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USNS Comfort Hosts Five Midshipmen during CP-15

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USNS Comfort Hosts Five Midshipmen during CP-15 View post tag: USNS Comfort Authorities View post tag: Midshipmen View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy June 16, 2015 View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is hosting five midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy during the humanitarian-civil assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) to Central America, South America and the Caribbean.The midshipmen are serving aboard Comfort to further their professional development as future leaders of the fleet by learning about the various aspects of the Continuing Promise humanitarian mission and working alongside crew members both aboard the hospital ship and ashore.The midshipmen have been shadowing medical officers, who provide mentorship as well as share experiences about underway operations and life in the Navy as a medical provider.Thus far in the CP-15 mission, the midshipmen have scrubbed into surgeries, triaged patients at medical sites ashore, and worked in the ship’s sick bay.In addition to Navy medical providers, the midshipmen are interacting with partner nation military medical providers, as well as medical professionals from several non-governmental organizations.Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject-matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show the United States’ continued support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean.Image: US Navy View post tag: CP-15 USNS Comfort Hosts Five Midshipmen during CP-15 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Psychology Faculty – 10 month

first_imgClass DescriptionPrepare and teach assigned psychology courses in accordance withcourse outline and published course schedule; assess studentprogress in each course taught; maintain accurate records ofstudent attendance and progress in assigned courses; seekcontinuous improvement in student-centered learning and pedagogy;stay current in his/her discipline; maintain scheduled office hoursfor availability to students; advise students; create a yearlyindividual professional development plan; participate with otherfaculty in developing and managing courses, curricula and academicpolicy; and establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith students, faculty, and others in order to contribute to thesuccess of CCBC as an institution. Responsibilities includeteaching five courses per semester, committee work at thedepartment, school, campus, and college level; attendance atdepartment, school, campus, and college level meetings;college/community service; and participation in professionaldevelopment activities.Minimum RequirementsMaster’s Degree in Psychology; Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychologypreferred; minimum of two years experience teaching at thepost-secondary level; some community college teaching experiencepreferred; experience working with diverse student populations;demonstrated ability and interest in teaching Introduction toPsychology, Human Growth and Development and at least one of thefollowing areas: Multicultural Psychology, Human Sexuality,Abnormal Psychology, or Psychobiology; demonstrated ability toteach and develop online courses; familiarity with qualityassurance practice for online learning; evidence of membership inprofessional associations in one’s field preferred; participationin professional conferences and workshops preferred.For best consideration, please apply by December 18,2020.CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses.last_img read more

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Elkhart Jazz Festival still a question mark for 2021

first_img Previous articleBBB warns about a fake “free year of Netflix” text message trying to gather your infoNext articleInvestigation continues into the death of a toddler in St. Joseph County Tommie Lee Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Elkhart Jazz Festival still a question mark for 2021 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest The organizers of the Elkhart Jazz Festival are hopeful that this year will let them move past “the rest” and get back to “the notes.”When the popular event was cancelled due to the pandemic last year, many assumed that it would be back in 2021. But with the pandemic still hanging on, it’s unclear if the event will be back this summer.Co-chairman Kurt Jankowsky told The Elkhart Truth “it will be back.” Now it’s just a question of how big it might be able to be, based on what an acceptable safety plan will allow. The organizers are doing everything they can to put on at least a smaller event with acceptable seating limits this year.What happens with other events could help define and influence the state and county decisions for the Jazz Festival and similar events this year. Twitter Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – February 1, 2021 0 289 Twitterlast_img read more

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Press release: UK outstrips other EU nations as top investment destination in Europe

first_imgData from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today shows the total value of foreign investment stock into the UK by the end of 2018 increased by 5% to $1,890 billion.The figures confirm the UK as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe, and the third most significant in the world, behind the US and China.As of December 2018, the UK holds more inwards investment stock than Germany ($920bn), Spain ($659bn) and Poland ($229) combined.International Trade Secretary and President of the Board of Trade, Dr Liam Fox MP, said: The latest OECD figures show the UK remains one of the world’s most attractive destinations for foreign investment. Those who would talk down Britain’s economic performance are proven wrong once again. We are the investment capital of Europe attracting far more than any of our closest competitors. International investors continue to recognise the fundamental strengths of our economy – everything from our predictable legal system to our world leading financial services. Foreign direct investment creates jobs, deepens ties with key markets around the world and underpins Britain’s credentials as the global champion of free trade. My international economic department will ensure the benefits of foreign direct investment continue to be felt right across the country.last_img read more

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ROTC commissions new officers

first_imgAir ForceHarry Aquino — Notre DameMichael Balcerzak — Valparaiso UniversityJames Marvin — Notre DameChristopher Ruflin — Notre DameRachael Shanek — Valparaiso UniversityJames Slattery — Notre DameArmyGrant Arnold — Valparaiso UniversityConnor Bagwell — Notre DameTyler Belin — Notre DameMichelle Brosnan — Notre DameKiana Forti — Notre DameCaleb Keehner — Bethel CollegeJoseph Krivda — Notre DameEunYoung Lee — Notre DameJulian Minondo — Notre DameDrew Montemarano — Notre DameRina Moore — Saint Mary’sDaniel O’Neill — Notre DameRyan Pitcher — Valparaiso UniversityGeorge Sutherland — Holy Cross CollegeGabriel Williams — Valparaiso UniversityNavyIsaac Althoff — Notre DameAllison Baglini — Notre DameGregory Bombara — Notre DameTim Bowers — Notre DameElizabeth Cannon — Notre DamePatrick Colley — Notre DameColin Dablain — Notre DameJoseph Faulkner — Notre DameDaniel Fisk — Notre DameMaloney Foster — Notre DameDylan Goitz — Notre DameJohn Hatfield — Notre DameMadison Karlin — Notre DameKieran Kelly — Notre DamePatrick Koehr — Notre DameAlexandre Lemaignen — Notre DameDerek Meyer — Notre DameLeah Plofchan — Notre DameKayla Savage — Saint Mary’sMegan Villandre — Notre DameJasmine Walker — Notre DameThomas Yaeger — Notre DameTags: 2018 Commencement, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Commencement 2018, Commencement Issue 2018, navy ROTC, ROTC, ROTC officers The culmination of four years of classes, training exercise and tireless dedication, 43 senior cadets from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) — including officers from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Valparaiso University and Bethel College — will receive their commissions Saturday.Colonel Jim Bowen, Air Force ROTC commander and department chair of aerospace studies, said the success of the graduating Air Force cadets is due to both their passion to serve their country and their dedication to the ROTC program.“They’ve all grown from freshman to lieutenants and leaders in our Air Force,” he said. “In four years, they’ve gone from young kids fresh out of high school to real, true servant leaders, and I’m excited to serve beside them. I’m really excited to be walking around in our Air Force and see these young officers from Notre Dame, and know that they’re peers now.”Dominique DeMoe | The Observer Voluntary service in ROTC and the armed forces is crucial for providing the United States the “blanket of freedom we all take for granted,” Bowen said.“This program is how you harness the talent and the energy and the drive of this nation’s youth,” he said. “It’s an all-volunteer force, and the only way that that survives is by young men and women standing up and agreeing to be a part of military service — to stand in harm’s way and protect their fellow citizens.”Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Pratt, professor of military science for Army ROTC, noted that despite the relatively small size of Notre Dame’s Army ROTC program with 15 senior cadets, nine received the distinguished military graduate designation based on their grades, physical fitness and leadership ability — more than any other program in the Midwest.“We’ve never had near this many — It’s really just a testament to their hard work and the effort they’ve put in over the years,” he said.Pratt also discussed the importance of the ROTC program, and said the mission of ROTC is uniquely aligned with Notre Dame’s mission.“The values, the character and the morals that Notre Dame looks for in its students marries up very well with what the army and the armed services are looking for,” he said. “Service manifests itself in numerous ways — there is service to your community and service to your country, but all of them represent being part of something bigger than yourself, which is really what Notre Dame is about: going off, doing good in the world and contributing and being part of something that’s not just about you, but about giving back, at whatever level. I think that relationship with the University has always been there, and it’s why the students who are part of the program and part of the University do so well.”The Air Force ROTC will commission six officers, the Army will commission 15 and the Navy will commission 22 officers Saturday. The ceremony will be held in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the keynote address delivered by General Robin Rand.last_img read more

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Largest floating wind project now operational off the Portuguese coast

first_imgLargest floating wind project now operational off the Portuguese coast FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWIND.biz:The 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm is now fully operational and supplying electricity to Portugal’s electrical grid.The WindFloat Atlantic project features three MHI Vestas 8.4 MW turbines mounted on Principle Power’s semi-submersible floating foundations.Following the connection of the last of the three wind turbines to the 20-kilometre export cable connecting the wind farm to the substation at Viana do Castelo, the construction of the wind farm is now complete.WindFloat Atlantic is the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm and will generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users per year, saving almost 1.1 million tons of CO2, the Windplus consortium said.The three floating turbines, the largest ever to be installed on a floating platform, were assembled at the Port of Ferrol in Spain prior to being towed to the installation site.The Windplus consortium comprises EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol, and Principle Power.[Adnan Durakovic]More: WindFloat Atlantic fully up and runninglast_img read more

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Bianca Andreescu confirms 2021 return after missing full season | Tennis News

first_imgBianca Andreescu won the US Open when she defeated Serena Williams last year Andreescu has been out injured since November 2019 Andreescu has been out injured since November 2019

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Rent falls put squeeze on London landlords

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Renovation of southeast Queensland home sure to impress

first_img14 Chesterfield St, Wavell Heights.Lachlan and Rika Nally are moving to Perth and have made the decision to sell their Wavell Heights home.They have lived at 14 Chesterfield St since July last year.Mr Nally said he loved the location and the Queenslander-style home.“It just has a lot of character,” he said. 14 Chesterfield St, Wavell Heights.Mr Nally said they had done a lot of renovations to the property including gutting the internal walls.“We added walls, re-did the bathrooms, polished the external decking, polished the internal floor board, and added a second toilet.“We did quite a lot of work to this home,” he said.More 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 14 Chesterfield St, Wavell Heights.Mr Nally said he hoped another young couple would buy their property. The lowset home is on a 653 sq m block and a stone’s throw away from local schools, and a 10-minute drive to Chermside’s Westfield Shopping Centre.The property, which is also close to the city, is around the corner from public transport.It is also near sporting facilities, and local parks including Kedron Brook.center_img 14 Chesterfield St, Wavell Heights.Mr Nally said his favourite part of the home was the backyard, which also has built-in vegetable gardens.“I love mowing and I love the outdoors,” he said.The property is fully fenced and has a water tanks.Internally there’s Crimsafe security screens in dedicated rooms.French doors lead out to the undercover decked alfresco area, and timber ceiling fans feature throughout.Harcourts Pinnacle – Aspley selling agent Scott Bertie said the property was “impeccably renovated”.last_img read more

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People moves: Mercer appoints CEO for Switzerland [updated]

first_imgABP – The €389bn Dutch civil service scheme has appointed Philip Stork as board member as of 1 October, following his nomination by the pensioners’ representatives in the scheme’s accountability body. Stork succeeds Michael Damm who died at the end of last year.Currently, Stork is a professor of financial markets and instruments at Amsterdam’s Free University and is also a trustee at Vervoer, the €23.5bn industry-wide pension fund for private road transport. Earlier in his career, he was head of derivatives and managing director for investment banking at Fortis and its predecessors. He was also a member of the executive board at Van der Hoop Bankiers.Allianz Global Investors – George McKay, co-head of the asset manager will retire in April next year, it was announced today. He will step into a non-executive vice chair role upon relinquishing his executive duties. Karen Prooth has been appointed AllianzGI’s new global chief operating officer. She will join in November from BlackRock, where she was most recently global platform head for ETF and index investments. She also used to be global co-COO of iShares. McKay has also been fulfilling the role of global head of distribution, and Tobias Pross will replace him in this role from next April. Pross is head of EMEA at AllianzGI and a member of its global executive committee. McKay is currently co-head of the firm alongside CEO and CIO Andreas Utermann.Candriam Investors Group – The asset manager has named Koen Van de Maele as global head of investment solutions and member of its executive committee. He was previously deputy chief investment officer at Candriam, where he has worked for 16 years in various roles. In his new position, van de Maele is in charge of the design of tailor-made investment solutions, periodic product portfolio review and product innovation, as well as the development, under the IndexIQ brand, of the group’s European exchange-traded funds business.KAS Bank/Simplitium (updated) – Stewart Bevan and Tom Hibbard have left the UK subsidiary of Dutch custodian bank KAS Bank to join Simplitium, a fintech firm. Bevan was a product manager at KAS Bank and Hibbard a business development manager. The pair played a key role in creating a cost transparency dashboard for the pensions industry that KAS Bank launched earlier this year. At Simplitium, they will continue to work on transparency solutions for pension schemes. Bevan is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s working group on institutional costs disclosure, chaired by Chris Sier.Separately, KAS Bank today announced plans to create a dedicated fintech innovation division to “radically transform” governance technologies available to UK pension schemes.Eaton Vance – Thomas Body has joined the asset manager as business development director for Germany and Austria, with a view to managing a new office in Frankfurt. The appointment is part of Eaton Vance’s efforts to strengthen its team in the region to meet growing client interest, the firm said. Body joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he was head of business development for financial institutions in Europe. He is responsible Eaton Vance’s client relationships with German pension funds, investment consultants, insurance companies and institutional fund buyers.Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) – Thomas Béhar is the association’s new chairperson, succeeding Kristoffer Bork. Esko Kivisaari was elected vice chairperson. A French national, Béhar was president of the French actuarial association from 2006 to 2010, and again from 2012 to 2016. AAE has also adopted a new strategy and governance structure, which sees the board of directors no longer comprising the committee chairpersons but acting as a separate body with nine elected members. Béhar has said he wants to extend the AAE’s relationship with European institutions so that they can better understand the soundness of decisions from an actuarial perspective.Unigestion – Alexandre Déruaz has been appointed head of portfolio construction for the firm’s equities products. He joins after a 10-year spell at Lombard Odier, where he was most recently head of systematic equities and alternatives. He was also previously head of the firm’s smart beta arm. Déruaz has also worked at Union Bancaire Privée and BNP Paribas.Cardano – The fiduciary management provider has hired Cédric Bucher as co-head of defined contribution (DC), alongside Ralph Frank. He joins from Architas, part of AXA, where he was head of Architas UK funds. He moved to Cardano at the start of September and will focus on the commercial development of Cardano’s DC business. The group was recently appointed by NEST to offer general investment advice and support with fund manager search and selection exercises.Hermes Investment Management – The asset manager wholly owned by the BT Pension Scheme has appointed Silvia Dall’Angelo as senior economist. She joins after 10 years at hedge fund Prologue Capital. Eoin Murray, head of investment, said Dall’Angelo’s “insight, knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset to the business”.Carbone 4 – The French carbon analytics company has appointed Matthieu Maurin as managing director of its subsidiary, Carbone 4 Finance, which is dedicated to developing carbon data solutions for finance institutions. Maurin was previously a director in the sustainable finance team of BNP Paribas’ investment bank. French pension funds ERAFP and FRR have both used Carbone 4.Schroders – The UK listed manager has named Reto Schwager as CEO of Schroder Adveq, the firm’s recently acquired private equity specialist arm. He will join on 1 January, taking over from Sven Liden. He was previously at financial services group Orix Corporation where he was global head of private equity at Robeco and member of the executive committee of RobecoSAM. Schwager has also worked at Partners Group and was chairman of AIG Investment (Europe).JP Morgan Asset Management – JPMAM’s Global Insurance Solutions Group has hired three staff to its client advisory and strategic analytics teams. Mark Oldcorn has joined as head of international insurance solutions, Charles Matterson as head of UK insurance solutions and Jinglun Yao as an associate within the institutional strategy and analytics team.Oldcorn was previously group relationship manager at Deutsche Börse, and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with insurance companies outside the US. Matterson joins from Schroders where he was a client director. In his new role he will focus on relationships with UK insurers. Yao was previously an intern at JPMorgan Market Risk Quantitative Research.Hamilton Lane – The private markets specialist has hired Nick Kavanagh to its London office as a vice president on its co-investment and secondary teams. He joins from Singapore’s Temasek, and has also worked at Pantheon Ventures and Gresham Private Equity. Mercer, ABP, AllianzGI, Candriam, KAS Bank, Simplitium, Eaton Vance, Actuarial Association of Europe, Unigestion, Cardano, Hermes, Carbone 4, Schroders, JPMAM, Hamilton LaneMercer – The consultancy giant has hired Samuel Lisse as CEO of its Swiss business. He joins from Vita Collective Foundation, a provider of occupational retirement funds, where he was CEO for six years. Lisse has also worked at Alexander Forbes Financial Services in South Africa as pension fund leader, and has held positions at Assurinvest and Swiss Life Pension Services. He takes over from Catherine Schoendorff who has left to pursue new projects, Mercer said.Separately, Aled Jones, principal in the consultancy’s responsible investment team, has left the company, a spokesperson has confirmed. He had been at Mercer for just over six years. Before joining Mercer Jones worked for the London Pension Fund Authority and before that at the Pension Protection Fund, in both cases developing and implementing the funds’ responsible investment strategies. He has also worked at Innovest, Jupiter Asset Management and F&C Investments.Netherlands’ Ministry of Social Affairs – Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for pensions at the Dutch ministry of Social Affairs, has been nominated as the new Royal Commissioner of the province of Drenthe. Since 2008, Klijnsma has been state secretary in two consecutive cabinets under prime ministers Jan-Peter Balkenende and Mark Rutte. Under Rutte, she was responsible for the update of the pensions system as well as raising the retirement age for the state pension.last_img read more

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