TSX drops more than 100 points as NAFTA negotiations stall

first_imgDowntown office buildings Toronto elovkoff/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch Aleksandra Sagan Toronto’s main stock index plummeted more than 100 points before the long weekend as Canada and the U.S. failed to reach a trade agreement by President Donald Trump’s self-imposed deadline Friday.The two countries met this week for a new round of NAFTA negotiations, hoping to strike a deal by the end of the week, but now it appears talks will continue after the Labour Day long weekend. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector “With the events that we’re having with NAFTA, certainly having some pressure on the market,” said Sid Mokhtari, with CIBC Capital Markets.The S&P/TSX composite index shed 108.67 points to 16,262.88.“It’s certainly has a lot to do with the politics, and I don’t think it’s primarily anything fundamental at this point,” he said, referencing off-the-record comments made by Trump to Bloomberg News that were leaked to the Toronto Star newspaper and published Friday morning.Trump, who has since confirmed the comments in a tweet, said that any deal with Canada would be “totally on our terms.”Investors may assume the pending deal will not be a good one for Canada or not quite what the country is looking for, said Mokhtari.Both countries have remained stubborn on certain issues and negotiations are expected to continue next week, starting Wednesday. Trump notified Congress that his administration intends to sign a trade agreement in 90 days with Mexico and Canada, should it be willing to do so.The health care and information technology sectors were the only two on the TSX to close in the green and offset some of the losses on the index. Cannabis companies Aphria Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp. led the health care sector where shares gained 6.06% and 2.4% respectively.The rhetoric also pushed down the Canadian dollar. The loonie closed lower at US76.60¢ compared with an average of US77.04¢ on Thursday.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 22.10 points to 25,964.82. The S&P 500 index gained 0.39 points to 2,901.52, while the Nasdaq composite advanced 21.17 points to 8,109.54.The October crude contract retreated US45¢ to US$69.80 per barrel and the October natural gas contract gained US4¢ to roughly US$2.92 per mmBTU.The December gold contract rose US$1.70 to US$1,206.70 an ounce and the December copper contract declined about US5¢ to US$2.68 a pound. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchlast_img read more

More Than 600 Students Benefit From PASS

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail National Co-ordinator for the Programme for Alternate Student Support (PASS), Michael Forrester, has disclosed that over 600 students from at least 60 schools islandwide, have benefitted from the programme since 2001.“We had over 200 students in 2008. Since the beginning of 2009, we are already at 60 plus and counting. Overall, I would say that we have seen over 600 students. When we started in 2001, the numbers were pretty low but as the years went on, we saw more and more people utilising the programme. I would say at one point in time, about 60 schools utilised the programme, and last year, 35 schools used the programme,” Mr. Forrester outlined in an interview with JIS News.According to the Co-ordinator, the programme is designed to address the behavioural problems that students exhibit in schools, particular in secondary schools.He explained that the programme is “pursuant to the Education Act of 1980, Section 30, Subsection 6 [which], states that within the context of behavioural problems that are overwhelming in the schools, the principals may appeal to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for assistance, so back then in 2001, the principals were crying out for help, and so the programme came into being.”Mr. Forrester noted that the main goal of PASS is to prevent students from being expelled, so principals are asked to refer students to the programme.“The main goal is to ensure that we keep our youths in school, so what we do is to ask principals to refer the students who display maladaptive behaviours to the PASS programme, because what we do not want is our students to be suspended and expelled,” he explained, noting that after the referral, a therapist would work with the student to find out the underlying causes for the displayed behaviours.He pointed out that in addition to making the referral, the Guidance Counsellor, Dean of Discipline or Principal “would write up a case history form, which would give some demographics, background to the student and a synopsis of the prevailing problem.”“When that happens, it is followed up by a behavioural scale that we give to the Guidance Counsellor. Based on what the scale tells us, we will be able to determine mild, moderate or severe behaviour, then we would match up the referred child with a clinician,” Mr. Forrester said.He said that a therapist would arrange the therapy sessions with the students outside of the regular school time, and they would be released when the necessary adjustments are made and significant changes are observed.“If that doesn’t work, the student could go further, because there is what you call a partial pull out. It allows the child to go to school, but the child will come to a therapist, maybe three days a week for two hours. On the other hand, when it gets a little bit worse, the child is taken out of school, maybe for two weeks. We do the therapy session with them and reinstate them in school, but they would be marked present while they are going to therapy,” the Co-ordinator said.In the meantime, he pointed out that PASS encourages early intervention and is calling on schools to identify the problems as soon as possible.“We try to do early intervention, so what we encourage schools to do is to look for the signs, the red flags. Once they see the kids displaying a certain behaviour, they should not allow it to fester.so one of the plans we have in place now is to conduct training sessions for Guidance Counsellors, to be able to identify the behaviour problems much easier,” Mr. Forrester said.PASS has partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), in its efforts. More Than 600 Students Benefit From PASS EducationFebruary 24, 2009 Advertisements RelatedMore Than 600 Students Benefit From PASScenter_img RelatedMore Than 600 Students Benefit From PASS RelatedMore Than 600 Students Benefit From PASSlast_img read more

New pavilions opened at Pearce Reserve cricket oval

first_imgNew pavilions opened at Pearce Reserve cricket oval One of the most attractive cricket grounds in Western Sydney has now got the amenities and club rooms to match, with the opening of pavilions adjoining the oval at Pearce Reserve, Kings Langley.Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM, joined the Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP and the Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor MP, along with cricket officials and supporters at the official opening of the pavilions.The $1.5 million project involved the construction of two new pavilions housing change rooms, store rooms, toilets, club rooms and a canteen. The project also incorporated upgraded spectator facilities, with raised and covered terraces, and tiered seating fronting the cricket oval.Blacktown City Council contributed more than $1.1 million towards the project with the NSW Government and NSW ICC T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund providing $100,000.Kings Langley Cricket Club raised a further $75,000 towards the project.Mayor Bleasdale said; “The opening of the new pavilions is not only a landmark day for the Kings Langley Cricket Club, but also for the whole surrounding community.“The opening of the pavilions is the culmination of more than 15-years planning and construction which now sees Pearce Reserve include upgraded tennis courts, basketball courts, half courts, playgrounds, walking tracks and of course the picturesque cricket ground and training facilities.“I pay tribute to Greg Monaghan and all the members of the Pearce Reserve Park Committee who have worked closely with Council over the years to make Pearce Reserve one of the premier community sport and family recreation areas in Western Sydney”Greg Monaghan said; “This has been a terrific long-term community program involving grant funding from the NSW and Federal governments, great support from our local MPs and massive financial, planning and construction assistance from Blacktown City Council.“But it has been members of the community and the Kings Langley Cricket Club that has really made this project happen with their continual support and enthusiasm.”Club President Paul Giumelli said; “Our club is one of the biggest district cricket clubs in Western Sydney, these new amenities will help us maintain high levels of success, provide the facilities our players deserve and attract new players.“The project also provides equally high standard facilities for all players, men and women, boys and girls. In fact, girls’ cricket is the fastest growing section of our club.”Cricket is now played year-round at the Pearce Reserve ground, with senior and junior competitions in the summer months and T20 competition during the winter. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:basketball, Blacktown, Blacktown City Council, community, council, cricket, Federal, federal government, Government, local council, NSW, Premier, President, project, Seven Hills, Sydney, Western Sydneylast_img read more

Letter: ‘You can count on Karen (Bowerman) to always do what she promises and vote the way she says she will’

first_imgLetter: ‘You can count on Karen (Bowerman) to always do what she promises and vote the way she says she will’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, June 15, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Vancouver resident Mary Olson offers her support for Karen Bowerman in the race for Clark County Council, District 3Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com Karen Bowerman is running for Clark County Council, District 3 and how lucky we are that she is. Mary OlsonMary OlsonIt has been my privilege to know Karen as both a colleague and a friend. We each served as elected city councilors for Lake Oswego, Oregon (though we both wised up and moved to Clark County years ago). I know first hand how important it is to Karen to serve her community, and that she is truly dedicated to making Clark County even better. I never cease to be amazed at her willingness to “put herself out there” – always with a smile. You can count on Karen to always do what she promises and vote the way she says she will. She will work hard every day for each and every one of us. It is with great pleasure that I wholeheartedly endorse Karen for Clark County Council District 3.Mary OlsonVancouverAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Vancouver woman hit and killed in driveway Next : Woodland High School Principal John Shoup says goodbye after 22 yearsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Campus abuzz with move-in and Fall Welcome activities

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado Boulder is a hive of activity this week as thousands of new and returning students come to campus and prepare for the launch of a new academic year.  For faculty and staff, it means a temporary disruption in parking on campus. For residents of Boulder and commuters, it means potentially more traffic and activity in and around campus than normal. For students and families, it means figuring out residence hall assignments and saying goodbye to family.For everyone, it’s a time of great excitement and new possibility.Parking, traffic impactsCU parking lot permit holders, commuters and those using meter or pay station parking should plan for impacts on parking beginning Tuesday evening, Aug. 16. Faculty and staff should also be aware that many campus parking lots will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use alternate transportation options to get to campus or take advantage of alternate work arrangements.Regent Drive will be open only to vehicles displaying ‘MOVE-IN’ permits from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday.Move-inMost students move into campus residence halls from Aug. 16 to 18. During move-in, “Quick Drop Stations” will be designated around the residence halls where families can temporarily park while student and staff volunteers unload the vehicle. While their vehicle is being unloaded, students can check in with a photo ID at a check-in tent by their residence hall. Families with their vehicles will be directed to extended-term parking lots once everything is unloaded and the student has checked in. Find an overview of the move-in process indicating where to check in, where to park while dropping off belongings and where to park after unloading.Volunteers helping outOnce again, CU Boulder faculty, staff and senior administrators along with community members will be among many volunteers who will help welcome students to campus and get them and their belongings where they need to be. (People interested in helping students move in should sign up through the Volunteer Resource Center.)Fall WelcomeFall Welcome events begin Monday, Aug. 15, and run through Sept. 2. Family programs are repeated on Wednesday, Aug.17, and Thursday, Aug. 18. Highlights include:Bystander training Most everyone in the campus community will witness situations where help is needed, and what a bystander does may make all the difference. In this required, interactive session, students will explore the factors that hinder and promote helping and practice the range of skills for intervening effectively. Students must sign up to attend.CU Kick-Off The Division of Student Affairs and Colorado Athletics jointly host the “CU Kickoff” at Folsom Field at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event includes an official welcome from Residence Hall Association, CU Student Government, and Student Affairs, followed by a pep rally featuring CU coaches and the running of Ralphie. Fall Convocation The rite of induction into the CU Boulder academic community will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Coors Event/Conference Center. All new students are expected to attend. Students will hear from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, faculty, staff and student leaders, and will learn about the meaning and responsibilities of becoming CU Boulder students. Taste of CU This signature event hosted by Housing & Dining Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, on Farrand Field. It will feature food, music and a chance to connect with other new Buffs. Faculty and staff are also welcome.Welcome Fest Illenium will headline the ever popular Welcome Fest from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Farrand Field. Also joining the Welcome Fest bill is female rapper K.Flay.Be Involved Fair Formerly the Student Involvement Fair, Volunteer Resource Fair and Campus Resource Fair, this event presents an opportunity for students to discover the organizations that make up the CU Boulder community. Campus partners, community organizations with volunteer opportunities in the Boulder area, and more than 400 student organizations are invited to meet new and returning students, showcase their involvement opportunities, collaborate with other student organizations, and network with partners in the community. The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.Get more information on the array of events happening every day during Fall Welcome and download the Guidebook mobile app, which includes event details, campus map and important campus contacts.  Published: Aug. 17, 2016 center_img Categories:SafetyCampus Communitylast_img read more

Telstra hails IoT lab as game changer

first_img IoTTelstra Author Australia completes 26GHz auction Previous ArticleSamsung tipped to top Intel as world chipset leaderNext ArticleBharti Airtel identifies African consolidation markets Related Saleha Riaz HomeAsiaNews Telstra hails IoT lab as game changer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 MAY 2017 center_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Telstra earmarks $116M to boost rural coverage Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Asia Tags Telstra launched an IoT lab in Melbourne, a public space where anyone can create, test and prototype IoT solutions, which the operator described as a “definite game changer for the Australian IoT ecosystem”.Hakan Eriksson, CTO, said the company hopes university students, startups and multinational companies can work “with some of the best equipment and minds in the business to bring their IoT solution to life”.The lab will also enable those bodies to assess how their IoT applications and services work on Telstra’s network, through testing in a controlled environment.Telstra explained the facility is the latest phase in its Innovation Lab initiative, and includes both software and hardware for testing.The Financial Review quoted Eriksson as saying: “We’re experts in the network part of it, but not in all the applications that run on top such as agricultural applications, power distribution applications or logistics applications… and they are not experts in networks, so we needed a meeting place.”last_img read more

Former APS Chief Will Not Stand Trial in August

first_img Former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall will not stand trial next month when testimony gets underway in the massive test cheating case. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter made the decision Friday based on Hall’s current battle with stage four breast cancer.??:??Judge Baxter reached the decision after receiving an affidavit from Hall’s oncologist  Dr. Laura Weakland. Weakland said she did not think Hall could assist her lawyers with preparing for trial due to chemotherapy side effects. She also said it would be difficult for Hall to be in a courtroom for six to eight hours a day. Those were the same arguments made by Hall’s attorney David Bailey.“Dr. Hall simply can’t stand a trial week of any length. Her side effects are unpredictable and severe and prolonged.”Prosecuting attorney Fani Willis asked if there was anything that could be done to allow Hall to take part in the trial.“Can accommodations be made for her physical health?Baxter responded, “What kind of accommodations do you have in mind?”Willis said, “Your honor had brought up suggestions the last time you were here, can she be tried via Skype, that we have shorter workdays. I think your honor has already stated this trial will only be held four days a week.””Willis also asked if the case could be postponed again.But Judge Baxter sided with the defense.“I think she’s faking this. I think it’s fact that she’s very sick. I’ve got to conclude this case, and if Dr. Hall gets better and is able she will be tried later.”Baxter said the trial with the remaining 12 defendants will proceed as scheduled. Hall’s attorney David Bailey says Hall remains eager to clear her name and they will continue to prepare for trial.“She wishes to do that, is anxious to do that, believes she is innocent and we stand behind her.”An attorney representing defendant Tamara Cotman says the prosecution’s case is severely weakened without Dr. Hall’s participation. WABE contacted Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard but did not receive a response by deadline.Hall’s charges include racketeering, giving a false statement and submitting a false document. ??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in USA

first_img Similar Stories ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit ← Grants for Investigative Cross-border Reporting The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in USA +1 LinkedIn 0center_img Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Share 0 Tweet Pocket Deadline: 28 February 2014Open to: undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and UzbekistanFellowship: round-trip, tuition, housing, meals and otherDescriptionThe Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and supported by the people of the United States, provides opportunities for undergraduate students for full-time, non-degree study in the United States.Participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and the Russian Federation will spend one semester of non-degree study in a US university or community college;Participants from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college. All participants will:Attend classes full-time for one academic year;Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service in their host city during the first semester; andComplete a part-time internship during their second semester; part-time internships during the second semester for academic year participants and Workplace Excellence professional field trips for semester participants.First-year students will attend two-year community colleges and live in campus housing (dormitories) or with American host families. All other students will attend four-year universities and colleges and will live in campus housing (dormitories). Students must have at least one term remaining at their home institutions upon completion of the program. Participants may not choose their U.S. host university/college or community college.EligibilityProgram is merit-based and open to anyone who:Is a citizen, national or permanent resident qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the country of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan; Is currently residing in one of the following eligible countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan;Is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at the time of application at a registered academic institution, public or private, in one of the 12 eligible countries. Correspondence students in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are also eligible to apply;Has satisfactorily completed at least one semester for which s/he will obtain some of her/his final grades;Is not enrolled in her/his final year of studies at the time of application;Is at least 18 years old at the start of the program;Submits a complete online application with all required documents by the application deadline;Is able to begin the academic exchange program in the United States in the fall of 2014;Is able to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 visa;Is physically able to complete the program in its entirety;Is committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program;Is proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.FellowshipThe award includes:J-1 visa support;Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city to host institution in the United States;Accident and sickness coverage; Tuition and mandatory university fees;Room and board (housing and meals);Small incidentals allowance;Limited allowance for books;A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.ApplicationThe deadline for online applications for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM Washington, D.C. time. To be considered for the 2014-2015 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, you must complete the application and submit any previous TOEFL score reports, if available. Please follow all instructions carefully.For more information please visit the official website HERE. February 7, 2014 Published by tatjana Intern at International Labour Organization’s Training Center, Italy →last_img read more

SkinnyFest brings bluegrass music, record crowds

first_imgHomeNewsSkinnyFest brings bluegrass music, record crowds SkinnyFest brings bluegrass music, record crowdsOctober 8, 2019Mark CarpenterNews0 PreviousSevere Lung Illness in Electronic Cigarette usersNextDonnison L. Evans Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By David Vogler-From Sept. 19-21, Adams County was able to, yet again, host a unique event, the eighth annual SkinnyFest.  The event is a bluegrass festival started by a group of friends and music-lovers, with the goal of promoting bluegrass music in a festival environment at no cost to the public.This year was clearly a high point for the festival. Upon arrival to Elmo Valley Campground, the sense of an official setup and atmosphere of a bluegrass festival was undeniable.  Anyone who has been to a “big-box” bluegrass festival would have had to agree.In the early years, the music involved only jam sessions, but with help from generous sponsors and donors, the lineup has grown to encompass various local acts and several professional bands.  In addition to host band The Kepp Road Boys, the following groups provided stellar entertainment for the weekend: Slippery Creek, The Edgar Loudermilk Bank, Poplar Ridge, Gary Strong and Hard Times, The Bluegrass Mafia, SideTrak, Lacy Creek, 7Mile Bluegrass, NightFlyer, ClayBank, The Longtime Drifters, Master’s Bouquet, The Clay Hess Band, and Turning Ground.Not only was the music top-notch, but with Kelly’s Kitchen in charge of edibles, the food was given rave reviews. Many people volunteered their time and effort to help serve in various capacities so that every part of the festival could function smoothly and efficiently. Instead of dealing with the usual two or more days of rain, the crowd gladly welcomed the forecast of unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine.The story of the weekend was the record turnout. Upon entry, door prize tickets were distributed to most, but not all, who attended. The ticket counts were: Thursday – 181, Friday – 514, and Saturday – 794. It was estimated that around 200 people per day were not given tickets. This included campers already in the gate, staff members who arrived early, and people who passed by without claiming a ticket.  With that said, Saturday’s count was at nearly, or maybe over, 1,000.Grammy award-winning guitarist Clay Hess (jokingly) proclaimed from the stage, “This must be the number one industry in Adams County.” With spurting growth the last several years, the committee has decided that a new site is completely necessary. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the date and location for next year’s event.As Skinny might say, “It’s gonna be a good one!” Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches HayslipRichard SeasJeff last_img read more

Agent Assistant I/II – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (Perry County)

first_imgPosition DetailsRequisition NumberS754PHome Org NamePerry CountyDivision NameAL Cooperative Extension SystemPosition TitleAgent Assistant I/II – Expanded Food and Nutrition EducationProgram (Perry County)Job Class CodeCA01A/BAppointment StatusFull-timePart-time FTELimited TermYesLimited Term LengthOne YearJob SummaryThis position will work in in the Perry County Extension Officelocated in Marion, AL.This is a one year limited term position. Continued employmentis based on the continuation of extramural funding and is subjectto renewal on an annual basis.The Alabama Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and NutritionEducation Program ( EFNEP ) Agent Assistant will work in and serveclients in Perry County. The Agent Assistant will be responsiblefor conducting nutrition education programs with limited-resourceparticipants in a group setting.Essential FunctionsThe EFNEP Agent Assistant should possess knowledge of food andnutrition as they relate to providing an adequate and affordablediet for a family. The EFNEP Agent Assistant will report to theCounty Extension Coordinator; receive initial and continuoustraining from staff; follow EFNEP guidelines and utilize EFNEPnutrition subject matter content with participants; maintainrecords; maintain a caseload according to EFNEP policies andprocedures; and follow established guidelines as required by Stateand CSREES / USDA .Must have effective communication and human relation skills; aworking knowledge of operating a personal computer, including ademonstrated competency using Microsoft Word software; anunderstanding of basic mathematical skills; excellentorganizational skills to efficiently and accurately maintainrecords; and ability to work collaboratively and professionallywith families and co workers is essential; must have a sincereinterest in working with volunteers and professional staff in aneducational setting; decision making and leadership skills; awillingness to become familiar with and work within the philosophyand guidelines of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and haveaccess to reliable transportation.The Agent Assistant will work a flexible 40-hour work week scheduleto include early mornings and late afternoons, based on the needsof participants.Education LevelHigh school diploma or equivalentField of StudyYears of Experience4 yearsArea of ExperienceOrganization and/or presentation of pre-designed educationalprograms/services, customer service, administrativesupport/clerical or related experience.Salary Range: $22,300 – $37,200Requirements for Additional Job LevelsLevel II requires a high school diploma or equivalent; six (6)years of experience in the organization and/or presentation ofpre-designed educational programs/services, customer service,administrative support/clerical or related experience;Salary Range: $25,000 – $41,700Education LevelField of StudyYears of ExperienceWhen a candidate has the required education, but lacks the requiredexperience, they may normally apply additional appropriateeducation toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1)year relevant education per year of required experience.Area of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsMinimum Skills and AbilitiesMust have effective communication and human relation skills; aworking knowledge of operating a personal computer, including ademonstrated competency using Microsoft Word software; anunderstanding of basic mathematical skills; excellentorganizational skills to efficiently and accurately maintainrecords; and ability to work collaboratively and professionallywith families and co workers is essential; must have a sincereinterest in working with volunteers and professional staff in aneducational setting; decision making and leadership skills; awillingness to become familiar with and work within the philosophyand guidelines of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and haveaccess to reliable transportation.Minimum Technology SkillsMinimum License and CertificationsMust have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain oneprior to selection.Desired QualificationsSalary Grade28Salary Range$22,300 – $41,700Job CategoryPhysical/Social SciencesWorking Hours if Non-TraditionalList any hazardous conditions or physical demands required bythis positionPosting Date04/16/2021Closing Date04/30/2021EEO StatementA commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment isrequired. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals withdisabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Internal Postingshttps://www.auemployment.com/postings/22362Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterOptional DocumentsSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have 4 years of experience in the organization and/orpresentation of pre-designed educational programs/services,customer service, administrative support/clerical or relatedexperience OR a degree to use in lieu of years of experience?YesNo * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?YesNo * Please select the answer that best describes your currentemployment relationship with Auburn University.Not a current Auburn employeeCurrent Auburn employee in position less than one yearCurrent Auburn employee in position more than one yearcenter_img * How were you made aware of this opportunity?AU Employment websiteEmployment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)Veterans Assistance ServicesDisability Assistance ServicesNewspaperProfessional JournalListservHR emailSocial MediaState Employment ServiceWalk-inOther * Do you have a valid Drivers License?YesNolast_img read more