Adjunct Faculty – History

first_imgAurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University has an immediate requirement for qualifiedHistory instructors to teach the following courses for the2020-2021 Academic Year: American History I (to 1877)American History II (since 1877)World History I (to 1500)World History I (since 1500)Latin American History A Master’s Degree in History is required.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]center_img Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.last_img read more

Bakery start-up – rising to the challenge part II

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business accelerator specialising in the bakery, foodservice and convenience retailIn the last issue (10 September 2010) we looked at some of the challenges of setting up a bakery. In this issue we consider the importance of seasonality, promotions, customer service & training.Oxxygen’s research partner, him!, told us 49% of staff it surveyed said they wanted more training to grow sales and improved product knowledge and information (CTP Insights 2009). A staggering 30% of customers were unaware of bakery meal deals after visiting a store, which suggests a huge opportunity regarding customer communications and staff training (Coffee Shop Report 2009).We should address these issues in two ways. First, we should develop an annual promotional plan taking into account seasonality. Break down your year by season and by product category and align your new product development accordingly. For example, with autumn just around the corner we must turn our attention to more warming products that customers can grab and go.In addition consider your drinks range think tea and coffee combo deals. The other day I saw a warm breakfast smoothie.So how do you make the most of your seasonal menu and promotions? Simple get your team on board. Hold a staff meeting and talk to everyone about value-added extras, special offers and money-saving pastry and drinks deals. Ask for their input into how to make the most of new offers. Support them over the first few days by spending time on the front counter take the lead and show them how easy it is to engage the customers.Once you’ve established your promotional campaign consider staff competitions to spice up the sales targets. Your customers will notice the change in staff morale and benefit as a direct result.l See the next issue for a closer look at promotions and how they affect customers’ decision-making processeslast_img read more

Bakery re-opens after arson attack

first_imgRugby-based business Revel Bakery has opened its new production site last week – just four months after it was set on fire.Business partners Maurice Hartnett and Lac Hincu were devastated when their bakery was destroyed in an arson attack back in June.After a difficult few months, the business partners have got the bakery up and running once again by opening up the new site, which will allow them to start returning to normal.Speaking to the Rugby Advertiser, Hincu said: “We feel very emotional. It has been a long journey and it is really nice to be back at work. Everyone has been so incredibly supportive and we’ve been selling out of our bread at our shop in Churchside Arcade in Rugby and at Malt Kiln Farm.“Chris Lea, who owns Malt Kiln Farm, phoned Maurice originally and then Maurice phoned me. We got there just as the bakery started to burn. We stood on top of the hill and watched it happen. It’s heart-wrenching, watching all of your hard work burn down in front of you. Everything was destroyed. But we decided to rebuild and focus on the positives. Four months later, we’ve got a new place and have bought new ovens. It has been a long process but we’re doing well.”The business, which initially started out as a hobby before growing into a successful bakery, was set up six years ago.last_img read more

Particle Heats Up San Francisco With Pre-Festival Party [A Gallery]

first_imgLA-based jam group Particle made their way to The Chapel last Thursday, May 26th, playing the San Francisco, CA venue ahead of a big set planned for the BottleRock Napa Festival this weekend. Particle have been bringing the jams for years, but have found some new creative momentum after releasing a new album, Accelerator, for the first time in over a decade. The spacey funk album sees the band exploring new concepts and getting into tight-laced electronica-inspired jamming. Thanks to Courtney Harrington Photography, we’re able to share some images from the performance! Check out some highlights below: A full gallery from Courtney Harrington can be seen below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

DoD releases funds for fighter jet engine, GE Rutland to benefit

first_imgGE Aircraft Engines – Rutland Operation,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has confirmed that Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will continue funding for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F136 competitive engine, by releasing $56 million in funds provided by Congress in a short-term budget bill in December, which runs to March 4.David Carle, Leahy’s spokesman, said, ‘Senator Leahy has been assured by Secretary Gates that the Defense Department will carry out the will of Congress in funding the competitive engine without interruption. As Senator Leahy had asked, the department is following both the letter and the spirit of the law that he and his allies had written. This averts problems that would have been caused by a letup in work in the project, and this lays the foundation for Senator Leahy’s efforts to seek continued funding of the alternate engine program in the year ahead.’ Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which handled the bill.David Joyce, president and CEO of GE Aviation, said, “GE Aviation deeply appreciates the work of Senator Leahy in shepherding the competitive JSF engine through the budget process. Competing JSF engines will prevent a $100 billion, non-competed engine monopoly from being handed to a single-engine supplier.”Leahy recently led in sending a letter to Gates, co-signed by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), calling for prompt release of the new funding.GE Aviation operates a significant facility in Rutland, which is part of the alternate engine project.Leahy noted that the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that competing JSF engines would save taxpayers an estimated $1 billion during the next five years and $20 billion over the life of the JSF program.The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, of which Leahy also is a senior member, late last year described the F136 competitive engine as “a near model program.”last_img read more

IEEFA welcomes New Delhi-based energy economist

first_imgIEEFA welcomes New Delhi-based energy economist FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis announced today that Vibhuti Garg, an energy economist based in New Delhi, has joined the organization’s global team of energy finance analysts.  Garg’s recent work includes promoting sustainable development through influencing policy intervention on energy pricing, subsidy reforms and clean energy and private participation in various areas of the energy sector. “The global move into renewable energy is accelerating and in our view India is leading the way,” said Tim Buckley, IEEFA’s director of energy finance studies, Australasia. “Vibhuti brings a wealth of knowledge to IEEFA’s work in the energy sector in India, including 13 years of experience in the energy sector and extensive experience with policy-makers.” Garg has advised several private and public sector clients about a range of power sector market issues, including: commercial and market entry strategies, market diligence for investment in power projects, the impact of power sector performance on state finances, recommendations on least-cost options for energy supply, long- and short-term demand, and price forecasting.  She is currently also an Associate and Senior Energy Specialist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). She has work experience in Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam and in the Caucasus region.More: read more

2nd Man Linked to Long Island al Qaeda Recruit Pleads Guilty

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A second Yemeni national has been burned by a Long Island-bred terror suspect who he helped join al Qaeda.Ali Alvi al Hamidi, who was brought to the US last year for trial, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn Tuesday to conspiring to murder US nationals abroad, conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda, and receiving military-type training from the notorious terror group.“Today’s significant guilty plea demonstrates this office’s unwavering commitment to bring to justice those who fight against US forces or assist al-Qaeda and others in their efforts to kill Americans at home or abroad,” Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of the United States, said in a statement.Alvi and another Yemeni man, Saddiq al-Abbadi, had been charged in a federal complaint in April 2009 in connection with their link to al Qaeda. They were both arrested in Saudi Arabia and subsequently extradited to the United States. The complaint had been kept under seal for nearly five years until the pair was publicly indicted last January. Al Abbadi pleaded guilty to similar charges last May.Alvi reportedly faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced.Federal authorities say Alvi traveled to tribal areas of Pakistan in March 2008 with the intention of fighting alongside al Qaeda. After growing dissatisfied with al Qaeda leadership, he found his way to Afghanistan, where he fought with the Taliban against coalition forces, according to court documents.Prosecutors said Alvi used his connections within al Qaeda to facilitate Bryant Neal Vinas’ quest to join the terror group.Vinas was raised in Roman Catholic in Patchogue. He was arrested by Pakistani authorities in 2008 and has since pleaded guilty. He has yet to be sentenced.Vinas, authorites said, participated in al Qaeda military training exercises and allegedly plotted with al Qaeda to bomb the Long Island Rail Road.The federal complaint against both men was largely built on testimony from Vinas, who was identified in corresponding court documents as a cooperating witness.“Vinas will testify to Alvi’s violent activities on behalf of al Qaeda and to Alvi’s desire to attack US forces stationed in Afghanistan,” prosecutors said in court documents last year.Vinas is one of four Long Islanders authorities have linked to al Qaeda. Two other men were arrested before actually joining any terror groups and another man, Samir Khan, was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen. Khan served as an editor for al Qaeda’s English-language magazine, Inspire.last_img read more

Consumer satisfaction higher at digital-only banks than at CUs, other FIs

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Digital-only banks are beating credit unions, community banks and traditional banks in customer satisfaction, new data from FIS showed.According to the survey of 1,749 U.S. consumers, 63% of customers at so-called direct-to-consumer banks, which are typically digital-only financial institutions, said they were “extremely satisfied,” compared to 52% of credit union members, 38% of community bank customers, 27% of regional bank customers and 19% of top 50 global bank customers.Widening the satisfaction measures showed that digital-only FIs are running neck-and-neck with credit unions, however. According to the survey, 90% of customers at digital-only banks and 90% of credit union members said they were “extremely satisfied” or “very satisfied.” That compared to 84% at community banks, 73% at regional banks and 66% of customers at top 50 global banks.The survey also found that almost three-quarters (73%) of consumer banking interactions were done via mobile or online, reflecting the growing importance of digital ease of use for consumers.last_img read more

Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

first_imgThe chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after the state’s chaotic first-in-the-nation presidential nomination contest, calling the technology problems and questionable accuracy of the process “unacceptable.”Pete Buttigieg ultimately won the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago, in a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders. But the delayed results were marred by multiple technical issues, and the Sanders campaign has asked for a “recanvassing” check of the vote.In his resignation letter, Troy Price noted that “by all accounts, the precinct and satellite caucus meetings themselves went well.” “Democrats of all backgrounds came together united in the goal of defeating Donald Trump and electing new leadership for our country,” he said.”However, there is no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work. It was simply unacceptable.””While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward,” he wrote.”My presence in my current role makes that more difficult.” Price nevertheless said the Iowa branch of the party was “not the only party to blame,” mentioning the partners and vendors involved in the process.On caucus night, people who support a given candidate literally stand together in part of a caucus site to show their support.For the 2020 election cycle, Price and his party had implemented new rules that were supposed to ensure greater transparency and efficiency in the voting process.A new app distributed to precinct officials was supposed to help them report results more quickly, but a “coding error” threw the process into complete disarray.Iowa Democratic leaders will meet Saturday to elect an interim president.Although results from Iowa hand out only a tiny fraction of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination in July, the small state has traditionally been an important stepping stone on the long road to the White House — a role that is now being questioned.Topics :last_img read more

‘Stunning masterpiece’ fetches stunning price

first_img5 Glenclare Place, Samsonvale. Picture: The home at 5 Glenclare Pl, Samsonvale.A stunning Samsonvale home spread across more than 2ha has sold for $1.350 million.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 5 Glenclare Place is a Garth Chapman-built home.With valley views to the east and a green mountain backdrop, there’s plenty to enjoy at this two-level home.Ray White Samford selling agent Brett Crompton described the home as a “stunning masterpiece”, which sold on October 20, according to There’s an impressive kitchen also. Picture: property is set up for horses with two paddocks, a horse shelter and a large American barn with power. The in-ground saltwater swimming pool is the ideal place to soak up the sun throughout summer. 5 Glenclare Place, Samsonvale.Mr Crompton said the home featured 9-foot ceilings, ducted airconditioning, ornate fanlights and fret work, and Western red cedar timber doors. One of the four-bedrooms in the home. Picture: from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 The deck overlooks the pool and some amazing scenery. The home has a study. Picture: lower level has a large rumpus, third bathroom, laundry, store room and direct access out to the covered patio.Mr Crompton said this area was perfect for a man cave or supported additional living configurations if required.last_img read more