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Training Programme by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights

first_img ← Doctoral Fellowship at the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School May 15, 2015 Published by michal Deadline: 25 May 2015Open to: The candidate must be indigenous  with good knowledge of English, French, Spanish and RussianFellowship: return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insuranceDescriptionThe Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level.Since the launch of the training programme in 1997, more than 300 indigenous men and women from all over the world have been trained. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities. The IFP is held annually and fellows from the 4 language components (English, French, Spanish and Russian) of the programme are trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in Geneva. The date of the training programme usually coincides with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June/July), thus allowing the fellows to participate more actively in that Mechanism.EligibilityThe candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations);Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme;Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions;Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations;The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative;The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the English, French, Spanish and Russian language.FellowshipThe selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insurance for the duration of the training.How to apply?Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed. Both parts I and II of the application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the following address:Indigenous Peoples and Minorities SectionOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsUNOG-OHCHRCH-1211 Geneva 10SwitzerlandScanned applications are also accepted, although we prefer receiving applications by post. Your scanned application can be sent at the following email: [email protected] Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.For more information, please check the official web-page. Share 0 Similar Stories Reddit Express Your Opinion on Youth Employment Policy! → ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate studentscenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket LinkedIn 0 African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Tweet Training Programme by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights +1last_img read more

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LibreOffice Internatonal Mascot Design Competition

first_img LinkedIn 0 Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management → Deadline: 31 August 2017Open to: all designers around the world to contribute their ideasAward: top three proposals will be awarded with Slimbook KATANA Intel i5, Nextcloud box with Raspberry Pi 3 and Nitrokey Pro 3DescriptionThe Document Foundation is seeking for a new identifier for the LibreOffice Community and invites all designers around the world to contribute their ideas.EligibilityThe design should be completely new and available in two colors (to reduce printing costs, if necessary), and in full color. There is no restriction whether it’s a true mascot or just a symbol.Proposals should reflect the following metaphors:Freedom/OpennessSpeed/ImprovementIntelligenceCuteness / Seven livesAwardAuthors of the top three proposals will be awarded:1st Slimbook KATANA Intel i5;2nd Nextcloud box with Raspberry Pi 3;3rd Nitrokey Pro 3 respectively.Results will be filtered by a commission named by the Board of Directors (BoD), and voted by the community.How to Apply?All submissions should follow official LibreOffice branding guidelines and be provided under the CC0 license to maximize their use by the community.Send your artwork to [email protected] can submit as many ideas as you want, but we may refuse input in case of very close designs.For further details, please visit the official website. Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge LibreOffice Internatonal Mascot Design Competition Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket Tweetcenter_img 212 Photography Istanbul July 6, 2017 Published by sanja The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 +1 Reddit ← Winter Cycling Congress 2018 Logo + Identity Design Contest Share 0last_img read more

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Apex Legends: Critical Consensus

first_imgApex Legends: Critical ConsensusRespawn’s surprise release praised for its polish and innovative mechanics, hailed as the future of battle royaleJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 13th February 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsElectronic Arts’ first foray into the battle royale space has everyone talking. From its surprise launch to its rapidly growing userbase, Apex Legends is comfortably one of the most talked about games of the moment.Perhaps this was inevitable. In his 9/10 review for IGN, Steven Petite describes the game as “something of a zeitgeist stew” — combining battle royale with Overwatch-style hero characters, plus games-as-a-services hooks like weapon skins and emotes, a year’s worth of planned seasons to drive engagement, and even loot boxes.”None of those borrowed ideas scream originality on their own, but here they come together as something totally new thanks to a roster of personable Legends, a single lavishly designed map, and a smart approach to its mandatory three-person squads,” he writes. “Apex Legends has burst onto the scene as one of the most refined and entertaining battle royale games I’ve played” Steven Petite, IGN”Add great gunplay, a groundbreaking communication system, and a degree of polish that’s all but unheard of in this genre, and Apex Legends has burst onto the scene as one of the most refined and entertaining battle royale games I’ve played.”This certainly seems to be the consensus, with the most common praise for the game being the high quality. Respawn said development began in spring 2017, which would explain the level of care taken with the game. In his hands-on for Push Square, Liam Croft says Apex Legend is “more polished or refined in areas that its competitors fall short in.”Phil Hornshaw, who gave the game a 9/10 in his GameSpot review, agrees and adds that perhaps the best aspect of Apex Legends is “that the game is complete — something not all battle royale games can boast.”He continues: “Moment-to-moment, what’s remarkable about Apex Legends is that it just works. Battle royale is a bit of an obtuse genre with a lot of moving parts; in most games, you find weapons, gun attachments, armor, healing items, and more. You’ll spend lots of time digging in menus to manage inventory. “Apex streamlines all of that with user interface tweaks that make it possible to instantly identify what you need and ignore the things you don’t… It’s an even more accessible version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale improvements with its Blackout mode, and the rest of the genre should adopt it.”Apex Legends has been praised for being far more polished and complete than most entrants in the battle royale spaceOver at GamesRadar+, Ford James praises Respawn for creating a game that has “none of the early access teething problems going on”. While he acknowledges there are a handful of bugs, it feels a cut above the other recent entrants into the battle royale space.He also addresses that fact that, while it’s set in the Titanfall universe, the series’ hallmarks of Titans (the titular giant mechs) and parkour-style movement system that includes wallrunning are absent. In his 5/5 review, James says this is understandable as it adds to Apex Legends’ feeling of balance.”Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future” Phil Hornshaw, GameSpot”In a multiplayer arena shooter, if you die to someone who flies around the corner and blasts you in the face with a shotgun, you can say ‘well played’ and quickly respawn to go and get revenge,” he explains. “Battle royale games don’t work that way. You could spend up to 15 minutes looting up and searching for the right gear, then for you to be killed in an instant by someone essentially flying around the map would be nothing short of infuriating. The lack of fall damage and ability to scale walls still creates a fluid movement experience that you’d expect to find in a Titanfall universe game.”Naturally, the combat and gunplay is championed for building on the foundations laid by Titanfall and its sequel, but it’s the newer mechanics that have most impressed critics. One in particularly stands out: the ping system, a non-verbal communication system that enables squads to work together more efficiently.A simple tap of the shoulder button will mark items or locations of interest, with the recorded dialogue adapting depending on the target (“Hey, I found a weapon”, “There’s armour here”, etc). There is a menu for other commonly needed commands and instructions, all handed in-game without the need for going to a map screen.Petite was “genuinely amazed at how advanced this incredibly simple-to-use system feels”, adding: “I’ve marked unassuming enemies closing in on our location and watched as my teammates converged on their location from different angles, flanking them without so much as a single word spoken. Likewise, while your search for loot may be turning up nothing but measly pistols and loads of attachments you can’t use, one of your teammates might find and mark a useful SMG for you to grab.”Each character has a different offensive or defensive ability, which makes for much more interesting encounters where no-one has the uppper handHornshaw adds: “The system is so responsive and well-implemented in Apex Legends that it can fully replace talking to your team at all. In fact, the accuracy of a ping on-screen can often be better at helping you quickly convey information than talking.”The focus on teamplay is also a popular decision, helping Apex Legends differentiate itself from the majority of battle royales where players can often find themselves working alone, even if they’re a member of a squad. In particular, there’s been a warm reception for the respawn system that enables a player to carry their fallen teammate’s banner to a beacon that will summon them back into the game — in Apex Legends, down does not always mean out.”It moves the genre away from the more run and gun action of PUBG and Blackout and further into a space of its own, one where you do have a chance of fighting back if someone gets the drop on you” Liam Croft, Push SquareLikewise, the use of hero characters instead of random avatars has been praised, with each Legend’s unique abilities mixing the combat up considerably. Far from being a flashy gimmick, Croft says these powers “have a dramatic impact on how a battle royale match would typically play out.”He continues: “It moves the genre away from the more run and gun action of PUBG and Blackout and further into a space of its own, one where you do have a chance of fighting back if someone gets the drop on you… There are so many ways to tackle an engagement, no matter whether you’re the one attacking or on the receiving end.”Most of the reviews summarise the monetisation mechanics, but there is little to no negativity surrounding them — an impressive feat given the current climate. In fact, James says it’s “most baffling” how Apex Legends comes without a price tag, again pointing to the title’s high quality.”With almost two years of development time at a AAA studio made up of industry veterans, without even launching in early access, it is a miracle that Apex Legends is free-to-play,” he writes. “Everything about the game feels like the devs have dedicated most of their time play testing, and the result is an immaculate battle royale that should only get better as the months roll on.”Even the manner in which it has been released garnered praise, with James declaring the decision to make a surprise launch “a resounding success.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games It’s fair to say Apex Legends has won over critics and, judging by its initial performance, the public as well. But rather than being hailed as a refinement of the ‘last man standing’ concept that has swept the industry these past two years, it’s instead championed as indicative of the model’s future.”Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses,” writes Hornshaw. “Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.”Croft concludes: “Even when you move away from what makes Apex Legends unique, it’s still an absolutely solid battle royale title at its core. Guns feel great to shoot and Titanfall’s movement system carries over to a point. It’s a cohesive free-to-play title that has its heart in the right place. With a Battle Pass to come and a seemingly fair microtransaction economy to power it, Apex Legends has all the means to be a game we hear about consistently for the years to come.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments (1)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago Best FPS Game Ever! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Canadian Show Jumping Team Finishes Third in Bratislava Nations Cup

first_imgThe Canadian Show Jumping Team, comprised of Jaclyn Duff, Elizabeth Gingras, Jill Henselwood and Jordan Macpherson, finished in third place in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ at the CSIO3*-W Bratislava, SVK, which is being held from August 7-10, 2014.From the 13 countries represented, Canada finished the two-round competition, designed by Eduard Petrovič (FEI 3*) of Croatia, with a total of 11 faults.As the lead-off rider and making her debut on the Canadian Show Jumping Team, Jordan Macpherson, 24, of Toronto, ON, rode JEM Stables Inc.’s Piccobello du Val de Geer, a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare sired by Kannan, to a clear first round and four faults in the second.Also riding for the first time on the senior team on her own 12-year-old Belgium Warmblood gelding Pater Noster (Parco x Heartbreaker), Jaclyn Duff, 27, of Edmonton, AB, was also clear in the first round, but added eight faults in the second, for the drop score.Elizabeth Gingras, 32, of Edmonton, AB, rode Zilversprings (Silverstone x Emillion), B Gingras Equestrian Ltd’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, in her inaugural team appearance to clear rides in both rounds.“It’s been an incredible experience being over here in Europe these past few weeks and we have learned a lot,” said Gingras, who was one of only three athletes in the Nations’ Cup to jump double clean. “I am very grateful to Jump Canada for this opportunity. My horse and I have really synced our partnership during the tour.”2008 Olympic team silver medalist Jill Henselwood, 51, of Oxford Mills, ON, rode Quidam Blue, a nine-year-old German-bred stallion owned by Juniper Farms and Equitop Farm. The pair had 19 faults in the first round, which was used as the drop score, and seven faults in the second.“The three girls were unbelievable, sensational, strong, great athletes. They knocked it out of the park in the first round” said Henselwood, who also acted as the chef d’équipe. “Then in the second round, I think it’s almost harder to deliver that second clear ride when you have already done it. But Elizabeth Gingras had her eye on the goal, and she never wavered today. She was so solid that she could have been the anchor rider.”“I’m very proud of all our riders and I am really proud that I came along with them on this tour,” added Henselwood, who is being assisted on the Developing Rider Tour by stable manager Darren Roberts.First place in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 3* of Slovakia, with a two-round total of four faults, went to Germany, while Switzerland finished with a total of eight faults for second. The team from the United States rounded out the top four with 20 faults.A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, in teams of four, compete as a country. The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.The Canadian riders will continue competing at CSIO3*-W Bratislava where they will contest the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Bratislava FEI World Cup™ on Sunday, August 10.Complete details and results for CSIO3*-W Bratislava may be found at www.csio.sk.The Developing Rider Tour was made possible by the support received from Own The Podium, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tags: Jill Henselwood, Canadian Show Jumping Team, Jordan MacPherson, Elizabeth Gingras, Piccobello du Val de Geer, Jaclyn Duff, Pater Noster, Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, CSIO3*-W Bratislava, Zilversprings, Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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One dead, twleve hospitalized in mass fentanyl overdose in California

first_imgiStock/Darwin Brandis(CHICO, Calif.) — One person is dead and a dozen others were rushed to the hospital after an apparent mass fentanyl overdose in Chico, California, on Saturday morning.Four of those taken to the hospital are in critical condition, according to authorities. Police called the 13 people “friends and acquaintances,” but did not provide exact relationships to the homeowner. The victims ranged in age from 19 to “about 30,” police said.Police did not provide many details of the person who died, but said he was an adult male who died on the scene.Two police officers, the first to appear on the scene, were also taken to the hospital after reporting symptoms. They were treated and released, police said.Authorities said “everything was consistent” with a fentanyl overdose, but testing was still being done to confirm the drug was the cause of the death and injuries.“As tragic as this event is, and certainly there is potential for additional fatalities — I want to emphasize that — it certainly would have been far worse without the response and dispensing of Naloxone by Chico police officers, the life-saving efforts of Chico firefighters and Butte EMS and the emergency care of course received by Enloe Hospital staff,” Chico Police Chief Mike O’Brien said.Six doses of Naloxone, a drug which can reverse the symptoms of an opioid overdose, were given, according to O’Brien.A mass casualty incident was declared to prepare Enloe Hospital for a large number of patients and every Butte County ambulance responded to the house, according to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge.Chico police officers only began carrying Naloxone last year, O’Brien said.“We do respond to many, many overdoses and particularly with the opioid crisis that is occurring everywhere in this country, to include Chico, California, we want to have in the hands of officers, who are often the first to arrive on scene, the ability to administer a life-saving drug,” he said.The mass overdose took place at one house in the city about 90 minutes north of Sacramento. That home is now being treated as a haz mat site and no one is being allowed to enter without proper precautions.“Remember, the amount of carfentanil — these substances are extremely dangerous — and it takes just a very minute amount to cause life-saving conditions,” O’Brien said.The opioid epidemic has spread across the country in recent years. A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control in December showed fentanyl was the leading cause of overdose deaths in the U.S. for 2016, the most recent year numbers have been released.Fentanyl, which is 30 to 50 times stronger than heroin, addiction specialist Dr. Nicholas Kardaras told ABC News last month, was mentioned in approximately 4,223 overdose deaths in 2014, 8,251 overdose deaths in 2015 and 18,335 overdose deaths in 2016.“We were waiting and have been waiting, unfortunately, for this to happen in the sense that we knew fentanyl had been moving west and in other parts of the country they’re really seeing the greatest impact of this drug,” O’Brien said. “That is changing, unfortunately, and now we’ve had this mass casualty incident. … That should concern us all.”There were 4.9 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 people in California in 2016, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse — well below the national average of 13.3 per 100,000. The states with the highest overdose rates are mostly in the eastern U.S., including West Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio, which take the top three spots.In a related incident, ABC’s Redding, California, affiliate KRCR reported their correspondent at the scene, Meaghan Mackey, was attacked by someone outside the house where the overdoses took place. The station reported Mackey was “very shaken up, but is okay” and police managed to stop the attack. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Human Resources

first_imgMinimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic AdministratorPositions Only)Master’s DegreeANDOne (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadershipexperience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrativeassignment. Knowledge and Abilities: jeid-d72ae95d86da6e47bb0349877ea23dfa Education and Experience: To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/3286 Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, HumanResourcesSouthwestern CollegeWork Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910Department: Human ResourcesDistrict ValuesIncumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit anequity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to andunderstanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds ofcommunity college students, and employees, including those withphysical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster andsupport an inclusive educational and employment environment.center_img SalaryExecutive Level – Educational Administrator, $164,366-$202,184 plus$2,090 annually for earned doctorate degree. A standard medical andfringe benefit package is available.Start DateJune 1, 2021Screening DeadlineAll application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position isopen until filled. Applications received by the first screeningdeadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 are guaranteed tobe reviewed by the selection committee. Any application receivedafter the deadline is not guaranteed a review.Work Schedule:Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (approximately) Successfulcandidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista,National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).Additional Information:We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or handdelivered application materials. Only complete applicationmaterials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. Tocomplete and submit your application for this position, pleasevisit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All requiredinformation must be submitted online before the review date andtime indicated on the job posting.A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packethas been successfully submitted. Assistance with the onlineapplication process is available through the Human Resources Officeat 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619)482-6395 or e-mail to [email protected] is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that allapplication materials are received by the review deadline date. Aseparate, complete application packet is required for each positionfor which you are applying for. All materials included in yourapplication packet become District property, will not be returned,will not be copied, and will be considered for this openingonly.Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern CommunityCollege District must be fingerprinted by an electronicfingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days ofemployment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within thepast 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition ofcontinued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proofof eligibility to work in the United States.In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions(only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) collegetranscripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CACommunity College Credential.Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates withverified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at thetime the interview appointment is scheduled.As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with theAmericans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community CollegeDistrict will make reasonable accommodations for individuals withdisabilities.The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminateagainst any person in employment or in any program affiliated withthe District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic groupidentification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexualorientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or onthe basis of these perceived characteristics, or based onassociation with a person or group with one or more of these actualor perceived characteristics.Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – SouthwesternCollege is committed to assisting all members of the community inproviding for their own safety and security. The Annual SecurityReport is available on the SWCPD website at http://www.swccd.edu/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=21116. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual SecurityReport which contains this information, you can stop by the SWCPolice Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to youby calling (619) 482-6390.The report contains information regarding campus security andpersonal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; publicsafety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to preventdating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking;the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes isreported; and other matters of importance related to security oncampus. The report also contains information about crime statisticsfor the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimesthat occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings orproperty owned or controlled by the College or a recognized studentorganization; and on public property within, or immediatelyadjacent to and accessible from the campus.This information is required by law and is provided by the SWCPolice Department.Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More informationabout the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and DrugPrevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can befound in the Health and Safety Section of the campus ConsumerInformation page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084) Responsibilities:The CollegeSouthwestern Community College District (SCCD) is a single collegedistrict providing higher education in Chula Vista, San Ysidro,Otay Mesa, National City and Coronado. SCCD’s strategic south SanDiego County location positions the college to provide exceptionalservice to a binational community on the U.S.-Mexico InternationalBorder.As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American andNative American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (ANNAPISI) thecollege values equity, inclusion, diversity, and culturallyresponsive andragogy.SCCD is also one of the original 20 California Guided Pathwayscolleges and is known for its excellent learning communities.Our Students and StaffSCCD currently enrolls approximately 28,000 students annually. SCCDis a very diverse college with an ethnicity/race make up of 67%Hispanic students, 11% Caucasian students, 6% Filipino students, 5%African American students, and 5% Asian students. Approximately 62%of the college’s students are under the age of 24 with 25% ages 25to 39. The college has approximately 1,300 employees.Scope of DutiesThe Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Human Resources(ASVPHR) reports directly to the Superintendent/President, providesCollege District-wide leadership, supervision and oversight forHuman Resources, which includes all personnel and record keepingfunctions, staff diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)programs, Title IX, unlawful discrimination investigations, healthand welfare programs, Worker’s Compensation, and other relatedoperations, programs and functions. The ASVPHR is a member of theSuperintendent/President’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and isexpected to set a management standard of leadership ensuringaccurate, timely, and caring responses by the Human ResourcesDivision to the college staff and community. The ASVPHR may serveas the Superintendent/President’s designee of the College Districtin the absence of the Superintendent/President; supervises andevaluates the performance of assigned staff.KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provide administrative leadership for the Human Resources Officeincluding oversight and direct involvement in recruitment andselection procedures, employee disciplines, staff diversity, EqualEmployment Opportunity (EEO) compliance and initiatives, personnelevaluations, tenure review, reclassification, Workers Compensation,benefits administration, and related functions.2. Provide administrative leadership for the Employee Relations andTitle IX program including oversight and direct involvement inresponses and resolutions to grievances; complaints; investigationsand the promotion of a high-performance and equity-minded workculture.3. Provide equity-minded leadership and champion an inclusiveworking environment.4. Initiate policy, program and systems innovation and renewal inresponse to changing community, student, and workforce needs andconditions.5. Serve as the College District’s Chief Negotiator in contractnegotiations with California School Employees Association (CSEA),Southwestern College Education Association (SCEA), and SouthwesternCommunity College District Administrators Association (SCCDAA).Provide leadership to the College District negotiation team inreviewing, analyzing and preparing counter proposals during formalnegotiations.6. Provide skilled leadership in disciplinary actions and grievanceresolution; oversee all levels of the investigation; analysis ofdisciplinary and grievance processes, including the fact-findinglevel.7. Oversee the development and administration of the annual budgetsfor Human Resources and Employee Relations/Title IX departments;participate in the forecast of funds; monitor and approveexpenditures; recommend necessary adjustments.8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Desirable Qualifications:An earned Doctorate degree or Juris Doctorate from an accreditedinstitution is desirable with a Master’s Degree in human resources,business management, public administration or a relatedfield.Five (5) years progressively responsible administrative experienceincluding leadership and senior management experience.The ideal applicant will have a demonstrated and progressive trackrecord in the administration of human resources in highereducation. This background should be evidenced by recent and provenexperience, knowledge, and abilities in:1. Operations, services, and activities of a human resourcesoffice.2. Public Human Resources administration theory, principles, andpractices and their application to a wide variety of programs andprocedures.3. Principles and practices of program and project design,development, implementation, and administration.4. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, andregulations.5. Analysis of problems, identify alternative solutions, projectconsequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations insupport of goals.6. Prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and writtenreports.7. Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of anoperational budget.8. Methods and techniques of designing and implementing HumanResources related programs and projects, including technologyprograms and projects.9. Experience working in a community college environment witheducation centers/extended sites and collegial consultation.10. A proven track record of meeting the needs of culturally,ethnically, and economically diverse, faculty, students, andstaff.11. Leading through a lens of equity and race consciousness.12. Leadership in developing, implementing, supervising andevaluating relevant Human Resources and organizationaldevelopment.13. Applying local, State and Federal regulations for riskmanagement and accreditation.14. Working with participatory governance groups in a collectivebargaining environment.15. Supervising, mentoring and evaluating classified professionalsand administrators.16. Advanced oral and written communication skills.17. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.last_img read more

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Kim Andersson is back to fight for Rio!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Kim Andersson to play until 2021! Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments Good news for Swedish handball. One of the best lefhanders in world of handball, Kim Andersson (32) will be ready to help his compatriots to secure place at the Olympic Games in Rio. Qualification tournament will be held at “Malmo Arena” between 8 and 10th of April, and with ex-member of THW Kiel and KIF Kolding, chances of Lindgren-Olsson’s team rising in the race with strong teams like Spain and Slovenia (the fourth is Iran).-I thought that I would never again play for the national team after my shoulder injury, but since now is everything OK, I am motivated to help. Memories on Olympic gold from London 2012 are one the most coolest in my handball career – said domestic Ystads’ player.Swedish squad for the Olympic qualification’s tournament:Goalkeepers:Mattias Andersson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 136 A-landskamper/0 målMikael Appelgren; Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 32/0Left wings:      Jonas Källman, Pick Szeged, 215/623Fredrik Petersen, HK Malmö, 145/406Right wings:  Niclas Ekberg, THW Kiel, 132/530Mattias Zachrisson, Füchse Berlin, 71/115Playmakers:      Andreas Nilsson, MKB, MVM Veszprem, 92/214Jesper Nielsen, Fûchse Berlin, 61/69Niclas Barud, Frisch auf Göppingen, 44/20Left backs:      Markus Olsson, Skjern Håndbold, 43/82Viktor Östlund, Eskilstuna Guif, 36/94Jim Gottfridsson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 20/66Jesper Konradsson, Alingsås HK, 18/27Lukas Nilsson, Ystads IF, 15/45Right backs:  Kim Andersson, Ystads IF, 219/776Johan Jakobsson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt,100/212Andreas Cederholm, IFK Kristianstad, 31/58Defensive specialist: Tobias Karlsson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 168/81 Kim Andersson BEST 7 team-mates and Noka on the bench Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Norway beats Sweden to put some spice in Herning Recommended for you Related Items:Kim Anderssonlast_img read more

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Michigan Medic Goes The Extra Mile

first_imgWJBK FOX2 Detroit – It wasn’t just another car crash. A small child was hurt and about to lose something very special. However, a Fraser paramedic went above and beyond to make it all better.last_img

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Unique Actions By Tech Companies Helped Millions Be Safe in Paris

first_imgAirbnb, the home-renting service, joined Twitter in the #PourteOuverte (open door) campaign to find visitors temporary housing during the crisis. The hashtag allowed Twitter users to let others know they were offering a room for people needing a place to stay.Airbnb immediately waived all service fees for people checking in to Paris accommodations between November 13-17. Then went even farther, asking its members and hosts in an email to open their homes (pictured above).“If you are able, we hope you will strongly consider helping those who are in need by making your listing available at little or no cost,” the company’s message read. “Also, if you’re an Airbnb host in Paris and your Airbnb guest is experiencing travel delays as they try to leave Paris, you can allow your guest to extend their stay for free.”Use The Same Tech To Share This Story… (Photos: Hernán Piñera, CC; Facebook; Airbnb) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore After its activation by company officials, people in the danger zone receive a message from Facebook asking if they are safe. They then click one of two buttons — one saying they are safe or one saying they are not in the area — which shows up as a message to friends.Tech In the AftermathRide service, Uber, quickly switched off surge pricing – the higher fees that automatically kick in when demand rises. The company quickly realized what was happening and disabled the feature in Paris. Their app displayed a message asking users to shelter in place until a ride arrived, and many drivers reportedly offered free rides.RELATED:  Samsung Galaxy Phone ‘Stops a Bullet’ in Paris, Saves Man’s LifeAt the same time, Parisian taxis were living up to their patriotic heritage. Famous for once saving the city by driving soldiers to the front and thwarting a World War I German advance on the City of Light, cabbies drove people away from danger Friday.They offered free rides to people near the scenes of the multiple attacks. People were able to summon them with a “Le Taxi” app, rolled out less than a month earlier. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf you had friends or family in Paris over the weekend, you might have been notified by Facebook that they were “safe” – and they may have been kept safe with free rides from Uber, free shelter through Airbnb and free taxi rides citywide.Within 24 hours, Facebook helped four million people in Paris use its “Safety Check” feature to let family and friends know they were safe. Originally developed for natural disasters, this was the first time the tech company activated the feature for a terrorist attack.The video below shows how it works.last_img read more

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In ‘Massive Boost’ to Climate Goals, Banks Responsible for $47 Trillion in Assets Are Committing to Saving the Earth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn a massive boost for climate action and sustainability, 130 banks collectively holding $47 trillion in assets have joined with the United Nations this week to launch a new initiative for combatting climate change.According to the newly-signed Principles for Responsible Banking, which was launched one day ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, banks responsible for one-third of the global banking sector committed to strategically aligning their business with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals, and massively scaling up their contribution to the achievement of both.By signing up to the Principles, banks said they believe that “only in an inclusive society founded on human dignity, equality and the sustainable use of natural resources” can their clients, customers and businesses thrive. With global leaders coming together to share the actions they are taking to attain the Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change this week in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the launch event, attended by the 130 Founding Signatories and over 45 of their CEOs, that “the UN Principles for Responsible Banking are a guide for the global banking industry to respond to, drive and benefit from a sustainable development economy. The Principles create the accountability that can realize responsibility, and the ambition that can drive action.”RELATED: Another Victory Against Plastic—These Water Brands Will Soon Be Packaged in Aluminum CansThe Principles are supported by a strong implementation framework that defines clear accountabilities and requires each bank to set, publish and work towards ambitious targets. By creating a common framework that guides banks in growing their business and reducing risks through supporting the economic and social transformation required for a sustainable future, the Principles pave the way for the transformation to a sustainable banking industry.“A banking industry that plans for the risks associated with climate change and other environmental challenges can not only drive the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies, it can benefit from it,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “When the financial system shifts its capital away from resource-hungry, brown investments to those that back nature as solution, everybody wins in the long-term.”While action on climate change is growing, it is still short of what is needed to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement.More ambition, backed by a step change in investment from the private sector, is needed to tackle these challenges and ensure that humanity lives in a way that ensures an equitable share of resources within planetary boundaries.MORE: First UK Supermarket Chain to Eliminate Plastic From Produce Will Save 1,300 Tons of Plastic From LandfillThe banking and private sectors can benefit from the investment they put into backing this transition. It is estimated that addressing the SDGs could unlock $12 trillion in business savings and revenue annually and create 380 million more jobs by 2030.“To transit to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies that support the goals of the Paris Agreement requires an additional investment of at least USD 60 trillion from now until 2050,” said Christiana Figueres, Convener, Mission 2020, who is credited as the architect of the Paris Agreement in her role formerly as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. “As the banking sector provides over 90 per cent of the financing in developing countries and over two thirds worldwide, the Principles are a crucial step towards meeting the world’s sustainable development financing requirements.”Reprinted from the United Nations Environmental ProgramInvest In Positivity By Sharing The News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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