Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Invested in FTSE 100 ‘value’ stocks? Read this now

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 21st February, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Invested in FTSE 100 ‘value’ stocks? Read this now Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon owns shares in Imperial Brands and has a position in the Fundsmith Equity fund. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Earlier this week, I was chatting to a friend who, like me, is a passionate investor. He was concerned about some of his FTSE 100 ‘value’ holdings. “My value portfolio is seriously underperforming,” he told me.This seems to be quite a common problem at the moment. In recent years, a lot of FTSE 100 value stocks have produced disappointing returns. Many ‘cheap’ stocks – including the likes of BT Group, Centrica, and Imperial Brands – have become even cheaper.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, today I want to take a closer look at the concept of value investing. Specifically, I’d like to draw your attention to what Fundsmith portfolio manager Terry Smith – who has turned £10k of investor money into more than £45k in less than a decade – has to say about this style of investing.Value investing has its flawsIn his most recent annual letter to Fundsmith investors, Smith said that, in his view, value investing has its flaws as a strategy.“Markets are not perfect but they are not totally inefficient either and most of the stocks which have valuations which attract value investors have them for good reason — they are not good businesses,” he wrote.Smith points out that cheap companies tend to generate “inadequate” returns on capital (meaning they’re not very profitable) and that often, they are facing headwinds. As a result, the intrinsic value of these companies often doesn’t grow much over time.Smith also argues that value investing is not a true buy-and-hold strategy as it involves buying low, attempting to sell at a higher price, and then starting the whole process all over again. As well as being a more complicated process than simply buying and holding for the long term, it also involves increased trading costs.A better approach?Instead of chasing value, Smith believes investors are better off focusing on higher-quality companies that consistently generate strong returns on capital, even if they’re a little more expensive. His view is that over the long run, portfolio returns tend to be in line with the returns generated by the companies in the portfolio themselves, “which are low for most value stocks.”Here, he borrows a great quote from Warren Buffett’s business partner, Charlie Munger: “Over the long term, it’s hard for a stock to earn a much better return than the business which underlies it earns. If the business earns six percent on capital over forty years and you hold it for that forty years, you’re not going to make much different than a six percent return – even if you originally buy it at a huge discount. Conversely, if a business earns eighteen percent on capital over twenty or thirty years, even if you pay an expensive looking price, you’ll end up with one hell of a result.”I think this wisdom from Smith is certainly something to consider if your value approach to investing is not delivering the results you desire. Instead of buying stocks just because they’re cheap, it could be a better idea to invest in high-quality companies that are very profitable, and hold for the long term while they compound their returns. The FTSE 100 has plenty of them. As Buffett says: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”last_img read more

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Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893358/slice-house-alhumaidhi-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlhumaidhi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAl-ArdiyaKuwaitPublished on April 29, 2018Cite: “Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects” 29 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Alhumaidhi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects Projects CopyHouses•Al-Ardiya, Kuwait ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893358/slice-house-alhumaidhi-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 13Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Year:  ArchDaily Houses 2016 “COPY” Manufacturers: Duravit, MARAZZI, Martini Light, PoggenpohlSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The project is located in Al-Adiliyah, Kuwait with a plot area of 1000 m2. The rectangular plot has neighbors to the east and south in addition to a pedestrian alley way along its longer northern edge. The shorter street frontage on the western side benefits from a community garden across the street.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe massing looks like a slice of cake- a triangular wedge inserted into the plot and angled to maximize privacy away from neighbors to the east and from across the pedestrian alley on its northern edge. The angled edge also subtly orients the homes views and main frontage towards the garden across the street.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanWhile the slice occupies a footprint covering approximately 50 percent of the plot, the rest of the area is devoted to a private garden and pool. In the north-western corner of the plot we have a detached annex facing the pool containing within it a gym and toilet/shower room.The client requested a design which can, in the future spatially and programmatically separate into to independent homes. One for the parents and another for the sons future family. Thus, the majority of the current programme (reception, office space, main kitchen, and parents living suites and bedroom) are stacked vertically above one another within the wider base of the wedge. While the sons private quarters and living space are vertically stacked within the tip of the wedge.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessMobile App Turns “Monotonous” Modernist Housing Blocks into a Game of TetrisArchitecture NewsInseed / SWINGSelected Projects Share Kuwait Slice House / Alhumaidhi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSlice House / Alhumaidhi Architects Area:  1946 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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On The Water House / Nikken Sekkei

first_imgArchitects: Nikken Sekkei Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori Noda+ 37Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940180/on-the-water-house-nikken-sekkei Clipboard “COPY” On The Water House / Nikken Sekkei Photographs CopyHouses•Japan Photographs:  Gankosha, Harunori Noda, Nacasa & PartnersArchitect In Charge:Tomohiko Yamanashi, Satoshi Onda, Hajime AoyagiDesign Team:Tomohiko Yamanashi, Satoshi Onda, Hajime Aoyagi, Masako InoueStructural:Toshihiko Kohno, Kaoru Kujime, Takumi KurokawaHVAC:Yuhei SekiElectrical:Katsuhiro DoikawaEnvironment Analysis:Osamu Nagase, Marie Nakaso, Horomi FurukawaDDL:Satoshi Takeuchi, Masaki TsukadaCollaborators:Izumi Okayasu Lighting DesignCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori NodaRecommended ProductsCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Situated alongside a lake, this guesthouse was designed as a continuous spiral space flowing from the approach to the bedrooms. Each step taken deeper inside the building reveals a changing lakefront view. The various lakeside environments, including the sound of ripples, light reflecting from the water surface, the humidity and thermal radiation, are also carried on into the spiral, but in a non-uniform distribution due to changes in physical distance from the water surface.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSince the whole structure is an interconnected space with different elevations, there is no homogeneous environment—various areas present various thermal environments such as the fireplace warmth and the dryness of the air. Guests wander around in this atmosphere, discovering and enjoying spots they find comfortable.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!Diagram 04Save this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori NodaLocated in a natural environment that requires a bit of heating in the building even during the summer nights, one may find joy in the warmth near the fireplace, while another may relish the area’s tranquility and cold characteristic. The building is closed during the harsh winter season to prevent any wasteful investment of energy.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersThis is the kind of hospitality this guesthouse promises to deliver. members could feel connected to the nature that flows closely to all living areas, with wide-open perception of garden and interior space blended together.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersProject gallerySee allShow lessRefugee Camps: From Temporary Settlements to Permanent DwellingsArticlesArchDaily X LifeCycles: The Future of our EnvironmentInterviews Share Japan Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 ArchDaily On The Water House / Nikken SekkeiSave this projectSaveOn The Water House / Nikken Sekkei ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940180/on-the-water-house-nikken-sekkei Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNikken SekkeiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 27, 2020Cite: “On The Water House / Nikken Sekkei” 27 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?水上屋,连续屋面的叙事漫步 / 日建设计是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Mother whose son was killed by drunk-driver says RSA plans could go further

first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Mother whose son was killed by drunk-driver says RSA plans could go further Twitter Previous articleWoman waiting a year to get tumour removed at LUHNext articleFishermen’s fury over Brexit impact at Greencastle News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A Donegal woman whose son was killed in a crash involving a disqualified driver says new plans by the RSA to name and shame motorists won’t go far enough. Under the plans announced yesterday, motorists who are banned for drink-driving, dangerous driving and other serious road traffic offences by the courts will have their personal details published on the RSA’s website.Julie Patton’s eldest son Shane was just 18 when he was killed close to his home in Drumkeen in July, 2012.Derry man Eamon Lynch, who had almost 500 previous convictions, had been drinking, and was driving at high speed, when his car struck Shane.Julie spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/juliepatton1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Weber State Meets Southern Utah In The Beehive Bowl Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, the #3 in the FCS STATS poll Weber State Wildcats seek to keep their good standing in the NCAA FCS playoff standings as they visit Southern Utah for the annual Beehive Bowl game at Eccles Coliseum.By virtue of their 26-14 win over Sacramento State last Saturday at Stewart Stadium, the Wildcats improved to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in Big Sky Conference play and achieved their highest ranking in school history.The Wildcats are the winners of four straight games and have now won seven or more games for three consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.The Thunderbirds ensue in their disappointing season, coming off a 57-14 loss at the hands of the Montana Grizzlies, which dropped them to 1-8 and 1-5 in Big Sky Conference play.The Wildcats have also won eight of their last nine road contests in conference play and lead the Thunderbirds 17-8 all-time in a series dating back to 1984.The Thunderbirds joined the Wildcats as Big Sky brethren in 2012 and the teams have played annually since 2011 in a game that has come to be known as ‘The Beehive Bowl.’The Wildcats are still in line for a Big Sky conference title despite trailing 8-1 UC Davis, while the Aggies have surpassed them in the NCAA FCS playoff rankings.However, should Weber State win out, they will still be in good standing for a bye throughout the first week of the postseason.In order to ensure that, the Wildcats must likely win Saturday at Cedar City as well as the following Saturday at Idaho State.Recent history in this series is on the Wildcats’ side as the road team has won the last four games and seven of the last eight overall in the series.The Wildcats are also 6-2 all-time at Cedar City. Tags: Beehive Bowl/Eccles Coliseum/FCS STATS Poll/Idaho State/Montana Grizzlies/Sacramento State/Southern Utah Football/Stewart Stadium/Weber State Football Brad James Written by November 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Meets Southern Utah In The Beehive Bowl Saturdaylast_img read more

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US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack The US Navy has identified Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, as one of the victims of the January 16 attack in Manbij, Syria.ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosion which killed four Americans and 15 others in front of a restaurant.The US defense department further identified Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, and civilian Scott A. Wirtz, who were killed while supporting operation Inherent Resolve.As noted by Stars and Stripes, Kent is the first female American service member to be killed in the Syrian conflict.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and teammates of Chief Petty Officer Kent during this extremely difficult time. She was a rockstar, an outstanding Chief Petty Officer, and leader to many in the Navy Information Warfare Community,” said Cmdr. Joseph Harrison, Commanding Officer, CWA-66.Kent, who hailed from upstate New York, enlisted in the Navy December 11, 2003, and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., in February 2004. Her other military assignments included Navy Information Operations Command, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Navy Special Warfare Support Activity 2, Norfolk, Va.; Personnel Resource Development Office, Washington, D.C.; Navy Information Operations Command, Fort Meade, Md.; and Cryptologic Warfare Group 6, Fort Meade, Md. Kent reported to CWA 66 after the command was established on Aug. 10, 2018.“Chief Kent’s drive, determination and tenacity were infectious. Although she has left us way too soon, she will not be forgotten, and her legacy will live on with us,” said CWA 66 Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collections) Denise Vola.Kent’s awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, and Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon. View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: ISIS January 18, 2019, by navaltoday View post tag: Manbij US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack View post tag: OIR Share this articlelast_img read more

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Faculty Lab Instructor (Flex DPT)

first_imgTRAVELMinimal travel requiredBUSINESS COMPETENCIESCollaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversitywhen facing difficult situations.Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances.Innovation – Creating new and better ways for theorganization to be successful.Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions.WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. Licensed occupational or physical therapist from an accrediteduniversity with demonstrated expertise in the area beingtaughtCurrent certification with state board of chosenspecialization OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that management maydeem necessary from time to time.POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to: Program DirectorPositions Supervised: Not applicableTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEEntry-level Masters of Physical Therapy Degree or higherAt least 2 years of practical hands-onexperience in patient care setting in chosen specializationExcellent organization and time management skillsExcellent oral communication skillsProfessional role modelAble to provide a nurturing, respectful learningenvironmentResponsive to distance education, adult student needsWorking knowledge of educational theory and motor skilldevelopmentAble to work in a team environment LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education.GENERAL SUMMARYLab Instructors have various responsibilities such asorganizing/maintaining equipment, preparing the lab environment,monitoring student progress and facilitating student participationin learning activities. The lab instructor communicates with thelead instructor regarding student performance or issues that ariseand ensures the delivery of consistent content and testing. Theymay assist with grading practicals and other requiredassignments.The qualified candidate must have an entry-level Masters ofPhysical Therapy Degree or higher along with current certificationwith state board of chosen specialization. At least 2 years ofpractical hands-on experience is required in a patient care settingin the profession. The successful candidate will have excellentoral communication and organizational skills, be responsive toadult student needs, and be able to work collaboratively in a teamenvironment.This is a part-time 15-20 hours per week as scheduled position andmay include weekends.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPrepares lab environmentOrganizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders asneededTeaches lab component of courseMonitors student progress; gives feedback; facilitates studentparticipation in learning activitiesAssesses student performance on practical, oral, writtenexaminationsSupervises lab assistants (when available)Reports student grades at end of term to lead instructorCommunicates with lead instructor to ensure consistent contentand testing and to recommend changes for upcoming semesterServes as student-to-university liaisonUpholds student and part-time faculty handbook policiesPromotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom settingSelf-evaluates teaching performance; sets goals forimprovementlast_img read more

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Worcester dressed down

first_imgCherwell were told, “It came as a great shock to most of the college…and scenes in the Lower Library that day were those of confusion and disarray.” The Breakfast Club have since experimented with a “toned down Tie-less Ten Minutes” which has received no complaints, but according to high members of The Club, they still mourn the top-less environment they formerly enjoyed.An anonymous member commented, “I am a big fan of Half Naked Half Hour and a very keen participant. I’ve been taking part for a couple of years now without there being any issues. Contrary to the Librarian’s claims, it is simply a harmless piece of fun where a small group of cracking looking fellas try to add a bit of light to what would otherwise be a dull day of revision… Half Naked Half Hour is not a distraction for people unless they want it to be.”Chloe Cesar, a fresher at Worcester, told Cherwell she was not at all in shock about the new rules, saying, “I can see why the college decided to ban [half naked half hour]. For visitors to the library I expect it must have seemed a bit weird and I’m not surprised college took the action they did. It was just a bit of fun though for people who were revising so the restrictions are annoying, if not entirely unexpected.”A female Medicine finalist us, “I fully support the Breakfast Club. I think having a bit of fun during finals is a great way to boost morale…I personally have participated- other girls have as well- and this was purely my own choice, no pressure from the boys.”“I equally understand that if the library has received complaints, they should act upon them but if they’re from the student body, some people need to lighten up…a few topless bodies really shouldn’t be distracting at our age, and if it helps people work, then why ever not?” Several students interviewed on the subject by Cherwell claimed that temperatures in the Lower Library necessitated bare chests as it frequently became, “hotter than the Sun” due to a lack of air conditioning and sunshine “beaming through the tall windows and actuating the greenhouse effect for a good few hours.”Furthermore, members of The Breakfast Club have asserted that half naked half hours have never been more than the name suggests, for although, “There was once held a Three Quarters Naked Three Quarters of an Hour by a small rebellious offshoot of the Half Naked Half Hour followers,” this was soon “quashed by its founders.”While the email asserts half naked half hour, “may have seemed like a piece of harmless fun,” it goes on to say, “we ask you please to stop this kind of behaviour in the Library…If inappropriate behaviour continues, Library staff will refer the matter to the Dean.”When subsequently contacted, the Library staff at Worcester did not wish to comment further on the issue.The Breakfast Club are far from beaten however, and tell Cherwell that their other clothing conventions, “Beachwear Wednesdays, Suit Up Thursdays and Hat Saturdays have all had remarkable success and an amended motion is expected to pass through the next Worcester College JCR Meeting to cover the expenses of a business lunch for finalists who are dressed in appropriate attire on Thursdays.”A previous motion regarding an expenses account for anyone who “suited-up” to eat on a Thursday at Fire and Stone failed to pass at a JCR Meeting last week with a vote of 23 for, 32 against, and 16 abstentions. Unperturbed, The Club, very active in the filing of JCR motions, has vowed to try again.Julien Anani-Isaac, JCR President of Worcester declined to comment in depth on the matter but did say, “I don’t think widespread nudity is a problem around college.” An email sent last Wednesday to students at Worcester revealed that the Library Committee was imposing a ban on “half naked half hours” in the college library.The Breakfast Club, an ‘infamous’ group of students at Worcester, founded Half Naked Half Hour in 2009 and it has been observed regularly by members and other studiers since then. They describe themselves as an, “inclusive society at Worcester College of thirty or so members who really like a good breakfast” and “a great group of fun loving lads who just don’t want to let the monotony of finals get them down.”The student who is “technically the President of The Club” stated that the edict “has quite literally left our college in a state of chaos.”Between 3 and 4pm daily, up to forty students in the college Lower Library would (half) strip off, continue their work, and then re-dress thirty minutes later. The social norm was to be naked from the waist up so as not to cause offense.Another member of The Club told us, “Half Naked Half Hour has long been a tradition at Worcester College as a way of breaking up the monotony of a long day’s revision and using the opportunity to cool down during the hottest periods of the day.”“Participation has grown over the years to include most of the males who happen to be frequenting the Lower Library during the half hour of semi-naked fashion and a good few females too.”The email from the Librarians at Worcester admonished the practice as unacceptable, a “distraction to other readers”, and cited “a number of complaints” on the issue. The Library Committee also pointed out, “It is not appropriate for groups of people to organise social or other kinds of events in the Library without the permission of the Librarian.”The message further highlighted the fact that the library is used by visiting scholars or shown in tours to groups of visitors from outside the College.last_img read more

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