local Tapiola Pension’s managing director in 2013, who is currently the deputy managing director at Elo, said the criticism focuses by and large on business decisions taken in 2013. “Fiva says some of our service contracts with other parts of the Local Tapiola group should have been cancelled before the merger was confirmed,” she told IPE.“But how realistic doing this would have been before the merger … is another matter. The board and all parties were also aware of all the service contracts.”Huber believes a misunderstanding lies behind the investigation.“The media activity around this issue clearly discounted the fact that reports and investigations like this are the routine work of Fiva,” she said.”However, we are taking the authority’s criticism seriously. Elo’s board will convene in the near future to discuss the issue.” Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (Fiva) has refrained from giving Elo Mutual Pension Insurance a public warning for misconduct, but has reprimanded the company for some of its practices in 2013, Elo announced this week.Earlier this autumn, the supervisory authority investigated whether the managing director and board members of Local Tapiola Pension failed to abide by the local law on mutual pension insurance companies in 2013.Local Tapiola Pension was the predecessor of €19.4bn Elo Mutual Pension Insurance, launched together with Pension Fennia on 1 January 2014.The case was publicised initially by local news daily Helsingin Sanomat.