Substitute Nurse

first_imgRespond to and record student illness, medical needs andinjuries as they occur during the school day.Administer restricted medication to studentsCommunicate with parents regarding illnesses, or injury tostudents.Conduct lice checks and follow-up as needed per campus schoolprotocolMinimum Qualifications:RN licensure, two year nursing experience that includes workingwith elementary age children. Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order foryour application to be considered for this position.Position Type:Fixed TermAbout Smith CollegeLocated in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largestwomen’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence inteaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty ofoutstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, asadvisors, and through student-faculty research projects. TheCollege is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University ofMassachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and facultycross-teach across the Five Colleges.Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment andemployment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of itsprograms and activities, as specified by all applicable laws andregulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Description Campus School of Smith CollegeElementary School K- 6PRIMARY FUNCTION(S): In the absence of the school nurse thesubstitute nurse will follow the Campus School health office policyand protocols.including:last_img read more

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SHOULD WE LOWER THE VOTING AGE TO 16?

first_imgTyrades! by Danny TyreeAccording to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).A growing number of cities and states are considering their own ways to expand “civic engagement” to younger people.I’m not one of those “Children should be seen and not heard” curmudgeons. Many 16-year-olds have extensive life experience supporting their families, and I know some high school students whose voting judgment I would trust implicitly; but I still have mixed emotions about upending the status quo.I guess I’m nostalgic for slogans such as “Remember the Alamo,” “Loose lips sink ships” and “Don’t tread on me.” It’s just not the same to rally around “Let’s swap one arbitrary age for another arbitrary age! And don’t dump that tea in the harbor, dude! It’ll stress the polar bears and stuff.”Agreed, members of the Baby Boom generation (and surrounding generations) have left the world in quite a mess. We seem to think that money, status and violence are the answer to everything. We’re so dementia-adjacent that we can’t absorb the self-evident truth that running away with your 45-year-old drivers ed teacher is the answer to everything!!!Should arms negotiators have to worry about polling results from naeB/ve individuals who approach nuclear war with the sage attitude, “You can’t get irradiated if it’s your first time. Or maybe it’s ‘You can’t get irradiated if you’re standing up”?Undoubtedly, dropping the voting age by two years would bring in some new blood and encourage thinking outside the box. The new voting bloc might find the key to ending world hunger, the key to solving economic inequality, the key to achieving racial harmony. Unfortunately, right now they’re a little preoccupied trying to find the key to mom and dad’s liquor cabinet…What vast governmental changes would be wrought by an influx of younger voters? Forget tearing down statues; they would probably tear down the Library of Congress. (“It reeks of Permanent Record!”) The Centers for Disease Control would put those wasted West Nile Virus dollars to work eradicating the zit plague. The Environmental Protection Agency would be assigned tasks such as “Please, do something about my mom’s new boyfriend’s aftershave.” Lady Justice would remain blindfolded, but dropping her gown would make for some wicked awesome sexting!Opponents of the lowered voting age fear a slippery slope of ever-younger voters. Yeah, do we want a campaign season where candidates furtively pass out folded notes that ask, “Do you like me? Mark yes or no”?I was not reassured by the high school junior who promised me that 16 was as low as it would go. (“My 14-year-old brother’s ‘social engagement’ will remain having his face shoved into my armpit!”)One thing propelling the rethinking of age restrictions is the eloquence and passion shown by young activists in recent months. A message of “My adolescent brain may not be fully formed, but my opinions sure are!” has a lot of politicians and businessmen shaking in their boots.But older organizers comfort themselves with the thought, “I’m glad they hate guns. They’d SHOOT us if they ever figured out how we’re manipulating them!”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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A complicated problem, made worse by politics

first_imgTo some, it seems obvious that migrants are human beings forced to move, rather than amorphous threats against the state. But little about human beings is simple. On Friday, at the inaugural Mahindra Humanities Center conference on “Migration and the Humanities,” a panel of academics tackled different facets of the many population movements now crisscrossing the globe.And no surprise: The experts raised more questions than answers as they discussed a complicated problem worsened by adversarial administrations, here and abroad, and the untold suffering of millions.Before the final talk, on “Survival and Security,” Mahindra Center Director Homi Bhabha said the conference had two goals: The first was to focus on “the ways in which the humanities contribute to the centuries-long process of migration,” he said; the second, “How do the issues that are raised by migration — questions of justice, of citizenship, issues of security, of social and global equity — speak to the foundational paradigms of the humanities?” Junot Díaz gets personal — and political — at Harvard conference Related Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist brings multiple identities to ‘Migration and the Humanities’ John Hamilton, Harvard’s William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature and chair of the department of Germanic Languages and Literature, said any discussion of survival and security brings up “modalities of living in the face of civil unrest and oppression, climate change and cultural displacement.”“The humanities are well-suited to posing key questions,” Hamilton said. For example: “What is the promise, and what are the limits of living securely? How might security circumvent new, unforeseen threats? How can we be carefree without being careless?”Inderpal Grewal, professor and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale, put the focus on the concept of the state, and specifically nation-building. In Grewal’s home region of the Punjab, gender roles and the idea of a “militarized masculinity” have shifted, casting Sikh men first as the ultimate defenders and ideal police, and then, too often, as dangerous insurgents. Even more problematically, Grewal said that some Sikh men are still set up as defenders of a united India at the same time the prime minister is promoting Hindu nationalism.,In the Punjab, a region divided by Pakistan and India, and for the Sikhs, a religious minority, these issues are not new.“What is new,” Grewal said, “is that migrants are securitized.”Lisa Lowe, Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities and director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, addressed the way current trends of migration are being framed as crises, a tactic that serves to detach the mass movements from their longstanding political roots.“We are living in a time of unprecedented migration from countries besieged by war, poverty, and unprecedented coups,” she said. Lowe said The New York Times last week put the number of forcibly displaced at approximately 64 million — “the highest number since World War II.”However, unlike that post-WWII migration, “contemporary migrants are largely from the global south,” Lowe said. She said most are “food refugees, climate refugees, and asylum seekers,” who seek entrance to — and are viewed as a threat by — the north, which parlays their numbers into a rationale for becoming “Fortress Europe.”Most migrants are people in crisis, and a refusal to face the underlying causes of their displacement — war, economic inequity, or climate change — compounds the issues they face, she said.“The migrant is viewed as stateless, homeless, and rights-less,” Lowe said. “Perhaps the migrant is a sign of our difficulty in reading the global present.”“Migration and the Humanities” was sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.last_img read more

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USNS Henson concludes Oceanographic-Southern Partnership Station

first_imgBy Dialogo April 06, 2010 Military Sealift Command naval oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) hosted a closing ceremony March 30 aboard the ship for Brazilian Navy oceanographers and hydrographers participating in the first Oceanographic-Southern Partnership Station (O-SPS) engagement. “The culmination of this weeks’ engagement with the Brazilian and U.S. Navy hydrographic offices proved to be a successful exchange of hydrographic science and ideas between our two nations,” said Capt. Brian Brown, commanding officer of Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). Capt. Marcos Almeida, director, Brazilian Navy’s Hydrographic and Meteorological Center (CHM) added, “This engagement demonstrated the strength of our partnership, and I look forward to future cooperation between our navies.” O-SPS is a new engagement focused on oceanography and hydrographic surveying and the exchange of information between subject matter experts from partnering navies within the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) region. Surveyors from NAVOCEANO and Sailors from the expeditionary division of Fleet Survey Team (FST) conducted survey demonstrations at the Port of Fortaleza and aboard Henson. “This was a really good exchange, because there was a lot of interaction in which both sides learned a lot scientifically and culturally,” said Melody van der Linde, an oceanographer for NAVOCEANO. In addition to the survey demonstrations, both navies participated in workshops highlighting their naval oceanographic capabilities and procedures, the survey demonstrations and personal experiences throughout the course of the engagement.last_img read more

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Central American Firefighters Undertake CENTAM SMOKE 2018

first_imgBy By Maria Pinel, Joint Task Force Bravo Public Affairs October 09, 2018 Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted Exercise Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) 2018-2 at Soto Cano Air Base, September 10-14, with firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron fire department and 30 participants from Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Belize and Nicaragua. The ceremony was presided by Col. Kevin Russell and Command Sergeant Major Robert Keith, JTF-Bravo leadership, who joined Lt. Col. Damon Matlock, 612th commander in congratulating participants. The 612th instructors prepared four days of intense fire and rescue training to develop team building cooperation skills, as well as improve partner nation firefighting capabilities and disaster response coordination. Throughout the week, the multifaceted training included equipment familiarization, safety, structural and helicopter live fire evolutions, vehicle extrication, aircraft familiarization with Bambi Buckets and wildland firefighting. “We are very proud to be here. This is an unforgettable experience; we’ve learned a lot of new techniques that we were not accustomed to in our country but now we can implement them. We can always learn something new and we are very happy and very grateful,” said Victor Balan, a firefighter with the Belize National Fire Service. The Salvadoran team won first place during the obstacle course challenge, which resembles the fire muster challenge, and received an award during graduation. “We are very happy and proud of taking first place. This was of course a team effort, it was hard and exhausting but we thank God for making it and winning first place,” said Capt. Juan Antonio Ventura, firefighter with the Salvadoran International Airport Fire Unit. “This has been a great experience for us. We didn’t have a lot of experience with forest fires but we got that here.” During the graduation ceremony, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Michael Ott, deputy chief of the 612th Fire Department, motivated participants to share the lessons learned and to become force multipliers for their units. “This week we all joined together for a training event to better understand how we operate independently so that one day if called upon we can operate jointly. I challenge you to take back the lessons and tactics that you’ve learned this week and share the information, set up training events and help educate those who could not make it this week. Help your departments be better each day to benefit your community,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ott. CENTAM SMOKE provides an opportunity for all firefighters to work as a team and build relationships among partner nations to develop the capability to respond together in the event of a crisis in the region. “We as firefighters always find a common bond and a way to work together. We have an international firefighter language. No matter where you are from the foundation of our language revolves around the service to our community and the dedication to protecting others,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ott.last_img read more

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Panamanian Air and Naval Service Seize More Than 1 Ton of Cocaine

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo August 03, 2020 On May 28, during a combined operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Colombian Navy, the Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish) intercepted a speedboat sailing northwest of Isla Grande, Colón province, with 1,055 kilograms of cocaine on board. The boat’s crew, three Colombians, was also captured.The operation began when the Colombian Navy issued a maritime traffic alert after detecting a suspicious speedboat coming from the Gulf of Urabá in Colombia. The boat was located with the support of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Upon seeing the authorities, the crew tried to flee and jettisoned 43 packages containing the drug into the sea.Three boats, two aircraft, and some 20 SENAN units participated in the operation, the institution said, adding that it maintains in the region an average of 11 air and naval assets deployed and on alert. For this operation, the Colombian Navy, through its sources, picked up information on the movement of the boat and provided intelligence to Panama within the framework of maritime cooperation agreements of the Southern Triangle (consisting of Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama, with the support of the United States).“An operation as such begins with an alert which can count on the support of an MPA, for which there are air and naval assets positioned at tactical points according to the alert,” said SENAN’s National Intelligence Directorate. “Currently, the region seeks to strengthen the capabilities of the Southern Triangle; therefore, the vast majority of operations within Panamanian jurisdiction are supported with intelligence or maritime and air support [from the countries of the Southern Triangle].”According to SENAN, a large part of the illicit substance shipments seized within the Panamanian jurisdiction belong to the Colombian armed group Clan del Golfo.Between January and May 2020, SENAN carried out 28 operations against narcotrafficking and seized more than 20,000 kg of drugs: 16,180 kg of cocaine and 4,807 kg of marijuana, the institution said. Between July 2019 and June 2020, the Panamanian security forces seized 70 tons of drugs, the Ministry of the Interior said.last_img read more

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Check out the million dollar view from this massive Brisbane home — the perfect Easter entertainer

first_imgThis eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Owner Matthew O’Connor has hosted many parties at the home at 10 Hawthorne Road over the past 23 years.The Brisbane property developer is reluctantly selling for a sea change after raising his three children there. “It’s just a party house — everyone loves it,” he said. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Arena Property Agents director Marvin Wong, who is offering the property to the market, said the home was one-of-a-kind with unprecedented views.Mr Wong said it would be ideal for a large family to move in or to convert into a luxury guesthouse.One family had even flown all the way from Hong Kong to inspect it, he said.Just 3km from the CBD, Hawthorne is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs with a median house price of $1.2 million, according to researcher Corelogic. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMr O’Connor first noticed the block of land in 1993 as he was going for a run.“I saw the view and that was it,” he said. “It’s spectacular. It just keeps getting better and better every year.”The original 1923 house has been raised and almost completely rebuilt, but it’s kept its character and charm — think high ceilings, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.And while it might be 94 years old, the home is kitted out with all the mod cons, including touchpad controlled ducted airconditioning, integrated Bose sound system and keyless entry.Perched high on 1200sq m on two separate lots, the home boasts a two-lane lap pool, media room (or ninth bedroom!), gym and billiard room.The owner is even throwing in a three-quarter sized, original slate pool table as part of the sale.The house also includes a rooftop observatory, accessed via the attic which offers a 360 degree view of the city. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.WOULDN’T this place have come in handy over the Easter break?With a whopping eight bedrooms, there’s room for the whole family — and their friends — in this massive, three-level Hawthorne home.Imagine entertaining on the deck of this grand, hilltop estate while soaking up panoramic views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounds.last_img read more

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LGPS Central names EM managers; Brunel starts global equities search

first_imgThe fund launch follows LGPS Central’s launch of a £2bn global active equity fund last year, run by Harris Associates, Schroders and Union Investment.The pool also launched a search for investment grade corporate bond managers late last year, with the fund expected to attract a similar amount from LGPS Central’s nine local authority schemes across the Midlands region of England.Jason Fletcher, chief investment officer at LGPS Central, said: “We look forward to building a long-term working partnership with [the managers] so that we can deliver our partner funds’ investment objectives effectively.”LGPS Central aims to pool roughly £44bn of assets from its nine member funds, saving roughly £250m over the course of its first 15 years of operation. It has already taken on more than £14bn in assets under management and advice.Brunel launches global high alpha equities searchSeparately, the Brunel Pension Partnership – which is pooling the assets of 10 local authority pension funds from south and south-west England – has begun its process for launching a high-alpha global equities fund.In the first stage, launched today, it has requested that managers send in “strategic research and thought pieces that contribute to the debate on delivering excellent performance in global equities”. It does not want proposals or strategy presentations.A formal search process for managers to run the portfolio – estimated to be worth roughly £2bn – will start in March, and managers can register for updates through Brunel’s website . The fund is slated for launch in the fourth quarter of 2019.Mark Mansley, Brunel’s CIO, said: “Put simply, we are seeking the best global equity fund managers in the world. We expect to spread the portfolio between four or five managers with diverse and complementary approaches.“The individual mandates will be fairly unconstrained, but will be long only. We will generally be looking for a long-term approach, innovation and originality in managers’ processes, and high return expectations of 3% or more over benchmark.”LGPS pooling acceleratesBorder to Coast searches for multi-manager for global equities fund ACCESS pool readies double global equity launch Brunel backs renewables fund, begins EM equity search Brunel appoints manager trio for UK equities LGPS Central, one of the UK’s eight asset pools for local authority pension funds, has named a trio of managers to run a £1.5bn (€1.7bn) emerging markets portfolio.LGM Investments (a subsidiary of BMO Global Asset Management), UBS Asset Management and Vontobel Asset Management will each run a third of the assets of the Emerging Markets Equity Active Multi-Manager fund when it launches later this year, the pool said in a statement.Several other managers currently run emerging market portfolios for LGPS Central’s local authority clients, and are therefore set to lose mandates as the schemes begin transferring assets to the pool.These include Schroders and JP Morgan Asset Management – which ran more than £150m each for the Worcestershire Pension Fund as of 31 March 2018 – and Russell Investments, which ran £122m for the Staffordshire Pension Fund, according to the scheme’s latest annual report. In addition, Macquarie had a £177.5m emerging markets equity mandate with the Leicestershire Pension Fund at the end of March last year.last_img read more

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Polish Offshore Wind Farms Clear Another Hurdle

first_imgMFW Bałtyk III Sp. z o.o., a joint venture between Equinor and Polenergia S.A., has secured an environmental decision for the offshore grid infrastructure connecting two offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 1440MW to the Polish national grid system.The decision was issued by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Gdansk.In May 2018, Polenergia and Equinor signed an agreement to jointly own and develop the two offshore wind projects in the Polish Baltic Sea – Polenergia Bałtyk II and Polenergia Bałtyk III.The wind farms will be located in areas approximately 27km and 40km from the port of Łeba in water depths of 20-40m.Polenergia Bałtyk III is expected to deliver first power in 2025, with Polenergia Bałtyk II following in 2027.last_img

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Solstad secures more work in Brazil

first_imgNorwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore has been awarded contracts for its vessels by Total and Equinor for operations in Brazil. Solstad said on Wednesday it had entered into a contract with Total E&P do Brasil for charter of a platform supply vessel for 13 months firm.Total has the option to extend the charter with additional 2 x 6 months. The beginning of the contract is planned for August 2019, and the AHTS Far Sagaris will be the lead-in vessel until a PSV from the Solstad fleet takes over later this year.The vessels will support Total’s activities in the Lapa field. The Lapa consortium is operated by Total, with a 35% interest, in partnership with Shell (30%), Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25%), and Petrobras (10%).In addition, Equinor Brazil has extended the contracts for the  PSVs Far Scotsman and Far Serenade with three months each.Both vessels are now firm until November 2019 and will continue to support Equinor Brazil’s portfolio activities.last_img read more

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