Description*This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for futurevacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacanciesoccur.*Olympic College is continuously recruiting for ScreenwritingAdjunct Faculty (part-time) to teach multiple level/cluster coursesin script writing, and serve as mentors for our screenwritingstudents.Olympic College is home to award-winning Associate andBaccalaureate degree programs in Filmmaking. The programs combinethe more traditional theory approaches of film studies withextensive hands-on instruction and active student engagement ineach course. OC is seeking adjunct faculty members in the area offilmmaking that can incorporate this teaching approach into theirpedagogy. Emphasis is on the practical and artistic elements ofnarrative storytelling.Olympic College’s Filmmaking department features a media productionstudio, dedicated editing suites, a sound stage, all new filmproduction equipment, a screening theatre, and Mac computers withindustry software. The program grants Bachelor and Associatedegrees in Filmmaking, and is taught by current and former industryprofessionals. The department currently enrolls over 250 students aquarter and is rapidly growing. Olympic College is seeking adjunctfaculty who can help maintain cutting edge instruction, bring anentrepreneurial spirit necessary to collaboratively assist ingrowing and guiding a department dedicated to serving the authenticneeds of the digital filmmaker in the 21st century, and help takethe department to the next level of national prominence.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.
Consensus on Salt and Health (CASH) has hit out at supermarket free-from products, which it claims contain a much higher salt content than their standard alternatives. Research carried out by CASH analysed the contents of 71 supermarket own-label products in ‘free-from’ ranges (gluten, wheat or dairy-free), and compared them to the retailer’s standard version.However, only just over half (56.3%) of the free-from products contained more salt, and 26.7% contained less.Topping CASH’s saltiest free-from list was Sainsbury’s Free From Jaffa Cakes which contained six times a much salt in the free-from range – 0.67g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.1g of salt per 100g in standard Sainsbury’s Jaffa Cakes.Other products on the list were Morrisons free from Chocolate Chip Cookies, which contained 1.5g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.5g per 100g in the standard version, and Asda Free From Double Chocolate Muffins which contain 1g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.3g per 100g in the standard version.“In general, it has been the supermarket own-label products that have led the way in salt reduction, but it seems that own-label products for people with existing health problems have not been a top priority for the retailers,” commented Graham MacGregor, chairman of CASH and professor of cardiovascular medicine.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s was quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying the supermarket was actively working on reducing the salt levels in its free-from range.
McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed Jonny Jacobs as its strategy director for its UK and Ireland division.Based at Pladis’ Hayes office in London, Jacobs will oversee the company’s strategy to accelerate growth in its McVitie’s, Jacob’s, go ahead! and Godiva brands. He joins from Pladis in the US, where he operated as the interim chief financial officer earlier this year.Jacobs, who will also be part of the executive board, will work alongside Nick Bunker, who succeeded Jon Eggleton as managing director last month.“Working together with Nick, I’m confident we’ll continue to grow the business and shape the direction of one of the most exciting companies in its sector,” said Jacobs.Bunker said Jacobs’ experience and expertise will help to build on the heritage and future opportunities for its brands.The strategy director role is a newly-formed position by Pladis for the UK and Ireland.
All Notre Dame freshmen will take the new Moreau First-Year Experience course during this school year. The course places an emphasis on the holistic growth of the student and aims to ensure a seamless transition for incoming students into every facet of the Notre Dame community, especially experiences in the classroom and residence hall.Maureen Dawson, associate professional specialist for the First Year of Studies, said the weekly course of about 19 or 20 students is meant to create a platform for conversation about the college experience.Lucy Du “The long term goals for the course are actually coincident with the short term goals for the course: to give students a sense that they are entering a supportive community and that they have the time and space to think about their work in a very holistic way, integrating their academic and residential experiences,” Dawson said.Dawson said transitions are always difficult, especially in institutions with deep traditions.“One of the reasons for making the change at this point was a growing concern for students’ well-being, especially their emotional health,” Dawson said. “I think that’s what shifted the paradigm from the excellent work in the physical education department to this current program.“Students have the choice of the activities that are meaningful to them,” she said. “In the class they have an academic framework in which to contextualize their experience, the space to share with other students and a chance to reflect on the choices and opportunities before them.”Dawson said the curriculum design for the course began with discussions back in 2014 and was approved at that time. The course is a credit-bearing course graded in the fall and spring.“In the course of the fall and spring semester, we are looking at a series of topics spanning 13 weeks each semester,” Dawson said. “The topics were formulated from this originating committee and there are seven broad areas to be covered: Orientation to University Life, Community Standards, Cultural Competency, Academic Strategies for Success, Health and Wellness, Mindfulness and Wellbeing and Spirituality.“It is structured, in our minds, so that for students and teachers it’s consonant with one credit’s worth of work,” she said. “The course is based off a flipped classroom model, so for each week students will prepare by doing a reading or watching a video and coming to class in time for a discussion of those materials.”Dawson said there is value in the repetition of topics due to the fact that a student in week three has an entirely different outlook than a student in week eight or week 13.“A topic like cultural competency is treated early in the semester, at mid-term and at the end of the semester so that students get a sense of what culture is, how identity plays into group dynamics and how to engage with difference on campus. Topics repeat and refer back to each other over the course of the year,” Dawson said.“When topics are treated in an iterative fashion, you get into them a little more deeply and you get to understand them a little bit more,” she said.Dawson said the main focus of the experience is to integrate academic life, residential life and everything else that happens on campus.“We looked at where students lived on campus, and we identified seven residential neighborhoods that were clusters of four or five residence halls,” Dawson said. “Sections of Moreau are populated with students in the same residential neighborhoods.“Meaning is found in a lot of different experiences, and this course gives students the opportunity to learn from one another and to think about complex and controversial issues and come to a sense of understanding about their sense of self.”Freshman Kathleen Ryan said she liked the idea of getting different perspectives from a wide array of students.“There’s a football player, a soccer player and a volleyball player in my course, so I really like that diversity,” Ryan said. “Just getting to hear their perspectives and what they think about their experiences at Notre Dame is a great thing.”Ryan said she appreciates the sense of unity the Moreau course creates as a required course for all freshmen students.“We’re all doing it as one class together,” Ryan said. “You get that in your majors, but I like that we’re now getting it as a university.”Richard Meland, another freshman, said he enjoyed the portion of the class he has attended thus far.“I like the way they organized it by neighborhood,” Meland said. “It’s a great opportunity to meet people in Mod Quad, in my case. The course is going to have a lot of subject matter that is going to spark great conversation.”Meland said he believes everyone should learn how to swim, a part of the physical education program that is not replaced by any portion of the Moreau course.“It’s a bit disappointing that the physical education course was replaced,” Meland said. “I thought they would have a been fun break from the more academic classes.”Maureen Dawson said she and her colleagues in the First Year of Studies are very open to student feedback.“We plan to have opportunities for students to weigh in on the course as it stands now,” Dawson said. “Student opinions and comments will be taken into consideration as we revisit the course in the future.”Tags: First Year of Studies, Maureen Dawson, Moreau First Year Experience, PE, Physical Education
continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hearing from dozens of credit unions in at least 21 states over unclear website accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NAFCU continues to offer support. In the past week, the association has attended a credit union’s court hearing, updated an FAQ document and pushed lawmakers for clarification on the law.On Friday, NAFCU attended a hearing on a defendant credit union’s motion to dismiss an ADA case. NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt and Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere attended the hearing.Last week, NAFCU updated its FAQ document for those credit unions with concerns about website accessibility requirements under the ADA. The latest document, which now includes the association’s cease-and-desist letter to the law firm responsible for sending demand letters to credit unions, is available for download here.
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Bank Indonesia (BI) has bought Rp 234.65 trillion (US$15.77 billion) worth of government bonds under the “burden sharing” scheme to fund the widening fiscal deficit, pledging continued support for the sluggish economy.Of the total figure, the central bank has bought Rp 51.17 trillion worth of sovereign debt papers (SBNs) through auctions, as well as another Rp 183.48 trillion through private placement as of Sept. 15, BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said during a meeting with House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs on Monday.On that basis, BI currently owns Rp 640.6 trillion worth of SBNs. The pandemic pushed the economy into a contraction of 5.32 percent in the second quarter. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government had revised down its GDP outlook to an annual contraction of between 0.6 and 1.7 percent as the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic had taken a significant toll on consumption and business investment.Consumption, which accounts for more than half of the nation’s GDP, is now expected to remain weak and to contract between 1 and 2.1 percent, while investment is expected to shrink between 4.4 and 5.6 percent as demand and economic activity remain cool.The economy has shown substantial improvement in the third quarter compared to the second quarter as reflected by the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) and retail sales data, Perry went on to say. However, he also said the recovery remained slow amid the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.“Although the coronavirus pandemic has limited economic activity, we have seen signs of improvement in people’s mobility and economic activity,” he said. “The fiscal and monetary stimulus will help avoid significant deterioration in economic activity going forward.BI has trimmed the policy rate four times this year by 1 percentage point in total, cut the reserve requirement ratio, eased lending rules and undertaken quantitative easing to support the economy. The central bank has disbursed Rp 662 trillion in quantitative easing measures.The burden sharing scheme between the fiscal and monetary authorities would lower the government’s debt burden going forward, the Finance Ministry’s financing strategy and portfolio director Riko Amir said, adding that the debt-to-GDP ratio would be slightly lower than 40 percent of GDP, “which will be lower compared to other emerging countries”.“This will mean the government has sufficient fiscal space to allocate spending in priority sectors post-pandemic,” he told The Jakarta Post recently. “The government will continue to increase state revenue and create efficiency in expenditure to control the debt growth.” However, credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service said Indonesia’s accumulated debt and falling tax revenue would weaken its “debt affordability” and might deteriorate its credit quality.Debt affordability is a means of measurement used by Moody’s, calculated by the ratio of annual interest payments required to maintain a government’s debt to its annual tax revenues.Although the deterioration in debt affordability will be modest in general for emerging markets, Indonesia will have interest payments to account for more than 20 percent of government revenue, the agency stated.“We are not expecting a reversion to pre-coronavirus deficit levels in Indonesia until at least 2025,” Moody’s senior analyst Anushka Shah said on Sept. 16.Topics : “This is our commitment to support the economy through financing measures and bearing the debt burden so that the government can focus on spending the state budget,” Perry told the lawmakers, stressing that the central bank would continue buying government bonds through the scheme.The government and the central bank have agreed on a $40 billion debt monetization scheme, dubbed “burden sharing”, which will see BI buying at least $28 billion in government bonds while shouldering the debt costs.The coronavirus-induced economic downturn has sapped tax revenue, spurred government spending and necessitated record amounts of government borrowing as the country’s budget deficit may widen to 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), more than twice the initial deficit cap of 3 percent.The government, however, has only spent around 36 percent of the Rp 695.2 trillion stimulus it allocated to help the economy due to red-tape, among other issues.
Doubts remain, however, whether the IASB’s latest effort to win over long-term investors will succeed.Speaking during the 18 October discussion, IASB member Mary Tokar said: “We aren’t setting a requirement – we are just doing an unnecessary acknowledgement in the text of the standard that we may make asymmetric decisions. That is what we were asked to acknowledge.“I think, then, we should draft it in accordance with that, which is that this does not preclude the board from establishing requirements that may be asymmetrical.”Project manager Anne McGeachin said: “For you to be able to reach a decision about asymmetry, you need to be able to conclude it provides relevant information and that the information was faithfully represented. To be faithfully represented, it would need to be neutral.” The board is attempting to juggle the demands from some UK-based long-term investor interests on the one hand and the need to maintain convergence with the US FASB’s accounting model on the other.Chapter 2 of the Conceptual Framework currently follows a form of words agreed with the US board that eliminated the notion of conservatism from the accounting rubric.Meanwhile, the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has concluded that “reporting quality is generally good, but companies have room for improvement”.The verdict comes in the audit watchdog’s Annual Review of Corporate Reporting 2015-16. In its latest review of the UK reporting landscape over the past year, the FRC concluded: “Given the complexity and breadth of corporate reporting, it is not possible to assess the overall quality of corporate reporting in one sentence.“Compliance with the accounting framework, particularly by larger public companies, is generally good, and the introduction of the strategic report has improved the quality of narrative reporting.”The FRC has also repeated its call from 2015 for preparers to adopt the requirements of the IASB’s draft amendments early to its asset-celling guidance in IFRIC 14.The IFRS Interpretations Committee agreed at its September meeting to press ahead with the amendments.Further in relation to pensions, the FRC flagged up what it calls “recent high-profile corporate failures” as having highlighted the risk posed by defined benefit scheme deficits in today’s low interest rate and low-return environment.The FRC urged directors to consider “whether a company’s obligations under pension agreements with current and future employees create principal risks and uncertainties to be disclosed and explained in the strategic report”.Lastly, the FRC has released a consultation on improvements to the cashflow statement.The FRC has said it wanted to hear views on potential improvements to the statement.It plans to feed through input from interested parties to the IASB’s Primary Financial Statements project.This project, a research initiative, is at an early stage and examining possible changes to the structure and content of the primary financial statements.In particular, the FRC discussion paper contains an analysis of the direct method cashflow statement.This method proved highly controversial when floated by the IASB during its abandoned project on financial statement presentation. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has agreed to include a discussion of asymmetry in the main body of its Conceptual Framework document.Staff will now work on a revised form of words to work into Chapter 2 of the framework. The decision to include an analysis of asymmetry is driven by the board’s earlier decision to reintroduce a reference to prudence back into its framework.Since the financial crisis, the accounting establishment has come under pressure for what some critics see as its inherently imprudent standards.
NZ Herald 5 Feb 2013Close to half of Kiwi kids sent hungry to school will soon be receiving free food, a children’s charity says.KidsCan Charitable Trust will soon be providing free food to about 7000 needy children a day – 2500 more than are fed now.The increase comes after supporter Tip Top announced last night that it would increase its donation from 30,000 loaves to about 100,000 a year.The KidsCan Food for Kids scheme is run in 276 low-decile primary and intermediate schools.Children who are identified as needy get three food items a day from a list including toast, baked beans and fruit.Raincoats, shoes and socks are also provided.KidsCan founder Julie Chapman said the goal was to feed all children in decile one to four primary and intermediate schools that need food – up to 17,000 children a day, or a cost of around $4.5 million a year.The Government has said it is open to considering a national food strategy for low-decile schools as proposed by experts appointed by Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10863464
Greensburg, In. — Officers from the Greensburg Police Department apprehended two theft suspects and recovered stolen property this week.Police found two males looking into car windows in the 200 block of North Amrhein Drive late Tuesday. Both subjects fled the area as officers pursued. After a short foot pursuit, both suspects were taken into custody. Property was taken from the pair.Police are now asking residents in the area that are missing property to contact them. If you are missing property please call 812-222-4911.