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  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Adjunct Faculty

    first_imgOpen Until FilledNo Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Remove from posting on or before The Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities andSciences is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty for Academic Year2018-19 course sections within the Department of Gender, Sexualityand Women’s Studies. This pool will be utilized on an as-neededbasis. Your application will remain active for a year; you mayresubmit your application for subsequent years. Only those selectedfor an interview will be contacted.Position duties include:•Facilitate the course objectives•Meet all designated course instruction guidelines.•Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based oninstructions/rubric provided.•Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.•Submit final grades according to College/Department policy.Teach one or more sections of GSWS 201 (Introduction to Gender,Sexuality and Women’s Studies), and/or one or more sections of aspecial topics course ( GSWS 291, 391, or 491), depending on theapplicant’s qualifications and discipline area as well as the needsof the department. •Master’s degree or PhD in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies,or a related field, from an accredited institution of highereducation•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so asa faculty member at VCU . Job Code/Title DepartmentGender Sexuality and Women’s Studies Anticipated Hiring Range$1,000 per credit hour *Note: A completed background check and verification of degree mustbe submitted prior to start date. Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Description of the Job At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. * In what year was your most recent degree awarded?(Open Ended Question) Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Normal work days Organizational Overview Working TitleGender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Adjunct Faculty CampusMonroe Park Campus Position NumberJ00001 Resource CriticalYes Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Sensitive PositionNo Job Open Date06/20/2018 Hours/Week29 Posting Details Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/80272 Candidates must submit electronically in VCU eJobs, the following:a current curriculum vitae, contact information for threeprofessional references (submitted under “Other Documents”), and acover letter that clearly explains how they meet the qualificationsoutlined above. Additional Information * Education: Do you have a Master’s degree?YesNo Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Preferred Qualifications Required Qualifications Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Normal work hourslast_img read more

  • John Venditto Acquitted of Corruption Charges

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ex-Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto was acquitted of federal corruption charges, although the jury has yet to reach a verdict on his two co-defendants, former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda.A federal jury found Venditto not guilty Thursday of honest services fraud, federal program bribery and other charges following an 11-week-long trial at Central Islip federal court. The jury has been deliberating for a week.Prosecutors had alleged the Republican conspired between 2010 and 2015 to use their power to back loans for and award contracts to a businessman, who in turn gave them kickbacks and a $450,000 no-show job for the county executive’s wife.The defense had argued that the business man and key witness in the case, Harendra Singh, a former restaurateur who authorities alleged had gotten favors in exchange for kickbacks, could not be trusted because he struck a plea deal. Singh is Mangano’s former close friend. The Town of Oyster Bay had backed $20 million in loans for Singh, which has drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Three months after his arrest, Venditto resigned in January 2017 so he could focus on his defense. He was later replaced by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino. Mangano, a fellow Republican, continued to serve out his last term and was replaced in January by Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.Venditto is still facing criminal charges filed by Nassau County prosecutors in a separate case. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.last_img read more

  • In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power

    first_imgMr. Biden will face several trade decisions in the short term, including whether to continue with Mr. Trump’s ban on TikTok and WeChat, the popular social media apps, and whether to retain America’s tariffs on Chinese goods and foreign metals. Updated Nov. 8, 2020, 7:15 p.m. ET Stimulus- Advertisement – Mr. Biden will be able to exert some additional oversight over the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that passed in March. For instance, small businesses that took Paycheck Protection Program loans were required to keep workers on payrolls, and he could instruct his Treasury Department to more rigorously scrutinize the loans to ensure that the money was actually going to pay salaries and overhead costs.Mr. Biden could also take a page from Mr. Trump and seek to repurpose unspent funds from that stimulus legislation, including hundreds of billions of dollars that were earmarked for the Paycheck Protection Program but never allocated before a congressional deadline ended the program. He could also lean on the Treasury to make lending facilities established by the Federal Reserve more generous and attractive to users, if they haven’t expired by the time he enters office.TaxesMr. Biden proposed trillions of dollars of tax increases on high earners and corporations in his campaign. Much of that agenda would require cooperation from Congress, but in a few areas, a Biden administration could act on its own to raise taxes — largely by changing regulations governing how Mr. Trump’s signature 2017 tax law is carried out.Several of those regulations apply to income earned abroad by multinational corporations that operate in the United States. A Biden Treasury Department could move to reverse a series of decisions that Mr. Trump’s team made after the 2017 law was passed that effectively reduced the liability of multinationals under a pair of new taxes created by the law, known as the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax and the Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income.Mr. Biden campaigned on a promise to raise U.S. tax liability on multinationals’ global income, which he could attempt to do via regulation by changing how the liability is calculated. His Treasury Department could also attempt to roll back a so-called high-tax exemption, which allowed some companies to lower their tax bills in the United States.A Biden Treasury could also change the regulations covering Opportunity Zones, another creation of the 2017 law that is intended to entice investment in high-poverty areas by providing a tax break. Such changes could make it more difficult for investors to qualify for the tax benefits from the zones, and Treasury could impose more stringent reporting requirements on projects that qualify for the breaks.TradeAs Mr. Trump has shown, the executive branch has a great deal of latitude when it comes to trade policy. In the run-up to to the election, Mr. Trump saw the limits of the White House’s ability to jump-start the economy without Congress. He repurposed some federal funds to temporarily extend expanded unemployment insurance and allowed companies to defer collection of workers’ payroll taxes but found his hands largely tied beyond those measures. Economists and political advisers say Mr. Biden could seek other creative approaches if a Republican Senate blocks the kind of big spending package that Democrats have been pushing.That includes providing student debt relief, which Ms. Wong said would work as a sort of stimulus by removing the burden of those payments. Mr. Biden could direct the Education secretary to forgive student loans up to a certain amount — Ms. Wong would favor as much as $50,000 to $75,000 for low- and moderate-income households. That move, she said, would strongly benefit workers from minority racial and ethnic groups.The administration could also use executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour, she said, providing a pay boost for many thousands of workers. But as President Trump has demonstrated time and again, Mr. Biden has the power to pull some levers unilaterally, without congressional approval, and could influence the federal government’s economic policymaking machinery through an array of executive actions, regulations and personnel changes.“There’s a tremendous amount that can be done without Congress,” said Felicia Wong, who serves as an adviser on the Biden transition board but who was speaking in her capacity as head of the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank. From finding ways to stimulate the economy to changing trade rules to tinkering with corporate taxation, here are some of the ways a Biden presidency could unilaterally influence economic policy. Mr. Katz pointed to payday lending regulation and a debt collection rule at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as things that could be on the table quickly.Richard Cordray, the bureau’s former director, said in a white paper earlier this year that the it should be taking action to help people avoid foreclosure and eviction during the pandemic and be carefully monitoring the practices of debt collectors.“The C.F.P.B. should make sure companies are complying with all emergency protections on the books, and maximizing assistance to consumers to prevent garnishments, foreclosures and repossessions,” said Linda Jun, senior policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform.center_img WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will take office in January with a weak economy weighed down by the resurgence of the coronavirus, millions of Americans still unemployed and businesses struggling and shuttering as winter bears down.Addressing that economic challenge and following through on his campaign’s tax and spending promises could be complicated if Republicans maintain control of the Senate.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden would not need congressional approval to deal with these and other outstanding trade issues — including how to resolve a spat with the European Union over subsidies given to Boeing and Airbus, how to resolve global negotiations over digital services taxes and whether to follow through on Mr. Trump’s plans to place new tariffs on Vietnam.“The administration would want to keep Congress in the loop, but they have a lot of discretion to shift away from Trump’s policies,” said Simon Lester, a trade policy expert at the Cato Institute.Mr. Biden will also have broad scope to stake out his position on America’s economic relations with China, including whether to continue limiting U.S. exports of sensitive technology like artificial intelligence and robotics. And the next president will also have to decide whether to pursue additional sanctions for human rights violations in the Chinese region of Xinjiang and whether to continue trying to block Chinese investment in the United States. Congressional approval would be needed if Mr. Biden wanted to pass any free trade deals. But his advisers have said that they are unlikely to pursue any new agreements in the short term, instead focusing on domestic priorities.Some of Mr. Biden’s other priorities on trade transcend party lines and could gain support among congressional Republicans — like strengthening Buy American rules to devote more federal dollars to American products, or investing in domestic technologies like semiconductors to ensure that China does not gain a competitive edge. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Financial regulationSome of the biggest Trump-era changes to bank regulation have been done through the regulatory agencies, rather than through Congress. Examples include a weakening of the Volcker Rule, which keeps banks from betting for their own profit, and a reworking of the Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to invest in poor communities.A new crew of regulatory officials will have leeway to either undo those tweaks or to impose new ones — which will probably cut toward stronger oversight. Much like the slow drip of deregulation under the Trump administration, any changes coming out of the Fed and its fellow regulatory agencies are likely to be small and steady.“It is going to be a tough slog for the Democrats on the legislative front,” said Ian Katz, a director and financial policy analyst at Capital Alpha Partners. “The action is really with the regulators.”But changes may not come that quickly, even if Mr. Biden taps more pro-regulatory officials for the various agencies. One of the most powerful regulatory positions — the Fed’s vice chair for supervision — is held by Randal K. Quarles, a Trump appointee whose term is not up until October 2021.One area to keep an eye on is climate finance: The independent Fed has been slow to embrace climate stress tests, or to publicly examine how its own policies might take into account climate concerns, against a political backdrop in which climate-related measures seemed overtly political. That could change in the next four years.Consumer protectionA Biden administration could exert huge influence over consumer protections, including those involving debt collection, payday lending and foreclosure abuse.The Supreme Court ruled in June that the White House has the power to fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without cause, rejecting a federal law that sought to place limits on presidential oversight of independent agencies. That means Mr. Biden will be free to replace Kathleen Kraninger, the bureau’s current director, with someone who will more rigorously scrutinize businesses and ramp up enforcement.last_img read more

  • Goal accomplished: Buchanan is best in Southern SportMod rookie points race

    first_imgNathan Buchanan raced to Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national rookie of the year honors. (Photo by Debbie Johnson, www.debbiesracinpics.com)KEMP, Texas – Nathan Buchanan started the 2017 season with the goal of winning Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod rookie of the year honors.Goal accomplished.In his first full season of racing in any class, the Kemp, Texas, hotshoe followed an ambitious schedule that took him to eight different tracks. Fifteen of his 40 starts came at 85 Speedway, where Buchanan won his career-first feature on July 22.“I couldn’t believe it when they threw the checkers and pointed me to victory lane. Everything was really cool,” said Buchanan, fourth in the standings at 85 and 16th nationally. “I couldn’t believe it then. I still can’t.”Self-funded, Buchanan had raced a street stock a couple times in 2005. His father Ronnie had raced and he came into the year with a learn as you go approach that paid big dividends.“It was always my dream to race and I finally got the chance to do it. I learned a lot as we went. We started from scratch. I think I started with five ratchet wrenches and a pack of sockets,” Buchanan said. “We started with the goal of winning rookie of the year, took a little time off at mid-season and then came back racing twice a week in June to make up a 400 point deficit. We gave it everything we had.”“It takes a lot to race two nights a week, especially when things don’t go right on Friday and you’re up late at night or up early the next morning fixing the car for Saturday,” he said. “I’m already looking forward to racing in this class again next year. I like everything about the division, I like the other drivers I race with and I like IMCA. Hopefully I can get to more tracks.”Starts-40Win-1Additional Top Fives-5HIS CREW: Clint Oliver and girlfriend Ashley Mullican.HIS SPONSOR: Buchanan Motorsports of Kemp.last_img read more

  • FA Cup: Arsenal ease past Portsmouth, book quarter-final ticket

    first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal secured safe passage into the sixth round of the FA Cup as they overcame a spirited Portsmouth side at a raucous Fratton Park. The Sky Bet League One hosts are unbeaten at home in the league this season and more than played their part in an entertaining cup tie, with the Gunners eventually running out 2-0 winners. Kenny Jackett’s side had the better of the first half, only for Sokratis Papastathopoulos to brilliantly volley Arsenal ahead, with Eddie Nketiah doubling the lead soon after the break. For Arsenal and head coach Mikel Arteta, who made nine changes, including resting captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, this was a good response to crashing out of the Europa League. Arsenal’s somewhat slow start was not helped when Lucas Torreira was floored by a strong challenge from James Bolton, which resulted in the midfielder being taken off on a stretcher to be replaced by Dani Ceballos. The Gunners finally forced Alex Bass into action as Bukayo Saka burst forward down the left and shot low at the Pompey goalkeeper before Harness had a curling effort deflected behind at the other end. Gareth Evans spurned the best chance of the game just before the half-hour mark, miscuing a header having steamed into the box to meet Steve Seddon’s cross following a quick free-kick. It was Arsenal’s turn to bemoan a missed header as Gabriel Martinelli could only steer Reiss Nelson’s flashed cross over from close-range as the first-half looked set to end goalless. That changed in the fourth minute of added-on time as an Arsenal corner was cleared to Ceballos, who played in Nelson to cross for Sokratis to turn home with a fine volley. Arsenal were much faster out of the traps for the second half and doubled their advantage soon after the restart, Nketiah finishing well from close-range following another Nelson centre. England Under-21 international Nelson was enjoying himself and broke through to see a shot blocked behind before Saka had a strike tipped over with the visitors in complete control of proceedings. They could not add to their lead, Andy Cannon coming closest as Portsmouth searched for a consolation at the other end in the closing stages. With the strength of the opposition still left in the cup it is unlikely Arteta will be afforded the luxury of making sweeping changes next time out and, for Portsmouth and Jackett, focus can now shift back to their League One promotion bid.Tags: ArsenalEddie NketiahFA CupMikel ArtetaPortsmouthlast_img read more

  • Club Licensing Board revokes Liberty Professionals’ license to use Carl Reindorf Park

    first_imgThe Club Licensing Board has revoked the License of Liberty Professionals FC for the use of the Carl Reindorf, Dansoman with immediate effect.This decision was taken at a meeting of the Committee held on Monday, January 20 following the Club’s inability to rectify the infrastructural challenges based on which they were granted a provisional license with conditions, failing which the license shall be withdrawn.After its inspection on Monday January 20, the Board observed that Liberty Professionals failed to effect the required changes before the deadline given earlier.Liberty Professionals are therefore advised to contact the Competitions Department  of the GFA on the choice of an alternative venue from the list of approved Premier League match venues.The Club is also advised to reapply for a license to use the Carl Reindorf Park should they correct the defects. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more