health and dental coveragelife insurancelong-term disability403B plantuition benefits and more Additional Information:Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligibleemployees including: Job Description:BASIC FUNCTION:The Area Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month position providingadministrative, supervisory, programming, support, and conflictresolution skills to students in a unique residence hall setting ona historic oceanfront campus. The Area Coordinator is a live-inmember of the Residence Life staff and works collaboratively withstudents in developing a comfortable and inclusive livingenvironment with multiple and diverse communities. The AreaCoordinator provides assistance, guidance, and support to studentsand refers students in need to appropriate on-campus resources, andsupervises Resident Advisors. The Area Coordinator is an activeparticipant in the campus conduct process, and provides on-dutycoverage to a residence population of over 1,200 students. The AreaCoordinator demonstrates a commitment to building inclusivecommunities that focus on learning, leadership, and sensitivity topeople of different and diverse backgrounds, and possesses acommitment to Salve Regina University’s Mission and the MercyCatholic tradition.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise and support the Resident Advisors and students inseveral unique residence halls on the campus, and assist in theongoing training of Resident Advisors.Work effectively with the Residence Life team, Facilities,Housekeeping, and other key campus constituencies to providestudents with an exemplary campus living experience.Implement and coordinate University programs designed to enrichthe academic and social quality of life within the residence halls.Be self-motivated, energetic, inclusive, and possess a strong senseof customer service orientation.Serve as a conduct hearing officer, and effectively articulatethe student code of conduct and community standards tostudents.Possess strong interpersonal communication, planning,decision-making, critical-thinking and mediation skills,demonstrate progressive responsibilities.Effectively manage the office reporting and evaluation systemfor Resident Advisors and students, and create assessments toachieve data-driven goals and projections.Complete a collateral assignment of up to 10 hours per week inanother university departmentCoordinate one or more secondary assignments within ResidenceLife Application Instructions:Applicants must apply online for any open staff and facultypositions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employmentbackground checks and reference checks are required of successfulcandidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.URL: www.salve.edu Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity inemployment and education to all employees, students and applicants.No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against orharassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion,disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteranstatus, genetic information or any other basis protected byapplicable federal or state law, in the administration of SalveRegina’s employment policies, education policies, admissionpolicies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and otherUniversity administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, itdoes not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educationalprograms or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to makingits programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliantwith all applicable non-discrimination laws. About Salve Regina University:Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformativecolleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the bestregional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report,is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the sceniccoastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University’scommitment to academic success and personal discovery extendsbeyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where theapplication of higher thinking and skill are most valued. SalveRegina offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs,graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities,international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. andaround the world. Requirements:Master’s degree in Student Personnel or related field required.A working knowledge of residence hall living is required.Must possess a strong ability to work effectively,collaboratively, and cooperatively with faculty, staff andstudents.Excellent oral and written communication skills required, withthe ability to interpret and communicate institutional policies,plans, objectives, rules and regulations to Resident Advisors andstudents.Possess an understanding of and commitment to the Mercy,Catholic mission and values.Possess a demonstrated sensitivity to students, staff, andfaculty of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, race,religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, economic status,geographic origin, and ethnicity.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the National Credit Union Administration launches its final credit union Listening Session today, it is to a back drop of assurances that the agency’s risk-based capital proposal will undergo changes in key areas before it is made final.The NCUA confirmed to News Now that when today’s session in Alexandria, Va., ends around 4 p.m. (ET), the agency’s process going forward will be continued review of the proposed rule–particularly in the area of risk weights–and of the comments that have been made. Further, the agency said it will take “the time necessary” for a thorough review.As NCUA Chair Debbie Matz said in the earlier Listening Sessions held in Los Angeles and Chicago and as confirmed Wednesday, credit unions can anticipate changes in the proposed risk weights, especially in the areas of mortgages, member business loans, investments, credit union service organizations, and corporates credit unions. Also, the agency spokesman said the implementation period for the rule will be extended beyond the 18-months currently proposed.“Any final rule will be clear on the point that the NCUA board, not individual credit union examiners, will make determinations about whether a specific credit union needs to hold more capital,” the spokesman added. continue reading »
The IRS is already working on implementing tax reform, according to IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter. The current chief of the Service discussed at a Tax Executives Institute event this week in Washington, D.C. current IRS efforts toward implementing tax law changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97).“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the most sweeping change to U.S. tax law since 1986,” Kautter said according to his prepared remarks, which were provided to Wolters Kluwer by the IRS, adding that the new law will “involve creating or changing a large number of forms and publications, updating scores of tax processing systems, retraining our workforce and educating the taxpaying public about the changes.”TRIOThe IRS in January created the Tax Reform Implementation Office (TRIO). The TRIO is responsible for establishing and monitoring implementation action plans and ensuring communication with external and internal stakeholders, among other things, according to Kautter. “The TRIO is our tax reform linchpin,” he said.IRS FundingThe IRS was provided $320 million specifically for the implementation of tax reform in the government spending omnibus package President Trump signed last week (TAXDAY, 2018/03/26, W.1,). According to Kautter, more than 70 percent of the IRS funding for tax reform will go toward reprogramming IRS IT systems. Additionally, new forms will need to be developed at approximately 75,000 per form, and the IRS estimates about 450 products including forms and publications need to be revised. Most of these products need to be updated by the 2019 filing season, which is a “tall order,” Kautter said. Additionally, over 1,000 new employees will need to be hired for taxpayer services and for tax reform implementation across the Service, including within the Office of Chief Counsel.OutreachThe IRS should not wait for taxpayers to call about the new tax law’s requirements, according to Kautter. “The IRS also needs to be proactive, and provide education and outreach to help taxpayers, tax professionals and other industry partners understand how the law applies to them, and prepare them for the 2019 tax filing season,” Kautter said.The IRS’s Communications and Liaison operation is preparing to start education outreach to increase public awareness of the new tax law’s provisions. The IRS will be conducting events across the country for both taxpayers and tax professionals, according to Kautter. “This summer, the IRS will again be conducting its Nationwide Tax Forums for tax professionals in five cities around the country, where the new tax law will take center stage,” he said.Section 199AFormal published guidance such as regulations and notices as well as “soft guidance” including press releases and frequently asked questions will need to be issued to explain various tax provisions under the new law, according to Kautter. A particular area in “critical” need for guidance is the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income of pass-through entities, Kautter said, calling it a “challenging” area. While Kautter could not provide a specific time frame for when to expect the guidance, he said the IRS is working to develop the guidance as “quickly and expeditiously as possible.”By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffPrepared Remarks of David J. Kautter Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service before the Tax Executives InstituteLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Welcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where we have a new area of the website specifically devoted to the weekly column…you can read Sixty Seconds in Touch either in the news section on the front page, or you can scroll through previous editions of the column by clicking on the ‘Sixty Seconds in Touch’ logo on the front left hand side of the page. Click here to read all the Touch news from around Australia…TFA have launched their re-vamped website! If you have a scroll through the pages you’ll see there’s some areas we’re still working on, but we’re keen to get people using the new site and navigating it before the upcoming NTL. Some of the new additions to the site include front page news that scrolls through the most recent articles, updated links to state and local associations, a ‘Where to Play’ map that allows you to search for your local competition and links to tournaments such as the NTL on the homepage, making it easier than ever for everyone to have access to the NTL news and stories. We’ve also updated the My Club Touch site, making it easier to navigate and access. There’s a big and bold link on the front page and the info on the site has been cleaned up, so that the most relevant and important info is easy to access. We’re still updating the My Club Touch site, so keep checking over the coming days. Make sure you join the TFA tipping competition, it’s a chance to tip the AFL and NRL results against your Touch mates Australia-wide and we’ll be announcing the prize that’s up for grabs soon. The TFA shop has also been upgraded, with so many items available for purchase we’ll be working on the shop for the rest of this week. Make sure you check it out next week though when we’re open for business! In the mean time, if you’re in need of some merchandise call Rachel on 1800 654 951The Australian Mens 30’s side is set to hit Sydney for the 2006 Australian Sports Awards. Representatives of the team will be attending the dinner and awards ceremony, where they are one of the three finalists in the Australian Masters Team of the Year award. Tune in to the awards on Wednesday night on SBS at 10:00pm or check out the TFA website the following day, we’ll be giving a full wrap of the awards and how our Mens 30’s fared. Congratulations again guys and good luck! TFA welcomes ACT junior and Womens Open representative Sarah Kiermaier to the office…Sarah has come on board part time to help out with the database entry of Touch players Australia-wide. With the sport growing constantly in numbers she certainly has her work cut out for her!The NSW Junior State Cup was blessed with warm conditions (in contrast to the wild storms at the 2005 event), with 277 teams playing a total of 777 games over the two days of the event. Check out the front page of our website and also www.nswtouch.com.au for all of the stories and results from the event.If you’re keen to keep in touch with the regular TFA newsletters and other important info and stories, simply enter your name and email address on the ‘Subscribe’ section on the front of the website. News from WA is that Rosalie Touch are going to huge lengths in their fundraising for the upcoming WA State Titles…they are offering their Womens Open side for purchase on E-bay! The Rosalie women are no doubt to keep their ownership within Australia, so check out the site, get bidding and support the Rosalie Womens Open side in their quest for a State title. ROSALIE OPEN WOMEN ON E-BAY Touch SA have a new website…www.touchsa.com.au check it out for all the news from Touch in South AustraliaThe NTL draft draw will be out soon, with Tournament Director Jon Pratt set to release the draft any day now…keep an eye on the website for all the news. Rachel and Lisa have started work on the March edition of Touch-e-Talk, TFA’s online monthly newsletter. It will be a huge edition, with the NTL receiving special treatment and a preview to the 2006 event sure to be interesting. Remember if you have an event you would like added to the TFA calendar or some info you would like shared in the weekly Sixty Seconds in Touch column, please let Rachel know on [email protected] The NTL program goes into production this week…this is the last chance to book some advertising space, please contact Rachel on [email protected] if you’re interested.
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill has informed that recent negotiations on climate change have resulted in a number of significant achievements, which will benefit Jamaica and other small island developing states. He said that coming out of the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), progress was made towards the establishment of a mechanism that will address issues relating to loss and damage in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. This, he said, will improve the capacity of these countries to adapt to climate change. “This is of utmost importance to Jamaica, as ocean acidification caused by the higher than normal atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, profoundly impacts marine life,” he stated. The Minister was addressing the eighth Climate Change Roundtable series held on December 18 at the Knutsford Court hotel in New Kingston. The progress towards the setting up of the loss and damage mechanism came out of the efforts of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention. The group successfully completed its work, creating several new institutions that will enhance the future implementation of the Convention in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer, capacity building and short term finance. The Minister also reported that decisions were made that have reaffirmed the commitment of all parties to work towards a new instrument with legal “teeth” that will substantially address many of the issues of climate change, including significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement will be adopted in 2015 for entry into force in 2020. The Minister led a delegation of six to the conference, which was held in Doha, Qatar from November 26 to December 8. He informed that of the 41 decisions made at the conference, 27 of which were under the convention, 13 under the Kyoto Protocol and one was a joint resolution congratulating the hosts – the Government of Qatar – for their excellent organisation and support. He said that coming out of the negotiations, the Kyoto Protocol will have a smooth transition into a second commitment period that will begin on January 1, 2013 until the end of 2020. He however pointed out that the full operation of the Green Climate Fund has been delayed for another year. “This was not totally unexpected given the uncertainties that still exist with the global economy,” he stated. The Fund is expected to contribute to the ultimate goals of the UNFCCC. A number of developed country parties have pledged some US$6 million in short-term financing up to 2015, namely Germany, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Sweden and the EU Commission. Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Arun Kashyap, also informed that the Convention was significant for many small island developing states. He said the advancement towards establishing a new mechanism to address loss and damage is a “significant achievement” given that this process has been long resisted by developed countries fearing it could expose them to unlimited compensation claims.
Plans are far advanced for the merger of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) with the Forest Conservation Fund (FCF)/Jamaica Protected Areas Trust (JPAT).The amalgamation of the agencies is expected to take effect on April 1.Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, said that the Attorney General’s Chambers has commented on the legal documents for the merger and the Ministry of Finance and Planning will also make its contribution. He said that once all the legal aspects are in place, a new board will be appointed, which will be tasked with providing guidance during the first years of operation.The organisations are being merged as the Government seeks to streamline operations by creating a single environmental conservation body. The move is also intended to prolong the life of the EFJ, for which funding support under a debt-for-nature swap between the United States and Jamaican governments, expired in September 2012.The Minister, who was addressing the 19th Annual General Meeting of the EFJ, held on Tuesday, March 5, at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Andrew, noted that the new entity to be created will be in a better position to attract funding from donor agencies to carry out its work in protecting the environment and seeing to the well being of the youth in Jamaica.Chairman of the EFJ, Professor Dale Webber, told JIS News that there are three strategic goals as the new EFJ moves forward over the next two years. “We’re going to look at our internal structures to ensure that we’re as efficient as possible. We’re going to look at our non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners so they can be as strong as possible, and also fundraising,” he explained.He added that the EFJ will be approaching the United States Government regarding another debt swap arrangement. “We’ve now talking to the German (Government), and individual foundations like the Oak Foundation,” he told JIS News.The Oak Foundation is an international human rights body that commits resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Denise Herbol, said that the EFJ did a “wonderful job” in implementing the various programmes under the debt-for-nature swap agreement.She stated that the US Government is “committed to continuing our partnership with the Government on the many programmes we have”.The EFJ began operations in 1993 under the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative (EAI) Debt Reduction Agreement between the Governments of Jamaica and the US. The Foundation was established to provide assistance to NGOs making meaningful contributions in the areas of the environment, and child welfare and development.Since its inception, the Foundation has provided support for 2,000 projects at a cost of some $2 billion.
Story Highlights Machado complex to be established as a training facility The Ministry of Education is collaborating with key stakeholders to prepare students to meet the needs of the Global Logistics Hub The Ministry is revising its curriculum and is also reviewing new and emerging areas The Ministry of Education is collaborating with key stakeholders to prepare students to meet the needs of the Global Logistics Hub, which is to be established in time for the opening of the Panama Canal in 2015.Chief Education Officer, Grace McLean says discussions are currently being held with the HEART Trust/NTA and Caribbean Maritime Institute in this regard.“Cabinet has already approved for the HEART Trust/NTA and the Overseas Examination Commission to purchase the Machado complex which will be established as a training facility to focus specifically on some those programmes for the logistics hub. The Caribbean Maritime Institute will also be involved in that as well,” Mrs. McLean said.The Chief Education Officer was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service Think Tank on Wednesday, August 14, at the agency’s Half Way Tree Road offices.She added that the Ministry is revising its curriculum and is also reviewing new and emerging areas.“For example, softer areas, such as packaging, merchandising and so on, call centre, contact operations and less capital intensive areas…we have already started to introduce those within our school system. It is important, however, that there is a strategic focus as it relates to the logistic hub and, of course, the Panama Canal, that is intended to open in 2015, so that we focus on the skills that are needed most,” Mrs. McLean said.“So through that discussion it is expected that once we have fine tuned and analysed how many of each area that will be needed, the Ministry will be identifying and channelling those schools into doing those areas so that the progression can take place,” she added.She also stressed that whatever measures are undertaken by the Ministry, will have to be done within a particular context.“Once we’re provided with the overall information, our system is so designed now, especially for the technical and vocational areas, so that the curriculum can be easily developed through the Heart Trust NTA and it can be readily implemented. So in essence, at the upper secondary level, it doesn’t have to take four/five years for the curriculum to be changed, as it is at the lower level.“So once the areas are required, we will be able to have the curriculum ready and to ensure that our teachers are sufficiently trained and working with the industry to have those areas implemented,” Mrs. McLean said.The Logistics Hub initiative is being spearheaded by the Government of Jamaica in an effort to position the island as the fourth major node in the global supply and logistics chain. This is intended to enable the country to take advantage of an anticipated increase in maritime activity, consequent on the expansion of the Panama Canal.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City of Fort St. John Council and the North Peace Pride Society held a Pride flag raising outside of City Hall on Friday, May 17.According to the Pride Society, the purpose of the flag raising ceremony is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Decriminalization of same-sex relationships in Canada.Mayor Lori Ackerman says it is an important day to fly the flag, adding that she almost lost her brother 30 years ago due to discrimination towards homosexuals. “This is a remarkable day for us, and Fort St. John, to be able to fly the flag. I think it’s extremely important. I want to thank all of you for the work that you have done over the years. 30 years ago, I almost lost a brother because of his fear and I can say now that he is happy and healthy, so thank you so much.”LGBTQ organizations across Canada have raised Pride flags in recognition of this point in Canadian history.The fourth Annual Pride Walk will be taking place on Saturday, June 1.The Walk will start at the WY Centennial Park near CM Finch School and will travel down 100 Street to Centennial Park.For more information, you can visit the North Peace Pride Society’s Facebook page.
Galaxy Gazing is a family-friendly event. Tickets for adults are $10 ticket and free children 16 years of age and younger. Spaces are limited to 15 people.Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars or a telescope if they have one as we will be gazing from the back deck.To view the FB Event; CLICK HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The second Galaxy Gazing Event hosted by the Northern Environmental Action Team, offered by Bruce Kosugi, a local astronomy aficionado is taking place this week.On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm (cloud dates Oct. 3, 2019) you can learn about constellations in the northern hemisphere.There will be instruction on how to best view the night sky and how humans impact how they see the world around them.
CAIRO – Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa, a veteran opponent of the ruling Baath party, has won the Naguib Mahfouz literature prize from the American University in Cairo, organisers said on Thursday.The novelist told AFP by telephone from Damascus that he was happy to receive the award, but said his joy was “incomplete because of the severe and arbitrary measures imposed on Syrians in Egypt”.He was referring to the 325,000 Syrian refugees now in Egypt after fleeing the conflict in their homeland. Human Rights Watch charged last month that Egypt had detained more than 1,500 refugees from Syria, including Palestinians, before forcing most of them to leave the country.Khalifa was unable to travel to Cairo in person to be presented with the award as he was unable to get a visa, organisers said.The prestigious prize was awarded for his novel “La Sakakin fi Matabekh Hazehi Al-Madina” (No Knives in this City’s Kitchens).Part of the prize is that his book, currently available in Arabic only, will be translated into English.His novel focuses on the lives of Syrians under the rule of the Baath party headed by President Bashar al-Assad.The award, now in its 18th year, is named after iconic Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, the only Arab winner of the Nobel prize for literature.Khalifa, who is also known for his screenplays, was born in Syria’s second city Aleppo in 1964.Syria has been engulfed in a deadly conflict since March 2011 between opponents and supporters of Assad’s regime.More than 126,000 people, mostly civilians, are estimated to have been killed in violence over nearly three years.