first_imgPreferred Experience:None. Working Conditions:Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.Standard office environment. Physical Capabilities: N/AEmployment Category: Full-TimeMinimum Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosted Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date: 03/30/2021Grant Funded Position: YesIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 01/31/2023EEO Statement:It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley topromote and ensure equal employment opportunities for allindividuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Inaccordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rightsact of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americanswith Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University iscommitted to comply with all government requirements and ensuresnon discrimination in it’s education programs and activities,including employment. To apply, visit Description of Duties:The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicableto the position:Developing, testing, and analyzing research projects based onapplication expertise and interest; Aiding in the development of asurvey instrument, testing the instrument and disseminating theinstrument; Writing narrative summaries of the research results,and related tasks under the supervision of the faculty memberassigned; Conducting background research; Developing andimplementing an evaluation plan and preparing progress reports asneeded; Studying, testing, and maintaining accurate data identifiedas relevant and/or best practice systems from research resultsobtained through national studies; Designing and implementingtraining activities as required; Teaching one course per year inconjunction with faculty member, if assigned; Publishing inpeer-reviewed publications related to the focus of the researchactivities assigned; and performing other job-related duties asassigned. Special Instructions to Applicants:Dear Applicant,Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting anyconfidential information from the documents you attach with yourapplication. The confidential information includes thefollowing:*Date of Birth*Gender*Ethnicity/RacePlease make sure that you omit this information prior tosubmission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwardingyour application to the department as per your submission. TheUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right todiscontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close dateof this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three(3) calendar days.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at(956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected] Supervision Received:General direction from the assigned supervisor.Supervision Given:None.Required Education:Doctorate in Psychology or closely related field from an APAaccredited clinical psychology program or a foreign equivalent byJanuary 1, 2021.Preferred Education:Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited institution. Expertisein one or more of the following areas: childhood adversities,family violence, and/or trauma with a focus on Hispanic population.Bilingual/Biliteracy skills in English and Spanish. Demonstratedpotential for strong research and publication record.Licenses/Certifications:None.Required Experience:None.center_img Additional Information:UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location issubject to change based on need.All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal backgroundcheck (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approvalfrom the Chief Human Resources Officer. Other:This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed toby stakeholders.For questions regarding this position, you may contact Dr. ArthurCantos, Director Clinical Training, Department of PsychologicalScience; email: [email protected] position is scheduled to close by midnight on Sunday, May 2,2021. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWPosting Number: SRGV4971Number of Vacancies: 1Location: Edinburg, TexasDepartment: College of Liberal Arts / PsychologicalScienceFLSA: ExemptScope of Job:The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of TexasRio Grande Valley invites a full-time post-doctoral candidate inPsychology to begin January 1, 2021. We seek candidates withresearch interest and expertise in the areas of childhoodadversities, family violence, intimate partner violence, and/ortrauma with a focus on Hispanic population. Candidates will beexpected to contribute to and develop research projects thatcoincide with the Department’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.Opportunities for expanded duties/clinical work can be discussed.Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., preferably from an APAaccredited clinical psychology program or a foreign equivalent byJanuary 1, 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to thevision of creating a bilingual, bicultural institution on theTexas-Mexico border that serves as a gateway to the Americas.Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of theireducational mission and professional career development. Worksunder minimal supervision with some latitude in the use ofinitiative and independent judgment in research and/or teaching.Performs teaching and/or research work as required within theclassroom and/or project assigned.Performs teaching and/or research work as required within theclassroom and/or project assigned. Equipment:Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and researchstatistical applications. jeid-355471596ee63440a4c0b8e47b9cffb2last_img read more

Broadway Dancers Are Teaching Personal At-Home Workouts Inspired by Their Shows

first_img View Comments Broadway’s talented dancers aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from keeping active and sharing their skills. Tony-winning producer Jenna Segal has announced a series of at-home exercise classes titled Get in Shape Grrrl—Broadway COVID Series taught by main-stem movers. Ashley Fitzgerald Kelly, a standout dancer of The Cher Show, jump-started the series this week with a tribute to that glittering musical.”The unthinkable happened when Broadway closed,” said Segal in a statement. “As a mom at home with three kids and as a producer of women’s works with multiple projects suddenly halted, I thought, ‘Women know how to take a situation and creatively engage, so what can I do?’ I adore all the dancers I’ve worked with on Broadway and in the ballet so I decided to hire them to get us all moving!””During this time when we all need to hunker down and stay at home, I want to ensure that we can remain upbeat, moving, healthy and positive through fun cardio and muscle-toning sessions for the whole family,” added Kelly, who met Segal while performing in Gigi on Broadway. While the classes are free, Kelly says, “We are asking for people who want to take care of the community to donate to Broadway Cares.”Each dance-exercise session, themed by specific show, combines a mix of 10-minute short workouts to get energy going along with 45-minute sessions full of strength training and cardio. Some workouts will be taught live and others will be pre-recorded and posted at specific times. Playlists will appear on Spotify.On the series’ docket is a Moulin Rouge!-themed class taught by Khori Michelle Petinaud; also scheduled is hoofer Chip Abbott hat-tipping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Carleigh Bettiol and Karla García honoring Hamilton, Alison Solomon teaching from Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, Justin Prescott looking back to Fela!, Chris Vo offering a Broadway mashup, Stephen Hanna teaching to Hello, Dolly! and Nancy Braun dancing to Beetlejuice.For more information about the series of classes, click here.last_img read more

Securing bank funding through bond issue

first_imgAssura Properties plc (Assura), a wholly owned subsidiary of Assura Group Limited, which owns a £542m portfolio of primary care properties in the UK, secured £110m of funding at the close of last year, not through the traditional route of bank lending but via a 10-year bond issue. Both the size of the issue and the attractive coupon will be of particular interest to mid-size businesses currently struggling to secure long-term bank finance at an affordable rate. At the relatively modest level of £110m the issue was some way below the usual benchmark of £500m for a bond issue, a figure that is often in excess of the capital requirements of mid-size companies. In addition to constituting a manageable level of debt for a company of this size, the issue was priced at the rate of 4.75% interest and loan-to-value covenants were set at 75%, both of which compare favourably with current bank market alternatives. Entering the capital markets to raise finance inevitably raises its own set of challenges for the company and Assura was no exception. Assura was required to perform an intra-group re-organisation to ringfence the assets securing the issue and to reduce its share capital to ensure its balance sheet met the requisite tests for conversion from a private to a public company. The share capital reduction was carried out under the Section 642 Companies Act 2006 procedure (which does not require court approval for the reduction). The asset transfers were performed at ‘market value’ with the outstanding consideration subsequently being capitalised. As the bond was to be listed on the Professional Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange, listing particulars rather than a full prospectus were required to be produced. The security for the issue comprised a fixed and floating charge over sixty different properties owned by four separate entities within the Assura group. Each property required a full review and certificate of title for the benefit of the Prudential Trustee Company Limited, the security trustee. One of the properties was situated in Scotland, requiring input from Scottish property and corporate specialists. The interests of bondholders were protected by a trust deed entered into with the security trustee. The funding was being used to refinance Assura’s indebtedness to National Australia Bank, so the bond needed to be issued at the same time as the indebtedness was agreed to be repaid. The bond issue was also concluded simultaneously with a £35m rights issue by Assura Group Limited, the Guernsey registered and LSE-listed parent company of the Assura group, which was used to fund the balance of the indebtedness. As a result of the bond issue, Assura has refinanced its traditional bank debt in its entirety in favour of long-term institutional investment. Assura’s route to re-financing may have demonstrated a new and cost-effective way of funding mid-range businesses. Bond issues can provide access to capital through the public markets at rates more attractive than those provided by banks, and are clearly not the sole preserve of major corporates. On a personal note, for us as a mid-sized firm this was a very sizeable deal and we are particularly pleased to be associated with what may prove to be a new capital market for smaller enterprises. Melvin Pedro, is a partner at Manches, which worked with Assura on the deallast_img read more

Party wall disputes: The end of the party

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Vibes Radio and LIME strengthens partnership

first_imgLocalNews Vibes Radio and LIME strengthens partnership by: – May 9, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share LIME Dominica’s Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications Kareem Guiste (left) presenting the handset to Chief Executive Officer of the Vibes Group of Companies, Lennox LawrenceVibes Radio and telecommunications company LIME Dominica has strengthened a partnership which began in 2011.LIME Dominica has been a major partner of Vibes Radio since 2011, shortly after it was launched as an internet radio station. Vibes Radio went FM in December 2013 and is available on frequencies 99.5, 94.7 and 93.9 in addition to online – and on Marpin channel’s 92 and 98.On Friday, May 9, 2014, LIME Dominica’s head of marketing and corporate communications Kareem Guiste and corporate communications manager, Ferdina Frampton visited Vibes Radio studio and presented one of the company’s newest handsets, an Alcatel One Touch Hero bundle.The Alcatel One Touch Hero bundle mimics the Samsung Note and is available for purchase at any of the LIME agents across the island.Mr Guiste, who presented the handset to the chief executive officer of the Vibes Group of Companies, Lennox Lawrence, said LIME is pleased to strengthen the existing partnership with Vibes Radio.“Some of the things we do is partnering with the key stakeholders in Dominica and of course Vibes Radio is part of our arsenal of the media that we use to speak to all of our customers”.“We have a very tight relationship with Dominica Vibes and of course we wanted to make sure that we strengthen that relationship by donating one of our brand new handsets, the Alcatel Hero bundle, to Vibes Radio,” Mr Guiste stated.He explained that the purpose of the donation is to assist Vibes Radio’s production team by “making sure we continue communicating through the radio media on the best network of course, with the best handset, on the best data plan”.(L-R): Chief Executive Officer of the Vibes Group of Companies, Lennox Lawrence, LIME Dominica’s Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications Kareem Guiste and Corporate Communications Manager, Ferdina Frampton“It’s one of those random things that we decided to do today and importantly, going into the Mother’s Day weekend, it is how we start the gifts and the warm greetings to all our mothers and we’re excited to be a part of the Vibes team,” Mr Guiste said.Corporate communications manager, Ferdina Frampton noted that LIME is pleased to be a partner with Vibes Radio and expressed delight at how much it has grown.“This is a relationship that started since when Vibes Radio was online and now that Vibes Radio is full blown FM, we are happy to just be there with them, knowing that we started when they were actually just online and it’s really good to see how much Vibes Radio has grown…thumbs up to you all and I really wish Vibes Radio well,” Ms Frampton said.Meanwhile, chief executive officer of the Vibes Group of Companies, Lennox Lawrence emphasized that the partnership between both companies has been exceptional.“When we started as an internet radio station, it was a partnership between Vibes Radio and LIME; we have great bandwidth from LIME and a very good corporate relationship”.Mr Lawrence also expressed gratitude to LIME Dominica for their continued support and partnership with both Dominica Vibes and Vibes Radio. Meanwhile, the Alcatel One Touch Hero bundle, which comes in two handsets; a mini and a larger one, was launched last week.The Alcatel One Touch Hero bundle mimics the Samsung Note and is available for purchase at any of the LIME agents across the island.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share Tweet 637 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Berbice Expo feels the ‘Watch This’ vibes

first_imgTHE 14th annual Berbice Expo and Trade Fair got off to an exciting start last Friday at the Albion Sports Complex ground with an informative and captivating opening ceremony.The important aspect of the four-day event was mixed with presentations from prominent persons in the business community and some cultural items.It is no secret that Guyanese have a deep passion for cricket and that passion is amplified in Berbice as was evident when the members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Guyana leg of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World T20 opened their booth as part of the expo.After the opening ceremony and during his official walkabout, Minister Gaskin visited the Women’s World Cup cricket pitch, picked up the ball and delivered a perfect first-ball yorker that sent the stumps crashing, to be the first winner of a tournament souvenir t-shirt. After that, hundreds of curious spectators swarmed the make-shift cricket pitch, which comprised stumps and boundary boards, to get firsthand information on the November 9 to 24 tournament and also to test their skills at batting, bowling and fielding for the opportunity to win branded souvenir t-shirts.The drills were conducted by former Guyana and West Indies fast bowler Colin Stuart, who is part of the LOC. Stuart was joined by Cricket West Indies Regional Sportainment Manager, Jahmal Thomas; Marketing and Sportainment Manager (Guyana) Rayad Boyce and Media Facilitator (Guyana) John Ramsingh along with the ‘Watch This’ models who interacted with the fans.Earlier, during the formal opening ceremony where the Honourable Minister of Business,, Dominic Gaskin, delivered the feature address to the gathering of spectators and booth holders, the Unique Arts Dance Troupe performed the theme song for the Women’s World T20, ‘Watch This’ that left the spectators and the officials wanting more.This resulted in the heavy traffic later experienced on the cricket pitch.The 10-team tournament bowls off on November 9 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, with three matches and a super concert with performances from Patrice Roberts and Shenseea the artistes who gave us ‘Watch This”.Tickets are currently on sale on line at while the local box offices will open on Monday, October 29. In all, there are five official warm-up matches and eight World Cup matches scheduled for Guyana at Providence from November 4 to 17. St Lucia will also host preliminary matches while the semifinal and final are set for Antigua.The Berbice Expo and Trade Fair which is organised by the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, runs from October 5 to 8 and features exhibitions from local businesses in the manufacturing and service industries. This year is it being held under the theme, “Advancing economic progress through professional standards and entrepreneurship”.last_img read more

Science and technology

first_imgSouth Africa has a respected and world-class science and technology community that, over many decades, has pioneered globally significant and successful new ideas, techniques and technologies.These include the complex techniques to produce fuels and useful chemicals from raw coal, pioneering steel production, the extreme engineering and chemistry required to extract minerals from increasingly miserly reefs of the deepest mines in the world, medical expertise that not only saw the country pioneering the world’s first heart transplant, but makes South Africa-trained doctors in demand – and working – all over the world, and in recent years, a thriving space science industry.The government body responsible for the sector is the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Its budget over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework is R16.6-billion, of which R4.96-billion has been allocated to the 2012/13 financial year.Of this smaller amount, R2.6-billion or 53% is allocated to public entities (Africa Institute of South Africa R33-million, the Academy of Science for South Africa R13-million, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research R737-million, the Human Sciences Research Council R214-million, the National Research Foundation R1.07-million, National Space Agency R95-million and TIA R455 million).Of the remainder R1.94-billion is allocated to the DST-directed projects (implemented by institutions that perform research and development) and R397-million to the running costs of the department.The allocations to DST public entities rise from R2.6-billion to R2.9-billion between 2012/13 and 2014/15 at an annual average growth rate of 5%.Research and developmentSouth Africa’s Research and Development Strategy, launched in 2002, aims to enhance the National System of Innovation, a cluster of interacting public and private organisations focused on nurturing and developing science and technology in South Africa, with the specific aim of accelerating economic growth.A survey released in October 2010 by the Human Sciences Research Council reveals that the gross domestic expenditure on research and development (R&D) was R21-billion, a nominal increase of R2.4-billion from the R18.6-billion recorded for 2007/08. These are the latest available figures.The 2008/09 expenditure represents a 12.9% nominal increase, although it fell a little behind the increase in the nominal GDP of 13.2% over the corresponding period. As a consequence, R&D expenditure, expressed as a percentage of GDP, dropped slightly from 0.93% in 2007/08 to 0.92% in 2008/09.The DST constantly develops strategies to ensure South Africa in new areas of knowledge and technology. Strategies to develop nanotechnology, astronomy indigenous knowledge, and intellectual property, have been developed, derived from publicly funded research.BiotechnologySouth Africa’s National Biotechnology Strategy (NBS) was launched in 2001 to stimulate the growth of a local biotech industry, following similar successful programmes in other developing countries, such as Cuba, Brazil and China.Its initiatives include biotechnology regional innovation centres (Brics), created to act as instruments for the implementation of the NBS. The country’s four Brics are:BioPADCape Biotech TrustLIFElabPlant Biotechnology Innovation Centre (PlantBio)The Brics focus on a number of different biotech disciplines, including human and animal health, biopharmaceuticals, industrial bioprocessing, mining biotechnology, bioinformatics and plant biotechnology.One of the challenges facing the South African biotechnology sector is the public’s suspicion and lack of understanding and knowledge of the technology’s benefits. For this reason the NBS initiated the Public Understanding of Biotechnology programme, which provides South Africans with information to participate meaningfully in debates about biotechnology, and to make informed decisions.NanotechnologySouth Africa’s National Nanotechnology Strategy, launched in April 2006, focuses on the essential building blocks of nanoscience: synthesis, characterisation and fabrication. The strategy aims to increase the number of nanotechnology characterisation centres in South Africa, with an investment of R170-million over three years – R15-million in 2005/06, R30-million in 2006/2007, and R120-million in 2007/2008.Known as “the technology of the very small” – about 1/80 000 of the diameter of a human hair – nanotechnology is made up of a wide range of technologies, techniques and multidisciplinary research efforts for application in a range of cross-cutting industries and activities. These include aerospace, manufacturing and automotive industries; energy conversion, storage and distribution; the hydrogen economy; chemicals; electronics and information processing; as well as biotechnology and medicines.South African industry and researchers have been key players in nanotechnology and the practical application of nanoscience for a number of years. One example is Sasol’s chemical processing by catalysis.The strategy recognises that it is essential for South African scientists to develop their ability to derive more benefits from new generations of nanotechnology-based products emerging in the world today. It aims to position the country as a global player in this emerging discipline, and seeks to strengthen the integrated development focus of the government.The strategy’s main objectives are to:support long-term nanoscience research that will lead to a fundamental understanding of the design, synthesis, characterisation, modelling and fabrication of nanomaterialsupport the creation of new and novel devices for application in various areasdevelop the required HR and supporting infrastructurestimulate new developments in technology missions such, as material for advanced manufacturing, nanobiomaterial for biotechnology, precious metal-based nanoparticles for resource-based industries, and advanced material for information and communications technologiesSpace scienceNational Space AgencyThe National Space Agency (Sansa) was formed in December 2009 by the National Space Agency Act of 2008 (PDF).It’s described as the country’s government body for the promotion and use of space. It also fosters cooperation in space-related activities and research in space science, seeks to advance scientific engineering through human capital, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to the industrial development of space technologies within the framework of the national government.It became operational in April 2011.Sansa’s focus areas are:Earth observationSpace engineeringSpace operationsSpace scienceHuman capital developmentPublic engagementSquare Kilometre ArrayIn mid-2012 South Africa was named one of the two co-hosts of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA0, sharing the project with Australia.The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope when complete. The Southern African portion will be centred in the Karoo in an area that is protected by law from developments that could cause radio interference.South Africa will host the greater part – about 70% – of the instrument, while the remainder will be built in Australia.The SKA will have five key research areas:Investigating galaxy evolution, cosmology and dark energyStrong-field tests of gravity using pulsars and black holesInvestigating the origin and evolution of cosmic magnetismThe cradle of life searching for life and planetsProbing the dark ages – the first black holes and starslast_img read more

Federal IT: Top Priorities are Reduced Costs and Improved Security

first_imgCisco’s recently released their 2013 annual report on the state of “connected government”.Cisco’s vision of Connected Government is one where “authorized information flows freely across agency, partner, and public boundaries, services reach constituents when and where they are needed, and operating expenditures stay at a minimum. Overall, connected governments can proactively serve their constituents, while improving information confidentiality, agency integrity, and budget control.”Budget control is certainly top-of-mind for many agencies. In the on-going climate of government shutdown and budget sequestration, federal IT departments are under pressure to keep their spending down. This mentality of fiscal responsibility had a strong influence on their priorities for the coming year. The Cisco report found that reducing costs is the top federal IT goal.The top five federal IT goals for FY2014 are: 28 percent. Reduce IT costs22 percent. Improve security19 percent. Boost efficiency19 percent. Improve service delivery9 percent. Enhance mobility And the top areas where federal IT is seeing spending increases in FY2014 are:CybersecurityCloudNetworkingVideo ConferencingRanking lower in the list of spending areas are Big Data and Collaboration, two areas that are seeing significant spending by IT departments outside of government.last_img read more

Abundant Life Ministries founder calls residents to unite against crime

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Bishop C. Alexander Williams, Pastor and Founder of Abundant Life Ministries International and Provincial Bishop for Global United Fellowship has urged TCI Islanders to band together in the reduction of crime on the island in the wake of the attack on American, Kevin Newman, whose assault gained international attention.“The Turks and Caicos Islands people are always known for our clinical hospitality to those who come to our shores to live or to visit. That accommodating spirit still lives with us, but it is obvious that it is being threatened. The attack on Mr. Newman and other unfortunate incidents of that nature bear testimony to that fact.” Bishop Williams said.Mr. Williams also called on the United Kingdom to get more involved in TCI’s fight against crime, saying “As an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, which is responsible for internal and external security, much more should be done to tackle the crime situation.”He advised citizens of the country “to band together, despite our differences, to rid our beloved country of this threat.”#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

BAHAMAS American woman drowns in Berry Islands Police investigating

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 30, 2017 – Berry Islands – An American woman died on Sunday while swimming in waters of Great Sturrup Cay in the Berry Islands.  The woman became unconscious while enjoying a swim with family, she was taken to shore and despite CPR, she was declared dead by a doctor.   There is an autopsy to come for an exact cause of death, police say they are investigating.  A Sunday armed robbery around 1pm in Nassau has Police on the hunt for two males responsible for the crime at a web shop on Cowpen Road.  The duo robbed the cashier and sped away in a silver colored car. #MagneticMediaNews#americanwomandrownsinBerryIslands Related Items:#americanwomandrownsinBerryIslands, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more