Yogscast CEO Mark Turpin resigns following sexual harassment allegations

first_imgYogscast CEO Mark Turpin resigns following sexual harassment allegationsTurpin apologises for “error of judgement” as second sexual harassment case hits Yogscast in as many weeksHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 17th July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareYogscast CEO Mark Turpin has stepped down from his position at the company after sending inappropriate messages to community members. It’s the second such controversy to hit Yogscast in as many weeks, with content creator Matthew Meredith being cut loose amid sexual harassment allegations. In a statement that has aged very poorly, Turpin responded to the Meredith fiasco saying that Yogcast “expects the highest level of professionalism from its talent.” Around the same time, Yogscast co-founder Lewis Brindley put a call Twitter for people to come forward if they “ever had a negative experience with a content creator or member of staff” at the company. Allegations against Turpin soon began to appear, with one person claiming he attempted to solicit nude photos from her when she was only 17 years old. He has reportedly been on leave during this investigation, and announced his departure today in a post on the Yogscast subreddit. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “I have sent some inappropriate messages to several members of our community and I’m deeply embarrassed about this error of judgement,” he said. “There’s no justification or excuse for my behaviour. I was in a position of considerable responsibility and you all deserved better from me. If you’ve been upset by my actions, I’m very sorry.”Turpin has been CEO of Yogscast since 2012, and held a non-executive position at game code distributor Keymailer, which he has since left. For the record: This article previously stated Mark Turpin was the director of Keymailer, rather than holding a non-executive position. It has been amended accordingly.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans lawBorderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passedBy James Batchelor 20 days agoGerman legal reform to set new standards for loot boxesBundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxesBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

COVID accelerates the evolution in key financial planning trends

first_img For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers 3 Even before 2020, numerous changes were underway in the financial planning industry, ranging from fee compression and an increased emphasis on technology to changing client expectations and a looming succession crisis. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software 5 House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 Democratizing financial planning software is next hurdle, says Innovator Tony Leal Newsletters 4 House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill Spotswood said the key to a successful financial planning practice is to clearly articulate your value proposition. Ask yourself what makes you different and then take it a step further. Are you communicating that to your clients? What are you doing to build a culture within your firm that reflects that? Think of it as future-proofing your business, she said.Speaking of the future, Spotswood said the recent headlines over GameStop provide some important insights into the next generation of potential clients.“NextGen wants to be engaged in the market and there is a hunger for financial advice,” she said. “Our business has been set up to service people who have assets, but that leaves out a large part of the population that is interested in financial planning and their future,” Spotswood said. “We gave the impression, if you don’t have assets, we’re not interested.” Advisers should consider revamping their business models to serve a new generation of investors, using digital platforms to deliver financial education, perhaps on a monthly subscription model.“There’s a reason Netflix is so successful,” she noted. “Millennials are more willing to pay for advice than baby boomers. It just needs to be delivered at the right life stage.”Spotswood also stressed the importance of lifelong learning in this age of longevity. A key example is the certified financial planner designation.“A CFP designation is a fantastic tool,” she said. “It points to where you are spending your time and puts you in a prime position to be an expert in planning.”“It allows you have the important conversations about generational wealth, estate planning and trade-off decisions,” Spotswood added. “The CFP designation is the differentiator and hugely important in our industry.” 2 1 “So many advisers pride themselves on the multiple roles they play in their firm, but about 40% of advisers’ time is spent on non-revenue-generating activity, such as operations or portfolio management,” Spotswood said. Advisers should be focusing instead on the client experience and prospecting.“It’s a bit like the Marie Kondo art of tidying up,” she said, referring to the world-famous organizational guru who espouses decluttering as a way to spark joy. “You should ask yourself does this bring your client joy?” “We thought these changes would play out over the next three to five years,” Shannon Spotswood, president of RFG Advisory, a platform for independent financial advisers, told the first virtual Women Adviser Summit of 2021.“As a result of COVID, that pace of change has been put on steroids,” Spotswood said. “What really happened is we compressed all of those changes into 2020.”The bottom line: Financial planning is now less about portfolio management and more about helping clients achieve their personal goals.“People are no longer looking at their financial plan and saying, ‘I want to die rich,’” Spotswood said. “They are saying, ‘I want to live richly.’” To help clients do that, advisers need to rethink how they spend their time. Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team.last_img read more

George H.W. Bush in Washington for final honors before burial in Texas

first_imgCynthia Johnson/Liaison(WASHINGTON) — After “Hail to Chief” and a 21-gun salute rang out, the casket of President George H.W. Bush was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the setting sun cast a pastel sky over Washington in a final nod to one of America’s great public servants.The late president’s son, former President George W. Bush, held his hand over his heart and held back tears as he watched pallbearers carry his father into the Capitol while the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” played the hymns, “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” The Bush family and members of Bush’s cabinet solemnly followed the casket into the Capitol Rotunda led by Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard.Bush’s casket was draped with the American flag and placed underneath the marble dome of the Rotunda. Surrounded by family, members of his administration, the current White House, Supreme Court justices and members of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan paid tribute to Bush.“Thirty years ago, on the west front of this capitol, George Herbert Walker Bush addressed the nation for the first time as our president,” McConnell said in his tribute on the rotunda floor. “He said, ‘We meet on democracy’s front porch. A good place to talk as neighbors and as friends.’ The words of a humble servant who loved his fellow citizens and of a principled leader who knew America not only guards our own future but also safeguards democracy for the world. Today, this hero has returned to the capitol a final time.”During his tribute, Ryan said he campaigned for Bush in high school.“He was the first president I had the chance to vote for. And he was the first president to teach me and many of us that in a democracy, sometimes you fall short. And that how you handle that, that is just as important as how you win,” Ryan said.The remarks paid tribute to a man known for his kindness and humility.“When President George H.W. Bush left office, he left America and the world more peaceful, prosperous and secure,” Pence said. “He was a great leader who made a great difference in the life of this nation. But he also was a good man who was devoted to his wife, his family and his friends.”Pence shared a personal story of Bush writing to his son after he earned his Wings of Gold and made his first tailhook landing as a Marine aviator on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.“I asked him to sign a picture of the flight deck that I could give to my son. We were told by the staff that the president had long since ended the practice of signing autographs and we understood that. But little to my surprise, just in time for my son’s winging, there came not only a signed photograph but, of course, a letter. Hand-signed as well,” Pence said. “In that letter President Bush wrote to my son, ‘Congratulations on receiving your wings of gold. I know how proud you and your family are at this moment.’ And then in words that assured us that the letter came directly from him, he wrote, ‘Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion and I wish you many C.A.V.U. days ahead. All the best, G. Bush,’” Pence said.C.A.V.U. stands for clear skies and visibility unlimited and was one of Bush’s favorite terms from his time in the Navy.“Ceiling and visibility unlimited. That may well describe the essence of this man,” Pence said. “And it may well have been his vision. The vision he had for his life, for his children, his children’s children and his country. No barriers, no boundaries, no limits.”The plane — referred to as Air Force One when the president is on board — was given the name “Special Air Mission 41” on Monday and Wednesday for when the late president and his family traveled between Joint Base Andrews and Houston.When the plane landed at Andrews Monday under clear skies, it marked the start of a four-day tribute in the nation’s capital to the 41st president. A hearse waited as the plane taxied to its place.Members of the CIA, for which Bush once served as director, and sailors from the carrier USS George H.W. Bush stood at attention.More than a dozen members of the Bush family descended from the Boeing 747 and then watched as military members carried the casket through a cordon and placed it in the hearse. The late president’s longtime friend, former chief of staff and Secretary of State James Baker accompanied the Bush family, as did Sully, the 2-year-old service dog that stayed by the president’s side through the last few months of his life.As during the departure ceremony at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, the former president and World War II Navy pilot was honored with a 21-gun salute. After the ceremony, the hearse left for the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, where Navy captains and admirals will serve as pallbearers and bring the late president’s casket up the Capitol steps.The official ceremonies honoring the late president began Monday morning as his family watched members of the U.S. Secret Service carry his casket from a funeral chapel in Houston to a waiting hearse. The motorcade then headed to Ellington Field about 45 minutes away.Bush, who was famous for having socks for every occasion, will be buried in a pair that pays tribute to his time in the Navy, according to family spokesperson Jim McGrath. The former president flew 58 combat missions in the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot and was shot down by the Japanese in 1944. The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war. That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard @CVN77_GHWB. #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/OabtK756fO— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 3, 2018Over the last few months, the Bush family shared photos of him wearing socks with former President Bill Clinton’s face on them, as well as a pair featuring a yellow lab that looked like his service dog, Sully.As the departure ceremony was taking place, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would see the Bush family soon.“Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush,” he wrote.The president doesn’t yet have any public events scheduled with the family ahead of Wednesday’s state funeral. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make remarks at the U.S. Capitol, where the president’s casket will be taken after an arrival ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.The Clintons and the Obamas are expected to attend the funeral service, as well as former President Jimmy Carter. At age 94, the same age at which Bush died, Carter is now the oldest living president.The official schedule for ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. Bush was released on Saturday. The four-day tribute includes lying in state at the U.S. Capitol for parts of three days, a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral and eventual burial at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum back in Texas.Bush’s casket will lie in state through Wednesday morning. An honor guard will be in attendance and the public will be allowed into the Capitol from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.Sen. John McCain, a war hero like Bush, is the last person to lie in state at the Capitol following his death in August. Bush called McCain “a patriot of the highest order” following his death.There will be a departure ceremony for Bush at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and his casket will arrive at the Washington National Cathedral five miles away at 11 a.m.The funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, set to be attended by a wide array of former presidents and politicians, including Trump, will last 90 minutes.Following the funeral, Bush’s casket will return to Joint Base Andrews at 1:15 p.m. for the flight back to Houston. His arrival at Ellington Field is expected at 4:30 p.m. Central time on Wednesday.Bush will then lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral was held in April.The president’s casket will depart by railroad on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Central time and arrive at Texas A&M University in College Station, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, at 3:45 p.m. Bush, an admirer of trains, has had a special one with a glass viewing car designed to carry his remains to internment.Bush will be interred next to his wife and daughter Robin at 4:15 p.m.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oprah Winfrey donates $13 million to Morehouse College

first_imgLumiNola/iStock(ATLANTA) — Oprah Winfrey is getting behind historically black colleges and universities in a big way.Last month, Winfrey donated more than $1 million to the United Negro College Fund for scholarships to HSBUs.And on Monday, she announced she would give $13 million to her scholarship program at Morehouse College — a private, historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Ga. — three decades after she first set up the program with a $12 million donation.Her new contribution brings her total investment to $25 million — the largest endowment in Morehouse’s history.After meeting 47 of her Oprah Winfrey Scholars, Winfrey explained why she felt compelled to help the students.“I understand that African-American men are an endangered species,” she said, according to a release from the university. “They are so misunderstood. They are so marginalized.”“Where and when I can lend support to try to change that image, I do,” she continued. “That is what Morehouse is doing. It is saying ‘This is who we really are.’”The college also presented Winfrey with a painting of her likeness, which she reposted on her Instagram along with a video from the event, during which she received roses from her scholars.“Spent a day marinating in black excellence with these gorgeous, promising, young men at @morehouse1867,” she wrote.“They honored me with roses, a song, and a portrait for a scholarship fund I set up 30 years ago,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see what they do with their future.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Russians Contemplate Importance of US Elections for Russia

first_imgAs the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in the United States became clear, many Russians began to reflect on what the result might mean for Russia’s position in global affairs. While most Russians did not have a preference for the winner, the fierce political contestation in the US attracted massive attention, and not merely because of the entertainment value (Rossiiskaya Gazeta, November 4). Official Kremlin propaganda has unsuccessfully sought to present this exercise of public will on the other side of the world as a political circus or to interpret the divisions within the US electorate as a profound crisis of democracy (Republic.ru, November 5). The predictions of violent chaos in the streets of Washington, DC, and other US cities were disappointed; and in the days of meticulous counting of votes, Russians have had time to contemplate the issues that motivated millions of Americans to opt for change—or against it (see EDM, November 5).One immediately clear difference from the US elections of four years ago is that Russia has been almost entirely absent from the heated and multifarious political debates throughout the United States. This is only partly a consequence of cautious self-restraint on the part of Russian special services from interfering in the electoral process (Izvestia, November 5). More significant has been Moscow’s patent inability to make a difference in the key international problems that concern US voters: from the COVID-19 pandemic to world trade to the rise of China to climate change. This contraction of Russia’s profile as a major international troublemaker does not translate into opportunities for improving bilateral US-Russian relations, and most experts expect a further tightening of the Western sanctions regime (VTimes, November 5). Quite remarkably, some influential voices in Moscow now argue against the usual exploitation of the confrontation with the West for domestic purposes and habitual portrayal of the US as Russia’s inherently hostile adversary (Kommersant, November 2).One area where some positive developments could still happen is in arms control, which experienced a severe degradation during Donald Trump’s presidency. The most pressing issue now is the temporary prolongation of the New START strategic nuclear weapons limitation treaty, signed at the apex of the last US-Russian “reset,” in 2010. The treaty is scheduled to expire in February 2021 (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, November 1). President Vladimir Putin has offered some concessions to the US demands for freezing nuclear arsenals but has so far been disappointed by the constrained response from Washington (Ezhednevny Zhurnal, October 29). Engaging in meaningful talks with the US and reaching agreements that implicitly confirm Russia’s status as a nuclear superpower is a matter of exceptional importance for Moscow, but no US administration could possibly put any trust in Putin’s promises; so agreement on a workable verification scheme remains the key stumbling block (Carnegie.ru, October 30).The arrival of a new though familiar US president could help mend strained Transatlantic relations, an issue Russia tracks with deep concern (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, November 1). Every step toward restoring political cohesion within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) makes Moscow’s traditional game of playing on US-European disagreements less profitable. At the same time, despite an incoming new administration to the White House, Russian policy planners cannot realistically expect any softening of Washington’s position on burden-sharing; the US will continue to expect the Europeans to increase expenditures on their own defense (Carnegie.ru, October 27). Moscow will additionally have to expect greater US attention to Ukraine from the top. Most immediately, however, Russia’s interactions with the more united West will be affected by the maturing political crisis in Belarus, where Putin has no good options at the moment (see EDM, September 10, October 26). In recent days, the European Union adopted fresh sanctions against the beleaguered Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (Kommersant, November 6).Russia’s newly exposed inability to manage conflicts around its borders affects its strategic partnership with China, and Moscow has to reevaluate its stance in the reconfigured and perhaps less emotionally charged US-China competition (Interfax, October 23). More than likely, the new US administration will place weightier emphasis on strengthening ties with Indo-Pacific allies and key regional powers, such as India—which will reduce Russia’s options for maneuvering (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, November 5). Beijing may demand greater loyalty from Moscow, but Washington should not be expected to offer significant new incentives capable of splitting the Russia-China proto-alliance (Russiancouncil.ru, November 2).In the Middle East, Russia cannot count on any gains from the possible easing of tensions in US-Iranian relations or from a less cordial friendship between the new administration and Saudi Arabia. The main worry for Moscow will remain a probable drop in oil prices, but this could happen more as a consequence of the global recession than due to any shifts in US foreign and energy policies (Expert, October 28). As for the Russia-Turkey partnership, it is presently so firmly on the rocks that any issues President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan might have with the incoming US administration will not translate into fixing relations with the Kremlin (RBC, November 8).Perhaps the most significant impact of the US elections is that millions of Russians—by following the protracted and meticulous process of asserting a conclusive electoral result—have gained a clearer impression of democratic procedures and institutions, despite the propaganda noise produced by their state-controlled media (Kommersant, November 6). Public perceptions have moved away from the crude and politically convenient image of an aggressive superpower with a maverick leadership; instead, Russian have discovered a complex country struggling with difficult domestic problems and by no means bent on harming Russia (Forbes.ru, November 6). Yet while the US seems on track to rebuilding close ties with its traditional allies and reasserting leadership in global affairs, Russia is conspicuously failing to stop the war in the South Caucasus, to sort out the political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan, or to undermine the pro-European candidate in the presidential elections in Moldova (Rosbalt, November 5).Putin never managed to engage in a truly profitable dialogue with Trump, and he will now have to deal with a US president wise to the Kremlin leader’s machinations and inherently opposed to Russia’s kleptocratic authoritarian regime. He may hope for preoccupation in Washington with President-elect Joseph Biden’s domestic agenda, centered first of all on the COVID-19 pandemic, which in Russia is also raging out of control. Nevertheless, Russian breaches of international norms and rules going forward will receive substantially higher scrutiny and likely face a better-coordinated response from the rehabilitated Transatlantic alliance. The worst prospect, from the Kremlin perspective, is a renewed White House commitment to upholding democratic values, which do not need deliberate government promotion to become a powerful proposition.last_img read more


first_imgThe Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the ColburnSchool in the search for a Controller.Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President ofBusiness Development, the Controller will serve as the seniorleader of the accounting and finance operations and is responsiblefor the management and oversight of all accounting, tax, andreporting functions. The Controller will be responsible for theColburn School’s accounting activities, policies, and practices,the maintenance of its fiscal records and systems, and allprocedures that support effective internal controls and programimplementation. The Controller will evaluate and make appropriateimprovements to internal accounting processes, ensuring thatpractices are in line with the overall goals of the School and withGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Controller willprovide support to the Audit Committee including the production ofaudited financial statements. The Controller will haveresponsibility for maintaining the daily operations of theaccounting department and will oversee all employees involved inthe accounting process including general ledger, accountsreceivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, student accounting, andinvestments.  The Controller will be responsible for workingwith the investment advisors on the endowment and will ensurecompliance with bond covenants and assist with tracking debtservice and swap payments. The Controller will collaborate with theDirector of Budget and Reporting in the production of financialreports, financial forecasts, and in the preparation and executionof the annual operating budget. The Controller will partner withthe Director of IT to ensure the optimization of the School’s ERPsystem and other supporting technologies. The Controller willliaise across the institution to ensure fiscal compliance andoversight of financial aid and will coordinate and supervise theannual audit and tax preparation.The Colburn School provides access to quality instruction for youngpeople who possess a passion for music, dance, and drama, so theymay further explore their interests and continue developing theirtalents. Colburn’s renowned faculty guide students through classesappropriate and catered to their age and skill level. The ColburnCommunity School of Performing Arts provides music instruction tobeginners of any age as well as to those who want to hone theirskills or participate in one of the School’s ensembles, orchestrasor choirs. Highly gifted pre-college students may apply to study atthe Colburn Music or Dance Academies, and college-age studentsprepare for careers in music performance through certificate andbachelors and masters degree programs at the Colburn Conservatoryof Music.The staff and faculty of the Colburn School are committed tobringing music and dance performances and education into thegreater community so others can experience the many benefitsassociated with the performing arts. Every year Colburn studentsand faculty present hundreds of free or affordable performances inColburn’s beautiful professional theaters on campus as well as inprestigious venues around Los Angeles. The Colburn School partnerswith 15 Los Angeles Unified School District schools, 13 of whichreceive Title I funding, to provide interactive and engagingconcerts and instructional sessions to 5,000 students everyyear.A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is requiredfor this position, as are CPA licensure and five years of relevantexperience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letterand résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to theresponsibilities and qualifications presented in the positionprospectus.The Controller may work remotely from the Metropolitan Los Angelesarea with visits to the School weekly and other times asneeded.last_img read more


first_imgAbout Athens State UniversityLocated in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offersjunior and senior-level coursework to community college graduatesand transfer students holding sufficient credits from otherinstitutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected AthensState because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors anddegree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportiveand exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students areenrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is aworking adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featuredin the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org forfour online programs including computer science, accounting,education and human resources. The University offers undergraduatedegree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business.The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employeeswith approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges:College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College ofEducation. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty membershold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by theSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission onColleges.Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant betweenNashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several eventsand festivals that have been featured as the Southeast TourismSociety’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the AthensStorytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time FiddlersConvention.In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines,the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign aconsent form for a criminal background check. Employment will becontingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from thatcriminal background check.Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, asan equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies withall applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscriminationand affirmative action. Athens State University does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression,pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, geneticinformation, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to orparticipation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries orconcerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President ofEnrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens,AL 35611, 256- 233-8175. Salary Schedule:Salary Band: N298To view salary schedules visit: https://www.athens.edu/human-resources/salary-schedule-tables/Salary will be commensurate with experience andqualifications. Carpenter/PainterAthens State University Closing Date:Job Duties:The carpenter position involves the performance of duties involvingroughed and finished carpentry. These duties are essential in orderto insure that the carpentry demands are accomplished asexpeditious as possible. While performing these duties, allnecessary precautions are taken to assure the safety of AthensState University faculty, staff, students and visitors.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Repairs and makes alterations to walls, floors, roofs,stairways, doors, windows, etc.Constructs partitions, concrete forms, wood fixtures,furniture, etc.Builds cabinets, computer workstations, bookcases,etc.Pours and finishes concrete.Hangs and finishes sheetrock.Repairs and replaces door locks, closures and various locksmithduties.Applies paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or lacquer to decorateand protect interior and exterior surfaces.General paintingInstalls bulletin and glass boards.Cuts and installs paneling, trim, ceilings andflooring.Performs other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:• High School diploma or equivalent.• Minimum of five years of carpentry experience.REQUIRED LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR SPECIAL CREDENTIALS:• Valid driver license.OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:• Ability to operate power driven woodworking equipment such aspower saws, jointers, planners, etc.• Ability to repair hardware.• Ability to operate light earth moving equipment such astrenchers, backhoes, front-end loaders, boom lift and scissor lift,etc.• Ability to communicate with supervisor and co-workers• Math skills to measure and determine required materials fortask.• Ability to read drawings, blueprints and specifications.• Knowledge of Alabama building codes and ADA codes.• Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.• Ability to work independently.• Maintain a safe work environment.• Ability to react to change productively.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:• Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally,and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 poundsof force constantly to move objects• Frequently climb (ladders, scaffold, or other)• Must have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be ableto reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, includingstooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squattingfor extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and pushmaterials and equipment to complete assigned job taskscenter_img Special Instructions to ApplicantsUnofficial transcripts should be from the college or universitywhich verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon anoffer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges anduniversities attended must be submitted. Continued employment iscontingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges anduniversities attended.Please provide contact information for three professionalreferences on your application.To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search jeid-c265425a01b95b45a7ab63868ed25d85last_img read more

ND Game will feature F16s and a special musical guest

first_img ND Game will feature F16s and a special musical guest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Tommie Lee – October 4, 2019 1 371 Facebook Google+ A group of F-16 fighter jets fly over Kyle Field in College Station, Texas before the start of an NCAA college football game between Lamar and Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Craft) Notre Dame fans will get a couple of special treats at Saturday’s home game against Bowling Green on Oct. 5.The ceremonial flyover before the football game will feature four US Air Force F-16s. The Flying Falcons are stationed out of Toledo, Ohio and will honor America during the pregame ceremonies.Then at halftime, fans will be treated to a performance by the rock band Chicago, performing alongside the Notre Dame Marching Band.The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and if you’re not in the stands you can catch it on NBC. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleDriver injured after tanker rolls, bursts into flamesNext articleWestville Correctional Facility staff member arrested for trafficking drugs, cell phones Tommie Leelast_img read more

EU extends Libya sanctions

first_imgThe member states agreed the expansion of sanctions in a written procedure which ended yesterday. French diplomats briefed reporters about the identity of the two companies on the same day. A NATO air war against Libya has failed, so far, to dislodge the regime of Muammar Qaddafi. The European Union has imposed an asset freeze on Al Sharara, an oil company, and the Organisation for Development of Administrative Centres (Odac), a company in charge of developing public housing and other facilities. In a statement, the EU said that the two organisations were “closely linked to the perpetrators of the serious human rights abuses in Libya”. The two companies have been added to a list of six port authorities, 49 other organisations and 39 persons who are subject to an asset freeze. The decision will take effect after publication in the EU’s Official Journal tomorrow (11 August).last_img read more

Austrian police probe ‘Hitler’ tweet targeting Sebastian Kurz

first_imgAs of Monday afternoon, neither Kurz nor his party had responded to the tweet. Vienna police responded on Twitter, saying that they had sent word of the tweet to the responsible authorities. Austrian media outlet Der Standard reported that regional counterterrorism and intelligence authorities are investigating the tweet.Österreicher/innen, abonniert TITANIC: https://t.co/MNWLQl2ta3 pic.twitter.com/Y2ouWWqKLV— TITANIC (@titanic) October 16, 2017Titanic retweeted the police’s response, commenting that the “Vienna department for time travel” had contacted them. The magazine’s head editor, Tim Wolff, told media publication Meedia that he had not been directly contacted by Austrian authorities.“We would like to acknowledge that in the case of this joke, there was a problematic crossing of boundaries — namely to Austria, where they are obviously not so nonchalant about their own Nazi past as we good, reformed Germans are,” Wolff said with irony. Austrian authorities are investigating a tweet on Monday by a German satirical magazine, which depicted crosshairs over conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz with the words: “Finally possible: Kill baby Hitler.”The tweet came one day after Kurz’s center-right People’s Party (ÖVP) emerged as the top party in Sunday’s parliamentary election, putting Kurz on course to become Austria’s chancellor.Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria near the German border. The tweet, which also says “time travel in Austria,” appears to be in reference to an age-old thought experiment: If you could go back in time, would you kill baby Hitler?last_img read more