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Guns N' Roses - 1987-10-23 - The Ritz - New York - Pro-Shot DVD5

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Other: Educator - Entry-Level K-12 - Bachelor Required - Great Falls, Montana

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Teach For America works in 51 communities (regions) across the country. After attending your interview, you'll have the opportunity to choose and rank 10 regions where you prefer to teach. In joining Teach For America, you will have the privileged and unique opportunity to inspire and impact the education of young children by working as a full-time salaried Teacher in a low-income community within the US. Each year, thousands of diverse leaders across the country - from recent college graduates to working professionals in the public or private sector - use their leadership skills, experience and passion for profound social impact and social change as a Teach For America Corps Member. Our network of corps members teach for a minimum of two-years at the preschool, elementary, middle or high school level and across one or more subjects including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, STEM, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social students and more. At Teach For America, we value diverse leadership experiences and skills like yours because it plays a vital role in ensuring that all kids receive a quality and excellent education and have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. What You'll Do Throughout your two-year commitment, you will work in partnership with parents and other educators to set ambitious goals for your students and support them on their journey, while reimagining education and your role as a leader and partner in the classroom, community and beyond. With TFA's formal and high-quality training, unparalleled support network, ongoing coaching, mentorship and leadership development, you will be equipped to have a profound and measurable impact on the academic and personal growth of your students. Where You Will Teach Teach For America works in 51 communities across the country, from urban to rural, from New York to Hawaii to South Dakota to the Rio Grande Valley (and quite possibly the community you are located in today). What We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance, retirement plans etc.). Intensive corps member training and classroom preparation. Accelerated professional development and leadership opportunities. Access to a vast network of TFA alumni leaders across multiple fields and sectors- educators, socially conscious CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, doctors, and many more. Connections to top graduate schools and employers (who actively pursue TFA alumni), after successfully completing your two-year commitment. An opportunity to inspire, impact and make a difference in the lives of children every day. Minimum Requirements Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher Bachelor's degree or higher Must be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the United States or have DACA status While a background in education is not a prerequisite for you to apply, you will be required to complete any necessary steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you will teach. You also may be required to work towards a full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Who We Are We are Leaders. Educators. Mentors. Entrepreneurs. Community Members. Changemakers. Together, we see the potential in every student in this country-no matter what. Teach For America is a national network of diverse leaders working in partnership with local communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. For almost 30 years, Teach For America has recruited outstanding leaders to become TFA "corps members" who commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they experience both the joys and challenges of expanding opportunities for kids. Today, Teach For America is a force of nearly 60,000 alumni and corps members committed to reimagining education and realizing the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, grow, influence and lead . For more information, visit teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn . Click Apply to take the first steps toward an impactful and meaningful career. ()
          

Education / Teaching: K-12 Teacher, Open to all Backgrounds & Experience Levels - Great Falls, Montana

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Teach For America works in 51 communities (regions) across the country. After attending your interview, you'll have the opportunity to choose and rank 10 regions where you prefer to teach. In joining Teach For America, you will have the privileged and unique opportunity to inspire and impact the education of young children by working as a full-time salaried Teacher in a low-income community within the US. Each year, thousands of diverse leaders across the country - from recent college graduates to working professionals in the public or private sector - use their leadership skills, experience and passion for profound social impact and social change as a Teach For America Corps Member. Our network of corps members teach for a minimum of two-years at the preschool, elementary, middle or high school level and across one or more subjects including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, STEM, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social students and more. At Teach For America, we value diverse leadership experiences and skills like yours because it plays a vital role in ensuring that all kids receive a quality and excellent education and have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. What You'll Do Throughout your two-year commitment, you will work in partnership with parents and other educators to set ambitious goals for your students and support them on their journey, while reimagining education and your role as a leader and partner in the classroom, community and beyond. With TFA's formal and high-quality training, unparalleled support network, ongoing coaching, mentorship and leadership development, you will be equipped to have a profound and measurable impact on the academic and personal growth of your students. Where You Will Teach Teach For America works in 51 communities across the country, from urban to rural, from New York to Hawaii to South Dakota to the Rio Grande Valley (and quite possibly the community you are located in today). What We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance, retirement plans etc.). Intensive corps member training and classroom preparation. Accelerated professional development and leadership opportunities. Access to a vast network of TFA alumni leaders across multiple fields and sectors- educators, socially conscious CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, doctors, and many more. Connections to top graduate schools and employers (who actively pursue TFA alumni), after successfully completing your two-year commitment. An opportunity to inspire, impact and make a difference in the lives of children every day. Minimum Requirements Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher Bachelor's degree or higher Must be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the United States or have DACA status While a background in education is not a prerequisite for you to apply, you will be required to complete any necessary steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you will teach. You also may be required to work towards a full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Who We Are We are Leaders. Educators. Mentors. Entrepreneurs. Community Members. Changemakers. Together, we see the potential in every student in this country-no matter what. Teach For America is a national network of diverse leaders working in partnership with local communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. For almost 30 years, Teach For America has recruited outstanding leaders to become TFA "corps members" who commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they experience both the joys and challenges of expanding opportunities for kids. Today, Teach For America is a force of nearly 60,000 alumni and corps members committed to reimagining education and realizing the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, grow, influence and lead . For more information, visit teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn . Click Apply to take the first steps toward an impactful and meaningful career. ()
          

Other: K-12 Teacher, Open to all Backgrounds & Experience Levels - Great Falls, Montana

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Teach For America works in 51 communities (regions) across the country.  After attending your interview, you'll have the opportunity to choose and rank 10 regions where you prefer to teach. In joining Teach For America, you will have the privileged and unique opportunity to inspire and impact the education of young children by working as a full-time salaried Teacher in a low-income community within the US. Each year, thousands of diverse leaders across the country - from recent college graduates to working professionals in the public or private sector - use their leadership skills, experience and passion for profound social impact and social change as a Teach For America Corps Member. Our network of corps members teach for a minimum of two-years at the preschool, elementary, middle or high school level and across one or more subjects including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, STEM, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social students and more. At Teach For America, we value diverse leadership experiences and skills like yours because it plays a vital role in ensuring that all kids receive a quality and excellent education and have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. What You’ll Do Throughout your two-year commitment, you will work in partnership with parents and other educators to set ambitious goals for your students and support them on their journey, while reimagining education and your role as a leader and partner in the classroom, community and beyond. With TFA’s formal and high-quality training, unparalleled support network, ongoing coaching, mentorship and leadership development, you will be equipped to have a profound and measurable impact on the academic and personal growth of your students. Where You Will Teach Teach For America works in 51 communities across the country, from urban to rural, from New York to Hawaii to South Dakota to the Rio Grande Valley (and quite possibly the community you are located in today). What We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance, retirement plans etc.). Intensive corps member training and classroom preparation. Accelerated professional development and leadership opportunities. Access to a vast network of TFA alumni leaders across multiple fields and sectors— educators, socially conscious CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, doctors, and many more. Connections to top graduate schools and employers (who actively pursue TFA alumni), after successfully completing your two-year commitment. An opportunity to inspire, impact and make a difference in the lives of children every day. Minimum Requirements Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher Bachelor’s degree or higher Must be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the United States or have DACA status While a background in education is not a prerequisite for you to apply, you will be required to complete any necessary steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you will teach. You also may be required to work towards a full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Who We Are We are Leaders. Educators. Mentors. Entrepreneurs. Community Members. Changemakers. Together, we see the potential in every student in this country—no matter what. Teach For America is a national network of diverse leaders working in partnership with local communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. For almost 30 years, Teach For America has recruited outstanding leaders to become TFA “corps members” who commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they experience both the joys and challenges of expanding opportunities for kids. Today, Teach For America is a force of nearly 60,000 alumni and corps members committed to reimagining education and realizing the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, grow, influence and lead . For more information, visit teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn . Click Apply to take the first steps toward an impactful and meaningful career. ()
          

Россия и ВАДА: утереться или воевать?

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Как сообщает The New York Times, WADA не только запустила процедуру лишения аккредитации Российского антидопингового агентства (РУСАДА), но и рекомендовало исполкому Олимпийского комитета отстранить Россию...

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Centenarian Philip Kahn: From Harlem Hospital to Hiroshima to Home

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NEW YORK, NY – The world in which Philip Kahn and his twin brother Samuel- the sons of Jewish Polish immigrants- were born in New York’s Harlem Hospital on December 15, 1919 was in the first year of recovery from the most brutal war of then recorded human history. That war, World War 1 (also […]
          

Iconic Seeing Eye organization welcomes new leadership

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Glann Hoagland spent the last 26 years as the president of the Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, N.Y., New York's largest non-profit nature preserve
       

          

Head Librarian-Hebraica Judaica | Yeshiva University

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New York, New York, Head Librarian-Hebraica Judaica Job No: 493617 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: University Libraries Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Student Services Posit
          

OFFICIAL: Tony Ferguson signs to face Khabib in UFC lightweight title fight in April

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Preview Tony Ferguson has officially signed to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a UFC lightweight title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on April 18.
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Recollections: Don Chui

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In all my years, I never had a weapon. That's not to say that all my friends in Texas and New York weren't packing. And everyone on the Mexican side had all kinds of weapons, of course. As a matter of generosity, politeness, and indebtedness, it was not uncommon to bring a showpiece like a […]
          

CUNARD - Traversate Atlantiche 2020 - 7 notti con Queen Mary 2, da Southampton a New York o vv. da € 882.

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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA): Adam Schiff Is Running The House Judiciary Committee More Than Chairman Jerry Nadler

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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss the letter Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler sent President Trump telling the President that he and his legal team are welcome to participate in the public impeachment hearings in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, December 4. Collins said he is so disappointed in Chairman Nadler for convening next week's public hearing he can hardly put it into words. Collins does not yet know who the Republicans or Democrats plan on calling as witnesses at the hearing and believes nobody would fault President Trump if he does not send anyone on his behalf to participate in the hearing. When asked if his opinion has changed after recent reports that President Trump only released the aid to Ukraine after he was informed about the whistleblower, Collins said no because the President did not do anything wrong. Plus, Congressman Collins on being humbled by President Trump's support for him to be appointed to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Johnny Isakson and reports that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) prefers Atlanta businesswoman and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, Kelly Loeffler. Watch here: Full transcript below: Brian Kilmeade: Last week, I asked the ranking member, "Do you know what's going on with impeachment?" He said, "I don't know." I said, "Did you ask Jerry Nadler?" He said, "Yeah, he doesn't know." Now he knows. Joining us now, Congressman Doug Collins off the treadmill. Hi, Congressman. Doug Collins: Hi, Brian. How are you, bud? Brian Kilmeade: You were running this morning doing our show, right? Doug Collins: I did. I was out there running, get me through it. Got me through about three miles or so. Got to work off this Thanksgiving potbelly, here. Brian Kilmeade: Yeah. You have like zero percent body fat, but -- Doug Collins: Brian Kilmeade: -- now you're the ranking member. Can you tell our audience, Congressman, what we're going to be looking at next week? Doug Collins: Next week? I am so disappointed in Chairman Nadler; I can't even properly put words to it. But what we're going to see next week is the judiciary, where the Democrats promise would be a fair process for the president, for everybody involved, and to sort of handle the Schiff-show fiasco, is we're going to have next week, a made for television event in which you're going to have academics who are media commentators on other more liberal networks, typically, who are going to come on, and they're going to tell us, "Oh, well, this is possibly an impeachable offense.". Really, this is an affront to the American people. We've been waiting for what their determination as to what the president did wrong. We found nothing. And now we're going to use our valuable time to have academics tell us what they think an impeachable offense is. Why don't we actually have Adam Schiff? How do we have -- you have a fact witness who dealt with a whistleblower, his staff or others, coming under -- and testify under oath to what they actually knew and what they actually didn't know. This is a disgrace. But this is the way -- I mean, the whole thing is it is a smoke and mirrors because they have nothing on the president. Brian Kilmeade: So, Congressman, who you guys calling? Doug Collins: It looks like right now -- we're filming the final debate, but we've got one, I'll be able to -- we haven't announced yet, but I'll announce it later. But we have one more that's coming. Brian Kilmeade: Do you know who they are calling? Doug Collins: No. We haven't found out yet. But will if -- this is an interesting thing, Brian, do you realize that this is a rerun of the same basically hearing we had in June. Brian Kilmeade: No. Doug Collins: We've had this hearing before. We've had this hearing before, and, you know, but there's a difference here. And I think it's interesting to note and I sort of made this -- I made this, you know, discussion before. But what we saw with Mr. Goldman last week, what we see with, you know, Norm Eisen and Barry and the embassy in our committee, that paid consultants, what I call "Bring a Donor to Workday" and get to ask questions. If you're a large enough donor to the Democratic Party, you get to ask questions in a committee hearing. What we thought last week, and then we're going to see this week, it didn't allow their counsels to ask these questions, you know, and make it look like this formal proceeding to get to the president. But actually, I have a question. How is having academics talk about impeachment actually giving the president any way to question those who have accused him? It doesn't. And so, I think this is the problem we're having in this whole show is they don't know what to do. And it's almost as bad as last week when Jerry Nadler didn't know what he was doing. Now we know what he's doing, and he might as well just not have had anything. Brian Kilmeade: So, a letter from Nadler, here's an excerpt. "I'm hopeful that you and your counsel" -- meaning the president -- "will opt to participate in the committee hearing consistent with the rules of decorum and with the solemn nature of the work before us." So, they're asking the president to go. Should he? Doug Collins: I think that if the president wants to, he's more than welcome to come to this sideshow that we're going to have next week. If he doesn't send an attorney or someone from his legal counsel, I don't think anybody would fault him, because this is a farce. This is something that anybody could put -- even if you believe everything Adam Schiff has told you, even if you believe everything from the Democrats to come into this, to say this -- and believe me, Brian, behind the scenes, Democratic members of Congress have come to me, and they have said that they would hope that the Judiciary Committee would actually be a place where, you know, they could actually make a case and have due process and everything that follows, because they know the substance -- of the substance that he's done nothing wrong is out there. But they came to me and said, "If this is the way it's going to be," then they're struggling with it, and they're going to be put in a bad position by the speaker and by Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler on something. So, we'll see where it goes from here. We've sent several letters giving Chairman Nadler the opportunity to fix it. We give him every opportunity to make it right, to have a true hearing, if this is what you want to do. And so far, we've gotten back absolutely zero. I don't know the is not working or what. But they -- have shows, not the answer. Brian Kilmeade: And then, what you would have is this and then that's it. Or then -- so Schiff walks over, delivers his articles of impeachment, then you just vote on it? Or you guys go debate his articles of impeachment? Doug Collins: No, well see, he's not going to bring us articles. He's going to bring us the findings of his committee. They leave it up to the Judiciary Committee. I'm assuming a with Schiff, because Schiff, frankly, seems to be running our committee more than Chairman Nadler is. They'll come over, and they'll work on the articles over the next couple of weeks, if that's what they're looking to do. And then, my hope is that we actually have some facts or witnesses. We're going to send over, you know, this discussion. We'll have this discussion about what witnesses we get. I think Adam Schiff, who's made himself out on several occasions to be the, quote, "Special counsel with the investigator." If that be true, and he writes a report, then there's no reason in the world that he should not be put under oath in front of our committee, answer questions from both Republicans and Democrats and the president's council -- just like, if he compared himself to Ken Starr, Ken Starr did during the Clinton impeachment. He needs to make it -- but I don't think he'll have the -- I don't think without the gavel in his hand and ability to make up his testimony, he'll be willing to do that. But I'm challenging him right now. If you believe this president has does something wrong, you should have the temerity to come and tell us what and answer questions from everyone, including your own contact, or your staff's contact, with the whistleblower. Brian Kilmeade: If they stop short and just go for censure, would you be okay with that? Doug Collins: No, because the president has done nothing wrong. I think this is the bottom line. I mean, they're now trying to find a way out of what the American people now see, for real, is a farce and a sideshow. The president did nothing wrong in that call. I mean, when you look at it from over time, that is the factual basis of what they're discussing. In fact, think they knew that this discussion was working when they had to go out and poll test what words can make the American people upset about what the president did? And then they couldn't prove it. So, no, I think they just need to -- if they want to do this, drop it. They'll pass you at 68. They'll actually pass the -- American -- legislation. Go actually pass something. If they can go out the American people, say, "Sorry, we wasted eleven months of taxpayer dollars, but we now are trying to get something done for you. Would you vote for us again?" Brian Kilmeade: Congressman Collins is with us now from Georgia. Congressman, there's two revelations that popped up in The New York Times today that Donald Trump knew of the whistleblower complaint when did he release the aid to the Ukraine. And number two is when the aid was withheld, two OMB directors resigned, workers resigned because they were upset about it. Does that change your point of view? Doug Collins: No, not really. I mean, this is what we've seen so far in this investigation. You've seen government workers who believe that they are above -- that are the policy writers, and that they're the ones who ought to be listened to. I mean, whether it be OMB or what we saw with Kent and Taylor, which -- the first day of public hearings when you had the two of them talk about how they're 30 plus years of government service, they should be the ones making and helping the president decide? You know, forgets that the president is the one who makes actual the policy. And if you if you're resigning over policy differences, then that's what you should be doing because you shouldn't be working, where -- somewhere where you can't agree with policy. I think the other issue is the president never felt he did anything wrong on the call of whether a whistleblower said he did or didn't. And when you look at the facts of the case, they didn't -- he didn't do anything wrong. So, I don't think it makes any difference. This is a last gasp attempt by the -- and it's been going around. If you looked in the Democratic media for the last little bit, this has been out there, and now they're just trying to bring it forward, to life now because they failed in the public hearings, and now they're trying to bring it up before it gets the judiciary. Brian Kilmeade: I was surprised. Yesterday, the president talked to Bill O'Reilly, and he said this about Rudy Giuliani. Cut one. Brian Kilmeade: What was Rudy Giuliani doing in Ukraine on your behalf? President Trump: Well, you have to ask that to Rudy. But Rudy, I don't even know. I know he was going to go to Ukraine, and I think he canceled a trip. But, you know, Rudy has other clients other than me. Brian Kilmeade: So, you didn't direct him to go there on your behalf, you didn't -- President Trump: No, but you have to understand, Rudy is a great corruption fighter. Brian Kilmeade: Giuliani is your personal lawyer. So, you didn't direct -- President Trump: Yeah. Brian Kilmeade: him to go to Ukraine or do anything -- President Trump: No, I didn't direct him. Brian Kilmeade:-- or put any heat on him? President Trump: But he is a warrior. Brian Kilmeade: So, does that surprise you? Because I thought the president had directed him, this was with Gordon Sondland said. Gordon Sondland: Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker, and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the president of the United States. Brian Kilmeade: So, what's going on here? Do you know? Doug Collins: No, not really. I mean, I think what you look at, though, is you go back Mr. Sondland's comment. This is also the same guy who started the line and train of the quid pro quo. And then when directly questioned, he said, "Well, that was my presumption." And now he makes this flat-out statement? I mean, I'll have to let the president -- you know -- I would trust the president's recollection better than I would Ambassador Sondland. But I mean, that's something for the president -- you know, again, it goes back to why you're having hearings and why you're not. And, you know, at this point in time, you know, the issue is, is the president can choose to dictate on how he wants to do foreign policy. Any way he wants to do it, that's given to him in the Constitution. So, yeah, his foreign policy being in the power of the executive. So, I would defer to him, and, you know, let him stand with that statement, and Sondland's already had enough issues. Brian Kilmeade: All right. I want to bring something to you personally. The president's a big fan of yours, and you've been so impressive, I think, that both sides look at Jim Jordan, you, and John Radcliffe as people pretty formidable, who actually understand the issues, are able to react in real time. And you've impressed the president enough that he evidently sat down with your governor and said, "If someone's going to replace Congress -- Senator Isakson, it should really be" you. And Kemp comes back and says, "I want it to be Kelly Loeffler, who I don't know. But evidently, he's a fan of Romney, not Trump." What could you tell us about this? Doug Collins: Well, I just -- I'll tell you this. We have put in -- the governor who's been over the last almost hundred days trying to figure out what he want from -- this pick it -- the governors and the governors alone. We feel like we have a very strong rhythm. We ask for a portal to be open. We actually submitted our as resume in the portal. I've not heard from the governor. But I know he has heard from the president and others. And we would be honored to have that pick. We could work. We believe that not only working for nominee and -- this -- with the administration on what we've been doing, but for the state of Georgia. We hope he would make that pick, but we're just sitting back waiting, and then we can make a determination of what we need to do, you know, after he makes his pick. But right now, it's sort of in a holding pattern, if you would. Brian Kilmeade: Did you know how the president felt? Doug Collins: The president told me. And he's been very supportive when he first heard about it. And again, we've just been quiet because we have a job to do in D.C. and we're going to continue to do that job. We feel like our resume could speak for itself, and then we've been very humbled by the president, his board, and others who have come to say that they would like to see if we feel humbled by that. Well, hopefully the governor will be a part of that. But we'll see how it works out. Brian Kilmeade: Do you have an opinion on Kelly Loeffler? Doug Collins: Don't know her that well. I mean, I know there's been a lot of issues, you know, coming up. She's never been in public office, so we'll just -- you know, that that's for the governor to decide. Brian Kilmeade: Do you worry about Georgia? They say Georgia is no longer a layup for Republicans. Is it changing? Doug Collins: Georgia is a state that is changing, but it is silly. It is still a conservative state. And I think that's what most people miss when they come into our state and they talk about it. Look, Stacey Abrams did everything she possibly could last year, including lie about the current governor trying to suppress votes, and she's still not governor. And what we've got to do is we've got to be able to continue to reach into the suburbs where the demographic is changing. But, Brian, for me, not only, you know, supporting the president, working for conservative values, but I've also, over the last couple of months have been awarded a bipartisanship award from the Javits Foundation in New York and from Allegheny College, because we worked on criminal justice reform, a bipartisan thing. Brian Kilmeade: Yeah. Doug Collins: It helps people in suburbs and inner cities. That was our bill. That was something the president took on and he's championed it. It's been amazing. We did music. We've done data privacy. So, I know how to work across the aisle. I know how to work with folks who don't agree with me all the time. We all play roles, but we've also played that role of actually helping people in the state of Georgia and the country. And I think that's the way you win voters, you go convince them from the hearts and minds. And I think that's what you do when you actually, you know, communicate with people. So, Georgia's -- I don't think it's in play as liberals would like you to believe it's in play. And -- but we need a strong force from our base and from a reaching out perspective to keep it. Brian Kilmeade: And just to bring it all home, and I know you got to get going, and I hope it breaks your way. But I have a book signing December 15th at the Books-A-Million in Lawrenceville, Georgia, right outside Atlanta. Start time's 1:00 o'clock. I'm not saying it's mandatory to come but would certainly help your grade. Doug Collins: All right. One of those -- I'm sure I'll talk with you before that. But Lawrenceville, I've got aunts who live in Lawrenceville. Well, I look forward, if I can. I'll look forward to seeing you. Brian Kilmeade: All right. Same to you from the Alamo Avengers. Congressman, thanks so much. Appreciate it. Back in a moment.
          

This tiny farmhouse features a quaint reading nook

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New York-based tiny home builder Willowbee Tiny Homes has managed to combine a comfy farmhouse aesthetic with a sophisticated and space-efficient tiny home.
          

WWE Makes Major Change To Top Star Seth Rollins

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Seth Rollins enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City.Top WWE star Seth Rollins' heel turn comes following a rough showing for the Raw roster at the recent Survivor Series.
          

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A Nigger Un-Reconstructed: The Legacy of Richard Pryor

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A Nigger Un-Reconstructed: The Legacy of Richard Pryor
by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile)

"Unreconstructed black men don't have the manners of their reconstructed 'Negro' brethren, who are always trying to put a 'civilized' face on their blackness, especially in the company of white folks." — -- Quincy Troupe

"I think that niggers are the best of people who were slaves, and that's how they got to be niggers 'cause they stole the cream-of-the-crop from Africa and brought them over here. And God, as they say, works in mysterious ways, so he made everybody a nigger…he brought us all over here — the best — the kings and queens, the princesses, the princes, put us all together and called us one tribe: Niggers."  --— Richard Pryor, Wattstax (1973)
When Richard Pryor walked off the stage for the last time on December 10, 2005 he did so quietly, with little of the verve and brashness that defined so many of his groundbreaking moments as a storyteller, comedian, recording artist, and actor. For all the direct links made between the late Pryor and post-Civil Rights comedic icons like Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock, "Hip-Hop generation jr." has had little connection with Richard Pryor and his art. Pryor was a product of another era, but it was in the midst of that era that he redefined how America confronted the issue of race (and Black masculinity), thereby paving the way for mainstream acceptance of Hip-Hop's own irreverence and provocative nature.
Born in 1940 and raised in Peoria, IL, Pryor regularly discussed his early years growing up under the watchful eye of his grandmother, who owned a brothel in the city. Pryor's parents, in fact, worked at the same brothel. Those days opened Pryor's eyes to a world that was largely hidden from White America; a world premised on the realities of Jim Crow segregation and a world that had to remain behind the soiled veil of racism, if Black America was ever to achieve full participation in the so-called American Dream.
When Pryor began to work the chitlin' circuit in the early 1960s and later the clubs of New York City's Greenwich Village, he worked amongst a generation of Black entertainers, who took seriously the charge of putting the "best face of the race" forward, as Black political activists in the South sought to directly challenge the legalities of racial segregation. For many Black performers, the point was to use their talents to appeal to the common humanity shared between blacks and their white audiences.
As Michael Eric Dyson suggests in his book Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?, no Black entertainer did this more effectively during that era than Bill Cosby. For Pryor, Cosby became the template for his early success as a comedian. It was just the first example of Pryor's ability to follow the money trail -- a trait that would undermine him throughout his career -- as he became little more than "Cosby, Jr." when booked on television shows like The Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show (Griffin takes great credit for helping to launch Pryor's career).
But for all of those Black performers who sought to make themselves palatable to whites, there were other examples of folk, who poet and Miles Davis biographer Quincy Troupe describes as "unreconstructed"; folk who never sought to remix Blackness for White comfort or consumption. While such "unreconstructed-ness" is largely a myth -- we all capitulate at one time or another to the so-called "White gaze" in one form of another to gain access to institutions we deem important to our well being -- it helped create mythic icons, which became synonymous with not dancing the dance of racial ingratiation. Miles Davis is the most visible example of this.
But what Pryor understood perhaps better than anyone as the Civil Right Movement waned, was that the "unreconstructed" Black was as much an insincere performance of Blackness as the "ready for integration players" (to turn a phrase from that other Black trickster from the era). When Pryor put "little Cosby" to rest in the late 1960s -- dramatically walking off stage muttering "what am I doing here?" -- he did so because of those memories of the black underground in Peoria.
Pryor re-emerged in 1971 from a self-imposed period of isolation; hanging out in Berkeley, reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X, listening to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, and reflecting on his youth in Peoria. He did so as a social commentator, using his talents to speak to the realities of race in America and class within Black America. In his autobiography, Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences (Pantheon, 1997), Pryor says "There was a world of junkies and winos, pool hustlers and prostitutes, women and family screaming inside my head, trying to be heard."
The voices that Pryor heard in his head -- the "niggers" in his head -- were the same "niggers" that both the Civil Rights guard and the Black Power elite had a vested interest in killing-off (think about the Last Poets' "Niggers Are Scared of Revolution"). Pryor knew better; he had long known better. Those "niggers" were the salt of the earth and he suggested as much during the 1973 concert documentary Wattstax, where he describes "niggers" as the "best of people who were slaves." In a collection of ground-breaking and award winning albums throughout the 1970s, including That Nigger's Crazy (1974) and Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Pryor brought his "niggers" to life -- and these were "niggers" unreconstructed with no allegiance to looking good for the race or for the cause.
There's little doubt though, that Pryor also saw "niggers" through the lens of a society that freely denied Blacks humanity and forced them to the margins of civil society to scuffle and hustle for whatever semblance of a life they could create. Indeed, his own life as a child bore witness to that reality. His suggestion that niggers function as a "tribe" (Wattstax) points to Pryor's ultimate belief that there was potential power in those tightly-knit, spatially-challenged, and sparsely-resourced "nigger" enclaves.
Though many cite Richard Pryor Live in Concert, his 1979 film, as the apex of his creative powers, I'd like to highlight an earlier moment in Pryor's career that speaks to his genius as a comic and social critic, and the very limits placed on that genius. Pryor was asked to host an episode of Saturday Night Live in the show's debut season. In what has become one of the show's most classic moments, Pryor and Chevy Chase did a parody of a job interview. As the interviewer, Chase engages Pryor in a name association exercise, which quickly devolves into a name-calling exchange where Pryor responds to Chase's invocation of the word "nigger!" with the threat "Deeeeeead honkey!"
The sketch could easily be viewed as evidence of the new found freedoms experienced by Blacks in the post-Civil Rights era -- racial epithets against Blacks forcibly challenged by violent threats -- but the end-game of the exchange was that Pryor's character was offered a job and salary that made him the "highest paid janitor" in America. Here the writers at Saturday Night Live tap into the burgeoning anxieties about Affirmative Action -- anxieties premised, in part, on the belief that Blacks were being unfairly rewarded because of the bully-pulpit that charges of racism afforded them.
As the Reagan era dawned and Pryor desired a wider audience, his brilliant Bicentennial Nigger (1976) becomes one of that last examples of Pryor pursuing the kinds of social justice concerns in his comedy that had marked his transformation earlier in the decade of the 1970s. The biting commentary of his albums would never translate to his film roles (Blue Collar might be the exception) or his television appearances. Indeed when Pryor aborted The Richard Pryor Show (1977) after only shooting four episodes (he was contracted to do 10) he told the show's writing staff, "You know something? I don't want to be on TV. I'm in a trap. I can't do this -- there ain't no art." (reported in Newsweek  October 3, 1977).
In truth Pryor was dealing with an on-going drug addiction that would have near tragic implications in 1980, when the comic was burned in an "accident" while freebasing. (Pryor referred to the accident as an attempt at suicide). Pryor's social commentary allowed him to assuage the pain of his upbringing in Peoria and when that avenue was no longer available to him he chose the rewards of mainstream success. Unfortunately for Pryor the fame and wealth that his cross-over status afforded him did not bring the peace that he so desired.
Bicentennial Nigger was released he same year that Pryor appeared in Silver Streak with Gene Wilder (one of their many cinematic collaborations). Though Pryor had earned critical acclaim for his role as "Piano Man" in Lady Sings the Blues (1972) and had star turns in black-themed films like Car Wash, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings ( a film about the Negro leagues which also starred Billy Dee Williams), and Uptown Saturday Night (his Sharp Eye Washington steals the movie), and would later star in a film about Black stock car driver Wendell Scott (Greased Lighting), Silver Streak marked his first major attempt to cross-over to the White mainstream. By the time Pryor starred in the film version of Neil Simon's California Suite (garnering a higher salary than his mentor Cosby, who was also in the film), he had become the Black-face of cross-over possibilities.
His status as the quintessential Black cross-over star was cemented with the Sidney Poitier-directed Stir Crazy (1980), also starring Wilder, which grossed more than $100 million. But Pryor's willingness to submit himself to the paper chase had notable impact on the cutting-edge personas that he crafted on his albums and stand-up performances. As Ed Guerrero notes in his classic  Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film, "The usual consumer-spectator refused to accept Pryor on his own self-defined cinematic terms, which always involved an exploration and sharp articulation of the bittersweet ironies of racial injustice and black life in America. The market audience supported only Pryor's roles as a comic foil or scene stealer, cast in films with a white lead."
In the aftermath of his accident in 1980 and needing to meet medical expenses and the like, Pryor often sought roles on the basis of the payday. For example, when asked about why he chose his brief role in Superman III, Pryor responded "It really was the $4 million". Pryor's salary for the film was unprecedented for a Black actor and highlighted the value that Hollywood placed on his cross-over power. This would be one of Pryor's last great paydays as the very Black crossover strategy that he took advantage of was very quickly being used to push a 20-something Eddie Murphy as the "new Richard Pryor". One of the measurements of how fast Pryor was descending was his experience with his production company, Indigo. Columbia pictures gave Pryor's company $40 million and the ability to greenlight films, but after a year of internal struggles with the company's staff (including actor and former NFL great Jim Brown, who helped nurse Pryor back to health after his near fatal "accident"), Pryor returned the money.
Excepting those who were fortunate enough to hear Pryor's albums on their parents' record players in the 1970s, many within the Hip-Hop generation were unfortunately introduced to Pryor via dismal vehicles such as Brewster's Millions (1985) and Critical Condition (1987). When Pryor and Redd Foxx paired opposite Eddie Murphy in Harlem Nights (1989), one could already see the early ravages of multiple sclerosis on Pryor -- he was a shell of himself. Pryor's semi-autobiographical Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (arguably one of his better films) was lost on a generation of folk who were not privy to the context that made Pryor's earlier work so compelling.
And yet Pryor was one of the critical forces that allowed for the mainstreaming of Hip-Hop in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Pryor made explicitly public the dark, funky, bittersweet, and beautiful realities of Black life behind the color line, and offended a great many Black folk who wanted those realities to remain out-of-sight from the White gaze. Pryor wasn't simply airing the proverbial "dirty laundry",  but like Langston Hughes before him -- The Weary Blues (1926) and Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) being fine examples -- he celebrated the full, diverse and vibrant humanity of Black folk, particularly the "niggers".
Much has been made in recent years about Pryor's very public censure of himself, for his long time use of the world "nigger". As Pryor recalled in his concert film Here and Now (1983) and later shared with audiences of Essence Magazine in 1984, he was traveling throughout the continent of Africa and a voice inside him asked "Do you see any niggers?" and he had to come to terms with the fact that he didn't see any. Pryor's repudiation of the word "nigger" has been invoked numerous times to sanction Hip-Hop culture's liberal use of the word. As award-winning journalist Leonard Pitts wrote a few years ago, "we've become entirely too casual, too gratuitous, with this instrument of disparagement" (Denver Post 26 March, 1998).
When Pryor made his claim about the word's use (and we have no knowledge about whether he used the word in his private life) he was paying penance for a wide range of behaviors and trying to get back in the good graces of the American public. But I'd like to also suggest that Pryor's rejection of "nigger" was also about finally putting to bed a particular paradigm of American race relations that no longer functioned in the post-Civil Rights/Reagan-era. Indeed, he was paying penance for the 'sin' of making White America uncomfortable with the issue of race (much like we saw with Muhammad Ali over the last decade of his life).
The "niggas" that found their redemption via 808 machines of the 1980s had nothing to do with the world that Pryor had navigated and eventually lost part of his soul to. In truth, Richard Pryor had little to offer the Hip-hop generation -- his peers were men who pitched Jello and created Bahamian diets, and this is not to disparage any of them or their cultural impact, but simply a reminder that the world had changed and it would be the Chris Rocks, Robin Harrises (really a transitional figure) and Dave Chappelles of the world who would best capture the sad, tragicomic realities of the Hip-Hop generation.
Richard Pryor was much more complex than the profanity that garnered him an audience and a devoted following. For Pryor a word like "nigger" was not profane -- it was born out of the realities of race in America and he always acknowledged the humanity of those "niggers" by allowing them to speak freely back to the world via his stand-up comedy. The lives "niggers" were forced to live were profane -- not the word used to describe them.
If there's a lesson to be learned by the Hip-hop generation, it's not that we should put our "niggas" away in the closet, but that we should be clear that with each invocation of the "niggas" that we are shedding light on the humanity of those folks who still live a reality defined by the dirty, nasty business of race, gender, and poverty in the United States. Richard Pryor was a "nigger" unreconstructed, and for that we are thankful.
*an earlier version was published at Popmatters.
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A long-time contributor to PopMatters, Mark Anthony Neal is the author of several books. He teaches African-American Studies at Duke University. His next book, Black Ephemera: The Crisis and the Challenge of the Musical Archive will be published by New York University Press.

          

Common Sense Mamita: Felipe Luciano Former Chairman of the Young Lords

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'Two time Emmy award winning journalist and poet Felipe Luciano is considered one of the top 8 Afro-Latinos who have made huge contributions to the history of the United States. In this interview with Lydia Nicole, he describes how he became involved with the Young Lords Party. Through student activism on campus, Felipe Luciano co-founded the Young Lords Organization New York Branch – a Puerto Rican activist group that started in Chicago with the same missions as the Black Panther Party. Shortly after starting the New York chapter, Felipe was elected as their chairman. He was also a member of the Original Last Poets.' -- Common Sense Mamita


          

Brookhaven Elementary Teacher an Educator of Excellence

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The district is pleased to announce that Brookhaven Elementary School second grade teacher Victoria Suarez has been named a 2019 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. This award honors teachers who are leaders in the classroom, who collaborate with colleagues and serve as mentors for new teachers. During the Nov. 13 Board of Education meeting, Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond presented Ms. Suarez to the trustees and described her as deserving of the award in that she readily seeks out opportunities to support her students’ continual growth, seeks professional learning opportunities, attends and presents workshops, participates in numerous school committees and extends the learning experiences of colleagues. “We at Brookhaven are proud of your achievement and are humbled to work and learn from you each and every day,” Dr. Raymond said.
          

District Students Pledge a Healthy Lifestyle

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Throughout the district, administration, faculty and students demonstrated the importance of a healthy mind and body and making positive choices during participation in the annual Red Ribbon Week, held on Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest annual drug awareness campaign and one that teaches students how to develop positive, healthy habits early in life. In addition to wearing red clothing and bracelets showing support for the program, elementary and secondary students participated in an array of activities in keeping with the program’s goals. On the elementary level, students wore team jerseys to “Team Up” against drugs, crazy hats to “Put a Lid” on drugs, mixed up socks to “sock it” to drugs, crazy hair to “use your head” and not use drugs and pajamas to put drugs “to sleep.” Middle School students heard anti-drug slogans during the morning and afternoon announcements. There were also physical education and health classes which focused on drugs, alcohol and healthy choices, as well as a poster contest during health classes. The district held an evening workshop on the dangers of vaping called “The Truth About Vaping and E-Cigarettes” by Supervising Public Health Educator John T. Martin, followed by Narcan training presented by Sgt Sean Cassidy of the New York Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force. Bellport High School students signed pledge sheets in their English language arts classes and attended AA presentations in health class. Social worker Lynette Murphy also sponsored for all seniors The Red Watch Band Program, a comprehensive bystander intervention program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and awareness to prevent death from toxic drinking.
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes November 13 Business Meeting

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The November 13 business meeting commenced with a recognition of Brookhaven Elementary School second grade teacher Victoria Suarez, who was recently named a 2019 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. This award honors teachers who are leaders in the classroom, who collaborate with colleagues and serve as mentors for new teachers. Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond presented Ms. Suarez to the trustees as a teacher who readily seeks out opportunities to support her students’ continual growth, seeks professional learning opportunities, attends and presents workshops, participates in numerous school committees and extends the learning experiences of colleagues. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Giani congratulated the 20 students who were inducted into the Bellport High School Center of Excellence, held on November 7 and attended by members of the Board of Education. President E. Anne Hayes also congratulated the students and explained that of the students inducted last year, all but one is attending college, the one student who did not attend college decided to pursue a trade school program. President Hayes and Dr. Giani also congratulated the Brookhaven Elementary PTA and faculty for the opening of the new food pantry, which will provide nonperishable food and paper goods for 20 families in the community. The cast and crew of “The Game’s Afoot,” also received a congratulations for their performances in Ebersole Auditorium on November 1-2. Cullen & Danowsky, LLP independent auditor Mike Leone also delivered a presentation on the results of the District’s external audit, which covers financial statements through June 30, 2019. The audit was positive, with the District receiving an unmodified report free of errors. Mr. Leone thanked the District for its cooperation during an involved process and explained that the focus of the audit was the general fund. He said the District has reasonable reserves and is financially strong. Any management comments have already been addressed in a corrective action plan. Vice President Jack Nix also thanked the South Country Education Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Lifetouch and Assistant Principal Erika Della Rosa for their donations to student programs. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
          

South Country Celebrates Board Recognition Week

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In celebration of Board Recognition Week, the October 30 workshop meeting opened with the trustees being appreciated for their tireless dedication and advocacy. Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education. In anticipation of the meeting, Verne W. Critz Elementary School provided a display of student art in the board room as well as a leaf garland, which was crafted by the students and hung on the board’s table. Select students also handed to each trustee a crafted pumpkin and, under the direction of music teacher Christopher Loeschner, students sang a variety of songs to the pleasure of the trustees and parents attending the meeting. Board of Education President E. Anne Hayes thanked the students for their thoughtfulness and said she believed they were attending the meeting for the Board to thank them. “Every day you come to school and leave school with a smile, you’ve been successful and made us feel good about that,” Ms. Hayes said. “Thank you so much for being who you are.”
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes Oct. 30 Workshop Meeting

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In celebration of Board Recognition Week, the October 30 workshop meeting opened with the trustees being appreciated for their tireless dedication and advocacy. Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education. In anticipation of the meeting, Verne W. Critz Elementary School provided a display of student art in the board room as well as a leaf garland, which was crafted by the students and hung on the board’s table. Select students also handed to each trustee a crafted pumpkin and, under the direction of music teacher Christopher Loeschner, students sang a variety of songs to the pleasure of the trustees and parents attending the meeting. Board of Education President E. Anne Hayes thanked the students for their thoughtfulness and said she believed they were attending the meeting for the Board to thank them. “Every day you come to school and leave school with a smile, you’ve been successful and made us feel good about that,” Ms. Hayes said. “Thank you so much for being who you are.” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small delivered a presentation on Student Achievement Data. Director of STEM Jack Burke, Directory of Elementary Education Amy Brennan and Director of Humanities Jaclyn O’Hagan also contributed to the report which looked at grades 3-8 ELA and math assessment scores, test refusals and demographics for the 2018-2019 school year. The report also gave a glance at science, Regents and Advanced Placement results, as well as the graduation rate among all demographics. Mr. Small noted that test refusal rates continue to be a significant problem, but that the lower the grade the higher the participation. He also said the District is examining how to better tailor instruction and educational strategies so as to be aligned with the Board of Education priorities. Director of Elementary Education Amy Brennan also delivered a report on NWEA assessments and Response to Intervention. NWEA is an adaptive assessment for learning readiness administered to students in grades K-8 in the fall, winter and spring. She also discussed MAP growth, assessments which provide information about the instructional level of a student and a roadmap toward achieving mastery in core subject areas. Ms. Brennan explained that educators will intervene early and collaborate so as to effectively teach all students and explained how South Country teachers reach students through a multi-layered approach to needed intervention. Ms. Brennan noted that although data tells a story, educators must remember that there are students at the center. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
          

Students Prepare for Their Academic Future

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Juniors and seniors took the next step in their academic futures through attendance at the first of two annual school-sponsored college fairs, held in the gymnasium this fall. More than 100 representatives from local, regional and national colleges set up booths and provided valuable information for students exploring options after graduation. Students from the high school’s culinary program also provided food for the representatives throughout the day. Acting Director of Guidance and Counseling Programs Ingrid Hrvatin explained that attendance at the college fair is an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge about a broad range of college options, majors, admissions criteria, campus culture, scholarships, financial aid, athletics and clubs. On Nov. 1, the district also held a workshop for parents and students about early action and early decision, followed by Financial Aid Night on Nov. 7. Students had the opportunity to take the SAT and to visit representatives from regional and state colleges and universities. By logging onto the high school’s page of the district’s website, students can access a wealth of college preparatory information, including Castle Learning Regents Prep, a New York State Excelsior Scholarship presentation, information on how 529 College Savings Plans impact financial aid and more.
          

South Country community addresses vaping and opioid overdose

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Parents and community members are now more informed about vaping and use of e-cigarettes after attending a presentation sponsored by COMPASS Unity and Bellport High School, held on October 28. Additionally, participants received training in the application of Naloxone or Narcan in the case of an opioid overdose. The two-hour presentation was held during the District’s annual Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest drug awareness campaign and one that teaches students how to develop positive, healthy habits early in life. Suffolk County Department of Health Supervising Public Health Educator John T. Martin delivered the powerful presentation, The Truth About Vaping and E-Cigarettes, packed with valuable information about the type of e-cigarettes being used, how young people are being targeted and the effects of vaping. One fact discussed during the workshop was that one Juul pod is the equivalent of 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine and possesses nicotine, lead and formaldehyde gas. “We are up against an industry that is unregulated,” Martin noted. “Vaping opens the door to other possibilities.” Bellport High School student Katherine Gaynor, who is working with social worker and COMPASS Unity Project Coordinator Lynette Murphy, described to the community her take on why students begin vaping. During the second half of the program, New York Army National Guard Sergeant Sean Cassidy, a civil operations specialist with the Counter Drug Task Force, discussed opioid addiction and the response to an overdose using Narcan, an opioid antagonist that blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication. He discussed what an overdose looks like, the risk factors for overdose, and specifically how to respond to someone who is not breathing or has lost consciousness. “It only takes minutes for the brain to shut down, so it is extremely important to know how to respond,” Sgt. Cassidy said. Participants were given a free Narcan kit and instructions for use after the program.
          

Board Notes: September 25, 2019 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education meeting of September 25 commenced with a superintendent’s report from Dr. Joseph Giani commending Bellport High School student-artist Courtney Gerard for having garnered a Long Island Scholar-Artist Award of Merit in the area of photography from the Long Island Arts Alliance. During the Trustee and Advisory Committee Reports, Trustee Chris Picini touted the Virtual Enterprise Program students, who were interviewed for their company positions this week. He said he was also impressed by the high school library’s makerspace room and the projects in which students have been engaged. President E. Anne Hayes noted that she was also impressed by a football program fundraiser she attended and said it was a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills by assisting with the breakfast. President Hayes discussed her attendance at the New York State School Boards Association school board workshop. She reminded the trustees that the Board must “lead by example.” Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services Dr. Sam Gergis delivered a report about the District’s Reserve Plan and Fund Balance. During his report, he gave the status of reserve plans and fund balances including the Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve, Retirement Contribution Reserve, the Reserve for Teachers’ Retirement System Contributions (TRS), Property Loss and Liability, Unemployment Insurance Payment Reserve, Workers’ Compensation Reserve, 2016 Capital Reserve, Repair Reserve and Unassigned and Assigned Fund Balances. Dr. Gergis also gave recommendations on funding. Following this report, the Board approved a resolution to authorize a transfer in the maximum amount of$2,228,242 from the unreserved, unappropriated fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the 2016 Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of funding capital reserve projects authorized by the voters for the 2019-2020 school year. The Board also approved resolutions to transfer $250,000 from the District’s surplus balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 to the Reserve for Teachers’ Retirement System Contributions for the purpose of funding the TRS. Dr. Gergis also delivered a presentation on cybersecurity, insurance coverage and ransomware protection. In addition to discussing how cybersecurity attacks happen, Dr. Gergis explained how employees can protect themselves from phishing emails, emails that look like they are sent from familiar sources which cause viruses that lead to cyberattacks. Dr. Giani and the Board accepted the appointment of Frank P. Long Intermediate School music teacher Katherine Romano and welcomed her to the school community. During the Consent Agenda for Business, the Board announced the ratification of the Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement with the Bellport Teachers Association Affiliate through August 23, 2023, as well as a memorandum of agreement with the BTAA concerning participation in the District’s group health insurance plan. Closing comments by the Board included a discussion about the type of conferences worth attending. The trustees agreed that they want the District to be involved with educational organizations, and that trustees should bring back information so that the Board can benefit from the conference, meeting and networking opportunities.
          

Bellport HS Student Wins NY Mets Latino Scholarship

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Elsy Franco Argueta, a senior at Bellport High School was awarded a New York Mets Latino Leadership Scholarship, which will provide tuition for two courses she will take through the LIU Post High School Scholars Program. Elsy will be recognized during a dinner at Citifield on Nov. 1. The LIU Post High School Honors Program allows high school students to take dual-credit courses to accelerate their college education. Students can take college-level courses while studying in their high school classroom. Elsy was recently recognized by the Town of Brookhaven during the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration for having attained a 95 percent GPA through junior year of high school. The daughter of immigrants, Elsy is the first member of her family to apply for college and is planning on pursuing the STEM field upon entering college next fall. She is a member of the French Club and the Class of 2020, but her passion lies in assisting other non-native speaking students. Elsy has been an interpreter for parents and students at various events at school and the South Country Library. “My goal is to help others feel more involved,” Elsy explained. The District congratulates Elsy on this outstanding accomplishment and best wishes for success in pursuing her field of study.
          

Top Notes for Student-Musicians

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The New York State School Music Association selected Bellport High School student-musicians Taylor Kelly and Timothy Montick to perform at the 2019 NYSSMA All-State Winter Music Conference, to be held at the prestigious Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York on December 8. Taylor, an alternate, was selected to play French horn with the symphonic band, and Timothy was selected to play the trumpet with the symphony orchestra. The students were nominated and selected based on their NYSSMA solo and ensemble festival scores, held at Mt. Sinai High School last spring. This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were 6,500 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. In addition, eight students were selected to participate in the 2019 High School All-County Music Festival, sponsored by the Suffolk chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA). More than 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Huntington High School on November 15. Selections were based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and school music teacher nominations. This festival recognizes Suffolk County’s most accomplished high school music students in grades11 and 12. Representing Bellport High School are the following: • Jack Burkhardt – clarinet – symphonic band • Vivian Fritz – harp – symphony orchestra • Taylor Kelly – French horn – symphony orchestra • Timothy Montick – trumpet – symphonic band • Anthony Notartomaso – euphonium – symphonic band • Troy Sica – viola – symphony orchestra • Ryan Voegele – trombone – symphony orchestra • AutumnMargaret Walthers – alto – treble choir The District congratulates these talented student-musicians on their selection and best wishes for success at the All-State and All-County festivals.
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes - September 11 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education commenced the meeting with a moment of silence and personal reflections on the events of September 11, 2001. Several of the trustees payed tribute to the teachers who kept their classrooms calm and protected the children at this time of uncertainty. During the Superintendent’s report, Dr. Joseph Giani described opening day as a “smooth start” and “absolutely delightful.” Bus transportation went well with a few hiccups, especially since the district has a new bus provider. Dr. Giani noted that 70% of South Haven’s students also took advantage of bus transportation. Opening day followed the successful opening of the South Haven Early Childhood Center on September 3, which was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the school. Dr. Giani also addressed the issues surrounding vaccine immunizations, particularly the lack of time for some families to plan or adjust to the new law eliminating the religious exemption option. He said he has followed up with a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, expressing concerns about families’ abilities to meet the deadline. The Superintendent’s report concluded with a report on the marked improvement of grade 3-8 ELA and math assessments. Grade 3 students demonstrated a 19% increase overall in ELA and a 15% increase in math, Dr. Giani reported. Dr. Giani announced the hiring of Frank P. Long Intermediate School music teacher Joseph Giammona, and welcomed him to the South Country community. The Board unanimously approved the Board Priorities for the 2019-2020 school year. At the Board’s request, Dr. Giani added the District’s Mission Statement and Strategic Planning Goals to the final draft. Board Vice President Jack Nix said the document was the clearest set of priorities he has seen thus far, while President Hayes said she liked the layout and inclusion of the Mission Statement and Strategic Planning Goals. The Board also discussed the dissatisfaction among parents in the community about a letter from the middle school indicating that students can no longer “opt out” of taking a local assessment called the NWEA. Dr. Giani explained that this measure of academic progress is a local assessment and does not have a refusal or opt-out provision. He also explained that the NWEA serves as a “universal screener” to identify students in grades K-8 who may need additional support or services. Dr. Giani said the letter’s purpose was a good effort to better inform parents of the importance of taking the assessment so that children can acquire the support they need and student learning can be improved overall. However, several members of the community expressed their dissatisfaction about the strong language in the letter and its timing, claiming that parents should have a say in whether their children take the test or not. President Hayes asked Dr. Giani to prepare an NWEA workshop so that the Board of Education and community can be better informed about the purpose of this particular assessment. The Board also continued their discussion on allowing consent for school security cameras to be linked to the Suffolk County Police Department in cases of emergency. Dr. Giani and the Board further discussed concerns regarding how the language of the agreement potentially affects student privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Counsel weighed in, suggesting that the District still needs to acquire the “nuts and bolts” of how this technology works, and reported that details about the agreement have not been completely ironed out. There is also the looming question on whether the SCPD will have access to data when maintenance on the technology is performed. Trustee Chris Picini also informed the Board about the voting practices of the New York State School Boards Association’s proposed by-laws. He recommended that the trustees read the 38-page document to familiarize themselves with the issues, prior to voting on October 25. In closing, Trustee Clyde Parker shared experiences of watching firsthand the Twin Towers collapsing on September 11. He said he was most touched by the way people came together and that we need to continue finding the love that unites communities and people. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
          

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

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Bellport HS Summer Graduates Celebrated

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Bellport High School’s 22 summer graduates processed through the aisles of the auditorium to the cheers of family and friends during the annual summer graduation, held on Aug. 21. During the momentous occasion, Principal Timothy Hogan congratulated the students on this achievement and told them to never doubt their worth or their potential to impact those around them. He also shared that successful leaders know their content, are passionate about what they do and have a genuine interest in the well-being of others. “Everyone here today has value in the world,” he said. Following Mr. Hogan’s address, Board of Education President E. Anne Hayes and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani certified that the students had met New York State’s requirements for graduation. The graduates then moved their tassels from right to left to signify becoming Bellport High School alumni. As part of the presentation of diplomas, summer school Principal Erika Della Rosa introduced each graduate and spoke about their future plans, including nursing, watch making, music, military service and business. The graduates then walked across the stage to receive their diplomas from Mr. Hogan, Ms. Hayes, Board of Education trustee Jack Nix and Dr. Giani. The District extends its congratulations and wishes for future success to the graduates.
          

District trustees attend annual SCOPE Dinner Meeting

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani and newly elected Board of Education trustees President E. Anne Hayes, Melissa Aruta, Clyde Parker and Cameron Trent attended the SCOPE Education Services’ 35th Annual Dinner Meeting, held at Oakdale’s Bourne Mansion on Aug. 8. The event served as a networking opportunity for new and returning superintendents and board of education trustees, as well as other education system professionals. SCOPE provides a vast array of school district services, including before and after-school childcare programs, school enrichment programs and professional development. Speakers included Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association Executive Director Lorraine Deller, SCOPE Board of Directors President Charles Russo, Roger Tilles, who serves as Long Island’s representative on the New York State Board of Regents, and New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia. Topics included the implications of the 2020 Census and the importance of districts working to assure that everyone is counted, equity and New York State education standards. In her comments about equity in education and serving the entire population of students on Long Island, Commissioner Elia said, “All of you need to be involved and make sure you think of ALL students on Long Island.”
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes - July 24 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education held its second meeting of the month on July 24 in the district’s administrative offices. During Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani’s report to the community, Waverly Busby was recognized for his retirement, having provided safety and security services to the district since September 2007. Dr. Giani said, “We thank you for your insight that brought about departmental improvements and your unwavering, dedicated service to the children of our school community.” Also recognized were five high school students, who were nominated for awards during the 17th annual Teeny Awards, held at Southold High School in June. Thespians David Bellante (pit orchestra), Erin Kelly (lead female in a musical), Katelyn Maddalena (supporting female in a musical), Maya McCullough (assistant director) and Tyler Zapata (lead male in a musical) were each recognized for their demonstration of talent in the school’s rendition of “Rent” and for being invited by the East End Arts Council to attend and perform at this prestigious event, which recognizes the county’s most talented student-actors. Dr. Giani also announced that the district has a unique opportunity to pilot a vaping detection device by FlySense Technology at both the middle school and high school for the 2019-20 school year and at no charge to the district. Twelve devices in total will be installed (six devices in the high school and six devices in the middle school bathrooms). In return for participation in the program, the district will be featured in a segment on The Today Show prior to the opening of the school year. Administrators, a parent and a student will possibly be interviewed and videotaping will take place between July 31 and Aug. 5. Dr. Giani also noted that this opportunity provides an additional preventative measure in keeping students healthy and safe. The devices are valued at $995 each or $11,940 in total, not including the annual service being waived by FlySense Technology. A pre-K lottery was held on July 25 for full-day pre-K placement at the new South Haven Early Childhood Center. Dr. Giani reported that 74 full-day spaces were available. At the time of the meeting, 105 students had registered for the full-day program, and 43 had registered for half-day services. Dr. Giani hopes that parents who do not receive full-day spots will take advantage of the before- and after-care services being provided for a fee. The summer graduation ceremony will be held on Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Currently, 25 seniors are enrolled in the summer school program and are looking forward to receiving their high school diplomas. The Board of Education trustees will participate in the annual district building walkthroughs on Aug. 30 with each school principal and head custodian. The ribbon-cutting for the South Haven Early Childhood Center is scheduled for Sept. 3. The district will announce the time of the ceremony prior to the event. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small and Director of Elementary Education Amy Brennan presented the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan for Brookhaven Elementary School and Bellport Middle School, which was later approved by the trustees. In preparing the report, teachers responsible for teaching each subgroup, parents with children from each identified subgroup and secondary students from each identified subgroup were administered surveys. After analyzing the survey data, the DCIP will make improvements to both schools based on the tenets of systems and organizations, school leadership, curriculum, instruction, social-emotional learning and parent and community engagement. Mr. Small pointed out that the plans are similar for both schools but are not carbon copies. Both of the schools are unique, he said. He also noted that another survey will be administered in April 2020. “There is a lot of strength in the district resources that need to be harvested,” Mr. Small said. Details of the report will be available on the district’s website at www.southcountry.org, under the Board Docs tab. The Board is in the process of reading four policies, one of which is a first reading of Policy 7511: Immunization of Students. Under recently passed New York State legislation, the Board must legally remove religious exemptions for immunizations. Currently, 48 district students will be affected by the revisions in this active policy. The Board of Education also discussed its Board Priorities for the 2019-20 school year. Several of the trustees had suggestions for changes to the language of the document, which will be discussed further during the Board Retreat, to be held at the Post-Morrow Foundation in Brookhaven on Aug. 17. In personnel news, the Board approved the appointment of Jenna Restiva as the Director of Guidance, effective Sept. 1. The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes July 2, 2019 - Reorganization and Business Meetings

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The Board of Education reorganized for the 2019-20 school year during its meeting in the administrative offices on July 2, 2019. The Reorganization Meeting was called to order by the District Clerk who presided until Board officers were elected. Newly elected trustees, Melissa Aruta, E. Anne Hayes and Clyde Parker, were sworn into office by District Clerk, Christine Flynn, who then called for nominations for Board President. The Board nominated and elected Ms. Hayes as President and Jack Nix as Vice President, both of whom were sworn in by the District Clerk. The District Clerk also administered the oath of faithful performance to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joseph Giani. The Board conducted its Business Meeting following the Reorganization Meeting, During his report, Dr. Giani congratulated the Class of 2019, whose commencement exercises took place on June 27, 2019. He also congratulated the eighth grade class, who moved up from Bellport Middle School on June 24, 2019. During the Trustee and Advisory Committee Report, both trustees Lisa Di Santo and Chris Picini thanked administrators for a smooth graduation ceremony and end to the 2018-19 school year. Trustee Melissa Aruta, President E. Anne Hayes and trustee Clyde Parker also thanked the community for the opportunity to serve the district’s students and the community by being elected to the Board of Education. The Board unanimously approved a resolution to establish a sub-fund within the Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund, established in 2009, to be known as the Teachers Retirement System District Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund. Monies for the sub-fund will be provided through budgetary appropriations or raised by taxes to finance retirement contributions to the New York State Retirement System and will not exceed 2% of the total annual compensation or salaries of teachers employed by the District who are members of the TRS, paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year. The Board determined which Trustees will serve as liaisons between the schools and the Board of Education. The list is as follows: Melissa Aruta – Frank P. Long Intermediate School; Lisa Di Santo – South Haven Early Childhood Center; E. Anne Hayes – Brookhaven Elementary School; Jack Nix – Kreamer Street Elementary School; Clyde Parker – Bellport Middle School; Chris Picini – Verne W. Critz Elementary School; and Cameron Trent – Bellport High School. The Board approved proposals submitted in response to an RFP for a district grant to provide pre-kindergarten services to the community. As recommended by the Superintendent, the pre-kindergarten services will include one full-day class at Head Start, two full-day classes provided by New Interdisciplinary School at South Haven, and two half-day classes at Bellport United Methodist Church. In addition, the District will operate four half-day classes and one full-day class at the new South Haven Early Childhood Center. The pre-kindergarten program will consist of four full-day classes (74 seats) and six half-day classes (108 seats) for a total of 182 seats. The District is also in the process of seeking a vendor to provide before-school and after-school childcare in one of the open classrooms located at South Haven Early Childhood Center. This could extend the day for half-day program children/families for a fee paid by the family. The Trustees also determined who would serve as Board representatives on the following Board Advisory Committees: Strategic Planning - E. Anne Hayes, Jack Nix and Cameron Trent; Teaching and Learning – Melissa Aruta and Lisa Di Santo; Health and Safety – Lisa Di Santo, Jack Nix and Cameron Trent; Finance and Facilities – Clyde Parker and Chris Picini. Trustee Cameron Trent was also appointed to serve as the official South Country Central School District representative to the New York State Countywide Shared Services Initiative. Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone previously invited school districts to elect a representative to the countywide shared services tax savings plan panel, known as SuffolkShare, so that municipalities can save dollars through shared services and procurement of goods and best pricing. The Board also ratified the Bellport Teachers’ Association Affiliate contract for a four-year period. The Board determined to hold its annual retreat on August 17, 2019. The location of the retreat and whether to use a New York State School Boards Association representative to run the retreat and to speak on important policy and procedure will be decided at the next meeting. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on July 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the District’s administrative offices.
          

Healthcare: Nuclear Medicine Technologist II - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Imaging Services Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 25, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary JOB SUMMARY The Nuclear Medicine Technologist II is an experienced Technologist who completes a variety of routine to complex nuclear medicine procedures of high difficulty. A member of the direct patient care team, is fully competent in all aspects of Nuclear Medicine. Serves as a mentor to Nuclear Medicine Technologist I's and students by utilizing skills and knowledge to help train and educate others*. Works independently exercising sound judgment and executing above average clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. Provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic / special procedures. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to radiation standards and guidelines established by radiology agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. Note: some duties and responsibilities may not be applicable or expected to a lesser degree for PRN status employees; evidenced with an * at the end of the item. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE 20% Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. EF Guides and mentors Nuclear Medicine Technologist I's and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities*. SERVICE 30% Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures. Nuclear Medicine is a modality of radiology that uses radioactive substances. EF Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing various nuclear medicine concepts to maximize performance. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with certain procedures. Proactively identifies how to address these for optimum outcomes. EF Provides direct assistance to physicians during diagnostic or special procedures, including assisting with sterile technique. QUALITY/SAFETY 30% Follows radiation safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient radiation protection and immobilization during diagnostic procedures. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. EF Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports ""near misses"" and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. EF Assists with implementation and education of departmental based safety initiatives and standards of practice*. FINANCE 10% Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. EF Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. GROWTH/INNOVATION 10% Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities*. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technologist. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers (Nuclear Medicine Technologist I's) in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives*. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved Radiology Technology Program EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least 3 years experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Nuclear Medicine (ARRT (NM)) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB) Registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC) thru the Texas Medical Board American Heart Association BLS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. Demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills. Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents. Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving. Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Bellport High School’s Top Achievers Honored at Senior Awards

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Bellport High School’s top seniors were recognized for their scholarship, community service and enthusiasm for extracurricular activities during the annual senior awards ceremony, held in Ebersole Auditorium on June 3. One hundred seniors sat on the decorated stage as their names were called out to receive one or several of the 104 awards and scholarships presented to deserving recipients. In his introductory remarks, Class of 2019 President Kyle Climan said being chosen for an award or scholarship was a sensational feeling. “We are fulfilled in knowing that we have made the school proud,” he said. Congratulations to the following seniors who received awards and scholarships, and much success in their future endeavors. U.S. Air National Guard Certificate of Enlistment - Carson Nagle U.S. Air Force Math/Science Achievement Award - Nicholas Nazzaro and Chiara Scharf U.S. Army Certificate of Enlistment - Ayden DeGrijze, Brian Kavanagh Jr., Johnathan Patterson and Sean Rodriguez U.S. Army National Guard Certificate of Enlistment - Gabriel Bernal U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award - Valentina Banellis and Kyle Climan U.S. Marine Distinguished Athlete Award - Jamie Trowbridge and Jarell White U.S. Marine Scholastic Excellence Award - Tyler Brock U.S. Marine Semper Fidelis Music Award - Andrew Zimlinghaus U.S. Navy Athletic Achievement Award - Grace Minikel and Andrew Veit U.S. Navy Certificate of Enlistment - Ivan Lopez U.S. Navy Inspirational Leadership Award - Jarell White U.S. Navy Outstanding Scholar Award - Aneeqa Majid SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE/University of Rochester/George Eastman Young Leaders Award - Andrew Zimlinghaus AAA Northeast - Makayla Carrozza Ambulance Company of South Country Award - Erin Bone American History Award Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter NSDAR Scholarship - Eloise Kocay Anthony D. Ferrara Scholarship - Tiara Jones Baha'i Faith Unity in Diversity Award - Sarah Valenzuela Bassford, Dick Memorial Golf Scholarship - Max Kaczmarek, Theo Loizides, Nicholas Nazzaro and Finn Rauch Bell Street Artists-The Dr. Erwin Lubit Award for Art - Bryce Reid, Caroline Slovensky Bellport Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship - Kyle Climan Bellport Chamber of Commerce Malcolm Morley Art Scholarship - Caroline Slovensky Bellport Fire Department Scholarship - Carson Nagle Bellport Football Sean Nigel Vaz "Rich in Pride, Rich in Heart, Rich in Spirit" - Dwan Trent Bellport Garden Club Scholarship - Anna Burkhardt and Chiara Scharpf Bellport High School (School Store) Award - Kimberly Barbecho, Donald Henderson Jr., Chani Jones, Keona Ringgold and Rashona Ringgold Bellport High School Athlete of the Year - Jaelyn Conquest and Dwan Trent Bellport High School P.T.S.A. Scholarship - Ivelisse Diaz, Rebekah Ofori and Steven Uhrie Bellport High School Rick Herrmann Math Scholarship - Megan Berja and Tyler Brock Bellport High School Rick Herrmann Memorial Wrestling - Andrew Porsche Bellport High School Rick Herrmann Scholarship - Tyler Brock, Erin Grace Kelly and Sean O'Hara Bellport High School Scholar Athlete Award - Tyler Brock and Aneeqa Majid Bellport High School Significant Progress Award - Tiara Jones and Devin Trent Bellport High School Student Council Scholarship Awarded in Memory of BHS Student Jennifer Mejia - Kyle Climan and Grace Armann Bellport High School Theatre Sponsors Award - Rafael Benavides, Savanna Borrero, Angelina Caroli, Henry Chillogallo, Alex Erwin, Mia Grossman, Alliandra Khillawan, Erin Kelly, Eloise Kocay, Shaun Laurinaitis, Katelyn Maddalena, Maya McCullough, Grace Rojas, Hannah Tapler, Steven Uhrie and Tyler Zapata Bellport High School Volleyball Scholarship - Enma Bautista and Jaelyn Conquest Bellport Middle School Julia Nofi Scholarship Award - Gabriella Koehler Bellport Middle School PTA Scholarship - Angelina Caroli, Donald Henderson Jr., Thomas Wilson and Tyler Zapata Bellport Middle School Student Council Award - Tyler Brock Bellport Play crafters Theatre Company Desmond W. Burke Scholarship - Alexander Erwin, Shaun Laurinaitis and Tyler Zapata Bellport Play crafters Theatre Company Margaret W. Smith Scholarship - Mia Grossman and Erin Kelly Bellport Retired Educators Association in Memory of: Maureen Asher, Richard Chant, Denis DeSosa, Phyllis Hausner, Kenneth Hughes, William Reynolds, Paul Susskind – Anna Burkhardt, Samantha Murray and Jamie Trowbridge Bellport Rotary Scholarship - Max Loeffler, Alyssa Silvestro Bellport Soccer Matt Cimino Memorial Scholarship - Jonathan Ulloa Fuentes Bellport South Country Lions Club Scholarship - Makayla Carrozza and Lauren Moncayo Bellport Teachers' Affiliate Association Scholarship - Gabriel Bernal, Kyle Climan, Samuel Perez and Mackenzie Thompson Bellport Teachers' Association Mary Chavious Scholarship - Grace Rojas Bellport Teachers' Association Sally Munson Scholarship - Samantha Murray Bellport Youth Football/John Leone Memorial Scholarship - Shakeese Byrd, Anthony Deiters, Gionnah Hicks, Candice Lopez, Myles Wilson and Shawn Wolf Brookhaven Elementary PTA Scholarship - Chiara Scharpf Brookhaven Hamlet Foundation (Virginia Brown Scholarship) - Chiara Scharpf and Grace Minikel Brookhaven Homemakers Beatrice Patrone Memorial Scholarship - Kaitlin Henderson Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Med & Dental Staff Scholarship - Grace Minikel Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship - Marvina Baslious, Henry Chillogallo, Ivelisse Diaz, Michael Foley, Aneeqa Majid, Finn Rauch, Daniel Roach and Gabrielle Tims Capital One Bank Scholarship - Judelka Molina Captain P.J. Roberge Memorial Scholarship - Aneeqa Majid David Kinard Memorial Scholarship - Jarell White Donna Warshaw Memorial Scholarship - Victor Gonzalez Dorothy Roberge Memorial Scholarship - Ahmed Rehman Elaine Messina Memorial Scholarship - Nolan Lyons and Chiara Scharpf Frank P. Long P.T.A. Scholarship - Thomas Wilson IV Gershow Recycling Environmental Conservation Scholarship - Chiara Scharpf Great South Bay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8300 Scholarship - Justin Maler and Thomas Wilson IV Green Community Builder Scholarship - Eloise Kocay Harbor Crab Fishing Tournament Scholarship in honor of Paul "Skippy" Ambrose and Jason Nichols - Theodore Loizides James Felix Grucci Memorial Fund - Erin Bone and Ahmed Rehman James L. Vaughan Memorial Citizenship Scholarship - Tyler Zapata Jeffrey George & Darren Yancey Memorial Scholarship - Devon Balfour Jennifer Hromada Memorial / Spirit Scholarships - Tyler Brock and Jamie Trowbridge Jostens Leadership Award - Kristine Brittelli and Genesis Martinez Karin J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship - Juliana Polonski Katelyn Kokis Women's Soccer Scholarship - Valentina Banellis Katie Kokis Memorial Scholarship - Mia Grossman Kiwanis Club of Patchogue Scholarship in Memory of Edmund Tuton and J.P. Brown–Natalie Arriaza, Trinity Behlen and Carlos Paxtian Kreamer Street School PTA Scholarship - Grace Armann and Melannie Molina Kristin Rohde Theatre Memorial Scholarship - Grace Rojas Lifetouch School Portrait Scholarship - Mia Grossman and Genesis Martinez Long Island Teachers Benevolent Fund Scholarship - Grace Armann, Tyler Brock, Nolan Lyons And Alyssa Mantione Long Island/New York Blood Services Scholarship - Emily Dupointe and Nicholas Nazzaro Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship - Rafael Benavides, Makayla Carrozza, Emily Dupointe, Gionnah Hicks, Jasmine La Gala, Candice Lopez, Genesis Martinez, Judelka Molina, Melannie Molina and Tyler Zapata Maryrose Bono Memorial Scholarship - Alliandra Khillawan Munistat Services, Inc. Scholarship - Kyle Climan Murray L. Fink Memorial Fund - Jamie Trowbridge NYS Council of Administrators of Music Education/Suffolk Award - Andrew Zimlinghaus NYSASBO Scholarship - Melannie Molina Office of the State Comptroller Student Achievement Award - Kyle Climan, Samuel Hampson, Eloise Kocay and Chiara Scharpf Patchogue Lioness Lions Club - Tiara Jones Paul Susskind Memorial Scholarship - Samuel Hampson Peter S. Celentano Memorial Scholarship - Tyler Zapata Principal's Leadership Award - Chiara Scharpf Principal's Recognition Award - Katerin Fuentes Velasco, Janiah Jones and Shealyn Rice Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award - Tiara Jones RJ Buada Memorial Scholarship - Savanna Borrero, Morgan Monte and Sarah Valenzuela Robert J. & Muriel Kossoy Memorial Scholarship - Tyler Brock SCOPE - Christopher Tucker South Country Administrators Association Award - Jarell White South Country P.T.A. Council Academic Scholarship - Justin Maler and Mitchell Maresco South Country Women’s Kickball League - Trinity Behlen and Jamie Trowbridge South Country Youth Soccer League Rose Ventiere Memorial Scholarship - BrandenRasmussen Suffolk County Music Educators Association Award - Andrew Zimlinghaus Suffolk County Public Executive Service Award - Grace Armann Susan Digilio and Fred Corso Spirit & Humanity Award - Emily Dupointe Triple "C" Award - Grace Armann, Emily Dupointe, Aneeqa Majid, Christina Nunez and Gabrielle Tims U.S. Congress Congressional Merit Award - Tyler Brock, Aneeqa Majid and Grace Armann Verne W. Critz PTA Scholarship Award - Henry Chillogallo and Mia Grossman Women's Club of Patchogue Scholarship - Anna Burkhardt
          

Gina Benzie Named STANYS Science Teacher of Year

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The district is pleased to announce that Kreamer Street Elementary School first grade elementary teacher Gina Benzie has been named the 2019 recipient of the Suffolk Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State Elementary Level Science Teacher of the Year Award. According to STANYS, Ms. Benzie received this prestigious recognition based on her ability to provide students and teachers with programs and strategies for the advancement of science. She has not only promoted the enhancement of science education with distinction but has also earned the respect of her colleagues. Ms. Benzie was honored by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, the board of education and Principal Sean Clark during the May 22 board of education meeting. Mr. Clark said, “It is a real honor to have you on our staff and the whole Kreamer Kingdom is proud of you.”
          

Bellport HS Students Grand prizewinners in CAPS contest

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Bellport High School is pleased to announce that Ellen Hoffman’s public speaking and debate class are grand prizewinners in the 2019 New York Mets Anti-Bullying Campaign, “Strike Out Bullying,” in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Services. CAPS is a Long Island nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect through its resources and educational campaigns. CAPS also works directly with children in Nassau and Suffolk counties and is a leading resource in bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse prevention, internet safety, relational aggression, sexual harassment and date rape prevention. Ms. Hoffman explained that the students wrote, performed in and produced their own public service announcement, “Your Words Matter,” to raise awareness of the dangers of bullying to social and emotional health. The 60-second video was filmed in the hallways of Bellport High School. As grand prizewinners, the students have won tickets to the June 5 New York Mets game at Citi Field, where they will attend batting practice and participate in a pre-game recognition ceremony. Their video will also be shown on the Diamond Vision screen for all fans to see. In addition, CAPS will feature the PSA video in their training materials to ensure that all students feel safe, valued and respected throughout Long Island’s schools. This award also comes on the heels of a second-place win by the class during the 2018-2019 school year. “It is wonderful for the kids to be recognized,” Ms. Hoffman said. “The award is well-deserved. [The video] is just a small slice of the tremendous talent and hard work the public speaking and debate students exhibited throughout the year.”
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes – May 22 Business Meeting

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At the commencement of the May 22 Board of Education business meeting, President Cheryl A. Felice called for a moment of silence in recognition of Memorial Day and for those who gave their lives to assure our rights as Americans. The first order of the meeting was for district clerk Christine Flynn to administer the oath of faithful performance to Cameron Trent, who was voted as a trustee to the Board of Education for a two-year term, ending on June 30, 2021. Mr. Trent said being elected to the Board has been a “humbling experience” and that he is ready to get to work. The meeting’s agenda was followed out of order to accommodate presentations, including Kreamer Street Elementary School students’ report about the school’s new STEAM Lab. Members of the Kreamer Kingdom STEAM Lab Commission were on hand, but student representatives from grades K-3 explained to the trustees and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani what it has meant to have the pilot program in place. In addition, the Board and Kreamer Street Principal Sean Clark honored science teacher Gina Benzie, who was named a 2019 recipient of the Suffolk Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) Elementary Level Science Teacher of the Year for having promoted the enhancement of science education with distinction. During Dr. Giani’s report, he congratulated Fine Arts Chairperson Suzette Fandale and Music Chairperson James Uzzi on the excellent Districtwide Fine and Performing Arts Show. Dr. Giani and the trustees congratulated the students on their excellent work, and trustee Chris Picini added that the annual event is a “tradition” with his family. Dr. Giani and President Felice also congratulated trustee election candidates Melissa Aruta, E. Ann Hayes and Clyde Parker who were elected to the Board of Education, commencing July 1, 2019 for a three-year term. Dr. Giani also announced that the 2019-2020 proposed budget and additional propositions were overwhelmingly approved and thanked the community for their support. Center for Environmental Education and Discovery Co-Founders Rebecca Muellers and Tom Pelletier also started a dialogue about the organization’s school program opportunities. The environmental organization is interested in being a future resource for the district. The trustees also approved the Board meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, as well as nine probationary appointments. In other business, the Board approved a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) resolution, not to exceed $21 million, which will allow the District to borrow funds for the purpose of covering expenses in the short-term, until the receipt of tax monies from the Town, which is expected to begin in late December 2019. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on June 12.
          

South Country Named a Top Music Education Community

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The NAMM Foundation has designated the district as one of the nation’s 2019 Best Communities for Music Education for its demonstration of exceptionally high commitment to music education and access to music instruction for all district students. The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants to advance active participation in music. The district music program was analyzed for funding, staffing of qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. The district is proud of its music program which offers instruction in orchestra and band instruments, piano, chorus and music theory. Elementary instruction begins in kindergarten and third grade students may join the chorus, followed by orchestra or band in fourth grade. As students reach the high school level, they have opportunities to perform with the freshman orchestra, string orchestra for grades 10-12, or to audition for membership in the concert orchestra. There is also a high school wind ensemble and symphonic band for students who play band instruments, as well as membership in the school’s mixed chorus. Piano I and II is offered, as well as Music Theory I and Advanced Placement Music Theory for those planning on continuing their education in music on the college level. The district’s various ensembles also compete in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County festival, the Long Island String Festival Association festival, and the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education All-County festival. Opportunities to perform and compete also include the New York State School Music Association’s Ensemble and Solo and Majors Organization festivals. The district’s most talented student-musicians also apply to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State festival. Music Chairperson James Uzzi explained that South Country supports the music program in ways other districts do not. “Because of support from Central Administration, the Board of Education and the community, we have the resources to do what it takes to make the music program visible and one that serves all interested students,” he said.
          

South Country Receives Visit from NYS Senator Martinez

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The district welcomed New York State Sen. Monica Martinez, who visited the Frank P. Long Intermediate School on May 9. During her visit, Sen. Martinez met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice and Principal Stefanie Rucinski to learn about the school’s programs and initiatives. She also toured the newly constructed courtyard learning lab where students were participating in outdoor learning activities. Completed with the use of capital reserve funds this past fall, the courtyard learning lab provides an outdoor instructional space flexible enough to allow for large group concerts, plays and presentations, as well as an extension of classroom learning. Through its construction, the courtyard learning lab improved the overall health of the building. Overgrown vegetation was removed and rain gardens now purposely draw water and moisture away from the building. The turf flooring also reduces maintenance and eliminates the need to bring gas operated lawn mowers through the school to cut the courtyard’s grass. There are garden plots where students can plant and observe the growth of flowers and vegetables, a labyrinth and trees under which students can relax. The district thanks Sen. Martinez for her interest in visiting the school and the courtyard learning lab.
          

Supreme Court to take up Second Amendment argument on NYC gun law

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The Supreme Court will weigh in on a New York City gun law Monday, taking up a Second Amendment case for the first time in a decade.
          

Healthcare: Sterile Processing Tech I - OB/Gyn (Medical Center) - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group 6550 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Sterile Processing Tech Job Type: Part-Time Posted Date: July 18, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary Part-time position - 20 hours per week 2:00 - 2:30 pm start 4 hours a day x 5 days per week (M-F) At Houston Methodist, the Sterile Processing Technician I is an entry level position and is responsible for decontamination, assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all ancillary departments which includes working in conjunction with the Operation Room (OR) staff to provide timely sterile products, trays and case carts where applicable. The position maintains consistent and continuous workflow between the OR and Central Service Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE - 25% 1. Communicates with staff from the interdisciplinary health care team concerning patient safety to improve outcomes and the safe transition of care through effective assignment and shift handoffs, using a structured format. (EF) 2. Demonstrates teamwork by responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Makes contributions to the work effort as a whole and uses problem resolution effectively. (EF) 3. Interacts with peers, staff and physicians in a supportive and respectful manner. Encourages open communication to achieve mutual understanding. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear and professional. (EF) SERVICE - 25% 1. Performs decontamination and assembling of basic surgical trays, individual instrumentation and equipment utilizing established count sheets. Wraps or contains items appropriately according to size and type of instrument or equipment. (EF) 2. Provides timely sterile products, trays and case carts, by location, by following guidance of experienced surgical techs, in conjunction with the OR staff. (EF) 3. Sterilizes instruments and surgical trays by following prescribed manufacturer instructions for use and according to institutional policies and procedures. (EF) 4. Organizes workload utilizing available work time by assisting others and performing additional task as needed. Demonstrates consistent and continuous workflow between the OR and Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 1. Utilizes appropriate cleaning detergents and agents by reading directions and MSDS sheets. (EF) 2. Utilizes all department equipment according to manufacturers-- instructions for use and department policies and protocols. (EF) 3. Ensures through visual inspection that trays have completed the quality process according to AAMI standards for patient use. (EF) FINANCE - 10% 1. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, cleaning the workstation at the end of each shift, and minimizing incidental overtime. Utilizes time between heavy workloads efficiently and helps other team members. (EF) 2. Uses department resources efficiently to ensure completeness of trays, instruments and equipment according to count sheets; does not waste supplies. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 1. Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF) 2. Understands, applies, and demonstrates industry Sterile Processing standards i.e. Steam, ETO and Low Temperature Hydrogen Peroxide. (EF) 3. Participates in department projects and Shared Governance committee for department. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) o Formal education through a Sterile Processing program preferred EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o 0 years of experience CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Within one (1) year of employment, obtain the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) OR Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) certification through Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Independently demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles o Follows Universal Precautions by wearing the appropriate protective attire while working in the Decontamination area o Exhibits interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers o Ability to utilize basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office and electronic instrument tracking system, if applicable o Demonstrates proper phone etiquette when responding to inquiries made to the department o Completes department and institution competencies within established required timelines o Maintains patient and family privacy Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) - Cardiology Heart Failure Nights $10,000 Sign-On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - Cardiology Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: July 1, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Varies Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner--s model of clinical practice. The RN II position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN II position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN II position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 25% 1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF) 2. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF) 3. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF) SERVICE - 25% 1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF) 2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF) 3. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient--s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF) 4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF) 2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF) 3. Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient--s condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF) 4. Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF) FINANCE - 10% 1. Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF) 2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF) 2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Honors for High School Track and Basketball Athletes

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During the April 25 board of education meeting, three of Bellport High School’s All-County athletes were honored for their outstanding performance during the winter Sports season. Kyler Pizzo, Jarell White and Emily Zahralban received certificates from the board of education and central administration for their individual accomplishments. Kyler placed third in the Suffolk County championship tournament in the 55-meter hurdles. He ran a time of 7.68, which was two-tenths of a second off the winning time. With his third-place finish, Kyler qualified for the New York State Championship Tournament where he finished in the top 10. He also competed on the 4x200 relay team, which finished fourth in Suffolk County. Emily finished second in Suffolk County in the 1500-meter race walk with a time of 7:05. Her time and second-place win qualified Emily for the New York State Championships where she finished fourth and earned All-State honors. Emily continued her top performance with a sixth-place finish at the national championships, earning her the title of All-American. In basketball, Jarell led his team to a 20-2 record for the second consecutive year, a League III championship title and a final four finish in the Suffolk County Championship tournament. He was the leading scorer in Suffolk County, averaging more than 30 points per game, and was the leading rebounder with more than 15 rebounds per game. Jarell has been named League III player of the year and Suffolk County Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-Long Island Team for the third consecutive year and will be named to the All-New York State Team in the upcoming weeks. The district congratulates the athletes on these outstanding athletic accomplishments.
          

Kreamer Elementary Students Host Postcard Exchange

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By the end of the school year, second-grade students in Jolene McCarthy’s class at Kreamer Street Elementary will have learned important facts about each of the nation’s states as well as their geographical location. The students have been participating in a postcard exchange with a consortium of classes throughout the country. Each week, the students find out who their “mystery state” will be. Before looking at a new postcard, Ms. McCarthy shows the students an outline of the state where the postcard is from. The students have to figure out the state by comparing its shape to all of the states on a map of the United States. After the state has been revealed, the students study the interesting facts on the postcard, including the state bird, flower, nickname, flag and more. In addition, the class collectively wrote a blurb of fun facts about New York State and the Bellport community to send to students participating in the postcard exchange in the remaining 49 states.
          

Executive: Manager , Nursing - Orthopedics - Nights - $10,000 Sign - On Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Leadership Management Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Sept. 23, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Varies Job Summary JOB SUMMARY The Nursing Manager is a registered nurse who has 24-hour comprehensive operational responsibility for the delivery and quality of patient care provided in the designated areas(s) of responsibility. The manager assists with developing and implementing performance initiatives to ensure optimal patient safety and outcomes and customer satisfaction. Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction, initiative, effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communications skills. Fosters interdepartmental/interdisciplinary collaboration. Participates in committees, representing unit and Nursing in a positive manner. PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Varies by Nursing Unit -- Not applicable -- Neonate (Birth to 28 days) -- Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months) -- Toddler (18 months to 3 years) -- Preschooler (3-6 years) -- School Age (6-12 years) -- Adolescence (12-18 years) -- Young Adult (19-40 Years) -- Middle Adult (40-65 Years) -- Mature Adult (65 years and older) HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. II. Focuses on patient/customer safety III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE - 20% 1. Establishes effective, two way communication with staff. (EF) 2. Selects, retains, and effectively develops unit staff and management personnel, utilizing performance appraisals, corrective counseling, and commendations to achieve desired outcomes. (EF) 3. Functions as role model to staff, reinforcing principles of service orientation and ensuring that the focus is always on improving patient care. (EF) 4. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement. SERVICE - 20% 1. Plans coverage of unit to maximize presence of management and staff. 2. Responds to employee, patient and physician concerns, taking appropriate action and channeling concerns according to appropriate procedures. (EF) 3. Maintains ongoing interactions with patients, families, physicians, and staff on how to improve patient care and service provided. QUALITY/SAFETY - 20% 1. Prepares measurable goals and objectives that are consistent with The Methodist Hospital System priorities, and develops action plans for achieving goals, incorporating collaborative efforts if appropriate. (EF) 2. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards. FINANCE - 20% 1. Manages unit expenses within approved budget parameters. (EF) 2. Develops staffing plans and schedules to meet patient care needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness. GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20% 1. Implements change, demonstrating the ability to motivate employees and follow through to ensure change in behavior has actually occurred. (EF) 2. Demonstrates problem solving skills to include investigation, identification of cause(s) and development of corrective action, and submits reports which require minimal editing. (EF) 3. Demonstrates initiative in identifying developmental needs of staff and taking appropriate action, including collaboration with unit educator. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Degree in Nursing, Bachelors or Masters required. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Minimum 2 yrs in a clinical setting, leadership experience required. i.e. Charge Nurse CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. Magnet recognized certification within 6 months of eligibility. HMH-Magnet recognized leadership certification within 6 months of eligibility. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED -- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security. -- Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Seniors and Sophomores Win the Academic Challenge

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Bellport High School’s senior and sophomore teams were the winners of the annual Academic Challenge, held in the school auditorium on March 20. The annual challenge, similar to Jeopardy, is one of several activities held for Spirit Month. Adviser Ellen Hoffman said in her introductory comments, “This is one of the best parts of spirit month and is a way to see how students can perform under pressure.” The senior team was paired against the juniors, while the sophomores competed against the freshmen. Topics included New York State history, science, video games, colleges and universities, “Hola, Shalom, Ciao” and politics today. Commentator Wayne White and student council score keepers Carly Diolosa, Karli Monsell and Eliza Ynoa were also on hand to help the program run smoothly. The South Country Central School District congratulates the following team members for being chosen by faculty to participate in the Academic Challenge: Grade 9: Aqsa Majid, Curren Johnsen, Tarissa Jones, Charlotte Rauch and (alternate) Steven Rodas Grade 10: Bobby DeSantis, Anthony Huber, Victoria Monte, Zach Pino and (alternate) Hannah Wilson Grade 11: Shaliq Cochran, Liam Murphy, Veronica Riddick and Aidan Sawyer Grade 12: Ashton Arbus, Tyler Brock, Africa Bryant, (alternate) Saeed Hossain andShawn Wolf
          

Students Host National Foreign Language Week

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Bellport Middle School celebrated languages and cultural diversity during the school’s annual National Foreign Language Week, held March 4-8.Sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, National Foreign Language Week is celebrated in order to allow students to gain new levels of appreciation and enhanced perspective of a diverse global society. Spanish teacher Paola Pilocane said, “Celebrating National Foreign Language Week helps students to “recognize the importance of foreign language study and learning about other cultures. The students are also exposed to valuable cross-cultural experiences.” Teacher Sal DiPuma said the students were immersed in a number of fun-filled activities, in addition to their classroom studies of Italian, French and Spanish. There was an international Kahoot Challenge and the debut of a cultural roots film in which teachers talked about their cultural heritage.There was an Escape the Room Challenge with clues relating to foreign literature review, a number activity, scavenger hunt and cultural music. Classes also organized into teams to compete against one another in an international Jeopardy competition. The week commenced with International Food Day, in which students were encouraged to bring a dish that represents their cultural identity.
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN)- II- Surgical Liver ICU - Night $10,000 Sign-On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - ICU/Tele Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Variable scheduling with alternating weekends and holidays Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFIES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN II position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN II position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN II position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 25% 1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF) 2. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF) 3. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF) SERVICE - 25% 1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF) 2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF) 3. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient--s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF) 4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF) 2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF) 3. Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient--s condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF) 4. Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF) FINANCE - 10% 1. Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF) 2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF) 2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Bellport HS Presents ‘Rent’

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A talented cast and crew drew full houses during performances of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent,” held in the Bellport High School Ebersole Auditorium on Feb. 8-9. Under the direction of Suzette Fandale, producer Barbara Gallagher and choreographer Stephanie Vertichio, the 39-member cast and company entertained the audience with this memorable rendition of the 1990s musical about a group of starving New York artists who struggle with their careers, love lives and the community effects of the AIDS epidemic while trying to survive in Manhattan’s East Village. Shaun Laurinaitis played the role of aspiring filmmaker Mark, while Tyler Zapata played HIV-positive musician Roger, both of whom scramble to make rent to their former roommate and landlord Benjamin, played by Mike Marziliano. In the meantime, friend and professor Tom (Henry Chillogallo) is attracted to Angel (James MacGilvray), who is dying from AIDS. The success of the production was not only due to the professional-quality of the student-actors but by the 22-member crew, Angelique Graziano’s talents with hair and makeup, vocal director and accompanist Henry Finnegan and the pit orchestra, under the baton of Jim Uzzi. The masterful set design and construction were also the workings of Ms. Fandale, Ms. Gallagher and Mr. Uzzi. The South Country Central School District congratulates the student-thespians on their outstanding performances.
          

Learning Principles of Biodiversity

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Hilde the millipede, Gertrude the box turtle, Ludwig the ball python and Dusty the chinchilla were the subjects of an important lesson on the basics of biodiversity at Brookhaven Elementary School. During a visit with New York Department of Environmental Conservation educator David Pomerand, the first-grade students learned the importance of protecting the environment through discussion of animal habitats and behavior. They discussed the characteristics of invertebrates, reptiles and mammals and how their animal guests resembled and differed from one another. The students even had an opportunity to pet the animals.
          

Board Notes - Jan. 23 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education met for its second business meeting of the month on Jan. 23, commencing the meeting with a moment of silence and reflection in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his report, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani regretfully announced that the New York State Department of Education has identified South Country as a Target District as a result of Brookhaven Elementary School and Bellport Middle School being identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools. The contributing factor was low participation on the grade 3-8 State exams, which impacted overall student performance. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small, Director of Elementary Education Amy Brennan, Brookhaven Elementary School Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond and Bellport Middle School Principal Dr. Jamal Colson attended a Target District orientation meeting on Jan. 10 in Albany. They learned that the State will conduct a needs assessment in March, and both buildings will be required to conduct a parent/teacher survey by year’s end. The result from the needs assessment and parent survey will be used to develop an improvement plan, to be submitted to the New York State Education Department byJuly 1. The Board discussed renaming the South Haven School and decided doing so would not be in the best interest of the school district and community. Moving forward, the South Haven School will be referred to as South Haven Early Childhood Center. The Board also stated that although there has been discussion in the community regarding changing the name of the school district, the Board indicated it had no intention in considering a district name change at this time. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management services Dr. Sammy Gergis reviewed the upcoming budget process and discussed the district’s long-term planning and reserves during his first of eight budget presentations. The administration and the Board will prepare a zero-based/program-planning budget which will assess the district’s goals and priorities, lay out recommendations and costs to reach objectives and require each facility and program to justify expenditures. A Budget Hearing will be held on May 8. The 2019-2020 Budget Vote and Election is May 21. In addition to the budget, the community will be asked to vote on a $2.2 million Capital Reserve for facility improvements. More information and the scope of the vote will be discussed at the Feb. 6 meeting. The District has expanded its social media presence with Instagram. Please stay up-to-date on the latest by visiting the district’s Instagram @southcountrycsd. The next Board of Education will be held on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
          

South Country Musicians Honored

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During the Jan. 9 board of education meeting, the District’s top student-musicians were honored. Mia Grossman (soprano, mixed chorus), Erin Kelly (soprano, mixed chorus) and Tyler Zapata (trumpet, symphonic band) were congratulated for being named alternates for the New York State School Music Association All-State Music festival. Although these students did not attend the event held in Rochester last month, being named an alternate is a prestigious honor and ranks the students among the most talented throughout New York State. In addition, Mia (soprano, treble chorus), Erin (soprano, mixed chorus), Katelyn Maddalena (soprano, mixed chorus), Maya McCullough (alto, mixed chorus), Daniel Roach (viola, symphony orchestra), Tyler (trumpet, symphony orchestra) and AutumnMargaret Walthers (alto, mixed chorus) were congratulated for their participation in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County festival, held at Half Hollow Hills East High School on Nov. 17. The district congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment.
          

Board Notes Jan. 9 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education held its first business meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The meeting commenced with the presentation of certificates by Superintendent of School Dr. Joseph Giani and Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice to student-athletes, student-musicians and coaches who recently received prestigious awards. Bellport High School students Alyssa Mantione and Samuel Hampson were recognized for having received the Suffolk Zone Award for exemplary scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities. Additionally, Grace Minikel, Jaelyn Conquest, DJ Trent and Ka'Shaun Parrish were recognized for being named All-County Athletes in their individual sports. Coaches Ellen Hoffman and Larry Auth were also congratulated for having been named League IV JV Coach of the Year and League IV Coach of the Year, respectively. Mia Grossman, Erin Kelly and Tyler Zapata received recognition for being named alternates in the New York State School Music Association All-State Music festival, held in December at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. In addition, Mia, Erin, Katelyn Maddalena, Maya McCullough, Daniel Roach, Tyler and AutumnMargaret Walthers were congratulated for their participation in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County festival, held at Half Hollow Hills East High School on Nov. 17. For more information on these awards, please log onto the district’s website at www.southcountry.org. Dr. Giani asked that a discussion about a name change to the South Haven School be placed on the Jan. 23 BOE meeting agenda. The school will be the future location of the district pre-kindergarten program. Trustee Lisa DiSanto noted the district’s many musical opportunities and invited the community to attend the middle school musical, to be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. She also noted that the high school musical will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9. Ms. Felice also invited the community to browse the artwork of the district’s talented artists hung in the administration building’s hallway. In other news, the BOE adopted policy 6121 (Sexual Harassment in the Workplace) and formerly accepted a donation from the Brookhaven 7-Eleven to benefit the high school’s Center of Excellence. The next board of education meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
          

Athletes and Coaches are Tops in Their Sports

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During the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting, Bellport High School student-athletes and coaches were recognized for exemplary accomplishments. Alyssa Mantione and Samuel Hampson were congratulated for having received the Suffolk Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Suffolk County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities. Four high school athletes were also congratulated for being named Section XI All-County Athletes and include: Grace Minikel (girls cross-country), Jaelyn Conquest (girls volleyball), DJ Trent (football) and Ka'Shaun Parrish (football). In addition, League IV junior varsity girls volleyball coach Ellen Hoffman and League IV varsity girls volleyball coach Larry Auth were each recognized for being named Coach of the Year. The district congratulates the athletes and coaches on these outstanding accomplishments.
          

Accounting, Auditing: Manager Clinical Operations - (Medical Center) - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group 6550 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Leadership Management Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary JOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Manager Clinical Operations position is responsible for providing clinical expertise and serves as a resource to the organization through educational programs, quality improvement projects, and special projects. This position ensures high quality, cost effective services and responsive interface among various departments and facilities as it pertains to patient safety, education, nurse triage and clinical quality. The Manager, Clinical Operations is responsible for maintaining high quality care, as per the standards of all applicable state and federal regulatory agencies. This position will work in collaboration with Clinical, Financial, Operational roles and interdisciplinary workgroups to identify and drive synergistic opportunities across the organization to effectively address patient safety, quality, education and nurse triage needs. The Manager Clinical Operations works alongside physicians, clinic leadership, and a variety of staff members to provide unparalleled care and customer service to patients while promoting HMH ICARE Values and Service Pride Standards. The manager position responsibilities include managing the daily work activities of the work unit/department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency while assisting management in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position provides guidance to staff and is responsible for staffing, budget compliance, contributing to staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also implements training, monitoring and operations initiatives that secure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/ government regulations. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 20% 1. Performs management responsibilities of selection, scheduling, supervision, retention, and evaluation of employees in the department. Provides development and mentoring of staff. Meets or exceeds threshold goal for department turnover. Develops direct reports to perform these same functions. (EF) 2. Provides fair and consistent leadership and communication to maintain a competent and engaged employee group by conducting regular department meetings to review policies and procedures and operational matters, rounding on all employees, completing performance appraisals, conducting new hire feedback sessions, coaching/corrective counseling, and providing recognition/commendations to achieve desired outcomes. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem. (EF) 3. Facilitates and promotes effective team dynamics and teambuilding strategies within and between departments; participates and/or leads and facilitates department process improvements as needed. (EF) 4. Meets or exceeds threshold goal for department and/or system metrics on employee engagement indicators: action readiness score, tier level. (EF) 5. Attends educational sessions related to guidelines, best practice, etc. Serves as resource and expert for clinical quality measure sets on multidisciplinary performance improvement teams. Communicates important changes to administration, medical staff and other healthcare providers in timely manner to allow for necessary system changes. (EF) 6. Performs the functions of a Registered Nurse as needed, assists physicians as directed; provides professional nursing assessment, identifies and performs nursing care which requires complex and professional assessment. (EF) Assists in educating system entities on triage nursing protocols and addresses NT Access issues/ concerns. Works with Contact Center, PO Leadership, Physicians and Staff to ensure consistent nurse triage practices and access compliance amongst entities. Collaborates with Contact Center, PO Departments, System Entities and other sending facilities to ensure department processes are effective and serve the intended access objectives for all customers (EF) SERVICE - 20% 1. Plans and organizes day-to-day department operations, schedule and activities. Sets priorities and functional standards, giving direction to staff as necessary to ensure the best possible delivery of service and high customer/patient satisfaction. (EF) 2. Drives department service standards and activities to impact department and/or system score for patient/customer-based satisfaction, through role modeling and fostering accountability. Serves and actively participates on various entity committees as a voice for the department. (EF) 3. Assists in educating system entities on triage nursing protocols and addresses NT Access issues/ concerns. Works with Contact Center, PO Leadership, Physicians and Staff to ensure consistent nurse triage practices and access compliance amongst entities (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 1. Ensures a safe and effective working environment; monitors and/or revises the department safety plan and/or any specific accreditation/regulatory required safety guidelines, including infection control principles. Monitors and confirms staff maintain their required credentials that demonstrate competency per accrediting agency or department guidelines as applicable. (EF) 2. Uses and optimizes information systems to enhance operations; supports entity-specific performance improvement and data management/analysis functions. (EF) 3. Employs a proactive approach in the optimization of safe outcomes by monitoring and improving the department workflow, using peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses and/or adverse events immediately and identifying solutions via collaboration. Adopts lean principles in driving process improvements. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to improve safety. (EF) 4. Monitors self and employee compliance with policies, procedures, and System HR Standards of Practice and performs associated actions upon non-compliance (i.e., focal point review requirements, disaster plan, inservices, influenza immunization, wage and hour, standard hours, timely termination submission, timely timecard approval, etc.). (EF) 5. Develops, implements and maintains Patient Safety, Education and Quality Enhancement Programs. (EF) 6. Optimizes operations to provide quality care and customer service to patients maintaining excellent threshold of patient satisfaction scores. (EF) FINANCE - 15% 1. Assists in the development of department budget and ensures that the department operates in a cost effective manner. Manages/audits department expenses within approved budget parameters, ensuring that the department meets the budgeted/flex revenue and/or expense targets on a monthly and annual basis. Develops staffing plans and schedules to meet department/patient care needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness. (EF) 2. Implements department strategies to achieve financial target and staffing needs, developing others to do the same, through optimizing productivity, supply/resource efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime and overtime percentage, and other areas according to department specifications. (EF) 3. Prepares various weekly/monthly/ad hoc reports for the Director of Clinical Operations; develops policies and procedures for clinical operations specific to the Physician Organization in cooperation with leadership, ensuring compliance. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20% 1. Identifies and implements innovative solutions for practice or workflow changes to improve department operations or other department-specific measures by leading unit projects and/or other department/system directed shared governance activities. Supports change initiatives, maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures. (EF) 2. Proactively evaluates processes; recommends and implements action plan(s) for change; follows through to ensure effective, sustainable change. Participates in the development and implementation of new procedures and the review and revision of existing procedures. (EF) 3. Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one--s area and other areas, teams, departments, and units to achieve business goals. (EF) 4. Seeks opportunities to identify developmental needs of self and staff and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Conducts conversations with staff on their development and IDP. (EF) 5. Leads efforts in the development of objectives and long-range strategic plans in cooperation with management; develops, implements and coordinates new programs / procedures to generate revenue and support staff development. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor--s degree in Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS . o Five years of experience within the field, of which one year must have been in a managerial role in healthcare; for internals, four years of experience in relevant field with HM performance that demonstrates leadership abilities o Three years of RN experience in acute care or ambulatory environment; experience in clinical management preferred. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security o Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles; engages the recipient(s) and helps them understand and retain the message o Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one--s intentions and those of the organization o Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one--s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved o Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills o Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences o Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment o Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace o Must be able to travel to various satellite practice locations o Skilled at managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities o Extremely well-organized and detail oriented o Excellent interpersonal skills required to deal with diverse physicians and staff o Excellent oral and written communication skills required o Proficient in MS Office and Excel o Ability to use clinical information systems SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs No Business professional Yes Other (dept approved) No On-Call* No *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: _________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Christmas in a Shoebox

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High school Student Council members worked fervently the week before the holiday break to fill more than 100 pre-wrapped shoeboxes with gifts for pre-K through senior students attending Little Flower Children’s Services of New York. The student-elves collected the gift donations from generous teachers and students. The additional money collected during the organization’s Safe Halloween was used to purchase extra items and to provide holiday food baskets, which included a ham or turkey, for Bellport families in need.
          

In the Zone

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Bellport High School students Sam Hampson and Alyssa Mantione were selected as recipients of the Suffolk Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Suffolk County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities. The district congratulates Sam and Alyssa on this outstanding athletic accomplishment.
          

Board Notes - Dec. 5 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education met for the last time this calendar year on Dec. 5. During the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Joseph Giani noted that since the bottle filling stations have been installed in each of the school buildings in 2017, to date, a total of 339,436 plastic bottles have been saved. There are currently 16 bottle filling stations throughout the six buildings. The environmental savings from this initiative are quite significant, as well as the financial savings to families who previously purchased plastic water bottles. Per building, the breakdown is as follows: BHS (184,664), BMS (87,6250, FPL (32,792), BES (10,098), VWC (9,623 ) and KSE (14,634). The Board voted to establish the South Country Central School District Repair Reserve Fund for capital improvements or equipment repairs, which are not annual or recurrent. The repair reserve fund can be funded by budgetary appropriations or transfers and use of the reserve for repairs does not need a public vote. The district administration and Board of Education trustees congratulated Bellport High School math teacher Johnny Rojas, who was granted tenure starting Jan. 4. Board President Cheryl A. Felice also congratulated the Frank P. Long Intermediate School and Bellport Middle School administration on their handling of the bomb threat prank at FPL earlier this month. She said, “It was gratifying to see everyone come together.” Dr. Giani also thanked New York State Regent Roger Tilles for his interest in FPL’s courtyard learning center and Brookhaven Elementary School’s dual language magnet program. Regent Tilles visited both schools and read poetry to students in Sarah Rauch’s fourth-grade classroom and Steven Davila’s second-grade classroom. The trustees also thanked the owners of the new 7-Eleven on Montauk Highway in Brookhaven for the donation of $711 to the high school’s Center of Excellence. In closing, Ms. Felice took a moment to talk about former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush. “Today, on this Day of Remembrance for our nation’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush, I would ask all of our trustees and leaders within the South Country Central School District to be mindful of their commitment to our district and move forward into 2019 much in the way President Bush was remembered today…Serve with Integrity, Lead with Courage and Govern with Heart.” The Board of Education and Central Administration would like to wish the community a healthy and happy holiday season! The January board meetings will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23.
          

NYS Regent Roger Tilles Visits South Country Schools

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District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small and Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice welcomed New York State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles, who visited both the Frank P. Long Intermediate School and Brookhaven Elementary School on Nov. 15. “We were honored that Regent Tilles took the time to visit our school district and to see the wonderful programs we have developed in our district over the past year,” Dr. Giani said. During his visit of the intermediate school, Regent Tilles received a tour from Principal Stefanie Rucinski and Assistant Principal Alicia Ulberg of the new courtyard learning lab, which opened in October and provides an outdoor instructional space flexible enough to allow for large group concerts, plays and presentations, as well as an extension of classroom learning. He also visited Sarah Rauch’s fourth-grade classroom, where he read poetry from his favorite author Shel Silverstein. The students discussed with Regent Tilles examples of onomatopoeia in Silverstein’s poetry and how music is actually poetry. At Brookhaven Elementary School, Regent Tilles was accompanied by Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond on a tour of the school’s new Dual Language Magnet Program, which allows students beginning in kindergarten the opportunity to learn core subjects in both English and Spanish, becoming bilingual and biliterate through fifth grade. He visited Steven Davila’s second-grade classroom, teaching the students an easily memorized poem about a tiger. He also told the students that learning a second language is extremely important today. “As you grow up and become adults, everyone in this country will need a second language,” he said.
          

Board Notes - Nov. 14 Meeting

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The Board of Education held its only business meeting for the month on Nov. 14. The meeting commenced with the recognition of four Bellport High School seniors who were recognized by Brookhaven Town’s Hispanic Advisory Board during the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration in October. Chelsea Argueta, Henry Chillogallo, Ivelisse Diaz and Katerin Fuentes Velasco were among 64 Hispanic/Latino high school students from 13 school districts who were honored for maintaining a GPA of 95 percent or higher. During the Trustee Reports, trustees Lisa DiSanto and Jack Nix congratulated the Bellport High School student-thespians who performed in “Moon Over Buffalo,” held on Nov. 2-3. Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice and Vice President Regina Hunt also congratulated high school students who were inducted into the Center of Excellence Club on Nov. 8. Dr. Anthony Griffin also gave a shoutout to third-grade students in Mrs. Micyk’s class at Brookhaven Elementary School, where he read Deborah Diesen’s “The Pout-Pout Fish.” Mike Leone from Cullen & Danowski then presented the Independent Auditor’s Report required annually by the New York State Education Department. In addition to stating his gratitude for the district’s cooperation and engagement in the audit process, he gave the district a clean bill of health and discussed the particulars of the report with the trustees. The district also voted to fund the My School Bucks administrative fees so that parents do not have to pay for card replenishments each time money is placed in students’ lunch accounts. The board collectively wished the community a happy and safe thanksgiving and announced that the next business meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
          

Healthcare: Cardiac MRI Technologist II - Full Time - Days - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Imaging Services Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Oct. 7, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Job Summary JOB SUMMARY The Cardiac MRI (CMRI) Technologist II is an experienced cardiac MRI technologist who completes a variety of routine to complex diagnostic cardiovascular procedures to include Cardiovascular MRI exams of high difficulty. A member of the direct patient care team, is fully competent in all aspects of CMRI exams. Serves as a mentor to CMRI Technologist I's and students by utilizing skills and knowledge to help train and educate others. Works independently exercising sound judgment and executing above average clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. May be actively engaged in research projects and activities. Provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic / special procedures. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to CMRI exam standards and guidelines established by regulatory agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE - 20% Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF) Guides and mentors Fellows/observers, CMRI Technologist I's and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. SERVICE - 30% Performs diagnostic cardiovascular procedures to include CMRI exams. Cardiac MRI creates both still and moving pictures of the heart and major blood vessels. (EF) Performs a variety of high quality clinical and research Cardiac MRI exams, differentiating protocols and sequences as needed for each exam. Ensures proper review of patient medical information, independently performs high quality diagnostic studies according to specified protocols for routine, specialty and research studies while teaching, providing care to and appropriately monitoring each patient. Performs post processing and enters data into report documentations. (EF) Provides direct assistance to physicians during clinical and research procedures, including assisting with sterile technique. QUALITY/SAFETY - 30% Follows imaging and MRI safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient protective gear and immobilization during diagnostic procedures. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. (EF) Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports ""near misses"" and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF) FINANCE - 10% Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered and ensures correct charges are entered for the procedure performed. (EF) Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10% Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities. Assumes ownership of one or more research projects as assigned. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a technologist. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. Takes the lead in teaching/training others. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 3 years MRI experience with at least 1 year specifically in cardiovascular imaging; may consider HM CMRI Technologist with at least 2 years imaging experience of which at least 1 year as CMRI with HM CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Certification from one of the following credentialing organizations : American Registry for Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) If certification held thru NMTCB or ARRT, registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC) is required MRI Registry required through ARRT (MR), ARMRIT or CAMRT American Heart Association BLS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult diagnostic procedures and patient care situations; demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills Possesses advance computer knowledge, in order to operate multiple systems, which includes, Hospital Information Systems, Office software, Reporting/processing systems to maintain patient and exam documentations Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Must possess a positive attitude with the self-motivation to work efficiently and effectively with peers Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles Possesses a strong understanding of the cardiovascular system, understanding advance knowledge in anatomy/physiology and pathologies associated Ability to correctly recognize pathologies seen in scans and communicate with CMRI Fellow and/or Attending Demonstrates advance knowledge of cardiac rhythms (i.e. sinus, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, bigeminy???etc.) and knowing what modifications to sequences are needed, in order to provide the physician with proper images Ability to scan on different software platforms in order to perform/establish research protocols Ability to independently post process and establish measurements needed for physician's readings Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Other: Admitting Representative I-Evenings - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Clerical Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 25, 2019 Work Shift: FT EVENING Work Week: M - F Job Summary The Admitting Rep I is responsible for obtaining and inputting accurate demographic and insurance information, on the Hospital Information System (HIS) on patients, presenting at the various entry points of the Health Center. It is also the responsibility of the Patient Access Admitting Representative to adhere to all departments, hospital, governmental and/or any other healthcare licensing agency requirements related to EMTALA and HIPAA. The Patient Access Admitting Representative will employ effective communication skills, promoting excellent customer service in every interaction. Competency requirements for computer entry, as well as, insurance procedures will be maintained. The Patient Access Admitting representative performs cashiering functions, ensuring that all hospital accounts are secure, through the collection of the required co-pay, deductibles and co-insurance. Perform the medical necessity check, to ensure compliance with Medicare guidelines. PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Neonate to Geriatric DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE 20% Contributes to the departmental and hospital patient satisfaction. Communicates openly in a non-judgmental manner and in a professional demeanor, during all interactions with customers and co-workers. Proactively seeks solutions to address patient issues and concerns. Offers assistance without being prompted and takes the initiative to perform other tasks when the area slows down. SERVICE 20% Consistently takes the necessary steps to ensure that protected health information remains private and confidential, according to established HIPAA guidelines. Explains the consent forms, obtains signatures on the forms, and responds to any questions in a non-judgmental manner. Practices N-O-D: tells the patients his/her name, explains his/her occupation and what he/she will be assisting the patient with. QUALITY/SAFETY 20% Obtains and records accurate demographic and insurance information on patients, by interviewing patients, family members and physicians. Ensures that the correct insurance plan codes are utilized for the billing process. Refrains from issuing new medical record numbers to patients with existing accounts and keeps errors to = Attends at least 80% of all department meetings and in-services. Offers suggestions to improve the level of service, customer service, etc. that will improve patient satisfaction scores. Alerts management, in a timely manner, to any unusual and/or difficult situations impacting the level of service. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job related in-services and applies the information needed. Complies with applicable laws, regulation, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. FINANCIAL 20% Ensures that ordered services meet established medical necessity criteria by performing the PCA (Pathways Compliance Advisor) or any other medical necessity check review, if and when warranted. Collects payments based on pre-determined information provided by the insurance verification team. Absent this information, proactively performs insurance eligibility and verification to ensure reimbursement for services. If applicable, extends payment plans, after the minimum required payment has been received. Accurately posts and receipts patient payments. Balances cash drawer on a daily basis; follows the department policy related to cash drawers and cash receipting. GROWTH/INNOVATION 20% Participates in departmental and hospital performance improvement plans. Completes all hospital required and job related in-services and applies the information as needed. Supports the Admitting team needs when area admission requirements are completed and/or indicated by workdriver. Supports other Admission area needs and collaborates with other departments or other HM hospitals as indicated by workdriver. This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS High School graduate or GED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 1 year of registration experience in a hospital environment preferred. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED None SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Computer skills required HBOC-McKesson Healthquest (HIS) experience preferred Microsoft Outlook experience Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time Ability to manage a fast-paced environment Proficient in English, written and verbal PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Physical requirements include patient assistance (wheelchair, ambulatory, and stretcher) exposure to hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens. Employee must be able to push, pull and lift items greater than 25 pounds. See Activity Checklist WORKING ENVIRONMENT Includes office, patient care units, patient beside registration and procedure areas. Standard Dress Uniform for those employees who have public contact with customers Ability to flex hours and work day/assignments to meet the needs related to unanticipated patient volumes. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Anesthesia (Medical Center) - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Nurse Practitioner Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary Employees in this job code are assigned to nights and/or weekend shifts as part of their regular schedule. JOB SUMMARY The Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (NP-AC) position functions as a licensed registered nurse and care provider to provide all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatment and consultation while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient.. This position may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations and performs according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and as part of a treatment team. Role models compassionate communication with patients, physicians and the interprofessional health care team. The NP-AC position provides education to patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. This position may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's healthcare provider, prescribing medications as appropriate. The NP-AC effects direct patient care according to the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance policies and procedures. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 25 % 1. Demonstrates leadership as a clinical resource, interprofessional consultant, and patient advocate. Identifies staff development opportunities for professional growth of colleagues, provides coaching to meet identified goals. (EF) 2. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Acts as a role model and coaches staff in effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s), as applicable. (EF) 3. Communicates organizational information and aspects of administrative and clinical practice in a respectful and positive manner when interacting with staff. Advocates for a balanced workload, promotes positive behaviors, and peer-to-peer accountability. Facilitates the promotion of teamwork. (EF) 4. Collaborates with the interprofessional healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns. (EF) SERVICE - 20% 1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes, individualized to the patient. Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and preferences. (EF) 2. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Attends and participates in interdisciplinary rounds, as appropriate. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 30% 1. Provides safe and effective care by leading and initiating outcome, quality and safety improvement activities in alignment with organizational goals. Demonstrates highly developed assessment, clinical, documentation, leadership and analytical skills; integrates and contributes to professional practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols and leads improvements in patient safety-related processes. (EF) 2. Functions as a quality care provider, coordinating, maintaining and promoting the health of the patient. Assist the interprofessional healthcare team in the development and implementation of protocols to ensure patient safety. Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance. (EF) 3. Conducts health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge, as appropriate). Identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s). (EF) 4. Performs invasive, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s) based on licensure and credentialed privileges. (EF) FINANCE - 15% 1. Implements departmental strategies to achieve financial target on entity scorecard and mentors others to do the same through timely documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency, and other areas according to departmental specifications. (EF) 2. Projects awareness and understanding of resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills. (EF) 3. Contributes to department plans for resource utilization and capital needs to meet departmental financial target. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10% 1. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research/evidence-based activities. Leads and identifies opportunities for practice changes and performance improvement. (EF) 2. Provides education of information/knowledge in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications. Expands individual nursing knowledge and coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes. Serves as clinical resource. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Master--s degree in Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Two years of registered nurse, advanced practice or nurse practitioner clinical experience CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent license within 90 days o Recognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the State of Texas o Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, based on applicable patient population, i.e. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) o American Heart Association BLS o American Heart Association ACLS (not required for Employee Health, Primary Care and Telemedicine departments) o Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas o Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations. o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security. o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles. o Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional team to collaborate on the plan of care o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Bellport MS students take a STEP toward their academic future

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The South Country Central School District is pleased to announce that 23 Bellport Middle School students have been accepted into the Suffolk County Community College Science and Technology Entry Program, a free Saturday morning science, technology, engineering and math program for high-achieving minority students. Funded by the New York State Department of Education, the STEP Program focuses on career awareness, basic skills and real-world mathematics, science and technology applications for students in grades 7-12. The STEP Program provides 16 Saturday morning enrichment classes at SCCC, two field trips to local scientific and cultural centers and local school district activities. In addition to enrichment classes taught by SCC faculty, guest lectures by leaders in the local technological, industrial, social and educational organizations will serve as role models. “The STEP program provides an amazing opportunity for these students to jumpstart their academic future,” school counselor Christina DeNapoli said. The district congratulates the following STEP Program participants: Grade 7: Jaiden Jackson, Gael Michel, Leah Ofori, Aarilin Pitre, Bryelle Reid, Jorge Riera, Juliana Sarmiento, Andres Tacuri and Katherine Yupa. Grade 8: Sara Abdelbasset, Tatianna Alvarado, Vannesa Cevallos, Javon Davis, Autumn Gambles, Emily Garavito, Arianna Gomez, Liany Kasten, Patricia Lopez, Scarlett Maldonado, Isabella Moreno, Sarah Ofori, Vanessa Perez and Katherine Yanza.
          

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Board Notes - Oct. 24 Meeting

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Children’s voices filled the air during the first portion of the Oct. 24 public meeting of the Board of Education. Under the direction of music teacher Michelle Stiriz, the Kreamer Street Elementary School third-grade chorus sang “Gratitude, Attitude” for the trustees in honor of School Board Recognition Week. School Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education. In addition, the PTA provided a catered dinner for the trustees before the meeting. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and AccountabilityMr. Marlon Small gave a presentation on student achievement results. The report identified where gaps in achievement exist, established where added support is needed and articulated action plans. He noted that the biggest challenge in accurately assessing student achievement lies in the high number of test refusals, which grow as students proceed to the higher grades. He also noted that the student achievement results do not paint the whole picture of how South Country students are doing. A presentation previously given to the Teaching and Learning Committee was presented at the Board meeting which discussed the possibility of implementing College Board’s Advanced Placement Capstone Program, designed to develop 21st-century learning skills. The two-year program would introduce two new courses, Seminar and Research, and would allow opportunities for students to delve deeply into a subject in which they are interested. The AP Capstone Program would also develop skills for subsequent AP courses. If approved by the Board, the first stage of implementation would occur during the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani also updated the Board about district safety and security measures. He noted that the Oct. 2 active shooter training was a success. On Nov. 15, gang awareness training for administrators will be held. The district is also updating its security vestibules, and each of the schools now have “lockout” capabilities in which there will be no access to the building from the outside. New photos are being taken for ID access, and a tap-in, tap-out capability will provide the district with information about who is in the building during an emergency. The district is also discussing the scheduling of a random canine sweep to locate illegal substances in lockers. The Board also invited the community to Bellport High School’s drama production “Moon Over Buffalo,” which will take place Nov. 2. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door.
          

BOE Recognized for Service to the Community

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In celebration of Board Recognition Week, the Kreamer Street Elementary School third-grade chorus used their vocal talents to thank the trustees, on behalf of the district, for their generosity toward the school community. During the Oct. 24 board of education meeting and under the direction of music teacher Michelle Stiriz, the vocalists sang “Gratitude, Attitude,” mixing in short phrases about the school activities and opportunities for which they are grateful. Kreamer Street Elementary School Principal Sean Clark also thanked the board and noted, that as full-time volunteers, they serve as trustees “for the love of kids and to give them the best education possible.” Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education. In addition, the Kreamer Street Elementary School PTA catered dinner for the trustees prior to the meeting.
          

Bellport High School Students Prepare for Their Academic Future

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More than 700 high school juniors and seniors took the next step toward their academic futures through attendance at the first of two school-sponsored college fairs, held in the gymnasium on Oct. 3. There were representatives from 107 local, regional and national colleges and universities in attendance, who provided valuable information for students exploring options after graduation. The college fair parallels the guidance department’s focus on aiding juniors and seniors in the college application process. Director of Guidance and Counseling Programs Justin Arini explained that attendance at a college fair is an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge about a broad range of college options, majors, admissions criteria, campus culture, scholarships and financial aid, athletics and clubs. “Students can use this information as a foundation for their college search and post-secondary planning,” Mr. Arini said. The district will host a second college fair and a career fair in the spring. There are also college application assemblies, such as the 12th-grade college application workshop for parents and students. Students are informed about the PSAT exam and there are small group application help sessions throughout the year. High School senior Finn Rauch said the college fair assisted in giving him direction in his application to SUNY Maritime College to study marine transportation, while Peri Sallah enjoyed being able to explore other college options. She wants to study business and law at either New York University or Syracuse University. “The college fair helps us to look at our options,” student Jacob Livigni said. “It makes the application process easier to navigate.”
          

Healthcare: Register Nurse (RN) II - Med/Surg - Days - $10,000 Sign-On Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - Med/Surg Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN II position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN II position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN II position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 25% 1.Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF) 2.Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF) 3.Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF) SERVICE - 25% 1.Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF) 2.Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF) 3.Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient--s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF) 4.Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 1.Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF) 2.Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF) 3.Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient--s condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF) 4.Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF) FINANCE - 10% 1.Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF) 2.Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 1.Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF) 2.Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist oSufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security oAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

District Upgrades Security

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As students returned to classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani and the Board of Education have been working diligently to upgrade and improve safety and security measures throughout the district. Although some of the measures are clearly visible, Dr. Giani noted that many throughout the district are not noticeable to the community. “Our ultimate goal is to make our facilities as safe as possible for faculty, staff and students, and to be prepared in the event that security measures are needed,” Dr. Giani said. The district is currently seeking approval from the New York State Education Department to install security vestibules in the elementary schools, similar to those currently in place at Bellport High School, Bellport Middle School and Frank P. Long Intermediate School. With the new visitor management system in place at these facilities, visitors are prescreened, photographed and provided a sticker badge prior to entering the buildings and are required to return the badge when exiting the schools. Additionally, this fall, faculty and staff are being issued new identification cards, which will ensure the district is aware of who is inside the building in case of emergency. High and middle school students have also been issued identification cards, which must be tapped upon entrance of the school and cafeteria as an attendance measure. Security cameras have been placed in all non-instructional areas of the schools and the gymnasiums, as well as entrances, the sides of buildings and dead spaces. An upgraded security camera service also records activity around the buildings and was funded through the Smart Schools Bond. The district’s buses are also equipped with cameras to insure additional security for riders. The district has also added a new “lockout” procedure to its security measures. During a “lockout,” only the exterior doors to a building are locked and business as usual carries on inside the building. A lockout procedure is different from a “lockdown,” in which all students and faculty must shelter in place until further notice. The most visible security measure is the presence of a new senior guard. A retired police officer, the senior guard visits all of the district’s facilities. In-house responders form respectful relationships with students and assist with intervention and the de-escalation of potential security issues. The responders also work as security guards after school hours. For the first time, teachers will be required to attend an active shooter training exercise with the Suffolk County Police Department. The goal of the exercise is to educate faculty on how to achieve a maximum and effective response during potential threat to security. The district also plans on utilizing the latest technology to upgrade security. During the Aug. 22 board of education meeting, the district voted to move forward with the potential use of Suffolk County’s RAVE application. Available through a county grant, the RAVE application is a panic button alert system, which allows the district to speed dial 911 to foster a quick response in the event of an emergency. The district is also interested in working with the Suffolk County Police Department’s Virtual Private Network, which would lessen response time by allowing the county to access district phones and cameras in the event of an emergency. Important Definitions Shelter-in-Place: Students and staff are required to remain indoors because it is safer inside the building or a room than outside (such as during a tornado or other severe weather). Hold-in-Place: Movement of students and staff is temporarily limited when an internal incident arises, such as a student fight, a medical emergency or a maintenance issue. This is initiated to keep students and staff away from the affected area. Evacuation: Students and staff are required to be moved out of a building because it is safer outside than inside (as in the case of a fire, explosion or hazardous material spill). Lockout: The school building is secured due to an imminent concern outside of the school building, such as a bear in the vicinity of a school. Regular activities may continue inside the school. Students will not be released to parents/guardians when a lockout is in progress. Lockdown: Students and staff take cover, remain silent and out of view. This occurs when an incident poses an immediate threat of violence in or around the school. Students will not be released to parents/guardians when a lockdown is in progress.
          

New York Blood Services Recognizes Bellport High School’s National Honor Society

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Bellport High School’s National Honor Society was recently recognized, along with 14 other school districts, by New York Blood Services. The students held three blood drives and collected 321 pints in total, receiving a Silver Award. All schools were treated to a NY Yankee game where there was a special ceremony on field recognizing each school and their contributions. A great time was had by all who attended. Thank you to everyone who donated and worked to make each drive a success.
          

NYSSBA’S BOARD EXCELLENCE AWARD

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South Country Central School District’s Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice, was recently honored with the NYSSBA Award of Excellence through the New York State School Board Associations’ School Board University Recognition Program which recognizes Board Trustees who have gone above and beyond and earned hours towards their Trusteeship. Congratulations President Felice!
          

Bellport High School Science and Technology Entry Program Students Attend 20th Annual Statewide STEP Conference

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Two Bellport High School 10th grade Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) students and their parents attended the 20th Annual Statewide STEP Student Conference held on March 23-25, 2018 at the Albany Marriott. The STEP students presented their research at the Conference. Myriam Ibarra and Kunj Shah took 2nd place in the Biology – Junior Division. Myriam and Kunj presented their work on blood analysis. There were approximately 59 other STEP programs from across NYS, with over 500 participants. Both students will also be honored at the Annual STEP Awards at Suffolk County Community College on April 28th. About the STEP Program: The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. The program is run by and housed at Suffolk County Community College. STEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including: • Core subject instruction/Regents exam preparation • Supervised training in research methods • Internships • High School and College admissions counseling • Standardized test preparation • Career awareness/development activities There are more than fifty STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process.
          

Bellport High School Black History Events

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The importance of facing adversity, persistence, following dreams, and human compassion for all were powerful messages at Bellport High School in honor of Black History. Khalik Allah, a Bellport High School graduate, a New York-based photographer and filmmaker whose work has been described as "street opera," presented to Juniors and Seniors with Mr. Wayne White, resonated a powerful impact on February 13, 2018. In addition, Mr. Wayne White facilitated a panel discussion for Freshmen and Sophomore students on February 16, 2018; to learn from our influential community members the “Past, Present, and Future of Black History." Ms. Regina Hunt, Mr. Marlon Small, Ms. Loraine McCray, and Bellport Graduate Gow Mosby shared their personal stories and answered relevant and meaningful questions from the students. The importance of Black History to be celebrated at all times resonated well with our students.
          

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Birds of Prey

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Verne W. Critz third grade students meet and learned about live birds of prey from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Students learned the personal history of each native New York animal and why it lives at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, as well as the adaptations that allow these animals to be such incredible hunters!
          

Learning About Blood

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What is blood made of? Are there different blood types? How do our bodies use blood? Why do some people receive donated blood? How can our community help those in need of blood donations? These questions and others were the topic of discussion at our assembly conducted by the New York Blood Center.
          

Bellport High School Star Athletes

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Five Bellport High School Athletes were recently recognized by the South Country Central School District Board of Education for their outstanding athletic achievements. Athletic Director Robert McIntyre introduced the athletes. “All [athletes are] recognized tonight as All County or better honors for the fall season which puts them in an elite group of athletes on Long Island in Suffolk County and New York State,” McIntyre said. The following athletes were honored: • Gerson Granados-Bonilla – All County Boys’ Soccer • Cole Cipp – All County and All State Football • DJ Trent – All State Football • Ryan Baumann – All County Football • Jarell White – 1,000 points scored – Boys’ Basketball The young men are not only star athletes, but they are also great role models. Congratulations to all! Pictured (left to right) are: Superintendent Dr. Joseph Giani, Coach Peter Grossi, Greyson Granados-Bonilla, DJ Trent, Jarell White, Ryan Baumann, Cole Cipp, Coach Joe Cipp, III, Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice and Athletic Director Robert McIntyre
          

Nagy összesítő: 2020 Black Friday utazós ajánlatok!

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A cikkünk folyamatosan frissül. Összegyűjtjük a különböző utazási szolgáltatók által kínált Black Friday ajánlatokat. Wizz Air Black Friday: Repülőjegyek akár 30% kedvezménnyel. Példa: Március 2 Budapest – Dubaj 10.993 Ft AccorHotels csoportnál a szállásokból akár 40% kedvezmény Air France repülőjegy ajánlatok. Példa: Budapest – New York 117.700 Ft
          

The GLAAD Wrap: Jacob Tobia's new Showtime series; trailers for 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay,' 'Schitt's Creek,' and more; music from Kesha, Big Freedia, Chika; and more!

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Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

1) Out producer and director Greg Berlanti will be producing an adaption of popular novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for HBO Max. The book follows Henry “Monty” Montegue, a bisexual British Lord who embarks on an adventure with his best friend and crush Percy, but several things run afoul. The book and its sequel The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy are available for purchase and the third in the series will be released next year. 

2) A release date has been announced for festival favorite French film A Portrait of a Lady on Fire. From out filmmaker Celine Sciamma, the film follows a woman commissioned to secretly paint another woman for her husband-to-be, but the two develop a romance. A Portrait of a Lady on Fire will have a special one-week showing in New York in Los Angeles starting December 6, and will be released in theaters everywhere on Valentines Day 2020.

3) The Criterion Collection announced their next set of releases, which include infamous documentary Paris is Burning. In addition to the original documentary, which follows the ballroom scene, and introduced audiences to the queer and trans people making strides in that community, the Criterion Collection edition will include a full new hour of footage. The film will be available on February 25, 2020. In more documentary news, MTV Documentary Films has announced a film with out producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbota, Going to Pot: The Highs and Lows of It.

4) Adam became available for purchase on digital platforms on Tuesday. The film follows the titular teen boy Adam who becomes immersed in the queer and trans culture of New York in 2006. The DVD will be released on December 3, where it will have an exclusive audio commentary from the film’s director and trans man Rhys Ersnt. Check out the trailer below!

5) Showtime announced on Thursday that they will be developing non-binary actor and author Jacob Tobia’s book Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story as a dramedy. The show will follow non-binary college grand Tobi Gibran as they move from North Carolina to Ney York City in search of queer utopia but find the city to be less than what they hoped for. Tobia will co-write and co-executive produce the show.

6) A trailer has been released for Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform’s new comedy from out creator and star Josh Thomas. The show follows Thomas’ character Nicholas, a gay man who ends up being the guardian of his two teenage half-sisters. The show premieres January 16, watch the trailer below. Queer Black writers Julian Breece and Ira Madison III have announced a new dark comedy Canceled for Warner Bros. Television, produced by out producer Greg Berlanti. The show will follow Black social media personalities who get famous overnight for taking down a racist celebrity

7) The first teaser for Netflix’s AJ and the Queen was released on Tuesday. The show stars RuPaul as Ruby Red, a drag queen who has dreams of opening up his own drag club, and ends up on a cross-country road trip with 10-year-old girl AJ. The show will be released on Netflix on January 10, watch the trailer below! Jamie Clayton has been cast in the upcoming second season of Roswell, New Mexico. The trans Sense8 star will play Agent Grace Powell, who was sent to Roswell to investigate disappearances.

8) A teaser has been released for the final season of Schitt’s Creek, showing the Rose family, including newly engaged couple David and Patrick. Watch the teaser here and catch season six of Schitt’s Creek January 7 on Pop TV.  On Monday, Marvel’s Runaways released a new trailer for their third season, but also announced that this will be their final season. The show, featuring superhero teens including queer characters Nico and Karolina will premiere their third and final season on December 13. Watch the trailer below.  

9) Kesha has a new song and video out this week, single “My Own Dance,” off her upcoming High Road, which will come out January 10. Watch the video here, and pre-order the album here. Out artist Big Freedia, who was recently featured on Kesha’s “Raising Hell” has released “Louder,” a new song with an accompanying video. Stream and download the dance song, featuring Icona Pop here, want watch the video below! Singer and trans woman Mila Jam has released a new song "Call It Love," which can be listened to here!

10) Dream machine, lead by queer vocalist May-Kline released their new song “Rich Boys,” which May-Kline says “is about being frustrated with capitalist queer culture while also being envious of those who benefit from it.” Listen to the song here. Sleater-Kinney released a new music video on Thursday for their song “LOVE” off their most recent album The Center Won’t Hold. Watch the music video here and stream and download the album here.  Out queer rapper Chika released a new single on Friday, “Cant Explain it” featuring Charlie Wilson. She released a music video as well that features a queer romance. Stream the song here and watch the video below!

11) The nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Thursday. LGBTQ nominees include Tarell Alvin McCraney for his screenplay of High Flying Bird as well as queer-centered films Booksmart in First Feature, Portrait of A Lady on Fire in Best International Film, and Wild Nights with Emily for the John Cassavetes Award. The awards will be handed out on February 8; see the full list of nominees here.

12) Out creator Ingrid Nilsen and Tastemade have teamed up for Cooking with Pride, a weekly series that features Nilsen with LGBTQ chefs where they create food and talk about their LGBTQ experiences. Watch today’s episode with Chef Mac Elliot, a trans man who makes shakshuka on the show, below.

13) Be Gay, Do Comics is an upcoming queer comics anthology that is currently funding from The Nib. The 250-page hardcover book will feature several LGBGTQ cartoonists, writing an drawing on queer history, memoir, and satire. Click here to contribute to the project!

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CONGRATS, CIPP AND TRENT!

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Congratulations to two 2017 Bellport varsity football players for outstanding post-season recognition. Senior captain Cole Cipp and junior captain DJ Trent were selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association to the 2017 All-State Class A high school football team. Cipp was selected as a defensive back and Trent as a running back. Cipp led the team in tackles and receiving yards while Trent led the team in rushing yards, touchdowns and scoring. Great job boys for representing Bellport High School and the South Country community with pride in earning state recognition for your efforts on the field. Pictured are Cipp #88 and Trent #26 together on the field.
          

New York General Orthopedic Surgery | 700K Base | Canton-Potsdam Hospital | Jackson Physician Search

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New York, Opportunity to join a very busy hospital-employed General Orthopedic Surgery group in beautiful North Country, Upstate New York. Canton-Potsdam Hospital has a brand new Medical Suite. Practice Detai
          

Art Display

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The exceptionally talented students at Frank P. Long Intermediate School have been very busy in the art room this year! They have been visually reflecting on the world outside them. Students have painted the changing colors of the foliage, the last of the summer sunflowers, and some of the New York State animal residents. Their paintings and drawings are a rich homage to the fall season and the unique lens of which our students experience it. The students are so proud to exhibit their delightful pieces in the Brookhaven Library for everyone to see. The first show will run from November through January so that both parents and students will have the opportunity to see their work.
          

Bellport HS Suffolk Zone Award Winners

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Congratulations to Bellport High School Seniors Ryan Baumann and Emma Johnsen, the 2017 recipients of the Suffolk Zone Award! Given by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this prestigious award is given annually to one male and one female from each high school who have demonstrated excellence both in the classroom and on the athletic field. Nominees are selected based upon outstanding physical education achievement, scholarship in the classroom, exceptional character and leadership qualities. Both students were acknowledged at a recent Board of Education meeting in recognition of their wonderful achievement!
          

Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-County Performing Ensembles

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Nine Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2017 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly. Bellport has representatives in three performing groups, the All-County Treble Choir, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 17, 2017 Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June. This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12. Representing Bellport High School are: Valentina Banellis Viola Symphony Orchestra Angelina Caroli Clarinet Symphonic Band Kai Hatcher Viola Symphony Orchestra Erin Kelly Soprano 2 Treble Choir Maya McCullough Alto 2 Treble Choir Emmaly Seaman Soprano 2 Treble Choir Sarah Vaccaro Viola Symphony Orchestra Tyler Zapata Trumpet Symphony Orchestra Andrew Zimlinghaus Alto Saxophone Symphonic Band The music department is very proud to have Valentina, Angelina, Kai, Erin, Maya, Emmaly, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!
          

School Board Recognition Week

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The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. South Country Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to South Country and its children. “It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent Dr. Joseph Giani said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.” Dr. Giani said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by: • Creating a shared vision for the future of education • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance • Providing accountability for student achievement results • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn • And much more! “School board members give the South Country citizens a voice in education decision making.” Dr. Giani said. The members serving our district are as follows: Cheryl A. Felice, President Regina Hunt, Vice President Lisa Di Santo Dr. Anthony Griffin Carol Malin Jack Nix Chris Picini South Country Central School District will recognize school board members with a dinner and presentation on October 25, 2017, hosted by Brookhaven Elementary School students and staff.
          

Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-State Performing Ensembles

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The selection committees for the 2017 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year’s All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference. The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 3. Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music. Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Eastport-South Manor High School last spring. Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include: • Erin Kelly - Soprano 2 - Chorus (Alternate) • Sarah Vaccaro - Viola - Symphony Orchestra • Tyler Zapata - Trumpet - Symphonic Band • Andrew Zimlinghaus - Clarinet - Band (Alternate) Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August. They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles. This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,600 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 20 high school students audition for All-State last spring. The music department is very proud to have Erin, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!
          

South Country Hosts Community Action Poverty Simulation Program

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About sixty-four people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted recently by South Country Central School District. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) Program was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included South Country Central School District staff, community members, and community leaders. “This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations of living in poverty day to day,” said Rosa Kalomiris, South Country School District’s Family Engagement Center Coordinator. “With a greater awareness of its impact, we can more effectively address the poverty issues in our community.” Using a simulation kit, participants role-played the lives of low-income families. Some were TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, some were disabled, and others were senior citizens on Social Security. They had the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” They interacted with human service agencies, grocers, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers, police officers and others. More than 15% of New Yorkers are living at or below federal poverty level, according to the 2015 census. An additional 5% individuals have incomes just above the poverty level. These total more than 20% of New Yorkers struggling to meet their basic needs. The number of children living in poverty or borderline poverty in Suffolk County in 2015 was 29,144 and climbing each year. On average, 55% of South Country Central School District’s students receive free or reduced lunch in comparison to an average of 33% of children receiving free or reduced lunch in Suffolk County. “This is the everyday reality of thousands of New Yorkers. Understanding that reality will help us change it,” said Ms. Kalomiris. CAPS enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within their local communities, said Elaine West, executive director of the Missouri Association for Community Action, which made the simulation available nationwide. The simulation was designed to sensitize those who frequently deal with low-income families as well as to create a broader awareness of poverty among policymakers, community leaders and others. The Missouri Association for Community Action is a network of community action agencies throughout the state that provide a variety of services to low-income individuals and families. Please visit their website at www.communityaction.org to find out more about the poverty simulation. (Community Action Network, 2017)
          

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

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Congratulations to the Bellport High School Class of 2017, and congratulations to Valedictorian Maria Aruanna, Salutatorian Eva Stanganelli, and Essayist Denice Marie Guillermo! Read more about each of them and their accomplishments here. Maria Aruanna is an intelligent, diligent, reliable and mature young lady who has excelled in academics and athletics at Bellport High School. Academically, Maria has taken a rigorous college preparatory program that includes 11 Honors and 10 Advanced Placement courses. She has filled her schedule this year with six AP courses including Government and Politics, Calculus, Environmental Science, European History, Computer Science and English Literature and Composition. She has earned a weighted Grade Point Average of 102.7, a 1420 on the SAT and a 33 on the ACT. She will be graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors. This will include mastery in math and science in addition to Distinction in Math, Science, History and Business. Beyond the realm of her extensive and competitive academic work, Maria is a well-rounded student who has participated in multiple extracurricular activities. Her activities include National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, HOBY Ambassador, Math team as well as volunteering and working in the local community. Additionally, she is the Captain of our High School soccer team and has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete. Maria will be attending St. Joseph’s College this fall where she has earned the Presidential Scholarship. She will be studying Accounting with future goals to become a CPA and earn her masters in 4 years. We wish her all the best and know that she will continue to make us proud. Eva Stanganelli is the Salutatorian for the class of 2017. She is graduating with a weighted GPA of 102.35. During Eva’s time at Bellport High School, she has taken 8 Honors and 12 AP courses, her favorite of which have been AP World History and AP English Language. She is involved in numerous extracurricular activities and is a member of four academic honor societies. She is currently President of Fathom Literary magazine and has also been an avid writer for the school newspaper The Clipper. Eva has devoted much of her time outside of class to performing on stage, taking lead roles in two drama productions and frequently participating in the National Shakespeare Competition. Within the community, Eva has been dedicated to serving others, both through her service with her local youth group and the Hope for the Children Foundation. These actions have motivated her to pursue a career in the International Relations field. In the fall, she will attend Stony Brook University where she intends to major in Political Science and minor in International Studies. Denice Marie Guillermo is the Essayist of Class of 2017 with a weighted GPA of 100.37. At the age of six, Denice and her family immigrated to New York from their native country of the Philippines. Denice became a member of the South Country community when she entered the fifth grade at Frank P. Long Intermediate School. Since then, she has worked hard in her classes and has been determined to succeed academically and has now earned her place as number 3 in her graduating class. Denice has taken a total of ten Advanced Placement courses throughout her time at Bellport High School. Five of those A.P. courses she challenged herself this year include Environmental Science, Studio in Art 2D, Government and Politics, English Literature, and Statistics. For three years, Denice sang in Chorus and is a four-year member of Chamber Choir, where she and the group annually volunteered to sing for the community. Denice is currently the president of French club and has won first place for two consecutive years in Recitation at the regional French Poetry competition. She is also a member of the Math, Science, French and National Senior Honor Societies. Through AP Studio in Art, she has been able to enter and win several art exhibitions held locally, such as the BAFFA Art Show and Long Island Media Arts Show. Moreover, Denice has volunteered as a receptionist at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. This summer, she will be working at Bellport High School’s Summer Art Camp as a counselor and teacher’s assistant. Denice will be attending the University at Buffalo this fall to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a focus on environmental and sustainable design.
          

Author Regina Calcaterra Visits Brookhaven Staff

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Best Selling authorRegina Calcaterra, came to visit Brookhaven Elementary School to share with the staff her story of resilience and optimism. Author of "Etched in Sand", Regina and her four siblings grew up on Long Island dealing with homelessness and an abusive mother. Later they were faced with the challenges of the foster-care system. Regina talked about how some of her past teachers, librarians and also her siblings encouraged and influenced her to get an education. Her goal was to graduate college. Today, Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Regina’s message to the staff is that they can bring kindness to a child in that moment in time when a child in need is before them. Their kind act can forever impact a child. Special thanks to Mrs. Nicole O’Leary and the Brookhaven Reading Department for organizing this special visit.
          

Brookhaven Reading Role Model Project

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Teachers at Brookhaven Elementary School have teamed up with "Book Fairies" to provide parents with some great fiction and non-fiction adult books. "Book Fairies" is a not-for-profit organization that collects reading material for people and districts in need throughout the New York metropolitan area. Their goal is to foster literacy and academic success. The goal of the Reading Role Model project was to provide parents with books to keep in the hopes that they will serve as a great tool to model the importance of reading in each household. These books were available for pick up during our spring parent teacher conferences as well as other after school events. Teachers have received some great feedback from parents regarding this project. Parents were excited to browse the books available and there was a great book buzz around the titles and authors that Book Fairies provided. Brookhaven looks forward to continuing this with the support of the Book Fairies for future events such as Kindergarten Orientation and Dial Screening.
          

Superintendent's Letter Regarding Testing Refusal

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Please click here to view the Superintendent's letter to parents regarding refusal of the New York State ELA and Math Assessments.
          

Associate Veterinarian at Cazenovia Animal Hospital | Cazenovia Animal Hospital

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Cazenovia, New York, Cazenovia Animal Hospital is looking for an associate veterinarian! We are a well-established, full-service, small animal hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Our docto
          

Practice Manager - Massapequa Hospital for Animals | Massapequa Hospital For Animals

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Massapequa, New York,   Massapequa Animal Hospital is hiring an experienced Practice Manager to lead our amazing team! If you are interested in a unique opportunity to be a part of something great and want to
          

Full Time Veterinarian for Small Animal Hospital | Crown Heights Animal Hospital

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Brooklyn, New York, Routine small animal medicine and surgery Our hospital is looking for a full time small animal veterinarian for a busy, progressive small animal hospital located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We are a
          

2016 Bellport HS All-State Musicians

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The selection committees for the 2016 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year's All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference. The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, December 1 and ending Sunday, December 4. Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music. Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring's NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Rocky Point High School. Bellport High School's All-State musicians include: Deanna DeMartino Alto II Women's Chorus Lili Salcedo-Watson Cello String Orchestra Laurel Zimlinghaus Clarinet Band (Alternate) Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August. They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles. This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,500 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. . In fact, Deanna and Lili enjoy the rare distinction of being selected for All-State two consecutive years! Performing ensembles include the All-State Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women's Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 15 high school students audition for All-State last spring. The music department is very proud to have Deanna, Lili and Laurel represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! photo caption: L-R Lili Salcedo Watson, Deanna Dimartino and Laurel Zimlinghaus
          

New York State Mandated Lead Testing

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Please click here to view the Superintendent's letter regarding water and lead tests performed districtwide.
          

Dual Language Enrichment Program Enters Second Year at Brookhaven Elementary School

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After a successful first year, South Country School District is proud to announce the continuation of its Dual Language Enrichment Program at Brookhaven Elementary School. The popular program features an enrichment model of bilingual education that uses two languages for the purpose of instruction. Classes are held at Brookhaven Elementary School and are composed of half native Spanish speakers and half native English speakers, with instruction in both Spanish and English. The program incorporates the required academic standards established by the State of New York and is set to continue throughout the elementary grades. Assistant Principal, Dr. Rebecca Raymond, explained the goal of the program is to enable students to become bilingual and proficient in both languages and use those tools to make positive contributions to their community. The students develop mutual respect and appreciation for both their own and other languages and cultures, and attain academic achievement at or above grade level in all content areas. Students are selected by parent commitment and through a lottery. Students who are unable to enroll in the Dual Language Enrichment Program in kindergarten are kept on a wait list and may be able to join the program in first grade if spaces become available. The Dual Language program supports the district's vision to be academically prepared to succeed in college, career, life, and the global economy. Click here for more information about the program.
          

Frank P. Long Teacher Awarded NYS Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award

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Congratulations to our very own Theresa Palermo, special education teacher at Frank P Long Intermediate School, who recently was awarded the New York State Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Suffolk Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Frank P. Long Assistant Principal Ali Ulberg and co-teacher Trish Gallina nominated Ms. Palermo for this award. According to her co-teacher, Trish Gallina, "Nobody deserves this award more than she does. She has made science such an incredible experience for the students. She makes science alive by inspiring kids and giving them the tools they need to succeed". After 38 years teaching in the district as a 4th and 5th grade special education teacher, focusing in science, Ms. Palermo will be retiring this year. Her enthusiasm and dedication will be sorely missed.
          

Bellport High School Robotics Team Places in Regional Competition

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The Bellport High School Robotics Team competed for the first time in the FIRST robotics regional competition in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center on March 12th . Competing against teams from all over New York State and around the world, Bellport earned 17th place out of a field 66 teams. They're looking forward to participating next year and are also hopeful that they'll make the finals. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Jaime Canjura, Jude Andre, Habiba Yanni, Joey Gomes, Domenick Nazzaro, Brian Irace, Pedro Rivera, Ethan Kerr-Smith, Jared Voegele, Matthew Honce, Brian Larkin, Pablo Martinez, Mr. Phil Caputo, Tomas Rentas, Austin Strom and Mr. William Schmidt.
          

Family Engagement Center Open

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The South Country School District is proud to announce the opening of the Family Engagement Center. The Center is open from 3 to 4:30 pm three days a week, Monday Wednesday and Friday. "I'm excited it is finally opening up and hopefully we will be able to get families more engaged in what is going on," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani. Family engagement, he said, was always a top priority since taking his seat in 2013. That school year, he said, they applied for a New York State Style grant and were approved. A few years later, last year, Giani said the old Student Support Services building located in front of the central administration office was deemed the perfect spot for the new center after years of vacancy. The center will allow parents and students to come in for homework help and possibly other extra-help nights depending on need. Last summer, the center was furnished and computers were installed through a grant funded by the state. The center was scheduled to open in September, but after an accident involving a truck that ran into the side of the building, it was set off its foundation. Over the last school year the building was made to look more like a complex and the entire inside was redone, including a new ceiling, rugs and lighting. Giani said the tables in the building are modular and on wheels so that they can be used to set up a lecture hall, smaller group learning tables or a circle for a community forum. The center is equipped with Wi-Fi, white boards, a computer on wheels and Google Chrome books with a charging station. Two teachers have been assigned as the new family engagement organizers at the new K-12 facility. Giani said one is an elementary coordinator and the other is secondary. Also, two district-wide curriculum directors have their new offices in the space, allowing to host efficient department meetings. Below the first floor is a space for a conference room with a white board, he said, which will be used for professional development during the school day. The building fits about 50 people, a number that he said allows for an entire grade level of teachers to hold meetings. "Our goal for the Family Engagement Center is to build partnerships between families, schools and the community, so that together as partners we can maximize student achievement," said family engagement organizer Rosa Kalomiris, excited for the grand opening. The center, she explained, will offer a variety of resources for both students and families, such as homework help and parent workshops. "Our Family Engagement Center is full of potential," she added. "We look forward to working with our families and the community members to make our center a valuable resource to all." The building will be open from 3-4:30 p.m. three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To start, two student workshops will be held every Wednesday, a graphing calculator for an Algebra 1 workshop and a test-taking strategy workshop. There will also be a Leamos! Spanish/English literacy workshop for parents. "We are trying whatever we can do to draw kids in for homework help," added Giani, while also promoting parent engagement. "Hopefully, we can get some traction and be able to engage families." (reprinted from the LI Advance, 3/31/16)
          

Read Around the World

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Brookhaven Elementary School’s Emergent Bilingual Leadership Team (E.B.L.T.) in partnership with Brookhaven Free Library and CUNY-NYSIEB held its first annual “Read Around the World” event on Thursday, March 11th. The event was inspired from information collected from a parent survey where it was reported that Brookhaven families represented more than 29 countries around the world! To celebrate this unique diversity, Brookhaven Elementary, along with various members of our local and district community came in and read a story from their culture and shared something about their family’s heritage. Brookhaven Elementary was one of ten schools selected statewide and the only school on Long Island to receive a professional development grant to partner with CUNY-NYSIEB (New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals).
          

South Country School District Designated in Good Standing by NYSED

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The District is proud to announce that the New York State Education Department has not re-identified our district as a Focus District, based on our 2014-2015 school performance. Consequently our District and each of our schools have been given a designation of "in Good Standing". Sincere thanks to all of our staff members for their hard work and efforts. Please click on the link below.
          

Call to Action: Reform the Tax Cap

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The 2016 budget process is more complicated than ever, in part because the 0.12% growth factor in the calculation of district tax caps will allow virtually no growth in district tax levies without supermajority approval. Moderate changes to the calculation of the school district property tax cap would provide districts with much needed relief. The New York State School Boards Association has provided a host of resources on this issue. Visit the New York State School Boards Association website to join the call to reform the tax cap.
          

FEMA aid slow to reach Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been slow to receive recovery aid following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, according to a new examination of FEMA records. Of more than 9,000 requests to fund long-term recovery projects in Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has only funded 190. And in the Virgin Islands, only 218 such projects of more than 1,500 requests have received funding, according to the New York Times. Both hurricanes Irma ... [more]

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Bellport HS Musicians Chosen for All-County Music Festival

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The South Country Music Department is proud to announce that eight Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2015 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly. Bellport has representatives in four performing groups, the All-County Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Huntington High School on Friday, November 20, 2015. Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June. This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12. Representing Bellport High School are: Edward Adler Clarinet Symphonic Band Ashley Berrell Trombone Symphonic Band Deanna DiMartino Alto II Women’s Chorus Shannon Gibbons Alto II Women’s Chorus Natalie Maida Alto II Mixed Chorus Rachel Milia French Horn Symphony Orchestra Lili Salcedo-Watson Cello Symphony Orchestra Laurel Zimlinghaus Clarinet Symphony Orchestra The music department is very proud to have Edward, Ashley, Deanna, Shannon, Natalie, Rachel, Lili and Laurel represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!
          

Yankees seek $900M refi for stadium

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The Yankees may have found their sweet spot, at least when it comes to interest rates. The Bronx Bombers are asking the New York City Industrial Development Agency to issue $900 million worth of tax-exempt bonds so the team can refinance bonds it used to build its 1.3 million-square-foot stadium. The IDA will take up the application at its December meeting. Representatives for the Yankees and the IDA could not be immediately reached for comment. ... [more]

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Arts-and-crafts retailer AC Moore to close all 145 stores

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It’s AC no Moore, as another retail chain falls victim to challenges sweeping the industry. New Jersey-based arts-and-crafts retail chain AC Moore will be closing all of its 145 stores across the country, and up to 40 will see their leases taken over by a larger competitor, the Michaels Companies. AC Moore’s parent company, Nicole Crafts, announced the decision on Monday, the New York Post reported. “Unfortunately, given the headwinds facing many retailers in today’s ... [more]

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Can we talk? Compass seeks arbitration with Realogy

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Five months after Realogy hit Compass with a bombshell lawsuit, the SoftBank-backed defendant is looking to resolve things outside of a courtroom. In a Nov. 25 motion, Compass asked a New York judge to stay the legal proceedings and compel the two companies to seek arbitration. The brokerage’s motion argues that the majority of Realogy’s accusations pertain to the Corcoran Group, its successful New York City-based subsidiary. Because both Compass and Corcoran are members of ... [more]

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Senator Croci Secures Funding for South Country School District

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New York State Senator, Thomas Croci, joined with South Country School District Board of Education President Chris Picini and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, in announcing an additional $35,000 in unrestricted state aid funding for the district. The additional funding secured by Senator Croci will be used for the addition of Teacher Leaders to the district's instructional program. Student resources, supplies and the STEM and Humanities programs will also benefit from the funding. "The District is grateful for this much needed funding and extends their sincere thanks to Senator Croci for his tireless efforts in support of education" said Dr. Giani. Pictured left to right: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, State Senator Thomas Croci and Board of Education President, Chris Picini
          

Bellport High School Music Students Selected for NYSSMA All-State Festival

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The selection committees for the 2015 New York State School Music Association Winter Conference have chosen three Bellport High School Musicians to perform at this year’s NYSSMA All-State Music Festival. The festival, which is part of the NYSSMA Winter Conference, will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, December 3 and ending Sunday, December 6. Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music. Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at William Floyd High School, on April 17 and 18. Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include: Deanna DeMartino Alto II Mixed Chorus Natalie Maida Alto II Mixed Chorus Natalie Maida Jazz Alto Voice Vocal Jazz Lili Salcedo-Watson Cello Orchestra (alt.) Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August. They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles. This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,500 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 10 high school students audition for All-State last spring. The Music Department is very proud to have Deanna, Natalie and Lili represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!
          

Legislator Browning Honors Bellport Wrestler Phil Gray

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Bellport wrestler Phil Gray is a two-time New York State Place Winner, and a three-time Suffolk State Qualifier Champion at the Empire State Games. At a recent South Country Community Conference meeting Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) honored Phil Gray with a proclamation to recognize his achievements and thank him for his service to the community. In 2015, Phil Gray placed fifth in the Greco Roman Wrestling Championship at 170 pounds, and in 2013 he placed fourth in the Freestyle Wrestling Championship at 160 pounds at the Empire State Games, which is an annual competition of athletes from across New York State. He is also a Junior Fireman for the Hagerman Fire Department and volunteers his time for the South country Community Conference. “Phil is a gifted athlete and a tremendous asset to the Bellport community,” stated Legislator Kate Browning. “I was proud to honor his many accomplishments and to thank him for his selfless service to the surrounding community. He has set an incredible example for his peers and I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.” Pictured: Legislator Kate Browning, right, presents a proclamation recognizing Bellport wrestler Phil Gray, center, along with Bellport Athletic Director Robert McIntyre
          

Love, hate, and real estate: Bloomberg’s record may polarize voters

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Michael Bloomberg’s candidacy for president has an obvious appeal to the business community but not to the left-leaning voters expected to decide the Democratic primary for president. His record on real estate issues shows why. As mayor from 2002 through 2013, Bloomberg’s pro-development policies were credited by business interests for powering New York City’s comeback and denounced by critics for increasing homelessness and inequality. Even decisions that seemed moderate or progressive at the time no ... [more]

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Bloomberg v. Trump: Real estate edition

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Despite their many differences, Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg do have a few things in common. Both are billionaires, both may be vying for the same office now that Bloomberg is considering a presidential run, and both men have a penchant for luxury residential properties. The former New York City mayor and registered Democrat has built a townhome empire on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, while President Trump prefers the vertical life at his Trump Tower ... [more]

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BHS Business Class' Company, "Savor the Flavor", Named Top Website

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Bellport High School's business class, Virtual Enterprise, has received a special honor from the Virtual Enterprise International officials. The class's company "Savor the Flavor" has earned a spot on the national VEI website. Savor the Flavor was one of the top firm websites for 2014-15. Out of 347 firm websites throughout the country, Bellport was one of the ten winners. Not only that, but Bellport was also the only school from Long Island to be recognized. Savor the Flavor's website scored a 4.5/5 overall. The website was designed by the head of the marketing department, Nicholas Doutney and the webmaster of the company, Jeff Thur De Koos. You can view the award and article about the website competition at https://veinternational.org/blog/2015-national-website-competition-results/. You may also visit the class's firm website firsthand at http://www.savortheflavorve.com/. The class has an upcoming trip to New York City for an International Trade Show, where they will be competing in multiple competitions with companies from around the world. This program, taught by Mrs. Sheila Smith, is in its fourth year at the high school.
          

SPV Realty sues city of Miami to force vote on Eastside Ridge

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Accusing members of the Miami Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board of intentionally delaying a vote on its Eastside Ridge mixed-use development, SPV Realty is suing the city to force the board to make a decision on the controversial Little Haiti project. The New York City-based developer alleges the planning board refuses to carry out its duties to approve or deny Eastside Ridge’s application to change the zoning on nearly 22 acres at 5045 Northeast Second ... [more]

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New York AG is investigating WeWork: report

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 The New York State Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into WeWork, Reuters reported. The embattled office-space company, which is soon set to lay off thousands of workers, confirmed to the news outlet that it had received a request from the state’s AG office, led by Letitia James. James’ office is reportedly looking into multiple transactions involving former CEO Adam Neumann that were scrutinized for potential self-dealing. One arrangement involved millions of dollars paid ... [more]

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Ten-X Commercial lays off nearly half its workforce

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Ten-X Commercial, an online real estate transaction platform, laid off half its workforce after efforts to sell the company fell through. Close to 100 employees in offices in Texas, New York and California were given notice on Monday morning during a call with executives, according to people on the call and those familiar with the matter. Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns Ten-X Commercial, has been trying to sell the company ... [more]

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Information from NYS Health Department regarding the EV-D68 Respiratory Virus

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The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV‐D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State.
          

Bellport High School Senior Connor Cipp Named Scholar Athlete of the Year

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NYSHSFCA, the New York State High School Football Coaches Association, annually recognizes one senior in each of the five divisions of high school football as the Scholar Athlete of the Year. With over 140 schools in Class A, Connor Cipp was selected as the Class A recipient. Connor’s outstanding academic record, along with his athletic prowess, has earned him this recognition. Connor is currently ranked 3rd in his class and has a weighted GPA of 101. Connor has been accepted to the University of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon and Rensselaer University along with many other top universities. Virginia and Carnegie Mellon are among the top twenty five schools nationwide and Rensselaer is in the top fifty. Below is a list of some of Connor’s High School accomplishments: Ranked #3 of 360 in his class academically. HOBY Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award Ambassador 2012 Rensselaer Medal award top math/science student 2013 National Honor Society Vice President 2013 Math Honor Society Treasurer 2012 & 2013 Science Honor Society 2011, 2012, & 2013 National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude perfect score 2012 National Latin Exam Magna Cum Laude 2013 Science & Research Awareness Series Program (SARAS) SUNY University at Stony Brook 2013 Perfect 800 score on SAT II math II exam 2013 Three time all-division football player 2011, 2012, & 2013 Two-time all-county football player 2012 & 2013 Two-time all-state football player 2012 & 2013 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Top Scholar-Athlete member (inducted 2012) Suffolk County Academic All-Division 2011, 2012, & 2013 Runner-up for the LaBue Award (Suffolk County Football Top Scholar-Athlete)
          

NYSAPHERD Suffolk Zone Awards - Nina Puglisi & Matt Posch

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On December 4th, Matt Posch and Nina Puglisi were recognized by the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAPHERD) for outstanding achievement in physical education. Each year every high school in Suffolk County selects one male and one female senior for the Suffolk Zone Award. Matt and Nina received their award and recognition at a dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppague. There were over 600 people in attendance.
          

NYSAPHERD Suffolk Zone Awards - Nina Puglisi & Matt Posch

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On December 4th, Matt Posch and Nina Puglisi were recognized by the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAPHERD) for outstanding achievement in physical education. Each year every high school in Suffolk County selects one male and one female senior for the Suffolk Zone Award. Matt and Nina received their award and recognition at a dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppague. There were over 600 people in attendance.
          

The Facts About Common Core State Standards and Other Important Education Topics

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Much has been reported and discussed about the way in which students are being educated through the introduction of the Common Core State Standards and the impact on student assessments and teacher evaluations. In order to effectively lead and participate in meaningful discussions, the Suffolk County School Superintendent's Association has prepared the brochure below to help educators, teachers, parents and community residents share the same understanding about the changes and challenges taking place in education in New York State.
          

Bellport High School Blood Drive

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The Bellport High School Senior Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 22nd, between the hours of 7:45 am to 12:15 pm at the High School Gym. Won't you help us reach our goal of 5,00 pints? As an added bonus, the NY / NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the New York Blood Center, is helping to increase donations by entering all donors into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII (valued at $2,500). Please click on the link at right or contact Diane Poulos at 730-1575 for information.
          

Pinwheels for Peace

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On September 20, 2013, Frank P. Long Intermediate School of Bellport, New York, participated in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at our school. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21st - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year (year 8), 2012, over 4 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America. This project is non-political – peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind. To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.” Our students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – as part of the creation process, the students, indicated their thoughts about "war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they visually expressed their feelings by drawing, painting, etc. On Friday, September 20, 2013, the students and staff assembled these pinwheels and "planted" them at Frank P. Long Intermediate School as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.
          

Bellport High School Musicians Selected For All-County Music Festival

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Four Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2013 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly. Bellport has representatives in two performing groups, the All-County Mixed Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 22nd. Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June. This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12. Representing Bellport are: All-County Mixed Chorus: Gina-Marie Falk - Soprano Kaitlin LaGrega - Alto Victoria Lamoureux - Soprano All-County Symphony Orchestra: Madeline Mojallali - Cello
          

HYPOCRITE: Al Gore’s Electricity Bill Reveals He Consumes 3,400% More Power Than the Average U.S. Home.

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More Debunking By Another Prominent Historian

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An interview with historian James Oakes on the New York Times’ 1619 Project. “Identity is very much the ideology of the professional-managerial class.” Plus: “This is one of the things I find so ... Read more
          

The Real Reason You Keep Missing God's Divine Appointments for You

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It's absolutely necessary to surround yourself with people who inspire you to do more and be more than you ever thought possible. The book of Numbers describes a man named Caleb with a "different spirit." The original language more directly translates to "wholehearted." You know you've been in the presence of a wholehearted person because their passion is contagious! The biblical Caleb ended up being a catalyst alongside Israel's leader, Joshua, to take a nation into the promised land. When most others saw the impossibility of a giant-infested territory, Caleb saw an opportunity for God to show up and show off. He didn't have one shred of doubt in his being. He was wholehearted.

Divine appointments are always disguised as impossible situations. Stop being so easily discouraged, and start seeing pressure as a privilege. The destination that God has for you is absolutely outside of your current reach. It is bigger than your current bank account. It is bigger than your current circle of supporters. God will always give you a dream big enough to keep you dependent on Him and the relationships He appoints to advance you. You can see the way that God orchestrates divine appointments in the story of Joshua and Caleb. They had a synergistic relationship. They were like-minded. They were aligned in certainty that anything was possible through their unity and God's favor.

Whenever you find yourself in a situation that seems to contradict your destiny, know that God may be using it to bring a Caleb to you. It was the prospect of dying in the promised land of Canaan that solicited the resolve of Caleb to emerge. True relationship is forged in adversity. When things get hard, keep your eyes open for the wholehearted ones in your midst.

I was driving through the cornfields of Northwest Indiana with a dream inside of me to launch a New York City church. Everything about my dream defied my surroundings. It was an expensive, irrational and seemingly impossible dream. I had faith, but I needed to join my faith with someone who wasn't focused on the giants of fear inhabiting New York, but rather, the provision waiting on the other side of radical obedience. I was not-so-randomly connected to Anthony Spark, a New York entrepreneur and visionary leader. What seemed like the most insurmountable dream to me was more than possible to him. Anthony Spark was wholehearted. Within the next year, we would raise the money, build the team, move my family and I across the country, and launch V1 Church.

You will receive the dream before the relationships, before the provision and before the open doors. Don't miss the divine appointments in disguise! You can listen to Anthony and I discuss this and more on the Mike Signorelli podcast or watch here.

Listen to my latest podcast about seeing divine appointments here!


          

Survey: Most Americans Agree Political Correctness Has Gone Way Too Far

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Political correctness has gone too far.

The movement needs clarity.

Wikipedia defines political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) as language, policies or measures that should avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

Political correctness was designed to enhance sensitivity in gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. However, it has become more about censoring information and the policing of morality.

Most Americans believe that political correctness has grown into a bigger problem than it was meant to solve.

A recent Rasmussen survey finds that 26% of American adults believe freedom of speech is acceptable. Sixty-eight percent disagree and say Americans must not express something politically inappropriate.

Yascha Mounka, professor at Johns Hopkins University, reported, "Among the general population, 80% admit that political correctness is a problem in our country."

Young people are equally uncomfortable with political correctness: 74% of adults ages 24 to 29 and 79% under age 24 do not believe that political correctness is constructive.

The 24 and under group are more community-focused than former generations. They are asking: Can communities improve without open dialogue?

The Atlantic and The New York Times both released data (in the last year) that a high percentage of young liberals disagree with political correctness. It is preposterous to legislate what was previously a cultural norm. Have we abandoned respect and substituted it for political policing?

Political correctness is unnecessary where simple respect is in place. Restricting conversation can never improve our communities.

And restricting debate is not the answer to healing our prejudice.

Vigorous debate was once a healthy part of our culture.

Debate was evidence of tolerance. There is no data that validates political correctness has enhanced our culture in any way.

Dr. Ben Carson says, "Civility and political correctness are not the same. Civility constrains behavior and words based on genuine caring about others, while political correctness is only a facade of caring while hoping to cultivate public approval."

There is a great need for boundaries within the politically correct movement. At face value, political correctness can be effective. However, the policing of our conversations is one step away from limiting our freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right of all Americans and a fundamental principle of our nation.

That is straight-up "politically correct." {eoa}

Thomas McDaniels is a pastor/writer and the guy behind thomasmcdaniels.com. He has written for ChurchLeaders.com and currently is a contributing writer for Fox News. He is also the founder of LifeBridge.tv and the Longview Dream Center in Longview, Texas. Thomas can be found on social media on Instagram and Twitter.


          

Are You Really Pursuing What Matters Most?

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The things we pursue in life have everything to do with our joy and fulfillment. While it's certainly not wrong to desire success, a better-paying job or a higher standard of living, the Bible tells us that seeking after "things" and making them our priority will only make us miserable in the end.

Seek is a strong word. It means "to crave, pursue, to make sacrifices to get, to go after with all of your strength and all of your heart."

I encourage you to take a moment and ask yourself, "What am I seeking? What am I spending most of my time talking about? Where do I invest the majority of my energy?"

Romans 14:17 (NIV) says, "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."

In other words, the kingdom of God is not about us simply trying to get what we want. Instead, it's about seeking a relationship with God and experiencing true kingdom benefits. It's about having a greater understanding of His righteousness (our right standing with Him through Jesus Christ), His peace and His joy in our lives. Only then will we find what we are truly looking for.

In the beginning of our relationship with God, it's all about us—and for a while, this is fine. I believe this is where we all start. We come to Him with our list of needs and desires. We bring Him our problems and want Him to fix everything. But eventually, the time comes for us to grow and mature.

I remember coming to a point in my life when I had a lot of "things" but realized I simply wasn't happy. After praying and asking the Lord what was wrong, He spoke to my heart and said, "Joyce, you are too shallow—it's time to go out into the deep."

That was difficult to hear, but I knew exactly what He meant. It was time for me to start living the "deeper life"—to begin seeking God for who He is and not just what He could do for me.

You see, shallow Christians want the fruit, but they are not concerned about the roots. I love Isaiah 37:31b. It says, "take root below and bear fruit above."

Just look at nature. Large trees with thick, full branches have a massive underground root system that spreads both deep and wide. Without this support system, the tree could never weather a storm.

In the same way, we must develop deep spiritual roots before we can truly enjoy the big, full life God has intended for us. This includes cultivating a relationship with the Lord, finding out what He says about us in His Word and becoming rooted and grounded in His love.

A lot of times, we come at it the wrong way. We want to have all of the benefits—more privileges, a bigger career, more money—before we ever establish our roots. But without a strong foundation in God, these things can actually hurt us more than they can help. And without deep roots, we'll never endure the storms of life.

Friends, the Lord is more concerned about your inner life than your outer life. Why? Because He knows that when you are spiritually strong on the inside, then you are able to handle any situation that arises in your life on the outside.

I think sometimes we're afraid that if we stop chasing after all the "things," we'll never get what we want in life. But the exact opposite is true.

Psalm 37:4 (AMPC) says, "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart."

As we place our focus on God, He causes our desires to be in line with His plan and what's best for our lives.

Years ago, while I was praying (probably for something I wanted), the Lord spoke a life-changing truth to my heart. He said, "Joyce, seek My face and not My hand. If you seek My face, My hand will always be open."

Matthew 6:33 (NIV) says it this way: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

I can tell you from personal experience that when you make God your No. 1 priority, He not only fills your life with His amazing peace, joy and satisfaction, but He also gives you the desires of your heart.

I encourage you to make a decision today to pursue the one who matters most. Seek God for who He is and make your relationship with Him a priority.

As you do, I believe you'll discover what you've been looking for all along. {eoa}

Joyce Meyer is a New York Times' bestselling author and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries Inc. She has written more than 100 books, including Battlefield of the Mind. She hosts the Enjoying Everyday Life radio and TV programs. For more information, visit joycemeyer.org.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


          

This Thanksgiving, Count the Blessings You Take for Granted

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Christians in parts of the Middle East are in danger of total extinction. That was the conclusion of a report released last month by Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. The report said that Christianity has disappeared from towns in Iraq and Syria because of the wave of genocide carried out by ISIS.

In Iraq, the number of Christians in Iraq has fallen by 90%, the study said. In Syria, the Christian population has fallen by two-thirds since the country's civil war began in 2011, when there were 2 million believers there.

A report in The New York Times last year confirmed that most of Syria's once-Christian villages are now ghost towns. ISIS fighters kidnapped villagers and executed them. Women disappeared and became sex slaves to terrorist leaders. Churches were bombed and burned. Traumatized believers fled the country. The defeat of ISIS fighters in 2019, and the death of bloodthirsty ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 26, will not bring martyred Christians back from the dead or convince refugees to return to their homeland.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I hope you are grateful that your church wasn't bombed or that you weren't forced from your home. I encourage you to make a list of blessings you may take for granted. My list for 2019 might help you think of others:

  1. Do you have religious freedom? The majority of the world's population—75%—live in areas with severe religious restrictions. And Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. About 1.6 billion people in the world live in repressive societies where they have no say in how they are governed.
  1. Do you make your own decisions? There are 29.8 million people living as slaves today, according to the Walk Free Foundation. These people live as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers and child brides in forced marriages. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and found slaves in every one.
  1. Do you have money in a bank? More than 2.5 billion adults around the world are unbanked, according to data based on Gallup polling in 148 countries. Two-thirds of people without accounts said they simply don't have enough money to use a bank.
  1. Do you own shoes? About 300 million children around the world don't own a pair of shoes. It is estimated that 2 billion people worldwide are currently plagued with parasitic diseases that could be prevented simply by wearing proper footwear.
  1. Do you drink clean water? About 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water. Because of that, about 9 million people will die this year because of water-related illnesses. The next time you open a bottle of Dasani or drink from your tap, remember that millions of women around the world spend an average of four hours daily walking to get water.
  1. Did your mother survive when you were born? Approximately 800 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. This is equivalent to 33 women an hour. Almost all these deaths occurred in developing countries, and most could have been prevented.
  1. Did you live past age 5? Some 21,000 children die every day around the world because of poverty and preventable diseases. That is equivalent to one child dying every four seconds. The annual death toll is 7.6 million children a year.
  1. Do you eat three meals a day? The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world's population is overfed, one-third is underfed and one-third is starving. Approximately 925 million people in the developing world are chronically undernourished.
  1. Do you enjoy reliable electricity? About 1.5 billion people in this world have no access to electrical power. Do you enjoy that oven in your kitchen? The next time you prepare a meal, remember that 2.5 billion people in the world still use wood or charcoal to cook their food. Do you enjoy your washing machine? About 5 billion people in the world still wash their clothes by hand.
  1. Do you have a roof over your head? The U.N. Commission on Human Rights says there are 100 million homeless people in the world. One in 3 children in the world live without adequate shelter. And today there are about 42 million people who are living as refugees. Most were displaced by war and live in crude camps.
  1. Do you own a car? The United States still has the highest number of motor vehicles in the world. Globally, only 1 out of every 8 people has access to a car. Many of the others either walk, take crowded buses or public vans or ride on bicycles, rickshaws or animals. Did you fly somewhere in the past year? You are blessed. Only 5% to 7% of people in the world have ever flown in an airplane.
  1. Do you have a flushable toilet? The United Nations Development Program reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to any toilet facilities. India has the largest percentage of people who lack adequate sanitation. About 638 million Indians must go outdoors.
  1. Can you read? Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. There are 72 million children who should be in school but are not enrolled. And if you have a college degree, you are in a privileged minority; only 6.7% of people in the world have a college diploma.
  1. Can you see? Over 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. About 39 million of these are blind and 246 million have a moderate to severe visual impairment. India is home to the world's largest number of blind people, due to the country's acute shortage of optometrists.

King David wrote: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits" (Ps. 103:2). Thanksgiving is not an optional virtue. Without it, our pride swells and our selfishness consumes us. Thanksgiving is an important exercise because it adjusts our attitude. It calibrates our hearts so that we stop complaining and instead remember how we are blessed and who deserves the credit for our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!


          

The Irishman und Il Traditore - Abgesänge auf die Mafia

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Es ist gegen Ende der dreieinhalbstündigen filmischen Reise, wenn Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) auf seine Empfindungen betreffend die Verbrechen, die er begangen hat, angesprochen, sagt, I don't feel anything. 

(c) New Yorker, Kristian Hammerland

Martin Scorseses Abgesang auf die Mafia, The Irishman, beginnt mit einer Kamerafahrt - berühmt geworden durch die Eingangssequenz bei GoodFellas - mit dem Unterschied, dass sie diesmal in einem Altersheim stattfindet und bei einem alten Mann im Rollstuhl, nämlich Frank, endet. Basierend auf Charles Brandts Buch I Heard You Paint Houses, das auf den Erinnerungen des realen Frank Sheeran beruht, pinselt Scorsese die Lebensgeschichte nach, vom LKW-Fahrer, der ein paar Rinderhälften verschwinden lässt, zum Botengänger (Fixer), vom Auftragskiller zur rechten Hand Jimmy Hoffas (Al Pacino) - begleitet von realen Fernsehbildern von der Ermordung Kennedys und der Invasion in der Schweinebucht. Und darüber die ins Resignative driftende Voice Over-Stimme Franks - Nowadays, young people, they don't know who Jimmy Hoffa was. They don't have a clue. I mean, maybe they know that he disappeared or something, but that's about it. But back then, there wasn't nobody in this country who didn't know who Jimmy Hoffa was. Back then... aber mittlerweile ist Frank der letzte Überlebende - und alle anderen sind tot. Und zumeist nicht eines natürlichen Todes gestorben.

Scorsese überblendet beim Auftreten der einzelnen Mafiosi ihre Gesichter mit ihrem Sterbedatum und einer Kurzbeschreibung der Umstände ihres Ablebens. - Auch Marco Bellocchio bedient sich in seiner Verfilmung der Lebensgeschichte von Tommaso Buscetta  (Pierfrancesco Favino), Il Traditore, dieser Technik. Wir schreiben das Jahr 1980 und wir befinden uns bei einem Clan-übergreifenden Mafiatreffen, wo die Aufteilung des Drogenhandels von Südamerika nach Italien beschlossen werden soll, mit abschließendem Gruppenfoto und Einblendung der zu erwartenden Schicksale über den Köpfen. 




Wie Scorsese geht es Bellocchio um die Verortung der Geschichte via Faktizität. Buscetta wird unmittelbar anschließend nach Brasilien auswandern - weil er den Krieg schon ahnt, Totò Riina (Calì Nicola) wird mit seinen Corleonesi die Cosa Nostra übernehmen und Buscetta und seinen Clan aus dem Geschäft drängen (und also ausnahmslos alle ermorden lassen). - Was Buscetta dazu bringen soll, wieder zurück nach Italien zu kommen, allerdings in anderer Weise, als Riina vorgesehen hat: Buscetta wird zum Pentiti - zum wichtigen Informanten für die Staatsanwaltschaft in den großen Mafia-Prozessen ab 1986. Und begeht somit die ultimative Sünde: Er verstößt gegen die Omertà.

Wo bei Scorsese, der im Rollstuhl sitzende, greise Sheeran gegenüber FBI-Agenten, die ihn ein letztes Mal zum Verschwinden von Jimmy Hoffa befragen, um dessen Angehörigen die Ungewissheit über sein Verbleiben zu nehmen, die Auskunft verweigert, obwohl es niemanden mehr gibt, den er schützen müsste oder verraten könnte, sein Schweigegelübde demnach vollkommen ins Leere läuft, zeichnet Bellocchio mit Buscetta einen Mafiosi, der der Überzeugung ist, dass seine Aussage die Mafia vor dem Untergang (Drogenhandel) bewahren kann. Desillusioniert sind sie beide: Der eine - seiner Identität als führender Mafiosi beraubt - sitzt in Florida auf einer Veranda und starrt in die Nacht, neben ihm eine AK47, ständig griffbereit, ständig damit rechnend, dass ein Mafiakiller auftaucht, um ihn zu erschießen. Der andere im Rollstuhl im Altersheim ersucht den Pfarrer beim Verlassen des Zimmers doch die Tür einen Spalt offen zu lassen, so als ob er hoffte, dass doch noch jemand kommen würde, um ihn zu erlösen. Und die einzige Person, die diese Fähigkeit besäße, spricht schon seit Jahren nicht mehr mit ihm: Seine Tochter Peggy, die seinem Mafia-Mentor Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) immer misstraute und Jimmy Hoffa liebte - und in dem Moment aufhörte, mit Frank zu sprechen, als Jimmy verschwand. So als ob sie geahnt hätte, dass Frank in die Sache verwickelt war. Eine Vergebung demnach, die ihm Peggy nie erteilen wird. 
          

John Benanti

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BENANTI, John, age 92 , of Saddle Brook, died on November 24, 2019. Born and raised in Garfield for 66 years, he settled in Saddle Brook 26 years ago. John joined the Navy going to boot camp in New York State, then Little Creek, VA, then to San Diego, CA. Missing his high school graduation, he requested his mother receive his high school diploma. He began his service on June 11, 1945, before the end of World War II. He was shipped to Okinawa by transport ship. From Okinawa, he went to Shanghai, China for three months. He was aboard a repair ship that serviced boilers on the main carriers. His trip back to the U.S. across the Pacific and through the Panama Canal brought him to Charleston SC, where he served out the rest of his tour. He re-enlisted for a SECOND tour of duty following the same path of travel, which took him to Korea prior to the beginning of the Korean War. He was in the service of our country until 1951. He returned to Garfield and became a mortgage officer at Garfield Trust Company. He served on the Garfield City Council for 6 years, and was active in the Garfield VFW, Garfield Jaycees, Garfield AARP, and a Cub Scout Master and a Boy Scout Master in Troop 25. He was also an active parishioner, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Parish Council member of Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Garfield. He is predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (nee Cuccia) in 2013, two sisters, Sarah and Rose, and four brothers, Frank, Dominick, Anthony and Salvatore. He is survived by a son, Vincent Benanti (Cathy), a daughter, Barbara Cassella (Carl), four grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas (Martha), John (Katie), and Meredith, and three great-grandchildren, Grace, Evelyn, and Gemma. Visiting is Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Wednesday, November 27, 2019, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for the Garfield VFW. The Benanti family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com


          

Davao filmmaker wagi sa Int’l Emmy

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Ang filmmaker mula sa Davao na si Breech Asher Harani ang nanalo kamakailan sa International Emmy World Television­ Festival in New York City noong nakaraang November 23.
          

AVP Enterprise Pharmacy Operations

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Title: Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Pharmacy Operations

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Healthcare Finance and Operations

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a large Physician led outpatient Medical office in the New York Metropolitan Area, is currently seeking to hire an Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Pharmacy Operations. The Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Pharmacy Operations will develop a strong and diverse team ensuring that all areas of pharmacy operations deliver an excellent client and member experience. The AVP of Enterprise Pharmacy Operations will also assume responsibility of developing and implementing pharmacy technology initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the integrity of benefit set up through extensive testing, both manual and automated for benefit groups to be set up and tested annually.
  • Guide the development of all Pharmacy and Corporate initiatives affecting the Pharmacy department
  • Identify opportunities for pharmacy process improvements.
  • Oversee the Pharmacy Technician team supporting coverage review.
  • Organize medical drug fee schedules timely and in accordance with contracts.
  • Build a team of data scientists able to build informed queries in support of business strategy.
  • Design an opioid drug management program consistent with CMS requirements.
  • Ensure that our Medicare and Medicaid plans are compliant and competitively designed.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 15+ years of experience in Pharmacy and/or Managed Care.
  • Solid understanding of CMS compliance requirements.
  • Experience in interacting with CMS and other government and/or industry organizations.

          

Administrative Supervisor (LCSW)

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Title: Administrative Supervisor (LCSW)

Location: Bronx, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Allied Health

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a large social services / mental health non-profit organization, seeks an Administrative Supervisor (LCSW). This is a full-time, exempt position with top of the line benefits. The Administrative Supervisor (LCSW) will be responsible for administrative oversight, supervision of eight social workers, as well as a small case load.  

    Responsibilities:

  • Supervise clinical staff
  • Supervise and conduct intake interviews for potential clients
  • Conduct training and development
  • Perform performance appraisals
  • Run staff meetings
  • Process staff scheduling and coverage, and monitor attendance
  • Evaluate employee performance on a periodic basis
  • Schedule and oversee all staff meetings and case conferences
  • Ensure clinical and administrative compliance
  • Assist in the development of the annual plan, and goals
  • Document, distribute, and monitor all incidents
  • Carry a reduced caseload

 Requirements:

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New York
  • Minimum of three years of experience in mental health services
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience
  • Strong administrative skills as well as an understanding of mental health delivery issues
  • Must be able to work two evenings a week, or a Saturday (with a day off during the week)
  • Proficiency in a second language is preferred

          

Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator

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Title: Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN)

Location: New York City

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a top academic medical center in New York City, is hiring a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN). Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN) will coordinate a patient referral outreach program for Autologous and Allogenic transplantation (both related and unrelated bone marrow donors) and all aspects of patient care throughout the Bone Marrow Transplantation process. This position facilitates patient care in a competitive, regulated, and intricate system of health care delivery.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining and increasing appropriate patient referrals
  • Participate in the coordination of all aspects of the patients care throughout the Bone Marrow Transplantation process; testing/procedures, education, pre-intra-transplant care and post transplantation follow-up
  • Represent the Transplant Program at local, regional and national professional symposiums
  • Participate in the Pre-transplant medical and psychosocial assessment
  • Provide appropriate educational and emotional support for potential and actual transplant recipients and their families
  • Coordinate all medical workups and treatments/procedures of potential Bone Marrow recipients and potential bone marrow/stem cell donors.
  • Coordinate and participate in the post-transplant follow-up care.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of pre-intra and post-transplant patient database
  • Initiate and maintain all clinical records, statistics, data forms and clinical studies.
  • Assist in quality assurance, research and develop clinical protocols to optimize patient care.
  • Act as liaison between the Transplant program, other hospital departments and the community.
  • Implement a patient referral outreach program for Bone Marrow transplantation.
  • Streamline the registration, financial screening, evaluation and data computerization of potential transplant recipients
  • Participate in developing marketing and patient information materials.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Bone Marrow Transplant
  • RN required; Masters preferred
  • requires extraordinary clinical, interpersonal and independent practitioner skills.

 


          

Certified Nurse Midwife (RN) (Spanish Speaking)

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Title: Certified Nurse Midwife

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is currently seeking to hire a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct clinical care to all patients in accordance with applicable standards of care, policies, and procedures.
  • Accommodate walk-in patients.
  • Engage in teamwork with the support staff.
  • Participate on a rotating basis in the 24 hour on-call phone coverage arrangement.
  • Accurately and timely complete any documentation necessary to facilitate billing and reimbursement.
  • Supervise and contribute to the training of residents and students in the ambulatory setting and complete evaluation forms in connection with such supervision and training.

 

Requirements

  • Doctorate or Master's Degree in Midwifery
  • Valid NYS Registered Nurse License
  • Valid NYS Midwifery Certification
  • 3+ years of previous experience as a Licensed Midwife in ambulatory settings and inpatient Labor & Delivery.
  • National certification with the American Midwifery Board Certification (AMCB, required.
  • DEA certification required.
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring Credentialing
  • NRP certification
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • ACLS
  • Infection Control Certification
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, OR Cantonese required

 


          

Dentist

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Title: Dentist

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Dentist for a network of Family Health Centers with locations throughout New York City. The Dentist will perform quality and comprehensive dental diagnosis and treatment to maintain the overall health of the patient.

Responsibilities: 

  • Perform comprehensive, high quality dental treatment including diagnosis and treatment planning, preventive dentistry, prophylaxis and scaling/root planning, restorative dentistry, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthetics, oral surgery, etc.
  • Maintain a roster of scheduled dental patients and treat dental emergencies (walk-in patients) when available.
  • Maintain all dental records in an organized manner, including scanning into the electronic health record all required dental forms
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the Dental Department Quality Improvement EHR
  • Assist in completing insurance forms, dental completion forms, and any other forms that patients require.
  • Assist in teaching new employee specific dental procedures
  • Conduct in-service training program in oral health for the dental auxiliary staff
  • Assist in oral health education activities at various community organizations.

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

  • Degree from Dental School (DDS or DMD)
  • License to practice dentistry in New York State
  • DEA Controlled Substances Registration Certificate.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must be a general dentist with at least three (3) years experience and high competency in clinical dentistry.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of community dental health care.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish preferred

          

Director of Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

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Title: Director of Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (MD or DO)

Location: Westchester County, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, one of the largest providers of mental health, addiction recovery, and residential services in the Westchester region, is hiring a Director of Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.  The Director of Outpatient Mental Health Clinic oversees the daily operations of a mental health clinic that services people of all ages, with a wide array of diagnoses, including co-occurring SUDs and medical conditions. The Director of Outpatient Mental Health Clinic provides leadership and supervision to all clinic staff, including support staff, coordinators, therapists, psychiatrists, and NPs. The Director works closely with other hospital departments as well as outside providers to foster effective partnerships and collaboration, and to facilitate rapid access to care.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and implementation of performance improvement initiatives
  • Ensure regulatory and billing compliance
  • Management of budget and productivity targets
  • Foster a positive environment of care for both patients and staff
  • Schedule: Days

Requirements:

  • MD or DO
  • Board Certified or Eligible in Psychiatry
  • Possess or be eligible for New York State license
  • Proven history of administrative and clinical experience in behavioral health

          

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Natalie Douglas

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar Natalie Douglas about Nina Simone's 1961 album "Forbidden Fruit." They also discuss The Eagles, "South Pacific," Mitzi Gaynor, Roberta Flack, Barbra Streisand, Karen Mason, Joe Williams, and Dolly Parton. Natalie shares stories about moving to New York and working at famous piano bars such as Brandy's and The Duplex. She now sings to audiences around the world and can be seen performing at her monthly residency at Birdland in New York City.

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

Jets' Jamal Adams in Walking Boot After Suffering Foot Injury vs. Bengals

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Giants' Janoris Jenkins Questions DC James Bettcher's Schemes After Packers Loss

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Lead Family Medicine Physician

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Title: Lead Family Medicine Physician (MD/DO)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Physician for a state-of-the-art health care facility located in the Brooklyn, New York area. The Family Medicine Physician will join a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals. All examination rooms are appointed with innovative technology as electronic medical records and electronic practice management systems. The Family Medicine Physician will provide preventive activities such as screenings, comprehensive health assessments, diagnosis and treatment of minor, acute and chronic medical conditions. This opportunity offers a competitive base salary, generous productivity incentives and a complete benefits package.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides primary health care to clinical patients.
  • Works with the other members of the Medical team to promote and maintain a high quality of medical care for the patients of the satellite health center.
  • Provides high quality comprehensive care through interview and examination of patients; formulates diagnosis and institutes treatment based on objective data gathered.
  • Offers counseling and makes referrals as indicated (i.e. specialty clinics).
  • Works with other medical providers to implement procedures and evaluate ongoing services.
  • Keeps patient and doctor's relationship confidential
  • Serves as Collaborating Physician for Family Nurse Practitioner.

Requirements:

  • BE/BC in Family Medicine
  • Current license to practice medicine in New York State.
  • Current biannual registration certificate to practice medicine in NY State.
  • Completion of accredited training in an institution approved for post-graduate training.

          

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: Queens, NY 11385

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Allied Health

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for a non-profit organization that provides healthcare services to medically underserved communities. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will work collaboratively with specialists for consultation and referral purposes. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker performs Mental Health Assessments for patients to ascertain their diagnoses and establish treatment plans. Loan forgiveness available.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs Mental Health Assessments for patients to ascertain their diagnoses and establish treatment plans
  • Provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy
  • Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to diffuse conflicts among patients
  • Completes medical forms and documentation related to patient care
  • Makes and/or tracks all referrals to other mental health agencies and providers
  • Works collaboratively with specialists for consultation and referral purposes
  • Works with others on the intake team to help determine whether or not a patient would be better by another agency
  • Maintains confidential case files
  • Provides workshops for families on communication and other family-related issues
  • Coordinates emergency responses, including a team to minimize patient's danger to self and others, direct discussion with EMS/FDNY regarding patient's condition, referral to psychiatric or medical emergency departments and follow-up while patient is in the emergency department or upon release
  • Maintains ultimate responsibility for directing the course of the patient's mental health care and treatment plan within the scope of his/her expertise
  • Collaborates with the Medical Records Department to ensure appropriate documentation procedures; discuss such issues with TFH MH clinical staff
  • Observes, implements, and promotes the federal regulations

Educational Requirements:

  • Unrestricted New York State Clinical Social Worker license

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years clinical experience preferable

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with word processing and other computer applications
  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages is Mandatory

          

Medical Director (MD/DO)

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Title: Medical Director

Location: New York NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a large Physician led outpatient Medical office in the New York Metropolitan Area, is currently seeking to hire a Medical Director. The Medical Director will provide clinical leadership to utilization and care management nurses, various internal departments and external entities as needed. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor use of medical resources for inpatient and outpatient services;
  • Perform case management review and participate in the clinical appeals process.
  • Issue clinical adverse determinations and approvals based on medical necessity criteria.
  • Establish and maintain continuity in the planning, development and implementation of policies, operational processes, workflows required to execute organizational strategies and to assure consistency in process application throughout Care Management.
  • Ensure compliance with implemented policies, procedures, workflows and processes.
  • Generate methods to develop and improve the overall delivery and performance of the department.
  • Set annual goals and oversee assigned department/function.
  • Support Senior Medical Directors and Chief Medical Officer in communications with internal and external organizational goals.
  • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Anticipate and identify key source information to analyze problems clearly and determine creative solutions.
  • Recognize trends, problems and opportunities, conducts root cause analysis.

 

Requirements:

  • MD or DO degree required
  • Board certified
  • Valid NYS medical license
  • 5+ years of clinical practice
  • Experience serving on a hospital committee, preferred
  • Solid understanding of managed care principles and physician reimbursement

          

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Reproductive Medicine/OBGYN

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Title: Physician Assistant, Reproductive Health

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician Assistant

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a well renowned Academic Medical Center located in the New York City area has an opening for a Physician Assistant, Reproductive Health. The Physician Assistant, Reproductive Health will responsible for the coordination and direct care of patients within specialty area(s) and clinical protocols as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate multidisciplinary health care services.
  • Arrange and perform diagnostic tests as ordered by physicians.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents.
  • Administer appropriate injections and medications as ordered by medical providers in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines.
  • Attend workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field.
  • Answer phones, responds to inquiries and triages calls to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepare equipment and assist provider during examination, testing, and treatment of patients as needed.
  • Participate in safety programs and orientation of new staff. Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.
  • Deliver patient care on an inpatient and/or outpatient service.
  • Gather, complete, and deliver all pre-operative requirements required for surgery. Reviews discharge summaries and operative notes for accuracy.
  • Assess patient eligibility and reviews patient medical history for inclusion in clinical studies.
  • Review and complete protocol history sheets, flow sheets, study follow-up reports and patient evaluation forms.
  • Ensure infection control compliance within the practice and quality assurance in all aspects of patient care as mandated by institutional, local, state and federal regulatory agency requirements.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program required.
  • 2+ years of relevant PA experience required.
  • Board Certified
  • Infection Control Certificate
  • DEA registration required
  • Valid NYS Physician Assistant license

          

Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Evaluation

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Title: Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Evaluations (Non-Surgical Position)

Location: New York Metro Area

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring an Orthopedic Surgeon for a forward-thinking Orthopedic Surgery group in the New York/New Jersey area.  The ideal candidate will be a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who will perform medical evaluations for insurance purposes. Join a growing team with a rapidly growing patient base and expanding services.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform medical evaluations for insurance purposes (IMEs)
  • Opportunity to perform peer reviews and/or second opinion requests
  • No surgeries
  • No on call responsibilities
  • Full time or part time

 

Requirements:

  • Board Certified in Orthopedics Surgery (ABOS)
  • New York or New Jersey State Medical License

          

Physician Assistant, Orthopedics

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Title: Physician Assistant, Orthopedics

Location: New York, NY                      

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician Assistant

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, traditional daytime office hours

Description: Hiring an Orthopedic Physician Assistant for a growing Orthopedic practice with multiple locations in New Jersey. Concierge Orthopedic services are offered. PA's will be working with a team of  fellowship trained and Board Certified Surgeons and experts in Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine, Minimally Invasive Total Joint Replacements, Pediatric and Adult Fracture care, Orthopedic Trauma, and Hand, Wrist and Elbow injury treatment. As a group, they are committed to providing comprehensive concussion management including baseline tests. They have state-of-the-art Physical Therapy facilities at each location and full time paralegals to assist with Workers' Compensation claims and Medical/Legal cases.

Responsibilities:

  • Outpatient/Inpatient Setting
  • Treating Patients in the Office and Emergency Room
  • Services include: General Orthopedics, Hand & Elbow Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, Same day Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Legal/Independent Medical Exams, and Workers Comp

Educational Requirements:

  • A graduate of a Master?s Physician Assistant Program
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant
  • Licensed in The State of New Jersey

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in Orthopedics and reducing fractures

Desired Skills:

  • A graduate of a Master?s Physician Assistant Program
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant
  • Licensed in The State of New Jersey

          

Recruiter

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Title: Recruiter

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Healthcare Finance and Operations

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) Network is currently seeking to hire a Recruiter. The organization is a mission driven health organization committed to high quality, affordable healthcare for all. The Recruiter will review recruitment-related documents such job descriptions and interview questions and tracking hiring metrics.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the strategic recruitment plan.
  • Develop and customize hiring stages based on each position s requirements.
  • Create job descriptions and interview question kits when required.
  • Collect and document candidate data and all communication in one database.
  • Analyze recruitment metrics, like time-to-hire and source of hire.
  • Establish hiring goals including timeframes and deliverables.
  • Facilitate and participate in HR events (job fairs, career days, in-house recruitment events).
  • Source candidates online and offline
  • Ensure communication with candidates is prompt and professional at all stages.
  • Review HR practices and make sure they are applied through the entire recruiting process.
  • Establish assessment methods to test candidates on job-related skills.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and provide training as needed.
  • Develop strong relationships with past applicants and passive candidates for future opportunity.

Requirements:

  • Previous recruiting experience as an In-house Recruiter
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases
  • Experience screening and evaluating candidates through various methods (phone interviewing, writing assessments etc.)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with social media recruiting

          

Senior Financial Analyst

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Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Healthcare Finance and Operations

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is currently seeking to hire a Senior Financial Analyst. The Senior Financial Analyst will assist the director of finance in recording, analyzing, and reporting financial information.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ensure financial reports are accurate, timely and relevant to management for decision making purposes.
  • Manage and prepare the annual operating budget. Collaborate with department managers in developing their budget objectives.
  • Prepare various budget analyses including key performance indicators and performance measurements utilizing volume statistics.
  • Decipher monthly financial results (actual vs. budget analysis), identifying trends as well as opportunities and risks.
  • Partner with managers to ensure that costs are accurately charged to appropriate areas so that information is properly reflected in monthly financial and responsibility statements.
  • Investigate variances and makes appropriate accruals/corrective entries as necessary.
  • Prepare financial reports that provide accurate and timely financial information.
  • Provide detailed information to managers and administration on a weekly, biweekly and monthly basis through various reporting mechanisms.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Experience in a healthcare setting, preferred.
  • CPA certification preferred

          

Education / Teaching: K-12 Teacher, Open to all Backgrounds & Experience Levels - Salt Lake City, Utah

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-- Teach For America works in 51 communities (regions) across the country.-- After attending your interview, you'll have the opportunity to choose and rank 10 regions where you prefer to teach.In joining Teach For America, you will have the privileged and unique opportunity to inspire and impact the education of young children by working as a full-time salaried Teacher in a low-income community within the US. Each year, thousands of diverse leaders across the country - from recent college graduates to working professionals in the public or private sector - use their leadership skills, experience and passion for profound social impact and social change as a Teach For America Corps Member.-- Our network of corps members teach for a minimum of two-years at the preschool, elementary, middle or high school level and across one or more subjects including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, STEM, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social students and more.-- At Teach For America, we value diverse leadership experiences and skills like yours because it plays a vital role in ensuring that all kids receive a quality and excellent education and have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. -- What You'll Do Throughout your two-year commitment, you will work in partnership with parents and other educators to set ambitious goals for your students and support them on their journey, while reimagining education and your role as a leader and partner in the classroom, community and beyond.-- With TFA's formal and high-quality training, unparalleled support network, ongoing coaching, mentorship and leadership development, you will be equipped to have a profound and measurable impact on the academic and personal growth of your students. -- Where You Will Teach Teach For America works in 51 communities across the country, from urban to rural, from New York to Hawaii to South Dakota to the Rio Grande Valley (and quite possibly the community you are located in today). -- What We Offer: --Competitive salary and benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance, retirement plans etc.). Intensive corps member training and classroom preparation. Accelerated professional development and leadership opportunities. Access to a vast network of TFA alumni leaders across multiple fields and sectors- educators, socially conscious CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, doctors, and many more. Connections to top graduate schools and employers (who actively pursue TFA alumni), after successfully completing your two-year commitment. An opportunity to inspire, impact and make a difference in the lives of children every day. Minimum Requirements Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher Bachelor's degree or higher Must be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the United States or have DACA status While a background in education is not a prerequisite for you to apply, you will be required to complete any necessary steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you will teach. You also may be required to work towards a full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Who We Are We are Leaders. Educators. Mentors. Entrepreneurs. Community Members. Changemakers. Together, we see the potential in every student in this country-no matter what. Teach For America is a national network of diverse leaders working in partnership with local communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. For almost 30 years, Teach For America has recruited outstanding leaders to become TFA "corps members" who commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they experience both the joys and challenges of expanding opportunities for kids. Today, Teach For America is a force of nearly 60,000 alumni and corps members committed to reimagining education and realizing the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, grow, influence and lead. For more information, visit and follow us on,, and.-- Click Apply to take the first steps toward an impactful and meaningful career. -- ()
          

Registered Nurse | CareMount Medical

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Registered Nurse - OB/ GYN | CareMount Medical

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Registered Nurse - OB/ GYN | CareMount Medical

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Registered Nurse - OB/ GYN | CareMount Medical

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Registered Nurse - OB/ GYN | CareMount Medical

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Registered Nurse - Cardiology | CareMount Medical

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Green Jogging. New York City. Camera: Nikon Df with Nikkor af 35-135mm f3.5-4.5 lens.

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Ivy, photographed in a Brooklyn New York cemetery with the Nikon Df.

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Staten Island New York, on a rainy Sunday in November. Camera Lumix G7.

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New York’s Puppy. Lumix fz100 with Leica vario Elmarit lens.

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Fin7 behind DiBella’s data breach affecting 305,000 cards

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Fifteen months after DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines was notified by the FBI and credit card companies of a data breach the sandwich shop chain has issued a notice informing its customers of the incident. The company reported its stores in Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania may have had the information on as…

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Catch NYC, Catch Steak hit with payment card skimming malware

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The Catch Hospitality Group is notifying customers of its New York City restaurants of a POS malware incident that may have compromised their payment cards. Catch NYC (including Catch Roof) and Catch Steak had payment card skimming malware injected into the POS systems in use at the restaurant bars that searched for track data which…

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Former Boyfriend of Cardi B Arrested and Charged With Attempted Vehicular Homicide

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By Victor Trammell Photo credits: YouTube/Worldwide Spotlight A New York City man with reported gang ties was charged recently with multiple felonies after using the car he was driving as a weapon against a suspected rival. This brazen attack, which went down on 112th Street in Harlem, occurred earlier this month. According to NY 1’s […]

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Pre-Solstice Unconference 2019

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Published on December 1, 2019 5:34 AM UTC

This unconference is a gathering of the rationalist and effective altruist communities, held the day before Bay Area Secular Solstice.

Think something like the New York megameetup: if a bunch of us are all going to be around during Solstice weekend, why not also take the excuse to hang out with each other?

We've rented Omni Commons in Oakland for a day of socializing and information-sharing.

The unconference has a light theme, to create some inspiration (but don't let it constrain you). This year's theme will be **group coordination**:

What ambitious project would you embark upon if you knew for sure that you had the support? What kinds of support can we give each other to help with those projects? What do we ourselves need in order to provide that support to each other?

Buffet style lunch and snacks will be provided. Invite friends!

Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-solstice-unconference-tickets-71860628073

Note: The main Solstice event itself is here – https://www.lesswrong.com/events/Fpaa7hNb8RhdLS9Jj/bay-area-winter-solstice-2019

Hope to see you there!



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Sunday Reads

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I can't get too upset birthrates are plummeting in the United States.  More and more women just aren't bothering with having children at all, let alone bothering to get married, because there is nothing in it that is beneficial to them.
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Another gun-fueled rampage happened in this country today.
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I would prefer Michael Bloomberg just forget about running for president.  Joe Biden, warts and all, will be the nominee.  This has never been in doubt.  The rest of the candidates are in free fall.

Bloomberg's position on public education and teachers makes him completely unacceptable.  This is the same problem that plagues Cory Booker.  Both candidates did things as mayors of New York and Newark, respectively, that really damaged teachers in those cities.

Forget about them.
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Netflix Takes Over Its First Cinema By Leasing New York’s Historic Paris

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Reports say, Netflix has announced it has taken over the historic Paris cinema in New York. According to the report, It’s the first time the streaming […]

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Nancy Orcutt

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St. Albans - Nancy (Lindkamp) Orcutt, 76, passed away with her loving husband by her side on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at home after a long illness. Nancy kept her sense of humor and mischievous side to the very end. She was born on March 19, 1943 to the late Paul and Frances (Fietz) Lindkamp in Oneida, New York. Nancy had a passion for quilting and belonged to quilt guilds in both Franklin and Chittenden Counties. She and Bill traveled to many states for quilt shows, quilting classes, and sightseeing. Her most favorite group was the “Stitch and Bitch” group that met at the members’ homes. Members Dale McFeeters, Bonnie Evans, Denise Chase, Denise Quint, and Carol Stanley were very close friends. Nancy had a love of cats and always had at least one furry friend living with her. She enjoyed feeding and watching the many birds that would come to the feeder. Cardinals were her favorite but any bird that showed up was welcome. Professional Baseball was another passion and they made numerous trips to different ball parks to see games and also watched games at home on TV. Her favorite team was the Boston Red Sox and she was blessed to see them win the World Series four times. Saturday nights were spent with a group of friends going out to dinner then playing cards late into the evenings. She also adored riding her motorcycle during the summer and her snowmobile during the winter with Bill, sometimes having the children along as well. Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years William E Orcutt of St. Albans, a son William P Orcutt and wife Debra and their children Sonya and Jordan of South Burlington, a daughter Joanna Sartwell and husband Donnie and their children Jaydon and Maelyn of Georgia (VT), a daughter Tricia Langlois and husband John and their children Emily, Sarah and Daniel of Connecticut, a brother-in-law Bruce Orcutt and wife Renee and their children of Texas, a sister-in-law Darlene Hollingsworth and her significant other “Bud” Dunn and her family of New York, two great-grandchildren, and many close friends. Nancy is also predeceased by two half sisters, her father’s children by a previous marriage. It was a very important milestone in her life to finally meet them when she traveled to Florida in the early nineties. They enjoyed each others company and kept in touch with one another until their deaths. A special thank you to Bayada Home Health for their outstanding compassion and care of Nancy during her long illness. We especially want to thank Carol, Bridget, and Mike for their exceptional kindness and attention to both Nancy and her family. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel with a funeral service starting at 6:00 p.m. with Chaplain Michael Ellis officiating. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.


          

Δηλητηριώδες φρούτο

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Είναι το πιο επικίνδυνο φυτοφάρμακο που δεν έχεις ακούσει ποτέ, και συνδέεται με εγκεφαλικές βλάβες στα μωρά και καρκίνο. Παρόλα αυτά ο χλωρπυριφός βρίσκεται παντού στα φρούτα και τα λαχανικά μας. Τώρα η ΕΕ αποφασίζει επιτέλους αν θα το απαγορέψει. Αυτή είναι η ευκαιρία μας να νικήσουμε στην Ευρώπη και στη συνέχεια να πιέσουμε για παγκόσμια απαγόρευση! Πάρε μέρος στην παγκόσμια εκστρατεία για να απαγορευτεί αυτό το αόρατο δηλητήριο απ’ το φαγητό μας:
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Αγαπημένες φίλες και φίλοι,

Είναι το πιο επικίνδυνο παρασιτοκτόνο που δεν έχεις ακούσει ποτέ. Συνδέεται με καρκίνο, εγκεφαλικές βλάβες σε βρέφη και διαταραχές του νευρικού συστήματος – και βρίσκεται παντού.

Ο χλωρπυριφός είναι το πιο βρώμικο μυστικό της χημικής βιομηχανίας. Ενώ κάνει θραύση σε πωλήσεις παντού, το έχουν κρατήσει μακριά απ' το φως της δημοσιότητας. Και δεν είναι τυχαίο – αφού προέρχεται από νευροτοξίνες που εφηύραν οι Ναζί! Τώρα βρίσκεται στο φαγητό, στον αέρα και στο νερό που πίνουμε. 

Αυτή τη στιγμή έχουμε μία τέλεια ευκαιρία να το απαγορέψουμε. Η Ευρώπη ετοιμάζεται να το αποσύρει, και κρίσιμες αποφάσεις πλησιάζουν σε μεγάλες αγορές όπως η Βραζιλία και οι ΗΠΑ. Βοήθησε να κερδίσουμε στην Ευρώπη και ύστερα να κινητοποιηθούμε για να πιέσουμε για την απαγόρευσή του σε όλο τον κόσμο!

Υπόγραψε τώρα και διάδωσέ το – όταν το ψήφισμα αποκτήσει δυναμική, θα συνεργαστούμε με θύματα του χλωρπυριφού για να παραδώσουμε τις φωνές μας στους αρμόδιους:

Απαγορέψτε τον χλωρπυριφό!

Οι υποστηρικτές του λένε πως είναι «πολύ αποτελεσματικό παρασιτοκτόνο». Προφανώς και είναι! Αφού ανήκει σε κατηγορία χημικών νευροπαραλυτικών αερίων που σχεδιάστηκαν ως χημικά όπλα! Ίσως είναι απ’ τα πιο τοξικά χημικά που βάλαμε ποτέ στο πιάτο μας.

Η επίδραση που μπορεί να έχει στο ανθρώπινο σώμα είναι καταστρεπτική, προκαλώντας από καρκίνο του πνεύμονα μέχρι Πάρκινσον. Τα παιδιά τα επηρεάζει πολύ άσχημα, βλάπτοντας την ανάπτυξη του εγκεφάλου και χαμηλώνοντας το IQ τους.

Τώρα έχουμε την ευκαιρία να βάλουμε φρένο στη χρήση του χλωρπυριφού. Με την Ευρώπη να κλίνει προς την απαγόρευση, μπορούμε να το πάμε ακόμα παραπέρα, βοηθώντας να δημιουργηθεί ένα κίνημα που θα συνεχίσει τη μάχη σε τεράστιες αγορές σε όλο τον κόσμο – αρχίζοντας απ’ τη Βραζιλία και τις ΗΠΑ όπου αναμένονται σημαντικές αποφάσεις.

Υπόγραψε τώρα και διάδωσέ το παντού – ας βγάλουμε αυτό το δηλητήριο απ' το φαγητό μας και απ' τους οργανισμούς των παιδιών μας το γρηγορότερο:

Απαγορέψτε τον χλωρπυριφό!
Το κίνημά μας έπαιξε κύριο ρόλο στη μάχη εναντίον της γλυφοσάτης. Και όταν ο κολοσσός Monsanto μας πήγε στο δικαστήριο για την εκστρατεία μας, συσπειρωθήκαμε και νικήσαμε! Ο χλωρπυριφός είναι ακόμα χειρότερος – γι’ αυτό ας βάλουμε φρένο στην εξάπλωση αυτού του δηλητηρίου, πριν κάνει περισσότερη ζημιά!

Με ελπίδα και αποφασιστικότητα,
Pascal, Σπύρος, Luis, Antonia, Aloys, Rosa, Melanie, Bert, Ricken και όλη η ομάδα του Avaaz.

ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΕΣ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΕΣ

(Στα Αγγλικά)

Η έκθεση της μητέρας σε παρασιτοκτόνα κατά τη διάρκεια της εγκυμοσύνης μπορεί να αυξήσει το ρίσκο της εμφάνισης αυτισμού στα παιδιά (TIME)
https://time.com/5555300/pesticide-exposure-autism/

Δηλητηριώδες φρούτο: Η Dow Chemical θέλει οι αγρότες να συνεχίσουν τη χρήση ενός φυτοφαρμάκου που συνδέεται με αυτισμό και διαταραχή ελλειμματικής προσοχής/υπερκινητικότητας (The Intercept)
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/14/dow-chemical-wants-farmers-to-keep-using-a-pesticide-linked-to-autism-and-adhd/

Το πιο διαδεδομένο παρασιτοκτόνο, ένα χρόνο μετά (Harvard University)
http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/widely-used-pesticide-one-year-later/

Η ΕΕ προτείνει την απαγόρευση του παρασιτοκτόνου, αλλά κρατάει μυστικά σημαντικά έγγραφα (EU Observer)
https://euobserver.com/environment/146244

Η κληρονομιά του Τραμπ: Εγκεφαλικές βλάβες (The New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/chlorpyrifos-dow-environmental-protection-agency.html

Η επικίνδυνη “ανοιχτή πόρτα” της Βραζιλίας στα τοξικά παρασιτοκτόνα (Human Rights Watch)
https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/26/brazils-dangerous-open-door-toxic-pesticides 

          

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2019 Black Friday & Q4 Facebook Ad Playbook: How to Stay Efficient When Costs Rise

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Facebook Ads

The holiday shopping season is upon us. For advertisers, Q4 and particularly the week surrounding Black Friday is unlike any other time of the year. Ad costs typically spike by 25% or more. The competition for quality inventory is fierce.  Ecommerce advertisers are managing their boom time, while other advertisers – like mobile games and apps – are hoping to just close the year strong.   Late Q4 is the busiest time of the year for

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V Madridu začíná klimatický summit, úvodu se zúčastní i Babiš

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Madrid - V Madridu dnes začíná Konference OSN o změnách klimatu (COP25), která se bude věnovat boji proti globálnímu oteplování. Navazuje na zářijový klimatický summit OSN v New Yorku,...
          

Harden byl v NBA k neudržení, za tři čtvrtiny stihl 60 bodů

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Rittich byl v NHL vyhlášen hvězdou zápasu, Kubalík dal gól

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новость: Обзорная башня [26.11.2019]

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В этом выпуске: обзоры игр Arena: The Contest, Council of Four, Marvel Champions: The Card Game и «Одержимость», впечатления от «Игрокона-2019» и от сыгранных на фестивале игр, а также стандартный набор (новости, включая настольно-игровые проекты народного финансирования, а также материалы блогосферы за прошлую неделю).

 

[Прим. автора — для статистики: 125 внешних ссылок, 28 внутренних ссылок.

 

Есть вопросы, предложения или интересные новости? Пишите на oranged@tesera.ru. Новости без ссылок на источники буду вынужден оставить без внимания. Не забудьте написать, кого поблагодарить (имя или ник) за предоставленные сведения.]

 

«Тесера»

 

Статьи

 

 

«Совсем недавно произошёл релиз кооперативной «живой» карточной игры Marvel Champions: The Card Game.

 

Я её купил, опробовал и хочу поделиться как описанием игры и впечатлениями, так и некоторыми соображениями на тему».

 

 

Новости

 

«Обзорная башня [19.11.2019]. Обзор за период с 12.11.2019 по 19.11.2019»:

  • Обзор игры «Ужас Аркхэма. Третья редакция», перевод статьи про проблему продолжительности партий, текстовое «включение» с «Игрокона-2019» и стандартный набор (новости «картонных» и цифровых настольных игр, новости настольно-игровых проектов народного финансирования, а также материалы блогосферы за позапрошлую неделю).

Soundheart: «По горячим следам: видео с «Игрокона-2019». Два дня стримов с «Игрокона-2019» от канала «Твой игровой».

 

«С миру по нитке [20.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Звезда» выпустила игры «Сумерки Венеции» и «EXIT-Квест. Затонувшие сокровища».
  • Hobby World издала игры «Свинтус: Злоключения» и «Золотой БУМ».
  • Games Workshop возродит Старый Свет.
  • Эти и другие новости.

«Голосуем кошельком [21.11.2019]. Обзор настольно-игровых проектов народного финансирования»:

  • «Вальхалла», «Остров кошек» и «Побег из психушки».
  • Stronghold: Undead — осада замка, дополнение превратилось в игру.
  • Hour of Need — кооперативные приключения супергероев.
  • Blood Feud — командная «кабинетная» игра по «Миру тьмы».
  • Namiji — сиквел Tokaido.
  • 1941: Race to Moscow — военно-историческая игра.
  • Venice — евроигра про торговцев Венеции 16 века.
  • Dawn of Madness — сюжетная мрачная кооперативная игра.
  • Настолка по Divinity: Original Sin.
  • А также многое другое.

imurseev: «Граниконовское к-к-к-комбо!». Цитирую: «Лавка игр» открыла предзаказ на первую порцию отечественных игр, которуя взяла на «Граниконе-2019» — «#ПроРисунки» Артёма Лиса и «Карманный детектив» Юрия Ямщикова».

 

«С миру по нитке [23.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Звезда» выпустила игру «Поселенцы. Наброски империи».
  • Hobby World издала игру «Одержимость» и дополнение «Древний ужас: Маски Ньярлатхотепа».
  • В продаже появился дебютный проект компании Rabbit Hole Games — игра «Махинаторы».
  • «Лавка игр» подхватила детективную игру «Мортум».
  • Эти и другие новости.

UnicornX: «Предварительные результаты 8-го мат. обмена».

 

AngryFerret: «Инициатива Beyond the Monolith. Анонс новой стратегической инициативы издателя».

 

«С миру по нитке [25.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Эврикус» опубликовал тизер двух игр.
  • Hobby World выпустит «Рик и Морти: Анатомический парк» в конце 2019.
  • В России выйдет Maracaibo.
  • Эти и другие новости, включая новости в вопросах и ответах.

 

Дневники

 

Новости, события, вопросы, объявления и обсуждения:

Своими руками:

Обзоры, отчёты, отзывы и мнения:

 

Файлы

 

  • Djalina: правила дополнения Caverna: The Forgotten Folk.
  • farvater182: правила дополнения Village Port.
  • MiltoLab:
  • OmegaGames: правила дополнения Eclipse: Rockets of Celebration.
  • sakedas: правила неофициального дополнения «Спартак. Грязные игры» (вер. от 04.12.2017).
  • scorp666ion: роли из Nanty Narking, адаптированные под игру «Плоский мир: Анк-Морпорк».
  • zendor: правила игры De Bellis Antiquitatis 3.0.

 

Вне «Тесеры»

 

Новости и объявления

 

«Бешеный кубик»:

«Бородатый блог»:

«Мир фантастики»:

BoardGamer.ru:

BoardGame.top:

DTF.ru:

kg-portal.ru:

 

Обзоры, отзывы и отчёты

 

«Бешеный кубик»:

«Бородатый блог»:

«Всё о настольных играх»:

«Две фишки»:

«Марафон настолок»:

«Настолки ПТЗ»:

«Настольные игры в Беларуси»:

 

«Ох, до сих пор не могу оправиться от прошлого отчёта и заставить себя написать какую-нибудь статейку. А ведь в кое-что мы уже успел поиграть. Поэтому, пока я собираюсь с мыслями, предлагаю посмотреть на внутренности первой волны свежедоставленной Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon. Для меня это одна из ожидаемых игр года, если не самая ожидаемая».

 

«Настольные игры в Латвии»:

BoardGamer.ru:

Dashulkacss:

veletar.com:

 

Статьи, рассуждения и интервью

 

«Мир фантастики»:

«Настольные игры в Беларуси»:

BoardGamer.ru:

 

Клуб «Прямые руки» (самиздат, переводы, покраска миниатюр и т. д.)

 

boardgamegeek.com:

  • jahvanny: колоды наций, технологий и победных условий для игры Axis & Allies Europe 1940.
  • MiltoLab:

BoardGamer.ru:

BoardGame.top:

 

Видео и подкасты

 

«БабАни Play»:

«Грани гика»:

«Знаем Играем»:

«ИГРОПОЛКа»:

«Магия настольных игр»:

«Мир фантастики»:

«Настолки LIVE»:

«Настольные истории»:

«Низа Гамс»:

«Понастолим»:

Сергей Рябухин:

«Твой игровой»:

Beaver Games:

Beznal 72:

Board Game Community:

BoardGamer.ru:

boardgamesvideo:

BoardGame.top:

CrowdRepublic:

TheFalseEmperor:

FamilyPlay:

GaGa Games:

Geek Media:

I am GEEK now:

WwwIgrovedRu:

OMGames:

Pasyans Show:

THE STATION:

 

Магия ККИ

 

magic.wizards.com:



Автор: oranged (Александр Булгаков)

          

Tenure-track faculty position: transportation systems engineering | University at Buffalo

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‘Stop & Frisk Mike’ in the pages of The Financial Times and The Times: Old Socialist comments

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Senior Business Analyst | Columbia University

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Lady Moon & The Eclipse – “Le Petit Prince”

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Touting a cosmic vein of funk and soul, “Le Petit Prince” is a blissfully atmospheric and grooving track from Lady Moon & The Eclipse. Off the New York-based project’s forthcoming debut album Journey to the Cosmic Soul, the track was written as an ode to Prince. “We wanted to channel a musical piece and visual […]

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High winds could prevent giant balloons from flying in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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ESPN Host Says NFL Franchise Needs To ‘Beg’ Jim Harbaugh To Take Job

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The New York Jets are currently losing to the 0-11 Cincinnati Bengals, 22-6, late in the fourth quarter. The fan base appears to be ready for a coaching change. Adam Gase is just in Year 1 of his head coaching tenure with the Jets, and ownership has said he’ll be back in 2020, but that’s […]

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Visa Inc. mit großen Plänen

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Photos: Rough Crowds At Kickoff At Several NFL Games Today

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Just a few minutes ago, NFL games from all around the country kicked off and there was one common theme among them: empty stadiums. As bad weather rocked the Northeast, fans failed to show up to games for the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. But weather wasn’t the only factor in fan […]

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Licensed Veterinary Technicians for Specialty and Emergency | Upstate Veterinary Specialties

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Emergency Veterinarian in Yonkers, NY (Generous Signing/ Relocation Bonus Available!) | ASC

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MÄRKTE USA/Leichte Abgaben am "Black Friday"

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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Mit moderaten Verlusten hat die Wall Street den letzten Handelstag der Woche beendet. Zur Begründung verwiesen Teilnehmer auf leichte Gewinnmitnahmen, aus Sorge vor möglicherweise negativen Meldungen zum US-chinesischen Handelsstreit, die über das Wochenende aufschlagen könnten. Zudem nutzten viele Anleger...
          

ROUNDUP/Aktien New York Schluss: Anleger kaufen am Black Friday keine Aktien

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NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Nach dem Feiertag Thanksgiving haben sich Anleger am Freitag nicht mehr aus der Deckung gewagt. Der Dow Jones Industrial ging am Black Friday, dem Startschuss für die Weihnachtseinkäufe, mit einem Verlust von 0,40 Prozent auf 28 051,41 Punkte in das Wochenende. Am Vortag waren die Börsen in den USA...
          

Aktien New York Schluss: Anleger kaufen am Black Friday keine Aktien

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NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Nach dem Feiertag Thanksgiving haben sich Anleger am Freitag nicht mehr aus der Deckung gewagt. Der Dow Jones Industrial ging am Black Friday, dem Startschuss für die Weihnachtseinkäufe, mit einem Verlust von 0,40 Prozent auf 28 051,41 Punkte in das Wochenende. Am Vortag waren die Börsen in den USA...
          

MÄRKTE USA/Leichte Verluste am "Black Friday"

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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Am letzten Handelstag der Woche verzeichnet die Wall Street leichte Abgaben. Zur Begründung verweisen Marktteilnehmer auf moderate Gewinnmitnahmen, aus Sorge vor möglicherweise negativen Meldungen zum Handelsstreit zwischen den USA und China, die über das Wochenende aufschlagen könnten. Zudem nutzen viele...
          

ROUNDUP/Aktien New York: Leicht Verluste zum Auftakt am Black Friday

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NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Nach dem Truthahnessen am Feiertag Thanksgiving haben Anleger am Freitag erst einmal die Kursrekorde vom Mittwoch sacken lassen. Der Dow Jones Industrial gab im frühen Handel um 0,17 Prozent auf 28 115,42 Punkte nach. Am Vortag waren die Börsen in den USA geschlossen geblieben und an diesem Freitag wird...
          

MÄRKTE USA/Bei verkürztem Handel am "Black Friday" etwas leichter

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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Die US-Börsen zeigen sich zum Wochenausklang zurückhaltend. Teilnehmer verweisen auf Gewinnmitnahmen, aus Sorge vor möglicherweise negativen Meldungen zum Handelsstreit zwischen den USA und China, die über das Wochenende aufschlagen könnten. Zudem nutzen viele Anleger nach dem Thanksgiving-Feiertag am...
          

Aktien New York: Leicht Verluste zum Auftakt am Black Friday

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NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Nach dem Truthahnessen am Feiertag Thanksgiving haben Anleger am Freitag erst einmal die Kursrekorde vom Mittwoch sacken lassen. Der Dow Jones Industrial gab im frühen Handel um 0,34 Prozent auf 28 069,09 Punkte nach. Am Vortag blieben die Börsen in den USA geschlossen und an diesem Freitag wird nur vier...
          

MÄRKTE USA/US-Börsen bei verkürztem Handel etwas leichter erwartet

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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Die US-Börsen dürften am Freitag etwas leichter starten. Marktteilnehmer erwarten leichte Gewinnmitnahmen, aus Sorge davor, dass über das Wochenende negative Meldungen zum Handelsstreit zwischen den USA und China aufschlagen könnten. Zudem dürften viele Anleger nach dem Thanksgiving-Feiertag am Donnerstag...
          

Project Manager, Marketing and Management Communications - SC Johnson College of Business | Cornell University

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Ithaca, New York, The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and t
          

Manager, Clinical Trials, Cancer | NYU Winthrop Hospital

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Mineola, New York, Manager, Clinical Trials, Cancer Driven to be the Best Full Time, M-F 9am-5pm Mineola, Long Island, NY.  NYU Winthrop Hospital is a world-class MAGNET recognized 591-bed university-affiliated
          

Trump Jr’s Triggered Gets $100,000 RNC Push

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Want your book to be a bestseller? It turns out it’s very helpful to have powerful friends… or fathers, as the case may be. The Huffington Post reports that Donald Trump Jr.’s Triggered, published early in November, had an unexpected push to the New York Times bestseller list: The Republican National Committee spent $95,000 buying […]
          

From Fur to Foie Gras: Animals Are on a Winning Streak

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Activists with Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) gathered November 7 at City Hall to push the city—once, says SFC founder Robert Grillo, the “slaughter capital of the world”—to eliminate its remaining slaughterhouses. Dozens of protesters sang, spoke with mayoral staff, and invoked the memory of the socialist writer Upton Sinclair, whose book The Jungle exposed the squalid working conditions of the city’s meatpackers.

Published in 1906, Sinclair’s novel galvanized landmark legislation empowering the federal government to regulate meat quality. But the plight of the workers themselves (let alone the animals they killed) went largely unaddressed. “I aimed for the public’s heart,” Sinclair famously wrote, “and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

The latest wave of slaughterhouse critics hopes this time, it can hit the heart.

On the surface, the situation for animals is grim: The Trump administration has loosened government protections in areas from wildlife refuges to trophy hunting to the meat industry, and climate emergency is poised to threaten wild animal populations worldwide. Though Trump did sign a federal ban on intentional animal cruelty November 25, it specifically exempts farms, slaughterhouses, hunters, fishers and research labs, rendering its scope limited. But a series of high-profile animal rights victories has swept the country in recent weeks, suggesting more substantive reform may be possible.

On October 30, activists in the public gallery at a New York City Council meeting thrust jazz hands to the air in celebration of a ban on foie gras produced from force-feeding, amid a raft of animal welfare legislation that included the establishment of a city office explicitly dedicated to animal welfare concerns, new data-keeping requirements on animal cruelty reports, vaccination requirements, equine working conditions, and regulations promoting shelter adoption—many of which reflect active ongoing campaigns elsewhere. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the legislation November 25.

Earlier in October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws banning the manufacture or sale of new fur products, as well as the use of most animals in circus acts. In August, Illinois became the third state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on nonhuman animals, following California and Nevada. And in Milwaukee, activists organized a successful resistance against a proposed plan to build a slaughterhouse in a long-vacant north Milwaukee business park, in a campaign partly inspired by SFC.

The 21th century, thanks in part to activist efforts, has seen a “loosening up of the instrumental perspective on animal use,” says Bernie Unti. Unti, a senior policy adviser to the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has written extensively on the history of the animal protection movement. In the early-to-mid 20th century, Unti says, the movement largely focused on more modest campaigns such as those surrounding dogs and cats in pounds; a fast-growing meat industry parried any more ambitious proposals. But shift in public attitude, combined with technological innovations in clothing, research and fake meat, is making reforms an easier lift than in decades past.

“A common misconception about animal rights activists is that we only care about nonhuman animals, and that we’re discrediting human culture and human behavior,” says Amy Zignego, who helped organize the Milwaukee campaign. “We always have to be really sensitive. We don’t want to be perceived as a bunch of white vegans.”

Of the dozens of business-park neighbors whose doorbells activists rang, Zignego said, only one person had even heard about the slaughterhouse development plan, which was, at the time poised to proceed with little debate. Acting quickly, activists successfully pushed to delay the vote. The district’s alderman initially backed the proposed slaughterhouse on account of its potential to provide jobs and accused activists of “selective indignation” Ultimately, however, citing an “overwhelming response from neighbors in opposition to the project,” he changed his mind. The slaughterhouse company pulled out.

Zignego says the campaign aimed for an “intersectional” approach, arguing that the deleterious effects she associates with slaughterhouses—noise, pollution, and low-quality work—animated the activists just as did straightforward animal welfare concerns.

But there can also be tensions when human and nonhuman interests appear to diverge. The fur debates which have raged in California and New York—where the City Council speaker proposed a ban earlier this year—have in some cases stoked resentments along racial lines. The president of California’s Black Business Association, for instance, accused the anti-fur campaign of “ignorance,” citing the cultural significance of fur among black women. Corporations help fuel these tensions: The Intercept found that some California fur advocates received previously undisclosed payments from an industry organization.

Some activists acknowledge that many high-profile movement victories—even substantive ones—can feel somewhat parochial: Queen Elizabeth fur free; Pfizer banned a forced swim test, Walmart ends live fish sales. But many believe such narrower campaigns can effectively pave the way for change on a larger scale.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based grassroots advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushed for the statewide fur ban, but press coordinator Matt Johnson clarified the specificity of the issue did not reflect the scope of the group’s ambitions, which include the end of all animal exploitation for food, clothing, science and entertainment. But the statewide law, following municipal fur bans implemented in municipalities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is consistent with the pattern laid forth in DxE’s 40-year “strategic roadmap.” This roadmap emphasizes local seed activism—with Berkeley as the epicenter—to forcefully push the proverbial Overton Window, fundamentally transforming how the public and the legal system conceive of nonhuman animals.

DxE formed this decade, and has gained prominence through its “open rescue” actions whereby activists enter a farm without authorization, document conditions and take with them animals in need. The strategy, which predates the organization, strives to extend legal precedent and to publicize mistreatment of animals. The group takes particular aim at source farms for retailers like Whole Foods that advertise as more humane.

A meat industry report showed that, while 2017 saw a slightly reduced volume of meat sales from the previous year, sales of meat with “production claims” like “antibiotic-free” or “organic” increased by more than 38%. For Johnson, this dual trend embodies the shortfalls of consumer-based rhetoric, which he doubts can galvanize the fundamental change he desires. Unti from HSUS sees validity in such criticisms, but still takes heart in the fact that more consumers experience a moral churn as they choose their eggs.

Ultimately, both activists agreed the movement must shake its reputation of self-righteousness—justified or not—to be successful.

Critics, Unti says, have charged that animal rights activists are “good at one thing: saying 'shh, tsk tsk.' Telling people what they should not do.”

“The message is so much centered around ‘go vegan,’ ” Johnson says. “It gives people this impression that you’re either in the snobby holier-than-thou club that no one really wants to be in, or anyone in that club thinks that you’re an evil person.”

Instead, he suggests, advocates’ message should be “systems-focused. People are on your side if you can craft that message. It feels like we should be at the tipping point.”


          

Confidential Criminal Investigator

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Exam type: 
Non-Competitive (no exam required)
Department: 
Erie County District's Attorney's Office
Location: 
25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
Description: 
ERIE COUNTY DISTRICT'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Confidential Criminal Investigator   Anticipated Future Vacancies Starting Annual Salary: $44,847 (CSEA JG: X) Confidential Criminal Investigator The work involves conducting criminal investigations initiated as the result of a complaint received or as the aftermath of a crime actually committed. The investigator may work alone and at odd hours in the capacity of an undercover agent or in cooperation with the Sheriff's Office and/or Federal, State and local police jurisdictions. Responsibilities include the assemblage of sufficient evidence in the form of statements of witnesses or preparation of exhibits to assist in gaining a conviction in a court of law or to warrant a grand jury hearing preparatory to a possible indictment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A.) Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and eight (8) years of experience as a police officer, at least three (3) years of which included criminal investigative work experience or three (3) years of supervision of investigators; or: B.) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and ten (10) years of experience as a police officer, at least three (3) years of which included criminal investigative work experience or three (3) years of supervision of investigators; or: C.) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of a Police Officer Basic Training Certificate or its equivalent issued by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council at time of appointment; and
  • Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License at time of appointment; and
  • Meet minimum standards on annual firearms qualification.
To apply for this position please e-mail your resume to DAinvestigators@erie.gov or mail your resume to: Hiring ManagerErie County District Attorney's Office25 Delaware AveBuffalo, New York 14202 Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

          

DETENTION FACILITY SECURITY GUARD- PT

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Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Department: 
Erie County SOCIAL SERVICES/YOUTH SERVICES
Location: 
810 East Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY
Posting Dates: 
November 29, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Salary: 
$15.23 HOURLY
Closing Date: 
December 1, 2019
Description: 
  ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VACANCY NOTICE                                              DEPARTMENT:                SOCIAL SERVICES/YOUTH SERVICES-AFSCME TITLE OF POSITION:       DETENTION FACILITY SECURITY GUARD- Part-Time  (PROVISIONAL)                                                                  LOCATION:                     YOUTH DETENTION SALARY:                          $15.23 HOURLY ($15.53 Jan 2020)                  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:  A.)  Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Science or closely related field; or: B.)   One (1) year of experience as a security guard, military policeman or law enforcement officer; or: C.)   An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Registration as a Security Guard by the State of New York, Department of State, Division Licensing Services; and  Section 424-a of the Social Services Law requires the local social services district to inquire whether the applicant is the subject of an indicated child abuse or maltreatment report on file with the State Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.  All potential employees for the position will be required to sign the necessary clearance form prior to being advised that they will be hired. Refusal to sign will be cause for an automatic non-selection.  Subject to background investigation and fingerprinting for appointment. (Applicant may be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing.)  POSTED IN CONFORMANCE WITH ARTICLE 17.2 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF ERIE AND THE ERIE COUNTY CHAPTER OF AFSCME.  This notice will be posted  through and including  December 8, 2019 If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward your resume to: Diane Saxe, 810 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

          

Can Dance Make a More Just America? Donald Byrd Is Working on It

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“The choreographer’s commitment to dance as a catalyst for social change can be seen at a museum show in Seattle and in a new work for the Alvin Ailey company.” – The New York Times
          

What’s Happening On Broadway After Dark

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Broadway is … people, of course, and despite how touristy some of the shows can get, “there’s still a weird, gritty New York patina in there somewhere,” says one of four photographers sent to find out more about the Broadway that isn’t just on stage. – The New York Times
          

Santa in the City: 45 Awesome Santa Activities for NYC Kids

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Christmas in New York is nothing short of magical. From fabulous holiday windows to dozens of tree lightings, magical seasonal shows, and multiple iterations of The Nutcracker, New York is the place to be during the holiday season. The biggest star of all is, of course, Jolly Old St. Nick. And as it turns out, the man of the hour is pretty busy in NYC in the days leading up to Christmas. There are plenty of spots to take a photo with Santa or even have a special meal with Mr. Claus, plus dozens more ways to share a special holiday moment with the big guy, from ice skating with Santa to watching Santa get rescued by the New York Fire Department. 

So grab a hot cocoa and read on for 45 awesome Santa-in-the-city experiences to enjoy before he takes flight from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

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KL2 Clinical Scholars Master's Degree Program | The Rockefeller University KL2 Clinical Scholars Master's Degree Program

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New York, New York, Applicants must have a research or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent. Degrees from other fields will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants from underrepresented rac
          

Clinical Risk Manager - Mount Sinai West | Mount Sinai West

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New York, New York, Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field; Masters or JD preferred. - 3 years risk management experience (greater than three years preferred) The Clinical Risk Manager in the De
          

FSU English doctoral student spearheads literacy program for incarcerated individuals

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FSU English doctoral student Dyan Neary

Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary is driven by a passion to give a voice to the voiceless, using her writing skills to reach communities and empower them to share their stories. Since coming to Tallahassee to pursue a doctorate in creative writing from Florida State, the New York University graduate has dedicated herself […]

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Fantasy Narrative Unravels at Boustani Trial in New York

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn issued a four-count indictment of a Lebanese business executive nearly a year ago. The U.S. Department of Justice months later would [...]

The post Fantasy Narrative Unravels at Boustani Trial in New York appeared first on AfricaBusiness.com.


          

ATI Systems Transportable High-Powered Speaker Station (THPSS) Wins...

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At an Exclusive Luncheon During the ISC East Show at The Jacob Javits Center In New York City, ATI Systems was Recognized with the 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

(PRWeb November 29, 2019)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ati_systems_transportable_high_powered_speaker_station_thpss_wins_best_mass_notification_system_hardware_in_the_2019_astors_homeland_security_awards/prweb16754912.htm


          

Associate Veterinarian - Full Time and Part Time | VETERINARY WELLNESS CENTER

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BROOKLYN, New York, Veterinarian - Small Animal Associate Animal Health Group - Staten Island, NY Veterinary Wellness Center - Brooklyn, NY   Looking to expand our 3 growing practices where we believe in mutual
          

Program Administrator | Fordham University

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Manhattan , New York, QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor's Degree required, or in lieu of the degree, 4+ years of related experience required Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (required); Knowledge of additional applica
          

Video: Rob Wilkinson stays perfect outside UFC, scores acrobatic submission of Dylan Andrews

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Rob Wilkinson's UFC run didn't go as planned, but the Australian middleweight returned to the win column in his first post-octagon contest.
          

PFL 2019: Check out the finishes that powered the last 12 to the New York finale

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Check out the best finishes as the stars of the PFL secured their places in the end-of-year finale in New York.
          

Brainard, Federal Reserve Review of Monetary Policy Strategy, Tools, and Communications: Some Preliminary Views

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Speech At the Presentation of the 2019 William F. Butler Award New York Association for Business Economics, New York, New York
          

Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg Want Abortion Drugs Killing Babies Sold Over the Counter

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including front runners Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, want to remove safeguards on dangerous abortion drugs and allow them to be sold over the counter. The New York Times recently surveyed all the Democratic presidential candidates on abortion, asking about restrictions on late-term abortions, abortion clinic regulations, taxpayer-funded abortions, judicial nominees […]
          

Fox Host Wrings His Hands Over 'Jerry-Rigged' Impeachment Hearings

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The Impeachment (Hearings) of Donald Trump are picking up steam. After a month of closed door hearings and then two weeks of open, televised testimony, the Impeachment process is moving to the House Judiciary Committee beginning this Wednesday, December 4th. The New York Times is reporting that the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, sent a letter to Donald Trump on Friday requesting that he notify the committee if he plans to mount a defense (aka, due process) by this Friday, December 6th.

Trump has until 5:00pm to respond. He has been given the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses. The letter specifically said:

“Please provide the committee with notice of whether your counsel intends to participate, specifying which of the privileges your counsel seeks to exercise."

The letter further goes on to state that in addition to the Ukraine bribery, the committee has also been investigating accusations of possible impeachable offenses and crimes raised in the Mueller Report.

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Thanksgiving i New Yor

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Så har vi för första gången firat Thanksgiving i New York – fantastisk upplevelse. De flesta affärer är stängda och det betyder väldigt stilla trafik både i Brooklyn och på Manhattan. En och annan taxi – annars tomt till och med utanför One World. På väg mot Chelsea Market – lika stilla – nästan overklig […]
          

Brooklyn- en riktig stjärna i New York

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Varit många gånger i New York – tidigare alltid bott på Manhattan men denna gång bor vi i Brooklyn – på ett fantastiskt hotell vid vattenbrynet i DUMBO – alltså supernära Brooklyn Bridge- 5 star hotell. Skylinen med utsikt över Manhattan är magisk. Bilderna säger mer än ord – eller hur? En liten tur i […]
          

Cheese Plate: Cool Blue

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Few things divide turophiles like blue  cheese; creamy wedges laced with blue and green veins either make people lick their lips in anticipation or scurry away with a quick “no, thanks.” Grace Pullin, head cheesemonger at Talbott & Arding in Hudson, New York, says that encouraging customers to try even a mild blue requires a […]

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The weird way Chico Debarge got arrested for meth possession

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Chico DeBarge, a member of the famous DeBarge musical family, was busted in suburban Los Angeles for possession of methamphetamines, the New York Daily News reports. Police converged on a Walmart in Burbank, California, when someone alerted them that DeBarge was trying to break into a vehicle. When police conducted a search, they found an…

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T.I. inspires New York State to push for ban of virginity checks

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The fallout from music mogul T.I.’s ill-fated “hymen” comments continues unabated. New York state legislators plan to pass legislation that would effectively ban physicians from checking a girl’s “hymen” to confirm their virginity. If passed, the proposed New York Senate bill “S6879” would actually criminalize doctors who would practice “purity checks” and subject them to…

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Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 337: Tue Dec 3

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Soleil O (Honda, 1967): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.30pm


An assured feature debut by Med Hondo, displaying a bravura exploration of form and theme, this is part of the ‘Africa from the Seine’ season (full details here) and can also be seen on December 6th (full information here). Tonight’s screening is introduced by Kunle Olulode of VOICE4CHANGE.

New York Times review:
The Mauritanian director Med Hondo’s bitterly insightful, artistically freewheeling 1970 film begins with an antic sketch of the European colonization that subjugated and impoverished Africans. It depicts, with sardonic fury, the adventures of an unnamed young African man (Robert Liensol) who arrives in Paris and, with naïve optimism, seeks his fortune among his colonizers. He considers himself at home in France, but soon discovers the extent of his exclusion from French society. Facing blatant discrimination in employment and housing, he and other African workers organize a union, to little effect; seeking help from African officials in Paris, he finds them utterly corrupt and unsympathetic. Making friends among France’s white population, he finds their empathy condescending and oblivious, and his sense of isolation and persecution raises his identity crisis to a frenzied pitch. Hondo offers a stylistic collage to reflect the protagonist’s extremes of experience, from docudrama and musical numbers to slapstick absurdity, from dream sequences and bourgeois melodrama to political analyses. Hondo’s passionate, wide-ranging voice-over commentary, addressing the hero in the second person, blends confession and observation, aspiration and despair, societal and personal conflicts.
Richard Brody

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Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 333: Fri Nov 29

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Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm


Here's one of the great films set during Christmas, and an opportunity to see Stanley Kubrick's much-underrated final movie re-released for the 20th anniversary by Park Circus and Warner Brothers on an extended run at BFI Southbank. This screening includes a discussion with Katharina Kubrick, composer Jocelyn Pook and director of the short film Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut, Matt Wells, which is being shown at all the screenings of the film.

If you're interested in reading more about this film I can recommend two BFI publications - Michel Chion's Modern Classics monograph on Eyes Wide Shut and the chapter on the film in James Naremore's book titled On Kubrick.


Chicago Reader review:
Initial viewings of Stanley Kubrick's movies can be deceptive because his films all tend to be emotionally convoluted in some way; one has to follow them as if through a maze. A character that Kubrick might seem to treat cruelly the first time around (e.g., Elisha Cook Jr.'s fall guy in The Killing) can appear the object of tender compassion on a subsequent viewing. The director's desire to avoid sentimentality at all costs doesn't preclude feeling, as some critics have claimed, but it does create ambiguity and a distanced relationship to the central characters. Kubrick's final feature very skillfully portrays the dark side of desire in a successful marriage; since the 60s he'd been thinking about filming Arthur Schnitzler's brilliant novella "Traumnovelle," and working with
Frederic Raphael, he's adapted it faithfully--at least if one allows for all the differences between Viennese Jews in the 20s and New York WASPs in the 90s. Schnitzler's tale, about a young doctor contemplating various forms of adultery and debauchery after discovering that his wife has entertained comparable fantasies, has a somewhat Kafkaesque ambiguity, wavering between dream and waking fantasy (hence Kubrick's title), and all the actors do a fine job of traversing this delicate territory. Yet the story has been altered to make the successful doctor (Tom Cruise) more of a hypocrite and his wife (powerfully played by Nicole Kidman) a little feistier; Kubrick's also added a Zeus-like tycoon (played to perfection by Sydney Pollack) who pretends to explain the plot shortly before the end but in fact only summarizes the various mysteries, his cynicism and chilly access to power revealing that Kubrick is more of a moralist than Schnitzler. To accept the premises and experiences of this movie, you have to be open to an expressionist version of New York with scant relation to the 90s (apart from cellular phones and AIDS) and a complex reading of a marriage that assumes the relations between men and women haven't essentially changed in the past 70-odd years. This is a remarkably gripping, suggestive, and inventive piece of storytelling that, like Kubrick's other work, is likely to grow in mystery and intensity over time.
Jonathan Rosenbaum


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Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in Kenmore New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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TeamHealth has a full-time opportunity available for a Physician to join our emergency department team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Buffalo New York. Our team treats 34 000 patients per year in this 25-bed ED and Level II trauma center and we provide 36 hours of physician coverage and 31 hours of ad
          

Electrophysiologist Physician Job job in Binghamton New York (NY) - #Electrophysiology #Cardiologist #CardioOnc #Cardiotwitter #CardioEd #MedEd

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This an opportunity to direct the Cardiac Intensive care unit in a large multi specialty group with a large primary care base.Excellent benefits malpractice insurance and competitive compensation combined with a beautiful location make this a very attractive opportunity. br br Hospital Partnership .
          

Anesthesiologist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #anesthesiologist #anesthesia #obanes #anesthesiology #regionalanaesthesia #epidural

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Postdoctoral Associate / Dept.of Cell Biology | SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Brooklyn, New York, DUTIES: - Plan and execute experiments. - Compose reports, manuscripts. - Document experimental work. - Supervise technical staff and students in the lab. - Ensure regulatory adherence. - Give presen
          

Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in Massena New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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TeamHealth has an excellent opportunity for a full-time physician to join our emergency department team at Massena Memorial Hospital in Massena New York. This 15 000 volume ED offers 24 hours of physician coverage and 10 hours of advanced practice clinician coverage. We ask that you be board certifi
          

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS) | The University at Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS) Posting Number: F1900006 Employer: State FTE: 1.00 Position Summary: The Department of Oral Biology invites applications for multiple
          

Postdoctoral Associate / Dept.of Cell Biology | SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Brooklyn, New York, DUTIES: Study the mechanisms of angiogenesis and vasculogensis during development and retinal diseases. Work on the biochemistry, regulation and functions of extracellular matrix proteins. The studie
          

Pediatrician Physician Job job in Syracuse New York (NY) - #pediatrician #tweetatrician #pediatrics #putallkids1st

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Are you looking for a pediatric partnership This practice is supported by the local hospital offering partnership with the Peds practice. Have the best of both worlds with hospital insurance and a wonderful income generated from being a partner This is an outpatient position that covers the nursery
          

Hospitalist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #hospitalist #hospitalmedicine #academichospitalist #meded #medtwitter

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Urologist Physician Job job in New York-Syracuse - #Urologist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs #MDJobSite

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Anesthesiologist Physician Job job in New York-Syracuse - #anesthesiologist #anesthesia #obanes #anesthesiology #regionalanaesthesia #epidural

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p VeloSource has a new locum tenens Anesthesiologist opportunity in Syracuse New York. p p - Mon-Fri 7-330 p p - No call no weekends p p - Primarily general cases No OB and No Cardiac p p -Healthy compensation travel lodging and malpractice provided p p Contact VeloSource to discuss this job or any
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in 50 mins east of Buffalo New York (NY) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Buy best property for him from NYC real estate listings MLS | Jobsadsnmore

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Are you a home property seller wanting to sell your home fast in New York? Consider a trusted NYC real estate listings MLS to place your home for sale. You will find potential buyers in a short time. Contact us:- Contact Person:- Julia Bishop Street Address:- 10685 B Hazelhurst Drive No. 19392 Postal Code:-77043 City:- Houston State:- Texas Country:- USA Website: https://jobsadsnmore.com/
          

Psychiatrist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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p A Rockland County medical facility is seeking a licensed nbsp Child amp Adolescent Psychiatrist for a promising Part-time Locum position with their growing team of medical professionals. In this role the nbsp Part-time Child amp Adolescent Psychiatrist will be responsible for providing nbsp child
          

Geriatric Physician Job job in Call for details New York (NY) - #geriatric #internalmedicine #im #improud #twitternist #impocus #pcp

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p Geriatric Medicine physician needed near Binghamton New York. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established multi-specialty group in a variety of practice settings. p p strong Job Details strong p ul li Geriatric Medicine li li FM IM physician with experience in Geriatrics long term care
          

Internal Medicine Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #internalmedicine #im #improud #twitternist #impocus #pocus #pcp

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Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in New York (NY) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Great outpatient clinic Monday-Friday 8-5 pm. No Hospital call 40 hour work week Great working environment EMR and PACS too. Excellent salary with incentive bonus Great compensation package including outstanding benefit package to include health dental vision disability ins 403B plan 4 weeks paid va
          

Frank McCourt – Teacher Man

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Teacher Man is a 2005 memoir written by Frank McCourt which describes and reflects on his teaching experiences in New York high schools and colleges.[1] It is in continuation to his earlier two memoirs, Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher_Man
          

Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in Rhinebeck New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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TeamHealth has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Physician to join our Emergency Department team at Northern Dutchess Hospital in beautiful Rhinebeck New York. We treat over 26 000 patients per year in the newly-expanded ED where we provide 24 hours of Physician coverage and 20 hours of Advan
          

Pediatrician Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #pediatrician #tweetatrician #pediatrics #putallkids1st

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p A nonprofit healthcare organization in New York City is currently seeking a licensed nbsp Pediatrician for a promising position with their growing staff. In this role the nbsp Pediatrician will be responsible for nbsp providing nbsp a full scope of pediatric services including treating all types
          

Urologist Physician Job job in Elmira New York (NY) - #Urologist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs #MDJobSite

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A general Urology practice in the Finger Lakes area is seeking a Urologist due to growth. The duties are general with surgery no robotics and the opportunity to oversee midlevels for additional compensation. This is a hospital employed position with light call volume one week per month. Come enjoy o
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in Pennsylvania (PA) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Location This opportunity is located in a great historic town known as the Birthplace of First Aid . It is apart of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre PA metro area. Just 2 hours to New York City and Philadelphia and 30 minutes to Wilkes-Barre makes this opportunity situated in the ideal location. From Ski r
          

Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in Cortlandt Manor New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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Job Details Emergency Medical Associates EMA an Envision Physician Services Provider is seeking a Board Certified Board Eligible Emergency Medicine physician to staff the Emergency Department at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital located in Cortlandt Manor NY. br br Facility Information Ne
          

Gastroenterologist Physician Job job in Buffalo New York (NY) - #Gastroenterologist #Jobs #Physician #GastroJobs #MDJobSite

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Enjoy beautiful four-season weather in a safe area that features great schools excellent real estate deals and low cost of living. A best-in-class hospital is seeking an experienced Gastroenterologist for this excellent weekdays-only opportunity. The desired candidate will be Board Certified Board E
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in New York (NY) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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CompHealth is currently assisting a large private group in New York group with their search for a primary care physician to for their growing urgent care location. Your schedule will be 3 12-hour shifts per week and you will see 25 - 35 patients per day on average. They will consider family medicine
          

Hospitalist Physician Job job in Binghamton New York (NY) - #hospitalist #hospitalmedicine #academichospitalist #meded #medtwitter

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Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in Ogdensburg New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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TeamHealth is seeking a part-time Emergency Medical Physician to join our growing team at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg New York. The facility has an annual volume of 16 174 ED beds 10 acuity level medium admission rate 14 and 130 hospital beds. The facility has 24 hours of Physician
          

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Albany, New York, State University of New York System Administration Vice Chancellor of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs The State University of New York (SUNY) invites applications for the position of Vice Cha
          

Psychiatrist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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p A medical facility in New York City is currently seeking a Cantonese Mandarin and or Russian speaking licensed nbsp General Psychiatrist for a promising Locum position with their growing staff. This is a great position for a board eligible certified nbsp Bilingual General Psychiatrist to gain val
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in 35 mins south of Watertown New York (NY) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Pulmonolgist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #SleepMedicine #Pulmonolgist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs

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p Excellent opportunity for BE BC fellowship trained pulmonologist for beautiful western NY location. You will have state of the art Pulmonary Function Testing and a fully automated EMR with support on-site. There is support of hospitalist service. No Critical Care. Includes SLEEP studies. This opp
          

Neurologist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #neurology #neurologist #iamaneurologist #aanam

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The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control Mayhem

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The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control MayhemPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/APStephen Kinzer has written books about civil wars, terror attacks, and bloody coups, but his latest might be his most alarming. “I’m still in shock,” Kinzer says of what he learned about the appalling experiments conducted by a government scientist most Americans have never heard of. “I can’t believe that this happened.”These aren’t the words of an author trying to fire up the hype machine. Though the events recounted in Kinzer’s Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control took place a half-century ago, they’re scandalous in a way that transcends time.For much of his 22-year CIA career, Gottlieb ran mind-control projects designed to help America defeat Communism. In the ’50s and ’60s, Kinzer writes, Gottlieb “directed the application of unknowable quantities and varieties of drugs into” countless people, searching for the narcotic recipe that might allow him to mold his human test subjects’ thoughts and actions.Gottlieb and a network of medical professionals gave LSD and other drugs to prisoners, hospital patients, government employees, and others—many of whom had no idea they were being dosed. A CIA staffer died in highly suspicious fashion after Gottlieb had his drink spiked with LSD. Meanwhile, when his bosses considered killing a foreign leader, Gottlieb developed custom-made poisons. Numerous people were harmed by Gottlieb’s work, but because he destroyed his files on the eve of his 1973 retirement, it’s hard to quantify the carnage he wrought.Perilous Discoveries: The Unintended Consequences of Scientific SecrecyThe broad outlines of Gottlieb’s story have been public for years. Major newspapers ran obituaries when he died in 1999. In 2017, he was portrayed by actor Tim Blake Nelson in Errol Morris’ Wormwood. But Kinzer’s book, the first proper Gottlieb biography, includes fascinating new facts about the end of his career and fresh details about disturbing episodes he orchestrated. Poisoner in Chief describes Gottlieb’s little-known participation in torture sessions at U.S. military sites in foreign countries and reports that in at least one case a doctor who worked with Gottlieb gave LSD to children. Gottlieb was “the Josef Mengele of the United States,” Kinzer, a former New York Times reporter and the author of many books, told me in a recent interview.How did Gottlieb, the Bronx-born son of Hungarian Jews, become a man who would earn comparisons to a ghoulish Nazi doctor?After getting a doctorate in biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, Gottlieb joined the CIA in 1951, a time of fear and uncertainty. Just six years after the end of World War II, American troops were fighting in Korea. Washington was increasingly worried about what many believed was the existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. Gottlieb was on the job for a few weeks, Kinzer writes, when he was tapped “to invigorate” what would be known as the Artichoke project.Artichoke—the name was essentially meaningless; it might’ve been a CIA boss’ favorite vegetable—gave Gottlieb broad license to carry out mind control projects. Kinzer cites a CIA memo that describes the mission: “the investigation of drug effects on ego control and volitional activities, i.e., can willfully suppressed information be elicited through drugs affecting higher nervous systems? If so, which agents are better for this purpose?”The CIA aimed to create truth serum to use on prisoners and other compounds that would help wipe away memories of events that would cause trouble for the agency. If all went as planned, intelligence officers would have the ability to program people to carry out missions like those later seen in Richard Condon’s novel The Manchurian Candidate and the subsequent movie.Artichoke projects often amounted to “medical torture,” Kinzer writes. Inspired in part by brutal experiments conducted by the Japanese military and the Nazis in the ’40s, Artichoke included the “dosing (of) unwilling patients with potent drugs, subjecting them to extremes of temperature and sound (and) strapping them to electroshock machines.” Artichoke squads worked with impunity at American military sites in Europe and Asia. Such projects were closely guarded secrets, but Poisoner in Chief contains details that will be new to most readers.For instance, Kinzer notes that when “Artichoke scientists came up with a new drug or other technique they wished to test… they asked the CIA station in South Korea to supply a batch [of] ‘expendable’ subjects.” A related CIA memo said the subjects were needed for the testing of an unnamed but “important new technique,” adding, “Technique does not, not require disposal problems after application.” This is ambiguous language, but it suggests that the CIA knew that in some cases, human test subjects might be killed in the process.Gottlieb oversaw a scientific unit at Maryland’s Camp Detrick (since renamed Fort Detrick), where chemists researched the effects of LSD, heroin, and other drugs, sometimes trying the substances themselves. But he was not just a creature of the lab. “We know that he participated in torture sessions in East Asia,” Kinzer says, speaking from his home in Massachusetts. “We know that he made repeated visits to Germany, which, like Japan, was under U.S. occupation, so he didn’t have to obey any laws. And he was also active in other parts of Europe.”In time, Gottlieb became intimately familiar with LSD’s mind-altering effects. He admitted that he’d used the drug more than 200 times. “When I look at the variety of the projects that he was involved in,” Kinzer says, “from hypnotism to electroshock to parapsychology to handwriting analysis, I begin to think that maybe it was while he was on LSD that he was thinking, ‘I got another idea.’”By 1953, Kinzer writes, “Artichoke had become one of the most violently abusive projects ever sponsored by an agency of the United States government.” That year, Allen Dulles, one of Gottlieb’s ardent backers, got the CIA’s top job. The new boss, Kinzer writes, was among Washington’s leading mind control proponents: “Dulles never recoiled from the most extreme implications of ‘brain warfare.’” Dulles wanted “to intensify and systematize” the work done under Artichoke, Kinzer adds, and he tapped Gottlieb to head a new program: MK-ULTRA, named for the “ultra-sensitive” activities it was expected to carry out.With a generous budget and an “effectively unlimited supply” of LSD—the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly manufactured the hallucinogenic drug for the CIA—Gottlieb became perhaps “the most powerful unknown American of the 20th century,” Kinzer says.A key MK-ULTRA initiative involved medical professionals who agreed to administer drugs to their patients—often without the patients’ knowledge or consent. For instance, when Gottlieb wanted to know how much LSD a body could withstand, he got in touch with Harris Isbell, a researcher at a Lexington, Kentucky addiction center who had made his curiosity about LSD known in a letter to the CIA.Working with a group of men who “were not told what sort of drug they would be fed or what its effects might be,” Kinzer writes, Isbell administered large doses of LSD. He reported that the men experienced anxiety, hallucinations, and “choking.” As always with CIA projects of this kind, it’s tough to say how much damage was done. But Kinzer writes that at least one patient did speak out, saying that “for the rest of his life he suffered from delusions, paranoia, panic attacks, and suicidal impulses.”Another keen CIA collaborator chaired the pharmacology department at Emory University. “As subjects,” Kinzer writes, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer “used inmates at the federal prison in Atlanta and at a juvenile detention center in Bordentown, New Jersey,” administering depressants and hallucinogens in volumes that resulted in seizures and hallucinations that lasted for days. One of Pfeiffer’s subjects was James “Whitey” Bulger, who later became a notorious Boston gangland killer. Bulger said that as a young inmate, he was given LSD daily for more than a year.Another doctor—a New York allergist named Harold Abramson, who got an $85,000 MK-ULTRA stipend—“developed a special curiosity about the impact of mind-altering drugs on children,” Kinzer writes. “He closely monitored experiments, including one in which 12 ‘pre-puberty’ boys were fed psilocybin, and another in which 14 children between the ages of six and 11, diagnosed as schizophrenic, were given 100 micrograms of LSD each day for six weeks.”In Manhattan, meanwhile, Gottlieb helped set up a CIA safe house, where, with the hands-on help of a local narcotics cop, “unsuspecting citizens would be lured and surreptitiously drugged,” their behavior monitored via surveillance equipment in an adjoining apartment.It was around this time that Gottlieb attended a retreat with some other CIA men. The colleagues began drinking, and a few minutes later, Kinzer writes, “Gottlieb asked if anyone was feeling odd. Several said they were. Gottlieb then told them that their drinks had been spiked with LSD.” The incident triggered an emotional crisis in one of the men, a scientist named Frank Olson. Days later, Olson plunged to his death from the window of a Manhattan hotel. As seen in Morris’ film Wormwood, there’s compelling circumstantial evidence that Olson was murdered because the CIA feared he would divulge one of the secret projects he’d worked on.One of Gottlieb’s most remarkable duties involved adversarial foreign heads of state. According to colleagues, he prepared “a pre-poisoned tube of toothpaste” meant for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (it went unused) and ran a scientific team that considered a bizarre plot to disgrace Fidel Castro. Believing that the Cuban leader’s charisma was linked to his facial hair, Gottlieb wanted to have thallium salts sprinkled in his boots. “His beard would then fall out,” Kinzer writes, “leaving him open to ridicule and overthrow.” This, of course, never came to pass.By 1963, MK-ULTRA’s final year, Gottlieb and his colleagues “were forced to face their cosmic failure,” Kinzer writes. “Their research had shown them that mind control is a myth—that seizing another person’s mind and reprogramming it is impossible.”Nonetheless, Kinzer believes that Gottlieb left a deeply lamentable imprint on the modern CIA. He says there’s “a direct line between Sidney Gottlieb’s work and techniques that U.S. agents taught to Latin American security services in the 1960s and ’70s—these techniques were also used in Vietnam—and then later on to the techniques of torture and so-called extreme interrogation that were used at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.”Though Gottlieb’s decision to destroy his files means that there’s much we’ll never know, Kinzer appears to be the first journalist to directly tie his departure from the CIA to the scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. Gottlieb’s team, he reports, “prepared false identity papers for two of” the men who broke into the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate complex. The break-in set off a chain of events that result in the ouster of CIA Director Richard Helms. “Helms,” Kinzer explains, “was Gottlieb’s number one promoter and enabler and sponsor for 20 years.” Nixon fired Helms in February 1973. Gottlieb retired four months later.After the CIA, Gottlieb took steps to reinvent himself. The long-married father of four joined an arts council in his Virginia town, acted in local holiday plays and worked with children who had speech problems. “It definitely seems from the recollections of people that knew him in his last 20 years that he was a very gentle soul, kind of an eco-hippy,” Kinzer says. “Nobody had any idea of what he had done in the past, but he was tormented by it.”Gottlieb died in March 1999, and when a cause of death wasn’t announced, at least two observers came to believe that he killed himself to derail intensifying legal inquiries into his actions. Eric Olson—Frank’s son—and Sidney Bender, a lawyer for a man who says his life was ruined by a Gottlieb dosing, had both tried to hold Gottlieb to account while he was alive. Instead, Kinzer writes, “they drank a toast to the death of a man they considered a monster.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.

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The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.ATLANTA -- In a small suburban park on a muggy morning a few months ago, a woman in elbow-length gloves was armed with a net, a loaf of bread and a tall cardboard box, all in hopes of catching an elusive goose.The goose, whose left leg was tightly wound in fishing line, walked with a pronounced hobble; as it swam, the leg dragged listlessly in the water. Yet despite its condition, animal instinct prevailed. The goose simply refused to be caught.Cindy Rooker, the would-be captor, hoped to retrieve the recalcitrant Canada goose, tuck it into the cardboard box she had brought, and drive it to a wildlife rehabilitation center a few hours away in South Carolina, where the bird would receive medical attention.But after several attempts, Rooker knew it was time to call it a day. Birds are easily stressed, and waterfowl have an inconvenient and frustrating knack for flying right into the center of a pond. Also, she didn't bring a kayak this time.A police officer who lives in Canton, Georgia, Rooker, 56, volunteers for the Wildlife Resources and Education Network (WREN). She started working with the organization at the beginning of the summer, and has since completed about 10 transports, crisscrossing the northern half of the state with the likes of orphaned baby opossums and injured hawks in the cab of her Nissan pickup truck.WREN connects people like Rooker -- committed animal lovers in the Southeast with spare time, spare gas money and an empty back seat -- with wildlife rehabbers and veterinary clinics that lack the resources to transport an animal on their own.In other words, Rooker and her fellow transporters are Mother Nature's unpaid Uber drivers.Robert Jones, an animal lover whose other pursuits include military history and small-business consulting, started WREN with Liz Crandall in 2016. The two met at the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University, where Crandall worked and Jones volunteered and, later, interned.They formed WREN as a wildlife educational initiative, but with time, sharpened their focus largely on transportation after seeing the same challenge day after day: More people seemed to be stumbling upon injured wildlife every passing year, but few wanted to transport the animals to rehabbers themselves."It's a really large gap," said Jones, 34, who now lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and is the executive director of the Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary. Nonprofits like the raptor center don't always have the resources or staff to send someone out to fetch an animal, especially one that's hours away.That's where WREN -- and a handful of similar organizations, like the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service -- step in.When I first spoke with Crandall, 46, by phone, she had just finished up "a fawn call" (which, at least in this instance, is not a pun). Crandall, who is the assistant director of the Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary, said that she fields roughly a dozen calls a day and manages a handful of transports each week, often across state lines.That number is increasing each year, for reasons both dismal and hopeful: While humans are pushing into wildlife territory more and more, some of them are also becoming more aware of, and attuned to, the wildlife in their backyards."I think people are more conscientious," Crandall said. "They want to help more."WREN uses Slack to communicate to its volunteers and manage logistics, like making sure each transporter has an appropriate container for the animal (typically a cardboard box or a lidded Rubbermaid bin with holes for oxygen).Driving a captured animal requires total silence in the car -- no phone conversations, no podcasts or music -- sometimes for hours on end."It takes a lot for people to commit to something where they'll get a call maybe once a month, or maybe every day," Crandall said. Working with nature has inherent challenges and frustrations. It requires patience and flexibility, not to mention thick skin: Not every case has a happy ending.One of the organizations WREN works with is the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where Kathryn Dudeck works as wildlife director. Dudeck said that the center fields 400 to 500 phone calls a month, and takes in more than 650 animals for rehab each year.Those cases range from natural causes, like nestlings blown out of their nests in a hurricane, to injury explicitly at the hands of humans: an owl with buckshot in its wings, a red-tailed hawk hit by a car. "Needless to say, Mother Nature didn't invent the vehicle or the gun," Dudeck said. "So, we have a moral obligation to assist."David Crawford is the founder of Animal Help Now, a 911-like website and smartphone app that links people to wildlife rehabbers and transporters like WREN. App usage has increased every year since its inception in 2012, he said."As we expand and build new roads and build new suburbs, you have a lot more interaction with animals," he said. Then, he added, there is climate change: more destructive hurricanes will yield more injuries and habitat destruction; prolonged droughts, raging forest fires and searing heat waves will continue to push desperate animals further into human habitats."People are going to be interacting with wildlife a lot more than they are right now," said Crawford. He estimates that by the end of 2019, Animal Help Now will have been used in 40,000 wildlife emergencies across the country.A week after the first attempt, Rooker was back at Laurel Park. This time, there was a scrum of additional helpers, including Crandall, along with two kayaks. There were, however, no geese.Just before the group split off to search nearby ponds for the flock, Darcell Patterson, a sneaker-shod woman, intercepted the volunteers. Patterson, 66, has walked around the park every day for the last four years, she said, and brings dried food pellets with her to "establish rapport" with the resident ducks and geese.She matter-of-factly informed the group that the injured goose is named Gary, and that his leg has been wrapped in that line for a couple of years. Gary, it seems, can survive on his own, and has not yet been ostracized from his avian comrades.Crandall decided to let Gary be for now, knowing he was under Patterson's watchful eye. As long as the bird can still fly, walk and eat, Crandall explained, the stress of relocation isn't justifiable yet."Gary's got friends in high places," Patterson said.While it wasn't the Disney-worthy victory that the volunteers may have had in mind this go-round, it was still a victory by their standards."Sometimes letting wild be wild is the right thing to do," Jones said. "You teach people what situations need our intervention, and what situations don't."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

'Functionally Extinct': Do Dire Claims About Koalas Help or Hurt Them?

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'Functionally Extinct': Do Dire Claims About Koalas Help or Hurt Them?There is no doubt that the fires tearing across eastern Australia have been hurting koalas.With large areas of their crucial habitat ravaged, it is unclear what the future holds for a species that was already under threat before this round of bush fires. Some koalas have been rescued -- singed and dehydrated -- from the wild. And with blazes still burning, it is hard to know how many have been killed.But in describing the plight of these animals, is it possible to go too far?The phrase "functionally extinct" made the rounds in news articles and on social media over the weekend. The term refers to a species that no longer plays a role in an ecosystem or that is on its way to extinction, possibly irremovably.That provoked a visceral reaction from readers who wondered if the fuzzy marsupials, a national symbol of Australia, will be gone forever.In fact, koalas are not extinct. And some scientists warned that exaggeration can hurt, rather than help, conservation efforts."What is particularly frustrating about the term 'functional extinction' is it indicates a population that is basically past the point of no return, so it means that nothing really can be done," said Jacquelyn Gill, an associate professor at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute and School of Biology and Ecology."That might seem like scientists quibbling over terms or trying to argue for nerdy levels of precision, but a strong statement like that should mean something," she said.Are koalas going extinct soon?Koalas could go extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, the authority on the conservation status of the world's species, says the koala population is declining and vulnerable -- but not endangered.There could be hundreds of thousands of koalas, but nailing down a number has proved impossible. Estimates range wildly, and every region is different. In some places, scientists say, koalas' numbers have declined by up to 80%.Noah Greenwald, the endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity, said there might have been around 300,000 koalas in Australia in 2016. But things may have changed since then -- especially given the recent fires."They're in a lot of trouble, and they need our care and our help if they're going to survive," he said.Koalas evolved to exist alongside wildfires, but the animals are facing new threats from human development, which has dislocated local populations and impaired their ability to survive fires, as well as climate change.Where did that phrase come from?On social media, many people who shared an article that used the term "functionally extinct" to describe koalas pointed to an article that appeared in Forbes on Saturday. That article, written by a senior contributor to the publication, was about the effects of the recent fires, but it appeared to cite a statement that was issued in May.The first person cited in the article was Deborah Tabart, the head of the Australian Koala Foundation.The foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization based in Brisbane, said in a statement May 10 that it believed koalas "may be functionally extinct in the entire landscape of Australia." The statement also said that the organization believed there were no more than 80,000 koalas left in the country.The organization doubled down on its use of the phrase in a different statement last month. But while the bush fires raged this month, Tabart said in another statement that "it is difficult for the Australian Koala Foundation to make any meaningful comments regarding the current Australian bush fires until the fires are over and people on the ground have evaluated the situation."The Forbes article Saturday also noted that "some researchers call into question" whether koalas were functionally extinct, "noting how difficult it is to measure total koala populations and that populations could be a much larger than estimated by the AKF."On Monday, another contributor to Forbes criticized the use of the phrase "functionally extinct" to describe koalas.The writer of the Saturday article, Trevor Nace, said in an email that "the use of the term 'functionally extinct' was Tabart's term, not mine, and was reported on by me, along with alternate views from experts."On Monday afternoon, Forbes removed the phrase "functionally extinct" from the headline and changed the beginning of the article to put less emphasis on the term.The tumult over a turn of phraseIn an interview, Tabart defended her use of the term and said that the threat of the end of a species should galvanize action, not discourage it."I want this fight," she added. "Bring it on."She said that she defined functional extinction as a situation in which a species would be gone by the third generation, and that she based her population estimates on extensive research, including land and tree surveys across eastern Australia. The data is available on her organization's website."I have driven to pretty much every part of the country," she said. "I absolutely know that there's not one koala population that's safe. I don't care what anyone says. I have been there. I've seen it. I've written about it. I've been dedicated to this job for 31 years."But Greenwald said he thought the term could have negative effects. "I think it's premature to call them functionally extinct," he said. "That would almost suggest that we give up hope, and I don't think it's at that point yet."Gill said there was a lot of space between a dire situation and a point of no return -- space for people to understand and to act."My main concern is that trust is one of our biggest assets when it comes to the scientific community and the conservation community," she added. "And I don't want to see that squandered."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

Henney Bear Surfers Paradise

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Henney Bear Surfers Paradise

Henney Bear Surfers Paradise, new definition with tapestry art.
Henney Bear is launched in 2012, in the name of our head designer, Mr Henney, who has over 20 years design experience working for and with some world-class brands.
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The first product was a lovely handbag with flowery print, made of a beautiful tapestry.Since its launch in USA, Henney Bear has soon become known for its cheerful designs and distinctive prints. They have over 600 stores joined our Henney Bear family. Their best selling range spans bags, luggage, shoes, accessories and homeware. From London to New York, from Paris to Tokyo, you can always find their lovely Henney Bear designs.
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Scientists Created Fake Rhino Horn. But Should We Use It?

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Scientists Created Fake Rhino Horn. But Should We Use It?In Africa, 892 rhinos were poached for their horns in 2018, down from a high of 1,349 killed in 2015. The decline in deaths is encouraging, but conservationists agree that poaching still poses a dire threat to Africa's rhino population, which hovers around 24,500 animals.Now, in the hopes of driving down the value of rhino horn and reducing poaching even more, scientists have created a convincing artificial rhino horn made from horsehair."We're not trying to supplant boots-on-the-ground, vigilant customs officials and protection of rhino habitat," said Fritz Vollrath, a biologist at the University of Oxford and senior author of the study, published in Scientific Reports. "But these measures alone so far have not been sufficient to save the rhino, so what we're doing here is bringing out a really good fake."The product that Vollrath and colleagues at Fudan University in China have produced looks identical to rhino horn under a microscope. It has a similar chemical signature and behaves like rhino horn when cut or shaved. It even smells the same when burned.With such properties, Vollrath believes his artificial horn could be used to covertly flood the market with a cheap, convincing replacement, reducing the demand that leads to rhinos being slaughtered.A number of experts pushed back, however, saying such a product is unnecessary and even dangerous.Some wealthy elites in China and Vietnam continue to give rhino horn as gifts and, in Vietnam, bring it to parties as a hangover preventive. In China, it's also carved into jewelry and ornate cups, and collected for speculation purposes."What we've seen is that most rhino horn is now being used for status symbols," said Olivia Swaak-Goldman, executive director of the Wildlife Justice Commission, a nonprofit organization that investigates wildlife trafficking networks.Status depends on rhino horn's exclusivity, high price and rarity, things that Vollrath believes his artificial horn could undermine.Rhino horn, as Vollrath puts it, is "nothing but a tuft of nose hair stuck together with glue that comes out of the animal's nose glands." He and his colleagues chose horsehair as a basis for their fake rhino horn because horses are a close relative of rhinos. They cleaned and tightly bundled the hair, then bound it together with a mixture of liquefied silk, which stood in for the collagen found in rhino horn, as well as cellulose, which represented the plant material that gets rubbed in as rhinos sharpen their horns.Pembient, a Seattle-based bioengineering company, is exploring the development of 3D-printed rhino horn. Matthew Markus, Pembient's chief executive, said he would be open to testing the new horsehair formula.But his company has also faced pushback from conservationists.Critics say that fake rhino horn risks stimulating demand for real horn and that it would complicate policing. "There's already scarce resources for wildlife crime, and we don't want to make it even more difficult for law enforcement," said Swaak-Goldman, who works with governments and law enforcement agencies.Peter Knights, chief executive of WildAid, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending illegal wildlife trade, added that the market in Vietnam was already flooded with convincing fakes, like water buffalo horn, which accounts for up to 90% of what's sold as rhino horn.Frederick Chen, an economist at Wake Forest University, said that there was more than one way to flood a market, however. "Conservation groups tend to clump different strategies under one roof and have a knee-jerk reaction that they have to reject them all," he said. "But the dangers they point out don't apply to all strategies."Chen agreed that introducing a product marketed as an artificial alternative would risk driving up demand for real rhino horn. But covertly introducing a product that passes as real rhino horn but later reveals itself to have some undesirable defect -- horns that deteriorate after purchase, for example, or horns that, when consumed, trigger a stomachache -- could ultimately undermine demand. "If you introduce quality uncertainty into the market, you are trying to create confusion and essentially destroy the rhino horn market," he said.For now, these ideas remain in the realm of theory, and much of that theory goes against real-world evidence suggesting what might happen if the market was flooded with fake horn, said Solomon Hsiang, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley. Hsiang cautioned, for example, that experiments trying to undermine black markets in elephant ivory by selling legal ivory backfired and ultimately led to increased poaching.Engineering fake rhino horn "seems like an elaborate technological approach that is not without potentially serious risk," Hsiang said, when a much simpler strategy would be to focus on targeted demand reduction.According to Lynn Johnson, founder of Nature Needs More, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce wildlife demand and supply, demand reduction campaigns should focus on top rhino horn users, who are usually wealthy, elite men.Johnson interviewed 20 such individuals in Vietnam and found that they did not fall for fakes: They take measures to ensure their purchase is genuine, including working with a trusted supply chain and requesting the rhino's tail as proof of provenance.They also told her that they view rhino horn as a luxury product that confers prestige. A 2018 study involving 30 Vietnamese rhino horn buyers found that most no longer believed it could cure cancer, a newfangled use that became popular around a decade ago, but they still sought it out as a symbolic final gesture to comfort terminally ill relatives.Belief in rhino horn's traditional medical properties also seems to be on the decline. A survey of 400 people in Vietnam carried out by WildAid in 2016 revealed that 23% thought rhino horn had medicinal value, down from 69% in 2014.But as long as influential people continue to hold rhino horn in high regard, Johnson says that younger and less successful people will also continue to see it as something desirable. "As soon as people can afford the real thing, they'll buy it," she said.Changing the minds of top users, something Johnson and her colleagues are trying to do, is therefore key to quashing demand, she said."I'm a scientist, but you have to know when science won't help," she said. "Calls for fake rhino horn just shows that there's a lack of understanding about the true commercial nature and consumer desire of current demand."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

Dishwasher/Porter UT

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NY-New York, Description: We are gearing up for our busy season and have immediate openings for Culinary staff of any skill level. Responsibilities: Dish washing by hand or machinery Sweeping & mopping Putting away orders Taking out trash. Set-up and break-down and sanitation of assigned work area Follow sanitation guidelines at all times Skills: Must have 3 months restaurant and/or Corporate Cafeteria experie
          

Fine Dining Server

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NY-New York, Description: Immediate Placements working high-end exclusive events in NYC TemPositions Eden Hospitality is seeking reliable, professional servers with either fine dining a la carte service, high-end catering or brand ambassador experience in NYC to work with our Corporate Executive Dining, Restaurant and Catering clients in NYC on a temporary and long term basis. We offer flexible schedules with
          

Child Psychiatrist Physician Job job in Rochester New York (NY) - #childpsychiatrist #psychtwitter #psychiatrist

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We are seeking a full time Board Certified Board Eligible Psychiatrist for child adolescent outpatient and inpatient needs in New York. This position includes office-based clinical consultation and telemedicine. The employer is offering loan forgiveness. br br Hospital Employee Outpatient only. nbsp
          

Dietary Aide

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NY-New York, Description: Well known hospital in Brooklyn, Manhattan & Bronx is seeking Dietary Aides for long term assignments in their Food Service department. Interested candidates must be flexible to work full time & part time hours, as well as weekends and holidays. Full time work schedule will consist of an 8 hour work day between the hours of 7am-8pm. Part time hours will consist of a 4 hour shift betwe
          

Pulmonologist Physician Job job in New York-Syracuse - #Pulmonologist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs #MDJobSite

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p Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine a plus in Beautiful Northern NY Job 2866 p p Opportunity to join a well-established group of board certified pulmonary critical care physicians p p Exclusive subspecialty focused p p Physicians rotate call and coverage for the 10-bed ICU on a weekly basis p
          

Psychiatrist Physician Job job in New York New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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b Job Description Requirements b br Adult Psychiatry Physician br StartDate ASAP Available Shifts Regular Pay Rate 163.00 - 175.00 br br This facility is needing a b full-time Adult Psychiatrist b for an immediate and ongoing opportunity br b u Job Details u b ul li Full-time schedule. No weekends
          

Great frauds in history: Richard Whitney and the White Knight’s pensions raid

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Richard Whitney went from being the “White Knight” of Wall Street and president of the New York Stock Exchange to a convicted embezzler.

The post Great frauds in history: Richard Whitney and the White Knight’s pensions raid was first published on MoneyWeek.


          

Anesthesiologist Physician Job job in New Jersey (NJ) - #anesthesiologist #anesthesia #obanes #anesthesiology #regionalanaesthesia #epidural

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Rheumatologist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #Rheumatologist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs #MDJobSite

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Rheumatologist to Join Premier Multi-Specialty Group 60 Miles North of New York City - Area Population 382 000 A physician-owned and led multispecialty group in Newburgh NY is hiring a BC BE Rheumatologist for a full-time permanent and employed position. This is a collegial environment that offers p
          

Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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p - Located 90 miles west from NYC in Orange County NY br - 120 nbsp bed community hospital br - nbsp 12-hour shifts br - nbsp 1.7-2.2 patients per hour br - nbsp 26K annual volume br - nbsp Beautiful riverfront nbsp community located right on the border with NY NJ and PA p
          

Pediatrician Physician Job job in Binghamton New York (NY) - #pediatrician #tweetatrician #pediatrics #putallkids1st

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Location New York Specialty Needed Pediatrician BC BE Requirements BC BE Length Of Assignment PERM Facility Type Practice adjoined to hospital Patient Volume Outpatient Model Call Requirements Call 1 5 Other Information Pediatricians participate in a Pediatric Walk-in open Monday-Friday 4-8pm on an
          

Hospitalist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #hospitalist #hospitalmedicine #academichospitalist #meded #medtwitter

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BE BC IM hospitalist needed to be part of the established hospitalist program. There are currently 8 Hospitalists here. Schedule is 7 on - 7 off staffing is 24 hours daily with 3 providers during the day shift and one provider during night shift. This opportunity offers a competitive salary incentiv
          

OB GYN Physician Job job in Buffalo New York (NY) - #obgyn #mfm #smfm #wedeliver #gyn #urogyn #MFMFellows #mfmfellow

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The largest medical group in western New York having served their community for more than 70 years is seeking a qualified OBGYN to join their staff. Enjoy all four seasons in a safe area that features great schools excellent real estate and low cost of living. The town features the 1 rated school in
          

Hematologist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #Oncologist #Hematologist #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs

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Hematology Oncology opening in Long Island NY Located in Nassau County Located 35 miles to NYC Full time permanent opening Must be Board Certified in Hematology and Oncology Excellent benefits Cancer Center the best in Long Island cancer treatment a comprehensive community oncology center delivering
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in New York (NY) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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CompHealth is currently assisting a primary care sports medicine department in New York with their search for an associate program director. This is a full-time position that is open to board certified physicians. Prior academic faculty and leadership experience is preferred along with a desire to t
          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in Syracuse New York-Syracuse - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Family Practitioner with Urgent Care or ER experience needed for busy outpatient only walk-in clinic. The work schedule consists of three 12-hour shifts with every other weekend covered. No call. No inpatient coverage. Offering a two-year salary guarantee with productivity bonus. 32 days of PTO per
          

Orthopedic Surgeon (Ortho) Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #ortho #sportsmedicine #orthotwitter

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p Locum Connections of Atlanta GA is seeking a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons to provide Locum nbsp coverage for a Medical Center near Lake Placid NY p ul li Starting Dec 2019 ndash Nov 2020 li li M-F -8a to 5p li li Clinic rounds amp call li li Call is 1 4 and varies from single days to 3-4 b
          

Comment on New York Comic Con 2019 – Thursday and Friday. by Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett | Stephanie

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Neurologist Physician Job job in Rhinebeck New York (NY) - #neurology #neurologist #iamaneurologist #aanam

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p Neurologist to replace a Physician that is relocating. Built in patient practice. The only Neurologist in the region will have access to other Division s Neurologists. Possible own call for own patients. Will share hospital call. Group offers the latest advanced approaches to neurological imaging
          

Medical Director in Vestal, NY- Offering Sign-On Bonus! | Southern Tier Veterinary Associates

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Vestal, New York, Offering a sign-on bonus! Full-time, experienced medical director is needed to lead our AAHA-certified, small animal hospital, located in the beautiful Southern Tier of New York. Our veterinarians
          

Medical Supervisor, Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment (CARE) (Veterinarian) | ASPCA

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New York, New York,     Responsibilities:   Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:   People Management/Managing Patient Flow (20%): Oversees the daily medical care and case flow of the ani
          

To fly or not to fly? The climate question

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I am a retired Catholic. The Church hierarchy sometimes trades in the curious institution of special dispensation, the granting of a waiver to allow otherwise frowned-upon conduct. The most famous incident of special dispensation in popular culture took place in The Godfather III.


In the otherwise-unfortunate movie, an aging Michael Corleone is granted special dispensation for his family's three-movie legacy of drugs, prostitution, gambling, and leaving severed horses' heads in peoples' beds. All he had to do is write a seven-figure check to the Archdiocese of New York and the score was evened with a forgiving-but-cash-strapped Almighty.

Lately there's been much angst and breast-beating among climate scientists and activists about the use of air travel to do one's work. "Flight shaming" has become something of a cause in recent years: Imposing guilt on oneself or others for the carbon footprint of flying.

There's nothing wrong with a little introspection on this: Industry estimates credit passenger air travel with between 2 percent and 3 percent of all greenhouse gas impact.

However, I'd like to propose a more honorable form of special dispensation for anyone who wears a hair shirt due to taking a cheap seat on Southwest. Relax and enjoy the flight, along with a record 31.6 million other Americans this weekend. They apparently didn't get the memo. Instead, channel your angst onto the airlines, which have been slow to fit their carbon footprint into the overhead bin.

Climate communicators, the world desperately needs to hear from you, and more often than not, you'll need to go to them. There's no personal shame in using the best-available form of long-haul transit. If it's hypocrisy, it's a trivial one at best – far less insincere than the people who would negate your moral authority because you didn't travel to New York or Madrid by stagecoach or Roman trireme.

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became an instant climate celebrity this year, famously traveled to the U.N.'s Climate Week by crossing the Atlantic by sailboat. The two-week trip garnered some headlines. She's currently on the return trip, which has predictably generated less press, as she sails toward Lisbon and an appearance at climate talks in Madrid in early December.

Her media lightning having already been captured in a bottle, Greta's next long stretch at sea will have little symbolic or media value. The four weeks she spent at sea crossing the Atlantic twice would next be best spent rallying the troops or otherwise raising her quiet, dignified brand of hell.

Some climate scientists have found their happy medium. A website called NoFlyClimateSci is a gathering spot for scientists and their fellow non-travelers to contemplate their flying habits. A scientist like Georgia Tech's Kim Cobb, who has become something of a rockstar climate communicator, now schedules academic presentations remotely, but doesn't invoke an ascetic self-ban on air travel. It would make it pretty hard to make connections between Atlanta and the South Pacific corals she studies.

The scientists' partial no-fly zone may strike the right chord: Fly less, but only if it doesn't compromise your vital work. Should a Nobel Prize or Presidential Medal of Freedom await you (not likely for now), don't phone it in. If a potential million-person rally take place on the National Mall, don't make it a million person conference call.

Be thoughtful about your travel. But be more thoughtful about your goal.


          

Emergency Medicine Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #emergencymedicine #emergencymedicine #physician #erdoc #erphysician #socialem

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Johnson City NY About 1 hour to Syracuse NY County Population of 200k Full time and permanent position no locums . Seeking a BC BE Emergency Medicine physician to join a progressive multi-specialty group. Group has a strong market presence and an excellent referral base. Level II Trauma Center and d
          

Orthopedic Surgeon (Ortho) Physician Job job in Syracuse New York-Syracuse - #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #ortho #sportsmedicine #orthotwitter

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Private practice group of 6 orthopaedic surgeons wishes to bring in an additional adult reconstruction total joint to their very busy practice. New physician will have patients on day one. This is a well established well respected group in the Syracuse New York area. Office is located close to the h
          

Adult Primary Care Center Medical Director - Westchester Medical Center – Valhalla, New York | Westchester Medical Center

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Vahalla, New York, Adult Primary Care Center Medical Director - Westchester Medical Center – Valhalla, New York Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York, the major teaching hospital for New York Medical Coll
          

Internal Medicine Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #internalmedicine #im #improud #twitternist #impocus #pocus #pcp

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Internal Medicine Physician Job job in New York New York (NY) - #internalmedicine #im #improud #twitternist #impocus #pocus #pcp

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New York City is seeking an Internal Medicine physician to join teams in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The ideal candidate is Board Certified or Eligible and able to speak Chinese fluently as this is the majority of your patient panel. Experience in private practice setting is a plus but not a requirement
          

Addiction Medicine Physician Job job in New York-New York City - #addictionmedicine #treataddictionsavelives #suboxone #opioidepidemic

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p Are you looking for a position where you restore lives Look no further as established growing organization is seeking full time primary physicians with addictionology interest. This well-established organization has multiples location in the NYC burrows seeking enthusiastic physicians to join. Th
          

How Volunteers Help NY Prisoners Try to Get Paroled

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The Parole Preparation Project has helped 149 New York prison lifers get out in the last five years. Its director argues that "nobody should be judged by the worst thing they've ever done."
          

2016 G3 Boats Guide V 177 $16,750 USD

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$16,750 USD - - Stock #195453 - 2016 G3 17 177WT ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT FOR DURABLE AND RUGGED PERFORMANCEIf you are in the market for an aluminum fish boat, look no further than this 2016 G3 Guide V 177, priced right at $16,750 (offers encouraged).This boat is located in Brewerton, New York and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yamaha engine that has only 25 hours.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This listing is new to market. Any reasonable offer may be accepted. Submit an offer today!Reason for selling is doesn't use.60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***ORIGINAL PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!ConditionThe owner takes great pride in the condition and overall well being of this boat! This boat is in great condition, and there isn't anything that needs to be repaired. Per the owner, it's in like new condition.Navigational Equipment - CompassMechanical - Bilge Blower - Bilge Pump - Power Tilt & Trim - Trim TabsElectrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets - Engine Kill Switch - Fuel Gauge - Horn - Hour Meter - SpeedometerDeck Gear - Anchor - Bait Well - Beverage Holders - Cleats - Fixed - Cover - Full Boat - Live Well
          

2016 Striper 200 Wa $58,400 USD

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$58,400 USD - - Stock #197578 - 2016 STRIPER 200 WA WITH LOW HOURS ON 150hp Evinrude HO E-Tec!If you are in the market for a walkaround, look no further than this 2016 Striper 200 WA, priced right at $58,400 (offers encouraged).This boat is located in Coram, New York and is in good condition. She is also equipped with a Evinrude engine that has only 100 hours.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This is a brand new listing, just on the market this week. Please submit all reasonable offers.60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***ORIGINAL PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!Condition2016 Striper 200 WA 150 HO Etec. Low hours. Cabin, with sink, butane stove and built In porta potty. 9 inch Garmin fish finder gps combo. Live well, hard top , vhf radio, am/fm radio, full canvas enclosure and more.Navigational Equipment - Compass - GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter - VHF - VHF Antenna - Navigation Lights - Running Lights - SIRIUS/XM ReadyMechanical - Bilge Pump - Fuel Injected - Number Of Eng Cylinders (Three) - Power Tilt & TrimElectrical Systems - Battery Switch - Horn - Hour Meter - Number Of Batteries (2) - Speedometer - Stereo - Tach - Volt MeterAccommodations - Cabin Lighting - Cuddy Cabin - Dinette - Ice Box - Porta-potty - Pressurized Water System - Sink - CabinConstruction - Bottom Paint Antifouling - Gel CoatDeck Gear - Anchor - Bow Rail - Captain's Chair - Full Enclosure - Hard Top - Isinglass - Passenger Seat - Pedestal Seats - Rocket Launchers - Rod Holders - Rod Storage - Windshield - One Piece - Raw Water Washdown - Steering Wheel - Swim Ladder - Swim Platform
          

Reformers Still Trying to Lower Inmate Phone Costs

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Two companies control most of the $1.2 billion prison phone industry. New York City and San Francisco have made inmate calls free, but the Federal Communications Commission is not defending caps on call prices instituted during the Obama administration.
          

Anesthesiologist Physician Job job in Potsdam New York (NY) - #anesthesiologist #anesthesia #obanes #anesthesiology #regionalanaesthesia #epidural

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2001 Formula 400ss $122,300 USD

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$122,300 USD - - Stock #194861 - Stunning good looks and plenty of power, friendly seating arrangements and an abundance of storage, this boat will continue to satisfy anyone!!!!If you are in the market for an express cruiser, look no further than this 2001 Formula 400SS, priced right at $122,300 (offers encouraged).This vessel is located in East Patchogue, New York and is in great condition. She is also equipped with twin Mercury Racing engines that have 400 hours.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This listing is new to market. Any reasonable offer may be accepted. Submit an offer today!60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***129 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!ConditionVessel is extremely well maintained. There has been a lot of recent updates to this vessel including 50 amp on board battery charger, 2 alternators plugs, wires, cap and rotors, all fuel filters, belts, generator, and HVAC hoses, Impellers Drive Trim hoses. All 4 battery's are brand new, All new bilge pumps.Navigational Equipment - GPS - Compass (Ritchie) - VHF (Standard Horizon) - Compass (Ritchie) - VHF (Standard Horizon)Mechanical - Bilge PumpElectrical Systems - Battery Switch - Courtesy Lights - Speedometer - StereoAccommodations - Cabin Lighting - Cabinets - Countertops - Curtains - Fridge/freezer- Full Size - Head - Microwave - Sink - Cabin - TV - Sky Light
          

Nocturnist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #hospitalist #hospitalmedicine #academichospitalist #meded #medtwitter

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1996 Pursuit 3000 Offshore $38,900 USD

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$38,900 USD - - Stock #191423 - This one is a Beauty Boys and Girls! Come see Quick!If you are in the market for a sportfish/convertible boat, look no further than this 1996 Pursuit 3000 Offshore, priced right at $38,900 (offers encouraged).This boat is located in Southold, New York and is in good condition. She is also equipped with twin Volvo Penta engines.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This is a brand new listing, just on the market this week. Please submit all reasonable offers.60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***ORIGINAL PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!Condition1996 pursuit 3000 offshore twin 230 hp Volvo diesels, turbo rebuilt transmission, low hours, new canvas 2016, new windlass 2017, 12 ft. Beam tower, new washdown, pump head shower, sleeps 4, microwave, stove, full electronics, dual station, 110 dockside electric, spare 4 blade props, fighting chairNavigational Equipment - Compass - GPS / Fishfinder - Navigation Lights - Running Lights - VHF - Radar - Radar ArrayMechanical - Bilge Pump - Closed Water Cooling Sys. - Fuel Injected - Number Of Eng Cylinders (6) - Trim Tabs - TurbochargerElectrical Systems - AC Electric Panel - Battery Switch - Cockpit Lighting - Fuel Gauge - Hour Meter - Shore Power - Shore Power Cord - Tach - Volt Meter - Courtesy LightsAccommodations - Cabin Lighting - Dinette - Microwave - Pressurized Water System - Shower - Sink - Cabin - Stove - V BerthConstruction - Bottom Paint Antifouling - Gel CoatDeck Gear - Bow Pulpit - Bow Rail - Full Enclosure - Isinglass - Live Well - Rocket Launchers - Rod Holders - Steering Wheel - Transom Door - Washdown - WindlassSafety Equipment - Horn
          

1982 O'day 37 $32,300 USD

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$32,300 USD - - Stock #196268 - Will include 3 months storage! MAKE AN OFFER!If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 1982 O'day 37, priced right at $32,300 (offers encouraged).This vessel is located in Patchogue, New York and is in decent condition. She is also equipped with a Universal engine that has only 70 hours.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This listing is new to market. Any reasonable offer may be accepted. Submit an offer today!Reason for selling is does not use enough.60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***197 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!ConditionExact details are unknown, but we're told the engine has only 40 hours on it when the owner purchased it had about 25-30 hours on it since - he only made 1 trip with the boat. Per the seller, all systems works as they should.Navigational Equipment - CompassElectrical Systems - Cable Hook Up - SpeedometerAccommodations - Cabin Lighting - Cabinets - Dinette - Forward Stateroom - Freezer - Head - Ice Box - Refrigerator - Shower - Sky Light - Sofa - Stove - CurtainsDeck Gear - Bow RailSails - Genoa - Covers - Sail - Main Sheet - Roller Furling JibRigging - Lazy Jacks - Running Rigging - Standing Rigging - Roller Furling System - Winches - Manual - Boom Vang
          

2005 Formula 330 Ss $90,600 USD

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$90,600 USD - - Stock #196636 - Beautiful Formula 330 SS!! Fresh water with low hours and many extras !If you are in the market for an express cruiser, look no further than this 2005 Formula 330 SS, priced right at $90,600 (offers encouraged).This vessel is located in Sterling, New York and is in great condition. She is also equipped with twin Volvo Penta engines that have only 250 hours.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This listing is new to market. Any reasonable offer may be accepted. Submit an offer today!60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***18 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!ConditionFormula is in extremely good condition, is well maintained, and tip-top shape. She has always been stored in a pole barn. If you're looking for a clean, high quality, fun, family express cruiser this is the one for you!Navigational Equipment - CompassMechanical - Bilge Blower - Bilge Pump - Engine Alarms - Trim Tab ControlsElectrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker - Circuit Breaker Panel - Cockpit Lighting - Courtesy Lights - Deck Lighting - Engine Kill Switch - Fuel Gauge - Fuse Panel - Horn - Hour Meter - Oil Pressure Gauge - Shore Power - Speedometer - Stereo - Tach - Water HeaterAccommodations - A/C Heat - Cabin Lighting - Cabinets - Carpet - Changing Room - Countertops - Dinette - Microwave - Sink - Cabin - Sink - Cockpit - Stove - Transom Shower - TVDeck Gear - Anchor - Anchor Locker - Bench Seat - Beverage Holders - Bimini - Cleats - Fixed - Cockpit Table - Cover - Storage - Freshwater Hookup - Freshwater Washdown - Full Enclosure - Hand Rails - Pedestal Seats - Swim Ladder - Swim Platform - Transom - Walk Through - Transom DoorSafety Equipment - Fume Detector
          

Psychiatrist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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p data-aura-rendered-by 974 3330 a Up state New York Veteran Psychiatry need--Adult ONLY and Outpatient p p data-aura-rendered-by 974 3330 a Any state license nbsp p p data-aura-rendered-by 974 3330 a 1 Psychiatrist Needed p p data-aura-rendered-by 974 3330 a 1 year contract with possible 4 year ex
          

Anesthesiologist Physician Job job in New York-Syracuse - #anesthesiologist #anesthesia #obanes #anesthesiology #regionalanaesthesia #epidural

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p VeloSource has a locum tenens opportunity for a Board Certified Anesthesiologist outside Syracuse New York. br br - Reputable longtime client br - 25 bed facility br - 7a-3 30p br - No call br - State-of-the-art equipment br br Contact VeloSource to discuss this job or any of our Locum Tenens and
          

Psychiatrist Physician Job job in New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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Psychiatrist Physician Job job in Bronx New York (NY) - #psychiatrist #psychtwitter #MDJobSite

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b Job Description Requirements b br Adult Psychiatry Physician br StartDate ASAP Available Shifts Regular 8 Pay Rate 173.00 - 185.00 br br Inpatient psychiatrist need in Bronx New York ul li Full-time coverage needed ASAP for 3-6 months with no call or weekends. li li 12-14 patients per day li li F
          

Orthopedic Surgeon (Ortho) Physician Job job in New York New York (NY) - #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #ortho #sportsmedicine #orthotwitter

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Location New York Specialty Needed Ortho Surgeon - will consider all ortho sub-specialties BC BE Requirements BC BE Length Of Assignment Locums to perm and permanent position available Facility Type hospital-employed dynamic and growing group Call Requirements Rotational call of 6 physicians and 4 N
          

Endocrinologist Physician Job job in Hempstead New York (NY) - #endocrinologist #endotwitter #endocrinology #endotwitter #endocrine

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h1 Endocrinology Physician Opportunity h1 h1 Physician Led ndash Multi Specialty Group Practice h1 h1 Long Island New York h1 h2 Join the strong leading primary care practice strong in Long Island in terms of quality of care and patient satisfaction in New York. Because of their commitment to provi
          

Orthopedic Surgeon (Ortho) Physician Job job in New York New York (NY) - #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #ortho #sportsmedicine #orthotwitter

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The Road Not Taken

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On October 2, 2014, I sat in the back of the Rose Theatre in New York City for the Business Gets Personal Conference. Seth Godin stepped to the stage to do his opening keynote and shared the story of the 5th Annual Solvay Conference in October 1927. Physicists such as Marie Curie, Niels Bohr, Max Plank, and Albert Einstein attended and were relatively unknown. Of the 29 in attendance, 17 went on to later receive the Nobel Prize. Seth explained that it wasn't the conference that caused them [...]
          

Building My New Cleaning Network I

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The Solo Cleaning School draws on the lessons I learned in my first solo cleaning company, which I shared in my "Introduction to the Solo Cleaning School" episode. I hope you had a chance to listen and understand my heart for starting this podcast. If you want the short version, here it is. We started Carfagno Cleaning in 2005 in Upstate New York and sold it in 2018 to move back to Philly. During this 14-year run, I gained national recognition as the solo cleaning expert, having optimized a comp [...]
          

Associate Director, Marketing, Open Campus | The New School

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New York, New York, Responsibilities: Since our founding in 1919, The New School has pushed the boundaries of knowledge and creativity. Today, we are a comprehensive university with a unique multi-dimensional academic a
          

From Data Collection to Data Release: What Happens?

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In today’s world, much scientific data is collected automatically from sensors and processed by computers in real time to produce instant analytic results. People grow accustomed to instant data and expect to get things quickly.

At the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we are frequently asked why, in a world of instant data, it takes so long to produce and publish data from surveys. Although improvements in the timeliness of federal data releases have been made, there are fundamental differences in the nature of data compiled by automated systems and specific data requested from federal survey respondents. Federal statistical surveys are designed to capture policy-related and research data from a range of targeted respondents across the country, who may not always be willing participants.

This blog is designed to provide a brief overview of the survey data processing framework, but it’s important to understand that the survey design phase is, in itself, a highly complex and technical process. In contrast to a management information system, in which an organization has complete control over data production processes, federal education surveys are designed to represent the entire country and require coordination with other federal, state, and local agencies. After the necessary coordination activities have been concluded, and the response periods for surveys have ended, much work remains to be done before the survey data can be released.

Survey Response

One of the first sources of potential delays is that some jurisdictions or individuals are unable to fill in their surveys on time. Unlike opinion polls and online quizzes, which use anyone who feels like responding to the survey (convenience samples), NCES surveys use rigorously formulated samples meant to properly represent specific populations, such as states or the nation as a whole. In order to ensure proper representation within the sample, NCES follows up with nonresponding sampled individuals, education institutions, school districts, and states to ensure the maximum possible survey participation within the sample. Some large jurisdictions, such as the New York City school district, also have their own extensive survey operations to conclude before they can provide information to NCES. Before the New York City school district, which is larger than about two-thirds of all state education systems, can respond to NCES surveys, it must first gather information from all its schools. Receipt of data from New York City and other large districts is essential to compiling nationally representative data.

Editing and Quality Reviews

Waiting for final survey responses does not mean that survey processing comes to a halt. One of the most important roles NCES plays in survey operations is editing and conducting quality reviews of incoming data, which take place on an ongoing basis. In these quality reviews, a variety of strategies are used to make cost-effective and time-sensitive edits to the incoming data. For example, in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), individual higher education institutions upload their survey responses and receive real-time feedback on responses that are out of range compared to prior submissions or instances where survey responses do not align in a logical way. All NCES surveys use similar logic checks in addition to a range of other editing checks that are appropriate to the specific survey. These checks typically look for responses that are out of range for a certain type of respondent.

Although most checks are automated, some particularly complicated or large responses may require individual review. For IPEDS, the real-time feedback described above is followed by quality review checks that are done after collection of the full dataset. This can result in individualized follow up and review with institutions whose data still raise substantive questions. 

Sample Weighting

In order to lessen the burden on the public and reduce costs, NCES collects data from selected samples of the population rather than taking a full census of the entire population for every study. In all sample surveys, a range of additional analytic tasks must be completed before data can be released. One of the more complicated tasks is constructing weights based on the original sample design and survey responses so that the collected data can properly represent the nation and/or states, depending on the survey. These sample weights are designed so that analyses can be conducted across a range of demographic or geographic characteristics and properly reflect the experiences of individuals with those characteristics in the population.

If the survey response rate is too low, a “survey bias analysis” must be completed to ensure that the results will be sufficiently reliable for public use. For longitudinal surveys, such as the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, multiple sets of weights must be constructed so that researchers using the data will be able to appropriately account for respondents who answered some but not all of the survey waves.

NCES surveys also include “constructed variables” to facilitate more convenient and systematic use of the survey data. Examples of constructed variables include socioeconomic status or family type. Other types of survey data also require special analytic considerations before they can be released. Student assessment data, such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), require that a number of highly complex processes be completed to ensure proper estimations for the various populations being represented in the results. For example, just the standardized scoring of multiple choice and open-ended items can take thousands of hours of design and analysis work.

Privacy Protection

Release of data by NCES carries a legal requirement to protect the privacy of our nation’s children. Each NCES public-use dataset undergoes a thorough evaluation to ensure that it cannot be used to identify responses of individuals, whether they are students, parents, teachers, or principals. The datasets must be protected through item suppression, statistical swapping, or other techniques to ensure that multiple datasets cannot be combined in such a way as to identify any individual. This is a time-consuming process, but it is incredibly important to protect the privacy of respondents.

Data and Report Release

When the final data have been received and edited, the necessary variables have been constructed, and the privacy protections have been implemented, there is still more that must be done to release the data. The data must be put in appropriate formats with the necessary documentation for data users. NCES reports with basic analyses or tabulations of the data must be prepared. These products are independently reviewed within the NCES Chief Statistician’s office.

Depending on the nature of the report, the Institute of Education Sciences Standards and Review Office may conduct an additional review. After all internal reviews have been conducted, revisions have been made, and the final survey products have been approved, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s office is notified 2 weeks in advance of the pending release. During this notification period, appropriate press release materials and social media announcements are finalized.

Although NCES can expedite some product releases, the work of preparing survey data for release often takes a year or more. NCES strives to maintain a balance between timeliness and providing the reliable high-quality information that is expected of a federal statistical agency while also protecting the privacy of our respondents.  

 

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

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One year after Brett Kavanaugh's tumultuous nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions that arose during the nomination hearings still linger. In this episode, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly about their book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation. Progrebin and Kelly discuss what it was like to report on Kavanaugh's nomination in real time, and to speak with the women who accused him of sexual assaults dating back to his high school and college years. They discuss what they learned from people who'd known him at various points in his life, and the conclusions they came to at the end of their year-long investigation.

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Who ‘Won the Week’? DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake and more

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Who are the biggest winners of the week in politics, top news, and more? Joy Reid and her panel discuss—plus, AM JOY welcomes a special ‘Who Won the Week’ guest, DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, democratic candidate for Congressional District 15 in New York
          

ERM Risk Analyst | New York University

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New York, New York, ERM Risk Analyst US-NY-New York Job ID: 2019-6928 Type: Office of the SVP Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer (WS2704) # of Openings: 1 Category: Technology New York University Overview Th
          

EarthLink – News

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EarthLink – News US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions By JIM MUSTIAN and JENNIFER PELTZ | Fri, November 29, 2019 04:41 EST NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his […]

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Harley-Davidson dealership owners present amended project plans: report

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New plans for a proposed Harley-Davidson dealership in New Hyde Park on Long Island, New York, were revealed at a public hearing last week, according to a report on the TheIslandNow.com. The dealership was first proposed in 2015 and has raised opposition from residents at public hearings ever since. Amir Jarrah, owner of Miracle Mile ...
          

'A Warning' replaces Donald Trump Jr.'s 'Triggered' as No.1 book on NYT bestseller list

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“A Warning,” a behind-the-scenes book authored by an anonymous Trump administration official that takes a critical look at the president, has replaced Donald Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” as the No. 1 nonfiction book on The New York Times's bestseller...
          

National Enquirer company chief speaks with New York prosecutors in Trump Org probe: report

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David Pecker, chairman of American Media Inc., has reportedly spoken to federal prosecutors in New York about his company's involvement in the Trump Organization's payments to women who came forward alleging affairs with President Trump.CNN reported...
          

Justices Take Up Gun Case, Though Disputed Law has Changed

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The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged.
          

Director of Development | DOROT

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New York, New York, Department:  Development Reports To:  Chief Advancement Officer Status:  Full-time, exempt Position Summary:  The Director of Development will oversee our donor relations program and manage ma
          

MoMA 2019, Part 1: Surrounds & Permanent Collections

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Most visits to New York include a stop at the temple of modernism, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). But this was my first visit since the massive multi-year expansion and renovation was completed. In some ways, it seems that not much has changed, but in other ways it has changed considerably, starting the members-only […]

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LadyJams (Brooklyn, New York)

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It’s one of those serendipitous moments that happen in New York. At the end of last week’s Ambient Chaos show, I received an invitation from Neb Ula the Velvet Queen to come to LadyJams is a monthly get-together where women get together and perform in randomly selected groups. I loved the idea, and especially the […]

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Ambient Chaos at Spectrum (Brooklyn, New York)

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It is that time of year when I invariably return home to New York for a visit. And this time it began in dramatic fashion with a return to the Ambient Chaos music series at Spectrum. Perhaps not quite a return, as Spectrum as since moved to a new location on the waterfront in Brooklyn. […]

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Mainstream blowhards, Pam's problem, free speech doublethink – News Bytes – 30-Nov-2019

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Shaping Public Opinion: The New York Times' Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups – Global Research The New York Times, the United States' most influential newspaper, immediately applauded the events, its editorial board refusing to use the word "coup" to describe the overthrow, claiming instead that Morales had "resigned," leaving a "vacuum of power" into … Continue reading "Mainstream blowhards, Pam's problem, free speech doublethink – News Bytes – 30-Nov-2019"
          

Associate Wanted | Pet Wellness Network

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NY/NJ, New York, Hate your corporate job???  Owner of 9 privately held veterinary hospitals in NJ/NY is looking for high energy, versatile doctors. Full or Part-Time positions available. Locations in Wayne NJ, Lodi N
          

Emergency Veterinarians Wanted | Long Island Veterinary Specialists

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Plainview, New York, New York State licensed veterinarian Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, NY  is seeking Emergency Veterinarians to join our growing Emergency Department.  We offer a fully equipped
          

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Financial 'statement' unlikely

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If you believe President Trump will release his financials prior to the election, I shall sell you a used car as new or even a government-financed bridge in New York ("Trump promises to release 'statement' on his finances before electio" Web, Nov. 21). As is true of most billionaires, the ...

          

Vice Chancellor of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs | SUNY System Administration

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Albany, New York, State University of New York System Administration Vice Chancellor of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs The State University of New York (SUNY) invites applications for the position of Vice Cha
          

もう「インスタ映え」は終わった? Instagramに“ありのまま”を見せる投稿が急増する理由

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「もう「インスタ映え」は終わった? Instagramに“ありのまま”を見せる投稿が急増する理由」の写真・リンク付きの記事はこちら

Instagramでは、これまで完璧な演出が施されたスナップショットを投稿して自分のライフスタイルを発信する人が目立っていた。ところが最近は、悩みや苦悩を明かすインフルエンサーが増えている。有名ファッションブロガーのタヴィ・ゲヴィンソンもそのひとりだ。THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX/AFLO

ニュートンによる「運動の第3法則」が教えるように、「すべての作用に対して常に等しい反作用が存在する」のだとすれば、Instagram上にある完璧な演出が施されたすべての写真にも、そこに写されてはいないさまざまな問題や苦悩が潜んでいるはずだ。

わたしたちはこれまでずっと、そうした問題がどのようなものなのか、想像力とちょっとしたシャーデンフロイデ(ドイツ語で「他人の不幸を喜ぶ気持ち」)だけを頼りに推測してみるしかなかった。

天使のような子どもがいる美しいヘアスタイルのママインスタグラマーは、もしかしたらトイレトレーニングや乾癬に悩まされているかもしれない。あるいは、毎日の10kmランの様子を動画配信しているフィットネスインフルエンサーは、ひとりになると甘い菓子パンを食べるのがやめられないかもしれない。

どんな秘密を隠しているにせよ、それがこと細かに表現される必要はなかった。わたしたちユーザーは、ほんのちょっとの共感、またはロジックを働かせて、どんなライフスタイルの裏側にも当たり前に複雑な事情が隠されていることを汲みとっていたのだ。

内情を打ち明け始めたインスタグラマーたち

しかしここ最近は、インフルエンサーたちが隠しもつそうしたリアルな日常での問題が、ソーシャルメディアの前面に出てきつつある。セレブたちは以前から、自分のソーシャルメディアアカウントを教会の告解室のように使ってきた。しかし、ここ1年のどこかのタイミングでInstagramのスターたちも、通常は人々の憧れの的になるようなフィードに極めて具体的な打ち明け話を差し挟むようになったのだ。

これらは、「現実を見つめる投稿」とでも言えるだろう。美容やファッション分野のインフルエンサーの場合、「現実を見つめる投稿」はメンタルヘルスやウェルビーイングに関することが多い。いい例が、ストリートスタイルで人気を集めるフランスの有名ファッションブロガー、ギャランス・ドレによる2018年末の投稿だ。

「控えめに言っても、ここ数年間は不安定な状態が続いている」という一文から始まる、陰鬱でいつになく長いキャプション。そこに添えられているのは、すっぴんのドレの写真だ。

ハイキングウェアに身を包み、物思いに沈んだ顔で、森のなかで腰かけている。「振り返ってみると、おかしなことに、わたしはこの数年間を“ハイ・ライフ”を送るファッションガール(間抜けな表現だけど)という幻想のなかで生きていた。でも本当のことを言うと、そうした世界を数年にわたって探求してきた果てに、惨めな気持ちになり、自分自身をひどく遠くに感じるようになってしまった」

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These last years have been bumpy to say the least. I’ve opened up about it. What’s funny is that when I look back, I started these years in this mirage of the fashion girl, living the “high life” (dumb expression). Truth is, after a few years of exploring that world, I became miserable and I felt very far from myself. Except I had no idea of who I was. So I tried to stay the person I knew. Even if I was agonizing. That’s when life starting getting hard, and harder, brutalizing me into letting go of that old self I was so attached to. In 2018, it came crumbling down – until finally, a flower started growing again on the ashes. When I see this photo, shot by my sister, who was there every moment even when she didn’t get what the fuck I was doing, when I see myself with no make up, wearing whatever clothes… When I see myself feeling so at home in nature – me who ended up being so crushed by the buildings of NYC… When I see this photo of me, here in Corsica where I grew up learning to chat (like literally have conversations) with nature… When I see it I can hear my sister saying “sit here – I have to take a photo, look at this, it’s the Tree of Life” and i thought of the medal engraved of a Tree of Life I am wearing that I bought in a church store when I was so sad I sat and prayed… When I see it I remember when, a few months ago, I made the promise to myself to live in my truth whatever the consequences. And life started flowing again. When I see it, I wouldn’t change anything. I want to thank 2018 (17, 16) for the lessons. And thank the woman I was, who did nothing but her best – and is still here inside (and still wants to steal my sister’s Balenciaga sneakers). In this moment, to me, nature, quiet and conversing with the trees is essential. Might be completely different to you. Allow yourself to love what you love, grow, fuck up, and to change, even if the world around you resists it. People will always judge. Change is hard, but it is wonderful – ask the butterflies! And have a wonderful last few hours of 2018 – in France we don’t say HNY before it’s the New Year so I’ll be back for that 🎉 Ok love you I talk to much bye 🤗

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これが時代に先駆けた投稿となった。Instagramと言えば、かつては日常を切り取った美しいスナップショットにキャッチーなキャプションを添えて表現する場だった。それがいまでは、日記サーヴィス「LiveJournal」の様相を帯び始めたのだ。キャプションはどんどん長くなり、むしろ自分のことを綴ったエッセイ風になっている。とても具体的で重たい内容もあれば、曖昧で軽いタッチのものもある。

「白状すると、わたしだっていつでも『ボディポジティヴ(多様な外見や体型と価値観を受け入れようというムーヴメント)』というわけじゃない。みんなと同じで、ときには気分が落ち込んで、自分の見た目が愛せないこともあるし、フィルターに取り憑かれてしまうようなこともある。でも、それもすべてのプロセスの一部であることを理解し始めている」

そうキャプションをつけて投稿したのは、プラスサイズの美容インフルエンサー、ハイエット・リダだ。「フィルターに取り憑かれてしまうようなこともある。でも、それもすべてのプロセスの一部であることを理解し始めている」(ちなみにリダは同じ投稿で、化粧品メーカー「ロクシタン」と新たに提携することも発表した)。

意図的に“悪く”見せるという潮流

サブジャンルも盛んになっている。つくり込まれた写真と、ボツになった写真を並べた投稿も見かけるようになり、そこには「Instagram vs. reality(インスタグラムの姿 vs リアルな姿)」という気の利いたタグがついている。

また、人気のある保護犬の飼い主も、犬の行動が手に負えないときがあると明かし、ペットの飼育は演出されたInstagramの写真で見るほど簡単ではないことをファンに気づいてもらおうとするようになった。苦労話や率直な姿勢は憧れられるものになり、楽しまれるものにすらなっている。

「現実を見つめる」ことはすっかり一般化し、それをテーマにしたポッドキャストも始まった。「The Lowlight Reel」は、ありのままの瞬間や個人的な苦悩に拍手を送ろうとするポッドキャストだ。ホストのエンブリー・ロバーツは、エンターテイナーや作家、インフルエンサーなどをゲストに招き、「ソーシャルメディアでは見聞きしないこと」について話を聞いている。例えば、摂食障害や抗不安薬、インポスター症候群(自身の成功を肯定できず過小評価してしまうこと)、健康上の不安などについてだ。もちろん、これが皮肉なのは、これらの話題をソーシャルメディアで目にするようになったことだろう。

こうした変化は、「精神的な目覚め」というよりは、美的な観点から行われているかもしれない。ライターのテイラー・ロレンツは『The Atlantic』誌に掲載された記事のなかで、Instagramに投稿されるものが手の込んだ写真(例えばアヴォカドトーストをきれいにクロップした写真)から、意図的に撮った雑な写真へと少しずつ変化していることについて考察している。

「実際、多くのティーンエイジャーたちは、投稿写真に写る自分が悪く見えるようにわざわざ工夫を凝らしています」とロレンツは言う。いかにもInstagram的につくられた写真が退屈なものになり、逆にリアルさが感じられるものや、率直そうに“見える”投稿が強く求められるようになったのだ。

“利益のため”に打ち明けられる不安

「現実を見つめる」投稿は多種多様にあるが、いずれも意図的にはカタルシスを感じさせるようなトーンでつくられている。インスタグラマーたちはしばしば、あたかもそれまでの投稿を真に受けてきたフォロワーたちが世間知らずだったと言わんばかりに「わたしはウソをついてきた」と明かすのだ。

最高の場合、そうした投稿はフォロワーたちにのぞき見趣味的な驚きはさることながら、束の間の安心感を与えるものになる。しかしそこには、妄想とまでは言わないまでも、多くの欺瞞もある。ほとんどは「苦痛」が、オンラインで生活を晒すという職業にとって危険なものであるという不都合な真実を、見て見ぬふりをしているのだ。

すでに十分に裏付けられているとおり、Instagramはインターネットのなかで最も自信を失わせる場所のひとつだ。しかし、不安感や孤独について投稿する際には「強力な影響力があって人を消耗させるプラットフォーム」のせいにするよりも、外的要因だけに原因があるかのごとくふるまうほうがやりやすい(こうしたプラットフォームは、多くのインフルエンサーにとっての収入源でもあるからだ)。

最悪の場合、憧れられるようなコンテンツを投稿する場合と同じ手を使って、不安を打ち明けるような投稿をしていることもある。つまり、利益を得るために不安感を利用するわけだ。

Instagramは、依然として広告主導型のマーケットプレイスである。インフルエンサーたちは「現実を見つめる」投稿のあとに、応援や同情の声を寄せてくれたファンに感謝を述べる投稿をすることが多いし、リダのようにブランドとの提携を発表することもある。

完璧なペルソナが生む苦しみ

それでも「現実を見つめる」投稿には、マーケティング以上の意味がある。女優・ライターで、昨年惜しまれつつも閉鎖したオンライン雑誌「Rookie」の元編集長でもあるタヴィ・ゲヴィンソン[日本語版記事]は2019年9月、『ニューヨーク』誌にエッセイを寄稿した。そこにはInstagramにおける自分のペルソナが、そのうわべとは違い、決してありのままではなかったことが綴られていた。

強く印象に残ったのは、ゲヴィンソンがかつて自分が投稿について分析している一節だ。ある時期のInstagramへの投稿を振り返りながら、彼女はこのように書いている。

「あのころの自分の投稿を見返すと(中略)自分自身のライフスタイルが、まるで他人のものであるかのようにうらやましく思えてしまう。それから、写真に写っていないところで起きていたことを、心のなかで補い始めた。これは、友だちとファッションパーティーに行ってミニドレス姿で踊っているところだけど、その友だちとはもう話すこともない。(中略)こっちは、『メットガラ』でポーズをとるわたし。でも、アフターパーティーの最中にトイレに行ってセラピストにメールを送り、自分は精神的に危険な状態だと告げたの」

この記事は、「自分を社会にプレゼンすること」自体がもつ危うさを明かしている。洗練された非の打ちどころのないペルソナは、人との断絶や孤立、後悔の念といったものを覆い隠すだけでなく、それらを生む原因にもなり得るのだ。

インスタ映えの終わり

とはいえ、インフルエンサーと呼ばれるにはそれだけの理由がある。インフルエンサーの価値は、その投稿を目にする人たちの指向性や欲望、行動を巧みに変化させる影響力にこそあるのだ。フォロワーたちはインフルエンサーの言動を見て、自分もそうせずにはいられなくなる。自己顕示が一気に急増したのもこのためだ。

ゲヴィンソンはエッセイのなかで、インスタグラムの本社に招待されたときのことを書き記している。励みになると同時に恐ろしくなるようなインサイトを与えられたという彼女は、こう述べている。「憧れをかき立てるような写真は数年前は効果があった。しかし、ユーザーがいま心から望んでいるのは、舞台裏の率直でありのまま『のように見える』投稿だ」(「のように見える」ところが重要だ)。

マーケティング企業の調査も、こうしたトレンドを裏づけている。少なくともInstagramにおいては、人に影響を与える技法としていま大事なのは「共感できるかどうか」であるというのが大方の見方である。

しかし、ゲヴィンソンのエッセイに説得力があるのは、常に共感されるように努めていたことを自身が認めた点にある。そして彼女の自己分析によると、そうした努力は欺瞞に満ちた状態に自分を追い詰めていっただけだったようだ。

こうした「現実を見つめる」行為は結局、自らを本当に見直すものではなかった。オーディエンスに訴えかけるための新たな策略であり、むしろ問題や悩みを払いのけるために利用されていたのだ。


          

米大統領選に出馬表明したマイケル・ブルームバーグ、“非公式”なロゴが一気に拡散した裏事情

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YANA PASKOVA/GETTY IMAGES

前ニューヨーク市長で富豪でもあるマイケル・ブルームバーグが、2020年の米大統領選挙への出馬を正式に表明した。すでに3,000万ドル(約33億円)もの予算をテレビCMに投入したブルームバーグだが、その裏では広報担当者が苦労していた。今回もまたニセの選挙キャンペーンロゴが登場し、拡散したツイートへの対処に追われていたのだ。

ブルームバーグが大統領選挙に出馬する。これについては間違いない。しかし、SNS上でヴァイラル化しているロゴについては違う。あのロゴは、ブルームバーグ陣営の公式のものではない。また、この非公式ロゴの出所であるウェブサイト「Bloomberg2020.org」もブルームバーグのものではない。このサイトでは、問題のロゴを使ったTシャツが1枚20.20ドル(約2,200円)で販売されている。

このロゴもサイトもTシャツも、つくったのはニューヨーク市の広告代理店で役員を務めるグレン・ペールなる人物だ。ブルームバーグの支持者を自認しており、URLを“味方”の手元に置いておきたかったのだという。

「Tシャツを売るためにサイトを立ち上げたわけではありません。そこは信じてください」と、ペールは『WIRED』US版の取材に答えている。もっとも、すでに2,800枚を販売したとも付け加えた。「サイバースクワッティング[編註:あとで高く売りつけるためにインターネットのドメインを取得すること]をしているのではないと皆さんにご理解いただくために、あえて売っているのです」

立候補の表明前にドメインを購入

あらかじめドメイン名を押さえておくことの大切さを、ブルームバーグは身にしみて知ったことだろう。だが、こうした目に遭ったのは彼が初めてではない。2016年の大統領選挙のときは、「TedCruz.com」「CarlyFiorina.org」「JebBush.com」「ChrisChristie2016.org」といったサイトが乱立した。そのどれもが本人とは違う誰かによって運営されていた。多くの場合、その人物を標的にした反対キャンペーンを張るために使われたのである。

しかし今回は、そこにホワイトハウスの元広報部長が一枚噛んでいる。こうしたケースは初かもしれない。

ペールによると、10月の時点で「Bloomberg2020.org」のドメイン名が取得可能であることに気付いたのだという。このときブルームバーグは、まだ動きを見せていなかった。立候補を正式に表明するのはそこから数週間後となる。

「Bloomberg2020.orgを購入してウェブサイトを急遽立ち上げ、Tシャツの販売を開始し、選挙キャンペーンのためにロゴもつくりました」と、ペールは言う。そしてHBOと仕事をしたことがあるという自らの経歴を明かした。「セックス・アンド・ザ・シティ」「ラリーのミッドライフ★クライシス」などの作品にかかわったという。「ロゴづくりには自信があります」と、ペールは言う。

gRaPhIc DeSiGn Is My PaSsIoN https://t.co/T7x1CVzmTr pic.twitter.com/jNcIbgU8aC

— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) 2019年11月9日

対応を迫られたブルームバーグ陣営

だが、ネット民の受け止め方は必ずしもそうではなかった。非公式ロゴの公表から数週間後、11月8日にブルームバーグがアラバマ州民主党予備選挙に出馬するための書類を提出すると、ペールのデザインしたロゴは急速にネット上のミーム、すなわちネタ画像化していった。「Owning It Together」(共有しよう)というスローガンに加えて、「2020」がやたらと多く書かれているなど、いろいろと突っ込みどころがあったからだ。

その時点では選挙キャンペーンの正式なサイトや資料がまったく存在していなかったので、「Bloomberg2020.org」へのトラフィックが急増し、ロゴがあっという間に拡散していった。多くの人はサイトが本物だと思ったのだ。

騒ぎが拡大していくにつれ、ブルームバーグのアドヴァイザーであるハワード・ウルフソンは対策を講じる必要に迫られた。そこで、『National Review』誌のチャールズ・C・W・クック、『New York』誌のレベッカ・トレイスター、『ニューヨーク・タイムズ』のファルハド・マンジューなどの騒ぎに参加してしまった人物を選び、引用ツイートを送る手段に出た。「当陣営のサイトではありません。当陣営のロゴではありません。一切の関係がありません」というメッセージをひたすら送ったのである。

「Bloomberg2020.org」の主でるペールは、その後いくらも経たないうちにブルームバーグの法務担当から連絡を受けたという。相談したいことがあるという話だった。

「そこで、自分たちはブルームバーグの熱烈な支持者であり、ぜひとも選挙に勝ってほしいと伝えました」と、ペールは『WIRED』US版の取材に語る。ペールはサイトを更新し、運営主体がブルームバーグ陣営ではなく単なる「支持者」であることを明記した。また、ロゴも新しくした。法的な問題が起きたわけではなく、ネットで酷評されたからだという。

名前が挙がったトランプ政権の元広報部長

この件についてブルームバーグ陣営からはコメントを得られていない。SNS上の大騒ぎに参加する結果になった人たちは、訂正を投稿したりツイートを削除したりしたが、問題のウェブサイトをペールに結びつけることができたのは、ほんのひと握りの目ざといユーザーだけだった。手がかりといえば、利用規約とプライヴァシー・ポリシーのページに記載されていたメールアドレスと住所(ペールの自宅の住所であることが判明した)が唯一だったからだ。

「ブルームバーグ陣営よりも先に『Bloomberg2020.org』を取得した“荒らし”は誰なのか。誰にも分かりませんでした」と、ペールは言う。そして、知っていたのは自分と友人のアンソニー・スカラムーチだけでしたね、と付け加えた。

そう、あのアンソニー・スカラムーチだ。ニューヨークの実業家で、2017年7月にトランプ政権のホワイトハウス広報部長に指名されたが、10日間という短さで解任された人物である。あれは忘れ得ぬ大騒動だった。

スカラムーチもペールもロングアイランドの同じ地区の出身であり、多くの仕事を一緒にこなしてきた。スカラムーチはブルームバーグの出馬の可能性が高くなってきたとき、あるケーブルテレビ番組に出演し、問題のウェブサイトについて発言している。11月9日のことだが、「ある友人が約3週間前に『Bloomberg2020.org』を取得しまして」と、スカラムーチはMSNBCのデーヴィッド・グーラに語っている

その“友人”は実のところ、「Bloomberg2020.org」を使って一緒に仕事をしようとスカラムーチにもちかけていた。その数週間前にふたりはタッグを組んで、新たにミット・ロムニーを支援する非公式サイト「Mitt2020.org」を立ち上げていた。

「Mitt2020.orgをふたりで購入しました。アンソニーと一緒に取り組みましたよ」と、ペールは言う。ICANNに登録された情報によると、ドメインが登録されたのは10月9日だ。スカラムーチは10月12日、このサイトを自分の85万5,000人強のフォロワーと共有した。スカラムーチは『WIRED』US版の取材に対し、サイトには数十万の訪問者があったと明かしている。

ミット・ロムニーの非公式サイトにも関与

「Bloomberg2020.org」と同様に、「Mitt2020.org」にもネット通販の要素がしっかりと組み込まれている。政治スローガンの書かれたTシャツが大好きなユーザー向けに複数の種類を販売しているのだ。例えば「Mitt Happens 2020」(2020年はミット・ロムニー大統領の誕生間違いなし)といったものがある。

スカラムーチのツイートによると、サイトには最初の24時間で7,500件近くのメールアドレスの登録があった。サイトには「偉大なアメリカに節度と礼節と品格とを復活させられる唯一無二の人物、それがミット・ロムニーです」と記載されている。

唯一無二と言っているにもかかわらず、ペールは数日後に「Bloomberg2020.org」を取得した。スカラムーチは今度は参加を見送った。「ブルームバーグを市長として尊敬していました。素晴らしい仕事をしたと思います」と、スカラムーチは11月26日に『WIRED』の取材に答えている。「しかし、わたしはこれまで共和党員として生きてきたので、共和党の内部から米国をよくしていきたいと考えています」

なお、スカラムーチにとっては残念なことだが、ロムニーはいまだに出馬固辞の立場を変えていない。それに「Mitt2020.org」では「Commit to Mitt」(ミット・ロムニーに全力で)といったスローガンで人々をあおり立てているが、サイト自体がどうもそうした感じではなくなっている。つまり、サイトのあちこちが“壊れて”しまっているように見受けられるのだが、スカラムーチはサイトを閉鎖する予定はないという。

ホワイトハウスから去ったあとのスカラムーチは、共和党の批判者として、そしてトランプ大統領の批判者として、歯に衣着せぬ発言をする評論家として以前よりも盛んにメディアに登場するようになった。最近では、2020年の大統領選挙で共和党はトランプ大統領の代替候補を立てるべきだと発言している。

また、テレビの取材でブルームバーグについて肯定的に述べたこともある。CNNのクリス・クオモに対して11月初め、ブルームバーグを前にしたらトランプも「怖じ気づく」と語っている。

それでも非公式サイトの更新は続く

ブルームバーグが正式に出馬を表明したのは11月24日(米国時間)のことだ。「mikebloomberg.com」という公式ウェブサイトには、公式ロゴが載っている。どちらも正真正銘、ブルームバーグ陣営が所有するものだ。

ちなみに「Bloomberg2020.org」だが、ペールはブルームバーグ陣営が購入を申し入れたのだと言う。「保有資産の売却ということで、いま陣営側と話し合っているところです」

そうした協議が進む一方で、サイトでは新たな動きがあった。ブルームバーグの選挙綱領が最新のものに変えられ、クリーンエネルギーと銃規制についての主張も新しくなった。ペールの考えでは、非常に重要な政策だという。Tシャツの販売はまだ続いている。

「民主党からいま出馬している候補者では、誰ひとりとしてトランプに勝てません。アンソニーもわたしも、この点は確実だと思っています」とペールは言う。「トランプをホワイトハウスから追い出すには、ブルームバーグが立候補する必要があります。トランプに勝てる見込みがあるのはブルームバーグだけですから」

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Santa’s coming to town, but Santa’s reindeer have lost their Christmas spirit and can’t fly the sleigh. Help them get it back by singing Christmas songs with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Pictures also available with Mrs. Claus after the show.

 

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212 E 52nd Street 3rd Floor
10022 New York , NY
Phone: (646) 918-6189
40° 45' 23.7816" N, 73° 58' 9.5196" W
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11217 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 33.348" N, 73° 58' 28.974" W
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Студия Sun Records

Здание студии Sun, Мемфис

Где: Memphis, TN 38103, США
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Диджей радиостанции “WLAY” в Алабаме Сэм Филлипс мечтал о собственной студии с ранних лет, однако своего смог добиться только в 27 лет, переехав в Мемфис: 3 января 1950 года он открыл “Memphis Recording Service”, где не только записывал музыку, но и делал коммерческие записи свадебных церемоний, похорон, торжественных речей и так далее.

Сам Филлипс заявлял, что намерен записывать черных артистов с Юга, которым больше просто некуда было пойти: затея провалилась после первого же релиза - сингла Джо Хилла Льюиса "Boogie in the Park", после чего Филлипс начал активно работать с такими лейблами, как цитадель черного блюза Chess Records и фирма Modern Records, звездами которой были Айк и Тина Тернер, Джон Ли Хукер и Литтл Ричард. Филлипс создавал демо-записи и мастер-ленты для этих лейблов, и именно тогда записал песню Джеки Бренстона "Rocket 88", которую многие считают первой песней в стиле рок-н-ролл. А в начале 1952 года вновь открыл студию, назвав ее “Sun Records”, и записывал опять же все, от Би Би Кинга и Хаулин Вульфа до The Prisonaires - черного вокального квартета, члены которого отбывали срок в местной тюрьме и были временно выпущены на свободу, чтобы записать сингл "Just Walkin' in the Rain" в июне 1953 года. Песня стала хитом и на нее обратила внимание местная газета: не исключено, что именно это обстоятельство привело на студию молодого шофера грузовика по имени Элвис Пресли.

Студия звукозаписи Sun: Здесь родился рок-н-ролл

Остальное, как говорится, уже история: именно под руководством Филлипса Элвис сделал первые и едва ли не лучшие свои записи, но денежные проблемы и невозможность полноценной раскрутки привели к тому, что Пресли был «передан» в более надежные руки компании “RCA”. «У нас на контракте уже были две новые восходящие звезды - Карл Перкинc и Джонни Кэш, когда мы расстались с Пресли. Я не жалею, что продал его контракт. Я считаю, что все вычислить наперед невозможно, даже на полгода», - говорил впоследствии Сэм. Еще одной звездой лейбла стал Джерри Ли Льюис, однако уже к середине 60-х Филлипс записывал песни крайне редко, продал студию в 1969 году другому продюсеру и ушел в гостиничный бизнес и дела нескольких открытых им радиостанций. В 1987 году, через десять лет после смерти Пресли, здание студии вновь открылось для музыкантов: в разное время там записывались U2, Def Leppard и любитель рокабилли и баллад в духе того же Элвиса Крис Айзек (помните его хит “Wicked Game”?). А в 2003 году здание было включено в число исторических памятников: не забывают его и многочисленные поклонники короля рок-н-ролла.


Памятник Фредди Меркьюри

Где: Площадь Place Du Marche, Монтрё, Швейцария

Тело вокалиста группы Queen, умершего 25 ноября 1991 года от СПИДа, согласно его завещанию было кремировано. Первоначально памятник планировали воздвигнуть в Лондоне, однако единственным местом, предложенным для него, стал задний двор художественного колледжа, где учился Фредди, и друзья посчитали это оскорблением памяти великого музыканта. В итоге в пятую годовщину его смерти возле Женевского озера в швейцарском городе Монтре была открыта статуя работы скульптора Ирены Седлецки: на открытии присутствовали отец Фредди Боми Бульсара, Монсеррат Кабалье и коллеги по Queen Брайан Мэй и Роджер Тэйлор. Статуя попала на обложку посмертного альбома группы “Made In Heaven” и быстро стала объектом почитания фанатов со всего мира, а также местом сбора поклонников Queen в День памяти Фредди Меркьюри, который проводится в первые выходные сентября начиная с 2003 года.

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Зал Славы рок-н-ролла

Зал славы рок-н-ролла, Кливленд. Фото: 10awesome.com

Где: 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, США
GPS-координаты: 41°30'30.15" N -81°41'43.80" W

Инициатором создания «Зала славы рок-н-ролла» стал глава знаменитой фирмы “Atlantic Records” Ахмет Эртегюн: по его задумке, членами Зала должны были стать наиболее известные и влиятельные исполнители, продюсеры и другие личности, оказавшим значительное влияние на музыкальную индустрию.

Первая церемония введения в Зал славы состоялась в 1986 года, но какое-то время у Зала не было собственного здания. Его предлагалось поставить то в Нью-Йорке, то в Мемфисе, где гремели студии “Sun” и “Stax Records”, то в Детройте, породившем “Motown Records”, то в Филадельфии, откуда были родом первый исполнитель рок-н-роллов Билл Хейли и передача “American Bandstand”, также пропагандировавшая рок-н-ролл. В итоге победил Кливленд - родной город диск-жокея Алана Фрида, который первым употребил термин «рок-н-ролл» по отношению к записям, крутившимся на его радиостанции.

Экспозиция Зала славы рок-н-ролла. Фото: rockhall.com

Музей был открыт 1 сентября 1995 года, на открытии присутствовали, помимо прочих, Йоко Оно и рок-н-ролльщик Литтл Ричард. Здание насчитывает семь этажей, на первом из которых располагается так называемый зал Ахмета Эртегюна с выставками, посвященными корням рок-н-ролла - музыке госпел, блюзу, ритм-энд-блюзу, фолку, кантри и блюграссу, а также ключевым городам истории рок-н-ролла - Мемфису, Детройту, Лондону, Ливерпулю, Сан-Франциско, Лос-Анджелесу, Нью-Йорку и Сиэтлу. При этом тематика выставок не ограничивается рок-н-роллом, затрагивая и родственные стили типа соул-музыки и хип-хопа. На других этажах располагаются выставочные пространства, посвященные отдельным музыкантам и группам, кафе и сцена для выступлений, несколько кинотеатров, транслирующих фильмы по истории рока - одним словом, настоящему любителю музыки скучать здесь не придется!

Парк Виретта или «парк Курта Кобейна»

Скамейка в парке Курта Кобейна. Фото: Pinterest

Где: Парк возле дома 171 на бульваре Лейк-Вашингтон, Сиэтл, США
GPS-координаты: 47° 37' 9.2640'' N 122° 16' 55.7688'' W.

«Парк Курта Кобейна» (таково неофициальное название этого места) - еще один стихийный мемориал, созданный фанатами в парке рядом с домом, где Кобейн покончил с собой. Как и у других кремированных знаменитостей, у Кобейна нет могилы, хотя Кортни Лав, как говорят, захоронила часть его праха под деревом перед домом. Поэтому фанаты приезжают в парк, чтобы оставить подарки для Курта, а заодно и автографы на одной из двух скамеек, где иногда сидел Курт. Увы, все это совсем не по вкусу соседям.

Скамейка с граффити в парке Курта Кобейна. Фото: seattlerex.com

«Это злобный райончик»

«Они крайне ненавидят все это дело, - говорит автор биографии Кобейна «Тяжелее небес» Чарльз Кросс. – Это злобный райончик. Если вы оглядитесь вокруг, вы увидите знаки, на некоторых из них написано «Не нарушать границ владения» по-французски. Так что представляете себе. Говард Шульц, генеральный директор “Starbucks”, жил в одном из домов вон там. Питер Бак из R.E.M жил вон в том доме. Речь идет о наследниках промышленных корпораций, миллиардерах от «Майкрософта» – все они живут в этом районе. Так что одна мысль о том, что кучка нечёсаных парней из Аргентины может прийти сюда на скамейку попить пивка в любой час дня и ночи, вызывает у них бурю негативных эмоций». Власти города также не торопятся увековечивать память Кобейна, вероятно, полагая, что наркоман, выстреливший себе в голову из ружья, вряд ли заслуживает памяти.

Могила Майкла Джексона

Памятный камень Майкла Джексона. Фото: findagrave.com

Где: Мемориальный парк Форест-Лаун, Глендейл, Калифорния, США
GPS-координаты:
34°07'24.5"N 118°14'53.8"W

Король поп-музыки скончался 25 июня 2009 года на 51-м году жизни, однако похоронен был только в начале сентября, поскольку у родственников певца возникли разногласия относительно места похорон. Один из братьев Джексона Джермейн настаивал на том, что певца нужно похоронить в парке его знаменитого поместья Neverland, однако мать певца Кэтрин Джексон заявила, что Майкл не хотел бы быть похороненным в месте, напоминавшем ему о многомесячном суде по делу о совращении несовершеннолетних. В итоге Джексон был похоронен на кладбище “Forest Lawn”, неподалеку от Лос-Анджелеса, на котором покоятся такие знаменитости, как Хамфри Богарт, Уолт Дисней, Элизабет Тейлор, Кларк Гейбл и Нат «Кинг» Коул. Склеп с изображением трех ангелов, которые символизируют детей певца, скорбящих над могилой отца, принадлежит основателю “Motown Records” Берри Горди - именно на фирме “Motown” были сделаны первые записи семейного ансамбля Jacksons Five.

Закрытый для посещений мавзолей с гробницей Майкла Джексона.

Разумеется, место погребения не могло не стать местом паломничества: уже через год после смерти певца администрация кладбища заявила, что фанаты певца являются для них нежелательными гостями, а возле входа в усыпальницу Джексона будет разрешено находиться только членам семьи, которые обязаны заранее сообщить о своем визите. Смягчились ли столь жесткие требования со временем, пока неизвестно.

Приют “Strawberry Field”

Где: Beaconsfield Rd, Liverpool L25 6DA, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 53° 22′ 49″ N, 2° 53′ 2″ W

«С утра и до позднего вечера Джон был счастлив, как птичка», - утверждали родственницы Джона Леннона в Ливерпуле во главе с незабвенной тетушкой Мими. Так это или нет, но его детство не было таким уж безоблачным: летний поход в кино, рождественская пантомима в театре «Эмпайр» и пикник в саду детского дома Армии спасения «Земляничные поля». «Как только начинал играть оркестр Армии спасения, Джон начинал подпрыгивать на месте и приговаривать: “Мими, пошли, не то опоздаем“», - вспоминала тетушка Джона. В 1967 году The Beatles выпустили сингл, одна из песен которого называлась “Strawberry Fields Forever”, и вызвали новую волну внимания к этому месту, ставшему еще одним обязательным пунктом посещения истинного битломана. Сам приют был закрыт в 2005 году: сообщалось, что здание и парк вокруг него планируется открыть для публики, а в самом здании открыть учебный центр и постоянную выставку, посвященную истории приюта и песне "Strawberry Fields Forever", однако этого пока так и не произошло.

Стена Цоя

Стена Цоя на Арбате

Где: стена дома 37 по улице Арбат, Москва.
GPS-координаты: 55.751199,37.589872

«Народный мемориал» Виктора Цоя появился в 1990 году, когда кто-то неизвестный вывел на стене дома № 37 по Арбату надпись «Сегодня погиб Виктор Цой». В ответ кто-то приписал: «Цой жив», а со временем на стене появились и другие надписи. «Для хипующей молодёжи стена была ещё и способом коммуникации, своеобразной «цыганской почтой». Здесь оставляли послания для друзей, с которыми не удалось увидеться, и назначали новые встречи», - пояснил художник Вадим Сидоров. Хотя местные жители весьма недовольны регулярными нашествиями фанатов группы «Кино», стена стала одной из самых известных культурных достопримечательностей столицы, а главный архитектор Москвы Сергей Кузнецов назвал ее одним из феноменов уличной жизни и культуры.

«Минуло четверть века, а слава его живёт»

«Наличие в Москве такой стены памяти, настоящего народного мемориала, имеет для меня значение, мне это важно. Когда Вити не стало, казалось, пройдет лет пять и о нём забудут. Но минуло четверть века, а слава его живёт», - говорил отец Цоя Роберт Максимович. Увы, за время существования стены она пришла в неудовлетворительное состояние: инициативная группа поклонников музыканта неоднократно предлагала провести реставрацию стены, но активистам не удалось договориться с собственником здания. Идею реставрации предлагалось вынести на общественное обсуждение с помощью системы электронных референдумов «Активный гражданин», однако сейчас о ней ничего не известно. Тем не менее остается надеяться, что этот вопрос рано или поздно будет решен.

Мемориал Джона Леннона “Strawberry Fields”

Где: W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019, США
GPS-координаты: 40°46'18.59" N -73°58'17.39" W

Трагическая гибель Джона Леннона 8 декабря 1980 года вызвала скорбь во всем мире и стала знамением окончания целой эпохи, поэтому не увековечить его память в городе, где он прожил последние десять лет своей жизни, было бы по меньшей мере странно. В 45-й день рождения Джона, 9 октября 1985 года, мэр Нью-Йорка Эд Кох и вдова экс-битла Йоко Оно открыли в Центральном парке мемориал “Strawberry Fields”: через дорогу от входа в него располагается печально известная «Дакота», на пороге которой был убит Джон. Йоко написала главам государств во всем мире с просьбой прислать растение, камень или минерал, которые могли бы представлять эту страну в мемориале, и на ее просьбу откликнулось сто двадцать шесть государств. В центре треугольного мемориала, спроектированного как зеленая зона, расположена круглая мозаика, в центре которой выложено слово “Imagine” - отсылка к самой известной из сольных песен Леннона. Мозаика — копия сохранившихся полов в разрушенных Помпеях: ее изготовили и подарили парку неапольские мастера. А поклонники Джона регулярно выкладывают на мозаике значок «пацифика», используя для этого лепестки цветов.

Клуб “Cavern” («Пещера»)

Клуб "Cavern" на Мэттью Стрит. Фото: baseservicedapartments.co.uk

Где: Mathew Street, 10, Ливерпуль, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 53° 24′ 22″ N, 2° 59′ 14″ W

Любитель джазовой музыки Алан Ситнер основал клуб “Cavern” после того, как побывал в парижском джаз-клубе “Le Caveau” («Погреб»). Изначально ливерпульская «Пещера» также была джаз-клубом, однако вскоре стала приютом для скиффл-групп, одной из которых были основанные Джоном Ленноном The Quarrymen. В 1959 году Ситнер продал клуб Рэю Макфоллу, который быстро сориентировался в новой моде и стал предоставлять сцену блюзовым и бит-группам: помимо The Beatles там выступала группа Rory Storm And The Hurricanes с Ринго Старром на ударных, а в раздевалке работала будущая певица Силла Блэк. “Cavern Club” быстро стал новой штаб-квартирой The Beatles, а после их взлета там выступали такие звезды, как Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Стиви Уандер и Элтон Джон. Однако в марте 1973 года клуб был закрыт для строительства ветки метро и засыпан грунтом.

В тесном подвальчике клуба. Фото: themortonreport.com

Метро в Ливерпуле так и не появилось, а в апреле 1984 года открыл свои двери новый клуб, собранных из 15 тысяч камней и кирпичей первоначального здания. С тех пор он стал одной из основных площадок легендарного летнего фестиваля музыки The Beatles. А 4 декабря 1999 Пол Маккартни представил в клубе альбом ”Run Devil Run”: концерт, вышедший на DVD, оказался одним из лучших в наследии экс-битла.

Поместье Элвиса Пресли «Грейсленд»

«Грейсленд» - поместье Элвиса Пресли. Фото: Graceland.com

Где: Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, США
GPS-координаты: 35° 2′ 45.4″ N, 90° 1′ 22.6″ W

«Я чувствую себя дома только когда я в Грейсленде».

«Я чувствую себя дома только когда я в Грейсленде. Это мой дом. Я нигде больше не хотел бы жить», - заявлял король рок-н-ролла Элвис Пресли о поместье, которое он купил за 100 000 долларов в 1957 году. Поместье стало резиденцией Пресли, где он мог жить, совершенно не соприкасаясь с внешним миром, плавать в бассейне, записывать пластинки… Именно там Элвис скончался и был похоронен вместе с родителями - Верноном Пресли и Глэдис Лав Смит.

Роскошный интерьер «Грейсленда». Фото: Graceland.com

7 июня 1982 года поместье было открыто для публики вдовой музыканта Присциллой Пресли и стало настоящей Меккой для его поклонников, как можно увидеть, к примеру, в фильме Джима Джармуша «Таинственный поезд». В начале 1980х поместье посетил знаменитый певец Пол Саймон: песня, написанная им под впечатлением от поездки, стала заглавной в альбоме 1986 года “Graceland”, который, в свою очередь, определил направление его деятельности на десятилетия вперед. А в 2003 году сэр Пол Маккартни оставил на могиле своего кумира медиатор, «чтобы Элвис смог сыграть и на небесах».

Могила Джима Моррисона

Где: Кладбище Пер-Лашез, 16, Rue du Repos, Париж, Франция
GPS-координаты: 48.861944, 2.394167

Могила лидера The Doors на кладбище Пер-Лашез занимает пятое место в списке самых посещаемых парижских достопримечательностей: с самого начала поклонники Моррисона «отмечались» не только на месте его погребения, но и на соседних могилах. В 1981 году хорватский скульптор Младен Микулин установил на могиле бюст своей работы и новое надгробие: фанаты и кладбищенские вандалы со временем изуродовали бюст, а в 1988 году и вовсе украли его. В 1989 году Микулин сделал новый бюст Моррисона, а в 2001 году - его изображение из бронзы, однако ни того, ни другого на могиле сейчас нет. Впрочем, видимо, со временем успокоились и рок-фанаты: знаменитый сфинкс на могиле Оскара Уайльда носит на себе куда больше «знаков любви». Возможно, сказался и тот факт, что сегодня могила Джима защищена от рок-вандалов оградой.

Студия звукозаписи Abbey Road Studios и пешеходный переход возле нее

Где: 3 Abbey Rd, Лондон, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 51°31'32.95" N 0°10'25.24" E

В легендарной студии звукозаписи недалеко от станции метро “St.John’s Wood” записывались “Dark Side Of The Moon” Pink Floyd, “OK Computer” группы Radiohead, первые пластинки Alan Parsons Project, саундтрек к шестому эпизоду саги «Звездные войны», и, конечно же, альбомы The Beatles. Сфотографироваться на переходе, увековеченном на обложке битловского “Abbey Road” - святая обязанность каждого битломана, посещающего Лондон. А вот как к этому относятся водители, которым приходится проезжать знаменитую «зебру», увы, неизвестно.


          

Charitable giving should be done wisely says BBB

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For the last several years, charities around the world have been promoting “Giving Tuesday” on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3 this year – as a way to encourage donors to give to charities as part of their holiday preparations.Giving Tuesday is an idea that began in 2012 with the 92nd Street Y in New York. Since then, there are over 200 local Giving Tuesday movements happening in the United States and 60 country campaigns.In just seven [...]
          

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Crypto Community Erupts Over Ethereum Foundation Member’s Arrest

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On Friday the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced the arrest of Ethereum Foundation member Virgil Griffith for allegedly “assisting North Korea in evading sanctions” by teaching “his audience how to use blockchain technology.” After the Manhattan U.S. Attorney revealed the news, the cryptocurrency community erupted in outrage. […]

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03/12 9am-11am: New Approaches for Modelling Expectations in Economics Conference

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Where: Bank of England, London

This two-day conference brings together researchers from Europe and North America to discuss ways of moving beyond the assumption of “rational expectations”, a central part of macroeconomic modelling for the past forty years.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Warwick, the Bank of England and the ESRC funded network “Rebuilding Macroeconomics”. This year, the two keynote speakers are Sydney Ludvigson from New York University and Laura Veldkamp of Columbia Business School.

A copy of the conference programme is available to view here.

Registration

This conference is open to faculty members from the University of Warwick and MRes students from the Department of Economics who are pursuing topics in macroeconomics.

Registration is required for this conference. Those wishing to attend should send a request to Michelle Scott of the Bank of England (Michelle.Scott@bankofengland.co.uk ) in advance. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.


          

Montana Company Sues A Fashion Giant Over Copyrighted Camo Print

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Copyright 2019 Yellowstone Public Radio. To see more, visit Yellowstone Public Radio . RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: All right. The big New York streetware brand Supreme is often the target of counterfeit knockoffs. Now they are being sued for allegedly ripping off other brands. A Montana company says Supreme copied their original camouflage print. Yellowstone Public Radio's Olivia Reingold reports. OLIVIA REINGOLD, BYLINE: Every Wednesday in Billings, Mont., a group of hunters who call themselves the Possum Lodge get together at a local gun shop to show off antique guns and crack sarcastic jokes. DAN HOLLINGWORTH: Aim it and pull it. (Vocalizing). Out the barrel it goes. And down goes the duck, ready for dinner. REINGOLD: Dan Hollingworth (ph) says they wear camo because it's functional. He owns a jacket like the one Montana-based ASAT Outdoors says Supreme copied. HOLLINGWORTH: It's just a scattered pattern that's meant to disperse any lines you see out in the open. REINGOLD: The idea is to
          

Winter Storm Moves Across The Region; Road Closures and Travel Advisories Issued

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A winter storm is moving across the region today and tomorrow, with freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow predicted for much of central New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service in Binghamton issues a winter storm warning, in effect until Monday evening. Widespread freezing rain is expected during the first round of the […]
          

Reed, Brindisi Say NY Criminal Justice Reforms Ignore The Rights Of Crime Victims

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Đến 2020, bất động sản sẽ không còn là một khoản đầu tư an toàn?

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Các nhà đầu tư đang xem xét lại danh mục đầu tư của họ để tìm kiếm các mục tiêu dài hạn như lợi nhuận ổn định. Với tốc độ phát triển chóng mặt hiện nay, công nghệ 4.0 đang biến đổi thị trường bất động sản toàn cầu theo những cách chưa từng có.

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Năm 2016, giá đất tại thành phố ở Canada đã tăng 30%, nhưng
giờ đây lại là một câu chuyện khác. Theo Hội đồng Bất động sản
Greater Vancouver, trong năm qua, mức giá đã giảm hơn 7%.

Theo các chuyên gia bất động sản, một loạt các yếu tố sẽ có tác động đến thị trường bất động sản toàn cầu trong những năm tới. Tăng trưởng vốn thấp hơn, mức tăng lương ít ỏi, các vấn đề về khả năng chi trả, dòng vốn xuyên biên giới và công nghệ 4.0 có thể thay đổi hoàn toàn bộ mặt của các khoản đầu tư bất động sản. Đây là những gì dự đoán sẽ xuất hiện vào những năm 2020.

Bất động sản nhà ở sẽ không còn là sự lựa chọn an toàn cho các nhà đầu tư.

Sunny Mehat đã cố gắng bán căn hộ hai phòng ngủ của mình ở Vancouver trong sáu tháng vừa qua. Nhưng thực sự, đó không phải là điều dễ dàng. Năm 2016, giá đất tại thành phố của Canada đã tăng 30%, nhưng giờ đây lại là một câu chuyện khác. Theo Hội đồng Bất động sản Greater Vancouver, trong năm qua, mức giá đã giảm hơn 7%.

Mehat chia sẻ: “Chúng tôi nhận được rất nhiều sự quan tâm nhưng không ai quyết định mua ngôi nhà cả!”. Mehat đã giảm giá hai lần, nhưng ông vẫn tiếp tục nhận được những lời đề nghị với mức giá thấp hơn mà ông không sẵn sàng chấp nhận.

Nếu Mehat không bán được ngôi nhà trong tháng tới, ông sẽ cho thuê căn nhà và chờ đợi với hy vọng rằng giá sẽ tăng trở lại.

Mehat có thể sẽ phải chờ đợi trong một thời gian dài. Trong thập kỷ qua, lãi suất thấp và việc những nhà đầu tư ngoài nước có thể mua bất động sản xuyên biên giới một cách dễ dàng đã làm thay đổi thị trường bất động sản ở các thành phố như Vancouver, London, New York và Sydney. Giá nhà bị thổi phồng lên và những ngôi nhà sang trọng được xây dựng tràn lan với tốc độ chóng mặt. Điều đó đã khiến có nhiều người dân không có đủ khả năng tài chính để mua nhà.

Hiện nay, nhiều nhà chức trách đang đấu tranh để có các chính sách hạn chế nhu cầu đầu tư nhà. Chẳng hạn, tại Vancouver, các nhà lập pháp đã đưa ra mức thuế 15% đối với đối tượng mua nhà là người nước ngoài.

“Khi giá bất động sản đã giảm, các nhà đầu tư phải suy nghĩ lại về danh mục đầu tư của họ”, Neal Hudson, một nhà phân tích thị trường bất động sản ở Anh cho biết, hiện tại, bất động sản không còn an toàn như trước đây.

“Các nhà đầu tư đã bắt đầu nhìn xa hơn để có được lợi nhuận ổn định”, Liam Bailey, người đứng đầu trung tâm nghiên cứu toàn cầu tại Knight Frank cho biết.

Trong 10 năm tới, Hudson dự kiến tăng trưởng vốn sẽ thấp hơn và mức tăng lương ở Anh sẽ không đáng kể. Những người trẻ tuổi sẽ không thể có đủ tiền để mua được những ngôi nhà như các thế hệ trước đã làm. Giá bất động sản có thể sẽ không tăng, nhưng khả năng chi trả vẫn là một vấn đề lớn đối với nhiều người.

Cơn lốc công nghệ 4.0 ứng dụng vào bất động sản đã bắt đầu

Công nghệ đang thay đổi thị trường bất động sản toàn cầu theo những cách khác nhau. “Việc đầu tư vào “Proptech” - ứng dụng công nghệ trong lĩnh vực bất động sản đang là xu hướng nở rộ hiện nay, tổng giá trị của Proptech đã đạt gần 20 tỷ USD vào năm 2018, tăng 38% vào năm 2017”, theo công ty nghiên cứu của Scanner.

Một ví dụ điển hình đó là vào năm 2018, SoftBank Vision Fund đã đầu tư 865 triệu USD vào công ty khởi nghiệp công nghệ xây dựng Katerra, cũng như thị trường trực tuyến Compass và Opendoor, một công ty Start -up chuyên kinh doanh trong lĩnh vực mua bán, cải tạo nhà giá rẻ.

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Đầu tư vào “proptech” - ứng dụng công nghệ trong lĩnh vực
bất động sản đang nở rộ, với tổng trị giá gần 20 tỷ USD
vào năm 2018, tăng 38% vào năm 2017

Warburg Peters, Chủ tịch của Warburg Realty và đồng sáng lập của MetaPropcho biết Proptech sẽ theo mô hình tương tự fintech trong thập kỷ tới, và sẽ lan rộng ra ngoài việc bán bất động sản phục vụ xây dựng, quản lý tài sản và cho thuê.

Peters dự đoán: “Những người thuê nhà sẽ từ bỏ xu hướng thuê dài hạn sang phân khúc kết hợp giữa nhà và khách sạn, nơi họ có thể nhanh chóng chuyển từ một căn hộ cho thuê đã được trang bị đầy đủ sang một căn hộ khác bằng công nghệ”

Ngoài ra, đối với các nhà đầu tư, việc sử dụng mã token cho bất động sản đang trở thành một cách mới để đa dạng hóa danh mục đầu tư. Sử dụng công nghệ Blockchain cho phép chủ sở hữu tài sản có thể phát hành các token, nó đại diện cho một lượng cổ phần nhất định trong tài sản của họ.

Các nhà đầu tư có thể mua chúng, trở thành chủ sở hữu một phần của tài sản đó. Công nghệ này đã hoạt động ở Mỹ bắt đầu từ mùa thu năm ngoái, dự án lớn đầu tiên được thực hiện ở Manhattan - trị giá hơn 30 triệu USD - đã được token hóa trên nền tảng blockchain Ethereum.

Tại Châu Âu, Brickblock, một công ty mới khởi nghiệp ở Đức, có trụ sở tại Wiesbaden và trị giá 2 triệu euro cũng đã token hóa bất động sản đầu tiên trên khu vực Châu Âu trong năm nay.

Theo Dân Trí/ CNALuxury.


          

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