Lecturer – Hispanic Studies – (ADJ000051)

first_imgThe Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houstoninvites applications for part-time lecturer positions to teachSpanish at the undergraduate level in the areas of basic language,literature, linguistics, and culture. In addition, th e Departmentoffers specialized in Spanish for the Professions through itsgrowing programs, medical Spanish, and education. The primary goalof the Department is to provide students with the backgroundrequired to perform well in graduate programs and a wide range ofcareer options.The Department is particularly interested in candidates with nativeor near-native language proficiency in Spanish. Applicants shouldhave a Ph.D in Spanish; however, those holding a masters degree inSpanish will be considered. Lecturer appointments are made on asemester basis.T he University of Houston is the premier urban research andteaching university in Texas and the most ethnically diverseresearch university in the nation. Our outstanding faculty andfacilities draw students from across the country and around theworld.Application should include cover letter/ letter of application,curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy orstatement, and contact information for three (3) professionalreferences.University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actioninstitution minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Successful applicant will have native or near-native languageproficiency in Spanish. Ph.D in Spanish is preferred howevermasters degree in related field will be considered.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All position at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Costa Rican Police, Communities Join Forces to Prevent Youth Crime

first_imgCriminals sometimes recruit young people to sell drugs or join gangs and engage in violence. To counter these recruitment efforts, members of the country’s police force, which is called the Public Force, are present in schools and recreation centers to talk to young people about the dangers of criminal activities, deterring them from breaking the law. The officers educate young people by explaining that those who participate in crime put themselves at risk of being kidnapped or using drugs, according to Vice Min. Fullmen. Costa Rican security forces are working closely with civilians to prevent crime throughout the country. The Community Safety Program, an initiative from the Public Security Ministry, focuses its efforts on children, adolescents, and young adults because most of the crime in Costa Rica is committed by males in these groups, Public Security Vice Minister María Fullmen told Diálogo during an interview. Vice Min. Fullmen said prevention work must be centered on youth in these communities. With children, teenagers, and young adults living in high-crime communities continually exposed to drugs, drug dealing, shootouts, and gangs, she asked, “then, what future awaits you?” The typical criminal offender is “a young Costa Rican between the ages of 15 and 35 who doesn’t work, doesn’t study, has deserted the formal education system” and usually lives in a low-income area, Vice Minister Fullmen stated. People who have low incomes are not more inclined to commit crimes than other people, but poverty encourages crime, she added. “In the world in general, and in this country in particular […] it’s clear that the police need community support, and the other way around, the community needs police support,” she stated. Community organization is very important because it is not possible to have “a policeman in front of each house or a policeman at every corner,” she added. To discourage youth from turning to crime, the Public Force works with about 1,900 Community Safety Committees, which are community-based organizations that deal with issues affecting communities in topics ranging from gender and domestic violence to neighborhood organization and police work. The Public Force travels to each of the provinces in buses, known as Community Prevention Units (UPC, for its Spanish acronym), to reach remote rural populations. The UPCs are “intelligent” buses, equipped to give lectures and video screenings. The Community Safety Program is part of the government’s efforts to improve public safety and lower the level of violence nationwide. In 2015, there were more than 550 homicides in Costa Rica – the country’s highest number of yearly killings, surpassing the 527 recorded in 2010, according to Judicial Investigation Bureau Director Walter Espinoza. Organized communitiescenter_img Other aspects of Costa Rica’s crime prevention strategy include trying to stop bullying among children and teenagers, and addressing the issue of domestic violence. As part of the Domestic Violence Program, officials educate communities, including high school students, about the importance of reporting the crime. In 2015, 24 Public Force officers attended a Security Ministry workshop on domestic violence, where they received training in how to enforce domestic violence laws and how to intervene in such cases. Of the 2015 killings, 205 were motivated by revenge, Espinoza told journalists. Many of those homicides began as territorial disputes between street gangs. The Community Safety Program’s primary goal is “preventing crime from happening,” Vice Min. Fullmen stated, emphasizing the importance of “an organized community” that works with police. “It’s indeed important for communities to organize themselves and seek measures that lower the risk of a crime from being committed.” Drugs and gangs By Dialogo February 24, 2016 “We’ve established a population target to work with, which is young people, of course,” Vice Min. Fullmen explained. “So, we’ve got to work with primary level education centers and then with secondary level. We’ve also got to work with parents.” last_img read more

Farmingdale: Long Island’s Hub For Food, Fun, Flight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Farmingdale has long served as one of Long Island’s key “hub” destinations, first for rail and stagecoach travel, and later, for all things aviation, bringing with it a steady stream  of visitors.Countless businesses have sprung up over the years, making the greater Farmingdale area a perennial hot spot for dining, retail and entertainment. A cruise down the Route 110 corridor — especially if you’re headed to the movies or Adventureland — is a quintessential part of the Long Island experience.“Farmingdale has something for everyone,” says Dave Saul, a spokesman for Farmingdale village. “There’s a historic Long Island Rail Road station, a thriving Main Street with all types of dining and entertainment, and we cherish our Village Green, where during the summer you can relax and enjoy music by the Village Pops, or bring the family to enjoy a classic ‘Movie on the Green.’ We also have great outside activities, like Music on Main and Cultural Arts Day, parades down Main Street, great shopping, our own breweries and speakeasy, and we’re just minutes away from the famous Black Course at Bethpage State Park.”The region was settled in 1687 by Thomas Powell, who acquired 15 square miles from three native tribes in 1695 in a deal known as the Bethpage Purchase. Developer Ambrose George built a general store and acquired substantial acreage in what was called Hardscabble in 1841. He renamed it Farmingdale and that moniker was then cemented in 1841 when LIRR service began at a stop named Farmingdale on the Greenport line.The Village of Farmingdale was incorporated in 1904, the future Republic Airport was born in 1927 and Bethpage State Park opened in 1932, and Farmingdale has kept growing ever since.These days, there’s truly no shortage of reasons to spend some quality time in Farmingdale, whether for food, fun, furniture, or higher education. Some of our favorite Farmingdale hangouts include:A B25 Mitchell on display at the American Air Power Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.Farmingdale classicsFor those that grew up on LI, Farmingdale is basically synonymous with Adventureland (2245 Broadhollow Rd., 631-694-6868, adventureland.us), the classic amusement park you can’t help but gaze at nostalgically every time you pass it on Route 110. Since 1962, Adventureland has been the go-to place for local roller coaster riders, and there’s still plenty to love about this local gem. In addition to classic favorites like the Pirate Ship, Wave Swing and Bumper Cars, this spring the park will debut its new two-story Mystery Mansion ride, replacing the 10-year-old Ghost House. Adventureland opens again for the season on March 24.“We’re creating a happy place for generations of family fun,” says Steve Gentile, the general manager at Adventureland. “We’re creating memories.”Another Farmingdale institution that gives the village its unique character is the historic Republic Airport, a smaller regional field now mostly used for private flights and flying schools, but also home to the American Air Power Museum (1230 New Hwy., Hangar 3, 631-293-6398, americanairpowermuseum.com), which houses numerous heritage aircraft, many of which still fly. The museum is especially noteworthy for its deep collection of World War II planes, and hosts multiple special events and airshows throughout the year. And for the truly intrepid, there are even special ride experiences, where you can see firsthand what it was like to fly in some of the museum’s legendary warbirds.You might also find yourself visiting Farmingdale to tour Farmingdale State College (2350 Broadhollow Rd., 631-420-2000, farmingdale.edu), a.k.a. “SUNY Farmingdale,” which seems to expand by leaps and bounds each year. The tech-focused college provides weekly tours of its 380-acre campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m., with stops at the new student activities building, campus center and bookstore, academic buildings, residence hall, Nold Hall Athletic Complex and Greenley Hall Library. Special tours of the Aviation Center are also available.The Farmingdale street fair is known to draw a crowd.Fun, food & drinkA popular Farmingdale hangout for food, drinks and conversation is the Library Café (274 Main St., 516-752-7678, lessings.com), housed in the former Farmingdale Public Library Main Street Branch building. Patrons flock there for the unique ambiance, but inevitably fall for the upscale pub fare and creative mixology, featuring cocktails named for famous authors and books. And don’t worry, the village still has an actual library, too: The current Farmingdale Public Library has stood at 116 Merritts R.d since 1994 (516-249- 9090, farmingdalelibrary.org).Some beer aficionados simply can’t get enough choices, and that’s where the venerable Farmingdale hangout Croxley’s Ale House (190 Main St., 516-293-7700, croxley.com/farmingdale) truly shines. The pub offers a dizzying array of 51 brews on tap and another 33 varieties available in bottles in cans, as well as a full menu of mouth-watering food options, from wings and mussels to burgers and sandwiches, to shepherd’s pie. They even do Sunday brunch, so start early and maybe you’ll be able to drink your way through a fraction of Croxley’s suds.Off of Main Street, one of the few brew pubs on Long Island calls Farmingdale home. Black Forest Brew Haus (2015 New Hwy., 631-391-9500, blackforestbrewhaus.com) features an extensive menu of German delicacies of both the food and beverage varieties. They also regularly host live music, dualing pianos and host a month-long Oktoberfest party.Farmingdale is such a hub for commerce these days, it’s even home to one of just two of the Island Stew Leonard’s locations (261 Airport Plaza, 516-962-8210, stewleonards.com). The famed New England grocery store chain — born from a small dairy business — offers the antidote to the massive supermarket experience, carrying only 2,200 items, “chosen specifically for their freshness, quality and value,” according to the company, as opposed to traditional supermarkets, which sell an average of 30,000 various products. Enjoy a fresh-made Maine lobster roll, or sample the vast cheese selection and fantastic ice cream, both made with milk from Stew’s own legion of prized cows.The PGA Tour has made a recent stop at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale in 2016 (Photo by Kevin Kane) (1)Active pursuitsThere are also great options for working off all that food and drink. Although a good portion of it is located in Old Bethpage, the 1,477-acre Bethpage State Park (99Quaker Meeting House Rd., 516-249-0700, parks.ny.gov/parks) is officially part of Farmingdale. It is best known for its five world-class golf courses, including the legendary Bethpage Black Course, which hosted the U.S. Open Championship in 2002 and 2009. The park is also highly popular for its picnic facilities, playing fields, tenniscourts, bridle paths and hiking, biking and cross-county skiing trails. In addition, the park offers a restaurant and catering facilities, a golf pro shop and a driving range.But hey, if a day on the links sounds too relaxing for you (or frustrating, depending on your handicap), you can make those golf cart riders eat your dust at RPM Raceway (40 Daniel St., 631-752-7223, rpmraceway.com), an all-electric indoor go-kart track and entertainment complex guaranteed to satisfy your need for speed. Drivers of all ages and ability levels can race state-of-the-art Italian-made go-karts, including no-hassle “arrive and drive” races, group head-to-head racing (by reservation), leagues and more. There are even 1-on-1 clinics and summer camps available for future racing pros.And finally, to really travel the Farmingdale area and beyond in style, consider joining the long list of Farmingdale-based aviators, and take a flying lesson (or many) at Academy of Aviation (7150 Republic Airport Main Terminal, Room 101, 631-777-7772, academyofaviation.com) which trains students for private pilot licenses all the way up to commercial certifications. It may cost a few bucks, but soaring in the air over the Long Island Expressway — especially during rush hour — is a sure-fire way to feel like LI royalty.That’s how they do it in Farmingdale.WHERE TO STAY Courtyard Republic Airport Long Island/Farmingdale2 Marriott Plaza, 844-631-0595, marriott.comTownePlace Suites Republic Airport Long Island/ Farmingdale1 Marriott Plaza, 844-631-0595, marriott.comHollywood Motel400 NY-109, 631-694-7100, hollywood-motel.comWHERE TO DINEVespa Italian Kitchen & Bar282 Main St., 516-586-8542, vespaitaliankitchen.comVinoco East223 Main St., 516-927-8070, vinocoeast.comFarmingdale Diner17 Hempstead Tpke, 516-777- 3377The Rolling Spring Roll Shop189 Main Street, 516-586-6097, therollingspringroll.comCaracara Mexican Grill354 Main St., 516-777-2272, caracaramex.comRPM Raceway is billed as “America’s ultimate all-electric indoor go-kart and caracaramex.com entertainment destination.”last_img read more

The ADA hurdle your institution might still need to clear

first_imgIn 1990, before we used computers for nearly everything, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The act ensured that people with disabilities would have the same opportunities as everyone else. In the past few weeks, banks and credit unions have begun receiving demand letters from a law firm in Pittsburgh that has filed dozens of website lawsuits in federal district court contending that defendant’s websites are not accessible to blind and visually impaired consumers.As this is an increasing concern in courts and with the DOJ, financial institutions need to make sure their accessibility accommodations don’t fall behind.ADA LatelyWhile websites were not specifically covered in the ADA, the Department of Justice issued a legal opinion in 1996, stating, “Covered entities that use the Internet for communications regarding their programs, goods or services must be prepared to offer these communications through accessible means, as well.” Additionally, in 2010, the DOJ filed an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the language of the ADA to explicitly prohibit discrimination with respect to websites. While no specific ADA website standards exist, the DOJ has been insistent in enforcing website accessibility, and regulations on website accessibility are almost certainly in our future. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Black Panther 2’ Will Not Use CGI Double for Chadwick Boseman

first_imgBoseman died in August at age 43 after a private struggle with colon cancer. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV,” a statement shared via Twitter at the time read. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Intent on finding another way to honor him. Chadwick Boseman will not appear in Black Panther 2 in the form of a CGI double following his death.“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Victoria Alonso, who is an executive producer at Marvel Studios, told Argentinian newspaper Clarin, per The Wrap. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”‘Black Panther 2’ Will Not Use a CGI Double for Chadwick Boseman Following His DeathChadwick Boseman as T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock- Advertisement –center_img Nevertheless, Alonso hopes to pay tribute to the late actor’s legacy and the franchise he helped create. “Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company and has left his moment in history,” she said. “I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, ‘Well, it was a long time.’ But it is not a long time. We have to think carefully about what we are going to do and how and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”Marvel confirmed a Black Panther sequel was in the works in August 2019. Filming had not yet begun at the time of Boseman’s death.The 42 star made his debut as T’Challa in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and went on to reprise the role in 2018’s Black Panther, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Indofood, ICBP book double-digit growth in first half of 2020

first_imgAgribusiness sales rose 7 percent yoy to Rp 6.88 trillion from January to June. The relaxation of lockdown measures in several countries in the second quarter of the year boosted crude palm oil prices during the period, Kontan reported.Although sales in the firm’s wheat manufacturing segment, Bogasari, contracted 4.5 percent yoy to Rp 11.08 trillion, its consumer-branded product sales managed to record positive growth during the period.Consumer-branded products, which include famous instant noodle brand Indomie operated by ICBP, recorded 4.15 percent yoy growth during the first six months of the year to Rp 23.05 trillion as the sale of instant noodles, the company’s biggest contributor, increased 6.31 percent yoy to Rp 15.49 trillion.The growing top line during the period, however, was mainly supported by its strong sales in the first quarter of the year as sales in the second quarter were slower, Mimi said.“We note that ICBP’s top line in the second quarter of this year also got hit by the sluggish economic activities due to the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB),” she said, adding that the company’s revenue from March to June saw a quarterly contraction of 8 percent.The PSBB were implemented in most regional administrations across the country as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The measures forced non-essential businesses to shutter their doors and saw millions face unemployment.Despite the weaker sales in the second quarter, ICBP still managed to book Rp 3.38 trillion in profit throughout the first quarter, a jump of 31.4 percent yoy.Anthoni, the former CEO of ICBP, said that the firm would also focus on maintaining the health of its employees and preserve product quality for its customers.“We will also improve our ability to adapt swiftly to the ever-changing market dynamics,” he said.Read also: Investors wary of Indofood CBP’s acquisition of noodle maker PinehillIn the meantime, ICBP has announced that its shareholders have consented to its plan to acquire all of the shares of Pinehill Company Limited (Pinehill Group), which supplies Indomie to the Middle East, Africa and Serbia.Corporate secretary Gideon A. Putro said in February that the company responded to its British Virgin Island affiliates, Pinehill Corpora Limited and Steele Lake Limited, on an offer to acquire Pinehill Group.Pinehill Group’s core business was manufacturing instant noodles in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Serbia under the “Indomie” brand licensed by ICBP’s parent company, Indofood.Indofood’s share price, traded under the code INDF, had gained 4.44 percent to Rp 7,025 as of 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday. Meanwhile, ICBP’s share price went up by 4.74 percent from the day before to Rp 10,500. Topics : “We expect this challenging situation to continue until the second half of the year, so we will continue to maintain supplies and product quality for our clients,” he said in a statement.Mirae Asset Sekuritas analyst Mimi Halimin said that she had expected the solid performance early in the year.“Indofood’s revenue in the second quarter of this year was quite resilient as it was supported by the recovery of its agribusiness segment,” she said.Read also: Consumer goods firms grow in Q1 amid economic crisis Food manufacturing giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur and its subsidiary, processed food company PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur (ICBP), have managed to book double-digit profit growth in the first half of the year thanks to an increase in sales and a drop in production costs.Indofood booked an 11.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) increase in profit to Rp 2.8 trillion (US$195 million) in the first half of 2020. The rise in profit during the period was in line with the firm’s sales, which rose 2 percent to Rp 39.4 trillion, while cost of goods sold declined 1.2 percent to Rp 26.9 trillion.Indofood president director and chief executive officer Anthoni Salim said Tuesday that the company managed to maintain a positive performance despite the global challenges caused by COVID-19.last_img read more

Alcohol and Drug Court pilot extended

first_imgNewsie.co.nz 13 June 2017Family First Comment: More proof that low level dope smoking doesn’t result in prison sentences – contrary to claims by the supporters of decriminalising marijuana!“Preliminary analysis suggests the AODT Court reduces the likelihood of reoffending by around 15 per cent in the short-term when measured against matched offenders going through the standard court process.” The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilot has been extended for a further three years.The AODT Court pilot, which began in November 2012 in the Waitakere and Auckland District Courts, aims to help reduce alcohol and drug use, reoffending and imprisonment.It identifies offenders whose alcohol and other drug dependency is behind a pattern of serious offending and diverts them from prison into treatment under the close supervision of the Court.“The harm associated with alcohol and other drug abuse remains one of the major drivers of crime and social harm in this country,” says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams.“Preliminary analysis suggests the AODT Court reduces the likelihood of reoffending by around 15 per cent in the short-term when measured against matched offenders going through the standard court process.READ MORE: http://www.newsie.co.nz/news/38043-alcohol-and-drug-court-pilot-extended.htmllast_img read more