Are you born to sell?


first_img Business group portrait taken from above. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSDigital Sales ExecutiveThe Apopka Voice Previous articleThe silence in Apopka is deafeningNext article3,000 stories published… and we’re just getting warmed-up Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Bring your digital sales savvy to our online news site The Apopka Voice is expanding.In just 17 months our innovative online news site has published over 3,000 articles, has almost 5,000 Facebook likes and over 30,000 readers visit our site and Facebook page every month.The Apopka Voice serves as the premier provider of daily local news in the Apopka community. Our content is timely and relevant and our online readers are engaged, loyal visitors.And now we are hiring digital sales executives who are reliable, responsible and want to expand with us in the area of advertising sales. We want you to build a business.Your role at The Apopka Voice will be to:Develop strategic solutions that meet the unique needs of each clientAct as a digital marketing consultant to local businessesBuilding and maintaining relationships with new and existing clientsMeet and exceed monthly sales goalsThe right person for this role will have:Strong and collaborative presence to work as a partner to any businessDemonstrated success in new business developmentThe ability to adapt to our unique product and digital strategiesA thorough understanding of digital advertising (display, rich media, push e-mail, native, SEM, SEO and social media, etc.).Preference is given to candidates with a thorough understanding of the Apopka business market and to digital ad sales experienceThis is a commission-based salary that can be a full or part-time position. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer. Come and grow with us. Call 407/437-5654 or email your resume to [email protected] to set up an interview.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Roji House / airscape architects studio


first_imgRoji House / airscape architects studioSave this projectSaveRoji House / airscape architects studio Projects photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoPhotographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. Roji-house is built in the quiet residential area. As for the site shape, a frontage is small and spread outin the depths. The LDK space placed it on the wide part of the site, and I placed a corridor and rooms on the narrow part.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIn the plan, it was an important point to make the corridor the comfortable space. Therefore I set the top light on the roof of the corridor and made a slab of the second floor by FRP grating. Thus, it became the bright space here. I named this space “Roji*” and placed it in the important place in the house.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe traditional public passage of the downtown area of Japan. A place of the community where the people of the neighborhood gather from children to old people.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoI located patios and rooms in turn around “Roji”. What I inserted a patio in between rooms is to make an area clear and can keep moderate independency for activity to be carried out there. On the other hand, the sign of the family is felt by being able to look around the activity of the family each other over “Roji” and patios.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe light from a top light on “Roji” changes consistently and gives rhythm in life. The light from a top light on “Roji” changes consistently and gives rhythm in life. This change is felt everywhere of the house and enjoys what find one’s place to stay to like.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPink Flamingo / Stephane MaupinSelected ProjectsHouse in Ofuna / LEVEL ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Japan Roji House / airscape architects studio Architects: Airscape Architects Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Year:  2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/390811/roji-house-airscape-architects-studio Clipboard “COPY” Area:  132 m² Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeAirscape Architects StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on June 25, 2013Cite: “Roji House / airscape architects studio” 25 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan 2008 Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/390811/roji-house-airscape-architects-studio Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Dongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad


first_imgDongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gadSave this projectSaveDongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad Year:  2016 China CopyHousing•China “COPY” Area:  15286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802369/contemporary-rural-cluster-dongziguan-affordable-housing-for-relocalized-farmers-in-fuyang-hangzhou-gad Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Architects: gad Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802369/contemporary-rural-cluster-dongziguan-affordable-housing-for-relocalized-farmers-in-fuyang-hangzhou-gad Clipboard Housing Save this picture!Courtesy of gad+ 30 Share Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Li YaoClient:Changkou Town Government in Fuyang District of HangzhouCost:190 usd/ m2Landscape:akinlandCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of gadRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The project tackles a current social issue within the urbanization process in China: the increasing urban-rural disparity. Currently the living conditions in large part of rural China are poor, for instance in Dongziguan Village in Fuyang Hangzhou, most of the farmers still live in the aged housings of disrepair. Local Government in Fuyang District of Hangzhou decided to fund an exemplary affordable housing project in Dongziguan Village aiming at improving living condition for relocalized farmers.Save this picture!Courtesy of gad. ImageBird’s viewDuring the design process, architects conducted investigations and meetings to communicate with different families of the relocalized farmers for first-hand information including their living habits. This award-winning project seeks to organize the buildings in the vernacular style of a courtyard typology, a traditional local morphology. The design of the courtyard makes it vary into four prototypes that learnt from the tradition and its diversity. The prototypes could be developed into clusters, which later grow into a larger rural settlement.  Save this picture!Courtesy of gadThe plan layout based on the common requirements from the relocalized farmers tries to balance the traditional rural life-style and high-quality modern living condition. The design of the housings is not a carbon-copy of the local historic buildings, but abstracts and refines the features of the traditional local architecture with contemporary understandings, and then incorporates them into the design of the new housings.Save this picture!© Li Yao, Chunle LiaoSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of gadThe design intention of gad is dedicated to the preservation of the vernacular morphology of rural settlements that maintain original local living style and more importantly resists the current widely-criticized Chinese residential form consisted of bar-shaped highrises. Also we fights for the best building quality within the very low budget and explores contemporary ways of representing local traditional architectural characteristics. This project opens the dialogue of how the architects can help build and improve the countryside with the support from the government.Save this picture!© Li Yao, Chunle LiaoSave this picture!© Li Yao, Fanhao Meng, Chunle Liao, Ge Men, Dong HuSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Li Yao, Chunle LiaoProject gallerySee allShow lessFongster / Kite Studio ArchitectureSelected ProjectsThe Pavillion / Jorge Hrdina ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Dongziguan Village, Fuyang, Hangzhou, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officegadOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingAffordable HousingGADHousingChinaPublished on January 04, 2017Cite: “Dongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad” 03 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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A managing editor threatened and kidnapped by the intelligence services in Karachi


first_imgNews PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today criticised the Pakistani intelligence services for waging a campaign of intimidation against the country’s independent press in recent weeks and called on the government to stop it. The organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, pointed to the harassment since 16 July of Muzaffar Ejaz, managing editor of the Urdu-language Karachi daily Jasarat, who was kidnapped by Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) officials for several hours and threatened with reprisals if he continued to criticise the government of President Pervez Musharraf. “The secret services have no business at all interfering in the relationship between the state and the media,” Ménard said in a letter to information minister Nisar Memon. “The Pakistani media has a history of resisting pressure from the authorities. It is time Gen Musharraf’s government realised that intimidation will not work.”Military officers and secret service agents focused their attention on Ejaz after his paper printed an article on 16 July detailing a plan by the military government to unify the different factions of the Pakistan Muslim League in the run-up to forthcoming general elections.The day the article appeared, as ISI officer came to see the editor and asked him where he got the information for the article. Ejaz refused to say but suggested printing the army’s version of the affair. The officer was not interested in this and warned that he could “use plenty of other methods” to find out who the sources were. Since then, Ejaz has had threatening phone calls and been followed by ISI agents. Two other journalists, including Zarrar Khan, the Associated Press correspondent in Karachi, have received threats for supporting Ejaz, who was kidnapped for several hours on 24 July by ISI agents who repeated the threats.In May, journalists on the daily paper The News, including Rauf Klasra, were put under surveillance and threatened by ISI agents. June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation July 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A managing editor threatened and kidnapped by the intelligence services in Karachi RSF_en News News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go furthercenter_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

FurFest fun on tap this weekend


first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson FurFest fun on tap this weekend Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like ‘Time Warp’ comes to Troy tonight After tonight, Sartain Hall may never be the same. Much as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” entrenched itself in movie… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Jaine Treadwell Published 8:22 pm Monday, October 4, 2010 By The Penny Hoardercenter_img The Pike Animal Shelter will host its Fourth Annual FurFest at the Troy Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday and all animal lovers are invited.Fur Fest is a fundraiser for the Pike Animal Shelter and funds will be used to build a state-of-the-art animal shelter on the organization’s property on the Henderson Highway.Kristin Strickland, Shelter public relations coordinator, said a day of fun and frolic has been planned for all people of all ages and all furry pets of all kinds. Entertainment will be almost non-stop.The Praise Puppets from First Baptist Church of Troy will introduce that entertainment lineup that includes the Park Band, Johnny Barron Band and J. Harvey Johnson who are back by popular demand.New entertainers will be Sid Phelps, acoustic country; Art Gaudet acoustic rock; and Rylee Andres, acoustic country.“The entertainment will also feature local groups that are favorite performers,” Strickland said.“The Alabama Jubilee Chorus and Cloggers from the Colley Senior Complex, SheBANG! and Troy School of Dance will entertain the crowd.”There will be no need to leave FurFest for lunch. Barbecue sandwiches, snacks and homemade baked goods will be for sale.FurFest t-shirts are on sale now and may be purchased online at pikeanimals.org.“FurFest is a fun and entertaining family event and we invite everyone to join us as we raise money to build a much-needed animal shelter,” Strickland said.Advance admission tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and are available at Troy Bank & Trust main branch, Sears, Troy Recreation Center and Pike Animal Hospital.Tickets at the gate will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.Family packages are available with one free admission child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket and are available with advance and gate tickets. “We encourage all pet owners to dress up their pets and enter them in the contest,” Strickland said. “At this time of year, Halloween costume would be a lot of fun. We’ll also have Bone Mountain again and the dogs really enjoy that. Pike Animal Hospital will sponsor a dog wash and also clip nails if needed. We welcome pets to FurFest but they must be on a leash or some other method of control and have proof of vaccination.”Students in grades K-3 around the county are participating in a coloring contest and the artwork will be on display along with the winning entries.“Details Photo and Design will be there and pet owners can set up appointments to have their pets photographed at special FurFest prices,” Strickland said.For the kids, there will be an inflatable slide, face painting and other activities including a demonstration by the Troy University Soccer Team that will also serve as judges for the contests. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Email the author Book Nook to reopen In center ring will be the adoptable dogs from the Troy Animal Shelter.“Hopefully, we will be able to find forever homes for these very adoptable dogs,” Strickland said. “They will make good companion pets and family friends.”FurFest will feature a pet costume contest that will be a fun spectator sport.last_img read more

Mother of alleged El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius called police about son owning assault rifle


first_imgRouzes/iStock(ALLEN, Texas) — The El Paso shooting suspect’s mother called the Allen Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owning an “AK”-type firearm, lawyers for the family told ABC News.Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres, the lawyers representing the family of alleged shooter Patrick Crusius, said his mother contacted police because she was worried about her son owning the weapon given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm.His mother was transferred to a public safety officer who allegedly told her that her son, 21, was legally allowed to purchase the weapon, lawyers said. The mother did not provide her name or her son’s name, and police did not seek any additional information from her before the call concluded, according to the attorneys.CNN was first to report the call to law enforcement.The Allen Police Department, in a statement, confirmed that on June 27, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a call came into the main line of the police department. While calls made to the department’s main line are not recorded, an internal security camera recorded one side of the conversation, police said.“The Public Safety Officer answered informational questions about firearms possession and ownership and additionally inquired about the emotional state and intentions of the person who had ordered the weapon,” according to the police statement. “The information relayed by the caller did not warrant additional law enforcement involvement because, as reported in the CNN news article, the caller indicated that her inquiry ‘was not motivated out of a concern that her son posed a threat to anybody.’”The police official who spoke with Crusius’s mother did inquire if the person in question was “suicidal or have they made any threats towards any other person?” and the mother indicated he had not, police said.The mother’s concern was that her son did not have the training or maturity to own this type of firearm, officials said.The mother’s inquiry was “informational” in nature and was not motivated out of a concern that her son posed a threat to anybody, the lawyers said.It is not known whether the gun the mother inquired about is the weapon used in the attack.The Crusius family lives in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas and about a 10-hour drive from El Paso.Crusius is accused to opening fire at an Walmart in the Texas border town, killing 22 people and injuring another 26. Crusius told law enforcement members he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as possible, sources told ABC News. The 21-year-old also allegedly wrote a “manifesto” outlining his hate for immigrants and Mexicans.He could face the death penalty on charges of capital murder.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Colleagues grieve slain Alabama officer who has 3rd child on the way


first_imgiStock(GARDENDALE, Ala.) — A young police officer gunned down in the line of duty was mourned by family, friends and fellow officers on a gloomy and rainy Monday in Alabama.Kimberly police officer Nick O’Rear was helping a neighboring community with a car chase on Feb. 4 when he was “ambushed” and shot, said Kimberly Mayor Bob Ellerbrock. A suspect was taken into custody.O’Rear was a father of two and has a third child on the way, the mayor said. He has a son due in April, according to a GoFundMe set up for his girlfriend and the baby.O’Rear was one of the “most unique individuals you’d ever meet,” and his “mischievous sense of humor” and “love for his fellow man was unmatched,” Kimberly Fire Rescue Capt. Robert Mashburn said at Monday’s funeral in Gardendale, Alabama.“Nick always made himself available to not only the city of Kimberly but to all surrounding municipalities,” he said.O’Rear wanted to become a certified sniper, which he accomplished in November, Mashburn said.He also aspired to become a K9 training officer, which he certified for in December. With Stella, his K9, it was “love at first site, and Nick worked tirelessly with her training,” Mashburn said.“There’s some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains,” Mashburn said.O’Rear “dedicated his life to the service of others,” Mashburn said. “I owe it to be him to be worthy of his sacrifice.”Alabama Gov. tweeted Monday, “On this somber day, we remember the life of Kimberly Police Officer Nick O’Rear. We will lift his loved ones, comrades & the city of Kimberly in prayer, as Officer O’Rear is laid to rest.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How the fall semester could play out at US colleges


first_imgsshepard/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Delaying the start of the semester. Alternating blocks of students in lecture halls. One course for weeks at a time.Those are some of the scenarios that might play out this fall, as colleges across the country brainstorm ways to limit contact among students and faculty and staff members amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many schools abruptly emptied lecture halls and dorms in March and transitioned to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester in response to stay-at-home orders and other social distancing measures. Some institutions, such as Boston University and the University of Pittsburgh, have extended campus closures through the summer.With the start of the fall semester several months away, schools are planning for many different scenarios.“I think all schools are clamoring for something that probably is unknowable, which is, What’s August going to look like?” Peter McDonough, vice president and general counsel for American Council on Education, told ABC News.“I think everyone’s really waiting on this week-by-week, day-by-day type of information on the big questions — antibody testing and convalescent therapy,” Tom Green, associate executive director of consulting and SEM for American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, told ABC News.As a result, new students are equally unmoored. By this time of year, many incoming college freshmen have decided where they’re going to school in the fall. They may have submitted their first deposit and are thinking about who their roommate might be. Instead, decision day deadlines have been pushed back at hundreds of schools and, with rare exceptions, there are more questions than answers about the fall.“This is just a level of uncertainty where no one can really answer the question for them,” Green added. “We don’t know. And that’s a terrible place to be as a prospective college student.”Returning students, of course, also are affected. A national survey from ACE and the AACRAO released last week found that 83% of currently enrolled U.S. college students still plan to enroll in the fall, while 12% or uncertain or no longer plan to enroll due to COVID-19.Following their own playbookWith stay-at-home orders in various stages across the country, a school in Texas may feel emboldened to open up sooner than a school in New York. Each institution is following its own playbook and timeline.A small number of colleges have announced their intent to open their campuses in the fall, Inside Higher Ed reported. For the most part, though, most schools have communicated to students that they will be open in some form, whether that means on campus, virtually or a mix of both.In a message released on Monday, Harvard University provost Alan M. Garber was firm in the school’s decision to reopen for fall 2020, but said it would be communicating specific plans for fall courses “in the days and weeks ahead.”As some institutions begin to provide insight into the decision-making process and timeline, it appears there may be more answers in June.The University of Colorado, Boulder is scheduled to announce fall plans on or before June 1.“Our fall 2020 plans, enrollment projections and state and federal budget scenarios will begin to take clearer shape during the next three weeks,” Provost Russell Moore and Interim Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke wrote in a letter to faculty and staff on Monday.The University of Illinois told students it will provide updates on fall instruction by mid-June, and for now to assume fall classes would begin in-person as scheduled.Cal State Fullerton Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications Ellen Treanor pointed to the end of the faculty’s contracts as a deciding factor.“We’re hoping to have everything decided by the 22nd of May,” Treanor told ABC News. “But if things change, and this takes a bad turn, then we’re going to have to readjust.”Green sees June as the latest schools should get a message out to new students, as advisers do orientation and registration for new students in May and June.“Every single one of them of course is going to ask, Is this going to be in person? Is it online?” Green said. If students can’t get basic questions answered, like registration and move-in dates, they “will begin to rethink their bond and commitment to the institution in the fall.” ‘Plan for the worst, hope for the best’If universities are cautiously hopeful about an on-campus start to the fall, behind the scenes, in task force Zoom calls, they are preparing for anything.“It feels like there isn’t a spreadsheet that can have all of the options on it,” said Treanor. “There’s not a spreadsheet that’s big enough.”Treanor is on Cal State Fullerton’s infectious disease task force, which was formed in February and is involved in the school’s response during the pandemic. It’s guided by the latest information and protocols from the Orange County Health Department, the California State University system and the governor’s office.Right now, the strategy is “plan for the worst, hope for the best,” Treanor said. One option that hasn’t been mentioned by many schools is taking a gap semester.“No private institution I know has yet been talking about that,” Robert Zemsky, chair of the Learning Alliance for Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, told ABC News.Some institutions are considering the reality of delaying the start of the semester on campus. Boston University’s Recovery Plan acknowledges an in-person return could be January 2021 “in the unlikely event that public health officials deem it unsafe to open in the fall of 2020.”AACRAO has heard from several schools on a semester system, which usually begins in August, that are considering a delayed start given the “amount of time it takes to plan and try and execute any of this.”Class size and scheduling to accommodate social distancing also poses a challenge, Green said.“The really tough parts of that are when you have, say, 30 to 50,000 students in a fixed geographic campus, there are only so many places to have classes,” Green said. “It’s actually very, very difficult to figure out if it could even be possible if you did it 24/7, seven days a week just to even make that work.”To limit contact between students, Green could see schools having blocks of students that take classes together, or take one course at a time for several weeks. Cornell College in Iowa already follows the latter model. This week, the private school announced it will break up its 2020-2021 school year into 10, instead of its standard eight, blocks. That way, students can delay the start of their academic year and still have the option to graduate in four years. It also gives the school the flexibility to delay on-campus instruction.“We are prepared to start the year on campus, which is our goal,” President Jonathan Brand said in a statement. “If necessary, though, we are also prepared to take it block-by-block, starting the academic year online and pivoting back to campus when it is safe to do so.”Beloit College, a small private school in southern Wisconsin, plans to change both the start and structure of its fall semester. Instead of taking four courses in a semester, the semester will be split in half, with students taking two courses over seven weeks. The fall semester was pushed back two weeks, to Sept. 8.Virtual plan BRight now, going completely remote for the start of the fall semester is “plan B” for most schools, Green said.On ABC News’ Good Morning America, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said he’s hearing from students, “telling us they want to be here and want us to make that possible and safe for them, and for those around them.” The Indiana school hopes to start opening its campus July 1.Schools may lose students if all-remote instruction continues into the fall. In a recent survey, Tyton Partners found that over 40% of parents are uncertain or would not send their child to school for the fall semester in a remote-learning scenario.Still, schools are preparing for that. In an AACRAO survey of college officials, 58% of respondents said their colleges are considering or have decided to go fully online for the fall semester. Nearly three-quarters of responders — 73% — also are considering increasing or have increased the number of remote courses, and 62% are considering decreasing or have decreased the number of in-person courses.A blend of remote and face-to-face colleges is a real possibility. Cal State Fullerton is working on a “phased approach,” Treanor said.“I’m super optimistic that we’ll start in some sort of hybrid form in the fall, then transition back to in-person, face-to-face. That seems to be what the students want. They want the full campus experience,” she said.While nothing is decided yet, that could look like a class with half the students in person and half virtual; students rotating in-person throughout the week; or it could be all online until “social distancing is relaxed,” Treanor said. Larger auditorium classes, which fit up to 250, may be in-person later, while smaller lab classes “that are least likely to lend themselves to virtual environments” would be a priority to start, she said.Lately, there has been optimism about the possibility of face-to-face classes starting in the fall, said Treanor. But there is always the concern about a second wave of infections.“We want to be as flexible as possible,” Treanor said. “There’s a lot we do know. There’s a lot we don’t know.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

MPs blast regulations record


first_imgMPs blast regulations recordOn 4 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today The Government has come under fire from its backbenchers for botching theconsultation on the draft Part-time Work regulations.The House of Commons Education and Employment Committee, which has beenscrutinising the legislative process and is made up mainly of Labour MPs, haspublished a scathing report on the Government’s handling of the regulations.It echoed the criticisms already made by employers in Personnel Today thatthe six weeks provided for consultation was not long enough and the documentwas short and badly written (News, 8 February). Meanwhile, the final draft of the law has still not been published despitebeing due to go live this Friday (7 April). It will not be known until it comes out whether the law will apply to”employees” or the much wider group of “workers”.As Personnel Today went to press, ministers were still consideringconsultation responses. A DTI spokeswoman was unable to say whether theimplementation date will be put back.Tom Fleming HR director of Jewson said: “This reinforces my view thatthe whole time table is driven by a desire to get the legislation in place andactive rather than the desire to get it right.”Robbie Gilbert, chief executive of the Employers’ Forum on Statute andPractice and Personnel Today’s partner in the campaign for better consultation,said this has been the worst example of the Government getting it wrong.”After his experience with Rover you would have thought Stephen Byerswould be more sympathetic for the need to consult before things happen,”he said. He called for the implementation date to be delayed by a month.The Education and Employment Committee said it was not convinced by theGovernment’s reasons for the short consultation process.”Although we recognise the value of private and informal consultation,we do not believe it should be treated as a substitute for an open publicconsultation exercise,” the report says.www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/edemhome Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Sheriff and County Government Leaders Attend Appreciation Luncheon


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Sheriff Dave Wedding took members of the Vanderburgh County Council, Vanderburgh County Commissioners and Vanderburgh County Surveyor’s Office out for lunch this afternoon. The luncheon was held in appreciation for the outstanding collaboration that has taken place between our offices this past year.Sheriff Wedding stated, “I am proud to be a part of this committed group of community leaders and look forward to accomplishing even more together in 2016.”Pictured above (left to right): Councilman Ed Bassemier, Councilman Mike Goebel, County Surveyor Jeff Mueller, Council Attorney Jeff Ahlers, Commissioner Bruce Ungethiem, Councilman John Montrastelle, Sheriff Dave Wedding, Councilman Tom Shetler, Chief Deputy Sheriff John Strange and Councilman James Raben.last_img read more