Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload anyadditional required documents from the job posting.) The followingare the additional that should be uploaded in thatsection: Additional Job DescriptionRequired Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Unofficial TranscriptsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyCurriculum VitaeFive (5) Professional References Interdisciplinary teaching and research perspective withwell-defined research goals. Willingness to engage in serviceopportunities commensurate with career maturity. Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures,tests, and evaluates.Maintains highest possible standards of classroominstruction.Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field ofinstruction.Actively serves on university committees.Actively participates in institutional meetings.Maintains professional skills through regular professionaldevelopment, and other activities appropriate to higher educationfaculty.Assists with the development of curriculum.Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor Cover LetterStatement of Research Interest Experience with and commitment to the use of instructionaltechnology, a willingness to cultivate an interdisciplinaryperspective; and a demonstrated commitment to professionaldevelopment.Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distancelearning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating bothwithin and outside the University in the development and deliveryof instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must valuecontinued scholarship and service to the school anduniversity.Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to apositive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diversestudent population. Preferred Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants:Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basisavailable August 2021.Because applications and materials are subject to public review andretention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT sendexamples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so.Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks,slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BERETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need tosubmit specific additional materials. Such materials will becomethe property of FGCU.Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be availablefor public review upon request.Required Application Materials: Job SummaryThe Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Gulf CoatUniversity invites applications for a faculty position to begin inAugust 2021. We seek an outstanding candidate with a background inGenomics/Bioinformatics. As Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics,you will teach both undergraduate and pending graduate levelcourses, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculumdevelopment; conduct research/scholarship; participate on Collegeand University committees and/or initiatives; and perform otherduties as assigned. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate awillingness to engage in professional development, collaborate withfaculty, staff, and students to promote the university’s missionand values.Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive universitydedicated to quality education, research, and service. All facultyare expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changingprofessional needs; be committed to innovative delivery ofinstruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed toeffective use of technology including distance learning; producepeer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College,University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the maincampus or at off-campus sites within our region. Applicants withexperience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or onlineinstruction are especially encouraged to apply.The ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment toeffective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies.Teaching responsibilities for this position include: GeneralBiology, Genetics, OMICS biology and candidates may be asked toteach other courses as needed by the department and develop newcourses within their area of expertise. The candidate will be anintegral member of the B.S. Biology and Biotechnology degreeprograms.In the area of scholarship, the candidate should demonstrate theirability to establish an active and welcoming research program inGenomics/Bioinformatics that centers around the mentoring ofdiverse undergraduates, leads to peer-reviewed publications, andcollaborations with other faculty research as needed. Researchinitiatives should reflect the dynamic growth in the field ofcomputational biology and bioinformatics and associated theory andmethods.Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to preparing allstudents for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, andglobalized society. We value and promote collegial relationshipsand mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and thecommunity. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs ofpopulations who are underserved as well as students with varyinglevels of academic preparation. As such, we welcome applicants withdiverse backgrounds who are eager to help construct and maintain aculture of inclusion within biology education and research, and whoact with a resolute commitment to eliminate barriers to collegeaccess, success, and completion. Florida Gulf Coast University isan Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Accessemployer.Job DescriptionTypical duties include but are not limited to: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related areafrom a regionally accredited institution or equivalentaccreditation.Must meet the University and College criteria for theappointment to the level of Assistant Professor.ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7,2021. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at aLecturer level on a fixed contract. The position is listed as “open until filled”, howeverapplications received by Friday January 15, 2021 will receivepriority consideration.Salary is $56,000.00 – NegotiableFGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
Jennifer Buls of Absolute Treats is enjoying a quadruple celebration after winning two category awards and the title of National Cupcake Champion at the National Cupcake Championships, at the same time as securing a permanent premises for her business.Her winning Lime & Coconut cupcake was named Best Free-from Cupcake of the Year and Best Tasting Cupcake of the Year at the judging event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, held on 15 August.Currently run from home, Absolute Treats was set up by Jennifer and her mother Virginia around 12 months ago, and caters for dairy-free, gluten-free, diabetic, coeliac and vegan dietary requirements. Buls told British Baker the paperwork was just being signed but the pair hoped to open a tearoom in St Clears, in West Wales, by the end of autumn. “We’re aiming for it to be a cross between an English tearoom and French patisserie,” she said.The idea for the Lime & Coconut creation came about through experimentation with the flavours used in desserts and also drinks, said Buls, who also devised recipes for pecan pie, and banoffee cupcakes. The winning cupcake contained a high proportion of coconut, and less flour than she would usually use in cake recipes, along with soya milk and oil. She said she hoped the win would help increase orders with the customers it already has, as well as being beneficial for the launch of the new business premises.* National Cupcake Week runs from 12-18 September. To find out more click here.
Including the cities of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Sturgis,Three Rivers, White Pigeon, and MendonWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THURSDAYTO 4 PM EST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Occasional moderate snow and poor visibility due to snow and wind. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.* WHERE…In Indiana, Elkhart County. In Michigan, St. Joseph MI County.* WHEN…From 7 PM Thursday to 4 PM EST Friday.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact travel on Christmas Day.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The heaviest snow is expected late Thursday night and Friday morning.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling and be alert for highlyvariable visibility and roadway conditions.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center ForecastThursday: Cold, breezy. Lake effect snow begins in the evening High 22.Christmas Day: Morning snow showers. Cold. High 22.Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 34. Winter storm forecast for Christmas Eve into Christmas Day IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Chief Meteorologist) A White Christmas is likely for most of the area as the lake effect snow machine ramps-up early Friday morning. Much of Thursday is cold and quiet, then snow showers gradually ‘turn-on’ Thursday evening, as temps fall into the teens and the wind backs to the northwest. This event has a short but potent window for snowfall, with most snow falling between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Christmas morning, when conditions are most favorable. The worst travel will be before 10 a.m., Friday, especially close to Lake Michigan. Christmas Day is cold, struggling to break 20 but temperatures rise into the 40s by Sunday.Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend,Mishawaka, New Carlisle, and WalkertonWINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENINGTHROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches north of US20 and 2 to 4 inches south of US20 possible.* WHERE…La Porte and St. Joseph IN Counties.* WHEN…From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.* IMPACTS…Travel could become difficult overnight Thursday. The hazardous conditions will impact travel Christmas Day.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The heaviest snow is expected late Thursday night and Friday morning.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Jon Zimney – December 23, 2020 0 463 Facebook Previous articleResident injured while trying to escape from burning home in South BendNext articleIndianapolis apparent frontrunner to host NCAA March Madness Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Google+
This weekend head to Virginia Beach for the 52nd Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships — a pro and amateur event for the U.S. Surfing Federation where hundreds of surfers and enthusiasts will get together to enjoy some fun in the waves and the sun. Visitors will also find volleyball, flag football, a 5K run on the boardwalk, skate boarding, skimboarding, a swimsuit competition, live music, food and more.The mission of the CE ECSC is “to produce a unique sports and entertainment festival for the enjoyment of our guests and the betterment of our community.” All events are open to the public and times are subject to change. Standings will be posted at surfusa.org.Following is the tentative schedule of events:8/17/2014 7 AM Surf Warriors – Wounded Warrior Project Surfing Competition8/17/2014 Noon Check in Quiksilver Super Groms8/17/2014 1 PM Quiksilver Super Groms8/18/2014 7 AM Doc Taylor/Tautogs Open Pro – Trials for VANS Pro – ASP 4 Star8/19/2014 7 AM All adult Divisions for amateur Surfing8/20/2014 7 AM Juniors (amateur) Women Pro8/21/2014 7 AM Boys (amateur) Longboard Pro8/22/2014 7 AM Menehune (amateur) Girls8/23/2014 7 AM Micro Menehune, SUP, Tandem, Longboard/Women Semis8/24/2014 7 AM All finalsNote: ASP – VANS Pro and VANS Pro Junior are on call for 8/18-24/14 depending on surf conditionsUpdated detailed scheduled available at www.surfusa.orgSunday—Aug. 17, 20148 AM – 1 PM NOON – 4 PM The Surf Warrior – presented by the Wounded Warrior Project and the US Surfing Federation bringing veterans from Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia to compete.Quiksilver “Super Grom” event 2nd Street Surfing Area, hosted by US Surfing Federation (Surfing Area)Monday—August 18, 20147 AM – 6 PM Professional Surfing @ 2nd StreetTautog’s/Doc Taylor’s $5,000 Open Pro Men’sTuesday—Wednesday – August 19-20, 20147 AM – 6 PM Professional Surfing @ 2nd StreetThursday August 21, 20147 AM – 6 PM Amateur & Professional Surfing @ 2nd StreetNoon- 6 LXVI Invitational Open Practice (2nd to 6th Streets)ECX Film Festival [Check http://www.ecxfest.org/ for times/locations]Live Music: Natalie Stovall and The Drive
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo December 20, 2017 Operation Tenacious (Tenaz, in Spanish) in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, in Spanish) brought together the Peruvian Armed Forces’ Special Operations and Intelligence Command (CIOEC, in Spanish), the VRAEM Special Command (CE-VRAEM, in Spanish), and the Peruvian National Police. More than 1,000 personnel dealt a blow to remaining narcoterrorists. From October to November, authorities conducted several operations and seized vehicles and chemical supplies used in the manufacture of illegal drugs in the region. “Working in the VRAEM is very complicated. By joining forces in a single operation, we managed to gain territorial control over parts of the area we hadn’t stepped into for various reasons,” Admiral Francisco Calisto Giampietri, commander of CIOEC, told Diálogo. “Through intelligence and teamwork, we got tactical advantage over them [the terrorists].” Meticulous analysis of the terrain, tactical development, and patrols’ maneuvering capacity allowed for tactical advantage. A command and control system that enabled patrols to reposition themselves in real time also contributed to the success of the operation. These actions helped to maneuver in the area without losing sight of the main objective. “It was a resoundingly successful large-scale operation. We went completely on the offensive,” Admiral José Luis Paredes, head of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command (CCFFAA, in Spanish), told Diálogo. “Through this operation, remaining terrorists significantly lost operational and logistics capacities.” Clashes and parallel operations Thanks to the joint effort, a reconnaissance patrol from CE-VRAEM confronted a wing of the Shining Path rebel group in Ayacucho. During the offensive, an alleged terrorist known as “Ciro” was neutralized, and four others were injured. “We worked on several scenarios at the same time, which isn’t what usually happens,” Adm. Calisto said. “These types of operations go through a logical learning process tied to the analysis of previous actions carried out in similar areas.” In another confrontation, authorities clashed with criminals in the Montehuasi sector of the Vizcatán zone in central Peru, considered a terrorist stronghold. Two criminals died in the clash, and several others were injured. Following this second confrontation, combined units located a terrorist camp and an advanced logistics warehouse with food belonging to Jorge Quispe Palomino, alias “Raúl,” the Shining Path’s second in command. Authorities also seized firearms, cartridges of different calibers, and radio communications equipment. Military and police forces also conducted a series of operations against illegal drug trafficking in the VRAEM villages of Mayapo, Villa Aurora, and Junín. Authorities seized 15 kilograms of cocaine paste, destroyed two tons of coca leaves, and five tons of chemical supplies. They also destroyed five drug labs used to produce cocaine hydrochloride and two clandestine landing strips. Thirteen criminals were arrested in those operations. “The configuration of Operation Tenacious is nothing more than a [version] of a concept that was pushed for [some] time now. Being under a unified command gave us excellent results. We’ve been able to share our assets and complement our efforts,” Adm. Calisto said. “It’s not about the quantity of personnel. It’s about complementing our operational capabilities.” Government presence “VRAEM has a problem that service members or police alone can’t solve. As long as [there is a government presence] in VRAEM, it will be under control. But the moment we leave, that vacuum will immediately be replaced by someone else,” Adm. Calisto said. “Military-police operations are just one component.” “People need to feel supported,” Adm. Paredes added. “They must feel safe to carry on with their daily activities, because it’s not safe to live where the government is absent.” Strategic simultaneous operations in VRAEM will continue. In 2017, the military’s 56 land and river bases deployed throughout the region conducted about 2,800 operations of various types. “The main objective of the operations is pacification,” Adm. Paredes said. “Operational success comes from restoring the rule of law and domestic order to the population.” CCFFAA conducts operations and carries out other actions to promote sustainable development in VRAEM through various social programs that provide basic health and education services and create opportunities for economic development. Adm. Calisto noted the support from these combined operations. “This is not exclusively an Armed Forces or police effort,” he said. All efforts in this part of Peru involve an absolute respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. “We’re trained and ready to employ the use of force while strictly complying with human rights. That’s what distinguishes our personnel from those who make their living from crime, narcotrafficking, and terrorism,” Adm. Paredes stressed. “For the government, pacifying VRAEM is a challenge and a commitment. We have to meet this challenge soon. We don’t see that objective as being very far off,” he concluded.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Christine DiGangiThere are several things people freak out about when their wallets or purses have been stolen: knowing a thief has your ID (and your home address), losing irreplaceable gift cards or cash, and having to cancel your credit cards. That’s usually the first thing people do — call their banks — but it’s easy to act quickly when you realize you’ve been robbed. Sometimes, it’s not that simple.Thieves steal credit and debit cards all the time without taking the physical card. The most common kind of card theft results from data breaches. Last year, millions of U.S. consumers had their cards replaced after their information was compromised in one of the massive cyberattacks on retailers, even if their cards didn’t show unauthorized activity. People have gotten used to the idea that data breaches are inevitable, but there are lots of daily activities that put your cards at risk for theft, without you noticing.1. Drive-thruA Pennsylvania woman was recently arrested for allegedly swiping customer cards on a personal card reader while she worked the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts, WFMZ reports, reportedly using the information to create duplicate cards and charge more than $800 to the accounts.That’s not the first time a story like this has popped up, and it’s likely to happen again, because the situation presents an easy theft opportunity to drive-thru workers: Customers hand over their cards and usually can’t see what the cashier is doing with it on the other side of the window. It’s not like you should avoid the drive-thru for fear of card theft, but it’s one of many reasons to regularly check your card activity for signs of unauthorized use. continue reading »
When it comes to awareness most marketing professionals think about brand awareness. How well do consumers know about your financial institution? We conduct focus groups, complete market awareness surveys and study a myriad of other data to better understand if people are aware we even exist.But when it comes to awareness, there is more than just a brand awareness gap. There often also exists a gap between your existing customers or members and your products and services. In other words, the vast majority of people using your financial institution probably don’t know half of what you offer.Think about this: what if you didn’t add one single NEW consumer to your bank or credit union this year? But, you got all of your existing members or customers to add just ONE new product or service? What would that do to your bottom line? It would increase significantly.All simply by closing that awareness gap.Many financial institutions are obsessed with adding new consumers. While new people are both the “lifeblood” and “fresh blood” for you to mine the reality is you have quite a large pool of existing people to target. From a return on investment (ROI) standpoint, it is also about seven to 10 times cheaper to get one of your existing consumers to add a product or service than it is for you to acquire a new one. Closing that awareness gap internally is a good use of your marketing funds. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Although large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) officially started less than two weeks ago in Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had urged the public in mid-March to work, study and pray from home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.His call prompted both small and large businesses and shopping malls to close their doors temporarily, while essential businesses like supermarkets and restaurants began serving only takeaway and delivery services.Declining consumption loan demand is feared to spill over to cooler household spending, which accounts for more than half of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP).Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) economist Ryan Kiryanto projected that consumers would still refrain from applying for new loans given the unfavorable economic situation.“The PSBB policy is hindering people’s mobility and discouraging them from applying for new consumptive loans,” he explained. “Business players will also refrain from applying for new loans as they wait for the latest developments of the pandemic.”The highly contagious pneumonia-like illness has infected more than 6,500 people in the country and caused at least 580 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, official data showed.Fitch Solutions country risk and industry research projected in its note on Friday that Indonesia’s private consumption growth will slow to 1.2 percent this year from 5 percent last year because of mounting unemployment, as around 2.8 million people have lost their jobs so far due to severe disruptions to business activities.It expected the country’s economic growth to slow to 2.8 percent this year, far lower than 5.02 percent achieved last year.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on March 18 that Indonesia’s economic growth might drop to 4.5 to 4.9 percent in this year’s first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic weakened economic activities. The government is also bracing for slower economic growth this year as it projected the country’s GDP growth to fall to a 21-year low of 2.3 percent under the baseline scenario and even contract to 0.4 percent under the worst-case scenario.Despite the apparent decline in new loan demand, the central bank’s survey still reflected an optimism that demand will increase in the second quarter of this year due to relaxed loan disbursement policies, especially on working capital and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) loans.Despite slowing economic activities in several major cities, the survey’s respondents were still optimistic that this year’s loan disbursement rate would continue to grow.The Health Ministry had so far approved PSBB requests from at least 16 cities and regencies to curb the spread of COVID-19.“Respondents project 2020’s loan growth to reach 5.5 percent year-on-year [yoy], lower than the previous survey of 9.4 percent and 2019’s loan growth realization of 6.1 percent,” the survey reads.However, Ryan was of the view that this year’s loan growth would reach 5 percent this year as he expected the pandemic to continue beyond the first half of 2020.Piter projected an even lower growth projection of 2 to 4 percent this year, saying that the pandemic would continue to the third quarter, causing loan supply and demand to further decline until at least September.“If this happens, the economy will slowly recover in the fourth quarter and the loan disbursement rate will rebound in 2021.”Topics : Slowing loan demand in the first quarter of this year is expected to continue up until the end of 2020 and can potentially drag down Indonesia’s economic growth, as the COVID-19 pandemic hits business activities, economists have said.The latest banking survey published on Thursday by Bank Indonesia (BI) showed that the weighted net balance of new loan demand in the first three months of this year had reached 23.7 percent, significantly lower than the figure in last year’s fourth quarter of 70.6 percent.The weighted net balance is calculated by multiplying net balance — resulting from the percentage difference of respondents projecting an up and down — with each economic sector’s weigh. A positive result indicates an expansion while a negative one reflects a contraction. The slowdown in new loan demand happened across all segments of working capital, investment and consumption loans. However, the steepest decline occurred in consumption loans, which contracted 7.6 percent during the January to March period from 75.8 percent growth in 2019’s last quarter.The shrinking consumption loan demand was caused by a contraction in unsecured loans, while demand for other types of consumption loans, like mortgage loan, automotive loans and credit cards, recorded a slowdown in growth, the survey result showed.Center of Reform on Economics (Core) Indonesia economist Piter Abdullah told The Jakarta Post on Friday that the decline in consumption loans had been triggered by the government’s social restriction policy.“This caused a decline in demand for non-food items, like cars and houses, as the policy limits the public’s mobility,” he said.
Chelsea transfer target Nicolo Barella scores in front of Arsenal scouts Comment Advertisement Chelsea also want to sign Barella (Picture: Getty)After grabbing his first goal on the international scene, club president Tommaso Giulini believes their asking price for Barella will only rise between now and the end of the season.Should Arsenal decide to go all out for Barella, they will need to fight off competition from Inter and Napoli, as well as their Premier League rivals Chelsea.Unai Emery is still unsure how much he will have to spend in the summer as the Gunners wait to see if they can claim a Champions League spot.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal scouts were in the crowd watching Barella in action (Picture: Getty)Although the long-range effort took a deflection, Barella nonetheless impressed in the 2-0 victory with Arsenal’s scouts watching.AdvertisementAdvertisementCagliari have already confirmed Maurizio Sarri was desperate to sign Barella in January and the Chelsea boss reportedly still sees the 22-year-old as the perfect replacement for the departed Cesc Fabregas.Barella could cost as much as £43million this summer if Cagliari do decide to cash in on the Italian.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Barella scored his first goal for Italy on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal sent scouts to watch Nicolo Barella play for Italy against Finland on Saturday, according to reports.The Cagliari midfielder is set to be in high demand this summer after Chelsea failed in a bid to sign him in the January transfer window.Arsenal were linked with Barella after Chelsea’s interest emerged and La Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Gunners sent a delegation to watch Barella in action over the weekend.Barella was making his fourth international appearance for Italy and capped his performance with his first international goal.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Coral BarrySunday 24 Mar 2019 4:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link498Shares