Gov’t to Contribute More to Auxiliary Fees for PATH Students

first_imgRelatedSchools Must Report Inappropriate Teacher/Student Relations – Minister Thwaites Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Education will begin contributing an additional $2,000 towards auxiliary fees for the 82,181 PATH students.Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says this will provide additional financial relief to numerous schools.Minister Thwaites encouraged parents to view auxiliary fees as a contribution to their children’s education. RelatedMore Incentives for Early Childhood Teachers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Gov’t to Contribute More to Auxiliary Fees for PATH Students EducationMay 9, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson In the new academic year, the Ministry of Education will begin contributing an additional $2,000 towards auxiliary fees for the 82,181 students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says this will provide additional financial relief to numerous schools, particularly those with a large number of PATH beneficiaries.Rev. Thwaites made the announcement during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 7.Minister Thwaites encouraged parents to view auxiliary fees as a contribution to their children’s education.“A reasonable contribution to school cost is a necessary supplement to the $11,500 tuition which government pays,” he added.He said that last year, strong intent to contribute was evident in the high percentage of parents who entered into arrangements with schools.“This year auxiliary fees will not normally be increased but parents must arrange to pay and cannot simply ignore this obligation,” he said. RelatedGovernment Investing More in Early Childhoodlast_img read more


NATO Partnership Policy Conference, Macedonia

first_img LinkedIn 0 November 26, 2013 Published by daniel Reddit +1 Similar Stories Tweet NATO Partnership Policy Conference, Macedonia Deadline: 5 December 2013 (for international participants); 10 December 2013 (for Macedonian citizens)Open to: international and Macedonian students and MA candidatesVenue: 18 – 21 December 2013 in Berovo, MacedoniaDescriptionThe Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia and its youth organization, YATA Macedonia, are pleased to announce the project NATO PARTNERSHIP POLICY – ADDRESSING INSECURITY AND CREATING SECURITY. The project will take place in Berovo, Republic of Macedonia from 18 to 21 December 2013. This event is a multilayered project which will include broad spectrum of activities for the participants such as lectures, workshops, trilateral student simulation scenario and producing policy papers with recommendations.The focus of this project is the future of the NATO Partnerships, with a special emphasis on operational commitments, milestone contributions and the political significance of NATO Partners in international relations.Furthermore the project will:Examine the importance of the countries’ involvement in the NATO operations and missions and the benefits both parties receive from it.Examine how each Partnership has benefited different regions and how this has improved security cooperation between different countries.Challenge the participants, test their leadership skills and expose them to act in the moment by given scenario.Create networks of ATA, other NGO activists, students, young professional and experts from different countries worldwide dealing with the same issues.The working language of the event will be English.EligibilityTarget group of the project are international and Macedonian students and MA candidates with a good command of English language.CostsThe costs for the Macedonian participants on this event are fully covered (local transport, accommodation and meals).The accommodation and meals for the International participants on this event are also fully covered. Every international participant will receive up to 90 percent reimbursement for their travel costs (reviewed case by case). Local transportation will be organized by YATA Macedonia.ApplicationApplicants should belong to one of the two target groups and provide the following information:International participants (10 places for this group):A copy of a CV (no more than 2 pages);Written contribution (short essay in English) on the topic NATO PARTNERSHIP POLICY (500 – 800 words)Applicants should be part of YATA National ChapterMacedonian participants (15 places for this group):A copy of a CV (no more than 2 pages);Written contribution (short essay in Macedonian or English) on the topic NATO PARTNERSHIP POLICY (500 – 800 words)Deadline for submitting the applications for the International participants is 5 December 2013 and for the Macedonian participants is 10 December 2013. Applications sent later than this date will not be considered. Applications should be sent to [email protected] Applicants will be notified three days after the deadline.For further information, please visit the official website HERE. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 Slovenian Festival of Migrant Film Seeks Submissions → ← MA History Scholarships at Central European University Pocketlast_img read more


Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Studies Education

first_imgThe successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain aprofessional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar throughthe use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They areexpected to teach using both in-person and alternative deliverymethods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage inongoing professional development and innovation opportunitiesfocused on pedagogical growth.The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitmentto our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity,equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’sTime strategic framework. Notably, we uphold theadvancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage inintentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout theuniversity and surrounding environment. DEI values,practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of ourinstitution and campus community, and they align with thepriorities expressed in the Minnesota Statesystem’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expectsall of its employees to help advance these practices and tocontribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusivecommunity.. To learn more about the school or department: Schoolof Public AffairsSchool ofEducationDepartment ofHistory *Employment for this position is covered by the collectivebargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which canbe found here.In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidatewill demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignmenteffectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3)continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute tostudent growth and development; and 5) provide service to theuniversity and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B) Social Studies Teaching is an interdisciplinary, professionaleducation program. Students in the program are prepared to attain aMinnesota social studies teaching license for middle/secondary(grades 5-12). The program is designed as a broad field socialstudies teaching major with a commitment to interdisciplinary studyof human behavior and society using multiple perspective and toolsof scientific analysis through an integrated approach usinginsights from economic, geographical, historical, political,psychological and sociological dimensions, as well as from otherareas such as the natural sciences and humanities.center_img With Social Studies Teaching as the core, the position providesleadership and facilitates collaboration for this program acrossthe multiple disciplinary areas of study and among the variousdepartments involved, including the Secondary Education program inthe School of Education. The roster placement for the position willdepend on the academic preparation of the candidate. The positionwill teach in the Social Studies Teaching program and may alsoteach in the Secondary Education program and in the appropriatedisciplinary unit as qualified. The position will provideleadership and facilitate collaboration in initial license programcoordination, curriculum development, integration of content andpedagogy, processes of continuous improvement, assessment,accreditation, development of graduate level offerings, and teacherprofessional development. Additionally, the position will adviseand mentor students, supervise teacher candidates in field andstudent teaching clinical placements, and develop partnershiprelationships with our PK-12 school district colleagues. Theposition will develop a research/scholarship agenda, pursuescholarly and/or creative activities, participate in program and/ordepartmental operation and enhancement and perform service to theprogram/department, the school, and the University community –including participation in and leadership on committees, and inother faculty duties as assigned. The position will contribute to acollegial, supportive, anti-racist, and social justice-orientedenvironment. Required QualificationsEarned doctorate in a disciplinary area associated withthe SST program, Education, or Social Studies Education.(ABD considered, but doctorate must be completed on or beforestart date of employment.)Depending on doctoral preparation, must meet additional minimumqualifications as required by the MN Professional EducatorLicensing and Standards Board (PELSB) (e.g. minimum 18 credits ofgraduate-level work in an SST related content area).Must have held or currently hold a professional teachinglicense in Social Studies Teaching.Must have completed a state-approved educator preparationprogram OR published peer-reviewed research in the content area ofinstruction.3 years minimum experience as teacher of record at the middleor secondary school level in social studies.3 years successful teaching in a university setting.Record of scholarly achievement, which may include successfulgrant activity.Demonstrated ability to successfully design and delivercourses/programs in multiple modalities (in-person, hybrid/hyflex,synchronous/asynchronous online).Demonstrated ability to teach using student-centeredpedagogy.Demonstrated leadership with curriculum development, programdevelopment, assessment, or processes of continuousimprovement.Demonstrated successful experience implementing an educatorperformance assessment.Evidence of leadership, communication, and collaborationskills.Evidence of demonstrated effective ability to teach and workwith persons from minoritized/marginalized communities.Preferred QualificationsHolds or can attain a Minnesota professional teaching licensein appropriate content area and age band.Experience advising/mentoring graduate students includingsupport with culminating projects/thesis development.Demonstrated successful experiences working with multilinguallearners.Demonstrated record of writing and scholarly activities relatedto content education, pedagogical content knowledge, or contenteducation for multilingual learners.Experience in supervision of clinical field placements and/orstudent teaching.Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum writing showing alignmentamongst state standards, edTPA (or other teacher performanceassessment) requirements, and public school teaching needs.Demonstrated knowledge of instructional coaching strategies foradult learners. Equal Employment Opportunity StatementSt. Cloud State University is committed to excellence andactively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, weinvite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply,including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilitiesand veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate onthe basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, nationalorigin, disability, marital status, status with regards to publicassistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,or status as a U.S. veteran. The Interim Title IX coordinator atSt. Cloud State University is Judith Siminoe. For additionalinformation, contact the Office of Institutional Equity &Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121last_img read more


National groups urge Governor Shumlin to broaden Zohydro rules

first_imgThe Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD(link is external)) sent a letter to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin(link is external) on Thursday urging him to use concerns over Zohydro ER, a new opioid pain medication, “as a lightning rod for change.”The American Academy of Pain Management and National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association co-signed the letter asking the governor and health commissioner to participate in a “multi-lateral meeting to develop a more thorough approach” to stemming Vermont’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.Drug overdoses kill over 38,000 Americans per year — more than car crashes or incidents involving firearms. Of those deaths, more than 22,000 involve prescription medications, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zohydro ER last fall, and the product has been on the market for several weeks. CLAAD opposed the approval of Zohydro ER and petitioned the FDA to require abuse-deterrent features for all new opioid pills, including Zohydro ER, the letter stated. Nevertheless, CLAAD and the co-signing organizations “respect the federal government’s authority on drug-approval matters.” Earlier this month, the Vermont governor issued an emergency rule that requires prescribers to conduct a thorough risk assessment when prescribing Zohydro ER. In announcing the rule, the governor erroneously stated that the drug is stronger than other opioid medications. The joint letter clarifies that Zohydro ER poses “substantially the same risks” as other opioids.”Vermont’s approach does not go far enough,” the letter read.  The groups contend that safe-prescribing and abuse-prevention requirements should apply to all similarly powerful controlled substances, as numerous national health care organizations have recommended. “We have an opportunity to harness concerns over Zohydro ER to advance the comprehensive, consensus-based National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy, which CLAAD and 30 of its not-for-profit health and safety partners have worked since 2008 to develop and refine,” the letter stated.The organizations asked Shumlin to meet with them and Zogenix, the maker of Zohydro ER, to develop a strategy that “incorporates the viewpoints of the public and private sectors, medical and legal professions, abuse-prevention and pain care communities, and patient advocates.” About the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse DeterrenceThe not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD)(link is external) coordinates a comprehensive national effort to prevent prescription drug fraud, diversion, and abuse while advancing consumer access to high-quality medical care. CLAAD enables health professionals, law enforcement, businesses, government, and others, to share resources and work together to improve public health and safety.  Follow @claad_coalition(link is external).SOURCE WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrencelast_img read more


USDA program supports spring home repairs

first_imgVermont Business Magazine USDA Rural Development will help rural, low-income homeowners repair or improve their homes this spring through the Single Family Housing Repair Program. This program offers loans that can be repaid over 20 years with a fixed one percent interest rate for home improvement projects that repair existing damages, remove health or safety hazards, or make energy efficiency investments. Very-low income seniors aging in place can seek a $7,500 grant to help remove health and safety hazards and increase the accessibility of their homes.In 2016, more than 100 Vermont families improved their homes with the support of a USDA Home Repair loan or grant. Past projects include fixing broken wells, repairing roofs, and increasing home accessibility through installing a ramp or bathroom modifications. USDA hopes to increase the number of homeowners served by this program across the state. Interested applicants should contact the USDA Housing Specialist closest to them. Specialists include: Deborah Boyde (Southern Vermont), (802) 689-3023; Megan Roush (Central Vermont) (802) 828-6006; Rita Weisburgh (Northwestern Vermont) (802) 828-6003; or Dianne Drown (Northeast Kingdom) (802) 748-8746 ext. 125.USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural areas.For more information on Rural Development visit the Vermont Rural Development website (www.rd.usda.gov/vt(link is external) )Source: MONTPELIER, Vt. (April 12, 2017) – USDAlast_img read more


Gophers finish 12th in Gopher Invitational

first_imgThe Gophers faced a tremendous field this weekend, one that head coach John Carlson said could be in the top five. Arkansas took home the championship, but right behind them were nationally ranked teams, with No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Baylor, and Kent State and Pepperdine, whom are both tied for No. 23. “We know we can compete with these guys, we just have to put three rounds together,” Johnson said. Flanagan made his tournament debut this weekend and will look to build off of his performance. “It was quite hard coming from a different country, different conditions, different golf course, so I was pretty happy with the way I finished,” Flanagan said. Smith liked what he saw from Flanagan, too, noting the freshman’s consistency. The freshman shot 72 once and 74 twice, not wavering too far from the par of 71.“He showed a lot of promise, he struck it as good as he needed to win, but he couldn’t get any putts to fall.” Smith said.With underclassman Flanagan and Longbella intermixing with the upperclassman of Johnson and Arnórsson, the Gophers look to use that mix of experience and talent to compete and find victory in tournaments this season.“Our young guys are going to step up and I think we are going to have the most productive out of our upperclassman that we have had in a while,” Smith said.The Gophers now will look onward to the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Tournament that starts on Sept. 22.“We did a heck of job to get ourselves back in contention in the second round of this week and we are looking forward to getting back there again,” Smith said. Gophers finish 12th in Gopher InvitationalSenior Riley Johnson finished first among the hosts, shooting a 218 in the event. Max BiegertSeptember 12, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers weren’t able to use their home field to their advantage on Sunday and Monday.Minnesota finished in 12th out of 16 teams at the Gopher Invitational, an event at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minnesota. Senior Riley Johnson was first among Gophers in a tie for 22nd place.“The difference between fifth place and 12th place was not too much and it was exciting to see these guys compete,” said assistant coach Justin Smith. Minnesota finished Sunday which was suspended due to rain, in 14th. After that, the Gophers posted the best second-round score of any team in the field, leading to the 12th-place finish.Senior Rúnar Arnórsson and freshman Angus Flanagan finished tied for 31st.The Gophers had a very up-and-down tournament, finding themselves at the top of the leaderboard early into round one, but faltering at the end of the round. Smith liked the leadership he saw from his two seniors in Johnson and Arnorssen, and experienced sophomore Thomas Longbella, who shot four under in the second round to get himself and the team back in the tournament. “Those guys are going to be the backbone of what we do this year and the way they prepare and approach will rub off on the young guys,” Smith said.The Gophers edged out every team in the second round, which is something they are looking build on.“Our consistency can be a lot better. We just have to get back to the range,” Johnson said. last_img read more


Legislation and innovation: the changing face of auctions

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Taiyo Nippon Sanso receives refrigerators order

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Turbine parts move through Bristol

first_imgThe shipment included the wind turbine tower, rotor hub, and turbine blades. The cargoes arrived at the port from Emden in Germany and Aveiro in Portugal.In coordination with GP Shipping, Bristol Port provided stevedoring services while King Lifting supplied the cranes for the discharge operations and Plant Speed provided the trailers for onward delivery to the wind farm site in Ventonteague.A time-lapse of the operation at the port can be seen here.www.bristolport.co.ukwww.gp-shipping.comwww.plantspeed.comwww.kinglifting.co.uklast_img read more


Valencia beat Espanyol despite late strike from Sergio Garcia at Cornella

first_imgValencia exacted revenge on Espanyol for knocking them out of the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 win at Cornella-El Prat on Sunday evening.  Sport EN But at least they can now focus on securing a return to the top four and a seat at Europe’s top table.  All the goals came after the break, with Pablo Piatti opening the scoring, deftly touching home a cross from the lively Jose Gaya.  However, Los Che managed to hold out for the three points which lifted them above Sevilla into the final Champions League spot. This was the third meeting between Valencia and Espanyol this year, with the two sides locking horns in the Copa del Rey round-of-16 in January.  Dani Parejo’s free-kick, which hit the post and then found its way to the net via Pau Lopez, then looked to have settle proceedings, before Sergio Garcia’s late strike set up a tense ending. center_img CET With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all clustered together in the draw, Valencia felt they had a real chance in this season’s cup competition, so they were particularly wounded when they were eliminated by Espanyol.  Meanwhile, Espanyol’s run in the Copa has not stopped and they can now begin to prepare for their trip to Bilbao on Wednesday for the first leg of their semi-final tie with Athletic Club. 08/02/2015 Upd. at 20:56 last_img read more