Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Vacancy Number:S-00596 Position Title:Police Dispatcher Department:Campus Police Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterProfessional Reference SheetOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). About the University/College Quick Linkhttps://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4208 Job Close Date: * Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?YesNo Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’stop universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one ofthe best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, isdesignated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistentlychosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomeryprovides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practicalexperience, often from professionals in the field. Position Information Education equivalent to completion of high school. Salary Band:102 Position Profile Link Special Instructions to Applicants: Minimum Qualifications: Duties and Responsibilities: Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employercommitted to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourageapplications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,and individuals with disabilities.Additionally, the safety and security of our campus community is atop priority. All employees at AUM are considered to be ResponsibleEmployees and have the duty to immediately report information thathas the potential to adversely impact safety or wellness on ourcampus.The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and CampusCrime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires public educationalinstitutions to collect and maintain certain safety and crimeinformation. Due to the role this position plays on our campus,this position has been identified as being a Campus SecurityAuthority ( CSA ). CSAs are individuals designated by theUniversity with responsibility for supervising or ensuring safetyof others (including student employees in the course of theiremployment duties) and have a duty to report crimes observed orreported to them.Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right onceinterviewing has begun to stop accepting applications. Classification Title:Police Dispatcher This posting will remain open until closed:Yes Job Open Date:05/07/2020 Receive, relay, and/or transmit routine and emergency calls topolice, fire, and other public agencies.Maintain log of radio transmissions, telephone calls, and otherinformation.Maintain incident reports of criminal activity or complaints;assist in ticket administration.Monitor fire alarm system.Issue parking decals. Employment Type:Full-Time Knowledge of radio 10-codes and appropriate radio communicationguidelinesKnowledge of law enforcement jargonKnowledge of AUM Police Department procedures and policiesAbility to operate communications equipmentAbility to write and maintain reportsAbility to communicate with other public agenciesAbility to respond to multiple competing demandsAbility to speak clearly and provide clear and concise instructionsto others
Universal Credit claimants will be able to have their temporary accommodation costs met by Housing Benefit – this will enable local authorities to recoup more money they spend on temporary accommodation directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which will prevent losses to them of more than £70 million in 2018 to 2019 extended partnership working with Citizen’s Advice, to provide more face to face support to Universal Credit claimants making it possible for people to apply for advances online from spring 2018, making it even easier for a claimant to access an advance if they need it England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Press Office Other measures that will come in soon include: Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Universal Credit has been specifically designed to be simpler and provide better personalised employment support. It ensures all benefits get paid in one monthly payment, so you won’t be getting separate amounts from different agencies for housing or tax credits. However, we understand that moving onto Universal Credit can be a big change for those used to the previous benefits system – especially the monthly payment, designed to reflect the world of work. So this week, extra rent support is being made available to allow people to adjust from fortnightly Housing Benefit payments to monthly Universal Credit ones. Universal Credit removes the barriers which prevented people from taking up work in the past, most notably the 16 hour cut off rule and the prohibitive tax rates should someone start work. Instead, Universal Credit ensures it pays to take on extra hours of work, and provides additional employment support to not only help get you into a job but also progress up the career ladder. London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 New Universal Credit claimants already getting support with their housing costs will continue to receive Housing Benefit for 2 weeks after their claim ends, to help them transition onto Universal Credit.This non-recoverable extra support is worth an average £233 and is set to help around 2.3 million people when they move onto Universal Credit.Work and Pensions Secretary of State Esther McVey said: Contact Press Office Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Follow DWP on: This extra help with housing costs, worth £550 million, is part of a wider £1.5 billion package of improvements for people when they first move onto Universal Credit. This includes: extending the repayment of advances from 6 to 12 months, and allowing people to receive 100% of their payment upfront from January 2018 from February 2018, abolishing the 7 waiting day period to reduce the wait for payment so no one has to wait 6 weeks for their first Universal Credit payment Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp
Addo Food Group-owned Poole Bakery has proposed a restructure that could put five jobs under threat.The bakery has entered a consultation process with some of its employees at its site in Sterte Ave W, Poole, to restructure some of its departments in order to increase efficiencies.“As part of the review, we will be looking at our team structures and there is the possibility that five jobs may be at risk,” a Poole Bakery spokesperson said.“We fully recognise how hard this proposal is on affected employees and, should our proposals be accepted, we will work closely with those affected and, where possible, offer them new roles within the business.They added: “We have a long-term commitment to Poole and our intention is to build a business that can continue to positively contribute to Poole’s economy and its people.”The restructure is the first shake-up of Addo Food Group since it was sold to private equity firm LDC.Poole Bakery is the home of the Wall’s brand and produces pork pies, sausage rolls, slices and pasties. The site supplies a number of retailers as well as customers within the convenience and impulse sectors.
Are you a global citizen? Is that a good thing?What are the major issues facing education globally?How will cities cope with 21st-century challenges such as sprawl, inequality, and climate change?These questions and more will be debated during Worldwide Week, a University-wide series of events showcasing the extraordinary breadth and depth of Harvard’s global engagement.Worldwide Week, Oct. 22–28, will include a range of events that addresses critical global issues, academic and cultural programs, even an international comedy night. To top the week, an unconventionally challenging contest will award the winner a summer travel fellowship. Events are hosted by Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations, all coordinated by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. For the full list of events, visit the website.Worldwide Week comes at a critical point in the political landscape that is shaping America, according to its organizers.“At a time when many voices around the world, including in the U.S., are calling for a turn inward, away from global engagement, and when in many quarters the momentum has swung toward reinforcing boundaries, borders, and walls, an event like Worldwide Week is now urgently needed,” said Vice Provost of International Affairs Mark C. Elliott.As host to more international scholars than any other U.S. university, Harvard educates and learns from an especially wide range of students, notes the vice provost’s office.Kicking off Worldwide Week will be a festival hosted by the Harvard Graduate Council. Featuring samplings of global food and dance, the festival will be Oct. 22 from 2–6 p.m. at Science Center Plaza.“We are excited about kicking off Worldwide Week with our inaugural International Festival,” said La’Toya Princess Jackson, vice chair for communication for the Harvard Graduate Council. “We’re designing this event to reinforce the message of ‘One Harvard.’ We want to make sure all members of the international community at Harvard are represented.”Major events during the remainder of the week include:“Citizenship and Globalization: The Meaning of Global Citizenship.” A panel discussion moderated by NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and featuring Professors Danielle Allen, Homi Bhabha, Rakesh Khurana, and Dani Rodrik. (Oct. 23, 7–8:30 p.m., Science Center, Hall B.)“The Future of Cities,” a panel discussion to be introduced by Harvard President Drew Faust and moderated by Harvard Business School senior lecturer John Macomber. (Oct. 25, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, HGSE.)“Global Health and the Future Role of the United States.” Keynote by Michael Merson, director of the Duke Global Health Institute, panel including Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology and director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; and Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population, on Oct. 26.“Learning to Change the World: A Showcase of Global Research on Education.” A panel discussion moderated by Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education, featuring the research of several Graduate School of Education faculty members focused on international education.And then there’s “Where in the World is Harvard?,” the travel fellowship contest sponsored by the Office of International Education and vice provost for international affairs. Students can win a travel fellowship if they can identify where a series of photos, taken by Harvard students during summers abroad, were taken. College students are eligible for a grant for study, internship, or service, and graduate students can win a $2,000 grant for their summer academic work. Photos will be displayed at multiple locations around campus, purposely chosen to get participants out of their “campus comfort zones.”Worldwide Week doesn’t aim to solve issues of global importance in a week, according to event organizers, but it will show that Harvard is engaged in addressing a remarkable number of these issues, and giving students, faculty, and staff a unique chance to join the conversation.“I’ve been vice provost for international affairs at Harvard for two years now, and even I continue to be amazed by the scale and the impact of the University’s global activity,” Elliott said. “I hope Worldwide Week might give new inspiration and energy to those who are already working globally, but just as important, I hope it will give our entire community, no matter the subject or location of their work, a chance to see and participate in some part of what Harvard is doing worldwide.”
Saint Mary’s community members got the opportunity to speak with Saint Mary’s President Jan Cervelli at an event titled Tuesday Tea with President Cervelli hosted by the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA). The gathering was an open forum where all students had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Cervelli. Student body president senior Bailey Oppman said this event was successful because President Cervelli was open and excited to be speaking with students. “We know that President Cervelli is super open to dialogue and getting to know the students,” Oppman said. “So really it was just a way for the President and the students to get to know each other more.”Oppman said the casual setting of the event was a key benefit because it created a sense of closeness, not only between classmates but with Cervelli. She said the hope was that students could simply enjoy conversation and refreshments, as well as become more familiar with Saint Mary’s as an institution by personally speaking with the president. “The main purpose of this was just to have an open forum and a place for students to come and have a chance to meet the president of their college and have fun in a more informal way,” Oppman said.The event was publicized through social media with the promise of free Saint Mary’s monogram coffee mugs given out to the first 100 students in attendance. Student body vice president Lydia Lorenc said the idea for the coffee mugs brought attention to the event and encouraged attendance, however she said people stayed because of the unique opportunity the forum provided.“It was a really good incentive,” Lorenc said. “I think people get really excited to talk to president Cervelli as well because not many people get the opportunity to on a regular basis. So any time she is available to talk we know that people will really enjoy it.”Oppman said it is important for SGA to continue to host events similar to this one. She said she hopes there will be more such events in the next couple of months. “I think we want to try to continue this tradition throughout the years,” Oppman said. “I know as we advise the incoming student body president and vice president, we want to see if we can figure out another open forum event with the president.”Students at the event said that they were excited about the free coffee mugs and the food but they also said they were excited to see Cervelli at such an informal event. In addition to the excitement at the prospect of speaking with the president, students were also excited to pet her dog. Cervelli said she is happy she can be part of an event that allows students to relax and get in touch with the Saint Mary’s community. “Tea is a little different,” Cervelli said. “You guys are really busy right now, I’m sure, so it’s nice to have a little break.”Cervelli said these events and the opportunity to interact with students are her favorite parts of being president.“I think any opportunity to spend time with students just relaxing one–on–one and talking is what this job is all about,” Cervelli said. “There is no better thing for me to be doing, and I learn so much from all of you.”Tags: Forum, Jan Cervelli, Saint Mary’s College, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association
Remind yourself how much fun a hooker romantic comedy can be below. In the grand tradition of Broadway hooker musicals (The Life, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Irma La Douce and even—ahem—“dancer for hire” Sweet Charity), there may be a new entry. A musical adaptation of the hit 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman is aiming for the stage, according to The New York Post. The blockbuster movie, which memorably paired Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, told the story of a Hollywood streetwalker and the corporate tycoon who hires her—and then falls for her. Think Pygmalion and My Fair Lady but with big hair and sleazy attire. Movie director Garry Marshall, producer Paula Wagner and screenwriter J.F. Lawton are all smitten with the idea of a Pretty Woman musical, according to the Post. Of course, without a composer and creative team, it doesn’t look like this loverly idea will materialize on the Great White Way anytime soon. View Comments
The George Washington National Forest is home to the headwaters of the Potomac and James Rivers, which flow through two capital cities, Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va. One of the largest forests in the eastern U.S., it’s more known for its rolling hills blanketed with trees than it is for energy potential. But natural gas drilling, along with hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be coming to this wild forest.The U.S. Forest Service originally disallowed horizontal drilling and fracking for natural gas within the George Washington National Forest boundaries. However, after pushback from the natural gas industry, the Forest Service began reconsidering. Hydraulic fracturing is exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act, and companies do not have to disclose what chemicals they are using in the fluid pumped underground to bring gas to the surface. Some of the chemicals used in the fracking process could contaminate drinking water for many communities and poison some of the GW’s most celebrated rivers for fishing and paddling.We tend to confuse our national forests with our national parks, thinking of them as pristine and unspoiled lands that are protected from commercial usage. But national forests are often subject to the same uses as private land, from cattle grazing to coal mining. Traditionally the most common commercial activity on national forests in the East was logging. Then, during the energy crisis of the 1970s, nearly all national forest lands in the East were leased for gas and oil drilling. Most attempts at conventional drilling came up dry. The gas deposits were too hard to get at using then-known methods. When energy prices began to fall, drilling for natural gas in the East no longer made economic sense.Fast forward 40 years. America finds itself caught in a perpetual energy crisis. Politicians once again want the fuel under our feet, and public lands are seen as our salvation. New forms of drilling have now put the oil and gas resources beneath the Eastern public lands within reach. Much of the region’s drinking water comes from sources with headwaters in protected national forestlands. Will your drinking water soon be laced with fracking chemicals? Will your favorite forest campground or trail soon become a wasteland of wells, towers, and toxic ponds?Fracking 101America’s 21st Century shale gas boom has thrust hydraulic fracturing into the spotlight. “Hydrofracking,” as the process is known, is a catch-all term for a complex two-part method of natural gas extraction.It starts with horizontal drilling. A well bore is drilled vertically for several thousand feet before turning horizontally and continuing for several thousand more. A water and chemical mix is then pumped into the well bore at high pressure. The fluid breaks up the shale rock and releases pockets of natural gas trapped there. Much of the fluids return to the surface and the “flow back” must be kept in containment ponds or hauled off site; the rest seeps into the groundwater.The process of hydraulic fracturing has been used since the 1950s for making conventional vertical wells for oil, gas, and even water. The difference today are new horizontal drilling techniques and the massive amounts of water used—up to one million gallons of water per drilling site. Mixed with the water are toxic cocktail of chemicals—many of which are carcinogenic.Drilling supporters say the process is nearly 50 years old and has been proven safe in many communities in the Midwest. Opponents point to known cases of groundwater contamination and spills, saying fracking threatens water supplies throughout the Southeast.One thing is certain: fracking brings a large-scale industrial operation into wild lands. Roads must be constructed for the trucks that haul in fracking water, and pipelines are built to transport the gas to processing sites. A well pad, including its containment ponds, can cover up to 10 acres. When underway the operation, with its associated noise, light, and traffic, happens around the clock.“The footprint of fracking is larger in scale and more disruptive than logging,” says Sarah Francisco, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center. “With logging, the forest regenerates, and in 100 years the trees will have grown back. But with gas drilling there is a permanent well pad in a permanent clearing.” Fracking usually involves many well sites and a much larger cumulative impact that leaves behind poisonous ponds, toxic waters, and a ruined landscape.Click for larger imagePublic Lands, Private ProfitsWho determines if gas drilling takes place in a national forest near you? First, an energy company requests to lease certain national forest lands from the Department of Agriculture, which manages the national forests. The Department of Agriculture then places the land up for competitive bid on a quarterly basis. Anyone can place a bid and the winning bidder gets a 10-year lease to explore for oil and gas. If they discover reserves, they apply for another lease and an extended permit. The government gets a small percent of the profit from the gas extracted.The Southeastern natural gas boom exists in areas that sit over top of the Marcellus shale beds, which include Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. There are also known gas reserves in the Conasauga shale bed in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates the Marcellus shale alone contains 262 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.There are approximately 8 million acres of public land in 17 national forests in the Southeast. Fracking has already occurred in two of these forests and is proposed for at least two more.Pennsylvania has been ground zero in the Eastern fracking debate, sitting on top of the thickest part of the Marcellus formation. The Allegheny National Forest contains 500,000 acres and is home to more than 12,000 gas and oil wells.West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest’s 921,000 acres are open to drilling; a test well was drilled there recently in the Fernow Experimental Forest. And last year, Alabama’s Talladega National Forest announced that it would lease 43,000 acres for gas drilling.The biggest concern is George Washington National Forest. At over one million acres, the GW is one of the largest undeveloped areas on the East Coast. Recently, the Forest Service began revising its management plan for the GW. Fracking opponents pushed for a prohibition on horizontal drilling in the forest. This was included in a draft of the plan before political and industry pressure forced to it be dropped.“We developed options to allow horizontal drilling on forest land,” said Ken Landgraf, planning officer for George Washington National Forest. “Part of our job is to develop America’s energy resources responsibly.”All national forests are administered by a management plan that is revised every 10 to 15 years. The GW is the first to come up for revision since fracking became prevalent. All eyes are on the GW.“We are in the driver’s seat,” Landgraf stated.A finalized management plan for the GW is scheduled to be announced this month. Meanwhile, other national forests are beginning to revise management plans, and fracking could be a major issue. Two of the most popular national forests in the Southeast—the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in North Carolina—are revising their management plans this year.Areas of privately held mineral rights occur in all of the national forests. Ninety-three percent of the land in the Allegheny National Forest has its mineral rights in the hands of private companies. In the GW, 180,000 acres, or about 17 percent of the total land, has its mineral rights in private hands. Seven percent of the Talladega’s and 38 percent of the Monongahela’s acres have privately held mineral rights.When the Forest Service tried to prevent drilling on these leases, they quickly ran into legal challenges. In 2011 a federal appeals court ruled that the Forest Service was misinterpreting its powers and had no authority to control access to private minerals on public lands.“Companies have rights to their minerals [on private leases] and we cannot stop them,” Landgraf says. “But they do have to work with us [the Forest Service] jointly because they are using our surface.”David and Goliath: Communities Take on Big GasWith political will and industry money pushing for gas drilling in the national forests, what options do people who enjoy public lands and oppose fracking have?In 2011 Carrizo Energy, a Houston-based company, applied for a drilling permit for a lease on private land in Rockingham County in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The state quickly approved the permit. The county board of supervisors also seemed on the verge of signing off on the project. Then outdoor enthusiasts and local residents learned about the proposed well. They launched a campaign to educate the board and the community on the potential hazards of fracking. They were successful. The board tabled the permit, effectively preventing fracking on private lands in the county, which would include private mineral rights in the George Washington National Forest in Rockingham County.Then in 2012, when Alabama’s Talladega National Forest announced it would sell fracking leases, outdoor enthusiasts vocally opposed it. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed litigation under the Endangered Species Act, and in June 2012, the Forest Service announced it would delay the gas lease sale.It’s hard to say whether environmentalists won an outright victory or energy companies backed away from a fight in areas where gas production was uncertain. Nearby test wells in both areas failed to produce up to expectation. One thing is for sure: as the price of energy increases, supplies of petroleum dwindle, and technology improves, energy companies will keep the national forests of the Southeast in their crosshairs.Wanna find out the latest news on fracking plans for the George Washington National Forest? Visit protectthegw.org.
Y LD needs to fill two vacant seats The Young Lawyers Division is seeking applicants for two vacant seats on its Board of Governors, to be filled by appointment by the YLD Board of Governors.The vacancies are for Seat 1 in the 16th Circuit and Seat 1 in the 18th Circuit.Any Bar member in good standing in those circuits who is 35 or younger or who has been a member of the Bar for less than five years may apply by the February 28 deadline. Applicants must send a letter stating their desire to be appointed to Mustafa Mahdi, YLD Program Administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32309-2300, or via e-mail at [email protected] February 15, 2006 Regular News YLD needs to fill two vacant seats
with Mike LawsonAfter a lengthy review with the NCUA (15 months), the American Consumer Council (ACC) has gained its long-awaited Associational SEG status. So what does this mean for credit unions? Turns out it’s very good news for the industry as the ACC is a direct conduit for millennials to credit unions — and we all know that CUs need to get younger for a bright future. So this status for ACC is a nice shot in the arm for credit unions.So we ventured down to the ACC headquarters, which happens to be here in San Diego, for an in-person chat with their President Tom Hinton — who is quite pleased with the good news. A lot of hard work now rewarded.We asked him how credit unions and consumers will benefit from this status, what the NCUA review process was like, and how this decision will help other associations wanting to work with credit unions. Many thanks to Tom and his ACC crew for taking time to chat with us. Enjoy!Visit:americanconsumercouncil.org continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A great manager doesn’t automatically make someone a great leader. A leader must go one big step above managing to understanding and leveraging the power of relationships.“The best leaders take their expert management skills and combine them with people skills to become well rounded and highly successful,” writes Forbes’ Ashira Prossack. “The difference between being a good leader and a great one is in the relationships you build with your team.”She goes on to list four key components of a great leader, including:Coaching, not directing. A good leader helps their teammates grow and develop. “They understand when they need to nurture their teams, and when they need to push them,” Prossack writes.Being adept. Great leaders understand that change is inevitable and can come at any time. They have the ability to rally their teams to make things happen – regardless of any changes that may come. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr